There is a plan to tighten up the aerodynamics rules from next year so that teams can generate less downforce....
70th Anniversary Grand Prix
First grand prix 1926
Number of laps 52
Race distance 306.291KM
Circuit length 5.891KM
Formula 1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix
Silverstone fans will be delighted with the renewed 2020 F1 calendar. The legendary British circuit, will be on the calendar twice this year just like the Red Bull Ring. However, the second edition of the race has been renamed as the ''Emirates Formula 1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix''.
70 years of Formula 1
Formula 1 is already seventy years old in 2020. In 1950 the official Formula 1 championship was established and since then the absolute top of (car) motorsport.
The seventieth anniversary year of the sport should have broken the record of most races in a season. Originally this would have been 22, but because of the Corona crisis a number of races were cancelled. Nevertheless, in 2020 we will have many more races than in 1950, when the world championship consisted of only seven races.
Silverstone is also often referred to as the cradle of Formula 1 and that is not without reason. Apart from the fact that the circuit is very popular among drivers and fans, it was also the place where it all started in 1950. The very first official Formula 1 Grand Prix was held on May 13th in 1950.
So there is no better place than Silverstone to celebrate the official seventieth anniversary race in Formula 1. Premier Boris Johnson has also made a personal commitment to have a double Formula 1 race on the British circuit in 2020.
What does the race weekend of the 70 Anniversary Grand Prix look like?
Due to the measures taken to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, fans unfortunately aren’t able to attend the Grand Prix this year. Also, stricts measures will be taken during the Grand Prix for any personal in order to minimize the risk of possible outbreaks.
It is expected that the sessions will follow the normal schedule. This means that we can probably expect two free practice sessions on Friday, a free practice session and a qualifying session on Saturday and the race on Sunday afternoon.
What time does the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix start?
Just like previous years, all sessions during the seventieth anniversary Grand Prix can be followed live via a live blog on GPblog's starting half an hour before each event. The start time of the Grand Prix is 15:10 GMT and the race can also be followed live on Sky Sports.
|Practice 1||7 August 2020||06:00 - 07:30|
|Practice 2||7 August 2020||10:00 - 11:30|
|Practice 3||8 August 2020||06:00 - 07:00|
|Qualifying||8 August 2020||09:00 - 10:00|
|Race||9 August 2020||09:10 - 11:10|
|Times are in America/New_York Timezone|
Latest 70th Anniversary Grand Prix news
Button: "Speed of Red Bull was just better than that of Mercedes"
Red Bull Racing's alternative strategy during the second Grand Prix at Silverstone turned out to be the key to...
New wings and Pirelli tyres created an advantage for Ferrari at Silverstone
For Ferrari, the 2020 season has been dramatic so far. The Italian team has only managed two podium finishes so...
Hamilton: "Red Bull has a better package than people think"
Although it didn't work out well for him at the second GP at Silverstone this year, Lewis Hamilton is in favour...
'Even with the same pit stop strategy Mercedes couldn't have won'
Max Verstappen won the second GP at Silverstone gloriously due to the strategy his team already put into action...
"Vettel and Ferrari hadn't made it to the end in a normal season."
Martin Brundle thinks Vettel is lucky that the current season is only a short one. According to the Sky analyst,...
Brundle: "Verstappen could have been at the top of the championship"
Martin Brundle has some trouble estimating the last race at Silverstone. On the one hand he finds it a pity that...
Horner: 'We had to convince Verstappen during Q2 in Silverstone'
The Red Bull Racing tactics during the qualification of the Formula 1 70th anniversary race at Silverstone gave...
''The maturity and forethought of Verstappen are really becoming visible now''
Max Verstappen has made a great impression on racing with his victory at the second Grand Prix at Silverstone....
Albers: 'Due to tyre management, drivers can no longer push continuously'
Max Verstappen showed again during the 70th Anniversary GP that the title 'tyre whisperer' fits him perfectly....
Lammers after winning Verstappen: "They didn't do anything out of the ordinary"
According to Jan Lammers it's only logical that Max Verstappen started on the hard tyre during yesterday's race....
Mercedes: "Red Bull seems to be at the very best end of that spectrum"
Mercedes had to acknowledge their superior in Red Bull Racing and Max Verstappen on Sunday. Chief Race Engineer...
Vettel may come up with a new chassis in Spain: "If it helps, why not?"
Ferrari has indicated that the team is open to changing the chassis of Sebastian Vettel's car. They will do this...
Bottas: "It looks like Red Bull is strong when it's hot"
Mercedes had trouble managing the tyres last Sunday in the heat at Silverstone. The drivers of the German team...
This is how Verstappen celebrated his victory together with Red Bull
At the end of the second Great Britain Grand Prix, the Red Bull Racing team were all happy to see their faces....
Conclusions after the Grand Prix: 'Verstappen can win races on his own in 2020'
The second Silverstone Grand Prix has a surprising winner: Max Verstappen. Where everyone already assumed that...
Horner keeps faith in Albon: "We have seen great overtaking actions again"
Alexander Albon is under pressure at Red Bull Racing. The Thai came through to Q3 this time, but had to do a lot...
Verstappen doesn't believe in a Barcelona miracle: "We will still be short of that
Max Verstappen has won the second Grand Prix at Silverstone and many think that the temperature and softer tyres...
Marko: "Have to conclude that we were faster than Mercedes at every stage"
Helmut Marko believes that Red Bull Racing made the right choice by letting Max Verstappen start on the hard tyres,...
- Load more articles