Just as the 2020 F1 season started to become just a bit mundane a new track in Mugello, 2 red flags and a safety car make race day just a bit more interesting. This is everything you need to know to understand what went down at the 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix.
Where was the Tuscan Grand Prix?
The Tuscan Grand Prix was held in Mugello, a central Italian city. It is usually the Scuderia Ferrari test track, but it was added to the 2020 F1 schedule to keep 2 races in Italy, but to make sure only 1 was held in Monza.
Were there fans at the Tuscan Grand Prix?
As a matter of fact there was! It was good to see a few fans speckled throughout the stadium, as this is the first 2020 F1 race to feature any kind of fan appearance. The drivers certainly enjoyed waving to actually people during their cool down lap…
Why were the Ferrari’s a dark red?
If you have a keen eye, you might have noticed the Ferrari’s were not sporting their usual bright red, but rather a more maroon color. This is because the Tuscan Grand Prix was Ferrari’s 1000th race, and the team decided a one-off paint job would be perfect for the occasion.
Who was on the Podium for the Tuscan Grand Prix?
In a chaotic race, the podium featured Lewis Hamilton in 1st, Valterri Bottas in 2nd, and Alex Albon in 3rd.
What happened at the start of the Tuscan Grand Prix?
The race started off fine, but about 30 seconds into the race Max Verstappen got squeezed and took himself and 2 other drivers off the track. Carlos Sainz also got spun out by a Racing Point, but managed to make it away from the spin without any major damage.
So what’s the bottom line?
Well, the race was the most interesting all year but unfortunately ended in an all too familiar Mercedes 1-2 finish. Other than that, Alex Albon may have redeemed himself a bit with his first ever red bull podium. For now, we wait another full week for Russia…