Posted on Friday, June 8, 2018

Verstappen tops Friday sessions

The seventh round of the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship began with practice Friday at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal as teams prepared for the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday. Two 90-minute sessions – FP1 and FP2 – on the 4.361-kilometer circuit were run under sunny and comfortable conditions. Leading the way in FP1 was Red Bull driver Max Verstappen, whose fast lap of 1:13.302 was .088 of a second better than the next quickest driver, Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton. FP1 results 1.  M. Verstappen Red […]

Posted on Friday, June 8, 2018

2018 Canadian GP - Friday Press Conference

TEAM REPRESENTATIVES – Claire WILLIAMS (Williams), Robert FERNLEY (Force India), Guenther STEINER (Haas) Claire, there have been a number of changes in senior personnel at Williams in recent weeks and months, with the departure of Ed Wood and Dirk de Beer especially. Can you tell us what the impact has been on the tem internally? Claire WILLIAMS: Yes, so obviously we’ve lost Dirk and Ed for personal reasons, so we wouldn’t go into that in any greater detail. The impact on the team? We’re obviously having […]

Posted on Thursday, June 7, 2018

2018 Canadian GP - Thursday Press Conference

DRIVERS – Valtteri BOTTAS (Mercedes), Lance STROLL (Williams), Stoffel VANDOORNE (McLaren), Max VERSTAPPEN (Red Bull Racing) PRESS CONFERENCE Lance, it’s your home race and a very busy week for you, but you must be very excited to be back racing in Montreal? Lance STROLL: Absolutely. It’s great to be home. I really enjoyed my week, catching up with friends, family. It was a bit of a busy week, a lot going to, but great to be home and can’t wait to jump in the car tomorrow. […]

Posted on Sunday, May 27, 2018

Ricciardo wins dramatic Monaco GP

Despite having power issues starting with lap 28, Daniel Ricciardo manage to win the Monaco Grand Prix from pole to deliver Red Bull its 57th win in its milestone 250th race. Ricciardo’s margin of victory over Scuderia Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel was a stout 7.336 seconds. The win was the seventh of Ricciardo’s Formula One career, his second this season and his first at Monaco. “Wow, it still hasn’t sunk in. It was a perfect weekend but a crazy race. It’s such a long week and […]

Posted on Saturday, May 26, 2018

Ricciardo gets Monaco pole

After setting the pace in all three practice sessions in Monte Carlo, Daniel Ricciardo went on to score the fastest time in qualifying on Saturday. His fast lap of 1:10.810 set a new track qualifying record at Monaco and was .229 of a second better than runner-up Sebastian Vettel of Scuderia Ferrari. It was Ricciardo’s second career Formula One pole, and it came two years after he scored his first Formula One pole in the 2016 Monaco Grand Prix. Qualifying reuslts 1.  D. Ricciardo Red […]

Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2018

Ricciardo fastest in opening practice sessions

The sixth round of the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship began with practice Thursday at Circuit de Monaco as teams prepared for the 76th Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday. Two 90-minute sessions – FP1 and FP2 – on the 3.337-kilometer track allowed drivers to methodically build speed and lower their lap times on a circuit that has remained relatively unchanged since it first saw racecars in 1929. The Red Bull duo of Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen led the way in FP1, with Ricciardo’s quick […]

Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2018

2018 Monaco GP - Thursday Press Conference

TEAM REPRESENTATIVES – Zak BROWN (McLaren), Christian HORNER (Red Bull Racing), Toto WOLFF (Mercedes), Frederic VASSEUR (Sauber) PRESS CONFERENCE Zak, if we could start with you, please. there’s been a lot of McLaren news in recent days, most of it financial, so can you tell us what’s going on?  Zak BROWN: Yeah, we’ve had some great. We’ve had Mr Latifi, who had invested in McLaren Group, which is fantastic. We’re a very fast-growing company, both our automotive business, of course our Formula 1 and racing efforts, […]

Posted on Wednesday, May 23, 2018

2018 Monaco GP - Wednesday Press Conference

DRIVERS – Charles LECLERC (Sauber), Sebastian VETTEL (Ferrari), Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes), Romain GROSJEAN (Haas) PRESS CONFERENCE Charles, if we can start with you: you’re the home town hero and the first Monegasque to race here in Formula 1 since Olivier Beretta in 1994. How excited are you about the weekend ahead? Charles LECLERC: I am very excited. I mean, I have been waiting for this moment since [I was a] child. I remember watching the grand prix when I was four years old, in the exit […]

Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Verstappen leads first day of testing

Two days after scoring Red Bull’s 150th podium at the Spanish GP, Max Verstappen was today back behind the wheel of the RB14 at the Circuit de Barcelona as the first in-season test of the current Formula 1 campaign got underway. The Dutch driver worked through 148 laps of the track on his way to the top of the timesheet, logging a time of 1:17.528 on supersoft tyres in the final hour of the session. “Today was about gaining even more understanding of the car and tyres and […]

Posted on Sunday, May 13, 2018

Hamilton dominates Spanish GP

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won the Spanish Grand Prix from the pole to secure his 64th career Formula One victory, his second consecutive win this season and his third at Barcelona. It was his second straight triumph in the Spanish Grand Prix, and it came with a whopping 20.593-second margin of victory over runner-up and teammate Valtteri Bottas. "I'm really, really happy. I had no idea how the race was going to play out. We got the qualifying right yesterday, but the temperatures were going […]

Posted on Saturday, May 12, 2018

Hamilton secures pole position

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton will start the Spanish Grand Prinx on Sunday from pole position after setting the fastest time in qualifying. His fast lap of 1:16.173 set a new all-time track record at Barcelona and was a scant .04 of a second better than runner-up and teammate, Valtteri Bottas. It was Hamilton’s 74th career Formula One pole, his second this season and his fourth at Barcelona, which includes a run of three straight. Qualifying results 1.  L. Hamilton Mercedes 01:17.633      01:17.166   […]

Posted on Friday, May 11, 2018

Mercedes fastest in both Friday sessions

The fifth round of the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship began with practice Friday at Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya as teams prepared for the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday. Two 90-minute sessions – FP1 and FP2 – on the 4.655-kilometer track were run under sunny and comfortable, albeit windy, conditions. Leading the way in FP1 was Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas, whose fast lap of 1:18.148 was .849 of a second better than the next quickest driver, his team mate Lewis Hamilton. Bottas’ quick time […]