11.5.2019 05:11 pm
Bottas clocked a stunning track record lap in 1min 15.406sec to finish six-tenths clear of his teammate in the top 10 shootout on a dry and gusty day.
Championship leader Valtteri Bottas completed a hat-trick of pole positions Saturday when he outpaced his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in a tightly-contested qualifying for Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix.
Bottas, who leads the world championship by a point ahead of title-holder Hamilton after two races, scorched to a best time of one minute 31.547 seconds.
The Mercedes star from Britain is facing multiple challenges this season, primarily from Ferrari.
The supremely talented 21-year-old upstaged five-time world champion Lewis Hamilton in Bahrain but ultimately limped home third when his Ferrari lost power with 10 laps left.
Mick Schumacher, the son of seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher, said his test with Ferrari this week was an important stepping stone in his fledgling racing career.
Charles Leclerc focused on the positives on Monday after his heartbreaking bid for a maiden F1 win was foiled by engine problems in Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix.
Defending world champion Lewis Hamilton took advantage of Ferrari new boy Charles Leclerc’s wretched misfortune on Sunday when he claimed a dramatic victory for Mercedes in the Bahrain Grand Prix.
The four-time world champion clocked a best lap in one minute and 28.846 seconds to outpace his new Monegasque partner.
Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel on Thursday welcomed his Ferrari team’s move to give fellow-German Mick Schumacher a Formula One test next week.
The communist Vietnamese capital will get its first taste of the high-octane glitz and glamour of Formula One when it hosts its first grand prix from April next year.
The Finn says it was a spontaneous feeling. WARNING: Strong language.
A disappointed Lewis Hamilton said Sunday his Australian Grand Prix was “done and dusted” by the first corner as he was left searching answers after failing to match the pace of Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas.
The Finn audaciously overtook his Mercedes teammate at the first corner and never relinquished his lead.
Mercedes’ world champion Lewis Hamilton picked up where he left off last year to reassert his authority and snatch a record-extending eighth pole position at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on Saturday.