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F1 2017: Chinese Gp Review – Hamilton Wins For Mercedes In China

Just about the only thing that was predictable for the 14th running of the Chinese grand prix is that Lewis Hamilton started from pole position alongside the Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel while Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Raikkonen locked out the second row of the grid. Friday’s running at the Shanghai International Circuit was abandoned due […]

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Suspension Design Changes for Red Bull and Mercedes

It all started with a letter from Ferrari to the FIA asking for clarification on a concept that would replicate the FRIC suspension, that was used by Mercedes and Red Bull in 2015 and halfway through 2016, for the 2017 season. Reports were circulating that there might a protest at the Australian Grand Prix about […]

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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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F1 2016: Brazilian Gp Review – Hamilton Cruises Amid Chaos

Three hours, five safety cars, and two red flags all combined to deliver a Brazilian grand prix that was high on intensity and high on emotion. But none of it fazed Lewis Hamilton as he cruised to his first ever victory in Brazil. Conditions proved so difficult that race director Charlie Whiting ordered a ten minute […]

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2016 Formula 1 Brazilian Grand Prix: Thursday Press Conference

DRIVERS – Felipe MASSA (Williams), Sebastian VETTEL (Ferrari), Daniel RICCIARDO (Red Bull Racing), Max VERSTAPPEN (Red Bull Racing), Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes), Nico ROSBERG (Mercedes). Charlie WHITING (FIA) PRESS CONFERENCE Q: Let’s start with Felipe, your last Brazilian Grand Prix as a Formula One driver, what does this weekend, this occasion, mean to you? Felipe MASSA: […]

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No FIA Sanction For Vettel

The FIA has chosen not to sanction Sebastian Vettel for his radio tirade at the Mexican Grand Prix but have warned that a repeat of such behavior will result in immediate disciplinary actions. Vettel’s radio outburst was broadcast on the live TV feed where he told FIA Race Director Charlie Whiting to “F— off”. Vettel, after […]

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FIA investigating Vettel’s Mexican GP radio outburst

The FIA is investigating looking Sebastian Vettel’s team radio meltdown during the closing laps of the Mexican Grand Prix to figure out whether the former world champion breached any rules outlined in the Sporting Code of Conduct. Vettel, who was very irate about Red Bull’s Max Verstappen not immediately being told to move over after […]

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Electronic sensors to be installed at Hungarian GP to monitor track limits

Electronic sensors installed to monitor Hungarian GP track limits

The FIA has confirmed that electronic sensors will be installed on the outside of the kerbs around certain corners of the Hungaroring this weekend to monitor the track limits during the Hungarian GP. The F1 governing body has made the decision in a bid to catch any drivers gaining an unfair advantage by exceeding the […]

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FIA Confident It Can Police Radio Ban

At the beginning of the 2016 season the FIA issued a directive stating that it will enforce Article 27.1 in a more stricter manner than it did in 2015. What that essentially means that all radio communication from the pit to the driver are banned except for “critical” events. What is deemed as critical is […]

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FIA still investigating Alonso incident

The FIA’s Charlie Whiting has confirmed that F1’s governing body is still investigating the circumstances surrounding Fernando Alonso’s mysterious Barcelona test crash last month. Alonso will be sitting out the Australian Grand Prix after hitting the wall on 22 Feb, amid plenty of speculation about what actually happened and about his medical condition. McLaren initially […]

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2017 Brazillian GP Broadcast Times

CDTGMTGMT+2Local
Free Practice 1Friday 03:00Friday 09:00Friday 11:00Friday 13:00
Free Practice 2Friday 07:00Friday 13:00Friday 15:00Friday 17:00
Free Practice 3Saturday 04:00Saturday 10:00Saturday 12:00Saturday 14:00
QualifyingSaturday 07:00Saturday 13:00Saturday 15:00Saturday 17:00
RaceSunday 07:00Sunday 13:00Sunday 15:00Sunday 17:00

2017 Drivers Championship

Pos.DriverPoints
1 Lewis Hamilton 🏆331
2 Sebastian Vettel265
3 Valtteri Bottas244
4 Daniel Ricciardo192
5 Kimi Raikkonen163
> Full Championship Table

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