Those who had bet on a one-two by Mercedes during the second free practice in Bahrain could have pocketed a nice penny at the bookmakers this afternoon. Lewis Hamilton and George Russell were well placed and that bodes well for the rest of the weekend.
Kush Maini gets to start the first feature race of the season in Formula 2 from pole position. Ferrari junior Oliver Bearman had to make do with the 19th fastest time. Mercedes protégé Kimi Antonelli did not do much better with a P18.
While Formula 1 is gearing up in Bahrain for the first Grand Prix of the season, the World Endurance Championship starts in Qatar. After a successful test earlier in the week, Porsche are making an excellent impression so far in the hypercars, the series' premier class. The German team were ahead in both the first and second free practice sessions for the 1812 kilometres of Qatar.
So, it begins. Formula 1's 2024 season has now officially kicked off after the opening two free practice sessions in Bahrain, albeit in an atypical Thursday slot, the opening two of races in the Middle East have been shuffled back by a day each to ensure that the F1 rounds do not clash with Ramadan.Of the three practice sessions held during the Bahrain weekend, only one is of any real benefit; FP1 ...Keep reading
Piastri finished FP2 in fifth, four tenths behind the leading Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton and narrowly ahead of Red Bull's Verstappen, who appeared to run with a dialled down engine as Red Hull focused on race performance.The Australian thought the times were "much closer" than expected, but was intrigued to see how much pace Red Bull has been keeping back, only to unleash it in qualifying and the ...Keep reading
The 2024 F1 season has fully arrived following pre-season testing in Bahrain last week, with Hamilton leading a Mercedes 1-2 at the end of FP2, while Red Bull appeared off the pace with Max Verstappen in sixth and Sergio Perez down in 10th.But with engine modes and fuel loads far from clear, all eyes will be on qualifying to see if Red Bull can surge back to the front as many expect, or can any of ...Keep reading
Almost exactly 24 hours on from Horner being cleared of wrongdoing following allegations made by a female employee, a pair of anonymous email addresses distributed a dossier of documents that they alleged were related to the case.The emails, which contained a link to a Google Drive file containing the documents, stated: “Following Red Bull’s recent investigation and statements you will be ...Keep reading
In Thursday evening's second free practice session, which is held in similar conditions to qualifying and the race, Lewis Hamilton led a Mercedes 1-2 ahead of Russell, with Aston Martin's Fernando Alonso in third.Overwhelming favourite Max Verstappen was sixth as Red Bull put more emphasis on long runs.And while Russell admitted Mercedes' progress compared to testing "exceeded expectations", he ...Keep reading
RB’s Daniel Ricciardo was quickest in Free Practice 1, while Hamilton paced FP2 with a fastest time of the day of 1m30.374s.Bahrain GP FP1 results: Ricciardo fastest from NorrisWhat happened in Bahrain GP Free Practice 1?This full-daylight session was topped by Ricciardo, who lapped in 1m32.869s – 0.032s ahead of Lando Norris (McLaren).The top four, which included their team-mates Oscar ...Keep reading
The Briton set the early benchmark in the session on soft tyres and subsequently cranked up the dial with a 1m30.374s to put distance between himself and the rest of the field.Russell slotted in behind to sit second, despite enduring a difficult opening to the session and could not match the first lap Hamilton had set as he lacked traction in the opening sector.On a different run after taking ...Keep reading
Fire was an extreme hazard in the first few decades of Formula 1, and drivers were frequently trapped in the burning wreckage of their car. Fire protection has thus been a key focus in safety, and the race suits have changed over the years to give drivers a better chance at survival. Jackie Stewart was instrumental in pushing for more safety measures in F1 after racing in some of the series’ ...Keep reading
N e w s f e e d b y
Formula 1 Media Coverage
Results, Standings, Calendar, Team/ Driver Bio
Some UK banks do not currently recognise a non-profit account from J.P. Morgan Chase.
If PUNN was not accepted by your banking app, enter SUNJEEV PUNN as the personal account name.