NOTEBOOK – Russian Grand Prix – Review

Formula One had another debut winner as Mercedes Valtteri Bottas withstood the pressure from two world champions to take victory in the Russian Grand Prix. Bottas gets debut victory Valtteri Bottas has a brilliant start in his opening four races overall for Mercedes and we expected him to have a win this season. But, we

Russian GP – Result

Po Name Nat Team Time Points 1 Valtteri Bottas FIN Mercedes 01:28:08.743 25 2 Sebastian Vettel GER Ferrari +00:00.617 18 3 Kimi Raikkonen FIN Ferrari +00:11.000 15 4 Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes +00:36.320 12 5 Max Verstappen DUT Red Bull – Tag Heuer +01:00.416 10 6 Sergio Perez MEX Force India – Mercedes +01:35.005 8

Sauber to switch to Honda power from next season

Sauber has announced that they will switch to Honda power from next season, becoming the Japanese manufacturer’s second team. The move comes against the difficult start to the season, with poor reliability and a lack of performance. Honda is the only manufacturer currently which only supplies a single team, McLaren. The move will allow Honda

NOTEBOOK – Russian Qualifying

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel has beaten his team-mate Kimi Raikkonen by .05 of a second to take the first non-Mercedes pole position at the Russian Grand Prix. Pole lap – S. Vettel 01:33.194 Sebastian Vettel comes out the corner and heads to the outside, running along the kerb and builds his speed along the straight, keeps

Russian GP – Quaiflying

Po Name Team Q1 Q2 Q3 1 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 01:34.493 01:34.038 01:33.194 2 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 01:34.953 01:33.663 01:33.253 3 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 01:34.041 01:33.264 01:33.289 4 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 01:34.409 01:33.760 01:33.787 5 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull – Tag Heuer 01:35.560 01:35.485 01:34.905 6 Felipe Massa Williams – Mercedes 01:35.828 01:35.049 01:35.110 7

Notebook – Russian Practice

Ferrari were fastest in both the free practice sessions ahead of this weekend’s Russian Grand Prix. Kimi Raikkonen set the pace in first practice going four hundredth of a second faster than his fellow Finn, Valtteri Bottas in the Mercedes. While team-mate Sebastian Vettel outpaced Raikkonen in second practice by a quarter of a second.