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Posted On November 27, 2016By Steve AibelIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

Rosberg Versus Hamilton: The Finale

By Steve Aibel, Senior F1 Writer It’s finally here. We have waited all season for this race. The one to determine the 2016 Formula 1 World Champion. The stage is set. The final round of the 2016 Formula 1 World Championship is set in Abu Dhabi with Nico Rosberg holding a slim and shrinking 12 point advantage over teammate Lewis Hamilton. Hamilton is on a three race win scramble that started in Austin at the US Grand Prix. The run has cut the championship count from 33 points after Japan, to the currentRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Kimi Raikkonen put in one of his best qualifying efforts of the season ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix with a third place effort on Saturday, but wasn’t overly impressed with the lap. The 37-year-old Finn bettered Scuderia Ferrari teammate Sebastian Vettel, who could only manage fifth, and Red Bull Racing teenager Max Verstappen. The 2007 F1 World Champion is in the midst of a battle with both in securing fourth place in the Drivers’ Championship, trailing Vettel 187-178 while also being ahead of Verstappen byRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Sebastian Vettel’s day came to an early end at the first corner of the Malaysian Grand Prix after hitting and sending Formula 1 championship leader Nico Rosberg into a spin, destroying his own car in the process. The 29-year-old German had a blistering start from row three and climbed to the inside of Turn 1 with Max Verstappen on his right. The aggressive move was labeled “crazy” from the Red Bull Racing driver in a near repeat in reverse roles of the Belgian Grand Prix. “IRead More
Lewis Hamilton scored his seventh pole position of the 2016 and his fifth at the Italian GP with a dominant performance at Monza where he beat team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg by almost half second. Sebastian Vettel qualified third for Ferrari ahead of team-mate Kimi Raikkonen. The first casualty of Q1 was Manor’s Esteban Ocon. With eight minutes gone in Q1, the Frenchman, who made his race debut at last weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix, suffered a technical problem that forced him to pull over at Turn 1. He exitedRead More
Kimi Raikkonen topped the timeheets in final practice for the Belgian Grand Prix as he edged Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo by two tenths of a second at Spa-Francorchamps. Raikkonen’s Ferrari team-mate Sebastian Vettel was third. Mercedes Nico Rosberg set the early pace with a lap of 1:48.880 set on soft tyres and that stood until almost the half way point in the session. Ferrari then sent both its drivers out on supersoft tyres and Raikkonen promptly jumped to the top of the timesheet with a lap of 1:48.406. ThatRead More

Posted On August 26, 2016By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

Verstappen Moves to the Front in Belgium

Max Verstappen went quickest in the second practice session ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix, as Red Bull Racing turned a low key morning session into a headline-making afternoon outing with Daniel Ricciardo taking second spot. In the first session Verstappen finished in seventh position, behind Ricciardo. Part of the reason for that was Mercedes’ decision to run the supersoft tyre in FP1, while their rivals chose to stick with tradition and leave their performance runs until the afternoon. With Mercedes leaving the red-banded tyre alone in session two, theRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Ferrari has re-signed Kimi Raikkonen for the 2017 Formula 1 season, partnering him with Sebastian Vettel for a third consecutive year. The 36-year-old Finn’s future had been the pillar of speculation, but the Italian team announced Friday morning ahead of the British Grand Prix, the site of Raikkonen’s 100th race with Ferrari. The 2007 world champion has yet to win in his second stint with the Italian squad, but a rise in performance has him tied for third in the standings with Vettel. Ferrari was seenRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Following an investigation, Pirelli have come to the conclusion that Sebastian Vettel’s tire failure at the Austrian Grand Prix was due to debris. The four-time Formula 1 champion suffered a right-rear blowout along the main straightaway at roughly 200 mph while leading race before  hitting the inside wall and coming to a stop in the middle of the track near the entrance of Turn 1. Ferrari was running Vettel with the supersoft tire compound and had completed 27 laps when it failed, but the Italian tireRead More
Sebastian Vettel postest the quickest lap of final practice for the Austrian Grand Prix as Nico Rosberg crashed out of the session with a rear-suspension failure. Vettel’s best lap came in the final 10 minutes of the session, the German reclaiming P1 from team-mate Kimi Raikkonen with a time of 1:07.098 at the end of a session dominated by Mercedes. Early in the session championship leader Nico Rosberg had focused on longer runs on the ultrasoft tyre, posting 14 laps on the purple-banded Pirelli in the opening half of theRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Ferrari president and CEO Sergio Marchionne stated that Kimi Raikkonen must improve his performance if he wants a new deal for 2017. Raikkonen’s current contract with Ferrari expires at the end of the season. The Italian manufacturer’s most recent Formula 1 champion in 2007, Raikkonen enjoyed a promising start to the season that saw him lead teammate and four-time champion Sebastian Vettel, before underwhelming results the last few races. For the second consecutive season, the Finn has been on the frontlines of speculation whether or notRead More