Kimi Raikkonen Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Kimi Raikkonen, the 2007 Formula One World Champion, announced on Instagram Wednesday that 2021 will be his last on the F1 grid. Leaving a driver spot at Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN open for next season. The most experienced F1 driver in history had already made up his mind about calling it a career last winter, simply starting his post with “this is it.” “It was not an easy decision but after this season it is time for new things,” said Raikkonen on his Instagram account.Read More
By FIA Max Verstappen set the quickest lap of opening practice for the Austrian Grand Prix, beating Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz  by almost three tenths of a seconds as Formula 1’s second weekend in a row at the Red Bull Ring got underway. The opening part of the session saw the majority of drivers testing Pireli’s prototype rear tyres compound which has been offered for testing this weekend. The new tyre features a stiffer rear sidewall and is expected to be in use at the British Grand PrixRead More
By FIA Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen beat Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz by just under five hundredths of a second to take top spot in the final practice session for the Monaco Grand Prix as Williams’ Nichola Latifi and Haas’ Mick Schumacher both suffered heavy crashes. Despite heavy overnight rain there was little sign of drivers taking a risk averse approach to the session and after a short lull following the green lights being turned on, Alfa Romeo’s Kimi Räikkönen got things going. The Finn traded a couple of P1 timesRead More
By FIA Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas set the pace in the second free practice session for this weekend’s season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in a session that was red-flagged when Kimi Raikkonen’s Alfa Romeo caught fire. The opening phase of the 90-minute session was devoted to running on a prototype Pirelli C4 compound tires with drivers completing a mandatory eight laps on the development rubber. But all three leading drivers failed to set their best times on the soft compound tire as a Turn 1 off, track limits and encountering slowerRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer After seven years of highs and lows, even saving the race team, Sergio Perez confirmed Wednesday that he’ll be leaving BWT Racing Point F1 Team at the end of the season. Perez issued a statement on social media regarding the situation, saying he doesn’t have a Plan B at this time: “Everything in life always has a beginning and an end, and after seven years together, my time with the team will come to an end after this season. “It hurts a bit as I betRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer PORTLAND, Ore. – Marcus Ericsson has been given the nod to be Alfa Romeo Racing’s reserve driver in Formula One for the Belgian Grand Prix, forgoing IndyCar’s Grand Prix of Portland. With the sudden news coming out of left field, ARROW Schmidt Peterson Motorsports issued a brief statement regarding Ericsson’s absence at Portland. “Following a request from Alfa Romeo Racing of Marcus Ericsson to be on the ground at this weekend’s Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix, ARROW Schmidt Peterson Motorsports has granted Marcus a release fromRead More

Posted On July 28, 2019By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

Verstappen Wins Incident-Packed German GP

By FIA Max Verstappen took the seventh victory of his Formula 1 career at the end of a topsy-turvy, incident-packed German Grand Prix that saw Mercedes miss out on a podium finish for the first time in over a year, Sebastian Vettel rise from 20thplace on the grid to second place, and Daniil Kvyat score Toro Rosso’s first podium finish in almost 11 years. With steady rain falling in the run-up to the race, the decision was taken to begin with four formation laps in order to assess the wetRead 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 Sebastian Vettel claimed his first pole position of the 2019 Formula 1 season, beating championship leader Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes by two tenths of a second to secure top spot on the grid for tomorrow’s Canadian Grand Prix. Charles Leclerc took third place ahead of Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo. In Q1 Sebastian Vettel topped the timesheet with a lap of 1:11.200. That left him 0.014s ahead of Ferrari team-mate Leclerc and 0.029s in front of third-placed Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes. Max Verstappen progressed to Q2 with a timeRead More
By FIA Lewis Hamilton topped the opening practice session for the Canadian Grand Prix, the championship leader setting a best time of 1:12.767, to end the session just 0.147s clear of Mercedes team-mate Bottas. After a first half hour in which Max Verstappen went quickest on what he branded “an insanely dirty” track, Hamilton and Bottas took to the track and the Finnish driver immediately jumped to the top of the order with a time of 1:14.160. The pair then traded fastest times until Bottas seized control with a lapRead More