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…

Final flag for Austrian race ace Niki Lauda

LONDON, England – Multiple Formula 1 champion and airline owner Niki Lauda has died after battling declining health. He was 70. He had spent time in hospital in January 2019 with a flu infection and received a new lung in August 2019 and race fans will recall that he was in an horrific crash at…

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…

Battery problem affected Hamilton’s qualifying

BARCELONA. Spain – Lewis Hamilton’s 2019 Spanish F1 GP qualifying was affected by a battery problem according to Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff. The English ace qualified second on the grid behind team mate Valtteri Bottas after earlier leading in the lap times. READ THE FULL Reuters report here Championship leader (by one point) Bottas…

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…

Berger says Hamilton ‘now on a par with Senna’

LONDON, England – Former F1 driver Gerhard Berger, a wheelman for Benetton, Ferrari and McLaren through 1986 to the end of the 1997 season, believes Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton can now be rated with Ayrton Senna. He and Senna were McLaren race partners through 1990 to the end of the 1992 F1 season. He told Reuters…

Ever-hopeful Bottas thinks he can do it in Baku

BAKU, Azerbaijan – Valtteri Bottas has a score to settle as he heads into Sunday’s Azerbaijan F1 GP Grand Prix hoping to wrest the championship lead away from Mercedes team-mate  Lewis Hamilton. A year earlier a puncture three laps from the end gave Hamilton the win and who, Reuters reports, went on to win 10…

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’…

Shanghai F1’s 1000th race: but by what definition?

LONDON, England – Formula 1 is about to run its 1000th race in Shanghai, China. Depending on how you do the calculation… Some say the racing apex has had problems with anniversaries: various statisticians, Reuters reports, have disagreed about how many starts there have been. Indeed, several race ”winners” never drove an F1 car Here’s…