Hungary: Going to be a good one… Max, Valtteri, Lewis

BUDAPEST, Hungary – Red Bull’s Max Verstappen scored his first Formula 1 pole position ahead of the 2019 Hungarian GP on Saturday with championship leader Lewis Hamilton third for Mercedes. Between them will be Mercedes’ Finn Valtteri Bottas, 41 points behind Hamilton after 11 of 21 races. It would have been a record-equalling seventh pole…

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 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…