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My name is Patrick Moeke and I will keep you informed of all developments surrounding the Grand Prix of Saudi Arabia.

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  • Verstappen crashes on last lap

  • Pole Hamilton

  • Bottas second

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FINISH (Q3)

- Max Verstappen has to hope that his gearbox is still intact.

If he had to be substituted, he would receive a five-place grid penalty.

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FINISH (Q3)

- Lewis Hamilton takes pole position for the Grand Prix of Saudi Arabia due to Max Verstappen's crash.

Valtteri Bottas finishes second and Max Verstappen is third.

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Verstappen flies into the wall!

You are not making this up.

The Dutchman has pole position in his car, but flies into the wall in the last corner.

This could be an incredibly important moment in the title race.

Verstappen does not finish first, but third.

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1 more minute -

Verstappen is two tenths faster than Hamilton in the second sector!

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1 more minute

- Verstappen is a tenth faster than Hamilton in the first sector.

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1 more minute (Q3)

- Verstappen starts his fast lap.

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1 more minute (Q3) -

Fastest time Lewis Hamilton!

With 1.27.511 he is one tenth faster than Verstappen.

Verstappen is still on his way and gets another try.

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Another 3 minutes (Q3)

- Hamilton is 23 thousandths slower than Verstappen after the first two sectors.

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Another 5 minutes (Q3)

- Fastest time Max Verstappen!

With 1.27,653, the Dutchman is more than three tenths faster than Hamilton.

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Another 6 minutes (Q3)

- Verstappen opens with a lightning-fast first sector.

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Another 7 minutes (Q3)

- Hamilton attaches another lap to it.

Verstappen is also on the road.

Valtteri Bottas is the fastest for now.

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Another 9 minutes (Q3)

- Hamilton almost loses control of his Mercedes and breaks off his lap.

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Another 9 minutes (Q3)

- Verstappen stays inside for a while.

The Mercedes drivers are on their way.

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12 more minutes (Q3)

- The decisive qualifying session is on its way.

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FINISH (Q2)

- The dropouts:



11. Daniel Ricciardo


12. Kimi Räikkönen


13. Fernando Alonso


14. George Russell


15. Carlos Sainz

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FINISH (Q2) -

 Lewis Hamilton advances to Q3 fastest.

Sergio Pérez finishes second and Max Verstappen is third.

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1 more minute (Q2)

- Fastest time Lewis Hamilton.

With 1.27,712 he is two tenths faster than Verstappen.

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Another 3 minutes (Q2)

- Verstappen goes out again with the soft tire just to be sure.

He will abort his round if no one is faster.

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Another 4 minutes (Q2)

- Fastest time Sergio Pérez.

The Mexican is 7 thousandths faster than teammate Verstappen.

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Another 5 minutes (Q2) -

Hamilton clocks the second time and thus splits the Mercedes drivers.

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7 more minutes (Q2)

- Pérez puts his Red Bull in second place.

The score:



  • Verstappen 1.27,953

  • Perez 1.28.175

  • Bottas 1.28,230

  • Leclerc 1.28,459

  • Hamilton 1.28.715

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    7 more minutes (Q2)

    - Spin Carlos Sainz.

    The Spaniard provides a yellow flag, but can continue his way.

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    8 more minutes (Q2)

    - "I don't know what we are doing, but I have no grip at all," said Lewis Hamilton.

    The Brit is only fifth.

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    9 more minutes (Q2)

    - Bottas' problems were not serious.

    The Finn goes back on the asphalt.

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    11 more minutes (Q2)

    - Lightning fast time Max Verstappen.

    The Dutchman opens on medium with 1.27,953 and is by far the fastest.

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    Another 15 min (Q2)

    - Q2 is on its way.

    Almost all drivers take to the track with medium tires.

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    Mercedes is not reporting anything about Bottas' problems yet, but the Finn really fell silent.

    Valtteri and Lewis progress into Q2.

    👊 P2 and P10 in a frantic Q1.

    Track evolution out there was

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    AuthorMercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 TeamMoment of places17: 23 - 4 December 2021

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    FINISH Q1

    - Sergio Pérez is fastest in Q1.

    Max Verstappen (fifth) and Lewis Hamilton (ninth) also advance to Q2.

    The dropouts: 



    16. Nicholas Latifi


    17. Sebastian Vettel


    18. Lance Stroll


    19. Mick Schumacher


    20. Niktita Mazepin

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    FINISH Q1

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    Valtteri Bottas Engine Problem!

    The Finn falls silent at the start of the pit lane and probably sees his qualifying coming to an end already.

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    1 more minute (Q1)

    - Verstappen is greatly hindered in the last sector and breaks off his last lap.

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    1 more minute (Q1)

    - Fastest time Sergio Pérez.

    With 1.28.021 he is 36 thousandths faster than Bottas.

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    Reprimand Hamilton for hindering Mazepin


    Lewis Hamilton will not receive a grid penalty for hindering Nikita Mazepin.

    The Briton will receive a reprimand for the incident and a fine of $25,000.

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    Another 4 minutes (Q1)

    - Bottas is two tenths faster than Verstappen and refers the Dutchman to P2.

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    Another 4 minutes (Q1)

    - "I had a worthless first sector", said Max Verstappen, who is nevertheless the fastest.

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    Another 6 minutes (Q1)

    - Fastest time Max Verstappen.

    With 1,28.285, the Red Bull driver is just a bit faster than Sainz.

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    7 more minutes (Q1)

    - In the danger zone:



    12. Pérez


    13. Alonso


    14. Räikkönen


    15. Russell



    16. Vettel


    17. Stroll


    18. Latifi


    19. Schumacher


    20. Mazepin

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    Another 8 minutes (Q1) -

    Carlos Sainz clocked the fastest time.

    With 1.28,330, the Spaniard is a tenth rapper than Hamilton.

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    9 more minutes (Q1)

    - The track gets faster and faster.

    Verstappen drops to fifth place and will have to do another fast lap.

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    Another 10 minutes (Q1)

    - Hamilton records 1.28.466 and is therefore two tenths faster than Verstappen.

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    Another 12 minutes (Q1)

    - Verstappen opens with 1.28,659 and is therefore the fastest.

    Hamilton aborts his first timed lap after making a mistake.

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    GREEN LIGHT: Q1 🟢The first ever F1 qualifying session in Saudi Arabia is GO!

    #SaudiArabianGP #F1

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    AuthorFormula 1Moment of places17: 01 - December 4, 2021

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    Another 16 minutes (Q1)

    - "It is going to be a mess in the last sector", reports Charles Leclerc on the on-board radio.

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    18 more minutes (Q1)

    - Green!

    Qualifying for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix is ​​underway.

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    There is no statement yet about the incident between Hamilton and Mazepin.

    We will focus on qualifying.

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