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Max Verstappen secured pole position for the Belgian Grand Prix sprint race, narrowly beating Oscar Piastri by 0.011 seconds. The shootout session was delayed by 35 minutes due to wet conditions, with Verstappen showing impressive performance in his Red Bull. Carlos Sainz Jr. starts third, followed by Charles Leclerc, Lando Norris, Pierre Gasly, and Lewis Hamilton. Verstappen also set the fastest time in qualifying for Sunday's main race, but due to a grid penalty, Charles Leclerc will start from pole position.
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Williams Formula 1 boss, James Vowles, believes Alpine is going through a turbulent phase with significant management changes, and the departure of Pat Fry to Williams was decided months ago. Alpine's CEO, team principal, and sporting director are leaving, indicating a period of trouble. Vowles convinced Fry to join Williams after experiencing misalignment and clashes with Renault management at Alpine. Williams hopes Fry's appointment will aid cultural change and restructuring rather than just immediate performance gains. The team will also hire a less high-profile technical director to support Fry's role.
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The Red Bull RB19, driven by Max Verstappen, excels both in wet and dry conditions, showcasing impressive speed and handling at Spa. The circuit's aero efficiency test is where the Red Bull's strengths shine, as it derives a significant portion of its downforce from the low-drag underfloor. Additionally, its natural superiority is further enhanced due to a lack of front tire warm-up issues on the long preparation lap. Other cars like Ferrari and McLaren must sacrifice downforce in certain sectors to match Red Bull's straight-line pace. Verstappen's exceptional skill in balancing brakes and lateral load through fast corners sets him apart, along with rookie Oscar Piastri showing potential in this aspect as well. Ultimately, no one posed a threat to Verstappen's dominance at Spa.
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Pit-lane reporter Ted Kravitz, delves into the upgrades that Mercedes brought to Belgium. He takes a closer look at the new sidepod design, the adjustments to the floor, and the modifications made to the rear wing.
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