2020 British Grand Prix - Round 4
- Sunday, August 2, 2020
- Pirelli British Grand Prix
- F1 World Championship
Even an eternal optimist would have struggled to see the dramatic conclusion of the British Grand Prix coming — despite the lessons learned from Austria.
At the season-opener, a well-timed Safety Car mixed up the field and eventually saw Lewis Hamilton drop off the podium in a chaotic final few laps. Like the Red Bull Ring, Silverstone is hosting two races in a row this year, and like the Red Bull Ring, it also opened up with a thrilling finale to round one.
Hamilton had just two miles left of a race he’d led from the start when his tyre failed on the final lap. As smoke poured from the disintegrating rubber, a charging Max Verstappen was in the process of setting the fastest lap of the grand prix in second place, closing down the stricken Mercedes.
Permanent road course
Max Verstappen (Red Bull RB16-Honda), 1m27.097, 151.528 mph, F1, 2020
First Race1948 RAC Grand Prix