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.
Lewis Hamilton commands the very first wet Formula One night race, the 2017 Singapore Grand Prix.
A race into the unknown as Formula One celebrated the 10th Singapore Grand Prix with the very first night race in wet conditions. A new prospect for the 20 man field, unsure of what tyres to start on and whether the weather would create glare under the lights. Though the drama came when Vettel pinched Verstappen into Raikkonen to take the trio out before the first corner. Promoting Hamilton into a lead he mastered to move 28-points clear of the Ferrari.
Lewis Hamilton claims record 69th pole position at the Italian Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton breaks Michael Schumacher’s 11-year pole record with a sensational lap to claim pole by 1.1 seconds in challenging conditions. Mastering a drenched Monza just an hour after playing against Bottas on the PlayStation while rain flooded a red flagged track caused by Romain Grosjean aquaplaning.
Max Verstappen tops first free practice for Red Bull at the Chinese Grand Prix.
With a thick layer of cloud smothering the Shanghai International Circuit, the red flags were out and the session was stopped for 40-minutes. But when the cloud lifted, Verstappen went fastest on the wet track. Edging Massa by 1.5-seconds before the cloud returned and closed the designated local hospital.
Lewis Hamilton wins the 2016 Brazilian Grand Prix.
Pouring rain and pouring hearts for a safety car start at the Brazilian Grand Prix. But when Raikkonen crashed out 10 seconds into a restart to instigate a red-flag, race control’s safety concerns were warranted. Yet when the race got going, more hearts bled for Massa and fans cheered for Verstappen – but it was Lewis Hamilton controlling the race for his first Brazilian victory.
Final free practice at the Brazilian Grand Prix topped by Nico Rosberg.
Sao Paulo Saturday morning topped by Nico Rosberg as narrow margins again split the championship leaders in Brazil. This time, though, it is Nico Rosberg taking the upper hand from Hamilton, after the Briton set the Friday pace.
Nico Rosberg tops Friday running at the Austrian Grand Prix.
Rain lashed down upon the Red Bull Ring as Nico Rosberg ended the day as the fastest man in Austria. Hamilton edged his name close to that of his team-mate as the end of the session approached, but a slowing Haas left Hamilton locking up.Continue reading →