Archive | April, 2016

Paddy Lowe: “We’ve Let Lewis Down”

After Lewis Hamilton was forced to retire from qualifying after an MGU-H problem, Executive Director Technical at Mercedes was very apologetic to his fellow Briton. Hamilton, although making it through to Q3, was unable to take part in the final shoot out after a repeat MGU-H problem saw him retire from qualifying before the end […]

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2016 Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix: Post Qualifying Press Conference

DRIVERS 1 – Nico ROSBERG (Mercedes) 2 – Sebastian VETTEL (Ferrari) 3 – Valtteri BOTTAS (Williams) TV UNILATERAL Nico, congratulations. How nervous were, though, after making a mistake on that final attempt, with your helmet off and strolling down the pit lane that somebody might pip you for pole position? Nico ROSBERG: Well, to be honest, […]

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Hamilton Fastest in Close Final Practice for Russian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton finished fastest in FP3 for the Russian Grand Prix by 0.068s from team-mate Nico Rosberg. In a session where the Mercedes cars seemed to be on rails Hamilton’s best time of 1:36.403 came a few minutes before the end of FP3. Rosberg’s time of 1:36.471 was the fastest time of the session before […]

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2016 Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix: Friday Press Conference

TEAM REPRESENTATIVES – Ayao KOMATSU (Haas), Paul HEMBERY (Pirelli), John McQUILLIAM (Manor), Otmar SZAFNAUER (Force India), James KEY (Toro Rosso), Beat ZEHNDER (Sauber) PRESS CONFERENCE James, if I can start with you. Toro Rosso have made a good step forward over the winter but perhaps you haven’t maximized potential over these first few races. Is […]

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Hamilton Fastest in Second Practice for 2016 Russian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton finished fastest in the second Free Practice session for the Russian Grand Prix. Hamilton set the fastest time of 1:37.853 on the super soft tyres in the Mercedes. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel was the second fastest more than a second off the pace. Vettel’s time of 1:38.235 was set using the super soft tyres […]

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A day in the life of F1 driver Nico Rosberg

F1 2016: Russian GP Free Practice 1 Report – Rosberg On Top

Nico Rosberg set the fastest time for Mercedes in the first free practice session for the 2016 Russian grand prix. All eyes focused on Red Bull Racing as it trialed the aeroscreen for the first time. The aeroscreen is Red Bull’s offering for head protection to be introduced in 2017. The aeroscreen was run for […]

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Red Bull Racing Aeroscreen Canopy, Daniel Ricciardo

Red Bull to run canopy in Russian GP practice

The Red Bull Racing F1 team is set to debut its canopy protection system during the first free practice session ahead of the Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom. The sport has been making attempts to increase driver head protection in recent months, with the ‘halo’ device which was recently trialled by Ferrari, currently […]

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F1 2016: Russian GP Preview – Russian Showdown

When you think of motorsport Russia isn’t the first place that comes to mind. In fact, it’s probably not even in your top five. However, this weekend the Formula 1 paddock puts Russia front and center as it heads to the Sochi Autodrom for the fourth round of the 2016 season. The Sochi circuit hosted […]

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F1 Commission to vote on 2017 engine rules

F1 Commission members have until Friday to vote on 2017 engines

Members of the F1 Commission have until Friday to submit their fax vote concerning the 2017 engine regulations, according to a report on Autosport. The F1 Commission and the F1 strategy group met on Tuesday to discuss the new 2017 engine rules, ahead of Saturday’s deadline to have planned rule changes for 2017 finalised. According […]

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Former Manor F1 team boss John Booth joins Toro Rosso as Director of Racing

John Booth joins Toro Rosso as Director of Racing

Former Manor team boss John Booth has joined the Toro Rosso Formula One team as Director of Racing, on a consultancy basis. Booth left the Manor F1 team at the end of 2015 after differences of opinion with team owner Stephen Fitzpatrick. The two disagreed over the direction that the team was going. Since leaving […]

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2017 Russian GP Broadcast Times

CDTBSTGMT+2Local
Free Practice 1Friday 04:00Friday 10:00Friday 11:00Friday 10:00
Free Practice 2Friday 08:00Friday 14:00Friday 15:00Friday 14:00
Free Practice 3Saturday 05:00Saturday 11:00Saturday 12:00Saturday 11:00
QualifyingSaturday 08:00Saturday 14:00Saturday 15:00Saturday 14:00
RaceSunday 08:00Sunday 14:00Sunday 15:00Sunday 14:00

2017 Drivers Championship

Pos.DriverPoints
1 Sebastian Vettel68
2 Lewis Hamilton61
3 Valtteri Bottas38
4 Kimi Raikkonen34
5 Max Verstappen25
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