Aug 6, 2020

Carlos Sainz returns to Silverstone: “We keep working; Formula 1 ultimately gives you back what you give”

70th Anniversary GP – 7th-9th August 2020

Silverstone (5,891 metres, 18 corners, in the calendar since 1950)


  • Silverstone returns to the calendar this weekend after hosting the British GP last week given the exceptional circumstances of the 2020 Formula 1 season, which has been compromised by the pandemic.
  • The 70th Anniversary GP pays tribute to the origins of Formula 1, since the British track held the very first race of the World Championship of Drivers back on 13th May 1950.
  • Carlos Sainz faces the event with the determination to get back on the right track after being taken away from him a P4 finish by a puncture on the penultimate lap of the previous Grand Prix.

“This weekend we are back in Silverstone, so it is a good opportunity to move over the puncture that last Sunday cost us a P4 finish. While it is true that we have lost a lot of points in these first four races, three potential Top 6 finishes, it is also true that last year we went through something similar and we still managed to finish the season on a very good note”.

“It is important to stay calm and keep working with discipline and strive, because ultimately Formula 1 gives you back what you give. We are happy with the performance of the car, because we can see we've gained quite a bit of time compared to 2019 and that we are heading in the right direction, but we can still work on some areas”.

Friday, 7th August 2020
Free Practice 1 – 11:00 local time (12:00 CEST)
Free Practice 2 – 15:00 local time (16:00 CEST)