Aric Almirola tops Friday’s first Cup practice at Vegas

Aric Almirola led the way in Friday’s first NASCAR Cup Series practice session at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Almirola, who has finished in the top-10 three of the four races at Vegas since joining Stewart-Haas Racing, posted an average lap speed of 178.654 mph late in the session to top the speed chart. “I’m looking forward to Vegas,” Almirola said. […]

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Daniel Ricciardo praises Mercedes for continued innovation

Daniel Ricciardo has praised Mercedes for continuing to raise the bar in Formula 1 during pre-season testing. The dual-axis steering (DAS) system raised plenty of eyebrows up and down the Formula 1 paddock after it was debuted on Thursday by Lewis Hamilton and the conversations regarding it have not stopped since. Ricciardo, though, could only take his proverbial hat off […]

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Mattia Binotto 'not as optimistic' as 2019, Ferrari pace concerns

Mattia Binotto has revealed concerns over Ferrari’s pace in testing and is “not as optimistic” as he was at this stage in 2019. Ferrari are usually the ones pumping up the hype machine with headline times in pre-season testing, but they have stayed firmly off the radar on the fastest lap timesheet so far with the Scuderia posting a best […]

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First F1 test finishes in Barcelona with a Mercedes 1-2

The first F1 test of the 2020 season is in the books with Valtteri Bottas heading a Mercedes 1-2 at the top of the timesheet. Valtteri Bottas upped the ante during Friday’s morning session with the softest C5 tyres strapped on, setting an eye-catching 1:15.732 which is the quickest time of testing so far and half a second quicker than […]

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FIA says there’s ‘no question’ over DAS safety

The FIA has said it is fully satisfied that Mercedes’ new DAS system is safe, despite the unusual movement of the steering wheel. Mercedes has come up with an innovative solution to change the toe angle of its front wheels. It uses a clever design that makes the alteration through the drivers pushing and pulling on the steering wheel. While […]

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Aprilia reveals 2020 MotoGP livery

The Aprilia Racing Gresini team became the final MotoGP manufacturer to unveil the colours its bikes will sport during the 2020 season. This season will be Aprilia’s sixth since it returned to MotoGP in 2015 with a works effort in conjunction with Fausto Gresini’s satellite team. Aprilia is due to field Aleix Espargaro and Andrea Iannone again this year, though […]

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Choose F1 Experiences for the 2020 Vietnam Grand Prix in Hanoi

A memorable first experience of the Vietnam Grand Prix awaits you with ticket packages from F1 Experiences’ Platinum Champions Club. Formula 1 will be visiting Vietnam for the inaugural Grand Prix in 2020, which will be held on the Hanoi Street Circuit on April 3-5. The 23-turn circuit has been designed by Hermann Tilke and inspired by iconic tracks; the […]

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Bottas feels rivals will struggle to copy DAS

Valtteri Bottas believes it will be hard for teams to copy Mercedes’ novel dual-axis steering system concept, saying he first heard about its development almost one year ago. Mercedes sparked intrigue in the Formula 1 paddock when it debuted its new DAS system on the second day of pre-season testing in Barcelona. The system allowed Bottas and teammate Lewis Hamilton […]

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Bottas sets new fastest time, Vettel suffers engine issue

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas set the fastest lap of Formula 1 pre-season testing in Barcelona so far on the morning of day three, as Sebastian Vettel’s Ferrari suffered an engine problem. Vettel had managed what was then a field-high 40 laps by the time he stopped at Turn 12 just after two hours and a half of running, bringing out […]

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DAS ist gud for Mercedes while Ferrari see red

Valtteri Bottas slapped a set of the softest compound tyres onto his DAS-fitted W11 and laid down a 1:15.732 on Friday morning’s session while Sebastian Vettel’s engine let him down. Vettel was one of the first out on Friday morning, putting in the laps at the Circuit de Catalunya. However, it all came to an end after 40 laps. The […]

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