Formula 1 2020 Spanish Grand Prix

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2020-08-16
6
Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Lewis Hamilton HAM
Lewis Hamilton HAM
Valtteri Bottas
lap 66 - 1:18.183
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The 2020 Spanish Grand Prix was won by Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes.

The race in Spain was round 6 of 17 of the 2020 season.

weather conditions

Weather conditions at 16 August 2020 13:10 GMT (raceday).

Partly Cloudy
rain
85.11°F
63%
9.26 mph
149°
 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 66 1:31:45.279 25
2 66 +24.177 18
3 66 +44.752 16
4 65 +1 Lap 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
38 Electronics 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:15.000
2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes +0.000
3 Max Verstappen Red Bull +1.000
4 Sergio Pérez Racing Point +1.000
5 Lance Stroll Racing Point +1.000
6 Alexander Albon Red Bull +2.000
7 Carlos Sainz McLaren +2.000
8 Lando Norris McLaren +2.000
9 Charles Leclerc Ferrari +2.000
10 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri +2.000
11 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari +2.000
12 Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauri +2.000
13 Daniel Ricciardo Renault +2.000
14 Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo +2.000
15 Esteban Ocon Renault +2.000
16 Kevin Magnussen Haas F1 Team +2.000
17 Romain Grosjean Haas F1 Team +3.000
18 George Russell Williams +3.000
19 Nicholas Latifi Williams +3.000
20 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo +3.000

driver positions through the laps

2020 Spanish Grand Prix

The 2020 Spanish Grand Prix (officially known as the Formula 1 Aramco Gran Premio de España 2020) was a Formula One motor race held on 16 August 2020 at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Montmeló, Spain. The race was the sixth round in the 2020 Formula One World Championship, and took place one week after the previous round, the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix.


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Following his impressive fourth place in the 70th Anniversary GP at Silverstone, Ricciardo could finish only 11th in the Spanish GP, while his teammate Esteban Ocon also missed out in 13th place. Both men ran one-stop strategies – an approach that worked for Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, who took seventh place.<br>“I certainly hope this weekend was a bit of an anomaly, a bit of an Achilles ...

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Pre-season testing highlighted how nervous the car could be under certain conditions. However, it reacted swiftly to arrest that slide, with updates arriving weekly throughout the course of the first five races.<br>Until Silverstone’s British GP, the team had been fighting an instability issue that made the car difficult to manage for its drivers, something that had even more of an impact when ...

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Both Perez and Kvyat were hit with five-second time penalties for failing to adhere to blue flags in the closing stages of the race at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya as they were lapped by the leading cars.<br>Perez was penalised for failing to move out of the way of race leader Lewis Hamilton through the final sector of the track, instead moving aside on the start/finish straight.<br>The ...

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Norris qualified eighth at Barcelona but lost out to both Pierre Gasly and Charles Leclerc at the start, dropping to 10th.<br>He spent much of the race chasing the AlphaTauri and finished still in 10th place, although at the flag the Ferrari driver ahead of him was Sebastian Vettel rather than Leclerc.<br>“I just didn't risk enough into Turn 1 and that's where I lost my position," ...

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One week on from the heat-induced shake up the Formula 1 pecking order at Silverstone, hot conditions threatened to do so once again at the Spanish Grand Prix.<br>But instead what unfolded was a somehow torpid and processional affair at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya; a familiar storyline for the track which ended with a familiar winner.<br>For the fourth year in a row, Lewis Hamilton took ...

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Vettel was heard exchanging messages with the Ferrari pit wall over the possibility of extending to a one-stop strategy in the closing stages of Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix.<br>Vettel initially vented his frustration after pushing on the soft tyre before being asked about going to the end of the race without pitting, but still managed to make the one-stop strategy work to ...

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Leclerc was running 11th at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya before hitting the kerb at the exit of the final chicane, causing him to spin.<br>The hit with the kerb caused an electrical issue on Leclerc’s Ferrari power unit that saw him lose power, leaving him stranded at the final corner.<br>Leclerc undid his seatbelts and was preparing to get out of the car when the engine ...

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Early in the Barcelona race Bottas was heard telling his engineer on the radio “these black overalls are f**cking hot.”<br>The move from white to black overalls was part of a pre-season rebranding exercise that saw the team also switch its car from traditional silver livery to black as part of its ongoing diversity message.<br>“It was really hot in the car,” Bottas said after the race ...

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Hamilton took a dominant victory for Mercedes at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on Sunday to extend his lead at the top of the F1 drivers’ championship to 37 points.<br>The result marked the 88th win of his F1 career, leaving him just three victories shy of Schumacher’s record tally of 91 victories.<br>But after matching Schumacher’s long-standing record of 155 podium finishes at ...

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Lewis Hamilton routed the field at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, gapping second-placed Max Verstappen by 24 seconds at the close of the 66-lap affair. <br>There was more to the race than that, as plenty of radio traffic punctuated a tough race – and Hamilton and Verstappen controlled the airwaves to help dictate their strategies throughout the race.  <br><br>Read ...

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Bottas lost ground to both race winner Lewis Hamilton and runner-up Max Verstappen in the title battle, and he now lies 43 points behind his teammate, and six behind the Red Bull driver.<br>His day was made harder by a bad start that left him stuck behind the Racing Point of Lance Stroll, and having passed the Canadian he was never able to get onto terms with Verstappen.<br>A point for fastest lap ...

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Outgoing Ferrari driver Vettel finished seventh in Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix after pulling off a risky one-stop strategy to fight back from the fringes of the points.<br>The TV feed during the race played radio messages from Vettel asking the Ferrari pit wall for guidance on his strategy, with the team appearing to take some time to issue a reply.<br>It was the second race in a row there had ...

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Verstappen was able to record his fifth consecutive podium finish after taking second place at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, splitting the Mercedes drivers of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.<br>Verstappen managed to pass Bottas on the run to the first corner on the opening lap, but struggled to keep up with Hamilton towards the end of his stint on the soft compound tyres.<br>As the gap ...

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On his first Formula 1 race back since testing positive for COVID-19, the Racing Point driver was handed a five-second time penalty for ignoring blue flags shown to him, instructing him to allow race leader Hamilton to lap him, but the Mexican driver has argued his position which ultimately cost him fourth place to teammate Lance Stroll.<br>Hamilton, who lapped every driver apart from Max ...

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After qualifying 11th, Vettel spent the opening stint of the race sitting outside of the points before pitting on Lap 29 for a set of soft tyres, losing a position to Daniil Kvyat in the process.<br>Vettel was Ferrari’s sole remaining driver in the race just after half distance after teammate Charles Leclerc was forced to retire due to an electrical issue.<br>The four-time world champion was ...

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Hamilton is now 37 points ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, who finished second in Spain. Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas is now six points behind Verstappen, having gained one point by setting fastest lap on the final tour.<br>Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc retains fourth, despite his non-score due to an electrical failure, with Racing Point's Lance Stroll jumping to fifth – on ...

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Hamilton led every lap of the race at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, crossing the line more than 20 seconds clear of Red Bull's Max Verstappen in second place.<br>The result saw Hamilton extend his championship lead to 37 points over Verstappen, and become the all-time record holder for the most podium finishes in F1 with 156.<br>Coming just one week after Mercedes lost to Red Bull following ...

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Hamilton led from pole, with Verstappen immediately moving up to second, with Lance Stroll barging past the slow-starting Valtteri Bottas at Turn 1, as the Finn’s Mercedes fell from second to fourth – just holding off the second Racing Point of Sergio Perez at Turn 3. It took Bottas until Lap 5 for him to DRS past Stroll on the approach to Turn 1. <br>Verstappen pitted for medium tyres at ...

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Despite hopes that Red Bull would be able to threaten Mercedes after showing strong pace on the medium tyre long runs in practice at Barcelona, Hamilton was able to run faster at critical phases of the race to stay well clear of Verstappen.<br>At the start, Hamilton leapt off the line to easily hold the lead into Turn 1, while Bottas looked to have made an adequate getaway before he was quickly ...

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Under parc ferme conditions, Verstappen has swapped back to a previously used V6, turbo, MGU-H and MGU-K.<br>No penalties are associated with the changes.<br>An Red Bull spokesperson told Motorsport.com: "After spotting an anomaly on the data from Max's PU we decided it would be best to change it to a previously used PU for the race and were granted permission to do so by the FIA."<br>The Red Bull ...

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Norris will start the Barcelona race from eighth on the grid, a place behind his team mate Carlos Sainz, while Racing Point’s Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll qualified strongly in fourth and fifth.<br>In previous races McLaren has usually shown better race pace than Racing Point, and Norris and Sainz have often overtaken its cars.<br>However, the Silverstone ...

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Szafnauer is also confident that the Silverstone team can show a much stronger race performance in the Spanish GP than it has of late, having often struggled to back up its qualifying pace on Sundays.<br>After being absent from both Silverstone events Perez was passed fit to race in Barcelona, where he qualified fourth, a place ahead of teammate Lance Stroll.<br>“No, I’m not really ...

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Grosjean and teammate Kevin Magnussen both failed to get through Q1, Magnussen starting in 16th, one place ahead of Grosjean.<br>The result is on par with their previous qualifying performances in 2020, but after a promising Friday the pair were hoping for much more.<br>Grosjean was an impressive fifth in FP2 with a time of 1.18.1, but after an overnight engine change he struggled to improve on ...

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Wolff admitted in Barcelona on Friday that he is still discussing his options with Daimler AG chairman Ola Kallenius, including a change of role within the organisation.<br>Hamilton has not yet agreed to stay with Mercedes beyond 2020, but despite his close relationship with Wolff he insists that the Austrian’s future involvement will not impact his own decision ...

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After a pair of races at Silverstone in the UK, F1 is completing its triple header with a solitary round in Spain.<br>Mercedes has locked out the front row on the grid, with Lewis Hamilton edging Valtteri Bottas in a tight qualifying to take pole position.<br>The German manufacturer is the favourite for victory again, unless high temperatures leads to a repeat of tyre issues it faced in the 70th ...

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In the top-10 shootout, Hamilton set the benchmark on the first run at 1m15.584s, 0.059s faster than Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas. The Finn couldn’t improve on his second run, although he got close to his previous time, ensuring Hamilton's 92nd pole.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Spanish GP: Hamilton beats Bottas to pole by 0.059s<br>"Killer" Spanish heat tough on tyres, says ...

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The Spaniard is back on a performance par with teammate Lando Norris, and he will start his home race one spot ahead of the British driver from seventh on the grid.<br>After Sainz struggled with cooling at the 70th Anniversary GP McLaren changed his chassis for this weekend, in case there was an issue with the radiator inlets, but he still had the problem on Friday.<br>The final option was to ...

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With the Vietnam Grand Prix looking set to be cancelled, F1 is moving to add some more European events to the calendar before finishing the 2020 season in the Middle East in December.<br>Thirteen races have currently been confirmed on the schedule so far this year, leading up to the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola on 1 November.<br>F1 organisers were hopeful of holding some Asian events in ...

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Mercedes swept to a front row lock-out in qualifying at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on Saturday as Lewis Hamilton beat teammate Valtteri Bottas to pole position.<br>But the team remains wary of the threat posed by Red Bull after Verstappen won last weekend's race at Silverstone when both Mercedes cars struggled with tyre management.<br>The long run pace shown by Verstappen on Friday in ...

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Verstappen took a surprise victory last weekend at the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix ahead of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas after perfecting his tyre strategy.<br>Verstappen qualified on the hard tyre and was able to push for a long first stint, while both Hamilton and Bottas struggled after starting on mediums, with their hard stints then being blighted by blistering.<br>Tyre management is ...

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The Mercedes drivers locked out the front row for the fourth time in the 2020 season, with Max Verstappen continuing what he called his "subscription" to third place, in qualifying at Barcelona on Saturday.<br>But all three – along with Racing Point's Lance Stroll – did not go quicker on their final laps on the soft tyre in Q3 compared to the other six runners, despite Hamilton calling his ...

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Perez was forced to miss the last two F1 races at Silverstone after contracting COVID-19, but returned to action this weekend in Barcelona after testing negative for the virus.<br>The Mexican qualified an impressive fourth for Racing Point at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, finishing within two tenths of a second of 70th Anniversary Grand Prix winner Verstappen in third.<br>While Perez was ...

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Vettel slumped to his second consecutive Q2 exit at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on Saturday, qualifying 11th as he missed out on advancing to the final session by just 0.002 seconds.<br>Ferrari changed Vettel's chassis ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix weekend in a bid to ease his recent struggles, but the four-time world champion still encountered difficulties in his final Q2 effort.<br>"The ...

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All the drivers in the top 10 made it through to Q3 on the soft tyres, so there will be no contra-strategy attempts at the start of Sunday's race.<br>Hamilton led the way after the first runs in Q3 with a 1m15.584s, which put him 0.059-seconds clear of his teammate, despite only setting the fastest time in the third sector.<br>Bottas ran ahead on the final runs and although he did manage to edge ...

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Ocon crashed into the wall during the closing stages of FP3 at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya while trying to avoid a slow-moving Magnussen on the run from Turn 3 to Turn 4.<br>As Magnussen slowed ahead following a hot lap, Ocon was forced to back off before spearing his car to the right and into the inside wall in order to avoid running into the rear of the Haas.<br>The stewards swiftly ...

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Max Verstappen finished third for Red Bull ahead of McLaren's Carlos Sainz.<br>The 60-minute session built to a crescendo after a fairly lifeless start, with Hamilton finally going quicker than his Mercedes team-mate on his final qualifying simulation as the track grip increased.<br>It took almost 10 minutes for a time to be set as the teams back-loaded their running on the scorched asphalt, which ...

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Mercedes fell to its first defeat of the 2020 season at the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix last Sunday after struggling with blistering on the rear tyres of both its cars during the race.<br>It left Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas unable to keep up with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, who swept to an unlikely victory after a masterclass in tyre management.<br>Mercedes struggled at ...

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In the week leading up to the Spanish Grand Prix, the teams were informed by the FIA that there will be less scope to play with different engine modes from the Belgian Grand Prix onwards, which will particularly affect teams running so-called ‘party modes’ during qualifying. <br>The clampdown, which is set to be formalised in a technical directive, is seen to particularly affect the ...

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