Daniel Ricciardo tops free practice two at the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Atop the timesheets once again sat Daniel Ricciardo at the Hungaroring. Putting his upgraded Red Bull ahead of the field on the supersoft tyres, above Sebastian Vettel and Valtteri Bottas as Lewis Hamilton missed his chance at a flying lap thanks to yellow flags for Felipe Massa and a red flag when Pascal Wehlrein suffered a heavy head on crash at Turn 11.
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.
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.
Second free practice topped by Lewis Hamilton at the Spanish Grand Prix.
Updates bedded in, data gathered and Fernando Alonso’s McLaren fixed. But Hamilton and Bottas remained fastest after soft tyres were fitted and race simulations began in second practice at the Spanish GP.
Sebastian Vettel secures pole position at the 2017 Russian Grand Prix.
Ever since Russia first gained a championship Grand Prix in 2014, only Mercedes drivers have reached the chequered flag in first position during qualifying or the race. But that all came to an end today, as Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen both out-qualified the Silver Arrows to claim Ferrari’s first front row lock out for nine years.
Valtteri Bottas claims his first pole at the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton’s qualifying streak is over, as Valtteri Bottas takes pole in Sakhir for the Bahrain Grand Prix. Ending his team-mate’s run of six on the bounce and claim his maiden pole in Formula One.
Lewis Hamilton maintains his half-second advantage at the Australian Grand Prix.
A spin, red flag, gearbox failure and drivers running wide. Formula One, 2017 edition has not taken long before the limits are being tested. Yet the battle at the top continues to wait as Hamilton narrowly misses out on a track record while Red Bull and Ferrari wait in the wings.