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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Red Bull Racing are no strangers of making midseason changes to promote a Scuderia Toro Rosso driver. Despite rumors of both teams retaining their drivers for the duration of 2019, that all went out the window Monday with a bombshell announcement. RBR confirmed during the summer break that Alexander Albon has been promoted to the team. This meant Pierre Gasly’s tenure with the team ends after 12 rounds as he’ll head back to STR for the final nine rounds. “Red Bull are in the unique positionRead More
By FIA Lewis Hamilton took his seventh Hungarian Grand Prix victory at the Hungaroring, edging a nail-biting strategic battle with Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen that saw the Mercedes driver make up a 19-second gap to the Dutchman and claim the lead four laps from home after gambling on a second pit stop. Starting from pole, Verstappen led for 59 of the 70 laps, only ceding top spot to Hamilton during the first round of pit stops. However, on lap 48, Mercedes opted to pit Hamilton for a second timeRead More
By FIA Max Verstappen scored the first first pole position of his career as he beat Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas to the front of the Hungarian Grand Prix grid by just under two hundredths of a second. Championship leader Lewis Hamilton with start from third place. As soon as the lights went green at the end of the pit lane to signal the start of Q1, Red Bull driver Verstappen made a strong statement, with the Dutchman posting a lap of 1:15.917 to top the timesheeet. It was a time noneRead More

Posted On August 3, 2019By Motorsports TribuneIn Formula One

Hamilton Just 0.013s Ahead of Verstappen in FP3 at Hungary

By FIA Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton went narrowly quickest in final practice for tomorrow’s Hungarian Grand Prix, beating Max Verstappen by just 1300ths of a second, with Sebastian Vettel just 0.069s further back in third. Mercedes driver Hamilton’s best time came with just 30 seconds remaining on the clock of what proved to an extremely tight session at the Hungaroring in which the top five drivers in the session were covered by just three tenths of a second. The session got underway 10 minutes late owing to aRead More

Posted On August 2, 2019By Motorsports TribuneIn Formula One

Gasly Tops Rain-Affected FP2 as Albon Crashes

By FIA Red Bull Racing’s Pierre Gasly topped the timesheet in a rain-affected seconds practice session for the Hungarian Grand Prix that saw Toro Rosso’s Alexander Albon crash out. The session was held under grey skies and the threat of rain and as such there was a flurry of activity soon after the green lights went on at the end of the pit lane with 17 drivers taking to the track in the opening minutes. One of those was Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas. The Finn missed the morning session owing toRead More

Posted On August 2, 2019By Motorsports TribuneIn Formula One

Hamilton Narrowly Ahead in Opening Practice in Hungary

By FIA Lewis Hamilton went quickest in a closely-matched opening practice session for the Hungary Grand Prix, with the championship leader finishing just under 1700ths of a second ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel who finished second and third respectively. There was trouble, however, for Hamilton’s Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas, with the Finn failing to set a time after his car suffered and early engine issue. Bottas’ power unit issue was identified after the Finnish driver had completed just two installation laps and after Mercedes electedRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer This season’s Formula One World Championship has been underwhelming. That is until Sunday’s German Grand Prix at the Hockenheimring happened. In an absolute instant classic, Max Verstappen overcame both a terrible standing start and a Lap 26 spin to win his seventh career grand prix victory. Here’s the kicker, it was far from the only highlight as rain and later drying conditions caused tremendous implications on driver’s future gigs from the moment the lights were out to the checkered flag. You had Danil Kvyat, a guyRead More

Posted On July 28, 2019By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

Verstappen Wins Incident-Packed German GP

By FIA Max Verstappen took the seventh victory of his Formula 1 career at the end of a topsy-turvy, incident-packed German Grand Prix that saw Mercedes miss out on a podium finish for the first time in over a year, Sebastian Vettel rise from 20thplace on the grid to second place, and Daniil Kvyat score Toro Rosso’s first podium finish in almost 11 years. With steady rain falling in the run-up to the race, the decision was taken to begin with four formation laps in order to assess the wetRead More
By FIA Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc went quickest in final practice for the German Grand Prix, finishing 0.168s ahead of Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen and more than two tenths ahead of Ferrari team-mate Sebastian Vettel. Ferrari were quickly to the fore in the early part of the session with Leclerc setting a time of 1:13.117 on soft tyres, with Vettel 0.252 adrift in second place. Leclerc then lowered the benchmark substantially by becoming the first man to dip under the 1m13s mark so far this weekend. His time of 1:12.736Read More
By FIA Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc went quickest in the second practice session ahead of the German Grand Prix, but Pierre Gasly’s session ended early when the Red Bull driver crashed out in the final corner, heavily damaging his RB15. Leclerc, who was second quickest in the morning behind team-mate Sebastian Vettel, took over at the top in the afternoon, setting a best time of 1:13.449 during his performance run on soft tyres. That lap put him 0.124s ahead of Vettel, with Mercedes Lewis Hamilton Mercedes third and 0.146s behind theRead More