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Sebastian Vettel beats Lewis Hamilton to Canada pole position
Jun08

Sebastian Vettel beats Lewis Hamilton to Canada pole position

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel beat Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes to pole position at the Canadian Grand Prix.It was only the second time in seven races Mercedes have been beaten to pole – the other time was by Vettel’s team-mate Charles Leclerc in Bahrain in March.Vettel was 0.206 seconds quicker than Hamilton, with Leclerc 0.680secs off. Daniel Ricciardo was a surprise fourth for Renault after Red Bull’s Max...

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All you need to know about Baku – including the trick Mercedes played on Ferrari
Apr27

All you need to know about Baku – including the trick Mercedes played on Ferrari

Could Charles Leclerc have taken pole position had he not crashed in qualifying at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix? Could the Ferrari driver still take an unlikely maiden victory on Sunday?The answer to the first question will never be known. But the second will be answered on Sunday, and, unlikely as the prospect may seem from ninth on the grid, it cannot be ruled out completely.In a normal race, on a normal track, ninth would be too far...

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Azerbaijan Grand Prix: Can Baku deliver more surprises?
Apr24

Azerbaijan Grand Prix: Can Baku deliver more surprises?

Expectations were always going to be high for China to deliver a memorable grand prix. Unfortunately for those who watched, race number 1,000 will slip quietly into the history books with barely a backwards glance.Valtteri Bottas fended off Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to secure his seventh career pole position in some notable pre-race action. But when the lights turned green and the pressure cranked up, Hamilton eased to a...

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Bahrian GP: Sebastian Vettel top as Ferrari dominate practice
Mar29

Bahrian GP: Sebastian Vettel top as Ferrari dominate practice

Ferrari appear to be back on form after dominating Friday practice at the Bahrain Grand Prix.The Italian team struggled at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, finishing nearly a minute behind race-winner Valtteri Bottas’ Mercedes.But Sebastian Vettel headed Charles Leclerc to a one-two in Friday second practice, 0.603 seconds ahead of Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes. Leclerc topped the first session from Vettel, nearly a...

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Bahrain GP: Patrick Head returns to Williams
Mar29

Bahrain GP: Patrick Head returns to Williams

Williams co-founder Sir Patrick Head has returned to the team as they try to recover from a sobering start to the new season.The 72-year-old is working on what Williams describe as “a short-term consultancy basis”.The team were 1.3 seconds behind the next slowest car at the first race of the season in Australia two weeks ago. Head left the sport at the end of the 2011 season.He is renowned as one of the greatest engineers...

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Ferrari one second up on Mercedes in Bahrain practice
Mar29

Ferrari one second up on Mercedes in Bahrain practice

Ferrari set a scintillating pace in first practice at the Bahrain Grand Prix, nearly a second quicker than the fastest Mercedes.New Ferrari recruit Charles Leclerc was quickest, 0.263 seconds ahead of team-mate Sebastian Vettel and 0.974secs quicker than Valtteri Bottas.World champion Lewis Hamilton was fourth, 1.247secs down on Leclerc. It was encouraging for Ferrari, who were off the pace at the opening race of the season in...

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