The 2020 Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix (officially the Formula 1 Emirates Gran Premio Dell'Emilia Romagna) was the thirteenth race of the 2020 FIA Formula One World Championship, staged at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari in Imola, Emilia-Romagna, Italy, on 1 November 2020. It marked the first time Formula One returned to the circuit since the 2006 San Marino Grand Prix.

Valtteri Bottas took pole position during qualifying, which took place under a two-day weekend format, but during the race, Lewis Hamilton took the lead after staying out longer than his team-mate and pitting during the Virtual Safety Car period caused by Esteban Ocon retiring from a mechanical failure. Max Verstappen, who had been battling the Mercedeses suffered a puncture and retired, bringing out the safety car. Hamilton held to the lead after the restart and won the race, and with Bottas second, secured the 7th constructors' title for Mercedes. Ocon's team-mate Daniel Ricciardo completed the podium.



Background[edit | edit source]

The historic Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, inaugurated in 1953, first hosted an F1 race in 1980 as a replacement for Monza for the Italian Grand Prix. The circuit has since been featured on the calendar every season as the San Marino Grand Prix until 2006. The track's original layout had remained the same until 1994, when Ayrton Senna tragically died in that year's event, which also claimed the life of Roland Ratzenberger. The circuit has since been revised and modified, including chicanes added to the Tamburello and Villeneuve corners where the former and latter lost their lives at the respective sites.

Following the final San Marino Grand Prix in 2006, the track had undergone a major renovation in 2007. The track has since played host to several other events, including the Superbike World Championship, International GT Open, TCR International Series, 6 Hours of Imola and 12 Hours of Imola. The circuit was given a 1T grade by the FIA in 2008, allowing tests to be held on the site, before receiving a Grade 1 for F1 races to be held in August 2011. Talks for Imola to return to the Formula One calendar began in 2015, given that Monza would not continue running the Italian Grand Prix.

On July 24th, 2020, Imola was announced to be officially making its return to Formula One, named as the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix as part of the revised calendar due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to the announcement, owners of Imola had submitted a bid to replace the postponed (later canceled) Chinese Grand Prix in February, due to the development of the pandemic. The Emiligna-Romagna Grand Prix weekend however will see an extraordinary two-day weekend, with one free practice session and qualifying on Saturday and the race on Sunday.

Red Bull Racing junior member and Formula 2 Carlin driver Yuki Tsunoda is set to make his weekend debut in the free practice session of the event in AlphaTauri. Despite Honda having announced their withdrawal from F1 after 2021, Red Bull has insisted that the departure will not affect the Japanese driver's future within the programme.

Before the race weekend there were three drivers announced to have remained in their respective teams for 2021: Pierre Gasly, Kimi Räikkönen and Antonio Giovinazzi. Gasly will be sporting a special helmet in tribute to Ayrton Senna.

Entry List[edit | edit source]

The full entry list for the 2020 Emilia-Romagna 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 F1 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 F1 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 F1 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 F1 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 F1 M11 1.6l V6t P
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Mercedes W11 Mercedes F1 M11 1.6l V6t P
99 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Switzerland Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN Alfa Romeo C39 Ferrari 065 1.6l V6t P
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Practice Overview[edit | edit source]

Qualifying[edit | edit source]

Q1[edit | edit source]

Q2[edit | edit source]

Q3[edit | edit source]

Qualifying Results[edit | edit source]

The full qualifying results for the 2020 Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix are outlined below:

Grid[edit | edit source]

Race[edit | edit source]

Report[edit | edit source]

Results[edit | edit source]

The full results for the 2020 Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 63 1:28:32.430 2 26FL
2 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes 63 + 5.783 1 18
3 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo France Renault 63 + 14.320 5 15
4 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Italy AlphaTauri-Honda 63 + 15.141 8 12
5 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Italy Ferrari 63 + 19.111 7 10
6 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez United Kingdom Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 63 + 19.652 11 8
7 55 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 63 + 20.230 10 6
8 4 United Kingdom Lando Norris United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 63 + 21.131 9 4
9 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 63 + 22.224 18 2
10 99 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Italy Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 63 + 26.398 20 1
11 6 Canada Nicholas Latifi United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 63 + 27.135 19
12 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 63 + 28.453 14
13 18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 63 + 29.163 15
14 8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 63 + 32.935* 16
15 23 Thailand Alexander Albon Austria Red Bull-Honda 63 + 57.284 6
Ret 63 United Kingdom George Russell United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 51 Accident 13
Ret 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-Honda 50 Puncture/Spun off 3
Ret 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 47 Gearbox/Illness 17
Ret 31 France Esteban Ocon France Renault 27 Gearbox 12
Ret 10 France Pierre Gasly Italy AlphaTauri-Honda 8 Coolant leak 4
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  • * – Romain Grosjean finished 12th on the track, but received a five-second time penalty for exceeding track limits.

Milestones[edit | edit source]

Standings[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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References:

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  3. "Formula 1 Emirates Gran Premio dell'Emilia Romagna 2020 – Race Result". 1 November 2020. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2020/races/1057/italy/race-result.html. Retrieved 4 November 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 • 55 Sainz • 63 Russell • 77 Bottas • 99 Giovinazzi
Other Drivers AitkenBuemiCâmaraDeletrazP. FittipaldiIlottKubicaR. NissanyMick SchumacherShwartzmanSirotkinTsunodaVandoorneVipsZhou
Cars Alfa Romeo C39AlphaTauri AT01Ferrari SF1000Haas VF-20McLaren MCL35Mercedes W11Racing Point RP20Red Bull RB16Renault R.S.20Williams FW43
Tyres Pirelli
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