British GP | Hamilton tops final practice as rain arrives at Silverstone

Lewis Hamilton tops the final practice session at the 2017 British Grand Prix.

Silverstone sunshine went missing as Lewis Hamilton went fastest ahead of qualifying, edging Sebastian Vettel in overcast conditions at the British Grand Prix. With just 0.032 seconds separating the title-rivals, before rain fell to switch the programs. Catching out few drivers, and Max Verstappen’s engineer.

Continue reading

Austrian GP | Vettel blitzes FP3 as Hamilton suffers brake failure

Final practice at the Austrian Grand Prix topped by Sebastian Vettel.

Friday may have belonged to Lewis Hamilton in terms of pace. But on the back of the FIA confirming Lewis will take a five-place grid penalty for a gearbox change, the three-time champion limped home at the end of final practice with a brake failure. Sending the Mercedes off track at Turn 3, moments after the Briton hampered the progress of the pace-setting Sebastian Vettel.

Continue reading

Azerbaijan GP | Bottas sets the FP3 pace, Vettel and Verstappen hampered

Final practice at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix topped by Valtteri Bottas.

Valtteri Bottas tops a fraught final practice session for Jolyon Palmer, Max Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel as the British racer retired early with his Renault on fire. While Vettel often sat in the Ferrari pit and Friday pace-setting Max Verstappen parked up late on with engine issues.

Continue reading

Canadian GP | Vettel leads Ferrari one-two in FP3

Final practice at the Canadian Grand Prix topped by Sebastian Vettel.

Saturday practice at the Canadian Grand Prix saw Ferrari move ahead of Mercedes, with both drivers lapping inside 1 minute 12. Leaving Mercedes chasing the Prancing Horse ahead of qualifying, as Max Verstappen splits the Silver Arrows for fourth.

Continue reading

Monaco GP | Sebastian Vettel fastest again in FP3

Final practice for the Monaco Grand Prix topped by Sebastian Vettel in a Ferrari one-two.

After taking the wrong set-up route on Thursday, final practice on Saturday morning handed Mercedes their last chance to find the right route to pole at Monaco. 

Continue reading

Bahrain GP | Verstappen shocks to the top in FP3

Max Verstappen tops final free practice at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

The last session under the sun saw Max Verstappen top the timesheet as Formula one prepares for qualifying. Vettel had been in search of a hat-trick and had topped the sheet, but Verstappen’s late charge flipped the order. While Grosjean’s day had a torrid start with understeer, oversteer and a snapped front-wing.

Continue reading

Chinese Grand Prix | Action at last in FP3 with Vettel fastest

Sebastian Vettel fastest in final practice at the Chinese Grand Prix.

With clouds still lingering but the sun shining, action could finally get underway in Shanghai. Where Sebastian Vettel set not only the fastest time of the busy hour session but also the fastest lap in Shanghai for over 10 years. Leaving a massive margin back to Mercedes as the teams set about sourcing yesterday’s lost data.

Continue reading