Lewis Hamilton surpassed Ayrton Senna’s career tow of 65 pole positions in F1 as he edged Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas in a final lap shootout to secure top spot for Sunday’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
F1 rookie Lance Stroll, in eighth, out-qualified his fellow Williams driver Felipe Massa, who was ninth. Fernando Alonso, already hit with a 40-point grid penalty, failed to advance past Q1 for the first time this season, while Jolyon Palmer did not take part in qualifying after a fire in his car during Saturday morning’s practice. Car 30 Palmer permitted to start by race Stewards.
Car 55 – 3 place grid penalty – Causing a collision – Stewards’ document no. 42 (2017 Canadian Grand Prix)
Car 14 – 40 place grid penalty – Additional power unit elements have been used – Stewards’ document nos. 11 & 24
Car 2 – 30 place grid penalty – Additional power unit elements have been used – Stewards’ document nos. 12 & 25
Car 2 – 5 place grid penalty – Replacement Gearbox – Stewards’ document no. 28