Brendon Hartley to drive for STR in USGP

Brendon Hartley, Le Mans 24 Hour winner and 2015 Sportscar champion, will join Daniil Kvyat and fill Pierre Gasly’s seat in the Scuderia Toro Rosso for the United States Grand Prix. Gasly will return to his Super Formula seat to contest the championship in Japan.  The opening has been left by the departure of Carlos […]

Japanese GP: Results

Lewis Hamilton takes his 8th victory of the season, holding off a late charge by Max Verstappen while complaining of a vibration in the PU. Daniel Ricciardo came in to complete the podium and give Red Bull a second straight double podium and their first back-to-back double podium since 2013. Sebastian Vettel retired due to […]

Japanese GP: Day 2

FP3 in Suzuka was another action packed affair with Valtteri Bottas taking the top spot. It did not come without some drama, though. After about the 20-minute mark, Bottas put his right tires up on the (still wet) AstroTurf and couldn’t keep his Mercedes out of the wall, bringing out the red flag.  Just as […]

Japanese GP: Day 1

An eventful day at Suzuka for FP1 and FP2. Lewis Hamilton was fastest for the first part of FP1. That is, until Carlos Sainz lost control and put his Toro Rosso in the wall which red flagged the session. Sebastian Vettel then came out with the red stripes and set the fastest time and finished […]

Japanese GP: Preview

The grid moves on to Suzuka this weekend, one of the most exciting tracks on the schedule. With it’s sector 1 esses to the Spoon Curve and the flat-out 130R, this challenging but loved figure-of-eight circuit is a grid favorite. It has seen some awesome battles (Senna-Prost), some terrible tragedy (Jules Bianchi) and some championships […]

Malaysia Day 2: Qualifying

Joy and heartbreak in today’s quali session as Lewis Hamilton puts it on pole for his fourth consecutive at Malaysia. He edged Kimi Raikkonen by just .045s with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo about a half-second behind. Valtteri Bottas rounded out the top 5 with a 1:30.758. Heartbreak for title rival Sebastian Vettel, […]

Malaysia Day 2: FP3

Kimi Raikkonen pulled his Ferrari out front of Sebastian Vettel in Free Practice 3 for a Ferrari 1-2, beating him home by only .162s. Bit of worry for Ferrari, though, as Vettel was instructed to stop the car in the final minutes of the session. Daniel Ricciardo put his Red Bull third with a 1:32.091. […]

Malaysia Day 1: FP2

Sepang gifted drivers with dry conditions for FP2, which saw Ferrari drive to the front, while Mercedes continue to wonder where their setup is. The session was ended 10 minutes early after a raised drain cover punctured Haas driver Romain Grosjean’s right rear and sent him hard into the tire barrier. Fernando Alonso twisted his […]

Malaysia Day 1: FP1

After a half hour delay at the Sepang circuit, drivers rolled out on the full wets for FP1. Ricciardo took an early lead and set the pace with a 1.55, improving into the 1:49’s which he maintained while the rest of the grid battled for position. Verstappen surpasses the leader as time expires with a […]