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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
By FIA Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas set the pace of the opening practice session for the FIA Formula 1 Tuscan Grand Prix as drivers got their first taste of the Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello. Bottas, using soft tires, finished just under five hundredths of a second ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen with Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc finishing a surprise third at the start of a weekend of celebrations to mark the Scuderia’s 1000th Formula 1 Grand Prix. Bottas’ time of 1:17.879s also established a new track record at the circuit near Florence.Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer After seven years of highs and lows, even saving the race team, Sergio Perez confirmed Wednesday that he’ll be leaving BWT Racing Point F1 Team at the end of the season. Perez issued a statement on social media regarding the situation, saying he doesn’t have a Plan B at this time: “Everything in life always has a beginning and an end, and after seven years together, my time with the team will come to an end after this season. “It hurts a bit as I betRead More
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By FIA Mercedes took another 1-2 in practice for F1’s 70thAnniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone, with the championship leader beating team-mate Valtteri Bottas to the top spot by in FP2 by just under two tenths of a second. Daniel Ricciardo was third for Renault ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. Hamilton set his best time, a lap of 1:25.606, on medium tyres while Bottas was 0.176s slower on the red-banded soft tyres. A number of drivers pointed to the fragile C4 compound soft on offer this weekend being slower thanRead More
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By FIA Mercedes Valtteri Bottas went quickest in the first practice session ahead of Sunday’s FIA Formula 1 70thAnniversary Grand Prix, beating team-mate Lewis Hamilton by just over a tenth of a second at Silverstone. After last weekend’s British Grand Prix, tyre manufacturer Pirelli has brought a softer tyre selection for this second race at the Northamptonshire Circuit and as such all drivers prioritised running on the red-banded soft tyre during a 90-minute session in which track temperatures hit 45˚C. Bottas set a time a best time of 1:26.166s onRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team announced Thursday that veteran driver Valtteri Bottas has agreed on a one-year contract extension to stay with the race team. The new deal will mark the Finnish racer’s fifth straight season piloting the No. 77 “Silver Arrow” where he’s scored all eight of his Formula One victories, including this year’s season opening Austrian Grand Prix. “I’m very happy to stay with Mercedes in 2021 and build on the success we’ve enjoyed together already,” said Bottas. “Thank you to everyone in the teamRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The latest batch of updates on the 2020 Formula One World Championship calendar were announced Friday with the addition of three new venues while also losing its four events on the Americas region. The three confirmed sites being added marks the return of the Nurburgring and Imola to the F1 calendar and a first-time visit to Portimao in Portugal. After a seven-year absence, the Nurburgring will be hosting the Eifel Grand Prix for the first time on October 9-11, two weeks after the Russian Grand PrixRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Arguably the three most intriguing Formula 1 grand prix circuits on the calendar becomes the latest blow to the 70th season due to the pandemic. The FIA announced Friday morning that those intriguing tracks were the Azerbaijan, Singapore and Japanese Grand Prix, with the latter meant they won’t be heading to the “Land of the Rising Sun” for the first time since 1986. “These decisions have been taken due to the different challenges our promoters face in those countries. In Singapore and Azerbaijan the long leadRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Scuderia Ferrari has confirmed four-time Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel will not return following the 2020 season, which has yet to officially start due to COVID-19. This shocking announcement was confirmed Tuesday as neither parties were able to come into an agreement of extending his contract beyond this season. Vettel issued a statement regarding the situation, saying that he’s come to terms that 2020 will be the final year representing the Prancing Horse. “My relationship with Scuderia Ferrari will finish at the end of 2020.Read More
By FIA The promoter of the FIA Formula 1 French Grand Prix has acknowledged that the 2020 edition of the event cannot take place following the instructions of the French government. The full statement can be found below: The Formula 1 Grand Prix de France takes note of the impossibility to maintain its event Following the declarations of the French President to ban major events until at least the middle of July, to keep the Schengen area closed until further notice and the recent decisions announced by the French GovernmentRead More