Fans have voted Italian GP as the best of F1 2020 so far as Daniel Ricciardo lists the missing things, while Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc enjoy blindfold challenge.
With 17 races confirmed for the 2020 F1 season, it is officially par halfway milestone after the completion of the Tuscan GP – the ninth grand prix event of the year. The first half had two double-headers, whereas the second half will see only one.
From among the nine F1 races, fans voted the 2020 Italian GP as the best so far with 42,000 votes going in its favour, which accounts for 56 percent. The second-best was the Tuscan GP with 21 percent of votes, while opener Austrian GP had nine percent.
The rest saw 70th Anniversary GP (six percent) in fourth, British GP (five percent) ebing fifth, while the likes of Styrian GP, Hungarian GP, Belgian GP and Spanish GP, all gathered one percent of the total vote – as per the round-off figure.
Both the Monza and Mugello races saw red flag hampering the proceedings, where the former had a total change in terms of the finishing order, with AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly winning from McLaren’s Carlos Sainz and Racing Point’s Lance Stroll.
Daniel Ricciardo’s miss list:
Renault’s Ricciardo is back with his ‘Dan’s Diary’, which he started during the lockdown period when F1 was switched off. This time, he listed the five things he is missing right now, despite the 2020 season having kick-started after much delay.
He starts off with the fans, who only made their way onto the grandstands at Mugello but not allowed anywhere else on the track. Rest all have been behind closed doors, which is something Ricciardo misses the most as the vibe is not there.
Linking that, he spoke of the drivers’ parade, which is not taking place this year as well. It may feature still as races like Portuguese GP and Turkish GP may have more fans at track, while Russian GP, Eifel GP, Emilia Romagna GP and Bahrain GP likely to have limited too.
Another miss for Ricciardo is the travel aspect as F1 is not going to the Americas side, as well as Asia. Also, the places they are going to, as well, they cannot mingle due to COVID-19 restrictions, something he misses in the paddock too with other teams/drivers.
The final point in his list was not taking things for granted as the pandemic has taught him well about smaller things which can go wrong at any moment. He knows it hasn’t been the smoothest time but he hopes that things can be fully normal again.
Sebastian Vettel/Charles Leclerc blindfold challenge:
Photos of Vettel and Leclerc were shared on social media during the Mugello F1 weekend, with the duo driving the Ferrari SF90 Stradale supercar. At the time, it looked like a routine drive but a video has now shared terming it as a ‘blindfold challenge.
Both got their chance to drive the car, with the other blindfolded, where they had to guess the corners and also the finish line. While Leclerc overshot by meters but Vettel got it perfectly right – where the German used his memory trick to guess it.
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