Formula One 2020 – Styrian Grand Prix Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does qualifying begin for the Styrian Grand Prix? Saturday 11th July, 2020 – 14:00 (UK)

When does the race begin for the Styrian Grand Prix? Sunday 12th July, 2020 – 14:10 (UK)

What is the expected weather for the weekend? Thunderstorms could curtail qualifying but 24c temperatures are expected in partly cloudy skies on race day

What channel is the Styrian Grand Prix on in the UK? Both the qualifying and race will be televised live on Sky Sport F1

Where can I stream the Styrian Grand Prix in the UK? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the qualifying and race live via Sky Go

Where can I get tickets for the Styrian Grand Prix? Ticket information for all races on the F1 2020 calendar can be found here

Who won the 2019 Styrian Grand Prix on? N/A

IN BRIEF

  • Valtteri Bottas made a winning start to the 2020 campaign as he held off the challenge of Charles Leclerc in last week’s Austrian Grand Prix.
  • The Red Bull Ring will play host once again for the first running of the Styrian Grand Prix which will offer some the chance to right the wrongs of last week.
  • One of those will be reigning champion Lewis Hamilton who only managed to finish in fourth place after he was handed a three-place grid penalty following last week’s qualifying.
  • Bottas’ victory last week prevented Max Verstappen from winning a third consecutive Austrian Grand Prix after the Dutchman’s race lasted just 11 laps.

THE PREDICTION

Valtteri Bottas got his season off to a great start by claiming the win in the opening Grand Prix of the 2020 calender at last week’s Austrian Grand Prix. The action remains in Austria for a second consecutive race for the Styrian Grand Prix and that could aid Max Verstappen who will be keen to put last week’s disappointment behind him. His race ended early last week because of an issue on his power unit but with those problems hopefully behind him, the Dutchman can get himself back on the podium at a venue where he has won two of his last three races.

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