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.
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.
Record-setting pole for Lewis Hamilton at the Chinese Grand Prix.
A two-team fight with all four drivers smashing in flying laps ended with Lewis Hamilton posting a Shanghai International Circuit lap record for pole. Edging out Vettel and Bottas to take his sixth consecutive pole in Formula One in dramatic fashion.
Lewis Hamilton secures the first pole of 2017 at the Australian Grand Prix.
For the first time in 2017, the fastest car in Formula One was finally revealed as Hamilton clinched pole for the season-opener. His 62nd career pole comes with a new Albert Park lap record. As Vettel puts Ferrari on the front row for the first time since 2015, while Ricciardo put his Red Bull in the wall.
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 →