Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Hungaroring, 2020

2020 Hungarian Grand Prix race result

2020 Hungarian Grand Prix

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144Lewis HamiltonMercedes701hr 36m 12.473s
233Max VerstappenRed Bull-Honda708.7028.702
377Valtteri BottasMercedes709.4520.750
418Lance StrollRacing Point-Mercedes7057.57948.127
523Alexander AlbonRed Bull-Honda7078.31620.737
65Sebastian VettelFerrari691 lap1 lap
711Sergio PerezRacing Point-Mercedes691 lap1.138
83Daniel RicciardoRenault691 lap0.950
955Carlos Sainz JnrMcLaren-Renault691 lap14.419
1020Kevin MagnussenHaas-Ferrari691 lap7.928
1116Charles LeclercFerrari691 lap10.566
1226Daniil KvyatAlphaTauri-Honda691 lap4.860
134Lando NorrisMcLaren-Renault691 lap0.739
1431Esteban OconRenault691 lap0.876
157Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo-Ferrari691 lap6.641
168Romain GrosjeanHaas-Ferrari691 lap8.819
1799Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo-Ferrari691 lap11.812
1863George RussellWilliams-Mercedes691 lap1.135
196Nicholas LatifiWilliams-Mercedes655 laps4 laps
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10Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri-Honda1555 laps50 lapsGearbox

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Lewis Hamilton


Kevin Magnussen – 10-second time penalty for not driving the car alone and unaided
Romain Grosjean – 10-second time penalty for not driving the car alone and unaided

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11 comments on “2020 Hungarian Grand Prix race result”

  1. What was merc thinking in pitting Bottas for mediums rather than hards? Reminds me of Silverstone last year, bad strategy.

    1. possible maybe no fresh tyres or performance it gives not enough for the remaining laps? or possibly meds are holding well to put pressure on..

    2. @peartree why wasn’t that the right tire? I assume you refer to the middle stint where putting hards would just mimic what Max had, which isn’t a great thing to do when you need 1sec differential to overtake a car ahead. Medium got him behind Max much quicker and left him 20 laps to catch and overtake max. Middle stint was ok, it’s the last one where he failed badly. With car like that he wasted quite a few laps.

      1. @ivan-vinitskyy Merc chose the same tyre for Lewis’ middle stint, again strange. Everyone else chose the hard. Frankly Verstappen’s strategy was better, and with that car Bottas would have had half a race to overtake Max on hards. Instead they gave him no chance, they pitted him right when he was on Max.

    3. @peartree Just a guess but maybe they were concerned about tyre warm-up issues on a still damp track. The softer compounds are usually easier to get up to temperature.

  2. Grats to Lewis for the win but that is what he does anyway so …… ;)

    Top marks to Max and Lance for their performance today.

    Is Lando ill?

  3. Adam (@rocketpanda)
    19th July 2020, 16:34

    To be honest, I’m tired of saying ‘well the midfield is quite close’, or ‘the race was good if you ignore the front’. Well, the front’s pretty important! A race where there’s a fight, there’s tension, pressure! Where you’re not sitting there after the first 10 laps and being a good 80% sure of the outcome, where the championship is fought by multiple teams, not just one racing itself. After three races the championship leader’s double the points of 3rd place. The closest constructor in 2nd is 60 points behind. It’s just a bit sad, really.

    1. It is, but I think we should see it in the context of the situation – I suppose many teams took this season lightly, thinking it’s the last of the current rules, and orientated towards the new rules, and then the situation with Covid came, complicating the things for many – and let’s not forget Mercedes put a special effort into the 2020 car. I’ve read somewhere that they even prioritized 2020 over 2019 when developing the cars, so this doesn’t strike me as such a great surprise. Many teams probably see no point in catching up with Mercedes under these rules and more external factors have played into that, so I think I can see where all this dominance is coming from.

    2. @rocketpanda I agree, my heart sunk when the regulations were extended, 2020 was not even a thing 2021 was already a certainty for Mercedes, especially as they froze development
      now imagine it’s the 1st race of 2014 and you fear that as long as the PU era does not end, the same team is going to win every single championship.

  4. Williams finished P18 and P19 !?! ….

    1. What was Claire saying yesterday about the haters?

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