Lewis Hamilton became the winner of the Formula 1 GP Emilia Romagna 2020. These results also helped ensure Mercedes as F1 constructors champion for the seventh time in a row. At the Imola circuit last Sunday, Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes), who started from grid one, shot straight ahead. Max Verstappen (Red Bull Racing) followed in second place, overtaking Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) who fell to third.
The incident had already occurred on the first lap. Kevin Magnussen's (Haas) car had a spin, making him last. But afterwards Lance Stroll (Racing Point) crashed into Esteban Ocon (Renault) 's car, breaking the front wing of his car and having to pit. Stroll can return to the track, but in last order. Disaster came for Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri) on lap 9. The car's power unit experienced trouble, making him the first racer to be retired. Meanwhile, the top three remains unchanged.
On lap 18, Daniil Kvyat (AlphaTauri) 's front wing touched the rear tire of Alexander Albon (Red Bull Racing)' s car, but there was no significant damage and the two of them kept on going. On lap 19, Verstappen entered the pits to change tires and returned to the track in third. Bottas entered the pit on the next lap, but entered the track in second. Hamilton took pole position, and he has not yet entered the pits. On lap 29, it was Ocon's turn to be retired. There is a problem in the clutch of the car, you can see smoke coming out of the car at the edge of the track
Hamilton finally entered the pit on lap 31, but the advantage of more than 30 seconds over Bottas made him maintain his first position when he returned to the track, even though about 4 seconds left over Bottas. On lap 38, Hamilton began to widen the distance with Bottas becoming 8 seconds. Verstappen followed Bottas, by less than a second away. Verstappen overtook Bottas on lap 43! Bottas went wide off the track, Verstappen took the opportunity to stick and then overtook him. Ouch! Verstappen is having a spin! On lap 51, the right tire of his car broke. He couldn't continue the race. Yellow flag raised, safety car entered. Bottas returns to second place, followed by Daniel Ricciardo (Renault).
The incident didn't stop there. George Russell (Williams) crashed and hit the barrier on the left on lap 53. Previously, Magnussen had also been retired, leaving 15 drivers on the track. The race continued on lap 58, the incident still happened. This time the Albon car had a spin. He could continue, but slumped to the last place. In the final laps, Hamilton was unstoppable and managed to finish in first place. Bottas and Ricciardo completed the top three, followed by Kvyat and Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) in fourth and fifth. Hamilton and Bottas' finish in the top two confirmed Mercedes as the 2020 Formula 1 constructing champion. With a collection of 478 points, Red Bull Racing, which has just collected 226 points, will not be able to catch up in the remaining four series.