Turkish Grand Prix Qualifying saw reigning champion Mercedes to resurrect to take their dominating best. With Lewis Hamilton clocking the fastest time, his grid penalty will ensure that he starts the race on Sunday from the middle sector. However, if not Hamilton, then it is his teammate Valtteri Bottas who took the pole on Saturday in an epic way.
On the other hand, the problems for Mercedes’ rival Red Bull continued as Max Verstappen fell behind Bottas to ensure he starts the race from the second position. Followed by Charles Leclerc and Pierre Gasly of AlphaTauri. Bottas was just over a mili-second behind his teammate, which signified the Finn is all set to deliver his best in the business end of the 2021 Formula 1 season.
Turkish Grand Prix Qualifying Results
1) Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes F1)
2) Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes F1)
3) Max Verstappen (Red Bull Racing)
4) Charles Leclerc (Ferrari F1)
5) Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri)
6) Fernando Alonso (Alpine F1)
7) Sergio Perez (Red Bull Racing)
8) Lando Norris (McLaren F1)
9) Lance Stroll (Aston Martin F1)
10) Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri)
11) Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin F1)
12) Esteban Ocon (Alpine F1)
13) George Russell (Williams)
14) Mick Schumacher (Haas)
15) Carlos Sainz (Ferrari F1)
16) Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren F1)
17) Nicholas Latifi (Williams)
18) Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo Racing)
19) Kimi Raikkonen (Alfa Romeo Racing)
20) Nikita Mazepin (Haas)
After the Russian Grand Prix 2021 last weekend, the F1 Drivers’ Championship is tight as ever as championship leader Lewis Hamilton (246.5) and rival Max Verstappen (244.5) are separated by just two points. As for the Constructors’ Championships, Mercedes F1 (397.5) leads Red Bull Racing (364.5) by 33 points.
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