2021 F1 Qatar Grand Prix - FREE PRACTICE RESULTS (1)
1Max VerstappenNEDRed Bull Racing1m23.723s
2Pierre GaslyFRAScuderia AlphaTauri Honda1m24.160s
3Valtteri BottasFINMercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team1m24.194s
4Lewis HamiltonGBRMercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team1m24.509s.
5Yuki TsunodaJPNScuderia AlphaTauri Honda1m24.648s
6Carlos SainzESPScuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow1m24.713s
7Charles LeclercMONScuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow1m24.790s
8Sergio PerezMEXRed Bull Racing1m24.915s
9Esteban OconFRAAlpine F1 Team1m24.972s
10Lando NorrisGBRMcLaren F1 Team1m25.215s
11Daniel RicciardoAUSMcLaren F1 Team1m25.291s
12Sebastian VettelGERAston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team1m25.328s
13Nicholas LatifiCANWilliams Racing1m25.688s
14Antonio GiovinazziGBRAlfa Romeo Racing Orlen1m25.757s
15Kimi RaikkonenFINAlfa Romeo Racing Orlen1m25.828s
16George RussellISRWilliams Racing1m25.871s
17Fernando AlonsoCHIAlpine F1 Team1m25.905s
18Mick SchumacherGERUralkali Haas F1 Team1m26.699s
19Lance StrollCANAston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team1m26.712s
20Nikita MazepinRUSUralkali Haas F1 Team1m27.500s

The 2021 Formula 1 season is nearing its conclusion as it races at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar.

A last-minute addition to the F1 calendar, Qatar forms the final part of this latest triple-header with the battle for supremacy finely poised.

Lewis Hamilton’s spectacular weekend in Sao Paulo saw him cut Max Verstappen’s lead to 14 points with three rounds to go.

Mercedes extended its lead over Red Bull to 11 points, while Ferrari now sits 31.5 points clear of McLaren in the race for third.

The Qatar circuit consists of mostly medium speed corners with a long start-finish straight. 

Overtaking will be difficult but qualifying will be a real spectacle.

The remainder of the 2021 F1 calendar: 

Qatar Grand Prix - November 21

Saudi Arabian Grand Prix - December 5

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - December 12