Qualifying duels | Perez beaten for the 19th time by Verstappen
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Qualifying duels | Perez beaten for the 19th time by Verstappen

04-12-2021 20:59 Last update: 21:37

Esteban Ocon has taken the lead in the qualifying duel at Alpine. The Frenchman was half a second faster than his teammate and two-time world champion Fernando Alonso. Ocon took the lead to 11-10 in his favour. Max Verstappen, despite his crash, made it 19-2.

Sergio Perez was again unable to compete and will have to start the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix from P5. The Mexican will see Charles Leclerc on the second row of the grid alongside Verstappen. The Ferrari driver had a big crash in FP2, but despite that, he was well ahead of Carlos Sainz. The driver from Madrid finished in P15.

Lewis Hamilton, Lando Norris, Sebastian Vettel, Antonio Giovinazzi, Mick Schumacher and George Russell extend their already huge lead again. Pierre Gasly is the only driver of 2021 still without a loss. The Frenchman was not beaten in the AlphaTauri on Saturday by this season's debutant Yuki Tsunoda.

Qualifying duels after qualifying GP Saudi Arabia

Red Bull Racing: Verstappen - Perez 19-2
Mercedes: Hamilton - Bottas 15-6
McLaren: Norris - Ricciardo 14-7
Ferrari: Leclerc - Sainz 13-8
Aston Martin: Vettel - Stroll 14-7
Alpine:: Alonso - Ocon 10-11
AlphaTauri: Gasly - Tsunoda 21-0
Alfa Romeo: Giovinazzi - Raikkonen 13-6*
Williams: Russell - Latifi 20-1
Haas F1: Schumacher - Mazepin 19-2

*Raikkonen was absent at Zandvoort and Monza due to coronavirus. He was replaced by Robert Kubica.

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