Formula 1 2020 Portuguese Grand Prix

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2020-10-25
12
Autódromo Internacional do Algarve
Lewis Hamilton HAM
Lewis Hamilton HAM
Lewis Hamilton
lap 63 - 1:18.750
HAM

The 2020 Portuguese Grand Prix was won by Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes.

The race in Portugal was round 12 of 17 of the 2020 season.

weather conditions

Weather conditions at 25 October 2020 12:10 GMT (raceday).

Overcast
rain
67.73°F
84%
14.12 mph
244°
 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 66 1:29:56.828 26
2 66 +25.592 18
3 66 +34.508 15
4 66 +1:05.312 12
5 65 +1 Lap 10
6 65 +1 Lap 8
7 65 +1 Lap 6
8 65 +1 Lap 4
9 65 +1 Lap 2
10 65 +1 Lap 1
11 65 +1 Lap 0
12 65 +1 Lap 0
13 65 +1 Lap 0
14 65 +1 Lap 0
15 65 +1 Lap 0
16 65 +1 Lap 0
17 65 +1 Lap 0
18 64 +2 Laps 0
19 64 +2 Laps 0
51 Collision damage 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:16.000
2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes +0.000
3 Max Verstappen Red Bull +0.000
4 Charles Leclerc Ferrari +1.000
5 Sergio Pérez Racing Point +1.000
6 Alexander Albon Red Bull +1.000
7 Carlos Sainz McLaren +1.000
8 Lando Norris McLaren +1.000
9 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri +1.000
10 Daniel Ricciardo Renault +1.000
11 Esteban Ocon Renault +1.000
12 Lance Stroll Racing Point +1.000
13 Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauri +1.000
14 George Russell Williams +1.000
15 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari +1.000
16 Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo +2.000
17 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo +2.000
18 Romain Grosjean Haas F1 Team +2.000
19 Kevin Magnussen Haas F1 Team +2.000
20 Nicholas Latifi Williams +2.000

driver positions through the laps

2020 Portuguese 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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Formula 1 made its long-awaited return to Portugal last weekend as Portimao became the latest unplanned stop on the calendar in 2020 - and produced a few surprises.<br>Lewis Hamilton's march to a seventh world championship showed few signs of slowing down as he scored a record-breaking 92nd grand prix victory, surpassing the tally of Michael Schumacher that he matched last time out at the ...

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Perez faces a 10-place grid penalty if he gets a third in the course of this season, and Szafnauer says that the Mexican will now have to "drive like a saint" in the remaining five races.<br>Perez received the first for impeding Pierre Gasly in Q2 at Portimao, and was then given a second for a blocking incident with the same driver in the closing laps of the race.<br>Meanwhile, Max Verstappen ...

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While Leclerc was able to impress by qualifying and finishing fourth in the Portuguese Grand Prix at Portimao, Vettel had another difficult weekend in the Ferrari SF1000 car.<br>After qualifying a lowly 15th, Vettel was able to recover to 10th in the race, but the four-time world champion has scored just two points in the last six races.<br>Some comments made by Vettel over team radio through the ...

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Hamilton swept to his 92nd career victory after recovering from a poor start in low grip conditions to pass teammate Valtteri Bottas during the first stint, before going on to win the race by over 25 seconds.<br>Hamilton said after the race that he had placed a particular focus on race set-up at Portimao after struggling through much of the weekend in the low grip conditions, with cooler weather ...

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Horner insists that there is no plan to replace the British-Thai driver for the final races, despite that being an obvious opportunity to give some early mileage to a potential replacement should the decision be made to make a change.<br>Horner noted in Portugal last weekend that Albon had to show signs of progress relative to team mate Max Verstappen in Portugal and "particularly Imola," hinting ...

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F1 CEO Chase Carey has long made it clear that he wants next year to closely resemble the originally planned 2020 calendar, which subsequently underwent huge changes in the wake of COVID-19, with a planned start in Melbourne in March.<br>However, with no sign of a vaccine, there’s clearly a strong chance that some races that were cancelled this year – especially street events and those outside ...

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With Red Bull pushing hard for F1's engines to be frozen from 2022 so it can take over the Honda project, the other manufacturers will need to support the plan for it to happen.<br>But while Mercedes has already indicated it would welcome the move, Ferrari's current deficit with its power unit would make it less likely to back the idea.<br>The issue of future engine rules is to be discussed during ...

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In the opening laps in Portimao Sainz was able to take advantage of a track made slippery by rain, and also by the fact that he was on soft tyres.<br>Three cars that qualified ahead of him – the Mercedes duo of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas and the Ferrari of Charles Leclerc – started on the medium tyre.<br>From seventh on the grid Sainz was soon up to fifth, and he then gained a spot ...

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Current Racing Point driver Sergio Perez is looking for a seat for 2021 after being released by the team to make way for Sebastian Vettel next year.<br>While Williams announced back in July that Russell and teammate Nicholas Latifi would be retained for 2021, the team has since changed ownership, leading to fresh doubt emerging in the last week about Russell's future.<br>Acting team ...

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Another difficult weekend for Vettel at the Portuguese Grand Prix left the German at a loss to explain why he is so far off the pace compared to his teammate.<br>Vettel's comments have been interpreted by some as him suggesting that Ferrari may not be running its cars in the same specification for both drivers.<br>But Binotto has moved to shut down the conspiracy theorists, as he made clear his ...

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Norris had run as high as third for McLaren in the opening stages of Sunday's race at Portimao, and was in contention for a points finish prior to his collision with Stroll on lap 18 of the race.<br>Stroll looked to pass Norris around the outside at Turn 1 despite being out wide on the kerb, and turned into the McLaren driver on the inside, resulting in contact.<br>It left Norris with damage that ...

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Low grip conditions left a number of drivers starting on the harder compounds dropping back on the opening lap in Portimao as they struggled to get their tyres up to temperature.<br>Verstappen ran as high as second at Turn 1 after passing Valtteri Bottas, only for the Mercedes driver to fight back and force the Dutchman wide at Turn 3, allowing Perez to close up.<br>Perez tried to pass Verstappen ...

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The Mexican also received a reprimand after an impeding incident in Saturday's qualifying session, and a third received within this season will trigger a 10-place grid penalty.<br>Perez was defending his fifth place in the closing laps when Gasly drafted up behind him on the run to the first corner. Perez moved to the inside when Gasly did, forcing the Frenchman to back out.<br>The AlphaTauri ...

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This season Red Bull has often mirrored the regular Mercedes strategy of opting to give Max Verstappen medium tyres to get out of Q2 and thus for the first stint of the race, but at Portimao the team went for an offset, and gave the Dutchman softs.<br>However Verstappen had a poor first lap that included a collision with Sergio Perez, and had to spend the early part of the race regaining ground on ...

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Bottas managed to take the lead in the early part of the race after overtaking the fast-starting McLaren's Carlos Sainz, and retained his advantage until lap 20, when teammate Lewis Hamilton moved ahead.<br>Bottas trailed Hamilton by around nine seconds shortly before Mercedes moved to pit both of its drivers, fitting Hamilton with the hard compound tyre at the end of lap 40.<br>After being ...

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The Spaniard made the most of his switched-on soft tyres to muscle his way past Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas and lead for several laps at the Algarve circuit.<br>And although he had never expected to go from seventh on the grid in to the lead by the second lap, Sainz said that tyre advantage he had over other cars made it quite simple.<br>“Especially driving around them, it was pretty easy ...

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The world champion delivered a dominant performance at the Algarve circuit to grab a record-breaking 92nd Formula 1 career win – beating the record previously held by Michael Schumacher.<br>But it was not all plain sailing for the Briton, who said that he faced a battle with his right calf muscle towards the end of the race.<br>"You know it's an incredibly physical sport but I had a cramp in my ...

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As light rain fell on the first tour, Hamilton slipped off the road and fell behind his teammate Valtteri Bottas, but was able to recover to take his eighth win of 2020 and with it the outright record for F1 wins on 92, with Max Verstappen completing the podium after clashing with Sergio Perez on the dramatic first lap.<br>At the start, Hamilton held the lead off the line as Bottas made a slow ...

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From pole position, Hamilton held the lead off the startline with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen jumping past Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) into second at Turn 1, but Bottas fought back, pushing him wide at Turn 3. Verstappen then clashed with Sergio Perez, sending the Racing Point spinning down to last.<br>With spots of rain falling, Hamilton struggled for grip and Bottas passed him for the lead a few ...

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With Carlos Sainz having been left with serious doubts over the benefits of the updates at the Nurburgring, the team has had a much smoother time at the Algarve circuit.<br>And after locking out the fourth row of the grid with Sainz in seventh on the grid and Lando Norris eighth, McLaren is upbeat that its performance this weekend has shown the upgrade is working.<br>Team boss Andreas Seidl said ...

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The American-owned outfit has faced a challenging time this year with its Ferrari engines having had a step back in power.<br>But after another difficult outing in the Portuguese Grand Prix qualifying, Romain Grosjean says that one key factor holding the team back is that its car's handling is not consistent because of the impact of the rear suspension altering as it gets too hot.<br>“We are ...

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The Frenchman finished the Q2 session in Portimao in 11th place, just 0.133s behind his team mate Daniel Ricciardo, who did get through.<br>At the last race in the Nurburgring the gap between the pair in the final session was just 0.019s, although on that occasion both men started well inside the top 10.<br>Ocon has been under some pressure recently as he has been outscored and outpaced by ...

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The team’s development has been nothing short of relentless this year, with new parts arriving at pretty much every race in an effort to rectify both the problem areas that the car originally had whilst also unlocking extra performance.<br><br><br><br><br>At the rear of the car, Red Bull began the season with a very innovative suspension layout. The upper wishbone pickup point had been extended ...

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The pit lane blends out just before Turn One, and on Friday drivers noted that the exit lane left them on too tight a line heading into the first corner, and thus travelling slower than those approaching on a flying lap.<br>After a discussion in Friday’s drivers’ briefing a change was made for Saturday, with the last part of the exit white line angled to the left. This allows cars coming out ...

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Russell has been the subject of rumours regarding his place at Williams in 2021, with suggestions he could be replaced by Sergio Perez – despite the team announcing in July, before it was taken over by Dorilton Capital, that he and teammate Nicholas Latifi would carry on for next year. <br>The Mercedes-backed driver finished 14th in qualifying at Portimao on Saturday, a day after Mercedes ...

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When is the Formula 1 Portuguese Grand Prix? <br>The Portuguese Grand Prix will be held on October 25 at the Autodromo Internacional Algarve.<br><br>Date: Sunday, October 25, 2020 <br>Start time: 1:10pm local time / 1:10pm GMT / 2:10pm CET / 9:10am ET / 6:10am PT / 10:10pm JST / 11:10pm AEST / 6:40pm IST<br><br>Can’t find your country or region in the list? Check the ...

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The problem occurred at the final corner in the closing minutes of FP3, after Sebastian Vettel ran wide and appeared to flick the cover up.<br>While there have been instances of drain covers coming loose in the past on this occasion the problem was the concrete casing in which the cover sits. The start of qualifying was delayed by 30 minutes while repairs were made, and the rest of the circuit was ...

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According to reports emerging from Russia, Alexander Petrov was shot at his home near Vyborg in the western part of the country.<br>The tragedy meant that Vitaly, who was having his first appearance as a drivers' steward, was unable to continue in his role and has immediately returned home to Russia.<br>A statement issued by motor racing's governing body on Saturday night said: "The FIA confirms ...

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The Australian Renault driver made it out of Q2, but lost control of his car towards the end of the session, clipping the barrier with his rear wing.<br>The team attempted to complete repairs so that he could run in Q3, but just failed to get him out in time. He thus had to settle for 10th on the grid having not set a time in the final session.<br>"The cars as we know are quite sensitive," he ...

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Red Bull is currently exploring alternative power unit solutions for the future after existing supplier Honda announced at the start of the month it would be quitting F1 after the 2021 season.<br>The team has made clear its preferred option would be to buy the IP and designs of its power unit from Honda, so it could continue to be used beyond 2021 and maintain its effective works status.<br>But ...

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The Racing Point driver had abandoned a fast run at the end of Q2 and was told by the team towards the end of the lap that Gasly was approaching. He tried to get out of the way of the Frenchman, but it was too late.<br>The stewards decreed that it was a case of impeding, but in effect gave Perez the benefit of the doubt given the hilly nature of the Portimao track, and the fact that it's harder ...

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Although both Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas had progressed to Q3 on the harder rubber to give themselves a strategic advantage at the start of the race on Sunday - not an uncommon tactic given the big pace differences between the teams in 2020 - unusually they completed their final qualifying runs on the mediums.<br>Hamilton prevailed with his last lap right at the conclusion of the session, which ...

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While Leclerc was able to grab fourth place on the grid to confirm Ferrari’s recent progress, Vettel endured difficulties switching his tyres on in Q2 and ended up in 15th spot.<br>Speaking to Sky Germany afterwards about the difference between him and Leclerc, he said that his teammate was miles away.<br>“It’s not just beating, it's like a different class,” he ...

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Drivers have been struggling with grip levels at Portimao throughout the race weekend so far due to a combination of the recently resurfaced track and the hardest possible tyre selection.<br>Verstappen was able to qualify third for Red Bull on Saturday, finishing just 0.252 seconds off the pole position time of Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton.<br>But the Dutchman set his best time of qualifying in Q1 ...

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The Finn had looked on course to take the top spot at the Algarve circuit, but was pipped in the closing seconds by Mercedes F1 teammate Hamilton, who had opted to do two timed laps at the end of Q3.<br>Reflecting on how the session had panned out, Bottas reckoned that his call to just go for a single lap with the medium compound was the wrong one.<br>“The medium actually felt a tiny bit quicker ...

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After a 30-minute delay to fix a drain cover, the teams were unleashed for the first-ever contemporary F1 qualifying sessions at the Algarve International Circuit.<br>In the top-10 shootout, Bottas set the bar at 1m16.986s, 0.047s quicker than Hamilton. For the second runs, Mercedes switched to the medium tyres, with Hamilton taking provisional pole with 1m16.934s, to pip Bottas by ...

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Max Verstappen qualified third for Red Bull, ahead of Ferrari's Charles Leclerc.<br>At the end of the qualifying session at Portimao, which was delayed by 30 minutes so a drain cover at Turn 14 that had been dislodged at the end of FP3 was repaired, the Mercedes drivers made the unusual decision to go for their final runs on the medium tyres.<br>Bottas led the way on the 1m16.986s that he had set ...

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Petrov's appointment has been criticised by world champion Lewis Hamilton and LGBTQ+ movement Racing Pride, who were both unhappy about the choice after the former grand prix driver recently criticised F1's anti-racism push.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Hamilton baffled FIA picked Petrov as F1 steward <br>LGBTQ+ movement criticises appointment of Petrov as F1 steward<br><br><br>Petrov caused further ...

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