Verstappen .. dominance of the starting position in «Yas»

Verstappen .. dominance of the starting position in «Yas»
Verstappen .. dominance of the starting position in «Yas»

Verstappen .. dominance of the starting position in «Yas»

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Dutchman Max Verstappen, Red Bull driver, continued his pole position dominance at the Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix for a third straight year after setting the fastest time in qualifying at the Yas Marina Circuit yesterday had driven.

Verstappen will start from first place on the Yas Circuit for the third year in a row after setting the fastest time in the 2020 and 2021 qualifying rounds and the reigning world champion clocking a 1m23.824s in the third part of the qualifying round.

Verstappen is looking forward to closing the curtain on an exceptional season in the best possible way, repeating the win at the Yas Marina Circuit which guarantees him to continue breaking records by adding the 15th win of the season and noting that he his previous number (14 wins) has thus broken the dominance of former Germans Michael Schumacher and Vettel more The drivers’ crown in a season with 13 wins went to Schumacher with Ferrari in 2004 and Vettel with Red Bull in 2013.

Red Bull dominated places one and two in qualifying after Mexico’s Sergio Perez, team-mate of Verstappen, finished second, by a 0.268 difference, which bolsters his chances in today’s race where he is aiming for the world title, but it doesn’t won’t be easy considering Leclerc takes the starting position from third after recording a 1m24.092s on the track on ‘soft’ tires and has been joined by his Spanish teammate Carlos Sainz and he’s in the Abu from fourth place will start Dhabi race.


Although Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and George Russell excelled at the Free Trials in Abu Dhabi, they fell behind in the qualifying round, with Britain’s Hamilton finishing fourth with a time of 1’24.508s, followed by compatriot Russell.

The Mercedes team had dominated first place on the Yas Marina Circuit six years in a row, from 2014 to 2019, through Hamilton and former Mercedes drivers Nico Rosberg and Valtteri Bottas.

The McLaren team enjoyed a good qualifying round result and underlined their efforts to finish fourth in the Constructors’ Championship after Britain’s Lando Norris ensured a start from seventh, while Australian team-mate Daniel Ricciardo started his final race from tenth started McLaren, while Ocon was successful as a team driver, Albin secured his eighth place in today’s race.

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