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Hamilton beats Rosberg to Canadian GP Pole by 0.062 seconds

Lewis Hamilton secured the 53rd Pole Position of his career, beating Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg by 0.062 seconds to the best starting place on the grid for tomorrow's Canadian Grand Prix. The front row lockout for Mercedes is the fourth time they have achieved that feat this season, a relative rarity considering how they are running away with the Constructors' Championship once again this year.

Amazingly enough Hamilton and Rosberg produced their quickest runs in their first flying lap in Q3, failing to improve their respective times in their second runs on the UltraSoft Pirelli tyre.


Charlie Whiting Hails 'Superb' Baku City Circuit

FIA Formula One Race Director and Safety Delegate, Charlie Whiting, returned to Baku to inspect the readiness of the Baku City Circuit ahead of the 2016 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX OF EUROPE, to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan on the weekend of June 17th-19th.

The inspection, taking place just a few weeks after Whiting and his team last visited the circuit, once again evaluated the quality of the track and its surrounding facilities to ensure it is fit for the purpose of hosting a Formula 1 Grand Prix street race. After carrying out a thorough inspection, Whiting delivered a hugely positive endorsement of the fledgling street circuit: “I was very encouraged by the huge amount of work that has been done since my last visit. I’m pleasantly surprised to see just how much of the circuit is complete. We spent 4 or 5 hours walking around the track examining every bit of it. In general, I must say that the standards of the circuit built so far are absolutely superb and personally I am getting quite excited about the idea of coming here to race in a week’s time.”


Lewis Hamilton wins Monaco Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton picked up his first win of the 2016 Formula One season, and chose a great venue to do it, winning the Monaco Grand Prix, beating Pole sitter Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull Racing by a little over 7 seconds in what was an incredibly exciting race, especially over the first hour or so. Sergio Perez of Force India picked up a memorable third place finish, quelling a late challenge from 4-time world champion Sebastian Vettel in the Ferrari.

The race started behind the Safety Car as steady rain left the track wet, forcing the drivers to stay in formation for the first 7 laps. Nico Rosberg was clearly not on the pace today, and the world championship leader was holding back Hamilton in third place as Ricciardo opened up a 12 second gap. Mercedes eventually ordered Rosberg to move over and let Hamilton through, a decision that could prove costly in the end to Rosberg's aspirations of winning his first Drivers' Championship with the German finishing a poor seventh today, seeing his lead over Hamilton cut down to 24 points as a result of Hamilton's win.


Ricciardo takes stunning Pole in Monaco, Rosberg ahead of Hamilton

Red Bull Racing brought their excellent form from Spain to Monaco this weekend with Daniel Ricciardo stunning the battling Mercedes duo of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton to take the first pole position of his career.

Ricciardo made the most of the upgrades to his engine - which gives him an extra 30bhp of raw pace - to beat Rosberg to pole by 0.169 seconds.


18 year old Max Verstappen wins Spanish Grand Prix after Mercedes duo collide

Formula One has a new posterboy and his name is Max Verstappen.

Already touted as a future World Champion during his debut season in F1 last year, Red Bull Racing's decision to bump up the teenage sensation from sister team Toro Rosso to the bigger better car for this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix paid dividends of unimaginable proportions as the 18 year from Holland re-wrote the record books, becoming the youngest driver in the history of the sport to win a race.


Hamilton beats Rosberg to Pole at Spanish GP, Red Bulls quicker than Ferraris

Reigning Formula One Drivers' Champion Lewis Hamilton showed no signs of giving up the fight this season, despite losing every race so far in 2016, claiming pole position ahead of tomorrow's Spanish Grand Prix with a blistering 1:22.000 lap in Qualifying in Barcelona today.

The Briton, who has had a disappointing start to the season, took Pole for the third time this year, and will be desperate to convert that into a win as he attempts to chase down his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg, who has a 43 point lead already in the Championship this season.


Red Bull promote Max Verstappen, Kvyat goes back down to Toro Rosso

Red Bull Racing will have a new driver line-up from the Spanish Grand Prix. Max Verstappen will be joining the team to drive alongside Daniel Ricciardo. Daniil Kvyat will continue to drive for Red Bull and will re-join sister team Scuderia Toro Rosso.

Christian Horner, Team Principal says, “Max has proven to be an outstanding young talent. His performance at Toro Rosso has been impressive so far and we are pleased to give him the opportunity to drive for Red Bull Racing.


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