Incredible domination by Penske in qualifying at Road America – they’ve locked out the top four places and their closest rival is 1.6 seconds off their best:
1. Helio Castroneves, Penske – 1’41.3007
2. Will Power, Penske – 1’41.3611
3. Josef Newgarden, Penske – 1’41.6608
4. Simon Pagenaud, Penske – 1’42.0385
5. Scott Dixon, Ganassi – 1’42.9308
Mercedes were almost a second quicker than their closest rivals in Baku last year and 12 months later that gap has increased. Lewis Hamilton took pole position and the best anyone not in a W09 could manage was 1.1 […]
@blockwall2 – I don’t disagree at all, harder tyres most certainly have fared well! And you have a very good point about the circuit, there aren’t a huge number of overtake-able braking zones, but we’ll have to wait to see tomorrow!
And I know, it’s wonderful isn’t is? Culmination of a number of years planning. On the flip side though, both…[Read more]
Formula One’s second visit to Baku has been much like the first so far. Mercedes have a clear pace advantage and the practice sessions have been action-packed with driver after driver heading for the escape […]
The other astonishing thing about this is there wasn’t even a yellow flag after it – never mind a red flag, which was surely warranted. Heads must roll over this one.
Lance Stroll out-qualified his team mate for the first time in his career but thought he’d done a “bad lap”. Here’s what the drivers had to say during qualifying and final practice.
Honda has reverted to using its previous specification power unit following the problem which stopped Fernando Alonso yesterday.
McLaren racing director Eric Boullier said Alonso’s stoppage was caused by a […]
I don’t know if I’d say we were looking bullet proof, but we do seem to look very quick at most races, not that I’m complaining!
@blockwall2 – I’ll have to say I’m not as surprised. Looking at what the temps were scheduled to be – around 19/20 degrees – that’s perfect temps for the Softs tyres, as while different tracks do effect things, I think…[Read more]
Lewis Hamilton said the lap which earned him pole position for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix was even better than his celebrated lap in Canada two weeks ago.
Hamilton equalled Ayrton Senna’s career tally of 65 pole […]
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More Red Bull reliability problems left Max Verstappen frustrated after qualifying.
“It’s not really nice to be in fifth,” said Verstappen, who was bumped down from third by the two Ferraris at the end of […]
Fernando Alonso says misunderstandings with the Red Bull drivers during practice and qualifying were caused because they couldn’t tell when he was on a flying lap.
Alonso was heard complaining on his radio […]
Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in a reversal of his troubled run at the track 12 months ago.
In 2016 he headed every practice session then struggled in qualifying. This time he […]
Row 11. Lewis Hamilton 1’40.593Mercedes
2. Valtteri Bottas 1’41.027Mercedes
Row 23. Kimi Raikkonen 1’41.693Ferrari
4. Sebastian Vettel 1’41.841Ferrari
Row 35. Max Verstappen 1’41.879Red Bull
6. Sergio Perez […]
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The McLaren drivers have now accumulated 70 grid place penalties in a single weekend following more power unit component changes for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
Each driver already had a 15-place penalty each […]
Valtteri Bottas put Mercedes on top as practice for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix concluded.
However he was less than a tenth of a second quicker than the Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen following their final runs on […]
Incredibly Tom Coronel managed to crash into a fire truck during a practice session at Villa Real. How did the circuit get approved by the FIA with such poor run-off in place?
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