F1 Eifel GP Live Updates - race day
By: Jake Boxall-Legge
|Hamilton takes record-equalling 91st victory at the Eifel GP over Verstappen by 4.4s after Norris engine problem brings out late safety car|
|Verstappen takes fastest lap on the final tour as Ricciardo scores Renault's first podium since its return to F1|
|Bottas leads early stages until a massive lock-up allows Hamilton ahead and forces him into an early stop|
|Virtual safety car for Russell's stranded Williams allows Hamilton and Verstappen to pit and gain a decisive advantage over Bottas before his Mercedes slows with no power and retires|
|Hulkenberg returns to F1 grid in place of unwell Stroll, finishing creditable P8 from last on the grid|
|Grosjean scores two points despite being hit by gravel thrown up by Raikkonen, who later gets 10s time penalty for contact with Russell at Turn 1|
|Russell, Bottas, Ocon, Albon, Norris out of the race|
14:07 We'll catch you in two weeks' time for the Portuguese Grand Prix. Bye for now!
14:05 Here's the report from a rather exciting Eifel GP!
14:01 Mick Schumacher presents Hamilton with one of his father's Mercedes helmets to commemorate matching Michael's record. Hamilton also gets a mention of Grand Prix 2 in, which is an all-time classic.
13:59 Hamilton paid tribute to Bottas' defense at turn 1. "I remember coming out of that [first] corner thinking "good on ya man, good job!"
13:58 Ricciardo says the impending Abiteboul tattoo may "be something to do with me, but also have some German flavour".
13:58 Ricciardo: "It's been a while! To be honest, it feels like a first podium all over again - it's really nice and fresh. We've all waited a long time for this."
13:54 Next question: what tattoo will Abiteboul end up with?
13:53 Verstappen got the fastest lap point with a 1m28.139s.
13:52 That's a 91st win for Hamilton to equal Michael Schumacher's record. Our maths were a bit out earlier...
13:51 Gasly, Leclerc, Hulkenberg, Grosjean and Giovinazzi complete the top 10.
13:50 Perez is just 1.4s behind Ricciardo, as Sainz gets fifth for McLaren.
13:50 Max Verstappen gets second, as Daniel Ricciardo secures a long-awaited podium for Renault!
13:49 And Lewis Hamilton wins the 2020 Eifel Grand Prix!
13:49 Heading into the final lap the on-track tussles have quietened down so this could be it for the Eifel GP top 10 order.
13:48 Final lap! Verstappen's giving it the beans, but it might be too little too late...
13:47 It's the penultimate lap, which Hamilton begins having set a 1m28.145s.
13:45 The Vettel vs Magnussen incident has been noted by the race stewards but no investigation is pending.
13:45 Perez is starting to reel Ricciardo in a little bit, but he needs to find a few more tenths per lap to steal third.