The British pilot Lewis hamilton (Mercedes) achieved pole position for the race this Saturday. Turkish Grand Prix, sixteenth round of the World Cup Formula 1, although his sanction will make the Finn Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) come out first, while the Spanish Fernando Alonso (Alpine) will start fifth and Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) will have to come back from the last place after changing the engine.
Hamilton, intractable this weekend in Istanbul, he will not be able to defend his World Championship lead from pole, as he will have to fulfill ten penalty positions on the grill for a brand new combustion engine. His teammate Bottas will start alone from the front row of the grid, while the Dutch Max verstappen (Red Bull), the main rival of the seven-time world champion for the title, will benefit from his suspension and will start second.
The Monegasque Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) and the French Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri) will start third and fourth. Alonso, for his part, had an excellent qualifying session, in which he rode among the best, while Sainz, fifteenth this Saturday -he did not even set time in Q2-, will be forced to start from the back of the grid for have a new complete power unit.