After qualifying at the 2021 Formula 1 World Championship Rolex Turkish Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton became the owner of the pole position. Mercedes’ Great Britain driver will start the race in 11th place due to a 10-place grid penalty. Valtteri Bottas from Mercedes will take first place due to Hamilton’s penalty.
The qualifying laps of the Formula 1 Rolex Turkish Grand Prix, the 16th leg of the 2021 Formula 1 World Championship, organized at the 5.3-kilometer Intercity Istanbul Park Track under the auspices of the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey, witnessed great excitement.
In the first qualifying lap, McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo 16th, Williams’ Nicholas Latifi 17th, Alfa Romeo’s Antonio Giovinazzi 18th, Alfa Romeo’s Kimi Raikkonen 19th and Haas’ Nikita Mazepin 20th. failed to qualify for the second qualifying round. Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly were in the top three of the first qualifying lap.
HAMILTON DIDN’T LEAVE THE SUMMIT
In the second qualifying lap, the owner of the first place was again Lewis Hamilton, this time Valtteri Bottas from Mercedes took the second place and Max Verstappen took the third place. Sebastian Vettel of 11th Aston Martin, Esteban Ocon of 12th Alpine, George Russell of Williams 13th, Mick Schumacher of 14th Haas and Carlos Sainz of Ferrari 15th, are in third place with these results. was unable to participate in the tour.
BOTTAS WILL START FIRST IN THE RACE
In the third qualifying lap, Lewis Hamilton did not leave the leadership to anyone, as in the first two stages. Valtteri Bottas took the second place and Max Verstappen took the third place. Due to Lewis Hamilton’s 10-place grid penalty, Valtteri Bottas will start from the first place, Verstappen from the second place and Ferrari’s Monaco driver Charles Leclerc from the third place. On the other hand, Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz, who finished 15th in qualifying, will start from the last place due to a grid penalty.
TRACK RECORD CONTINUES TO BE BROKEN
The track record set by Brazilian pilot Juan Pablo Montoya in 2005 continues to be broken in 2021 one after another. While the drivers entered the race to break the track record in yesterday’s practice laps, today Lewis Hamilton renewed his record with 1:23,082 in the second qualifying lap for the first time. Valtteri Bottas beat Lewis Hamilton with 1:23,071 in the third qualifying lap, and then Hamilton again set the track record, this time with 1:22,868.
RANKING IS DEFINED
Before the race to be run tomorrow in the Formula 1 Rolex Turkey Grand Prix, the rankings of the pilots have been determined.
Here are the results from the qualifying rounds:
1- Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) (starts in 11th place due to a 10-place grid penalty)
2- Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)
3- Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
4- Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)
5- Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri)
6- Fernando Alonso (Alpine)
7- Sergio Perez (Red Bull)
8- Lando Norris (McLaren)
9- Lance Stroll (Aston Martin)
10- Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri)
11- Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin)
12- Esteban Ocon (Alpine)
13- George Russell (Williams)
14- Me Schumacher (Haas)
15- Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) (He will start the race from the last place due to the grid penalty)
16- Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren)
17- Nicholas Latifi (Williams)
18- Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo)
19- Kimi Raikkonen (Alfa Romeo)
20- Nikita Mazepin (Haas)
The race in the Formula 1 Rolex Turkey Grand Prix will start at 15.00 tomorrow.