Hello and welcome to this Formula 1 live blog. My name is Lennart Klem and I will keep you fully informed about the Grand Prix of Turkey here.

  • GP Turkey
  • Wet track due to rain
  • World title Hamilton?
  • LIVE:
  • Hamilton leads
  • Verstappen third

formula 1 · a few seconds ago

17 more laps – Shifts behind Verstappen, because Leclerc is now number four, ahead of Vettel, Stroll and Albon.

formula 1 · a few seconds ago

18 more laps – As if nothing had happened, Hamilton ‘just’ is in the lead again. The question is whether the Briton can hold on to this, because Stroll, for example, runs on much fresher tires.

formula 1 · 4 minutes ago

20 more laps – The state of affairs at the moment:

  1. Hamilton
  2. Pérez
  3. Verstappen
  4. Stroll
  5. Vettel
  6. Albon

formula 1 · 5 minutes ago

21 more laps – Lewis Hamilton takes the lead! The Briton uses the DRS and passes Pérez. Will the upcoming world champion also win the race?

formula 1 · 7 minutes ago

21 more laps – Stroll dives in again and that now gives Pérez the first place. Verstappen moves up to P3, just before Stroll. Hamilton is number two and has almost won his world title, because Bottas is thirteenth.

formula 1 · 7 minutes ago

22 more laps – Magnussen is number two dropout. The Dane comes to a standstill just after the pit lane due to an apparently technical problem.

formula 1 · 9 minutes ago

23 more laps – Pérez is getting closer to Stroll and the question now is whether the Mexican can attack his teammate. Hamilton is also only four seconds behind. Verstappen is now number four due to a pit stop from Albon.

formula 1 · 10 minutes ago

23 more laps – The state of affairs:

  1. Stroll
  2. Pérez
  3. Hamilton
  4. Albon
  5. Verstappen
  6. Vettel
  7. Leclerc
  8. Sainz
  9. Ricciardo
  10. Norris

formula 1 · 11 minutes ago

24 more laps – Albon spins and is passed by Hamilton. Vettel meanwhile dives into the pits, so we have some shifts in the top of the stand.

formula 1 · 14 minutes ago

25 more laps – Sainz has not yet been bothered by Verstappen and in turn passes Ricciardo. The Australian dives into the pit lane, causing Verstappen to move up to P7.

formula 1 · 16 minutes ago

27 more laps – Verstappen is still the fastest on the track, but the Dutchman does not get further than P8 at the moment. He was third for a long time, but a spin caused Verstappen to lose the necessary places.

formula 1 · 18 minutes ago

28 more laps – Still no changes in the top eight compared to the last laps. The DRS may now also be used, because the track is getting a bit drier.

formula 1 · 22 minutes ago

30 more laps – Verstappen was just under investigation, but the jury only takes a decision after the race about the Dutchman driving over a white line when leaving the pit lane.

formula 1 · 23 minutes ago

30 more laps – Stroll still has good credentials to win this race. The Canadian has more than three seconds ahead of Pérez. Verstappen is still eighth and Hamilton (P5) can hardly miss the world title, because Bottas is still very disappointingly seventeenth.

formula 1 · 26 minutes ago

32 more laps – The front positions currently remain unchanged. Albon (P3) is on the heels of Pérez (P2), but cannot yet pass the Mexican. Verstappen (P8) has almost caught Sainz (P7).

formula 1 · 28 minutes ago

33 more laps – The state of affairs at the moment:

  1. Stroll
  2. Pérez
  3. Albon
  4. Vettel
  5. Hamilton
  6. Ricciardo
  7. Sainz
  8. Verstappen
  9. Leclerc
  10. Magnussen

formula 1 · 29 minutes ago

35 more laps – Stroll is still leading and is four seconds ahead of teammate Pérez. Albon follows 0.6 from Pérez. Vettel (fourth) is eleven seconds behind Verstappen’s teammate.

formula 1 · 32 minutes ago

36 more laps – In the meantime Bottas also has a terrible day. The Finn is now seventeenth and therefore the battle for the world title seems really decided. Hamilton is fifth.

formula 1 · 33 minutes ago

36 more laps – Verstappen is also still under investigation. That’s about the moment he crossed the line when leaving the pit lane.

formula 1 · 34 minutes ago

37 more laps – There is also good news for Verstappen, because the Dutchman records the fastest lap and saves many seconds from his gap on, for example, number seven Sainz.

formula 1 · 35 minutes ago

37 more laps – The state of affairs:

  1. Stroll
  2. Pérez
  3. Albon
  4. Vettel
  5. Hamilton
  6. Ricciardo
  7. Sainz
  8. Verstappen
  9. Leclerc
  10. Magnussen

formula 1 · 36 minutes ago

38 more laps – Verstappen is still getting away very well, because the Dutchman could have just hit the wall. He spins during his action to overtake Pérez, but is still in the race.

formula 1 · 38 minutes ago

39 more laps – Verstappen is immediately ready with this set of tires and dives into the pits. The Dutch are losing so much ground.

formula 1 · 38 minutes ago

40 more laps – Verstappen spins! The Dutchman goes wrong when he wants to overtake Pérez, but now falls back to sixth place.

formula 1 · 40 minutes ago

40 more laps – Verstappen has since joined Pérez in the battle for P2. The Dutchman is currently nine counts behind leader Stroll.

formula 1 · 42 minutes ago

41 more laps – Albon also immediately got hold of Vettel and is now fourth.

  1. Stroll
  2. Pérez
  3. Verstappen
  4. Albon
  5. Vettel
  6. Hamilton

formula 1 · 43 minutes ago

42 more laps – Hamilton settles in an attempt to overtake Vettel and is passed by Albon, who is now fifth.

formula 1 · 44 minutes ago

43 more laps – The virtual safety car is over. Hamilton immediately tries to overtake Vettel, but the German defends with all his might.

formula 1 · an hour ago

45 more laps – There is the first dropout of the day: Antonio Giovinazzi. The Alfa Romeo driver already started the race with problems due to a crash while warming up.

formula 1 · an hour ago

45 more laps – Albon also replaces his tires and Stroll has regained the lead in the race. The Canadian leads for teammate Pérez, Verstappen, Vettel and Hamilton. Bottas has now risen to P12.

formula 1 · an hour ago

46 more laps – Verstappen is back on track fourth.

  1. Albon (still has to make a pit stop)
  2. Stroll
  3. Pérez
  4. Verstappen
  5. Vettel
  6. Hamilton

formula 1 · an hour ago

46 more laps – Verstappen will not last much longer on the full wet tires. The Dutchman changes, like all other drivers, to the intermediates. Albon takes over the lead from the Limburger.

formula 1 · an hour ago

47 more laps – Verstappen takes the lead, because Pérez also dives into the pit lane for new tires (intermediates). Teammate Albon is now number two, ahead of Stroll and Pérez.

formula 1 · an hour ago

48 more laps – Verstappen indicates that he does not want to change tires yet. The Dutchman now has plenty of room to adjust on the full wet tires.

formula 1 · an hour ago

48 more laps – Stroll is going to the pit lane! The race leader also goes to the intermediates. The Canadian will lose his first place to teammate Pérez. Verstappen moves up to P2 and is now taking back the necessary time.

formula 1 · an hour ago

49 more laps – Pit stop Vettel! The German disappears from the scene for a moment and that finally gives Verstappen some room to make pace. The Dutchman is now in third place. Hamilton also changes tires. He and Vettel are now on the intermediates.

formula 1 · an hour ago

50 more laps – Verstappen is still driving P4 and is panting Vettel in his neck. The Dutchman has now recorded the fastest race lap, although Hamilton immediately takes that top time away.

formula 1 · an hour ago

51 more laps – Let’s go to the battle for the world title. Hamilton is sixth, Bottas sixteenth. In this way, the seventh world title for the Briton is a fact.

formula 1 · an hour ago

52 more laps – If Verstappen wants to win, he will have to pass Vettel quickly. The Dutchman is losing more and more ground in this way on the Racing Point duo.

formula 1 · an hour ago

53 more laps – Stroll is six seconds ahead of Pérez and fourteen seconds ahead of Vettel. Verstappen is right behind the German, but also concedes more than fifteen seconds to the Canadian leader.