2018 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix - Race

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Ricciardo escapes Baku chaos with fine victory

Daniel Ricciardo won a chaotic Azerbaijan Grand Prix today In an eventful and wild race, Ricciardo started from 10th on the grid but thanks to various incidents during the race – including a handful of safety car periods, a red flag and several penalties – the Australian managed to take the chequered flag. He won in a total race time of two hours three minutes and 55.573 seconds. It was the fifth victory of his career and first of this Formula 1 season. Ricciardo has been successful (...)

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Ricciardo escapes Baku chaos with fine victory

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Hamilton cruises in Canada in Mercedes 1-2

A dominant Lewis Hamilton triumphed ahead of teammate Valtteri Bottas today to give Mercedes their first one-two of the 2017 Formula 1 season at the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal Hamilton enjoyed a flawless race which he led from the lights in pole position all the way to the chequered flag, where he was a massive 20 seconds clear of the rest of the field. It was his third victory of the year and 56th of his career. It was also his third win in a row in Canada, where he has claimed (...)

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Vettel leads Raikkonen in Ferrari one-two

Sebastian Vettel was on the winning end of a Ferrari one-two today at an exciting Monaco Grand Prix, round six of the 2017 FIA Formula 1 World Championship Vettel raced to victory after gaining the lead from teammate and pole-sitter Kimi Raikkonen through the lone round of pit-stops. Vettel eventually took the chequered flag in a total winning time of 1 hour 44 minutes 44.340 seconds. Raikkonen finished 3.145s behind, while Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull Racing took the final podium place (...)

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Hamilton pips Vettel in thrilling Spanish GP

Lewis Hamilton took his 55th career victory on Sunday with his second triumph at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, and second of the 2017 season The Mercedes superstar finished on the winning side of a tense battle with Ferrari ace Sebastian Vettel. The pair were so close heading towards the final stages that they ended up banging wheels at one point. Hamilton finally took the chequered flag with a winning race time of one hour 35 minutes 56.497 seconds. Vettel finished 3.490s behind, (...)

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Bottas takes maiden career victory in Sochi

Valtteri Bottas took his maiden Formula One victory today after jumping the two Ferraris off the start, then edging out Sebastian Vettel in a nail-biting, race-long battle Bottas claimed the victory in a total race time of one hour 28 minutes 08.743 seconds. Vettel was the runner-up 0.617 behind, while Ferrari teammate Raikkonen completed the podium placers 11.000s back. Today’s result marks the 400th podium finish for Mercedes-Benz Power in Formula One. Vettel continues to lead the (...)

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Bottas keeps Mercedes on top at end of in-season testing at BIC

Valtteri Bottas kept Mercedes in first place as the second day of Formula 1 in-season testing came to an end this evening at Bahrain International Circuit A day after Lewis Hamilton set the pace, Bottas took over his team’s driving duties and registered the day’s fastest lap of one minute 31.280 seconds. He not only was the quickest for the day, but was also the busiest, as he tested for 143 laps. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel finished right behind 0.294 seconds off the pace, while Carlos Sainz (...)

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Hamilton sets the pace on day 1 of in-season testing

Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time of the day today on day one of Formula 1 pre-season testing at Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir Hamilton registered a best lap of one minute 31.358 seconds while completing 97 laps of work. Antonio Giovinazzi, driving for Ferrari, had the second-best time of the day, running 0.626s slower than the leading Mercedes. Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull Racing was classified third on the timesheet. He was 0.991s slower than Hamilton. Romain Grosjean of (...)

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Vettel strikes with brilliant victory in spectacular Bahrain Grand Prix

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel roared to a brilliant victory this evening in the 2017 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain International Circuit once again provided the perfect setting for a sizzling motorsport spectacle. After splitting the first two races of the season with Mercedes’s Lewis Hamilton, Vettel was eager to strike back and it was the star pair once again battling in the end for all the glory. This time it was the scarlet red of Ferrari taking the chequered flag as a (...)

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Record crowds enjoy spectacular race at BIC

Following the conclusion of the 2017 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix, Arif Rahimi, Chairman of the Bahrain International Circuit, said: “I offer our congratulations to Sebastian Vettel and Scuderia Ferrari on a superb victory under the lights here at the BIC.With another record crowd of 33,000 today and 93,000 over the weekend, all our main stands were completely sold out, as well as Paddock Club and corporate boxes for the first time ever." "We have now broken our race day attendance records (...)

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Fantastic first pole for Bottas in Bahrain!

Valtteri Bottas stormed to the maiden pole position of his career this evening after a stunning Qualifying session for Sunday’s much-awaited Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain International Circuit once again sparkled under the stars and the action on track was just as awesome. Bottas registered his best lap of one minute 28.769 seconds at the very end of Q3, and neither Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton nor the Ferrari pair of Sebastian Vettel or Kimi Raikkonen could match his (...)

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Verstappen tops Formula 1 practice three

Max Verstappen set the fastest lap in the third and final practice session of the 2017 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix The Red Bull Racing ace registered a best lap of one minute 32.194 seconds around BIC’s 5.412-kilomere Grand Prix track. Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes was second on the classification just 0.110 seconds slower, while Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari, who had set the pace in the first two practices, this time had to settle for third with a fastest lap 0.556s off the leading (...)

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