Formula 1 2020 Austrian Grand Prix

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2020-07-05
1
Red Bull Ring
Valtteri Bottas BOT
Valtteri Bottas BOT
Lando Norris
lap 71 - 1:7.475
NOR

The 2020 Austrian Grand Prix was won by Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes.

The race in Austria was round 1 of 17 of the 2020 season.

weather conditions

Weather conditions at 5 July 2020 13:10 GMT (raceday).

Partly Cloudy
82.37°F
39%
3.76 mph
76°
 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 71 1:30:55.739 25
2 71 +2.700 18
3 71 +5.491 16
4 71 +5.689 12
5 71 +8.903 10
6 71 +15.092 8
7 71 +16.682 6
8 71 +17.456 4
9 71 +21.146 2
10 71 +24.545 1
11 71 +31.650 0
12 69 Suspension 0
13 67 Electronics 0
53 Wheel 0
49 Brakes 0
49 Fuel pressure 0
24 Brakes 0
20 Engine 0
17 Overheating 0
11 Electronics 0

grid

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

driver positions through the laps

2020 Austrian Grand Prix

The 2020 Austrian Grand Prix (officially known as the Formula 1 Rolex Großer Preis von Österreich 2020) was a Formula One motor race that was held on 5 July 2020 at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. The race was the opening round of the 2020 Formula One World Championship, and the 34th running of the Austrian Grand Prix (the 33rd as part of the World Championship since 1950) as well as the first of two consecutive races to be held at the Red Bull Ring.Lewis Hamilton entered the round as the defending World Drivers' Champion and his team, Mercedes as the defending World Constructors' Champion. Max Verstappen was the defending race winner, having won the 2018 and 2019 Austrian Grands Prix. The race was won by Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas with Charles Leclerc in second for Ferrari and Lando Norris finishing third for McLaren – his first podium in Formula One. Norris became the 3rd youngest driver ever to finish on the podium.


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Gasly was running in 12th position when his brakes overheated just 10 laps in. After being instructed to pit, Gasly asked for one more lap to try and get the brake temperatures under control, which he managed to achieve. He went on to finish the race in seventh place.<br>“I mean, we were that close from retiring the car,” said Gasly. “The team asked me actually to box on lap 10, because my ...

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The Italian outfit headed into last weekend’s season opener in Austria aware that it was on the back foot, with its car in the same specification as it had been in pre-season testing.<br>That is because the team uncovered some aerodynamic flaws with the SF1000 during the Barcelona running which it has decided to address with a major overhaul. The changes were originally planned to be introduced ...

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In Austria the pair made contact after the final safety car restart when Albon – who was on fresher tyres – made a bold overtaking move on the outside of Hamilton.<br>The incident closer mirrored one at the penultimate race of 2019 in Brazil, when Albon also tried to pass in the closing laps.<br>On both occasions Albon was sent spinning and lost a shot at a podium finish, and Hamilton was ...

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The Milton Keynes-based outfit pushed the FIA in the hours before the Austrian Grand Prix to review the stewards’ decision not to punish Hamilton for ignoring yellow flags on his final qualifying lap.<br>At the time, the stewards felt that, having spoken to Hamilton, confusion over conflicting yellow and green flags had triggered the scenario of the Mercedes driver not backing off. Therefore ...

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Valtteri Bottas led all 71 laps en route to victory in the 2020 season opener, with teammate Lewis Hamilton finishing second on-track before being demoted to fourth with a penalty.<br>But both drivers were issued critical gearbox warnings throughout the race as Mercedes warned them to stay off the aggressive kerbing at the exit of the corners.<br>Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff explained that ...

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Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton were leading the season opener, but both were facing critical gearbox issues that Mercedes feared could cause them to retire from the race.<br>As well as both drivers being warned to keep off the kerbs, there was a great deal of intrigue when Bottas was given the radio message: "Urgent Chassis Default Two One."<br>That message prompted memories of the Multi 21 ...

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Ferrari endured a disastrous qualifying at the Red Bull Ring on Saturday as Charles Leclerc qualified almost one second off the pace in seventh, one year on from taking pole position at the same circuit.<br>Leclerc was able to battle through to second in an eventful race on Sunday despite spending much of the race stuck in the midfield fight, while teammate Sebastian Vettel ailed to 10th ...

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<br>Hamilton and Albon were battling for second place in the closing stages of the Austrian Grand Prix when the Red Bull driver was tipped in to a spin on the exit of Turn 4.<br>The stewards felt that Hamilton was to blame for the incident and handed him a five-second penalty, which cost the world champion a podium finish.<br>While Mercedes boss Toto Wolff felt the sanction was not ...

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Mercedes will remain the favourite for F1's second visit to Spielberg, having comprehensively outshone every other team on the grid in the Austrian GP. However, the Brackley-based team will be wary about the gearbox issues that plagued it last weekend and threatened its victory chances after a second safety car was called in later in the race.<br>Red Bull will again be expected to take the fight ...

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With no in-season testing this year, opportunities for rookies are rare, although one day of testing has been set aside for them after the last race. Williams is the first team to make a commitment to using an FP1 session for a young driver in 2020.<br>Campos F2 driver Aitken has tested for Renault in the past, running a full day in Barcelona in 2018, and then two more at the Spanish venue and in ...

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Hamilton knew that the only way to beat Bottas was to run a different tyre strategy. However, when the safety car came out Hamilton had no choice but to follow Bottas into the pits for a double-stacked stop, which ended any chance of running an off-set strategy and going to a different tyre.<br>Both drivers were given the hard compound for what was clearly going to a long run to the chequered ...

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Raikkonen dived into pitlane for a new set of tyres when the safety car was called with around 17 laps remaining after Williams' George Russell ground to a halt on the exit of Turn 4.<br>Rejoining the race in 12th as the safety car peeled into the pits at the end of lap 54, Raikkonen's front-right wheel detached as he rounded Turn 9 and came off completely as he exited the corner.<br>The Finn was ...

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Bottas led all 71 laps of the race in Austria to score victory in the 2020 season opener, but faced race-long pressure from Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton, as well as managing recurring gearbox problems.<br>Mercedes' engineers were heard regularly warning Hamilton and Bottas to stay off the kerbs during the race, with the issue emerging early on.<br>"The situation was pretty serious, right away ...

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Hamilton was battling Albon after the final safety car period of the race when they clashed at Turn 4, as the Red Bull tried to go around the outside.<br>The stewards investigated the incident and decided that Hamilton was at fault and should have given his Thai rival more room.<br>Speaking about the incident, Wolff felt that Hamilton could not have done anything differently, as he was already on ...

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Mercedes’ dominance was challenged by Red Bull but Max Verstappen, who was running second behind Bottas, was forced out with an electrical failure early on. Towards the end of the race, Alex Albon took fresh soft tyres during a safety car period and was passing Lewis Hamilton for second when they made contact, and Albon was spun around.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Austrian GP: Bottas wins from ...

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Starting from third following Lewis Hamilton's three-place grid drop for a yellow flag infringement in qualifying, Norris dropped to fifth in the opening laps.<br>Late five-second penalties for Hamilton for contact with Alexander Albon, and for Sergio Perez for pitlane speeding, Norris found himself in podium contention in the closing laps.<br>An aggressive move on the Racing Point at Turn 3 gave ...

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Albon spent much of the race running third behind the two leading Mercedes, but was able to pit for a fresh set of soft tyres after the safety car was called for a second time with 20 laps to go.<br>Mercedes opted to keep both race leader Valtteri Bottas and second-placed Hamilton out on their hard tyres, which had already completed 25 laps by that point.<br>Albon sat third on the restart and was ...

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Leclerc could qualify only seventh, but after a strong run in a race of high attrition he moved up to third place on the road at the flag, having passed Lando Norris and Sergio Perez in the closing stages of the race.<br>A five-second penalty for Lewis Hamilton moved him up to second place.<br>The Monegasque driver admitted that the result had come as a surprise.<br>"I'm extremely happy, it feels ...

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Bottas crossed the line as the winner of an attrition race 0.6-second clear of his teammate, but Hamilton was immediately demoted, which boosted Lando Norris to first F1 career podium in third.<br>Hamilton's incident with Albon happened after the end of the race's third safety car period and after Mercedes had had to intervene with its drivers due to critical reliability warnings.<br>At the start ...

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Hamilton was originally cleared for the yellow flag infringement following an investigation on Saturday evening, only for Red Bull to lodge an appeal with the stewards and present new evidence.<br>A hearing took place less than 90 minutes before lights out in Austria, leading to Hamilton being given a late three-place penalty.<br>It means Hamilton will now start the race from fifth place on the ...

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Mugello, Imola and Portimao are all in the frame for races in September and October to follow the last currently scheduled event at Monza on September 6, with September looking highly likely for Mugello.<br>Many flyaway events have yet to be officially cancelled, but the ongoing COVID-19 virus and border control issues are making it hard for F1 to confirm any dates for races outside Europe ...

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Hamilton was summoned before the stewards after appearing to fail to slow for yellow flags on his final Q3 lap on Saturday, shown following a spin for Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas.<br>Hamilton improved his laptime by one tenth of a second despite the yellow flags, but was later found to have received conflicting signals from the marshal posts, showing both green and yellow flags.<br>As a ...

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The DAS was protested by Red Bull Racing after Friday’s practice, on the grounds that it had an aerodynamic influence and that it was a suspension system, rather than steering.<br>After an investigation, the FIA stewards sided with Mercedes and rejected the protest, having decreed that DAS should indeed be classified as a steering system.<br>Mercedes subsequently dominated qualifying ...

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The team’s head of vehicle performance, Dave Robson, explained that Russell, who qualified 17th but had been in position to make it through to the second segment of qualifying before the final flying runs, had proved the FW43 “just” had the pace to escape Q1 – something Williams did not do once in 2019.<br>In the end, Russell did not improve his best Q1 time and was shuffled back by Haas ...

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As part of the new “closed event” protocols for F1 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it was confirmed last month that the podium ceremony would be heavily revised to ensure the safety of all parties.<br>A first taste of this came in the F3 and F2 races at the Red Bull Ring, but full details of the plans for F1 have now been announced.<br>Upon taking the chequered flag, the first three drivers will ...

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At a time of ongoing protests and activism around the world against racial injustice, F1 has been vocal in its anti-racism messaging throughout the Austrian Grand Prix weekend so far.<br>All 20 drivers wore t-shirts on the grid before the race on Sunday reading ‘End Racism’, and discussions had taken place over taking a knee on the grid in support the anti-racism movements - a move seen at the ...

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In February, the governing body announced that it had reached a “settlement” with Ferrari after an investigation into its 2019 power unit.<br>Since then rival team bosses have made it clear that they want to know more details of what Ferrari was found to be doing, and what the settlement consists of.<br>The FIA insists that it can only release details if Ferrari agrees, something which the ...

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While a raft of floor updates had been spotted during Red Bull’s filming day at Silverstone last week, the team added a revised nose design when it hit the track at the Red Bull Ring.<br>With the design having just been given the release from the factory, only two versions of it were available – and these were handed to Verstappen as a race part and spare.<br>Teammate Alex Albon has used the ...

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Six-time Formula 1 world champion Hamilton is out of contract at the end of the season, but is widely expected to continue his long-term partnership with Mercedes that has yielded five titles in the last six years.<br>A report from the Daily Mail on Friday night claimed Mercedes is unwilling to meet Hamilton’s wage demand of £40 million per year, with Wolff setting a limit of half ...

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With the Australian Grand Prix called off at the 11th hour and several other races, including the Monaco Grand Prix, cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, F1 has drafted the first part of the revised 2020 calendar.<br>This would see the series travelling to Austria for back-to-back rounds, starting with this weekend's season opener at the Red Bull.<br>Hungary will host the third round of the ...

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Photographs and video footage of Vettel chatting to the Red Bull team members were shared widely on social media on Saturday morning, prompting debate about whether or not it was a breach of the rules.<br>Under the strict protocols laid down by the FIA, teams have to be separated into their own bubbles and are not allowed to be in contact with other competitors.<br>Vettel's actions, although ...

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Reigning Formula 1 world champion Hamilton qualified second on the grid for the 2020 season-opener, narrowly losing out to Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas in the fight for pole position.<br>But the stewards announced two hours after the end of qualifying that Hamilton was under investigation for failing to slow for yellow flags, and for exceeding track limits in an earlier Q3 lap.<br>Yellow ...

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The Dutchman has spent the weekend trying to get the best out of a new wing philosophy that his team has brought to the Red Bull Ring, and he admitted that he still had not got a perfect set-up for qualifying.<br>After ending up 0.538 seconds adrift of pole position man Valtteri Bottas, Verstappen reckoned that his car had potential to do better, although he was sceptical about being able to beat ...

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Hamilton qualified second for the delayed 2020 F1 season-opener at the Red Bull Ring on Saturday, narrowly missing out on pole to Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas.<br>Hamilton managed to improve on his final lap in qualifying despite a spin for Bottas ahead that saw the Finnish driver kick up some gravel.<br>The FIA stewards in Austria revealed two hours after the end of qualifying that Hamilton ...

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Norris put on a superb performance to finish fourth behind the two Mercedes and the Red Bull of Max Verstappen.<br>Racing Point's Sergio Perez was the best-placed driver from the Silverstone team in sixth place, and blamed the lack of a tow in Q3 for a slight loss of performance when it mattered.<br>Norris also qualified four places and over 0.3s ahead of his teammate Carlos Sainz.<br>"We have our ...

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Hamilton - the only black driver in F1 history - has been vocal amid the ongoing activism against racial injustice around the world, attending a Black Lives Matter protest in London last month.<br>A show of support for the Black Lives Matter movement such as taking a knee - as seen in Premier League football games - has been discussed between drivers this week, including at the Friday drivers' ...

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