Max Verstappen Tag

By FIA Max Verstappen set the fastest time of final practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix beating Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton by almost three tenths of a second. Valtteri Bottas was third in the second Mercedes.  After a busy opening phase to the session, Verstappen first rose to the top of the timesheet shortly before the halfway mark in the 60-minute session. The Dutchman lapped in 1:29.617.  Verstappen then went quicker again to shave 0.017s off his best time but during the run he appeared to suffer problems with his rear wing,Read More
By FIA Max Verstappen made it three for three as he followed domination of Friday’s two practice session with the quickest time in final practice for tomorrow’s Turkish Grand Prix. The Red Bull driver set a best time of 1:48.485 as often heaby rain made conditions difficult at the Istanbul Park circuit. The session began with steady drizzle falling across the track prompting the drivers to head out on intermediate tires to test the conditions. Ferrari’s Charles Leclear set the pace in the opening minutes with a lap of 1:50.916Read More
By FIA After topping the morning timesheet at Istanbul Circuit, Max Verstappen repeated his P1 performance in the second practice session for Sunday’s Turkish Grand Prix as drivers once again struggled with a lack of grip on the resurfaced track. Verstappen set an FP2 benchmark of 1:28.330 to eclipse Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc by four tenths of a second. Valtteri Bottas was third, with Mercedes team-mate and championship leader Lewis Hamilton fourth, over eight tenths of a second off the pace. Verstappen’s best time was still more than three seconds offRead More
By FIA Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen topped the opening practice session for this weekend’s FIA Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix, with the Dutch driver beating team-mate Alex Albon by more than two tenths of a second in a session defined by the slippery nature of the recently re-surfaced Istanbul Park circuit. Verstappen’s timesheet-topping lap of 1:35.077 was a full 10 seconds slower than the pole lap time set by Sebastian Vettel when F1 last visited Istanbul in 2011. The treacherous conditions were revealed as soon as cars left theRead More
By FIA Lewis Hamilton further extended his Formula 1 Driver’s Championship with a dominant Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps as Valtteri Bottas took second place to wrap up Mercedes third 1-2 finish of the season. Max Verstappen took third place to score his sixth podium finish in a row. When the light went out at the start of the race Bottas made a good start from P2 on the grid and he seemed poised to challenge pole sitter Hamilton as they went through La Source, but Hamilton had a smallRead More
By FIA Lewis Hamilton took top spot in the final practice session for the Belgian Grand Prix, with the championship leader finishing two tenths of a second ahead of Renault’s Esteban Ocon. Lando Norris was third for McLaren. With light drizzle dampening the track there was little running in the opening portion of the hour, with just Haas’ Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean testing the conditions as they attempted to make up for time lost yesterday due to engine issues with their cars. When they returned to the pit laneRead More
By FIA Max Verstappen set the pace in the second practice session for the Belgian Grand Prix, though the Red Bull driver was just under five hundredths of a second ahead of surprise second-place man Daniel Ricciardo of Renault. Championship leader Lewis Hamilton finished third ahead of the second Red Bull of Alex Albon. A damp track made for a quiet opening phase to the session but after 15 minutes Alfa Romeo’s Antonio Giovinazzi, who had missed the morning session due to a power unit water leak, posted the firstRead More

Posted On August 16, 2020By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

Hamilton Takes Dominant Win in Barcelona

By FIA Lewis Hamilton took a dominant lights to flag victory in sweltering conditions at Spanish Grand Prix, eventually crossing the line 25 seconds clear of Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen. Hamilton’s Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas was third ahead of the Racing Points of Lance Stroll and Sergio Pérez. In an ambien temperatures of aeround 30˚C and on a track nudging above 50˚C, Verstappen made a good getaway at the start and he was able to outpace the slower-starting Bottas on the long run to Turn 1 and steal P2 behind Hamilton.Read More

Posted On August 14, 2020By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

Hamilton Leads FP2 for Spanish GP

By FIA Lewis Hamilton topped the timesheet in the second practice session for the Spanish Grand Prix, beating teammate Valtteri Bottas by almost three tenths of a second. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen was third. In high temperatures, the Mercedes drivers set the pace in the early part of the session with Hamilton taking P1 with a lap of 1:17.960s on the medium tire. Bottas slotted into P2, though he was running on hard compound Pirelli tires but shortly before the half-hour mark Verstappen stole seconds from the Finn as heRead More
By FIA Max Verstappen took a well-worked 70thAnniversary Grand Prix victory at Silverstone beating Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas. Despite strating from the front row both Mercedes were hampered by significant tyre degradation during the race, while Verstappen, who started fourth, managed his tyres well to steadily pull away in the final third of the race. The Red Bull driver eventually took his ninth career win with 11 seconds in hand over the lead Mercedes of Hamilton. At the start, Verstappen made a good getaway and as Bottas fought offRead More