Lewis Hamilton takes surprise pole for Singapore Grand Prix

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton produced one of the best laps of his career to take a surprise pole position for the Singapore Grand Prix. Hamilton’s first lap in final qualifying, described by his race engineer as “epic”, was enough despite failing to improve on his second run. “That lap felt like magic,” the world champion…

Singapore Grand Prix: Hamilton victorious in chaotic night race

Lewis Hamilton took advantage of first-lap chaos to take the chequered flag in the Singapore night race. WHERE THE RACE WAS WON Absolute carnage at the start. Kimi Raikkonen on the second row got away brilliantly on the inside, Max Verstappen in P2 kept his line – and pole-sitter Sebastian Vettel moved across, catching the Red Bull in a Ferrari pincer movement and…

Hamilton pips Vettel to Chinese GP pole

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton stormed to pole position for Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix after clocking the fastest ever lap of the Shanghai circuit in the dying seconds of a hard-fought qualifying session on Saturday. The triple world champion lapped the 5.4-kilometer long circuit in one minute, 31.678 seconds in his Mercedes, edging Ferrari rival Sebastian…

Kimi Raikkonen tops Barcelona Tests Day 2

Kimi Raikkonen led the second day of Formula 1 pre-season testing at Barcelona, putting Ferrari just 0.023 seconds clear of Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes. Using soft compound tyres, Raikkonen set a best time of 1m20.960s just over an hour into Tuesday afternoon’s running – narrowly bettering Hamilton’s session-topping morning effort of 1m20.983s, which was set using…

Rosberg is F1 world champion

Nico Rosberg won his first Formula 1 world title despite Lewis Hamilton disobeying Mercedes orders not to back his team-mate into rivals. Hamilton won the Abu Dhabi GP driving slowly in an attempt to bring other drivers into the battle, knowing he needed Rosberg to finish below third. Hamilton was repeatedly told to speed up…