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Posted on Thursday, July 7, 2016

Palmer eyes Q2, maiden points at home race

Renault rookie Jolyon Palmer is optimistic that he can deliver his first Formula 1 points this weekend as he prepares to tackle the British Grand Prix for the first time. Palmer secured 11th place on his debut in Australia, as well as progression to Q2, but has yet to repeat such a result since, having been eliminated from the first hurdle of qualifying across the past eight races. Having out-raced Renault team-mate Kevin Magnussen at the preceding roudn in Austria, Palmer is confident that he […]

Posted on Thursday, July 7, 2016

Hamilton: Mercedes 'deterrents' changes nothing

Reigning World Champion Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes strengthening its 'Rules of Engagement' will not alter his approach as he chases a fourth world title. Hamilton and team-mate Nico Rosberg, along with senior Mercedes management, held talks prior to the British Grand Prix, during which the squad outlined "much greater deterrents." It came after Hamilton and Rosberg collided while battling for the lead in Austria, having also crashed into each other in Spain and brushed wheels in Canada. "In all honesty, I think our destiny has […]

Posted on Thursday, July 7, 2016

Hamilton, Rosberg free to race after talks

Mercedes has confirmed that Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg remain free to race for the 2016 championship after making contact for the third time in five races in Austria. Hamilton and Rosberg collided at the start in Spain, eliminating both, and also brushed wheels on the opening lap in Canada. Hamilton challenged Rosberg for the lead on the final lap in Austria and the pair collided once more, with Hamilton emerging at the head of the pack as Rosberg dropped to fourth with damage. Rosberg […]

Posted on Thursday, July 7, 2016

Ocon gets practice outing at Silverstone

Esteban Ocon will receive his second practice run of the season with Renault during this weekend's opening session for the British Grand Prix. Ocon conducted his first outing in the RS.16 at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya but mechanical gremlins restricted the reigning GP3 champion to just a handful of laps. Ocon, who carried out a full day of testing in the car after the Spanish Grand Prix, will now return to action during Friday's opening 90 minute session at Silverstone. Ocon, who is a Mercedes […]

Posted on Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Ferrucci gets Haas F1 test outing

American youngster Santino Ferrucci will make his Formula 1 test bow during next week's in-season running at Silverstone. GP3 rookie Ferrucci, 18, will sample Haas' VF-16 on both days of running after the British Grand Prix, having signed on as the team's development driver earlier this year. "Becoming a Formula 1 driver is my ultimate goal and I can’t thank Haas enough for this opportunity," said Ferrucci. "Nothing beats seat time, and the experience of driving a Formula 1 car and working with Haas will […]

Posted on Monday, July 4, 2016

Button realistic over McLaren result

Jenson Button says McLaren perfected its strategy at the Austrian Grand Prix but is realistic not to expect such results at every race this season. Button enjoyed his strongest performance since McLaren linked up with Honda at the beginning of 2015 as he started from third on the grid, before moving up to second when the lights went out. Button was ultimately overhauled by quicker rivals but was able to finish in sixth position, collecting eight championship points in the process. "I knew the race […]

Posted on Monday, July 4, 2016

Grosjean encouraged by return to points

Romain Grosjean says his Austrian Grand Prix was "stressful" at points but was pleased to return Haas to the top 10 positions. Grosjean began 2016 with three points finishes from four Grands Prix but had not added to his tally since, until he collected seventh place at the Red Bull Ring. Grosjean's points strengthened eighth place in the Constructors' championship for Haas, four points behind rivals McLaren. "It was a pretty good race," he said. "The first lap was not great. I was pushed out […]

Posted on Monday, July 4, 2016

Palmer sure points not far away

Jolyon Palmer is confident that he and Renault can end their barren run after he collected 12th position at the Austrian Grand Prix. Palmer started from 20th position on the grid but worked his way forwards to finish just a couple of places outside of the top 10, as he chases his first points in the sport. "I’m quite happy with the race," said the rookie, as he beat team-mate Kevin Magnussen. "We just needed that little bit of extra luck and we could have […]

Posted on Monday, July 4, 2016

Wolff suggests Mercedes team orders possible

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has stated for the first time that the squad may have to implement team orders after Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg collided for the third time in five races. Hamilton chased Rosberg for victory and pounced on the final lap of the race in Austria, but the pair made contact at Turn 2, which left Rosberg with a broken front wing, dropping to fourth. Stewards deemed that Rosberg was responsible and handed him a 10-second penalty, which made no difference to […]

Posted on Sunday, July 3, 2016

Rosberg penalised, reprimanded, but retains fourth

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg has been penalised after he was judged to have caused a collision with team-mate Lewis Hamilton at the Austrian Grand Prix. Rosberg led Hamilton during the closing stages but the pair collided at Turn 2 while battling for victory, with the contact causing damage to Rosberg's front wing. Rosberg ultimately finished fourth after crusing around the final lap but was immediately placed under investigation for causing the collision, as well as continuing with a damaged car. After a wait of over […]

Posted on Sunday, July 3, 2016

Raikkonen: Podium result a big gift

Kimi Raikkonen says finishing on the podium was a "big gift" as he endured a challenging Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring. Raikkonen moved up to second place during the early stages of the race but slipped behind Nico Rosberg and both Red Bull drivers to run in fifth position. Raikkonen passed Daniel Ricciardo to take fourth and closed in on Max Verstappen in the battle for the final podium spot. However, the collision between the Mercedes drivers on the final lap compromised […]

Posted on Sunday, July 3, 2016

Wehrlein delighted by maiden F1 point

Pascal Wehrlein labelled an "incredible" race as he scored his maiden Formula 1 point at the Austrian Grand Prix. Wehrlein started from 12th place on the grid but tumbled to the back of the pack when he made a pit stop shortly before the deployment of the Safety Car. Wehrlein was over 10 seconds behind the pack when the race resumed but fought his way forwards to collect the final point for 10th, finishing within touching distance of Williams' Valtteri Bottas. It is only the […]