• Vettel handed three-place grid penalty for blocking!

    Il y a 1 mois - Par F1i

    Sebastian Vettel has been thrown off the second row of the grid for tomorrow's Austrian Grand Prix after race stewards handed him a three-place penalty.
    The Ferrari driver had finished qualifying in third place, putting him immediately behind the all-Mercedes front row. But now he will start from sixth instead.
    He had been under investigation for an incident that took place late in the second round of qualifying.
    Vettel has just completed a flying run and was on his slow-down lap. He was cruising through turn 1 when the Renault of Carlos Sainz approached at high speed at the beginning of...
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  • Hamilton not expecting much overtaking on Sunday

    Il y a 1 mois - Par F1i

    Lewis Hamilton will start tomorrow's Austrian Grand Prix on the front row, alongside his Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas who pipped him to pole position by just over a hundredth of a second.
    And as far as Hamilton is concerned, that might be as exciting as things are likely to get this weekend at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg.
    "Not too bad, I'm happy with it," he said when asked what he felt about coming second in qualifying.
    "Valtteri did a stunning lap on the first run and I had a bit of a mistake so that ended the run. But I'm happy with the second one.
    "This is a great result for...
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  • Bottas 'hungry' to taste victory again in Austria

    Bottas 'hungry' to taste victory again in Austria

    Il y a 1 mois - Par F1i

    Valtteri Bottas clearly loves driving at the Red Bull Ring, after putting in a magnificent lap in the final round of qualifying to take a brilliant pole position for the Austrian Grand Prix.
    It's a repeat of his success in 2017, when he claimed his second-ever F1 career pole for last year's race.
    Bottas went to the top of the timesheets with his first Q3 run. It looked good enough to secure pole, but his team mate Lewis Hamilton was able to beat the provisional pole time in the final moments of the session.
    Fortunately by the time that happened, Bottas had managed to move the goal posts a...
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  • Unimpressed Ricciardo rues 'unfair' treatment from Verstappen

    Unimpressed Ricciardo rues 'unfair' treatment from Verstappen

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    Daniel Ricciardo was both unimpressed with himself and his Red Bull team mate in Saturday's qualifying for the Austrian Grand Prix which the Aussie ended in P7.
    In a bid to improve his speed, Ricciardo expected Max Verstappen to lead the way at one point and provide him with a slipstream down the Red Bull Ring's main straight.
    Instead, the opposite occurred, with Ricciardo consistently running in front of his team mate, who subsequently qualified two spots ahead of the Honey Badger.
    Speaking to Sky F1 , Ricciardo vented his frustrations linked to the outcome of the session.
    "I'm not too...
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  • F1 Autriche 2018 - qualifications: Bottas à l'aise chez Red Bull

    F1 Autriche 2018 - qualifications:  Bottas à l'aise chez Red Bull

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    Valtteri Bottas, poleman et vainqueur du Grand-Prix 2017 peut faire le doublé. En tout cas, il prend la pole position de ce GP d'Autriche 2018 au nez et à la barbe de son champion de coéquipier, Lewis Hamilton. Cela débute mal pour Leclerc. Un changement de boîte de vitesse lui donnera 5 places de pénalité...
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  • 2018 Austrian Grand Prix - Qualifying

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    Bottas back on pole in Austria ahead of Hamilton and Vettel
    Valtteri Bottas succeeded in claiming pole position for the Austrian Grand Prix for the second year on succession.
    He was 0.019s ahead of his team mate Lewis Hamilton in the final round of qualifying on Saturday afternoon, meaning that tomorrow's race will saw an all-Mercedes front row line-up.
    Best of the rest were the two Ferraris of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen, with local favourite Max Verstappen fifth ahead of Haas' Romain Grosjean.
    Current man of the moment Charles Leclerc was only 13th fastest after qualifying, and...
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