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By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief The dominoes continue to fall as now Renault have confirmed the launch date for their 2017 Formula 1 machine for February 21. In what feels like a contest of ‘who can show it off first,’ the French manufacturer’s date is three days ahead of Ferrari, two ahead of Mercedes and one ahead of Force India. The team, which returned to F1 last season after taking over the Lotus F1 Team, finished 2016 with nine points en route to ninth in the constructors’ standings. The 2017 lineupRead More
Lewis Hamilton outpaced team-mate Nico Rosberg by almost four tenths of a second in first practice for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, as the pair’s title-deciding duel got underway at the Yas Marina Circuit. Hamilton goes into the final race of the 2016 season needing to reverse a 12-point deficit to Rosberg in order to take a fourth career title and the defending champion set about the task in the right way by settting a session-best time of 1:42.869 to finish 0.374s clear of his Mercedes team-mate and sole titleRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Renault Sport F1 Team announced that Jolyon Palmer will return for the 2017 season. The 25-year-old Brit and 2014 GP2 Series champion has endured a tough rookie campaign, but managed to score his first championship point in round 16 at the Malaysian Grand Prix last month. Palmer joins recently announced Nico Hulkenberg at Renault, giving the Enstone-based team a veteran presence to go along with its progressing driver. After several weeks of debate, Palmer expressed jubilation upon his announced return. “I’m over the moon to beRead More

Posted On October 8, 2016By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

Rosberg on Top in Final Practice in Japan

Nico Rosberg made it three sessions from three as he added top spot in final practice for the Japanese Grand Prix to the fastest times he set in both Friday sessions. The championship leader finished FP3 three tenths of a second clear of Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo as Lewis Hamilton ended the session in seventh place after failing to get in a clean lap in the final stages on a crowded track. Rain overnight and in the morning left the Suzuka circuit greasy and low on grip and theRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Max Verstappen was left frustrated at his Toro Rosso teammate Carlos Sainz Jr. and the team’s strategy following the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday. The Dutchman had a promising start to the race, maintaining fifth after a frantic start. However, the 18-year-old’s afternoon took a wrong turn following a restart after the red flag on lap 18. Verstappen endured a slow stop on lap 33, dropping in the running order and falling in behind Sainz. From there Verstappen was slowed by his teammate, which led toRead More
By Steve Aibel, Senior F1 Writer After teasing the Formula One universe with an interim paint job, the definitive Renault look of 2016 broke cover today. Sliding in on a surfboard, the team debuted their 2016 livery in grand fashion. From the look of the beach themed debut, Renault F1 is back on the scene and is looking to make a statement. The team release today came after running a black with yellow trimmed car for testing in Barcelona and at the team’s launch, last month in Paris. “The R.S. 16 willRead More
Joylon Palmer

Posted On January 31, 2016By Joey BarnesIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

Palmer decides on F1 race number

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Jolyon Palmer has decided to carry the No. 30 for his Formula One career as he enters his rookie season in 2016 with Renault. The Brit joins the grid after spending last season as Lotus’ test driver following a championship winning GP2 season in 2014. Palmer drove in several Friday practice sessions last year with the No. 30  and announced through social media that he will continue to carry that number. I can officially confirm that I will be using number 30 this year. #JP30 #F1Read More