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The 2020 British Grand Prix (officially the Formula 1 Pirelli British Grand Prix 2020)[1] was the fourth race of the 2020 Formula One season, the seventy-fifth time the British Grand Prix was held, and the fifty-sixth time it was held at the Silverstone Circuit. It was held between 31 July and 2 August 2020.

Prior to the race, Racing Point driver Sergio Pérez was tested positive for COVID-19, resulting him to miss the race while being self-isolated. As a result, former driver Nico Hülkenberg was called in to replace him.

Lewis Hamilton had a spin during Q2 but was still able to take pole position. He won the race despite suffering a puncture on the final lap, just being able to win ahead of Max Verstappen. Charles Leclerc completed the podium as Valtteri Bottas suffered the same puncture a lap earlier, resulting him finishing outside the points.


Background[]

Entry List[]

The full entry list for the 2020 British Grand Prix is outlined below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo France Renault DP World F1 Team Renault R.S.20 Renault E-Tech 20 1.6L V6t P
4 United Kingdom Lando Norris United Kingdom McLaren F1 Team McLaren MCL35 Renault E-Tech 20 1.6L V6t P
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari SF1000 Ferrari 065 1.6L V6t P
6 Canada Nicholas Latifi United Kingdom Williams Racing Williams FW43 Mercedes M11 1.6L V6t P
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Switzerland Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN Alfa Romeo C39 Ferrari 065 1.6L V6t P
8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas F1 Team Haas VF-20 Ferrari 065 1.6L V6t P
10 France Pierre Gasly Italy Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda AlphaTauri AT01 Honda RA260H 1.6L V6t P
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez United Kingdom BWT Racing Point F1 Team Racing Point RP20 BWT Mercedes M11 1.6L V6t P
16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari SF1000 Ferrari 065 1.6L V6t P
18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom BWT Racing Point F1 Team Racing Point RP20 BWT Mercedes M11 1.6L V6t P
20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas F1 Team Haas VF-20 Ferrari 065 1.6L V6t P
23 Thailand Alexander Albon Austria Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB16 Honda RA260H 1.6L V6t P
26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Italy Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda AlphaTauri AT01 Honda RA260H 1.6L V6t P
31 France Esteban Ocon France Renault DP World F1 Team Renault R.S.20 Renault E-Tech 20 1.6L V6t P
33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB16 Honda RA260H 1.6L V6t P
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Mercedes W11 Mercedes M11 1.6L V6t P
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. United Kingdom McLaren F1 Team McLaren MCL35 Renault E-Tech 20 1.6L V6t P
63 United Kingdom George Russell United Kingdom Williams Racing Williams FW43 Mercedes M11 1.6L V6t P
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Mercedes W11 Mercedes M11 1.6L V6t P
99 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Switzerland Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN Alfa Romeo C39 Ferrari 065 1.6L V6t P
Source:[2]

Practice Overview[]

FP1[]

FP2[]

FP3[]

Practice Results[]

No Driver Team FP1 FP2 FP3
Time Pos Time Pos Time Pos
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo France Renault 1:28.575 8 1:28.112 9 1:26.841 8
4 United Kingdom Lando Norris United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 1:28.990 13 1:28.169 11 1:2.798 7
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari No time 20 1:28.860 18 1:27.251 14
6 Canada Nicholas Latifi United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:30.703 19 1:29.958 20 1:28.112 20
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Switzerland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 1:29.746 16 1:28.159 10 1:27.976 19
8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 1:29.576 15 1:28.564 16 1:27.537 15
10 France Pierre Gasly Italy AlphaTauri-Honda 1:28.909 11 1:27.997 8 1:27.046 10
16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Italy Ferrari 1:28.221 5 1:27.570 4 1:26.771 6
18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 1:28.004 3 1:27.274 1 1:26.576 4
20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 1:29.532 14 1:28.898 19 1:27.860 18
23 Thailand Alexander Albon Austria Red Bull-Honda 1:28.129 4 1:27.364 2 1:27.178 13
26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Italy AlphaTauri-Honda 1:28.868 10 1:28.426 15 1:27.076 11
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg United Kingdom Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 1:28.592 9 1:27.910 7 1:26.872 9
33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-Honda 1:27.422 1 1:28.390 14 1:26.173 3
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 1:27.896 2 1:27.581 5 1:26.011 2
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 1:28.988 12 1:27.820 6 1:26.664 5
63 United Kingdom George Russell United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:29.899 17 1:28.771 17 1:27.738 16
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes 1:28.519 6 1:27.431 3 1:25.873 1
99 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Switzerland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 1:29.925 18 1:28.256 13 1:27.825 17
Source: [3][4][5]

Qualifying[]

Q1[]

Q2[]

Q3[]

Qualifying Results[]

Pos. No. Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
Pos Time Pos Time Pos Time
1 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 2 1:25.900 2 1:25.347 1 1:24.303 1
2 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes 1 1:25.801 1 1:25.015 2 1:24.616 2
3 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-Honda 3 1:26.115 3 1:26.144 3 1:25.325 3
4 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Italy Ferrari 9 1:26.550 5 1:26.203 4 1:25.427 4
5 4 United Kingdom Lando Norris United Kingdom Mclaren-Renault 15 1:26.855 8 1:26.420 5 1:25.782 5
6 18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 4 1:26.243 10 1:26.501 6 1:25.839 6
7 55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. United Kingdom Mclaren-Renault 12 1:26.715 4 1:26.149 7 1:25.965 7
8 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo France Renault 11 1:26.677 7 1:26.339 8 1:26.009 8
9 31 France Esteban Ocon France Renault 7 1:26.396 6 1:26.252 9 1:26.209 9
10 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 8 1:26.469 9 1:26.455 10 1:26.339 10
11 10 France Pierre Gasly Italy AlphaTauri-Honda 6 1:26.343 11 1:26.501 11
12 23 Thailand Alex Albon Austria Red Bull-Honda 10 1:26.565 12 1:26.545 12
13 27 Germany Nico Hülkenburg United Kingdom Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 5 1:26.327 13 1:26.566 13
14 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Italy AlphaTauri-Honda 14 1:26.774 14 1:26.744 19*
15 63 United Kingdom George Russell United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 13 1:26.732 15 1:27.092 20**
16 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 16 1:27.158 14
17 99 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Switzerland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 17 1:27.164 15
18 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Switzerland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 18 1:27.366 16
19 8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 19 1:27.643 17
20 6 Canada Nicholas Latifi United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 20 1:27.705 18
107% time: 1:31.807
Source: [6]
  • * Kvyat was given a 5-place grid penalty for an unscheduled gearbox change.
  • ** Russell was given a 5-place grid penalty for failing to slow down for yellow flags during Q1.

Grid[]

Pos. Pos.
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 ______________ 1
2 United Kingdom 44. Hamilton
Finland 77. Bottas ______________
Row 2 ______________ 3
4 Netherlands 33. Verstappen
Monaco 16. Leclerc ______________
Row 3 ______________ 5
6 United Kingdom 4. Norris
Canada 18. Stroll ______________
Row 4 ______________ 7
8 Spain 55. Sainz
Australia 3. Ricciardo ______________
Row 5 ______________ 9
10 France 31. Ocon
Germany 5. Vettel ______________
Row 6 ______________ 11
12 France 10. Gasly
Thailand 23. Albon ______________
Row 7 ______________ 13
14 Germany 27. Hülkenberg
Denmark 20. Magnussen ______________
Row 8 ______________ 15
16 Italy 99. Giovinazzi
Finland 7. Räikkönen ______________
Row 9 ______________ 17
18 France 8. Grosjean
Canada 6. Latifi ______________
Row 10 ______________ 19
20 Russian Automobile Federation 26. Kvyat
United Kingdom 63. Russell ______________

Race[]

Report[]

When the cars were being started for the formation lap, the engine of the Racing Point of Nico Hülkenberg refused to start, making him a non-starter. It was later determined that a bolt in the clutch had broken, lodging in a spot that prevented the engine from turning over.[7]

Giles Peroni Mercedes team joined on the podium to receive the winning manufacturer’s award.

Results[]

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 52 1:28:01.283 1 25
2 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-Honda 52 + 5.856 3 19FL
3 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Italy Ferrari 52 + 18.474 4 15
4 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo France Renault 52 + 19.650 8 12
5 4 United Kingdom Lando Norris United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 52 + 22.277 5 10
6 31 France Esteban Ocon France Renault 52 + 26.937 9 8
7 10 France Pierre Gasly Italy AlphaTauri-Honda 52 + 31.188 11 6
8 23 Thailand Alexander Albon Austria Red Bull-Honda 52 + 32.670 12 4
9 18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 52 + 37.311 6 2
10 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 52 + 41.857 10 1
11 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes 52 + 42.167 2
12 63 United Kingdom George Russell United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 52 + 52.004 20
13 55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 52 + 53.370 7
14 99 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Switzerland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 52 + 54.205 * 15
15 6 Canada Nicholas Latifi United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 52 + 54.549 18
16 8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 52 + 55.050 17
17 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Switzerland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 51 + 1 lap 16
Ret 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Italy AlphaTauri-Honda 11 Accident 19
Ret 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 1 Collision 14
DNS 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg United Kingdom Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 0 Clutch 13
Source: [8]
  • * Giovinazzi was given a 5-second penalty for a safety car session infringement.

Milestones[]

Standings after race[]

Notes[]

  1. "Formula 1 Pirelli British Grand Prix 2020". formula1.com. Formula One Administration. https://www.formula1.com/en/racing/2020/Great_Britain.html. Retrieved 1 August 2020.
  2. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named EL
  3. "2020 British Grand Prix – Practice 1 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 31 July 2020. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2020/races/1048/great-britain/practice-1.html. Retrieved 31 July 2020.
  4. "2020 British Grand Prix – Practice 2 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 1 August 2020. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2020/races/1048/great-britain/practice-2.html. Retrieved 1 August 2020.
  5. "2020 British Grand Prix – Practice 3 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 1 August 2020. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2020/races/1048/great-britain/practice-3.html. Retrieved 1 August 2020.
  6. "2020 British Grand Prix – Qualifying results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 1 August 2020. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2020/races/1048/great-britain/qualifying.html. Retrieved 1 August 2020.
  7. "Clutch bolt failure caused Hulkenberg's DNS at Silverstone". motorsport.com. 2 August 2020. https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/clutch-bolt-failure-cost-hulkenberg-british-gp-start/4848640/. Retrieved 2 August 2020.
  8. "Britain Grand Prix 2020 Race Results". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 2 August 2020. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2020/races/1048/great-britain/race-result.html. Retrieved 2 August 2020.
V T E 2020 FIA Formula One World Championship
Teams Alfa RomeoAlphaTauriFerrariHaasMcLarenMercedesRacing PointRed BullRenaultWilliams
Engines FerrariHondaMercedesRenault
Drivers alphabetically AlbonBottasGaslyGiovinazziGrosjeanHamiltonHülkenbergKvyatLatifiLeclercMagnussenNorrisOconPérezRäikkönenRicciardoRussellSainzStrollVerstappenVettel
Drivers by number 3 Ricciardo • 4 Norris • 5 Vettel • 6 Latifi • 7 Räikkönen • 8 Grosjean • 10 Gasly • 11 Pérez • 16 Leclerc • 18 Stroll • 20 Magnussen • 23 Albon • 26 Kvyat • 27 Hülkenberg • 31 Ocon • 33 Verstappen • 44 Hamilton • 51 P. Fittipaldi • 55 Sainz • 63 Russell • 77 Bottas • 89 Aitken • 99 Giovinazzi
Other Drivers BuemiCalderónCâmaraDeletrazIlottKubicaR. NissanyMick SchumacherShwartzmanSirotkinTsunodaVandoorneVipsZhou
Cars Alfa Romeo C39AlphaTauri AT01Ferrari SF1000Haas VF-20McLaren MCL35Mercedes W11Racing Point RP20Red Bull RB16Renault R.S.20Williams FW43
Tyres Pirelli
Races AustriaStyriaHungaryBritain70th AnniversarySpainBelgiumItalyTuscanyRussiaNürburgringPortugalImolaTurkeyBahrainSakhirAbu Dhabi
Cancelled Races AustraliaVietnamChinaNetherlandsMonacoAzerbaijanCanadaFranceSingaporeJapanUnited StatesMexicoBrazil
Tests PirelliBarcelona 1Barcelona 2
See also 2019 Formula One Season2021 Formula One SeasonCategory
V T E United Kingdom British Grand Prix
Circuits Brooklands (1926 - 1927), Silverstone (1948 - Present), Aintree (1955 - 1962), Brands Hatch (1963 - 1986)
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