F1 2021 Qatar GP Qualifying Results – Hamilton takes commanding pole

Lewis Hamilton claimed his third pole position of the 2021 F1 season ahead of the Qatar Grand Prix


Mercedes Formula 1 star Lewis Hamilton took a dominant pole position for the 2021 Qatar Grand Prix. The eight-time world champion topped the session by over four and half tenths from Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.

The pair were followed by Valtteri Bottas with AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly having another stellar qualifying session in 2021 with the Frenchman ending the session in fourth despite suffering a puncture right at the end.

The big surprise of the session was Sergio Perez who could only manage 11th. The Mexican missed out on Q3, meaning Red Bull will have their work cut out on Sunday with the advantage firmly with Mercedes as the season approaches its climax.

Fernando Alonso, Lando Norris, Carlos Sainz, Yuki Tsunoda, Esteban Ocon and Sebastian Vettel rounded out the top 10.

Full 2021 F1 Qatar GP Qualifying Results

Pos.DriverTeamQ3 Time
1Lewis HamiltonMercedes1.20.827
2Max VerstappenRed Bull+0.455
3Valtteri BottasMercedes+0.651
4Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri+0.813
5Fernando AlonsoAlpine+0.843
6Lando NorrisMcLaren+0.904
7Carlos SainzFerrari+1.013
8Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri+1.054
9Esteban OconAlpine+1.201
10Sebastian VettelAston Martin+1.958
11Sergio PerezRed BullEliminated in Q2
12Lance StrollAston MartinEliminated in Q2
13Charles LeclercFerrariEliminated in Q2
14Daniel RicciardoMcLarenEliminated in Q2
15George RussellWilliamsEliminated in Q2
16Kimi RaikkonenAlfa RomeoEliminated in Q1
17Nicholas LatifiWilliamsEliminated in Q1
18Antonio GiovinazziAlfa RomeoEliminated in Q1
19Mick SchumacherHaasEliminated in Q1
20Nikita MazepinHaasEliminated in Q1
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