The Austrian Grand Prix kicks off the coronavirus-hit 2020 F1 season and reigning champion Lewis Hamilton goes into Saturday afternoon’s qualifying session in stunning form. The Mercedes driver topped the time sheets in Free Practice 1 and 2 on Friday and was again the man to beat in the third round, with Valtteri Bottas completing a third Silver Arrows one-two on the spin.
16) Kevin Magnussen 17) George Russell 18) Antonio Giovinazzi 19) Kimi Raikkonen 20) Nicholas Latifi
Williams new boy Nicholas Latifi will start his first ever Grand Prix at the back of the grid after qualifying in 20th for Sunday’s race in Spielberg.
The Canadian was well off the pace of his rivals at the Red Bull Ring and will be joined by Alfa Romeo’s Kimi Raikkonen on the last row.
Raikkonen’s team-mate Antonio Giovinazzi will start the Austrian Grand Prix in 18th, with Williams’ George Russell beside him on the penultimate row after narrowly missing out on a place in Q2.
Haas’ Kevin Magnussen will start in 16th, while at the other end of the grid it was Max Verstappen, Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton making up the top three ahead of Q2.
11) Sebastian Vettel 12) Pierre Gasly 13) Daniil Kvyat 14) Esteban Ocon 15) Romain Grosjean
Sebastian Vettel is set to make the nightmare start to his final season at Ferrari after failing to secure a place in the top ten for the Austrian Grand Prix.
The four-time F1 champion put in a scruffy last flying lap during Q2 and will begin Sunday’s race a disappointing 11th on the grid in Spielberg.
AlphaTauri pair Pierre Gasly and Daniil Kvyat will start in 12th and 13th respectively, just ahead of Esteban Ocon, who’s taking part in his first Grand Prix weekend for more than 500 days.
Haas driver Romain Grosjean will start next to team-mate Kevin Magnussen, with Valtteri Bottas, Lewis Hamilton and Alex Albon currently making up the provisional top three.
1) Valtteri Bottas 2) Lewis Hamilton 3) Max Verstappen 4) Lando Norris 5) Alex Albon 6) Sergio Perez 7) Charles Leclerc 8) Carlos Sainz 9) Lance Stroll 10) Daniel Ricciardo
This article contains affiliate links, which means we may receive a commission on any sales of products or services we write about. This article was written completely independently, see more details here.