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The 2020 70th Anniversary Grand Prix (officially the Emirates Formula 1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix 2020)[1] was the fifth race of the 2020 Formula One season, the seventy-sixth time the British Grand Prix was held, and the fifty-seventh time it was held at the Silverstone Circuit. It was held between 7 August and 9 August 2020.


Background[]

A main talking point was the series of tire failures that occurred to both Mercedes drivers and the McLaren of Carlos Sainz, Jr. in the final laps during the previous race, the British Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton won the race ahead of Max Verstappen as his puncture occurred on the final lap, while Valtteri Bottas and Sainz dropped out of the points following the punctures. An investigation by Pirelli revealed that the combination of the long stint and the higher performance of the 2020 cars contributed to the failures. Despite the failures, softer tire compounds are to be introduced in the next race as planned.

It was announced before the weekend that Bottas has extended his contract with Mercedes for another season. Mercedes is also including a horseshoe emblem as a tribute to Stirling Moss, who passed away earlier in April.

Sergio Pérez, who missed out the last race due to a positive test for COVID-19, was tested positive again prior to the race. Nico Hülkenberg, who was Perez' replacement is to race again for the team in the weekend.

Following a series of protests by Renault against Racing Point over their brake ducts, Racing Point was found guilty and was penalized 15 constructors' points and fined €400,000.

Due to Stoffel Vandoorne being committed to the final stretch of the 2019/20 Formula E championship season, and Esteban Gutierrez no longer having a superlicense, Mercedes could no longer uphold a deal in which they offered to supply a reserve driver for McLaren. As a result, McLaren signed F1 pundit and ex-f1 driver Paul di Resta to be their reserve driver for the weekend, if either of their drivers tested positive for COVID-19.

Entry List[]

The full entry list for the 70th Anniversary 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
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
27 Germany Nico Hulkenberg United Kingdom BWT Racing Point F1 Team Racing Point RP20 BWT Mercedes M11 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 F1 Team 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 F1 Team 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[]

Qualifying[]

Q1[]

Q2[]

Q3[]

Qualifying Results[]

The full qualifying results for the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
Pos. Time Pos. Time Pos. Time
1 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes 1 1:26.738 1 1:25.785 1 1:25.154 1
2 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 2 1:26.818 3 1:26.266 2 1:25.217 2
3 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg United Kingdom Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 9 1:27.279 2 1:26.261 3 1:26.082 3
4 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-Honda 4 1:27.154 9 1:26.779 4 1:26.176 4
5 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo France Renault 11 1:27.442 5 1:26.636 5 1:26.297 5
6 18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 6 1:27.187 7 1:26.674 6 1:26.428 6
7 10 France Pierre Gasly Italy AlphaTauri-Honda 5 1:27.154 4 1:26.523 7 1:26.534 7
8 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Italy Ferrari 10 1:27.427 8 1:26.709 8 1:26.614 8
9 23 Thailand Alexander Albon Austria Red Bull-Honda 3 1:27.153 6 1:26.642 9 1:26.669 9
10 4 United Kingdom Lando Norris United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 7 1:27.217 10 1:26.885 10 1:26.778 10
11 31 France Esteban Ocon France Renault 8 1:27.278 11 1:27.011 14*
12 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 14 1:27.612 12 1:27.078 11
13 55 Spain Carlos Sainz United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 12 1:27.450 13 1:27.083 12
14 8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 13 1:27.519 14 1:27.254 13
15 63 United Kingdom George Russell United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 15 1:27.757 15 1:27.455 15
16 26 Russian Automobile Federation Daniil Kvyat Italy AlphaTauri-Honda 16 1:27.882 16
17 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 17 1:28.236 17
18 6 Canada Nicholas Latifi United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 18 1:28.430 18
19 99 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Switzerland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 19 1:28.433 19
20 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Switzerland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 20 1:28.493 20
107% Time: 1:32.81
Source:[3]
  • Bold indicates the fastest driver's time in each session.
  • * indicates Ocon penalised three places for impeding Russell during qualifying.

Grid[]

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

Race[]

Report[]

Will Courtenay of Red Bull joined on the podium to receive the winning manufacturer's award.

Results[]

The full results for the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-Honda 52 1:19:41.993 4 25
2 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 52 + 11.326 2 19FL
3 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes 52 + 19.231 1 15
4 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Italy Ferrari 52 + 29.289 8 12
5 23 Thailand Alexander Albon Austria Red Bull-Honda 52 + 39.146 9 10
6 18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 52 + 42.538 6 8
7 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg United Kingdom Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 52 + 55.951 3 6
8 31 France Esteban Ocon France Renault 52 + 1:04.773 14 4
9 4 United Kingdom Lando Norris United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 52 + 1:05.544 10 2
10 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Italy AlphaTauri-Honda 52 + 1:09.669 16 1
11 10 France Pierre Gasly Italy AlphaTauri-Honda 52 + 1:10.642 7
12 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 52 + 1:13.370 11
13 55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 52 + 1:14.070 12
14 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo France Renault 51 + 1 Lap 5
15 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Switzerland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 51 + 1 Lap 20
16 8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 51 + 1 Lap 13
17 99 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Switzerland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 51 + 1 Lap 19
18 63 United Kingdom George Russell United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 51 + 1 Lap 15
19 6 Canada Nicholas Latifi United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 51 + 1 Lap 18
Ret 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 43 Tire vibration 17
Source:

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Milestones[]

Standings[]

References[]

Images and Videos:

References:

  1. https://www.formula1.com/en/racing/2020/70th_Anniversary.html
  2. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named EL
  3. 70th Anniversary Grand Prix - Qualifying, https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2020/races/1049/great-britain/qualifying.html, (Formula One World Championship Limited, 2021. Retrieved on 11 Dec 2021)
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 Anniversary Grand Prix
Circuits Silverstone Circuit (2020–present)
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