Category: Grand Prix

Ocon in negotiations with Williams for 2019

Esteban Ocon has revealed that he is still hopeful of securing his Formula 1 future as he is currently negotiating with Williams for the 2019 season. The talented Frenchman, still part of the Mercedes’ programme, is going to be replaced by Lance Stroll after Lance’s father, Lawrence, completed his takeover of Force India. Renault and…



Will Kimi now fight Vettel for wins?

Now that Ferrari’s dropping of Kimi Räikkönen for Charles Leclerc – and Räikkönen’s move in the opposite direction – next year has been confirmed, there is an intriguing question left hanging in the air regarding the balance of this season. Will Räikkönen be prepared to support’s Sebastian Vettel’s increasingly tenuous title bid? Or will he…



Giovinazzi to replace Ericsson at Sauber in 2019

Antonio Giovinazzi will replace Marcus Ericsson at Sauber for the 2019 Formula 1 season. The 24-year-old Italian will partner Kimi Räikkönen, who will be replaced by rookie Charles Leclerc at Ferrari. Giovinazzi made his F1 debut with Sauber at the 2017 Australian Grand Prix, finishing 12th, and competed at the Chinese GP that season but failed to finish. Alongside…



Mercedes won’t release Ocon says Wolff

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff says Esteban Ocon won’t be released from its junior programme and is convinced the French driver will show rival teams “made a mistake” turning him down. Ocon’s Formula 1 future was thrown into jeopardy during the summer break in a flurry of driver switches triggered by Daniel Ricciardo’s decision to…



Alain Prost: ‘Getting Renault back on top’

The four-times F1 champion is back at the heart of the sport as a special adviser to Renault. As he explains, being an outsider battling against the odds is a key motivating factor It is striking how short silences punctuate Alain Prost’s replies, pauses during which it is impossible not to be caught by the…



Hamilton wins Singapore Grand Prix

In indomitable form, there is now a relentless, intimidating quality to Lewis Hamilton’s driving that seems to simply brook no dissent. His win at the Singapore Grand Prix was the culmination of a weekend when he put together moments of almost transcendent skill and a ruthless execution when it mattered that was untouchable. Reminiscent of…



Lewis Hamilton clinches Singapore GP Pole

Lewis Hamilton will start Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix from pole position after a stunning opening lap in the final stage of qualifying at Marina Bay as Formula 1 title rival Sebastian Vettel finished six-tenths of a second behind, down in third place. After surviving a scare in Q1 as Mercedes squeaked him through on the…



Raikkonen to return to Sauber on two-year deal

Sauber have announced Kimi Raikkonen will return to the team from 2019, with the Finn adding he has signed a two-year deal. Ferrari initially got the ball rolling on Tuesday morning, announcing Raikkonen would be leaving the team at the end of the 2018 season. Shortly after the announcement, Raikkonen took to Instagram to say…



Vettel can’t afford another Singapore blunder

Heading to Singapore, a track that should suit his SF71H, the only thing standing between Sebastian Vettel and victory is Sebastian Vettel. And probably Lewis Hamilton. This time last season Vettel was three points behind Hamilton in the race for the World title in a car that could not match the Mercedes; this year he’s…



Ferrari confirm Leclerc as Raikkonen replacement

Ferrari have confirmed Charles Leclerc will be Sebastian Vettel’s new Scuderia team-mate from the 2019 season. The Scuderia initially released a statement to the press confirming Kimi Raikkonen would be leaving the team at the end of the 2018 campaign, ending months of speculation about who would complete Ferrari’s line-up in 2019. Sandwiched in between…