F1 Sprint Shootout Statistics

Below you can find facts and statistics on each driver and team’s Sprint Shootout performances since the format was first introduced in 2023. Looking for Grand Prix qualifying statistics? Find them here.


The Sprint Shootout format was first introduced to the Formula 1 weekend schedule at the 2023 Azerbaijan Grand Prix. The 45 minute session is similar to regular Grand Prix qualifying session, following a shortened version of the three-stage knockout system which has been in place since 2006. There are six Grand Prix weekends on the 2024 Formula 1 calendar which will feature Sprint events.

Note: the statistics below are for Sprint Shootout sessions. Click here for statistics on F1 Sprint races.


DRIVER-BY-DRIVER

BEST AND WORST SPRINT SHOOTOUT PERFORMANCES

The table below shows each driver’s best and worst Sprint Shootout performances since the format was first introduced in 2023. These results are based on results before any penalties were applied. 

DriverBest Sprint Shootout ResultWorst Sprint Shootout Result
Max Verstappen1st (Austria 2023, Belgium 2023, United States 2023)3rd (Azerbaijan 2023, Qatar 2023)
Sergio Perez2nd (Azerbaijan 2023, Austria 2023)8th (Belgium 2023, Qatar 2023)
Lewis Hamilton3rd (United States 2023)18th (Austria 2023)
George Russell4th (Azerbaijan 2023, Qatar 2023, Sao Paulo 2023)15th (Austria 2023)
Charles Leclerc1st (Azerbaijan 2023)7th (Sao Paulo 2023)
Carlos Sainz3rd (Belgium 2023)9th (Sao Paulo 2023)
Lando Norris1st (United States 2023)10th (Azerbaijan 2023)
Oscar Piastri1st (Qatar 2023)17th (Austria 2023)
Fernando Alonso7th (Austria 2023)15th (Belgium 2023, Sao Paulo 2023)
Lance Stroll8th (Austria 2023)17th (Sao Paulo 2023)
Esteban Ocon9th (Austria 2023, Belgium 2023)16th (Sao Paulo 2023)
Pierre Gasly6th (Belgium 2023)19th (Azerbaijan 2023)
Alex Albon7th (Azerbaijan 2023)19th (Sao Paulo 2023)
Logan Sargeant13th (Belgium 2023)20th (Austria 2023, Qatar 2023, United States 2023, Sao Paulo 2023)
Yuki Tsunoda6th (Sao Paulo 2023)19th (United States 2023)
Daniel Ricciardo8th (Sao Paulo 2023)11th (Belgium 2023, United States 2023)
Valtteri Bottas13th (Qatar 2023)19th (Austria 2023)
Zhou Guanyu15h (Qatar 2023, United States 2023)19th (Belgium 2023)
Kevin Magnussen10th (Austria 2023)19th (Qatar 2023)
Nico Hulkenberg4th (Austria 2023)20th (Belgium 2023)
Nyck de Vries14th (Austria 2023)20th (Azerbaijan 2023)
Liam Lawson14th (Qatar 2023)14th (Qatar 2023)

SQ1, SQ2 AND SQ3 APPEARANCES

The table below shows each driver’s number of SQ1 exits, SQ2 eliminations and SQ3 appearances since the format was first introduced.

DriverSQ1 ExitsSQ2 EliminationsSQ3 Appearances
Max Verstappen006
Sergio Perez006
Lewis Hamilton114
George Russell015
Charles Leclerc006
Carlos Sainz006
Lando Norris006
Oscar Piastri114
Fernando Alonso033
Lance Stroll222
Esteban Ocon123
Pierre Gasly132
Alex Albon222
Logan Sargeant420
Yuki Tsunoda411
Daniel Ricciardo021
Valtteri Bottas420
Zhou Guanyu420
Kevin Magnussen321
Nico Hulkenberg222
Nyck de Vries110
Liam Lawson010

LAST SQ1 EXIT, SQ2 EXIT AND SQ3 APPEARANCE

The table below shows each driver’s last exit in SQ1 and SQ2, and the last time they reached SQ3.

DriverLast SQ1 ExitsLast SQ2 EliminationLast SQ3 Appearance
Max Verstappen--Sao Paulo 2023
Sergio Perez--Sao Paulo 2023
Lewis HamiltonAustria 2023Qatar 2023Sao Paulo 2023
George Russell-Austria 2023Sao Paulo 2023
Charles Leclerc--Sao Paulo 2023
Carlos Sainz--Sao Paulo 2023
Lando Norris--Sao Paulo 2023
Oscar PiastriAustria 2023Azerbaijan 2023Sao Paulo 2023
Fernando Alonso-Sao Paulo 2023Qatar 2023
Lance StrollSao Paulo 2023United States 2023Austria 2023
Esteban OconSao Paulo 2023United States 2023Qatar 2023
Pierre GaslyAzerbaijan 2023Sao Paulo 2023United States 2023
Alex AlbonSao Paulo 2023Belgium 2023United States 2023
Logan SargeantSao Paulo 2023Belgium 2023-
Yuki TsunodaUnited States 2023Austria 2023Sao Paulo 2023
Daniel Ricciardo-United States 2023Sao Paulo 2023
Valtteri BottasUnited States 2023Sao Paulo 2023-
Zhou GuanyuSao Paulo 2023United States 2023-
Kevin MagnussenUnited States 2023Sao Paulo 2023Austria 2023
Nico HulkenbergUnited States 2023Sao Paulo 2023Qatar 2023
Nyck de VriesAzerbaijan 2023Austria 2023-
Liam Lawson-Qatar 2023-

TEAM MATE BATTLES

The table below shows how many times each driver has out-qualified their team-mate in a Sprint Shootout session since the format was first introduced at the 2023 Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Click here for team-mate battles in regular qualifying sessions.

DriverOut-qualified team-mateOut-qualified by team-mate
Max Verstappen51
Sergio Perez15
Lewis Hamilton24
George Russell42
Charles Leclerc33
Carlos Sainz33
Lando Norris42
Oscar Piastri24
Fernando Alonso51
Lance Stroll15
Esteban Ocon33
Pierre Gasly33
Alex Albon60
Logan Sargeant06
Yuki Tsunoda33
Daniel Ricciardo21
Valtteri Bottas33
Zhou Guanyu33
Kevin Magnussen24
Nico Hulkenberg42
Nyck de Vries02
Liam Lawson10

The Sprint Shootout format was first introduced at the 2023 Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
Image: © Andrew Balfour.

TEAM SPRINT SHOOTOUT PERFORMANCES

SQ1, SQ2 AND SQ3 APPEARANCES

The table below shows how many times a car from each team has been eliminated in SQ1, eliminated in SQ2 or reached SQ3 since the format was first introduced in 2023.

TeamSQ1 EliminationsSQ2 ExitsSQ3 Appearances
Mercedes129
Red Bull0012
Ferrari0012
McLaren1110
Alpine255
AlphaTauri552
Aston Martin255
Williams642
Alfa Romeo840
Haas543

LAST DOUBLE SQ1 EXITS AND DOUBLE SQ3 APPEARANCES

The table below shows the last time that each current team exited in SQ1 with both cars and the last time that each current team reached SQ3 with both cars.

TeamLast double SQ1 exitLast double SQ3 appearance
Mercedes-Sao Paulo 2023
Red Bull-Sao Paulo 2023
Ferrari-Sao Paulo 2023
McLaren-Sao Paulo 2023
Alpine-Belgium 2023
AlphaTauriAzerbaijan 2023Sao Paulo 2023
Aston Martin-Austria 2023
WilliamsSao Paulo 2023-
Alfa RomeoBelgium 2023-
HaasUnited States 2023Austria 2023

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