Sainz says Alonso quitting F1 will hurt the sport

MEXICO CITY, Mexico – Two-times World Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso’s leaving the annual series will reflects badly on the sport, fellow. That’s Spaniard driver Carlos Sainz’ opinion, anyway, as Reuters reports. Four years have not seen Alonso, now 37, has had four years with McLaren, which team hasn’t won a race since 2012. His most recent…

Flying Kimi puts Lewis’ title back another race

AUSTIN, Texas – Is Lewis Hamilton dragging out the season for the last three races because he wants Formula 1 punters to get a fair deal for their paid-for-already tickets? It looked that way as the American F1 GP played out on the Texan flatlands’ Circuit of the Americas on Sunday (Oct 21 2018) as…

Vettel’s cowboy driving gives Hamilton pole in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas – Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has moved within reach of his fifth Formula 1 title with yet another pole start, this time for the US F1 GP. Arch-rival Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel will be way back in fifth but his team mate Kimi Raikkonen will start alongside him. Should Hamilton take the title he…

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…