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Max Verstappen set the fastest lap of the Eifel Grand Prix on the final tour – and he did it by just six-thousandths of a second.

He set himself up for the point-snatching run by backing off on his prior tour, which he took almost 1.5 seconds longer to complete than race leader Lewis Hamilton, who held the fastest lap at that point. That allowed him to give his tyres some respite and ensure his battery had maximum reserves for his final push – so much so that his race engineer told him “recharge off, please, Max” as he prepared to begin his final lap.

Once again Verstappen was the only driver able to stay with the Mercedes drivers in the race. He was particularly competitive on the soft tyres, and consistently quick in the middle sector.

No one lapped within 1.4 seconds of Verstappen and Hamilton. Before the Safety Car came out Daniel Ricciardo’s third-placed Renault was a whopping 71 seconds behind after 43 laps.

At that point in the race Nico Hulkenberg had already climbed to eighth place, a position he still held at the end of the race. Impressively, on his minimum-notice return for Racing Point, he made up 12 places from last on the grid to grab some valuable points for the team.

2020 Eifel 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 Eifel 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 Eifel 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 Eifel Grand Prix fastest laps

Each driver’s fastest lap:

2020 Eifel Grand Prix tyre strategies

The tyre strategies for each driver:

Stint 1 Stint 2 Stint 3
Lewis Hamilton C4 (16) C3 (29) C4 (15)
Max Verstappen C4 (16) C3 (29) C4 (15)
Daniel Ricciardo C4 (16) C3 (28) C4 (16)
Sergio Perez C4 (28) C3 (17) C4 (15)
Carlos Sainz Jnr C4 (28) C3 (16) C4 (16)
Pierre Gasly C3 (30) C2 (14) C4 (16)
Charles Leclerc C4 (10) C3 (25) C3 (25)
Nico Hulkenberg C4 (29) C3 (15) C4 (16)
Romain Grosjean C3 (28) C2 (32)
Antonio Giovinazzi C4 (15) C3 (21) C3 (24)
Sebastian Vettel C3 (11) C2 (30) C4 (19)
Kimi Raikkonen C4 (10) C3 (34) C4 (16)
Kevin Magnussen C4 (14) C3 (20) C3 (26)
Nicholas Latifi C4 (14) C3 (19) C3 (27)
Daniil Kvyat C3 (17) C2 (27) C4 (16)
Lando Norris C4 (29) C3 (13)
Alexander Albon C4 (7) C3 (16)
Esteban Ocon C4 (22)
Valtteri Bottas C4 (13) C3 (5)
George Russell C4 (11) C3 (1)

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2020 Eifel Grand Prix pit stop times

How long each driver’s pit stops took:

Driver Team Pit stop time Gap On lap
1 Lando Norris McLaren 21.991 29
2 Max Verstappen Red Bull 22.106 0.115 16
3 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 22.159 0.168 16
4 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 22.482 0.491 15
5 George Russell Williams 22.496 0.505 11
6 Carlos Sainz Jnr McLaren 22.503 0.512 44
7 Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauri 22.527 0.536 44
8 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 22.530 0.539 44
9 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 22.560 0.569 10
10 Max Verstappen Red Bull 22.568 0.577 45
11 Sergio Perez Racing Point 22.612 0.621 45
12 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 22.616 0.625 11
13 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 22.625 0.634 13
14 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 22.625 0.634 30
15 Carlos Sainz Jnr McLaren 22.641 0.650 28
16 Nico Hulkenberg Racing Point 22.686 0.695 44
17 Nico Hulkenberg Racing Point 22.700 0.709 29
18 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 22.772 0.781 36
19 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo 22.865 0.874 10
20 Sergio Perez Racing Point 22.880 0.889 28
21 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 22.917 0.926 44
22 Kevin Magnussen Haas 23.016 1.025 14
23 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 23.111 1.120 35
24 Kevin Magnussen Haas 23.114 1.123 34
25 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 23.180 1.189 45
26 Alexander Albon Red Bull 23.562 1.571 7
27 Romain Grosjean Haas 23.635 1.644 28
28 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 23.983 1.992 16
29 Nicholas Latifi Williams 24.063 2.072 33
30 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 24.366 2.375 41
31 Nicholas Latifi Williams 24.737 2.746 14
32 Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauri 30.826 8.835 17
33 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo 33.016 11.025 44

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