The Formula 1 contested his second consecutive race in the United Kingdom, again at the Silverstone circuit, but this time as 70th Anniversary Grand Prize and with some slight variations
The new test of this unusual season marked by the coronavirus pandemic recalls that first edition of Formula 1 that began in 1950 precisely in Silverstone. This motto is held by the competition to cover with history this chapter of the tortuous restart of the competition in which the ‘Great Circus’ has become a great bubble against Covid-19.
Seven decades after that first race on this same circuit in May 1950, in which the Italian won Giuseppe Farina -who won the first World Cup in history in hard struggle with a myth of this sport, the Argentine Juan Manuel Fangio– Formula 1 lives pending another driver for history: Lewis Hamilton.
The Stevenage (United Kingdom), not only won on three wheels less than a week ago, but is walking steadily towards his seventh world winding after winning the last three races (the Grand Prix of Styria, Hungary and Great Britain) accumulating 88 points, 30 over his Finnish teammate Valtteri Bottas and 36 over the Dutch Max Verstappen (Red Bull) who if he had not chosen to change tires to seek the fastest lap last Sunday He could have taken advantage of the leader’s blowout to win the race.
On television, Movistar F1 will broadcast the training sessions, qualifying and the weekend’s race. The following section breaks down the training, qualifying and race times.
GP 70th anniversary schedule 2020
Friday August 7
Free practice 1: 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Free practice 2: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday August 8
Free practice 3: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Classification: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Sunday August 9
Race: 15:10 hours (52 laps)