Provisional Abu Dhabi GP grid

Michelle Foster
Provisional Abu Dhabi GP grid

Provisional Abu Dhabi GP grid

Valtteri Bottas is the big loser on the Abu Dhabi grid, falling from second to 20th as a result of an engine penalty.

Bottas knew earlier this week already that he would be starting the season finale from the very back of the grid after his W10 suffered an engine failure at the Brazilian Grand Prix.

The Finn, though, still went for it in qualifying, posting the second fastest time behind his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton.

But it is Max Verstappen who will instead start P2 on the grid with Bottas P20.

The Ferrari’s are on the second row with Charles Leclerc ahead of Sebastian Vettel.

Alexander Albon and Lando Norris, who won the McLaren qualifying head-to-head on Saturday, are P5 and six respectively.

The provisional grid (7am GMT)
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:34.779
2 Max Verstappen Red Bull 0.360s
3 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 0.440s
4 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 0.560s
5 Alex Albon Red Bull 0.903s
6 Lando Norris McLaren 1.657s
7 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1.677s
8 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1.680s
9 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1.931s
10 Sergio Perez 1:37.055
11 Pierre Gasly 1:37.089
12 Lance Stroll 1:37.103
13 Daniil Kvyat 1:37.141
14 Kevin Magnussen 1:37.254
15 Romain Grosjean 1:38.051
16 Antonio Giovinazzi 1:38.114
17 Kimi Raikkonen 1:38.383
18 George Russell 1:38.717
19 Robert Kubica 1:39.236
20 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 0.194s *

* engine change penalty

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