70th Anniversary GP 2020 Race Results & Highlights

70th Anniversary GP 2020 Race Results & Highlights: Max Verstappen  & Red Bull Stops Mercedes With Brilliant Strategy To Produce First Win of The Season

For the first time this season Mercedes was unable to win the race. They comprehensively beaten by brilliant tyre strategy Red Bull coupled with excellent driving of Max Verstappen. Verstappen and Red Bull handed Mercedes their first loss of the season. Verstappen who started from 4th position went on to win the race. Starting the race on the harder compound tyre did pay off for them. As, both Mercedes forced to pit early as the medium tyre on which they started on the race gave early forcing both Mercedes to pit early. This allowed Max Verstappen to gain advantage which proved to be vital in the end as comfortably won the race. Lewis Hamilton overtook Valtteri Bottas to finish second while Bottas finished third. It was impressive day for Red Bull as Alex Albon finished 5th after starting from 9th position.

Lewis Hamilton grabbed an extra point for the fastest lap he is still leading the drivers championship. He has clear lead of 30 points over Max Verstappen. Lewis also equalled the record of Michael Schumacher for most podium today. Both Lewis and Michael Schumacher now have 155 podium finishes so it is very evident that Lewis will go past Schumacher. It was bad race for Bottas he started from the pole but ended up finishing 3rd.

Podium Finisher of 70th Anniversary GP 2020

  1. Max Verstappen
  2. Lewis Hamilton
  3. Valtteri Bottas

70th Anniversary GP 2020 Results

70th Anniversary GP 2020 Race Results & Highlights
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70th Anniversary GP 2020 Highlights

  • Max Verstappen pulled off an impressive win at 70th Anniversary GP
  • It was his first win of season 2020
  • It was first win of Red Bull in season 2020
  • And it was first win of a non Mercedes in season 2020
  • It was Red Bull’s first win at Silverstone since 2012

  • Verstappen’s impressive pace forced both Mercedes for early pit
  • Max was the only driver to start on hard tyres
  • And this strategy proved to be a race wining strategy
  • He pitted during the 28th lap and quick overtook Bottas for the top spot.
  • There was an interesting battle between the two Mercedes for the second spot
  • Hamilton who made the last pit stop later in the race during 42 lap
  • Came off flying from the pit lane
  • Soon, he overtook Charles Lectlerc for the third spot
  • Then he hunted down his own teammate Valtteri Bottas for second on fresh rubber

  • Charles Leclerc drove wonderfully to finish race as fourth
  • He finished the race ahead of two Racing point cars
  • Nico Hulkenberg will be disappointed with today’s results
  • He started third but he lost his position to Max on the very first corner
  • He finished the race on 6th behind his teammate Lance Stroll
  • It was forgetful race for Daniel Ricciardo
  • After a promising performance in qualifying he could not score a point on the race day
  • He finished 14th but his teammate Estaben Ocon scored points by finishing 8th

Drivers’ Quote After 70th Anniversary GP 2020

VERSTAPPEN: “We had a lot of pace in the car. We kept pushing. We had a great day… we had the right strategy. I tried to put the pressure on [Mercedes] and they had to pit”

HAMILTON: “Congratulations to Red Bull and to Max. They didn’t have the blistering problems on the tyres that we had today. It’s unexpected but I’m sure the team will work out what the issues have been. At the end I was driving with half a tyre”

BOTTAS: “Very frustrating starting from pole and finishing third. My strategy was far, far from ideal. I was trying but as soon as I started to push at the end the tyres fell apart”

Drivers Standings After 70th Anniversary GP

POS DRIVER NATIONALITY CAR PTS
1 Lewis Hamilton GBR MERCEDES 107
2 Max Verstappen NED RED BULL RACING HONDA 77
3 Valtteri Bottas FIN MERCEDES 73
4 Charles Leclerc MON FERRARI 45
5 Lando Norris GBR MCLAREN RENAULT 38
6 Alexander Albon THA RED BULL RACING HONDA 36
7 Lance Stroll CAN RACING POINT BWT MERCEDES 28
8 Sergio Perez MEX RACING POINT BWT MERCEDES 22
9 Daniel Ricciardo AUS RENAULT 20
10 Esteban Ocon FRA RENAULT 16
11 Carlos Sainz ESP MCLAREN RENAULT 15
12 Pierre Gasly FRA ALPHATAURI HONDA 12
13 Sebastian Vettel GER FERRARI 10
14 Nico Hulkenberg GER RACING POINT BWT MERCEDES 6
15 Antonio Giovinazzi ITA ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI 2
16 Daniil Kvyat RUS ALPHATAURI HONDA 2
17 Kevin Magnussen DEN HAAS FERRARI 1
18 Kimi Räikkönen FIN ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI 0
19 Nicholas Latifi CAN WILLIAMS MERCEDES 0
20 George Russell GBR WILLIAMS MERCEDES 0
21 Romain Grosjean FRA HAAS FERRARI 0
As per F1.com
The next race in Bacelona, Spain in a weeks time. So, get ready for yet another back to back race week, as Spanish GP begins form 14 August and 16th August will be the race day.
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