Formula 1 Turkey qualifying: Hamilton fastest, Bottas on pole

World Cup front runner Lewis Hamilton does not let his mortgage bother him: In the starting grid for the Turkish GP, the Briton has to drop ten starting positions after swapping his internal combustion engine. With the best time in qualifying, however, he minimized the damage to his relocation to the greatest possible extent and started the Grand Prix in eleventh place.
Meanwhile, the Pole is inherited by team-mate Valtteri Bottas, who beats Max Verstappen by two tenths behind Hamilton in qualifying. “A good team result,” commented the Finn.

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Hamilton is also satisfied: “I’m very happy with the performance. It was a tricky session, there were still wet spots on the track and it was difficult to get the tires up to temperature.” The Briton said of his race to catch up on Sunday: “I’ll give everything. It’s not the best track to overtake, so it will be difficult tomorrow, especially because everyone is on the same tires. But maybe something will work on the long back straight.”

Max Verstappen starts from second position in the Turkish Grand Prix

World Cup opponent Max Verstappen, who is currently two points behind Hamilton, is relieved after the weak Friday. “Compared to yesterday, we managed to turn around well. The laps were quite good, only on the last one we may have left something on the straights,” says Verstappen. “The time for pole was not there, so we got the maximum out of it today. Tomorrow I will start second and our pace should be a little better in the race. Then I want to get as many points as possible.”

Fourth place in qualifying goes to Charles Leclerc, who underlines Ferrari’s strong pace in Istanbul Park. Pierre Gasly in the AlphaTauri and Alpine veteran Fernando Alonso round off the top 6.

There are mixed feelings with the German F1 stars: Sebastian Vettel just misses the top 10 in eleventh place, and also has to rank behind Aston Martin team-mate Lance Stroll – he is two tenths off the Canadian. Because of the Hamilton penalty, he starts in tenth place.

Mick Schumacher shows a strong performance. The German qualifies for the second time after Le Castellet for Q2 at the Haas – but at that time he was unable to participate in the second qualifying segment after a crash. In Istanbul, Schumi Jr. races to 14th place on the grid.
First of all, he benefits from the fact that McLaren messes up the timing for the last run with Daniel Ricciardo on the drying track, the Aussie is eliminated early in 16th place. In Q2, Schumacher also ends up ahead of Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz. Because the engine is changed in the Spaniard and he has to start from behind, he does without a fast lap. Curious: two weeks ago in Sochi, Schumacher started as 14th from the best starting position of his F1 career, but at that time due to various penalty transfers for the competition.

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For the mega-lap in Q1 Schumi Jr. even received world championship praise: “He should really be very proud of himself. We saw all year round how difficult this car is to drive, especially in these conditions. There is Mick really quite a bit conjured up out of the hat “, praises ex-champion Jenson Button.

Formula 1 Grand Prix of Turkey

1. Lewis Hamilton (Great Britain) – Mercedes 1: 22.868 min.
2. Valtteri Bottas (Finland) – Mercedes +0.130 sec.
3. Max Verstappen (Netherlands) – Red Bull +0.328
4. Charles Leclerc (Monaco) – Ferrari +0.397
5. Pierre Gasly (France) – Alpha Tauri +0.458
6. Fernando Alonso (Spain) – Alpine +0.609
7. Sergio Perez (Mexico) – Red Bull +0.838
8. Lando Norris (UK) – McLaren +1.086
9. Lance Stroll (Canada) – Aston Martin +1.437
10. Yuki Tsunoda (Japan) – Alpha Tauri +1,500
11. Sebastian Vettel (Heppenheim) – Aston Martin 1: 24.795
12. Esteban Ocon (France) – Alpine 1: 24.842
13. George Russell (Great Britain) – Williams 1: 25.007
14. Mick Schumacher (Gland / Switzerland) – Haas 1: 25,200
15. Carlos Sainz Jr. (Spain) – Ferrari 1: 25,177
16. Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) – McLaren 1: 25.881
17. Nicholas Latifi (Canada) – Williams 1: 26.086
18. Antonio Giovinazzi (Italy) – Alfa Romeo 1: 26.430
19. Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) – Alfa Romeo 1: 27.525
20. Nikita Masepin (Russia) – Haas 1: 28,449

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