Follow live updates from the Austrian Grand Prix as the 2020 Formula One season finally gets underway, four months later than planned, where pre-race drama has seen Lewis Hamilton hit with a three-place grid penalty just an hour before lights out and 14 of the 20 drivers take a knee before the national anthem.
The coronavirus pandemic put all sport worldwide on hold, including F1, with the Australian Grand Prix back in March cancelled at the last minute to result in the season start being delayed by four months. A season re-jig means that a new eight-race European calendar is in place, starting with back-to-back weekends in Austria, where Valtteri Bottas starts on pole position after beating Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in qualifying.
However, despite being cleared by stewards on Saturday night for ignoring yellow flags, it seems Hamilton has since been handed a three-place grid penalty as Max Verstappen has lined up second on the grid, with Lando Norris promoted to third and Alex Albon in fourth, with the reigning world champion down in fifth place despite qualifying second. There was also widespread disappointment for Ferrari, with Charles Leclerc only seventh fastest and Sebastian Vettel down in 11th after a nightmare qualifying session. There will also be plenty of focus on what drivers do before the race, with some set to take a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, but others deciding against it. Follow the live updates below, with lights out at 2:10pm.
When is it?
The Austrian Grand Prix takes place across 3-5 July 2020.
What time does it start?
The race begins at 2:10pm BST (3:10pm CET).
1 Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Mercedes GP 1min 02.939secs
2 Lewis Hamilton (Gbr) Mercedes GP 1:02.951
3 Max Verstappen (Ned) Red Bull 1:03.477
4 Lando Norris (Gbr) McLaren 1:03.626
5 Alexander Albon (Tha) Red Bull 1:03.868
6 Sergio Perez (Mex) Racing Point 1:03.868
7 Charles Leclerc (Mon) Ferrari 1:03.923
8 Carlos Sainz (Spa) McLaren 1:03.971
9 Lance Stroll (Can) Racing Point 1:04.029
10 Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) Renault 1:04.239
11 Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Ferrari Ferrari 1:04.206
12 Pierre Gasly (Fra) Scuderia Alpha Tauri 1:04.305
13 Daniil Kyvat (Rus) Scuderia Alpha Tauri 1:04.431
14 Esteban Ocon (Fra) Renault 1:04.643
15 Romain Grosjean (Fra) Haas F1 1:04.691
16 Kevin Magnussen (Den) Haas F1 1:05.164
17 George Russell (Gbr) Williams 1:05.167
18 Antonio Giovinazzi (Ita) Alfa Romeo Racing 1:05.175
19 Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Alfa Romeo Racing 1:05.224
20 Nicholas Latifi (Can) Williams 1:05.757