Posted on Friday, November 3, 2017

Massa to retire at the end of 2017

History repeating at Williams as the team confirms that Felipe Massa will retire at the end of the 2017 Formula One season. The Brazilian made his debut with Williams in 2014 and during the last four years he has helped the team secure third place in the Constructors’ Championship in 2014 and 2015, and fifth place in 2016. After initially indicating he would retire at the end of last year, he returned at Williams’ request for the 2017 season, and the team currently stands fifth […]

Posted on Monday, October 30, 2017

The best man won, says beaten Vettel

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel congratulated Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton on joining him as a four times Formula One world champion on Sunday and vowed that next season would be different. “I‘m down, obviously,” said the German, who won his titles with Red Bull, after his already extremely slim hopes were finally extinguished at the Mexican Grand Prix. “It’s tough to cross the line and realise that you’re not in the fight anymore. That sums it up ... It’s Lewis’s day. He was crowned world champion and […]

Posted on Monday, October 30, 2017

Hamilton takes fourth title despite collision

An ecstatic Lewis Hamilton became Britain’s first four-times Formula One world champion on Sunday after fighting back from last place following an opening-lap collision with arch-rival Sebastian Vettel at the Mexican Grand Prix. In a race won by 20-year-old Dutch prodigy Max Verstappen, in a Red Bull, the 32-year-old Mercedes driver finished ninth to cement his place as his country’s most successful driver of all time. Vettel, the only man who could have delayed the seemingly inevitable, ended up fourth after starting on pole position […]

Posted on Saturday, October 21, 2017

Hamilton beats Vettel to pole

Lewis Hamilton will start the United States Grand Prix on Sunday from pole position after recording the fastest time during qualifying. His fast lap of 1:33.108 was .239 of a second better than runner-up Sebastian Vettel of Scuderia Ferrari and it set a new all-time fastest lap at Circuit of the Americas. This is Hamilton’s 72nd career Formula One pole, his 11th of the season and third in a row. "The team have done an exceptional job all weekend to filter the data that we […]

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 […]