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Category: Formula One 2018

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Daniel Ricciardo sets F1 pulses racing with masterclass in China Grand Prix| Giles Richards

The Australian showed touches of real quality to win in Shanghai but Max Verstappen is still making mistakesDaniel Ricciardo’s skill at overtaking was never in doubt but his remarkable performance in China was confirmation of just how far he is willing…

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Daniel Ricciardo wins Chinese Grand Prix as Verstappen clips Vettel

Ricciardo grabs first win of the season as Vettel faltersLewis Hamilton finishes fourth as Valtteri Bottas grabs secondDaniel Ricciardo won the Chinese Grand Prix for Red Bull from sixth on the grid after a remarkable late charge through the field, whe…

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Formula One 2018: Chinese Grand Prix – live!

Updates from the race at Shanghai International CircuitFeel free to get in touch on email or via Twitter @Adam_Woolcock. 6.16am BST Good afternoon, morning, or night wherever you are. Welcome to our coverage of the 2018 Chinese Grand Prix. The key sto…

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Sebastian Vettel leads front-row lockout for Ferrari in F1 Chinese GP

• Lewis Hamilton fourth behind team-mate Valtteri Bottas• Vettel secures 52nd career pole as he bids for 50th race winSebastian Vettel claimed pole for the Chinese Grand Prix, completing an all-Ferrari front row with his team-mate Kimi Raikkonen in sec…

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Lewis Hamilton under pressure to close gap on Ferrari at Chinese Grand Prix

• Mercedes driver led Kimi Raikkonen in second F1 practice• ‘Ferrari are going to be hard to beat in Shanghai,’ says HamiltonFine margins make the difference in Formula One and, gratifyingly for the Chinese Grand Prix, the differential at the front of …

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Lewis Hamilton apologises to Max Verstappen after Bahrain F1 clash

• World champion clears air with Red Bull driver before Chinese GP• Hamilton called Verstappen a ‘dickhead’ after collision last SundayLewis Hamilton has apologised to Max Verstappen in the buildup to the Chinese Grand Prix after their clash at the las…

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Efforts to facilitate more F1 overtaking find the path blocked | Giles Richards

DRS, wing designs and downforce rules reduce overtaking in a sport which needs the spectacle to keep its audienceAfter two races of the new season that promise another battle between Mercedes and Ferrari, with Red Bull yet to show their real form, Form…

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Ferrari had pace all weekend in Bahrain and trusted star driver | Giles Richards

It was a fine race for Sebastian Vettel and his team, but Lewis Hamilton and Pierre Gasly also made their markThe Scuderia might have been fortunate to win in Melbourne but victory in Bahrain was anything but a fluke. The team had the pace all weekend …

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Lewis Hamilton says rapport with Mercedes must improve before China

• ‘We have to sit down and discuss the last two races,’ says Briton• Communication problems cost Hamilton in Bahrain and MelbourneLewis Hamilton has warned that he and his Mercedes team must improve communication after his third?place finish at the Bah…

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Sebastian Vettel wins in Bahrain after Kimi Raikkonen runs over mechanic

• German driver holds of Valtteri Bottas despite deteriorating tyres• Mechanic taken to hospital after collision with Raikkonen’s carSebastian Vettel won the Bahrain Grand Prix from pole after a tense tactical battle with Mercedes, who had tried an alt…

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Bahrain Grand Prix: F1 – live!

Lap-by-lap updates from the Bahrain Grand Prix (4.10pm BST)Alonso: ‘No regrets – I’d make the same decisions 100 times’Email or tweet Will your thoughts 5.58pm BST Full details of the race:INITIAL CLASSIFICATION (LAP 57/57)Immense pressure from Bottas,…

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Fernando Alonso: ‘No regrets – I’d make the same decisions 100 times’

He is happy now McLaren are allied to Renault but the 2005 and 2006 F1 champion has had a difficult decade. Still, he believes he has always made the right call given the situationFernando Alonso has so often presented a stern grimace for the past thre…

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Sebastian Vettel takes pole for resurgent Ferrari at F1’s Bahrain GP

• Vettel and Raikkonen lock out front of grid at Sakhir circuit• Lewis Hamilton fourth fastest but will start ninth after penaltySebastian Vettel qualified in pole position for the Bahrain Grand Prix after a dominant performance for Ferrari, with his t…

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F1 teams give thumbs-up to cheaper, simpler and louder engines

• Liberty Media plans cost cap and balanced revenue distribution• Kimi Raikkonen tops second practice for Bahrain Grand PrixProposals for the future of Formula One including a cost cap and louder engines were received with general approval when present…

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Lewis Hamilton delays decision on F1 future until Liberty reveals plans

• World champion stalls on contract until hearing owner’s blueprint• ‘The cool thing is they’re looking into making it more of a spectacle’Lewis Hamilton says he is waiting for Formula One’s owner to reveal its plans before making any decision on conti…

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Expect Mercedes to step up in Bahrain and give F1 rivals a sterner test | Giles Richards

The misjudgments that hindered Lewis Hamilton in Melbourne are unlikely to be repeated in a Bahrain race that should tell us more about the credentials of Ferrari and Red BullIn Bahrain this weekend, Mercedes will be confident they have eradicated the …

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Lewis Hamilton wary of ‘rapid’ Ferrari for Bahrain Grand Prix

F1 driver says Ferrari will have advantages on Bahrain circuit‘It was not easy to pull away from Raikkonen in early stages’Lewis Hamilton has warned that he expects Ferrari to be very strong at the next round of the Formula One world championship in Ba…

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Mercedes rue missed Melbourne chance but Red Bull and McLaren have hope | Giles Richards

Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen showed Red Bull can be a force while Fernando Alonso gave McLaren reason to be cheerfulThe Mercedes team will leave Australia ruing their failure to gain a season?opening victory that was there for the taking but the…

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Lewis Hamilton rues Mercedes error that cost him Australian Grand Prix win

• Sebastian Vettel won after taking advantage of virtual safety car• Mercedes data told Hamilton not to open greater leadLewis Hamilton said he would prefer to trust his racer’s instinct rather than instruction from his Mercedes team after they admitte…

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Australian Grand Prix: Sebastian Vettel wins F1 2018 season opener

Vettel wins Grand Prix claiming 48th career victoryLewis Hamilton relegated to second after promising start from poleSebastian Vettel won the Formula One season-opening Australian Grand Prix once again, as he did last year, beating his championship riv…