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German (Eifel) Grand Prix
Nurburgring, Nurburg
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Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
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Max Verstappen Red Bull
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Daniel Ricciardo Renault
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Sergio Perez Racing Point
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Nurburgring, Nurburg RACE TRACK, 11 Oct 2020
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Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
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Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (33) Aston Martin Red Bull Racing RB16 on track during practice for the F1 Grand Prix of Belgium. Image:Francois Lenoir / Getty Images
Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (33) Aston Martin Red Bull Racing RB16 on track during practice for the F1 Grand Prix of Belgium. Image:Francois Lenoir / Getty Images
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11 Oct 2020

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11 Oct 2020

Lewis Hamilton wins the Eifel GP, ahead of Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo.

11 Oct 2020

Final lap of the race: It's Hamilton leading from Verstappen.

11 Oct 2020

Magnussen and Vettel touch wheels, but both drivers are still in the race.

11 Oct 2020

Hulkenberg is closing up on Leclerc, poised to overtake the Ferrari driver for seventh place!

11 Oct 2020

The race restarts and it's Hamilton and Verstappen pulling away from the field!

11 Oct 2020

13 laps remaining and the Safety Car has turned the race on its head. The battle for the final podium position is on.

11 Oct 2020

Norris retires from the race! The McLaren driver has been complaining about lack of power.

11 Oct 2020

Hulkenberg takes ninth place from Vettel.

11 Oct 2020

The two Ferrari drivers almost make contact as Leclerc makes a pass on Vettel.

11 Oct 2020

Leclerc up into eighth place following a pass on Raikkonen.

11 Oct 2020

Daniel Ricciardo is currently in third place. Could he finish the race in P3?

11 Oct 2020

Hulkenberg finally pits, rejoining in 14th place.

11 Oct 2020

Lando Norris complaining about a loss of power. He is into the pits for a change of tyres. Hopefully this solves the issue?

11 Oct 2020

Perez pits and rejoins in seventh place.

11 Oct 2020

Hulkenberg is up to ninth place, but is yet to make a pit stop.

11 Oct 2020

Bottas retires from the race, which puts Hulkenberg up into 10th place.

11 Oct 2020

Daniil Kvyat (AlphaTauri) loses his front wing after making contact with Alex Albon (Red Bull).

11 Oct 2020

Bottas complaining about a lack of power. He is dropping down the order.

11 Oct 2020

Virtual Safety Car as marshals attempt to remove Russell's car from the side of the track.

11 Oct 2020

Russell does not make it to the pit and stops his car next to the track. At least he is in a safe spot.

11 Oct 2020

George Russel suffers a puncture. He is making his way to the pits, but will he be able to rejoin the race?

11 Oct 2020

Hamilton passes Bottas and into the lead of the race! Bottas locked up, which opened the door for Hamilton.

11 Oct 2020

Vettel pits and rejoins the race on the Hard tyre. He is the first racer to drive on these tyres for the entire weekend.

11 Oct 2020

Vettel is off! Sebastian Vettel is off! But the driver rejoins the track after a quick off at Turn 1.

11 Oct 2020

Leclerc pits, giving Norris and Perez clear-track to chase after Ricciardo.

11 Oct 2020

Leclerc is a sitting duck as Lando Norris (McLaren) and Sergio Perez (Racing Point) close up on him.

11 Oct 2020

Ricciardo sets off after Verstappen who is 16sec up the road.

11 Oct 2020

Ricciardo takes fourth place from Leclerc!

11 Oct 2020

This just in: light rain expected in the next few minutes.

11 Oct 2020

Ferrari's Charles Leclerc is coming under pressure from Renault's Daniel Ricciardo. Gap between them is a few hundreds of a second.

11 Oct 2020

Very good start by the returning Nico Hulkenberg. Started in 20th place, now up to 17th after the first lap.

11 Oct 2020

A clean start by everyone! Bottas came under pressure from Hamilton, but regained first place he almost lost to his team mate.

11 Oct 2020

Drivers just about completing the formation lap. We should be in for a rocking start here today.

11 Oct 2020

Will Lewis Hamilton register the 91st victory of his F1 career today? Let's wait and see.

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Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:28.971
1:35:49.641
60
2
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:28.139
4.470
60
3
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
Renault
1:30.322
14.613
60
4
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Racing Point
1:30.167
16.070
60
5
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
McLaren
1:30.617
21.905
60
6
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri
1:30.414
22.766
60
7
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:32.027
30.814
60
8
Nationality
Nico Hulkenberg
Racing Point
1:32.395
32.596
60
9
Nationality
Romain Grosjean
Haas
1:32.096
39.081
60
10
Nationality
Antonio Giovin...
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:31.880
40.035
60
11
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
1:31.883
40.810
60
12
Nationality
Kimi Raikkonen
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:32.120
41.476
60
13
Nationality
Kevin Magnussen
Haas
1:32.495
49.585
60
14
Nationality
Nicholas Latifi
Williams
1:32.925
54.449
60
15
Nationality
Daniil Kvyat
AlphaTauri
1:33.588
55.588
60
R
Nationality
George Russell
Williams
RETIRED
47 LAPS
12
R
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
RETIRED
41 LAPS
18
R
Nationality
Esteban Ocon
Renault
RETIRED
37 LAPS
22
R
Nationality
Alexander Albon
Red Bull
RETIRED
36 LAPS
23
R
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
RETIRED
17 LAPS
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11 Oct 2020

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11 Oct 2020

Well, we didn't get rain, but in the end, we didn't need it, because that race really had everything. Hamilton and Raikkonen breaks records, and a number of other drivers claim huge results.

11 Oct 2020

Mick Schumacher presents Hamilton with one of his father's helmets as a reward for matching the record. A really touching moment.

11 Oct 2020

The full result: P1 Hamilton, P2 Verstappen, P3 Ricciardo, P4 Perez, P5 Sainz, P6 Gasly, P7 Leclerc, P8 Hulkenberg, P9 Grosjean, P10 Giovinazzi, P11 Vettel, P12 Raikkonen, P13 Magnussen, P14 Latifi, P15 Kvyat. RET: Norris, Albon, Ocon, Bottas, Russell.

11 Oct 2020

Giovinazzi takes the final point ahead of Vettel.

11 Oct 2020

Leclerc finishes in P7, while Hulkenberg and Grosjean will both be delighted with P8 and P9 respectively.

11 Oct 2020

Perez will be disappointed he couldn't pass the Aussie, but P4 isn't bad at all. Sainz follows the Mexican across the line.

11 Oct 2020

Verstappen comes home in P2, setting fastest lap in the process, while Ricciardo gets his first podium in two years, sending the Renault team wild!

11 Oct 2020

Lewis Hamilton wins his 91st race at the Eifel Grand Prix to match Michael Schumacher's record!

11 Oct 2020

Final lap...

11 Oct 2020

Shout out to Grosjean who, starting in P16 and maybe breaking his finger at the start, is set to take his first points of the year. He's in P9 at the moment.

11 Oct 2020

Ricciardo is doing enough to keep Perez at bay for now.

11 Oct 2020

Vettel takes P11 from Magnussen, but the two touch.

11 Oct 2020

Hamilton is flying now and has a three-second lead at the front.

11 Oct 2020

Perez all over the back of the Ricciardo in the fight for P3...

11 Oct 2020

Hulkenberg up to P8!

11 Oct 2020

Hamilton nails his restart, but Verstappen doesn't and only just holds P2 from Ricciardo!

11 Oct 2020

SC coming in... 11 laps to go.

11 Oct 2020

Drivers reporting that the tyres are getting too cold under the Safety Car...

11 Oct 2020

Perez has decided to pit. He comes out in P4.

11 Oct 2020

Hamilton and Verstappen also pit, as does Hulkenberg.

11 Oct 2020

That's a gift for Ricciardo, and the Aussie pits, coming out just behind Perez on fresh tyres.

11 Oct 2020

Safety Car!

11 Oct 2020

Norris's issues finally seem to have become too serious and he's pulled over and retired.

11 Oct 2020

Perez will be right behind Ricciardo in 11 laps. Renault will be thinking about pitting the Aussie.

11 Oct 2020

Hulkenberg takes P9 from Vettel at Turn 1! He's on course for points.

11 Oct 2020

Vettel lets his team-mate through.

11 Oct 2020

The Ferrari man is already up to P8.

11 Oct 2020

Leclerc comes in for fresh mediums and rejoins in P10...

11 Oct 2020

The Mexican gets past and holds on a lap later. He's 16 seconds behind Ricciardo with 25 laps left...

11 Oct 2020

Perez takes P4 from Leclerc but the Ferrari re-takes the position using DRS at the main straight!

11 Oct 2020

Perez breezes past Norris. He'll be aiming to catch and pass Ricciardo.

11 Oct 2020

After those stops, Ricciardo is P3 and 12 seconds clear of Leclerc in P4. However, his tyres are much older than those of his midfield rivals

11 Oct 2020

Norris does the same and rejoins ahead of Perez. He's still reporting issues.

11 Oct 2020

Perez and Sainz both bit for mediums and come out in P7 and P9.

11 Oct 2020

At the front, Hamilton leads Verstappen by four and a half seconds.

11 Oct 2020

Norris is losing power now! The issue doesn't look too serious though. Yet.

11 Oct 2020

There must be an issue with his car. Retiring someone because they're having a crap race isn't really the done thing...

11 Oct 2020

The team has decided to retire the Red Bull man! And then there were 16...

11 Oct 2020

Albon gets a five-second penalty for hitting Kvyat.

11 Oct 2020

The Frenchman has retired.

11 Oct 2020

Ocon pulls into the pits with a problem.

11 Oct 2020

Albon tries to pass Gasly at Turn 1 but locks up and has flat-spotted his tyres. Things are going well for the Thai driver.

11 Oct 2020

Raikkonen has a 10-second time penalty for the incident with Russell.

11 Oct 2020

Cyril Abiteboul better start looking up some tattoo parlours...

11 Oct 2020

Bottas pulls in to retire.

11 Oct 2020

There's a huge opportunity for a midfield runner to pick up a podium now. Norris is currently P3, but Ricciardo has already pitted and is in P7...

11 Oct 2020

He has been passed by Norris and Perez and will continue to drop down.

11 Oct 2020

Issues for Bottas! He's lost power.

11 Oct 2020

Green flags, but not for long! Albon passes Kvyat at the final corner and takes the Russians front-wing off.

11 Oct 2020

Hamilton and Verstappen take advantage to pit.

11 Oct 2020

Virtual Safety Car! Russell's car was too damaged and he's out.

11 Oct 2020

Albon locks up and is passed by Kvyat.

11 Oct 2020

The Finn passes the Aussie at the DRS zone. Big move.

11 Oct 2020

Hamilton is four seconds ahead of Verstappen, and Bottas is a further 22 seconds down, currently stuck behind Ricciardo.

11 Oct 2020

Replays show he was hit by Raikkonen at Turn 1 and very nearly flipped.

11 Oct 2020

Yellow flags as Russell has picked up a puncture. He's crawling back to the pits.

11 Oct 2020

Unsurprisingly, Bottas pits for mediums. He comes out behind Ricciardo.

11 Oct 2020

Verstappen is now much quicker than Bottas, who has destroyed his tyres.

11 Oct 2020

Out on nowhere, Hamilton passes Bottas for the lead! The Finn locked up at Turn 1 and went wide, and the Brit took advantage.

11 Oct 2020

He's the first person this weekend to put on hards.

11 Oct 2020

The German now has to pit as a result. That's not good considering he started on mediums.

11 Oct 2020

Vettel loses control and goes off, losing positions to the AlphaTauris and Magnussen.

11 Oct 2020

The Ferrari man dives into the pits and puts on mediums. Crucially, he comes out behind Vettel.

11 Oct 2020

Perez and Norris are doing battle just behind Leclerc.

11 Oct 2020

Ricciardo passes Leclerc around the outside of Turn 2! A brilliant move.

11 Oct 2020

Albon the first to pit. He puts on mediums and comes out in P20.

11 Oct 2020

Sainz has been told there may some rain in five minutes. Yes please.

11 Oct 2020

Bottas leads Hamilton by 1.6 seconds, and the gap is the same between the Brit and Verstappen.

11 Oct 2020

Some gravel hit Grosjean's hand at the start and he's concerned that he's broken his finger. Ouch.

11 Oct 2020

Judging by Ricciardo's struggles to pass Leclerc, we won't be seeing too many overtakes today...

11 Oct 2020

Raikkonen got away cleanly and has now officially started the most races of anyone in the history of the sport. We're sure he's chuffed.

11 Oct 2020

Verstappen is keeping up with the Mercedes drivers for now, while Ricciardo is all over the back of Leclerc.

11 Oct 2020

Hulkenberg is up to P17.

11 Oct 2020

Verstappen got away cleanly and is P3 ahead of Leclerc. Albon meanwhile bogged down and lost out to Ricciardo.

11 Oct 2020

And we're off! Hamilton flies off the line and briefly takes the lead before Bottas moves back into P1 around the outside!

11 Oct 2020

The formation lap is underway...

11 Oct 2020

One thing to watch out for is grip, or lack of it, at the start. In colder conditions, warming up tyres could prove rather tricky.

11 Oct 2020

The German national anthem is playing, and I've just realised I probably know it better than I know my own country's given how much Mercedes has won in the last few years...

11 Oct 2020

Hamilton complains about a lot of movement in his steering wheel, his team tell him that they didn't get permission to fix it. Interesting...

11 Oct 2020

As expected, weather has played a large role all weekend, but it doesn't look like that will be the case today. While it's cloudy, it looks set to stay dry until tonight.

11 Oct 2020

The full grid for today's race: P1 Bottas, P2 Hamilton, P3 Verstappen, P4 Leclerc, P5 Albon, P6 Ricciardo, P7 Ocon, P8 Norris, P9 Perez, P10 Sainz, P11 Vettel, P12 Gasly, P13 Kvyat, P14 Giovinazzi, P15 Magnussen, P16 Grosjean, P17 Russell, P18 Latifi, P1

11 Oct 2020

Behind Leclerc and Albon are the Renaults, led by Daniel Ricciardo. The French team is locked in a tight battle for P3 in the Constructors' Championship with Racing Point and McLaren, and with Norris, Perez and Sainz completing the top 10 on the grid, exp

11 Oct 2020

Arguably the star of qualifying was Charles Leclerc, who managed to snatch P4 from Alex Albon. The Ferrari man has looked strong all weekend and will be hoping to capitalise on some chaos to get a podium.

11 Oct 2020

Further ahead, we got quite the battle for pole position. Max Verstappen was sat in P1 after the first round of laps in Q3, but both Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton improved on their final runs to secure another Mercedes front-row lockout. More surpris

11 Oct 2020

The German was called up by Racing Point on Saturday morning and asked to stand in for Lance Stroll. He agreed, and got to the track in time for qualifying. Unsurprisingly, he could only manage P20, but just putting in a respectable lap and not crashing i

11 Oct 2020

That meant that 19 of the 20 drivers headed into qualifying with just an hour of practice at the track under their belt. Still, that's an hour more than Nico Hulkenberg...

11 Oct 2020

The weekend got off to the worst possible start for the teams and drivers as considerable fog meant that both FP1 and FP2 were cancelled on Friday.

11 Oct 2020

To say it has been an eventful weekend so far would be an understatement. In case you need reminding, here's a brief recap of everything that has happened...

11 Oct 2020

Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the Ger - no, sorry - Eifel Grand Prix! All times are local to the Nurburgring.
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Driver Standings
#
Driver
Points
1
Max Verstappen Red Bull
351
2
Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
343
3
Valtteri Bottas Mercedes
203
4
Sergio Perez Red Bull
190
5
Lando Norris McLaren
153
Team Standings
#
Team
Points
1
Mercedes
546
2
Red Bull
541
3
Ferrari
297
Season Results
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