Last weekend saw plenty of action with F1 heading to Mugello for the Tuscan GP. It was round 9 of the 2020 season and also Ferrari’s 1000th GP in F1. The race was also the first to be held at Mugello and what a race it was.
Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton took his 90th Carrer victory at the circuit with Valtteri Bottas Second and Red Bull’s Alex Albon third (It was Albon’s first podium in F1). The race saw two Red Flags and a chaotic opening lap which involved a first lap mayhem with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Alpha Tauri’s Pierre Gasly were eliminated on the spot after Gasly went for a gap that wasn’t there at T2. Verstappen suffered engine overheating issues before the race and it’s also his second straight DNF.
After the safety car restart, there was more drama. As the leaders pulled away there was a huge crash involving lots of drivers which included: Kevin Magnusssen (Haas), Carlos Sainz (McLaren), Nicholas Latifi (Williams) and Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo).
There was also another red flag after Racing Point’s Lance Stroll crashed heavily at Arrabiata 2. The race only had 12 classified finishers.
Tuscan GP Top 5 Drivers:
- 1st: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
- 2nd: Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)
- 3rd: Alex Albon (Red Bull)
- 4th: Daniel Ricciardo (Renault)
- 5th: Sergio Perez (Racing Point)
The Points were completed by Lando Norris, Daniil Kvyat, Charles Leclerc, Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel.
The next F1 GP is going to be held at Sochi on Sunday 27th September with socially distanced fans. See you in Russia for F1.
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