Provisional starting grid GP Turkey: Penalty for both McLarens!

14-11-2020 17:44 | Updated: 14-11-2020 18:13
by GPblog.com
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Provisional starting grid GP Turkey: Penalty for both McLarens!

It was an exciting qualifying session at Istanbul Park for the Turkish GP. Rain and a new layer of asphalt gave a surprising result. Both McLaren drivers have received penalties, so this is what the preliminary grid looks like for tomorrow's race.

The big surprise of today is of course Lance Stroll. The last couple of races the Canadian driver has had a lot of criticism, but in Turkey the Racing Point driver was able to show his qualities again. Stroll's performance was particularly notable as Max Verstappen was giving a master class in driving in the rain. The Dutchman now has to settle for second place, ahead of Sergio Perez in the other Racing Point.

Busy afternoon for the stewards

The result that was written down just after the qualification, however, is by no means final. The stewards have asked multiple drivers to explain themselves, including Lance Stroll. The Canadian got away without a penalty, but others can't say that. Carlos Sainz received a grid penalty of three places for hampering Perez and Lando Norris received a grid penalty of five places for ignoring yellow flags. George Russell will have to go to the stewards for the same offence, although he already has engine penalties This is what the starting grid looks like for the time being.

Provisional starting grid GP Turkey:

1. Lance Stroll
2. Max Verstappen
3. Sergio Perez
4. Alexander Albon
5. Daniel Ricciardo
6. Lewis Hamilton
7. Esteban Ocon
8. Kimi Raikkonen
9. Valtteri Bottas
10. Antonio Giovinazzi
11. Sebastian Vettel
12. Charles Leclerc
13. Pierre Gasly
14. Kevin Magnussen
15. Carlos Sainz
16. Lando Norris
17. Daniil Kvyat
18. Romain Grosjean
19. Nicholas Latifi

20. George Russell*

*Russell is still under investigation by the stewards

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