Vattteri Bottas He is a released driver after it has been confirmed that he will not remain at Mercedes next season. The Finn, who was second in qualifying, started first on Turkish Grand Prix for the penalty of ten places carried by Lewis Hamilton, position in which he finished the race. He also kept his starting position Max Verstappen, who took the podium as second with his teammate, Sergio perez. Carlos Sainz He was the driver who won the most positions in Istanbul, starting nineteenth and finishing eighth; while Fernando Alonso ended sixteenth.
The Spaniard was facing fifth in the race in Turkey, his best position since the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix. However, Pierre Gasly It was his turn in the first corner when he had won fourth place, an incident for which the Frenchman was sanctioned. Fernando Alonso was also sanctioned for a similar incident with Mick Schumacher, which sentenced him to run at the back of the grid with no comeback options.
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Yes, Carlos Sainz overtook Fernando Alonso, thus beginning a spectacular comeback. The Madrilenian, who rose from fifteenth to fifth position in the 2020 Turkish Grand Prix, has surpassed himself in this edition. If in the previous one he won ten positions in this one, he has won eleven. Next to Carlos Sainz, the one that has progressed the most in Istanbul has been Lewis Hamilton, which started eleventh and finished fifth. The Briton, who faced the Turkish Grand Prix with a 2-point advantage in the Formula 1 World Championship over Max Verstappen, has managed to minimize the loss after the penalty caused by having changed the engine. Even so, he has given up the leadership and is now at 6 points from Dutch.
Sainz has scored, Fernando Alonso has not
Leclerc finished ahead of Hamilton, fourth, who was penalized for stopping so late to change tires. It is precisely having stopped that penalized a Lewis Hamilton who believes that he could have been on the podium had he not done so. Pierre Gasly and Lando Norris, sixth and seventh respectively, finished the Turkish Grand Prix ahead of Carlos Sainz. They closed the point zone Lance Stroll and Esteban Ocon, who was the only pilot who did not stop in Istanbul.
Outside the point zone they were Antonio Giovinazzi, Kimi Raikkonen and Daniel Ricciardo. That the Spaniard did not score is good news for Ferrari in the fight for third place in the Constructors’ World Championship that it maintains with Mclaren. After Ricciardo, who was thirteenth, they finished Yuki Tsunoda and George Russell, both ahead of Fernando Alonso. Behind the Asturian they finished the Grand Prix of Turkey Nicholas latifi, Sebastian Vettel, Mick Schumacher and Nikita mazepin.