Category archives for: Formula One

Hamilton Grabs Pole No. 50 In Australia

Lewis Hamilton scored his 50th career Formula One pole on Saturday in Australia. (Mercedes Photo)

Lewis Hamilton made the most of the new Formula One quick-fire elimination qualifying format on Saturday, securing his 50th career pole ahead of the season opening Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park.

Wild Weather Opens F-1 Season In Australia

Lewis Hamilton was fastest in the first two rounds of Formula One practice on Friday in Australia. (Mercedes Photo)

Rain tires were the order of the day during the opening day of practice for the Formula One Australian Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton paced both practice sessions.

Doohan & Jones To Enter New Australian HoF

Mick Doohan (pictured) will join Alan Jones and Peter Brock in the new Australian Motor Sport Hall of Fame.

Mick Doohan and Alan Jones have been announced as two of the inaugural inductees into the Australian Motor Sport Hall of Fame presented by Speedcafe.com, with the induction slated to take place in Melbourne, Australia, on March 19.

Haas F1 Adds Ferrucci As Development Driver

American Santino Ferrucci has joined the Haas F1 Team as a development driver. (Haas F1 Photo)

The Haas F1 Team has signed 17-year-old American Santino Ferrucci as its development driver.

Manor Retains Alex Rossi As Reserve Driver

Former Manor F-1 driver Alexander Rossi will transition to the Verizon IndyCar Series to drive for Andretti Autosport this year. (Team Rossi Motorsports photo)

Alexander Rossi will compete in the Verizon IndyCar Series this year, but Formula One’s most recent American driver isn’t straying far from the world championship.

Alonso Checks Out Baku City Circuit

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Two-time Formula One world champion and current McLaren Honda driver Fernando Alonso visited Baku Tuesday as part of his new role as the official ambassador for F-1’s Grand Prix of Europe.

Vettel, Ferrari Pace Final F-1 Test Session

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel paced F-1 testing on Friday. (Ferrari photo)

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel led the way Friday as Formula One’s second and final preseason test session wrapped up at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

New F-1 Qualifying Format Approved

The FIA has approved the new elimination-style qualifying format for Formula One. (Steve Etherington Photo)

Formula One will implement a new, elimination-style qualifying format beginning with the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on March 20 after the new format was approved by the FIA’s World Motor Sport Council on Friday.

Testing Speeds Ramp Up In Spain

Daniil Kvyat and Max Verstappen on track during Formula One testing on Thursday at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. (Red Bull Photo)

Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen set the fastest time seen so far in Formula One pre-season testing on Thursday at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain.

Ferrari, Raikkonen Debut Halo Prototype

Kimi Raikkonen debuted a prototype of the halo head protection system during Thursday's Formula One test at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. (Ferrari Photo)

Ferrari debuted a prototype halo-style cockpit during Thursday morning’s Formula One test session at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

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