Formula 1 2020 70th Anniversary Grand Prix

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2020-08-09
5
Silverstone Circuit
Max Verstappen VER
Valtteri Bottas BOT
Lewis Hamilton
lap 43 - 1:28.451
HAM

The 2020 70th Anniversary Grand Prix was won by Max Verstappen of Red Bull.
Despite being on pole position in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Valtteri Bottas could not convert this into a win.

The race in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland was round 5 of 17 of the 2020 season.

weather conditions

Weather conditions at 9 August 2020 13:10 GMT (raceday).

Partly Cloudy
77.32°F
64%
8.73 mph
50°
 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 52 1:19:41.993 25
2 52 +11.326 19
3 52 +19.231 15
4 52 +29.289 12
5 52 +39.146 10
6 52 +42.538 8
7 52 +55.951 6
8 52 +1:04.773 4
9 52 +1:05.544 2
10 52 +1:09.669 1
11 52 +1:10.642 0
12 52 +1:13.370 0
13 52 +1:14.070 0
14 51 +1 Lap 0
15 51 +1 Lap 0
16 51 +1 Lap 0
17 51 +1 Lap 0
18 51 +1 Lap 0
19 51 +1 Lap 0
43 Retired 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:25.000
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +0.000
3 Nico Hülkenberg Racing Point +1.000
4 Max Verstappen Red Bull +1.000
5 Daniel Ricciardo Renault +1.000
6 Lance Stroll Racing Point +1.000
7 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri +1.000
8 Charles Leclerc Ferrari +1.000
9 Alexander Albon Red Bull +1.000
10 Lando Norris McLaren +1.000
11 Esteban Ocon Renault +2.000
12 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari +2.000
13 Carlos Sainz McLaren +2.000
14 Romain Grosjean Haas F1 Team +2.000
15 George Russell Williams +2.000
16 Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauri +2.000
17 Kevin Magnussen Haas F1 Team +3.000
18 Nicholas Latifi Williams +3.000
19 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo +3.000
20 Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo +3.000

driver positions through the laps

2020 70th Anniversary Grand Prix

The 70th Anniversary Grand Prix (officially known as the Emirates Formula 1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix 2020) was a one-off Formula One motor race held on 9 August 2020 at the Silverstone Circuit in Silverstone, United Kingdom, the second of two back to back races at the venue, after the 2020 British Grand Prix seven days earlier. The race was the fifth round of the rescheduled 2020 Formula One World Championship. It was held as a 70-year commemoration race of the Formula One World Championship at the same circuit which hosted the first championship Grand Prix in 1950. The race was won by Red Bull-Honda driver Max Verstappen.

This was the first non-Mercedes victory in 2020, the first victory for Red Bull at Silverstone in the 1.6 litre V6 turbo hybrid engine era and their first win at the venue since the 2012 British Grand Prix (won by Mark Webber), and the first Honda-powered win at the track since the 1989 British Grand Prix. At this race, runner-up Lewis Hamilton equalled the record for most Formula One podiums (155), previously accomplished by Michael Schumacher.


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