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Lewis Hamilton bided his time, turned up the pace on lap 15, and romped away with victory in the Portuguese Grand Prix.

Having fallen behind his team mate and – surprisingly – Carlos Sainz Jnr’s McLaren on the first lap, Hamilton was back up to second place by lap seven, but still had to find a way past his team mate.

Just as at the Nürburgring, he was able to make a pass on-track, but this time it didn’t come as a result of Bottas making a mistake. Hamilton simply passed his team mate, drove away from him and finished 25 seconds up the road. He also kept enough in hand to bag the bonus point for fastest lap as well.

The tricky conditions at the start led to a hectic first lap. The drivers who started on soft tyres largely took advantage: Carlos Sainz Jnr made up six place, Kimi Raikkonen climbed an astonishing nine.

They weren’t able to hold most of those gains until the end of the race. Had Sainz not made a late pass on Sergio Perez he would have finished where he started. Raikkonen slipped back and finished out of the points.

Raikkonen still finished five places higher than he started. However that feat was matched by another driver who made no progress on lap one – Sebastian Vettel.

Soft tyres may have been the best rubber for the very first laps of the race, but in the final reckoning those who started on mediums were largely better off.

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2020 Portuguese Grand Prix lap chart

The positions of each driver on every lap. Click name to highlight, right-click to reset. Toggle drivers using controls below:

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2020 Portuguese Grand Prix race chart

The gaps between each driver on every lap compared to the leader’s average lap time. Very large gaps omitted. Scroll to zoom, drag to pan and right-click to reset. Toggle drivers using controls below:

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2020 Portuguese Grand Prix lap times

All the lap times by the drivers (in seconds, very slow laps excluded). Scroll to zoom, drag to pan and toggle drivers using the control below:

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2020 Portuguese Grand Prix fastest laps

Each driver’s fastest lap:

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2020 Portuguese Grand Prix tyre strategies

The tyre strategies for each driver:

Stint 1 Stint 2 Stint 3
Lance Stroll C2 (18) C1 (16) C3 (17)
Lewis Hamilton C2 (40) C1 (26)
Nicholas Latifi C2 (24) C1 (40)
Pierre Gasly C3 (28) C2 (37)
Carlos Sainz Jnr C3 (26) C2 (39)
Sergio Perez C3 (1) C2 (44) C3 (20)
Esteban Ocon C2 (53) C3 (12)
Daniel Ricciardo C3 (14) C2 (51)
Sebastian Vettel C2 (27) C1 (38)
Valtteri Bottas C2 (41) C1 (25)
Kimi Raikkonen C3 (11) C2 (54)
Daniil Kvyat C2 (25) C1 (30) C3 (9)
Max Verstappen C3 (23) C2 (43)
Alexander Albon C3 (19) C2 (27) C3 (19)
Lando Norris C3 (18) C1 (25) C2 (22)
George Russell C2 (36) C1 (29)
Charles Leclerc C2 (34) C1 (32)
Antonio Giovinazzi C2 (28) C1 (37)
Romain Grosjean C2 (26) C1 (39)
Kevin Magnussen C1 (31) C2 (34)

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2020 Portuguese Grand Prix pit stop times

How long each driver’s pit stops took:

Driver Team Pit stop time Gap On lap
1 Alexander Albon Red Bull 25.882 46
2 Sergio Perez Racing Point 26.177 0.295 1
3 Alexander Albon Red Bull 26.287 0.405 19
4 Max Verstappen Red Bull 26.394 0.512 23
5 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 26.473 0.591 28
6 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 26.512 0.630 41
7 Sergio Perez Racing Point 26.635 0.753 45
8 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 26.666 0.784 27
9 Nicholas Latifi Williams 26.739 0.857 24
10 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 26.940 1.058 34
11 Romain Grosjean Haas 26.985 1.103 26
12 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 26.999 1.117 14
13 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 27.162 1.280 40
14 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 27.204 1.322 28
15 Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauri 27.211 1.329 25
16 Carlos Sainz Jnr McLaren 27.299 1.417 26
17 Kevin Magnussen Haas 27.300 1.418 31
18 Lando Norris McLaren 27.750 1.868 43
19 Esteban Ocon Renault 28.535 2.653 53
20 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo 29.061 3.179 11
21 Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauri 32.943 7.061 55
22 George Russell Williams 32.991 7.109 36
23 Lando Norris McLaren 34.807 8.925 18
24 Lance Stroll Racing Point 36.314 10.432 18
25 Lance Stroll Racing Point 37.483 11.601 34

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