Styrian GP 2021 : Who is on Pole Position for Today’s F1 Race?


Styrian GP 2021 : Who is on Pole Position for Today’s F1 Race?

The Styrian Grand Prix is just a few hours away, with Max Verstappen taking pole position after his spectacular lap in qualifying yesterday. He is surely determined to give his Red Bull colleagues a victory, and what better place to give them a victory than at their home Grand Prix in Austria.

However, the Dutchman should be aware of his surroundings, as his arch-rival, Lewis Hamilton is just behind him and must keep his cool and ensure that he doesn’t lose the lead to the Mercedes driver.

What about the rest of the grid for the Styrian GP?

Red Bull‘s prodigy saw himself on top of the timesheet, hence will start the race in first place. While, His title rival, Hamilton will start the race in the second, and McLaren’s Lando Norris completes the top-3

Mexico’s Sergio Perez starts in fourth place, while Mercedes‘ Bottas qualified second but a three grid penalty saw him fall down to fifth. AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly starts in sixth, and Charles Leclerc only managed to come a disappointing seventh.

2-time world champion, Fernando Alonso will start the Styrian Grand Prix in eighth place, while Lance Stroll of Aston Martin finds himself in ninth place

max Verstappen during qualifying
Formula One F1 – Steiermark Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria – June 26, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen during qualifying REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

George Russell will have his best start of his career in tenth place, as Yuki Tsunoda was awarded a three-place grid penalty and, will start his race in eleventh place. Carlos Sainz didn’t manage to crack into Q3 and will see the five red lights in twelfth place.

Daniel Ricciardo was the second-fastest in FP2, but in qualifying didn’t seem to have found the pace and hence will start in P13. 4-time world champion, Sebastian Vettel will have a huge task ahead of him as he starts in fourteenth place.

Alfa Romeo’s Antonio Giovinazzi will have his race start in fifteenth place. While Williams’s Nicholas Latifi will find himself in sixteenth place, behind the Canadian, is Alpine’s Esteban Ocon in seventeenth place.

Rounding up the bottom three, veteran driver, Kimi Raikkonen is in eighteenth place, while the two Haas rookies, Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin start in P19 and P20, respectively.

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Can Max achieve a back-to-back win?

The 23-year-old driver won the last Grand Prix at Paul Ricard. And, now having achieved pole position at the Styrian GP this weekend, has surely gave him hope to bag another win this season.

Max Verstappen at the French Grand Prix
Formula One F1 – French Grand Prix – Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France – June 20, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen celebrates with a trophy on the podium after winning the race REUTERS/Yves Herman

Furthermore, the Dutch driver is leading the championship with twelve points, and a win at the Red Bull Ring will see him extend his lead against title-rival, Hamilton.

We are just a few hours away from the eight-round of the championship? Who do you think will take all twenty-five points from the race? Let us know in the comments below.

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