F1 Race Event: Portuguese Grand Prix
Race Track: Portimão Circuit

2020 Portuguese Grand Prix Results

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

Weather: dry 25.4°C
Tarmac: dry  20.5°C
Humidity : 67.9%
Wind : 3.8 m/s NW
Pressure: 1007.8 bar

Lewis Hamilton won his 92nd F1 race at the 2020 Portuguese F1 GP today. He started from pole position and won the race on the Algarve circuit for the first time. It was his 8th race win of the 2020 F1 season and the 112th victory for the Mercedes team.

The start of the first ever Formula 1 race on the Portimao circuit was quite different than we have seen before in the 2020 F1 season. In turn 1 Valtteri Bottas had lost P2 to Max Verstappen but Bottas took back P2 from Verstappen in turn 2. The following corners Verstappen and Sergio Perez collided, both could go on. Verstappen did lost a few places and Perez drove towards the pits to switch from soft to medium tyres. Carlos Sainz had a great first lap in the McLaren and even took the lead for 5 laps.

Kimi Raikkonen who started from P16 had passed 10 cars in the first lap and drove around on P6. He got passed by Charles Leclerc in the Ferrari in lap 8. In lap 6 Sainz who was still driving in the lead got overtaken by Bottas, one lap later he lost P2 to Lewis Hamilton and again one lap later the Spanish driver lost P3 to Verstappen.

In lap 14 Verstappen was telling his team that his left front tyres was dead. In lap 16 Hamilton also told his team on the radio his left front was getting bad. Pierre Gasly was driving a very strong race in the AlphaTauri. The French driver who started from P9 was having a great pace and was driving on P6.

In lap 19 Hamilton passed Bottas for the lead on the start-finish straight with DRS. In the same lap Lando Norris and Lance Stroll collided in turn 1. Both had to go to the pits for a new frontwing. In lap 21 Sainz told his team on the radio it started to rain again.

2020 Portuguese Grand Prix Results

Max Verstappen driving the RB16 locking up during the F1 Grand Prix of Portugal at Autodromo Internacional do Algarve on October 25, 2020 in Portimao, Portugal.

Verstappen pitted for medium tyres in lap 24 and returned to the track as sixth. At that time Stroll got the news he received a 5s penalty for causing a collision with Norris. In lap 31 Stroll received again a 5s penalty because he didn't respect the track limits enough.

Halfway the race in lap 33 Bottas told his team he had a warning on his dash that told him to cool the car. The unique layout of the Algarve track delivered a lot of entertaining battles we didn't saw before this season. Leclerc pitted in lap 36 to switch from medium to hard tyres to try to get onto the podium.

In lap 41 race leader Hamilton did his pitstop to get new hard tyres. He returned to the Portimao track on P2. One lap later his team mate Bottas did the same. Lance Stroll was the first driver to retire his car in this race. In lap 54 he drove into the Racing Point garage. A few moments later Daniil Kvyat received a 5s penalty for exceeding track limits.

In the end of the race a great battle for 5th was evolving between Gasly, Perez and Sainz.


2020 Portuguese GP Results
FP1 2020 Portuguese GP
FP2 2020 Portuguese GP
FP3 2020 Portuguese GP
Quali 2020 Portuguese GP
Start grid 2020 Portuguese GP

✅ Check out F1 Standings 2020 Championship
✅ Check out F1 2020 Calendar


✅ Check out All Time F1 Drivers Rankings
✅ Check out All Time F1 Driver Records
✅ Check out All Time F1 Teams Rankings


Classification 2020 Portuguese GP

144United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Germany Mercedes01:29:56.82866
277Finland Valtteri Bottas
Germany Mercedes01:30:22.42066
333Netherlands Max Verstappen
Austria Red Bull01:30:31.33666
416Monaco Charles Leclerc
Italy Ferrari01:31:02.14066
510France Pierre Gasly
Italy AlphaTauri01:30:13.86465
655Spain Carlos Sainz
United Kingdom McLaren01:30:15.28065
711Mexico Sergio Pérez
United Kingdom Racing Point01:30:16.88665
831France Esteban Ocon
France Renault01:30:18.45765
93Australia Daniel Ricciardo
France Renault01:30:19.15165
105Germany Sebastian Vettel
Italy Ferrari01:30:20.29165
117Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Switzerland Alfa Romeo01:30:26.81065
1223Thailand Alexander Albon
Austria Red Bull01:30:33.04965
134United Kingdom Lando Norris
United Kingdom McLaren01:30:47.43865
1463United Kingdom George Russell
United Kingdom Williams01:30:55.04165
1599Italy Antonio Giovinazzi
Switzerland Alfa Romeo01:31:07.62165
1620Denmark Kevin Magnussen
United States Haas01:31:10.87565
178France Romain Grosjean
United States Haas01:31:13.47265
186Canada Nicholas Latifi
United Kingdom Williams01:30:01.07865
1926Russian Federation Daniil Kvyat
Italy AlphaTauri01:30:28.16965
DNF18Canada Lance Stroll
United Kingdom Racing PointCollision damage51

Notes: Car 8 - 5 second time penalty - Track limits

Fastest lap: 1:18.750 min by Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W11 on lap 63 @212.708 km/h

✅ Check out more posts with related topics:

One F1 fan comment on “2020 Portuguese Grand Prix Results

What's your F1 fan opinion?

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *