7 April 2018 • 2:52pm Hamilton takes five-place grid penalty for gearbox change Kimi Raikkonen was quickest for Ferrari under lights in Friday practice and again in FP3 2017 Bahrain GP winner Sebastian Vettel currently leads the drivers' championship after one round Auto update On Off 2:03PM Good afternoon and welcome! Who will take pole in Bahrain? It's damage limitation for Lewis Hamilton I'm afraid Yesterday's second practice session for the Bahrain Grand Prix threw up a little surprise, with Ferrari topping the timesheets, both their cars quicker than both Mercedes cars. Not great news for Lewis Hamilton. Worse news for Hamilton, though, was that he takes a five place grid penalty following a gearbox change. Mercedes boss Toto Wolff believed the Scuderia's pace was down to a high-power engine mode, though. Read our post-session report here. Both Red Bulls were approximately a second off the quickest time set by Kimi Raikkonen but showed … [Read more...] about Bahrain Grand Prix 2018 qualifying live updates and Lewis Hamilton latest
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Lewis Hamilton secured the 2017 F1 drivers’ championship with 2 races to standby last season, but he is heads into the new campaign as only the second highest-paid F1 driver despite his on-track achievements, according to TSM Sportz. Fernando Alonso earns $30 Million just behind the second Ferrari ace Kimi Raikkonen. Formula 1 young sensation, Max Verstappen is reportedly set to earn $10 Million more than Red Bull team-mate Daniel Ricciardo, although the Australian brought home 32 more points than his younger rival in 2017. Formula 1 Drivers Salaries 2018 The source TSM Sportz estimated few drivers salaries based on their performance level. If there are any changes made to the drivers list that will updated here before the season began. DriversAnnual SalaryF1 TeamContract Period Sebastian Vettel$60 MillionScuderia Ferrari2018 Lewis Hamilton$50 MillionMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport2018 Kimi Räikkönen$40 MillionScuderia Ferrari2018 Fernando Alonso$30 … [Read more...] about 2018 Formula 1 Driver Salaries: Who is Highest Paid F1 Driver?
Rahul Sharan Articles, Cars March 22nd, 2018 The 2018 Formula One season could be one of the most important in the sport’s history. The Liberty Group face an unenviable task of not only promoting the sport to a newer, younger audience, but are also trying to retain their existing fan base, who in the past couple of seasons have struggled to gain access to the ever exclusive world of Formula One. Be it through expensive ticket prices, a move away from the traditional European circuits or by making fans pay exorbitant T.V. subscription rates, there is no denying that Formula One in its current state has not been in best of health for the past couple of years now. That being said, the sport definitely has made a step in the right direction during 2017. New cars were the quickest in the sport’s history and the drivers themselves no longer had the luxury of relying on expert engineering to aid them through the races. Some of them even went to an extent where they … [Read more...] about 5 Things That Will Decide The Fate Of The 2018 Formula One Season
Each year we assemble a competitive group of the most intriguing new cars produced in the previous 12 months. For the second year in a row, we evaluated them on road and race circuit, specifically Nevada’s breathtaking Mount Charleston and the Speedvegas road course 15 miles south of the Las Vegas Strip. So although the places haven’t changed, something about this year’s crop of 26 combatants was palpably different. Namely, this might be the most impressive All-Stars contender lineup of all time, most certainly the strongest field of candidates in years.So good is this assembly of machines that our editors at one point stood atop Mount Charleston, soaked in the introspection-inspiring views, and mumbled something about naming every car present an official All-Star, and it wasn’t the thin mountain air talking. We can’t be more clear about this: To receive an invitation to our annual shootout, culled from an initial list of dozens more, always means a car is … [Read more...] about 2018 Automobile All-Stars: Meet the Contenders
McLaren are determined to give their drivers "something they can trust and work with" when it comes to their 2018 F1 car.This season McLaren are hoping for a massive leap forward up the grid having swapped Honda power for Renault engines.This move means the focus will be firmly on McLaren's chassis as the Renault powered proved to be a race winner with Red Bull Racing.Speaking about the design of McLaren's 2018 car, technical director Tim Goss says they were going for "trust" while avoiding "peaky."He told Autosport: "So much of producing a great F1 car these days is giving the driver a car that they can exploit."There is no point in giving them a car with very peaky performance."What we are trying to do is give the driver something that operates very well over a broad operating envelope."He added: "Initially we are not worried about what level of performance we are going to put on the car."What we wanted to do was understand the flow physics and try to get good, well-behaved … [Read more...] about McLaren want a car the drivers can ‘exploit’