2020 F1 Turkish GP race results

Charles Bradley
·6-min read

Lance Stroll led from pole ahead of Sergio Perez in a Racing Point 1-2, as Esteban Ocon – hit by teammate Daniel Ricciardo – and Valtteri Bottas spun off at Turn 1. Hamilton jumped up to third from sixth, but went off at Turn 12, and dropped back to sixth. Meanwhile, Bottas suffered a second spin on the opening lap.

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen made an awful start from the front row, but worked his way back to fourth, hounding Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in the opening stages.

Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) and Bottas were early adopters of the intermediate tyre, both having dropped towards the rear of the pack. Vettel pitted for inters on Lap 9, freeing Verstappen to chase the Racing Points.

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Stroll stopped to switch to inters on Lap 10, which handed the lead to Perez for a lap before he too pitted, promoting Verstappen to P1. Verstappen stayed out for two more laps, and lost time in his stop as tape was removed from his brake duct, rejoining right behind Perez, who also suffered a slow stop, but ahead of Vettel and Hamilton.

Stroll led by 10s when a Virtual Safety Car was required to recover Antonio Giovinazzi’s stranded Alfa Romeo.

Hamilton attacked Vettel for fourth, but ran wide – complaining about his brakes – and dropped behind Albon, who also then passed Vettel.

Verstappen attacked Perez but suffered a wild spin after he ran wide, and was forced to pit again for new tyres, which dropped him from third to eighth. Albon then stepped up for Red Bull, and took the fight to Perez – and both of them slashed into Stroll’s lead – but Albon spun out of third place at Turn 4.

Hamilton took the lead on Lap 37, after Stroll pitted for a second set of inters, and Lewis passed Perez on track. Stroll – who had dominated the race until now – had no pace on his new set of inters, then became embroiled in a battle with the Ferraris of Vettel and Leclerc, who surged ahead to run fourth and fifth. Albon and Carlos Sainz (McLaren) also passed him, dropping Stroll to eighth.

Hamilton’s choice to stay on a set of intermediates for the majority of the race proved to be the winning strategy, which was mirrored by Perez in second. Vettel was the first of the two stoppers, passing Leclerc in the final corners after Charles outbraked himself while trying to lunge past Perez, with a charging Sainz in fifth. The Red Bulls were next up, with Verstappen finishing ahead of Albon despite another spin.

Lando Norris set fastest lap on his way to eighth, passing the beleaguered Stroll with two laps to go.

Bottas suffered a woeful race, spinning numerous times on his way to 14th, and was lapped by Hamilton with 12 laps remaining.

F1 Turkish Grand Prix race results

1

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+
Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+

Mercedes

58

1:42'19.313

1

25

2

Mexico
Mexico

Sergio Perez

Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20
Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20

Racing Point

58

1:42'50.946

1

18

3

Germany
Germany

Sebastian Vettel

Ferrari SF1000
Ferrari SF1000

Ferrari

58

1:42'51.273

2

15

4

Monaco
Monaco

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari SF1000
Ferrari SF1000

Ferrari

58

1:42'53.171

2

12

5

Spain
Spain

Carlos Sainz Jr.

McLaren-Renault MCL35
McLaren-Renault MCL35

McLaren

58

1:42'53.676

2

10

6

Netherlands
Netherlands

Max Verstappen

Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16
Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16

Red Bull

58

1:43'04.186

3

8

7

Thailand
Thailand

Alex Albon

Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16
Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16

Red Bull

58

1:43'05.797

2

6

8

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Lando Norris

McLaren-Renault MCL35
McLaren-Renault MCL35

McLaren

58

1:43'20.572

2

5

9

Canada
Canada

Lance Stroll

Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20
Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20

Racing Point

58

1:43'31.666

2

2

10

Australia
Australia

Daniel Ricciardo

Renault R.S.20
Renault R.S.20

Renault

58

1:43'54.773

2

1

11

France
France

Esteban Ocon

Renault R.S.20
Renault R.S.20

Renault

57

1 lap

2

12

Russian Federation
Russian Federation

Daniil Kvyat

AlphaTauri-Honda AT01
AlphaTauri-Honda AT01

AlphaTauri

57

1 lap

1

13

France
France

Pierre Gasly

AlphaTauri-Honda AT01
AlphaTauri-Honda AT01

AlphaTauri

57

1 lap

2

14

Finland
Finland

Valtteri Bottas

Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+
Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+

Mercedes

57

1 lap

2

15

Finland
Finland

Kimi Raikkonen

Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari C39
Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari C39

Alfa Romeo

57

1 lap

3

16

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

George Russell

Williams-Mercedes FW43
Williams-Mercedes FW43

Williams

57

1 lap

2

17

Denmark
Denmark

Kevin Magnussen

Haas-Ferrari VF-20
Haas-Ferrari VF-20

Haas

55

3

18

France
France

Romain Grosjean

Haas-Ferrari VF-20
Haas-Ferrari VF-20

Haas

49

3

Canada
Canada

Nicholas Latifi

Williams-Mercedes FW43
Williams-Mercedes FW43

Williams

39

3

Italy
Italy

Antonio Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari C39
Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari C39

Alfa Romeo

11

1

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F1 Turkish Grand Prix fastest laps

1

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Lando Norris

McLaren-Renault MCL35
McLaren-Renault MCL35

McLaren

58

1'36.806

2

Finland
Finland

Valtteri Bottas

Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+
Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+

Mercedes

57

1'38.193

1.387

1.387

3

Netherlands
Netherlands

Max Verstappen

Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16
Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16

Red Bull

53

1'38.431

1.625

0.238

4

Spain
Spain

Carlos Sainz Jr.

McLaren-Renault MCL35
McLaren-Renault MCL35

McLaren

56

1'38.754

1.948

0.323

5

Thailand
Thailand

Alex Albon

Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16
Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16

Red Bull

54

1'39.099

2.293

0.345

6

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+
Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+

Mercedes

56

1'39.413

2.607

0.314

7

France
France

Pierre Gasly

AlphaTauri-Honda AT01
AlphaTauri-Honda AT01

AlphaTauri

53

1'39.586

2.780

0.173

8

Germany
Germany

Sebastian Vettel

Ferrari SF1000
Ferrari SF1000

Ferrari

53

1'39.662

2.856

0.076

9

Finland
Finland

Kimi Raikkonen

Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari C39
Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari C39

Alfa Romeo

57

1'39.743

2.937

0.081

10

Canada
Canada

Lance Stroll

Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20
Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20

Racing Point

55

1'39.921

3.115

0.178

11

Monaco
Monaco

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari SF1000
Ferrari SF1000

Ferrari

47

1'39.961

3.155

0.040

12

Mexico
Mexico

Sergio Perez

Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20
Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20

Racing Point

50

1'40.392

3.586

0.431

13

Australia
Australia

Daniel Ricciardo

Renault R.S.20
Renault R.S.20

Renault

54

1'40.677

3.871

0.285

14

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

George Russell

Williams-Mercedes FW43
Williams-Mercedes FW43

Williams

51

1'40.814

4.008

0.137

15

Denmark
Denmark

Kevin Magnussen

Haas-Ferrari VF-20
Haas-Ferrari VF-20

Haas

45

1'40.948

4.142

0.134

16

France
France

Esteban Ocon

Renault R.S.20
Renault R.S.20

Renault

55

1'41.006

4.200

0.058

17

Russian Federation
Russian Federation

Daniil Kvyat

AlphaTauri-Honda AT01
AlphaTauri-Honda AT01

AlphaTauri

53

1'41.019

4.213

0.013

18

France
France

Romain Grosjean

Haas-Ferrari VF-20
Haas-Ferrari VF-20

Haas

38

1'43.281

6.475

2.262

19

Canada
Canada

Nicholas Latifi

Williams-Mercedes FW43
Williams-Mercedes FW43

Williams

32

1'43.495

6.689

0.214

20

Italy
Italy

Antonio Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari C39
Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari C39

Alfa Romeo

11

1'51.122

14.316

7.627

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F1 Turkish Grand Prix tyre history

1

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+
Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+

Mercedes

W

8

I

53

2

Mexico
Mexico

Sergio Perez

Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20
Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20

Racing Point

W

11

I

48

3

Germany
Germany

Sebastian Vettel

Ferrari SF1000
Ferrari SF1000

Ferrari

W

10

I

25

I

25

4

Monaco
Monaco

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari SF1000
Ferrari SF1000

Ferrari

W

8

I

24

I

28

5

Spain
Spain

Carlos Sainz Jr.

McLaren-Renault MCL35
McLaren-Renault MCL35

McLaren

W

16

I

23

I

25

6

Netherlands
Netherlands

Max Verstappen

Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16
Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16

Red Bull

W

25

I

7

I

33

I

15

7

Thailand
Thailand

Alex Albon

Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16
Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16

Red Bull

W

12

I

22

I

24

8

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Lando Norris

McLaren-Renault MCL35
McLaren-Renault MCL35

McLaren

W

10

I

27

I

22

9

Canada
Canada

Lance Stroll

Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20
Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20

Racing Point

W

11

I

27

I

22

10

Australia
Australia

Daniel Ricciardo

Renault R.S.20
Renault R.S.20

Renault

W

21

I

22

I

26

11

France
France

Esteban Ocon

Renault R.S.20
Renault R.S.20

Renault

W

10

W

19

I

47

12

Russian Federation
Russian Federation

Daniil Kvyat

AlphaTauri-Honda AT01
AlphaTauri-Honda AT01

AlphaTauri

W

9

I

49

13

France
France

Pierre Gasly

AlphaTauri-Honda AT01
AlphaTauri-Honda AT01

AlphaTauri

W

14

I

23

I

24

14

Finland
Finland

Valtteri Bottas

Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+
Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+

Mercedes

W

7

I

42

I

11

15

Finland
Finland

Kimi Raikkonen

Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari C39
Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari C39

Alfa Romeo

W

17

I

22

I

23

I

7

16

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

George Russell

Williams-Mercedes FW43
Williams-Mercedes FW43

Williams

I

32

I

10

I

15

17

Denmark
Denmark

Kevin Magnussen

Haas-Ferrari VF-20
Haas-Ferrari VF-20

Haas

W

10

I

26

I

22

18

France
France

Romain Grosjean

Haas-Ferrari VF-20
Haas-Ferrari VF-20

Haas

W

9

I

28

I

13

Canada
Canada

Nicholas Latifi

Williams-Mercedes FW43
Williams-Mercedes FW43

Williams

I

8

I

30

I

1

Italy
Italy

Antonio Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari C39
Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari C39

Alfa Romeo

W

19

I

3

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F1 Turkish Grand Prix as it happened