The first race of the season after quarantine took place in Formula 1

The first race of the season after quarantine took place in Formula 1

July 5, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

At the Red Bull Ring circuit in Spielberg, the first stage of the Formula 1 world championship in motor racing took place.

After a forced pause associated with the coronavirus pandemic, the most expensive sport started in the new season with the victory of Mercedes pilot Valtteri Bottas. Fin led during the whole battle and deservedly came to the podium first.

Starting the second, Max Verstappen from Red Bull could not finish, getting off on the 11th lap due to problems with the brakes.

Mercedes leader Lewis Hamilton, fined 3 points the day before for ignoring the yellow flags on qualifications, was able to break into second place. The Briton was confidently second, when a few laps before the finish he knocked out of the track Alexander Albon from Red Bull, receiving a penalty of 5 seconds.

As a result, “silver” was won by Charles Leclerc from Ferrari, Third place at Lando Norris from McLarena.

The next stage will take place in a week at the same circuit, but will be called the Styrian Grand Prix in honor of the 70th anniversary of Formula 1.