Qualifying Baku City 2019
By Harry Schofield
Just as you thought Williams Race weekend could not get any worse Robert Kubica
Crashed his Williams into the barrier at about 130 mph in Q1 causing the session to bed red flagged in turn 8.
Robert misjudged the entry to corner and the car could not turn and his fate was sealed right into the Pirelli barrier.
Tyres seem to be an issue for everybody except Mercedes, Red Bull and Ferrari because the lower teams who are a few seconds off the pace cant get the tyre in the operating window
Charles Leclerc was a second victim of the tight circuitin Q2 crashing at the same corner as Robert, the sun playing a big part to play as its blinding the drivers.
Charles seemed to have a wide line into the corner from locking his front wheel before the entry and again missing the apex, the Ferrari would never go around the corner .
Mercedes out of nowhere took pole position and to top that off a one - two for Mercedes .
Probably one of the best Qualifying sessions I have known in a long time brilliant pressure and a real treat for the fans .
Qualifying Baku City 2019 Full Results :
1 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:40.495
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:40.554 0.059
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:40.797 0.302
4 Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing 1:41.069 0.574
5 Sergio Perez Racing Point 1:41.593 1.098
6 Daniil Kvyat Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:41.681 1.186
7 Lando Norris McLaren 1:41.886 1.391
8 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 1:42.424 1.929
9 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo 1:43.068 2.573
10 Charles Leclerc Ferrari
11 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1:42.398 1.903
12 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:42.477 1.982
13 Alex Albon Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:42.494 1.999
14 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:42.699 2.204
15 Pierre Gasly Red Bull
16 Lance Stroll Racing Point 1:42.630 2.135
17 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:43.407 2.912
18 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:43.427 2.932
19 George Russell Williams 1:45.062 4.567
20 Robert Kubica Williams 1:45.455 4.960
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