British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton took first place in the Turkish Grand Prix qualification – the 16th stage of the Formula 1 World Championship.
The qualifying heats of the 16th stage of the Formula 1 World Championship – the Turkish Grand Prix – were held on the 5.3 km Intercity Istanbul Park Track.
In the first two practice runs, Hamilton broke Colombian Juan Pablo Montoya’s record of 1 minute 24, 770 seconds, set in 2005.
The British driver also repaired the fastest result in the second series of heats – 1 minute 23.082 seconds.
In the last series of races, Hamilton improved his result to 1 minute 22, 868 seconds, thus becoming the winner of the qualification of the 16th stage of Formula 1 – the Turkish Grand Prix.
However, despite the victory, the British driver will start on October 10 from 11th position due to a fine imposed due to the engine change.
Hamilton’s Mercedes-Benz teammate Valtteri Bottas will start the race from the first position on Sunday, finishing second in qualifying races with a score of 1 minute 22.998 seconds.
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