2020 F1 Portuguese Grand Prix qualifying results, full grid lineup

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton will start the Portuguese Grand Prix from pole position, the 12th round of the 2020 Formula 1 World Championship season, at Portimao ahead of teammate Valtteri Bottas.

2020 F1 Portuguese Grand Prix qualifying results, full grid lineup

After a 30-minute delay to fix a drain cover, the teams were unleashed for the first-ever contemporary F1 qualifying sessions at the Algarve International Circuit.

In the top-10 shootout, Bottas set the bar at 1m16.986s, 0.047s quicker than Hamilton. For the second runs, Mercedes switched to the medium tyres, with Hamilton taking provisional pole with 1m16.934s, to pip Bottas by 0.052s.

Bottas struck back with a lap of 1m16.754s, only for Hamilton to respond with 1m16.652s on his second flying lap (Bottas only had one) that sealed pole position.

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Red Bull’s Max Verstappen will start third, having briefly split the Mercedes, ahead of Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc.

Sergio Perez qualified fifth for Racing Point, ahead of Alex Albon’s Red Bull. The McLarens of Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris were next up, ahead of Pierre Gasly’s AlphaTauri and Daniel Ricciardo (Renault) who didn’t run after his Q2 off.

In Qualifying 2, Bottas was fastest on the medium tyres with 1m16.466s, 0.358s faster than Hamilton on similar rubber. Verstappen was 0.572s off in third, complaining of “no grip” despite using the softs, while Ricciardo escaped a spin at Turn 11 on his last lap to just make Q3.

Knocked out at this point were Renault’s Esteban Ocon, Lance Stroll (Racing Point), Daniil Kvyat (AlphaTauri), an impressive George Russell (Williams) and a less impressive Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari), whose gamble to make Q3 on mediums, like teammate Leclerc, failed by a long way.

In Qualifying 1, Hamilton set the fastest time at 1m16.828s, 0.051s quicker than Verstappen, with Bottas a tenth off the pace.

Falling at the first hurdle were the Alfa Romeos of Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi, the soon-to-be-dumped Haas duo Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen, and Nicholas Latifi (Williams).

F1 Portuguese Grand Prix qualifying grid results

Cla Driver Chassis Engine Time Gap km/h
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Mercedes 1'16.652   219.986
2 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes Mercedes 1'16.754 0.102 219.694
3 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull Honda 1'16.904 0.252 219.265
4 Monaco Charles Leclerc Ferrari Ferrari 1'17.090 0.438 218.736
5 Mexico Sergio Perez Racing Point Mercedes 1'17.223 0.571 218.359
6 Thailand Alex Albon Red Bull Honda 1'17.437 0.785 217.756
7 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. McLaren Renault 1'17.520 0.868 217.523
8 United Kingdom Lando Norris McLaren Renault 1'17.525 0.873 217.509
9 France Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri Honda 1'17.803 1.151 216.732
10 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Renault Renault      
11 France Esteban Ocon Renault Renault 1'17.614 0.962 217.259
12 Canada Lance Stroll Racing Point Mercedes 1'17.626 0.974 217.226
13 Russian Federation Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauri Honda 1'17.728 1.076 216.941
14 United Kingdom George Russell Williams Mercedes 1'17.788 1.136 216.773
15 Germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari Ferrari 1'17.919 1.267 216.409
16 Finland Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Ferrari 1'18.201 1.549 215.628
17 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Ferrari 1'18.323 1.671 215.293
18 France Romain Grosjean Haas Ferrari 1'18.364 1.712 215.180
19 Denmark Kevin Magnussen Haas Ferrari 1'18.508 1.856 214.785
20 Canada Nicholas Latifi Williams Mercedes 1'18.777 2.125 214.052

F1 Portuguese Grand Prix qualifying Q3 results

Cla Driver Chassis Engine Laps Time Gap Interval km/h
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Mercedes 8 1'16.652     219.986
2 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes Mercedes 6 1'16.754 0.102 0.102 219.694
3 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull Honda 8 1'16.904 0.252 0.150 219.265
4 Monaco Charles Leclerc Ferrari Ferrari 8 1'17.090 0.438 0.186 218.736
5 Mexico Sergio Perez Racing Point Mercedes 7 1'17.223 0.571 0.133 218.359
6 Thailand Alex Albon Red Bull Honda 8 1'17.437 0.785 0.214 217.756
7 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. McLaren Renault 6 1'17.520 0.868 0.083 217.523
8 United Kingdom Lando Norris McLaren Renault 6 1'17.525 0.873 0.005 217.509
9 France Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri Honda 5 1'17.803 1.151 0.278 216.732
10 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Renault Renault 0        

F1 Portuguese Grand Prix qualifying Q2 results

Cla Driver Chassis Engine Laps Time Gap Interval km/h
1 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes Mercedes 6 1'16.466     220.521
2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Mercedes 7 1'16.824 0.358 0.358 219.493
3 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull Honda 9 1'17.038 0.572 0.214 218.884
4 Mexico Sergio Perez Racing Point Mercedes 7 1'17.129 0.663 0.091 218.625
5 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. McLaren Renault 8 1'17.183 0.717 0.054 218.472
6 United Kingdom Lando Norris McLaren Renault 7 1'17.321 0.855 0.138 218.083
7 France Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri Honda 9 1'17.367 0.901 0.046 217.953
8 Monaco Charles Leclerc Ferrari Ferrari 9 1'17.367 0.901 0.000 217.953
9 Thailand Alex Albon Red Bull Honda 10 1'17.411 0.945 0.044 217.829
10 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Renault Renault 9 1'17.481 1.015 0.070 217.632
11 France Esteban Ocon Renault Renault 8 1'17.614 1.148 0.133 217.259
12 Canada Lance Stroll Racing Point Mercedes 10 1'17.626 1.160 0.012 217.226
13 Russian Federation Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauri Honda 10 1'17.728 1.262 0.102 216.941
14 United Kingdom George Russell Williams Mercedes 6 1'17.788 1.322 0.060 216.773
15 Germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari Ferrari 10 1'17.919 1.453 0.131 216.409

F1 Portuguese Grand Prix qualifying Q1 results

Cla Driver Chassis Engine Laps Time Gap Interval km/h
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Mercedes 6 1'16.828     219.482
2 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull Honda 6 1'16.879 0.051 0.051 219.336
3 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes Mercedes 5 1'16.945 0.117 0.066 219.148
4 France Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri Honda 12 1'17.209 0.381 0.264 218.399
5 Mexico Sergio Perez Racing Point Mercedes 7 1'17.370 0.542 0.161 217.944
6 Monaco Charles Leclerc Ferrari Ferrari 6 1'17.421 0.593 0.051 217.801
7 Thailand Alex Albon Red Bull Honda 11 1'17.435 0.607 0.014 217.761
8 Germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari Ferrari 10 1'17.446 0.618 0.011 217.731
9 United Kingdom Lando Norris McLaren Renault 11 1'17.547 0.719 0.101 217.447
10 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Renault Renault 8 1'17.621 0.793 0.074 217.240
11 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. McLaren Renault 10 1'17.627 0.799 0.006 217.223
12 Canada Lance Stroll Racing Point Mercedes 12 1'17.667 0.839 0.040 217.111
13 France Esteban Ocon Renault Renault 10 1'17.775 0.947 0.108 216.810
14 Russian Federation Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauri Honda 12 1'17.841 1.013 0.066 216.626
15 United Kingdom George Russell Williams Mercedes 11 1'17.931 1.103 0.090 216.376
16 Finland Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Ferrari 12 1'18.201 1.373 0.270 215.628
17 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Ferrari 12 1'18.323 1.495 0.122 215.293
18 France Romain Grosjean Haas Ferrari 12 1'18.364 1.536 0.041 215.180
19 Denmark Kevin Magnussen Haas Ferrari 10 1'18.508 1.680 0.144 214.785
20 Canada Nicholas Latifi Williams Mercedes 11 1'18.777 1.949 0.269 214.052

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