20 July


Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport reaches multi-year agreement with Valtteri Bottas

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20.July 2018, Brackley
Valtteri Bottas will compete in his third F1 season with Mercedes in 2019
The new agreement includes an option for a further year with the team in 2020
With Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri forms the strongest driver pairing in Formula One today
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport today completed its driver line-up for the 2019 season, and potentially beyond, with confirmation that Valtteri Bottas will stay with the team next season.
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19 June


Aston Martin Red Bull Racing to race with Honda power units from 2019

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19 JUNE 2018

Aston Martin Red Bull Racing is proud to announce that it has reached an agreement with Honda Motor Co Ltd to race with the Japanese manufacturer’s power units for the 2019 and 2020 Formula 1 seasons.

Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner said: “This multi-year agreement with Honda signals the start of an exciting new phase in Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’s efforts to compete not just for grand prix wins but for what is always our goal – championship titles.
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10 June


CANADIAN GP – RACE

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10 JUNE 2018

MAX VERSTAPPEN, Finish Position: 3rd, Start Position: 3rd
“The whole weekend we were very competitive and in the race, with the tyres we had, I think we maximised our strategy and we were very happy with the result. Every single weekend you go in you try to win and here practice has been good, Qualifying has been positive and the race went well too. Of course we’re very pleased with that and to come away with a podium and challenging for second at the end at this track, which is not ideal for us, is really positive. When you feel confident with the car then you can do a good job, and during the race I think we managed the car in the best way possible on the hypersoft tyres. In this kind of race you have to manage a lot, fuel first of all, then also the tyres, you have the pressure from behind, you don’t want to let them into your DRS but one point I can see that I was pulling away quite comfortably so then I was challenging Valtteri at the end. So the race was in one way maybe a little bit boring but on the other hand you needed full focus on doing a good job. Seb was very fast today and I could quickly feel that we were just lacking top speed. They tyres were holding on really well at the end when I was challenging Valtteri because he was fuel saving which shows our car was working well and for sure we have a very competitive car at the moment. I don’t think we can challenge for victories on every track, it just depends on how long the straights are but for now I am looking forward to the upcoming races.”
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2018 Formula 1 Heineken Canadian Grand Prix – Race – Sunday

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10.06.2018
The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team back in the points with Charles Leclerc
Weather: sunny and dry, 20-21°C air, 33-42°C track
The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team concluded a positive weekend at the 2018 Canadian Grand Prix with one car, driven by Charles Leclerc, finishing the race in the top-ten and the other in the top 15 with Marcus Ericsson. Both drivers gave a strong performance, and did a good job of managing their tyres on the demanding Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. After qualifying in P13 (Q2) on Saturday, Charles Leclerc drove consistently throughout the race, and moved forward, ultimately finishing in P10 and scoring a further point for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team. Marcus Ericsson also did a good job, and advanced during the race, finishing in P15, despite having to slow down in the first part of the race because of traffic. The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team currently holds 9th place in the Constructors’ Championship, with Charles Leclerc in P14, and Marcus Ericsson in P17 in the Drivers’ Championship. The team looks forward to the upcoming races with a boost in motivation and confidence after a successful weekend in Montreal.
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2018 Canadian Grand Prix: Race Report

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10-6-2018
Sahara Force India scored two points in today’s Canadian Grand Prix with Esteban Ocon racing to ninth place ahead of Sergio Perez in P14.

P9 - ESTEBAN OCON - VJM11-03
Strategy: Used HyperSoft (11 laps) – New SuperSoft (56 laps)

Esteban: “It’s good to pick up more points, but we had the potential to score even more today. I had a fantastic first lap and got ahead of Hulkenberg, which was the target, and I was running well in seventh place. Then we had a small issue at the pit stop, which cost us a couple of seconds, and it dropped me down behind both of the Renaults. From there I tried my best to fight back and I came close to catching Sainz in the final few laps, but it wasn’t possible to overtake, especially after he cut the track and gained some time on the final lap when I was about to overtake him. It’s a shame because the strategy should have worked really well. I will focus on the positives because it’s been a strong performance by the team this weekend. We can be satisfied with what we have done here. The pace has been competitive, but we need to keep pushing.”
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Canadian Grand Prix

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10/06/2018

• Sergey Sirotkin finished 17th in the Canadian Grand Prix, meanwhile Lance Stroll retired following a collision with Brendon Hartley
• Lance started the race in 16th on the ultrasoft Pirelli tyre
• Sergey started on the supersoft Pirelli tyre in 17th position
• Both cars made clean starts, with Sergey gaining several positions by turn two
• On the first lap, the safety car was deployed after Lance made contact with the Toro Rosso of Brendon Hartley, bringing an end to both their races
• At the safety car restart, Sergey was unfortunate to lose position, and crossed the chequered flag in 17th
• On lap 26, Sergey pitted for a set of ultrasoft tyres
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FORMULA 1 HEINEKEN GRAND PRIX DU CANADA 2018 - Montréal

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Race Final Classification after 68 Laps - 296.548 km

NO DRIVER ENTRANT LAPS TIME GAP INT KM/H PTS
1 5 Sebastian VETTEL Scuderia Ferrari 68 1:28:31.377 200.997 25
2 77 Valtteri BOTTAS Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport 68 1:28:38.753 +7.376 +7.376 200.718 18
3 33 Max VERSTAPPEN Aston Martin Red Bull Racing 68 1:28:39.737 +8.360 +0.984 200.681 15
4 3 Daniel RICCIARDO Aston Martin Red Bull Racing 68 1:28:52.269 +20.892 +12.532 200.209 12
5 44 Lewis HAMILTON Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport 68 1:28:52.936 +21.559 +0.667 200.184 10
6 7 Kimi RAIKKONEN Scuderia Ferrari 68 1:28:58.561 +27.184 +5.625 199.973 8
7 27 Nico HULKENBERG Renault Sport Formula One Team 67 1:28:55.353 +1 LAP +1 LAP 197.151 6
8 55 Carlos SAINZ Renault Sport Formula One Team 67 1:28:57.115 +1 LAP +1.762 197.086 4
9 31 Esteban OCON Sahara Force India F1 Team 67 1:29:00.910 +1 LAP +3.795 196.946 2
10 16 Charles LECLERC Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team 67 1:29:10.898 +1 LAP +9.988 196.578 1
11 10 Pierre GASLY Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda 67 1:29:15.278 +1 LAP +4.380 196.418
12 8 Romain GROSJEAN Haas F1 Team 67 1:29:15.806 +1 LAP +0.528 196.398
13 20 Kevin MAGNUSSEN Haas F1 Team 67 1:29:18.756 +1 LAP +2.950 196.290
14 11 Sergio PEREZ Sahara Force India F1 Team 67 1:29:18.774 +1 LAP +0.018 196.289
15 9 Marcus ERICSSON Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team 66 1:28:41.105 +2 LAPS +1 LAP 194.729
16 2 Stoffel VANDOORNE McLaren F1 Team 66 1:28:43.242 +2 LAPS +2.137 194.650
17 35 Sergey SIROTKIN Williams Martini Racing 66 1:28:58.502 +2 LAPS +15.260 194.094
NOT CLASSIFIED
14 Fernando ALONSO McLaren F1 Team 40 54:44.787 DNF 191.179
28 Brendon HARTLEY Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda 0 DNF
18 Lance STROLL Williams Martini Racing 0 DNF
FASTEST LAP
33 Max VERSTAPPEN Aston Martin Red Bull Racing 1:13.864 on lap 65 212.547

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09 June


2018 CANADIAN GRAND PRIX – SATURDAY

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09/06/2018
Brendon Hartley (STR13-03, Car 28)
Third Practice Session - Best lap: 1:13.076, pos. 12th, 24 laps
Qualifying - Best lap: (Q1) 1:12.587, (Q2) 1.12.635, Pos. 12th
“I was really happy with the job I did today, and how we’ve worked as a team throughout the weekend to get the car in the right place. I think 12th was more or less where we’ve been this weekend, there was probably another tenth in the car on that last lap, but to move much further up the grid and into Q3 was a bit of a tall order today. I’ve really enjoyed driving the track here, it’s got a lot of character, bumps, kerbs, you’re close to the walls… I felt strong all weekend in Monaco as well but Q1 was a bit of a mess and we missed Q2, so it was nice to get a better result in Montreal. I’m quite optimistic for tomorrow! The upgrade performance in qualifying was good, and we think the bigger step is in the race trim which is where we have been struggling recently. Hopefully we can battle it out and try to muscle our way into the top 10 - everything has been really positive so far and we’ve seen races in the past here where a lot can happen, so I’ll keep focussed and do my best to bring home some points.”
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2018 Canadian Grand Prix: Qualifying Report

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P8 - ESTEBAN OCON - VJM11-03

Q1 1:12.577
Q2 1:12.141
Q3 1:12.084

Esteban: “I’m happy to finish in eighth today. I had a fantastic feeling with the car and we’ve been getting better with each session. The work last night and in final practice really paid off and we took big steps forward in the build-up to qualifying. So I have to say a big ‘thank you’ to the team because we are really making good progress with this car. I think there is all to play for tomorrow: we are often stronger with race pace so the job tomorrow is to try and get ahead of Hulkenberg and bring home some big points.”
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CANADIAN GP – QUALIFYING

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09 JUNE 2018

MAX VERSTAPPEN Position: 3rd 1:10.937 (Practice 3 – P1 1:11.599)
“I think we did a really good job today, the car has been performing very well and we made the most of it. In Q3 we were just lacking a little top speed but we were close and I’m happy. We have no issues, the pace was decent and we are not too far behind. The whole weekend I felt very good on the hypersofts which makes me more comfortable to attack the corners and this is always a good combination. The little engine upgrade probably pushed us a bit closer which is always nice to have. This track feels a little like a go-kart track and hitting all the kerbs is good fun. We have been fast all weekend and in the race we are usually faster than in Qualifying. We are starting on a different tyre which will make things interesting in the race but we will see, because many things can happen and if the safety car comes out that can change everything. We can definitely overtake on this track so that will give us many possibilities.”
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Formula 1 Heineken Canadian Grand Prix – Qualifying – Saturday

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09.06.2018

Weather: FP3: sunny and dry, 20-22°C air, 34-38°C track; Qualifying: sunny and dry, 23-24°C air, 32-44°C track

Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team finished qualifying ahead of the 2018 Canadian Grand Prix with one car (Charles Leclerc, P13) in Q2. This accomplishment marks the fourth consecutive time that the young Monegasque driver has advanced into Q2. The team headed into FP3 with the same car configuration on both cars, and focused fully on qualifying preparation. It was clear to the team that Q2 was possible for either racer. The drivers started the qualifying session well, with both putting in a strong performance. Unfortunately, Marcus Ericsson made contact with the wall during Q1, damaging the front right of the car and having to abort the session before it ended (P19). Charles Leclerc managed to get up to speed and follow the track evolution, advancing into Q2 (P13). The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team looks to tomorrow’s race with confidence following the strong pace shown since the beginning of the weekend.
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Canada Grand Prix Qualifying

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09/06/2018

Qualifying Notes
• Lance Stroll qualified 17th and Sergey Sirotkin 18th for the Canadian Grand Prix
• Both Lance and Sergey qualified on the hypersoft Pirelli tyre
• Both drivers made consecutive laptime improvements but failed to make it out of Q1
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CANADIAN GRAND PRIX – “THIS POLE MEANS A LOT TO US”

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Seb over the moon after Qualifying, Kimi unsure about what happened

Montreal, June 9 – Every metre counts on this 4.361 Km long circuit where half a tenth of a second can make a lot of difference. Scuderia Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel got the best out of it today and his effort resulted in pole number 217 for the team, the 4th in the season so far. Conversely, a small mistake on his very last run, cost Kimi Raikkonen dear and he had to settle for fifth place when a much better result had looked on the cards. However, the substantial performance improvement that the SF71H has shown since the first day of practice means there’s a lot of potential to be explored in tomorrow’s race.
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FORMULA 1 HEINEKEN GRAND PRIX DU CANADA 2018 - Montréal

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Qualifying Session Final Classification

NO DRIVER ENTRANT Q1 LAPS % Q2 LAPS Q3 LAPS
1 5 Sebastian VETTEL Scuderia Ferrari 1:11.710 7 100.000 1:11.524 5 1:10.764 6
2 77 Valtteri BOTTAS Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport 1:11.950 6 100.334 1:11.514 8 1:10.857 6
3 33 Max VERSTAPPEN Aston Martin Red Bull Racing 1:12.008 4 100.415 1:11.472 6 1:10.937 6
4 44 Lewis HAMILTON Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport 1:11.835 8 100.174 1:11.740 7 1:10.996 6
5 7 Kimi RAIKKONEN Scuderia Ferrari 1:11.725 7 100.020 1:11.620 6 1:11.095 7
6 3 Daniel RICCIARDO Aston Martin Red Bull Racing 1:12.459 6 101.044 1:11.434 6 1:11.116 6
7 27 Nico HULKENBERG Renault Sport Formula One Team 1:12.795 3 101.513 1:11.916 6 1:11.973 6
8 31 Esteban OCON Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:12.577 5 101.209 1:12.141 6 1:12.084 6
9 55 Carlos SAINZ Renault Sport Formula One Team 1:12.689 3 101.365 1:12.097 6 1:12.168 6
10 11 Sergio PEREZ Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:12.702 5 101.383 1:12.395 5 1:12.671 3
11 20 Kevin MAGNUSSEN Haas F1 Team 1:12.680 12 101.352 1:12.606 10
12 28 Brendon HARTLEY Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda 1:12.587 10 101.222 1:12.635 7
13 16 Charles LECLERC Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team 1:12.945 12 101.722 1:12.661 10
14 14 Fernando ALONSO McLaren F1 Team 1:12.979 8 101.769 1:12.856 6
15 2 Stoffel VANDOORNE McLaren F1 Team 1:12.998 8 101.796 1:12.865 6
16 10 Pierre GASLY Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda 1:13.047 8 101.864
17 18 Lance STROLL Williams Martini Racing 1:13.590 8 102.621
18 35 Sergey SIROTKIN Williams Martini Racing 1:13.643 10 102.695
19 9 Marcus ERICSSON Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team 1:14.593 6 104.020

POLE POSITION LAP
5 Sebastian VETTEL Scuderia Ferrari 1:10.764 221.858 KM/H
FASTEST LAP
5 Sebastian VETTEL Scuderia Ferrari 1:10.764 221.858 KM/H

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FORMULA 1 HEINEKEN GRAND PRIX DU CANADA 2018 - Montréal

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Third Practice Session Classification

NO DRIVER ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP INT KM/H
1 33 Max VERSTAPPEN Aston Martin Red Bull Racing 1:11.599 14 219.271
2 5 Sebastian VETTEL Scuderia Ferrari 1:11.648 22 +0.049 +0.049 219.121
3 7 Kimi RAIKKONEN Scuderia Ferrari 1:11.650 21 +0.051 +0.002 219.115
4 44 Lewis HAMILTON Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport 1:11.706 23 +0.107 +0.056 218.944
5 3 Daniel RICCIARDO Aston Martin Red Bull Racing 1:12.153 29 +0.554 +0.447 217.587
6 77 Valtteri BOTTAS Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport 1:12.255 27 +0.656 +0.102 217.280
7 11 Sergio PEREZ Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:12.903 16 +1.304 +0.648 215.349
8 27 Nico HULKENBERG Renault Sport Formula One Team 1:12.946 21 +1.347 +0.043 215.222
9 8 Romain GROSJEAN Haas F1 Team 1:13.014 16 +1.415 +0.068 215.021
10 2 Stoffel VANDOORNE McLaren F1 Team 1:13.034 21 +1.435 +0.020 214.962
11 31 Esteban OCON Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:13.064 18 +1.465 +0.030 214.874
12 28 Brendon HARTLEY Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda 1:13.076 24 +1.477 +0.012 214.839
13 14 Fernando ALONSO McLaren F1 Team 1:13.225 19 +1.626 +0.149 214.402
14 55 Carlos SAINZ Renault Sport Formula One Team 1:13.331 22 +1.732 +0.106 214.092
15 10 Pierre GASLY Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda 1:13.334 19 +1.735 +0.003 214.083
16 16 Charles LECLERC Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team 1:13.452 19 +1.853 +0.118 213.739
17 20 Kevin MAGNUSSEN Haas F1 Team 1:13.488 21 +1.889 +0.036 213.634
18 35 Sergey SIROTKIN Williams Martini Racing 1:13.818 18 +2.219 +0.330 212.679
19 9 Marcus ERICSSON Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team 1:13.925 20 +2.326 +0.107 212.371
20 18 Lance STROLL Williams Martini Racing 1:13.968 17 +2.369 +0.043 212.248

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