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Turkish Grand Prix 2021

Starting Grid: F1 2021 Turkish Grand Prix

Here is the provisional starting grid, including confirmed penalties, for the F1 2021 Turkish Grand Prix at Istanbul Park.

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Here is the provisional starting grid for Sunday's Turkish Grand Prix, including confirmed penalties.

Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas starts the race from pole position, inheriting the spot after a 10-place grid drop for teammate Lewis Hamilton due to an engine change penalty.

Red Bull title protagonist Max Verstappen qualified in third but starts the race from the front row as a result of rival Hamilton's penalty.

Ferrari's Carlos Sainz is another driver with a penalty applied at this stage, having also had a change of power unit for this weekend. The Spaniard starts the race from 19th.

McLaren's Daniel Ricciardo has also taken a grid penalty. Having initially qualified in 16th, he moved up to 15th as a result of Sainz's penalty. But McLaren fitted him with some new engine components on Sunday morning, and he will now start from 20th on the grid.

This starting grid will be updated until the FIA confirm the final starting grid ahead of the Grand Prix.

Starting Grid: F1 2021 Turkish Grand Prix

Position Driver Team
1. Bottas Mercedes
2. Verstappen Red Bull
3. Leclerc Ferrari
4. Gasly AlphaTauri
5. Alonso Alpine
6. Perez Red Bull
7. Norris McLaren
8. Stroll Aston Martin
9. Tsunoda AlphaTauri
10. Vettel Aston Martin
11. Hamilton* Mercedes
12. Ocon Alpine
13. Russell Williams
14. Schumacher Haas
15. Latifi Williams
16. Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo
17. Raikkonen Alfa Romeo
18. Mazepin Haas
19. Sainz* Ferrari
20 Ricciardo* McLaren

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