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Posted on Sunday, October 2, 2016

Vettel handed grid penalty for Japan

Sebastian Vettel has been handed a three-place grid penalty for next weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix for the first-corner collision with Nico Rosberg in Malaysia. Ferrari driver was fighting for position with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen when locked up and tagged Rosberg into a spin that sent the Mercedes driver at the back of the grid. Vettel sustained suspension damage to his car that ended his race. After investigating the incident the stewards deemed Vettel responsible for the clash, penalizing his with a grid drop and […]

Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Horner: Verstappen was ‘on the edge’

Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner admits that Max Verstappen’s move at turn five was "on the edge" but insists that the stewards would have take action against him if it was not according to the rules. The Dutchman was involved in two incidents with Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen during the Belgian Grand Prix, with one being considered controversial and dangerous. "I think it was firm, it was on the edge and he got away with it today. The stewards were happy with it, so […]

Posted on Sunday, August 28, 2016

Raikkonen critical over Verstappen's racing

Kimi Raikkonen probably had the pace for finishing the Belgian Grand Prix on the podium if it wasn't for the first corner clash which ruined both his car and race. The Ferrari driver finished ninth after an eventful race that saw him involved in a few battles with Red Bull's Max Verstappen. “After the start, at the first corner, Sebastian didn't see that there was another car on the inside: he expected me to turn but I couldn't, so I found myself stuck in the […]

Posted on Saturday, August 27, 2016

Rosberg beats Verstappen to Spa pole

Nico Rosberg held on in the face of an unexpected challenge from Red Bull's Max Verstappen to claim a crucial pole position for the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa. Rosberg notched a 1:46.744 on his first run in Q3, but Verstappen was only a tenth adrift with a mightily-impressive lap, and although the Dutchman couldn't improve with his final attempt, he will become the youngest-ever driver to start on the front-row, delighting his adoring fans. Kimi Raikkonen out-qualified team-mate Sebastian Vettel to take third on […]

Posted on Friday, August 26, 2016

Verstappen leads Red Bull 1-2 in second practice

Max Verstappen edged out Red Bull team-mate Daniel Ricciardo to set the pace in the second practice session ahead of the Belgian GP as rivals Mercedes chose not to register a representative lap time. Verstappen's impressive 1:48.085 on the supersoft tyres saw him finish over two tenths clear of Ricciardo, although the Dutchman did encounter power unit issues towards the end of the session. Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez were third and fifth fastest respectively, with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel sandwiched between the Force India pair […]

Posted on Monday, July 25, 2016

2016 Belgian GP - Thursday Press Conference

Transcript of the Thursday Press Conference organised by the FIA for the 2016 Belgian Grand Prix DRIVERS – Esteban OCON (Manor), Romain GROSJEAN (Haas), Daniil KVYAT (Toro Rosso), Fernando ALONSO (McLaren), Max VERSTAPPEN (Red Bull Racing), Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes) PRESS CONFERENCE Esteban, if we could start with you: many congratulations on your grand prix debut. Just describe your emotions now: how excited are you and indeed how surprised are you to be racing this weekend? Esteban OCON: Yeah, thank you, first of all. No, it’s […]

Posted on Friday, July 22, 2016

Ricciardo: Red Bull pace is genuine

Daniel Ricciardo reckons Red Bull's pace during practice at the Hungarian Grand Prix is genuine as he placed second to Mercedes' Nico Rosberg, albeit over half a second down on the German. Ricciardo's lap on Super Soft tyres was 0.595s down on Rosberg, though he was able to finish three-tenths clear of Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel at the Hungaroring. "We’re looking pretty good," he said. "We would like to be a bit closer to Mercedes. At the moment we’re sitting second best. We’re a bit quicker […]

Posted on Saturday, July 16, 2016

Verstappen eager for 'go kart' Hungaroring

Max Verstappen says he is eager to return to racing at the Hungaroring, which he has likened to a go-kart track. The Hungarian Grand Prix is one of the most established events on the Formula 1 calendar and next weekend's race marks the mid-point of the 2016 campaign. Verstappen, who took a then-career best of fourth at the 2015 event, is hopeful of a good result. "I always enjoy driving there because it’s a small track with a big car so it gives a bit […]

Posted on Sunday, July 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 […]

Posted on Sunday, July 10, 2016

Verstappen revels in podium, Rosberg battle

Max Verstappen revelled in the third podium finish of his Formula 1 career as he enjoyed a "great battle" with Mercedes rival Nico Rosberg at the British Grand Prix. Verstappen started from third spot but challenged Rosberg in tricky conditions and passed his rival around the outside of Chapel to move into second. Verstappen initially maintained his position once the circuit dried but was eventually overhauled by Rosberg and ultimately placed third. "I felt like I had great pace today so once the track dried […]

Posted on Saturday, July 9, 2016

Verstappen eyes podium after edging Ricciardo

Max Verstappen is hopeful that he can convert his grid position into a podium at the British Grand Prix after he out-qualified Red Bull team-mate Daniel Ricciardo for the first time. Verstappen collected third place on the grid, with Ricciardo in fourth, behind Mercedes pair Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. "I’m not focusing on trying to beat my team mate, the points come from the race so that is the important part for me," he said. "The car has been performing brilliantly all weekend so […]

Posted on Friday, July 8, 2016

Verstappen: Red Bull can be second best team

Max Verstappen believes Red Bull can emerge as Mercedes' closest challenger during the British Grand Prix, after the squad edged out Ferrari in Friday's second practice session. Verstappen finished third quickest at Silverstone, with Daniel Ricciardo in second place, as Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton led the way. "I enjoy driving here and we are competitive, although it was a bit tricky in the second session with the wind but that’s the same for everyone," he said. "[The] long run and short run pace was good so […]