26 May 2019 • 12:59pm Race begins at 2.10pm BST Championship leader Lewis Hamilton starts on pole, ahead of Valtteri Bottas Qualifying report: Lewis Hamilton snatches Monaco Grand Prix pole from Valtteri Bottas as Ferrari falter Ranking every F1 track: Our verdict on which should stay, go or be added Auto update On Off 12:59PM Niki Lauda: F1 career and life in pictures Plenty more of those excellent images from the life and career of a true F1 legend. 12:53PM All drivers wearing red Niki Lauda tribute caps on the drivers' parade For Niki. 🧢♥️ pic.twitter.com/ITUhxZpFvB— McLaren (@McLarenF1) May 26, 2019 12:51PM Final times after qualifying Final qualifying times: Lewis Hamilton (Gbr) Mercedes GP 1min 10.166secs Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Mercedes GP 1:10.252 Max Verstappen (Ned) Red Bull 1:10.641 Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Ferrari 1:10.947 Pierre Gasly* (Fra) Red Bull … [Read more...] about F1 live: Monaco Grand Prix 2019
25 May 2019 • 12:53pm Qualifying begins at 2pm BST Charles Leclerc fastest in final practice as Sebastian Vettel crashes Ranking every F1 track: Our verdict on which should stay, go or be added Claire Williams will keep battling to upset F1's male-dominated world Niki Lauda's death leaves sport, never mind F1, without perhaps its greatest survivor Auto update On Off 12:53PM The moment Vettel binned it at turn one in final practice... ...pick the (wish)bones out of that one. Oh Seb! 🙈#MonacoGP 🇲🇨 #F1 pic.twitter.com/AlONZr0sLy— Formula 1 (@F1) May 25, 2019 12:50PM Final practice times Charles Leclerc (Mon) Ferrari 1min 11.265secs Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Mercedes GP 1:11.318 Lewis Hamilton (Gbr) Mercedes GP 1:11.478 Max Verstappen (Ned) Red Bull 1:11.539 Pierre Gasly (Fra) Red Bull 1:11.738 Antonio Giovinazzi (Ita) Alfa Romeo Racing 1:12.170 Daniil Kyvat (Rus) Scuderia Toro Rosso … [Read more...] about F1 live: Monaco Grand Prix 2019 qualifying
Chevron, Ralt, March, Lola, Maurer, Reynard, Toj, AGS… to the wider world such names might not mean a great deal, but to anyone steeped in motor racing they represent a glorious, bygone age, a time when Europe – Britain in particular – was speckled with specialist manufacturers whose primary function was to build racing cars. Over the past 25 years however, that once-thriving market has all but disappeared, and the cause is quite simple. The motor racing ladder is now populated by categories that permit competition between drivers, but not suppliers: to participate, teams must use identical chassis, engines and tyres and the cars can therefore be distinguished by livery and race number alone. Yes, Formula One teams are all obliged to create their own individual cars, but with top teams such as AMG Mercedes and Ferrari spending an estimated $400 million (£314 million) per season, there isn’t exactly a queue to join in. This … [Read more...] about Racing back to the future with Silverstone Classic 2019
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Niki Lauda, the three-time F1 champion who was involved in one of sport's most incredible comebacks, has died at the age of 70. The former racing driver "passed away peacefully", his family said on Monday in a statement reported by the Austria Press Agency. Tributes poured in for the Austrian, who was called a "legend" by British racing driver Jenson Button. He tweeted: "A legend has left us. Rest in peace Niki." His family added in their statement: "His unique successes as a sportsman and entrepreneur are and remain unforgettable. "His tireless drive, his straightforwardness and his courage remain an example and standard for us all. Away from the public gaze, he was a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather. We will miss him very much." Lauda was also mourned by F1, who tweeted: "Forever carried in our hearts, forever immortalised in our history. "The motorsport community today mourns the devastating loss of a true legend." The McLaren Formula One team said: "All … [Read more...] about Niki Lauda, three-time F1 champion, dies aged 70