Lewis Hamilton’s Profession Worst US Qualifying Session Locations Him in thirteenth for Miami GP After Q2 Exit

LEWIS HAMITON will begin in a disappointing thirteenth place for the Miami Grand Prix after blasting his Mercedes group.

And in additional drama, a late purple flag attributable to Charles Leclerc’s slide into the boundaries meant that F1 championship chief Max Verstappen may solely qualify down in ninth place.

Lewis Hamilton will begin thirteenth for the Miami Grand PrixCredit score: AFP

Charles Leclerc went into the barrier as Q3 was red-flagged

Charles Leclerc went into the barrier as Q3 was red-flaggedCredit score: Getty

To make issues worse for the Dutchman, his team-mate and championship rival Sergio Perez took pole.

Hamilton was eradicated throughout the second session and did not make the top-ten shootout.

And he blamed his group for placing him out on monitor on the flawed time as he received caught in site visitors, which meant he was unable to set a fast lap time.

He advised them over the radio after getting the boot from qualifying: “We received out approach too late guys.”

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He later added: “It was a troublesome session. We’re not that fast so we actually wanted excellent laps. It was troublesome to get right into a rhythm for us.

“There have been a few first rate moments in there the place I assumed the automotive was good however then we have been on the again finish of the highest ten.

“I used to be the final one within the pack. I attempted to get temperatures into the tyres however I used to be in a queue of vehicles and everybody slowed down into the final nook so I misplaced all temperature within the tyres and I couldn’t do the lap.

“We must be higher with our time. It’s accomplished. I’ll get my head down and see what I can do from thirteenth to God is aware of the place.”

Perez had taken provisional pole however simply when Verstappen was on his flying lap, Leclerc spun off, inflicting the race stewards to cease the race.

And with one minute and 36 seconds left of the session, the stewards determined to not restart.

Fernando Alonso certified in second and Carlos Sainz will line up in third.

Kevin Magnussen completes the second row of the grid in fourth.

Hamilton’s Mercedes team-mate George Russell will begin in sixth.

McLaren had one other underwhelming qualifying session with each Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri eradicated in Q1.

Each drivers had struggled all weekend and Norris will line up on sixteenth on the grid whereas Piastri was nineteenth.

It was an enormous embarrassment for the group’s boss, Zak Brown, who was internet hosting Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos as a visitor of the group.

In the meantime, Logan Sargeant, Williams’ US racer, who comes from Miami, certified in final place for his dwelling race.

Sergio Perez, centre, will start on pole with Fernando Alonso, left, second and Carlos Sainz third

Sergio Perez, centre, will begin on pole with Fernando Alonso, left, second and Carlos Sainz thirdCredit score: Reuters