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Valtteri Bottas on British GP pole position

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Valtteri Bottas on British GP pole position

Valtteri Bottas beat Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to pole position by the tiniest of margins at the British Grand Prix.The Finn beat the world champion by just 0.006 seconds as Hamilton just failed to make up on his second lap for a mistake on his first run in the final session.Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc was a threat but ended up just 0.079secs behind in third. The Red Bulls of Max Verstappen and Pierre Gasly pushed Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel down to sixth place. More to followBritish Grand Prix qualifying results Vettel on...

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F1 bosses to consider refuelling return for 2021

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F1 bosses to consider refuelling return for 2021

Formula 1 bosses are discussing bringing back refuelling in 2021.Jean Todt, the president of governing body the FIA, said he would like to bring back the practice, which was outlawed before the 2010 season.Todt said a final decision would be made on the basis of a study on the potential effects. “Personally, I would like to see refuelling, but I am happy to see a study on the positives and negatives,” said Todt.British Grand Prix coverage on the BBCHamilton unhappy with Sunday’s big events clashBottas tops British Grand Prix...

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British GP: Valtteri Bottas top in second practice ahead of Lewis Hamilton

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British GP: Valtteri Bottas top in second practice ahead of Lewis Hamilton

Valtteri Bottas led Lewis Hamilton in a Mercedes one-two narrowly ahead of Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc in second practice at the British Grand Prix.Bottas edged Hamilton by 0.069 seconds, with Leclerc just 0.197secs behind.Hamilton had a scrappy day, making a series of errors and struggling to put a lap together until the key moment of his quick run in the second session. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel was fourth, ahead of the Red Bull of Pierre Gasly and McLaren’s Lando Norris.Vettel on Ferrari, mistakes and the future of...

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Formula One & McLaren star Lando Norris plays 'caption this'

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Formula One & McLaren star Lando Norris plays 'caption this'

This article is from the BBC Sport website / bbc.co.uk - Formula One & McLaren star Lando Norris plays 'caption this'

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Grosjean crashes in pit lane as Gasly tops British GP practice

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Grosjean crashes in pit lane as Gasly tops British GP practice

Red Bull’s Pierre Gasly was the surprise pace-setter in an incident-packed first practice session at the British Grand Prix.The Frenchman, who has struggled in his first season at Red Bull, went 0.476 seconds clear of Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas with a lap late in the session. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen was third and Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton fourth as several drivers had incidents. Haas’ Romain Grosjean had the worst with a crash in the pit lane and spin.Vettel on Ferrari, mistakes and the future of F1Hamilton...

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Hamilton's advice to young fans: Believe in yourself

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Hamilton's advice to young fans: Believe in yourself

As a child, Lewis Hamilton travelled the country with his dad to go kart racing.Every weekend was dominated by racing, with his family putting in every penny they could to help him reach the top.Those pennies certainly paid off.With six wins already this season, 2019 is shaping up to be his best year ever – quite an achievement when you’ve already won five world titles. And as he comes home for the 2019 British Grand Prix, Lewis has told Radio 1 Newsbeat that self-belief has helped turn his dreams into reality. So what would a...

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'In the end, we all care what people think about us' – Vettel on Ferrari, mistakes & the future

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'In the end, we all care what people think about us' – Vettel on Ferrari, mistakes & the future

Sebastian Vettel is a walking contradiction. The Ferrari driver is a man who works in a sport of cutting-edge high technology but who eschews many of the accoutrements of the age, such as social media. Vettel is arguably the most cerebral and thoughtful of drivers, and without doubt one of the most intelligent, yet someone whose emotions have quite often flared into bursts of visible public anger.He is the third most successful F1 driver in history in terms of wins, and only three men have won more world championships than him, and yet the...

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Hamilton unhappy British GP clashes with Cricket World Cup final and Wimbledon

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Hamilton unhappy British GP clashes with Cricket World Cup final and Wimbledon

Lewis Hamilton has criticised the decision to hold the British Grand Prix on the same day as the Cricket World Cup and men’s Wimbledon finals.The Mercedes driver said he “didn’t understand why they put the race on the same day as all these big events”.”It [the British GP] is such a special event and it needs all the attention,” he said. “A lot of people will be switching between channels on Sunday. “We all try to do the country proud and I am just going to try to do my bit.”Hamilton is...

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British GP: Normality to return for Mercedes?

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British GP: Normality to return for Mercedes?

An inability to control extreme temperatures was what Mercedes put down as their cause of struggle in Austria, this forced the cars to race with restricted power. It was the first Grand Prix in 2019 which saw Mercedes struggle and ultimately get beat, yet this weekend Formula One returns to Silverstone, a track which Lewis Hamilton can be untouchable around. Already with five wins in Silverstone, the reigning world champion has shown in the past that he can gain another level that no other driver can at the track. This was evident in 2008...

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Can Hamilton get record sixth win? British Grand Prix preview

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Can Hamilton get record sixth win? British Grand Prix preview

Lewis Hamilton will bid to win a record sixth British Grand Prix this weekend as the famous race celebrates its 70th edition in the Formula 1 era.A fixture on the F1 calendar since 1950, the race bounced around between Silverstone, Aintree and Brands Hatch before finally making the Northamptonshire track its permanent home in 1987.There have been real fears the 2019 race could have been the last at the former World War Two airfield after Silverstone exercised a break clause in its contract because of escalating fees. However, a new multi-year...

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