It has been a crazy year for the F1 season but we take a look at some of the highs and lows of Formula 1 in 2020.
With a delay to the season, F1 finally got underway in July with a triple-header across Europe. The first race took place in Austria and saw Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas take the first win of 2020, with McLaren's Lando Norris in third and Lewis Hamilton coming in fourth.
The triple headers have been a great test of the endurance of both the teams and the drivers with three back to back race weekends. We saw some brilliant performances from drivers such as Charles LeClerc out-performing his Ferarri teammate Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull's Max Verstappen close on the tail of Lewis Hamilton. The season start was a good one for McLaren as they got closer to battling the top teams and had a brilliant rivalry with Racing Point and Renault.
In August we saw two races at Silverstone, the Britsih Grand Prix and a celebration of the 70th anniversary of Formula 1. At the first race, even with severe tyre damage Lewis Hamilton earned his seventh British GP victory. However, when they re-visited Silverstone the following weekend it was Red Bull's Max Verstappen who won the race, denying Hamilton a back-to-back race win at his home Grand Prix's.
A return to Monza saw a brilliant race where Alphatauri driver Pierre Gasly took his maiden F1 win. He was joined on the podium by Carlos Sainz and Lance Stroll.
Despite some difficult races, in Tuscany Mercedes were back in full swing and carried on the fight for the seventh Constructors Championship. Lewis Hamilton managed victories at the next seven races, with the exception of the Russian Grand Prix where his teammate Bottas won at a track he has consistently dominated at in the past.
It was at the Turkish Grand Prix where Lewis Hamilton claimed his seventh World Title, making him the most successful driver of all time. Surpassing one of the greats, Micheal Schumacher.
In a shocking end to the season which saw Haas' Romain Grosjean suffer a bad crash at the Bahrain GP and 2020 World Champion Lewis Hamilton miss out due to Covid. We also saw George Russell step up to the Mercedes team to fill in for Hamilton, the young Brit had a brilliant drive but missed out on a podium due to suffering a puncture in the final laps of the race, however, Russell is certainly a talent to look out for in the future.