Lance Stroll Takes Pole In Chaotic Turkish GP Qualifying, Hamilton Only P6

Lance Stroll and his Racing Point team-mate Sergio Perez will start the Turkish GP in P1 and P3, respectively.

Lance Stroll has taken pole position for the Turkish Grand Prix after a chaotic and wet qualifying at the Intercity Istanbul Park circuit.

Max Verstappen, who topped all practice sessions of the weekend and Q1 and Q2, missed out on pole by a narrow margin and will start the race second on the grid.

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Sergio Perez looked favourite to take pole at one point in Q3, but he was compromised by traffic and a spin on his final flying lap.

Meanwhile, Alex Albon put in a lap good enough for P4, one place ahead of Daniel Ricciardo.

Despite only qualifying in sixth position, Lewis Hamilton is still well-placed to win his seventh F1 title this weekend, as Valtteri Bottas could only manage P9.

Hamilton just needs to outscore Bottas to win the 2020 Championship this weekend.

Esteban Ocon, who topped Q1, will start the Turkish GP eighth on the grid.

Both Alfa Romeo drivers made it into Q3 for the first time this season, just a few weeks after it was confirmed that both Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi will be retained by the team next year.

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Raikkonen will start the race in P8, while Giovinazzi will line up in P10.

Both Ferraris and McLarens failed to get out of Q2.

Q1 was red-flagged twice; first due to extremely wet conditions and again after Romain Grosjean’s Haas got beached in the gravel trap on the exit of turn one.

Drivers have been struggling with the low-grip, resurfaced track all weekend – and the rainy conditions on Saturday compounded the difficulty of the conditions.

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