Singapore Grand Prix Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The 69th season of Formula One has officially concluded, and Mercedes continued to steamroll the competition in the Hybrid Era. Lewis Hamilton once again proved to have risen on the occasion as Sebastian Vettel faded away due to Ferrari’s costly errors that eliminated him from the championship race. Not only that, the 2019 season is starting to look clear with key names having no choice but to become a test driver or find different ventures in favor of even younger drivers and even the comeback for theRead More
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By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Sergio Perez endured one of the toughest races of his Formula 1 career in the Singapore Grand Prix. The 28-year-old Mexican started seventh on the grid, but the day quickly became undone after colliding with Racing Point Force India teammate Esteban Ocon on the opening lap. Ocon, who started ninth, was attempting an outside pass in Turn 3 until the pair made contact and it, which caused enough damage to force retirement. The stewards judged it as a racing incident. The day only got worse forRead More
By FIA Lewis Hamilton delivered a faultless drive from pole position to victory at the Singapore Grand Prix to stretch his FIA Formula 1 Driver’s World Championship lead over Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel to 40 points. Vettel was only able to manage third place after a bright start in which he passed front-row started Max Verstappen on lap one faded when the Dutch driver was able to reclaim the position during in the pit stops and Vettel was forced to run a conservative second stint on more fragile tyres than hisRead More
By FIA Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the Singapore Grand Prix with a blistering lap of the Marina Bay Street Circuit that left him three tenths of a second clear of Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen. Hamilton’s title rival Sebastian Vettel could only manage third place. In Q1, after Kimi Räikkönen set the early pace with a time of 1:38.534, red Bull’s bypassed the Finn with a time of the 1:38.153. Verstappen then slotted into P3 with his opening lap of 1:38.715. Vettel, who seemed to back out ofRead More

Posted On September 15, 2018By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

Ferrari Pull Away in Final Practice at Singapore

By FIA Sebastian Vettel headed a Ferrari one-two in final practice for the Singapore Grand Prix as the Italian squad pulled away from the chasing pack at the Marina Bay Street Circuit. Vettel qualifying simulation, coming 25 minutes before the end of the session, delivered a blistering lap of 1:38.054. Team-mate Kimi Räikkönen then took second place, three tenths off the German’s pace. Mercedes could not get close to the Scuderia’s pace on the hypersoft tyres. Championship leader Lewis Hamilton ended the session in third place, just over half aRead More
By FIA Kimi Räikkönen went quickest in the second practice session ahead of the Singapore Grand Prix, though the Ferrari driver was just one hundredth of a second clear of Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton. Räikkönen, who will move from Maranello squad to Sauber in 2019, set the pace in the early exchanges on ultrasoft Pirelli tyres, setting a best time of 1:40.510 to edge Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen. When the field moved to hypersoft compound tyres for their qualifying simulations, Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas jumped to top of the order beforeRead More
By FIA Ricciardo’s best time of the session came late in the session when he bolted on a set of new hypersoft compound tyres to post a lap of 1:39.711. That was good enough to oust Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel from top spot. Verstappen then dropped the German to third with his time of 1:39.912. The Dutchman finished 0.201s behind Ricciardo, with Vettel a little over eight hundredths of a second further back. Kimi Räikkönen finished fourth for Ferrari, almost eight tenths of a second off Ricciardo’s pace, though the FinnRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Motorsports Tribune reviews the top 10 from the 2017 Formula 1 World Drivers’ Championship. Our list moves on to No. 1, Lewis Hamilton. Lewis Hamilton, No. 44 Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport 2017: 1st in the championship, 363 points Wins: 9, Podiums: 13, Top 5: 18, Top 10: 20, Poles: 11, Laps Led: 527, Fastest Laps: 7 Best Finish 1st – Nine times (China, Spain, Canada, Great Britain, Belgium, Italy, Singapore, Japan, United States) Lewis Hamilton put together one of the most impressive drives in the history ofRead More

Posted On December 29, 2017By Joey BarnesIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

2017 F1 Driver Review: Sergio Perez

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Motorsports Tribune reviews the top 10 from the 2017 Formula 1 World Drivers’ Championship. Our list moves on to seventh-place finisher in the standings, Sergio Perez. Sergio Perez, No. 11 Sahara Force India Formula One Team 2017: 7th in the championship, 100 points Wins: 0, Podiums: 0, Top 5: 2, Top 10: 17, Poles: 0, Laps Led: 0, Fastest Laps: 1 Best Finish: 5th – Two times (Canada, Singapore) The 2017 season of Sergio Perez is a really interesting one for several reasons. On its own,Read More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Motorsports Tribune reviews the top 10 from the 2017 Formula 1 World Drivers’ Championship. Our list moves on to ninth-place finisher in the standings, Carlos Sainz Jr. Carlos Sainz Jr., No. 55 Scuderia Toro Rosso (1-16) / Renault Sport Formula 1 Team (17-20) 2017: 9th in the championship, 54 points Wins: 0, Podiums: 0, Top 5: 1, Top 10: 10, Poles: 0, Laps Led: 0, Fastest Laps: 0 Best Finish: 4th (Singapore) Carlos Sainz Jr. had one of the more eventful years in Formula 1 inRead More