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Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix – Race – Sunday
Weather: wet/damp/dry, 17-19°C air, 19-25°C track
After a collusion on lap 47, Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr were not able to finish the Monaco Grand Prix. Marcus Ericsson will be penalised by a three place grid drop at the upcoming Canadian Grand Prix for ‘causing a collusion’.
MONACO GP – RACE
29 May 2016
DANIEL RICCIARDO, Finish Position: 2nd, Start Position: pole position
“On the extremes in the beginning we were quick and I did everything I had to. I asked a couple of times how the people on inters were doing but they said that my pace was really good on the extremes so we stayed out and that was no problem. And then they said “box this lap”. We put the inters on and then we came out behind Lewis. Then when Lewis pitted we tried to pit the lap later to overcut him. It was all prepared and then I came into the pits and there were no tyres.
I actually hate being like this. I hate being miserable. I got a podium in Monaco. I should be extremely happy, grateful and thankful. I’ve been fast now for two races and that’s the positive, but again no win so I’m a little bit sick of being fast and not getting any real rewards. I don’t like being the sad story. To end it on a positive note, we are fast in all conditions, which is good.”
2016 Monaco Grand Prix - Sunday
29 May 2016, Monte Carlo
Stunning victory for Lewis Hamilton in chaotic Monaco Grand Prix
Lewis took his 44th career victory today - his second at the Circuit de Monaco and first of 2016
A tough afternoon for Nico saw him finish seventh after a race-long battle in traffic
Nico (106) leads the Drivers' Championship by 24 points from Lewis (82) in P2
MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS (188) lead Ferrari (121) by 67 points in the Constructors' Championship
HOME & DRY
A typically hard day at the Monaco office as first rain interrupts play and the streets of Monte Carlo pose a tough traffic challenge
The Race, Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco 2016
Sunday 29 May, Circuit de Monaco
Pascal MRT05-03 P14 1:20.372
Rio MRT05-01 P15 1:19.868
Monaco Grand Prix
Felipe Massa finished 10th and Valtteri Bottas 12th in today’s Monaco Grand Prix
Felipe was able to take advantage of changing conditions throughout the race to move forward from his grid position as he switched from wet to intermediate and then dry tyres. But Valtteri lost time in a pitstop and had further misfortune with traffic, which cost him track position
Valtteri finished the race 11th but was demoted to 12th by a 10-second time penalty, applied by the stewards for causing a collision with Gutierrez
Felipe remains seventh and Valtteri eighth in the Drivers’ Championship, while the team maintains fourth in the Constructors’ Championship
2016 Formula 1 Grand Prix De Monaco: Qualifying Report
Sahara Force India delivered a strong qualifying performance in Monaco as Nico Hulkenberg qualified in fifth place ahead of Sergio Perez in eighth. *With a grid penalty for Kimi Raikkonen, Sergio is expected to start from seventh.
MONACO GP – QUALIFYING
28 May 2016
DANIEL RICCIARDO, Position: POLE POSITION, (Practice 3 – P4, 1:14.807)
“I’m happy! I put it together when I needed to. Qualifying just built up and built up and I found the rhythm, and then that first run in Q3 was the one I needed to do. I feel I’ve been qualifying very well all year, and it’s cool to get my first pole in Formula One, this place more than any is a great place to get it at. Hopefully tomorrow we can convert it to the win, that’s the plan. It’s the first pole for the team in a while too, it’s a very good feeling. Coming into the weekend I believed I could be here today and it’s nice to match that belief. The lap felt good. I knew once I’d done it, it would be hard to beat because we were competitive with Mercedes and I hadn’t yet put together the best lap.
2016 Monaco Grand Prix - Saturday
28 May 2016, Monte Carlo
Rain dance required after tense qualifying session in Monte Carlo
Nico Rosberg will start tomorrow's Monaco Grand Prix from second position, with Lewis Hamilton lining up third
A fuel pressure problem on both cars at the beginning of Q3 meant that Nico's first run of the final session was delayed, while Lewis was forced to stop at the end of pit lane before being recovered to the garage and re-starting
Both drivers completed two runs in Q1 and Q2, with Nico completing two runs and Lewis a single run in Q3 - all on the UltraSoft tyre
Monaco GP Qualifying
Valtteri Bottas qualified 11th and Felipe Massa 14th for the Monaco Grand Prix
Both drivers comfortably progressed into Q2 after posting times of 1:15.521 (Valtteri, 12th) and 1:15.710 (Felipe, 15th) on ultrasoft tyres
The team’s performance at Monaco has improved from last year, but both drivers fell just short of making it into Q3
Valtteri will start 10th on the grid, due to a five-place penalty for Kimi Raikkonen following a gearbox change
Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix – Qualifying – Saturday
Weather: sunny and dry, 21-24°C air, 33-44°C track
The Sauber F1 Team finished qualifying ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix with Marcus Ericsson in P17. Felipe Nasr had an engine failure at the beginning of Q1and was, therefore, not able to participate (P22).
2016 Monaco Grand Prix - Thursday
26 May 2016, Monte Carlo
Competition hotting up on eventful opening day in Monte Carlo
Lewis topped the morning session with Nico P2
Lewis ended the day with the second fastest time in the afternoon session, while Nico was third quickest
Both drivers ran the UltraSoft compound tyre in the morning session, the UltraSoft and SuperSoft in the afternoon session
THRILLS & SPILLS
Pascal and Rio make their Monaco Grand Prix debut in the opening free practice sessions
Free Practice 1 & 2, Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco 2016
Thursday 26 May, Circuit de Monaco
Pascal MRT05-03 FP1 P22 25 laps 1:20.868 / FP2 P22 46 laps 1:18.814
Rio MRT05-01 FP1 P21 28 laps 1:20.528 / FP2 P21 10 laps 1:18.647
MONACO GP – THURSDAY PRACTICE
26 May 2016
First Practice Session: Position: 4, Best Time: 1:16.308, Laps: 29
Second Practice Session: Position: 1, Best Time: 1:14.607, Laps: 40
2016 Formula 1 Grand Prix De Monaco: Free Practice Report
Sahara Force India completed a routine day of practice in Monaco ahead of this weekend’s race.
Monaco GP Practice
Objectives: Aero evaluations, set-up and tyre work.
Rob Smedley, Head of Performance Engineering: It was a typical Monaco Thursday, with everything thrown at it. We had the unfortunate incident with Felipe in FP1, and the guys in the garage did a brilliant job to get him back out for FP2. We’ve got everything done that we needed to between the cars, despite that. It’s just unfortunate that Felipe has missed some running on the track, which is really important in Monaco. He’ll have to recover from that on Saturday morning. Valtteri got through everything we wanted. We’ve done long enough runs on each of the tyre compounds, so we’ve got a good idea how they’ll behave. Now it’s a case of getting ourselves ready for Saturday. There’s a lot to do and look through, as usual, but fortunately we’ve got an extra day to do it.
AHEAD OF THE MONACO GRAND PRIX
“I always enjoy racing street circuits like Monaco because you are really pushing the limit and are very close to the walls, it gives you a great feeling that you are on top of your car and getting the most out of it.
“It’s so difficult to overtake in Monaco, last year I tried and we ended up in the wall, so the most important thing is to have a good qualifying and start and from there on keep it on the track! Monaco is also special because the track is walking distance from where I live so that’s nice to feel like I’m home during the race weekend.
2016 Barcelona In-Season Test, Day One
Renault Sport Formula One Team Third and Reserve Driver Esteban Ocon completed a bumper 105 laps behind the wheel of the R.S.16 for the first day of in-season testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Esteban completed a variety of aero and suspension assessments over the course of his first day testing for the team, using only Pirelli’s medium compound tyre.
2016 Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix: Race Report
Sahara Force India scored six points in today’s Spanish Grand Prix with Sergio Perez racing to seventh place. Teammate Nico Hulkenberg was an early retirement following an oil leak and fire.
Spanish Grand Prix
• Valtteri Bottas finished fifth and Felipe Massa eighth in today’s Spanish Grand Prix
• The team picked up 14 points to remain fourth position in the Constructors’ Championship, and move 39 points clear of fifth-placed Toro Rosso.
• A two-stop strategy for Valtteri saw him finish fifth from seventh on the grid, benefitting from the two Mercedes colliding in the opening lap.
• Felipe executed his three-stop strategy perfectly, benefitting from an early pitstop on lap 8, making up ten track positons and finishing in the points. He finished just 1.169s adrift of seventh-placed Sergio Perez.
SPANISH GRAND PRIX
May 15, 2016
It was a very eventful race, today in Barcelona. Here our team's reaction, after the end of the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix.
Gutiérrez Scores 11th in Barcelona
May 15, 2016
Haas F1 Team just missed a point-scoring result Sunday in the Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya. Esteban Gutiérrez drove his VF-16 from 18th-place on the grid to finish 11th, one spot out of the points. His teammate, Romain Grosjean, endured a difficult race, as he was forced to retire with brake problems 10 laps short of the checkered flag.
Formula 1 Pirelli Spanish Grand Prix – Race – Sunday
Weather: sunny and dry, 20-23°C air, 41-42°C track
It was an exciting Spanish Grand Prix on the Circuit of Catalunya that the Sauber F1 Team finished in P12 (Ericsson) and P15 (Nasr). Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr did a good job on their respective strategies.
The Race, Formula 1 Gran Premio de España Pirelli 2016
TWO CARS HOME
Sunday 15 May, Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Pascal MRT05-03 P16 1:31.182
Rio MRT05-01 P17 1:29.402
2016 Formula 1 Pirelli Spanish Grand Prix, Sunday
15 May 2016
Renault Sport Formula One Team finished a close-packed thirteenth and fourteenth in today’s Pirelli Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya.
A different strategy was employed across the two cars, with Kevin Magnussen changing to a three-stop race and Jolyon Palmer running to two stops. Both drivers were right together for the final laps, with Jolyon finishing just 2.7secs ahead of Kevin.
Kevin started the race in P15 on new soft Pirelli tyres, changing to a new set of medium on lap 10, a new set of hard tyres on lap 30 and a scrubbed set of soft tyres on lap 55.
Jolyon started the race in P17 on new soft tyres, changing to new medium tyres on lap 11 and new hard compound tyres on lap 33.
2016 Spanish Grand Prix – Race
TWO-STOP STRATEGY HELPS MAX VERSTAPPEN TO BECOME THE YOUNGEST WINNER IN F1 HISTORY
Montemelò, May 15, 2016 – Strategy was at the forefront of the Spanish Grand Prix, with the final result remaining in doubt right to the very end as the race protagonists adopted different thinking in the timing and choice of tyre changes. In the end, Max Verstappen became the youngest grand prix winner in history on his Red Bull debut, finishing the race on a set of medium tyres that had completed 32 laps: one lap more than those on the Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen, who finished second. Both Ferrari and Red Bull split their strategies: each team stopping twice with one car and three times with the other.
All three compounds – hard, medium and soft – were used throughout the 66-lap grand prix, with a race-long battle between Red Bull and Ferrari, while tyre management provided an essential key to success. Four drivers were still in contention for the win all the way to the final lap, although Daniel Ricciardo was affected by a slow puncture at the very end, probably caused by debris.
Spanish Grand Prix - Montmelò Circuit 15 May
SPANISH GRAND PRIX – MONTMELÒ CIRCUIT 15 MAY
Maurizio Arrivabene: “We must be realistic and accept the fact that, if both Mercedes had been in the race, the result would have been different. Today we had an opportunity and we failed to take advantage. Even if on track we had a fast car we had to pay a hefty price for the problems we experienced in qualifying and which, on some parts of the circuit, re-surfaced during the course of the race. Now we must address these issues and move on from there. Congratulations to Max Verstappen for his maiden Formula One win”.
2016 Spanish Grand Prix
“A bittersweet end to an eventful race”
Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Sunday May 15
Jenson Button finished ninth in a Spanish Grand Prix that was dominated by thrill and incident.
15 May 2016 SPANISH GP - RACE
MAX VERSTAPPEN, Finish Position: WINNER! Start Position: 4th
"it’s a very special feeling. Of course I didn’t expect to win; after the Mercedes pair crashed then you're targeting a podium, but in the end to come out on top, it's incredible. To hear the Dutch national anthem for the first time in Formula One, 1 have to think about my dad for sure and I heard he was crying, so yeah it's unbelievable. He invested a lot of time in me and this achievement is also because of him. I wasn’t nervous during the race, I was just trying to focus and drive the best I could. We focused a lot on keeping the tyres alive because at my last stop I still had to do 32 laps until the end, but it worked out well. With five laps to the end I saw Kimi was dropping off a bit, he tried a few times and of course it kills your tyres and from there I just like 'okay, focus on the tyres now and bring it home'. I will for sure remember this and at the moment it's just a great feeling. It’s amazing, I have no words for it. It was very good company on the podium, I mean Kimi even raced against my dad, so it's very funny! I was celebrating a lot on the in lap and I got a bit of cramp, but that's part of it!"
2016 Spanish Grand Prix - Sunday
15 May 2016, Barcelona
Devastating day for the Silver Arrows in Spain
Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg both failed to finish the 2016 Pirelli Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya after a collision on the 1st lap
SPANISH GP - QUALIFYING
14 May 2016
DANIEL RICCIARDO, Position: 3, (Practice 3 - PS, l:23.816)
"Firstly l'm really happy to be back in the top three on Saturday and will try and be back here tomorrow! l'm happy for both of us (Max and I) to be in front of the Ferraris, we are both on the second row, which is pretty awesome. It took a bit of time to come together, but in Q3 I knew I had one lap and knew I had the pace and where I could do it; it was about putting it all together - up until then I hadn't, but Q3 is what counts and I did it, so l'm really happy."
SPANISH GP: QUALIFYING
May 14, 2016
At the end of today's Qualifying session, in Barcelona, here our team's reaction:
We’re back on European asphalt for the 2016 Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix, 13-15 May
11 May 2016
Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Spain
We’re back in Barcelona for Round 5 of the 2016 FIA Formula 1 World Championship, the Spanish Grand Prix. Familiarity breeds ‘content’ this week because the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya is such a known quantity to all of the teams. It’s a real barometer track in that it’s fairly representative of the more traditional road courses F1 encounters during the European phase of the season. If your car works well here, that’s a good sign. We catch up with our drivers Pascal Wehrlein and Rio Haryanto, and Racing Director Dave Ryan, to see what the weekend has in store for Manor Racing.
Preview – 2016 Formula One Pirelli Spanish Grand Prix
5th Round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 13th to 15th May 2016
The Spanish Grand Prix traditionally kicks off the Formula One European season. For the race weekend in Barcelona, Ferrari will deliver an engine upgrade for the Sauber F1 Team.
Regarding the first in-season test in Barcelona (17th /18th May), it has been decided to cancel the team’s participation. The reasons are that the Sauber F1 Team will not introduce car updates during the Spanish Grand Prix. Besides that, the team has no young/test driver in place yet.
2016 Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix – Preview
Sahara Force India looks forward to the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona.
Q&A with Vijay Mallya
Team Principal, Vijay Mallya, hopes to see the VJM09 realise its true potential this weekend
AHEAD OF THE SPANISH GRAND PRIX
“Barcelona marks the start of the summer, the weather is starting to get better and we usually go pretty well at the Circuit de Catalunya so I’m looking forward to it. I know the track well as we spend quite a lot of time there but there’s always things to learn from the track though so I don’t want to say I know it all, but having had a few races in the car it’s about putting it all together and having a strong weekend.
Spanish Grand Prix Preview
12 - 15 MAY
CIRCUIT DE BARCELONA-CATALUNYA
ROUND 5 OF 21
2016 Spanish Grand Prix Preview
09 May 2016, Brackley
The 2016 Formula One World Championship continues this weekend with Round Five, the Spanish Grand Prix, from the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Lewis: "There's a lot more still to come from us"
Nico: "I'm connecting really well with the car at the moment"
Toto: "We are pushing the limits to ensure we remain competitive"
Paddy: "If you're quick around Barcelona, you'll be quick everywhere"
NEW TEAM DRIVER LINE UP FROM SPANISH GRAND PRIX
5 May 2016
Red Bull Racing will have a new driver line-up from the Spanish Grand Prix. Max Verstappen will be joining the team to drive alongside Daniel Ricciardo. Daniil Kvyat will continue to drive for Red Bull and will re-join sister team Scuderia Toro Rosso.
2016 Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix, Sunday
1 May 2016
Renault Sport Formula One Team scored its first points of the 2016 Formula 1 season after a strong and spirited drive from Kevin Magnussen to finish seventh in the Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom. Jolyon Palmer finished shy of the points, making five places from his starting position to finish P13.
Kevin started the race in P17 on new super soft Pirelli tyres, changing to a set of soft tyres on lap 16.
Jolyon started the race in P18 on new super soft tyres, changing to fresh soft tyres on lap 14.
Russian Grand Prix: Race Recap
Event: Russian Grand Prix (Round 4 of 21)
Date: Sunday, May 1
Location: Sochi Autodrom
Layout: 5.848-kilometer (3.634-mile), 18-turn circuit
Weather: Partly Sunny, 18 degrees Celsius (64 degrees Fahrenheit)
Race Winner: Nico Rosberg of Mercedes
Haas F1 Team: Romain Grosjean – Started 15th, Finished 8th (Running, completed 53/53 laps)
Esteban Gutiérrez – Started 16th, Finished 17th (Running, completed 52/53 laps)
RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX
May 1, 2016
At the end of a tough race for our Scuderia, here our drivers and Team Principal's quotes:
Carlos Sainz (STR11-02, Car 55)
Race: Pos. 12th
"What an unfortunate race. Even though I did one of my best ever starts, a piece of another car got stuck in our side pod, which made me lose downforce during my first stint and also meant I had to stop too early for my pit-stop onto the Softs. This then compromised my second stint and I then also got a 10-second penalty...Now it's time to reset, get ready for my home race – it always gives me an extra boost! – and come back stronger than ever."
RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX – SOCHI CIRCUIT, 1 MAY
2016 Russian GP
Kimi third. Sebastian out of luck, hit shortly after the start
1 May 2016 – Kimi Raikkonen came third in the Russian Grand Prix. The Finn lost a place to Valtteri Bottas in the early stages, but a clever strategy saw Kimi retake third off his fellow countryman after his only pit stop. Raikkonen thus moves up to third in the Drivers’ classification, after four rounds of the World Championship. Sebastian Vettel’s Russian Grand Prix lasted just a few hundred metres. The German got off the line well, but was hit twice by Daniil Kvyat in the Red Bull, which sent him spinning into the barriers on the outside of Turn 3. Nico Rosberg won for Mercedes.
Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix – Race – Sunday
Weather: sunny and dry, 16-18°C air, 34-42°C track
The Sauber F1 Team finished the Russian Grand Prix in P14 (Ericsson) and P16 (Nasr). Due to an early safety car phase directly after the race start, the Swiss team changed the race strategy for Marcus Ericsson, who started from last position. Felipe Nasr suffered from a slow puncture on the front left tyre, which compromised his race due to an early pit stop. Besides that, the Brazilian received a five second time penalty for not respecting the race director’s instructions regarding turn 2.
2016 Russian Grand Prix
“Finishing in the points should now be our regular target”
Sochi Autodrom, Sunday May 1
Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button opening their 2016 points-scoring accounts with respective sixth- and 10th-place finishing positions in the Russian Grand Prix.
For the midfield runners, the shape of the race was largely dictated by a pair of chaotic clashes at Turn Two and Turn Three, on the opening lap. These incidents saw several drivers either forced into retirement, pushed to the tail of the field, or served with penalties.
Russian Grand Prix
• Valtteri Bottas finished fourth and Felipe Massa fifth in today’s Russian Grand Prix
• Valtteri had a great start, running as high as second after overtaking Raikkonen in the early stages of the race. He made his only pitstop on lap 16 but ended up losing out to Hamilton and Raikkonen to remain comfortably fourth for the remainder of the race
• Felipe maintained fourth place in the opening laps but eventually lost out to Hamilton. He stopped on lap 18 and remained comfortably in fifth, giving him enough of a gap to make a second pitstop for supersoft tyres as he began struggling with degradation on the soft tyre
• The team picked up 22 points, which has helped close the gap to third-placed Red Bull to just six points in the Constructors’ Championship
2016 Russian Grand Prix - Sunday
01 May 2016, Sochi
Silver Arrows seal Sochi one-two in high tension Russian Grand Prix
• Nico took his 18th career victory today - his first at the Sochi Autodrom and fourth of the 2016 season
• Lewis completed a second Silver Arrows 1-2 finish of the 2016 season in P2 with a battling performance from P10 on the grid
• Nico set the fastest lap of the race - beating the previous best of 1:40.071 (VET, 2015) by just under a second (0.977s)
• Lewis produced a superbly controlled drive to manage a water pressure problem in the closing stages of the race and retain second position from Räikkönen
• Nico (100) leads the Drivers' Championship by 43 points from Lewis (57) in P2
• MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS (157) lead Ferrari (76) by 81 points in the Constructors' Championship
RUSSIAN GP – RACE
1 May 2016
DANIEL RICCIARDO, Finish Position: 11th, Start Position: 6th
“It’s frustrating and a shame to be out of the race more or less from the first lap onwards but I think these things happen with racing. After the start I felt a big hit. I saw Seb come into me but it looked like he got hit as well. We had a lot of damage and had to pit. We thought we’d try the mediums but that wasn’t really working. Unfortunately the damage was so much that we didn’t really learn anything from today’s race and we don’t know what our pace was. Barcelona and Monaco should be better, so we have a few races to be excited about.”
2016 Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix: Race Report
Sahara Force India scored two points in today’s Russian Grand Prix as Sergio Perez delivered a strong recovery drive after suffering a lap one puncture. Nico Hulkenberg was out of luck after being hit by Esteban Gutierrez at turn two, which ended his race.
Rio punted out in opening lap melée,
Pascal enjoys some good scraps but has to settle for P18
The Race, 2016 Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix, Sunday 1 May
Pascal MRT05–02 P18 1:41.907
Rio MRT05-01 DNF 1:42.378