2020 Styrian Grand Prix
- Sunday, July 12, 2020
- Pirelli Grosser Preis der Steiermark
- F1 World Championship
Not every race can be a classic, but there was a sense of déjà vu in the final lap of the second race in Austria, helping bookend a Styrian Grand Prix that saw a dramatic opening.
Ferrari needed all the track time they could get after fast-tracking new parts originally scheduled for Hungary, because they then had the opportunity to carry out back-to-back comparisons on the same Red Bull Ring circuit. Given FP3 was cancelled and qualifying wet, the disappointing starting positions of 10th for Sebastian Vettel and 14th for Charles Leclerc – after a grid penalty – were less important than gaining data over a race distance in the dry.
So Turn Three on the first lap was an absolute disaster for the team.
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Carlos Sainz jr (McLaren MCL35-Renault), 1m05.619, 147.250 mph, F1, 2020
First Race1996 Austrian MotoGP