Italian students shine with solar challenger display

MARANELLO, Italy – A temporary exhibition of experimental vehicles constructed by local students for an international Solar Challenge series of competitions opened at the Ferrari Museum in Maranello in August 2019. On display is the Emilia 4, the most recent of the vehicles designed and built by students at the Alfredo Dino Ferrari Higher Education…

Hamilton on top for German GP – black day for Ferrari

HOCKENHEIM, Germany – Formula 1 championship leader Lewis Hamilton has put Mercedes on pole position for the brand’s 200th race, the German GP while Ferrari took a pasting from engine problems. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen will share the front row while Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas will start third but Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel will start stone last…

Vettel’s private demons will chase him at Hockenheim

HOCKENHEIM, Germany – Sebastian Vettel will battle not only other drivers but also some personal demons during his home German Formula  GP at Hockenheim this weekend. After all, the 2018 race was where it all began to go wrong for the four-times World Drivers’ champion… he was within reach of an easy win in front…

Ferrari F8 Tributo: Celebration of spotted-cat excellence now in SA

‘Best eight-cylinder in the world’… and 340km/h from the 536kW V8 turbo First model in a proposed new line of bodies JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The mid-rear-engined two-seater berlinetta that pays homage to the most powerful V8 in Ferrari history is now available in South Africa: The car, the Italian automaker says, ”represents the highest…

Ferrari at last: Vettel takes pole for Canadian F1 GP

MONTREAL, Canada – Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel has claimed pole position for the start of the 2019 Canadian F1 GP for the second time in as many years despite Mercedes Lewis Hamilton topping the times for most of the session. Vettel won pole in Canada in 2018  and his start slot will perhaps give his team…

Hamilton honours his hero with Monaco pole for Mercedes

MONACO – Lewis Hamilton, Reuters reports, celebrated an emotional pole position for Mercedes ahead of the 2019 Monaco F1 GP with team-mate Valtteri Bottas rear-gunning for him in second. Ferrari, the agency said, got its maths wrong… The record-extending 85th pole for the Briton’s, his second this year, was overshadowed by the death earlier in…

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…