Portuguese Grand Prix Tag

By FIA Lewis Hamilton took a convincing victory in the FIA Formula 1 2020 Portuguese Grand Prix to score his 92nd career win and make history by surpassing Michael Schumacher’s previous all-time win record. When the lights went out for the race start Hamilton made a good getaway and took the lead into Turn 1. Behind him Red Bull’s Max Verstappen also made a good start from the clean side of the track to put pressure on the P2 Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas. Bottas fought back, however, and as theRead More
By FIA Lewis Hamilton beat Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas by a tenth of a second to take pole position for the Portuguese Grand Prix, with Max Verstappen claiming third place on the Portimão grid for Red Bull Racing. With tyre preparation key to lap time on the recently resurfaced Algarve circuit, Hamilton utlitised an extra flying lap on his final run in Q3 to edge his team-mate and take his 97th career pole position. “Valtteri has been so quick this weekend. As you’ve seen, he’s topped every session,” said Hamilton. “SoRead More

Posted On October 24, 2020By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

Bottas Paces Final Practice for Portuguese GP

By FIA Valtteri Bottas went quickest in final practice for the Portuguese Grand Prix, edging Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton by just under three hundredths of a second. The Finnish driver’s effort completed a hat-trick of fastest practice times at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve. Mercedes’ drivers concentrated on running Pirelli’s red-banded soft tires and across the session they traded quickest times before Bottas upped his pace with a little over 20 minutes left in the session and set a new target of 1:16.654. Hamilton might have gone quicker but theRead More
By FIA Valtttei Bottas continued to set the pace in practice for this weekend’s FIA Formula 1 Portuguese Grand Prix with the Mercedes driver beating Red Bull’s Max Verstappen to the top of the FP2 timesheet in a session defined by two red flag spells. The session began with a 30-minute spell during which teams tested unmarked 13-inch prototype slick tires for next year, according to a run plan to be defined by Pirelli. The aim of the test was to validate the development of tires for 2021. During the test periodRead More
By FIA Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas went quickest in opening practice at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve as the first Formula 1 Portuguese Grand Prix weekend in 24 years got underway. Formula 1 last visited the country in 1996 at the Estoril circuit and following a move to the hills above the Algarve coast for this latest incarnation of the event Bottas opened the weekend with a best lap of 1:18.410 to finish more than three tenths of a second ahead of team-mate Lewis Hamilton at the start of a weekend on whichRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The latest batch of updates on the 2020 Formula One World Championship calendar were announced Friday with the addition of three new venues while also losing its four events on the Americas region. The three confirmed sites being added marks the return of the Nurburgring and Imola to the F1 calendar and a first-time visit to Portimao in Portugal. After a seven-year absence, the Nurburgring will be hosting the Eifel Grand Prix for the first time on October 9-11, two weeks after the Russian Grand PrixRead More