F1 Austrian GP 2020 Practice Race Results

F1 Austrian GP 2020 Practice Race Results: Mercedes Dominated Time Sheets In FP1 & FP2. Hamilton Finishes on Top In Both The Practice Session

The much awaited Formula 1 season started in Austria as the drivers lined up at Red Bull ring for the practice session of F1 Austrian GP 2020. It was all abut setting the time and showing of the new upgrade. Mercedes seems to be pretty comfortable as the returned home with 1-2 in FP1 and they repeated the same in FP2. The defending champion Lewis Hamilton topped both the practice sessions. Max Verstappen finished third in the first practice race, however, he lost it in the second and finished 8th on the time-sheets. It was a dismal first day for Ferrari their best for the day came in second practice race where Vettel finished 4th on time sheets.

There were two surprises in the day 1, Ferrari missed the spot but Racing Point displayed some imperious pace on the day. Sergio Perez finished 3rd in FP2 and 5th in FP1. On the day 1 turn 1 gave drivers a bit of trouble in Red Bull fell prey to this.

F1 Austrian GP 2020 FP2 Results

Austrian GP 2020 kicked off today with the practice session race today. Defending champion Mercedes and their ace driver, defending champion Lewis Hamilton dominated the practices race. Red Bull Racing wasn’t able to put a challenge in the second race, Max Verstappen clocked 1:05.215 and finished 8 on the time-sheet. His team mate Alexander Albon finished 13 with time 1:05.453.

Ferrari improved their performance from the first practice race as Sebastian Vettel clocked 1:04.961 and finished 4th. Racing point showed some significant improvements as Perez finished 3rd.

POS NO DRIVER CAR TIME GAP LAPS
1 44 Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES 1:04.304 42
2 77 Valtteri Bottas MERCEDES 1:04.501 +0.197s 37
3 11 Sergio Perez RACING POINT BWT MERCEDES 1:04.945 +0.641s 48
4 5 Sebastian Vettel FERRARI 1:04.961 +0.657s 48
5 3 Daniel Ricciardo RENAULT 1:04.972 +0.668s 36
6 4 Lando Norris MCLAREN RENAULT 1:05.087 +0.783s 38
7 18 Lance Stroll RACING POINT BWT MERCEDES 1:05.135 +0.831s 48
8 33 Max Verstappen RED BULL RACING HONDA 1:05.215 +0.911s 41
9 16 Charles Leclerc FERRARI 1:05.298 +0.994s 46
10 55 Carlos Sainz MCLAREN RENAULT 1:05.352 +1.048s 37
11 31 Esteban Ocon RENAULT 1:05.415 +1.111s 42
12 26 Daniil Kvyat ALPHATAURI HONDA 1:05.443 +1.139s 34
13 23 Alexander Albon RED BULL RACING HONDA 1:05.453 +1.149s 47
14 99 Antonio Giovinazzi ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI 1:05.608 +1.304s 49
15 20 Kevin Magnussen HAAS FERRARI 1:05.678 +1.374s 44
16 8 Romain Grosjean HAAS FERRARI 1:05.908 +1.604s 50
17 10 Pierre Gasly ALPHATAURI HONDA 1:06.016 +1.712s 51
18 63 George Russell WILLIAMS MERCEDES 1:06.125 +1.821s 40
19 7 Kimi Räikkönen ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI 1:06.278 +1.974s 44
20 6 Nicholas Latifi WILLIAMS MERCEDES 1:07.124 +2.820s 45
POS NO DRIVER CAR TIME GAP LAPS
1 44 Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES 1:04.816 42
2 77 Valtteri Bottas MERCEDES 1:05.172 +0.356s 38
3 33 Max Verstappen RED BULL RACING HONDA 1:05.418 +0.602s 37
4 55 Carlos Sainz MCLAREN RENAULT 1:05.431 +0.615s 41
5 11 Sergio Perez RACING POINT BWT MERCEDES 1:05.512 +0.696s 33
6 4 Lando Norris MCLAREN RENAULT 1:05.621 +0.805s 41
7 23 Alexander Albon RED BULL RACING HONDA 1:05.701 +0.885s 29
8 3 Daniel Ricciardo RENAULT 1:05.860 +1.044s 29
9 20 Kevin Magnussen HAAS FERRARI 1:05.907 +1.091s 27
10 16 Charles Leclerc FERRARI 1:05.924 +1.108s 31
11 18 Lance Stroll RACING POINT BWT MERCEDES 1:06.074 +1.258s 34
12 5 Sebastian Vettel FERRARI 1:06.077 +1.261s 32
13 31 Esteban Ocon RENAULT 1:06.270 +1.454s 22
14 99 Antonio Giovinazzi ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI 1:06.360 +1.544s 24
15 7 Kimi Räikkönen ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI 1:06.365 +1.549s 28
16 10 Pierre Gasly ALPHATAURI HONDA 1:06.404 +1.588s 25
17 63 George Russell WILLIAMS MERCEDES 1:06.495 +1.679s 27
18 6 Nicholas Latifi WILLIAMS MERCEDES 1:06.906 +2.090s 31
19 26 Daniil Kvyat ALPHATAURI HONDA 1:06.943 +2.127s 19
20 8 Romain Grosjean HAAS FERRARI 1:46.361 +41.545s 6

The stage is all set for Saturday, it will be interesting to see if Red Bull improves their performance and get that important pole on Saturday. Here is the the qualifying race schedule

Saturday July 4th, 2020, Qualifying Race

Practice Race 3        12:00 – 13:00

Qualifying Race      15:00 – 16:00

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