Kimi Raikkonen tops FP2 at the Canadian Grand Prix, from Lewis Hamilton.
After Lewis Hamilton topped the morning session from of Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen fought back come second practice to put the Italian constructor on top – leaving morning pace-setter Hamilton two-tenths shy of Raikkonen’s pace. Meanwhile, spins befell Vettel, Grosjean, Bottas and Vandoorne as the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve continued to show a lack of grip.
Max Verstappen tops final free practice at the Bahrain Grand Prix.
The last session under the sun saw Max Verstappen top the timesheet as Formula one prepares for qualifying. Vettel had been in search of a hat-trick and had topped the sheet, but Verstappen’s late charge flipped the order. While Grosjean’s day had a torrid start with understeer, oversteer and a snapped front-wing.
Vettel continues to set the pace in FP2 at the Bahrain Grand Prix.
The floodlights flickered on, Ferrari finished fettling and Formula One refuelled for the final 90-minutes of Friday running. Yet when those 90-minutes came to an end, Ferrari continued to head the field as supersoft tyres could not demote Vettel. A late issue, however, took the shine off Ferrari’s day.
With limited running on any of the Pirelli wet compounds, the start of the race emerged as a step into the unknown. But while Sainz took the risk of slicks, Verstappen stuck to the inters and began his charge. Hamilton meanwhile edged away smoothly to begin the race that took him to his first race of the year and level things up with Vettel in the drivers’ standings.
Hamilton switches mediums for softs and second for first in FP2 at the Malaysian Grand Prix.
Long runs and lengthy delays for Renault as race pace come into question at the Malaysian Grand Prix. Before the times slowed, though, Hamilton edged Rosberg for the top spot. With Ferrari still far behind in third.
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Sochi had been the home of two victories for Lewis Hamilton going into Russia this year. However just leaving with second was a victory for Lewis this time as Mercedes hit reliability issues again. But they were not alone in struggling in Sochi as frustrations boiled at Ferrari when Vettel and Kvyat clashed.
Nico Rosberg kicks off 2016 with victory at the Australian Grand Prix.
Nico Rosberg opens the year with victory at the Australian Grand Prix after Lewis Hamilton suffered a poor start and fell to seventh. A red flag later waved as Alonso went air-born, hampering Hamilton’s progress while strategy allowed Rosberg to win as Ferrari went aggressive with Vettel.