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#TopFive: Mixed weekend in Mugello

September 14, 2020
2020
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The key moments from a challenging Tuscan GP

Nine races in 11 weeks certainly flew by didn’t it? After completing the latest triple-header, now seems a good time to review the Mugello weekend.

Our team did a great job throughout the triple-header, but Mugello threw up highs and lows to match the elevation changes of the circuit!

1. Mighty Mugello

It’s rare to have a totally new race venue on the Formula 1 calendar, but what an addition Mugello was!

Super-fast, with little run-off and plenty of unknowns, Mugello was a real challenge for everyone on the grid and an exciting way to sign off the triple-header of speed.

2. Up There

Our boys were right on the pace in Qualifying – and it gave us the platform for good points on Sunday.

While Lance was frustrated by a poorly timed yellow flag that prevented a second run, his banker lap was good enough for P7.

Checo pulled off a great lap to take P6 on the grid and, while a one-place grid penalty was annoying, at least he was swapping places with Lance!

3. Trying the Double

Lance followed up his Monza podium by challenging for another at Mugello, showing his clear love of Italian circuits!

The highlight of his charge was his move around the outside of Charles Leclerc at Turn 1, elevating him into P3.

Even when Daniel Ricciardo got the undercut on our Canadian, Lance began to reel him in and demonstrated the potential of our upgrade package.

4. Lance is Raring to Go

Most importantly, Lance is OK after a high-speed crash at Arrabbiata 2 caused by a puncture.

We’re grateful for the hard work done by the FIA and Formula 1 to make racing as safe as possible.

We were gutted to see a potential podium slip away, but the main thing is that our man is OK – and he can’t wait to get going for Russian Grand Prix!

5. Checo’s Consistency

Checo maintained his record of scoring points in every race he has started in 2020 and his P5 finish kept up our Constructors’ Championship charge.

With 10 more points on the board, we’re a solid P4 in the Constructors’ – but we always want more!

Time to recharge and come back fighting in Russia!

The key moments from a challenging Tuscan GP

Nine races in 11 weeks certainly flew by didn’t it? After completing the latest triple-header, now seems a good time to review the Mugello weekend.

Our team did a great job throughout the triple-header, but Mugello threw up highs and lows to match the elevation changes of the circuit!

1. Mighty Mugello

It’s rare to have a totally new race venue on the Formula 1 calendar, but what an addition Mugello was!

Super-fast, with little run-off and plenty of unknowns, Mugello was a real challenge for everyone on the grid and an exciting way to sign off the triple-header of speed.

2. Up There

Our boys were right on the pace in Qualifying – and it gave us the platform for good points on Sunday.

While Lance was frustrated by a poorly timed yellow flag that prevented a second run, his banker lap was good enough for P7.

Checo pulled off a great lap to take P6 on the grid and, while a one-place grid penalty was annoying, at least he was swapping places with Lance!

3. Trying the Double

Lance followed up his Monza podium by challenging for another at Mugello, showing his clear love of Italian circuits!

The highlight of his charge was his move around the outside of Charles Leclerc at Turn 1, elevating him into P3.

Even when Daniel Ricciardo got the undercut on our Canadian, Lance began to reel him in and demonstrated the potential of our upgrade package.

4. Lance is Raring to Go

Most importantly, Lance is OK after a high-speed crash at Arrabbiata 2 caused by a puncture.

We’re grateful for the hard work done by the FIA and Formula 1 to make racing as safe as possible.

We were gutted to see a potential podium slip away, but the main thing is that our man is OK – and he can’t wait to get going for Russian Grand Prix!

5. Checo’s Consistency

Checo maintained his record of scoring points in every race he has started in 2020 and his P5 finish kept up our Constructors’ Championship charge.

With 10 more points on the board, we’re a solid P4 in the Constructors’ – but we always want more!

Time to recharge and come back fighting in Russia!

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