Hamiltons celebrating first place on the starting grid (Photo: F1/Twitter)

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In the rearview mirror, British driver will have rival Max Verstappen and Mercedes colleague Valtteri Bottas

By Jhefferson Gamarra | 11/20/2021 11:15

Hamiltons celebrating first place on the starting grid (Photo: F1/Twitter)

Apparently, the Brazilian GP held last weekend did the Mercedes Lewis Hamilton driver very well. This Saturday (20), the British rider ended his three-month fast without starting at the front by securing pole position on the starting grid of the GP of Qatar, which will be held on Sunday.

Winner at Interlagos after a test of recovery and overcoming difficulties, Hamilton was the fastest on the Qatar tracks and was fastest throughout the session, scoring 1m20s827 on his best lap. Advantage of 0s4 over rival Max Verstappen, who secured 2nd place on the starting grid.

Lewis’s colleague at Mercedes, Valtteri Bottas secured third place. Frenchman Pierre Gasly from AlphaTauri finished the classification in fourth place. Fernando Alonso, from Alpine, completes the top five places.

This Saturday’s pole was just Hamilton’s third in 2021 and the 102nd in his career. The result ended the hegemony of Bottas, who started at the top in the previous stages in the GP of Mexico and in the GP of São Paulo.

Complete grid after qualifying training (Photo: F1/Twitter)
Complete grid after qualifying training (Photo: F1/Twitter)
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