The Portuguese Grand Prix was decided by teams’ understanding of tyres – and their ability to execute a one-stop strategy in the best way.
Having slipped up in Bahrain, Red Bull’s tactics were spot on at Imola. But the drivers who started the race on wet tyres quickly realised they’d made a mistake.
Mercedes had two significant advantages over Red Bull on race day in Bahrain which allowed them to pursue an aggressive strategy to clinch victory for Lewis Hamilton.
The lack of action in the season-closing Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is summed up by the fact the top three drivers held their positions from lights to flag.
How much did the Safety Car help Sergio Perez in yesterday’s Sakhir Grand Prix? He was already on course for a podium finish without it despite ending lap one in 18th.
Why did Valtteri Bottas only change three tyres at one pit stop? And could Max Verstappen have attacked Lewis Hamilton if there had been a late restart? Here’s the Bahrain GP data.
How did Lance Stroll go from 10s ahead of the field to 72s behind? And why did Mercedes differ from their rivals in their tyre choices? Here’s the Turkish GP data.
Several drivers complained about their team’s decision to pit them – or failure to – in the Safety Car period at the end of the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix.
The drivers who started on soft tyres had an immediate advantage for the first few laps, but at the chequered flag it was those who started on mediums who were better off.
Max Verstappen took the fastest lap bonus point off Lewis Hamilton by just six-thousandths of a second, having driven a slow penultimate tour to prepare his car.
Did Valtteri Bottas’s starting tyre advantage mean he was always going to beat Lewis Hamilton in Sochi, even without his team mate’s two five-second time penalties?
Ordinary race strategies went out of the window at Mugello after two red flags and a Safety Car period. Take a close look at the interactive data From the Tuscan Grand Prix.
How much was Pierre Gasly’s unexpected Italian Grand Prix win helped by the red flag, which allowed him and several other drivers to fit new tyres?
There was very little room to be creative with strategies in the Belgian Grand Prix, but Pierre Gasly successfully gambled on delaying his pit stop.
While the leaders stuck to their two-stop strategies, several of those behind them tried to make it through on a single stop, with varying results.
Did Red Bull win the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix because they out-smarted Mercedes tactically? Or did they win it because their car was faster?
In a dramatic last lap, Max Verstappen set a new lap record and took over 28 seconds out of race leader Lewis Hamilton, though it wasn’t enough to deny him victory.
Red Bull’s pace in the race at the Hungaroring was much better than it had been in qualifying, which may help them understand the cause of their struggles.
Why did Max Verstappen fail to beat Carlos Sainz Jnr to fastest lap of the race? And how quick were Racing Point? Take a close look with our interactive data.
Interactive data from the 2020 Austrian Grand Prix: Examine the drivers’ lap times, positions and gaps throughout the race and pit stop data.