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Italian (Emilia-Romagna) Grand Prix
Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Bologna
Race: Podium
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Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
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2
Valtteri Bottas Mercedes
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3
Daniel Ricciardo Renault
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4
Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauri
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Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Bologna RACE TRACK, 01 Nov 2020
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Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
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LIVE | 2020 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix

The Imola race track in Italy (recta_finalf1 / Instagram)
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01 Nov 2020

Mercedes set for a 1-2 victory and sealing the constructors' championship. 

01 Nov 2020

Two laps to go as Hamilton sets another fastest lap. 

01 Nov 2020

Albon spins after being overtaken by Perez. What a brilliant move by the Mexican. 

01 Nov 2020

Ham, Bot, Ric, Lec, Alb, Kvy

01 Nov 2020

SC in on lap 57. 

01 Nov 2020

Oh no!! George Russell cannot catch a break. He's out of the race after losing control while trying to put heat in his tyres while behind the safety car. 

01 Nov 2020

Yellow flags out at sector one and two. Safety car out. 

01 Nov 2020

Max is out!

01 Nov 2020

Hamilton's lead over Verstappen is just over 13 seconds. 

01 Nov 2020

An issue with Vettel's tyre change as his pit stop lasts a massive 13 seconds!

01 Nov 2020

Hamilton's lead has now stretched to over six seconds. 

01 Nov 2020

Hamilton leads Bottas by 3.713s

01 Nov 2020

He has done it! Remarkable job by Hamilton as he pits and then retakes the lead. 

01 Nov 2020

1:17.502 new fastest lap for P1 Hamilton. 

01 Nov 2020

Ocon is out of the race! 

01 Nov 2020

Lap 27: HAM BOT VER PER VET RAI LAT RIC MAG LEC ALB KVY SAI NOR RUS OCO GIO GRO STR

01 Nov 2020

Bottas told he has floor damage while Verstappen's battery is not charging as it should. 

01 Nov 2020

Hamilton might have done enough to get the jump on Verstappen. 

01 Nov 2020

Hamilton goes purple again with new fastest lap 1:18.367. 

01 Nov 2020

Hammer time on the way...

01 Nov 2020

21 laps into the race and Hamilton leads from Bottas and Verstappen after the Finn pitted. 

01 Nov 2020

Max Verstappen pits and takes on hard tyres. He returns in P3. 

01 Nov 2020

New fastest lap as Bottas goes purple again in anticipation of a stop with a 1:18.944

01 Nov 2020

Leclerc locks up at Tosa and most likely flat spots his tyres. 

01 Nov 2020

Ricciardo, Albon and Kvyat pit. 

01 Nov 2020

We're already 12 laps into the race and Bottas is leading from Verstappen and Hamilton. 

01 Nov 2020

Poor luck for Pierre Gasly who's asked to retire the Alphatauri. 

01 Nov 2020

Sebastian Vettel is under investigation by the stewards for causing a collision with Kevin Magnussen at T7. 

01 Nov 2020

Hamilton goes purple and sets new fastest lap 1:19.664.

01 Nov 2020

LIGHTS OUT and we're off in Imola. Great start by Max Verstappen who overtakes Hamilton slots in behind Valtteri Bottas. 
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Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:15.484
1:28:32.430
63
2
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:15.902
5.783
63
3
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
Renault
1:18.087
14.320
63
4
Nationality
Daniil Kvyat
AlphaTauri
1:17.899
15.141
63
5
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:18.597
19.111
63
6
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Racing Point
1:18.519
19.652
63
7
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
McLaren
1:18.152
20.230
63
8
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
1:18.069
21.131
63
9
Nationality
Kimi Raikkonen
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:18.088
22.224
63
10
Nationality
Antonio Giovin...
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:19.641
26.398
63
11
Nationality
Nicholas Latifi
Williams
1:19.083
27.135
63
12
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
1:18.792
28.453
63
13
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Lance Stroll
Racing Point
1:18.783
29.163
63
14
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Romain Grosjean
Haas
1:19.035
32.935
63
15
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Alexander Albon
Red Bull
1:16.177
57.284
63
R
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri
RETIRED
54 LAPS
8
R
Nationality
Esteban Ocon
Renault
RETIRED
35 LAPS
27
R
Nationality
Kevin Magnussen
Haas
RETIRED
15 LAPS
47
R
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
RETIRED
12 LAPS
50
R
Nationality
George Russell
Williams
RETIRED
11 LAPS
51

01 Nov 2020

Formula 1 is reverting back to a three-day race weekend for it, so join us on the Friday and stick with us all the way through to Sunday for live coverage of every session. Thanks for tuning in today, and see you soon. Cheers.

01 Nov 2020

So, Mercedes has one Championship wrapped up, and can secure the other one at the next race. It's in two weeks time and is at the much-loved Istanbul track.

01 Nov 2020

Well, that wasn't the best race for most of it, but a Safety Car salvaged it, and it's ended with Ricciardo doing a shooey. All's well that ends well.

01 Nov 2020

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

01 Nov 2020

Huge celebrations for all of the top three as Mercedes become Constructors' Champions again and Renault get podium number two of the year.

01 Nov 2020

Sainz and Norris take P7 and P8, ahead of Raikkonen and Giovinazzi. What a day for Alfa Romeo on home turf.

01 Nov 2020

It'll be a sour-tasting P6 for Perez, even if he did start P11. he would have surely had a podium if he wasn't pitted under the VSC.

01 Nov 2020

Kvyat came ever so close to taking a podium, but will be delighted with P4 nonetheless. P5 for Leclerc.

01 Nov 2020

Bottas takes P2 and Ricciardo holds on to finish in P3!

01 Nov 2020

Lewis Hamilton wins the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix!

01 Nov 2020

Final lap...

01 Nov 2020

Hamilton is going purple every lap. Two left.

01 Nov 2020

Kvyat is in DRS range of Ricciardo...

01 Nov 2020

Replays show Albon wasn't touched. He's now last.

01 Nov 2020

Kvyat now passes Leclerc to take P4!

01 Nov 2020

We're back underway! No movement in the top four but behind Kvyat and Perez both pass Albon who then spins!

01 Nov 2020

SC coming in at the end of this lap...

01 Nov 2020

Russell is sat track-side and is absolutely gutted.

01 Nov 2020

Stroll comes into the pits too quickly and sends a mechanic flying. Ouch.

01 Nov 2020

Russell: "I don't know what to say." What a disaster for the Brit.

01 Nov 2020

Russell was in P10 and set to score his first ever point in F1, but has crashed under the SC!

01 Nov 2020

Perez was in P3 but Racing Point, somewhat surprisingly, have pitted him and he's now P7. Ricciardo is now in the final podium place...

01 Nov 2020

Hamilton now comes in and rejoins ahead of Bottas.

01 Nov 2020

Unclear what happened to Verstappen's car. Something broke, he lost control and went spinning into the gravel.

01 Nov 2020

Hamilton passes the pit-lane before it comes out, but Bottas doesn't. He's now in P2 with fresher tyres.

01 Nov 2020

Safety Car!

01 Nov 2020

Verstappen is out!

01 Nov 2020

Magnussen retires due to some rather violent upshifts giving him a headache and considerable discomfort.

01 Nov 2020

He finally pits and comes out in P12 on fresh softs.

01 Nov 2020

Raikkonen is still in P4 and lapping as quickly as Bottas, in an Alfa Romeo with 49-lap old tyres.

01 Nov 2020

Verstappen passes Bottas! The Finn went wide before the DRS zone and the Dutchman, with more pace and momentum on the straight, went round the outside.

01 Nov 2020

Vettel finally comes in after a monster stint, and is rewarded with a terrible, 13-second pit-stop. He's now P14.

01 Nov 2020

Mercedes has told Bottas that he the damage to his floor is pretty significant.

01 Nov 2020

Bottas locks up just before the DRS zone and is almost made to pay for it as, with a lot more pace, Verstappen almost passes.

01 Nov 2020

Vettel, Raikkonen and Latifi are currently P4, P5 and P6. They still haven't pitted.

01 Nov 2020

Correction: It's a five-second lead. Given the fact Hamilton has much fresher tyres though, it'll only get bigger.

01 Nov 2020

The Brit comes in and rejoins in P1 with a 10-second lead over Bottas. That VSC could not have come at a better time for him.

01 Nov 2020

Virtual Safety Car! This is an absolute gift for Hamilton.

01 Nov 2020

Ocon pulls over and retires with a clutch issue.

01 Nov 2020

Magnussen holding so many up for so long has meant that Perez has rejoined in P7 just ahead of Ricciardo after pitting.

01 Nov 2020

Leclerc pulls off the move of the day, swooping round the outside and then inside of Magnussen without the assistance of DRS.

01 Nov 2020

Scrap that. He and the team have agreed for him to stay out for as many as 10 more laps. On current pace, he'll win this race, especially if he can put on soft tyres when he comes in.

01 Nov 2020

The Brit will come in in the next few laps. It'll be so, so tight between him and Verstappen, and maybe even Bottas.

01 Nov 2020

On old tyres, Hamilton has just gone fastest and is doing enough to pull off the overcut...

01 Nov 2020

In case you haven't heard, Mercedes will win the Constructors' Championship today as things stand.

01 Nov 2020

Bottas has been told he has floor damage, which explains why Verstappen is now less than a second behind. Game on?

01 Nov 2020

Hamilton meanwhile is flying and wants to stay out.

01 Nov 2020

Bottas comes in, also for hards, and rejoins around three seconds ahead of the Dutchman.

01 Nov 2020

Verstappen pits for hards. Expect Mercedes to follow suit.

01 Nov 2020

Sainz pits for mediums and comes out between Kvyat and Norris.

01 Nov 2020

Kvyat tries to pass Albon and so nearly does so. That wouldn't be a good look for the Red Bull man...

01 Nov 2020

Leclerc locks up. That won't be ideal considering he needs to make those tyres last.

01 Nov 2020

Albon did the same and came out behind the Ferrari.

01 Nov 2020

In response, the Aussie pits for hards and rejoins just ahead of Leclerc.

01 Nov 2020

Ferrari is going for the undercut on Ricciardo.

01 Nov 2020

Leclerc, who was in P5, pits for hards.

01 Nov 2020

Bottas is comfortable at the front. He has a two second lead and is the fastest man on track at the moment.

01 Nov 2020

Gasly has to box and retire his car due to a terminal problem. That's a massive shame.

01 Nov 2020

Either Hamilton has backed off to give himself some space, or Verstappen has upped his pace, because the gap between the two is now 1.5 seconds.

01 Nov 2020

Sainz passes Norris in the DRS zone to take P9.

01 Nov 2020

Hamilton: "It's so hard to follow here."

01 Nov 2020

Hamilton is within half a second of Verstappen and will be hoping to pass in the DRS zone on the main straight.

01 Nov 2020

Stroll's wing is right on the edge of the track. Stewards won't like that...

01 Nov 2020

Verstappen has just gone purple and is just over a second behind Bottas.

01 Nov 2020

The Canadian made contact with the back of Ocon.

01 Nov 2020

Stroll lost his front-wing and has pitted for a new one.

01 Nov 2020

Magnussen spins and is P20.

01 Nov 2020

Leclerc got Albon at the start while Ricciardo passed Gasly.

01 Nov 2020

And we're off! Bottas holds his lead while Hamilton is passed by Verstappen!

01 Nov 2020

The top three, and everyone outside the top 10 asides from Giovinazzi start on mediums. Softs for the rest.

01 Nov 2020

Right then, here we go. The formation lap is underway.

01 Nov 2020

Hamilton's seat is out of his car and some adjustments are being made. Talk about last minute...

01 Nov 2020

BREAKING NEWS: Valtteri Bottas is rocking a moustache, and we love it. That is all.

01 Nov 2020

An anomaly on the engine of Pierre Gasly has been spotted, and mechanics are looking at his car. 10 minutes until lights out.

01 Nov 2020

Without may chances to overtake, strategy could be more important than ever. While Mercedes doesn't like splitting its driver strategies, Verstappen may well try something different.

01 Nov 2020

As was the case last time out in Portimao, track limits have been a major issue for the drivers here. Remember: Each can afford three warnings, and will then be handed a five-second penalty. Expect to see a few...

01 Nov 2020

Either way, the start is going to be massively important. With a long run down to Turn 1, holding the lead will be a huge challenge for Bottas. He may need to get his elbows out more than usual.

01 Nov 2020

So, what to expect from today's race? Well, according to Lewis Hamilton, not much. The Brit thinks that overtaking and following cars is near-impossible and doesn't see Imola as a good race circuit. Let's just hope he's wrong...

01 Nov 2020

The full starting grid: P1 Bottas, P2 Hamilton, P3 Verstappen, P4 Gasly, P5 Ricciardo, P6 Albon, P7 Leclerc, P8 Kvyat, P9 Norris, P10 Sainz, P11 Perez, P12 Ocon, P13 Russell, P14 Vettel, P15 Stroll, P16 Grosjean, P17 Magnussen, P18 Raikkonen, P19 Latifi,

01 Nov 2020

Leclerc enjoyed another strong Saturday to again out-perform his team-mate and will start in P7. Daniil Kvyat, Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz complete the top 10.

01 Nov 2020

The stand-out performer of the day was undoubtedly Pierre Gasly, who qualified in P4, two places ahead of Alex Albon. Daniel Ricciardo splits them.

01 Nov 2020

For just the fourth time this season, Valtteri Bottas claimed pole position with a Q3 lap that left him shaking. Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen line up behind him, but you probably could have guessed that...

01 Nov 2020

In case you missed qualifying yesterday or need a reminder, here's what happened...

01 Nov 2020

Hello and welcome to live coverage of the 2020 Emilia-Romagna (almost said San Marino) Grand Prix! Just over an hour until lights out here at Imola.
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Driver Standings
#
Driver
Points
1
Max Verstappen Red Bull
369
2
Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
369
3
Valtteri Bottas Mercedes
218
4
Sergio Perez Red Bull
190
5
Charles Leclerc Ferrari
158
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#
Team
Points
1
Mercedes
587
2
Red Bull
559
3
Ferrari
307
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