The driver with the fastest lap has to be within the top 10 to receive the point. This revised calendar included two newly named one-off events — both second races at the Red Bull Ring and Silverstone — known as the Styrian and the 70th Anniversary Grands Prix respectively. [73][74][clarification needed], Drivers who participate in free practice sessions are eligible for additional FIA Super Licence points. The 2020 Formula 1 season - a campaign that so easily might never have happened at all - is now at an end. [148], At the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Hamilton returned for the last race of the season after testing negative for the coronavirus. This promoted Verstappen to second, McLaren driver Lando Norris to third, and Alexander Albon to fourth. [131] Bottas had a puncture which resulted in him finishing in eleventh. [28], Red Bull GmbH, the parent company of Red Bull Racing and Scuderia Toro Rosso, renamed Toro Rosso as "Scuderia AlphaTauri". These races were named the Eifel and Emilia Romagna Grands Prix respectively, with the return of the Portuguese Grand Prix for the first time since the 1996 season. The following rounds were included on the original calendar published by the World Motor Sport Council, but were cancelled in response to the COVID-19 pandemic: After purchasing the commercial rights to the sport from CVC Capital Partners in January 2017, Liberty Media announced plans to expand the Formula One calendar using a concept they termed "destination races" and modelled on the Singapore Grand Prix. [83], The season-opening Australian Grand Prix was expected to go ahead and all teams and drivers arrived at the venue as planned. Get the complete 2020 standings, right here at … In the statement, the FIA said they now expect to begin the season "as soon as it is safe to do so after May" and that the situation would continue to be monitored. Considering that it looked like we weren’t going to get one at all at the beginning of the year, with the Australian Grand Prix being canceled twenty-four hours before it was due to begin, what the FIA, teams, and drivers have achieved this year is incredible. [1][a] The championship was recognised by the governing body of international motorsport, the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), as the highest class of competition for open-wheel racing cars. [75], As a result of what was then planned to be an expanded calendar, the two pre-season tests which took place at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya were reduced in length from four days to three days each, whilst the two in-season tests that took place at Bahrain International Circuit and Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in 2019 have been discontinued. [47], Twenty-two Grands Prix were originally scheduled for the 2020 World Championship. Formula 1 World Championship standings: The 2020 Formula 1 season has been completed after the 17th round of action in Abu Dhabi. Hamilton crossed the line in second place, but received a five-second time penalty after a collision with Albon, who soon retired; after the penalty was applied, Hamilton finished fourth, ahead of Carlos Sainz Jr., Sergio Pérez and Pierre Gasly. MERCEDES — Winners of both titles for an unprecedented seventh year in a row, Mercedes passed Williams in the list of all-time race winners with 115. The season was due to be contested over a record of 22 Grands Prix, but as some races were cancelled and new races were added to replace them, a total of 17 races were scheduled to be run. The 2020 F1 season will be the last for 13-inch wheels. Renault achieved a finish of P4 and P5, equalling their best result since their return to the sport in 2016. Similar protests would be launched after the Hungarian and British Grands Prix with the verdict being published between the British and 70th Anniversary Grands Prix. A decrease in electronic driver aids means that drivers will be responsible for managing more of the car's torque during race starts. [136], At the Russian Grand Prix, Hamilton started on pole, but two separate five-second penalties for practice starts outside the designated area meant he finished third, teammate Bottas won the Grand Prix with Verstappen in second. See below for more on the confirmed and potential changes to the F1 sporting and technical rules for the 2020 championship: FIA makes extensive F1 rules changes for 2020 and 2021 in response to “crisis”. [30] However, he did not appear on the entry list. 2. [139], At the inaugural Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton won from Valtteri Bottas and Daniel Ricciardo who picked up his second podium of the season. 13/12/2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2020. The top 10 F1 drivers of the 2020 season: 9 - LANDO NORRIS. The Formula One season ended in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, with 17 races in a season disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This was the first non-Mercedes win of the season. Formula 1 has been working closely with all partners, authorities, the FIA and the ten teams to create a revised calendar that will allow a return to racing in a way that is safe for the communities we visit and the entire Formula 1 community. The top 10 F1 drivers of the 2020 season: 9 - LANDO NORRIS. [32] Robert Kubica left Williams at the end of the 2019 championship and joined Alfa Romeo Racing as a reserve driver. 14/12/2020 2020: A Record Year! – Super fun 2020 race calendar, complete with NO MONACO! [70] Formula One confirmed the cancellation of the Azerbaijan, Singapore, and Japanese Grands Prix in June. Last Sunday, the floodlights were switched off at Abu Dhabi’s […] more. [74], From the Italian Grand Prix, drivers were only allowed to run one engine mode from the start of qualifying to the end of the race. It has been 70 … Verstappen slid into the barrier on his way to the grid and broke his steering axis, but his mechanics managed to repair the car before the race start. [43][44] He was replaced by George Russell, with Jack Aitken replacing Russell at Williams. As RaceFans revealed last month Netflix crews accompanied some teams to the opening races of the 2020 F1 season. Quite a bit to cover in this season recap! [31], After a year's absence, Esteban Ocon returned to racing in Formula One after signing a contract with Renault, replacing Nico Hülkenberg. Drivers and teams competed for the titles of World Drivers' Champion and World Constructors' Champion respectively. Netflix Crewmembers filming Formula 1: Drive top Survive season 3 were also spotted by other Formula One Fans out there, indicating they are getting as … Editor's Picks. Max Verstappen brought the curtain down on the 2020 Formula One season with a lights-to-flag cruise to victory on Sunday in the year-ending Abu … However, this came as no surprise to them. Reimagining the liveries of … A rescheduled calendar consisted of seventeen Grands Prix, while thirteen races were cancelled. [51] Ross Brawn announced that the eight-round calendar was expected to grow and that the sport was considering races at venues that were not on the original calendar or using multiple configurations of existing circuits to achieve the goal of fifteen Grands Prix. The delayed season started with the Austrian Grand Prix. Formula 1: Drive to Survive 2019 TV-MA 2 Seasons Sports & Fitness Drivers, managers and team owners live life in the fast lane — both on and off the track — during each cutthroat season of Formula 1 racing. The race also saw Räikkönen pass the record for most race starts. Get all the race results from 2020, right here at ESPN.com. [78], The season was heavily disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, with an announcement prior to the start of the championship that the Chinese Grand Prix would be postponed. Pre-season testing in Barcelona proceeded as planned, with all teams and drivers completing the six days of testing. [137], At the inaugural Eifel Grand Prix, five cars retired in the forms of Russell, Esteban Ocon, Albon, Lando Norris and Bottas, who had started from pole. For the video game based on the 2020 Formula One World Championship, see, 71st running of the Formula One World Championship, Changes from the 2019 calendar to the original 2020 calendar, World Constructors' Championship standings, Teams and drivers competing in the 2020 World Championship, Racing Point F1 Team uses Mercedes-AMG F1 M11 power units. [ Live streaming links available 1 hour before the start of the race on Sunday, 06 December 2020 ] Formula 1 2018 season begins with the traditional curtain raiser Grand Prix in Melbourne, Australia on the weekend of 23-25 March 2018. [28], Schumacher and Callum Ilott were due to appear in the first practice session for the Eifel Grand Prix, driving for Alfa Romeo Racing and Haas respectively, but the session was cancelled due to bad weather conditions. [74], In order to reduce the risk of punctures, the last 50 mm (2.0 in) of the front wing can no longer contain any metal. Jack Aitken and Roy Nissany both drove for Williams at one and three Grands Prix respectively, Robert Kubica drove for Alfa Romeo Racing at five Grands Prix and Mick Schumacher drove for Haas at one Grand Prix. Formula 1 is delighted to release the draft calendar of the 2020 FIA Formula 1 World Championship, which features an unprecedented 22 Grands Prix. Daniel Ricciardo finished fourth, setting the fastest lap on the last lap. Rules for the 2020 F1 season. The following looks at some of the winners and losers of 2020: Teams were no longer allowed to hide their cars during testing. The race was marred by a serious accident involving Haas driver Romain Grosjean, who hit a barrier at the start of the race after making contact with the Alpha Tauri of Daniil Kvyat. Drivers may only accrue ten Super Licence points across a three-season period from free practice sessions. [105] He also raised the possibility of Grand Prix events being reduced to two days in order to ease pressure on logistical operations. 1 . Drivers and Team’s reaction after the race. [76] The amount of time in which car mechanics are not allowed to work on the car has been extended from eight to nine hours. F1 2020 was quite the trip. Wow. [7] Nicholas Latifi, the 2019 Formula 2 Championship runner-up, replaced Kubica at Williams. The points are awarded for every race using the following system:[150], "F1 2020" redirects here. 2020 F1 season ends with Verstappen victory at Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Due to the ongoing fluidity of the COVID-19 situation internationally, we will be finalising the details of the wider calendar and hope to publish that in the coming weeks with an expectation of having a total of 15-18 races before we complete our season in December. McLaren Formula 1 drivers and cars benefit from Renault power in 2020. The pandemic required changes to the format of a race weekend, which included abandoning the drivers' parade and pre-race assembly for the host venue's national anthem. [130], Hamilton won the British Grand Prix despite his left-front tyre delaminating in the middle of the last lap. The team will switch to Mercedes-Benz from the 2021 season onwards, bringing F1’s most renowned hybrid engine to next year’s challenger. The calendar has been approved by the FIA. 2020 F1 season ends with Verstappen victory at Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The Emilia Romagna Grand Prix took place over a shortened two-day weekend, with a single 90 minute practice session taking place on Saturday morning. The system was found to be legal for 2020, but it would be banned by the FIA from 2021 onward. [113][n], In August, it was announced that Formula One would return to Istanbul Park for the first Turkish Grand Prix since the 2011 season, together with the debut of the Sakhir Grand Prix, to be held at the Bahrain International Circuit, using the configuration of the track called "Outer Circuit". [40][20], After Romain Grosjean suffered burns to his hands following a crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix, Haas promoted test driver Pietro Fittipaldi to make his debut at the Sakhir Grand Prix. F1. Max Verstappen had a puncture from second, putting him out of the race. Of the races and dates on the original calendar, only four races, the Austrian, Belgian, Italian and Russian Grands Prix kept their original dates. Lewis Hamilton will be the reigning World Driver's Champion, having won the 2020 World Championship at the 2020 Turkish Grand Prix. With fewer races and the prize structure remaining fixed, teams were concerned that they would suffer a significant financial loss. As RaceFans revealed last month Netflix crews accompanied some teams to the opening races of the 2020 F1 season. F1 2020 was quite the trip. Max Verstappen Closes Book on 2020 F1 Season With Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Victory Meanwhile, Red Bull finished second in the Constructors Championship with McLaren decisively in third. Red Bull's Alexander Albon overtook Ricciardo in the closing laps, earning his first ever podium and the first podium for a Thai driver in Formula One. [45][46] Hamilton returned to Mercedes for the season ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, after testing negative for the coronavirus, with Russell returning to Williams. The initiative used a rainbow logo, with the colours of all ten Formula One teams, also with the #WeRaceAsOne hashtag, and featured prominent We Race As One branding on vehicles (including the safety car) and signage on track. The 2020 FIA Formula 2 Championship is a motor racing championship for Formula 2 cars that is sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA). [121], Racing Point, Ferrari, McLaren, Renault and Williams had all indicated an intention to appeal the stewards decision with Racing Point trying to clear their name and Ferrari, McLaren, Williams and Renault appealing for a tougher sanction. Ferrari announces SF21 F1 car name and launch plan Ferrari plans to unveil its 2021 Formula 1 car, the SF21, just ahead of pre-season testing at Barcelona in Spain next year 1608334209 F1 At the second restart, Hamilton maintained his lead to win the race. Formula 1 . Viknesh Vijayenthiran December 14, 2020 Comment Now! 95 - During the 2020 season, Hamilton surpassed Schumacher's previous record tally of 91 race wins. [132] The Spanish Grand Prix was won by Hamilton with Verstappen in second and Bottas in third. [77] However, drivers are still allowed to use electrical power for the powertrain throughout the race weekend. – F1 technical progress made in 10 years – What’s considered “a long time” in F1 time? Valtteri Bottas, driving for Mercedes, took pole position, ahead of his teammate Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull's Max Verstappen; however, Hamilton was given a three-place grid penalty, since he did not slow sufficiently when yellow flags were waved following a small mistake by Bottas. ESPN is the exclusive home of Formula One in the U.S., having extended its TV deal until the 2022 season. A Ferrari F1 pessimist might say that there were two winners in … It's time to pick the best Grand Prix of the year, Our writers share their best moments, biggest shocks and top stories of 2020, WATCH: The 20 best team radio clips of the year, starring Gasly, Norris, Ricciardo and Vettel, 2020 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™ RACE CALENDAR. [116] The FIA introduced limits to the number of team personnel who could be on the starting grid to prepare cars and changed the cut-off times for cars to leave pit lane to minimise the amount of time team personnel spent on the grid. The following looks at some of the winners and losers of 2020: [134], The Italian Grand Prix was won by Pierre Gasly after a red flag caused by Charles Leclerc. We will have live streaming links of Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix live streaming links right here on this page. [peacock term] Several countries and venues announced plans to bid for a Grand Prix,[62][63] with two bids being successful: Liberty Media initially expected that the 2020 calendar would consist of twenty-one Grands Prix and that any new races would come at the expense of existing events, but later negotiated an agreement with the teams to allow up to twenty-two Grands Prix.