Valtteri Bottas dominated the 2019-season opening Australian Grand Prix, passing Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton at the start to earn his first Formula 1 win since 2017. Hamilton headed Bottas in qualifying but lost his advantage almost immediately with a slower getaway. The champion was able to resist pressure from first Sebastian Vettel and latterly Max […]

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Lewis Hamilton set a new track record at Albert Park to claim his first pole position of the new season ahead of team-mate Valtteri Bottas as Ferrari failed to convert pre-season form into results in qualifying for tomorrow’s Australian Grand Prix. Across eight days of testing in Barcelona, the Italian squad looked to have found […]

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The Formula 1 world has been paying tribute to race director Charlie Whiting, who has died on the eve of the 2019 season opening Australian Grand Prix. Whiting, who had been in the Melbourne paddock on Wednesday, passed away at the age of 66 on Thursday having suffered a pulmonary embolism. His sudden death left […]

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Injured Formula One ace Michael Schumacher has reportedly been moved from his Swiss home to a luxury Majorca villa for the northern winter. German magazine Bunte reported the development which signals a major shift in the recovery of the 50-year-old who has been suffering brain damage from a skiing accident in December 2013. Little has […]

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McLaren’s Carlos Sainz Jr set the fastest time of Formula 1 pre-season testing yet, as a Sebastian Vettel crash interrupted the start of day two of the second Barcelona test. Sainz took over the MCL34 from team-mate Lando Norris – who ended Tuesday’s first day on top despite twice stopping out on track – on […]

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McLaren driver Lando Norris headed the first day of Formula 1’s second pre-season test despite stopping twice on track, beating long-time pacesetter Pierre Gasly to top spot by 0.006 seconds. Norris covered 38 laps in the morning but missed the final hour and 40 minutes of that session when he stopped with a reported loss […]

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Nico Hulkenberg snatched the fastest time of Formula 1 testing on the final day in Barcelona, shortly before his Renault stopped on track with a disappointing number of laps completed. Daniel Ricciardo set the second fastest time in the morning for Renault but Hulkenberg shone when he took the reins on Thursday afternoon. Using Pirelli’s […]

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Claire Williams says it is “embarrassing” that Williams was the only team to have missed the start of 2019 Formula 1 pre-season testing. Following delays in the production of parts, Williams was only able to get its new FW42 on track briefly on Wednesday afternoon after missing the first two and a half days of […]

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Toro Rosso’s Daniil Kvyat put in a superb late quick lap of the Circuit de Barcelona-Catlunya to run quickest on the penultimate day of the first Formula 1 pre-season test of 2019. With less than 15 minutes left in the session, the Russian driver bolted on a set of the softest Pirelli compound on offer […]

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After Sebastian Vettel topped the first day of pre-season F1 testing yesterday, new Ferrari recruit Charles Leclerc kept the Italian team at the top of the timesheets, finishing three tenths of a second clear of McLaren rookie Lando Norris. The session came to an early end for Pierre Gasly, however, when the new Red Bull Racing […]

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