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The 2020 Turkish Grand Prix Thread

Post by cmlean » Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:40 am

This is the place to discuss everything related to the 14th round of the 2020 season taking place in Istanbul between November 13th and 15th.

To submit your 10 'n' Pole Picks for Turkey click here, to register in the competition click here.

Picks for Turkey close at the start of Saturday practice.

The event timetable for the Grand Prix of Turkey.

Friday
Practice 1:- 11:00 local time - 08:00 GMT
Practice 2:- 15:00 local time - 12:00 GMT

Saturday
Practice 3 :- 12:00 local time - 09:00 GMT
Qualifying :- 15:00 local time - 12:00 GMT

Sunday
Race:- 13:10 local time - 10:10 GMT

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Re: The 2020 Turkish Grand Prix Thread

Post by cmlean » Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:55 am

This circuit was a fixture on the calendar between 2005 and 2011 with Kimi Raikkonen the inaugural winner and Sebastian Vettel the last. Both will be on the circuit endeavoring to repeat their past glories. Lewis Hamilton is the only other active driver to have been on the top step of the podium for this event. It will be interesting to see how well time has treated this Hermann Tilke designed circuit as Formula 1, or for that matter any other major racing series, hasn't been here for many years. It's a shame really as the magnificent turn 8 with its 4 apexes is a sight to behold.

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Re: The 2020 Turkish Grand Prix Thread

Post by cmlean » Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:55 pm

FP1 Results

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Pos	Time		Driver		   Team
1	1:35.077	Max Verstappen	   Red Bull Racing
2	1:35.318	Alexander Albon	   Red Bull Racing
3	1:35.507	Charles Leclerc	   Ferrari
4	1:35.543	Pierre Gasly	   AlphaTauri
5	1:35.620	Sebastian Vettel   Ferrari
6	1:36.738	Daniil Kvyat	   AlphaTauri
7	1:37.216	Lando Norris	   McLaren
8	1:37.503	Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing
9	1:37.629	Valtteri Bottas	   Mercedes
10	1:38.428	Esteban Ocon	   Renault
11	1:38.508	Nicholas Latifi	   Williams
12	1:38.612	Sergio Perez	   Racing Point
13	1:39.484	Lance Stroll	   Racing Point
14	1:40.025	Romain Grosjean	   Haas
15	1:40.225	Lewis Hamilton	   Mercedes
16	1:41.035	Kimi Räikkönen	   Alfa Romeo Racing
17	1:41.854	Kevin Magnussen	   Ferrari
18	1:45.156	Daniel Ricciardo   Renault
19	1:46.462	Carlos Sainz	   McLaren
20	1:49.256	George Russell	   Williams
Well. That was exciting for all concerned. The circuit has bee resurfaced and the surface had zero grip. Drivers compared it to an ice skating rink.

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Re: The 2020 Turkish Grand Prix Thread

Post by cmlean » Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:25 am

FP2 Results

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Pos	Time		Driver		   Team
1	1:28.330	Max Verstappen	   Red Bull Racing
2	1:28.731	Charles Leclerc	   Ferrari
3	1:28.905	Valtteri Bottas	   Mercedes
4	1:29.180	Lewis Hamilton	   Mercedes
5	1:29.363	Alexander Albon	   Red Bull Racing
6	1:29.689	Daniil Kvyat	   AlphaTauri
7	1:29.944	Pierre Gasly	   AlphaTauri
8	1:30.022	Sebastian Vettel   Ferrari
9	1:30.297	Lance Stroll	   Racing Point
10	1:30.735	Lando Norris	   McLaren
11	1:31.104	Sergio Perez	   Racing Point
12	1:31.380	Esteban Ocon	   Renault
13	1:31.493	Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing
14	1:31.498	Carlos Sainz	   McLaren
15	1:31.660	Daniel Ricciardo   Renault
16	1:31.932	Kimi Räikkönen	   Alfa Romeo Racing
17	1:32.302	George Russell	   Williams
18	1:32.570	Romain Grosjean	   Haas
19	1:32.807	Kevin Magnussen	   Haas
20	1:33.488	Nicholas Latifi	   Williams
We are slowly getting some rubber down on this circuit. It will be really interesting in qualifying as grip levels will be average to say the least.

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Re: The 2020 Turkish Grand Prix Thread

Post by cmlean » Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:35 am

FP3 Results

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Pos	Time		Driver		   Team
1	1:48.485	Max Verstappen	   Red Bull Racing
2	1:49.430	Charles Leclerc	   Ferrari
3	1:50.059	Alexander Albon	   Red Bull Racing
4	1:53.897	Esteban Ocon	   Renault
5	1:53.995	Lando Norris	   McLaren
6	1:54.490	Sebastian Vettel   Ferrari
7	1:55.577	Sergio Perez	   Racing Point
8	1:55.666	Valtteri Bottas	   Mercedes
9	1:55.878	Kevin Magnussen	   Haas
10	1:56.824	Lance Stroll	   Racing Point
11	1:58.475	Daniel Ricciardo   Renault
12	1:59.548	Carlos Sainz	   McLaren
13	2:02.325	Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing
14	2:02.473	Pierre Gasly	   AlphaTauri
15	2:04.748	Romain Grosjean	   Haas
16	2:06.351	Kimi Räikkönen	   Alfa Romeo Racing
17	2:09.368	Daniil Kvyat	   AlphaTauri
18	No Time	George Russell	   Williams
19	No Time	Nicholas Latifi	   Williams
20	No Time	Lewis Hamilton	   Mercedes
Well, this makes it interesting. Aside from the severe lack of grip, the rain has come and the conditions are really testing the driver's skill.

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Re: The 2020 Turkish Grand Prix Thread

Post by cmlean » Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:45 am

Qualifying

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Pos	Time		Driver		   Team
1	1:47.765	Lance Stroll	   Racing Point
2	1:48.055	Max Verstappen	   Red Bull Racing
3	1:49.321	Sergio Perez	   Racing Point
4	1:50.448	Alexander Albon	   Red Bull Racing
5	1:51.595	Daniel Ricciardo   Renault
6	1:52.560	Lewis Hamilton	   Mercedes
7	1:52.622	Esteban Ocon	   Renault
8	1:52.745	Kimi Räikkönen	   Alfa Romeo Racing
9	1:53.258	Valtteri Bottas	   Mercedes
10	1:57.226	Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing
11	1:54.945	Lando Norris	   McLaren
12	1:55.169	Sebastian Vettel   Ferrari
13	1:55.410	Carlos Sainz	   McLaren
14	1:56.696	Charles Leclerc	   Ferrari
15	1:58.556	Pierre Gasly	   AlphaTauri
16	2:08.007	Kevin Magnussen	   Haas
17	2:09.070	Daniil Kvyat	   AlphaTauri
18	2:10.017	George Russell	   Williams
19	2:12.909	Romain Grosjean	   Haas
20	2:21.611	Nicholas Latifi	   Williams
Carlos Sainz has a 3 place grid penalty for impeding Sergio Perez.
Lando Norris receives a 5 place grid penalty for failing to respect yellow flags.
George Russell will start from the rear of grid for additional power unit usage.
Lance Stroll was also dragged up to the stewards for a yellow flag infraction however their decision allowed him to keep his maiden pole.

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Re: The 2020 Turkish Grand Prix Thread

Post by cmlean » Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:17 am

Results

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Pos	Driver		   Team
1	Lewis Hamilton	   Mercedes
2	Sergio Perez	   Racing Point
3	Sebastian Vettel   Ferrari
4	Charles Leclerc	   Ferrari
5	Carlos Sainz	   McLaren
6	Max Verstappen	   Red Bull Racing
7	Alexander Albon	   Red Bull Racing
8	Lando Norris	   McLaren
9	Lance Stroll	   Racing Point
10	Daniel Ricciardo   Renault
11	Esteban Ocon	   Renault
12	Daniil Kvyat	   AlphaTauri
13	Pierre Gasly	   AlphaTauri
14	Valtteri Bottas	   Mercedes
15	Kimi Räikkönen	   Alfa Romeo Racing
16	George Russell	   Williams
DNF	Kevin Magnussen	   Haas 
DNF	Romain Grosjean	   Haas 
DNF	Nicholas Latifi	   Williams
DNF	Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing

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