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By FIA Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen extended his F1 championship lead over arch-rival Lewis Hamilton with a thrilling French Grand Prix victory that saw the Dutch give up the lead midway through the race and switch to a potentially risky two-stop strategy. But after erasing a 16-second gap to Hamilton the Dutchman closed in and powered past the Mercedes driver on the penultimate lap of the race to secure the lead and take his 13th career win.  When the lights went out at the start of the race, Verstappen madeRead More
By FIA F1 Drivers’ Championship leader Max Verstappen beat Lewis Hamilton by almost three tenths of a second to claim pole position for tomorrow’s 2021 FIA Formula 1 French Grand Prix at Paul Ricard. Valtteri Bottas took will line up in third place on the grid ahead of Verstappen’s Red Bull team-mate Sergio Pérez The opening Q1 segment got off to a stuttering start and the hour-long session was barely three minutes old when the action had to halted. AlphaTauri’s Yuki Tsunoda tried too too much kerb in Turn 1 andRead More
By FIA Formula 1 Championship leader Max Verstappen went quickest in final practice for the French Grand Prix beating Mercedes Valtteri Bottas by 0.747s while the Red Bull driver’s chief title rival Lewis Hamilton finished almost a second off the Dutchman’s pace and fifth place. The opening 10 miniutes of the session were quite, with no cars on track, but eventually the Haas cars of Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin broke the silence and the session got properly underway. Alpine’s Fernando Alonso set the pace in the opening stages ofRead More
By FIA Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen narrowly took top spot in second practice for the 2021 FIA Formula 1 French Grand Prix, beating Valtteri Bottas by eight hundredths of a second at Paul Ricard Circuit. Bottas’ Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton finished third. Bottas set the pace in the early stages of the afternoon session, setting a target of 1:32.880s on medium tyres. Hamilton and Verstappen took scond and third places respectively during this phase, with Hamilton four tenths off his team-mate, while Verstappen was a second down on theRead More
By FIA Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas went quickest in the opening practice session for this weekend FIA Formula 1 French Grand Prix beating team-mate Lewis Hamilton by three tenths of a second, with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen third ahead of team-mate Sergio Pérez. The opening phase of the one-hour session saw teams split between the C2 hard and C3 medium compound tyre with Verstappen medium-shod Carlos Sainz leading the way for Ferrari in the opening exchanges before Verstappen stamped some authority on proceedings with hard tyre time of 1:34.139. As theRead More
By FIA Sergio Pérez took his first victory as a Red Bull Racing driver after team-mate Max Verstappen crashed out from the lead due to a puncture with just six laps left and Lewis Hamilton finished outside the points after locking up under braking on the re-start following the red flag for Verstappen’s crash. At the race start pole sitter Charles Leclerc got away well and took the lead for Ferrari ahead of front-row starter Hamilton. Verstappen made a solid start from third on the grid to take up positionRead More
By FIA Charles Leclerc grabbed a surprise second consecutive pole position, taking top spot in qualifying for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix thanks to a late red flag following an incident involving Ferrari team-mate Carlose Sainz and AlphaTauri’s Yuki Tsunoda. Lewis Hamilton recovered from a slow start to the weekend to take second place, while pole position favourite and championship leader Max Verstappen qualified third. With stoppages and incident always likely at the Baku City Circuit, a large queue formed in pit lane ahead of the start of Q1 as driverRead More
By FIA AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly went quickest in the final practice session for the FIA Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix, as pole position favourite Max Verstappen hit the barriers early in the session. The Red Bull driver’s team-mate Sergio Pérez finished second ahead of Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton. In an messy session running was hampered by low grip and running was frequently disrupted by yellow flags as drivers made mistakes and were forced to use escape roads. Pérez set the early pace, however, with a lap of 1m44.165 set on hardRead More
By FIA Sergio Pérez narrowly beat team-mate Max Verstappen by a tenth of a second to hand Red Bull Racing a 1-2 in the second practice session for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix as Mercedes struggled on the Baku City Circuit. In the first part of the session, run on medium tyres, Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz led the way with a lap of 1:43.162s. Any assault on that benchmark would have to wait, however, as soon after the Spaniard set his time the session was halted. Nicholas Latifi was forced to useRead More
By FIA Formula 1 Driver’s championship leader Max Verstappen set the fastest lap of the first practice session for this weekend’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix beating Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz at the Baku Street Circuit. The session on the streets beside the shores of the Caspian Sea was held in windy conditions and on a temporary track severely lacking in grip early on. There was a spin for AlphaTauri’s Yuki Tsunoda with the Japanese driver running out of road at Turn 4 before getting stuck in the run-off areaRead More