F1 Race Event: Turkish F1 GP
Race Track: Istanbul Park Circuit

Istanbul pitlane

Weather: dry  14.9°C
Tarmac: dry  19.3°C
Humidity : 68.4%
Wind : 2.5 m/s E
Pressure: 1009.7 bar

After 9 years F1 returned to Istanbul Park in Turkey to drive the first practice for the 2020 Turkish Grand Prix. The circuit is remembered by it's notorious turn 9, where the F1 cars pull over 5G while acceleration on full throttle. This year it will be interesting to see if the high downforce cars can hit 6G.

The track has been resurfaced by a new tarmac and was cleaned very thorough. It even was still a bit wet this morning when the cars did their first laps. Valtteri Bottas was the first to clock a lap time in the Mercedes with a 1:48.426 min.

All drivers had to fight a lot to not spin of the circuit. Carlos Sainz had a very different fight. He had to retire the McLaren with a technical problem halfway the session.

The lap record is a 1:24.770 min set by Juan Pablo Montoya in the McLaren MP4-20 back in 2005.

FP1 Times Table 2020 Turkish GP

PosNoDriverTeamLap Time1st GapLapsTyres
133Max VerstappenRed Bull1:35.07728H (C1)
223Alexander AlbonRed Bull1:35.318+0.241s27H (C1)
316Charles LeclercFerrari1:35.507+0.430s26H (C1)
410Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri1:35.543+0.466s25M (C2)
55Sebastian VettelFerrari1:35.620+0.543s29M (C2)
626Daniil KvyatAlphaTauri1:36.738+1.661s26H (C1)
74Lando NorrisMcLaren1:37.216+2.139s21M (C2)
899Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo1:37.503+2.426s20M (C2)
977Valtteri BottasMercedes1:37.629+2.552s22H (C1)
1031Esteban OconRenault1:38.428+3.351s22M (C2)
116Nicholas LatifiWilliams1:38.508+3.431s18M (C2)
1211Sergio PérezRacing Point1:38.612+3.535s22H (C1)
1318Lance StrollRacing Point1:39.484+4.407s20H (C1)
148Romain GrosjeanHaas1:40.025+4.948s24M (C2)
1544Lewis HamiltonMercedes1:40.225+5.148s11H (C1)
167Kimi RäikkönenAlfa Romeo1:41.035+5.958s23H (C1)
1720Kevin MagnussenHaas1:41.854+6.777s21H (C1)
183Daniel RicciardoRenault1:45.156+10.079s19H (C1)
1955Carlos Sainz Jr.McLaren1:46.462+11.385s12H (C1)
2063George RussellWilliams1:49.256+14.179s16H (C1)


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