On the Way to 70th Anniversary GP: race schedule
70th Anniversary Grand Prix GP: race schedule.
Along with the Red Bull Ring, Silverstone has agreed to host two F1 races this season, with last weekend’s British Grand Prix to be followed by the 70th Anniversary GP later this week.
Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton won the first Silverstone race after surviving a last-lap puncture, ahead of the Red Bull of Max Verstappen and Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc.
Mercedes is expected to be the favourite for victory once again, although Pirelli’s decision to bring softer tyre compounds for this race might force the German manufacturer into a two-stop strategy.
Red Bull and Ferrari could again be in the mix, but it’s unlikely that either of the two teams will be able to take the fight to Mercedes for victory.
Racing Point is expected to return to podium contention after a disappointing British Grand Prix in which Sergio Perez’s replacement Nico Hulkenberg suffered a DNF and Lance Stroll could finish no higher than ninth.
Hulkenberg will again return behind the wheel of the Racing Point RP20 after Perez returned under positive COVID-19 test on Thursday.
Race schedule (UTC+1)
Friday 7th August:
- Free Practise 1 12:00-13:30
- Free Practise 2 16:00-17:30
Saturday 8th August:
- Free Practise 3 12:00-13:00
- Qualifying session 15:00-16:00
Sunday 9th August:
- Race 15:10-17:10
The characteristics of the track.
- Time on brakes: 15%
- Number of braking: 7
- More demanding turns: 3, 16 and 6
Penalty for Racing Point
Renault was right to protest against Racing Point. From the Styrian Grand Prix onwards, the French team has already protested against the cars of Racing Point and today the FIA has decided that Renault is right. The car of Racing Point is illegal. It concerns the brakes of the RP20, which are a copy of Mercedes.
With this, the FIA makes a clear statement about copying Formula 1 cars. Renault’s protest, which focused on the brakes of Racing Point, has lasted and has resulted in several penalties for Racing Point. At the moment it is not yet clear what further consequences this will have for the team.
In any case, fifteen points have been deducted from Racing Point. This is the 7.5 points per car, which were used during the Styrian Grand Prix. In addition, the team will also be fined twice 200,000 euros (400,000 euros in total) for using the car found to be illegal for that race.
For the races in Hungary and Great Britain for which a protest was also made, Racing Point only received a reprimand.