Lance Stroll takes maiden pole to upstage title-chasing Lewis Hamilton at Turkish GP | Racing Information

ISTANBUL: Lance Stroll upstaged Components One’s title-chasing Lewis Hamilton on Saturday when he grabbed the primary pole place of his profession on the Turkish Grand Prix.
The 22-year-old Canadian made probably the most of drying circumstances on a treacherous observe to finish Mercedes’ 13 race domination of qualifying this yr.
Stroll delivered a stunning quickest lap for Racing Level in a single minute and 47.765 seconds within the closing seconds to usurp his team-mate Sergio Perez after which resist a final surge from Crimson Bull’s Max Verstappen.
The disenchanted Dutchman was second, three-tenths behind Stroll, however forward of Mexican Perez who claimed his career-best beginning place after ending fourth 9 occasions previously.
Stroll was the primary Canadian to take pole since Jacques Villeneuve on the 1997 European Grand Prix at Jerez and it was the Silverstone-based Racing Level crew’s first pole since, racing as Jordan, they did so on the 2009 Belgian Grand Prix.
The result left Mercedes well-beaten on the weekend when Lewis Hamilton bids to seal a record-equalling seventh drivers’ championship and draw stage with seven-time champion Michael Schumacher.
The six-time champion wound up sixth behind Alex Albon within the second Crimson Bull and Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo whose team-mate Esteban Ocon certified seventh.
Kimi Raikkonen and his Alfa Romeo team-mate Antonio Giovinazzi had been eighth and 10th with Valtteri Bottas ninth for Mercedes.
“Sure, Sure, Sure boys,” Stroll screamed on crew radio. “I’m so completely happy,” he added. “It has been a troublesome time, however that is so good.”
His shock qualifying efficiency comes after a troublesome few weeks when he needed to miss the Eifel Grand Prix, testing optimistic for coronavirus the subsequent day.
That is the primary time this season that neither Hamilton (9) nor Bottas (4) have topped qualifying.
Hamilton can seal a record-equalling seventh drivers’ world title on Sunday if he prevents Bottas from outscoring him by eight factors.

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