Hamilton on pole for Qatar GP

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2021 Qatar Grand Prix, Friday - LAT Images

Lewis Hamilton has taken a dominant pole position for the inaugural Qatar Grand Prix with Max Verstappen behind him by over a half second. Valtteri Bottas finishes the top three but a mighty effort from Pierre Gasly in 4th and Fernando Alonso rounding out the top 5.

Qatar Qualifying Results:

PosNameCarQ1Q2Q3
1Lewis HamiltonMercedes1m21.901s1m21.682s1m20.827s
2Max VerstappenRed Bull-Honda1m21.996s1m21.984s1m21.282s
3Valtteri BottasMercedes1m22.016s1m21.991s1m21.478s
4Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri-Honda1m22.535s1m21.728s1m21.64s
5Fernando AlonsoAlpine-Renault1m22.422s1m21.894s1m21.67s
6Lando NorrisMcLaren-Mercedes1m22.839s1m22.216s1m21.731s
7Carlos Sainz Jr.Ferrari1m22.304s1m22.241s1m21.84s
8Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri-Honda1m22.458s1m22.058s1m21.881s
9Esteban OconAlpine-Renault1m22.565s1m22.012s1m22.028s
10Sebastian VettelAston Martin-Mercedes1m22.549s1m22.146s1m22.785s
11Sergio PérezRed Bull-Honda1m22.398s1m22.346s
12Lance StrollAston Martin-Mercedes1m22.551s1m22.46s
13Charles LeclercFerrari1m22.742s1m22.463s
14Daniel RicciardoMcLaren-Mercedes1m22.688s1m22.597s
15George RussellWilliams-Mercedes1m22.863s1m22.756s
16Kimi RäikkönenAlfa Romeo-Ferrari1m23.156s
17Nicholas LatifiWilliams-Mercedes1m23.213s
18Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo-Ferrari1m23.262s
19Mick SchumacherHaas-Ferrari1m23.407s
20Nikita MazepinHaas-Ferrari1m25.859s
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Fred

I’m afraid this race is going to be a parade, depending on the first turn on lap 1. A 6am start here on the west coast, which is not that early, but I do like to sleep in.

Glen Mhor

Impressive performance from Hamilton. We’ll see how that translates into long term pace.

My concern are the reports that the drivers asked for clarity what’s acceptable overtaking and left the meeting without anything being agreed. Except Max who felt an agreement was reached. Last thing we need to see is a Schumacher Hill end to this season.