And welcome to our protection for the 2020 Turkish Grand Prix, coming from Intercity Istanbul Park, some 30 or so miles outdoors of Istanbul. Yesterday’s qualifying session was brilliantly dramatic, with heavy rain falling for the primary a part of the session. It took two pink flags and 70 minutes to finish it and get Q2 began, which was fairly one thing.
There was a bit extra drama in Q2 nevertheless it was in closing qualifying the place the actual pleasure occurred, with the rain stopping and the monitor drying up. The crossover between full moist tyres — which have been positively wanted for the earlier two periods — was coming in and Racing Level went early in switching and it paid off.
After Sergio Pérez was on provisional pole for a lot of Q3, Lance Stroll hooked it collectively in the direction of the very finish to knock him off prime spot. Solely Max Verstappen — who had been prime in every of the 5 periods earlier than — was the one man behind him and will solely end three-tenths off. Stroll on pole for the primary time in his profession — it was unimaginable viewing and good to see somebody aside from Valtteri Bottas (ninth) or Lewis Hamilton (sixth) on pole place for as soon as this yr.