Starting Grid for 2021 F1 Turkish Grand Prix

    Valtteri Bottas will start on pole position for the 2021 Turkish GP after his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton was given a 10-place grid penalty at Istanbul Park


    Despite a superlative display in Qualifying for the 2021 Turkish Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton will not be on the pole position. Instead, Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas will be at the front of the starting grid as Hamilton received a 10-place grid penalty. 

    Mercedes decided to change the Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) in Hamilton’s power unit, and this the Brit was given an automatic demotion. 

    Elsewhere, Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz will start from the back of the grid after the Italian outfit decided on a complete change of power unit for the Spaniard. 

    Turkish GP 2021 – Full starting grid

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

    Grid penalties

    Lewis Hamilton = 10 place grid penalty – Additional power unit element has been used

    Carlos Sainz = Required to start from the back of the starting grid – Additional power unit elements have been used


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