Hamilton powers to dominant win in return of French GP

Lewis Hamilton claimed a commanding victory on Sunday on the return of the French Grand Prix to the FIA Formula 1 World Championship. Hamilton started from pole and got away clean at the start while some of his key rivals were engaged in some chaos behind him. The defending World champion took full advantage and stormed to a fine win virtually unchallenged He completed the 53-lap sprint around Circuit Paul Ricard in one hour 30 minutes 11.385 seconds – 7.090 seconds clear of Red Bull (...)

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Hamilton powers to dominant win in return of French GP

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VETTEL GIVES FERRARI FIRST CANADA WIN IN 14 YEARS

Sebastian Vettel raced to a dominant victory in the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday. His pole-to-flag triumph was his third of the season, adding to his wins in Australia and Bahrain. The result put him back in first place on the drivers’ championship standings, and it also ended a 14-year drought for Ferrari at Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in Montreal. Vettel got away well at the lights and maintained his position in front of the pack early on. Planning for just a single stop in the 68-lap (...)

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Engine trouble not enough to stop Ricciardo from Monaco victory

Daniel Ricciardo overcame engine problems to claim a hard-earned victory in the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday. Starting from pole, the Red Bull Racing ace did well to defend his lead over the first few corners and remain in front, ahead of a chasing Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari, over the early stages of the race. But after the one and only round of pit stops, the team later notified him that he had a power issue and that he had to manage the problem himself. Undaunted, Ricciardo brilliantly (...)

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Hamilton cruises to victory and heads Mercedes 1-2

World champion Lewis Hamilton stormed to an impressive pole-to-flag victory today in the Formula 1 Gran Premio De Espana Emirates 2018. After getting away at the lights with a clean start, the Briton put in a flawless drive and was unstoppable as he cruised to the finish line with a massive gap over his closest challenger, teammate Valtteri Bottas. They completed a well-deserved one-two for Mercedes. Hamilton registered a winning race time of 1 hour 35 minutes 29.972 seconds for his 64th (...)

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Hamilton steals late victory in Baku

World champion Lewis Hamilton came away with a surprise victory today at an eventful Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Hamilton was gifted the win after Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas suffered a puncture while leading the race with only two laps to go. Bottas’s right-rear tyre damage was caused by some on-track debris and it cost him his race. He eventually had a DNF, which cleared the way for a trailing Hamilton to claim his first victory of the season. The result was also Hamilton’s 63rd career (...)

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Ricciardo wins in China

Daniel Ricciado claimed a sensational victory today for Red Bull Racing in this year’s Chinese Grand Prix at Shanghai International Circuit. After starting from sixth, the Australian brilliantly overtook the best of his rivals midway through the race including teammate Max Verstappen, defending World champion Lewis Hamilton and championship leader Sebastian Vettel. With 12 laps to go, Ricciardo was able to pass Valtteri Bottas for the lead and he charged to the chequered flag from there. (...)

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CROWDS ENJOY SPECTACULAR BAHRAIN GP AT BIC

 Record Paddock Club and Corporate Lounge sales. Paddock Club sales up 15% compared to last year  33,000 Race Day attendance, same as 2017. Total attendance of 95,000 over race weekend [2017: 93,000]  BIC supports Liberty’s broad vision of the future of F1, announced this weekend Following the conclusion of the Formula 1 2018 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix, Arif Rahimi, Chairman of Bahrain International Circuit (BIC), said: “I congratulate Sebastian Vettel and Scuderia Ferrari on a superb (...)

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Vettel triumphs in Bahrain Grand Prix thriller at BIC

Sebastian Vettel powered Ferrari to a sensational victory on Sunday night in a drama-filled Formula 1 2018 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix, held under the bright lights of Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) in Sakhir. Vettel overcame a threatening challenge from Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes who tried to chase him down and steal the chequered flag late on. But Vettel was able to hold on to the slightest of advantages despite a slower car over the race’s last few laps. The German eventually won (...)

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Vettel captures Bahrain GP pole with fastest-ever lap at BIC

Sebastian Vettel set the fastest-ever lap at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) on Saturday night en route to securing pole position for Sunday’s blockbuster night race, the Formula 1 2018 Gulf Bahrain Grand Prix. Vettel registered a blistering time of 1 minute 27.958 seconds as he set BIC’s 5.412-kilometre track alight late in Q3. The German was joined by several others in smashing the previous lap record of 1:28.769 set in last year’s qualifying by Valtteri Bottas. They included Ferrari (...)

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Raikkonen tops timesheet in F1 third practice for Bahrain Grand Prix

Kimi Raikkonen was once again the fastest man today having topped the third practice timesheet in the Formula 1 2018 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC). Raikkonen had a quickest time of 1 minute 29.868 seconds while logging 15 laps of work in the hour-long afternoon session. The Ferrari ace almost matched his best lap time from the night before in the weekend’s second practice, when he also went below the minute-and-a-half mark to finish atop the (...)

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Raikkonen takes top spot in practice two timesheet

Kimi Raikkonen lifted Ferrari to the top of the second practice timesheet on Friday evening as racing heated up under cooler temperatures at the Formula 1 2018 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix. Raikkonen set the day’s fastest lap of 1 minute 29.817 seconds under the brilliant floodlights of Bahrain International Circuit (BIC). His time was nearly two seconds quicker than the 1:31.458 he had clocked in practice one earlier on Friday. The Finn led Ferrari teammate Sebastian Vettel on the (...)

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