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Spanish Grand Prix 2021

Starting grid: 2021 F1 Spanish Grand Prix

After Saturday's qualifying session at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, this is how the drivers will line up for the fourth race of the 2021 Formula 1 season.

Hamilton Bottas Spain
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It was a historic qualifying session for the 2021 F1 Spanish Grand Prix, with Lewis Hamilton set to start the race on pole for the 100th time in his career. But with title rival Max Verstappen and Hamilton's Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas close behind in second and third respectively, the seven-times world champion will have a battle on his hands when the Grand Prix gets underway.

The Ferraris of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz seemed to show continued improvement, with the pair lining up in fourth and sixth places. Esteban Ocon was an impressive fifth in the Alpine.

Daniel Ricciardo outqualified McLaren teammate Lando Norris by qualifying in seventh, with Norris just behind in ninth.

The Aston Martins appeared to be struggling again. Lance Stroll will start the race from 11th, and Sebastian Vettel lines up in 13th.

George Russell once again got out of Q3 and qualified in 15th position. Perhaps a surprise exit from the first session was AlphaTauri rookie Yuki Tsunoda, who will have to fight through the field from 16th on the grid.

See the full starting grid for the 2021 Spanish Grand Prix below.

2021 F1 Spanish GP starting grid

Nr. Driver Team
1. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
2. Max Verstappen Red Bull
3. Valtteri Bottas Mercedes
4. Charles Leclerc Ferrari
5. Esteban Ocon Alpine
6. Carlos Sainz Ferrari
7. Daniel Ricciardo McLaren
8. Sergio Perez Red Bull
9. Lando Norris McLaren
10. Fernando Alonso Alpine
11. Lance Stroll Aston Martin
12. Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri
13. Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin
14. Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo
15. George Russell Williams
16. Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri
17. Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo
18. Mick Schumacher Haas
19. Nicholas Latifi Williams
20. Nikita Mazepin Haas

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