Formula 1 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix results

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2021-12-05
21
Jeddah Corniche Circuit
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Lewis Hamilton HAM
Lewis Hamilton HAM
Lewis Hamilton
lap 47 - 1:30.734
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The 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix was won by Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes.

The race in Saudi Arabia was round 21 of 22 of the 2021 season.

weather conditions

Weather conditions at 5 December 2021 17:30 GMT (raceday).

Humid
80.95°F
78%
5.72 mph
221°
 

results

# driver F1 constructor laps time points
1 50 2:06:15.118 26
2 50 +11.825 18
3 50 +27.531 15
4 50 +27.633 12
5 50 +40.121 10
6 50 +41.613 8
7 50 +44.475 6
8 50 +46.606 4
9 50 +58.505 2
10 50 +1:01.358 1
11 50 +1:17.212 0
12 50 +1:23.249 0
13 49 +1 Lap 0
14 49 +1 Lap 0
15 49 +1 Lap 0
44 Collision damage 0
14 Collision 0
14 Collision 0
14 Collision 0
8 Accident 0

grid

# driver F1 constructor time
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:27.511
2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes +0.111
3 Max Verstappen Red Bull +0.142
4 Charles Leclerc Ferrari +0.543
5 Sergio Pérez Red Bull +0.612
6 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri +0.614
7 Lando Norris McLaren +0.669
8 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri +0.931
9 Esteban Ocon Alpine F1 Team +1.136
10 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo +1.243
11 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren +1.157
12 Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo +1.374
13 Fernando Alonso Alpine F1 Team +1.409
14 George Russell Williams +1.543
15 Carlos Sainz Ferrari +26.141
16 Nicholas Latifi Williams +1.666
17 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin +1.687
18 Lance Stroll Aston Martin +1.857
19 Mick Schumacher Haas F1 Team +1.953
20 Nikita Mazepin Haas F1 Team +2.962

driver positions through the laps

2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

The 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix (officially known as the Formula 1 STC Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2021) was a Formula One motor race, held on 5 December 2021 at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, in Saudi Arabia. The inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, it was the 21st round of the 2021 Formula One World Championship.

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won the race ahead of Red Bull driver Max Verstappen, while Mercedes's Valtteri Bottas edged out Alpine's Esteban Ocon for third by 0.102 seconds.


source: Wikipedia

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Verstappen pushed Hamilton off the track during last month's Brazilian Grand Prix, but FIA race director Michael Masi decided not to refer the matter to the stewards, the incident therefore not being investigated.
After the race, Mercedes feared the non-call would set a precedent by suggesting that henceforth they would be allowed to leave the track to gain or keep a position.
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The McLaren driver was running in sixth place in the early stages of the Saudi Arabian GP when he took advantage of the safety car for Mick Schumacher's accident to make a pitstop.
He lost more than the drivers ahead who also stopped, dropping back to 14th place as cars that opted to stay out jumped him.
However, any tactical advantage was lost when the red flag was shown and those who ...

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Horner was left frustrated at a number of decisions made by current F1 race director Michael Masi during the Jeddah race – which included the five-place grid penalty that ultimately cost Max Verstappen a chance of winning.
On an evening that included Masi making major calls on red flags, handing positions back, bartering with Red Bull over grid slots and judging off-track overtaking, Horner ...

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Hamilton's front wing had taken a double battering in the Jeddah race on Sunday, following a clash with Esteban Ocon at the restart and then having run into the back of Max Verstappen's Red Bull.
The loss of performance was notable on the Mercedes pitwall, with its data suggesting that the downforce deficit from the two strikes was costing Hamilton nearly half a second.
Mercedes trackside ...

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The Alpine driver had been running third behind Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen for much of the Jeddah race, before facing a late challenge from Valtteri Bottas.
Although he managed to stave off his Mercedes rival for a while, Ocon ultimately lost a drag race out of the final corner and crossed the finish line just more than one tenth of a second behind.
Speaking about what happened at the ...

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Formula 1’s first visit to Saudi Arabia provided a memorable and controversial race as tensions flared between title rivals Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton.
It became the latest chapter in their rivalry following the spats at Silverstone, Monza and Interlagos, but the eventual Hamilton victory means they sit tied on points going into the Abu Dhabi season finale - albeit with Verstappen ...

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Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen will head to Yas Marina tied on points after a dramatic race in Jeddah that involved a number of incidents between the title contenders.
Hamilton and Verstappen went wheel-to-wheel on multiple occasions, the most notable being contact as Verstappen slowed to give up the lead to Hamilton on instruction from race control.
It resulted in a 10-second post-race ...

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Masi caused some surprise at the Jeddah circuit on Sunday when, during the second red flag period, he offered Red Bull the choice of grid slot for Max Verstappen.
With the Dutch driver having been deemed to have gained an unfair advantage when he overtook Hamilton off track at the first corner, Masi gave Red Bull the opportunity to take third or stick with pole.
If the team had decided to ...

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Ahead of the second red flag restart at the Jeddah circuit on Sunday, Masi spoke to Red Bull sporting director Jonathan Wheatley and asked the team if it wanted to move Max Verstappen down the grid order.
That was because Verstappen had retaken the lead from Lewis Hamilton after the first restart only by running off track around the outside and gaining an unfair lasting advantage just before ...

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Mick Schumacher triggered a red flag when he spun off at the high-speed Turn 22 early in the race.
Following the restart, an unsighted Nikita Mazepin ran into the back of George Russell as the Williams driver tried to avoid Sergio Perez, who had been spun round by contact with Charles Leclerc.
Mazepin's chassis was damaged beyond immediate repair, so the spare will be pressed into action for ...

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The BBC holds its annual SPOTY event each December to celebrate the greatest British sporting achievements of the year.
Lewis Hamilton is a two-time winner of the main award, including last year, but F1 title rival Verstappen is set to be up for the international World Sports Star gong.
The nominees for the award were announced by the BBC on Monday morning, and comes following a fraught ...

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Verstappen and Hamilton were involved in a number of incidents through Sunday’s race at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit.
Verstappen was handed a five-second time penalty for going off-track and gaining a lasting advantage in his fight with Hamilton, but the two collided when Verstappen slowed to give Hamilton back the position.
Hamilton called the move “sudden”, but would go on to be given ...

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The Stewards, having received a report from the Race Director, summoned (documents 39 & 40) and heard from the drivers and team representatives, have considered the following matter and determine the following:
No / Driver 33 - Max Verstappen
Competitor Red Bull Racing Honda
Time 22:19
Session Race
Fact Car 33 braked in a manner which caused a collision with Car 44 in turn ...

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Lewis Hamilton took victory after a number of incidents with Verstappen that saw both drivers air complaints over team radio about their title rival.
The most notable incidents came in wheel-to-wheel fights between the two drivers. Verstappen twice ran Hamilton deep at Turn 1, and was asked to give the position back on both occasions. He received one five-second time penalty for gaining an ...

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Hamilton won the inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix after a tense fight with Verstappen at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, leaving them tied on points ahead of the Abu Dhabi season finale.
Verstappen ran Hamilton wide on two occasions when fighting for position at Turn 1, prompting the FIA to twice order him to give the position back.
On one occasion when Verstappen slowed ahead of the final ...

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Hamilton won the race to level the points battle with Verstappen on 369.5 apiece after multiple incidents in an ill-tempered race that was red-flagged twice.
Verstappen made good use of the medium tyres chosen by his Red Bull team took for the third race start by taking the lead with a daring move up the inside of Mercedes driver Hamilton and Esteban Ocon's Alpine.
But the hard tyres ...

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The Red Bull driver finished second on-the-road to Hamilton in an ill-tempered race at the Jeddah street circuit that was twice red-flagged, with a five-second penalty added to his race time for gaining an advantage by driving off the track.
He has also been summoned by the stewards for an alleged breach of the FIA International Sporting Code for an incident with Hamilton at Turn 27 when the ...

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In a race that required two restarts and four virtual safety cars, Hamilton and Verstappen clashed on track numerous times. After numerous interjections from race control, Verstappen was handed a 5s penalty for leaving the track and gaining an advantage as well as being docked two places for the second restart.
Verstappen also handed the lead to Hamilton on two occasions, and had Hamilton drive ...

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The grand prix had three different pole-sitters for three grid starts, two of which followed heavy accidents that left the long, fast Jeddah track strewn with debris.
There were four virtual safety car periods across an event where Hamilton and Verstappen went wheel-to-wheel three times at the first corner, with Verstappen twice being ordered to hand a position back his title rival after ...

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Russell was eliminated from Sunday's race, which was red-flagged twice, after being smacked from behind by the Haas of Nikita Mazepin on lap 16, as the bunched up field streamed through the first sector following a restart.
Russell was taking avoiding action for Red Bull's out of control Sergio Perez, who was spun round by Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc.
The Briton just managed to slow down ...

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With pole position man Lewis Hamilton having led away from the start, the race had passed without much incident before Schumacher's smash.
The Haas driver lost control of his car on the entry to Turn 22, and spun into the barriers on the outside of the circuit.
The crash triggered an immediate safety car, with Hamilton and his teammate Valtteri Bottas pitting from the front.
But ...

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The circuit was expected to favour McLaren due to its fast nature, but Seidl says that the quick corners on the map are effectively straights and thus medium corner performance is more important to a lap time.
Lando Norris qualified seventh for the Saudi Arabian GP, losing out to regular rivals Charles Leclerc of Ferrari and Pierre Gasly of AlphaTauri, while Daniel Ricciardo missed out on Q3 in ...

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The new Jeddah circuit proudly boasts itself to be the fastest street circuit on the calendar, with Lewis Hamilton’s pole position lap coming in at 253.984km/h.
But its flat-out swooping characteristics, with barriers close to the circuit and a number of blind apexes, has opened the door for potential trouble when cars are running close to each other.
Perez thinks that the lack of space ...

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Vettel finished a lowly 17th in qualifying for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, only beating teammate Lance Stroll and the Haas cars to leave Aston Martin as the second-slowest team.
Vettel sounded disappointed over team radio when his engineer confirmed he had only finished 17th, lapping over two-tenths of a second shy of a Q2 berth.
Aston Martin had also featured towards the lower end of the ...

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On the one hand, running alone on track, the massive flat-out sections and sequences of corners that wind their way through narrow barriers deliver a thrill like few other places.
As Valtteri Bottas let his Mercedes team know over the team radio during opening practice: “F**k, this track is cool.”
But beyond the fun factor, the speeds and challenge of the Jeddah circuit are not without ...

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Verstappen was on course to grab pole for Red Bull after setting two purple sectors on his final qualifying lap, only to run wide at the final corner and hit the wall.
It left Verstappen third on the grid behind the Mercedes pair of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas, acting as an important moment in the dying embers of his title fight against Hamilton.
Pole-sitter Hamilton trails Verstappen ...

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Mazepin was forced to take evasive action at high-speed during final practice for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix after closing on Hamilton, who was on a slow lap, through the blind left-hander Turn 8.
The stewards investigated the incident and gave Hamilton a reprimand, as well as fining Mercedes €25,000. It emerged that Mercedes had not warned Hamilton that Mazepin was closing up any time ...

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The German car manufacturer announced ahead of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix that it had signed a partnership with the international company, and Kingspan’s logos have appeared on the nose section of the W12.
However, the tie-up has triggered a wave of controversy thanks to Kingspan’s involvement in the Grenfell tower disaster that killed 72 people in 2017.
Kingspan’s insulation was one ...

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Verstappen was on course to beat Lewis Hamilton to pole position for Saudi Arabia’s first F1 race but locked up at the final corner on his last Q3 lap and hit the wall on the exit.  
That left him third at the end of Q3, as Valtteri Bottas had just bettered Verstappen’s existing personal best before the late incident occurred. 
But the Dutchman says that despite his costly ...

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Lewis Hamilton will start the race from pole position ahead of Valtteri Bottas in a Mercedes front row lock out.
Max Verstappen was on a lap that would have allowed him to leapfrog both Mercedes in qualifying, but the championship leader locked up his front-left tyre under braking for the final corner and crashed his Red Bull at the exit.
Charles Leclerc will line up fourth on the grid in ...

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The Mercedes driver had come into the weekend as the expected pace setter, but title rival Max Verstappen has proved to be a tougher challenge than expected with Red Bull bang on form.
Verstappen looked all set to grab the top spot as he was more than two-tenths up on Hamilton on his final qualifying lap, but threw it all away at the final corner.
He locked up on the entry to the final ...

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Verstappen had looked on course to grab pole position at the new Jeddah circuit with a super-fast final lap in Q3 that appeared to put him clear of Lewis Hamilton.
But he made a slight mistake under braking for the final hairpin, when he locked up and ran in slightly too deep, before clouting the wall on the way out.
The nature of the impact with the concrete barrier – with his right rear ...

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Mercedes has faced pressure from a number of groups after announcing ahead of this weekend's Saudi Arabian Grand Prix that it had signed a deal with Kingspan, whose logos appear on the side of the nose of the team's car.
Kingspan's involvement in the Grenfell Tower disaster in June 2017 remains a point of scrutiny amid an enquiry, as its K15 insulation product was installed on the side of the ...

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Hamilton was summoned to see the stewards at the Jeddah Circuit after final practice on Saturday when he was alleged to have ignored a double- waved yellow flag.
The stewards decided to take no further action on the matter, after claiming that the yellow lights had been accidentally triggered for less than one second.
Just a fortnight on from Max Verstappen having been handed a five-place ...

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Leclerc lost the rear and hit the wall hard in the closing stages of Friday's second practice, leaving Ferrari with an extensive overnight repair job.
Remarkably, both the chassis and power unit were salvaged after the heavy impact, and Leclerc repaid his promise to thank his mechanics in “the best way possible”. 
The 24-year-old survived another hairy moment at Turn 22 on his final ...

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Hamilton will start ahead of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas and Verstappen after the one-hour qualifying session, which is split into three segments with five cars each being knocked out in Q1 and Q2 before the top-10 shootout of Q3.
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Saudi Arabian Grand Prix qualifying results: Hamilton on pole ...

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In the Q3 shootout at the Jeddah Corniche street circuit, Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas had just demoted Verstappen to third when the Dutchman embarked on a final flying lap.
Verstappen duly set the fastest time in the first two sectors, appearing set to claim what would have been a crucial pole in his drivers' championship battle with Hamilton following two wins in a row for ...

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Valtteri Bottas gave Mercedes a front row lock-out as he rose ahead of Verstappen seconds before the Dutchman's late drama.
The two title contenders had different programmes in Q3 after Hamilton had to abandon his first flier as he went deep at the first corner and had to cut Turn 2, although he moved ahead of Bottas's initial effort of 1m28.143s with a 1m28.035s on a second attempt that ...

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In the closing stages of FP3 at the Jeddah Corniche street circuit Hamilton was cruising around in the first sector while Mazepin was on a flyer behind him.
Through the blind Turn 8 Mazepin had to take avoiding action as Hamilton appeared unaware the Russian was closing in.
The stewards found that while Hamilton was told about Mazepin's position 10 seconds before the incident, he wasn't ...

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Hamilton will meet with the stewards one hour before the start of qualifying at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit over two separate incidents that took place in FP3.
Hamilton was initially summoned for allegedly not respecting double-waved yellow flags 22 minutes into the session.
A second summons was issued by the stewards 20 minutes later for impeding Nikita Mazepin, who was closing on Hamilton ...

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