Starting Grid for 2021 Saudi Arabian GP

After Max Verstappen's qualifying crash we have an all Mercedes front row at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit


In what could be a monumental error, Max Verstappen’s final corner crash on his last flying lap in qualifying means Lewis Hamilton lines up at the front of the starting grid for the 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix alongside his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas

Verstappen was almost two tenths up on Hamilton as he approached the final corner on his last flying lap of the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, only to lock up and plant his Red Bull in the wall, meaning he will start the race in third position. Should Red Bull decide to change his gearbox following the crash then the Dutchman will have a five-place grid drop. 

Elsewhere, Charles Leclerc shrugged off a huge incident in Practice 2 to put his Ferrari fourth on the grid, ahead of the Sergio Perez in the second Red Bull, while Lando Norris is sandwiched between the two AlphaTauri cars in seventh place. Carlos Sainz in the sister Ferrari will start a disappointing 15th after he clipped the wall damaging his rear wing.

Saudi Arabian GP 2021 – Full Starting Grid

1Lewis HamiltonMercedes
2Valtteri BottasMercedes
3Max VerstappenRed Bull
4Charles LeclercFerrari
5Sergio PerezRed Bull
6Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri
7Lando NorrisMcLaren
8Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri
9Esteban OconAlpine
10Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo
11Daniel RicciardoMcLaren
12Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo
13Fernando AlonsoAlpine
14George RussellWilliams
15Carlos SainzFerrari
16Nicholas LatifiWilliams
17Sebastian VettelAston Martin
18Lance StrollAston Martin
19Mick SchumacherHaas
20Nikita MazepinHaas
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