European Grand Prix Tag

Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg cruised to a comprehensive Grand Prix of Europe win, finishing more than 16 seconds ahead of second-placed Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari, while Sergio Perez recovered from a grid penalty to take a deserved third place. With plenty of incidents enlivening the support races at the inaugural race in Baku, similar unpredictability had been expected from the grand prix, but when Rosberg went through the first corner in the lead and quickly built up a solid gap to fellow front-row starter Daniel Ricciardo, the identity of the winner,Read More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Daniil Kvyat became the first retirement of the European Grand Prix, exiting on lap 8 with suspension issues. The Russian enjoyed a solid Saturday, qualifying seventh and looking like a strong contender for solid points, but Kvyat’s quest came to a halt as he encountered a second retirement in the last three races. “There was an issue with the suspension, so we had to retire the car very early on in the race,” Kvyat said. “Unfortunately, we need to investigate what happened and try to understandRead 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

Posted On June 18, 2016By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Formula One

Hamilton Continues to Set Pace in Baku

Lewis Hamilton’s dominance of the Grand Prix of Europe timesheets continued as the Mercedes driver set the fastest time of final practice at the Baku Street Circuit, eclipsing team-mate Nico Rosberg by just over two tenths of a second. The defending champion’s march to the top of the FP3 timesheet wasn’t without issue, however. The Briton struggled for a clean lap in the final minutes of the session and was forced to back out of a first flyer when he made a mistake at Turn 1 and ran wide. TheRead More
By Adam Tate, Associate Editor This weekend brings us the European Grand Prix at the brand new Baku City Circuit from Baku, Azerbaijan. After much hype and controversy surrounding Azerbaijan’s less than stellar human rights record, the high speed nature of the track bringing up safety concerns and F1 running the same weekend as the 24 hours of Le Mans, attention will soon be turned track side. Red Bull Racing ace and Monaco pole sitter Daniel Ricciardo sampled the circuit via a pre-production version of the F1 2016 video game forRead More
By Adam Tate, Associate Editor The organizers of June 19th’s upcoming European Grand Prix in Baku, Azerbaijan have unveiled some of the newest photos and footage of the nearly completed circuit, including the first onboard film of the new track which winds its way through the historic streets of the capital city. The circuit features several very long straights, book-ended by 90 degree turns, but also features a very, narrow section that twists around a castle and some of the ancient city walls. This section will be the narrowest on 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