Valtteri Bottas dominated the Australian Grand Prix to make a perfect start to the 2019 Formula One season, finishing ahead of Mercedes team-mate and defending world champion Lewis Hamilton.
Bottas took the lead on the opening lap and consistently posted the fastest lap times throughout the race. Despite a late surge from third-placed Max Verstappen, he took home the one-point bonus for the fastest lap.
Lewis Hamilton goes for his third straight World Drivers' Championship and sixth overall when the 2019 Formula One season begins March 17 with the Australian Grand Prix. Another win by Hamilton would put him one shy of the all-time record set by Michael Schumacher. Part of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas team, Hamilton is a -140 favorite (risk $140 to win $100) in the latest F1 Drivers Championship odds, with drivers from Ferrari and Red Bull expected to...
Ferrari can start the Formula One season with the belief it has a car fast enough to give Mercedes a title challenge.
If, that is, the Italian team can keep it on the track.
Sebastian Vettel concluded the F1 preseason on Friday with the fastest time through the eight days of testing. Vettel’s lap of 1 minute, 16.221 seconds around the Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit beat teammate Charles Leclerc’s pace-setting time from the previous day.
What are the key answers that we should be looking for over the next four days of running?
Edd Straw and Scott Mitchell join Ben Anderson ahead of the start of the test to outline what they are looking to see from the teams up and down the pitlane to give us a clearer picture of how the new season is shaping up.
We have just four days of Formula 1 pre-season testing remaining and, apart from the odd filming day that might be left, this Friday is...
Lucas Di Grassi, former Formula E champion and winner of the 2016-17 Mexican EPrix from 17th, won this year's Mexican EPrix in a thrilling climax. The Brazilian started 2nd, but fell to third at the start. He reovertook Oliver Rowland and graves the lead just meters from the finish line, as Pascal Wehrlein was denied a win in cruel circumstances.
Wehrlein lead the pack from pole position, but behind Rowland from 4th on the grid divebombed Di Grassi and Felipe Massa (starting 3rd) and moved...
Michael Schumacher's manager has denied reports the F1 legend is moving to Spain.
It was reported this week, and confirmed by the local mayor, that the Schumacher family including the seven time world champion are relocating from Switzerland to a EUR 30 million property in Mallorca -- an island off the Spanish coast.
But Sabine Kehm, Schumacher's manager, denied the news.
"The Schumacher family is not planning to move to Mallorca," she told Bild newspaper.