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– Silverstone (England)
Round 20 – Five second penalty in Albon for the accident with Magnussen
Giro 19 – It starts again! Hamilton in charge of Bottas hunted by Verstappen. Great attack by Norris on Ricciardo outside! It is 7th
Lap 18 – We always proceed behind the Safety car which, however, falls into the pits on this lap
Tour 17 – Safety car always on the track. Tire situation: they all mounted the hard ones at the pit stop. The only one on the track without stops is always Grosjean who is fifth
Lap 16 – Always Safety car on the track. Situation: Hamilton, Bottas, Verstappen, Leclerc, Grosjean, Sainz, Ricciardo, Norris, Stroll, Vettel, Ocon, Giovinazzi, Gasly, Albon
Round 15 – Everyone behind the Safety car. The only one who didn’t change the tires was Grosjean
Giro 14 – Hamilton, Bottas, Verstappen, Leclerc, Sainz, Stroll in the pits for changing tires
Tour 13 – Accident for Kvyat! The Russian leaves his AlphaTauri without physical consequences
Lap 12 – Fast lap of Bottas who tries not to lose contact from Hamilton: the Finn is 1 ”4
Lap 10 – Mercedes fly and have already trimmed 5 seconds in Verstappen and 10 in Leclerc. Sainz at 13 “, Ricciardo at 15”, Norris at 16 “
Lap 9 – Vettel struggles in tenth place with Gasly’s AlphaTauri. But the German already has wear problems on the left front tire
Lap 8 – Leclerc is 3 ”7 from Hamilton in fourth position behind Bottas and Verstappen. Giovinazzi is 12th
Lap 7 – Hamilton’s fastest lap trying the stretch. Albon in the pits has hard tires. The Red Bull driver is under investigation for the accident with Magnussen
Lap 6 – He accelerates again, the Safety car returns to the pits. Restart with the Mercedes in the lead
Lap 5 – Safety car on track again. Return to the pits at the end of this round
Lap 4 – Still Safety car on the track. Hulkenberg didn’t start due to problems at his Racing Point. He and Magnussen are the two drivers already out
Round 3 – All lined up behind the Safety Car to remove the Haas. Situation: Hamilton, Bottas, Verstappen, Leclerc, Sainz, Ricciardo, Norris, Stroll and Ocon. Vettel is 10th
Tour 1 – Yellow flag and Safety Car for contact between Magnussen and Albon. Haas left the track at the start of the finish straight
Round 1: get started! Hamilton immediately leads followed by Bottas and Verstappen. Then Leclerc and Norris trying to attack Ferrari
Scouting tour started
Cars lined up on the grid at Silverstone. In the top 10, Hamilton, Bottas, Verstappen, Leclerc and Stroll start with the middle schools. With the soft Norris, Sainz, Ricciardo, Ocon and Vettel. At 3.10 pm the start
Everything is ready at Silverstone for the British GP, fourth round of the F1 2020 World Championship. Lewis Hamilton starts from pole position with Mercedes ahead of teammate Valtteri Bottas and Max Verstappen’s Red Bull. In the second row Charles Leclerc’s Ferrari. The race starts at 3.10pm.
2.55 pm – Kneel down
Riders lined up on the grid kneeling against racism.
Ore 14.50-Hulkenberg parte dai box
Technical problem on Nico Hulkenberg’s Racing Point starting from the pits
2.46 pm – Binotto: “The tire management lasts”
Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto on the race: “On the straights we can defend ourselves or fight for overtaking, however tire management will be more difficult”.
2.35 pm – The cars line up
Start the deployment procedures on the starting grid
2.20 pm – The traffic light was born here
1975 was the debut year of the traffic light to kick off a Formula 1 GP. The first time was at the Silverstone British Grand Prix. The race was won by Emerson Fittipaldi on McLaren.
14.15 – The trophy, did you know that …
The British GP winner’s cup was created in 1871 and is called the Royal Automobile Club Trophy: it weighs almost 3 kilos and is 64 centimeters high. The original is gold and was made in Covent Garden by one of the most important goldsmiths of Queen Victoria’s reign. The names of the winners are engraved on the lower belt. It begins in 1948, when Formula 1 did not yet exist and Luigi Villoresi was the winner on Maserati. The pilots are entitled to a replica of the cup. However, the original is used for the podium ceremony.
14.10 – Frightening G force
Silverstone is one of the most physically demanding tracks for drivers. The current Formula 1 achieve lateral acceleration close to 5g both at the Copse, which is run almost in full, and in the sequence of Maggots and Becketts, where the very fast changes of direction put the set up to the whip. The balance is fundamental to be able to face the next straight, the Hangar Straight.
2.00 pm – Ferrari, 17 wins
The British GP took place on three different circuits. In addition to Silverstone, which will host the race for the 54th time, on 5 occasions it has competed in Aintree and in 12 in Brands Hatch. Ferrari at home triumphed 17 times, also achieving 15 pole positions and 57 podiums overall.
13.55 – The curiosities
It is the number 71 edition of the British GP. Together with that of Italy, this race is the only one that has never left the World Cup calendar. Here on 13 May 1950 the first Formula 1 GP in history was held and always here, a year later, Ferrari conquered its first success in the top category, thanks to the Argentine José Froilàn Gonzàlez on 375 F1.
13.50 – Hamilton: “Not easy”
Lewis Hamilton in the pre-race does not take victory for granted: “It will be a challenge, there is wind, especially from behind in turns 1 and 3. Valtteri (Bottas; ed) is strong and the Red Bulls seem to have a good race pace , it will not be a walk ”.
1.40 pm – The tires available
These are the tire sets available per rider. Hamilton has one set of medium tires less than Bottas.
13.25 – Race strategies
Pirelli communicates the possible race strategies:
the fastest (1 stop): 1 stint on the soft (18-22 laps) + 1 stint on the hard
the second fastest (2 stops): 2 stints on the soft (16-18 laps each) + 1 stint on the medium
the third fastest (1 stop): 1 stint on the medium (21-24 laps) + 1 stint on the hard ones
13.10 – The temporary grid
This is the starting grid of the British GP
1. Hamilton (Mercedes)
2. Bottas (Mercedes)
3. Verstappen (Red Bull)
4. Leclerc (Ferrari)
5. Norris (McLaren)
6. Stroll (Racing Point)
7. Sainz (McLaren)
8. Ricciardo (Renault)
9. Ocon (Renault)
10. Vettel (Ferrari)
11. Gasly (AlphaTauri)
12. Albon (Red Bull)
13. Hulkenberg (Racing Point)
14. Magnussen (Haas)
15. Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo)
16. Raikkonen (Alfa Romeo)
17. Grosejan (Haas)
18. Latifi (Williams)
19. Kvyat (AlphaTauri)
20. Russell (Williams)
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