Esteban Ocon Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The 69th season of Formula One has officially concluded, and Mercedes continued to steamroll the competition in the Hybrid Era. Lewis Hamilton once again proved to have risen on the occasion as Sebastian Vettel faded away due to Ferrari’s costly errors that eliminated him from the championship race. Not only that, the 2019 season is starting to look clear with key names having no choice but to become a test driver or find different ventures in favor of even younger drivers and even the comeback for theRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief AUSTIN, Texas — Kevin Magnussen and Esteban Ocon have been disqualified from the United States Grand Prix due to separate violations of the Formula One fuel regulations. The result cost both drivers valuable points as Ocon and Magnussen provisionally finished the 56-lap race eighth and ninth, respectively. However, the No. 31 Racing Point Force India of Ocon was in breach of the fuel-flow limit, which is set to 100 kg/hr on the opening lap. Team boss Otmar Szafnauer gave his take over the subject. “What happened was,Read More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief AUSTIN, Texas — Kimi Raikkonen snapped a win drought of over five years to capture a highly-contested victory in Sunday’s United States Grand Prix, while Lewis Hamilton saw chances of clinching the championship evaporate at Circuit of the Americas. Despite constant pressure in the dwindling laps from both Max Verstappen (No. 33 Red Bull Racing) and Lewis Hamilton (No. 44 Mercedes), Raikkonen (No. 7 Ferrari) held steady  to score the 21st victory of his Formula One career and first since the 2013 Australian Grand Prix – 113Read More
By FIA Lewis Hamilton led a Mercedes one-two in the opening practice session for the Japanese Grand Prix finishing half a second clear of team-mate Valtteri Bottas and almost seven tenths of a second ahead of the third-placed Red Bull of Daniel Ricciardo. Ferrari’s Kimi Räikkönen and championship challenger Sebastian Vettel finished the session in fourth and fifth places, but both set their best times using the supersoft Pirelli compound, while Hamilton session-best time of 1:28.691s was delivered on soft tyres. Vettel ended the session just under a second offRead More

Posted On September 28, 2018By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

Vettel Tops First Practice for Russian GP

By FIA Title contender Vettel and Verstappen both set their times on Pirelli’s hypersoft tyres, while third-placed championship leader Lewis Hamilton largely restricted himself to the hardest of the compounds on offer this weekend, the soft tyre, and finished just 0.330s behind Vettel. Valtteri Bottas matched team-mate Hamilton in mostly running on the soft tyres to finish the session in fourth place half a second off the pace. Daniel Ricciardo took fifth place on the timesheet, though the Red Bull driver spend most of the session in his team’s garageRead More
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By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Sergio Perez endured one of the toughest races of his Formula 1 career in the Singapore Grand Prix. The 28-year-old Mexican started seventh on the grid, but the day quickly became undone after colliding with Racing Point Force India teammate Esteban Ocon on the opening lap. Ocon, who started ninth, was attempting an outside pass in Turn 3 until the pair made contact and it, which caused enough damage to force retirement. The stewards judged it as a racing incident. The day only got worse forRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Fourteen rounds done, seven to go, and since my first installment, there’s been so many changes across all 10 Formula 1 constructors and its 20 drivers. A few would-be contenders have gone by the wayside like Fernando Alonso and Red Bull, and others have flourished after a quiet or abysmal opening leg such as Kimi Raikkonen and Haas F1. We even saw a hot mess behind closed doors, resulting a new constructor and have so far been tremendous. In my latest installment of “Heptagon Viewpoints,”Read More
By FIA Lewis Hamilton took his 77th career pole position at Spa-Francorchamps, making the most of difficult wet conditions in the final Q3 segment of qualifying to beat Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and surprise third-placed qualifier Esteban Ocon of Racing Point Force India to the front of the grid for the Belgian Grand Prix. In the early stages of Q1, Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen led the way using soft tyres to set a time 1:42.585. He was joined on the yellow-banded rubber by team-mate Vettel, who slotted into P2, and the Mercedes drivers.Read More

Posted On August 24, 2018By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

Vettel Quickest in First Practice in Belgium

By FIA Sebastian Vettel went quickest in opening practice for the Belgian Grand Prix, edging Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen by just over a tenth of a second, with championship leader Lewis Hamilton three tenths off the pace in third place. As the first half hour of the 90-minute session came to a close Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas rose to the top of the order with a time of 1:44.998s, set on soft tyres. Hamilton then moved ahead of that mark by more three tenths of a second and that timeRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The FIA have approved the mid-season entry of Racing Point Force India Formula 1 Team ahead of this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps. The colors remain the same, however, the change in names also means that Sahara Force India is loses all its constructors points and is prohibited from competing in the Formula 1 World Championship. A rebirth prevented that threat, as the Lawerence Stroll-led and newly branded Racing Point Force India is set to make their Formula 1 debut, bearing the colors pink,Read More