Following on from the British Grand Prix, Formula 1 will remain at Silverstone for its 70th Anniversary Grand Prix.
Mercedes continued their 100% winning record with victory at the British Grand Prix at the first Silverstone race weekend, though it didn’t turn out to be as straight forward as it initially seemed.
Late tyre failures for both Silver Arrows saw Valtteri Bottas drop out of the points from P2, whilst Lewis Hamilton limped around the last lap on three wheels to make it to the line just ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.
Nonetheless, that made it six wins in the last seven British GPs for Hamilton, and the rest of the grid will have their work cut to out to stop the Briton scoring an eighth career win at Silverstone.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix…
When is the 2020 70th Anniversary Grand Prix?
The start times for the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix are as follows:
Practice 1: Friday, August 7, 1100, local time (BST)
Practice 2: Friday, August 7, 1500, local time (BST)
Practice 3: Saturday, August 8, 1100, local time (BST)
Qualifying: Saturday, August 8, 1400, local time (BST)
Race: Sunday, August 9, 1410, local time (BST)
Where does the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix take place?
Silverstone hosted the first-ever round of the World Championship in 1950 and is one of only two circuits to host a Championship race every year since. The iconic venue has undergone many makeovers over the years, but always remaining at its heart is a track that drivers just simply love to race on.
Silverstone boasts one of the fastest tracks in the world and you will struggle to find a more thrilling corner combination in racing than the Maggots-Becketts-Chapel complex. This circuit is one of Formula 1’s most valuable treasures.
There were fears that last year’s race would be the last at Silverstone as its future as host of the British Grand Prix had been in doubt for quite some time. However, an agreement was eventually reached for the Northamptonshire track to continue to feature on the F1 calendar for the next five years at the least, and now never mind one, Silverstone has two races for 2020!
Sunday’s race will be run over 52 laps of the 5.901km circuit.
How to watch the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix Live?
Pay-TV broadcaster Sky Sports will show the entire race weekend on its dedicated Sky Sports F1 channel. You can also access a live stream of the coverage via Now TV. Free-to-air broadcaster Channel 4 will show extended highlights from qualifying and the race. On Hulu live sports you can watch a free live stream. Just sign up and go live for free. Click here to watch the 70th anniversary Grand Prix 2020 live online.
The 70th Anniversary Grand Prix will be shown live on TV on the following outlets in other key markets:
United States: ESPN
Canada: RDS (French), TSN (English)
Australia: Fox Sports, One (Network Ten)
France: Canal + (pay-TV) and TF1 (free-to-air)
Italy: Sky Italia, TV8
Germany: RTL and Sky Deutschland
Spain: Movistar F1
What are the odds for the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix?
The latest bookmaker information shows that Lewis Hamilton is the clear favorite for victory with odds of 1/3, whilst team-mate Valtteri Bottas is expected to pick up the win if not at 7/2.
Here are the full odds from Bet365:
1/3 Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
7/2 Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)
15/2 Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
50/1 Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)
50/1 Alexander Albon (Red Bull)
66/1 Lance Stroll (Racing Point)
[Last updated Monday, August 3]
What are the latest F1 Championship standings?
Four races into the season, here is how both 2020 Championships look at the top end.
Lewis Hamilton – 88 points
Valtteri Bottas – 58 points
Max Verstappen – 52 points
Lando Norris – 36 points
Charles Leclerc – 33 points
Mercedes – 146 points
Red Bull – 78 points
McLaren – 51 points