Although only starting 2, Lewis Hamilton’s desire to win was concretized by the 91st victory in his career at the German GP 2020.
Max Verstappen finished second, with Daniel Ricciardo’s podium, after the incident. pole-winning racer Valtteri Bottas give up.
Sunday afternoon at Nurbrgring started with cold weather, the track area temperature was only about 12ºC, the road surface temperature was about 18ºC. With weather like this, the tire strategy will play a very important role in being able to win.
With top riders starting with soft tires, the strategy predicted by Pirelli is about 25 laps, then shifting to medium tires. If the strategy is 2pits, it will be 19 rounds of Soft, 22 rounds of Medium and the last 19 rounds of Soft, or about 18 Soft, then 2 turns – 21 rounds with Medium.
There are no penalties on the starting line, meaning that Saturday’s ranking result is the position of the drivers at the start of the race. Nico Hulkenberg had their third race this season for Racing Point, after replacing Lance Stroll, the racer was not fit enough to attend.
After the warm-up lap, the riders returned to their starting position. When the signal light went off, the crew accelerated toward 1st corner, Bottas let Hamilton attack in the first corner, but the racer reclaimed his spot in the next corner.
During the first rounds, the top ranks gradually create a distance from each other over 1 second. Only the competition for the fourth place of Leclerc and Ricciardo is remarkable. But Ferrari riders still keep their rankings.
Right in round 8, Albon had the first pit-stop to switch to Medium tires, and fell to the end of the race. By the 9th round, Leclerc lost his position and was also under pressure from the rear group of Norris and Perez.