2020 F1 Turkish Grand Prix qualifying results, full grid lineup

Charles Bradley
·7-min read

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.

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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

1

Canada
Canada

Lance Stroll

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

Racing Point

Mercedes

1'47.765

178.321

2

Netherlands
Netherlands

Max Verstappen

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

Red Bull

Honda

1'48.055

0.290

177.842

3

Mexico
Mexico

Sergio Perez

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

Racing Point

Mercedes

1'49.321

1.556

175.783

4

Thailand
Thailand

Alex Albon

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

Red Bull

Honda

1'50.448

2.683

173.989

5

Australia
Australia

Daniel Ricciardo

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

Renault

Renault

1'51.595

3.830

172.201

6

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Lewis Hamilton

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

Mercedes

Mercedes

1'52.560

4.795

170.724

7

France
France

Esteban Ocon

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

Renault

Renault

1'52.622

4.857

170.630

8

Finland
Finland

Kimi Raikkonen

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

Alfa Romeo

Ferrari

1'52.745

4.980

170.444

9

Finland
Finland

Valtteri Bottas

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

Mercedes

Mercedes

1'53.258

5.493

169.672

10

Italy
Italy

Antonio Giovinazzi

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

Alfa Romeo

Ferrari

1'57.226

9.461

163.929

11

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Lando Norris

McLaren-Renault MCL35
McLaren-Renault MCL35

McLaren

Renault

1'54.945

7.180

167.182

12

Germany
Germany

Sebastian Vettel

Ferrari SF1000
Ferrari SF1000

Ferrari

Ferrari

1'55.169

7.404

166.857

13

Spain
Spain

Carlos Sainz Jr.

McLaren-Renault MCL35
McLaren-Renault MCL35

McLaren

Renault

1'55.410

7.645

166.508

14

Monaco
Monaco

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari SF1000
Ferrari SF1000

Ferrari

Ferrari

1'56.696

8.931

164.674

15

France
France

Pierre Gasly

AlphaTauri-Honda AT01
AlphaTauri-Honda AT01

AlphaTauri

Honda

1'58.556

10.791

162.090

16

Denmark
Denmark

Kevin Magnussen

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

Haas

Ferrari

2'08.007

20.242

150.123

17

Russian Federation
Russian Federation

Daniil Kvyat

AlphaTauri-Honda AT01
AlphaTauri-Honda AT01

AlphaTauri

Honda

2'09.070

21.305

148.886

18

France
France

Romain Grosjean

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

Haas

Ferrari

2'12.909

25.144

144.586

19

Canada
Canada

Nicholas Latifi

Williams-Mercedes FW43
Williams-Mercedes FW43

Williams

Mercedes

2'21.611

33.846

135.701

20

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

George Russell

Williams-Mercedes FW43
Williams-Mercedes FW43

Williams

Mercedes

2'10.017

22.252

147.802

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F1 Turkish Grand Prix qualifying Q3 results

1

Canada
Canada

Lance Stroll

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

Racing Point

Mercedes

7

1'47.765

 

 

178.321

2

Netherlands
Netherlands

Max Verstappen

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

Red Bull

Honda

8

1'48.055

0.290

0.290

177.842

3

Mexico
Mexico

Sergio Perez

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

Racing Point

Mercedes

6

1'49.321

1.556

1.266

175.783

4

Thailand
Thailand

Alex Albon

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

Red Bull

Honda

8

1'50.448

2.683

1.127

173.989

5

Australia
Australia

Daniel Ricciardo

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

Renault

Renault

7

1'51.595

3.830

1.147

172.201

6

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Lewis Hamilton

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

Mercedes

Mercedes

7

1'52.560

4.795

0.965

170.724

7

France
France

Esteban Ocon

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

Renault

Renault

7

1'52.622

4.857

0.062

170.630

8

Finland
Finland

Kimi Raikkonen

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

Alfa Romeo

Ferrari

7

1'52.745

4.980

0.123

170.444

9

Finland
Finland

Valtteri Bottas

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

Mercedes

Mercedes

7

1'53.258

5.493

0.513

169.672

10

Italy
Italy

Antonio Giovinazzi

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

Alfa Romeo

Ferrari

7

1'57.226

9.461

3.968

163.929

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F1 Turkish Grand Prix qualifying Q2 results

1

Netherlands
Netherlands

Max Verstappen

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

Red Bull

Honda

8

1'50.293

174.234

2

Thailand
Thailand

Alex Albon

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

Red Bull

Honda

8

1'52.282

1.989

1.989

171.147

3

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Lewis Hamilton

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

Mercedes

Mercedes

8

1'52.709

2.416

0.427

170.499

4

Canada
Canada

Lance Stroll

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

Racing Point

Mercedes

8

1'53.372

3.079

0.663

169.502

5

Italy
Italy

Antonio Giovinazzi

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

Alfa Romeo

Ferrari

9

1'53.431

3.138

0.059

169.414

6

France
France

Esteban Ocon

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

Renault

Renault

9

1'53.657

3.364

0.226

169.077

7

Finland
Finland

Valtteri Bottas

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

Mercedes

Mercedes

7

1'53.767

3.474

0.110

168.913

8

Finland
Finland

Kimi Raikkonen

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

Alfa Romeo

Ferrari

9

1'53.793

3.500

0.026

168.875

9

Mexico
Mexico

Sergio Perez

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

Racing Point

Mercedes

8

1'54.097

3.804

0.304

168.425

10

Australia
Australia

Daniel Ricciardo

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

Renault

Renault

9

1'54.278

3.985

0.181

168.158

11

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Lando Norris

McLaren-Renault MCL35
McLaren-Renault MCL35

McLaren

Renault

9

1'54.945

4.652

0.667

167.182

12

Germany
Germany

Sebastian Vettel

Ferrari SF1000
Ferrari SF1000

Ferrari

Ferrari

9

1'55.169

4.876

0.224

166.857

13

Spain
Spain

Carlos Sainz Jr.

McLaren-Renault MCL35
McLaren-Renault MCL35

McLaren

Renault

8

1'55.410

5.117

0.241

166.508

14

Monaco
Monaco

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari SF1000
Ferrari SF1000

Ferrari

Ferrari

9

1'56.696

6.403

1.286

164.674

15

France
France

Pierre Gasly

AlphaTauri-Honda AT01
AlphaTauri-Honda AT01

AlphaTauri

Honda

8

1'58.556

8.263

1.860

162.090

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F1 Turkish Grand Prix qualifying Q1 results

1

Netherlands
Netherlands

Max Verstappen

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

Red Bull

Honda

10

1'57.485

163.568

2

Thailand
Thailand

Alex Albon

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

Red Bull

Honda

10

1'59.431

1.946

1.946

160.902

3

Finland
Finland

Kimi Raikkonen

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

Alfa Romeo

Ferrari

11

2'01.249

3.764

1.818

158.490

4

Germany
Germany

Sebastian Vettel

Ferrari SF1000
Ferrari SF1000

Ferrari

Ferrari

9

2'03.356

5.871

2.107

155.783

5

Monaco
Monaco

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari SF1000
Ferrari SF1000

Ferrari

Ferrari

9

2'04.464

6.979

1.108

154.396

6

France
France

Pierre Gasly

AlphaTauri-Honda AT01
AlphaTauri-Honda AT01

AlphaTauri

Honda

9

2'05.579

8.094

1.115

153.025

7

Australia
Australia

Daniel Ricciardo

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

Renault

Renault

10

2'05.598

8.113

0.019

153.002

8

France
France

Esteban Ocon

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

Renault

Renault

10

2'06.115

8.630

0.517

152.375

9

Finland
Finland

Valtteri Bottas

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

Mercedes

Mercedes

9

2'07.001

9.516

0.886

151.312

10

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Lando Norris

McLaren-Renault MCL35
McLaren-Renault MCL35

McLaren

Renault

9

2'07.167

9.682

0.166

151.114

11

Italy
Italy

Antonio Giovinazzi

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

Alfa Romeo

Ferrari

10

2'07.341

9.856

0.174

150.908

12

Canada
Canada

Lance Stroll

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

Racing Point

Mercedes

7

2'07.467

9.982

0.126

150.759

13

Spain
Spain

Carlos Sainz Jr.

McLaren-Renault MCL35
McLaren-Renault MCL35

McLaren

Renault

10

2'07.489

10.004

0.022

150.733

14

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Lewis Hamilton

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

Mercedes

Mercedes

8

2'07.599

10.114

0.110

150.603

15

Mexico
Mexico

Sergio Perez

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

Racing Point

Mercedes

7

2'07.614

10.129

0.015

150.585

16

Denmark
Denmark

Kevin Magnussen

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

Haas

Ferrari

10

2'08.007

10.522

0.393

150.123

17

Russian Federation
Russian Federation

Daniil Kvyat

AlphaTauri-Honda AT01
AlphaTauri-Honda AT01

AlphaTauri

Honda

8

2'09.070

11.585

1.063

148.886

18

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

George Russell

Williams-Mercedes FW43
Williams-Mercedes FW43

Williams

Mercedes

9

2'10.017

12.532

0.947

147.802

19

France
France

Romain Grosjean

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

Haas

Ferrari

7

2'12.909

15.424

2.892

144.586

20

Canada
Canada

Nicholas Latifi

Williams-Mercedes FW43
Williams-Mercedes FW43

Williams

Mercedes

9

2'21.611

24.126

8.702

135.701

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F1 Turkish Grand Prix qualifying as it happened