After losing the lead to his championship rival at the start, Max Verstappen pulled off a bold strategy to win the United States Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton must have wished he’d followed his team mate’s strategy after Valtteri Bottas triumphed in the Turkish Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen and Lando Norris responded very differently when a late rain shower brought drama to the Russian Grand Prix.
Daniel Ricciardo had the pace to win the Italian Grand Prix for McLaren even before Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton collided again.
Neither the pressure of two chasing Mercedes, nor the expectations of 70,000 fans could faze Max Verstappen as he reclaimed the championship lead.
Formula 1 courted controversy by handing out points for a Safety Car parade when dire conditions made racing at Spa impossible.
Esteban Ocon pounced on the chance to score his first F1 win, keeping Sebastian Vettel at bay while his team mate leant a hand further back.
Red Bull fumed as Lewis Hamilton shrugged off a 10-second time penalty for a first-lap collision with Max Verstappen to win the British Grand Prix.
Max Verstappen dominated the Austrian Grand Prix as Lando Norris, rather than Sergio Perez, proved the biggest obstacle to Mercedes.
Max Verstappen stuck his Red Bull on pole and drove away from the competition, beating Lewis Hamilton in a style familiar from the Mercedes driver’s many title wins.
Max Verstappen gifted the lead of the French Grand Prix to Lewis Hamilton at the start. He reclaimed it thanks to his team’s smart strategy.
Sergio Perez and Sebastian Vettel were the big winners in Baku, though their team mates were fortunate to walk away from a pair of shocking crashes.
A superbly controlled drive by Max Verstappen to win in Monaco and take the championship lead was the perfect riposte to Lewis Hamilton’s jibe earlier in the week.
Max Verstappen led 54 out of 66 laps in Spain, but Mercedes’ preparation meant there was a sense of inevitability about Lewis Hamilton’s eventual win.
Lewis Hamilton pounced on a momentary error by Max Verstappen to grab his second win of the season in Portugal – and didn’t let his rival forget the mistake afterwards.
Despite being lapped at one stage, Lewis Hamilton ensured he kept the championship lead as Max Verstappen won a wet and wild Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix.
It took the combined effort of Lewis Hamilton’s peerless racecraft and sharp Mercedes strategy to deny Max Verstppen’s rapid Red Bull victory in Bahrain.
The final race of 2020 may have produced little drama but Max Verstappen’s comprehensive defeat of both Mercedes drivers was an encouraging sign of a closer fight next season.
All night long at the Sakhir Grand Prix it looked like Formula 1 was going to crown a new winner. And it did – but not the one which seemed set to clinch victory as the race headed into its final quarter.
Lewis Hamilton won for the 11th time this year in Bahrain, but Romain Grosjean’s escape from a crash which appeared unsurvivable was a victory of a different kind.