Formula 1 2020 Eifel Grand Prix

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2020-10-11
11
Nürburgring
Lewis Hamilton HAM
Valtteri Bottas BOT
Max Verstappen
lap 60 - 1:28.139
VER

The 2020 Eifel Grand Prix was won by Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes.
Despite being on pole position in Germany, Valtteri Bottas could not convert this into a win.
Bottas was forced to retire in lap 18 due to: Power Unit.

The race in Germany was round 11 of 17 of the 2020 season.

weather conditions

Weather conditions at 11 October 2020 13:10 GMT (raceday).

Mostly Cloudy
rain
49.6°F
59%
5.64 mph
301°
 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 60 1:35:49.641 25
2 60 +4.470 19
3 60 +14.613 15
4 60 +16.070 12
5 60 +21.905 10
6 60 +22.766 8
7 60 +30.814 6
8 60 +32.596 4
9 60 +39.081 2
10 60 +40.035 1
11 60 +40.810 0
12 60 +41.476 0
13 60 +49.585 0
14 60 +54.449 0
15 60 +55.588 0
42 Power Unit 0
23 Radiator 0
22 Gearbox 0
18 Power Unit 0
12 Collision 0

grid

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

driver positions through the laps

2020 Eifel Grand Prix

The 2020 FIA Formula One World Championship is a motor racing championship for Formula One cars which marks the 70th anniversary of the first Formula One season. The championship is recognised by the governing body of international motorsport, the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), as the highest class of competition for open-wheel racing cars. Drivers and teams are scheduled to compete for the titles of World Drivers' Champion and World Constructors' Champion respectively.

The championship was originally due to start in March, but was postponed until July in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The season was due to be contested over a record 22 Grands Prix, but as some races have been cancelled and new races were added to replace them, a total of 17 races were confirmed to be run. The season started in July with the Austrian Grand Prix and will end in December with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes are the reigning World Drivers' and World Constructors' champions respectively, after they both won their sixth championship in 2019.


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The promise of cold weather in "German Siberia" proved accurate as fog and rain kiboshed Friday's practice sessions, condensing the Eifel Grand Prix into a two-day weekend.<br>Lewis Hamilton tightened his grip on the drivers' championship with a fuss-free victory, capitalising on an error by Valtteri Bottas, whose race ended shortly after due to a suspected MGU-H issue.<br>The big post-race story ...

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During the late safety car period at the Nurburgring race leader Hamilton and second placed Max Verstappen both complained about the speed of the safety car and expressed concerns about low tyre temperatures.<br>The restart with 11 laps to run was in effect Verstappen's last shot at getting past Hamilton, but the Mercedes driver had the advantage, and held onto his lead.<br>Horner says that DAS ...

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The German was called up as a last-minute replacement for the unwell Lance Stroll, who was taken ill on Friday night and could not compete.<br>Hulkenberg, who had been having a coffee with friends in Germany on Saturday morning when he got a phone call from Racing Point, had to dash to the circuit and only got to drive for the first time in qualifying.<br>The lack of running left him qualifying ...

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Norris had been in contention for a podium finish at the Nurburgring on Sunday before he began suffering from a loss of power.<br>Despite a valiant effort to override system shutdowns to overcome the issue, the British driver's pace began to fall away before he eventually came to a halt.<br>His McLaren was then spotted with burning bodywork as the extent of the internal problems became ...

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The Frenchman has also revealed that his unusual promise to celebrate his driver's first podium with the Enstone team was fuelled by "a few beers" at last year's British GP.<br>The prospect of his boss getting a tattoo has added some intrigue to Ricciardo's season, and after his third place in the Eifel GP it inevitably became a topic of conversation.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Ricciardo reveals ...

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Hamilton scored the 91st victory of his F1 career in Sunday’s Eifel Grand Prix, drawing level with Schumacher’s win tally.<br>It marked the first time since Belgium 2001 that Schumacher had not stood alone at the top of the win charts, with his final victory coming at the 2006 Chinese Grand Prix.<br>Hamilton received one of Schumacher’s race-worn helmets from his final F1 season to mark his ...

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Hamilton scored the 91st win of his F1 career at the Nurburgring to move level with Schumacher’s victory tally, ending the German’s spell as the sole record holder that dated back to the 2001 Belgian Grand Prix.<br>To mark the achievement, Hamilton was presented with one of Schumacher’s helmets from his final season in F1 at Mercedes by the seven-time world champion’s son, Mick. Hamilton ...

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Hamilton was able to briefly take the lead of the race from pole-sitter Bottas after making a better start from the grid, lunging up the inside at Turn 1 at the Nurburgring.<br>Hamilton ran a bit wide at the corner, forcing Bottas off track briefly, but the Finn was able to lunge back ahead after running across the kerb when rejoining the track, getting the inside line for Turn 2.<br>Hamilton said ...

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Horner believes that the Thai/British driver would have been challenging for a podium had he not retired, despite an early pit stop that compromised his race.<br>Albon locked up on the first lap and the subsequent vibration issue led to a pit visit on lap 8, which was significantly earlier than planned.<br>He dropped to the back of the field. However he was making good progress and had survived ...

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Bottas arrived at the Nurburgring off the back of his second win of the year in Russia two weeks ago that had seen him cut Hamilton's lead to 44 points.<br>Bottas beat Hamilton to pole position and led the early part of the race, but slipped behind his teammate after a lock-up at Turn 1 in light rain caused him to run wide.<br>A Virtual Safety Car period gave Hamilton and Red Bull's Max Verstappen ...

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Following the cancellation of Friday practice, McLaren elected to split strategies across its cars, with Sainz running the latest upgrades and Lando Norris using the old spec.<br>But Sainz has struggled throughout the weekend to get comfortable with the handling characteristics of the new aero, and reckoned that he missed out on the shot of a top three finish because of it.<br>"It's a fifth place ...

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Hamilton recovered from qualifying second and trailing Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas to win the Eifel Grand Prix after taking the lead shortly before the first round of pitstops.<br>A late safety car gave Red Bull's Max Verstappen a chance to try and catch Hamilton, but the Mercedes driver never looked at risk of losing the race, going on to record his seventh win of the season.<br>The result ...

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The Australian had a wager with Abiteboul earlier this year that if he succeeded in finishing on the podium for Renault this season then they will get matching tattoos.<br>As part of the deal, Abiteboul is able to choose the size of the tattoo and where it goes, while Ricciardo gets sole say in the design.<br>After finishing in third place at the Nurburgring on Sunday, Ricciardo said he would now ...

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Hamilton’s 91st F1 victory equals the all-time record of the legendary Michael Schumacher.<br>From pole position, Bottas only just held on to his lead as Hamilton lunged down his inside at the first corner and ran him wide. But Bottas clung on around the outside of the Turn 1 runoff, and grabbed the top spot with the preferred line into Turn 2.<br>Bottas led the opening stages but locked up at ...

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Ex-Formula 2 racer Sette Camara has been the reserve for the two Red Bull-owned teams this season, and has been present at races.<br>The Brazilian was supposed to be combining the reserve role with a Super Formula programme, but COVID-19 travel restrictions meant that he missed the first two races of the delayed season.<br>He was replaced at the B-Max team by Teppei Natori at Motegi, and by ...

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A frustrated Carlos Sainz said he had been “penalised” by not having enough time to dial the car in, while acknowledging that it was important to gain more experience with the new package.<br>The Woking team came to Germany with enough parts for both drivers, albeit with some concerns about accident damage eating into the stock.<br>With Friday lost to the weather and with just the FP3 session ...

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Albon’s teammate, Max Verstappen, was on provisional pole after the first runs in the final stage of qualifying for the Eifel Grand Prix, initially edging out both Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton.<br>Although Verstappen dropped to third in the final runs, the Dutchman said after the session that some updates on the Red Bull car had offered a “good step forward”.<br>Having struggled ...

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Leclerc impressed by qualifying fourth for the Eifel GP, having been in the top six in all three sessions. His teammate Sebastian Vettel again missed out on Q3, and will start 11th.<br>Ferrari hit a low at high-speed venues Spa and Monza, with Leclerc its best-placed driver in 13th on both occasions.<br>Mekies said that Leclerc’s Nurburgring performance is important because it ...

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Weather could play a major role in deciding the outcome of the Eifel GP after both practice sessions on Friday were cancelled due to heavy rain and fog.<br>Mercedes duo Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton will start the race from the front row after upsetting Red Bull's Max Verstappen in a closely-contested qualifying.<br>Charles Leclerc put in an impressive performance to qualify fourth-fastest ...

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Stroll felt so unwell this morning that he eventually told the team that he wouldn’t be able to drive at all today.<br>Szafnauer says that Stroll had not been feeling good in the days after the Russian GP, and was then hit by a stomach upset in Germany on Thursday evening. Stroll’s car stayed in the garage during FP3, but reserve driver Nico Hulkenberg arrived in time to drive it in ...

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Bottas led Mercedes to its 12th pole position in a row on Saturday after edging out teammate Hamilton and Red Bull's Max Verstappen in the final stage of qualifying at the Nurburgring.<br>Mercedes had looked set to qualify both Hamilton and Bottas on medium tyres at the start of Q2, only to switch them to softs for their final runs in the session.<br>Hamilton said after qualifying that he wanted ...

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Racing Point is currently fourth in the standings, two points behind third-placed McLaren and five ahead of the Renault team, with Ferrari 30 points behind in sixth.<br>However, the squad's preparation for the already-disrupted Eifel GP weekend was further hampered after Lance Stroll was forced to sit out Saturday morning practice, with Nico Hulkenberg taking his place for qualifying.<br>While ...

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The McLaren driver only managed to qualify 10th at the Nurburgring, after his team elected to split the aero packages across its two cars. While Sainz ran the new bits, teammate Lando Norris ended up eighth used the old parts.<br>Sainz said he was far from happy with how things had been, and felt that the new package had not delivered any improvement.<br>“Since FP3 I was not comfortable with the ...

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Hamilton and Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas went out on track on the medium-compound tyre to complete their initial efforts in Q2.<br>While Hamilton was able to sit second after the first runs on mediums, Bottas slumped down to eighth, putting him at risk of being eliminated without a soft tyre run.<br>Mercedes opted to switch both drivers to softs for their final Q2 runs, allowing them to ease ...

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The Red Bull driver emerged as a real threat for the top spot throughout qualifying, and was quickest overall during the first run in the final segment.<br>But he could not quite extract enough pace from his final effort, allowing both Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton to edge him out again as he ended up third quickest.<br>Although he was happy to be closer than expected to the dominant Mercedes ...

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Hulkenberg was called by the team on Saturday morning after regular driver Lance Stroll felt unwell.<br>The German rushed to the circuit, but he wasn't able to participate in FP3.<br>Having been approved to drive by the FIA he jumped into the car for qualifying. Clearly struggling to adapt at such short notice, he locked up several times.<br>He eventually had to settle for 20th and last place, but ...

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After yesterday’s total washout, weather conditions were dry and bright – albeit air and track temperatures were colder than at any race weekend this season.<br>In the top-10 shootout, Bottas set the early benchmark on the first runs at 1m25.812s, fractionally ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton, but Red Bull’s Max Verstappen then beat him by 0.068s.<br>Bottas went much faster on his ...

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Mercedes maintained its 100% record in qualifying so far in 2020, but faced stiff competition from Red Bull's Max Verstappen, who had topped Q1 and was just adrift of Hamilton at the head of the times in Q2.<br>Verstappen even led the way after the first runs in Q3, but Bottas prevailed as the Mercedes drivers fired back on their second efforts.<br>Bottas ended up with the fastest middle sector on ...

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Racing Point issued an update ahead of final practice at the Nurburgring on Saturday that Stroll would be sitting out the session through illness, with a final decision set to be taken on his participation ahead of qualifying.<br>Hulkenberg - who deputised for Sergio Perez after a positive COVID-19 test for the two Silverstone races - was due to be on-site for TV duties at the Nurburgring, and was ...

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