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By FIA In a tight qualifying session at Silverstone, Valtteri Bottas beat home favourite Lewis Hamilton by just six thousandths of a second to claim pole position for the British Grand Prix as Mercedes locked out the front row for the seventh time in 10 races. Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc took third place ahead of the Red Bull of Max Verstappen. In the opening qualifying segment Hamilton took an early lead, posting a time of 1:25.513 to take P1 two hundredths of a second clear of Leclerc. Behind them Verstappen slottedRead More
By FIA Charles Leclerc headed a Ferrari one-two in final practice for the British Grand Prix, finishing two hundredths of a second ahead of team-mate Sebastian Vettel. However, in a tight session, Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton pushed the Ferrari pair hard to end the 60 minutes just two hundredths behind Vettel. Red Bull Racing’s Pierre Gasly put in a good final lap to take P4, only 0.164s behind Hamilton and three tenths of a second ahead of fifth-placed team-mate Max Verstappen. The session got off to a slow start as lightRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief The search for young up-and-coming talent has never been higher in motorsports. While having speed is one key element of the game, putting it all together to win is the tricky part. Even so, some have managed to find success in 2019. In just his third career start, NTT IndyCar Series rookie Colton Herta put in a methodical drive in en route to victory at Circuit of The Americas in March. In turn, the pilot of the No. 88 Harding Steinbrenner Racing Chevrolet became the youngestRead More
By FIA Max Verstappen recovered from a poor start to take a brilliant Austrian Grand Prix, and to score Honda’s first F1 victory in 13 years, though the Dutch driver’s sixth career win was only officially confirmed following a stewards’ investigation into the overtaking move on Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc that earned Verstappen top spot on the podium. Polesitter Leclerc had led from the start of the race, but with a handful of laps to go Verstappen used greater pace on hard tyres to close up to the Ferrari driver. HeRead More
By FIA Charles Leclerc scored his second career pole position beating Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton by more than two tenths of a second to claim top spot in qualifying for the Austrian Grand Prix. However, the Ferrari driver will be joined on the front row by Red Bull’s Max Verstappen after race officials handed Hamilton a three-place grid penalty for impeding Alfa Romeo’s Kimi Räikkönen in Q1. Ferrari led the way in the opening stages of the first session, with both Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel using medium tyres. Leclerc topped the order in theRead More
By FIA Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc went quickest in final practice for the Austrian Grand Prix, edging Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton by 0.143s with Valtteri Bottas third in the other Mercedes. Leclerc made steady improvements during the session before bolting on a final set of soft tyres from a qualifying simulation that saw him become the only man to breach the 1m04s barrier with a P1 time of 1:03.987. Hamilton couldn’t quite match that pace and the title leader finished the final practice session in P2 with a time of 1:04.130. ThatRead More

Posted On June 23, 2019By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

Hamilton Takes Emphatic French GP Win

By FIA Lewis Hamilton scored a dominant second consecutive French Grand Prix win, finishing 18 seconds ahead of team-mate Valtteri Bottas as Mercedes sealed its sixth 1-2 finish in eight races. Charles Leclerc took third place for Ferrari ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. Polesitter Hamilton made a good start to take P1 ahead of Bottas, Leclerc and Verstappen. Further back, McLaren’s Carlos Sainz got away well to pass team-mate Lando Norris, but despite pulling alongside Verstappen early in the opening lap the Spaniard couldn’t steal the position. Over theRead More
By FIA Mercedes locked out the front row of the grid for the sixth time this season as Lewis Hamilton beat team-mate Valterri Bottas to pole position for the French Grand Prix by almost three tenths of a second. Charles Leclerc was the dominant team’s closest rival, finishing more than six tenths of a second behind championship leader Hamilton. Bottas was in control in the opening segment, the Finn setting a session-best time of 1:30.550 to edge Hamilton by 0.059s and when the chequered flag came out the Mercedes duoRead More

Posted On June 22, 2019By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

Bottas Paces Final Practice for French GP

By FIA Valtteri Bottas edged team-mate Lewis Hamilton by four hundredths of a second to take top spot in final practice for the French Grand Prix, as Mercedes once again dominated the timesheets at the Circuit Paul Ricard. Bottas went quickest in the first half of the session using soft tyres. The Finn set a best time of 1:30.853 to lead Hamilton by two tenths of a second before the pair retreated to the Mercedes garage to prepare for their qualifying simulations. And when they bolted on a fresh set ofRead More

Posted On June 21, 2019By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

Bottas Fastest in FP2 at Paul Ricard

By FIA Valtteri Bottas maintained Mercedes’ hold on top spot of the timesheets in free practice for the French Grand Prix, with the Finn beating team-mate Lewis Hamilton, who went quickest in the morning session, by more than four tenths of a second. Bottas, who goes into the weekend second in the Drivers’ standings, set the pace early in the second session on medium compound tyres and following a move to softs for a performance run he lowered the benchmark to 1:30.937. Hamilton might have been expected to challenge thatRead More