Lewis Hamilton and a worthless pole position

The multiple champion dominated the classification of the Grand Prix of Turkey, although he will start from the middle of the peloton.

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A magnificent lap on a complicated track in several sectors due to the morning rain allowed him Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) be the fastest in the qualifying tests of the Turkish Grand Prix, 16th date of the Formula 1 World Championship. However, the result will not allow the Englishman to start from the top of the grid.

Hamilton, who came to the front of the tournament, scored on his best lap 1m22s868 / 1000, marginalizing by only 130/1000 to its coequipier Valtteri Bottas. However the multiple champion will start from eleventh place due to a ten-position penalty he suffered for change the combustion engine of your power unit.

Lewis Hamilton
Photo: Sebastian Kawka.

“The session was difficult because there were some places with some humidity, but the performance of the car was very good. It is not easy to overtake here so I imagine it will be difficult to gain positions. Tomorrow will be difficult, but I will give it my all ”, admitted Hamilton, who last year at this same track won his seventh crown.

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With the pole position empty, Bottas will have the responsibility of leading the pack and trying to hold the Dutchman. Max Verstappen (Red Bull), with whom his partner fights for the scepter.

Verstappen, who arrived at this event just two points behind Hamilton, failed against the Black Arrows - very fast since the start of the activity in Istanbul - and finished in third place, 328/1000 behind the poleman.

The first positions were completed by the Monegasque Charles Leclerc (Ferrari), at 397/1000; the French Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri), at 458/1000; and spanish Fernando Alonso (Alpine) at 609/1000.

The competition will start on Sunday, at 9 o'clock in Argentina.

CLASSIFICATION | GRAND PRIZE OF TURKEY 2021

POS. No. PILOT CAR Q1 Q2 Q3 VTAS.
1 44 Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES 1:24.585 1:23.082 1:22.868 28
2 77 Valtteri Bottas MERCEDES 1:25.047 1:23.579 1:22.998 27
3 33 Max Verstappen RED BULL RACING HONDA 1:24.592 1:23.732 1:23.196 25
4 16 Charles Leclerc FERRARI 1:24.869 1:24.015 1:23.265 30
5 10 Pierre Gasly ALPHATAURI HONDA 1:24.704 1:23.817 1:23.326 24
6 14 Fernando Alonso ALPINE RENAULT 1:25.174 1:23.914 1:23.477 24
7 11 Sergio Pérez RED BULL RACING HONDA 1:24.963 1:23.961 1:23.706 24
8 4 Lando Norris MCLAREN MERCEDES 1:25.138 1:24.642 1:23.954 25
9 18 Throw Stroll ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES 1:25.511 1:24.601 1:24.305 23
10 22 Yuki Tsunoda ALPHATAURI HONDA 1:25.409 1:24.054 1:24.368 24
11 5 Sebastian Hag ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES 1:25.787 1:24.795 19
12 31 Esteban Or with ALPINE RENAULT 1:25.422 1:24.842 18
13 63 George Russell WILLIAMS MERCEDES 1:25.417 1:25.007 20
14 47 Mick Schumacher HAAS FERRARI 1:25.555 1:25.200 19
15 55 Carlos Sainz FERRARI 1:25.177 13
16 3 Daniel Ricciardo MCLAREN MERCEDES 1:25.881 10
17 6 Nicholas Latifi WILLIAMS MERCEDES 1:26.086 10
18 99 Antonio Giovinazzi ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI 1:26.430 11
19 7 Whom Raikkönen ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI 1:27.525 11
20 9 Nikita Mazepin HAAS FERRARI 1:28.449 10

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