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By FIA For the second year in succession, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler driver Nico Muller has topped the combined time sheets of the in-season ABB FIA Formula E Championship rookie test held in Marrakesh following yesterday’s thrilling E-Prix. The German posted an impressive time of 1:17.074s late in the afternoon. Muller said, “It was good fun, I really enjoyed being back in the Gen2 car after Riyadh, where we didn’t have a smooth day, but today was a good one. We had a big test programme to complete, lots ofRead More
By FIA Envision Virgin Racing’s Sam Bird was fastest overall on a crucial full day of testing took which place today, 16 December, on the Ad Diriyah circuit following the thrilling opening race of the 2018/19 ABB FIA Formula E Championship season yesterday. Race runner-up Jean-Eric Vergne once again found himself just missing out on the top position, this time by a margin of only 0.113s in his DS TECHEETAH machine. The test featured a diverse mix of nine female and 11 male drivers, with teams having worked with theRead More
By FIA Antonio Felix Da Costa has taken the first pole position and victory in the second generation of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia today, 15 December. It was his first victory since Buenos Aires in the inaugural season of the all-electric series, and also a maiden win for the BMW i Andretti Motorsport team as a fully manufacturer-backed entry. It was a landmark race in Formula E history in many ways, with season five ushering in a brand new car, key new regulationsRead More
By FIA As part of the continued growth of Formula E Holdings Ltd. – promoter of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship – Alejandro Agag and the board of the company have agreed that Mr. Agag should step-up from the role of CEO to become Chairman. This will allow the company to bolster the management team with a new CEO, who’ll be appointed in the coming months. Agag will continue to serve as CEO until the new person joins Formula E. With the support of the new CEO, Agag –Read More
By FIA The ABB FIA Formula E Championship races into a new era this weekend (15 December) as the Ad Diriyah E-Prix in Saudi Arabia sets the fifth season of electric street racing in motion. The biggest grid in Formula E history will line up on Saturday afternoon, as 22 drivers racing for 11 teams will go all-out to decide the first winner in the FIA Formula E Gen2 car. Together with a raft of new regulations, the championship is poised for its most exciting and unpredictable season yet. Familiar Faces,Read More
By FIA Lewis Hamilton signed off on his title-winning 2018 FIA Formula 1 campaign in style by taking a controlled and composed 11th win of the season ahead of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen. The final race of the season ended with Hamilton and Vettel joining McLaren’s Fernando Alonso for a series of tyre-smoking donuts on the start-finish straight to celebrate the Spanish two-time champion’s final race as a Formula 1 driver. Earlier, at the start, Hamilton got away well from pole position to claim the leadRead More

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

Hamilton Soars to Pole for Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

By FIA Lewis Hamilton took his 11th pole position of the 2018 FIA Formula 1 World Championship as he headed a Mercedes 1-2 i in qualifying for the final race of the season at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit. Hamilton edged team-mate Valtteri Bottas by 0.162s in the final runs of Q3, with the Finn only losing out to the five-time champion due to a small error in the final sector of the 5.554km circuit. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel will start from third place on the grid, ahead of team-mate Kimi Räikkönen,Read More
By FIA Lewis Hamilton went quickest in the final practice session for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, almosgt three tenths of a second ahead of Ferrari’s Kimi Räikkönen, whose team-mate Sebastian Vettel finished third. Ferrari set the pace early in the session with the Italian squad’s driver the only likely front runner to take to the track in the opening phase of the session. Räikkönen held sway initially with a time of 1:39.314 but Vettel took over at the top a third of the way through the session, beating hisRead More
By FIA Last year’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix winner Valtteri Bottas hit the top of the timesheets at the Yas Marina Circuit, edging FP1’s quickest man, Max Verstappen by just four hundredths of a second, with Daniel Ricciardo third in the second Red Bull. Bottas set the pace in the opening part of the session, using ultrasoft tyres to hold top spot just over two tenths of a second ahead of Verstappen, who also ran on ultrasofts. Ferrari’s Kimi Räikkönen was the first to make the move to hypersoft tyresRead More
By FIA Max Verstappen was denied an almost certain Brazilian Grand Prix victory when he was taken out of the lead in a collision with Racing Point Force India’s Esteban Ocon. The dramatic incident gifted Lewis Hamilton a second career Brazilian Grand Prix victory that helped Mercedes to a fifth consecutive FIA Formula 1 Constructors’ title. Verstappen had stormed through from fifth on the grid to put pressure on polesitter and early race leader Hamilton and the Red Bull driver eventually seized the lead from the recently crowned champion onRead More