LIVE F1, Tuscan GP 2020 qualifying updates: Hamilton takes the pole position for the first time at Mugello

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16.05 Starting grid for this weekend race:

1 Lewis HAMILTON Mercedes1:15.144 5
2 Valtteri BOTTAS Mercedes+0.059 4
3 Max VERSTAPPEN Red Bull Racing+0.365 4
4 Alexander ALBON Red Bull Racing+0.810 5
5 Charles LECLERC Ferrari+1.126 6
6 Sergio PEREZ Racing Point+1.167 5
7 Lance STROLL Racing Point+1.212 5
8 Daniel RICCIARDO Renault+1.399 5
9 Carlos SAINZ McLaren+2.726 6
10 Esteban OCON Renault- – 5
11 Lando NORRIS McLaren- – 4
12 Daniil KVYAT AlphaTauri- – 4
13 Kimi RÄIKKÖNEN Alfa Romeo Racing- – 4
14 Sebastian VETTEL Ferrari- – 4
15 Romain GROSJEAN Haas F1 Team- – 4
16 Pierre GASLY AlphaTauri- – 2
17 Antonio GIOVINAZZI Alfa Romeo Racing- – 2
18 George RUSSELL Williams- – 3
19 Nicholas LATIFI Williams- – 3
20 Kevin MAGNUSSEN Haas F1 Team- – 2

16.04 Updated standings after the end of Q3:

16.00 Lewis Hamilton takes the pole position, even though he has not improved the time from the previous lap. It is his 95th pole position. Followed by Bottas +0.059 and Verstappen +0.365. Leclerc was the only one to be faster than before, taking P5. Many drivers have been affected by the yellow flag caused by Ocon.

1 Lewis HAMILTON Mercedes1:15.144 5
2 Valtteri BOTTAS Mercedes+0.059 4
3 Max VERSTAPPEN Red Bull Racing+0.365 4
4 Alexander ALBON Red Bull Racing+0.810 5
5 Charles LECLERC Ferrari+1.126 6
6 Sergio PEREZ Racing Point+1.167 5
7 Lance STROLL Racing Point+1.212 5
8 Daniel RICCIARDO Renault+1.399 5
9 Carlos SAINZ McLaren+2.726 6
10 Esteban OCON Renault- – 5
11 Lando NORRIS McLaren- – 4
12 Daniil KVYAT AlphaTauri- – 4
13 Kimi RÄIKKÖNEN Alfa Romeo Racing- – 4
14 Sebastian VETTEL Ferrari- – 4
15 Romain GROSJEAN Haas F1 Team- – 4
16 Pierre GASLY AlphaTauri- – 2
17 Antonio GIOVINAZZI Alfa Romeo Racing- – 2
18 George RUSSELL Williams- – 3
19 Nicholas LATIFI Williams- – 3
20 Kevin MAGNUSSEN Haas F1 Team- – 2

15.59 Yellow flag in Sector 1, this could damage some of the drivers who need to complete their laps.

15.56 Everyone is on track for the last attempt.

15.55 5 minutes left, the last attempt for everyone.

15.53 Perez takes P5, 1.167 behind Hamilton and Leclerc goes into P8-

15.51 HAMILTON SETS A NEW TRACK RECORD IN 1’15″144! Bottas is only 0.059 behind his teammate. Incredible performances for Mercedes. Verstappen is in P3, +0.402. Leclerc is in P7 2.595 behind the lead. He had used tyres for his first attempt.

1 Lewis HAMILTON Mercedes1:15.144 4
2 Valtteri BOTTAS Mercedes+0.059 3
3 Max VERSTAPPEN Red Bull Racing+0.402 3
4 Alexander ALBON Red Bull Racing+0.810 4
5 Lance STROLL Racing Point+1.212 4
6 Daniel RICCIARDO Renault+1.399 4
7 Charles LECLERC Ferrari+2.595 5
8 Carlos SAINZ McLaren+2.726 5
9 Sergio PEREZ Racing Point- – 5
10 Esteban OCON Renault- – 4

15.48 12 minutes to decide the order of the top ten positions and to decide the pole position here at Mugello.

15.48 Q3 STARTS NOW!

15.44 There is a stronger wind now, this could challenge the drivers in their last attempts in Q3.

15.41 Mercedes confirms its dominion, but Verstappen could still have it enough in the last lap to challenge them. It is hard to think that Leclerc could aim at the third row.

15.40 Final standings after Q2:

1 Lewis HAMILTON Mercedes1:15.309 3
2 Valtteri BOTTAS Mercedes+0.013 2
3 Max VERSTAPPEN Red Bull Racing+0.162 2
4 Alexander ALBON Red Bull Racing+0.605 3
5 Daniel RICCIARDO Renault+0.934 3
6 Lance STROLL Racing Point+0.962 3
7 Esteban OCON Renault+0.988 4
8 Charles LECLERC Ferrari+1.015 4
9 Sergio PEREZ Racing Point+1.180 4
10 Carlos SAINZ McLaren+1.213 4
11 Lando NORRIS McLaren+1.331 ELIMINATED
12 Daniil KVYAT AlphaTauri+1.545 ELIMINATED
13 Kimi RÄIKKÖNEN Alfa Romeo Racing+1.545 ELIMINATED
14 Sebastian VETTEL Ferrari+1.549 ELIMINATED
15 Romain GROSJEAN Haas F1 Team+1.945 ELIMINATED

15.39 Sainz improves his time and takes P15, eliminating his teammate Norris. Ocon gains P7, relegating Leclerc in P8.

15.39 Vettel improves his time, but not enough and maintains P13, while Leclerc, maintains P7.

15.38 Both Racing Point cars are improving their times, Perez remains in P9 while Stroll keeps P6. Both cars were slower in Sector 3.

15.35 With 5 minutes left in Q2, Ferrari goes back on track to try the last attempts. Racing Point is also on track at the moment.

15.31 With 10 minutes left in this Q2, the drivers who would be eliminated are, in order, Kvyat, Sainz, Vettel, Raikkonen and Grosjean.

1 Lewis HAMILTON Mercedes1:15.309 3
2 Valtteri BOTTAS Mercedes+0.013 2
3 Max VERSTAPPEN Red Bull Racing+0.162 2
4 Alexander ALBON Red Bull Racing+0.605 3
5 Daniel RICCIARDO Renault+0.934 3
6 Lance STROLL Racing Point+0.962 2
7 Charles LECLERC Ferrari+1.015 3
8 Esteban OCON Renault+1.133 3
9 Sergio PEREZ Racing Point+1.180 3
10 Lando NORRIS McLaren+1.362 3
11 Daniil KVYAT AlphaTauri+1.545 3
12 Carlos SAINZ McLaren+1.545 3
13 Sebastian VETTEL Ferrari+1.697 3
14 Kimi RÄIKKÖNEN Alfa Romeo Racing+2.893 3
15 Romain GROSJEAN Haas F1 Team- – 3

15.29 HAMILTON SETS A NEW TRACK RECORD IN 1’15″309! Bottas is right behind him in 1’15″322.

15.28 Just as a reminder, no matter the result of the qualifying session, Sergio Perez has been given a one grid position penalty after the incident at the exit of the pit lane with Raikkonen during FP2.

15.27 Everyone is on track with soft tyres.

15.25 Q2 starts now!!

15.24 Mercedes confirms its superiority in this Q1 while Verstappen is always behind, trying to challenge both Hamilton and Bottas.

15.22 Here are the eliminated drivers after Q1:

15.20 The drivers eliminated after Q1 and will start from P15 to P20, in order, Gasly, Giovinazzi, Russell, Latifi and Magnussen. Here is the updated standings after Q1:

1 Valtteri BOTTAS Mercedes1:15.749 1
2 Lewis HAMILTON Mercedes+0.029 2
3 Max VERSTAPPEN Red Bull Racing+0.586 1
4 Alexander ALBON Red Bull Racing+0.778 2
5 Sergio PEREZ Racing Point+0.847 2
6 Charles LECLERC Ferrari+0.949 2
7 Lance STROLL Racing Point+0.952 1
8 Esteban OCON Renault+1.076 2
9 Lando NORRIS McLaren+1.146 2
10 Daniil KVYAT AlphaTauri+1.179 2
11 Daniel RICCIARDO Renault+1.232 2
12 Carlos SAINZ McLaren+1.244 2
13 Kimi RÄIKKÖNEN Alfa Romeo Racing+1.310 2
14 Romain GROSJEAN Haas F1 Team+1.320 2
15 Sebastian VETTEL Ferrari+1.323 2
16 Pierre GASLY AlphaTauri+1.376 2
17 Antonio GIOVINAZZI Alfa Romeo Racing+1.471 2
18 George RUSSELL Williams+1.483 3
19 Nicholas LATIFI Williams+1.571 3
20 Kevin MAGNUSSEN Haas F1 Team+1.599 2

15.19 VETTEL!!! He was at risk until his last attempt when although a slow sector 1 he managed to improve his time and qualify for Q2.

15.17 Everyone is out on the track again, when there are only 3 minutes left.

15.16 Perez is faster than his previous lap and takes P4, 0.849 behind Bottas, and ahead of his teammate Stroll.

15.14 Updated standings:

1 Valtteri BOTTAS Mercedes1:15.749 1
2 Lewis HAMILTON Mercedes+0.029 1
3 Max VERSTAPPEN Red Bull Racing+0.586 1
4 Lance STROLL Racing Point+0.952 1
5 Sergio PEREZ Racing Point+1.259 2
6 Alexander ALBON Red Bull Racing+1.269 1
7 Charles LECLERC Ferrari+1.299 1
8 Daniil KVYAT AlphaTauri+1.329 1
9 Carlos SAINZ McLaren+1.341 1
10 Daniel RICCIARDO Renault+1.395 1
11 Esteban OCON Renault+1.414 1
12 Antonio GIOVINAZZI Alfa Romeo Racing+1.544 1
13 Nicholas LATIFI Williams+1.571 2
14 Sebastian VETTEL Ferrari+1.594 1
15 Lando NORRIS McLaren+1.601 1
16 Pierre GASLY AlphaTauri+1.617 1
17 Kimi RÄIKKÖNEN Alfa Romeo Racing+1.628 1
18 George RUSSELL Williams+1.726 2
19 Romain GROSJEAN Haas F1 Team+1.835 1
20 Kevin MAGNUSSEN Haas F1 Team+2.183 1

15.12 Kvyat takes P8, while Gasly, the winner of last week at Monza, is in P16, and at serious risk not to make it into Q2.

15.10 Ferrari set its times: Leclerc in P7, +1.299 from the lead while Vettel is in P13, +1.594 from the lead. Vettel is at risk not to qualify for Q2 when there are 7 minutes left. From P5 to P17 there is a great equilibrium.

1 Valtteri BOTTAS Mercedes1:15.749 1
2 Lewis HAMILTON Mercedes+0.029 1
3 Max VERSTAPPEN Red Bull Racing+0.586 1
4 Lance STROLL Racing Point+0.952 1
5 Sergio PEREZ Racing Point+1.259 1
6 Alexander ALBON Red Bull Racing+1.269 1
7 Charles LECLERC Ferrari+1.299 1
8 Daniil KVYAT AlphaTauri+1.329 1
9 Carlos SAINZ McLaren+1.341 1
10 Daniel RICCIARDO Renault+1.395 1
11 Esteban OCON Renault+1.414 1
12 Antonio GIOVINAZZI Alfa Romeo Racing+1.544 1
13 Sebastian VETTEL Ferrari+1.594 1
14 Lando NORRIS McLaren+1.601 1
15 Pierre GASLY AlphaTauri+1.617 1
16 Kimi RÄIKKÖNEN Alfa Romeo Racing+1.628 1
17 George RUSSELL Williams+1.726 2
18 Romain GROSJEAN Haas F1 Team+1.835 1
19 Nicholas LATIFI Williams+2.175 2
20 Kevin MAGNUSSEN Haas F1 Team+2.183 1

15.08 Mercedes show immediately the superiority of its car with Bottas who takes the lead in 1’15″749 followed by Hamilton, only 0.029 behind. Verstappen in P3 0.586 behind Bottas, then Stroll and Perez.

15.07 Stroll takes the lead, temporarily, in 1’16″701, followed by Perez (+0.307), Giovinazzi (+0.592).

15.05 Alfa Romea, Mercedes, Racing Point, McLaren and Verstappen are on track for their timed laps.

15.04 Russell and Latifi are the first ones to complete a timed lap. Latifi in 1’17″924 is  0″100 faster than his teammate.

15.02 Russell is the first one on the track after his FP3 was cut short after some problems with his brakes.

15.00 Q1 STARTS NOW!

Good afternoon and welcome to the LIVE qualifying update of the Tuscan GP, the ninth round of F1 2020 and the weekend that celebrates the Ferrari 1000th race in Formula 1. During this race, the Italian team has presented a new livery, in honour of the first Ferrari in 1950. To celebrate the team, the safety cars this weekend will be red in honour of Ferrari. For the first time, an official F1 race will take place at Mugello and the drivers will need to push their cars to the limits to get the best stating grid position.

As usual, Mercedes is the favourite to conquer the pole position, especially after what we have seen in FP2, but Red Bull, with Max Verstappen, is not that far behind. It seems improbable to see a fight to get the pole position, but it is fair to expect Verstappen trying to make the difference on this track.

Ferrari is incomprehensible. During FP1, Charles Leclerc gave hopes to all the Ferrari fans at the track and home realising an unexpected third position. However, in the afternoon, during FP2, the Monegasque driver finished in P10. Therefore, it is not clear what the real value of the SF1000 is on this track. During FP2, Leclerc was the only driver not to improve his performance from the morning, except Grosjean who did not have the chance to complete good laps. The goal for today is to get into Q3 with at least one car.

OA Sport offers the LIVE qualifying updates of the Tuscan GP, the ninth round of F1 2020: real-time and minute by minute updates not to miss any action from Mugello. Qualifying stars at 15.00. Enjoy!

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