Hamilton takes Saudi Arabian Grand Prix pole

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2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, Friday - LAT Images

As the season boils down to two more qualifying sessions, it is all to play for and with Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton struggling during the session to outpace find the grip they needed for a comfortable pole position, the final run accident by Red Bull’s Max Verstappen was a sigh of relief for Lewis and the team.

Lewis had fueled for a long run in Q3 and had secured pole on his final attempt. This left Max Verstappen one last chance to claim pole and he was on a blinder of a lap up two tenths at the end of sector two with just one corner to go. It looked as if Red Bull may have pulled the rabbit out of the hat and found the pace to possibly win on a track touted as a Mercedes-favoring circuit.

That is until Max locked a front left tire and clouted the wall ending his run for pole and handing a 1, 2 to Lewis Hamilton and teammate Valtteri Bottas. With the last two circuits said to favor Mercedes, Max needed that pole to keep his championship alive but it all comes down to Sunday’s race and if Red Bull can find better race pace as well s a good start in Saudi Arabia.

Qualifying Results:

PosNameCarQ1Q2Q3
1Lewis HamiltonMercedes1m28.466s1m27.712s1m27.511s
2Valtteri BottasMercedes1m28.057s1m28.054s1m27.622s
3Max VerstappenRed Bull-Honda1m28.285s1m27.953s1m27.653s
4Charles LeclercFerrari1m28.31s1m28.459s1m28.054s
5Sergio PérezRed Bull-Honda1m28.021s1m27.946s1m28.123s
6Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri-Honda1m28.401s1m28.314s1m28.125s
7Lando NorrisMcLaren-Mercedes1m28.338s1m28.344s1m28.18s
8Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri-Honda1m28.503s1m28.222s1m28.442s
9Esteban OconAlpine-Renault1m28.752s1m28.574s1m28.647s
10Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo-Ferrari1m28.899s1m28.616s1m28.754s
11Daniel RicciardoMcLaren-Mercedes1m28.216s1m28.668s
12Kimi RäikkönenAlfa Romeo-Ferrari1m28.856s1m28.885s
13Fernando AlonsoAlpine-Renault1m28.944s1m28.92s
14George RussellWilliams-Mercedes1m28.926s1m29.054s
15Carlos Sainz Jr.Ferrari1m28.237s1m53.652s
16Nicholas LatifiWilliams-Mercedes1m29.177s
17Sebastian VettelAston Martin-Mercedes1m29.198s
18Lance StrollAston Martin-Mercedes1m29.368s
19Mick SchumacherHaas-Ferrari1m29.464s
20Nikita MazepinHaas-Ferrari1m30.473s
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Andrew David Page

Looks like it go down to the last race the last corner.. exciting season