Toyota Gazoo Racing claims pole position for the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans

The third and last qualifying session for the 87th édition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans (15-16 June 2019) is over and the Toyota Gazoo Racing #7 Toyota TS050 Hybrid claims pole position having clocked the fastest lap (3:15.497). For the final round, the Super Finale of the 2018-19 FIA World Endurance Championship season, Toyota takes the top two slots on the grid.

#7 – TOYOTA GAZOO RACING (JPN) CAR MODEL : TOYOTA TS050 – HYBRID TYRES : MICHELIN DRIVERS : Mike CONWAY (GBR) Kamui KOBAYASHI (JPN) Jose Maria LOPEZ (ARG)

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Stewards denied Vettel Victory

Lewis took his 78th career victory today – his fifth of the 2019 season and his seventh at the Canadian Grand Prix. Vettel had led the race from pole position, absorbing the pressure from championship rival Lewis Hamilton up until lap 48, when he lost the rear, skated off across the grass and re-joined into the path of Hamilton.

2019 Canadian Grand Prix, Sunday – LAT Images

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Canada…wall of champions waiting the next one !

The next race takes all teams to Canada, the only fly-away race within the European season. To a large extent, the challenges of Montreal are opposite to those of Monaco; the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is a high-speed track with relatively long straights and lots of overtaking possibilities. Similar to Monaco, however, are the concrete walls that punish any mistakes heavily and a tight qualifying session around this relatively short lap.

GP AUSTRALIA F1/2019 – MELBOURNE 17/03/2019 – SEBASTIAN VETTEL
credit: @Scuderia Ferrari Press Office

 

Canada is the seventh race of the season and now we can to see more clearly the strengths and weaknesses of the cars. In the past six races, Mercedes were very strong in the corners but lost time on the straights. This will make Canada a huge challenge for them as the track characteristics could favour their opponents – there are many long straights, and fewer corners in which to make up lap time.  Continue reading “Canada…wall of champions waiting the next one !”

Hamilton claimed an unlikely victory in a thrilling Bahrain Grand Prix

Hamilton  lead  Mercedes’ second one-two of the year ahead of Valtteri Bottas, while a late Safety Car brought out for the two Renaults retiring on the same lap

Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow leaves Bahrain with a feeling of regret after the second round of the Formula 1 World Championship, thinking about what might have been.

2019 Bahrain Grand Prix, Sunday – Steve Etherington

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