• Wet qualifying leaves Ricciardo stuck on high downforce

    Il y a 2 mois - Par F1i

    Daniel Ricciardo has revealed that today's rain-hit qualifying session has left him on the backfoot going into the French Grand Prix.
    As a result of the inclement conditions, Ricciardo's plans to switch to a lower downforce set-up this morning had to be aborted. That could leave him something of a sitting duck at the Circuit Paul Ricard on Sunday.
    "We split the cars yesterday on the downforce levels, with Max lower than me," Ricciardo explained after qualifying.
    "It was pretty evenly matched yesterday, but it looked like the low was worth trying.
    "We put that on for this morning, but with...
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  • Lost practice time left Bottas 'playing catch-up'

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    Valtteri Bottas came close to pipping his Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton to pole position for the French Grand Prix on Saturday.
    That's pretty good - especially considering how much practice time the Finn has lost at Circuit Paul Ricard this weekend.
    After a solid start in Friday morning's session, Bottas had been sidelined after lunch when his car suffered a water leak midway through FP2. It meant he completed only seven laps in the afternoon, compared to Hamilton's 27.
    His W09 was fully repaired and ready to roll on Saturday morning, and Bottas was one of the first drivers to head out...
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  • Hamilton happy with pole despite 'so-so' qualifying

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    Lewis Hamilton clinched his 75th Formula 1 pole position on Saturday after coming out on top in qualifying for the 2018 French Grand Prix.
    Hamilton was over a tenth of a second faster than his team mate Valtteri Bottas, and almost four tenths ahead of title rival Sebastian Vettel. But he felt that he should have been able to get even more out of the Mercedes today.
    "I'm really happy with the pole," he insisted. "But I always strive for perfection and there was some time left on the track, so I still have stuff to work on.
    "Qualifying is always tough. Q3 has not been spectacular. Q1 and Q2...
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  • Grosjean mystified by costly Q3 spin

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    Romain Grosjean had been one of the consistent top performers in Saturday's qualifying session for the French Grand Prix at the Circuit Paul Ricard.
    Driving in front of his home fans, the Haas driver had been 'best of the rest' behind the Big Three teams throughout qualifying. He headed into Q3 with confidence of securing a good grid position for Sunday's race.
    However, his first flying attempt in the top ten pole shoot-out ended in disaster when his car suddenly snapped into a spin early in the lap.
    “I went into turn 3 and lost the rear end," he reported. "There's no obvious reason, so...
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  • AU GP DE FRANCE, 75ème POLE POSITION POUR LEWIS HAMILTON, SUR LE CIRCUIT PAUL RICARD

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    Lewis Hamilton décroche la pole position du Grand Prix de France ce samedi sur le circuit Paul Ricard. Sa 75éme en carriére! Hamilton lâchait: « Cette qualification n'était pas si mal. Une séance chrono est toujours compliquée. Ça allait très bien dans les deux premières séances, mais c'était plus dur dans la dernière....
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  • Awesome Leclerc hails 'unbelievable' performance

    Awesome Leclerc hails 'unbelievable' performance

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    Charles Leclerc once again exceeded expectations as he wrung the neck of his Sauber to achieve an outstanding performance in qualifying for the French Grand Prix.
    The 20-year-old rookie will line up P8 on Sunday's grid, right in the tracks of Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen, the man he may very well replace next season at the Scuderia.
    The feat of reaching Q3 - let alone qualifying P8 - was one outstanding result Leclerc pinned as much on his team as he did on himself, insisting it came after a troublesome start to his race weekend on Friday.
    "It's just unbelievable," he enthused while speaking...
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  • Formule 1: Lewis Hamilton en pole position du Grand Prix de France

    Formule 1:  Lewis Hamilton en pole position du Grand Prix de France

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    Lewis Hamilton signe la pole position du Grand Prix de France de Formule 1! Le pilote xMercedes s'est montré le plus rapide du week-end sur le circuit Paul Ricard. Il devance son équipier Valtteri Bottas et Sebastian Vettel. Samedi noir pour Romain Grosjean, dixième, victime d'une sortie de piste en Q3. Malgré une pluie...
    L'article Formule 1 : Lewis Hamilton en pole position du Grand Prix de France
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  • FLASH/ LEWIS HAMILTON SIGNE LA POLE AU GP DE FRANCE AU PAUL RICARD

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    Lewis Hamilton décroche la pole position du Grand Prix de France ce samedi sur le circuit Paul Ricard. Sa 75éme en carriére! Hamilton qui confiait: « Ce n'était pas si mal. Une séance qualif est toujours compliquée. Ça allait très bien dans les deux premières séances, mais c'était plus dur dans la dernière....
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  • French Grand Prix - Qualifying

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    Hamilton and Bottas lock-out the front row at Le Castellet
    Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position for the first French Grand Prix in a decade, with an impressive Q3 run clocking in at 1:30.222s
    He will be joined on the front row of the grid by his Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas who was just 0.095s off Hamilton's pace. Sebastian Vettel could only manage third fastest, putting the Ferrari on the second row alongside Red Bull's Max Verstappen.
    Both Haas cars made it through to Q3, only for home hero Romain Grosjean to spin out on his flying lap causing the session to be briefly red flagged...
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