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Lewis Hamilton leveled Michael Schumacher’s record

A historic Sunday at the Nurburgring. After 7 years F1 returned to the German racetrack, F1 racing village has witnessed the great record of 91 winning races leveled by champion Lewis Hamilton. From here he has come a long way to winning the 7th world championship in 2020.

Valtteri Bottas is the winner of the pole position with a new track record – 1 minute 25,269 seconds, his third starting start this season. He has improved 16 places from the only time he went to the racetrack in the past, in 2013 for the Williams racing team, his first F1 season.

Lewis Hamilton ranked No. 2 and brought in the 72nd time Mercedes took the first line

Lewis Hamilton ranked No. 2 and brought in the 72nd time Mercedes took the first line, also the 400th stage in the history of a Mercedes motor vehicle to start in the top 2.

Hamilton and Schumacher both had 91 F1 wins

In 4 of the last 5 F1 races taking place at the Nurburgring, the winners all started 2nd place – including Hamilton himself in 2011. Max Verstappen ranked 3rd in the 5th leg of the last 8 races. when Charles Leclerc and Ferrari got their best Saturday results since the British GP – seven races ago. Alex Albon is only the fourth time this season is in the top 5 in the ranking run

Daniel Ricciardo won sixth for Renault, in the same position he did for Toro Rosso during his previous Nurburgring visit in 2013. Lando Norris beat teammate Carlos Sainz for the first time in six races when both ranked 8 and 10.

Hamilton and Schumacher both had 91 F1 wins

Alternating between them was Sergio Perez, the Racing Point driver whose worst Saturday (dry) performance this year. Sebastian Vettel – the most recent winner here – was eliminated in Q2 and ranked 11th only.

Verstappen targets the final top 2 in 2020

Pierre Gasly (12th) ranked above teammate Daniil Kvyat for the 9th time in 11 races. The Russian driver started 11th or 12th in the last 5 races, but at the Eifel GP, he only got 13th. Antonio Giovinazzi has the best ranking of the year with 14th place, also the first time he passed.

In contrast, the remaining driver of Alfa Romeo, who will become F1’s most experienced driver with the 323 starting stage, begins the race in the last row.

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F1 racing

The first Tuscan GP race found its first champion in history

After 3 persistent races in just one afternoon (3 times starting from the line), the first Tuscan GP race found the first champion in history. Hamilton successfully defended his starting advantage at the pole to win the race at Mugello racecourse. Here are detailed statistics of this race.

Champion Lewis Hamilton

Champion Lewis Hamilton continued to show impressive form and added a bit of luck to reach the first pole in Tuscan GP race history. He won the 69th pole with his Mercedes racing team. Previously, Hamilton also finished first at British GP 2020.

Mercedes has now had seven consecutive “lockdowns” for the first time in a row and they are approaching the 9-stage record they ever made in the 2014-15 period. This is the 3rd of the last 4 races that the top 3 fastest drivers are Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas, and Max Verstappen, respectively.

Meanwhile, the fourth-place belonged to the remaining Red Bull driver, Alex Albon. This is the highest starting position of the Thai driver at F1, the last time he achieved at the opening stage at the Red Bull Ring.

The first Tuscan GP championship went to the racer # 44

During Scuderia Ferrari’s 1000th anniversary race, Charles Leclerc reached Q3 for the first time since the Spanish GP and won 5th place. And teammate Sebastian Vettel continued to be eliminated in Q2 and ranked 14th, even also lost to Kimi Raikkonen – 13th place – in the Alfa Romeo. However, the German driver is only 0.053 seconds away from being eliminated in Q1.

Sergio Perez has a 6th ranking result but is fined 1 place for the collision at FP2. This helps Lance Stroll in the back to be promoted and has the 5th leg of the top 6 in the last 7 races. Lando Norris (McLaren) was unable to make the Q3 debut since last year’s Brazilian GP, ‚Äč‚Äčending the 9 consecutive Q3 appearances for the young British driver.

Albon also had its first podium F1 in his career

Albon also had its first podium F1 in his career

Hamilton had the third time in his career crowned in the first leg at a racetrack after two races in Austin in 2012 and Sochi 2014. He set a new record when this was the 222nd scoring stage in his career, surpassing the legendary Schumacher. Besides, the 42nd leg of the consecutive ranked finish helps the # 44 driver break Nick Heidfeld’s previous performance and have an F1 record of his own.

His 90th win in the English driver career took him one step closer to Schumacher’s 91st mark, and he might balance it on the next leg at Sochi.

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F1 racing

Hamilton won the pole at the Grand Prix Tuscan

Lewis Hamilton beat the Mercedes teammate, Valtteri Bottas, to get the starting right on the Mugello track, Ferrari’s home ground.

The 1-minute 15,144-second achievement performed by Hamilton in the classification round on September 12 was only faster than Bottas’s performance of 0.059 seconds. Red Bull Max Verstappen racer was far behind 0.35 seconds, but still easily took the right to start third, just ahead of teammate Alexander Albon.

Meanwhile, the fifth place in the home qualifying round is considered an encouraging result for Charles Leclerc in the context of his Ferrari having many difficulties in the 1000 race. The remaining member of Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel is only starting 14th.

Engine power, experience were promoted at the right time and luckily helped Hamilton achieve the highest ranking achievement on the Mugello race, Scarperia e San Piero, Italy on September 12.

Bottas soon proved to be a fierce competitor to Hamilton at Mugello by leading all three test runs. In the qualifying round, the Finnish driver of the Mercedes team continued to play on par with Hamilton.

Bottas was 0.029 seconds faster than his teammate in the first qualifying round (Q1). In Q2, Hamilton regained his original position when he outperformed Bottas by 0.013 seconds. By the first turn of Q3, the British driver continued to widen the gap when he appeared first on the track and achieved 1 minute 15,144 seconds.

Bottas followed suit, but only managed 1 minute 15,203 seconds, 0.059 seconds behind Hamilton. Verstappen ran after the Mercedes team in the first run and only achieved 1 minute 15,546 seconds.

The second run of Q3

In the second run of Q3, Hamilton continued to be early on the track, but he did not improve his performance, only achieving 1 minute 15.318 seconds of results. Verstappen raised the record to 1 minute 15,509 seconds but not enough to surpass the Mercedes duo.

Running was almost the last, but Bottas could not beat his teammates when Esteban Ocon (Renault) drives away caused the yellow flag to be raised. The cars had to slow down, so the Finnish driver could not pass the first run.

Before the Mugello race, Leclerc predicted Ferrari would not be as inferior as the previous two races at Spa-Francorchamps and Monza. However, the Monaco driver probably did not dare to think of him starting fifth, after only four cars from Mercedes and Red Bull. In contrast, teammate Vettel still dived at the bottom of the middle group and was 0.534 seconds slower than Leclerc.

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British Grand Prix

Hamilton finished first at British GP 2020 (Part 1)

Having a flat tire in the final round, Lewis Hamilton finished first in the British Grand Prix, while teammate Mercedes F1, Valtteri Bottas finished 11th despite a similar incident.

Hamilton completed 52 laps in 1 hour 28 minutes 1,283 seconds, faster than runner-up Max Verstappen 5,856 seconds. But this gap does not represent the superiority of the W11 during the race. In the final rounds, two Mercedes cars took turns exploding tires to make the race more interesting. However, that was not enough for the opponents to overthrow the dominance of the German racing team.

Charles Leclerc dragged through the last round with his front tire exploding

The first part of the race was intriguing, before going back to the familiar path in the previous stages – the two W11s quickly went far away. Bottas repeatedly put pressure on Hamilton in the starting round but soon fell behind.

Charles Leclerc quickly overtook Verstappen at Turn 2, but by Turn 4, Ferrari’s driver had to return the position to the opponent. At the back, Lando Norris also exerted a strong pressure, making Leclerc unable to fully focus on chasing the top 3. The heat of the early departure rounds was reduced due to the collision phase between Alexandre Albon (Red Bull) and Kevin Magnussen (Haas).

The collision phase and the accident in the first half of the race made the vehicle safe twice deployed, to serve the cleaning of the track. This continuous interruption made the tire tactics of the racing teams turn up quite a lot. Starting with an average set of tires, Mercedes plans to adopt a 1-pit tactic, whereby the two W11s will finish the race with hard tires.

However, both Hamilton and Bottas had to return to the tire-changing pit early on the second appearance of safety vehicles in round 13, when they saw rivals constantly changing tires. Replacing tires much earlier than expected makes maintaining a rigid tire for the rest of the race a difficult problem for riders.

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F1 racing

Mercedes overwhelmed F1 day back, using black models for 2020

Mercedes racer, Lewis Hamilton fastest in both the first test series (FP1 and FP2), GP Austria on 3/7.

Hamilton was the fastest at FP1 and FP2, with 1 minute of 4,816 seconds and 1 minute of 4,304 seconds. Teammate Valtteri Bottas was the second fastest, 0.36 seconds below Hamilton and 0.197 seconds. Hamilton also reached the highest speed of the day, with 241,739 km / h.

The dominance of Mercedes is shown when Sergio Perez is the third fastest in FP2, in Racing Point’s RP20. RP20 is like a “pink Mercedes”. It not only carries the engine of Mercedes, but also the aerodynamic design like the W10 – the car that helped Mercedes to champion last season. Racing Point’s other driver – Lance Stroll – ranked seventh fastest in FP2.

Ferrari and Red Bull did not perform well. Sebastian Vettel is fourth fastest in FP2, after 0.657 seconds. And Charles Leclerc is only ninth fast, with a result of 1 minute 5,298 seconds. The main force of Red Bull – Max Verstappen – ranked eighth, while teammate Alexander Albon was only 13th quick. The achievements of the above riders are done with soft tires.

Mercedes confirmed it will use the “three-dimensional steering wheel” system for this weekend. In FP1 and FP2, the Bottas detection camera activates this system. Most likely Red Bull will complain about Mercedes’ system.

Mercedes uses black models for 2020

Defending champion F1 Mercedes changed the color of the car from silver to black to support the struggle for the equality of black people. Mercedes cars are always famous with the nickname “silver arrow”. But Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas will drive black W11s with a special meaning, this season.

Mercedes changed the color of the W11 for special reasons

Earlier, F1 launched the We Race As One campaign, calling for everyone’s support for anti-racism.

Hamilton, Mercedes’ colored driver, strongly supported the Black Lives Matter movement. He attended a peaceful protest in London. Hamilton is the only colored racer in F1 history.

Following the death of black American citizen George Floyd, Hamilton openly criticized the silence of the F1 community. He vowed to kneel on F1 again for the benefit of black people.

On July 5, the first F1 stage this year will take place in Austria. On July 3, teams will practice their first session, marking the day when F1 cars return after months.