Mercedes Tag

By Adam Tate, Associate Editor Antonio Giovonazzi’s unofficial lap record at the Hungaroring lasted exactly one day, as Mercedes junior George Russell edged ahead with a stout 1:15.575 on the hypersoft tires as the final in-season test of 2018 came to an end. Russell just beat out Kimi Raikkonen in the Ferrari to set the fastest time of the day by less than a tenth of a second. The two traded fast times for much of the afternoon session until Raikkonen failed to match Russell’s pace on the softest compound. JakeRead More

Posted On July 30, 2018By Adam TateIn Breaking News, Formula One, Videos

Hungarian GP Highlights

By Adam Tate, Associate Editor The Hungarian Grand Prix has been dominated by the likes of Ferrari and Red Bull in recent years, an anomaly on the calendar, but a chaotic, rain struck qualifying gave us a Mercedes front row lockout and a poorly executed race on the part of Ferrari gave Lewis Hamilton a surprise victory. The race was full of tension, controversy and excitement from the get go. From Red Bull suffering another Renault power unit failure for Max Verstappen, to his team mate Daniel Ricciardo’s heroic overtakes thereRead More
By Adam Tate, Associate Editor The Hungarian Grand Prix was Formula One’s first race behind the Iron Curtain and has taken place every year since 1986 at the Hungaroring in Mogyorod. This year marks the 32nd consecutive running of the Grand Prix which makes it one of the longest running events on the F1 calendar. The tight, twisty track features lots of elevation changes that reward high downforce cars and drivers who give complete commitment. The hot temperatures Hungary experiences this time of year also come into play to make the raceRead More

Posted On July 23, 2018By Adam TateIn Breaking News, Formula One, Videos

WATCH: German GP Highlights

By Adam Tate, Associate Editor The German Grand Prix was an absolute classic this year and a strong endorsement for Hockenheim to be on the calendar more than once every two years. The race had it all; rain, strategic blunders, Sebastian Vettel crashing out of the lead, Lewis Hamilton avoiding a controversial penalty and coming from 14th on the grid to win. Whether or not you liked the stewards verdict, you have to admit that it was a heck of a race. The highlights cover all the main action of theRead More
By FIA Sebastian Vettel took his 55th career pole position in front of his home crowd at Germany’s Hockenheimring in a qualifying session that saw chief title rival Lewis Hamilton ruled out when he damaged his car running wide at the end of Q1. Vettel put in a superb performance in Q3 to set a new track record at Hockenheim with a time of 1:11.212. The German’s lap was more than three seconds faster than Nico Rosberg’s pole time of F1’s last visit to this track in 2016. Valtteri BottasRead More

Posted On July 19, 2018By Adam TateIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

German Grand Prix Preview

By Adam Tate, Associate Editor The German Grand Prix at the Hockenheimring marks the homecoming race for championship leader Sebastian Vettel who grew up nearby the circuit, and defending German Grand Prix winners Mercedes. It also marks the true halfway point of the season which has seen Ferrari and Vettel eek out just a bit of a points gap on Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton after a wild British Grand Prix. The race takes place at the Hockenheimring, one of the oldest and most historic venues on the Formula One calendar, HockenheimRead More

Posted On July 12, 2018By Adam TateIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

British GP Stats

By Adam Tate, Associate Editor The British Grand Prix was a thrilling race, it was also statistically significant in many ways, especially for the victorious Sebastian Vettel. Here are all the interesting stats to come out of a great weekend of racing at Silverstone. Sebastian Vettel took his 51st win and is now tied with Alain Prost for third all time after Michael Schumacher with 91 wins and Lewis Hamilton with 65. Vettel is also tied with Prost and Hamilton on four titles, but he comes up short on tying theRead More

Posted On July 9, 2018By Adam TateIn Breaking News, Formula One, Videos

WATCH: British GP Highlights

By Adam Tate, Associate Editor The British Grand Prix had it all, from spins, crashes and controversy, to a knock down, drag out fight for the win between Ferrari and Mercedes. Lewis Hamilton’s dream of sixth British Grand Prix victory and his fifth in a row was immediately ruined by a poor start and a spin after contact from Kimi Raikkonen sent him all the way to the back of the field on the opening lap, but his fight back to second place and the battles up and down the fieldRead More
By FIA Sebastian Vettel set the pace in the second practice for this weekend’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone, with the Ferrari driver edging Friday morning’s quickest man, Lewis Hamilton, by just under two tenths of a second. There was more trouble for Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, however. The Dutch driver had stopped on track at the end of the morning session with a mechanical issue and his afternoon session ended early when he crashed out midway through his opening run. Verstappen lost control of his RB14 on the exitRead More
By FIA Lewis Hamilton went quickest in first practice for his home grand prix, the British Grand Prix, with the defending champion beating tam-mate Valtteri Bottas by almost four tenths of a second. There was trouble for Max Verstappen, with the Red Bull Racing driver stopping on track at the end of the session with a suspected gearbox issue. Verstappen had a good opening to the session, setting the early pace on medium tyres before he was dislodged by Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and then by Hamilton, who set a mediumRead More