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By FIA Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton went quickest in the sole practice session for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix as Formula 1 returned to Imola for a grand prix weekend for the first time since 2006. Hamilton beat Red Bull Racing’s Max Versatppen by almost three tenths of a second as Valtteri Bottas took third place in the sister Mercedes. With a revised two-day program in place for this event, drivers and team had just 90 minutes in which to prepare for qualifying and tomorrow’s race and with practice compressed fromRead More
By FIA Lewis Hamilton took a convincing victory in the FIA Formula 1 2020 Portuguese Grand Prix to score his 92nd career win and make history by surpassing Michael Schumacher’s previous all-time win record. When the lights went out for the race start Hamilton made a good getaway and took the lead into Turn 1. Behind him Red Bull’s Max Verstappen also made a good start from the clean side of the track to put pressure on the P2 Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas. Bottas fought back, however, and as theRead More
By FIA Lewis Hamilton beat Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas by a tenth of a second to take pole position for the Portuguese Grand Prix, with Max Verstappen claiming third place on the Portimão grid for Red Bull Racing. With tyre preparation key to lap time on the recently resurfaced Algarve circuit, Hamilton utlitised an extra flying lap on his final run in Q3 to edge his team-mate and take his 97th career pole position. “Valtteri has been so quick this weekend. As you’ve seen, he’s topped every session,” said Hamilton. “SoRead More

Posted On October 24, 2020By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

Bottas Paces Final Practice for Portuguese GP

By FIA Valtteri Bottas went quickest in final practice for the Portuguese Grand Prix, edging Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton by just under three hundredths of a second. The Finnish driver’s effort completed a hat-trick of fastest practice times at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve. Mercedes’ drivers concentrated on running Pirelli’s red-banded soft tires and across the session they traded quickest times before Bottas upped his pace with a little over 20 minutes left in the session and set a new target of 1:16.654. Hamilton might have gone quicker but theRead More
By FIA Valtttei Bottas continued to set the pace in practice for this weekend’s FIA Formula 1 Portuguese Grand Prix with the Mercedes driver beating Red Bull’s Max Verstappen to the top of the FP2 timesheet in a session defined by two red flag spells. The session began with a 30-minute spell during which teams tested unmarked 13-inch prototype slick tires for next year, according to a run plan to be defined by Pirelli. The aim of the test was to validate the development of tires for 2021. During the test periodRead 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 went quickest in the sole practice session for Formula 1’s Eifel Grand Prix, after poor conditions forced the cancellation of all running on Friday. Heavy fog meant the medical helicopter could not take off on Friday and any running was impossible. Teams were left with a mountain of preparation to make up in this morning’s final practice session and under sunshine and clear skies the track was busy from the moment the green light was lit at the pit exit In the first half ofRead More
By FIA Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position for the Russian Grand Prix after almost missing out on the final top-10 shoot out at Sochi following a late red flag period brought about by a crash for Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen put in an excellent final flying lap to split the Mercedes cars to claim his 13th career front-row start ahead of Valtteri Bottas. Mercedes led the way in Q1 with Bottas setting a time of 1:32.656 with his first run to lead the way. Team-mate HamiltonRead More
By FIA Lewis Hamilton headed a Mercedes one-two in final practice for Formula 1’s Russian Grand Prix beating team-mate Valtteri Bottas by almost eight tenths of a second. McLaren’s Carlos Sainz finished third, just fourth hundredths of a second behind Bottas. The Mercedes drivers were to the fore from the start of the session, with Bottas leading the way on soft tires with a lap of 1:35.183. Hamilton, on the same compound, was two tenths off the pace after a mistake on his opening run led to a second attempt.Read More