Hamilton hits the big four-oh under Singapore lights

SINGAPORE – Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton gave another masterclass here on Sunday (Sept 16) with an easy win from the Singapore F1 GP after starting from pole. He is now 40 points clear of his nearest title rival, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel – and there are still six GP’s to go. Comparative newcomer Max Verstappen (Red Bull)…

Vettel on Singapore qualifying: ‘Hamilton isn’t untouchable’

SINGAPORE – Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel had a frustrating Saturday qualifying against Mercedes’ championship leader Lewis Hamilton with only third on the grid for the 2018 Singapore F1 GP. Vettel, according to a Reuters correspondent, seemed dominant in practice as he warmed up for Sunday’s race but still 30 points behind Hamilton with only seven races…

You don’t have to like the driver to pick a winner

MONZA, Italy – Ferrari, according to Reuters F1 pundit Alan Baldwin, had every hope of winning its home Italian Grand Prix for the first time since 2010 last Sunday. ”But then they blew it,” the veteran motorsport writer said. However, The Corner replies, the wave of enthusiasm for the red cars included the usual put-down…

Media negativity spurs Hamilton to the win at Monza

MONZA, Italy – Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton equalled Michael Schumacher’s record of five Italian Grand Prix wins on Sunday (Aug 2) and left much-fancied Ferrari in their rubber dust. Despite a collision (judged a racing incident) between Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Hamilton soon after the start which sent the Ferrari pilot to 18th, clever tyre management…

Vettel working for the win from Italian F1 GP

MONZA, Italy – Sebastian Vettel, according to a forecast from the Reuters news agency, can ”tighten the screw” on Formula 1 championship leader Lewis Hamilton at the Italian Grand Prix this weekend. His challenge:  to deliver Ferrari’s first Monza victory since 2010 while also matching British icon Stirling Moss’s 1950’s winning at the ‘Pista Magica’…

First pics: Ferrari launches special 488 Pista Spider

50th drop-top from the Maranello marque Benchmark for Ferrari for spider performance 540kW and ‘constantly increasing torque’ MARANELLO, Italy – The Prancing Horse brand’s new Special Series model, the Ferrari 488 Pista Spider, has been unveiled at annual Concours d’Elegance at Pebble Beach in California. The car is the 50th drop-top model from Ferrari and…

Hamilton beats elements and field for pole in wet Hungary

BUDAPEST, Hungary – Lewis Hamilton has put Mercedes on pole again, this time for the 2018 Hungarian GP, after the pack drove through a thunderstorm on a close to flooded track. Team-mate Valtteri Bottas will also be on the front row with Ferrari’s  Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel behind. Hamilton now has 77 career poles,…

Vettel puts mourning Ferrari ahead of Red Bull

BUDAPEST, Hungary – Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, his team mourning the death of chairman Sergio Marchionne, was fastest in Friday practice here ahead of the 2019 Hungarian F1 GP Championship leader Lewis Hamilton could only – or perhaps only wanted to be – fifth fastest for Mercedes. Vettel’s time of 1min16.834 just shunted Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo…

Ricciardo on top in first practice for Hungary GP

BUDAPEST, Hungary – Daniel Ricciardo was fastest in first practice today (July 27) for the 2018 Hungarian F1 GP to put, provisionally, Red Bull among the favourites for Sunday. The Aussie was timed, on soft tyres, at 1min17.613 which, according to reports, was 0.079sec faster than Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel who was on ultrasofts. Hungary’s comparatively…

Hamilton retakes F1 lead with ‘miracle’ victory in Germany

HOCKENHEIM, Germany – Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton is back on top of the 2018 Formula 1 log after an outstanding drive from 14th on the grid to the win at the German GP. Arch-rival and Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel had led for almost all of the race then threw it all away as he crashed into…

Ferrari wins, Mercedes second, at 2018 UK F1 GP

SILVERSTONE, England – Sebastian Vettel denied homeboy Lewis Hamilton a fifth win at his home Formula 1 GP on Sunday and is now eight points clear at the top of the motor-racing’s senior formula. Reigning champion Hamilton went from pole starter to stone last  through to a first-lap collision with Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen  but fought through…

Red Bull charges to record lap – and 2018 Monaco pole

MONACO, Monte Carlo – Aussie ace Daniel Ricciardo dominated qualifying for Formula 1’s most famous race today to the point where he broke the track record take pole in his Red Bull. His time? An awesome 1min10.810 around the street track on the Mediterranean coast, playpen of billionaires and home to several F1 drivers. READ…