Mercedes on the front line

Mercedes on the front line

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Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) will start from pole position on Sunday at the Nürburgring during the Eifel GP. He will have his teammate Lewis Hamilton (0”256) his side on the front row.

The fight for pole was intense between the two Mercedes riders and Max Verstappen (Red Bull-Honda / 0”293). The Dutchman was the fastest after his first try in Q3, but was edged out by Bottas and Hamilton on the second run. Bottas signed the 14th pole of his career, the third in 2020.

Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) will start from the second row after securing the 4th fastest time at 0”766. The third row will be composed by Alexander Albon (Red Bull-Honda) and Daniel Ricciardo (Renault).

On the side of the Alfa Romeo-Ferrari team, Andrea Giovinazzi has managed to climb into Q2. The Italian will start in 14th position. His Finnish team-mate Kimi Raikkonen for his part obtained the 19th and penultimate time ahead of the German Nico Hülkenberg (Racing Point-Mercedes), who replaced at short notice the Canadian Lance Stroll, who was ill.


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