Hamilton hails ‘history in making’ after 1-2 in Spain

Tough challenge from Lewis’ wins target Mercedes led whole Spanish race from start Reports he was boosted by a cancer boy’s letter BARCELONA, Spain – Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton believes Formula 1 history is about to be made thanks to his team’s  fifth 1-2 finish from the first five races of the 2019 season. Hamilton started…

Hamilton fastest in final practice ahead of Catalunya F1 GP

BARCELONA, Spain – Mercedes Lewis Hamilton lapped fastest of the Formula 1 pack here today during final practice ahead of the 2019 Spanish Formula 1 GP, leaving a gap of half a second to Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc on the Catalunya circuit. The Briton, looking for a hat-trick here, set the best time of 1min16.568 during…

Hamilton favourite for Spain – or will Ferrari get it right?

BARCELONA, Spain – Lewis Hamilton will be the favourite to win the 2019 Spanish Formula 1 GP here on Sunday… a race he’s won four times, including a hat-trick. Some fans also reckon he will regain the 2019 F1 championship lead from team mate Valtteri Bottas – a mere one point scored for a fastest…

Bottas takes back F1 lead after Azerbaijan GP

BAKU, Azerbaijan – Valtterri Bottas won the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Sunday to retake the Formula 1 World championship lead from team mate Lewis Hamilton after a fourth consecutive 1-2 finish for Mercedes. The Finn started from pole and finished 1.524sec ahead of Hamilton so only one point separates them but the team is 74…

Bottas on Shanghai pole as Hamilton battles with his Merc

SHANGHAI, China – Valtteri Bottas will be on pole for the 2019 Chinese F1 GP with team-mate Lewis Hamilton a notch behind him. The race is being punted as the 1000th GP but Wheel24 is scoffing that as at least three different racing styles were involved in its early meetings.Race data shows it as Bottas’…

Lewis mocks naysayers with record eighth Oz pole

MELBOURNE, Australia – Mercedes’ Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton has set a record-extending eighth pole for Sunday’s F1 GP here – his sixth in succession – with wingman Valtteri Bottas second. And so laid to rest the views of all the naysayers and the hopes of a blindsided Ferrari for a faster Italian team. Seems…

Ferrari V8 Tributo: ‘Benchmark for all sport car engines’

Uncompromising layout and engine Most powerful and best Ferrari engine yet  530kW / 770Nm confirmed performance MARANELLO, Italy – Ferrari has released the first official images of its F8 Tributo, a mid- rear-engined sport car that, the automaker says, ”represents the highest expression of our  classic  two-seater  Berlinetta”. The  name  is said to pay homage…

Ferrari unveils 2019 Formula 1 cars with vow to win

MARANELLO, Italy – Ferrari has unveiled its 2019 Formula 1 cars, machines the automaker hopes will end an era of Mercedes dominance on tracks around the world. The team also, Reuters reported, says the cars were designed to end an era of Mercedes domination ”and shatter Lewis Hamilton’s dream of a sixth championship”. The sport’s…

‘Verstappen Hamilton and Vettel’s Nemesis through 2019’

LONDON, England – Max Verstappen, 21, is the driver multiple F1 champion Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel should fear through the 2019 racing season. That is, at least, the opinion of Red Bull team boss Christian Horner according to a Reuters report. Hollander Verstappen  won twice in 2018 and ended the season fourth overall….

Look out for Alfa Romeo Racing clover leaf on 2019 F1 grids

LONDON, England – The Sauber name will be absent from the 2019 Formula 1 grid. Instead, the cars will be emblazoned with the words Alfa Romeo Racing. It’s all part of a new and extended sponsorship deal for the team that was eighth of the 10 teams in the 2018 Constructors’ championship but it will…

Schumie Jnr to follow dad to Ferrari

LONDON, England – Former Ferrari F1 driver Michael Schumacher’s son – also Michael, but known by the diminutive Mick – has contracted to join the Italian racing team’s driver academy. The 19-year-old will race in Formula 2 through 2019 after winning the 2018 European F3 championship. Ferrari said in a statement on Saturday the youngster…

Binotto replaces Arrivabene as Ferrari F1 carousel spins on

LONDON, England – Ferrari has appointed Mattia Binotto as its fourth Formula 1 team principal in less than five years after previous incumbent Maurizio Arrivabene was punished for the team’s lack of trophies. The change comes only two months before the 2019 racing season opens in Melbourne on March 17. Ferrari said in a media…