Formula 1 qualifying results: Complete starting grid for 2023 Spanish Grand Prix

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Yet another Formula 1 qualifying session ended under red-flag conditions on Saturday ahead of the 2023 Spanish Grand Prix, resulting in a first-time pole winner at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

Max Verstappen, winner of three F1 races this year — including two straight in Miami and Monaco — took home his fourth pole position of the season. He paced the field with a time of 1:13.615, but that was only part of the story from Saturday's qualifying sessions.

Rainy weather and a slick surface caused several minor incidents that resulted in spinouts and gravel on the track. Valtteri Bottas (Alfa Romeo), Alexander Albon (Williams), Nyck De Vries (AlphaTauri) and Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin) all experienced some of the consequences of the less-than-ideal race conditions.

Sergio Perez, second in the F1 standings behind Verstappen with 105 points, finished 11th in qualifying.

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Red Bull Racing got the pole from Saturday, but did not have another driver in the top 10. Meanwhile, both McClaren and Alpine had two drivers each in the top 10. Logan Sargeant finished last from Saturday's qualifying.

Here are the full qualifying results for the 2023 Spanish Grand Prix:

Formula 1 starting grid for 2023 Spanish Grand Prix

Pending penalties for Pierre Gasly.

Position Driver (Team)
1 Max Verstappen (Red Bull Racing)
2 Carlos Sainz (Ferrari)
3 Lando Norris (McClaren)
4 Pierre Gasly (Alpine)
5 Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
6 Lance Stroll (Aston Martin)
7 Esteban Ocon (Alpine)
8 Nico Hulkenberg (Haas F1 Team)
9 Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin)
10 Oscar Piastri (McClaren)
11 Sergio Perez (Red Bull Racing)
12 George Russell (Mercedes)
13 Zhou Guanyu (Alfa Romeo)
14 Nyck De Vries (AlphaTauri)
15 Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri)
16 Valtteri Bottas (Alfa Romeo)
17 Kevin Magnussen (Haas F1 Team)
18 Alexander Albon (Williams)
19 Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)
20 Logan Sargeant (Williams)

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F1 Spanish qualifying times

Verstappen took the pole for Sunday's race with a Q3 time of 1:13.615. Here is a full rundown of the qualifying times for the race:

What time does the F1 race start this week?

  • Date: Sunday, June 4
  • Start time: 9 a.m. ET

Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. ET.

  UK USA Canada Australia India
Date Sunday, June 4 Sunday, June 4 Sunday, June 4 Sunday, June 4 Sunday, June 4
Time 2 p.m. BST 9 a.m. ET 9 a.m. ET 11 p.m. AEST 6:30 IST

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What channel is the F1 race on?

  • Race: Spanish Grand Prix
  • Date: Sunday, June 4
  • US TV channel: ESPN
  • US Live stream: ESPN+, Fubo

F1 Spanish Grand Prix 2023 TV channel

  UK USA Canada Australia India
TV Channel Sky Sports F1 ABC TSN (English); RDS (French) Fox Sports N/A

F1 Spanish Grand Prix 2023 live stream

  UK USA Canada Australia India
Live Stream NOW TV / Sky Go app ESPN+, Fubo TSN Direct Kayo F1 TV Pro

Formula 1 schedule 2023

Here's the complete Sunday race schedule for F1 in 2023:

Date Race Track Start time (ET) TV channel Winner (Team)
March 5 Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain International Circuit 10 a.m. ESPN Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
March 19 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix Jeddah Street Circuit 1 p.m. ESPN Sergio Perez (Red Bull)
April 2 Australian Grand Prix Albert Park Circuit 1 a.m. ESPN Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
April 30 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Baku City Circuit 7 a.m. ESPN Sergio Perez (Red Bull)
May 7 Miami Grand Prix Miami International Autodrome 3:30 p.m. ABC Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
May 21 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix Imola Circuit 9 a.m. TBD Postponed
May 28 Monaco Grand Prix Circuit de Monaco 9 a.m. ABC Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
June 4 Spanish Grand Prix Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya 9 a.m. ESPN TBD
June 18 Canadian Grand Prix Circuit Gillies-Villenueve 2 p.m. TBD TBD
July 2 Austrian Grand Prix Red Bull Ring 9 a.m. TBD TBD
July 9 British Grand Prix Silverstone Circuit 10 a.m. TBD TBD
July 23 Hungarian Grand Prix Hungaroring 9 a.m. TBD TBD
July 30 Belgian Grand Prix Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 9 a.m. TBD TBD
August 27 Dutch Grand Prix Circuit Zandvoort 9 a.m. TBD TBD
Sept. 3 Italian Grand Prix Monza Circuit 9 a.m. TBD TBD
Sept. 17 Singapore Grand Prix Marina Bay Street Circuit 8 a.m. TBD TBD
Sept. 24 Japanese Grand Prix Suzuka International Racing Course 1 a.m. TBD TBD
Oct. 8 Qatar Grand Prix Lusail International Circuit 1 p.m. TBD TBD
Oct. 22 United States Grand Prix Circuit of the Americas 3 p.m. TBD TBD
Oct. 29 Mexico City Grand Prix Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez 4 p.m. TBD TBD
Nov. 5 Sao Paulo Grand Prix Interlagos Circuit 12 p.m. TBD TBD
Nov. 18 Las Vegas Grand Prix Las Vegas Street Circuit 1 p.m. TBD TBD
Nov. 26 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Yas Marina Circuit 8 a.m. TBD TBD

How to watch Formula 1 in Canada

  • TV channel: TSN (English); RDS (French)
  • Live stream: TSN Direct

Canada viewers can watch F1 via TSN, which will carry an English-language telecast; RDS will have French-language broadcasts. Races can also be streamed on Fubo and via TSN's streaming service, TSN Direct.

How to watch Formula 1 in the United Kingdom

  • TV channel: Sky Sports F1
  • Live stream: NOW TV / Sky Go app

United Kingdom fans can catch all F1 action on Sky Sports F1, the dedicated F1 channel. Streaming options for F1 in 2023 include the Sky Go app if you're an existing subscriber, or you can purchase a Sky Sports Pass on NOW TV.

How to watch Formula 1 in Australia

  • TV channel: Fox Sports; Channel 10
  • Live stream: Kayo

Fox Sports will carry all races in Australia in 2023.

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Zac Al-Khateeb is a content producer for The Sporting News.