Lance Stroll has continued to be absent in Q3 since Mugello having made his 12th start at Sochi and Portimão while he missed the race at Nurburgring do COVID-19.
Daniil Kvyat is 13th and has consistently ranked 11th, 12th, or 13th in the last 7 races. George Russell reached the 7th Q2 of this season for Williams. Not only did he rank above Vettel, but he also continued to be unbeaten in the qualifying round against his teammate in the past 33 races.
At Alfa Romeo and Haas, Kimi Raikkonen’s internal ranked head-to-head ratio between Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi and Romain Grosjean with Kevin Magnussen are both 6-6 balanced after 12 races. Haas lost both cars in Q1 for the 6th time this season, while it only happened once in 2019.
Hamilton officially overcame legendary Michael Schumacher to become the most successful driver in F1 history with the 92nd and first win at Portimão. The second all-time victory record in history was shattered on Portuguese soil – Alain Prost surpassed Sir Jackie Stewart’s record (27 victories) at Estoril in 1987.
Currently, the total victories of Hamilton were equal to the number of coronations of both Prost (51) and Ayrton Senna (41) combined.
After 7 races, Ferrari appeared in the top 4
Even before this race took place, the British driver had more championships (91 times) than the number of times he finished 2nd, 3rd, and 4th combined (90 times).
The Algarve International Racecourse is also the 28th F1 race that Hamilton has crowned in his career, continuing to raise the record he holds. As of this moment, the champions hold the records for the most victories, podiums, points, number of races, and pole positions.
Sainz unexpectedly led the early rounds of the Portuguese GP 2020
Gasly has scored 63 points in 12 races, the same number he earned with Red Bull in the first 12 races of 2019 before he was transferred to Toro Rosso. Sainz led the first few rounds of the race before finishing sixth for McLaren, the fifth time he was in the top 6 in 2020.
Perez fell to the bottom of the race in round 1 but excelled at finishing seventh to lift. chain to score 16 consecutive individual points (excluding the sector he is absent).
Esteban Ocon beat teammate Ricciardo for just the second time this season in the races where both Renault finished. Vettel finished 10th for the fourth time in 2020 while he has never done so throughout his career.