F1 70th Anniversary GP Live : Bottas to start 70th Anniversary Grand Prix on pole, Hamilton 2nd

Valtteri Bottas will start the Formula 1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix on Sunday at Pole position. Bottas signed a new contract on Thursday with Mercedes and he grabbed the 13th pole position of his career on Saturday.

Teammate Lewis Hamilton finished just 0.063 seconds behind.

Nico Hulkenberg, who stepped off the substitutes’ bench last week only to have his car fail him on race day last Sunday, will start tomorrow in third. A truly brilliant effort from him.

Valtteri Bottas, who qualifies on pole position: “It feels good. I just love qualifying, especially when it goes well. I just wanted to get the best out of myself and the car.

“It was a good set-up from last weekend, it felt better. It’s an amazing car, it’s so quick.

“Of course my main aim is to win the race and I’m starting from a good place. The pace is good. I’ll try to get a good start off the line like I did last week and for the mentality, just try and win it.” 

 

Lewis Hamilton, who starts second tomorrow, says: “It was not that great, but Valtteri did a good job. The car for me, it was not a perfect last lap.

“I don’t think many people will manage with soft tyres. It’s highly unlikely that many people will do a one-stop tomorrow.”

F1 70th Anniversary GP Live : Bottas on Pole, Check the GRID positions for others

  1. Bottas
  2. Hamilton
  3. Hulkenberg
  4. Verstappen
  5. Ricciardo
  6. Stroll
  7. Gasly
  8. Leclerc
  9. Albon
  10. Norris

I’m surprised to be standing here’ says Nico Hulkenberg

Nico Hulkenberg, who starts in third for Racing Point: “It’s been a crazy couple of days. Last week was the high of the Saturday and then the low of Sunday.

“I made it hard for myself in Q2, I was scared I had damaged the car. I’m a bit surprised to be standing here but I’ve got a big smile on my face.

“It definitely hurt not having the experience last week, it’s still new with this car. I’ll try and learn fast and try hard.

“It’s only Saturday but it’s one of those nice little highlights – but tomorrow is the day, so no cheers yet.”

Here are the TV timings of the 2020 F1 World Championship season.

Where to watch F1 70th Anniversary GP LIVE 

Formula 1 70th Anniversary GP Live will be streamed LIVE on Disney+ Hotstar VIP, Fans can catch all action LIVE, watch full race replays, LIVE and Exclusive on the Hotstar Platform and on STAR SPORTS SELECT. 

 F1 70th Anniversary GP LIVE : Race timings, TV Timings and other details

Time Sport Activity Draws Channel
07th August, Friday
3:25 PM Formula 1 Emirates Formula 1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix, UK Practice 1 Star Sports Select 2, Star Sports Select 2 HD
7:25 PM Formula 1 Emirates Formula 1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix, UK Practice 2 Star Sports Select 2, Star Sports Select 2 HD
08th August, Saturday
3:25 PM Formula 1 Emirates Formula 1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix, UK Practice 3 Star Sports Select 2, Star Sports Select 2 HD
6:25 PM Formula 1 Emirates Formula 1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix, UK Qualifying Star Sports Select 2, Star Sports Select 2 HD
09th August, Sunday
6:35 PM Formula 1 Emirates Formula 1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix, UK Main Race Star Sports Select 2, Star Sports Select 2 HD