Lewis Hamilton clinches pole position for the United States Grand Prix.
Where the front row has gone on to win on every occasion Formula One has raced at the Circuit of The Americas, Sebastian Vettel pulled a rabbit out of the hat to line up alongside his championship-rival after Lewis Hamilton stormed to pole position.
Lewis Hamilton clinches his first Suzuka Japanese Grand Prix pole.
A track record in the bag and pole 71 of his career, Lewis Hamilton mastered Suzuka to clinch his first pole at the circuit. His second in the country after topping the Fuji timesheet during his debut season. The lap today, though, a show of strength as he demolished Michael Schumacher’s 11-year record by 1.6 seconds.
Max Verstappen tops the opening timesheet in FP1 for the Malaysian Grand Prix.
As rain fell over the Sepang International Circuit and the opening session was initially indefinitely postponed, Max Verstappen rose to the top. Edging his Red Bull team-mate, Daniel Ricciardo, by seven-tenths of a second in drying conditions that retained enough moisture for intermediate tyres to be needed throughout.
Final practice for the Singapore Grand Prix topped by Max Verstappen.
Red Bull remain atop of the field at the Marina Bay Street Circuit as Ferrari come to play, with Vettel pushing Verstappen to less than a tenth. Making the fight to be fastest a three-team affair, while McLaren pick up the track improvements to emerge fourth and fifth fastest.
Daniel Ricciardo miraculously victorious at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
After qualifying in 10th when he crashed out of Q3, Ricciardo started the day immersed in the midfield before plummeting to the back with an early pit-stop. But after a storming drive while others crashed and retired, Ricciardo immerged victorious from Bottas and podium debutant Stroll having capitalised on the misfortunes of Hamilton and a frustrated Vettel.
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.