Verstappen takes Austrian GP win as Mercedes break down

Max Verstappen seized his first win of the season, to the delight of the swathes of Dutch fans who had made the pilgrimage to the Red Bull Ring.

Kimi Raikkonen finishing second ahead of Sebastian Vettel was not something that would have been predicted going into the race. The result was down to the drivers of course, but also to a great job from the team, a well planned strategy and an SF71H which seemed particularly good at managing its tyres.

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Lewis Storms French GP Win

Lewis Hamilton claims his 65th career victory at the return of the French Grand Prix – his third of the 2018 season and 44th with Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport. The first French Grand Prix in a decade got off to a spectacular start when Sebastian Vettel collided with Valtteri Bottas in Turn 1. The championship-leading Ferrari driver got a good start and closed up on the back of pole sitter Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes.

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” Yes Yes Grazie” Ferrari Wins Montreal after 14 Years

Scuderia Ferrari won the Canadian GP to end a 14 year drought at this track. Sebastian  Vettel is now back in the lead of the championship.  Valtteri Bottas finished the Canadian Grand Prix in P2 – his fourth podium finish at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve and fourth second place of the 2018 season.Third and fourth  Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo represents a great Red Bull result today. Verstappen drove a very strong race finishing within a tenth of a second from Valtteri Bottas.

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Ricciardo dominates Monaco

Ricciardo completed a brilliant clean sweep that including topping all three practice sessions, plus all three segments of qualifying. The win was the seventh of his career, but his first when starting from within the top three,  with Sebastian Vettel back on the podium in second place, Lewis Hamilton in P3, his sixth podium in Monte Carlo and Kimi Raikkonen fending off Bottas in the Mercedes to claim fourth.

 

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Sebastian Vettel holds on to beat Bottas in Bahrain Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel won with Scuderia Ferrari, but at the moment, the thoughts of everyone in the team are with the mechanic who was injured during Kimi Raikkonen’s pit stop, the Finn stopping and retiring immediately after in pit lane. As for the Grand Prix, it was closely contested right down to the final corner and the win came courtesy of a well thought out strategy and the abilities of the driver who managed to make a set of Soft tyres last 38 laps no less, on a track that is one of the hardest on tyres.

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New Season Presentation Cars

2018 car launches and testing

Feb 15 Williams launch
Feb 20 Renault, Sauber launches
Feb 22 Mercedes, Ferrari launches
Feb 23 McLaren launch
Feb 26 Toro Rosso launch
TBC Red Bull launch
TBC Force India launch
TBC Haas launch
Feb 26 – Mar 1 1st F1 pre-season test
Mar 6 – Mar 9 2nd F1 pre-season test