Formula 1 2020: Verstappen's memorable win to Leclerc's successful one-stop strategy, talking points from 70th Anniversary GP
Max Verstappen gave Red Bull its first race win this season at the 70th Anniversary GP and it came due to a superior tyre strategy to Mercedes. Meanwhile, Ferrari's Charles Leclerc successfully pulled off a one-stop strategy to finish fourth. Here are the biggest talking point from the Silverstone Circuit.
Formula 1 2020: Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton compares Pirelli tyres to balloons after blistering problems
Hamilton said he was glad to have survived the race without a puncture and to have found some pace to claim second at the finish.
Formula 1 2020: Ferrari drivers Charles Leclerc, Sebastian Vettel 'not surprised' by team's struggles
Four-time world champion Vettel, in his last season with Ferrari, qualified 12th, but gained a place thanks to a grid penalty for Renault's Esteban Ocon.
Formula 1 2020: Valtteri Bottas seizes pole position for 70th Anniversary Grand Prix ahead of Lewis Hamilton
This is Valtteri Bottas' first pole since the opening race of the pandemic-delayed season in Austria, which he went on to win.
Formula 1 2020: Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton fastest ahead of 70th Anniversary Grand Prix qualifying at Silverstone
Lewis Hamilton holds a 30-point championship lead over teammate Bottas in his quest for a record-equaling seventh world title.
Formula 1 2020, British GP: From Hamilton's dramatic win to Leclerc’s unexpected podium, talking points form race
Lewis Hamilton secured his 87th career victory At British GP despite a tyre failure on last lap but Valtteri Bottas and Carlos Sainz tumbled out of the points during closing laps due to similar issues.
After his test was inconclusive, Racing Point driver Sergio Perez was retested and was awaiting the outcome.
Formula 1 2020: 'Copying in F1 is standard,' Ross Brawn sees nothing wrong in Racing Point's 'Pink Mercedes'
Copying is a part of Formula One and Racing Point have just taken it further than other teams with their new car, the sport’s managing director Ross Brawn said
Talking about the upcoming race, Hamilton said: "British GP is the best, particularly because of the fans, the thousands that turn up and really create the spectacle. So it’s going to be super-weird. That is something I think I am still coming to terms with."
Formula 1 2020: Only Valtteri Bottas can stop Lewis Hamilton from winning the driver's championship, say Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel, Charles Leclerc
Hamilton dominated Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix from pole position, with a bonus point for fastest lap, to take a five point lead over Bottas, the winner of the Austrian season-opener.
Formula 1 2020: Lewis Hamilton celebrates ‘surreal’ 90th career pole position in Hungarian GP qualifying
Hamilton will be favourite to win the race for the eighth time at the Hungaroring on Sunday and equal a record for most wins at the same grand prix held by retired Ferrari great Michael Schumacher, who triumphed eight times in France.
While Vettel topped the speed charts in the second session, defending F1 champion Lewis Hamilton, who was fastest in the first practice for Mercedes, was one of seven drivers not to post a time.
Confirming talks with Racing Point, Vettel said: “At this stage everything is still open: driving next year, not driving, maybe coming back (or) doing something different."
According to the media report, Sebastian Vettel is expected to replace Sergio Perez, who currently races for Racing Point and has a lengthy contract with the team.
Hamilton took a knee with 11 drivers before the at the Styrian GP while wearing a Black Lives Matter T-shirt and then gave a raised fist salute on his car and on the podium after winning.
Hamilton has spoken out against racism since the death in May of George Floyd — a handcuffed and unarmed Black man — after a police officer pressed his knee on Floyd's neck for nearly eight minutes in May.
Formula 1: Charles Leclerc apologises to Ferrari for first-lap collision with teammate Sebastian Vettel
Charles Leclerc's car was tipped onto Vettel’s after he tried a lunge down the inside of the German and hit a kerb in the turn three incident.
Mugello will be the fourth Italian circuit to host a championship grand prix, after Monza, Imola and the Pescara road course.
Vettel won all his F1 titles with Red Bull during a highly dominant spell from 2010-13. Red Bull have not confirmed their drivers’ lineup for next season.
Formula 1 2020: Fernando Alonso needs no help from me to return to Renault next season, says Daniel Ricciardo
Alonso last raced for McLaren in 2018 and Ricciardo was asked whether he would be happy to hand over his car for any Friday practice sessions this year. The answer was no.