Posted on Saturday, July 9, 2016

Hamilton flies to British Grand Prix pole

Lewis Hamilton took pole position at the British Grand Prix for the fourth time in his career during a dramatic final shootout session at Silverstone. Hamilton, who set a new lap record in Q2, collected provisional pole position with a time of 1:29.339, almost three-tenths clear of team-mate Nico Rosberg. However, the stewards deemed that he exceeded track limits and deleted his time, elevating Rosberg to top spot. Hamilton responded on his second run to move clear at the top with a 1:29.287 while Rosberg […]

Posted on Saturday, July 9, 2016

Hamilton tops disrupted final session

Lewis Hamilton stayed on top as he completed a clean sweep of sessions by finishing quickest during final practice on Saturday morning. Following a quiet opening half an hour, after light rain left the circuit damp, Hamilton moved to the front with a 1:31.234, 0.097s quicker than team-mate Nico Rosberg. The session was then halted for over 15 minutes when Marcus Ericsson suffered a high-speed off when he lost control of his Sauber C35-Ferrari on the exit of Stowe. Ericsson slammed into the barriers on […]

Posted on Friday, July 8, 2016

Hamilton fastest, Rosberg hits trouble

Reigning World Champion Lewis Hamilton stayed on top during the second practice session at Silverstone as Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg hit trouble. The pair were separated by just 0.033s during the opening session on Friday but Rosberg suffered a water leak which Mercedes appeared to resolve half an hour into running. Rosberg was set to join the action but Mercedes then conducted further investigations, ruling him out of the entire session. It left Hamilton clear to finish at the top of the standings, with a […]

Posted on Friday, July 8, 2016

Hamilton ahead as Mercedes dominates

Lewis Hamilton edged out Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg by just 0.033s as the squad dominated the opening practice session for the British Grand Prix. Hamilton and Rosberg, who collided on the last lap in Austria five days ago, traded quick times at a cool and cloudy Silverstone until the Briton moved ahead with a 1:31.654 on the Medium tyres. Hamilton’s lap was quicker than the time he set en-route to pole position at Silverstone last year. Force India’s Nico Hülkenberg was Mercedes’ closest challenger, albeit […]

Posted on Wednesday, July 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, July 3, 2016

Hamilton wins after last lap Rosberg clash

Lewis Hamilton claimed victory for Mercedes during a dramatic last lap as he and team-mate Nico Rosberg collided while scrapping for the lead. Hamilton trailed Rosberg after their strategies diverged but closed on his rival across the final stages, and attempted a move into Turn 2. Hamilton held the outside line as Rosberg attempted to edge his team-mate wide, but the pair made contact, with Rosberg sustaining a broken front wing in the process. Rosberg trailed around to finish in fourth, promoting Max Verstappen into […]

Posted on Saturday, July 2, 2016

2016 Italian GP - Friday Press Conference

Transcript of the Friday Press Conference organised by the FIA for the 2016 Italian Grand Prix. Team representatives – Mattia Binotto (Ferrari), Luca Furbatto (Manor), Aldo Costa (Mercedes), Franz Tost (Toro Rosso), Paul Hembery (Pirelli), Guenther Steiner (Haas) Q: Mattia, if we could start with you: Ferrari are using the final development tokens on the engine this weekend, what are you hoping it's going to bring? Mattia Binotto: It will be difficult to judge and I think we will discover it tomorrow in qualifying. No […]

Posted on Saturday, July 2, 2016

Hamilton takes pole in Austria thriller

Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position for the Austrian Grand Prix during a dramatic finale to qualifying at the Red Bull Ring. Heavy rain towards the end of Q2 drenched the circuit and left the drivers starting Q3 on Intermediate tyres, before the track dried sufficiently for slicks. Force India’s Nico Hülkenberg was the first to change to Ultra Soft tyres and used the advantage to set a sequence of quick laps, before Hamilton posted a 1:07.922, which secured top spot. Nico Rosberg was second, half […]

Posted on Saturday, July 2, 2016

Vettel fastest as Rosberg crashes out

Sebastian Vettel led a Ferrari 1-2 during the final practice session for the Austrian Grand Prix as championship leader Nico Rosberg crashed out. Vettel set the quickest time of the weekend so far, a 1:07.098, to beat team-mate Kimi Räikkönen by 0.136s, as Rosberg finished at the bottom of the time sheets. Rosberg, who had just set the quickest overall sector one time, suffered a left rear suspension failure as he exiting Turn 2. The failure pitched Rosberg into the barriers on the exit of […]

Posted on Friday, July 1, 2016

2016 Italian GP - Thursday Press Conference

Transcript of the Thursday Press Conference organised by the FIA for the 2016 Italian Grand Prix. Drivers – Esteban Gutierrez (Haas), Carlos Sainz (Toro Rosso), Kevin Magnussen (Renault), Jenson Button (McLaren), Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari), Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) PRESS CONFERENCE Q: Kevin, obviously a horrible accident in Spa. How are you and what did you have to do to get ready for this race? Kevin Magnussen: I have just relaxed. Nothing was broken, I wasn’t injured so just a bit sore in my body and I […]

Posted on Friday, July 1, 2016

Rosberg edges Hamilton in dry/wet session

Nico Rosberg set the quickest time during second practice for the Austrian Grand Prix as brief dry spells sandwiched a period of heavy rain. Rosberg, who topped the opening session, clocked a time of 1:07.967 as the field posted only a handful of laps before a downpour affected the region. Drivers tiptoed their way back to the pit lane when conditions rapidly worsened within the first 10 minutes, as Sergio Pérez spun at slow speed. Daniel Ricciardo broke the silence after half an hour of […]

Posted on Friday, July 1, 2016

Rosberg sets rapid pace in Austria FP1

Nico Rosberg took advantage of a resurfaced track and softer tyres to clock the quickest ever lap of the Red Bull Ring during the first practice session for the Austrian Grand Prix. Rosberg set two laps fast enough for top spot in warm conditions and ended the session with a 1:07.373 on the Ultra Soft tyres. Lewis Hamilton was second for Mercedes, 0.357s behind his team-mate, as both drivers had moments at Turn 3 during the session. Rosberg went wide and ran through the gravel […]