Mercedes pilots advanced from the Q2 to the medium-hard mix, followed by Max Verstappen, Charles Leclerc and luckily Lance Stroll (he drove the same time as the eliminated Pierre Gasly, just a little earlier). The remaining five pilots advanced on the soft tireon which it will also start at a great price. The remaining 10 riders can freely choose mixtures.
Daniil Kvjat received a penalty for an unauthorized replacement of a gearbox that did not last the prescribed 6 races in a row. George Russell travels back five places due to disrespect for the double yellow flags.