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Lewis Hamilton set the fastest lap of final practice for the British Grand in a session that was red flagged for more than 15 minutes following a heavy crash involving Sauber’s Marcus Ericsson. After a muted first half due to a track that was too damp for slick tyres but not quite wet enough to warrant pushing on intermediates, the track began to get busier as the session began to get busier as conditions improved. Running on the soft tyre, Hamilton slashed two seconds of Sebastian Vettel’s earlier benchmark andRead More
After edging team-mate Nico Rosberg by just three hundredths of a second in opening practice for the British Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton made lighter work of the second session, taking top spot by almost four tenths of a second ahead of Daniel Ricciardo after Rosberg failed to take to the track due to car issues. Rosberg pushed his chief championship rival hard in the morning session but his second 90 minutes of track was halted before it had begun, with Mercedes detecting a water leak in his car. The GermanRead More
Lewis Hamilton narrowly beat Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg to the top of the timesheets as practice for this weekend’s British Grand Prix to underway at Silvertsone. The session began with Sebastian Vettel taking to the circuit with a revised version of the Halo head protection device fitted to his Ferrari. The German ran with the new design on his installation lap before settling into his main work of the morning. That saw the four-time champion eventually take fourth place in the session with a time of 1:32.501, just nine thousandthsRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Ferrari has re-signed Kimi Raikkonen for the 2017 Formula 1 season, partnering him with Sebastian Vettel for a third consecutive year. The 36-year-old Finn’s future had been the pillar of speculation, but the Italian team announced Friday morning ahead of the British Grand Prix, the site of Raikkonen’s 100th race with Ferrari. The 2007 world champion has yet to win in his second stint with the Italian squad, but a rise in performance has him tied for third in the standings with Vettel. Ferrari was seenRead More
Lewis Hamilton nailed the timing down to the exact right second in tricky conditions to claim his third British Grand Prix victory today from Silverstone. On lap 43 with a slick track and heavy rain threatening, Hamilton hit the pits to replace his rather worn slicks. As he pulled out of his pit box the heaven’s opened and the championship leader reclaimed the lead of a race it looked like he had just lost. Hamilton cruised to the victory in the final laps, but it wasn’t as straightforward a winRead More
For the third time in his career, Lewis Hamilton will start on pole position at his home Grand Prix. A fairly straightforward qualifying session from Silverstone saw the Briton beat team mate Nico Rosberg by just over a tenth of a second to claim his 8th pole of the season as Lewis looks to end Nico’s good luck streak. Behind the usual all Mercedes front row, Williams put in an excellent performance to claim third and fourth on the grid. Felipe Massa edged out team mate Valtteri Bottas by mereRead More
Jenson Button
In wake of Wednesday’s Strategy Group meeting at Biggin Hill, McLaren-Honda have been granted an additional power unit without penalty for the remainder of the 2015 Formula One season. To help level the playing field, the FIA said an extra power unit is allowed for any new manufacturer entering the sport. Although McLaren is a longtime team in F1, the rules will apply for Honda, who entered the sport in 2015 as the Woking-based team’s power unit supplier. The FIA said the following in a recent statement: “Following the AustrianRead More