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By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Ferrari has revealed the signing of Daniil Kvyat as a development driver ahead of the 2018 Formula 1 season. The 23-year-old Russian moves over to the Italian squad after a difficult journey with Red Bull Racing and Toro Rosso. In 2014, Kvyat impressed with Toro Rosso before getting the call to the senior team the following season. However, in 2016 he was dropped back to Red Bull’s junior team in favor of Max Verstappen after the fourth race. Unfortunately, the demotions would continue in 2017 asRead 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

Posted On October 26, 2017By Motorsports TribuneIn Drafting the Circuits

The DTC Podcast: October 26, 2017

Listen to “Drafting The Circuits October 26, 2017” on Spreaker. Frank Santoroski and the DTC panel – Gray Warran, Richard Youden, Seth Eggert and Joey Barnes – breaks down the USGP from Austin and the various controversies from the weekend, fills you in on the latest Indycar silly season news, and makes predictions for NASCAR’s final four. Credits: Host – Frank Santoroski DTC Panel – Joey Barnes, Seth Eggert, Gray Warren, & Richard Youden Producers – Anthony Arnold & Keith Hayes Special thanks to Whoobazoo for hosting the DTC Podcast. Social Media: Follow DTC on Facebook FollowRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Scuderia Toro Rosso revealed their lineup for the upcoming Mexican Grand Prix with Pierre Gasly returning to the cockpit alongside Brendon Hartley, who was kept on in favor of Daniil Kvyat. The revolving wheel goes something like this: Hartley, who currently races in the FIA World Endurance Championship in the Porsche LMP1 program – which shuts down at the end of the season – came in for the United States Grand Prix to replace Gasly, who had a clash with the Super Formula season finale atRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief AUSTIN, Texas – Mercedes took its fourth consecutive constructors’ title in Formula One after Lewis Hamilton claimed his ninth win of the season in Sunday’s United States Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas. Hamilton’s victory was accompanied by an undesirable fifth-place effort by teammate Valtteri Bottas. However, the outcome allowed the Brackley-based outfit to better rival Scuderia Ferrari to continue their success at the top of the standings. Overall, their efforts were accelerated and enabled with recent setbacks by Scuderia Ferrari at Singapore, Malaysia andRead More
Lewis Hamilton moved one step closer to a fourth Drivers’ Championship title with a convincing sixth career US Grand Prix win at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas. The win, ahead of the Ferraris of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Räikkönen, allied to a fifth place for Valtteri Bottas also handed Mercedes their fourth Constructors’ Championship crown in a row. Hard-charging Vettel took the lead into Turn 1 at the start, but when Hamilton grabbed first place with a good overtake of the German on lap six and quickly opened a two-secondRead More

Posted On October 21, 2017By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

Hamilton Scores Pole at COTA Ahead of Vettel

Lewis Hamilton took one step closer to a fourth title with his 72nd career pole position at the Circuit of the Americas. The Briton’s path was shadowed by title rival Sebastian Vettel, however, with the Ferrari driver recovering from a tricky start to the weekend to claim a front-row berth just 0.2s behind the Mercedes driver. After handling problems on Friday, Ferrari opted to change Vettel’s chassis overnight and in the build-up to Q3 the German began to find the rhythm that had eluded him in practice. He couldn’t match Hamilton,Read More

Posted On October 21, 2017By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

Hamilton Edges Vettel in Tight FP3 at COTA

Lewis Hamilton maintained his grip on top spot in practice for the United States Grand Prix, but the Mercedes driver was pushed hard by a much-improved Ferrari, with Sebastian Vettel getting to within a tenth of a second of the championship leader in FP3 at the Circuit of the Americas. Third place in the session went to Mercedes Valtteri Bottas, with Kimi Räikkönen fourth in the second Ferrari. Just 0.277s separated the top four drivers. Hamilton was also to the fore in the early part of the session where longer runsRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief AUSTIN, Texas – McLaren have revealed that they considering returning to its former papaya orange livery for the 2018 Formula One season. The team ran the historic colors in their return to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May in the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. The venture was a in a partnership with Andretti Autosport and support from Honda, which brought global attention as two-time Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso elected to miss the Monaco Grand Prix and crossRead More
Lewis Hamilton continued to set the pace at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas as he beat Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen top spot in second practice for the US Grand Prix. The Mercedes driver had registered the quickest time of the weekend’s opening session to beat Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel by more than half a second and in the afternoon Hamilton again went quickest, eclipsing Verstappen by 0.397s with a lap of 1: 34.668s. After an early phase on the soft Pirelli tyres, Hamilton made the switch to ultrasoft tyres, switchedRead More