The Silver Arrows turn their 50th front-row lockout into their 40th 1-2 victory in Formula One. Valtteri Bottas claimed his third career victory today and his first race win at the Yas Marina Circuit, the Abu Dhabi race was not exactly a thriller.
It’s a long story and a mutual fruitful collaboration that is continuing today with the signature of a new partnership contract for at least three seasons (2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2020-2021) between the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, the Le Mans 24 Hours, the FIA WEC (FIA World Endurance Championship) and Michelin.
Photo Marius Hecker : from left to right : Gérard Neveu, Le Mans Endurance Management CEO (FIA WEC and ELMS), Pascal Couasnon, Michelin Motorsport Manager and Pierre Fillon, President of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest. Continue reading “Michelin – 24h Le Mans , the story continues!”
Marc Marquez is the 2017 MotoGP World Champion after taking the third place in today’s Grand Premio de la Comunitat Valenciana.
At 24-years old, Marquez is now the youngest ever rider to win four premier-class World Championship titles and six World Championships over all classes, during a period of only ten years of World Championship racing.
Marquez has now equalled Jim Redman and Geoff Duke’s tally of 6 World Titles in his career.
Sebastian Vettel won today’s Brazilian Grand Prix, held at the Interlagos circuit. It is Scuderia Ferrari’s 229th Formula One win, the fifth this season for the team and for Seb. Kimi Raikkonen also made it to the podium having finished third.
Valtteri Bottas claimed his third career pole position – his first at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace and third of the 2017 season, second and third place for the Scuderia Ferrari drivers. Sebastian Vettel posted a time of 1’08”360 to line up ahead of team-mate Kimi Raikkonen whose best lap was a 1’08”538 on the starting grid for tomorrow’s race.
Marc Marquez today extended his career pole count to 73 (45 in MotoGP), with his eighth pole of the season in Valencia. Together, with the three claimed by teammate Dani Pedrosa, this brings the Repsol Honda Team’s tally to 11 pole positions in 2017.
The most elegant of convertible Aston Martins begins a new chapter with the introduction of the eagerly-awaited DB11 Volante. The DB11 Volante sets new standards of performance, innovation, engineering and style to create the definitive open-top Sports GT.
Sebastian Vettel went into the race at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez knowing he needed to win and hope Hamilton finished lower than fifth to keep his slim title chances alive.
Sebastian Vettel: “I know the team has been working hard, doing their best, but we didn’t achieve what we wanted to. It’s hard to cross the line realizing that you are not in the fight anymore.
Lewis Hamilton wins the fourth title of his career and seals the fourth consecutive Drivers’ Championship for the Silver Arrows.
After an accident in the first lap, Lewis finished today’s race in P9.
Verstappen dominated the race to score a resounding win, but all eyes were inevitably on the two title protagonists after they touched on the opening lap and the story of how Hamilton recovered from last place to win his fourth world championship overshadowed the Dutchman’s greatest drive.
The two Ducati Team riders produced an outstanding performance today at the Sepang International Circuit, with Andrea Dovizioso winning the Shell Malaysia Grand Prix, held on a wet track, ahead of his team-mate Jorge Lorenzo. With this victory, his sixth of the season, Dovizioso keeps the title battle alive and at this point it will go down to the final round of the season at Valencia from 10-12 November.