Preview to Round 8 of the Formula One World Championship, the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
Formula One heads back to Baku for the city circuit’s second Grand Prix, but under a new name – the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Moving away from the European Grand Prix title that the city hosted its first Formula One race under, and into its own national race.
Kimi Raikkonen tops FP2 at the Canadian Grand Prix, from Lewis Hamilton.
After Lewis Hamilton topped the morning session from of Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen fought back come second practice to put the Italian constructor on top – leaving morning pace-setter Hamilton two-tenths shy of Raikkonen’s pace. Meanwhile, spins befell Vettel, Grosjean, Bottas and Vandoorne as the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve continued to show a lack of grip.
Pole on the streets of Monaco secured by Kimi Raikkonen, from Sebastian Vettel.
The narrow streets that align the Monte Carlo Harbour, winding up to Casino Square and down to the famous tunnel. Narrow streets where overtaking is hard, not impossible, but qualifying results and track position pay dividends come the race. A race Kimi Raikkonen will lead from the front when the lights go out and the most glamorous race on the Formula One calendar commences, while Lewis Hamilton will start from outside the top 10.
Lewis Hamilton tops first free practice at the Spanish Grand Prix.
Upgrades galore adorned the paddock as Formula One flocked back to its European heartland. But, once again, it was not long before a Honda issue killed McLaren’s running. Killing Fernando Alonso’s spirit at the start of his home Grand Prix, while Lewis Hamilton set the opening fastest time.
Valtteri Bottas is victorious at the Russian Grand Prix.
Success in Sochi for Valtteri Bottas, as the Finn claims his maiden Grand Prix victory at the Russian Grand Prix. Taking the chequered flag with just a six-tenths lead over pole-man Sebastian Vettel. While Lewis Hamilton struggles with overheating on way to just fourth place.
Since the turn of the Hybrid era and the introduction of the Russian Grand Prix, just one team has been successful on the streets of Sochi. Mercedes. The team that has claimed the past three drivers and constructors’ titles, but faces its toughest test yet from outside their own factory in Ferrari. But can the Scuderia scupper the Silver Arrows in Sochi?