2020 Tuscan Grand Prix
- Sunday, September 13, 2020
- Pirelli Gran Premio della Toscana Ferrari 1000
- F1 World Championship
When the results of what looks set to be the only Tuscan Grand Prix are looked back at, the familiar sight of a Mercedes one-two and a Red Bull in third will not pique interest in the same way that the Monza podium did. But this was an even more chaotic race, that for the first hour didn’t see much in the way of racing at all.
Lewis Hamilton made one mistake all afternoon out on track, and it was at the first start of the race. His launch from pole was poor and Valtteri Bottas easily led, but Hamilton got a lucky break. Max Verstappen suffered a power unit issue that saw him go from side-by-side with the championship leader around 100 meters after the line to 14th at Turn 1, and by Turn 2 he was in the gravel.
Support races in F2 and F3 this weekend showed the potential for incidents when fighting through the first sector and three into one didn’t go as Kimi Räikkönen caught a snap of oversteer climbing out of the first corner. Räikkönen was on the right and Pierre Gasly in the middle, with Romain Grosjean on what was about to become the outside of Turn 2. Gasly moved right in response to Räikkönen but touched Grosjean, nudging him back to Raikkonen in a sandwich.
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Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes-Benz F1 W11 EQ Performance), 1m18.833, 148.826 mph, F1, 2020
First Race1974 Mugello F5000