Category: Grand Prix

Leclerc fastest on first day as Ferrari driver

Charles Leclerc has set the fastest time of the Abu Dhabi Formula 1 tyre test after his first day of official running with Ferrari. Leclerc eclipsed new team-mate Sebastian Vettel’s Day 1 benchmark not long after midday at the Yas Marina Circuit before eventually getting down to a 1:36.450s. Other new recruits followed on the…



Vettel tops opening-day tyre test in Abu Dhabi

A spin and damage to his rear wing did not prevent Sebastian Vettel from setting the fastest time on the first day of Pirelli tyre testing in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, as Kimi Raikkonen made his return to Sauber. The ten teams are all present at the Yas Marina Circuit to carry out running on…



Robert Kubica returns with Williams

Robert Kubica will complete an astonishing comeback to a full-time F1 seat by driving for Williams in 2019. The Pole, who suffered career-changing arm injuries in a rallying accident over seven years ago, will partner George Russell. Kubica, who narrowly missed out on a seat with Williams for 2018, is believed to have rejected a…



Verstappen Violence Towards Ocon Verdict

Max Verstappen has been told to perform two days of public service for making physical contact with Esteban Ocon. The Red Bull driver was investigated under article 12.1.1.c) of the FIA Intenational Sporting Code which prohibits “acts prejudicial to the interests of any competition or to the interests of motor sport generally.” Stewards’ Verdict The…



Verstappen warned to ‘address the red mist’

The fall-out and reaction to the collision between Esteban Ocon and Max Verstappen in Brazil continues to pour in, with many questioning Verstappen’s post-race actions. Verstappen has explained why he felt the urge to push the Frenchman several times in the weighing room, but ex-Formula 1 driver turned pundit, Martin Brundle, believes he needs to…



Hamilton gifted win, Mercedes clinch title

Lewis Hamilton held off a charging Max Verstappen to win the Brazilian GP but it could have been a lot different were it not for a collision between the Red Bull driver and Esteban Ocon. There was drama even before the first lap of the Brazilian GP with Mercedes reporting an oil leak with Hamilton’s…



Verstappen: Brazil track doesn’t’ suit Red Bull

Max Verstappen is not entirely optimistic about Red Bull’s chances at the upcoming Brazilian Grand Prix. Verstappen has emerged as one of the most in-form drivers with five podiums in the last seven races, including victory last time out in Mexico. But, the Dutchman thinks the Interlagos circuit may not bring out the best of…



No Reason to Change Hartley

Brendon Hartley may yet hold onto his Toro Rosso race seat for next season after qualifying a career-best P6 at Suzuka. In mixed weather conditions that tripped up several drivers, Hartley came to the fore for Toro Rosso at engine partner Honda’s home race. He progressed to Q3 before qualifying a career-best sixth for Sunday’s…



Hamilton tops Mercedes 1-2 in FP1 at Suzuka

Lewis Hamilton set the pace in Friday’s first practice for the Japanese GP, over four-tenths quicker than his nearest rival, Valtteri Bottas. There were some concerns about McLaren and Renault in the build-up to the race weekend as their Castrol oil was held up in customs due to a backlog of flights delayed by typhoons….



Zandvoort would need minimal change for F1 GP

FIA race director Charlie Whiting believes Zandvoort would need “minimal” changes in order to host a Formula 1 Grand Prix. Whiting recently visited Zandvoort to determine what course of action would be needed to bring the circuit up to modern F1 specification, having last hosted the Dutch GP in 1985. The track was then rebuilt…