Toto Wolff, Team Principal of Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, today paid tribute to the team's Chairman, Niki Lauda, who passed away on Monday evening. "First of all, on behalf of the team and all at Mercedes, I wish to send our deepest condolences to Birgit, Niki's children, his family and close friends. "Niki will always remain one of the greatest legends of our sport - he combined heroism, humanity and honesty inside and outside the cockpit. "His passing leaves a void in Formula One. We haven't just lost a hero who staged the most remarkable comeback ever seen, but also a man who brought precious clarity and candour to modern Formula One. He will be greatly missed as our voice of common sense. "Our Mercedes team has also lost a guiding light. As a team-mate over the past six and a half years, Niki was always brutally honest - and utterly loyal. It was a privilege to count him among our team and moving to witness just how much it meant to him to be part of the team's success. Whenever he walked the floor in Brackley and Brixworth, or delivered one of his famous motivational speeches, he brought an energy that nobody else could replicate. "Niki, you are quite simple irreplaceable, there will never be another like you. "It was our honour to call you our Chairman - and my privilege to call you my friend."
The motor racing community and the entire Daimler Family are in mourning for the devastating loss of Niki Lauda. The three-time Formula One World Champion and businessman passed away peacefully on Monday evening at the age of 70 surrounded by his closest family members.
Friday’s work in Spain went off without a hitch for Scuderia FerrariMission Winnow, with Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc completing a total of 123 laps of the Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona. Both SF90s were fitted with the latest evolution of the Power Unit making its debut on the Catalan track. In the 90 minutes of the morning session, the drivers focussed […]
Carlos Sainz: “That was a pretty smooth Friday for us, doing a comparison across the upgrades that we’ve brought to this race. I didn’t use the new package in FP1 and then ran it in FP2 to try to feel the reaction of the car. “We now need to compare the data to understand the differences, […]
Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc says his team’s shortfall in championship points relative to Mercedes isn’t a fair reflection of the Scuderia’s performance level. Ferrari heads into the Spanish Grand Prix weekend 74 points behind its arch rival in the Constructors’ standings, a deficit the Italian outfit owes to Mercedes’ flawless execution since the start of the […]
Ferrari will have an updated power unit two races earlier than planned, taking a new engine at this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix. The race in Barcelona usually sees teams bringing new aerodynamic parts, but Ferrari has traditionally targeted the power-sensitive Canadian Grand Prix in June for a new power unit. However, team principal Mattia Binotto […]
Pos. No. Driver Car Best lap Gap Laps 1 77 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1’17.951 19 2 5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1’18.066 0.115 20 3 16 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1’18.172 0.221 20 4 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’18.575 0.624 22 5 8 Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 1’18.943 0.992 25 6 55 Carlos Sainz Jnr McLaren-Renault 1’19.155 1.204 […]
Bottas and Mercedes win at the Circuit of Azerbaijan Baku. Lewis Hamilton finished in second place followed by Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel. Mercedes have all of the opening four races this season. Full race results. Bottas Hamilton Vettel Verstappen Leclerc Perez Sainz Norris Stroll Raikkonen Albion Giovanazzi Magnussen Hulkenberg Russel Kubica DNF – Gasly DNF […]
Verstappen felt gutted after Baku qualifying for not being able to get a slipstream. “The lap itself was good but I was gutted I couldn’t get a slipstream,” Verstappen reacted to Ziggo Sport. “I lost two-and-a-half tenths in the last sector. Valtteri didn’t have a slipstream in the first run and he did in the […]
Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc crashed out of qualifying for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix after hitting the barriers at the tightest section of the circuit. “I am stupid. I am stupid,” Leclerc said on team radio as the session was suspended to allow track marshals to remove his car and repair the barriers. He tweeted soon […]
Valterri Bottas snatched pole position from Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton with a stunning lap record around the streets of Baku for Sunday’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix. 1 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 4 Max Verstappen Red Bull 5 Sergio Perez Racing Point 6 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 7 Lando Norris […]
Leclerc said the first stint was “a little bit messy” and he wants more information about Ferari’s tactics. “With Seb I need to understand the full picture, see the full picture to speak with the engineers and understand the decision. I’m sure there’s an explanation behind this decision and I will understand it. Anyway, it’s […]
Lewis Hamilton started the race from second place behind his teammate Bottas who started the race from pole position. The five time world champion managed to overtake Bottas at the start and kept the lead until the end of the race. Hamilton now leads the drivers standings followed by Bottas in second place. Another disapointing […]
BOTTAS: “It’s been a good weekend so far, starting from pole The lap was ok, not completely how I wanted but luckily it was good enough for pole – the car has been really good this weekend”#ChineseGP 🇨🇳 #Race1000 pic.twitter.com/OovNDps6ms — Formula 1 (@F1) April 13, 2019 HAMILTON: “Valtteri’s been stellar all weekend… There’s more […]
Carlos Sainz has said that the first day of the Chinese Grand Prix was a “good day for the team” and he thinks that McLaren will be able to push some of the top midfield teams for the position of ‘best of the rest.’ Sainz quotes for his team: “We had an encouraging FP2 after […]
Charles Leclerc talked up a potential three-team battle for supremacy at the Chinese Grand Prix, after admitting to being taken aback by Max Verstappen putting the Red Bull amongst Ferrari and Mercedes during Friday practice at the Shanghai International Circuit. “I think it will be very close,” Leclerc said. “Mercedes and also Red Bull are […]