Posted on Friday, October 20, 2017

Verstappen extends Red Bull contract to 2020

Max Verstappen has agreed and extended his contract with Red Bull Racing through the 2020 season. The Dutchman enjoyed a successful debut with the team in 2016 when becoming Formula One's youngest ever grand prix winner at the Spanish Grand Prix. "Red Bull has always shown their faith and belief in me with actions; inviting me in to the young driver programme as a 16-year-old, then giving me my start in Formula One when I was just 17, and then the opportunity to race with Red […]

Posted on Friday, October 20, 2017

Alonso to stay at McLaren for 2018

McLaren confirms ahead of the United States Grand Prix that Fernando Alonso will race for the team next season, alongside Belgian Stoffel Vandoorne. The Spaniard rejoined the team in 2015 when McLaren partnered with Honda on their return to the sport. “It’s fantastic to be able to continue my relationship with everybody at McLaren. It was always where my heart was telling me to stay, and I really feel at home here. This is a fantastic team, full of incredible people, with a warmth and friendliness that […]

Posted on Sunday, October 8, 2017

Vettel:

Sebastian Vettel was robbed of any chance to fight for a victory in Japan when a spark plug on one cylinder failed. The German driver started the race on the right side alongside Lewis Hamilton and got off the line well, but not well enough to take the lead. His car was already showing a problem with the ignition as he lost one place on the opening lap. As Vettel dropped on sixth and continued to loose ground, he was called back into the pits […]

Posted on Sunday, October 8, 2017

Verstappen:

Max Verstappen finished 1.2s behind Lewis Hamilton at the Japanese GP, coming close from taking another victory following his Malaysian success last week. At one stage the gap had even been under a second but the Red Bull racing drivers admits it would have been difficult to pass Hamilton. “This is my second year in a row on the podium here at Suzuka; it seems like Japan is a good place for me," said Verstappen. "Our car was very competitive in the corners but it meant we lost […]

Posted on Sunday, October 8, 2017

Palmer enjoys last race with Renault

It was an emotional day at the Suzuka International Circuit as Renault Sport Formula One Team bid a fond farewell to Jolyon Palmer.The Brit drove a strong race, gaining six positions in the Japanese Grand Prix to finish twelfth his last race with the team. Palmer started the race from P18 on a new set of Soft tyres pitting on lap 39 for new Supersofts. “We had a solid last race, we started from the back and with one more lap, I think we could […]

Posted on Sunday, October 8, 2017

Hamilton wins a dramatic Japanese GP

Three-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton won the Japanese Grand Prix from the pole position, scoring his 61st career Formula One victory, his eighth of the season and third at Suzuka. Hamilton’s margin of victory was 1.211 seconds over Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. The triumph, combined with a DNF by Scuderia Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, who is Hamilton’s nearest championship pursuer, allowed the Mercedes driver to increase his lead in the standings to a stout 59 points. Race results: 1.  L. Hamilton Mercedes 1:27:31.193 2.  M. […]

Posted on Saturday, October 7, 2017

Force India shows strong qualifying performance

Sahara Force India showed good performance at Suzuka today with Esteban Ocon and Sergio Perez qualifying in seventh and eighth places for tomorrow’s Japanese Grand Prix. “I’m feeling very happy after qualifying. The car has been fantastic since the beginning of the weekend, just as it was in Malaysia, and our result today shows the progress we have made recently developing the car, says Ocon. "Whether it’s been wet or dry, the car has been quick, and we’ve only had to make small adjustments to […]

Posted on Saturday, October 7, 2017

Hamilton sets new lap record with pole time

Taking the pole for the Japanese Grand Prix was Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton. His fast lap of 1:27.319 was .332 of a second better than runner-up and teammate Valtteri Bottas and it set a new all-time fastest lap at Suzuka, breaking the mark of 1:28.954 set by Michael Schumacher in 2006 during Q2 while driving for Scuderia Ferrari. Today's result was Hamilton’s 71st career Formula One pole, his 10th of the season and second straight, but his first at Suzuka. Qualifying results: 1.  L. Hamilton […]

Posted on Saturday, October 7, 2017

Sainz to join Renault from Austin

Carlos Sainz will join Renault Sport F1 team earlier than planned, already replacing Jolyon Palmer for the United States Grand Prix. It was previously announced that the Spaniard was due to join his new team for the 2018 season. However, circumstances have changed and therefore Scuderia Toro Rosso released him earlier than originally planned. “First of all I would like to thank Toro Rosso and Red Bull for allowing me the possibility of finishing this season with Renault Sport Racing. More specifically, I really want to thank […]

Posted on Friday, October 6, 2017

Single practice session for Haas

Haas F1 Team drivers Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen only participated in the first practice session on Friday, with both drivers finishing among the top-11 in speed. Grosjean led the way with the ninth-fastest time – a 1:31.032 earned on the 17th of his 22 laps while riding on a set of Pirelli P Zero Red supersoft tires. Magnussen was 11th quick with a 1:31.216 set on his 15th and final lap, with his Haas VF-17 also outfitted with supersofts. “FP1 was a solid session […]

Posted on Sunday, August 27, 2017

Mick Schumacher:

Mick Schumacher enjoyed his demonstration run ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of his father’s first victory in Formula One. It was an emotional day for the 18-year-old Schumacher as well as for the Schumacher supporters all over the world, who got the chance to see Mick driving on of his father's old cars. "It was great. It was a pleasure for me to be able to drive and it was emotional and fun and amazing", […]

Posted on Sunday, August 27, 2017

Hamilton transforms pole in win

Lewis Hamilton won the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday, scoring his 58th career Formula One victory, his fifth of the season and his third at Spa. Hamilton’s margin of victory was 2.358 seconds over Scuderia Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. The win significantly boosted Hamilton’s championship effort as he cut seven points off the lead held by Vettel, who currently has only a seven-point advantage over the Mercedes driver. "It’s amazing to come back into the season and start on the right foot", says Hamilton. "The Ferrari […]