By FIA Lewis Hamilton won a drama-filled, incident-packed Tuscan Grand Prix that was twice red-flagged due to crashes. The Briton took his 90th career F1 win ahead of team-mate Valtteri Bottas, while Red Bull Racing’s Alex Albon scored his first Formula 1 podium finish with third place. Hamilton didn’t have it all his own way, however, and at the start he was beaten off the line by Bottas who surged into an early lead. Further back though there was trouble for Max Verstappen. The Red Bull driver reported a power unitRead More
By FIA Lewis Hamilton beat Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas by just six hundredths of a second to claim pole position for the first Formula 1 Tuscan Grand Prix. Max Verstappen will meanwhile line up at the front of an all-Red Bull second row, with team-mate Alex Albon in fourth place. On the occasion of the team’s 1000th Formula 1 Grand Prix, Ferrari honor was upheld by Charles Leclerc who took fifth place on the grid. In Q1, Bottas led the way ahead of the final, with the Finn taking P1Read 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
By FIA After topping the order in the opening practice session for this weekend’s first F1 Tuscan Grand Prix, Valtteri Bottas continued to set the pace at Mugello in the afternoon, beating team-mate Lewis Hamilton by over two tenths of a second in a session that was twice interrupted by red flags. Bottas led the way in the opening phase of the session, run largely on medium tires and the Finn took P1 on the yellow banded tires with a time of 1:18.019. The field then began to move toRead 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

Posted On September 6, 2020By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

Gasly Takes Shock Italian GP Win

By FIA Pierre Gasly scored his first Formula 1 victory and the first for the AlphaTauri team at the end of an enthralling, incident-packed Italian Grand Prix that saw Carlos Sainz and Lance Stroll take second and third, respectively, and during which championship leader lost the lead of the race through a stop and go penalty. At the race start, pole sitter Hamilton made a good getaway to take the lead but team-mate Valtteri Bottas, starting from P2, made a slow start which allowed Sainz to steal second on theRead More
By FIA Lewis Hamilton claimed his 94th career pole position with a blistering final flying lap that set a new lap record lap at Monza to edge second-placed team-mate Valtteri Bottas by 0.069s and third placed Carlos Sainz of McLaren by eight tenths of a second. Fourth place in the session went to Racing Point’s Sergio Pérez as Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen slipped to P5 ahead of the second McLaren of Lando Norris. It was another difficult day for Ferrari, however, as on home soil neither of its cars madeRead More
By FIA Mercedes Valtteri Bottas set the fastest lap in final practice for the Italian Grand Prix, while Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo brought out the red flags when he stopped at the side of track with a technical problem. The session got off to a quiet start, with just the Alfa Romeo and Haas cars running early on. After installation laps for the quartet, and for Mclaren’s Lando Norris, there was then a lull until the 15-minute mark when Carlos Sainz began his morning’s work in the second McLaren. That sparkedRead More
By FIA Lewis Hamilton topped the timesheet in second practice for the Italian Grand Prix, with the championship leader beating Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas by almost three tenths of a second and eclipsing next closest rival Lando Norris of McLaren by almost nine tenths of a second. The early part of the session was quiet, with few cars on track and the bulk of running in the first 20 minutes featured a duel for top spot between Red Bull’s Alexander Albon and AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly. It was a battle wonRead More
By FIA Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas went quickest in the opening practice session for this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix, beating team-mate Lewis Hamilton by over two tenths of a second as Red Bull’s Max Verstappen crashed out. The session was approaching the halfway mark when Verstappen lost control in the Ascari chicane and spun off. He hit the wall, breaking his front wing and causing damage to the nose cone. He was able to keep his car going, however, and limped back to the pit lane as the red flag wereRead More