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The four-month delay to the start of the season didn't seem to hinder the team's performance and they remain the team to beat, as they continue to refine their strategies and the W11 for each race.

In 2020 the grid is competing in seventeen races on thirteen circuits, including a series of double and triple headers. It requires quick planning and fast production turnarounds from the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team.

Together they have the target of gaining a seventh consecutive constructors championship win for the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team and making history.

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A Return to Racing

How has the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team managed its return to racing for the 2020 season? James Allison, team technical director, shares his insights as well as taking us through the development of their latest car, the W11.

Monaco Memories with Toto Wolff

This year we’re proud to be celebrating 10 years of partnership with both the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team and the Automobile Club de Monaco. To help us commemorate, Team Principal Toto Wolff shared his favorite memories from the iconic Grand Prix de Monaco with us.


Season Overview

Austria

Formula 1 Rolex Grosser Preis Von Österreich

July 3 - 5, 2020

Red Bull Ring

  • First Grand Prix: 1970
  • Number of laps: 71
  • Circuit length: 4.318 km
  • Race distance: 306.452  km
  • Lap record held by Carlos Sainz (2020): 1:05.619
  • Although not the shortest lap of the season in terms of distance, it is one of the fastest! With only nine corners, this year’s pole position time is expected to be just over 60 seconds.

Austria

Formula 1 Pirelli Grosser Preis Der Steiermark

July 10 - 12, 2020

Red Bull Ring

  • First Grand Prix: 1970
  • Number of laps: 71
  • Circuit length: 4.318 km
  • Race distance: 306.452  km
  • Lap record held by Carlos Sainz (2020): 1:05.619
  • Although not the shortest lap of the season in terms of distance, it is one of the fastest! With only nine corners, this year’s pole position time is expected to be just over 60 seconds.

Hungary

Formula 1 Aramco Magyar Nagydìj

July 17 - 19, 2020

Hungaroring

  • First Grand Prix: 1986
  • Number of laps: 70
  • Circuit length: 4.381 km
  • Race distance: 306.63 km
  • Lap record held by Max Verstappen (2019): 1:17.103
  • The track was built in just nine months in order to host the 1985 Hungarian Grand Prix. It has one of the longest runs from the start to Turn 1 giving high opportunity for a lead change early on. Situated in a natural bowl also means more than 50 percent of the track can be seen from most vantage points.

Great Britain

Formula 1 Pirelli British Grand Prix

July 31 – August 2, 2020

Silverstone

  • First Grand Prix: 1950
  • Number of laps: 52
  • Circuit length: 5.891 km
  • Race distance: 306.198 km
  • Lap record held by Max Verstappen (2020): 1:27.097
  • What was once a perimeter road to the RAF Silverstone airfield in 1942 is now one of the world's most recognized racing circuits. Not only that, England is home - in full or in part - to five of the Formula One teams: McLaren, Williams, Red Bull, Racing Point and Mercedes.

Great Britain

Emirates Formula 1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix

August 7 - 9, 2020

Silverstone

  • First Grand Prix: 1950
  • Number of laps: 52
  • Circuit length: 5.891 km
  • Race distance: 306.198 km
  • Lap record held by Max Verstappen (2020): 1:27.097
  • What was once a perimeter road to the RAF Silverstone airfield in 1942 is now one of the world's most recognized racing circuits. Not only that, England is home - in full or in part - to five of the Formula One teams: McLaren, Williams, Red Bull, Racing Point and Mercedes.

Spain

Formula 1 Aramco Gran Premio De Espana

August 14 - 16, 2020

Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

  • First Grand Prix: 1991
  • Number of laps: 66
  • Circuit length: 4.655 km
  • Race distance: 307.104 km
  • Lap record held by Valtteri Bottas (2020): 1:18.183
  • The track is a good mix of high- and low-speed corners, with a challenging Turn 3 right-hander drivers love to take advantage of during winter testing to evaluate the balance of their cars.

Belgium

Formula 1 Rolex Belgian Grand Prix

August 28 - 30, 2020

Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps

  • First Grand Prix: 1950
  • Number of laps: 44
  • Circuit length: 7.004 km
  • Race distance: 308.052 km
  • Lap record held by Valtteri Bottas (2018): 1:46.286
  • The most famous part of the circuit is the Eau Rouge / Raidillon combination. Drivers race down a straight to where the track crosses the Eau Rouge stream for the first time, before being launched steeply uphill into a sweeping left-right-left collection of corners with a blind summit. The following right-hander that leads steeply uphill is called "Raidillon". The corner requires skill from the driver to negotiate it well.

Italy

Formula 1 Gran Premio Heineken D'italia

August 28 - 30, 2020

Autodromo Nazionale Monza

  • First Grand Prix: 1950
  • Number of laps: 53
  • Circuit length: 5.793 km
  • Race distance: 306.72 km
  • Lap record held by Rubens Barrichello (2004): 1:21.046
  • Monza has witnessed a long list of historic moments, making it one of the most magical places on the Formula One calendar. The Italians call it 'La Pista Magica', the magic track.

Italy

Formula 1 Pirelli Gran Premio Della Toscana Ferrari 1000

September 11 – 13, 2020

Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello

  • First Grand Prix: 2020
  • Number of Laps: 59
  • Circuit Length: 5.245 km
  • Race distance: 309.497 km
  • Lap record held by Lewis Hamilton (2020): 1:18.833
  • Debuting as Formula One race circuit this year, Mugello was Ferrari’s 1,000th race. The spectacular Tuscan venue with super-fast turns and a unique topography guarantees thill for both driver and viewer. 

Russia

Formula 1 VTB Russian Grand Prix

September 25 – 27, 2020

Sochi Autodrom

  • First Grand Prix: 2014
  • Number of laps: 53
  • Circuit length: 5.848 km
  • Race distance: 309.745 km
  • Lap record held by Lewis Hamilton (2019): 1:35.761
  • The track loops around many of the iconic buildings of the 2014 Sochi Winter Games Olympic Park, including a spectacular 750m semi-circular left turn that takes drivers around the dramatic Poyushchiye fountain.

Germany

Formula 1 Aramco Grosser Preis der Eifel

October 9 – 11, 2020

Nürburgring

  • First Grand Prix: 1951
  • Number of laps: 60
  • Circuit length: 5.148 km
  • Race distance: 308.617 km
  • Lap record not tracked
  • After seven years Formula One is returning back to the Nürburgring, also known as the ‘Green Hell’. Even though the Nordschleife it ain’t, the modern circuit features some tight turns and some enjoyable high-speed sections.

Portugal

Formula 1 Heineken Grande Prémio De Portugal

October 23 – 25, 2020

Autódromo Internacional do Algarve

  • First Grand Prix: 2020
  • Number of laps: 66
  • Circuit length: 4.653 km
  • Race distance: 306.826 km
  • Lap record not tracked
  • Portimao is another track Formula One debuts this year. The circuit is not only located in one of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations, but also sends the drivers on a race marked by elevation change.

Italy

Formula 1 Emirates Gran Premio Dell'emilia Romagna

October 31 – November 01, 2020

Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari

  • First Grand Prix: 1980
  • Number of laps: 63
  • Circuit length: 4.909 km
  • §Race distance: 309.049 km
  • Lap record not tracked
  • The season’s third race in Italy promises a thrill ride with fast corners like the Acque Minerali and Piratella pushing the cars and drivers to the limits.

Turkey

Formula 1 DHL Turkish Grand Prix

November 13 - 15, 2020

Intercity Istanbul Park

  • First Grand Prix: 2005
  • Number of laps: 58
  • Circuit length: 5.338 km
  • Race distance: 309.396 km
  • Lap record held by Juan Pablo Montoya (2005): 1:24.770
  • The track in Istanbul is often compared to the circuits in Spa, Interlagos and Laguna Seca. It is safe to say that the track promises excitement, especially the fast and bumpy downhill Turn 8.

Bahrain

Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix

November 27 - 29, 2020

Bahrain International Circuit

  • First Grand Prix: 2004
  • Number of laps: 57
  • Circuit length: 5.412 km
  • Race distance: 308.238 km
  • Lap record held by Pedro de la Rosa (2005): 1:31.447
  • The track is situated in the middle of the desert – a circumstance that gives the race a unique atmosphere but also poses a unique problem: Worries that sand would blow on to the circuit and disrupt the race led to the preventative measure of spraying an adhesive on the sand around the track.

Bahrain

Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix

December 4 - 6, 2020

Bahrain International Circuit Outer Track

  • First Grand Prix: 2004
  • Number of laps: 57
  • Circuit length: 5.412 km
  • Race distance: 308.238 km
  • Lap record not tracked
  • Same circuit, different track - Sakhir will provide great racing and overtaking. The race in Bahrain will be under the floodlights on the more open Outer circuit.

Abu Dhabi

Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

December 11 - 13, 2020

Yas Marina Circuit

  • First Grand Prix: 2009
  • Number of laps: 55
  • Circuit length: 5.554 km
  • Race distance: 305.355 km
  • Lap record held by Lewis Hamilton (2019): 1:39.283
  • This venue is hosting the championship finale for the 10th time. Drivers need to be at the top of their game to keep their position on this track with great take-over opportunities.