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.
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.
|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)|
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.
|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|
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
|TV Channel||Sky Sports F1||ABC||TSN (English); RDS (French)||Fox Sports||N/A|
F1 Spanish Grand Prix 2023 live stream
|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.