‘Finally getting what he deserves,’ Twitter applauds Poleman Sergio Perez for magical Q3 lap in Saudi Arabia Qualifying

Sergio Perez grabbed the pole position at Saudi Arabia GP

Sergio Perez's Red Bull in FP3
Sergio Perez's Red Bull in FP3

The qualifying for the Saudi Arabian GP happened and brought tonnes of action and highlights around it. The qualifying has set the grid for the main race with Red Bull’s Sergio Perez as the leader on Sunday with AlphaTauri’s Yuki Tsunoda on the back. It is also Sergio Perez’s first pole of his career, coming after 215 races.

The highlights of the qualifying included Nicholas Latifi and Mick Schumacher’s crash and Lewis Hamilton‘s elimination after Q1. Mick Schumacher’s crash looked terrible, but gracefully the driver came out safe and sound and was later taken to a hospital for a checkup.

But the headline was captured by Lewis Hamilton as he failed to make it to Q2! The British driver’s exit is one of the biggest shocks as he had won this race previously.

The red flag bought by Nicholas Latifi surely must’ve bummed out plenty of Ferrari fans as Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz were on the final turns of their push lap when the red flag was waived, following which both had to abandon their laps.

Sergio Perez takes the first pole of his F1 career

Sergio Perez
Sergio Perez

Sergio Perez got on pole for the time in his 215 races and topped the two Ferraris, which will be crucial for the team’s strategy as Max Verstappen starts P4 on Sunday. It was the first time since 2009 that Lewis Hamilton got out of Q1 when it was a pure race and the first time since 2017 Brazilian GP that he didn’t make it to Q2. This has certainly shocked everyone. On the other hand, the repairs on the track after Mick’s crash delayed the Q2.

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