The first pole of his career: Lance Stroll will start first at the Formula 1 Turkish GP | sports

The canadian Lance Stroll (Racing Point), 22, surprised by achieving the first pole position of his career in Formula 1, on a wet track, in the Turkish Grand Prix, this Saturday at the Istanbul Park circuit.

In an eventful qualifying session, the Spanish Carlos Sainz he was sanctioned with three places on the grid.

The stewards reproached Sainz for having β€œuselessly annoyed” the Mexican Sergio PΓ©rez (Racing Point) during qualifying, for which he will start from the 16th position on the grid after setting the 13th fastest time in qualifying.

The British Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), who has a first chance to equal German Michael Schumacher’s record of seven world titles, will start sixth, while his last rival in the fight for the crown, his Finnish teammate. Valtteri Bottas, will start ninth.

Qualifying took place in grim conditions, with rain interrupting the first part (Q1) for almost 45 minutes.

On Sunday’s starting grid, Stroll will line up alongside the Dutchman Max Verstappen (Red Bull), who started as a qualifying favorite after dominating free trials.

In the second line will be the Mexican Sergio perez (Racing Point) and the Thai Alexander Albon (Red Bull).

The weather is slightly better announced on Sunday, with a moderate possibility of light and scattered rain before and during the race, according to MΓ©tΓ©o-France for the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA).

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