2020 F1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix qualifying results, full grid lineup

Charles Bradley
·7 min read

For the first time since 2006, teams were unleashed around the classic Italian venue for a qualifying session.

In the top-10 shootout, Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) set the bar at 1m13.781s, 0.031s quicker than Bottas, who lost time in the final sector. Hamilton then lowered his time to 1m13.706 on the second run, but Bottas snatched the top spot seconds later with 1m13.609s, which was 0.097s faster.

Red Bull's Max Verstappen will start third, 0.567s off the fastest time. AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly – wearing a fantastic Ayrton Senna tribute helmet – will start fourth.

Read Also:

Emilia Romagna GP: Bottas snatches pole from Hamilton

Daniel Ricciardo (Renault) qualified fifth, ahead of Alex Albon’s Red Bull. Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc will start seventh, ahead of Daniil Kvyat (AlphaTauri) and the McLarens of Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz.

In Qualifying 2, Bottas was fastest on the medium tyres with 1m14.585s, 0.058s faster than Hamilton. Meanwhile, there was huge drama at Red Bull, as Verstappen complained of “no power” on his first run, and was forced to pit for electrical repairs, while his teammate Albon suffered a spin at Variante Alta.

Both made the cut on their final runs, Verstappen even doing it on medium tyres after a spark plug change. Knocked out at this point were Sergio Perez (by just 0.1s in his Racing Point), Esteban Ocon (Renault), George Russell (Williams), Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari, who had his fastest lap deleted) and Lance Stroll (Racing Point, who was pinged for track limits and ran wide at Rivazza in a scrappy session).

In Qualifying 1, Bottas set the fastest time at 1m14.221s, eight thousandths faster than Hamilton (who had his fastest time deleted after running too wide at Piratella, and used two sets of soft tyres in this session).

Falling at the first hurdle were the Haas duo Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen (who went off on his final flying lap at Rivazza), Alfa Romeo’s Kimi Raikkonen, Nicholas Latifi (Williams) and the second Alfa of Antonio Giovinazzi.

F1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix qualifying grid results

1

Finland
Finland

Valtteri Bottas

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

Mercedes

Mercedes

1'13.609

242.530

2

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Lewis Hamilton

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

Mercedes

Mercedes

1'13.706

0.097

242.210

3

Netherlands
Netherlands

Max Verstappen

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

Red Bull

Honda

1'14.176

0.567

240.676

4

France
France

Pierre Gasly

AlphaTauri-Honda AT01
AlphaTauri-Honda AT01

AlphaTauri

Honda

1'14.502

0.893

239.623

5

Australia
Australia

Daniel Ricciardo

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

Renault

Renault

1'14.520

0.911

239.565

6

Thailand
Thailand

Alex Albon

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

Red Bull

Honda

1'14.572

0.963

239.398

7

Monaco
Monaco

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari SF1000
Ferrari SF1000

Ferrari

Ferrari

1'14.616

1.007

239.256

8

Russian Federation
Russian Federation

Daniil Kvyat

AlphaTauri-Honda AT01
AlphaTauri-Honda AT01

AlphaTauri

Honda

1'14.696

1.087

239.000

9

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Lando Norris

McLaren-Renault MCL35
McLaren-Renault MCL35

McLaren

Renault

1'14.814

1.205

238.623

10

Spain
Spain

Carlos Sainz Jr.

McLaren-Renault MCL35
McLaren-Renault MCL35

McLaren

Renault

1'14.911

1.302

238.314

11

Mexico
Mexico

Sergio Perez

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

Racing Point

Mercedes

1'15.061

1.452

237.838

12

France
France

Esteban Ocon

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

Renault

Renault

1'15.201

1.592

237.395

13

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

George Russell

Williams-Mercedes FW43
Williams-Mercedes FW43

Williams

Mercedes

1'15.323

1.714

237.011

14

Germany
Germany

Sebastian Vettel

Ferrari SF1000
Ferrari SF1000

Ferrari

Ferrari

1'15.385

1.776

236.816

15

Canada
Canada

Lance Stroll

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

Racing Point

Mercedes

1'15.494

1.885

236.474

16

France
France

Romain Grosjean

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

Haas

Ferrari

1'15.918

2.309

235.153

17

Denmark
Denmark

Kevin Magnussen

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

Haas

Ferrari

1'15.939

2.330

235.088

18

Finland
Finland

Kimi Raikkonen

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

Alfa Romeo

Ferrari

1'15.953

2.344

235.045

19

Canada
Canada

Nicholas Latifi

Williams-Mercedes FW43
Williams-Mercedes FW43

Williams

Mercedes

1'15.987

2.378

234.940

20

Italy
Italy

Antonio Giovinazzi

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

Alfa Romeo

Ferrari

1'16.208

2.599

234.258

View full results

F1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix qualifying Q3 results

1

Finland
Finland

Valtteri Bottas

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

Mercedes

Mercedes

6

1'13.609

242.530

2

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Lewis Hamilton

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

Mercedes

Mercedes

6

1'13.706

0.097

0.097

242.210

3

Netherlands
Netherlands

Max Verstappen

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

Red Bull

Honda

6

1'14.176

0.567

0.470

240.676

4

France
France

Pierre Gasly

AlphaTauri-Honda AT01
AlphaTauri-Honda AT01

AlphaTauri

Honda

6

1'14.502

0.893

0.326

239.623

5

Australia
Australia

Daniel Ricciardo

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

Renault

Renault

6

1'14.520

0.911

0.018

239.565

6

Thailand
Thailand

Alex Albon

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

Red Bull

Honda

6

1'14.572

0.963

0.052

239.398

7

Monaco
Monaco

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari SF1000
Ferrari SF1000

Ferrari

Ferrari

6

1'14.616

1.007

0.044

239.256

8

Russian Federation
Russian Federation

Daniil Kvyat

AlphaTauri-Honda AT01
AlphaTauri-Honda AT01

AlphaTauri

Honda

6

1'14.696

1.087

0.080

239.000

9

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Lando Norris

McLaren-Renault MCL35
McLaren-Renault MCL35

McLaren

Renault

6

1'14.814

1.205

0.118

238.623

10

Spain
Spain

Carlos Sainz Jr.

McLaren-Renault MCL35
McLaren-Renault MCL35

McLaren

Renault

6

1'14.911

1.302

0.097

238.314

View full results

F1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix qualifying Q2 results

1

Finland
Finland

Valtteri Bottas

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

Mercedes

Mercedes

6

1'14.585

239.356

2

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Lewis Hamilton

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

Mercedes

Mercedes

6

1'14.643

0.058

0.058

239.170

3

France
France

Pierre Gasly

AlphaTauri-Honda AT01
AlphaTauri-Honda AT01

AlphaTauri

Honda

8

1'14.681

0.096

0.038

239.048

4

Thailand
Thailand

Alex Albon

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

Red Bull

Honda

7

1'14.745

0.160

0.064

238.844

5

Australia
Australia

Daniel Ricciardo

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

Renault

Renault

6

1'14.953

0.368

0.208

238.181

6

Netherlands
Netherlands

Max Verstappen

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

Red Bull

Honda

5

1'14.974

0.389

0.021

238.114

7

Monaco
Monaco

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari SF1000
Ferrari SF1000

Ferrari

Ferrari

9

1'15.017

0.432

0.043

237.978

8

Russian Federation
Russian Federation

Daniil Kvyat

AlphaTauri-Honda AT01
AlphaTauri-Honda AT01

AlphaTauri

Honda

10

1'15.022

0.437

0.005

237.962

9

Spain
Spain

Carlos Sainz Jr.

McLaren-Renault MCL35
McLaren-Renault MCL35

McLaren

Renault

6

1'15.027

0.442

0.005

237.946

10

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Lando Norris

McLaren-Renault MCL35
McLaren-Renault MCL35

McLaren

Renault

6

1'15.051

0.466

0.024

237.870

11

Mexico
Mexico

Sergio Perez

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

Racing Point

Mercedes

6

1'15.061

0.476

0.010

237.838

12

France
France

Esteban Ocon

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

Renault

Renault

6

1'15.201

0.616

0.140

237.395

13

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

George Russell

Williams-Mercedes FW43
Williams-Mercedes FW43

Williams

Mercedes

8

1'15.323

0.738

0.122

237.011

14

Germany
Germany

Sebastian Vettel

Ferrari SF1000
Ferrari SF1000

Ferrari

Ferrari

10

1'15.385

0.800

0.062

236.816

15

Canada
Canada

Lance Stroll

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

Racing Point

Mercedes

6

1'15.494

0.909

0.109

236.474

View full results

F1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix qualifying Q1 results

1

Finland
Finland

Valtteri Bottas

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

Mercedes

Mercedes

10

1'14.221

240.530

2

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Lewis Hamilton

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

Mercedes

Mercedes

10

1'14.229

0.008

0.008

240.504

3

Netherlands
Netherlands

Max Verstappen

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

Red Bull

Honda

5

1'15.034

0.813

0.805

237.924

4

Monaco
Monaco

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari SF1000
Ferrari SF1000

Ferrari

Ferrari

5

1'15.123

0.902

0.089

237.642

5

France
France

Pierre Gasly

AlphaTauri-Honda AT01
AlphaTauri-Honda AT01

AlphaTauri

Honda

5

1'15.183

0.962

0.060

237.452

6

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Lando Norris

McLaren-Renault MCL35
McLaren-Renault MCL35

McLaren

Renault

5

1'15.274

1.053

0.091

237.165

7

France
France

Esteban Ocon

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

Renault

Renault

8

1'15.352

1.131

0.078

236.920

8

Thailand
Thailand

Alex Albon

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

Red Bull

Honda

8

1'15.402

1.181

0.050

236.762

9

Mexico
Mexico

Sergio Perez

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

Racing Point

Mercedes

10

1'15.407

1.186

0.005

236.747

10

Russian Federation
Russian Federation

Daniil Kvyat

AlphaTauri-Honda AT01
AlphaTauri-Honda AT01

AlphaTauri

Honda

5

1'15.412

1.191

0.005

236.731

11

Australia
Australia

Daniel Ricciardo

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

Renault

Renault

6

1'15.474

1.253

0.062

236.537

12

Spain
Spain

Carlos Sainz Jr.

McLaren-Renault MCL35
McLaren-Renault MCL35

McLaren

Renault

7

1'15.528

1.307

0.054

236.367

13

Germany
Germany

Sebastian Vettel

Ferrari SF1000
Ferrari SF1000

Ferrari

Ferrari

10

1'15.571

1.350

0.043

236.233

14

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

George Russell

Williams-Mercedes FW43
Williams-Mercedes FW43

Williams

Mercedes

10

1'15.760

1.539

0.189

235.644

15

Canada
Canada

Lance Stroll

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

Racing Point

Mercedes

10

1'15.822

1.601

0.062

235.451

16

France
France

Romain Grosjean

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

Haas

Ferrari

10

1'15.918

1.697

0.096

235.153

17

Denmark
Denmark

Kevin Magnussen

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

Haas

Ferrari

11

1'15.939

1.718

0.021

235.088

18

Finland
Finland

Kimi Raikkonen

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

Alfa Romeo

Ferrari

10

1'15.953

1.732

0.014

235.045

19

Canada
Canada

Nicholas Latifi

Williams-Mercedes FW43
Williams-Mercedes FW43

Williams

Mercedes

12

1'15.987

1.766

0.034

234.940

20

Italy
Italy

Antonio Giovinazzi

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

Alfa Romeo

Ferrari

8

1'16.208

1.987

0.221

234.258

View full results

F1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix qualifying as it happened