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Vettel prances to victory as Hamilton suffers first lap contact

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Vettel prances to victory as Hamilton suffers first lap contact

Sebastian Vettel took the spoils at Silverstone, as the packed-out Northants venue baked in the British summer sun. The Ferrari driver left it late, however, passing Mercedes’ Valterri Bottas with only a handful of laps to go, the German going back to the top of the World Championship standings as Lewis Hamilton [Mercedes] was forced to work for his second place finish after a first lap clash with Kimi Raikkonen left him last on track. It was Hamilton that drew first blood at the UK track, claiming pole position ahead of the...

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British Grand Prix – race result

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British Grand Prix – race result

1. Sebastian Vettel GER Scuderia Ferrari 2. Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport 3. Kimi Raikkonen FIN Scuderia Ferrari 4. Valtteri Bottas FIN Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport 5. Daniel Ricciardo AUS Aston Martin Red Bull Racing 6. Nico Hulkenberg GER Renault Sport Formula One Team 7. Esteban Ocon FRA Sahara Force India F1 Team 8. Fernando Alonso ESP McLaren F1 Team 9. Kevin Magnussen DEN Haas F1 Team 10. Pierre Gasly FRA Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda 11. Sergio Perez MEX Sahara Force India F1 Team 12. Stoffel Vandoorne BEL McLaren...

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Austrian Grand Prix – race result

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Austrian Grand Prix – race result

1. Max Verstappen Red Bull/Renault 2. Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 3. Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 4. Romain Grosjean Haas/Ferrari 5. Kevin Magnussen Haas/Ferrari 6. Esteban Ocon Force India/Mercedes 7. Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 8. Fernando Alonso McLaren/Renault 9. Charles Leclerc Sauber/Ferrari 10. Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 11. Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso/Honda 12. Carlos Sainz Renault 13. Lance Stroll Williams/Mercedes 14. Sergey Sirotkin Williams/Mercedes 15. Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren/Renault RET Lewis Hamilton Mercedes RET Brendon Hartley...

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Hamilton back on top with Paul Ricard victory

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Hamilton back on top with Paul Ricard victory

Lewis Hamilton lead, in his Mercedes, from pole position to put him back on top of the championship standings, as Formula 1 returned to France at the Circuit Paul Ricard. Hamilton set the pace in qualifying, finishing just a tenth of a second ahead of teammate Valtteri Bottas, a record seventy-fifth career pole-position for Lewis, Sebastian Vettel’s Ferrari lined up third while the Red Bull’s of Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo claimed fourth and fifth. Charles Leclerc became the first Sauber driver to make it in to Q3 for...

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French Grand Prix – race result

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French Grand Prix – race result

1. Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport 2. Max Verstappen NED Aston Martin Red Bull Racing 3. Kimi Raikkonen FIN Scuderia Ferrari 4. Daniel Ricciardo AUS Aston Martin Red Bull Racing 5. Sebastian Vettel GER Scuderia Ferrari 6. Kevin Magnussen DEN Haas F1 Team 7. Valtteri Bottas FIN Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport 8. Carlos Sainz Jr. ESP Renault Sport Formula One Team 9. Nico Hulkenberg GER Renault Sport Formula One Team 10. Charles Leclerc MON Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team 11. Romain Grosjean FRA Haas F1 Team 12. Stoffel Vandoorne...

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Vettel regains championship lead with victory in Canada

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Vettel regains championship lead with victory in Canada

It was the Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel back on the top step of the podium in Canada, the German taking back the Championship lead by a solitary point from defending champion, Lewis Hamilton [Mercedes]. Vettel qualified on pole position around the Montreal track, despite suffering badly with traffic in Q2. But in Q3 the four-time World Champion twice beat the lap record around the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. The Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas the number two spot, just a tenth of a second behind, while Max Verstappen [Red Bull], Lewis Hamilton and...

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Canadian Grand Prix – race result

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Canadian Grand Prix – race result

1. Sebastian Vettel GER Scuderia Ferrari 2. Valtteri Bottas FIN Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport 3. Max Verstappen NED Aston Martin Red Bull Racing 4. Daniel Ricciardo AUS Aston Martin Red Bull Racing 5. Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport 6. Kimi Raikkonen FIN Scuderia Ferrari 7. Nico Hulkenberg GER Renault Sport Formula One Team 8. Carlos Sainz Jr. ESP Renault Sport Formula One Team 9. Esteban Ocon FRA Sahara Force India F1 Team 10. Charles Leclerc MON Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team 11. Pierre Gasly FRA Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda...

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Ricciardo claims first Monte win despite engine issues

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Ricciardo claims first Monte win despite engine issues

Daniel Ricciardo, at the wheel of his Red Bull, took victory from pole position in the Monaco Grand Prix, fending off second placed Sebastian Vettel [Ferrari] despite having a power issue for most of the race. Championship leader Lewis Hamilton [Mercedes] took the final podium spot, leading the overall standings by fourteen points from Vettel, while Ricciardo climbed to third. It was Ricciardo’s first win on the streets of Monte Carlo having topped free practice one, two and three, then set fastest lap to claim pole position. “Finally put it...

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Monaco Grand Prix – race result

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Monaco Grand Prix – race result

1. Daniel Ricciardo AUS Aston Martin Red Bull Racing 2. Sebastian Vettel GER Scuderia Ferrari 3. Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport 4. Kimi Raikkonen FIN Scuderia Ferrari 5. Valtteri Bottas FIN Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport 6. Esteban Ocon FRA Sahara Force India F1 Team 7. Pierre Gasly FRA Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda 8. Nico Hulkenberg GER Renault Sport Formula One Team 9. Max Verstappen NED Aston Martin Red Bull Racing 10. Carlos Sainz Jr. ESP Renault Sport Formula One Team 11. Marcus Ericsson SWE Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team...

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How the new aerodynamic regulations will affect the 2019 F1 season

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How the new aerodynamic regulations will affect the 2019 F1 season

No Formula One season is complete without rule-change controversy, and this year is no exception. Early in May, the FIA announced that there will be sweeping changes to the aerodynamic regulations in 2019, and the changes have divided opinion. The Formula One Commission, Strategy Group and World Motor Sport Council have all approved the changes, and they have been welcomed by a number of teams, including Mercedes and Ferrari, though not by the Red Bull team or by the two men tussling for the World Drivers’ Championship, Lewis Hamilton and...

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