PADDOCK PASS: The drivers report back after the wildest qualifying of the year at the Turkish GP


Lance Stroll P1, Sergio Perez P3, Lewis Hamilton P6 and Valtteri Bottas P9: if you predicted that outcome in qualifying ahead of the Turkish Grand Prix weekend, you’re welcome to choose our lottery numbers any time…

Qualifying for the Turkish Grand Prix was one of the craziest in living memory, as Stroll stunned the paddock by claiming his maiden pole position in the treacherously slippy conditions, as team mate Sergio Perez took his own career-best qualifying in third, behind Red Bull's Max Verstappen.

READ MORE: Stroll takes scintillating Turkish GP pole in dramatic, rain-hit qualifying

There was plenty of intrigue further down the grid, too, with both Lando Norris and George Russell receiving five-place grid penalties for failing to slow down sufficiently under yellow flags, while Carlos Sainz got a three-place drop for impeding Perez in Q2.

Catch up with all the reaction in the video above – or for a podcast version of our post-qualifying Paddock Pass episode, head over to Spotify.



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