Norris defends Grosjean over Q1 block, says Vettel ‘screwed’ him.
FIA WEC 2018: Spa Francorchamps The opening round of the 2018 FIA World Endurance Championship.
Meanwhile, the Indian soldiered on and had to eventually settle for ninth place at the end of Race 3. Jehan is seventh in the drivers’ standings with 37 points, but is the third best rookie driver after Norris and Mick Schumacher. For the latest auto news and reviews, follow CarAndBike on Twitter, Facebook, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.
Of those who didn’t make it to the top ten shoot-out, the happiest was undoubtedly the third best placed rookie, Alexander Albon, who was a strong twelfth in his Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda.
It means Schumacher gets to start tomorrow’s Sprint Race from pole, as it runs with a reverse grid for the top eight from today.
The red flag was brought out and the session was paused as they clear the damaged Sauber. Sette Camara’s first lap ended badly after a lock-up at Turn 1, followed by heavy oversteer at Turn 3, ruining his lap.
The meeting, which was originally intended to be a standalone event but in the end was an add-on to the regular drivers’ briefing, was held at the suggestion of FIA president Jean Todt.
For 2019, as part of the aerodynamic rule changes aimed at helping improve overtaking, the rear wings have been made wider by 100mm.
At this circuit which places more demands on the engine with the long straights, the Honda engines will be fully tested. The Renault team will bring updates to the car to challenge the American team in this race.
BAHRAIN INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT, BAHRAIN – MARCH 28: Car of Luca Ghiotto (ITA, UNI VIRTUOSI) in the pitlane during the Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit on March 28, 2019 in Bahrain International Circuit, Bahrain. (Photo by Joe Portlock).
With Norris now in the lead, Jehan managed to remain a close second with a gap of just 0.649 seconds behind Norris when the chequered flag was dropped.
He had 3 races in 2016, but just 3. Even in 2018 season Ticktum was faster, just less lucky.Not a fan of neither Mick or Sean, but perspective is everything.
Ghiotto’s team-mate and Renault junior Guan Yu Zhou pulled off a brilliant drive to take fourth from 10th on the grid, having struggled in qualifying and the feature race on his debut F2 weekend.
The second DRS detection point is before Turn 14, with activation occurring after Turn 15 on the long start-finish straight.
They had no reason to pit him and gamble when he was first by a good margin.
Bahrain F2: Ghiotto wins sprint race as pitstop gamble pays off.
Pole Position Hamilton has a record 73 career poles.
It’s not unknown for F1 to pick up a GP2 driver who has been floundering in the wilderness, but – well – I’m thinking about Maldonado and he had PDVSA to bankroll his misadventures.
The series will provide a fantastic opportunity for junior drivers who are looking to reach the ultimate goal of Formula 1. In recent years we have developed a hugely successful program of FIA Formula 4 championships in 12 countries around the world and the FIA F3 European Championship has become very strong and competitive.” 2017 Formula 2 Calendar This year’s F2 calendar features eleven weekends (the same as in 2016), though there have been a couple of changes to the schedule.
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Anthoine Hubert was the star of the feature race with Arden by finishing fourth, but his late sprint race pitstop did not proffer the pace he expected.
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It’s windy and sand from the surrounding wilderness gets blown onto the track surface, which affects grip levels and forces the teams to attach filters onto the brake and engine inlets Engineer’s lowdown Brakes: There are eight significant braking zones, the toughest of which are into Turns One and 14.
His teammate will be the Swiss Ralph Boschung, in his third season in the series. After finishing third in the last GP3 Series championship, Ilott will start with the Sauber Junior Team by Charouz, with the US driver Juan Manuel Correa as his teammate. After winning the European Formula 3 Championship, the 19-year-old German is ready to move up a class, as confirmed by the positive results of the pre-championship tests.
That allowed the DAMS pair of Sergio Sette Camara and feature race winner Nicholas Latifi into the lead.
De Vries was then jumped by Carlin’s Louis Deletraz, who looked like he had pole before Ghiotto made it a perfect return to the team previously known as Russian Time but now rebranded as Virtuosi.
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Esteban Ocon vs Luca Ghiotto, GP3 Red Bull Ring ’15
Bahrain F2: Ghiotto emulates Leclerc strategy to win.
However, for the French company this was possibly scant consolation for the fact that, in their own cars, Nico Hulkenberg got no further than Q1, while Daniel Ricciardo failed to make it to the top ten.
The F2 press conferences following the qualifying session and races will be held in the F1 press conference room in the F1 paddock.
It was an excellent day for the Ferrari-powered teams, as the Haas duo of Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean were sixth and eighth fastest, although the Frenchman was given a three place grid penalty for having impeded Norris in Q1.
You want to perform strongly from Day 1. There has been six days of testing in Jerez and Barcelona where the team and I worked a lot to improve the car and be ready for the fight, for victories and for the championship.
He and the team had already the chance to begin the work for 2019 in the positive 3 days test session in Abu Dhabi where the Italian was consitently in the top of the timesheets. I am re-joining this group of hard-working people just 12 months after our last race together in 2017. Obviously, our common target is to do much better than in 2017, when we ended fourth in the Drivers’ Championship.
The 2019 field is a mix of experienced drivers and promising rookies, one of which led the rest of the pack at the first pre-season testing at Jerez de la Frontera: Mick Schumacher set the quickest laptime of the three days.