The British Grand Prix began with drama as Hulkenberg, standing in for Pérez, was unable to take the start. Then followed safety cars for an accident between Magnussen and Albon, and then later, a crash for Kvyat. This saw many of the front runners pit a little earlier than planned. The race then became a bit of a progression at the front as Hamilton led the way with Bottas usually within 1.5s.
However, with two laps to go Bottas' front-right tyre failed leaving him to drive most of the lap slowly in order to reach the pits. This dropped him from second to out of the points. On the next lap Hamilton suffered a similar failure leaving him half a lap to go. Verstappen had pitted after Bottas' incident in order to go for the fastest lap, he now began chasing down Hamilton. Hamilton struggled to steer his car around the lap as Verstappen closed in but was just able to cross the line and take a dramatic win.
A strong weekend for Hamilton and Verstappen saw a three-way tie for the Reality F1 British Grand Prix. The team to have was Hamilton, Russell, Red Bull Racing and Williams.
In the 2020 RealityF1 Championship it's a four-way tie for the lead.
The site will re-open for team changes tomorrow (Monday). The fifth race of the season, the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix (also at Silverstone), is on 9th August.
Pérez has tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of the British Grand Prix. This means that he will not be able to race this weekend and next.
Nico Hulkenberg has been brought in to fill Pérez's seat at Racing Point. RealityF1 players with Pérez in their team will now score points from Hulkenberg.
The 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix won't go down in the history books as one of the all time classic races. Hamilton secured pole and then dominated the field in the race, he was far enough of Verstappen in second place that he could take a pit stop with four laps to go, keep the lead and then go on to set the fastest lap of the race by over a second. On the way to victory he lapped both Ferraris.
A strong weekend for Verstappen, despite crashing on the way to the grid, saw Wasp win in the Reality F1 Hungarian Grand Prix. The team to have was Verstappen, Kvyat, Red Bull Racing and Alfa Romeo.
In the 2020 RealityF1 Championship timrees holds on to the lead.
The site will re-open for team changes tomorrow (Monday). The fourth race of the season, the British Grand Prix, is on 2nd August.
The second visit to Red Bull Ring in two weeks was a very different experience. Qualifying took place on a very wet circuit and Hamilton took pole with an amazing lap. The race was a lights to flag victory for Hamilton. Bottas battled through to second and Norris had a great final lap going from seventh to fifth. It was also a good weekend for the Racing Points with the cars finishing 6th and 7th. After the race Renault protested the legality of the cars and this will now be investigated. However it wasn't so good for Ferrari with both cars colliding with each other on the opening lap and leading to both cars retiring.
A great weekend for Hamilton and the Racing points saw a seven way tie in the Reality F1 Styrian Grand Prix. The team to have was Hamilton, Pérez and two Racing Points.
In the 2020 RealityF1 Championship timrees takes the lead.
The site will re-open for team changes tomorrow (Monday). The third race of the season, the Hungarian Grand Prix, is on 19th July.
The 2020 F1 season is finally up an running and it looked like it was going to be a dominant race for Mercedes. However, it became a race of attrition with seven cars failing to finish and both Mercedes cars nursing gearbox issues. During a late safety car period Albon changed to fresh tyres and set about challenging Bottas and Hamilton. Hamilton and Albon collided and Hamilton was given a five second time penalty. He looked like he'd still secure third but a last minute fastest lap from Norris saw Hamilton relegated to fourth and Norris up onto the podium. The top three were Bottas, Leclerc and Norris.
A great weekend for McLaren saw the aptly named #BelieveInMcLaren team, run by McLast, take the top spot in the Reality F1 Austrian Grand Prix. As this is the first race of the season the results for the Austrian Grand Prix are also the current championship standings.
As the season is now underway you can see the team components of other players and also see a breakdown of your own scores. We have also generated your predicted world rank following this event. However, you now only have three free team changes for the remainder of the season. You can make as many changes you want but, after your three free changes, 20 championship points will be deducted for any further changes.
The site will re-open for team changes tomorrow (Monday). The second race of the season, the Styrian Grand Prix, is also in Austria and takes place next weekend (12th July).
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