Sebastian Vettel tops first free practice for the Japanese Grand Prix.
The beauty of the 2017 aero regulations came out on top in opening practice for the Japanese Grand Prix. Highlighting the planted nature the high downforce gives, only teasing what qualifying will show tomorrow through the swooping esses. With Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel topping the opening timesheet from title-rival Lewis Hamilton, as Carlos Sainz brings out the red flags for after crashing at the hairpin.
Sebastian Vettel tops the times in FP2 at the Malaysian Grand Prix.
As the track presented the first dry running of the weekend, Sebastian Vettel soared to the top ahead of the Red Bulls. Creating a six-tenths margin over his team-mate as the German chases to claw back points in the F1 title race. The session, though, was called short as Romain Grosjean crashed out of the session as a drain cover flicked up and shreaded his rear-right tyre.
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.
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.
Daniel Ricciardo tops free practice two at the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Atop the timesheets once again sat Daniel Ricciardo at the Hungaroring. Putting his upgraded Red Bull ahead of the field on the supersoft tyres, above Sebastian Vettel and Valtteri Bottas as Lewis Hamilton missed his chance at a flying lap thanks to yellow flags for Felipe Massa and a red flag when Pascal Wehlrein suffered a heavy head on crash at Turn 11.
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.
Second Free Practice at the Chinese Grand Prix sees no running.
90-minutes of clock and cloud watch unfolded in China, as poor weather conditions in Shanghai meant the medical helicopter was unable to operate. Seeing no car hit the track in FP2, after only minor running in the weekend opener.