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
Status: Stopped
14:07 We'll catch you in two weeks' time for the Portuguese Grand Prix. Bye for now!
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.
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