Formula One Category

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer At long last, seven-time Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton was finally confirmed Monday that he’ll stay with Mercedes-AMG Petronas for this upcoming season. Monday’s announcement meant the 2021 F1 grid was completed after months of not knowing if Hamilton will stay in the sport. However, all of that chatter were finally settled as the seven-time champion hopes to make more history. “I am excited to be heading into my ninth season with my Mercedes teammates. Our team has achieved incredible things together and weRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Arise Sir Lewis! Seven-time Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton became the latest motorsports personnel to receive knighthood in the United Kingdom’s Honours list. Not only Hamilton equaled Michael Schumacher for the most world titles, he also surpassed Schumacher for all-time wins after winning the Portuguese Grand Prix at Portimao two months ago. Finally, he played a contributing role of bringing Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team’s seventh straight constructors’ title. Outside of racing, Hamilton hasn’t shy away from global issues such as fighting against racism. ThisRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Sergio Perez will continue his Formula 1 career in 2021 while Alexander Albon will have to take a backseat as Red Bull Racing’s reserved driver. Quite the sigh of relief for most people on social media, who were waiting for hours upon hours to hear the announcement. They’ve seen what Perez can do with a super serviceable car in Racing Point where he finally won a grand prix race and ended up fourth in the championship standings. Whereas Albon is seen as a guy thatRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The worst kept secret in Formula 1 was confirmed Friday morning as Sergio Perez joins Red Bull Racing on a one-year deal, replacing Alexander Albon, who remains with the team as a test and reserve driver, for the 2021 season. “I am incredibly grateful to Red Bull for giving me the opportunity to race for Red Bull Racing in 2021,” said Perez. “The chance to race for a championship contending team is something I have been hoping for since I joined Formula 1 and it will beRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Scuderia AlphaTauri confirmed Wednesday that highly touted 20-year-old Japanese racer Yuki Tsunoda will be paired alongside Pierre Gasly for the 2021 Formula One season, replacing Daniil Kyvat. Tusnoda is set to become the 21st different driver representing Japan in a grand prix weekend and the first since Kamui Kobayashi in 2014. Not only that, Tsunoda will make history as he’ll be the first 21st century born competitor to hit the F1 grid. Tsunoda, who needed to finish fifth or better in this season’s F2 championshipRead More
By FIA Max Verstappen closed out his 2020 FIA Formula One World Championship campaign in style with a commanding light as to flag victory at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, with the Red Bull driver finishing more than 10 seconds clear of Mercedes Valtteri Bottas. The Finn’s team-mate Lewis Hamilton was third. When the lights went out at the start, Verstappen made a good getaway and comfortably took the lead ahead of Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas with Lewis Hamilton third.  The order changed though on lap six when, with the aidRead More
By FIA Max Verstappen scored his first pole position of 2020 and the third of his career with in qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, with the Dutchman putting in a phenomenal final lap in Q3 to beat Mercedes Valtteri Bottas by 0.025s. Lewis Hamilton finished third ahead of McLaren’s Lando Norris. Bottas set the pace in the opening segment of qualifying, with the Finn setting an early benchmark of 1:35.699. Hamilton slotted into second place but his lap was swiftly deleted for violating track limits at Turn 20. Read More
By FIA Max Verstappen went quickest in final practice for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix quickest beating team-mate Alexander Albon by juts over half a second as Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas finished sixth and ninth respectively. With the session taking place in the heat of the early afternoon the opening 20 minutes of the session passed in near silence as teams waited for drop in temperatures. Eventually, though, Williams fired up Nicholas Latifi’s car and Haas’ Kevin Magnussen and the Alfa Romeos of Antonio Giovinazzi and Kimi Räikkönen,Read More
By FIA Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas set the pace in the second free practice session for this weekend’s season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in a session that was red-flagged when Kimi Raikkonen’s Alfa Romeo caught fire. The opening phase of the 90-minute session was devoted to running on a prototype Pirelli C4 compound tires with drivers completing a mandatory eight laps on the development rubber. But all three leading drivers failed to set their best times on the soft compound tire as a Turn 1 off, track limits and encountering slowerRead More
By FIA Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen set the fastest lap of the opening practice for the final round of the 2020 FIA Formula One World Championship, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, as Lewis Hamilton finished fifth on the timesheet as he returned to the cockpit for Mercedes following his recovery from COVID-19.  Hamilton completed his 10-day quarantine in Bahrain and after returning a number of negative tests was free to travel to Abu Dhabi following confirmation from the authorities that he could do so. Mercedes confirmed he returned aRead More