2020 Eifel Grand Prix Weekend Information

🇩🇪 THE 2020 EIFEL GRAND PRIX 

ROUND 11. 9th – 11th October.

1029TH F1 GRAND PRIX | 1st EIFEL GRAND PRIX | 41st GRAND PRIX AT NURBURGRING

2013 POLESITTER: LEWIS HAMILTON | 2013 WINNER: SEBASTIAN VETTEL


  WEEKEND SCHEDULE

Friday 9th October
Free Practice 1 (11am Local Time/ 10am UK Time)
Free Practice 2 (3pm Local Time/ 2pm UK Time)

Saturday 10th October
Free Practice 3 (12pm Local Time/ 11am UK Time)
Qualifying (3pm Local Time/ 2pm UK Time)

Sunday 11th October
The 2020 Eifel Grand Prix (2:10pm Local Time/ 1:10pm UK Time)


  WEEKEND NOTES

  • Just like in the last race at the circuit in 2013, there will be two DRS zones for the 2020 Eifel Grand Prix.

🇩🇪 WEEKEND MILESTONES AND RECORDS

  • This will be Formula 1’s first visit to the Nurburgring since the 2013 German Grand Prix.
  • The Nurburgring will become the first venue to have hosted F1 races with four different titles. In addition to the Eifel Grand Prix, the circuit has previously hosted the German Grand Prix, the European Grand Prix and the Luxembourg Grand Prix.
  • The 2020 Eifel Grand Prix will mark Valtteri Bottas’ 150th race start. He’ll overtake Rene Arnoux as the driver to have started the 40th most F1 races.
  • Kimi Raikkonen will become the driver to have started the most Formula 1 races at the 2020 Eifel Grand Prix, overtaking Rubens Barrichello’s record. This will be Raikkonen’s 323rd start, or his 324th if you include the 2001 Belgian Grand Prix.
  • Lewis Hamilton will equal Michael Schumacher’s all-time win record if he wins the 2020 Eifel Grand Prix. Schumacher won his 91st and final Grand Prix in China in 2006, but has held the record for most wins in F1 since winning his 52nd race at the 2001 Belgian Grand Prix. Read more: A History of F1’s All-Time Win Record.

You can find more information about the records which could be beaten this weekend in our Milestones and Records to Break post.


  ALL THE INFO

Click the links below to see all the stats and circuit history you could need ahead of the race!


 




  PRESS CONFERENCE SCHEDULES

The world’s media will have the opportunity to talk to the drivers on the Thursday before the race. In previous seasons a maximum of six drivers have been selected to partake in each press conference. However, all 20 drivers will be appearing in the Drivers’ Press Conference at the 2020 Eifel Grand Prix, which will take place virtually.

The media also be talking to prominent members of Formula 1’s teams on Friday. Appearing in the Teams’ Press Conference for this race weekend will be:

  • Mattia Binotto (Ferrari)
  • Toto Wolff (Mercedes)
  • Cyril Abiteboul (Renault)
  • Franz Tost (AlphaTauri)
  • Masashi Yamamoto (Honda)
  • Christian Horner (Red Bull)

  DRIVER STEWARD

Each weekend a former Formula 1 driver, or a driver from another prominent series of motorsport, joins the stewards to help judge any incidents from a drivers’ perspective. The Driver Steward this weekend will be Derek Warwick.


  WEATHER FORECAST

The weather forecast for the week ahead at the circuit currently looks like this:


  FASTEST EVER LAP


  TYRE CHOICES

Pirelli will supply the C2 (Hard), C3 (Medium) and C4 (Soft) compounds for the Russian Grand Prix weekend. Each driver will be allocated the same number of each tyre compound for the race weekend.


  RECENT FASTEST LAPS IN EACH SESSION

2009 2011 2013
Free Practice 1 1:33.082 (Mark Webber)
1:31.894 (Fernando Alonso) 1:31.754 (Lewis Hamilton)
Free Practice 2 1:32.149 (Lewis Hamilton)
1:21.711 (Mark Webber) 1:30.416 (Sebastian Vettel)
Free Practice 3 1:31.121 (Lewis Hamilton)
1:30.916 (Sebastian Vettel) 1:29.517 (Sebastian Vettel)
Qualifying 1:32.230 (Mark Webber)
1:30.079 (Mark Webber) 1:29.398 (Lewis Hamilton)
Grand Prix 1:33.365 (Fernando Alonso) 1:34.302 (Lewis Hamilton) 1:33.468 (Fernando Alonso)