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Jehan Daruwala wins Bahrain F2 Grand Prix

A thrilling battle against F2 Champion, Mick Schumacher and Daniel Tictum saw 22 year old Indian superstar Jehan Daruvala win the Formula 2 race at the Sakhir Grand Prix.

Jehan had a good launch from 2nd place on the grid where he was up alongside pole sitter – Daniel Ticktum on the first row. Tictum squeezed Jehan on the inside which allowed Championship Leader Mick Schumacher to go around the outside of both of them. Eventually, Ticktum emerged in the lead, followed by Schumacher and Jehan in third. A few corners later Jehan made a good move to pass Schumacher and get into second.


Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team ends testing in Valencia on a high

Preparations for the Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team's first season are now in full swing with just over a month to go before the opening round of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in Saudi Arabia. The team took part in official testing for the series at Valencia from 15 to 18 October.

Over the course of the three days of testing (with a break on Thursday), the team gained valuable experience with the new Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow 01 and posted more test kilometres. Lessons learned from the test outings, which were not without some teething problems initially, will be used in getting ready for the team's race debut at the end of November in Diriyah.


Rossi gains 28 positions in Indy 500 stunner

Starting Sunday night, May 20, Alexander Rossi was on a mission. A tire puncture had relegated him to start 32nd in the field of 33 for the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500, and he had to wait seven days to make it right.

And right before he was strapped in for 200 laps, Rossi tweeted, “Nothing behind us right now. But not for long.” Those words came to life, and for the next three hours he became the star of the show, advancing 28 positions and finishing fourth on the day.


Vettel wins Bahrain Grand Prix, Mercedes duo complete the podium

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You always fight to win, but not all victories are the same and this one is bittersweet for Ferrari. For the second time in as many races, Sebastian Vettel won with Scuderia Ferrari, but at the moment, the thoughts of everyone in the team are with the mechanic who was injured during Kimi Raikkonen’s pit stop, the Finn stopping and retiring immediately after in pit lane. As for the Grand Prix, it was closely contested right down to the final corner and the win came courtesy of a well thought out strategy and the abilities of the driver who managed to make a set of Soft tyres last 38 laps no less, on a track that is one of the hardest on tyres.

Off an all-red front row, Seb made the most of pole, while Kimi who was starting on the dirty side of the track was attacked and passed by Bottas. The virtual safety car was soon deployed, when Verstappen had a puncture as a result of a coming together with Hamilton in the middle of the pack. The race got underway again on lap 4, with Sebastian quickest, a couple of seconds ahead of Bottas. In the garage, an analysis of our speed in individual corners and that of our rivals was taking place as well as working out how much fuel had been saved while the race was neutralised A long distance duel with Hamilton thus began, the Englishman fourth, 15 seconds adrift, but running the harder tyre: Supersoft for the SF71H and Soft for the Mercedes.


Vettel and Raikkonen lock-out front row for Ferrari in Bahrain

Bahrain Grand Prix€At the end of a tense qualifying session, Seb Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen flashed through the finish line of the Bahrain International Circuit to take first and second spot on tomorrow’s starting grid. It is the 214th pole position for Scuderia Ferrari and the 59th front row lock-out since 1950, while Sebastian claimed his sixth pole for the Cavallino squad and 51st overall. On a track that calls for power, traction and tire management, the two SF71Hs proved their worth and the whole team gave their best.

Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas will start tomorrow's Bahrain Grand Prix from P3. Reigning World Champion Lewis Hamilton set the fourth fastest time in Qualifying, but will start tomorrow's race from P9 on the grid owing to a gearbox penalty.


Vettel wins season opening Australian Grand Prix

media-ferrari-sf71h-2018-australian-gp-commentA trip to the Antipodes has delivered Ferrari’s 230th win, a ninth for Sebastian Vettel with the Scuderia (the 48th of his career) at the end of a race that was unforgettable in terms of the excitement it delivered and a perfect job from the team. Starting from third on the grid, Seb made the most of the Safety Car period to pop out of pit lane ahead of Lewis Hamilton, while Kimi Raikkonen, from second, rounded off the Australian podium in third place, doing a great job of fighting off an attacking Ricciardo in the closing stages. The Scuderia thus finds itself leading both the Drivers’ and Constructors’ championships on 25 and 37 points respectively.

Sunshine and wind were on the agenda for the start at 16h10 local time. The track surface on the grid provided little grip, but our guys got away well and from second, Kimi even got alongside Hamilton, with Seb third. This is Melbourne, which means it was no surprise that the positions didn’t change much, despite the three DRS zones, seen here for the first time in F1. Even the split times were similar and on lap 9, the two SF71Hs were pushing hard with Kimi and then Seb setting a race fastest lap. Raikkonen closed the gap to the leader, but he also had to manage his race, while waiting for the tyre changes.


Hamilton beats Ferraris to Australian Grand Prix Pole

Lewis Hamilton stormed to the first pole position of the 2018 Formula One season at the Australian Grand Prix. With the fastest lap ever at Albert Park, Lewis claimed what is the 73rd career pole position - his fifth consecutive pole in Australia and seventh in total.

A solid team effort for the first qualifying of the season by Ferrari resulted in Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel taking second and third slots on the grid for tomorrow’s race, just one hundredth of a second apart. The weather stayed dry throughout the three sessions, allowing the two SF71Hs to put the softest Pirelli compounds to good use.


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