2020 F1 British Grand Prix qualifying results, full grid lineup

Charles Bradley
·8 mins read

In the top-10 shootout, Hamilton set the benchmark fastest time of 1m24.616s before Valtteri Bottas crossed the line in 1m24.766s, 0.15s slower. Hamilton improved on his second run to 1m24.303s, with Bottas 0.313s down.

The rest, led by Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, were over 1s in arrears. Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc was fourth fastest and will start alongside Max on the second row, ahead of Lando Norris (McLaren), Lance Stroll (Racing Point), Carlos Sainz (McLaren), Daniel Ricciardo (Renault), Esteban Ocon (Renault) and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, who lost his best time for exceeding track limits.

Full report:

British GP: Hamilton storms to pole as Mercedes dominates Verstappen: Warmer conditions wouldn't have changed result

In Qualifying 2, Bottas went quickest on the medium tyres at 1m25.015s as Hamilton spun on his first attempt at Luffield. That caused a red flag while the gravel was cleared from the racing surface, and Hamilton was three-tenths off Bottas on his second run on mediums.

Knocked out at this point was Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri), who set exactly the same time as Stroll in P10 but, crucially, after the Canadian had done so. The shock Q2 casualty was Red Bull’s Alex Albon, who seemed to struggle since his crash in FP2 yesterday and could only manage 12th.

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Racing Point’s sub Nico Hulkenberg will start 13th, while George Russell (Williams) and Daniil Kvyat (AlphaTauri) also made Q2 – but Kvyat had a five-place grid penalty anyway.

In Qualifying 1, Bottas set the fastest time at 1m25.801s, ahead of Hamilton.

Falling at the first hurdle were Kevin Magnussen (Haas), the Alfa Romeos of Antonio Giovinazzi and Kimi Raikkonen, and Haas’s Romain Grosjean – who lost his first qualifying time due to breaching track limits and could only manage 19th on his second run.

Nicholas Latifi (Williams) spun on his final attempt but will not start last, as teammate Russell was penalised five places by stewards for not slowing sufficiently under yellows. Latifi will also start ahead of Kvyat.

F1 British Grand Prix grid lineup

1

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+
Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+

Mercedes

Mercedes

1'24.303

251.564

2

Finland
Finland

Valtteri Bottas

Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+
Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+

Mercedes

Mercedes

1'24.616

0.313

250.633

3

Netherlands
Netherlands

Max Verstappen

Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16
Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16

Red Bull

Honda

1'25.325

1.022

248.550

4

Monaco
Monaco

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari SF1000
Ferrari SF1000

Ferrari

Ferrari

1'25.427

1.124

248.254

5

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Lando Norris

McLaren-Renault MCL35
McLaren-Renault MCL35

McLaren

Renault

1'25.782

1.479

247.226

6

Canada
Canada

Lance Stroll

Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20
Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20

Racing Point

Mercedes

1'25.839

1.536

247.062

7

Spain
Spain

Carlos Sainz Jr.

McLaren-Renault MCL35
McLaren-Renault MCL35

McLaren

Renault

1'25.965

1.662

246.700

8

Australia
Australia

Daniel Ricciardo

Renault R.S.20
Renault R.S.20

Renault

Renault

1'26.009

1.706

246.574

9

France
France

Esteban Ocon

Renault R.S.20
Renault R.S.20

Renault

Renault

1'26.209

1.906

246.002

10

Germany
Germany

Sebastian Vettel

Ferrari SF1000
Ferrari SF1000

Ferrari

Ferrari

1'26.339

2.036

245.631

11

France
France

Pierre Gasly

AlphaTauri-Honda AT01
AlphaTauri-Honda AT01

AlphaTauri

Honda

1'26.501

2.198

245.171

12

Thailand
Thailand

Alex Albon

Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16
Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16

Red Bull

Honda

1'26.545

2.242

245.047

13

Germany
Germany

Nico Hulkenberg

Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20
Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20

Racing Point

Mercedes

1'26.566

2.263

244.987

14

Denmark
Denmark

Kevin Magnussen

Haas-Ferrari VF-20
Haas-Ferrari VF-20

Haas

Ferrari

1'27.158

2.855

243.323

15

Italy
Italy

Antonio Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari C39
Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari C39

Alfa Romeo

Ferrari

1'27.164

2.861

243.306

16

Finland
Finland

Kimi Raikkonen

Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari C39
Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari C39

Alfa Romeo

Ferrari

1'27.366

3.063

242.744

17

France
France

Romain Grosjean

Haas-Ferrari VF-20
Haas-Ferrari VF-20

Haas

Ferrari

1'27.643

3.340

241.977

18

Canada
Canada

Nicholas Latifi

Williams-Mercedes FW43
Williams-Mercedes FW43

Williams

Mercedes

1'27.705

3.402

241.806

19

Russian Federation
Russian Federation

Daniil Kvyat

AlphaTauri-Honda AT01
AlphaTauri-Honda AT01

AlphaTauri

Honda

1'26.744

2.441

244.484

20

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

George Russell

Williams-Mercedes FW43
Williams-Mercedes FW43

Williams

Mercedes

1'27.092

2.789

243.508

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F1 British Grand Prix qualifying Q3 results

1

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+
Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+

Mercedes

Mercedes

22

1'24.303

251.564

2

Finland
Finland

Valtteri Bottas

Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+
Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+

Mercedes

Mercedes

17

1'24.616

0.313

0.313

250.633

3

Netherlands
Netherlands

Max Verstappen

Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16
Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16

Red Bull

Honda

15

1'25.325

1.022

0.709

248.550

4

Monaco
Monaco

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari SF1000
Ferrari SF1000

Ferrari

Ferrari

16

1'25.427

1.124

0.102

248.254

5

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Lando Norris

McLaren-Renault MCL35
McLaren-Renault MCL35

McLaren

Renault

20

1'25.782

1.479

0.355

247.226

6

Canada
Canada

Lance Stroll

Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20
Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20

Racing Point

Mercedes

20

1'25.839

1.536

0.057

247.062

7

Spain
Spain

Carlos Sainz Jr.

McLaren-Renault MCL35
McLaren-Renault MCL35

McLaren

Renault

20

1'25.965

1.662

0.126

246.700

8

Australia
Australia

Daniel Ricciardo

Renault R.S.20
Renault R.S.20

Renault

Renault

19

1'26.009

1.706

0.044

246.574

9

France
France

Esteban Ocon

Renault R.S.20
Renault R.S.20

Renault

Renault

20

1'26.209

1.906

0.200

246.002

10

Germany
Germany

Sebastian Vettel

Ferrari SF1000
Ferrari SF1000

Ferrari

Ferrari

20

1'26.339

2.036

0.130

245.631

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F1 British Grand Prix qualifying Q2 results

1

Finland
Finland

Valtteri Bottas

Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+
Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+

Mercedes

Mercedes

11

1'25.015

249.457

2

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+
Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+

Mercedes

Mercedes

16

1'25.347

0.332

0.332

248.486

3

Netherlands
Netherlands

Max Verstappen

Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16
Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16

Red Bull

Honda

9

1'26.144

1.129

0.797

246.187

4

Spain
Spain

Carlos Sainz Jr.

McLaren-Renault MCL35
McLaren-Renault MCL35

McLaren

Renault

14

1'26.149

1.134

0.005

246.173

5

Monaco
Monaco

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari SF1000
Ferrari SF1000

Ferrari

Ferrari

10

1'26.203

1.188

0.054

246.019

6

France
France

Esteban Ocon

Renault R.S.20
Renault R.S.20

Renault

Renault

14

1'26.252

1.237

0.049

245.879

7

Australia
Australia

Daniel Ricciardo

Renault R.S.20
Renault R.S.20

Renault

Renault

13

1'26.339

1.324

0.087

245.631

8

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Lando Norris

McLaren-Renault MCL35
McLaren-Renault MCL35

McLaren

Renault

14

1'26.420

1.405

0.081

245.401

9

Germany
Germany

Sebastian Vettel

Ferrari SF1000
Ferrari SF1000

Ferrari

Ferrari

14

1'26.455

1.440

0.035

245.302

10

Canada
Canada

Lance Stroll

Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20
Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20

Racing Point

Mercedes

14

1'26.501

1.486

0.046

245.171

11

France
France

Pierre Gasly

AlphaTauri-Honda AT01
AlphaTauri-Honda AT01

AlphaTauri

Honda

12

1'26.501

1.486

0.000

245.171

12

Thailand
Thailand

Alex Albon

Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16
Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16

Red Bull

Honda

11

1'26.545

1.530

0.044

245.047

13

Germany
Germany

Nico Hulkenberg

Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20
Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20

Racing Point

Mercedes

14

1'26.566

1.551

0.021

244.987

14

Russian Federation
Russian Federation

Daniil Kvyat

AlphaTauri-Honda AT01
AlphaTauri-Honda AT01

AlphaTauri

Honda

12

1'26.744

1.729

0.178

244.484

15

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

George Russell

Williams-Mercedes FW43
Williams-Mercedes FW43

Williams

Mercedes

14

1'27.092

2.077

0.348

243.508

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F1 British Grand Prix qualifying Q1 results

1

Finland
Finland

Valtteri Bottas

Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+
Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+

Mercedes

Mercedes

5

1'25.801

247.171

2

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+
Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+

Mercedes

Mercedes

7

1'25.900

0.099

0.099

246.887

3

Netherlands
Netherlands

Max Verstappen

Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16
Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16

Red Bull

Honda

3

1'26.115

0.314

0.215

246.270

4

Canada
Canada

Lance Stroll

Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20
Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20

Racing Point

Mercedes

8

1'26.243

0.442

0.128

245.905

5

Germany
Germany

Nico Hulkenberg

Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20
Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20

Racing Point

Mercedes

8

1'26.327

0.526

0.084

245.665

6

France
France

Pierre Gasly

AlphaTauri-Honda AT01
AlphaTauri-Honda AT01

AlphaTauri

Honda

8

1'26.343

0.542

0.016

245.620

7

France
France

Esteban Ocon

Renault R.S.20
Renault R.S.20

Renault

Renault

8

1'26.396

0.595

0.053

245.469

8

Germany
Germany

Sebastian Vettel

Ferrari SF1000
Ferrari SF1000

Ferrari

Ferrari

8

1'26.469

0.668

0.073

245.262

9

Monaco
Monaco

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari SF1000
Ferrari SF1000

Ferrari

Ferrari

4

1'26.550

0.749

0.081

245.032

10

Thailand
Thailand

Alex Albon

Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16
Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16

Red Bull

Honda

5

1'26.565

0.764

0.015

244.990

11

Australia
Australia

Daniel Ricciardo

Renault R.S.20
Renault R.S.20

Renault

Renault

8

1'26.677

0.876

0.112

244.673

12

Spain
Spain

Carlos Sainz Jr.

McLaren-Renault MCL35
McLaren-Renault MCL35

McLaren

Renault

8

1'26.715

0.914

0.038

244.566

13

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

George Russell

Williams-Mercedes FW43
Williams-Mercedes FW43

Williams

Mercedes

8

1'26.732

0.931

0.017

244.518

14

Russian Federation
Russian Federation

Daniil Kvyat

AlphaTauri-Honda AT01
AlphaTauri-Honda AT01

AlphaTauri

Honda

8

1'26.774

0.973

0.042

244.400

15

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Lando Norris

McLaren-Renault MCL35
McLaren-Renault MCL35

McLaren

Renault

8

1'26.855

1.054

0.081

244.172

16

Denmark
Denmark

Kevin Magnussen

Haas-Ferrari VF-20
Haas-Ferrari VF-20

Haas

Ferrari

9

1'27.158

1.357

0.303

243.323

17

Italy
Italy

Antonio Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari C39
Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari C39

Alfa Romeo

Ferrari

9

1'27.164

1.363

0.006

243.306

18

Finland
Finland

Kimi Raikkonen

Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari C39
Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari C39

Alfa Romeo

Ferrari

9

1'27.366

1.565

0.202

242.744

19

France
France

Romain Grosjean

Haas-Ferrari VF-20
Haas-Ferrari VF-20

Haas

Ferrari

9

1'27.643

1.842

0.277

241.977

20

Canada
Canada

Nicholas Latifi

Williams-Mercedes FW43
Williams-Mercedes FW43

Williams

Mercedes

7

1'27.705

1.904

0.062

241.806

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F1 British Grand Prix qualifying as it happened

1

Finland
Finland

Valtteri Bottas

Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+
Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+

Mercedes

Mercedes

5

1'25.801

247.171

2

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+
Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+

Mercedes

Mercedes

7

1'25.900

0.099

0.099

246.887

3

Netherlands
Netherlands

Max Verstappen

Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16
Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16

Red Bull

Honda

3

1'26.115

0.314

0.215

246.270

4

Canada
Canada

Lance Stroll

Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20
Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20

Racing Point

Mercedes

8

1'26.243

0.442

0.128

245.905

5

Germany
Germany

Nico Hulkenberg

Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20
Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20

Racing Point

Mercedes

8

1'26.327

0.526

0.084

245.665

6

France
France

Pierre Gasly

AlphaTauri-Honda AT01
AlphaTauri-Honda AT01

AlphaTauri

Honda

8

1'26.343

0.542

0.016

245.620

7

France
France

Esteban Ocon

Renault R.S.20
Renault R.S.20

Renault

Renault

8

1'26.396

0.595

0.053

245.469

8

Germany
Germany

Sebastian Vettel

Ferrari SF1000
Ferrari SF1000

Ferrari

Ferrari

8

1'26.469

0.668

0.073

245.262

9

Monaco
Monaco

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari SF1000
Ferrari SF1000

Ferrari

Ferrari

4

1'26.550

0.749

0.081

245.032

10

Thailand
Thailand

Alex Albon

Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16
Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16

Red Bull

Honda

5

1'26.565

0.764

0.015

244.990

11

Australia
Australia

Daniel Ricciardo

Renault R.S.20
Renault R.S.20

Renault

Renault

8

1'26.677

0.876

0.112

244.673

12

Spain
Spain

Carlos Sainz Jr.

McLaren-Renault MCL35
McLaren-Renault MCL35

McLaren

Renault

8

1'26.715

0.914

0.038

244.566

13

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

George Russell

Williams-Mercedes FW43
Williams-Mercedes FW43

Williams

Mercedes

8

1'26.732

0.931

0.017

244.518

14

Russian Federation
Russian Federation

Daniil Kvyat

AlphaTauri-Honda AT01
AlphaTauri-Honda AT01

AlphaTauri

Honda

8

1'26.774

0.973

0.042

244.400

15

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Lando Norris

McLaren-Renault MCL35
McLaren-Renault MCL35

McLaren

Renault

8

1'26.855

1.054

0.081

244.172

16

Denmark
Denmark

Kevin Magnussen

Haas-Ferrari VF-20
Haas-Ferrari VF-20

Haas

Ferrari

9

1'27.158

1.357

0.303

243.323

17

Italy
Italy

Antonio Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari C39
Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari C39

Alfa Romeo

Ferrari

9

1'27.164

1.363

0.006

243.306

18

Finland
Finland

Kimi Raikkonen

Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari C39
Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari C39

Alfa Romeo

Ferrari

9

1'27.366

1.565

0.202

242.744

19

France
France

Romain Grosjean

Haas-Ferrari VF-20
Haas-Ferrari VF-20

Haas

Ferrari

9

1'27.643

1.842

0.277

241.977

20

Canada
Canada

Nicholas Latifi

Williams-Mercedes FW43
Williams-Mercedes FW43

Williams

Mercedes

7

1'27.705

1.904

0.062

241.806

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