Red Bull driver Max Verstappen secured the first pole position of the new Formula 1 season in qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix on Saturday (27.03.31).
In the battle for first place on the grid for the race on Sunday (March 28th, 21st), Dutchman Lewis Hamilton (Great Britain) left no chance in the Mercedes, relegating the world champion to second place by almost four tenths of a second. Hamilton’s team-mate Valtteri Bottas (Finland) came in third. Charles Leclerc (Monaco) in the Ferrari starts from fourth place.
Bad luck for Vettel
Sebastian Vettel had bad luck in his first qualifying for Aston Martin. On his fast lap he was slowed down by yellow flags because a competitor had spun. Vettel was eliminated in the first section and only finished 18th.
Schumacher beats teammates
He was one place ahead of debutant Mick Schumacher in the defeated Haas car. For Verstappen it was only the fourth pole position of his career and the second in a row: He was also right at the front at the season finale in Abu Dhabi last December and then won the race.
Stand: 27.03.2021, 17:05