Posted on Thursday, October 4, 2018

Russian GP recap

Lewis Hamilton’s 70th F1 victory might not be one he’ll look back on as a career standout, with Mercedes boosting the championship leader to the top step ahead of team-mate Valtteri Bottas, but as Formula 1 Managing Director, Motorsport Ross Brawn explains, team orders are an integral part of the sport, and with five races left and a maximum 125 points up for grabs, the decision to make the switch was the right one. In parc ferme after the Russian Grand Prix, it was noticeable that none […]

Posted on Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Romain Grosjean Q & A

As the Japanese Grand Prix looms, Haas' drivers have their eyes pointedly set on Renault and, more specifically, its fourth-place standing in the constructors’ ranks. Renault has it and Haas F1 Team wants it. It’s been a relentless battle, which makes Suzuka an appropriate venue for another round of jousting as the track serves up a relentless flow of corners that drivers find both challenging and rewarding. Q: Haas F1 Team confirmed its driver lineup before the Russian Grand Prix, with you and Magnussen returning […]

Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Russian GP in numbers

Mercedes’s untouchable total, another milestone for Kimi Räikkönen, a surprising 2018 digit and a perfect points record in Russia for two likely contenders and one from outside the usual record club – Sochi’s intense fifth grand prix threw up some special stats. 5 wins for Mercedes at Sochi Autodrom. Lewis Hamilton’s third win at the track, allied to wins for Nico Rosberg in 2016 and Valtteri Bottas last year maintains Mercedes’ unbeaten record in Russia. Bottas’ second place yesterday saw the Silver Arrows secure their […]

Posted on Sunday, September 30, 2018

Hamilton:

In front of the packed grandstands of the Sochi Autodrom Lewis Hamilton has won the Russian Grand Prix ahead of his team mate Valtteri Bottas, after Mercedes applied team orders in order to secure Hamilton's victory. On lap 26 Bottas was told by the pit wall to let Hamilton through as he had a blister on his tyre and was under threat from Vettel. Bottas obeyed but was not pleased and he was back on his radio on the last laps asking to swap back […]

Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2018

Miami to host the final F1 Festival of 2018

Formula 1 will light up downtown Miami on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st October, when the city plays host to the final F1 Festival of 2018. The event will run alongside the Formula 1 Pirelli 2018 United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas. Unleashing the spectacle of F1 for fans in the USA, will be Aston Martin Red Bull Racing and Renault Sport Formula One Team, as well as two-time F1 World Champion Emerson Fittipaldi, who will be driving his Championship winning McLaren M23 along […]

Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Steve Nielsen Q & A

On Sunday afternoon in Sochi, Russia, F1 and its teams will pack up over 750 tonnes of crucial race equipment and a little over 72 hours later have it assembled and ready to go again – 8,000km away in Suzuka, Japan. Formula 1 Sporting Director Steve Nielsen reveals how F1 keeps the show on the road. Q: We’ve already had a triple-header this year and now we have, what on the surface at least, looks like a tricky back-to-back from Russia to Japan. How complex is this […]

Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Singapore GP recap

Under the white-hot spotlights of the Marina Bay Street Circuit there were no big stage nerves for Lewis Hamilton, as the Mercedes driver delivered another pitch-perfect performance to extend his championship lead over arch-rival Sebastian Vettel. This time it was the German’s Ferrari team that fluffed its lines, as Formula 1’s Managing Director, Motorsport Ross Brawn reveals, but while the battle for the lead was settled early on there was plenty of action to enjoy further down the order. Maximum Mercedes What an amazing weekend for Lewis Hamilton. On Saturday, an […]

Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Formula 1 enables live betting

Formula 1 announces a ground-breaking sponsorship and data rights commercial partnership with Interregional Sports Group (ISG) to produce a F1 betting offering and give fans new ways to get closer to the sport they love. In a first-of-its-kind partnership for the sport, Formula 1, ISG and Sportradar will work with data taken directly from the track on race weekends to bring F1 into line with other major global sports by enabling the development of all new in-play betting markets during Grands Prix – giving fans […]

Posted on Monday, September 17, 2018

Singapore GP in numbers

It might have been a perfect race for the championship leader but for once it was surprisingly free of major Lewis landmarks. Instead, it was left to others to bring up some noteworthy stats, including a Singapore first for Max Verstappen, a career first for Kevin Magnussen and a fine final Marina Bay race for Fernando Alonso. 6 podium finishes for Max Verstappen this season so far. The Dutchman finished third in Spain, Canada and Belgium, second in France and Singapore and won in Austria. Yesterday’s second place […]

Posted on Sunday, September 16, 2018

Ferrari finished on the starting positions

The Singapore race ran true to form, in that in the Monaco of the East, anything can happen, but usually nothing does. Sebastian Vettel made it to the podium in third spot and Kimi Raikkonen was fifth, meaning Scuderia Ferrari finished where it started. At the start, Vettel attacked Verstappen, right with him after the first corner and then getting past at the gentle curve of Turn 6, just before the yellow lights came on, because Esteban Ocon was in the wall. Raikkonen meanwhile had […]

Posted on Sunday, September 16, 2018

Double points finish for Renault

Renault Sport Formula One Team recorded its sixth double-points finish of the season after Carlos Sainz’s eighth place and Nico Hülkenberg’s tenth place finish in the Singapore Grand Prix at the Marina Bay Street Circuit. Both drivers made clean starts with Sainz passing Hulkenberg into turn one then holding that position in the early running. Sainz enjoyed a quiet race from there, running a long first stint on the Ultrasoft tyre, before comfortably finishing in eighth for the second time in as many races. After […]

Posted on Sunday, September 16, 2018

Hamilton wins at Marina Bay

Lewis Hamilton won the Singapore Grand Prix from the pole to earn his 69th career Formula One victory, his series-leading seventh this season and his second in a row. Hamilton beat Red Bull’s Max Verstappen by 8.961 seconds to take his fourth victory at Marina Bay, equaling the record of Singapore Grand Prix wins held by Scuderia Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. Hamilton’s win, combined with Vettel’s third-place finish, allowed Hamilton to extend his lead in the championship standings to 40 points over Vettel, his closest pursuer. […]