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Posted On October 24, 2020By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

Bottas Paces Final Practice for Portuguese GP

By FIA Valtteri Bottas went quickest in final practice for the Portuguese Grand Prix, edging Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton by just under three hundredths of a second. The Finnish driver’s effort completed a hat-trick of fastest practice times at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve. Mercedes’ drivers concentrated on running Pirelli’s red-banded soft tires and across the session they traded quickest times before Bottas upped his pace with a little over 20 minutes left in the session and set a new target of 1:16.654. Hamilton might have gone quicker but theRead More
By FIA Valtttei Bottas continued to set the pace in practice for this weekend’s FIA Formula 1 Portuguese Grand Prix with the Mercedes driver beating Red Bull’s Max Verstappen to the top of the FP2 timesheet in a session defined by two red flag spells. The session began with a 30-minute spell during which teams tested unmarked 13-inch prototype slick tires for next year, according to a run plan to be defined by Pirelli. The aim of the test was to validate the development of tires for 2021. During the test periodRead More
By FIA Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas went quickest in opening practice at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve as the first Formula 1 Portuguese Grand Prix weekend in 24 years got underway. Formula 1 last visited the country in 1996 at the Estoril circuit and following a move to the hills above the Algarve coast for this latest incarnation of the event Bottas opened the weekend with a best lap of 1:18.410 to finish more than three tenths of a second ahead of team-mate Lewis Hamilton at the start of a weekend on whichRead More
By FIA Valtteri Bottas beat Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to pole position for the 2020 FIA Formula 1 Eifel Grand Prix in a tightly contest qualifying session at the Nürburgring that saw Red Bull’s Max Verstappen miss out of a front-row spot by just under four hundredths of a second and Nico Hulkenberg return to action for Racing Point in place of Lance Stroll who is unwell. Stroll had missed out on the weekend’s only practice session on Saturday morning and in the hours between the start of that sessionRead More
By FIA Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas went quickest in the sole practice session for Formula 1’s Eifel Grand Prix, after poor conditions forced the cancellation of all running on Friday. Heavy fog meant the medical helicopter could not take off on Friday and any running was impossible. Teams were left with a mountain of preparation to make up in this morning’s final practice session and under sunshine and clear skies the track was busy from the moment the green light was lit at the pit exit In the first half ofRead More

Posted On September 25, 2020By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

Bottas Continues to Set the Pace in Sochi

By FIA Valtteri Bottas once again went quickest at the Sochi Autodrom, with the Finn beating Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton by almost three tenths of a second in second practice as his good start to the Russian Grand Prix weekend continued. Third place in the session went to Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo. Bottas topped the opening practice session in the morning and in the afternoon session he was quickly back at the sharp end of the timesheet taking P2 behind Hamilton on hard tires in the early running as he lappedRead More
By FIA Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas set the pace in the opening practice session for the 2020 FIA Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix, finishing almost half a second clear of Renault’s Daniel Riccirado at the end of a session that featured a number of incidents. Bottas, who won in Sochi in 2017 and who has three other podium finishes to his name at the Black Sea circuit, used the re-banded soft tire to claim top spot and the Finn set a time of 1:34.923 to eclipse Ricciardo who put in aRead More
By FIA Lewis Hamilton beat Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas by just six hundredths of a second to claim pole position for the first Formula 1 Tuscan Grand Prix. Max Verstappen will meanwhile line up at the front of an all-Red Bull second row, with team-mate Alex Albon in fourth place. On the occasion of the team’s 1000th Formula 1 Grand Prix, Ferrari honor was upheld by Charles Leclerc who took fifth place on the grid. In Q1, Bottas led the way ahead of the final, with the Finn taking P1Read More
By FIA Valtteri Bottas set the fastest lap of final practice for the Tuscan Grand Prix, edging Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen by just under two hundredths of a second as Lewis Hamilton finished in third place just 0.083s off the pace. After a flurry of installation laps at the beginning of the session, Bottas was soon the only man on track and he stood alone as the only driver to complete a timed lap for the first third of the hour-long session. Kimi Räikkönen and Antonio Giovinazzi then emergedRead More
By FIA After topping the order in the opening practice session for this weekend’s first F1 Tuscan Grand Prix, Valtteri Bottas continued to set the pace at Mugello in the afternoon, beating team-mate Lewis Hamilton by over two tenths of a second in a session that was twice interrupted by red flags. Bottas led the way in the opening phase of the session, run largely on medium tires and the Finn took P1 on the yellow banded tires with a time of 1:18.019. The field then began to move toRead More