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…

World’s best four? Affalterbach, of course!

AFFALTERBACH, Germany – With its output of up to 310kW the completely new Mercedes-AMG two-litre M139 engine is claimed to be the world’s most powerful turbocharged four-cylinder engine in series production. With this engine Mercedes-AMG has even exceeded the previously most powerful M133 engine by 30kW and max torque has increased from 475-500Nm. With an…

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 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…

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’…

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…

‘Verstappen Hamilton and Vettel’s Nemesis through 2019’

LONDON, England – Max Verstappen, 21, is the driver multiple F1 champion Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel should fear through the 2019 racing season. That is, at least, the opinion of Red Bull team boss Christian Horner according to a Reuters report. Hollander Verstappen  won twice in 2018 and ended the season fourth overall….