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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer First seven rounds of the 2019 Formula One World Championship – underwhelming to the bordeom. Last seven rounds however – sheer utter chaos with minimal boredom. From the rise of Charles Leclerc at Spa and Monza to the beautiful rally by Max Verstappen at Hockenheim. There was a lot to digest during the second leg of the F1 campaign and it’s time to recap my seven most memorable moments. The Instant Classic That Was Hockenheim I’ve already said it awhile back, but the German Grand PrixRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Red Bull Racing are no strangers of making midseason changes to promote a Scuderia Toro Rosso driver. Despite rumors of both teams retaining their drivers for the duration of 2019, that all went out the window Monday with a bombshell announcement. RBR confirmed during the summer break that Alexander Albon has been promoted to the team. This meant Pierre Gasly’s tenure with the team ends after 12 rounds as he’ll head back to STR for the final nine rounds. “Red Bull are in the unique positionRead More

Posted On August 2, 2019By Motorsports TribuneIn Formula One

Gasly Tops Rain-Affected FP2 as Albon Crashes

By FIA Red Bull Racing’s Pierre Gasly topped the timesheet in a rain-affected seconds practice session for the Hungarian Grand Prix that saw Toro Rosso’s Alexander Albon crash out. The session was held under grey skies and the threat of rain and as such there was a flurry of activity soon after the green lights went on at the end of the pit lane with 17 drivers taking to the track in the opening minutes. One of those was Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas. The Finn missed the morning session owing toRead More

Posted On August 2, 2019By Motorsports TribuneIn Formula One

Hamilton Narrowly Ahead in Opening Practice in Hungary

By FIA Lewis Hamilton went quickest in a closely-matched opening practice session for the Hungary Grand Prix, with the championship leader finishing just under 1700ths of a second ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel who finished second and third respectively. There was trouble, however, for Hamilton’s Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas, with the Finn failing to set a time after his car suffered and early engine issue. Bottas’ power unit issue was identified after the Finnish driver had completed just two installation laps and after Mercedes electedRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer This season’s Formula One World Championship has been underwhelming. That is until Sunday’s German Grand Prix at the Hockenheimring happened. In an absolute instant classic, Max Verstappen overcame both a terrible standing start and a Lap 26 spin to win his seventh career grand prix victory. Here’s the kicker, it was far from the only highlight as rain and later drying conditions caused tremendous implications on driver’s future gigs from the moment the lights were out to the checkered flag. You had Danil Kvyat, a guyRead More
By FIA Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc went quickest in the second practice session ahead of the German Grand Prix, but Pierre Gasly’s session ended early when the Red Bull driver crashed out in the final corner, heavily damaging his RB15. Leclerc, who was second quickest in the morning behind team-mate Sebastian Vettel, took over at the top in the afternoon, setting a best time of 1:13.449 during his performance run on soft tyres. That lap put him 0.124s ahead of Vettel, with Mercedes Lewis Hamilton Mercedes third and 0.146s behind theRead More
By FIA In a tight qualifying session at Silverstone, Valtteri Bottas beat home favourite Lewis Hamilton by just six thousandths of a second to claim pole position for the British Grand Prix as Mercedes locked out the front row for the seventh time in 10 races. Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc took third place ahead of the Red Bull of Max Verstappen. In the opening qualifying segment Hamilton took an early lead, posting a time of 1:25.513 to take P1 two hundredths of a second clear of Leclerc. Behind them Verstappen slottedRead More
By FIA Charles Leclerc headed a Ferrari one-two in final practice for the British Grand Prix, finishing two hundredths of a second ahead of team-mate Sebastian Vettel. However, in a tight session, Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton pushed the Ferrari pair hard to end the 60 minutes just two hundredths behind Vettel. Red Bull Racing’s Pierre Gasly put in a good final lap to take P4, only 0.164s behind Hamilton and three tenths of a second ahead of fifth-placed team-mate Max Verstappen. The session got off to a slow start as lightRead More
By FIA Valtteri Bottas edged Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to top the timesheet in the second free practice session ahead of the British Grand Prix. Bottas had been denied top spot in the morning session by Pierre Gasly but in the afternoon there was no stopping the Finn. Bottas stamped his authority on the session early on, running eight tenths quicker than Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen on the medium Pirelli compound on offer at Silverstone this weekend. The tyre clearly suited the Mercedes driver, as during the performance runsRead More
By FIA Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc went quickest in final practice for the Austrian Grand Prix, edging Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton by 0.143s with Valtteri Bottas third in the other Mercedes. Leclerc made steady improvements during the session before bolting on a final set of soft tyres from a qualifying simulation that saw him become the only man to breach the 1m04s barrier with a P1 time of 1:03.987. Hamilton couldn’t quite match that pace and the title leader finished the final practice session in P2 with a time of 1:04.130. ThatRead More