F1 Turkish Grand Prix Live Commentary and Updates - FP3 & Qualifying


By: Haydn Cobb, Jake Boxall-Legge


  • Bottas takes pole for the Turkish Grand Prix ahead of Verstappen and Leclerc
  • Hamilton qualified top but will take a 10-place grid penalty 
  • Vettel, Ocon, Russell, Schumacher and Sainz out in Q2
  • Ricciardo, Latifi, Giovinazzi, Raikkonen and Mazepin out in Q1
  1. Hamilton, Mercedes
  2. Bottas, Mercedes
  3. Verstappen, Red Bull
  4. Leclerc, Ferrari
  5. Gasly, AlphaTauri
  6. Alonso, Alpine
  7. Perez, Red Bull
  8. Norris, McLaren
  9. Tsunoda, AlphaTauri
  10. Stroll, Aston Martin
Status: Stopped
08:19 And that's all from us today! We'll see you tomorrow for the Turkish Grand Prix.
08:03 Top 10 in qualifying: Hamilton, Bottas, Verstappen, Leclerc, Gasly, Alonso, Perez, Norris, Stroll, Tsunoda.
08:02 Hamilton cements the best time in qualifying - but with his 10-place grid penalty, Bottas has pole for tomorrow!
08:02 Leclerc fires up to fourth, bagging himself a second-row spot for tomorrow!
08:01 Bottas gets within a whisker of usurping Hamilton, but is just a tenth off the fastest time!
08:01 Alonso goes quicker, getting fifth off Perez - as Verstappen remains third!
08:00 Chequered is out - Perez also improves but remains fifth for now.
08:00 Gasly goes quicker with a 1m23.326s, but can't improve on fourth.
07:59 Tsunoda cements ninth with a 1m24.368s.
07:58 And it's a 1m22.868s for Hamilton now; the bar is raised once more.
07:55 So there's a bit of a pause for thought, but Hamilton is first to get back out.
07:52 After the opening runs, Perez is fifth ahead of Alonso, Norris, Leclerc, Tsunoda and Stroll.
07:52 Gasly gets up to third, but gets moved down to fourth by Verstappen.
07:51 Hamilton opens Q3 with a 1m23.093s, which Bottas pips by 0.022s.
07:48 The final part of qualifying now begins.
07:44 In Q3: Hamilton, Bottas, Verstappen, Gasly, Alonso, Perez, Leclerc, Tsunoda, Stroll, Norris
07:42 Eliminated in Q2: Vettel, Ocon, Russell, Schumacher, Sainz.
07:41 Leclerc moves out of the drop zone, shuffling Vettel back in!
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