Posted on Saturday, January 7, 2017

British GP future thrown into doubt

BRDC chairman John Grant has confirmed in letter to members that the Silverstone circuit will considering terminating its F1 contract from 2020. The news comes as a shock to Motorsport fans around Britain. The 2016 British GP attracted a record attendance over the four day weekend, with 122,000 spectators on Race day. The letter to BRDC members was leaked to ITV News. It read, “Your board would like to preserve the BGP at Silverstone for many years to come, but only if it makes sense […]

Posted on Friday, January 6, 2017

Hungaroring upgrades confirmed for Moto GP arrival

Hungary is hoping that updates to its Budapest based circuit can secure the Moto GP series for the first time. The Hungaroring is currently undergoing a three year update programme, which began in March last year. The first stage was resurfacing the full 2.72 miles of circuit, the first time this has been done since the circuit’s construction in 1985. There are plans later this year to further modify some corners, as well as constructing new grandstands and television commentary booths. The final stage will […]

Posted on Sunday, November 13, 2016

Hamilton wins accident-ridden Interlagos thriller

Lewis Hamilton finally broke his duck at Interlagos with a lights-to-flag victory in a heavily disrupted Brazilian Grand Prix, but Nico Rosberg took second place to remain the hot favourite for the world championship. The race started behind the safety car, following a ten-minute delay amidst the torrential rain, after Romain Grosjean lost control of his Haas and crashed on his reconnaissance lap. Hamilton maintained his lead when the race finally got under way, but it was Max Verstappen on the charge as he got […]

Posted on Saturday, November 12, 2016

Hamilton prevails qualifying showdown 

Lewis Hamilton continued his scintillating form with a hard-fought pole position for the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos as Mercedes eclipsed the all-time record for pole positions in a single season. Hamilton topped all three qualifying sessions and clocked a 1:10.736 to grab pole, with team-mate and championship leader Rosberg, who can clinch the title with victory on Sunday, just a tenth adrift. Mercedes were in a league of their own, with the forecast rain failing to materialise and their nearest challenger Kimi Raikkonen nearly […]

Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2016

2016 Brazilian GP - Thursday Press Conference

DRIVERS – Felipe Massa (Williams), Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari), Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull Racing), Max Verstappen (Red Bull Racing), Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) with Charlie Whiting (FIA race director) PRESS CONFERENCE Q: Let’s start with Felipe, your last Brazilian Grand Prix as a Formula One driver, what does this weekend, this occasion, mean to you? Felipe Massa: Well, I think it will be a very special weekend for me, for my last home race, the place where I grew up, the place that I remember I […]

Posted on Sunday, October 30, 2016

Hamilton keeps title hopes alive with Mexico win

Lewis Hamilton moved level with Alain Prost on the all-time winners' list with a dominant victory at the Mexican Grand Prix after a turn-one scare, but championship leader Nico Rosberg limited the damage by taking second. Hamilton locked-up into the first corner and ran across the grass, but retained his lead, while Rosberg too held station despite being forced off the track by Max Verstappen. Hamilton was unchallenged thereafter, crossing the line more than eight seconds clear of his team-mate, but the German's 19-point championship […]

Posted on Saturday, October 29, 2016

Hamilton on pole as Rosberg pips Red Bulls

Lewis Hamilton eased to his tenth pole position of 2016 season in qualifying for the Mexican Grand Prix, but team-mate Nico Rosberg crucially grabbed second place at the death after struggling throughout the session. Hamilton put in a 1:18.704 on his first run in Q3, and though he just missed out on an improvement with his final flying lap, he wound up fastest by two and a half tenths. Rosberg was fourth heading into the closing stages of Q3 after a tricky afternoon for the […]

Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2016

2016 Mexican GP - Thursday press conference

Drivers - Sergio Perez (Force India), Esteban Gutierrez (Haas), Carlos Sainz (Toro Rosso), Esteban Ocon (Manor), Nico Rosberg (Mercedes), Marcus Ericsson (Sauber) PRESS CONFERENCE There is an incredible sense of excitement ahead of this Mexican Grand Prix. Checo, last year, those scenes of you being swamped on the drivers’ parade by the fans, just describe what that sense of adulation is like coming into this race. Sergio Perez: Yeah, first of all, I’m so happy, I’ve been waiting the whole season for this race and […]

Posted on Thursday, October 20, 2016

2016 United States GP - Thursday Press Conference

DRIVERS – Romain Grosjean (Haas), Kevin Magnussen (Renault), Valtteri Bottas (Williams), Nico Hulkenberg (Force India), Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari), Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) PRESS CONFERENCE Nico, let’s begin with you: congratulations on your first works drive in Formula One, with Renault for next season. Tell us, why is this the right move for you now and what was the clincher that made you decide to take it? Nico Hulkenberg: Yeah, I believe that it’s the right step in my career at this point. I feel I have come a […]

Posted on Friday, October 7, 2016

Mercedes set the pace on Friday sessions

Nico Rosberg topped both practice sessions at Suzuka on Friday with Lewis Hamilton coming second on both occasions. Mercedes drivers ran the hard and the soft compound tyres in the morning session. Rosberg ran the medium and the soft tyre in the afternoon, whilst Hamilton ran the hard and the soft tyre. “It’s been a case of finding my way today. It began with quite a lot of under-steer and we had to work through the setup in order to find a better balance on […]

Posted on Thursday, October 6, 2016

2016 Japanese GP - Thursday Press Conference

Drivers – Jolyon Palmer (Renault), Carlos Sainz (Toro Rosso), Pascal Wehrlein (Manor), Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari), Fernando Alonso (McLaren), Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) PRESS CONFERENCE Fernando, there’s been a lot of talk about your starts this year and the fact that in the last five GPs you’ve made up 29 places on the opening lap! Making up places is something you’ve consistently done – in circumstances you’ve had to do it of course – but can you explain a bit about your starts; is it experience, instinct […]

Posted on Sunday, October 2, 2016

Ricciardo wins dramatic Malaysian GP

Daniel Ricciardo held off Red Bull team-mate Max Verstappen to take victory in a breathtaking Malaysia GP and end Mercedes' ten-race winning streak as Lewis Hamilton suffered a costly retirement. Ricciardo snatched the lead on Lap 40 as pole-sitter Hamilton, who held a comfortable advantage, saw his race come to a fiery and devastating end as he ground to a halt at Turn 1 following an engine failure. The Aussie had superbly defended from Verstappen a few laps earlier, holding his own as they sensationally […]