After an action-packed race weekend ends at Sochi Autodrom, the Formula 1 paddock head towards the Istanbul
Park Circuit for the Turkish Grand Prix.
So let’s take a look at the winners and losers that emerged from Saturday's qualifying session of the
Turkish Grand Prix.
After posting a new lap record of 1m22.868s at the Istanbul Park Circuit, Lewis Hamilton secured his fourth pole position of the season. However, after changing some components of his engine, the Briton will serve a 10-place grid penalty and eventually start P11.
Carlos Sainz's late improvement in the closing stages of the Q1 knocked out Daniel Ricciardo, who completed his flying lap well before the chequered flag came out and so was shuffled down the order and into danger as others improved behind him.
With the expected rain never arrived, Haas’s Mick Schumacher got benefited from the improved conditions at the of Q1 as he reached Q2 for Haas for the second time in his career. In addition, the young German made his first-ever Q2 appearance and secured his career-best P14.
Sergio Perez, who scored only 16 points over the last six races as compared to his teammate Max Verstappen’s 62.5, has once again had a disappointing outing as he could only manage to qualify seventh for the Turkish Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton went fastest in the qualifying but will serve a 10-place grid penalty, which means Valtteri Bottas who finished 0.130 seconds adrift of his teammate will start on the pole position for the first time after the Portuguese Grand Prix.