China GP live stream: Who beats Max Verstappen?  / System 1

China GP live stream: Who beats Max Verstappen? / System 1

Max Verstappen set the tone in Chinese Doctor qualifying. This means he has created the best starting position for the 5th GP of the year. You can watch live here if he uses this to get his fourth win of the season.

In the sprint qualifying, which ended in rain, Max Verstappen had to make do with the fourth fastest lap on Friday. After his first chase at the China weekend, the Red Bull Racing star declared that his GP race performance on a dry track was good. He proved this the next day with his sprint victory.

The World Championship leader was also in a class of his own in GP qualifying. In the end he was happy about the pole. His teammate Sergio “Checo” Pérez, who set the second fastest lap, was more than three tenths slower. Fernando Alonso in third place was already almost fifteen behind the exceptional pole time.

Verstappen enters the fifth Grand Prix of the year as favourite. The 26-year-old shares the front row of the grid with his team-mate, followed by Fernando Alonso, Lando Norris, Oscar Piastri, Charles Leclerc, Carlos Sainz, George Russell, Nico Hülkenberg and Valtteri Bottas in the rest of the top 10. .

Lewis Hamilton, who failed to make it past Q1 on Saturday, is far back on the grid. The seven-time world champion starts from 18th position on the grid. Behind him is Yuki Tsunoda, who has the last row of the grid to himself as Logan Sargeant has to leave the pit lane after work on his Williams that breaks parc fermé rules. If you want to know how far Hamilton can fight to advance and whether Verstappen will take his fourth win of the season, you can follow what’s happening on the track here in the live ticker.