2020 F1 Emilia Romagna GP race results

Charles Bradley
·6-min read

Mercedes sealed the 2020 constructors' championship with a 1-2 finish, despite a troubled race for poleman Valtteri Bottas.

Bottas led from the start, with Mercedes teammate Hamilton losing second to Max Verstappen's Red Bull on the charge to Turn 1.

Hamilton was unable to pass Verstappen, as Bottas pulled clear out front. Verstappen triggered the pitstop sequence, when he tried to undercut Bottas for the lead. That bid failed when Bottas pitted a lap later to cover him, but that opened the door to Hamilton overcutting them both.

He reeled off a sequence of fastest laps, and just when lapped traffic could have impacted his bid to extend a sufficient lead, Hamilton struck lucky with a Virtual Safety Car to recover Esteban Ocon's stranded Renault. He was able to pit under the VSC, which ensured him staying out front, rejoining well clear of Bottas – who was suffering floor damage on lap two – and Verstappen.

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Bottas ran wide at Rivazza on Lap 42, allowing Verstappen to get a run on him and pass under braking for the first chicane.

With 12 laps to go, Verstappen flew off the road after a right-rear tyre failure approaching the Villeneuve chicane. That caused a safety car, during which George Russell crashed his Williams while warming his tyres on the run to Acqua Minerale.

Hamilton just missed the pit entry under the safety car, but was able to pit and rejoin ahead of Bottas at the second attempt, both now on fresh soft tyres. Sergio Perez gave up a podium place for Racing Point by also pitting for new rubber, allowing Renault's Daniel Ricciardo to grab third.

The safety car period ended with five laps remaining, with Daniil Kvyat (AlphaTauri) and Perez passing Red Bull's Alex Albon, who then spun down to last place. On new tyres, Kvyat also passed Ferrari's Charles Leclerc around the outside at Piratella to grab fourth.

The McLarens of Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris finished seventh and eighth, ahead of Kimi Raikkonen (who drove a long first stint in his Alfa Romeo) and teammate Antonio Giovinazzi.

F1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix race results

1

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+
Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+

Mercedes

Mercedes

63

1:28'32.430

2

26

2

Finland
Finland

Valtteri Bottas

Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+
Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+

Mercedes

Mercedes

63

1:28'38.213

5.783

2

18

3

Australia
Australia

Daniel Ricciardo

Renault R.S.20
Renault R.S.20

Renault

Renault

63

1:28'46.750

8.537

1

15

4

Russian Federation
Russian Federation

Daniil Kvyat

AlphaTauri-Honda AT01
AlphaTauri-Honda AT01

AlphaTauri

Honda

63

1:28'47.571

0.821

2

12

5

Monaco
Monaco

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari SF1000
Ferrari SF1000

Ferrari

Ferrari

63

1:28'51.541

3.970

1

10

6

Mexico
Mexico

Sergio Perez

Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20
Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20

Racing Point

Mercedes

63

1:28'52.082

0.541

2

8

7

Spain
Spain

Carlos Sainz Jr.

McLaren-Renault MCL35
McLaren-Renault MCL35

McLaren

Renault

63

1:28'52.660

0.578

2

6

8

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Lando Norris

McLaren-Renault MCL35
McLaren-Renault MCL35

McLaren

Renault

63

1:28'53.561

0.901

2

4

9

Finland
Finland

Kimi Raikkonen

Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari C39
Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari C39

Alfa Romeo

Ferrari

63

1:28'54.654

1.093

1

2

10

Italy
Italy

Antonio Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari C39
Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari C39

Alfa Romeo

Ferrari

63

1:28'58.828

4.174

1

1

11

Canada
Canada

Nicholas Latifi

Williams-Mercedes FW43
Williams-Mercedes FW43

Williams

Mercedes

63

1:28'59.565

0.737

1

12

Germany
Germany

Sebastian Vettel

Ferrari SF1000
Ferrari SF1000

Ferrari

Ferrari

63

1:29'00.883

1.318

2

13

Canada
Canada

Lance Stroll

Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20
Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20

Racing Point

Mercedes

63

1:29'01.593

0.710

3

14

France
France

Romain Grosjean

Haas-Ferrari VF-20
Haas-Ferrari VF-20

Haas

Ferrari

63

1:29'05.365

3.772

2

15

Thailand
Thailand

Alex Albon

Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16
Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16

Red Bull

Honda

63

1:29'29.714

24.349

2

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

George Russell

Williams-Mercedes FW43
Williams-Mercedes FW43

Williams

Mercedes

51

1

Netherlands
Netherlands

Max Verstappen

Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16
Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16

Red Bull

Honda

50

1

Denmark
Denmark

Kevin Magnussen

Haas-Ferrari VF-20
Haas-Ferrari VF-20

Haas

Ferrari

47

2

France
France

Esteban Ocon

Renault R.S.20
Renault R.S.20

Renault

Renault

27

1

France
France

Pierre Gasly

AlphaTauri-Honda AT01
AlphaTauri-Honda AT01

AlphaTauri

Honda

8

1

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F1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix fastest laps

1

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+
Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+

Mercedes

Mercedes

63

1'15.484

234.121

2

Finland
Finland

Valtteri Bottas

Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+
Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+

Mercedes

Mercedes

63

1'15.902

0.418

0.418

232.831

3

Thailand
Thailand

Alex Albon

Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16
Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16

Red Bull

Honda

63

1'16.177

0.693

0.275

231.991

4

Australia
Australia

Daniel Ricciardo

Renault R.S.20
Renault R.S.20

Renault

Renault

62

1'17.552

2.068

1.375

227.878

5

Netherlands
Netherlands

Max Verstappen

Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16
Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16

Red Bull

Honda

44

1'17.637

2.153

0.085

227.628

6

Russian Federation
Russian Federation

Daniil Kvyat

AlphaTauri-Honda AT01
AlphaTauri-Honda AT01

AlphaTauri

Honda

62

1'17.666

2.182

0.029

227.543

7

Germany
Germany

Sebastian Vettel

Ferrari SF1000
Ferrari SF1000

Ferrari

Ferrari

44

1'17.767

2.283

0.101

227.248

8

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Lando Norris

McLaren-Renault MCL35
McLaren-Renault MCL35

McLaren

Renault

63

1'18.069

2.585

0.302

226.368

9

Mexico
Mexico

Sergio Perez

Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20
Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20

Racing Point

Mercedes

49

1'18.084

2.600

0.015

226.325

10

Finland
Finland

Kimi Raikkonen

Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari C39
Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari C39

Alfa Romeo

Ferrari

63

1'18.088

2.604

0.004

226.313

11

Spain
Spain

Carlos Sainz Jr.

McLaren-Renault MCL35
McLaren-Renault MCL35

McLaren

Renault

62

1'18.118

2.634

0.030

226.226

12

Monaco
Monaco

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari SF1000
Ferrari SF1000

Ferrari

Ferrari

62

1'18.173

2.689

0.055

226.067

13

Canada
Canada

Lance Stroll

Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20
Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20

Racing Point

Mercedes

46

1'18.360

2.876

0.187

225.528

14

Canada
Canada

Nicholas Latifi

Williams-Mercedes FW43
Williams-Mercedes FW43

Williams

Mercedes

37

1'18.719

3.235

0.359

224.499

15

Italy
Italy

Antonio Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari C39
Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari C39

Alfa Romeo

Ferrari

61

1'18.794

3.310

0.075

224.286

16

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

George Russell

Williams-Mercedes FW43
Williams-Mercedes FW43

Williams

Mercedes

43

1'18.811

3.327

0.017

224.237

17

France
France

Romain Grosjean

Haas-Ferrari VF-20
Haas-Ferrari VF-20

Haas

Ferrari

45

1'18.822

3.338

0.011

224.206

18

Denmark
Denmark

Kevin Magnussen

Haas-Ferrari VF-20
Haas-Ferrari VF-20

Haas

Ferrari

45

1'19.273

3.789

0.451

222.930

19

France
France

Esteban Ocon

Renault R.S.20
Renault R.S.20

Renault

Renault

22

1'19.606

4.122

0.333

221.998

20

France
France

Pierre Gasly

AlphaTauri-Honda AT01
AlphaTauri-Honda AT01

AlphaTauri

Honda

5

1'20.403

4.919

0.797

219.797

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F1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix tyre history

1

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+
Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+

Mercedes

Mercedes

M

33

H

22

S

14

2

Finland
Finland

Valtteri Bottas

Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+
Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+

Mercedes

Mercedes

M

22

H

32

S

15

3

Australia
Australia

Daniel Ricciardo

Renault R.S.20
Renault R.S.20

Renault

Renault

S

17

H

49

4

Russian Federation
Russian Federation

Daniil Kvyat

AlphaTauri-Honda AT01
AlphaTauri-Honda AT01

AlphaTauri

Honda

S

19

H

37

S

15

5

Monaco
Monaco

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari SF1000
Ferrari SF1000

Ferrari

Ferrari

S

17

H

50

6

Mexico
Mexico

Sergio Perez

Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20
Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20

Racing Point

Mercedes

M

27

H

24

S

12

7

Spain
Spain

Carlos Sainz Jr.

McLaren-Renault MCL35
McLaren-Renault MCL35

McLaren

Renault

S

20

M

34

S

14

8

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Lando Norris

McLaren-Renault MCL35
McLaren-Renault MCL35

McLaren

Renault

S

16

M

40

S

13

9

Finland
Finland

Kimi Raikkonen

Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari C39
Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari C39

Alfa Romeo

Ferrari

M

48

S

15

10

Italy
Italy

Antonio Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari C39
Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari C39

Alfa Romeo

Ferrari

S

10

M

53

11

Canada
Canada

Nicholas Latifi

Williams-Mercedes FW43
Williams-Mercedes FW43

Williams

Mercedes

M

34

H

29

12

Germany
Germany

Sebastian Vettel

Ferrari SF1000
Ferrari SF1000

Ferrari

Ferrari

M

39

H

12

S

12

13

Canada
Canada

Lance Stroll

Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20
Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20

Racing Point

Mercedes

M

1

H

28

M

24

S

11

14

France
France

Romain Grosjean

Haas-Ferrari VF-20
Haas-Ferrari VF-20

Haas

Ferrari

M

9

H

41

S

13

15

Thailand
Thailand

Alex Albon

Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16
Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16

Red Bull

Honda

S

17

H

45

S

6

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

George Russell

Williams-Mercedes FW43
Williams-Mercedes FW43

Williams

Mercedes

M

11

H

40

Netherlands
Netherlands

Max Verstappen

Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16
Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16

Red Bull

Honda

M

21

H

32

Denmark
Denmark

Kevin Magnussen

Haas-Ferrari VF-20
Haas-Ferrari VF-20

Haas

Ferrari

M

27

H

20

France
France

Esteban Ocon

Renault R.S.20
Renault R.S.20

Renault

Renault

M

13

H

14

France
France

Pierre Gasly

AlphaTauri-Honda AT01
AlphaTauri-Honda AT01

AlphaTauri

Honda

S

11

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F1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix as it happened