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Turkish Grand Prix
Istanbul Park, Istanbul
Race: Podium
1
Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
Nationality
2
Sergio Perez Racing Point
Nationality
3
Sebastian Vettel Ferrari
Nationality
4
Charles Leclerc Ferrari
Nationality
Istanbul Park, Istanbul RACE TRACK, 15 Nov 2020
Winner
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes

LIVE | 2020 Turkish Grand Prix

2020 Mercedes-AMG F1 car (Jenifer Lorenzini / Getty Images)
2020 Mercedes-AMG F1 car (Jenifer Lorenzini / Getty Images)
Jenifer Lorenzini
Last Updated

15 Nov 2020

Bottas has had a horrid day, seems to be ignoring blue flags.

15 Nov 2020

Leclerc told:"Take care of these tyres. We're going till the end"

15 Nov 2020

Max is flying and catching up to Alex in P6.

15 Nov 2020

Gasly overtakes Bottas for P13.

15 Nov 2020

Just ten laps to go, as Bottas comes out the pits.

15 Nov 2020

Hamilton has done 42 laps on these sets of tyres.

15 Nov 2020

Ricciardo has spun out.

15 Nov 2020

Ricciardo in p10 and Ocon in P11.

15 Nov 2020

Looks like Merc will be bringing in Hamilton to box. Just eight laps left.

15 Nov 2020

Few spots of rain between lap 8 and 9.

15 Nov 2020

Max still has the fastest lap.

15 Nov 2020

Perez is 19.2 seconds behind Hamilton.

15 Nov 2020

The Red Bulls are 40 seconds behind Hamilton.

15 Nov 2020

Kimi spins out, and Max spins out too.

15 Nov 2020

Hamilton concerned about tyres blowing out.

15 Nov 2020

Just six laps to go.

15 Nov 2020

Vettel says there's heavy rain on track.

15 Nov 2020

Heavy rain for last lap of the race.

15 Nov 2020

4 more laps to go.

15 Nov 2020

Norris has fastest lap. 

15 Nov 2020

If Hamilton wins today, it will also be his 94th race win.

15 Nov 2020

New inters won't work for Mercedes, it surely is not working for Verstappen.

15 Nov 2020

Bottas told 4 laps left, he says "I wish it was less."

15 Nov 2020

Hamilton told rain will hit at Turn 8.

15 Nov 2020

Just one lap left!!

15 Nov 2020

After a horrid weekend, this has been a stellar race for Hamilton so far.

15 Nov 2020

FINAL LAP!

15 Nov 2020

Ferrari will make podium today!

15 Nov 2020

Great news is also Vettel in P4.

15 Nov 2020

Lewis Hamilton wins the 2020 Turkish Grand Prix, and claims his 7th world title. He equals Michael Schumacher's record today.

15 Nov 2020

Vettel MAKES PODIUM!!

15 Nov 2020

Perez in P2, Vettel takes P3 on last lap as he passes Leclerc in P4.

15 Nov 2020

Hamilton says his win is for all the kids out there who have dreams. "You can do it!"

15 Nov 2020

Lewis Hamilton makes history today at the 2020 Turkish Grand Prix.

15 Nov 2020

Seeing Vettel and Hamilton on podium will be special today. Great result for Perez.
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Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:40.248
1:42:19.313
58
2
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Racing Point
1:44.373
31.633
58
3
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
1:40.303
31.960
58
4
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:44.291
33.858
58
5
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
McLaren
1:40.007
34.363
58
6
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:40.665
44.873
58
7
Nationality
Alexander Albon
Red Bull
1:40.241
46.484
58
8
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
1:36.806
61.259
58
9
Nationality
Lance Stroll
Racing Point
1:43.058
72.353
58
10
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
Renault
1:42.570
95.460
58
11
Nationality
Esteban Ocon
Renault
1:46.456
1 LAP
57
12
Nationality
Daniil Kvyat
AlphaTauri
1:42.818
1 LAP
57
13
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri
1:39.668
1 LAP
57
14
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:38.193
1 LAP
57
15
Nationality
Kimi Raikkonen
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:39.743
1 LAP
57
16
Nationality
George Russell
Williams
1:42.992
1 LAP
57
R
Nationality
Antonio Giovin...
Alfa Romeo Racing
RETIRED
46 LAPS
11
R
Nationality
Nicholas Latifi
Williams
RETIRED
18 LAPS
39
R
Nationality
Romain Grosjean
Haas
RETIRED
8 LAPS
49
R
Nationality
Kevin Magnussen
Haas
RETIRED
2 LAPS
55

15 Nov 2020

At the end of it, Lewis Hamilton is a seven-time World Champion, but there's still plenty to be decided elsewhere in the standings. The first of the final three races is in Bahrain in two weeks time, and we'll be here to cover it from FP1 to race-day, so

15 Nov 2020

Well, what a race weekend that was from start to finish. It's fair to say we won't see another quite like it for a long time.

15 Nov 2020

Oh, and if Perez doesn't get a seat for next year, it's a huge injustice. Are you listening, Red Bull?

15 Nov 2020

Something feels right about Vettel, argubaly the biggest rival of his career - and a close friend - sharing the podium with him for this moment.

15 Nov 2020

Hamilton is emotional, and quite right too. What a drive, what an achievement, and what a driver. Statistically, and in the eyes of many, he's the best ever.

15 Nov 2020

The full result: P1 Hamilton, P2 Perez, P3 Vettel, P4 Leclerc, P5 Sainz, P6 Verstappen, P7 Albon, P8 Norris, P9 Stroll, P10 Ricciardo, P11 Ocon, P12 Kvyat, P13 Gasly, P14 Bottas, P15 Raikkonen, P16 Russell, P17 Magnussen, P18 Grosjean, P19 Latifi, P20 Gi

15 Nov 2020

Norris passed Stroll late on to take P8. The Canadian will be wondering how things went so wrong so quickly after leading comfortably for a good while. Ricciardo took the final point.

15 Nov 2020

Verstappen, on the other hand, won't be pleased with P6, and the same can be said for Albon in P7. Both had the win within reach at one point.

15 Nov 2020

Sainz ever so nearly passed Leclerc too, but will be happy with P5 nonetheless.

15 Nov 2020

Leclerc tries to pass Perez but it's too ambitious and he ends up losing out to Vettel! Perez comes home in P2 and Vettel P3!

15 Nov 2020

Lewis Hamilton wins the Turkish Grand Prix and his seventh World Championship! What a moment!

15 Nov 2020

Leclerc right behind Perez...

15 Nov 2020

Final lap. No rain in sight.

15 Nov 2020

Mercedes wanted to pit Hamilton in case of rain, but he overrules the order and stays out.

15 Nov 2020

Bottas, having been told there are four laps to go, replies: "I wish it was less." He's been lapped by Alex Albon.

15 Nov 2020

Ferrari has just told Vettel heavy rain is expected for the final lap...

15 Nov 2020

Leclerc's pass has now dropped off. The win is Hamilton's, barring disaster. The question is now whether Perez can stay out and take P2.

15 Nov 2020

Verstappen spins while running behind Albon. He doesn't lose a place though.

15 Nov 2020

Hamilton and Perez will surely pit, which will lose them around 20 seconds each. Leclerc is currently 25 seconds behind the leader and catching...

15 Nov 2020

Norris dives down the inside of Ricciardo who subsequently spins. He's now down to P10.

15 Nov 2020

With 10 laps to go, Hamilton looks to have the win wrapped up. Behind him, Perez is still in P2 with a decent gap behind to the Ferraris, but his tyres will be getting old...

15 Nov 2020

Bottas made life rather difficult for his team-mate when finally letting him through. Toto may be having a word with him tonight...

15 Nov 2020

Sainz passes Albon and moves up to P5. Not going well for Red Bull...

15 Nov 2020

The Dutchman pits and comes out in P7, ahead of Stroll.

15 Nov 2020

Leclerc uses DRS to pass Verstappen for P3. He's flying.

15 Nov 2020

Latifi pulls in to the pits to retire after colliding with Grosjean.

15 Nov 2020

Hamilton has lapped Bottas. Not a great moment for the Finn...

15 Nov 2020

Sainz takes P7 from Stroll. He's sinking like a stone.

15 Nov 2020

Bottas has spun. Again. Seriously. At this rate, Hamilton will lap him.

15 Nov 2020

Albon now passes Stroll. It's all gone wrong for the Canadian.

15 Nov 2020

Leclerc takes P4 from Vettel.

15 Nov 2020

The Racing Points are both struggling now. It looks like both cars were set up purely for wet conditions.

15 Nov 2020

Vettel passes Stroll, the Canadian tries to retake the place but goes wide and falls behind both Ferraris!

15 Nov 2020

He's five seconds clear already. He's the big favourite for the win now.

15 Nov 2020

Hamilton passes Perez in the DRS zone to take the lead!

15 Nov 2020

Stroll pits! He puts on inters and comes out between Verstappen and Vettel.

15 Nov 2020

Hamilton is rapidly catching the front two. Given Perez is quicker than Stroll, Racing Point would be wise to have the Canadian let him through before the Mercedes catches up.

15 Nov 2020

Perez is just over a second behind Stroll, with Hamilton a further 3.5 down.

15 Nov 2020

He's now pitted and has come out behind Vettel and just ahead of Leclerc.

15 Nov 2020

Albon spins! What a disaster for the Red Bull who had a win in his sights. He's now in P4 behind Hamilton.

15 Nov 2020

Ferrari has seen that pace and thus brought Vettel in for the same. However, it was a poor stop.

15 Nov 2020

Leclerc has pitted for fresh inters and is now fastest on track. He's currently P9.

15 Nov 2020

DRS being enabled is usually an indication that the track is dry enough for dry tyres. That being said, the drivers all say it's still way too slippery.

15 Nov 2020

We're halfway through the race, and DRS has just been enabled...

15 Nov 2020

Verstappen is to be invesigated after the race for crossing the line at the pit-exit.

15 Nov 2020

Just to make things more interesting, Vettel is now flying. He's pulled away from Hamilton and is quickly catching the front three.

15 Nov 2020

Both of them have caught Stroll hugely. The Canadian is now only four seconds ahead. The fight for the win is on.

15 Nov 2020

Right then, Albon has caught Perez. Could this battle determine who drives for Red Bull next season? No pressure, Alex.

15 Nov 2020

Bottas goes for his third spin of the day. He must be getting dizzy...

15 Nov 2020

Verstappen is udner investigation for crossing the line at the pit-exit. That usually results in a penalty...

15 Nov 2020

Albon is flying. If he can pass Perez quickly, he could be in with a chance of the win...

15 Nov 2020

Albon is now in P3 and catching Perez. Vettel is a further 10 seconds back and still holding off Hamilton.

15 Nov 2020

He got too close to Perez at the wrong part of the track. Considering how much quicker he was, holding back until the straight may have been wise...

15 Nov 2020

He flatspotted his tyres and has now pitted, rejoining in P8.

15 Nov 2020

Verstappen spins! He was all over Perez and tried to pass at Turn 11 but lost control!

15 Nov 2020

Bottas spins and drops down to P15. The fat lady is starting to sing for the 2020 title fight...

15 Nov 2020

Albon has now passed Vettel and is pulling away from both of them.

15 Nov 2020

Hamilton tries to pass Vettel but goes too wide and loses a place to Albon!

15 Nov 2020

Racing has now resumed. Stroll has a nine second lead over his team-mate, who has Verstappen right behind him.

15 Nov 2020

We have a VSC while his car is moved by the marshalls.

15 Nov 2020

Giovinazzi becomes the first retirement of the race with a mechanical problem.

15 Nov 2020

The Red Bull has been rewarded for excellent pace on his wets and is now pulling away from Vettel, who seems to be struggling on inters.

15 Nov 2020

Verstappen pits and comes out ahead of Vettel!

15 Nov 2020

Hamilton has just gone three seconds quicker than the Dutchman though and is all over Vettel and Perez, the latter of whom had a poor stop.

15 Nov 2020

Perez follows suit a lap later. Verstappen now leads and wants to stay out. He's flying on his wets right now.

15 Nov 2020

Stroll comes in for inters. Perez and the Red Bulls stay out.

15 Nov 2020

Can Verstappen pull off the overcut on Vettel now? He's put in a good first sector.

15 Nov 2020

Vettel does the same, as does Hamilton.

15 Nov 2020

Bottas dives in for inters.

15 Nov 2020

He's gone purple in his first lap on them...

15 Nov 2020

Leclerc pits for intermediates. That's a gamble for Ferrari. If his pace is good, expect the pitlane to get very busy very quickly.

15 Nov 2020

Perez is starting to pick up the pace and catch his team-mate. The gap has dropped by a second in the last few laps...

15 Nov 2020

With no DRS and no grip, Verstappen just can't find a way past Vettel. To his credit, the German is driivng flawlessly so far.

15 Nov 2020

Replays show that, after spinning at Turn 1, Bottas then hit Ocon and went round again at Turn 9 on the first lap. He's currently P16.

15 Nov 2020

He's now back on the gearbox of Vettel, and needs to pass him ASAP if he wants to win this race. Stroll is running away with it at the moment.

15 Nov 2020

Verstappen has a big moment and now has his team-mate all over him.

15 Nov 2020

Everyone seems to be sliding around everywhere, asides from the Racing Points. Stroll leads Perez by four seconds and there's a seven second gap between the Mexican and Vettel.

15 Nov 2020

Hamilton goes wide and is passed by Vettel and the Red Bulls!

15 Nov 2020

Verstappen is in P5 behind Vettel who got away excellently.

15 Nov 2020

Bottas spins while Hamilton is up to P3!

15 Nov 2020

And we're off! Stroll gets away well as does Perez but Verstappen bogs down and drops back!

15 Nov 2020

Every driver is starting on full wets asides from the Williams pair. The formation lap is underway.

15 Nov 2020

It looks like the race won't be starting behind the Safety Car...

15 Nov 2020

With the track drying ever so slightly, it looks like most will start on inters rather than full wets. Five minutes until lights out and I've no idea what to expect.

15 Nov 2020

Add another penalty to the books. Gasly will now start from the back of the grid after his team breached Parc Ferme rules overnight.

15 Nov 2020

It's stopped raining, but the track is wet, and the forecast and clouds in the sky suggest it won't stay dry for long...

15 Nov 2020

As you're probably aware, Hamilton can win title number seven today. There are many permuations, but to put it simply, all he has is to do is make sure he doesn't score eight points less than Bottas. If he does that, the World Championship is his.

15 Nov 2020

Latifi will also have to start from the pits as he's changing the setup on his car. Not the best start to the day for Williams...

15 Nov 2020

It's hard to expalin just how treachourous the track at Istanbul Park is this weekend, but Giovinazzi and Russell have done an excellent job of showing it. Both have crashed on the way to the grid. The Italian got stuck in the gravel but has escaped and m

15 Nov 2020

With penalties for Lando Norris, Carlos Sainz and George Russell applied, this is the full starting grid for the Turkish Grand Prix: P1 Stroll, P2 Verstappen, P3 Perez, P4 Albon, P5 Ricciardo, P6 Hamilton, P7 Ocon, P8 Raikkonen, P9 Bottas, P10 Giovinazzi

15 Nov 2020

He'll be disappointed to be starting so far back, but he still has an excellent chance of taking the title today, and that's becuase the only man that can stop him, Valtteri Bottas, starts even lower, in P9. Esteban Ocon and Kimi Raikkonen seperate the tw

15 Nov 2020

'Where is Hamilton?' I hear you ask. Well, by his standards, low down. He struggled to switch on his tyres during qualifying and therefore couldn't do better than P6, just behind the Renault of Daniel Ricciardo.

15 Nov 2020

Perez himself starts in P3, and will be keen to make amends after being beaten by his team-mate yesterday. Just behind him is the Red Bull of Alex Albon.

15 Nov 2020

Starting just behind the Canadian is Max Verstappen, and he's not happy about it. He was the fastest man all weekend, topping every session, and took P1 early on in Q3. He was then set to improve on his time but, seeing how quickly Sergio Perez had gone

15 Nov 2020

Lance Stroll starts on pole. No, really. The Canadian has always impressed in wet conditons, and did so more than ever yesterday, putting in the best lap of anyone to secure his and Racing Point's (in it's current form) first ever pole position.

15 Nov 2020

So, let's take a look at said mixed up grid...

15 Nov 2020

This, combined with a bit of rain, made qualifying yesterday a completely chaotic affair that gave us the most mixed up grid in quite some time. Oh, and did we mention that it's just started raining in Istanbul?

15 Nov 2020

Why? Where to start... For one, the track has had absolutely zero grip all weekend, rain or no rain. The low temperatures and brand new tarmac have made it akin to driving on ice. Therefore, keeping a car on track is a genuine challenge.

15 Nov 2020

Hello and welcome to live coverage of the Turkish Grand Prix! We say this a lot, but this race is set to be a cracker, and we're more sure of that than ever before.
Turkish Grand Prix
Race Track
Race Date:

15 Nov

No of Laps:
58
Length:
5.340 km
Lap Record:
Juan Pablo Montoya (2005) - 1:24.770
Season Schedule
Date
Grand Prix
Time

24 Oct

United States Grand Prix

09:00 PM

07 Nov

Mexican Grand Prix

09:00 PM

14 Nov

Brazilian Grand Prix

07:00 PM

Driver Standings
#
Driver
Points
1
Max Verstappen Red Bull
262
2
Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
256
3
Valtteri Bottas Mercedes
177
4
Lando Norris McLaren
145
5
Sergio Perez Red Bull
135
Team Standings
#
Team
Points
1
Mercedes
433
2
Red Bull
397
3
McLaren
240
Season Results
Grand Prix
Podium

28 Mar

Bahrain Grand Prix
1. Lewis Hamilton 2. Max Verstappen 3. Valtteri Bottas

18 Apr

Italian (Emilia-Rom...
1. Max Verstappen 2. Lewis Hamilton 3. Lando Norris