Final starting grid GP United States: Hamilton in Red Bull sandwich

24-10-2021 19:20
by GPblog.com
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Final starting grid GP United States: Hamilton in Red Bull sandwich

There are a handful of grid penalties again this weekend, leading to many shifts in the final starting grid for the United States Grand Prix. Max Verstappen will start from pole position, with title rival Lewis Hamilton next to him in second place.

A five-place penalty after changing his combustion engine means Valtteri Bottas will start from ninth. Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel and George Russell will all start from the back of the grid after changing engine parts.

Ferrari vs McLaren

Bottas' shift means Ferrari are well placed with Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz on P4 and P5. Behind them follow their competitors for the third spot in the constructors' championship, namely the cars of McLaren.

AlphaTauri is also in a surprisingly good position. Both Pierre Gasly and Yuki Tsunoda will start in the top ten. Sergio Perez will start from P3 and could play an important role in the race between Verstappen and Hamilton.

Final starting grid GP United States 2021

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