Valtteri Bottas took pole position for the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos, after Lewis Hamilton crashed out just moments into the first part of qualifying. Hamilton was starting his first lap of the session when on the entry into Turn 6 his Mercedes bottomed out and sent the rear end around, before crashing into the
Newly crowned four-time world champion Lewis Hamilton was the quickest man in Sao Paulo ahead of team mate Valtteri Bottas, after breaking the lap record within 30 minutes of the start. Hamilton’s 1m09.202s was nearly two seconds quicker than the lap record set by Juan Pablo Montoya 14 years ago, with the Mercedes driver going
Four time constructors champions. That’s what Lewis Hamiltons win on Sunday for the United States Grand Prix signified, as he took the chequered flag after a masterful weekend at Austin. I said in the last weekend wrap that Hamilton will be cemented as one of the all-time greats with a fourth drivers championship, but even
Kimi Raikkonen and Lewis Hamilton were the quickest drivers in free practice for the Belgium Grand Prix. Raikkonen was the quickest man in the morning from Hamilton, with that order reversed in the afternoon which was hit with rain late on. Third quickest in the morning was Valtteri Bottas, despite an off during the latter parts
Pirelli have concluded that Kimi Raikkonen picked up damage to his tyre during the closing stages of the British Grand Prix, which eventually led to it’s failure. According to the tyre manufacturer, their findings reveal “specific damage in two places at the edge of the belt close to the internal shoulder area” and that “this
Lewis Hamilton starts from pole position for tomorrows Azerbaijan Grand Prix, edging ever closer to the all-time pole position record set by Michael Schumacher. Hamilton was originally a tenth and a half down on Valtteri Bottas in the provisional runs, losing time coming out of the tricky Turn 16. The teams were given somewhat of
Lewis Hamilton was the quickest man in both practice sessions for this weekends Spanish Grand Prix, allowing Mercedes to be quickest on Friday for the first time since Melbourne. The team were showing off the new bits on their car which features a new, slimmer front wing, more elements to their barge boards, and other
Valtteri Bottas took his first Grand Prix win in Russia ahead of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, in what became a strategical battle between the two top teams for 53 laps. Bottas had got a good start and into the lead by Turn 2, with Vettel in second, Kimi Raikkonen who dropped to third ahead of Lewis Hamilton.
Sebastian Vettel will start from pole position alongside team mate Kimi Raikkonen in an all Ferrari front row, ending Mercedes 18-race streak locking out the front row. The top three were separated by just five hundredths of a second by the end of the session, as Valterri Bottas out qualified Lewis Hamilton for the second
Kimi Raikkonen went quickest of all again in the final day of 2017 pre-season testing, clocking a 1m18.634s on Super Soft tyres just before the lunch break. Raikkonen was the cause of one stoppage in the afternoon, when the rear wheels of the SF70H locked and spun the car heading into the final few corners.