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By FIA Mercedes powered away from its rivals in second practice for the Monaco Grand Prix, with Lewis Hamilton setting a time of 1:11.118 to top the timesheet 0.081s ahead of team-mate Valtteri Bottas. The Silver Arrows’ closes rival in the session was Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel who finished more than seventh tenths of a second behind Hamilton. Hamilton and Bottas set the early pace in the session, using medium compound Pirelli tyres, but were dislodged when Vettel bolted on a set of softs for his performance runs. The German wasRead More
By FIA Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton took top spot in the opening practice session for Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix, edging Red Bull’s Max Verstappen by just under six hundredths of a second. Hamilton and team-mate Valtteri Bottas kept a hold on the top two places on the timesheet for a significant part of the session, with the pair trading times as the ‘green’ track began to gain some grip and drivers began to get a feel for the conditions. Hamilton eventually took a slender 0.072s lead over Bottas with a finalRead More
By FIA The motorsport world is today mourning the death of Formula 1 legend Niki Lauda, who passed away last night at the age of 70. Paying tribute to Austrian legend, FIA President Jean Todt said: “Niki Lauda was a hero of motor sport, who inspired me in my youth. He is a milestone in the history of Formula One. All my thoughts go out to his family, friends and to Mercedes.” Chase Carey, Chairman and CEO, Formula 1 added: “It is with great sadness that we learned of the deathRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Williams Racing has announced that W Series standout Jamie Chadwick has signed with the team and will take up the role as its development driver. The 21-year-old Brit will be integrated with the Grove-based outfit trackside for three events throughout the 2019 season, starting with the British Grand Prix. In addition to her media and marketing obligations, she will put it extensive simulator work at the factory. “It is a great honor to be joining the Williams Racing Driver Academy,” Chadwick said. “The time in the simulatorRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief It is hard to find a better start for a team in the Formula One history books than Haas F1. During their tenure, they have consistently found themselves battling for points and continue to strive for the next step of wins and podiums. Guenther Steiner, team principal of Haas F1, was joined by drivers Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen to discus the inner workings and how the passion of their boss, who also owns one of the most successful teams in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.Read More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief The Dutch Grand Prix is back on the Formula 1 calendar after a 35-year absence with a return to Zandvoort beginning in 2020. A three-year deal was put together due to partnerships with SportVibes, TIG Sports and the Circuit Zandvoort. Additionally, longstanding Formula 1 partner Heineken will hold rights as the title sponsor for the event May event. “We are particularly pleased to announce that Formula 1 is returning to race in the Netherlands, at the Zandvoort track,” said Chase Carey, CEO of Formula 1. “FromRead More
By FIA Lewis Hamilton moved back to the top of the FIA Formula 1 Drivers’ World Championship standings as he beat team-mate Valtteri Bottas to head Mercedes’ fifth one-two finish in a row. Max Verstappen finished third for Red Bull Racing, ahead of the Ferrari cars of Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc. When the lights went out at the start, it was Hamilton who made the best start and on the long run down to Turn 1 he tucked in on the inside of pole sitter Valtteri Bottas, who laterRead More
By FIA Formula 1 World Championship leader Valtteri Bottas beat Mercedes team-mate and defending champion Lewis Hamilton by more than six tenths of a second at to claim pole position for the Spanish Grand Prix, his third in a row so far this season. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel was third quickest in the session ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. In the opening session, Vettel and Ferrari team-mate Charles Leclerc set the early pace before Verstappen moved to the top of the order with a time of 1:17.244. Bottas then moved toRead More
By FIA Lewis Hamilton showed impressive pace to top the final practice session for the Spanish Grand Prix timesheets, beating Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas by over half a second. Bottas and Leclerc were the first to head out for qualifying simulations with just under 20 minutes left in the session. Bottas took top spot with a lap of 1:17.291, but was immediately dislodged by the Ferrari youngster who set a good time of 1:17.099. Hamilton and the second Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel were just starting theirRead More
By FIA After finishing fastest in the first practice session for the Spanish Grand Prix, Valtteri Bottas again set the pace in the afternoon, outpacing team-mate Lewis Hamilton by 0.049s as Mercedes pulled away from Ferrari. Charles Leclerc was third for the Scuderia, three tenths of a second behind Bottas. Bottas went a tenth quicker than Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in the opening practice session but in the afternoon both Bottas and Hamilton opened a healthy gap to the Italian squad during the performance runs. Vettel and Leclerc were the firstRead More