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F1 2017: Mid-Season Report

The 2017 Formula 1 season ushered in fundamental change both on and off the circuit. One of the biggest changes to F1 came in the form of the new aerodynamic regulations that drastically changed the aesthetics and the speed of the cars. Wider and faster the 2017 cars have, mostly, brought a refreshing change to […]

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Fanatec Formula Simracing Equipment Review

For as long as I can remember I have loved simulation gaming. All the way from the PlayStation 1’s Colin McCrae Rally I have arrived here today with Project Cars, Formula 1, and many more simulators. Heck I was so enamoured with the original rFactor I wrote a treatise about it. To fully appreciate the […]

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F1 2017: Hungarian Gp Review – Formation Flying For Ferrari

The Hungaroring was always a circuit slated to suit the characteristics of the 2017 Ferrari and the Italian team drove home their advantage with a controlled one-two victory. As in Saturday qualifying the Ferrari driver pair of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen were line astern in first and second at light out. As the pair […]

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F1 2017: Free Practice 1 Report Hungarian Gp – Ricciardo Quickest

Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo set the quickest time of the first free practice session ahead of the 2017 Hungarian grand prix. Ricciardo’s 1:18:486 was roughly two and a half tenths quicker than Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen while Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen, an Valtteri Bottas rounded out the top five. Sebastian Vettel was sixth quickest while the […]

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F1 2017: Sauber Ferrari Powered in 2018

The Sauber F1 team announced today that they will be retaining their partnership with Ferrari for the 2018 season. The announcement comes on the back of the fact that Sauber has broken off its deal with Japanese manufacturer Honda earlier this week. The short-lived partnership was announced earlier in the season by then team principal […]

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F1 2017: Hungary Gp Preview – Hungaroring Vital Piece In Championship Puzzle

In an F1 championship as closely contested as the 2017 edition every race weekend becomes an important one. At this stage, as Vettel and Hamilton are separated by a single point, none are more vital than the last race before the summer break. The 2017 Hungarian grand prix runs around the Hungaroring. A tight and […]

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F1 2017: British Gp Review – Hamilton Untroubled Amid Ferrari Drama

The phenomenon of home ground advantage has nearly always been touted in the world of sport as a sort of mythical influence that makes the team or a person nearly unbeatable. This advantage was no more evident as Lewis Hamilton took a record-equaling fifth British grand prix win around the famed Silverstone circuit. While Hamilton […]

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F1 2017: British Gp Qualifying Report – Hamilton Supreme

Mercedes driver and home-town favourite Lewis Hamilton scored the 67th pole position of his career ahead of the 2017 British grand prix. There was little in the way of a challenge to Lewis Hamilton under the cloudy Northamptonshire skies as he imperiously took pole position by half a second. Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen will share the […]

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F1 2017: Austrian Gp Review: Bottas Holds Off Vettel

The Austrian grand prix was a weekend that should have suited the Mercedes W08 to a tee. It did, but in the shape of Valtteri Bottas it wasn’t quite the Mercedes driver that most would’ve expected to see on the top step of the podium. The Finnish driver delivered a dominant performance not only throughout […]

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F1 2017: Austrian Gp Qualifying Report – Bottas Secures Pole

Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas has secured pole position by half a tenth over the Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel for the 2017 Austrian grand prix. While Lewis Hamilton set the third quickest time it’s Kimi Raikkonen who will start third as the Brit drops down five places to eighth as a result of a gearbox change. While […]

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2017 Belgian GP Broadcast Times

CDTBSTGMT+2Local
Free Practice 1Friday 03:00Friday 09:00Friday 10:00Friday 10:00
Free Practice 2Friday 08:00Friday 13:00Friday 14:00Friday 14:00
Free Practice 3Saturday 04:00Saturday 10:00Saturday 11:00Saturday 11:00
QualifyingSaturday 08:00Saturday 13:00Saturday 14:00Saturday 14:00
RaceSunday 08:00Sunday 13:00Sunday 14:00Sunday 14:00

2017 Drivers Championship

Pos.DriverPoints
1 Sebastian Vettel202
2 Lewis Hamilton188
3 Valtteri Bottas169
4 Daniel Ricciardo117
5 Kimi Raikkonen116
> Full Championship Table

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