Bottas pipped Lewis Hamilton who was returning after a break of a race attributable to COVID-19 as each drivers managed P2 and P3 respectively.
Verstappen scored his first pole of the season
Max Verstappen pulled off a heist on the Yas Marina observe in Abu Dhabi to take pole from Valtteri Bottas within the dying seconds of qualifying for the ultimate race of the season. Bottas pipped Lewis Hamilton who was returning after a break of a race attributable to COVID-19 as each drivers managed P2 and P3 respectively. McLaren’s Lando Norris impressed with P4 adopted by Red Bull’s different driver Alex Albon, who’s arguably racing to avoid wasting his seat within the Austrian staff. This was the primary pole of 2020 for Verstappen.
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Carlos Sainz Jr in his final race at McLaren managed P6, adopted by Daniil Kvyat within the AlphaTauri who certified at P7. Like Albon, Kvyat might be taking a look at his final race in F1 for some time. Lance Stroll was the very best certified Racing Point driver contemplating his teammate Perez needed to take a gird penalty due to an engine change.
Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc failed in his bid to qualify within the prime 6. He simply managed P9 however will fall all the way down to P12 head of his outgoing teammate Sebastian Vettel who managed P13 in his final race with the Scuderia. Pierre Gasly within the second AlphaTauri certified in P10 however will transfer to P9 due to the penalty accrued by Leclerc. Estaban Ocon within the lead Renault certified in P10 however will begin in P9 and his teammate Daniel Ricciardo who certified in P11 strikes into P11.
Antonio Giovinazzi within the Alfa Romeo certified behind Vettel in P14, whereas Sergio Perez in his final race with Racing Point managed P15. Kimi Raikkonen within the second Alfa Romeo certified in P16. The Haas pair of Kevin Magnussen and Pietro Fittipaldi managed P17 and P19 whereas George Russell in his return to the Williams was again in a well-known place certified in P18. His teammate Nicholas Latifi managed one other P20.
1 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:35.246
2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes +0.025s
3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +0.086s
4 Lando Norris McLaren +0.251s
5 Alex Albon Red Bull +0.325s
6 Carlos Sainz McLaren +0.569s
7 Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauri +0.717s
8 Lance Stroll Racing Point +0.800s
9 Charles Leclerc Ferrari +0.819s
10 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri +0.996s
11 Esteban Ocon Renault 1:36.359
12 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:36.406
13 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:36.631
14 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing 1:38.248
15 Sergio Perez Racing Point no time
16 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Racing 1:37.555
17 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:37.863
18 George Russell Williams 1:38.045
19 Pietro Fittipaldi Haas 1:38.173
20 Nicholas Latifi Williams 1:38.443