United Kingdom
Event

70th Anniversary GP (2020)

United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit
07 Aug - 09 Aug
Event finished

Filters:

Championship Driver Team Event Location Prime Article type Date
62 articles
Clear all filters
70th Anniversary GP
Championship
Loading...
Driver
Loading...
Team
Loading...
Event
Loading...
Location
Loading...
Prime
All
Prime
Article type
Loading...
Date

Latest news on 70th Anniversary GP

Grid
List

The impressive number behind Hulkenberg's F1 race return

Nico Hulkenberg was on for a strong result in the 70th Anniversary GP before a late stop for safety reasons rather ruined that scenario. But, along with his spectacular qualifying, he showed something that should keep him in the frame for another F1 return.

Haas retired Magnussen for "safety" reasons

The Haas Formula 1 outfit retired the car of Kevin Magnussen from the 70th Anniversary for safety reasons because it was using up its tyres, Guenther Steiner has revealed.

Why inflation left Mercedes poorer at Silverstone

Max Verstappen's surprise victory at the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix came as Red Bull emerged kinder on its tyres than Mercedes' all-conquering W11, as the combination high-energy corners, heat and inflated pressures created a perfect storm

Ten things we learned from the F1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix

From signs of a reinvigorated Formula 1 world title tussle to political wrangling and teams in a war of words, Luke Smith picks out the talking points provided from the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix

70th Anniversary Grand Prix driver ratings

There were no perfect performances on Formula 1's 70th birthday weekend, but three standout drivers came close on 2020's second Silverstone visit

Horner says Verstappen had to "buy into" hard tyre gamble

Red Bull Formula 1 boss Christian Horner says that Max Verstappen had to "buy into" the crucial decision to qualify on the hard tyre at the 70th Anniversary GP.

Ricciardo: "Seb spin" rubbed salt in the wound for Renault

Daniel Ricciardo says his “Seb spin” during the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix was “salt in the wound” after slipping from fifth on the grid to finish outside of the points.

Horner surprised others didn't try Verstappen's tyre strategy

Red Bull’s Christian Horner says Max Verstappen’s victory in the 70th Anniversary GP at Silverstone was an “amazing performance” – but was surprised more teams didn't gamble on using the hard tyre in qualifying that played a key role.

Mercedes boss Wolff refutes Bottas' "sleeping" claim

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says that information gleaned from Valtteri Bottas's tyres encouraged the team to let Lewis Hamilton run a long middle stint in the 70th Anniversary GP.

Binotto: Vettel's spin hurt his race more than strategy

Ferrari Formula 1 chief Mattia Binotto says Sebastian Vettel's first-lap spin hurt his race more than the team's strategy calls despite confusion from the German driver at Silverstone.

Verstappen explains why he defied Red Bull warning

Max Verstappen says he was confident managing his tyres while chasing the Mercedes pair during the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix which was why he pushed on despite Red Bull warnings.

Vettel: Ferrari strategy "didn't make any sense"

Sebastian Vettel said Ferrari's strategy in the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix "didn't make any sense", as he endured another difficult race at Silverstone.

Leclerc wasn't expecting to finish higher than eighth

Charles Leclerc says he was not expecting to finish higher than eighth in Formula 1's 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone, making him "so happy" about the fourth-place result he eventually achieved.

2020 F1 World Championship points after 70th Anniversary GP

Max Verstappen has moved up to second position in the F1 World Championship, ahead of Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas, after his victory in the 70th Anniversary GP.

Hulkenberg explains reasons for "forced" late pitstop

Nico Hulkenberg doubts his tyres would have lasted until the end of the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix due to a vibration that forced him into a late pitstop.

Mercedes "sleeping" when Verstappen got ahead - Bottas

Valtteri Bottas says Mercedes was “sleeping at some point” when Max Verstappen managed to get ahead en route to victory in the Formula 1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix.

Racing Point reprimanded over use of brake ducts

Racing Point has been reprimanded after the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix over the continued use of its controversial rear brake ducts.

Hamilton says new pressures making tyres like "balloons"

Lewis Hamilton suspects that the increased tyre pressures that have led to them being like "balloons" contributed to the blistering problems that hurt Mercedes in the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix.

Verstappen on his win: "I didn't see it coming"

Max Verstappen was surprised to beat both Mercedes Formula 1 drivers to victory in Sunday's 70th Anniversary Grand Prix, saying he "didn't see it coming".

2020 F1 70th Anniversary GP race results

A brilliant drive from Max Verstappen beat the Mercedes duo to win the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix for Red Bull Racing.

70th Anniversary GP: Verstappen takes first win of 2020

Max Verstappen beat Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas as the softer tyres and hot temperatures at Silverstone led to Red Bull defeating Mercedes in Formula 1's 70th Anniversary Grand Prix.

70th Anniversary GP as it happened

Follow all the action from the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix as it happens with our minute-by-minute coverage.

Ferrari: It's our "duty" to support struggling Vettel

Ferrari Formula 1 team sporting director Laurent Mekies says it’s the “duty” of the Maranello outfit to support Sebastian Vettel, as the former World Champion struggles to find speed in the SF1000.

F1 drivers can't use pitlane 'shortcut' on last lap

Formula 1 drivers have been reminded by the FIA that they should cross the line on the last lap of the 70th Anniversary GP on the track, and not in the pitlane.

Silverstone race will be “a war”, says frustrated Ocon

Renault Formula 1 driver Esteban Ocon expects his 70th Anniversary GP at Silverstone to be “a war” after he qualified out of position in a frustrated 14th place.

Verstappen: Hulkenberg "definitely deserves to be in F1"

Max Verstappen led the Formula 1 paddock’s praise for Nico Hulkenberg after his impressive display in 70th Anniversary Grand Prix qualifying, saying he “definitely deserves” to be on the grid.

Formula 1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix – how to watch, start time & more

Formula 1 is celebrating 70 years of its rich history at Silverstone on August 9. Here's how you can watch the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix on TV in your country.

2020 F1 70th Anniversary GP qualifying results, full grid lineup

Valtteri Bottas will start the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix from pole position, the fifth round of the 2020 Formula 1 World Championship season, at Silverstone.

Verstappen "felt strongly" that hard tyre was right choice

Red Bull Formula 1 driver Max Verstappen says the unusual decision to use Pirelli's hard tyres for Q2 at the start of the 70th Anniversary GP was an obvious one, because the same tyre worked for him last weekend.

Struggling Vettel feels he's "going up against a wall"

Sebastian Vettel feels like he is going up against a wall in trying to work out how to get more speed from his Ferrari at Silverstone.

Leclerc: Eighth "realistic picture" of Ferrari's pace

Charles Leclerc says his eighth-placed result in qualifying for the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix is a more realistic indication of how fast Ferrari is right now.

Bottas: Resolving set-up "deficit" key to pole

Valtteri Bottas says making up a "deficit" with his Mercedes Formula 1 car set-up in qualifying was the key to taking pole position for the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix.

Ocon hit with Silverstone grid penalty after Russell block

Esteban Ocon has been handed a three-place grid penalty for the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix after blocking George Russell during qualifying on Saturday.

Sainz says opening up bodywork led to Q2 exit

Carlos Sainz says a lack of top speed triggered by McLaren needing to open up bodywork to improve cooling contributed to his Q2 exit at the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix.

"Surprised" Hulkenberg feared he had damaged car

Nico Hulkenberg admitted he was "surprised" to have qualified third for the 70th Anniversary GP as he feared that he had damaged his car by going off.

70th Anniversary GP: Bottas grabs pole as Hulkenberg stars

Valtteri Bottas beat Lewis Hamilton to pole position for Formula 1's 70th Anniversary Grand Prix, as Nico Hulkenberg stunned to take third for Racing Point.

70th Anniversary GP qualifying as it happened

Follow all the action from the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix as it happens with our minute-by-minute coverage.

70th Anniversary GP: Latest key F1 technical developments

Join us as we delve into the latest Formula 1 technical developments on display ahead of the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone, courtesy of Motorsport Images.

70th Anniversary GP: Hamilton again on top in final practice

Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time ahead of Valtteri Bottas in final practice for Formula 1's 70th Anniversary Grand Prix, as the fragile nature of the soft tyres dominated proceedings.

Ferrari changes engine on both F1 cars after Vettel failure

Ferrari has changed the engine on both of its cars heading into final Formula 1 practice for the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix following Sebastian Vettel’s failure on Friday.

Pirelli hopes "responsible" teams won't take stint length risks

Pirelli Formula 1 boss Mario Isola is worried that teams will take risks with stint lengths in the 70th Anniversary GP – but he hopes that they will be “responsible” in the wake of last weekend’s failures.

Wolff: Majority of F1 teams want Concorde "cleaning up"

Toto Wolff says the majority of Formula 1 teams think the Concorde Agreement needs some “cleaning up”, but have been “up the arse” of Liberty when talking publicly about negotiations.

2020 Formula 1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix session timings and preview

Silverstone will host the fifth round of the 2020 Formula 1 season under the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix banner. Here's all you need to know about the race.

Ricciardo: Renault’s top-three pace is genuine after “big step”

Daniel Ricciardo says his top-three performance in practice for the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix was ‘genuine’ as he suggested Renault had found a ‘big step’ with its car.

Hulkenberg “more at home” in second GP with Racing Point

Nico Hulkenberg felt “much more at home” with Racing Point during his second Friday Formula 1 practice appearance after deputising for Sergio Perez once again at Silverstone.

F1 teams face tyre strategy “headache” at Silverstone

Formula 1 teams face a tyre strategy "headache" going into qualifying for the British Grand Prix after drivers found the medium tyre to be comparable to the soft over a single lap in practice on Friday at Silverstone.

2020 F1 70th Anniversary GP practice results

Lewis Hamilton set the pace on the opening day of 70th Anniversary Grand Prix practice at Silverstone on Friday for Mercedes, ahead of teammate Valtteri Bottas.

70th Anniversary GP: Hamilton tops FP2 from Bottas, Ricciardo

Lewis Hamilton beat Valtteri Bottas to the top spot in FP2 for Formula 1's 70th Anniversary Grand Prix, with the Mercedes drivers setting their best times on different tyre compounds.

Live: Follow 70th Anniversary GP practice as it happens

Follow all the action from the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix as it happens with our minute-by-minute coverage.

70th Anniversary GP: Bottas quickest from Hamilton in FP1

Valtteri Bottas pipped Mercedes Formula 1 team-mate Lewis Hamilton to lead opening practice for the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix on Friday at Silverstone.

Honda gives Red Bull drivers new F1 power units

Honda will give Red Bull Formula 1 drivers Max Verstappen and Alexander Albon new power units ahead of this weekend’s 70th Anniversary Grand Prix.

Hulkenberg to race after Perez tests COVID positive again

Nico Hulkenberg is to have a second outing with the Racing Point Formula 1 team in the 70th Anniversary GP at Silverstone after Sergio Perez tested positive for COVID-19 once again.

Mercedes to race with Stirling Moss tribute at Silverstone

Mercedes has revealed it will race with a tribute to Sir Stirling Moss on both of its Formula 1 cars at this weekend's 70th Anniversary Grand Prix.

Perez could return at Silverstone after completing quarantine

Sergio Perez could return for this weekend's 70th Anniversary Grand Prix after completing his required quarantine period following a positive test for COVID-19.

Silverstone installs extra barriers after Kvyat crash

Silverstone is installing some extra crash barriers on the outside of the Becketts complex in response to Daniil Kvyat's high-speed crash in the British Grand Prix.

70th Anniversary Grand Prix qualifying: Start time, how to watch, channel

Formula 1 is making a second visit to the Silverstone this weekend for the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix. Here's how you can watch qualifying in your country on August 8.

Why Verstappen will be “counting some sheep” at Silverstone

Mercedes may be utterly dominant in Formula 1 2020, but there is one standout driver causing the reigning champions problems. Max Verstappen is frank on his chances of beating Mercedes this weekend, but right now he seems to be the only one who can...

Kubica returns to Alfa Romeo cockpit for Silverstone FP1

Robert Kubica will make his third Formula 1 practice appearance of the year for Alfa Romeo ahead of this weekend’s 70th Anniversary Grand Prix.

Silverstone installs new kerb to help avoid tyre damage

Silverstone has installed a new kerb ahead of the Formula 1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at the exit of Becketts after fears over damage being caused to tyres.

Pirelli to scrap Silverstone FP2 tyre testing

Pirelli has cancelled plans to trial experimental Formula 1 tyres in FP2 at Silverstone on Friday, but the Italian company will still test them as planned at the Spanish GP in Barcelona.