2021 BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX – FULL STARTING LINEUP
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen made good on his practice form and took a comfortable pole position ahead of the first race of the season at the Bahrain International Circuit.
Full starting grid for the Bahrain Grand Prix at Sakhir, the opening round of the 2021 F1 world championship season.
How the Formula 1 grid lines up for the 2021 season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix, with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen starting on pole position from Lewis Hamilton…
Verstappen starts from pole position after beating reigning world champion Hamilton by almost 0.4s in qualifying on Saturday.
POS. DRIVER NAT. TEAM 1 Max Verstappen NED Red Bull Racing 2 Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team 3 Valtteri Bottas FIN Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team 4 Charles Leclerc MON Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow 5 Pierre Gasly FRA Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda 6 Daniel Ricciardo AUS McLaren F1 Team 7 Lando Norris GBR McLaren F1 Team 8 Carlos Sainz ESP Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow 9 Fernando Alonso ESP Alpine F1 Team 10 Lance Stroll CAN Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team 11 Sergio Perez MEX Red Bull Racing 12 Antonio Giovinazzi ITA Alfa Romeo Racing Orlen 13 Yuki Tsunoda JPN Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda 14 Kimi Raikkonen FIN Alfa Romeo Racing Orlen 15 George Russell GBR Williams Racing 16 Esteban Ocon FRA Alpine F1 Team 17 Nicholas Latifi CAN Williams Racing 18 Mick Schumacher GER Uralkali Haas F1 Team 19 Nikita Mazepin RUS Uralkali Haas F1 Team 20 Sebastian Vettel * GER Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team
*Five-place grid penalty for failing to respect double-waved yellow flags in qualifying
Valtteri Bottas is third in the second Mercedes, with the top three all starting the race on Pirelli’s Medium compound tyre.
Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc goes from fourth, ahead of Pierre Gasly’s AlphaTauri and the McLaren duo of Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris, with the midfield runners set to engage in a close battle.
Carlos Sainz qualified eighth on his Ferrari debut, while returning two-time world champion Fernando Alonso took an impressive ninth for Alpine. Lance Stroll rounds out the top 10 starters for the rebranded Aston Martin squad.
Sebastian Vettel will start last on his Aston Martin race debut after picking up a five-place grid penalty for failing to respect double-waved yellow flags prior to his qualifying elimination in Q1.
The opening round of the 2021 F1 season gets underway at 6pm local time (4pm BST).
2021 BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX – FULL STARTING LINEUP 2021 BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX – FULL STARTING LINEUP
VETTEL – GRID PENALTY AFTER IGNORING YELLOW FLAGS
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