TASS, July 31. The program of the fourth stage of world Cup racing in the class machines “Formula 1” season 2020 – Grand Prix of Britain starts on Friday. The competition will be held at the Silverstone racing circuit in England.
The UK will host two stages in a row. The second, which will be held next week, will carry the name Grand Prix’s 70th anniversary in honor of the anniversary of “Formula-1”. The beginning of the championship is held with the obvious advantage of the Mercedes: the first race of the season was won by the Finn Valtteri Bottas, and the two subsequently left for a six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton. On the home track, the British acts successfully – he six times became the winner of the Grand Prix, which is a record.
While not everything turns out the only representative of Russia in “Royal races” Daniel quata of “alpha Tauri”. The assets of residents listed one point in three races, his teammate of the Frenchman Pierre went Out to six points. Not to say that Russians are inferior companion. Both are faced with the not entirely reliable technology, so make the most of the machine does not always work.
On Thursday it became known that the pilot of the team “racing point” the Mexican Sergio Perez passed a re-test for coronavirus infection, which showed a positive result. Rider will not participate in the Grand Prix of great Britain. The team later called a pilot, which will replace Perez. The Mexican became the first driver of “Formula-1”, whose test for coronavirus was positive.
This timepilot “Formula 1” Perez will miss the stage in the UK due to the infection with coronavirus
The track “Silverstone” in the UK is located near the eponymous village in Northamptonshire. The first official Grand Prix was held on 13 may 1950, this race became the first in the history “Formulas-1”. During its existence, the circuit layout has changed nine times. The route is considered challenging, high speed and has many fast turns.
From active pilots here also won the Finn Kimi Raikkonen (2007) and German Sebastian Vettel (2009, 2018). The first part of the free races will start at 13:00 GMT, the second at 17:00 GMT. Saturday will be the third free practice (13:00 GMT) and qualification (16:00 GMT). The program will finish the stage race on Sunday (16:10 GMT).