F1 Race Event: Austrian Grand Prix
Race Track: Red Bull Ring

Pole Position Time & Qualifying Results 2020 Austrian F1 GP

Austrian GP 2020. Valtteri Bottas - Mercedes W11

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Valtteri Bottas scored his 12th F1 pole position during the 2020 Austrian qualifying session today. He will start from P1 for the 3rd time on the Red Bull Ring during his F1 career tomorrow. It was the 112th pole for Mercedes.

Rookie Nicholas Latifi who crashed the Williams earlier today in FP3, was the first to go out. The Canadian driver spun of in turn 1 and will now try to set his first ever qualifying time. He drove a 1:06.163 min. After the first stints it was Max Verstappen who had put his Red Bull RB16 on P1. All cars were fitted with the soft Pirelli tyres. Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo), Kimi Raikkonen (Alfa Romeo), Kevin Magnussen (Haas), Romain Grosjean (Renault) and Nicholas Latifi (Williams). had to put in their best lap to get into Q2.

At the end of Q1 Verstappen improved his time and took over P1 again from Racing Point driver Lance Stroll, who showed that the pink-Mercedes is very quick and will make even more waves. Grosjean was the only one who improved out of the danger zone. George Russell was the victim who got eliminated.

Max Verstappen was the only driver who made the choice to go out on the medium tyre to try and get to Q3 and start the race on that tyre. After the first stint is it was Lewis Hamilton who was on top of the time sheet in the Mercedes with a 1:03.325 min. After the frist stint the candidates to be eliminated were Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri), Daniil Kvyat (AlphaTauri), Alex Albon (Red Bull), Esteban Ocon (Renault) and Romain Grosjean (Haas).

Only Albon improved to P3 and surprisingly pushed out Sebastian Vettel in the Ferrari. Verstappen did go out on soft tires to be sure to get into Q3. He didn't have to clock his time and will start the race on medium tyres.

Not all drivers put in timed 2 laps. After 5 minutes it was Bottas who set the quickest ever quali lap time with a 1:02.939 min. Although Bottas went off to do some rallying and lawn mowing, the Finn's first stint lap time was not beaten by other drivers. The Mercedes driver  scored the first pole position of this extraordinary 2020 F1 season and set the quali record even higher.

The pole position time of last year was 1:03.262 min, driven by Charles Leclerc for Ferrari.

Qualifying Times 2020 Austrian GP

1Valtteri BottasMercedes1:04.1111:03.0151:02.93919
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes1:04.1981:03.0961:02.95121
3Max VerstappenRed Bull1:04.0241:04.0001:03.47723
4Lando NorrisMcLaren1:04.6061:03.8191:03.62617
5Alexander AlbonRed Bull1:04.6611:03.7461:03.86818
6Sergio PérezRacing Point1:04.5431:03.8601:03.86819
7Charles LeclercFerrari1:04.5001:04.0411:03.92320
8Carlos Sainz Jr.McLaren1:04.5371:03.9711:03.97118
9Lance StrollRacing Point1:04.3091:03.9551:04.02917
10Daniel RicciardoRenault1:04.5561:04.0231:04.23915
11Sebastian VettelFerrari1:04.5541:04.20613
12Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri1:04.6031:04.30514
13Daniil KvyatAlphaTauri1:05.0311:04.43114
14Esteban OconRenault1:04.9331:04.64312
15Romain GrosjeanHaas1:05.09414
16Kevin MagnussenHaas1:05.1648
17George RussellWilliams1:05.16710
18Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo1:05.1758
19Kimi RäikkönenAlfa Romeo1:05.2249
20Nicholas LatifiWilliams1:05.75712

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3 F1 Fan comments on “Qualifying Results 2020 Austrian F1 GP

  1. djole

    Hamilton is under investigation for not slowing durring yellow flag period and for leaving track at final corner, so maybe they delete his times from Q3, then for yellow flag he may get 3 place grid penalty, so it can happem that he is going to start from 13th position tomorrow...


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