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Stars set for toughest ever course

Dakar Rally from January 6-20, 2018.

Dakar team line-ups revealed as former champions face brutal title challenges.

The Red Bull Desert Wings squad will face a tough challenge to their Dakar Rally dominance when the 40th edition of the iconic rally raid race returns to South America from January 6-20, 2018.

Frenchman Stéphane Peterhansel knows all too well what you need to conjure up in order to succeed over the rocky and sandy terrain having won the event 13 times on both two and four wheels.

In order to defend his car title, the 52-year-old will not only have to fend off Team Peugeot Total team-mates Carlos Sainz, Cyril Despres and Sébastien Loeb but the likes of MINI rookie Bryce Menzies and former champions Nasser Al-Attiyah and Giniel De Villiers.

Peterhansel said, “The tension builds in September that gives way to pure excitement in December when you just want to get out there and do some kilometres, then, when you finally arrive, you’re flat-out from the off.”

Thirty-year-old American Menzies added, “It was very unfortunate that I had to give up my chance at the 2017 Dakar. It has been my lifetime ambition to compete so it was tough to have to wait one more year. But now I’m ready to race the most difficult rally-raid in the world.”

 


Stephane Peterhansel from Team Peugeot Total performs during a test run with the new Peugeot 3008 DKR Maxi in Erfoud

 

Slovnaft Team’s Stefan Svitko will be one rider hoping to break Red Bull KTM Factory Team’s stranglehold in the bike series after 17 consecutive Dakar wins.

Sam Sunderland is the reigning champion, however, Australian team-mate Toby Price is also eager to get his crown back after he crashed out in the latest edition.

The 30-year-old declared, “I was off riding for close to eight or nine months. It’s clearly not the preparation any rider would want leading up to the biggest race of the year, but then you don’t forget how to ride a motorcycle.”

Chilean Ignacio Casale finished second in the quads category in 2017 but believes he can go one better this time around after clinching his first win back in 2014.

He revealed, “I’ve had good results this year including a win at the Atacama Rally. As well as racing I’ve been very focused on training and testing.”

Finally, in the trucks, Dmitry Sotnikov will be hoping to get the better of Team Kamaz Master team-mate Eduard Nikolaev – who won by nearly 19 minutes in 2017.

The Russian claimed, “From the very beginning of the race there’s heat and dunes and then the high altitude of Bolivia. This course is going to be tough for crews and their trucks.”

 

 


 

 

Courtesy of Red Bull Media House

 

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Ogier wins fifth WRC title

The championship ends at the dirt road Kennards Hire Rally Australia which is based in Coffs Harbour on 16 – 19 November.

 Courtesy of Red Bull Racing

 

Frenchman into second on all-time list after FIA World Rally Championship win.


A finely-judged third place at Dayinsure Wales Rally GB guaranteed a fifth consecutive FIA World Rally Championship for Sébastien Ogier with the 33-year-old Frenchman moving to second in the all-time rankings behind nine-time champion Sébastien Loeb.

Victory for team-mate Elfyn Evans was his maiden WRC triumph, made all the sweeter as he achieved it on home soil. The Welshman became the first Briton to win the wet and muddy forest road event since Richard Burns in 2000.

Evans is the seventh different driver to win in a remarkably unpredictable season. He headed Thierry Neuville’s Hyundai i20 by 37.3sec after leading for virtually the entire four-day, 304.36km event. Ogier finished a further 7.9sec behind.

A tense last leg culminated at the Power Stage finale alongside Llyn Brenig reservoir. Title rival Thierry Neuville charged to fastest time to claim maximum bonus points, while Ogier crept into a points-paying position by 0.1sec to seal the title with a round to spare.

“I had big emotions on the finish line,” said Ogier. “It’s been a tough year and we’ve all had to work very hard. It’s so amazing to be champion with M-Sport World Rally Team.”

Evans’ victory offset the crushing disappointment of losing by 0.7sec to Neuville in Argentina six months ago in the third-closest finish in history.

“I’m very grateful to everyone who has stuck by me through all these years. A lot of people have supported me and this win is for them,” said the 28-year-old former British champion.

To seal a remarkable weekend for Ogier and Evans, their M-Sport team lifted the manufacturers’ title for the first time since 2007. Their privately-run squad toppled three of the world’s biggest car companies after finishing on the podium on every round to date.

Andreas Mikkelsen did his best to relegate Ogier to assist team-mate Neuville. The Norwegian overhauled Jari-Matti Latvala to finish fourth, 4.6sec off the podium. Latvala struggled with the handling of his Toyota Yaris and finished half a second behind.

The championship ends at the dirt road Kennards Hire Rally Australia which is based in Coffs Harbour on 16 – 19 November.

Leading positions
1. E Evans / D Barritt GBR Ford Fiesta 2hr 57min 00.6sec
2. T Neuville / N Gilsoul BEL Hyundai i20 + 37.3sec
3. S Ogier / J Ingrassia FRA Ford Fiesta + 45.2sec
4. A Mikkelsen / A Jaeger NOR Hyundai i20 + 49.8sec
5. J-M Latvala / M Anttila FIN Toyota Yaris + 50.3sec
6. O Tänak / M Järveoja EST Ford Fiesta + 1min 02.3sec

Championship positions
1. S Ogier 215pts
2. T Neuville 183pts
3. O Tänak 169pts

 

Post photo:

Elfyn Evans (GB), Thierry Neuville (BEL), Sebastien Ogier (FRA) celebrate the podium during FIA World Rally Championship in Deeside, Great Britain on 29.10.2018

 

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Ogier closes on fifth crown

Ogier has been unbeatable in the muddy forests of Dayinsure Wales Rally GB for the past four seasons.

 

M-Sport chase two titles in British forests at penultimate 2017 WRC race.

 

 

Sébastien Ogier stands on the verge of a fifth consecutive FIA World Rally Championship title in Britain this weekend.

Ogier has been unbeatable in the muddy forests of Dayinsure Wales Rally GB for the past four seasons.

A record fifth victory would secure another drivers’ title and complete a dream double on home soil for M-Sport World Rally Team.

It would also clinch a first manufacturers’ crown since 2007 for the privately-run British squad over the might of three of the world’s biggest car firms.

“This could be a very special event for the team but we can’t think too much about that. We just need to focus on enjoying the rally and delivering the best performance we can,” said the Ford Fiesta driver.

Ogier holds a 37-point lead over team-mate Ott Tänak with the British fixture and next month’s final round at Kennards Hire Rally Australia (16 – 19 November) remaining. Thierry Neuville is a further point behind.

The permutations are complex but to keep the championship alive until Australia, Estonian Tänak must score at least seven points more than Ogier this weekend while Hyundai Motorsport’s Neuville must take eight more.

It’s a tough task against a driver who has been so dominant in Wales for the last four years.

Ogier also has the advantage of starting first in Friday’s opening leg, a position which secures the best grip on the muddy tracks.

He added, “It’s one of the most challenging rallies of the year and there is a real art to judging the grip levels through the forests. It’s an event that takes a while to get to grips with, quite literally, but I have to say that I now feel at home on the Welsh stages.”

A fifth drivers’ title would promote Ogier to second in the all-time rankings. However, he would still be some distance behind Sébastien Loeb, who won nine in a row between 2004 and 2012 and will be in Britain to follow the fortunes of his fellow countryman.

The battle for the manufacturers’ title is simpler. If one of M-Sport’s three nominated drivers – Ogier, Tänak or Elfyn Evans – finishes in Britain, irrespective of the overall position, it will secure the four points that are required.

“It’s hard to find the words to describe just what a momentous achievement we are on the verge of securing this week,” said team principal Malcolm Wilson.

“But it’s not done yet and we cannot forget just what a challenging event Wales Rally GB can be. The changeable weather, unpredictable grip and long days make it one of the most demanding events of the year.”

The Deeside-based rally starts on Thursday evening and finishes on Sunday afternoon after 21 speed tests covering 304.36km.


 

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Horner confirms Aston Martin deal

The relationship between Aston Martin and Red Bull began in 2016 after the two companies combined cutting edge F1 technology and Aston Martin’s signature sports car design to produce a ground breaking hypercar.

 
Courtesy of Red Bull Racing

 

 

Formula 1 team Red Bull Racing confirm Aston Martin as title partner from 2018.

Eighteen months after launching an Innovation Partnership that led to the redefinition of automotive possibility with the game-changing Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar, Red Bull Racing is set to similarly redefine the Formula One grid with the announcement that the iconic sports car brand Aston Martin is to become its title partner from 2018 onwards, with the team competing as ‘Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’.

The strengthened ties between the two brands are far more than a skin-deep exercise, with the expanded technical partnership taking concrete form in the shape of a new Advanced Performance Centre being established at Red Bull Racing’s campus later this year.

The new Centre will create 110 new jobs-housing Aston Martin’s design and engineering personnel responsible for future sports cars from the two companies. The new centre will allow a closer working relationship between the two leading brands in their respective fields which will see the adoption of both F1 and road car technology.

Christian Horner, Team Principal of Red Bull Racing said: “Our Innovation Partnership with Aston Martin has been a pioneering project from day one. Having conceived and created the remarkably successful Aston Martin Valkyrie together in 2016, we extended our relationship this year and are now delighted to further strengthen the partnership and see the team competing as Aston Martin Red Bull Racing in 2018. In addition, more than 100 Aston Martin staff will service the new Advanced Performance Centre on our campus here in Milton Keynes and it will allow us to collaborate further with Aston Martin on special, equally innovative, new projects.”

Aston Martin President and CEO, Andy Palmer, added: “Title partnership is the next logical step for our Innovation Partnership with Red Bull Racing. We are enjoying the global brand awareness that a revitalised Formula One provides. The power unit discussions (in Formula One) are of interest to us, but only if the circumstances are right. We are not about to enter an engine war with no restrictions in cost or dynamometer hours but we believe that if the FIA can create the right environment we would be interested in getting involved.”

The relationship between Aston Martin and Red Bull began in 2016 after the two companies combined cutting-edge F1 technology and Aston Martin’s signature sports car design to produce a groundbreaking hypercar. The Aston Martin Valkyrie is set to be the first in a line of new products to be born of this Innovation Partnership and will make its first run in 2018 before being delivered to customers in 2019.

Aston Martin will feature prominently across the Aston Martin Red Bull Racing team from the start of the 2018 season.

 

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Singapore GP – Race Result

Congratulations to Lewis Hamilton on the victory in the race today, well done in a “strange” race.

The result can be found below.


 

Starting tires:

 

What a mess at the start.

Kimi, Max, Vettel’s fault or just a race incident?

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Standings after lap 2:

Alonso manages to continue the race after the hard hit he took from Max, just after the start crash Vettel spins around and destroy the car on what seems to be cooling liquid or gear oil leaking from the damaged Ferrari.

 

 

Lap 8, Alonso has to retire the car due to the damage from the incident in the start.
Too bad, Alonso meant that the McLaren Honda was good enough for a podium today.

Lap 11, Dani Kvyat is doing exactly what we expect him to do, crash out of the race …

Lap 14/15 – Safety car in after Kvyats car has been removed from the tire barriers.

Lap 26, the track is starting dry up, and the weather-forecast is no more rain.

Lap 37, Marcus Ericsson spin on the “bridge”. This brings out the safety car again, and Lewis Hamilton loses his 9-second gap to Daniel Ricciardo.

Then the lap count down was changed to timing, two hours rule. 28 minutes to go 😉

 

And the winner is Lewis Hamilton!

 

Result:

Position Driver Nationality Team Point
1 Lewis Hamilton England Mercedes 25
2 Daniel Ricciardo Australia Red Bull Racing 18
3 Valtteri Bottas Finland Mercedes 15
4 Carloz Sainz Jr Spain Toro Rosso 12
5 Sergio Perez Mexico Force India 10
6 Jolyon Palmer England Renault Sport F1 Team 8
7 Stoffel Vandoorne Belgium McLaren Honda 6
8 Lance Stroll Canada Williams 4
9 Romain Grosjean France Haas F1 Team 2
10 Esteban Ocon France Force India 1
Full result:
POS NO DRIVER CAR LAPS
1 44 Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES 58
2 3 Daniel Ricciardo RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER 58
3 77 Valtteri Bottas MERCEDES 58
4 55 Carlos Sainz TORO ROSSO 58
5 11 Sergio Perez FORCE INDIA MERCEDES 58
6 30 Jolyon Palmer RENAULT 58
7 2 Stoffel Vandoorne MCLAREN HONDA 58
8 18 Lance Stroll WILLIAMS MERCEDES 58
9 8 Romain Grosjean HAAS FERRARI 58
10 31 Esteban Ocon FORCE INDIA MERCEDES 58
11 19 Felipe Massa WILLIAMS MERCEDES 58
12 94 Pascal Wehrlein SAUBER FERRARI 56
NC 20 Kevin Magnussen HAAS FERRARI 50
NC 27 Nico Hulkenberg RENAULT 48
NC 9 Marcus Ericsson SAUBER FERRARI 35
NC 26 Daniil Kvyat TORO ROSSO 10
NC 14 Fernando Alonso MCLAREN HONDA 8
NC 5 Sebastian Vettel FERRARI 0
NC 33 Max Verstappen RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER 0
NC 7 Kimi Räikkönen FERRARI 0

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Marina Bay Circuit, Marina Bay, Singapore.
Saturday 16 September 2017.
Photo: Steven Tee/McLaren
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Courtesy of McLaren-Honda Formula 1 Team
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Race result – Italian GP 2017

Wow, Mercedes was in a different class today. Well done!

Position Driver Nationality Team Point
1 Lewis Hamilton England Mercedes 25
2 Valtteri Bottas Finland Mercedes 18
3 Sebastian Vettel Germany Ferrari 15
4 Daniel Ricciardo Australia Red Bull Racing 12
5 Kimi Raikkonen Finland Ferrari 10
6 Esteban Ocon France Force India 8
7 Lance Stroll Canada Williams 6
8 Felipe Massa Brazil Williams 4
9 Sergio Perez Mexico Force India 2
10 Max Verstappen Netherlands Red Bull Racing 1
Pole Position
Lewis Hamilton England Mercedes
Past Winners
2016 Nico Rosberg Mercedes Starting Grid : 2
2015 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Starting Grid : 1
2014 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Starting Grid : 1
2013 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Starting Grid : 1
2012 Lewis Hamilton McLaren Starting Grid : 1

 


Post photo – Courtesy of  Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport

Formel 1 – Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Großer Preis von Italien 2017. Lewis Hamilton
Formula One – Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Italian GP 2017. Lewis Hamilton

 


Full result from Formula1.com –

1 44 Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES 53 1:15:32.312 0
2 77 Valtteri Bottas MERCEDES 53 +4.471s 0
3 5 Sebastian Vettel FERRARI 53 +36.317s 0
4 3 Daniel Ricciardo RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER 53 +40.335s 0
5 7 Kimi Räikkönen FERRARI 53 +60.082s 0
6 31 Esteban Ocon FORCE INDIA MERCEDES 53 +71.528s 0
7 18 Lance Stroll WILLIAMS MERCEDES 53 +74.156s 0
8 19 Felipe Massa WILLIAMS MERCEDES 53 +74.834s 0
9 11 Sergio Perez FORCE INDIA MERCEDES 53 +75.276s 0
10 33 Max Verstappen RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER 52 +1 lap 0
11 20 Kevin Magnussen HAAS FERRARI 52 +1 lap 0
12 26 Daniil Kvyat TORO ROSSO 52 +1 lap 0
13 27 Nico Hulkenberg RENAULT 52 +1 lap 0
14 55 Carlos Sainz TORO ROSSO 52 +1 lap 0
15 8 Romain Grosjean HAAS FERRARI 52 +1 lap 0
16 94 Pascal Wehrlein SAUBER FERRARI 51 +2 laps 0
17 14 Fernando Alonso MCLAREN HONDA 50 DNF 0
18 9 Marcus Ericsson SAUBER FERRARI 49 DNF 0
NC 2 Stoffel Vandoorne MCLAREN HONDA 33 DNF 0
NC 30 Jolyon Palmer RENAULT 29 DNF 0

 

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Race Result – British GP 2017

There was som great racing out there today.

 

Position Driver Nationality Team Point
1 Lewis Hamilton England Mercedes 25
2 Valtteri Bottas Finland Mercedes 18
3 Kimi Raikkonen Finland Ferrari 15
4 Max Verstappen Netherlands Red Bull Racing 12
5 Daniel Ricciardo Australia Red Bull Racing 10
6 Niko Hulkenberg Germany Renault Sport F1 Team 8
7 Sebastian Vettel Germany Ferrari 6
8 Esteban Ocon France Force India 4
9 Sergio Perez Mexico Force India 2
10 Felipe Massa Brazil Williams 1
Pole Position
Lewis Hamilton England Mercedes
Past Winners
2016 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Starting Grid : 1
2015 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Starting Grid : 1
2014 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Starting Grid : 6
2013 Nico Rosberg Mercedes Starting Grid : 2
2012 Mark Webber Ferrari Starting Grid : 2

 

 

From Formula1.com

1 44 Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES 51 1:21:27.430 0
2 77 Valtteri Bottas MERCEDES 51 +14.063s 0
3 7 Kimi Räikkönen FERRARI 51 +36.570s 0
4 33 Max Verstappen RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER 51 +52.125s 0
5 3 Daniel Ricciardo RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER 51 +65.955s 0
6 27 Nico Hulkenberg RENAULT 51 +68.109s 0
7 5 Sebastian Vettel FERRARI 51 +93.989s 0
8 31 Esteban Ocon FORCE INDIA MERCEDES 50 +1 lap 0
9 11 Sergio Perez FORCE INDIA MERCEDES 50 +1 lap 0
10 19 Felipe Massa WILLIAMS MERCEDES 50 +1 lap 0
11 2 Stoffel Vandoorne MCLAREN HONDA 50 +1 lap 0
12 20 Kevin Magnussen HAAS FERRARI 50 +1 lap 0
13 8 Romain Grosjean HAAS FERRARI 50 +1 lap 0
14 9 Marcus Ericsson SAUBER FERRARI 50 +1 lap 0
15 26 Daniil Kvyat TORO ROSSO 50 +1 lap 0
16 18 Lance Stroll WILLIAMS MERCEDES 50 +1 lap 0
17 94 Pascal Wehrlein SAUBER FERRARI 50 +1 lap 0
NC 14 Fernando Alonso MCLAREN HONDA 32 DNF 0
NC 55 Carlos Sainz TORO ROSSO 0 DNF 0
NC 30 Jolyon Palmer RENAULT 0 DNF 0

 


Post photo Courtesy of  Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport

 

Formel 1 – Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Großer Preis von Großbritannien 2017. Lewis Hamilton
Formula One – Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, British GP 2017. Lewis Hamilton

 

British GP 2017 – Lewis Hamilton

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Pirelli – AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX PREVIEW

Looks like it can be a dry FP1 and a wet FP2, interesting.

The Red Bull Ring has some characteristics in common with the succession of low-grip circuits that have come immediately before it, with a slippery surface and relatively contained lateral forces. As opposed to Azerbaijan, Canada and Monaco, it’s an entirely permanent venue: a chopped down version of the mythical Osterreichring. This gives the track an old-school feel, and a lot of it is visible from any vantage point; it’s one of the shortest laps of the year. The three softest tyres in Pirelli’s Formula 1 range will be used in Austria: P Zero Yellow soft, P Zero Red supersoft and P Zero Purple ultrasoft. These should be well-suited to the rollercoaster Spielberg layout, providing the right compromise between warm-up, performance and durability.

 

 

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Pirelli race review – Azerbaijan GP 2017

LAST YEAR’S RACE LAP RECORD BROKEN BY MORE THAN THREE SECONDS,
ON SUPERSOFT TYRES

 

 

AZERBAIJAN GRAND PRIX RACE
LAST YEAR’S RACE LAP RECORD BROKEN BY MORE THAN THREE SECONDS,
ON SUPERSOFT TYRES
DANIEL RICCIARDO WINS A CHAOTIC RACE WITH STRATEGY
DICTATED BY INCIDENTS AND STOPPAGES

 


 

BakuJune 25, 2017 – A dramatic Azerbaijan Grand Prix was characterised by multiple safety cars and an extended red flag period in the middle of the race to sweep up debris from earlier incidents. This meant that the one-stop strategy that would have been adopted by all the leading runners went out of the window, and instead, teams had to react to changing circumstances. Nearly every driver made what they thought would probably be their sole pit stop under the safety car on lap 13. But under red flag conditions on lap 22 teams were allowed to change tyres, which meant that the race concluded with a 29-lap sprint to the flag, with all the drivers then using supersoft tyres. Through all these incidents Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo emerged as the winner, while another stand-out performance was from Valtteri Bottas, who went from last to second, also using supersoft for most of the race.

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MARIO ISOLA – HEAD OF CAR RACING
“It was an eventful and dramatic race, during which the best strategy consisted of reacting to events rather than following a pre-determined plan. The supersoft demonstrated both durability and performance, as shown by a race lap record that was more than three seconds faster than last year.”

 

 

TRUTHOMETER
The one-stop strategy was discarded as soon as the red flag came out; otherwise, most drivers looked set to implement it by stopping under the safety car from lap 13. With a free choice of tyres for the second half of the race, they all ran on the supersoft to the flag, making it effectively a two-stopper. Ricciardo followed a slightly different pattern to most: he started on supersoft, switched to soft on lap six while dealing with a technical issue, emerging 16th, then went back to supersoft after the red flag.


 




 

Post photo – BY COURTESY OF PIRELLI

 

Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan.
Sunday 25 June 2017.
World Copyright: Zak Mauger/LAT Images
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Race result from the Azerbaijan GP 2017

What a race!

Position Driver Nationality Team Point
1 Daniel Ricciardo Australia Red Bull Racing 25
2 Valtteri Bottas Finland Mercedes 18
3 Lance Stroll Canada Williams 15
4 Sebastian Vettel Germany Ferrari 12
5 Lewis Hamilton England Mercedes 10
6 Esteban Ocon France Force India 8
7 Kevin Magnussen Denmark Haas F1 Team 6
8 Carloz Sainz Jr Spain Toro Rosso 4
9 Fernando Alonso Spain McLaren Honda 2
10 Pascal Wehrlein Germany Sauber F1 Team 1

 





From Formula1.com

 

1 3 Daniel Ricciardo RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER 51 2:03:55.573 0
2 77 Valtteri Bottas MERCEDES 51 +3.904s 0
3 18 Lance Stroll WILLIAMS MERCEDES 51 +4.009s 0
4 5 Sebastian Vettel FERRARI 51 +5.976s 0
5 44 Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES 51 +6.188s 0
6 31 Esteban Ocon FORCE INDIA MERCEDES 51 +30.298s 0
7 20 Kevin Magnussen HAAS FERRARI 51 +41.753s 0
8 55 Carlos Sainz TORO ROSSO 51 +49.400s 0
9 14 Fernando Alonso MCLAREN HONDA 51 +59.551s 0
10 94 Pascal Wehrlein SAUBER FERRARI 51 +89.093s 0
11 9 Marcus Ericsson SAUBER FERRARI 51 +91.794s 0
12 2 Stoffel Vandoorne MCLAREN HONDA 51 +92.160s 0
13 8 Romain Grosjean HAAS FERRARI 50 +1 lap 0
14 7 Kimi Räikkönen FERRARI 46 DNF 0
NC 11 Sergio Perez FORCE INDIA MERCEDES 39 DNF 0
NC 19 Felipe Massa WILLIAMS MERCEDES 25 DNF 0
NC 27 Nico Hulkenberg RENAULT 24 DNF 0
NC 33 Max Verstappen RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER 12 DNF 0
NC 26 Daniil Kvyat TORO ROSSO 9 DNF 0
NC 30 Jolyon Palmer RENAULT 7 DNF 0

 


Next race in two weeks:

Circuit Name : Red Bull Ring

Established : 1963

Circuit Type : Race

Circuit Length : 4.326 kms

Number of Laps : 71

Race Distance : 307.146 kms

Circuit Direction : Clockwise

Circuit Turns : 7

Lap Record : 1:08.337 – Michael Schumacher


 

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Monaco GP 2017 – Qual

What a fantastic qualifying, really loved this one. #KingKimi

Post photo courtesy of : 'Force India F1 Team'

Result from Formula1.com

1 7 Kimi Räikkönen FERRARI 1:13.117 1:12.231 1:12.178 23
2 5 Sebastian Vettel FERRARI 1:13.090 1:12.449 1:12.221 23
3 77 Valtteri Bottas MERCEDES 1:13.325 1:12.901 1:12.223 30
4 33 Max Verstappen RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER 1:13.078 1:12.697 1:12.496 24
5 3 Daniel Ricciardo RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER 1:13.219 1:13.011 1:12.998 21
6 55 Carlos Sainz TORO ROSSO 1:13.526 1:13.397 1:13.162 30
7 11 Sergio Perez FORCE INDIA MERCEDES 1:13.530 1:13.430 1:13.329 23
8 8 Romain Grosjean HAAS FERRARI 1:13.786 1:13.203 1:13.349 29
9 22 Jenson Button MCLAREN HONDA 1:13.723 1:13.453 1:13.613 27
10 2 Stoffel Vandoorne MCLAREN HONDA 1:13.476 1:13.249 20
11 26 Daniil Kvyat TORO ROSSO 1:13.899 1:13.516 19
12 27 Nico Hulkenberg RENAULT 1:13.787 1:13.628 21
13 20 Kevin Magnussen HAAS FERRARI 1:13.531 1:13.959 20
14 44 Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES 1:13.640 1:14.106 18
15 19 Felipe Massa WILLIAMS MERCEDES 1:13.796 1:20.529 20
16 31 Esteban Ocon FORCE INDIA MERCEDES 1:14.101 7
17 30 Jolyon Palmer RENAULT 1:14.696 11
18 18 Lance Stroll WILLIAMS MERCEDES 1:14.893 7
19 94 Pascal Wehrlein SAUBER FERRARI 1:15.159 11
20 9 Marcus Ericsson SAUBER FERRARI 1:15.276 11


Post photo:

Esteban Ocon (FRA) Sahara Force India F1 VJM10.
Monaco Grand Prix, Thursday 25th May 2017. Monte Carlo, Monaco.


 

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Race Result – Spanish GP 2017

What a fantastic race.

Position Driver Nationality Team Point
1 Lewis Hamilton England Mercedes 25
2 Sebastian Vettel Germany Ferrari 18
3 Daniel Ricciardo Australia Red Bull Racing 15
4 Sergio Perez Mexico Force India 12
5 Esteban Ocon France Force India 10
6 Niko Hulkenberg Germany Renault Sport F1 Team 8
7 Carloz Sainz Jr Spain Toro Rosso 6
8 Pascal Wehrlein Germany Sauber F1 Team 4
9 Daniil Kvyat Russia Toro Rosso 2
10 Romain Grosjean France Haas F1 Team 1

 


 

 

My driver of the day:

Courtesy of Sauber F1 Team

Pascal Wehrlein (D), Sauber F1 Team Circuit de Barcelona-

Pascal Wehrlein (D), Sauber F1 Team
Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

 


 

Final result from Formula1.com

 

 

 

POS NO DRIVER CAR LAPS TIME/RETIRED PTS
1 44 Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES 66 1:35:56.497 25
2 5 Sebastian Vettel FERRARI 66 +3.490s 18
3 3 Daniel Ricciardo RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER 66 +75.820s 15
4 11 Sergio Perez FORCE INDIA MERCEDES 65 +1 lap 12
5 31 Esteban Ocon FORCE INDIA MERCEDES 65 +1 lap 10
6 27 Nico Hulkenberg RENAULT 65 +1 lap 8
7 55 Carlos Sainz TORO ROSSO 65 +1 lap 6
8 94 Pascal Wehrlein SAUBER FERRARI 65 +1 lap 4
9 26 Daniil Kvyat TORO ROSSO 65 +1 lap 2
10 8 Romain Grosjean HAAS FERRARI 65 +1 lap 1
11 9 Marcus Ericsson SAUBER FERRARI 64 +2 laps 0
12 14 Fernando Alonso MCLAREN HONDA 64 +2 laps 0
13 19 Felipe Massa WILLIAMS MERCEDES 64 +2 laps 0
14 20 Kevin Magnussen HAAS FERRARI 64 +2 laps 0
15 30 Jolyon Palmer RENAULT 64 +2 laps 0
16 18 Lance Stroll WILLIAMS MERCEDES 64 +2 laps 0
NC 77 Valtteri Bottas MERCEDES 38 DNF 0
NC 2 Stoffel Vandoorne MCLAREN HONDA 32 DNF 0
NC 33 Max Verstappen RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER 1 DNF 0
NC 7 Kimi Räikkönen FERRARI 0 DNF 0
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Pirelli Qualifying Notes – Spanish GP 2017

SPANISH GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING

SPANISH GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING
MERCEDES DRIVER LEWIS HAMILTON TAKES POLE ON SOFT TYRES,
BEATING HIS BENCHMARK OF LAST YEAR BY NEARLY THREE SECONDS
TRACK TEMPERATURES EXCEED 44 DEGREES
IN SPANISH GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING
TWO PIT STOPS EXPECTED FOR THE MAJORITY OF DRIVERS TOMORROW

Montmelo, May 13, 2017 – Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton went fastest in hot conditions during qualifying at the Spanish Grand Prix, setting a time that was nearly three seconds faster than his pole position from 2016.
Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull were the only teams to get through Q1 using only one set of the soft tyres.
From then on, only the soft tyre was used – so this is the tyre that the top 10 will start the
race on, with two pit stops expected for most drivers. Fernando Alonso qualified seventh for his home grand prix after completing just one run on the soft in Q3, along with Williams driver Felipe Massa and the two Force Indias.

MARIO ISOLA – HEAD OF CAR RACING
“We had an extremely close qualifying session, with very small margins between the contenders. I think we can expect two pit stops tomorrow, as the performance gap between the medium and soft means that the drivers will all want to maximise their running on the softer compound. As a result, we’d expect at least two stints on the soft for as long as possible, with just one stint on the slower medium.”

 

 

FREE PRACTICE 3 – TOP 3 TIMES

DRIVER TIME COMPOUND
Raikkonen 1m 20.214s SOFT NEW
Vettel 1m 20.456s SOFT NEW
Hamilton 1m 20.595s SOFT NEW

QUALIFYING TOP 10

DRIVER TIME COMPOUND
Hamilton 1m 19.149s SOFT NEW
Vettel 1m 19.200s SOFT NEW
Bottas 1m 19.373s SOFT NEW
Raikkonen 1m 19.439s SOFT NEW
Verstappen 1m 19.706s SOFT NEW
Ricciardo 1m 20.175s SOFT NEW
Alonso 1m 21.048s SOFT NEW
Perez 1m 21.070s SOFT NEW
Massa 1m 21.232s SOFT NEW
Ocon 1m 21.272s SOFT NEW

MOST LAPS BY COMPOUND SO FAR

COMPOUND DRIVER LAPS
HARD Ocon 14
MEDIUM Massa, Vettel 26
SOFT Bottas 28

BEST TIME BY COMPOUND SO FAR

COMPOUND DRIVER TIME
HARD Hamilton 1m 23.531s
MEDIUM Hamilton 1m 21.521s
SOFT Hamilton 1m 19.149s

Post photo – BY COURTESY OF PIRELLI

Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. Saturday 13 May 2017. World Copyright: Andy Hone/LAT Images

Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.
Saturday 13 May 2017.


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Race Result – Russian GP 2017

What a great race this was, really enjoyable to watch.

RACE FORMULA 1 RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX 24hAutomotive.com
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Position Driver Nationality Team Point
1 Valtteri Bottas Finland Mercedes 25
2 Sebastian Vettel Germany Ferrari 18
3 Kimi Raikkonen Finland Ferrari 15
4 Lewis Hamilton England Mercedes 12
5 Max Verstappen Netherlands Red Bull Racing 10
6 Sergio Perez Mexico Force India 8
7 Esteban Ocon France Force India 6
8 Niko Hulkenberg Germany Renault Sport F1 4
9 Felipe Massa Brazil Williams 2
10 Carloz Sainz Jr Spain Toro Rosso 1
Pole Position
Sebastian Vettel Germany Ferrari

Pos No Driver Car Laps Time/Retired Pts
1 77 Valtteri Bottas BOT Mercedes 52 1:28:08.743 0
2 5 Sebastian Vettel VET Ferrari 52 +0.617s 0
3 7 Kimi Raikkonen RAI Ferrari 52 +11.000s 0
4 44 Lewis Hamilton HAM Mercedes 52 +36.320s 0
5 33 Max Verstappen VER Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer 52 +60.416s 0
6 11 Sergio Perez PER Force India Mercedes 52 +86.788s 0
7 31 Esteban Ocon OCO Force India Mercedes 52 +95.004s 0
8 27 Nico Hulkenberg HUL Renault 52 +96.188s 0
9 19 Felipe Massa MAS Williams Mercedes 51 +1 lap 0
10 55 Carlos Sainz SAI Toro Rosso 51 +1 lap 0
11 18 Lance Stroll STR Williams Mercedes 51 +1 lap 0
12 26 Daniil Kvyat KVY Toro Rosso 51 +1 lap 0
13 20 Kevin Magnussen MAG Haas Ferrari 51 +1 lap 0
14 2 Stoffel Vandoorne VAN McLaren Honda 51 +1 lap 0
15 9 Marcus Ericsson ERI Sauber Ferrari 51 +1 lap 0
16 94 Pascal Wehrlein WEH Sauber Ferrari 50 +2 laps 0
NC 3 Daniel Ricciardo RIC Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer 5 DNF 0
NC 14 Fernando Alonso ALO McLaren Honda 0 DNS 0
NC 30 Jolyon Palmer PAL Renault 0 DNF 0
NC 8 Romain Grosjean GRO Haas Ferrari 0 DNF 0

 

 



 


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