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 […]

Posted on Saturday, October 1, 2016

Hamilton storms to Sepang pole

An inspired Lewis Hamilton romped to a dominant pole position for the Malaysian Grand Prix as Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg pipped the Red Bulls to take 2nd. Hamilton had set a blistering pace in practice, and he carried that momentum into qualifying, topping all three sessions. The Briton clocked a scintillating 1:32.8 in Q3, winding up four tenths quicker than title rival Rosberg. The German, though, will be relieved to be on the front row after an error-strewn first run meant he was only fifth […]

Posted on Friday, September 30, 2016

Mercedes leads the way in Friday practice

Lewis Hamilton established himself as the man to beat heading into the Malaysia GP weekend as he topped second practice at the Sepang International Circuit after team-mate Nico Rosberg was fastest in FP1. Rosberg wound up half a second quicker than his team-mate and title rival in the opening practice session, though he did his set his fastest time on the soft compound tyre, with Hamilton on the slower medium rubber. It was a dominant start for the Silver Arrows, their tenth 1-2 in the […]

Posted on Thursday, September 29, 2016

2016 Malaysian GP - Thursday Press Conference

Drivers - Jenson Button (McLaren), Felipe Massa (Williams), Esteban Ocon (Manor), Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso), Nico Hulkenberg (Force India), Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) PRESS CONFERENCE Jenson let’s start with you. Your 300th Grand Prix, only the third driver to do it, it’s a big number. What does your place in Formula One history mean to you? Jenson Button: That’s a good question that deserves a very long answer and I’m not going to give it to you here. It means I have been around for a […]

Posted on Sunday, September 18, 2016

Rosberg hangs on for Singapore victory

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg held off a charging Daniel Ricciardo in an enthralling climax to win the Singapore Grand Prix and regain the championship lead. Rosberg crucially retained his lead at the start and was on course for a comfortable victory, despite persistent brake issues, before Red Bull rolled the dice by bringing Ricciardo in for a fresh set of supersofts in the closing stages. The Aussie then proceeded to slash Rosberg's comfortable advantage but agonisingly missed out, finishing just four tenths adrift. Victory for […]

Posted on Saturday, September 17, 2016

Rosberg takes pole ahead of Ricciardo

Nico Rosberg's title bid received a fresh boost as the German put in a sensational lap to secure a crucial pole position for the Singapore Grand Prix as Daniel Ricciardo managed to split the Mercedes. Rosberg put in a superb 1:42.584 on his first run in Q3 to ultimately take pole by half a second ahead of Red Bull's Ricciardo, who promoted himself to P2 with a mighty final sector right at the death. After a scruffy pair of practice sessions, Lewis Hamilton was unable […]

Posted on Saturday, September 17, 2016

Rosberg pips Verstappen in final practice

Nico Rosberg set the pace once again in the third and final practice session ahead of the Singapore GP, but Red Bull's Max Verstappen was within touching distance as Lewis Hamilton's scrappy weekend continued. Rosberg clocked a 1:44.352 on the ultrasoft rubber to finish quickest, but Verstappen was only six hundredths adrift with a very impressive lap, and one which suggests Mercedes may have a fight on their hands in qualifying. Kimi Raikkonen was half a second off Rosberg's benchmark in third, while Daniel Ricciardo […]

Posted on Friday, September 16, 2016

2016 Singapore GP - Friday Press Conference

Transcript of the Friday Press Conference organised by the FIA for the 2016 Singapore Grand Prix. Team representatives – Christian Horner (Red Bull Racing), Toto Wolff (Mercedes), Maurizio Arrivabene (Ferrari), Monisha Kaltenborn (Sauber), Cyril Abiteboul (Renault), Guenther Steiner (Haas) PRESS CONFERENCE Q: If I could start with a question to all of you, your thoughts on the arrival of Liberty Media in F1, the next steps and what it means for the development of the sport? Christian Horner: I think with what we've heard so far […]

Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2016

2016 Singapore GP - Thursday Press Conference

Transcript of the Thursday Press Conference organised by the FIA for the 2016 Singapore Grand Prix. Drivers – Marcus Ericsson (Sauber), Felipe Nasr (Sauber), Jolyon Palmer (Renault), Sergio Perez (Force India), Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull Racing), Valtteri Bottas (Williams) PRESS CONFERENCE Q: Congratulations on your marriage last week. While your private life is settled, clearly you will be looking for a new partner in a professional sense next year, as a team-mate at Williams. What kind of driver would suit, a rookie or someone more experienced? […]