Lewis Hamilton makes it four in a row at Silverstone, as he ties Jim Clark on five British Grand Prix wins. Taking a lights-to-flag victory and reducing Vettel’s championship lead to a single point after late punctures hit both Ferrari’s.
Lewis Hamilton again sets the pace in Austrian Grand Prix practice.
As issues struck at Red Bull and Toro Rosso, Ferrari surged to snatch second with Sebastian Vettel. But the pace-setter remained Lewis Hamilton as he followed his opening practice flyer with the fastest afternoon lap, despite reports of a late power issue.
Lewis Hamilton wins the Canadian Grand Prix at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.
Lewis Hamilton turns his sixth Canadian pole into his sixth Canadian win, as he dominates the race to lead a Mercedes one-two finish. Hunted by Ricciardo, as the Australian fends off the threat of Force India after Vettel goes from front to back.
Second free practice at the Monaco Grand Prix topped by Sebastian Vettel from Daniel Ricciardo.
The Monaco Grand Prix weekend had eased into action with Lewis Hamilton posting what was the then fastest ever lap around the streets of Monte Carlo. But once the afternoon was underway, times continued to tumble with Sebastian Vettel lowering Daniil Kvyat’s benchmark. While the barriers began to claim their first victims in Esteban Ocon and Lance Stroll – two drivers who were yet to ever lap the circuit.
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.
2016 was a year of highs and lows in Formula One. From Verstappen’s debut win and Rosberg finally beating Hamilton to the title, to elimination qualifying, farcical team orders in Abu Dhabi and more angry radio messages by Sebastian Vettel than Ferrari victories. So sit back, relax, and recap the year that was F1 2016, Rosberg’s year. Continue reading →
Lewis Hamilton secures pole for the season-ending Abu Dhabi GP.
The lights came on around Yas Marina as the sun set in Abu Dhabi, leaving Lewis Hamilton to glisten under the stars with pole position secured for the season-finale. Preventing another nail being hammered into his championship hopes coffin. But Rosberg in second keeps the nail in place.