F1 Live | Qualifying for the 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

04-12-2021 16:30
by GPblog.com
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F1 Live | Qualifying for the 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

The Saudi Arabian Grand Prix is gearing up for a very interesting qualifying session. Where Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton will try to get pole position, it is also essential for McLaren and Ferrari to get a good starting position in Jeddah.

LIVEBLOG | Qualifying for the 2021 Saudi Arabia Grand Prix

 

The battle for the world championship is reaching its finale. Verstappen is currently eight points ahead of his rival, but with the race in Saudi Arabia on the program Hamilton seems to have a good chance to get almost equal with his competitor. For the Dutchman, it is therefore important to start at the front of the race.

Verstappen will not have an easy time achieving this goal, however, as the first day of racing proved. Hamilton left an excellent impression by setting the fastest time twice, thus increasing the pressure on the Red Bull Racing team. Valtteri Bottas was also close behind, making for an exciting qualifying session.

In terms of the Constructors' Championship Ferrari, McLaren, Alpine and AlphaTauri also have an important task ahead of them. The teams are battling it out for third and fifth place respectively, which could earn them extra money heading into next season.

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The tension rises

With two races left the tension is rising when it comes to the title fight between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton. The difference in points is very little and both drivers are expected to go into the final race weekend with a tie or with a minimal difference. The atmosphere between Mercedes and Red Bull isn't getting any better either, every weekend there are protests or complaints against each other and also this weekend they won't give each other anything anymore.

Besides the battle between rivals Hamilton and Verstappen there is another battle going on. It is very important for Red Bull and Mercedes to win the constructors' championship. This will earn the teams a lot of money which they can invest in the car of next year for example. For Mercedes, who now lead the championship, it is also very important for other reasons. They have won the title seven years in a row now and would like to continue this series. Red Bull would like to end this domination of Mercedes, but the results of Sergio Perez make that very difficult.

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