2020 Austrian Grand Prix race result

2020 Austrian Grand Prix

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Pos#DriverCarLapsTime/gapDifferenceReason
177Valtteri BottasMercedes711hr 30m 55.739s
244Lewis HamiltonMercedes710.6890.689
316Charles LeclercFerrari712.7002.011
44Lando NorrisMcLaren-Renault715.4912.791
555Carlos Sainz JnrMcLaren-Renault718.9033.412
611Sergio PerezRacing Point-Mercedes7110.0921.189
710Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri-Honda7116.6826.590
831Esteban OconRenault7117.4560.774
999Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo-Ferrari7121.1463.690
105Sebastian VettelFerrari7124.5453.399
116Nicholas LatifiWilliams-Mercedes7131.6507.105
1226Daniil KvyatAlphaTauri-Honda692 laps2 laps
1323Alexander AlbonRed Bull-Honda674 laps2 laps
Not classified
7Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo-Ferrari5318 laps14 lapsWheel
63George RussellWilliams-Mercedes4922 laps4 lapsFuel pressure
8Romain GrosjeanHaas-Ferrari4922 laps66.996Brakes
20Kevin MagnussenHaas-Ferrari2447 laps25 lapsBrakes
18Lance StrollRacing Point-Mercedes2051 laps4 lapsPower unit
3Daniel RicciardoRenault1754 laps3 lapsCooling
33Max VerstappenRed Bull-Honda1160 laps6 lapsPower unit

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56 comments on “2020 Austrian Grand Prix race result”

  1. For all the talk of Rusty drivers from Hamilton. He was one of rustiest of them all.

      1. I’d have thought being rusty is a nice excuse for why he forgot to slow down for a yellow flag and then crashed into someone. If it’s not because he’s rusty, is it perhaps because he makes mistakes when he’s actually under pressure – something that happens very rarely.

        1. I think if you look at both the incidents, neither is due to rustiness. They were both very marginal. I also don’t see any evidence of him being overcome by pressure in either of them?

          For the qualifying incident, I think there are two possibilities. The first is he simply didn’t have time to react because it was so marginal as to when the yellow flag came out. The second is that he took a calculated risk in that moment based on being nip and tuck for pole and being on the bubble of where the yellow flag was vs the green flag beyond that.

          For the race incident, going into the corner it was nip and tuck and that’s the moment he chose his line. Perhaps Albon had more momentum round the outside than he expected, but it’s much a closer to a racing incident than a clear error that he should have easily avoided. I’m not sure he could really do anything once the incident was in motion through the corner. I’d also point to the start of the race, where Hamilton backed out significantly on the outside to avoid an incident. Albon could easily have done the same and shown a bit more patience.

          The only reason it’s being made a slightly bigger deal of is because of what happened in Brazil, which was a rare lapse in judgement from him, but doesn’t really hold any bearing on today other than it happened to be with the same driver.

  2. This whole thing was a meme

    1. yes. what a wonderful clustersomething. so much to talk about. Sky was doing their worst, trying to keep form, default 2.1 got past them but that was the least. Merc micro managed too hard, you know when “james” comes in (like paddy used to) it is team orders, the 2nd sc was not enough to expose them on pace! Sauber is in trouble, the real reason the Halo is needed. Haas aren’t yet able to do the basic stuff, Ferrari needs to give them their brakes too. RP is so not last years merc that it ended not having the same problems. Reliability, where was it? Albon was just unlucky, Hamilton got away damage free.

  3. For those who love statistics… every time Hamilton crashes with Albon, McLaren get a post-race podium :P

    LANDOOOO !!!!!

    1. And everytime Vettel spins Leclerc finishes the race… ;-)

      1. Incorrect. Vettel spun many times in his career when LeClerc was not in the race. Hamilton crashing into Albon ALWAYS results in McLaren getting a podium due to a time penalty. ;)

  4. I didn’t expect this many DNF’s, especially due to reliability. At this rate, Albon’s going to become a new Hulkenberg.

  5. Laaaannnddddooooo!

    Hope next weekend is as exciting.

  6. Nice show!
    Too bad seeing all the old lions roaring and trying to scare the new boys.
    Hamilton’s move was the worst, but Checo’s wasn’t pretty either.
    Vettel’s hit and spin seems to never end.
    Leclerc punched much higher than Ferrari’s pace would allow.
    Welcome Norris!!!

    1. Vettel literally drove into a car, but Hamilton is the worst?

      1. Sigh , some people should not be allowed to comment untill they learn how to do it properly.
        If you’re make a statement like that, or the one on the fitst post “no he wasn’t” you just look like an uninformed troll.

        In this case I actually agrre with you. In my oppinion Vettels contact was much more of a miscalculation on his part than the contact between Hamilton and Albon.

        To me that seemes more a racing incident, not worthy of a penalty. But maybe after i seenit from more angles it might seem more obvious. Obviously the stewards thought so.

        1. SO why say all of that then to say you agree with me. Who is trolling?

      2. Yeap! He’s an excellent driver in a excellent car with excellent chances to win the championship again. He didn’t need to do that.

        1. What else could he do? In the onboard I saw full lock from Hamilton as he took the entire corner, the track was going to disappear from Albon regardless because of the line Hamilton took while in front… a wheel lock was inevitable. What I don’t understand is why with so much pace Albon would try to make a move there. he could’ve passed both mercs cleanly and easily on the straights.

      3. With all due respect, maybe it’s just: breaking under pressure

      4. Vettel spun on his own.
        I gave this an 8 just because the drama made it. For me good racing is when you can tell when a driver has it’s ups and downs, when the pace difference or aero wake doesn’t premeditate the racing, Leclerc and Norris pretty much showed that, Norris “fudged” it up, but he came back, often when a car hasn’t got the pace just fades away so good to see dynamic racing.

    2. Yeah I feel for Albon – I really wanted him to get that podium but Hamilton saw to it that he wasn’t going to get it again. Rightfully penalised.

  7. Hamilton becoming the new verstappen. You catch me, I crash into you. Nice. Even nicer from FIA just giving him a 5 second penalty for ruining Albon’s podium again.

    1. @knightameer
      He didn’t just cost Albon a podium, he cost him a great chance at a win.

      1. Yet the FIA folks decided to penalize him just two positions at the end while Albon’s race was totally ruined. Maybe Redbull needs to protest again so that FIA look at the videos again and decide that a harder penalty was appropriate for this.

        1. This comes down to how much an incident should be judged on the result, based on the actual error itself. Personally I think it’s the magnitude of the error that should be the main basis for a penalty, rather than what happened to another driver as a result. Exactly the same error, on different days, could have very different results.

          The stewards seem to have taken a similar view, and given a penalty for what was a marginal error at a restart (and was pretty close to a racing incident). Albon took a risk going round the outside, and it didn’t pay off.

        2. Hamilton got in first but didnt leave enough space (one car length). Five seconds seems appropriate.

  8. Where did Hamilton crash into someone?

    1. He hit Albon off the track. I thought racing incident but as Albon was ahead I can see the stewards point.

    2. Turn 4, Albon, Lap 60

      1. GAVIN CHAPMAN
        5th July 2020, 16:20

        Now compare the incident with Hamilton Albon lap 1 turn 4 where Hamilton pulled out of exactly the same incident but with reversed roles. Or would Hamilton have to drive in to Albon for this to be deemed a penalty.

    3. Probably best to watch the race before commenting on it….

    4. I attempted to make this in response to knightameer, but the website was bugging when I submitted it and made it an independent comment.

      Lewis didn’t crash into anyone today, I saw an incident. There were a number of incidents today.

      1. Lewis didn’t crash into anyone today, I saw an incident. There were a number of incidents today.

        from a typical english dictionary
        crash: verb
        1. (of a vehicle) collide violently with an obstacle or another vehicle.
        “a racing car had crashed, wrecking a safety barrier”

  9. Great driving by Botas, Albon and Norris!

    Amateur hour by Hamilton once again, cementing himself out of the ranks of a Senna or a Schumacher. And thankfully we didn’t have to suffer his sycophantic virtue signalling on the podium….

    1. Senna and Schumacher are of course famous for never crashing into anybody ever.

    2. You are conveniently forgetting Senna Vs Prost at Japan in both 1989 and 1990 (although 1990 was the most blatant).
      Oh, and Schumacher Vs Hill in Australia 1994.

  10. Very good race, Merc still look to have the pace to take out the championships but the mid-field competition looks great.

  11. Hamilton crashed into no one. Norris was awesome. Albion I fancied to win the race, was too impatient.
    Bottas drove an excellent race.
    Horner is an ass.

  12. Masterful drive from Bottas 3.0, he’s well on the way to becoming 2020 world champion.

    Hamilton flapping already at the speed of the Finn and showing how poor he is in traffic, he’s falling to pieces mentally.

    Albon mega unlucky because he was on for the win without a doubt.

    1. Yeah so mentally unstable that he is a 6 times world champion. Something his mentally stable compatriots are yet to achieve even one of.

    2. Stephen Coleman
      5th July 2020, 16:23

      “Hamilton flapping already at the speed of the Finn”. It’s clear to see Hamilton’s pace was much quicker following than bottas in clear air. In the past I would put this kind of comment down stupidity but in light of recent events I’d say it’s more likely subconscious racism. That or maybe you’re a secret member of the kkk!

      1. Hahahahaha the old race card, Bottas was controlling the pace beautifully and Hamilton had no answer for it.

      2. ….secret member of KKK? Come on.

  13. AJ (@asleepatthewheel)
    5th July 2020, 16:16

    Weird thing is had hamilton let albon past, albon would have probably won the race, and the gap to bottas would have been just 3 points.

  14. Was it wrong to hope for one more failure so Latifi could score a point?

  15. Everyone really over reacting to Hamilton’s race today. The incident was a 50/50 at worst with Albon being very ambitious. Watch lap 1 again and you’ll see Hamilton in a very similar position. He backs out of it because he can see what’s coming. Hamilton went into the corner ahead and kept his line. Albon was on the outside which was always going to run out of road. I don’t always agree with the stewards and I don’t again here. I can understand why they’ve given 5seconds ( and I’m happy they did because it promoted Lando) but I just don’t see what Hamilton could do differently. Albon took so much speed in that he was always going to be way into the kerbs. He tried cutting back before in he’d made the pass, It’s his line which changed.

    1. A lot of sense in this post

    2. Albon was in front by the time Lewis understeered and punted him off track. Well deserved penalty it was. Albon had the pace to challenge for victory. Leclerc did the same exact move on Norris, except Norris held his car in control, unlike Hamilton.

    3. Maybe he went way into the kerbs because HAM did not give him enough room! Where’s the car width space?! Plus ALB was ahead enough to demand the corner, also HAM had all possible view of the situation to avoid the collision… yet he didn’t do anything about it.

    4. That is Lap 1 of a long GP. Want to throw the race away at the start?

  16. I thought Williams said that their race pace was better than their qualifying pace? They were at the back end of the field for the entire race!! Slow and unreliable? :-O

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