Hamilton takes pole at the 2017 F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix with a magical last minute lap effort with a time of 1 minute 40.593 seconds!
The Brit’s qualifying dominance continues as he qualified for pole with a time that is close to half a second than his teammate Bottas who will start beside him in second. Raikkonen out-qualified his Ferrari teammate Vettel to take third. Vettel has had a bad weekend so far and will start fourth on the grid just ahead of Verstappen in fifth.
Perez and Ocon, the two Force Indias will start 6th and 7th. Stroll had a great qualifying this weekend out-qualifying his teammate Massa who will start 9th. Ricciardo will start 10th after failing to put up a competitive time in Q3. He clipped the wall damaging his left rear tyre red flagging proceedings for a while.
Kvyat and Sainz will start 11th and 12th tomorrow followed by Haas’s Magnussen and Nico Hukenberg’s Renault in 13th and 14th. Pascal Wehrlein managed to get his Sauber into Q2 and will start 15th on race day. Grosjean, Ericsson, Vandoorne and Alonso occupy the rest of the positions. The McLarens have a 40 place grid penalty courtesy of engine changes. Jolyon Palmer will start at the back of the grid after his engine caught fire in Free Practice 3 and couldn’t participate in Qualifying.
Mercedes looks to have the advantage here at the F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Red Bull also looks to have some advantages. Ferrari look to be struggling but are confident of having race pace. Will it be a three way race?
Too lazy to type anything, so re quoting from the best F1 driver in the world:
“On a given day, a given circumstance, you think you have a limit. And you then go for this limit and you touch this limit, and you think, 'Okay, this is the limit'. And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high.”
― Ayrton Senna