JEWEL – Brit Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes on Saturday set the best time to qualify for the Saudi Grand Prix. He thus won the 103rd pole position in his career.
His teammate Valtteri Bottas from Finland, who was 111 hundredths of a second behind, will start from the second position on Sunday. Dutchman Max Verstappen from Red Bull finished third with a deficit of 0.142 s.
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The leader of the overall standings, Verstappen, attacked Hamilton’s fastest time and kept the top speed for most of his final round, but in the end he hit the wall with his monopost and thus belongs to the third place at the start.
Saudi Arabia Grand Prix – Qualification:
1. Lewis Hamilton (V. Brit./Mercedes) 1: 27.511 min, 2. Valtteri Bottas (FIN / Mercedes) +0.111, 3. Max Verstappen (Hol./Red Bull) +0.142 s, 4. Charles Leclerc ( Monaco / Ferrari) +0.543, 5. Sergio Perez (Mex./Red Bull +0.612, 6. Pierre Gasly (Fr./AlphaTauri) +0.614, 7. Lando Norris (V. Brit./McLaren) +0.669, 8. Juki Cunoda (Jap./AlphaTauri) +0,931, 9. Esteban Ocon (Fr./Alpine) +1,136, 10. Antonio Giovinazzi (Tal./Alfa Romeo) +1,243
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