F1 Race Event: British Grand Prix
Race Track: Silverstone

2020 British Grand Prix Results: F1 GP Race Winner & Report

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, British GP 2020. Lewis Hamilton

Weather: dry  21°C
Tarmac: dry  42.8°C
Humidity : 43.6%
Wind : 3.0 m/s NW
Pressure: 998.6 bar

Lewis Hamilton could just win the 2020 British F1 GP today. He started from pole and won his 87th F1 race at Silverstone. It was the 105th victory for Mercedes and Hamilton's second 3rd win in a row of the 2020 season.

Nico Hulkenberg who was called on Wednesday to replace Sergio Perez, who was tested positive on COVID-19, had a rough moment when his car could not be fixed on time before the start of the race. The Racing Point had a power unit problem.

The start was clean all cars got away without incidents. There was some pushing and shoving and on the end of the first lap Alexander Albon collided with the Haas of Kevin Magnussen. The Red Bull driver hit the right rear tyre of Magnussen with his left front tyre. The Danish driver crashed into to barrier and had to retire. Albon was able to go on. The crash caused a safety car period and Albon received a 5 seconds time penalty.

A few lap after the safety car period ended, the Thai driver went in on lap 6 to switch from his medium tyres to new hard compound tyres.

Daniil Kvyat who started from P19 in the AlphaTauri spun off on lap 13 in Becketts corner because his rear right tyre blew-up. Kvyat had made up 7 places and drive on P12 behind his team mate Pierre Gasly. He hit the barrier head-on and the AT01 was totally demolished by the collision. Fortunately the current safety standards are very high in F1 and the Russian driver could walk away disappointed on his own.

Pirelli: Punctures caused by extreme long runs

Carlos Sainz, McLaren MCL35, heads into the pits with a front puncture

Almost everybody rushed into the pits to get as set of fresh hard tyres. Only Romain Grosjean was the only driver who stayed out and moved up to P5 in the Haas At the end of lap 18 the race was on again.

Because of the very competitive midfield a lot of battles developed to get into the points. Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel had a very bad weekend and was even struggling to get into the points.

In lap 50 disaster struck for Valtteri Bottas when he got a left front puncture. He limped back to the pits to return to the track on P12. One lap later Carlos Sainz and Lewis Hamilton had the same problem. Hamilton even finished the race as race leader with a flat tyre!

 

British F1 GP Results
FP1 2020 Britain
FP2 2020 Britain
FP3 2020 Britain
Qualifying 2020 Britain
Startgrid 2020 Britain

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Classification 2020 British GP

Pos No Driver Team Time Laps Grid Pts
1 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Germany Mercedes 01:28:01.283 52
1
25
2 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen
Austria Red Bull 01:28:07.139 52
3
19
3 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc
Italy Ferrari 01:28:19.757 52
4
15
4 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo
France Renault 01:28:20.933 52
8
12
5 4 United Kingdom Lando Norris
United Kingdom McLaren 01:28:23.560 52
5
10
6 31 France Esteban Ocon
France Renault 01:28:28.220 52
9
8
7 10 France Pierre Gasly
Italy AlphaTauri 01:28:32.471 52
11
6
8 23 Thailand Alexander Albon
Austria Red Bull 01:28:33.953 52
12
4
9 18 Canada Lance Stroll
United Kingdom Racing Point 01:28:38.594 52
6
2
10 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel
Italy Ferrari 01:28:43.140 52
10
1
11 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas
Germany Mercedes 01:28:43.450 52
2
0
12 63 United Kingdom George Russell
United Kingdom Williams 01:28:53.287 52
20
0
13 55 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr.
United Kingdom McLaren 01:28:54.653 52
7
0
14 99 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi
Switzerland Alfa Romeo 01:28:55.488 52
15
0
15 6 Canada Nicholas Latifi
United Kingdom Williams 01:28:55.832 52
18
0
16 8 France Romain Grosjean
United States Haas 01:28:56.333 52
17
0
17 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Switzerland Alfa Romeo 01:28:40.265 51
5
0
DNF 26 Russian Federation Daniil Kvyat
Italy AlphaTauri Spun off 11
19
0
DNF 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen
United States Haas Collision damage 1
14
0
DNS 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg
United Kingdom Racing Point Power unit 0
13
0

Notes:

  • Antonio Giovinazzi, Alfa Romeo Car 99 - 5 second time penalty, failure to slow under the safety car

Fastest lap: 1:27.097 min  by Max Verstappen, Red Bull RB16 in lap 52


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