Haas F1 Team Brazilian Grand Prix Qualifying Recap

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Haas F1 Team drivers Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen qualified eighth and 10th, respectively, for Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix, the 20th round of the FIA Formula One World Championship at Autódromo José Carlos Pace in São Paulo. Grosjean and Magnussen will, however, start from seventh and ninth on the grid, respectively, as Charles Leclerc (Scuderi Ferrari), who qualified fourth, will take a 10-place grid penalty for an engine change.

Magnussen set the seventh-fastest time in Q1 with a lap of 1:08.875 around the 4.309-kilometer (2.677-mile), 15-turn circuit while Grosjean was 13th-quickest with a lap of 1:09.197. Only the top-15 drivers move on to Q2.

In Q2, Grosjean set the seventh-fastest time with a lap of 1:08.705 and Magnussen was ninth with a lap of 1:08.803 to return both cars to the top-10 of qualifying and Q3 for the first time since May’s Spanish Grand Prix.

Grosjean qualified eighth in Q3, posting a lap time of 1:08.854 following an earlier lap on a set of scrubbed softs. Magnussen claimed tenth with a lap of 1:09.037.

Both Grosjean and Magnussen ran exclusively on the Pirelli P Zero Red soft tire throughout qualifying.

Taking the pole for the Brazilian Grand Prix was Red Bull Racing driver Max Verstappen. His fast lap of 1:07.503 was good for his second career pole and his second of the season. It was .123 of a second better than Sebastian Vettel’s Q3 lap today that earned the second starting position.

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