2020-10-11 10:09:41 | What time does the race start today, what TV channel is it on and what are the odds?


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What is it?

The 2020 Eifel Grand Prix, the 11th round of the 2020 Formula One World Championship, which takes place at the Nurburgring. 

When is it?

The first two free practice sessions should have taken place on Friday, October 9 but there was no running due to poor weather conditions. Final practice and qualifying took place Saturday, October 10. The Eifel Grand Prix itself takes place on Sunday, October 11. 

What time does it start?

The race starts at 1.10pm BST on Sunday.  

What TV channel is it on?

Sky Sports F1 have exclusive coverage rights in the UK this year and indeed for the next few. Their race program starts on Sunday from 11.30am. 

Channel 4 have highlights for this year. Their race highlights are at 6.30pm on Sunday. 

You can also keep up to date throughout the race right here at Telegraph Sport.

What happened in qualifying?

Lewis Hamilton will begin his quest to draw level with Michael Schumacher’s victory record from second on the grid after he was beaten to pole position by Valtteri Bottas for the Eifel Grand Prix.Bottas, who won last time out in Russia, saw off his Mercedes team-mate by an impressive 0.256 seconds with his final lap of the afternoon to take the spoils.Red Bull’s Max Verstappen will line up from third on the grid ahead of Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc. Alexander Albon took fifth place in the other Red Bull.

What do we know about the Nurburgring?

  • Circuit length: 5.148km
  • First grand prix: 1951
  • Laps: 60
  • Race distance: 308.617km
  • Race lap record: 1:29.468 (Michael Schumacher, 2004)
  • Last race: 2013
  • Number of corners: 15
  • Overtaking chances:  Used to be good when F1 cars last raced there, but that was in 2013. Today’s breed of F1 cars have much more downforce and their braking distances are much smaller. Into the final chicane and into the tight right-hand almost-hairpin of turn one are still likely to be the best chances. Though perhaps the chicane will actually not be as good a place as it used to be. 
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What is the weather forecast for the race?

It should not have escaped your attention that racing in October in this region means it is likely to be a) quite cold and b) damp. Friday was largely damp and foggy and prevented any running. Saturday was colder (9c) but dry with sunny spells and Sunday is expected to be around the same temperature but with more cloud cover. There is a slim (around 20 per cent) chance of rain during the race. 

What are the latest odds?

  • Lewis Hamilton Evens
  • Valtteri Bottas 6/4
  • Max Verstappen 4/1
  • Charles Leclerc 50/1
  • Alexander Albon 50/1
  • Daniel Ricciardo 50/1


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Source References: The Telegraph

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