Pierre Gasly (AT01-01, Car 10)
Third Practice Session – Best lap: 2.02.473, pos. 14th, 7 laps
Qualifying – Best lap: (Q1) 2:05.579, (Q2) 1:58.556, pos. 15th 

Turkish Grand Prix qualifying 2020 with Pierre Gasly by Scuderia AlphaTauri

“It was a very disappointing day for us. The conditions were quite unusual. We’re usually pretty fast in the wet but today we couldn’t get the tyres to work. I was just sliding everywhere and wasn’t able to switch them on. There are a lot of things to review and understand for the race if we have similar conditions like we had today. We’ll have to work hard tomorrow to do better and recover positions to try and score some points.”

 

Daniil Kvyat (AT01-02, Car 26)
Third Practice Session – Best lap: 2:09.368, pos. 17th, 8 laps
Qualifying – Best lap: (Q1) 2:09.070, pos. 17th

Turkish GP qualifying 2020 with Daniil Kvyat by Scuderia AlphaTauri

“It wasn’t a good day for us today and I’m disappointed with myself. I made a mistake on my last lap and spun in the wrong moment, which ruined my Qualifying. It was always difficult to stay on track, I kept pushing anyway and the rear couldn’t handle it. Getting the tyres to work hasn’t been our strength today, but on the other hand, it’s not normal to drive in conditions like these, they’re very extreme and unusual, and the grip feels insanely low. However, it’s the same for everyone and I didn’t drive as well as I wanted to. I don’t know what to expect tomorrow, the conditions are tricky in both the wet and the dry, so anything can happen in the race. We’ll keep pushing.”

Turkish Grand Prix qualifying 2020 with Daniil Kvyat by Scuderia AlphaTauri

Jonathan Eddolls (Chief Race Engineer):

“The track conditions yesterday in the dry were tricky, and they were not easier today in the rain for both FP3 and Qualifying where the track was like an ice rink. The drivers were finding it extremely challenging just to keep the car on the track, let alone set competitive lap times. We struggled with tyre temperatures in FP3, so we didn’t set a good lap in that session. We made some changes to the car to try and address that going into Qualifying and we made a step, but clearly, others were able to manage the tyre temperatures in Qualifying better than we were able to today. It’s a disappointing result and not a true representation of the performance of our car, as the session was dominated by the tyres and getting them in the right working range. There’s a lot for us to look at and learn for the future, and maybe even tomorrow if it’s wet. Hopefully, it will be dry in the race so we can put today behind us and have a strong result.”

SESSION RESULTS - FULL CLASSIFICATION

POSDRIVERTEAMTIME
1Lance StrollRacing Point0:1:47:765
2Max VerstappenRed Bull0:1:48:55
3Sergio PérezRacing Point0:1:49:321
4Alexander AlbonRed Bull0:1:50:448
5Daniel RicciardoRenault0:1:51:595
6Lewis HamiltonMercedes0:1:52:560
7Esteban OconRenault0:1:52:622
8Kimi RäikkönenAlfa Romeo0:1:52:745
9Valtteri BottasMercedes0:1:53:258
10Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo0:1:57:226
Q2
11Lando NorrisMcLaren0:1:54:945
12Sebastian VettelFerrari0:1:55:169
13Carlos Sainz Jr.McLaren0:1:55:410
14Charles LeclercFerrari0:1:56:696
15Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri0:1:58:555
Q3
16Kevin MagnussenHaas0:2:8:7
17Daniil KvyatAlphaTauri0:2:9:70
18George RussellWilliams0:2:10:17
19Romain GrosjeanHaas0:2:12:909
20Nicholas LatifiWilliams0:2:21:611