2020 Formula 1 Tuscan Grand Prix Preview

This weekend sees Formula 1, Formula 2 and Formula 3 in action for the final part of the latest triple header of the 2020 season which concludes with the Tuscan Grand Prix at Mugello.

Formula 3

It is the final race weekend of the 2020 season for Formula 3 with Oscar Piastri heading the championship eight points ahead of Logan Sargeant, with Theo Pourchaire in third. The three form a group of six drivers still with a mathematical chance of winning the title.

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The 2020 season has seen 35 different drivers compete in the series with 24 of them scoring at least one point and nine winning at least one race across the eight rounds (16 races) contested so far. There are a maximum of 48 points and two race victories up for grabs at the season finale as every driver looks to finish the campaign on a positive note.

Formula 2

Callum Ilott will enter the weekend as the championship leader having finished sixth and then inherited the sprint race victory at Monza. The Briton is six points ahead of Mick Schumacher, who is on an eight race point scoring streak, and nine ahead of third placed Robert Shwartzman.

There is a 17 point gap between Shwartzman in third and Yuki Tsunoda in fourth with the Japanese driver heading a group of four drivers separated by 21 points. The most in form of the group is Christian Lundgaard in fifth who achieved a double podium finish across last weekend’s Grand Prix leaving him seven points behind Tsunoda.

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Mick Schumacher won the feature race at Monza becoming the tenth different winner this season. Dan Ticktum initially won the sprint race last weekend but was disqualified after his DAMS team were unable to provide an adequate fuel sample from his car. Ticktum therefore finds himself ninth in the championship 16 points behind Louis Deletraz, immediately ahead of him in the championship, and six ahead of Luca Ghiotto in tenth.

There are eight races remaining in the 2020 season, including this weekend, which leaves plenty of time for it all to change at the top, middle and bottom of the championship.

Formula 1

Despite his setback at Monza Lewis Hamilton continues to lead the championship. He is 47 points ahead of nearest rival Valtteri Bottas, the Finn having managed to take second from Max Verstappen.

Verstappen is third only seven points behind Bottas despite being forced into retirement at the Italian Grand Prix. Last weekend brought to an end the Dutchman’s six race podium finish streak and means he hasn’t failed to finish any lower than third this season.

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Lance Stroll and Lando Norris are tied for fourth going to Mugello with the two 53 points behind Verstappen. Stroll claimed his second podium in Formula 1 last weekend with his two fourth places putting him ahead of Norris in the championship on countback. The Canadian is in good form going to Mugello having finished inside the points in the last seven races.

Last weekend’s winner Pierre Gasly enters the Tuscan Grand Prix weekend 14 points behind Stroll and Norris as he sits eighth in the championship. The Frenchman is only two behind Charles Leclerc who is seventh and five behind Alexander Albon in sixth. Yet only two points behind Gasly are Carlos Sainz and Daniel Ricciardo to complete the top ten in the championship.

Seven points off a top ten place is Sergio Perez who has finished inside the points in every race he has contested this season, although he is only four points ahead of Esteban Ocon in twelfth.

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