F1 2021 Sao Paulo GP Qualifying Results – Hamilton takes sprint pole

    Lewis Hamilton was fastest in Q1, Q2 and Q3 as his Mercedes blew away the opposition in Brazil


    Lewis Hamilton dominated Formula 1 qualifying for the Sao Paulo Grand Prix sprint race and was quickest in all sessions, taking pole position for Saturday’s event in Brazil. 

    Mercedes decided to put a new internal combustion engine (ICE) in Hamilton’s car, thus the seven-time champion will incur a five-place grid penalty for the race, but before that he will start from the front of the grid in Sprint Qualifying

    Hamilton’s F1 title rival and leader of the Drivers’ Championship Max Verstappen was second, almost half a second behind the Mercedes, with Valtteri Bottas rounding out the top three. 

    At the back of the grid, Williams driver George Russell was out qualified by teammate Nicholas Latifi for the first time this season.

    Full 2021 F1 Sao Paulo GP Qualifying Results

    Pos.DriverTeamQ3 Lap
    1Lewis HamiltonMercedes1:07.934
    2Max VerstappenRed Bull+0.438
    3Valtteri BottasMercedes+0.535
    4Sergio PerezRed Bull+0.549
    5Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri+0.843
    6Carlos SainzFerrari+0.892
    7Charles LeclercFerrari+1.026
    8Lando NorrisMcLaren+1.046
    9Daniel RicciardoMcLaren+1.105
    10Fernando AlonsoAlpine+1.179
    11Esteban OconAlpineEliminated Q2
    12Sebastian VettelAston MartinEliminated Q2
    13Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauriEliminated Q2
    14Kimi RaikkonenAlfa RomeoEliminated Q2
    15Antonio GiovinazziAlfa RomeoEliminated Q2
    16Lance StrollAston MartinEliminated Q1
    17Nicholas LatifiWilliamsEliminated Q1
    18George RussellWilliamsEliminated Q1
    19Mick SchumacherHaasEliminated Q1
    20Nikita MazepinHaasEliminated Q1


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