2020 British Grand Prix Weekend Information

🇬🇧 THE 2020 BRITISH GRAND PRIX 

ROUND 4. 31st July – 2nd August.

1022nd F1 GRAND PRIX | 75th BRITISH GRAND PRIX | 54th GRAND PRIX AT SILVERSTONE

2019 POLESITTER: VALTTERI BOTTAS | 2019 WINNER: LEWIS HAMILTON


  WEEKEND SCHEDULE

Friday 31st July
Free Practice 1 (11am Local Time)
Free Practice 2 (3pm Local Time)

Saturday 1st August
Free Practice 3 (12pm Local Time)
Qualifying (3pm Local Time)

Sunday 2nd August
The 2020 British Grand Prix (3:10pm Local Time)


  WEEKEND NOTES

  • Information about the race weekend, such as DRS zones and track changes, will be posted here. 

🇬🇧 WEEKEND MILESTONES AND RECORDS

  • A win for Lewis Hamilton at the 2020 British Grand Prix would see him become the driver to have won his national Grand Prix the most times. In 2019, Hamilton scored his sixth home win at the British Grand Prix. Prost scored six home wins at the French Grand Prix during his career. Meanwhile, a pole position for Hamilton would see him surpass Ayrton Senna as the driver to have had the most home pole positions. Hamilton has taken six pole positions so far at the British Grand Prix, while Senna took six in Brazil during his career.
  • A pole position for Mercedes would make them the fourth team to have taken ten teams at the British Grand Prix. Ferrari, Williams and Lotus are the other teams to have had at least ten poles at the circuit.
  • Williams and Ferrari are currently tied for most pole positions at Silverstone, with eleven apiece. Either team could extend the record this weekend.
  • If a Mercedes-powered car takes pole, Mercedes will equal Ferrari as the most successful engine manufacturer in qualifying at the British Grand Prix. Ferrari themselves could extend the record to sixteen.

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


  ALL THE INFO

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


 2019 RACE RECAP

On a weekend where the future of the British Grand Prix was secured until 2024, Lewis Hamilton became the most successful driver at the event, taking a commanding sixth Silverstone win.

Valtteri Bottas took pole position at Silverstone in the most closely-fought qualifying sessions of the hybrid era. He lapped the circuit just six thousandths quicker than team-mate Lewis Hamilton. Bottas covered off his team-mate on the opening lap, as Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo went wheel to wheel for seventh place. Hamilton continued to be hot on the heels of his team-mate in the opening stages, finally pulling off a move into Brooklands on the fourth lap. But Bottas fought back, and re-took the lead through Copse corner. Leclerc and Verstappen diced for third place, with Vettel joining in on the fight. The two youngsters pitted at the same time and went alongside each other down the pit-lane, Verstappen eventually winning the place. But Verstappen went wide just after exiting the pit-lane, and Leclerc took the position back once again. The Safety Car was called on Lap 20 as Antonio Giovinazzi slid into the gravel. Hamilton pitted under Safety Car conditions, gaining an advantage over his team-mate and taking the lead as a result. At the Safety Car restart, Sergio Perez lost his front wing in a battle with the Renaults. Verstappen and Leclerc’s battle continued, with Leclerc barging his way through – but Verstappen once again took the position back. After the pit stops, Verstappen battled with the other Ferrari and overtook Vettel – only to be hit from behind by the German. The pair were both able to continue, but Vettel picked up a ten second time penalty for the incident. Hamilton cruised to an unprecedented sixth British Grand Prix victory, finishing 24 seconds ahead of his team-mate, and Leclerc picked up the final podium position.





  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 British 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:

Franz Tost (AlphaTauri)

Guenther Steiner (Haas)

Christian Horner (Red Bull)

Toyoharu Tanabe (Honda)

Mario Isola (Pirelli)

Otmar Szafnauer (Racing Point)


  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 Emanuel Pirro.


  WEATHER FORECAST

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


  FASTEST EVER LAP


  TYRE CHOICES

The C1 (Hard), C2 (Medium) and C3 (Soft) tyre compounds will be used for the British Grand Prix weekend. Pirelli will supply each driver with the same number of each compound of tyre at every race in 2020.


  RECENT FASTEST LAPS IN EACH SESSION

2017 2018 2019
Free Practice 1 1:29.106 (Valtteri Bottas)
1:27.487 (Lewis Hamilton) 1:27.173 (Pierre Gasly)
Free Practice 2 1:28.496 (Valtteri Bottas)
1:27.552 (Sebastian Vettel) 1:26.732 (Valtteri Bottas)
Free Practice 3 1:28.063 (Lewis Hamilton)
1:26.722 (Lewis Hamilton) 1:25.905 (Charles Leclerc)
Qualifying 1:26.600 (Lewis Hamilton)
1:25.892 (Lewis Hamilton) 1:25.093 (Valtteri Bottas)
Grand Prix 1:30.621 (Lewis Hamilton) 1:30.696 (Sebastian Vettel) 1:27.369 (Lewis Hamilton)