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…

Bahrain final quali: Ferrari dumps Mercedes, Lewis 9th

MANAMA, Bahrain – Formula 1 championship leader Sebastian Vettel has pole position for the Sakhir 2018 Bahrain GP… and team mate Kimi Raikkonen will be right there with him. It will be German driver Vettel’s 51st pole start – and his 200th in Formula 1. The Ferrari driver told Sky: “The car is quick and…

Liberty unveils post-2020 vision for F1 racing

MANAMA, Bahrain – Formula 1’s owners have listed proposed changes to be implemented in time for the start of the 2021 racing season. According to a Reuters report, that will mean cheaper and less powerful ‘power units’, a budget cap and a wider spread of revenue among the teams. New owner Liberty took over the…

Raikkonen leads Ferrari 1-2 in 2018 Bahrain first practice

MANAMA, Bahrain – Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen was fastest, team mate Sebastian Vettel second, after Friday’s first practice ahead of the 2018  Bahrain Grand Prix on Friday. Raikkonen was, however, fined 5000 Euros for an ”unsafe” pits release. It was revealed later that he left the pits lane with a loose wheel, realised it, and stopped…

Lewis’ five-place grid penalty promises great Bahrain GP

MANAMA, Bahrain – Lewis Hamilton will have to do what no Formula 1 driver has yet done to win Sunday’s Bahrain GP thanks to an unscheduled gearbox change – a five-place grid penalty. That means even if he qualifies fastest he won’t be in the first two rows when the lights change; no driver has…

Mercedes explains why Lewis lost in Oz

LONDON, England – Mercedes F1 has located the fault that cost its lead driver Lewis Hamilton victory in the first race of the 2018 F1 calendar ”It won’t,” the German automaker said, ”happen again.” Reuters’ F1 correspondent Alan Baldwin reported that trackside engineering director Andrew Shovlin said in on the Mercedes website http://www.mercedesamgf1.com that the…

Pace-car laps, clever pit-stop, steal Oz GP from Mercedes

Trick pit-stop gives race to Vettel Virtual pace car partners in win Cool nerve as Hamilton clawed back MELBOURNE, Australia – Quick thinking by Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel to snatch a mid-race pit stop during a period of ”virtual” pace car governance here at the 2018 Formula 1 GP snatched the win away from Mercedes’ Lewis…