Bittersweet ‘Pole’ for Hamilton in Turkey

BarcelonaLewis Hamilton has been awarded the pole at the Istanbul Park circuit in qualifying for the Turkish Grand Prix (2pm, DAZN). The track was very delicate due to the asphalt conditions, still wet from the rain. With a tense calm waiting for drops to fall again on the Turkish circuit, all the drivers have had trouble keeping their cars within the limits of the track. However, the session was able to proceed normally, with the strong superiority of Lewis Hamilton from the first lap. The pole it has been for the British driver, but in the starting grid this Sunday he will start eleventh after being penalized for having changed the engine of his Mercedes. Hamilton sum 102 poles in his career, and in the Turkish GP he will look for his 101st victory as a Formula 1 driver.

The Mercedes have been intractable in the qualifying session for this weekend’s Grand Prix in Turkey. In all three rounds, Hamilton has always led the table, escorted by his teammate, Valtteri Bottas, who will start from first place on the grid this Sunday. Max Verstappen, Mercedes’ rival for the World Championship, finished with the third best time, but will start from second position.

The race, which is expected to run dry, will be key for the World Cup. Verstappen and Hamilton, who only take a two-point lead overall, need every possible point to try to increase the distances and start sentencing the most open World Cup in recent years.

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