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 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…

Hamilton signs for another two Mercedes years

HOCKENHEIM, Germany – Four-times Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton (33) has signed a deal that will keep him with the Mercedes team until at least the end of 2020. No financial details were given – and indeed, why should they be? says The Corner – but British media reports felt free to speculate and came…

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…

Lewis shows the way home with win in Spain

BARCELONA, Spain – Lewis Hamilton has won the 2018 Spanish Formula 1 GP with Finnish team-mate Valtteri Bottas right behind. That means Hamilton, who started on pole, is back on form and has stretched his championship lead over  Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel from four to 17 points with his second win of the 2018 season, the 64th…

Vettel beats Hamilton to pole hat-trick in Baku

BAKU, Azerbaijan – Ferrari’s Formula 1 championship leader Sebastian Vettel scored his third pole start ahead of Sunday’s Azerbaijan GP… but this time Lewis Hamilton will be right alongside. Vettel is nine points ahead of Mercedes’s reigning multiple F1 champion. READ THE FULL Reuters feature here. He scored with a lap of 1min41.498 against Hamilton’s…

Chinese GP: It’s a Ferrari 1-2 grid – where are the Mercs?

SHANGHAI, China – Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel has taken pole for the 2018 Chinese Formula 1 GP and team-mate Kimi Raikonnen will start Sunday’s race alongside him. Vettel put in a late – and record – lap of the 5.4km Shanghai circuit in 1min31.095 to with Raikonnen only 0.87sec slower. Arch-rival Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton qualified fourth behind…

Lewis stamps his authority on Chinese first practice

SHANGHAI, China – Mercedes’ current Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton will be extra-determined to win here on Sunday after the first two GP’s of the 2018 denied him the top spot on the podium. He proved his intent by being fastest in first practice on the Shanghai track on Friday (April 13) with arch-rival Kimi…

Ferrari’s Vettel scrapes through to take Bahrain GP

MANAMA Bahrain – Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel fended off a concentrated assault by Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas to take top step on the podium for the Bahrain F1 GP on Sunday. Reuters reported that it was Vettel’s 200th race at the apex of motorsport. SEE WHAT Ferrari has been fined for injured wheelman His tyres fading, he…