Not only successfully proving his extraordinary ability during the very first beginning rounds, but Lewis Hamilton has also successfully finished the race first when entering the main race. He became the winner of the Styrian GP 2020 championship, which marked an impressive return of the present champion after the unsatisfying beginning race. Valtteri Bottas closed the race with a final 1-2 victory for Mercedes.
On the recent Sunday afternoon, the second race within the Red Bull racetrack took place under a flavorable weather condition which was much better than the previouse Saturday afternoon when the qualifying round took place. The racing field temperature at the time when the race took place was 19ºC while the pavement temperature was 39ºC.
The three-step back penalty on the Leclerc/Ferrari starting line only changed their positions to be outside of the top 10, and the Monaco driver started the 14th. Roman Grosjean had to start his race from the pit-lane after the team had to intervene into this driver’s vehicle after the qualifying round takes place.
Strategically, if choosing to start with a set of soft tires (Soft), the drivers will have some options: about 30 laps then switch to hard tires – or run the first 2stint with Soft in about 50 laps then switch to Medium tire (Medium). If racers choose to use Medium tire when starting,they will experience about 32 turns to Soft tires, or 27 turns to Hard tires.
At the starting line, most racers opt for new Soft tires to start the race. As soon as the race started, Hamilton remained his position at the top, Verstappen found the race quite difficult, however, fortunately maintained the rank 2.