Category Archives: Formula1

Hamilton takes 71st career pole: Japanese GP

Lewis Hamilton took his 71st career pole position and his first at Japan’s Suzuka Circuit as he beat Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas by three tenths of a second with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel third. However, title contender Vettel will start alongside championship leader Hamilton on the front row as Bottas is set for a grid penalty due… Read More »

Marcin Budkowski issue rocks FIA press conference

PART ONE: TEAM REPRESENTATIVES – Cyril ABITEBOUL (Renault), James ALLISON (Mercedes), Mattia BINOTTO (Ferrari) PRESS CONFERENCE Cyril, there’s been a lot of speculation regarding the future of Marcin Budkowski. Now, you have announced today that he is joining Renault. Could you elaborate a little bit on what he is going to be going for the team… Read More »

Ricciardo talks about sushi at Jiro: Japanese Thursday’s FIA press meet

PART ONE: DRIVERS – Felipe MASSA (Williams), Daniel RICCIARDO (Red Bull Racing), Lance STROLL (Williams) PRESS CONFERENCE Felipe, let’s start by talking about your future. This time last year you knew what you were going to be doing, or not doing, in 2017…. Felipe MASSA: No, I didn’t know anything last. What I decided didn’t happen. Well… Read More »

Incredible victory here but World champion in karting is still the best: Max Verstappen

DRIVERS: 1 – Max VERSTAPPEN (Red Bull Racing); 2 – Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes);  3 – Daniel RICCIARDO (Red Bull Racing) PODIUM INTERVIEWS (Conducted by Mark Webber) Max, what a special day, buddy. Second victory; yesterday you turned 20. The previous win was not a gift, but this was… you had to work so hard for it, but what were… Read More »

Max Verstappen celebrates birthday week with a win; Hamilton 2nd; Vettel 4th: Malaysian GP

Sepang: The final Malaysian Grand Prix saw Max Verstappen celebrate his birthday in style by claiming a superb win at the Sepang International Circuit. After overtaking championship leader Lewis Hamilton in the opening laps to take the lead, Verstappen who turned 20 yesterday, delivered a faultless drive to march unchallenged to the chequered flag ahead of the… Read More »

Hamilton takes pole as Vettel suffers mechanical issue, starts last: Malaysian GP

Sepang: Lewis Hamilton claimed his fifth career Malaysian Grand Prix pole position, equalling Michael Schumacher’s Sepang record, as the qualifying hopes of title Sebastian Vettel wrecked by a mechanical issue that saw him dumped out of the session at the end of Q1. Kimi Räkkönen was left to uphold Ferrari honour and the Finn almost… Read More »

Our target for next year too is to stay 4th: Otmar Szafnauer of Force India

PART ONE: TEAM REPRESENTATIVES – Frédéric VASSEUR (Sauber), Christian HORNER (Red Bull Racing), Otmar SZAFNAUER (Force India). PRESS CONFERENCE Christian, let’s begin with you and the announcement of the Aston Martin deal. Tell us the scope of that, the ambition and whether there is an engine dimension to it going forward? Christian HORNER: Well, it’s great news… Read More »