USGP | Hamilton blitzes qualifying for pole, Vettel second best

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.

Continue reading

USGP | Hamilton on top again, Vettel closes gap in FP3

Three from three as Lewis Hamilton tops FP3 for the USGP.

A one hundred percent record for Lewis Hamilton at the Circuit of The Americas in 2017, as the potential drivers’ champion once again tops a free practice session for the United States Grand Prix. But, following a chassis change, Sebastian Vettel drew closer to his title-rival. Ending the hour within a tenth of a second to the Brit.

Continue reading

Japanese GP | Hamilton claims maiden Suzuka pole with track record

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.

Continue reading

Japanese GP | Bottas tops FP3, Valtteri & Raikkonen crash

Valtteri Bottas tops the final practice session for the Japanese Grand Prix.

Valtteri Bottas posts the fastest lap around Suzuka in the final practice session, despite a crash that later ruled the Finn out after twenty minutes. Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen then took the restart and crashed himself at Degner 2 to rule both Finn’s out of the session, while the Scuderia lacked the pace to match the race-focused Mercedes.

Continue reading

Japanese GP | Lewis Hamilton tops washed out FP2

Second free practice at the Japanese Grand Prix topped by Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton.

Forty-five minutes of delay were met with eventual running as five drivers posted a timed lap at Suzuka, and a further nine carrying out exploratory runs. With Lewis Hamilton fastest of those by eight-tenths of a second to Force India’s Esteban Ocon – the first driver to test the standing water resting at the first and final corners.

Continue reading

Malaysia GP | Verstappen snatches victory from Hamilton, Vettel storms to fourth

Max Verstappen wins the final Malaysia Grand Prix ahead of pole-man Hamilton.

Ferrari went into the race with hopes of a Raikkonen challenge, but those went away with a power unit failure on his way to the grid. Leaving hopes of points being taken away from Hamilton at the feet of Red Bull. A challenge grasped by Verstappen as Red Bull’s race pace outshone the Silver Arrows. While Vettel stormed through the field to recover from his qualifying woes.

Continue reading

Malaysian GP | Hamilton secures pole in disaster qualifying for Vettel

Lewis Hamilton beats Kimi Raikkonen to pole at the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Ferrari appeared to have the upper hand coming out of practice, but a storming lap at the start of Q3 saw Lewis Hamilton claim pole position for the Malaysian Grand Prix. Starting the race 19-spots up the order to title-rival, Sebastian Vettel, after the German’s Ferrari suffered a turbo failure early on.

Continue reading