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By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Jak Crawford has been relentless in 2020 The 15-year-old Texas native is one of only a handful of Americans competing throughout Europe in junior formula categories, with aspirations of someday starting on the grid in Formula 1. A member of the Red Bull Junior Team and driving for Dutch outfit Van Amersfoort Racing, Crawford has found success in his first year on the other side of the Atlantic. In ADAC Formula 4, he has amassed two wins, nine podiums and three poles through 15 races, and sitsRead More
By FIA Lewis Hamilton took his 91st career victory with a dominant drive to the flag in the Eifel Grand Prix that puts him level with Michael Schumacher on Formula 1’s list of all-time winners. In cold and tricky conditions at the Nurburgring the Briton passed team-mate and early race leader Valtteri on lap 12 and thereafter drove faultlessly to finish ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo who scored the French marque’s first podium finish since 2011. When the lights went out at the start, Verstappen held his starting place butRead More
By FIA Valtteri Bottas beat Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to pole position for the 2020 FIA Formula 1 Eifel Grand Prix in a tightly contest qualifying session at the Nürburgring that saw Red Bull’s Max Verstappen miss out of a front-row spot by just under four hundredths of a second and Nico Hulkenberg return to action for Racing Point in place of Lance Stroll who is unwell. Stroll had missed out on the weekend’s only practice session on Saturday morning and in the hours between the start of that sessionRead More
By FIA Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas went quickest in the sole practice session for Formula 1’s Eifel Grand Prix, after poor conditions forced the cancellation of all running on Friday. Heavy fog meant the medical helicopter could not take off on Friday and any running was impossible. Teams were left with a mountain of preparation to make up in this morning’s final practice session and under sunshine and clear skies the track was busy from the moment the green light was lit at the pit exit In the first half ofRead More
By FIA Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position for the Russian Grand Prix after almost missing out on the final top-10 shoot out at Sochi following a late red flag period brought about by a crash for Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen put in an excellent final flying lap to split the Mercedes cars to claim his 13th career front-row start ahead of Valtteri Bottas. Mercedes led the way in Q1 with Bottas setting a time of 1:32.656 with his first run to lead the way. Team-mate HamiltonRead More
By FIA Lewis Hamilton headed a Mercedes one-two in final practice for Formula 1’s Russian Grand Prix beating team-mate Valtteri Bottas by almost eight tenths of a second. McLaren’s Carlos Sainz finished third, just fourth hundredths of a second behind Bottas. The Mercedes drivers were to the fore from the start of the session, with Bottas leading the way on soft tires with a lap of 1:35.183. Hamilton, on the same compound, was two tenths off the pace after a mistake on his opening run led to a second attempt.Read More

Posted On September 25, 2020By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

Bottas Continues to Set the Pace in Sochi

By FIA Valtteri Bottas once again went quickest at the Sochi Autodrom, with the Finn beating Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton by almost three tenths of a second in second practice as his good start to the Russian Grand Prix weekend continued. Third place in the session went to Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo. Bottas topped the opening practice session in the morning and in the afternoon session he was quickly back at the sharp end of the timesheet taking P2 behind Hamilton on hard tires in the early running as he lappedRead More
By FIA Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas set the pace in the opening practice session for the 2020 FIA Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix, finishing almost half a second clear of Renault’s Daniel Riccirado at the end of a session that featured a number of incidents. Bottas, who won in Sochi in 2017 and who has three other podium finishes to his name at the Black Sea circuit, used the re-banded soft tire to claim top spot and the Finn set a time of 1:34.923 to eclipse Ricciardo who put in aRead More
By FIA Lewis Hamilton won a drama-filled, incident-packed Tuscan Grand Prix that was twice red-flagged due to crashes. The Briton took his 90th career F1 win ahead of team-mate Valtteri Bottas, while Red Bull Racing’s Alex Albon scored his first Formula 1 podium finish with third place. Hamilton didn’t have it all his own way, however, and at the start he was beaten off the line by Bottas who surged into an early lead. Further back though there was trouble for Max Verstappen. The Red Bull driver reported a power unitRead More
By FIA Lewis Hamilton beat Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas by just six hundredths of a second to claim pole position for the first Formula 1 Tuscan Grand Prix. Max Verstappen will meanwhile line up at the front of an all-Red Bull second row, with team-mate Alex Albon in fourth place. On the occasion of the team’s 1000th Formula 1 Grand Prix, Ferrari honor was upheld by Charles Leclerc who took fifth place on the grid. In Q1, Bottas led the way ahead of the final, with the Finn taking P1Read More