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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.


BackgroundEdit

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 ListEdit

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 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
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
27 Germany Nico Hulkenberg United Kingdom BWT Racing Point F1 Team Racing Point RP20 BWT Mercedes F1 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 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 F1 Team 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 OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

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Qualifying ResultsEdit

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

GridEdit

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

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

ResultsEdit

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
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References:

  1. https://www.formula1.com/en/racing/2020/70th_Anniversary.html
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V T E 2020 FIA Formula One World Championship
Teams Alfa RomeoAlphaTauriFerrariHaasMcLarenMercedesRacing PointRed BullRenaultWilliams
Engines FerrariHondaMercedesRenault
Drivers alphabetically AlbonBottasGaslyGiovinazziGrosjeanHamiltonKvyatLatifiLeclercMagnussenNorrisOconPérezRäikkönenRicciardoRussellSainzStrollVerstappenVettel
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 • 31 Ocon • 33 Verstappen • 44 Hamilton • 55 Sainz • 63 Russell • 77 Bottas • 99 Giovinazzi
Other Drivers AitkenBuemiCâmaraP. FittipaldiKubicaNissany
Cars Alfa Romeo C39AlphaTauri AT01Ferrari SF1000Haas VF-20McLaren MCL35Mercedes W11Racing Point RP20Red Bull RB16Renault R.S.20Williams FW43
Tyres Pirelli
Races AustriaStyriaHungaryBritain70th AnniversarySpainBelgiumItalyTuscanRussiaNurburgringPortugalImolaTurkeyBahrainSakhirAbu Dhabi
Cancelled/Postponed Races AustraliaVietnamChinaNetherlandsMonacoAzerbaijanCanadaFranceSingaporeJapanUnited StatesMexicoBrazil
Tests Barcelona 1Barcelona 2
See also 2019 Formula One Season2021 Formula One SeasonCategory
V T E United Kingdom Anniversary Grand Prix
Circuits Silverstone Circuit (2020–present)
SilverstoneArena2010
Races 2020
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