Good afternoon and welcome to the Formula 1 live blog on NU.nl. My name is Patrick Moeke and I will keep you informed of the developments at the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix this afternoon. Lots of fun!

  • 70th Anniversary Grand Prix
  • Verstappen leads
  • Tactical chess game

Formula 1 a few seconds ago

20 more laps - Verstappen and Bottas both come in and both switch to the hard tire. Hamilton thus gets the lead. Verstappen keeps Bottas behind him in the pits. But Hamilton will also have to stop again, right? He has a lead of eleven seconds on the Dutchman. 

  • Hamilton
  • Verstappen
  • Bottas
  • Leclerc
  • Hülkenberg
  • Stroll
  • Kvyat
  • Ocon
  • Sainz
  • Vettel
  • Formula 13 minutes ago

    21 more rounds - Ricciardo spins in the round and shoots off the track. The Renault driver drops to twelfth place, but can continue his way.

    Formula 14 minutes ago

    23 more laps - "Forget your tire management, accelerate as much as you can", Red Bull tells Verstappen. So it seems that Verstappen has to stop again.

    Formula 1 6 minutes ago

    24 more rounds - The score: 

  • Verstappen
  • Bottas
  • Hamilton
  • Hülkenberg
  • Stroll
  • Leclerc
  • Albon
  • Norris
  • Ocon
  • Kvyat
  • 6 minutes ago

    Formula 1 · 8 minutes ago

    25 more laps - "He must have a lower tire pressure, because this is not correct", says Hamilton about the leading Verstappen. The Dutchman is a small second per lap faster than the Mercedes drivers.

    Formula 1 9 minutes ago

    26 more laps - Verstappen outsmarts Bottas and takes the lead! And besides: Bottas and Hamilton have to make a pit stop in the short term. This looks very good for the Red Bull driver.

    Formula 110 minutes ago

    26 more laps - And there is Max Verstappen's pit stop. The Dutchman switches to the medium band and should now have a tire advantage over Hamilton and Bottas. Verstappen is back on track in front of Hamilton and just behind Bottas.

    Formula 1 12 minutes ago

    Hamilton's right front tire (third) looks very bad. He still has a fresh set of tires left, but then the Brit will of course have to make a stop.

    Lewis' right front is not looking good # F1 # F170

    AvatarAvatar Author Mattzel89 Moment of publication 15: 50 - August 9, 2020

    Formula 113 minutes ago

    29 more laps - "I have a blister on my right front tire", Hamilton tells his team. After ten laps, the Briton already has major problems with the tire that should wear out the least this weekend.

    13 minutes ago

    Formula 115 minutes ago

    29 more laps - Verstappen is now a good second per lap faster than both Hamilton and Bottas. The Dutchman has a chance to win this Grand Prix.

    Formula 1 · 16 minutes ago

    29 more laps - "You don't have to worry. My tires still feel excellent", Verstappen told Red Bull.

    Formula 1 17 minutes ago

    31 more laps - "If Verstappen is on a one-stop strategy, he is a big threat to us", Mercedes engineer Peter Bonington told Lewis Hamilton, who is third.

    Formula 1 19 minutes ago

    32 more laps - Is Bottas having problems with his tires again? Verstappen (first) is four tenths faster than the Finn in the last round. The difference between the two drivers is fifteen seconds.

    Formula 1 20 minutes ago

    33 more laps - If Verstappen were to make a pit stop now, he will fall back to third place. A (virtual) safety car would be welcome for the eight-time Grand Prix winner.

    20 minutes ago

    Formula 1 22 minutes ago

    35 more laps  - Stroll dives into the pits from second place, giving Bottas a free track. The stand with the differences compared to leader Verstappen: 

  • Verstappen 
  • Bottas +12.9
  • Hamilton +15.9
  • Sainz +26.9
  • Hülkenberg +28.4
  • Stroll +30.5
  • Formula 1 25 minutes ago

    36 more laps - "Are my tires still okay?", Verstappen wonders. "Your tires are still fine. Keep it up," is the answer from Red Bull.

    Formula 1 26 minutes ago

    37 more laps - In the last lap, Verstappen is one second slower than Valtteri Bottas (third), who has already stopped and is running on fresh tires. Hamilton (fourth) is half a second faster than the Dutchman.

    Formula 1 · 28 minutes ago

    38 more laps - The lap times of the leading Verstappen, who of course still has to stop, are still excellent for the time being. The question is how long he can continue without showing a decline in his lap times.

    Formula 1 29 minutes ago

    39 more laps - Hamilton comes in! Verstappen thus takes the lead. Hamilton also switches to the hard tire and comes back on track in sixth place.

    29 minutes ago

    Formula 130 minutes ago

    39 more laps - Leader Bottas comes in and switches to the hard tire. Hamilton therefore gets the lead, followed by Verstappen who is right behind it.

    Formula 1 31 minutes ago

    40 more laps - The difference between Verstappen and Hamilton is only three tenths. The Dutchman is looking for a hole to pass the Mercedes.

    Formula 1 · 33 minutes ago

    41 more laps - Verstappen does not take any distance from Hamilton and is chasing the Brit's second place. "My rear tires are out," says Hamilton on the on-board radio.

    Formula 1 · 34 minutes ago

    42 more laps - Verstappen is told to keep his distance from Hamilton, because his tires wear out faster than expected. "But this is really my only chance to attack the Mercedes", the Dutchman responds.

    Formula 1 · 35 minutes ago

    42 more laps - Verstappen is almost within DRS distance of Hamilton. The Dutchman is having a good time on the hard tire.

    35 minutes ago

    Formula 1 36 minutes ago

    43 more rounds - The stand with the differences compared to leader Bottas:

  • Bottas
  • Hamilton +1.2
  • Verstappen +2.2
  • Hülkenberg +10.5
  • Stroll +12.8
  • Ricciardo +14.9
  • Formula 1 38 minutes ago

    How long will Valtteri Bottas continue to drive with the 'critical status' of its tires?

    LAP 5/52 Bottas in clean air but he gets a radio message saying both front and rear left tires are "critical" # F170 🇬🇧 # F1

    AvatarAvatar Author Formula 1 Moment of publication 15: 24 - 9 August 2020

    Formula 1 39 minutes ago

    44 more rounds - Gasly and Giovinazzi are also already in. The choice of Verstappen to ride on the hard tire in Q2 of qualifying - which allowed him to start the race on the hard tire today - could turn out very well.

    Formula 1 41 minutes ago

    46 more laps - Alexander Albon is the first driver to make a regular pit stop. Max Verstappen's teammate changes to the hard tire and falls back to last place.

    Formula 1 42 minutes ago

    47 more laps - Verstappen can still follow the Mercedes very well for the time being. The gap between the Dutchman and leader Bottas is only three seconds.

    Formula 1 42 minutes ago

    47 more laps - Valtteri Bottas is already having problems with his tires. "The status of the left front tire is critical", the Finn is told from Mercedes. Last week, both Bottas and Hamilton had a flat tire in the final phase.

    Formula 1 an hour ago

    49 more rounds - The differences in the front are already big at Silverstone after four rounds. It will mainly be about saving tires today. Who is so careful with their rubber that a one-stop strategy is feasible?

    Formula 1 an hour ago

    50 more laps - The repeat of the start shows that Vettel loses control of his Ferrari when he drives through the first corner. The German, who is experiencing a dramatic season, hits nothing and can continue his way.

    Formula 1 an hour ago

    51 more laps - Bottas draws a gap of one second to Hamilton. Verstappen in turn is two seconds behind and has a lead of 1.5 seconds on Hülkenberg.

    Formula 1 an hour ago

    START - Vettel seems to have been shot off the track, because the German is suddenly in last place. The score: 

  • Bottas
  • Hamilton
  • Verstappen
  • Hülkenberg
  • Stroll
  • Ricciardo
  • Gasly
  • Norris
  • Albon
  • Leclerc
  • Formula 1 an hour ago

    START - Verstappen takes third place from Hülkenberg before the first corner. Bottas retains the lead for teammate Hamilton.

    Formula 1 an hour ago

    The cars roll up the starting grid. The Grand Prix on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Formula 1 is about to begin.

    Formula 1 an hour ago

    Warm -up round - The warm-up round is running. All drivers come from their place.

    Formula 1 an hour ago

    Max Verstappen starts on the hard tire as mentioned before, while all his competitors start on medium rubber. The Dutchman will have a hard time in the opening phase because the medium band is much faster than the hard band. However, Verstappen can drive much longer on his hard tire than the other drivers, so he should have a tire advantage by the end of the race.

    Formula 1 an hour ago

    The story of the day yesterday was about Nico Hülkenberg. The Racing Point driver replaces the corona-infected Sergio Pérez and qualified third. The 32-year-old Hülkenberg has 177 Grands Prix to his name, but has never been on the podium. With that he has a record. That statistic may finally change today.

    Formula 1 an hour ago

    Max Verstappen arrives on the grid. The Dutchman is the only driver to start on the hard tire this afternoon.

    Both Bulls, safely on the grid 👍😅 # F170

    AvatarAvatar Author Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Moment of places 14: 51 - August 9, 2020

    Formula 1 an hour ago

    Max Verstappen at Silverstone:

    • 2020 - Third
    • 2019 - Fifth
    • 2018 - DNF
    • 2017 - Fourth
    • 2016 - Second
    • 2015 - DNF (Toro Rosso)

    Formula 1 2 hours ago

    Another 40 minutes - The pit lane is open! The drivers make their way to the grid.

    Formula 1 2 hours ago

    The final starting grid for this afternoon's race at Silverstone.

    Formula 1 2 hours ago

    Max Verstappen is getting ready for the anniversary Grand Prix in Formula 1. At 3.10 pm the lights will go out at Silverstone.

    RACEDAY 💪 #UnleashTheLion 🦁 #KeepPushing # F170 🇬🇧

    AvatarAvatar Author Max Verstappen Moment of places 11: 13 - 9 August 2020

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