2021 F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix - QUALIFYING RESULTS
1Lewis HamiltonGBRMercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team1m28.466s1m27.712s1m27.511s
2Valtteri BottasFINMercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team1m28.057s1m28.054s1m27.622s
3Max VerstappenNEDRed Bull Racing1m28.285s1m27.953s1m27.653s
4Charles LeclercMONScuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow1m28.310s1m28.459s1m28.054s
5Sergio PerezMEXRed Bull Racing1m28.021s1m27.946s1m28.123s
6Pierre GaslyFRAScuderia AlphaTauri Honda1m28.410s1m28.314s1m28.125s
7Lando NorrisGBRMcLaren F1 Team1m28.338s1m28.344s1m28.180s
8Yuki TsunodaJPNScuderia AlphaTauri Honda1m28.503s1m28.222s1m28.442s
9Esteban OconFRAAlpine F1 Team1m28.752s1m28.574s1m28.647s
10Antonio GiovinazziITAAlfa Romeo Racing Orlen1m28.899s1m28.616s1m28.754s
11Daniel RicciardoAUSMcLaren F1 Team1m28.216s1m26.668s 
12Kimi RaikkonenFINAlfa Romeo Racing Orlen1m28.856s1m28.885s 
13Fernando AlonsoESPAlpine F1 Team1m28.944s1m28.920s 
14George RussellGBRWilliams Racing1m28.926s1m29.054s 
15Carlos SainzESPScuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow1m28.237s1m53.652s 
16Nicholas LatifiCANWilliams Racing1m29.177s  
17Sebastian VettelGERAston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team1m29.198s  
18Lance StrollCANAston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team1m29.368s  
19Mick SchumacherGERUralkali Haas F1 Team1m29.464s  
20Nikita MazepinRUSUralkali Haas F1 Team1m30.473s  

Formula 1 heads to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia for the first time in its history with the title battle between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton finely poised at the top.

Just eight points separate Verstappen and Hamilton with two rounds remaining in 2021.

The Dutchman could take the title this weekend should results go his way but given Mercedes' impressive run of form in recent rounds, a title decider in Abu Dhabi looks more likely.

The circuit itself poses a unique challenge given that it is a high-speed street circuit. 

Outside the top two, just 13 points separate Valtteri Bottas and Sergio Perez in the race for third in the drivers' championship, and no doubt, both drivers will have a significant role to play.

In the constructors', Mercedes leads Red Bull by five points, while Ferrari is 39.5 ahead of McLaren in the fight for third.

Alpine is 25 clear of AlphaTauri, while Williams is 13 ahead of Alfa Romeo.