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F1 2017: Australian Gp Review – Ferrari On Top Down Under

For the first time since the hybrid era started in Formula 1 a team other than Mercedes is leading the world championship. That team is Ferrari and the driver is Sebastian Vettel. It shouldn’t come as a big surprise that a Ferrari claimed the top step of podium as all signs in testing pointed to […]

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F1 2017: Australian Gp Qualifying Report – Hamilton Leads

Lewis Hamilton has secured pole position for Australian grand prix but it was far from the comfortable domination the Mercedes driver has been used to. Nipping at the gearbox of the Mercedes was Sebastian Vettel in the Ferrari only two tenths off the pole position time. This time is in stark contrast to Ferrari’s last […]

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F1 2017: ‘Verstappen Rule’ Dropped

The ‘Verstappen rule’ which regulates a driver’s movement under braking, which defending his position, has been dropped for the 2017 season. FIA director Charlie Whiting has confirmed that the regulation, dubbed the ‘Verstappen rule’ is no longer in the regulations. Instead, race stewards will be given more freedom when assessing similar incidents in the future. […]

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Australian Gp Preview: F1 2017 Finally Comes To Life

The wait for the 2017 Formula 1 season is nearly over as it heads into the first round at Australia’s Albert Park circuit. This weekend one of the most dramatic overhauls of F1 regulations will finally come to life as the battle commences for the 2017 championship. From a purely visual perspective the wider tyres […]

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Vettel Ends His Pre-Season Testing Top of the Time Sheets

Sebastian Vettel topped the timing sheets for Ferrari on the penultimate day of testing before the start of the 2017 season. The session before lunch was topped by Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel who set a time of 1:19:024 on a set of the purple marked ultra softy tyres. However, what was eye-catching about the German’s […]

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F1 2017: Official Testing Day 2 Wrap-Up

Official testing entered its second day ahead of the start of the 2017 Formula 1 season. Three time champion Lewis Hamilton set the early morning pace with a quickest time of 1:20:983 on the red-walled Supersoft Pirelli compound tyres. It was a another difficult day for McLaren as this time Stoffel Vandoorne saw his running […]

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F1 2017: Russia Extends F1 Deal to 2025

The organizers for the Russian grand prix have announced that a deal has been signed which will keep the circuit on the F1 calendar until 2025. The extension to the deal comes on the back of securing a title sponsor for the grand prix, VTB Group. This means that the Russian government will no longer […]

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F1 2017: Official Testing Day 1 Wrap-Up

The first official day of testing commenced at Spain’s Circuit de Catalunya on Monday. The eagerly awaited first day of testing got off to an expected slow start as the new cars trickled out of their respective garages to set the first installations laps. First out on circuit was Renault’s RS17 but the rest quickly […]

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Red Bull, Haas, and Toro Rosso Launch 2017 Challengers

No less than three Formula 1 teams launched their 2017 challengers on the 26th of February. On the eve of the commencement of official testing in Barcelona, Spain Red Bull Racing, Haas F1, and Scuderia Toro Rosso took the opportunity to launch their new-for-2017 F1 cars. Red Bull Racing’s RB13 Red Bull was first out […]

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F1 2017: Ferrari Launch SF-70H

The Ferrari Formula 1 team has launched its car for the 2017 Formula 1 season, the SF70-H. Ferrari is celebrating its 70th year which is commemorated in the naming of their latest Formula 1 challenger. The video, streamed live on Facebook and the team’s website, laster roughly five minutes. The start of the video depicted […]

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2017 Chinese GP Broadcast Times

CDTBSTGMT+2Local
Free Practice 1Thursday 22:00Friday 04:00Friday 05:00Friday 10:00
Free Practice 2Friday 02:00Friday 08:00Friday 09:00Friday 14:00
Free Practice 3Saturday 00:00Saturday 06:00Saturday 07:00Saturday 12:00
QualifyingSaturday 03:00Saturday 09:00Saturday 10:00Saturday 15:00
RaceSunday 02:00Sunday 08:00Sunday 09:00Sunday 14:00

2017 Drivers Championship

Pos.DriverPoints
1 Sebastian Vettel25
2 Lewis Hamilton18
3 Valtteri Bottas15
4 Kimi Raikkonen12
5 Max Verstappen10
> Full Championship Table

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