The first practice session of the Eifel GP Grand Prix 2020 was cancelled due to the fog. The medical helicopter was unable to fly in fog and damp weather while the nearest suitable hospital is too far away by road so practice session was cancelled to avoid risk of delayed medical treatment in case of an accident and potential driver injury.
Two new Formula One drivers Mick Schumacher of Alfa Romeo and Callum Ilott of Romain Grosjean’s Haas will now practice during the second session. Both drivers are potential candidates for a seat in F1 for 2021 season.
The final race is scheduled for 11th October at Nurburgring Track, Germany as Round 11 of the Formula One World Championship 2020. The drivers will race over 60 laps of the 5.1 kilometer track.
In the past, Nurburgring Track hosted GP in 2013 which was won by Sebastian Vettel for Red Bull. The German GP 2019 was held at Hockenheim Track and won by Max Verstappen for Red Bull.
During 2020 season, the 35 years old British driver Lewis Hamilton driving Mercedes had won 6 of 10 GPs – Styrian, Hungarian, British, Spanish, Belgian and Tuscan, held so far. Hamilton has chance to level Schumacher’s all-time record of 91 GP victories while 7 more GPs are yet to be held. In addition, his 31 years old Finnish teammate Valtteri Bottas driving Mercedes had won 2 GPs – the season opening Austrian GP and last month’s Russian GP. Bottas is following Hamilton with a 44 points lag.