Charles Leclerc resisted an intense attack from Lewis Hamilton and a late charge from Valtteri Bottas to win the Italian Grand Prix and earn back-to-back Formula 1 wins. Leclerc fought single-handedly for victory at Ferrari’s home race after team-mate Sebastian Vettel had a spin early on while running fourth. Hamilton gave chase for more than […]

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Charles Leclerc took an emotional first Formula One win at Spa-Francorchamps and immediately dedicated his maiden victory to childhood racing rival Anthoine Hubert who tragically lost his life in a crash in Saturday’s FIA Formula 2 race at the Ardennes circuit. “On the one hand I’ve got a dream since being as child that has […]

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Charles Leclerc claimed pole position for Formula 1’s Belgian Grand Prix with a huge advantage of 0.748 seconds over Ferrari team-mate Sebastian Vettel. Leclerc set the pace on the first runs in the Q3 top-10 shootout with a lap of 1m42.644s, which would have been enough to be sure of pole position. But he improved […]

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Charles Leclerc headed a Ferrari one-two in the second Formula 1 free practice session for the Belgian Grand Prix, comfortably ahead of Sebastian Vettel. Leclerc hit the front in the early running when the majority of runners concentrated on using the medium-compound Pirellis, with Red Bull driver Max Verstappen only 0.017 seconds slower. Vettel was […]

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Formula 1 has unveiled a record 22-race calendar for its 2020 season, with the German Grand Prix dropping off but the at-risk Italy event keeping its place. The championship initially looked poised to keep its number of grands prix at 21 for next year, but the Spanish GP’s one-year extension has led to teams approving […]

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Valtteri Bottas will remain at the Mercedes Formula 1 team in 2020, with Esteban Ocon tipped to rejoined the grid at Renault or Haas instead. Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff said a decision on who would partner Lewis Hamilton next season would be made during the summer break and admitted it was not easy to […]

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Esteban Ocon will return to the Formula 1 grid in 2020 by replacing Nico Hulkenberg at Renault. Mercedes protege Ocon drove for Manor and Force India/Racing Point since stepping up to grand prix racing midway through 2016. But he was left off the grid this year after his Racing Point seat was taken by Lance […]

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Alex Albon will move from Toro Rosso to replace Pierre Gasly at the main Red Bull Formula 1 team from the Belgian Grand Prix onwards. Gasly, who has struggled to match Max Verstappen since being drafted into Red Bull as replacement for Daniel Ricciardo, will return to Toro Rosso in a straight swap. Red Bull […]

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Lewis Hamilton took his seventh Hungarian Grand Prix victory at the Hungaroring, edging a nail-biting strategic battle with Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen that saw the Mercedes driver make up a 19-second gap to the Dutchman and claim the lead four laps from home after gambling on a second pit stop. Starting from pole, Verstappen […]

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Red Bull driver Pierre Gasly topped the second Formula 1 free practice session for the Hungarian Grand Prix, setting the fastest time before the rain came. The 90-minute session started with rain widely anticipated, meaning teams were eager to get on track to capitalise on the dry conditions. But they were interrupted by the session […]

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