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By FIA Lewis Hamilton delivered a superb drive from sixth on the grid to claim victory in a tough, wet Turkish Grand Prix and clinch his seventh Formula 1 World Drivers’ Championship crown, matching Michael Schumacher’s tally of titles. Hamilton overcame early woes involving a lack of grip in wet conditions to claw his way back into contention and after passing Racing Point’s Sergio Pérez on lap 36 his decision to pursue a one-stop race allowed him to take his 10th win of the season ahead of Pérez and Ferrari’s Sebastian VettelRead More
By FIA Racing Point’s Lance Stroll beat Max Verstappen to take his first career pole pole position in a wet qualifying session for Formula 1’s 2020 Turkish Grand Prix that was twice delayed by red flags. Stroll’s pole position is a first for Racing Point and the first for the team that was Force India since the 2009 Belgian Grand Prix. Sergio Pérez added to the team’s celebrations by taking third place ahead of the second Red Bull of Alex Albon as Mercedes saw Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas qualifyRead More
By FIA Max Verstappen made it three for three as he followed domination of Friday’s two practice session with the quickest time in final practice for tomorrow’s Turkish Grand Prix. The Red Bull driver set a best time of 1:48.485 as often heaby rain made conditions difficult at the Istanbul Park circuit. The session began with steady drizzle falling across the track prompting the drivers to head out on intermediate tires to test the conditions. Ferrari’s Charles Leclear set the pace in the opening minutes with a lap of 1:50.916Read More
By FIA After topping the morning timesheet at Istanbul Circuit, Max Verstappen repeated his P1 performance in the second practice session for Sunday’s Turkish Grand Prix as drivers once again struggled with a lack of grip on the resurfaced track. Verstappen set an FP2 benchmark of 1:28.330 to eclipse Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc by four tenths of a second. Valtteri Bottas was third, with Mercedes team-mate and championship leader Lewis Hamilton fourth, over eight tenths of a second off the pace. Verstappen’s best time was still more than three seconds offRead More
By FIA Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen topped the opening practice session for this weekend’s FIA Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix, with the Dutch driver beating team-mate Alex Albon by more than two tenths of a second in a session defined by the slippery nature of the recently re-surfaced Istanbul Park circuit. Verstappen’s timesheet-topping lap of 1:35.077 was a full 10 seconds slower than the pole lap time set by Sebastian Vettel when F1 last visited Istanbul in 2011. The treacherous conditions were revealed as soon as cars left theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Beginning next season, Haas F1 Team will continue operations without Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen after four seasons together. Both competitors confirmed their departure from the American-based constructor on their social media outlets Thursday morning, surprising the paddock as they’re now looking for rides on what’s already been a wild silly season where F1 ride vacancies are running out. Grosjean has been a part of the team since its inception in 2016, scoring points in three out of the opening four grand prix events, highlightedRead More
By FIA Lewis Hamilton took his 91st career victory with a dominant drive to the flag in the Eifel Grand Prix that puts him level with Michael Schumacher on Formula 1’s list of all-time winners. In cold and tricky conditions at the Nurburgring the Briton passed team-mate and early race leader Valtteri on lap 12 and thereafter drove faultlessly to finish ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo who scored the French marque’s first podium finish since 2011. When the lights went out at the start, Verstappen held his starting place butRead More
By FIA Valtteri Bottas beat Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to pole position for the 2020 FIA Formula 1 Eifel Grand Prix in a tightly contest qualifying session at the Nürburgring that saw Red Bull’s Max Verstappen miss out of a front-row spot by just under four hundredths of a second and Nico Hulkenberg return to action for Racing Point in place of Lance Stroll who is unwell. Stroll had missed out on the weekend’s only practice session on Saturday morning and in the hours between the start of that sessionRead More
By FIA Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas set the pace in the opening practice session for the 2020 FIA Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix, finishing almost half a second clear of Renault’s Daniel Riccirado at the end of a session that featured a number of incidents. Bottas, who won in Sochi in 2017 and who has three other podium finishes to his name at the Black Sea circuit, used the re-banded soft tire to claim top spot and the Finn set a time of 1:34.923 to eclipse Ricciardo who put in aRead More
By FIA Valtteri Bottas set the fastest lap of final practice for the Tuscan Grand Prix, edging Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen by just under two hundredths of a second as Lewis Hamilton finished in third place just 0.083s off the pace. After a flurry of installation laps at the beginning of the session, Bottas was soon the only man on track and he stood alone as the only driver to complete a timed lap for the first third of the hour-long session. Kimi Räikkönen and Antonio Giovinazzi then emergedRead More