A host of engine and gearbox penalties sent a significant number of drivers to the back of the grid, including title rivals Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc.
The Formula 1 grid for Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix will look significantly different from how the drivers finished in qualifying.
"Once there's a safety car that can help him close the gap, or even with the pace he's got, if you translate it to 44 laps,
The Ferrari and Red Bull drivers will line up, with Carlos Sainz starting on the pole and Sergio Pérez second, as engine and gearbox penalties sent a significant portion of the grid
bottom seven, including title rivals Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc.
Although Verstappen was the fastest on Saturday, he will start in 15th place.
However, according to one F1 driver, that does not mean he is ruled out of winning the raceVerstappen finished just over six-tenths of a second faster than Sainz,
and with a host of engine and grid penalties also handed out to six other F1 drivers, the Dutchman qualified ahead of others who received back grid penalties.
The only driver to receive a significant penalty but avoid a "bottom of the grid" position was Valtteri Bottas, who will start ahead of Verstappen