2020 70th Anniversary Grand Prix Preview

Lewis Hamilton is going for an eighth home win around Silverstone as F1 celebrates 70 years. (Image credit: LAT Images)

After a dramatic climax to the British Grand Prix, Formula One celebrates 70 years as it once again hits the track of Silverstone in the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix weekend.

Championship leader, Lewis Hamilton will be looking to record his eighth win around Silverstone, as several drivers look to benefit from Pirelli bringing softer tyre compounds to the racetrack. 


Track Guide

Silverstone current layout

Circuit: Silverstone

Laps: 52

Race Distance: 306.291km

Tyre Compounds: C2, C3 and C4 



Date Session Time (BST)
Friday 7 August FP1 11:00am
Friday 7 August FP2 3:00pm
Saturday 8 August FP3 11:00am
Saturday 8 August Qualifying 2:00pm
Sunday 9 August Race 2:10pm


Three Key Pointers

  • Hot temperatures are forecast for Friday practice so expect Mercedes to sandbag and save their best one lap performances for Saturday, which should see cooler temperatures with a further drop on Sunday. 
  • Sebastian Vettel cannot afford to lose much track time this weekend if he is to understand and improve his Ferrari, following a difficult British GP weekend. 
  • Racing Point will be looking to find more performance after a lacklustre showing in Qualifying and race last weekend. 


Race Recaps

If missed any of the four previous opening rounds of the 2020 season, please click on the links below to catch up on the missed action. 

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