Ferrari flask: Charles Leclerc is seventh, Sebastian Vettel even eleventh (with the shame ofelimination in Q2, first time for him since 2014).
In Q1 driving Verstappen with a time of 1’04.024, in front of the two Mercedes cars of Bottas and Hamilton, separated respectively by 0 ″ 087 and 0 ″ 174. The Racing Point is confirmed with Stroll’s fourth place, ahead of Leclerc, fifth 4 tenths of a second from Verstappen. Vettel eighth to half a second. Magnussen, Russell, Latifi and the two Alfa Romeos by Giovinazzi and Raikkonen have been eliminated.
Q2, after the initial delay is Mercedes show: Hamilton in command with a time of 1: 03.325, the squire Bottas is immediately behind in 1’03.530. In the end of the heat, the Finn managed to overtake his team mate with a time of 1’03.015. The two clearly separate all the others.
The Ferraris are very bad: Vettel is surprisingly out of Q3, will start from eleventh place on the starting grid, Leclerc is saved on the wool thread, tenth to over a second from the first. Kvyat, Gasly, Ocon and Grosejan have also been eliminated.
Q3: Bottas surprises Hamilton and set the time of 1’02.939. A practically perfect lap, which marks the new track record. Far from rivals: Verstappen is third at six tenths, Albon fifth at almost one second. Leclerc closes in seventh position.
Starting grid (first eleven)
OMNISPORT | 04-07-2020 16:12