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.
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.
Sebastian Vettel wins the 2017 Monaco Grand Prix, from Kimi Raikkonen.
The Principality of Monaco, home to the glitz and glamour and the jewel in Formula One’s crown. The race every driver dreams of winning, leading the field through the narrow streets and standing atop the podium alongside royalty. Today, that man was Sebastian Vettel after leaping ahead of Raikkonen in the pits and laying down unmatchable pace. Even maintaining a dominant win despite a late safety car when Button pitched Wehlrein into a roll at Portier.
With limited running on any of the Pirelli wet compounds, the start of the race emerged as a step into the unknown. But while Sainz took the risk of slicks, Verstappen stuck to the inters and began his charge. Hamilton meanwhile edged away smoothly to begin the race that took him to his first race of the year and level things up with Vettel in the drivers’ standings.
The 2016 Formula One field ranked from best to worst.
With the season over and Rosberg celebrating his title triumph by retiring, I take a look back over the year and rank the field from best to worst. From a season that went down to the wire, led to the shock retirement of its newly crowned champ and bid farewell to two great drivers. But who came out on top in the class of 2016?
The Autodromo Hermanos Rodriquez, the 23rd different circuit Hamilton has won at after cruising in Mexico for victory. But as Hamilton lapped his way through the field, Vettel was behind Verstappen despite the Red Bull cutting a corner. Much to the German’s frustration, but a post-race pen handed the podium position to the Ferrari at first. With it later snatched away when Sebastian received a penalty of his own.