F1 Race Event: Eifel Grand Prix
Race Track: Nurburgring

F1 Qualifying Results 2020 Eifel Grand Prix & Pole Position

Vallteri Bottas with the Mercedes W11 at the 2020 Eifel Grand Prix

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Valtteri Bottas scored his 14th F1 pole position in the 2020 Eifel Grand Prix qualifying session today. It was already his 3rd pole of the 2020 season. The Mercedes driver will start from P1 for the first time in his career on the Nurburgring. It was the 122nd pole for the Mercedes team.

Nico Hulkenberg was called up this morning to replace Lance Stroll who is to sick to drive the Racing Point F1 car. In the first 18 minutes of the Q1 the German driver stepped into the pink car and clocked 1:32.190 min in his first quick lap.

Max Verstappen was quickest right away with the Red Bull RB16. He was 0.2s quicker than Valtteri Bottas who was second in the Mercedes W11. With 5 minutes to go the following drivers had to improve to get into Q2: Romain Grosjean (Haas), Kevin Magnussen (Haas), Kimi Raikkonen (Alfa Romeo), Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo) and Hulkenberg.

Magnussen and Giovinazzi improved enough to get into Q2. Hulkenberg didn't make into Q2 but only was 0,9s slower which is incredible with a car setup out of the box on a track he never drove on with a modern F1 car.

Both Mercedes drivers Hamilton and Bottas got out on medium tyres to try and set their quickest lap with them to be able to start on that compound tomorrow. They were the only team who choose for that strategy.

With 5 minutes to go the following drivers were in the elimination zone: Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari), Giovinazzi, Magnussen, Daniel Kvyat (AlphaTauri) and Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri). None of the drivers could get out of the zone and had to leave the session.

Max Verstappen was the man to beat after the first stint. The Dutchman only was 0.068 quicker than Bottas who was second quickest and 0.081s in front of Hamilton.

In the second stint both Mercedes drivers drove in front of the Red Bull of Verstappen. It was a rundown for pole between those three drivers. At the end Bottas drove a very quick lap and was over 0.2s faster. Verstappen wasn't able to score the first pole for Honda on the Nurburgring. Honda had their F1 debut on the Nurburgring back in 1964, but never won or scored a pole position here.

Last time in 2013 Lewis Hamilton also scored pole for Mercedes. He then lapped the track in 1:29,398 min.

Qualifying Times 2020 Eifel GP

177Valtteri BottasMercedes1:26.5731:25.9711:25.26919
244Lewis HamiltonMercedes1:26.6201:25.3901:25.52518
333Max VerstappenRed Bull1:26.3191:25.4671:25.56215
416Charles LeclercFerrari1:26.8571:26.2401:26.03518
523Alexander AlbonRed Bull1:27.1261:26.2851:26.04715
63Daniel RicciardoRenault1:26.8361:26.0961:26.22318
731Esteban OconRenault1:27.0861:26.3641:26.24220
84Lando NorrisMcLaren1:26.8291:26.3161:26.45818
911Sergio PérezRacing Point1:27.1201:26.3301:26.70417
1055Carlos SainzMcLaren1:27.3781:26.3611:26.70920
115Sebastian VettelFerrari1:27.1071:26.73816
1210Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri1:27.0721:26.77616
1326Daniil KvyatAlphaTauri1:27.2851:26.84816
1499Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo1:27.5321:26.93614
1520Kevin MagnussenHaas1:27.23116
168Romain GrosjeanHaas1:27.55210
1763George RussellWilliams1:27.5649
186Nicholas LatifiWilliams1:27.8129
197Kimi RäikkönenAlfa Romeo1:27.8178
2027Nico HülkenbergRacing Point1:28.02110

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