Valtteri Bottas begins on pole before Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton trying to battle back into the Formula 1 name tussle. Here is how and when you can see the race.
New from signing his brand new Mercedes F1 contract for 2021, Bottas finished Hamilton’s streak of three successive pole positions using a stunning final lap in qualifying since the Mercedes duo dominated the area once more.
Bottas, who endured a cruelly timed tyre puncture from the British GP dropping him from second position to from those things last weekend, will probably want to claw back from the 30-point edge Hamilton retains in today’s F1 drivers’ standings.
Racing Point stand-in Nico Hulkenberg stunned to take third position in qualifying, before Red Bull’s Max Verstappen who is going to be the sole driver at the upper 10 to begin the race onto the difficult tyres with all the Dutch driver seeking to attack the alternate approach.
Daniel Ricciardo hauled his motivating practice rate into qualifying to take on the grid for Renault before Racing Point Lance Stroll, although the Silverstone-based group stays in the spotlight after the numerous appeals on the FIA’s choice within the brake duct design controversy.
After accepting new power units for both motorists following Sebastian Vettel’s collapse in FP2, Ferrari’s weak start to 2020 lasted with Charles Leclerc qualifying down in eighth position while his German team-mate dropped out on Q3 completely – contributing to Leclerc declaring its qualifying speed proved to be a”realistic film”.
Additional rear Esteban Ocon picked a three-place grid fall for impeding George Russell at Q1, meaning that the Renault driver will begin the 70th Anniversary GP at 14th location.
F1 is observing its 70th birthday of world championship grand prix racing at Silverstone this weekend, even together with all the British circuit hosting the next portion of its back races prior to the paddock heads to Barcelona to the Spanish GP next weekend.
When is your F1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix?
Date: Sunday 9th August 2020
Start period: two:10pm local time, two:10pm BST
How do I observe the 70th Anniversary GP?
In the uk, Sky Sports has exclusive live broadcasting rights (excluding the British GP), together with all the 70th Anniversary GP race revealed live on Sky Sports F1. Pre-race coverage will probably be starting in 12:30pm BST before the race beginning at two:10pm BST.
Channel 4 will be showing prolonged highlights of this race on Sunday evening, beginning at 6:30pm BST.
Autosport is conducting a live text commentary for its 70th Anniversary GP.
Weather prediction for its 70th Anniversary GP
Present weather forecasts predict a muddy skies with periods of sun at Silverstone on race with a minimum probability of rain through the day. The temperature is forecast to be cooler than Friday but comparable to Saturday with highs of 29 degrees Celsius for the beginning of the race.
The number of laps is your 70th Anniversary GP? )
The race is scheduled to finish 52 laps of Silverstone’s Grand Prix circuit, covering a entire race distance of 306. 198km, with exactly the identical design as a week’s British GP.
70th Anniversary GP starting grid
|3||Nico Hulkenberg||Racing Point/Mercedes|
|4||Max Verstappen||Crimson Bull/Honda|
|6 )||Lance Stroll||Racing Point/Mercedes|
|9||Alexander Albon||Crimson Bull/Honda|
|12||Carlos Sainz Jr.||McLaren/Renault|
|19||Antonio Giovinazzi||Alfa Romeo/Ferrari|
|20||Kimi Raikkonen||Alfa Romeo/Ferrari|