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Austrian Grand Prix 2020

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© Harry Schofield 2020

Austrian Grand Prix By Harry Schofield:


Valtteri Bottas took the first win of the 2020 Formula 1 season in a incident packed Austrian Grand Prix.


Amazingly 9 drivers retired from the first race of the year :


Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauri rear wheel puncture

Alex Albon Red Bull

Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo wheel

George Russell Williams fuel pressure

Romain Grosjean Haas brakes

Kevin Magnussen Haas brakes

Lance Stroll Racing Point engine sensor

Daniel Ricciardo Renault cooling

Max Verstappen Red Bull electrical


Both Mercedes as last year was in a class of their own, Lewis Hamilton was a bit to aggressive with Red Bulls Alex Albon causing a collision which landed Hamilton with a 5 second Penalty.

The penalty denied Mercedes a potential 1-2 with Hamilton finishing 4th.


The Leading British driver who has the most points is not Lewis, it is Mclarens’s Lando Norris who had a spectacular drive to finish 3rd.

Landos First Formula 1 podium of his F1 Career .


Alfa Romeo Driver Kimi Raikkonen had a luck escape when his Front Right wheel detached itself causing another safety car of the day  .


The race was full of excitement and we do it all over again next weekend.


Sebastian Vettel’s nightmares continue with another trip to the Gravel bed eventually finishing in 10th potion.

Charles had a much better race just 2.7 seconds away from race winner Bottas .


Race Results Austrian Grand Prix:


1 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes

2 Charles Leclerc5 Ferrari 2.700s

3 Lando Norris McLaren 5.491s

4 Lewis Hamilton1 Mercedes 5.689s

5 Carlos Sainz3 McLaren 8.903s

6 Sergio Perez Racing Point 15.092s

7 Pierre Gasly5 AlphaTauri 16.682s

8 Esteban Ocon6 Renault 17.456s

9 Antonio Giovinazzi9 Alfa Romeo Racing 21.146s

10 Sebastian Vettel1 Ferrari 24.545s

11 Nicholas Latifi9 Williams 31.650s



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