Baku Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Four rounds completed and it’s safe to say that Scuderia Ferrari are nowhere near title contenders. Not because they’ve just had rotten luck, but they’ve been out beat when it matters most, the grand prix races. It shows as they only have 99 points in the Constructor’s Championship to Mercedes-AMG F1’s 173 and have swept the first two steps of the podium in every grand prix thus far. Sure, the duo of Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc have been fierce in the free practice sessions, butRead More

Posted On April 30, 2018By Adam TateIn Breaking News, Formula One, Videos

Video: Azerbaijan GP Highlights

By Adam Tate, Associate Editor The Azerbaijan Grand Prix had it all, from a surprise winner for the second year in a row, a lot of crashes and controversy at Red Bull, to a second podium in Baku for Sergio Perez and Force India. Sebastian Vettel initially pulled away from Lewis Hamilton and appeared to have the race in the bag, but late pressure from Valtteri Bottas and the safety car period after Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen crashed in turn 1 turned the race on its head. Vettel out brakedRead More
Max Verstappen topped a tight second practice session for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in which the top five drivers were separated by a quarter a second. However the Dutch driver’s good work was undone seconds from the chequered flag when he crashed out at Turn 1. Valtteri Bottas was second for Mercedes, exactly a tenth adrift of the Red Bull driver, while Verstappen’s team-mate Daniel Ricciardo was third fastest with a time of 1:43.473, 0.111 off the pace, Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen was 1500ths behind Ricciardo, with team-mate Sebastian Vettel fifth,Read More

Posted On June 23, 2017By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

Red Bull Takes FP1 in Baku

Max Verstappen went quickest as practice got underway for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. The Dutchman headed Red Bull Racing team team-mate Daniel Ricciardo by almost half a second, with Sebastian Vettel third for Ferrari. The bulk of the session was run on Pirelli’s soft tyres with Lewis Hamiolton1:44.410s using super-soft Pirellis and ended the session 0.470 seconds seconds clear of team-mate Daniel Ricciardo, with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel a tenth further back in third. Most of the field headed out on the soft tyres early on, with Lewis Hamilton setting theRead More
By Steve Aibel, Senior F1 Writer The Formula 1 World Championship brings the country of Azerbaijan to the world, hosting the European Grand Prix on a brand new city circuit in the capital of Baku. Situated in a small corridor connecting Europe and the Middle East, racing in Azerbaijan has been hyped since it was announced as a new location and finalized on the 2016 F1 race schedule with many of the teams and drivers looking forward to the event for over a year now. Azerbaijan is an oil rich countryRead More
Nico Rosberg took his third pole position of the season as team-mate and main title rival Lewis Hamilton crashed out in Q3. Rosberg has posted a solid first run time of 1:42.758 and was setting about a second run when Hamilton, who already made a mistake on his first run and was in P9, made a tiny miscalculation in Turn 12 on his second run. The result was broken suspension, a dislodged front-right wheel and red flags. With a healthy margin to Sergio Perez, who was also one of theRead More
The FIA has released a record 21-race schedule for the 2016 Formula 1 season. The calendar features several changes, including a new circuit, Baku, in Azerbaijan. The 3.75-mile street circuit will host the European Grand Prix for the first time ever in July. The 2016 season will start later than usual, with the Australian Grand Prix not set to kickoff until April 3. Malaysia swaps with Sochi, with the Russian Grand Prix moving to May 1 and the Malaysian Grand Prix taking place on September 25, a week after Singapore.Read More