Austrian Grand Prix 2020 Race Result: Bottas wins, with LeClerc second and Norris third

Austrian Grand Prix 2020 Race Winner Valtteri Bottas won the 2020 Austrian Grand Prix for Mercedes ahead of Charles Leclerc and Lando Norris. Bottas beats Leclerc and Norris to win dramatic Austrian GP as Hamilton is penalised

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Valtteri Bottas won the Austrian Grand Prix for the second time in his career.

Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc moved up to second, with British driver Lando Norris taking the first podium of his career to finish third.

Norris became the youngest British driver to secure a podium finish and the third youngest ever in Formula One.

Hamilton wore a ‘Black Lives Matter’ T-shirt and took a knee before the race in a message against racism.

A five-second penalty meant Lewis Hamilton missed out on a podium place as the 2020 Formula 1 season got underway at the Red Bull Ring, Spielberg.

Austrian Grand Prix 2020 Race Result

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PositionNo.DriverCar
177Valtteri BottasMercedes
216Charles LeclercFerrari
34Lando NorrisMcLaren-Renault
444Lewis HamiltonMercedes
555Carlos Sainz JnrMcLaren-Renault
611Sergio PerezRacing Point-Mercedes
710Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri-Honda
831Esteban OconRenault
999Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo-Ferrari
105Sebastian VettelFerrari
116Nicholas LatifiWilliams-Mercedes
1226Daniil KvyatAlphaTauri-Honda
1323Alexander AlbonRed Bull-Honda
147Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo-Ferrari
1563George RussellWilliams-Mercedes
168Romain GrosjeanHaas-Ferrari
1720Kevin MagnussenHaas-Ferrari
1818Lance StrollRacing Point-Mercedes
193Daniel RicciardoRenault
2033Max VerstappenRed Bull-Honda

The race was interrupted three times by a safety car and nine of 20 drivers abandoned, including both Red Bulls of Max Verstappen and Alexander Albon – who tried to overtake Hamilton on the outside with 10 laps left, touched wheels and flew off track.

“There was definitely quite a bit of pressure on me there,” said Bottas, speaking through a face mask afterwards.

“One Safety Car was ok, but I was like ‘another one? And come on?’ Lewis was quick, but I was able to control it.”

Leclerc admitted the result was a surprise after Ferrari’s dismal form in practice and qualifying.

“I did not expect this – it’s a huge surprise, but a good one. We did everything perfectly to finish second.”

Norris said: “I’m speechless – there were a few points where I thought I had fudged it. I am so proud of the team for coming back from where we were a couple of years ago.”

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