2020 F1 Turkish GP qualifying results & grid lineup

Lance Stroll will start the Turkish Grand Prix from pole position for Racing Point, the 14th round of the 2020 Formula 1 World Championship season, after a dramatic qualifying session at Istanbul Park.

For the first time here since 2011, teams were unleashed around the recently-resurfaced venue for a qualifying session – held in soaking wet weather conditions.

In the top-10 shootout, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen set the early bar on full-wet tyres, and – despite being on a faster lap – dived for the pits when Racing Point’s Sergio Perez beat him on intermediates. Having switched to inters, Verstappen then complained he had no grip on the tyres.

Perez worked down his P1 time to 1m49.321s, having run the entire session on inters, but then got stuck behind an Alfa Romeo, which meant he lost his final lap. Stroll then beat him with 1m47.765s, with Verstappen failing to pip Stroll on his last attempt by 0.290s.

Perez will start third, ahead of Alex Albon (Red Bull), Daniel Ricciardo (Renault), world championship leader Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), Esteban Ocon (Renault), Kimi Raikkonen (Alfa Romeo), Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) and Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo).

In Qualifying 2, Verstappen worked his way down to a 1m50.293s after a long run on full-wet tyres, almost 2s ahead of Albon.

Knocked out at this point were Lando Norris (McLaren), Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari), Carlos Sainz (McLaren), Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) and Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri).

In Qualifying 1, Ocon had set the fastest time at 2m06.115s when the red flag was flown due to intensified rainfall. At that point Verstappen was on the bubble of not making it through to Q2, one of many to have wild spins and slides. After a lengthy delay, the session restarted only to be halted again as Romain Grosjean beached his Haas at Turn 1.

At the third attempt, the track conditions were in much better shape, with Verstappen going fastest on 1m57.485s, almost 2s quicker than Albon.

Falling at the first hurdle were Kevin Magnussen (Haas), Daniil Kvyat (who spun his AlphaTauri at Turn 2), George Russell (Williams, who will start last anyway due to a grid penalty), the beached Grosjean and Nicholas Latifi, who spun his Williams into the gravel.

F1 Turkish Grand Prix qualifying grid results

ClaDriver ChassisEngineTimeGapkm/h
1 Lance Stroll Racing PointMercedes 1’47.765  178.321
2 Max Verstappen Red BullHonda 1’48.055 0.290 177.842
3 Sergio Perez Racing PointMercedes 1’49.321 1.556 175.783
4 Alex Albon Red BullHonda 1’50.448 2.683 173.989
5 Daniel Ricciardo RenaultRenault 1’51.595 3.830 172.201
6 Lewis Hamilton MercedesMercedes 1’52.560 4.795 170.724
7 Esteban Ocon RenaultRenault 1’52.622 4.857 170.630
8 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa RomeoFerrari 1’52.745 4.980 170.444
9 Valtteri Bottas MercedesMercedes 1’53.258 5.493 169.672
10 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa RomeoFerrari 1’57.226 9.461 163.929
11 Lando Norris McLarenRenault 1’54.945 7.180 167.182
12 Sebastian Vettel FerrariFerrari 1’55.169 7.404 166.857
13 Carlos Sainz Jr. McLarenRenault 1’55.410 7.645 166.508
14 Charles Leclerc FerrariFerrari 1’56.696 8.931 164.674
15 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauriHonda 1’58.556 10.791 162.090
16 Kevin Magnussen HaasFerrari 2’08.007 20.242 150.123
17 Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauriHonda 2’09.070 21.305 148.886
18 Romain Grosjean HaasFerrari 2’12.909 25.144 144.586
19 Nicholas Latifi WilliamsMercedes 2’21.611 33.846 135.701
20 George Russell WilliamsMercedes 2’10.017 22.252 147.802
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F1 Turkish Grand Prix qualifying Q3 results

ClaDriver ChassisEngineLapsTimeGapIntervalkm/h
1 Lance Stroll Racing PointMercedes7 1’47.765   178.321
2 Max Verstappen Red BullHonda8 1’48.055 0.290 0.290 177.842
3 Sergio Perez Racing PointMercedes6 1’49.321 1.556 1.266 175.783
4 Alex Albon Red BullHonda8 1’50.448 2.683 1.127 173.989
5 Daniel Ricciardo RenaultRenault7 1’51.595 3.830 1.147 172.201
6 Lewis Hamilton MercedesMercedes7 1’52.560 4.795 0.965 170.724
7 Esteban Ocon RenaultRenault7 1’52.622 4.857 0.062 170.630
8 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa RomeoFerrari7 1’52.745 4.980 0.123 170.444
9 Valtteri Bottas MercedesMercedes7 1’53.258 5.493 0.513 169.672
10 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa RomeoFerrari7 1’57.226 9.461 3.968 163.929
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F1 Turkish Grand Prix qualifying Q2 results

ClaDriver ChassisEngineLapsTimeGapIntervalkm/h
1 Max Verstappen Red BullHonda8 1’50.293   174.234
2 Alex Albon Red BullHonda8 1’52.282 1.989 1.989 171.147
3 Lewis Hamilton MercedesMercedes8 1’52.709 2.416 0.427 170.499
4 Lance Stroll Racing PointMercedes8 1’53.372 3.079 0.663 169.502
5 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa RomeoFerrari9 1’53.431 3.138 0.059 169.414
6 Esteban Ocon RenaultRenault9 1’53.657 3.364 0.226 169.077
7 Valtteri Bottas MercedesMercedes7 1’53.767 3.474 0.110 168.913
8 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa RomeoFerrari9 1’53.793 3.500 0.026 168.875
9 Sergio Perez Racing PointMercedes8 1’54.097 3.804 0.304 168.425
10 Daniel Ricciardo RenaultRenault9 1’54.278 3.985 0.181 168.158
11 Lando Norris McLarenRenault9 1’54.945 4.652 0.667 167.182
12 Sebastian Vettel FerrariFerrari9 1’55.169 4.876 0.224 166.857
13 Carlos Sainz Jr. McLarenRenault8 1’55.410 5.117 0.241 166.508
14 Charles Leclerc FerrariFerrari9 1’56.696 6.403 1.286 164.674
15 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauriHonda8 1’58.556 8.263 1.860 162.090
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F1 Turkish Grand Prix qualifying Q1 results

ClaDriver ChassisEngineLapsTimeGapIntervalkm/h
1 Max Verstappen Red BullHonda10 1’57.485   163.568
2 Alex Albon Red BullHonda10 1’59.431 1.946 1.946 160.902
3 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa RomeoFerrari11 2’01.249 3.764 1.818 158.490
4 Sebastian Vettel FerrariFerrari9 2’03.356 5.871 2.107 155.783
5 Charles Leclerc FerrariFerrari9 2’04.464 6.979 1.108 154.396
6 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauriHonda9 2’05.579 8.094 1.115 153.025
7 Daniel Ricciardo RenaultRenault10 2’05.598 8.113 0.019 153.002
8 Esteban Ocon RenaultRenault10 2’06.115 8.630 0.517 152.375
9 Valtteri Bottas MercedesMercedes9 2’07.001 9.516 0.886 151.312
10 Lando Norris McLarenRenault9 2’07.167 9.682 0.166 151.114
11 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa RomeoFerrari10 2’07.341 9.856 0.174 150.908
12 Lance Stroll Racing PointMercedes7 2’07.467 9.982 0.126 150.759
13 Carlos Sainz Jr. McLarenRenault10 2’07.489 10.004 0.022 150.733
14 Lewis Hamilton MercedesMercedes8 2’07.599 10.114 0.110 150.603
15 Sergio Perez Racing PointMercedes7 2’07.614 10.129 0.015 150.585
16 Kevin Magnussen HaasFerrari10 2’08.007 10.522 0.393 150.123
17 Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauriHonda8 2’09.070 11.585 1.063 148.886
18 George Russell WilliamsMercedes9 2’10.017 12.532 0.947 147.802
19 Romain Grosjean HaasFerrari7 2’12.909 15.424 2.892 144.586
20 Nicholas Latifi WilliamsMercedes9 2’21.611 24.126 8.702 135.701
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F1 Turkish Grand Prix qualifying as it happened


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