Posted on Friday, June 9, 2017

Hülkenberg:

Renault Sport Formula One Team ended the first day of practice for the Grand Prix du Canada just shy of the top ten with Nico Hülkenberg posting the twelfth fastest time of the day, a 1min 14.604secs. Both Hülkenberg and Palmer had trouble-free day running through standard FP1 and FP2 programmes at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montréal. “That was a standard Friday for us and we did everything we needed to do", says Hülkenberg. "As ever, I think we can make some more improvements to […]

Posted on Friday, June 9, 2017

Hamilton and Raikkonen fastest in Friday sessions

The seventh round of the 2017 Formula One World Championship began with two practice sessions on Friday at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, as teams prepared for the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday. Two 90-minute sessions – FP1 and FP2 – were primarily spent building grip into the semi-street circuit. With the infrequent use of the roads on which the track is based, the asphalt proved to be very green and it made traction hard to come by. Leading the way in FP1 was Mercedes […]

Posted on Friday, June 9, 2017

2017 Canadian GP - Thursday press conference

PART ONE: Fernando ALONSO (McLaren), Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes), Jolyon PALMER (Renault) Q: Fernando, if we can start with you. It seemed like a great experience at Indianapolis. How was it to learn a completely new way of driving, of racing after all these years? And has it relit your competitive flame after a tough few years here in Formula One? Fernando ALONSO: It was a great experience, obviously very new for me many things there, so yeah very intense because as you said I had to […]

Posted on Thursday, June 1, 2017

Giovinazzi set for seven FP1 sessions

Scuderia Ferrari's third driver Antonio Giovinazzi will gain additional Formula One experience with Haas F1 Team as he takes the wheel of the VF-17 for the first practice session (FP1) at seven grands prix in 2017. The 23-year-old from Martina Franca, Italy, drove a Formula One car earlier this year when he subbed for the injured Pascal Wehrlein at Sauber during the first week of winter testing at Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya and again during the Australian and Chinese Grands Prix. Giovinazzi will begin his […]

Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Did Ferrari favoured Vettel over Raikkonen?

Looking back over the last few years’ Monaco Grands Prix, a pattern emerges, where a strategy call has decided the outcome and some controversial decisions have been at the heart of it. Last year was Red Bull’s misstep on Ricciardo’s strategy and then an error in the pit stop itself, in 2015 Lewis Hamilton lost the race on a bad strategy call, in 2014 he was angry because Mercedes stopped both cars on the same lap behind the Safety Car, giving him no chance to […]

Posted on Friday, May 26, 2017

Formula 1 global fan survey results revealed

Fans of Formula 1 across the globe are optimistic about the future of the sport according to the findings from the largest fan survey ever conducted in the sport. Launched at the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix in March, the Global Fan Survey was conducted by Motorsport Network in conjunction with sports research experts Nielsen Sports – part of Nielsen Holdings; the global information, data, and measurement experts.   The survey findings were revealed in Monaco on Friday, with Federation Internationale de l'Automobile Secretary General for Motor Sport, […]

Posted on Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Hamilton's victory, an open goal from Ferrari

This was one of the best races from a race strategy point of view for years. Like last year’s Spanish Grand Prix, strategy decided the outcome, but the two main protagonists, Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel also surpassed themselves, with heroic drives, making it a truly memorable race Here we will analyse the momentous decisions that dictated the outcome, at how the pendulum swung from one driver to another several times. And we will also look at how the lowly Sauber team managed to score […]

Posted on Sunday, May 14, 2017

Il s'appelle Thomas

From agony to happiness. This is what Thomas, a six year old boy from Amiens (France) experienced during his first ever live Formula One race. The little man touched the hearts of the entire Formula One community after being broadcast crying at the start of the Spanish Grand Prix, after his racing hero crashed and retired from the race. But tears turned into smiles as Ferrari invited him and his family into the Formula One paddock, where he met Kimi Raikkonen and soon become as famous as […]

Posted on Sunday, May 14, 2017

Renault moves up to seventh in standings

Renault Sport F1 Team secured its best-ever finishing position of sixth place thanks to a strong drive from Nico Hülkenberg in the Spanish Grand Prix. The German made a good start from thirteenth to seventh, managing a further position up untill the end of the race. Hülkenberg’s finish is one place better than the team’s previous best, seventh, scored by Kevin Magnussen in last year’s Russian Grand Prix. Jolyon Palmer endured a tough Grand Prix employing a three-stop strategy from his P17 start to finish in fifteenth. Today’s result moves […]

Posted on Sunday, May 14, 2017

Raikkonen:

Kimi Raikkonen has failed to finish the Spanish Grand Prix after being involved in a collision on the opening lap. The Scuderia Ferrari driver was tapped from behind at the first corner by Valtteri Bottas and that pushed him into Max Verstappen, which meant the Finn had to pull over to the side of the track with broken front left suspension. Raikkonen reckons he did not see the footage of the incident, but is sure that he left Bottas enough room going into the corner. "I got hit […]

Posted on Sunday, May 14, 2017

Hamilton clinches victory in Barcelona

Lewis Hamilton won an eventful Spanish the Grand Prix from Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo, scoring his 55th Formula One career victory, his second of the season and his second at Barcelona. Hamilton’s margin of victory was 3.490 seconds over Scuderia Ferrari’s driver, which cut Vettel’s lead in the championship standings to six points with still 15 races remaining. Race results: 1.  L. Hamilton Mercedes 1:35:56.497   2.  S. Vettel Ferrari +3.490   3.  D. Ricciardo Red Bull +1:13.978   4.  S. Perez Force India      +1 […]

Posted on Saturday, May 13, 2017

Permane:

Renault Sport Formula One Team endured a frustrating qualifying session for the Spanish Grand Prix, with Nico Hülkenberg qualifying thirteenth and Jolyon Palmer 17th for tomorrow’s race. It is the first time since the season-opening Australian Grand Prix that the team has failed to reach Q3. Qualifying times were exceptionally close over the course of today, with Hülkenberg’s best Q2 lap just 0.150secs adrift of the time required for the top ten.  "Frustrating, as a couple of tenths would have put us in a more familiar qualifying […]