Last week, Botas launched the late season of 2020, which was postponed for almost four months due to the new Corona virus, by defeating the “Red Bull Ring” circuit, while Hamilton came in second place, before he was fourth in the final arrangement after imposing a penalty of adding five Seconds to his timing due to friction with the car of the Thai Red Bull driver Alexander Albun.
But Hamilton, who is looking for a seventh world title to equal the record held by German Michael Schumacher, imposed himself firmly on the Austrian circuit this week. He topped formal experiences on Saturday in a rainy atmosphere, and maintained the lead at the start despite the pressure imposed on him by the second of the two players, the Dutchman Max Verstappen (“Red Bull”), who finished the race in third place. Meanwhile, Ferrari’s struggles continued with the departure of its two German drivers Sebastian Vettel and Charles Locklear from Monaco early in the race, after a second car rubbed first at a turn on the first lap. Vettel, who will leave Ferrari at the end of the season, has started from tenth place, while Locklear has started from fourteenth. The son of the Principality of Monaco apologized to his colleague after the accident that caused him, which caused great damage to the rear wing of his German colleague’s car. In last week’s race, Leclerc finished second behind Potas, while Vettel won only 10 days.
With the exception of Hamilton’s dominance, and Potas was able to snatch second place from Vershtaben thanks to a successful late stopping strategy, the race remained largely routine, and the most prominent stations on the circuit were the performance of Racing Point driver, Sergio Perez, who provided glimpses of overtaking that allowed him to progress from seventeenth place Upon departure, to the sixth at the end of the race.
The race was a positive stop for the team, with its second Canadian driver, Lance Stroll, in seventh place, knowing that it started from the twelfth place. The third stage of the tournament will be held next week in Hungary.