On September 12, 2020 Lewis Hamilton will start from pole position at Mugello on the unpublished Tuscan GP, number 1000 for Ferrari.
The Mercedes Englishman set the best time in qualifying in 1'15 ”144.
Behind him his teammate is the Finnish Valtteri Bottas, at +0 ”059.
Third Dutchman Max Verstappen on Red Bull, +0 ”365 ahead of his teammate Alexander Albon.
Excellent fifth place for Charles Leclerc +1 ”126, who gets the most out of Ferrari and will start from the third row.
In Q1 immediately exclusion, so to speak, excellent: Pierre Gasly, winner of the Monza race with the Alpha Tauri, comes out and comments: "We made some changes on the car and obviously the decisions taken were wrong, because in both laps I lost several tenths in the last corners and in the end we didn't manage to qualify ".
Vettel is 13th after a very slow first sector.
Excluded: Gasly, Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo), Russell and Latifi (Williams), Magnussen (Haas).
Leclerc places Ferrari in seventh position at 1 ″ 299 from Bottas, while Vettel is 13th at 1 ″ 594 from the top.
Great balance from fifth to 17th place.
Mercedes therefore confirms its dominance in the first Verstappen fraction, the only one to fight against the silver arrows.
In Q2 Hamilton immediately flexed his muscles, setting the new track record of 1'15 "309 with 13 thousandths of an advantage over Bottas and 0" 162 over Verstappen, very good in t-3.
Albon fourth with the other Red Bull, Leclerc seventh at 1 ″ 015, while Vettel is lagging behind.
In the end, nothing to do for the German Ferrari driver who is excluded from Q3, finishing in 14th position at 1 "549 while Leclerc is eighth at 1" 015 from Hamilton.
Also out are Lando Norris (McLaren +1 "331), Saniil Kvyat (AlphaTauri +1" 545), Kimi Raikkonen (Alfa Romeo +1 "545), 15 Romain Grosjean (Haas +1" 945).
At the start of Q3 Hamilton set a great time of 1'15 ″ 144 another record with 59 thousandths of advantage over Bottas.
Verstappen is third at 0 ″ 402.
Leclerc is seventh with 2 ″ 595 of delay, then a yellow flag due to Ocon's spin forces everyone to slow down and for Leclerc who had already set the time it is a stroke of luck that leads him to gain the third row with the fifth time.