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2020 F1 70th Anniversary GP race results

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

Pole-winner Valtteri Bottas led Lewis Hamilton, as hard-tyred starter Verstappen outdragged Nico Hulkenberg for third position, with the latter’s Racing Point teammate Lance Stroll passing Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo for fifth at Turn 2. Under-pressure Sebastian Vettel spun his Ferrari across the track at Turn 1 after taking too much inside kerb, and he fell to the tail of the field.

Bottas just held off Hamilton’s attack at Brooklands on the opening lap, but was being warned of “critical” tyre temperatures as early as lap six. Verstappen caught Hamilton, attacking him by Lap 13 – ignoring his engineer’s pleas to save his tyres.

Bottas pitted on Lap 14, with Hamilton following him in a lap later – promoting Verstappen to the lead. Hamilton had to battle through traffic, dropping well away from Bottas, having fallen to fifth position. Bottas caught second-placed Stroll, who made his first pitstop on Lap 19.

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But even on the hard tyres, the Mercedes cars were suffering blistering both fronts and rears.

Verstappen pitted for medium tyres on Lap 27, but a slow right-rear switch meant he rejoined behind Bottas. Verstappen took no time at all in passing him, diving down the outside at Brooklands and making the move stick around the outside of Luffield.

Verstappen and Bottas pitted for a second time five laps later, Verstappen quickly ditching his mediums – which he needed to run at some point – for the favoured hards. That put Hamilton out in front, but he was complaining of problems with his car as well as the tyres.

Hamilton pitted for a second time with 11 laps remaining, with Verstappen leading Bottas by over 4s. Leclerc was elevated to third, with Hamilton dropping to fourth.

Hamilton charged on his new hard tyres, passing Leclerc for third at Stowe with six laps to go. He then cruised up to Bottas, with both being told they were free to race. Hamilton passed him with two laps to go, but Verstappen was already out of sight.

A late pitstop dropped Hulkenberg from fifth to seventh, promoting Stroll and Alex Albon (Red Bull). Esteban Ocon finished eighth, ahead of Lando Norris (McLaren) and Daniil Kvyat (AlphaTauri). Ricciardo spun outside the points as McLaren’s Carlos Sainz passed him.

F1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix race results

Cla # Driver Chassis Engine Laps Time Interval Pits Points
1 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull Honda 52 -   2 25
2 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Mercedes 52 11.326 11.326 2 19
3 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes Mercedes 52 19.231 7.905 2 15
4 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Ferrari Ferrari 52 29.289 10.058 1 12
5 23 Thailand Alex Albon Red Bull Honda 52 39.146 9.857 2 10
6 18 Canada Lance Stroll Racing Point Mercedes 52 42.538 3.392 2 8
7 27 Germany Nico Hulkenberg Racing Point Mercedes 52 55.951 13.413 3 6
8 31 France Esteban Ocon Renault Renault 52 1'04.773 8.822 1 4
9 4 United Kingdom Lando Norris McLaren Renault 52 1'05.544 0.771 2 2
10 26 Russian Federation Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauri Honda 52 1'09.669 4.125 2 1
11 10 France Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri Honda 52 1'10.642 0.973 2  
12 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari Ferrari 52 1'13.370 2.728 2  
13 55 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. McLaren Renault 52 1'14.070 0.700 2  
14 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Renault Renault 51 1 lap   3  
15 7 Finland Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Ferrari 51 1 lap   1  
16 8 France Romain Grosjean Haas Ferrari 51 1 lap   2  
17 99 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Ferrari 51 1 lap   2  
18 63 United Kingdom George Russell Williams Mercedes 51 1 lap   3  
19 6 Canada Nicholas Latifi Williams Mercedes 51 1 lap   3  
  20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen Haas Ferrari 43     3  

F1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix fastest laps

Cla Driver Chassis Engine Laps Time Gap Interval km/h
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Mercedes 43 1'28.451     239.766
2 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull Honda 46 1'29.465 1.014 1.014 237.049
3 Thailand Alex Albon Red Bull Honda 46 1'29.477 1.026 0.012 237.017
4 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes Mercedes 44 1'29.765 1.314 0.288 236.256
5 Canada Nicholas Latifi Williams Mercedes 48 1'29.950 1.499 0.185 235.770
6 Germany Nico Hulkenberg Racing Point Mercedes 52 1'30.087 1.636 0.137 235.412
7 France Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri Honda 52 1'30.092 1.641 0.005 235.399
8 Monaco Charles Leclerc Ferrari Ferrari 39 1'30.552 2.101 0.460 234.203
9 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. McLaren Renault 49 1'30.556 2.105 0.004 234.193
10 France Esteban Ocon Renault Renault 50 1'30.575 2.124 0.019 234.144
11 United Kingdom Lando Norris McLaren Renault 49 1'30.698 2.247 0.123 233.826
12 Russian Federation Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauri Honda 52 1'30.738 2.287 0.040 233.723
13 Germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari Ferrari 49 1'30.785 2.334 0.047 233.602
14 France Romain Grosjean Haas Ferrari 51 1'30.793 2.342 0.008 233.581
15 Canada Lance Stroll Racing Point Mercedes 45 1'30.877 2.426 0.084 233.365
16 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Renault Renault 39 1'31.168 2.717 0.291 232.621
17 United Kingdom George Russell Williams Mercedes 50 1'31.408 2.957 0.240 232.010
18 Finland Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Ferrari 30 1'31.756 3.305 0.348 231.130
19 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Ferrari 37 1'31.826 3.375 0.070 230.954
20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen Haas Ferrari 39 1'31.830 3.379 0.004 230.944

F1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix race tyre history

Cla Driver Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4
1 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull Honda H 29 M 6 H 20    
2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Mercedes M 17 H 27 H 11    
3 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes Mercedes M 16 H 19 H 20    
4 Monaco Charles Leclerc Ferrari Ferrari M 21 H 34        
5 Thailand Alex Albon Red Bull Honda M 9 H 24 H 22    
6 Canada Lance Stroll Racing Point Mercedes M 21 H 13 H 21    
7 Germany Nico Hulkenberg Racing Point Mercedes M 18 H 15 H 14 S 10
8 France Esteban Ocon Renault Renault M 22 H 30        
9 United Kingdom Lando Norris McLaren Renault M 15 H 17 H 23    
10 Russian Federation Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauri Honda H 19 H 16 M 17    
11 France Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri Honda M 10 H 16 H 29    
12 Germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari Ferrari H 23 H 11 M 22    
13 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. McLaren Renault H 22 M 15 H 18    
14 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Renault Renault M 17 M 15 H 9 M 18
15 Finland Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Ferrari H 26 M 25        
16 France Romain Grosjean Haas Ferrari M 20 H 22 H 13    
17 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Ferrari M 7 H 26 M 18    
18 United Kingdom George Russell Williams Mercedes M 8 H 16 H 15 M 17
19 Canada Nicholas Latifi Williams Mercedes M 9 H 17 H 20 M 5
  Denmark Kevin Magnussen Haas Ferrari M 9 H 12 H 23    

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Series Formula 1
Event 70th Anniversary GP
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Author Charles Bradley