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Portuguese Grand Prix
Algarve International Circuit, Portimao
Race: Podium
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Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
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Valtteri Bottas Mercedes
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Max Verstappen Red Bull
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Charles Leclerc Ferrari
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Algarve International Circuit, Portimao RACE TRACK, 25 Oct 2020
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Lewis Hamilton
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LIVE | 2020 Portuguese Grand Prix

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18 April 14:56

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25 Oct 2020

Thank you for joining us. See you next time for the Italian GP.

25 Oct 2020

Vettel is in 10th place, finally getting past the Alfa Romeo of Kimi Raikkonen.

25 Oct 2020

Ocon pits and rejoins the race ahead of Renault team mate, Ricciardo.

25 Oct 2020

Verstappen is closing on his team mate Albon. And yes, he will lap Albon.

25 Oct 2020

Hamilton extends his lead over Bottas to 13.5sec. Bar any incidents, Hamilton could rewrite the record books at the end of the race.

25 Oct 2020

Hulkenberg's future is still up in the air, but Verstappen would welcome him at Red Bull Racing next year.
Hulkenberg's future is still up in the air, but Verstappen would welcome him at Red Bull Racing next year.
Hulkenberg 'would be a good team mate' - Verstappen

25 Oct 2020

Did Ferrari throw a podium position away by pitting Leclerc so late?

25 Oct 2020

Leclerc pits, but where will he exit?

25 Oct 2020

Leclerc is still running in third place and is yet to make his pit stop. Hamilton and Bottas have also not yet made their pit stops.

25 Oct 2020

While drivers are dipping into the pits, Hamilton has increased his lead over Bottas to more than 7 seconds!

25 Oct 2020

Vettel pits and it's the Hard tyre going on. But there are still drops of rain on the track...

25 Oct 2020

Sainz pits, rejoins in 14th place.

25 Oct 2020

Verstappen is in the pits and rejoins in sixth place.

25 Oct 2020

Leclerc closing on Verstappen - the gap now 3.3sec.

25 Oct 2020

Albon enters the pit and is back out again in 18th place.

25 Oct 2020

Hamilton leads the race, Bottas is now in second.

25 Oct 2020

Stroll tangles with Norris and damages his front wing.

25 Oct 2020

Several drivers complaining about tyres losing life, including Hamilton.

25 Oct 2020

Verstappen telling his race engineer that his left front tyre is 'dead'.

25 Oct 2020

Alex Albon is having another torrid race, currently down in 11th on the Soft tyre.

25 Oct 2020

Leclerc is readying to overtake Sainz. Those Softs on Sainz's McLaren is not going to last very long...

25 Oct 2020

Verstappen passes Sainz for third place, but is quickly gaining ground on the two Mercedes drivers ahead of him.

25 Oct 2020

Bottas regains the lead and Hamilton passes Sainz, too. The Medium tyre is coming into play, while the Soft tyre is dropping a bit of performance.

25 Oct 2020

Drivers on the Soft tyre had a much better start than those on the Medium tyre.

25 Oct 2020

It's a battle between Mercedes and McLaren: Sainz and Norris vs. Bottas and Hamilton.

25 Oct 2020

Sainz is on the Soft tyre, while Bottas and Hamilton are on the Mediums.

25 Oct 2020

What a start! Carlos Sainz leads the race, followed by Bottas, Hamilton and his McLaren team Norris in fourth. 

25 Oct 2020

Is that rain on the track??

25 Oct 2020

Hamilton leads the field but is quickly passed by Bottas!

25 Oct 2020

And we're off!

25 Oct 2020

It's bound to be a close contest between the Mercedes men, given how tight the battle is between them.

25 Oct 2020

Today's race could be a record-breaking one, as Lewis Hamilton looks to become the most successful race winner in Formula 1 history.

25 Oct 2020

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Portuguese Grand Prix!

24 Oct 2020

Thank you for joining us. We'll see you tomorrow for the race.

24 Oct 2020

Hamilton takes pole position! What a final few moments!

24 Oct 2020

Bottas takes provisional pole! He is 0.180sec faster than Hamilton.

24 Oct 2020

And Hamilton takes pole position on the Medium tyre with a 1:16.934

24 Oct 2020

Mercedes goes with a rather strange strategy: Both drivers are on the Medium tyre!

24 Oct 2020

Leclerc goes third fastest for the moment, but is demoted to fourth by Verstappen.

24 Oct 2020

Bottas is fastest at the moment, but only 0.047sec faster than Hamilton! This is going to be good!
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Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:18.949
1:29:56.828
66
2
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:20.508
25.592
65
3
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:20.444
34.508
66
4
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:20.408
65.312
66
5
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri
1:21.265
1 LAP
64
6
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
McLaren
1:20.268
1 LAP
65
7
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Racing Point
1:22.226
1 LAP
65
8
Nationality
Esteban Ocon
Renault
1:21.389
1 LAP
65
9
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
Renault
1:20.923
1 LAP
65
10
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
1:21.027
1 LAP
65
11
Nationality
Kimi Raikkonen
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:21.819
1 LAP
64
12
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Alexander Albon
Red Bull
1:20.048
1 LAP
65
13
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
1:19.360
1 LAP
65
14
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George Russell
Williams
1:21.410
1 LAP
65
15
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Antonio Giovin...
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:21.965
1 LAP
65
16
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Romain Grosjean
Haas
1:22.001
1 LAP
65
17
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Kevin Magnussen
Haas
1:21.822
1 LAP
65
18
Nationality
Nicholas Latifi
Williams
1:22.743
2 LAPS
64
19
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Daniil Kvyat
AlphaTauri
1:20.863
1 LAP
64
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Lance Stroll
Racing Point
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25 Oct 2020

Not only is it an iconic track, but it's also one where the drivers have little experience, and conditions could play a big part. We'll be here covering all the action from Friday morning onwards, so join us then. Thanks for tuning in today, and see you

25 Oct 2020

After an incredible first few laps, you may feel a little disappointed with how that race panned out. Don't worry though, because we have another one next weekend, at the historic circuit of Imola.

25 Oct 2020

He did it in style, too. His winning margin was the biggest of the season.

25 Oct 2020

Hamilton is understandably jubilant. He gets the crowd going before embracing his father. What an achievement this is.

25 Oct 2020

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

25 Oct 2020

Ocon and Ricciardo came home in P8 and P9, just ahead of Vettel, who finishes in the top 10 for just the fourth time this season.

25 Oct 2020

Perez may be disappointed to finish in P7 given he was in the top five with two laps left, but it's a great drive from him nonetheless given he was rock-bottom after the first lap.

25 Oct 2020

Gasly will be pleased with P5, and Sainz with P6, despite the fact that he led the race early on.

25 Oct 2020

Leclerc finishes in P4, a long, long way clear of the rest of the midfield. Great effort from him.

25 Oct 2020

Bottas crosses the line 25 seconds later to take P2, while Verstappen once again completes the top three.

25 Oct 2020

Lewis Hamilton wins the Portuguese Grand Prix to become F1's most prolific winner ever!

25 Oct 2020

Sainz passes Perez at Turn 1!

25 Oct 2020

Final lap...

25 Oct 2020

Gasly makes the move stick a lap later to take P5!

25 Oct 2020

Perez defends hard at Turn 1 to hold the AlphaTauri at bay for now...

25 Oct 2020

Ocon hasn't had the pace he needed to catch Sainz and Gasly ahead, while the Frenchman is closing up on Perez...

25 Oct 2020

Hamilton has cramp. Seven laps to go, and he's 17 seconds clear...

25 Oct 2020

Vettel takes P10 from Raikkonen.

25 Oct 2020

A time penalty for Kvyat for - yep, you guessed it - exceeding track limits.

25 Oct 2020

Ocon finally pits and comes out in P8 just ahead of Ricciardo. On soft tyres, he fancy his chances of catching Sainz.

25 Oct 2020

Stroll becomes the first DNF of the day as he pulls into the garage to retire.

25 Oct 2020

Vettel is in P11 and all over the back of Raikkonen. With his team-mate in P4, he should really be getting a point at the least.

25 Oct 2020

Albon lapped by Verstappen.

25 Oct 2020

It's got to that point in the race where not much is happening and I've started to think about my driver ratings. Leclerc, Perez and Gasly surely the drivers of the day, along with Hamilton of course.

25 Oct 2020

What a first stint this has been for Ocon. He still hasn't pitted and is in P5.

25 Oct 2020

Speaking of Albon, he has just pitted again and is now in P12.

25 Oct 2020

Gasly takes P7 from Ricciardo. Albon, in a Red Bull, is in P11. Just saying.

25 Oct 2020

Bottas can't get any grip from his tyres and is being caught by Verstappen. Hamilton has had no such issues.

25 Oct 2020

Grosjean the second driver to get a five-second penalty for exceeding track limits. Kvyat is only one warning away.

25 Oct 2020

Bottas asked to put on soft tyres, but his team didn't seem to care much. He's on hards.

25 Oct 2020

Hamilton comes in for fresh hards, rejoining a good 20 seconds ahead of Verstappen.

25 Oct 2020

The Mercedes drivers are now two of three drivers yet to pit.

25 Oct 2020

This track is giving us some absolutely brilliant racing in the midfield. It's like the Circuit de Catalunya on steroids. Long live Portimao.

25 Oct 2020

Russell is currently in the dizzy heights of P7. However, he has yet to pit.

25 Oct 2020

Leclerc pits and comes out in P4, five seconds ahead of the Mexican.

25 Oct 2020

Perez takes P5 from Ocon after the two go wheel to wheel for almost an entire lap!

25 Oct 2020

Albon has just been lapped by Hamilton. Another poor race for him.

25 Oct 2020

Sainz takes the spot a lap later.

25 Oct 2020

Raikkonen and Sainz have an excellent fight for P10, with the Finn coming out on top for now.

25 Oct 2020

Stroll has been give another five second penalty for exceeding track limits. Not his day...

25 Oct 2020

He's just gone purple, despite not yet pitting.

25 Oct 2020

Hamilton now leads Bottas by seven seconds...

25 Oct 2020

Vettel pits for hards and rejoins ahead of Norris. That was a good first stint for the German.

25 Oct 2020

Sainz gets out of Verstappen's way, pitting and come out just ahead of Albon.

25 Oct 2020

Stroll has a five-second penalty for his collision with Norris.

25 Oct 2020

Verstappen pits for fresh mediums and rejoins behind Sainz.

25 Oct 2020

Perez, who dropped to the back and pitted for mediums at the start, is now back in the points, passing Giovinazzi for P10.

25 Oct 2020

A few drivers saying that it's starting to rain again...

25 Oct 2020

Gasly is up to P5. He's the only man who has really mastered the soft tyre today.

25 Oct 2020

Renault may have nailed the Aussie's strategy. He's now ahead of Albon, Norris and Stroll.

25 Oct 2020

Albon pits for mediums and comes out in P18, crucially behind Ricciardo.

25 Oct 2020

He takes the lead at Turn 1! He's been rapid in the last few laps.

25 Oct 2020

Hamilton is now all over the back of Bottas. He's in DRS range.

25 Oct 2020

Stroll and Norris touch! The Canadian tries a late pass on the Brit at Turn 1, going round the outside, but gets clipped and spins. He's down to P11, while Norris has to pit with wing damage.

25 Oct 2020

Hamilton starting to step things up now. He's closed the gap to 1.3 seconds in the last two laps.

25 Oct 2020

Ricciardo dives into the pits to get off softs and put on mediums. Will Verstappen follow suit soon?

25 Oct 2020

Bottas is keeping Hamilton at bay comfortably. He currently has a 2.4 second lead.

25 Oct 2020

Stroll passes Ricciardo to take P9. At the moment, Gasly is the only man doing well on softs. He's in P6.

25 Oct 2020

Verstappen: "Left front is dead mate." He wants to pit.

25 Oct 2020

Leclerc, on mediums, is all over the back of Sainz, on softs.

25 Oct 2020

Mediums starting to work now. Verstappen is already struggling with his softs already.

25 Oct 2020

Raikkonen meanwhile is going in the opposite direction. He's down the P9 now.

25 Oct 2020

Leclerc is looking good and is up to P5 after dropping down at the start.

25 Oct 2020

The Dutchman takes P3.

25 Oct 2020

Verstappen is flying and will make it the usual top three any minute now. Well, it was fun while it lasted...

25 Oct 2020

The Brit passes the McLaren at Turn 1.

25 Oct 2020

Bottas retakes the lead! Hamilton is now all over Sainz...

25 Oct 2020

Verstappen is starting to recover and has just taken P4 from Norris. The Mercedes drivers are also getting quicker now...

25 Oct 2020

Raikkonen gained 10 place at the start and is in P6.

25 Oct 2020

We knew warming tyres up would be an issue, but nobody thought it would shake the order up that much. Sainz is on softs and is the quickest man on track. Bottas and Hamilton just can't get their mediums turned on, while Verstappen may well have picked up

25 Oct 2020

What a start!

25 Oct 2020

Sainz takes the lead! He's warmed his tyres up far better than anyone else!

25 Oct 2020

Rain!

25 Oct 2020

Hamilton and Verstappen are both dropping down the order! Bottas and Sainz now P1 and P2!

25 Oct 2020

And we're off! Hamilton holds his lead while Bottas loses P2 to Verstappen but takes it back down the inside! The Dutchman then hits Perez!

25 Oct 2020

The formation lap is underway. Here we go...

25 Oct 2020

In case you're somehow not aware, Hamilton could today surpass Michael Schumacher's tally and become the most prolific race winner in the history of F1.

25 Oct 2020

The drivers are all strapped into their cars and ready to go.

25 Oct 2020

We've just had the Portuguese national anthem, and it goes straight to the top three of my favourites from this season. Nothing like a few acoustic guitars.

25 Oct 2020

We could be in for a two-stop race even if things stay dry. The soft tyre in particular hasn't held up too well all weekend.

25 Oct 2020

Not to get your hopes up, but there's a lot of grey clouds looming above the circuit... There's apparently a 40% chance of rain during the race.

25 Oct 2020

The drivers have little experience at this track, and that has been evident throughout the weekend. Hundreds of laps have been deleted due to track limits being exceeded, while warming tyres up is proving extremely difficult, as shown by the fact that t

25 Oct 2020

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

25 Oct 2020

Pierre Gasly recovered from having his car set alight on Friday to qualify P9, and he starts just ahead of the man he replaced at Red Bull way back when. Daniel Ricciardo wasn't able to compete in Q3 due to damage picked up in Q2, and will fancy his chanc

25 Oct 2020

Of the three teams fighting for P3 in the Constructors' Championship, McLaren arguably enjoyed the best day yesterday, being the only one to get both drivers into Q3. Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris start in P7 and P8 respectively.

25 Oct 2020

Charles Leclerc starts alongside Verstappen and has looked strong all weekend. Last time out he dropped down the order after starting P4, but his Ferrari is certainly stronger here than it was at the Nurburgring. That being said, he'll need to put in the

25 Oct 2020

The front three has a rather familiar feel to it. Lewis Hamilton prevailed in a closely fought battle with team-mate Valtteri Bottas to take pole position, while Max Verstappen wasn't too far off himself and starts in P3. Interestingly, he starts on softs

25 Oct 2020

This is the first ever Formula 1 race at Portimao, and here's how the grid lines up for it...

25 Oct 2020

Hello and welcome to live coverage of the 2020 Portuguese Grand Prix! Lights out at 13:10 local time.
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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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