Stroll on pole for Turkish Grand Prix 2020

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Stroll on pole for 2020 Turkish Grand Prix

I don’t think anyone could have predicted the outcome of Qualifying for the 2020 Turkish Grand Prix with Lance Stroll taking pole.

Producing the best lap of his career, in the wet conditions, it really was a shock result for Qualifying but also a great twist – giving the fans of the sport some excitement for the race start.

We have qualifying being stopped due to the conditions and throughout the weekend, especially during Q1 and Q2, it looked set to be going to the Red Bull team, primarily Max Verstappen although Alex Albon seemed to find the pace, pushing his car (and team-mate) in the challenging track conditions. 

However, we saw both Racing Point cars making their way through (once the intermediate tyres were added) and setting great lap times with Lance Stroll producing the best lap of his career, even though I’d still say he hasn’t quite proved himself as a consistently strong driver.

Look at Max Verstappen and you’ll see that he has proved himself and as I’ve said before, give him a championship-winning car and he’ll be a tough driver to beat….

Turkish Grand Prix Qualifying results + timing.

POS NO DRIVER CAR Q1 Q2 Q3 LAPS
1 18 Lance Stroll RACING POINT BWT MERCEDES 2:07.467 1:53.372 1:47.765 22
2 33 Max Verstappen RED BULL RACING HONDA 1:57.485 1:50.293 1:48.055 26
3 11 Sergio Perez RACING POINT BWT MERCEDES 2:07.614 1:54.097 1:49.321 21
4 23 Alexander Albon RED BULL RACING HONDA 1:59.431 1:52.282 1:50.448 26
5 3 Daniel Ricciardo RENAULT 2:05.598 1:54.278 1:51.595 26
6 44 Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES 2:07.599 1:52.709 1:52.560 23
7 31 Esteban Ocon RENAULT 2:06.115 1:53.657 1:52.622 26
8 7 Kimi Räikkönen ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI 2:01.249 1:53.793 1:52.745 27
9 77 Valtteri Bottas MERCEDES 2:07.001 1:53.767 1:53.258 23
10 99 Antonio Giovinazzi ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI 2:07.341 1:53.431 1:57.226 26
11 4 Lando Norris MCLAREN RENAULT 2:07.167 1:54.945   18
12 5 Sebastian Vettel FERRARI 2:03.356 1:55.169   18
13 55 Carlos Sainz MCLAREN RENAULT 2:07.489 1:55.410   18
14 16 Charles Leclerc FERRARI 2:04.464 1:56.696   18
15 10 Pierre Gasly ALPHATAURI HONDA 2:05.579 1:58.556   17
16 20 Kevin Magnussen HAAS FERRARI 2:08.007     10
17 26 Daniil Kvyat ALPHATAURI HONDA 2:09.070     8
18 63 George Russell WILLIAMS MERCEDES 2:10.017     9
19 8 Romain Grosjean HAAS FERRARI 2:12.909     7
20 6 Nicholas Latifi WILLIAMS MERCEDES 2:21.611    

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