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
|Pos||No||Driver||Team||Lap Time||1st Gap||Laps||Tyres|
|1||33||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||1:35.077||28||H (C1)|
|2||23||Alexander Albon||Red Bull||1:35.318||+0.241s||27||H (C1)|
|3||16||Charles Leclerc||Ferrari||1:35.507||+0.430s||26||H (C1)|
|4||10||Pierre Gasly||AlphaTauri||1:35.543||+0.466s||25||M (C2)|
|5||5||Sebastian Vettel||Ferrari||1:35.620||+0.543s||29||M (C2)|
|6||26||Daniil Kvyat||AlphaTauri||1:36.738||+1.661s||26||H (C1)|
|7||4||Lando Norris||McLaren||1:37.216||+2.139s||21||M (C2)|
|8||99||Antonio Giovinazzi||Alfa Romeo||1:37.503||+2.426s||20||M (C2)|
|9||77||Valtteri Bottas||Mercedes||1:37.629||+2.552s||22||H (C1)|
|10||31||Esteban Ocon||Renault||1:38.428||+3.351s||22||M (C2)|
|11||6||Nicholas Latifi||Williams||1:38.508||+3.431s||18||M (C2)|
|12||11||Sergio Pérez||Racing Point||1:38.612||+3.535s||22||H (C1)|
|13||18||Lance Stroll||Racing Point||1:39.484||+4.407s||20||H (C1)|
|14||8||Romain Grosjean||Haas||1:40.025||+4.948s||24||M (C2)|
|15||44||Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes||1:40.225||+5.148s||11||H (C1)|
|16||7||Kimi Räikkönen||Alfa Romeo||1:41.035||+5.958s||23||H (C1)|
|17||20||Kevin Magnussen||Haas||1:41.854||+6.777s||21||H (C1)|
|18||3||Daniel Ricciardo||Renault||1:45.156||+10.079s||19||H (C1)|
|19||55||Carlos Sainz Jr.||McLaren||1:46.462||+11.385s||12||H (C1)|
|20||63||George Russell||Williams||1:49.256||+14.179s||16||H (C1)|
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