Valtteri Bottas takes the starting position, but Nico Hulkenberg is the most notable name after the 8/8 Silverstone Race Race ranking.
This is only the second leg that Hulkenberg pushes to Racing Point F1, replacing Sergio Perez afflicted with Coronavirus. Third place at the outset, thanks to a 1-minute 26,082 second-class result, right behind two excellent Mercedes cars, is an useful reward for the German racer thought to be out of date. Hulkenberg now has a fair chance to qualify for a spot on the podium of the F1 match.
The positive production of Racing Point is expected to continue to wave in the F1 village. The athletes were inherently angry, moaning about the World Racing Federation (FIA) handling the Racing Point case copying the Mercedes 2019 concept used by the RP20. Racing Point shall be disqualified just 15 points and shall be fined EUR 400,000 for this breach.
While overshadowed by Hulkenberg ‘s results, Bottas is still very excited. Winning the pole in this 70th Anniversary F1 race was a strong indication for the Finnish Mercedes star, three consecutive legs behind Lewis Hamilton, 30 points away from his teammates in the rankings. The first starting place may allow Bottas a chance to pass upstream, instead of continuing to be dominated by Hamilton as in the previous time.
Bottas’ 1-minute 25,154-second performance is smaller than that of Silverstone last week, but enough to stay above Hamilton.
The spectacular performance of Hulkenberg made Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen embrace the fourth exit, right above former teammate Daniel Ricciardo (Renault). The dream of Ferrari is that Charles Leclerc won just the 8th start on the correct, under both Lance Stroll and Pierre Gasly. The other two top 10 slots belong to Alexander Albon and Lando Norris.