30 July


Hungarian Grand Prix - Budapest 30 July

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Maurizio Arrivabene: ” A great race and a result obtained in far from easy circumstances. Once again it demonstrated the strength of character at Ferrari. Congratulations to the guys here and back in Maranello, working together in what is the mark of a great team. Seb drove a magnificent race, managing to keep the lead despite the problem with the steering wheel. He was helped by a great performance from Kimi who demonstrated, not only that he is a champion, but also that he is a true team-player. Next week, here in Hungary, prior to the FIA mandatory shutdown, we continue our development work, in preparation for the Grands Prix in Spa and Monza.”
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Formula 1 Pirelli Hungarian Grand Prix – Race – Sunday

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30.07.2017
Weather: sunny and dry, 30-32°C air, 51-56°C track

It was a difficult Hungarian Grand Prix for the Sauber F1 Team, finishing the race in P15 (Pascal Wehrlein) and P16 (Marcus Ericsson). Directly after the Grand Prix, the second in-season test will take place at the Hungaroring on Tuesday and Wednesday, with Gustav Malja (day 1) and Nobuharu Matsushita (day 2) in the cockpit of the Sauber C36-Ferrari. The team will then head into the summer break, along with all the other teams, for the annual factory shutdown from the 5th until the 20th of August.
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2017 Hungarian Grand Prix - Sunday

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30 July 2017
Silver Arrows end the last race before the summer break in P3 and P4
Valtteri came home in P3 today with Lewis finishing in P4
Lewis (188 points) remains P2 in the Drivers' Championship,14 points off Sebastian Vettel (202 points). Valtteri (169 points) is a further 19 points back in P3
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport (357 points) leads the Constructors' Championship by 39 points from Ferrari (318 points) in P2
Driver Chassis No. Grid Result Fastest Lap
Valtteri Bottas F1 W08 EQ Power+/03 P3 P3 1:21.214 (Lap 68)
Lewis Hamilton F1 W08 EQ Power+/05 P4 P4 1:20.818 (Lap 66)
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2017 HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX - RACE REPORT

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Sahara Force India scored six points in today’s Hungarian Grand Prix with Sergio Perez racing to eighth place ahead of Esteban Ocon in ninth.

P8 - SERGIO PEREZ - VJM10-02
Strategy: SuperSoft (34 laps) – New Soft (35 laps)

Sergio: “I’m very pleased to come away with eighth place today. It hasn’t been an easy weekend in terms of my feeling with the car, so to turn things around in the race and pick up some points is a good recovery. I made a very good start, positioned my car well and that was very important for the final result. There was a bit of contact with my teammate, which damaged my front wing, but fortunately it didn’t change the balance of my car. It wasn’t the busiest race for me because I spent most of the afternoon behind Sainz and Alonso, but we couldn’t make our way through during the pit stop window due to a slow stop. Overall it’s been a very strong first half of the season and we can go into the holidays feeling pleased with the job we have done.”
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Hungarian Grand Prix

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30/07/2017
Race Notes
Lance Stroll finished 14th whilst Paul di Resta was forced to retire from the Hungarian Grand Prix
Both drivers avoided incidents in the opening turns and gained two places each on the first lap, to P15 and P17 respectively, before the safety car was deployed
Lance ran P15 for the duration, making the fastest pitstop of the race (2.3 seconds) on lap 29, before Hulkenberg retired, promoting Lance to P14
Paul was forced to retire from P18 on lap 60 due to an oil leak
Felipe and Lance remain 11th and 12th respectively in the Drivers’ Championship, while Paul did not score points. The team remains fifth in the Constructors’ Championship with 41 points
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HUNGARIAN GP – RACE

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30 JULY 2017
MAX VERSTAPPEN, Finish Position: 5th, Start Position: 5th
“I think the situation started from Turn 1. My start was actually quite good but then I got squeezed a bit wide on to the astro-turf and lost quite a bit of speed. Then Daniel and I were both fighting for position at Turn 2 so we braked quite deep into the corner. I had a car in front of me so I lost quite a bit of downforce and locked the front tyres, from there I was just a passenger. I was trying to avoid Daniel of course but unfortunately that was not possible. It is never my intention to hit anyone, but especially not your team-mate, and especially with the relationship I have with Daniel, it's always really good and we can always have a laugh. This is not nice and I apologise to Daniel for that and also to the team because we could have scored some good points here. I'll speak with Daniel in private and we'll sort it out. It was actually a positive Sunday in terms of pace. It’s not nice what happened in the beginning of the race, so I’m of course not happy with that, but at least the car is moving forward.”

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2017 HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX – SUNDAY 30/07/2017

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Carlos Sainz (STR12-02, Car 55)
Race: Pos. 7th
“A great race! I managed to do a very good start, went around the outside of both McLarens into Turn 1 and held onto my position into Turn 2. At this point, I saw that maybe I was also capable of getting a Mercedes, but I decided to back-off a bit and play it safe because the work was done. From then onwards it was a very tough task to defend from Fernando, as he was much faster than us today. In the end he got past us but I’m happy to have been able to hold on to that seventh position… For us this is like gold at the moment! All in all, it’s been a very positive weekend with a perfect Quali yesterday, a fantastic start and race today… I can now go on holiday happy and very satisfied with my first half of the season – I’ve ended up in the points in every race I’ve finished up until now, which is a good statistic to hold onto, and I’m enjoying this mid-field battle. I look forward to the second half of the year!”
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29 July


Formula 1 Pirelli Hungarian Grand Prix – Qualifying – Saturday

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29.07.2017
Weather: sunny and dry, 25-28°C air, 45-58°C track

A challenging qualifying for the Sauber F1 Team ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix. Pascal Wehrlein and Marcus Ericsson finished Q1 at the Hungaroring in P18 (Wehrlein) and P20 (Ericsson).
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2017 HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX – SATURDAY 29/07/2017

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Carlos Sainz (STR12-02, Car 55)
Third Practice Session - Best lap: 1:19.300, pos.11th, 22 laps
Qualifying - Best lap: (Q1) 1:18.948, (Q2) 1:18.311, (Q3) 1:18.912, pos. 10th
“We can be extremely happy with today’s result. It’s been a very tough weekend up until now, especially after this morning’s FP3, where we saw that we were lacking a bit of pace compared to our direct competitors. So qualifying was looking like a difficult session for us, but I got into a good rhythm, managed to put a very good lap together and got into Q3 – something I wasn’t expecting this morning! We can be proud about it; it wasn’t easy at all! Hopefully tomorrow we can do a good job, hold on to this position and fight for points!”
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2017 HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING REPORT

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Sahara Force India saw both its cars progress to Q2 during today’s qualifying session with Esteban Ocon ending the day in P12 and Sergio Perez in P14.
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HUNGARIAN GP – QUALIFYING

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29 JULY 2017
MAX VERSTAPPEN, Position: 5th, 1:16.797 (Practice 3 – P4 1:18.194)
“For me it was actually a very positive Qualifying. The whole weekend I have been struggling a lot with the car and I just couldn’t really get the balance right but we managed to turn it around and the car was feeling good in Qualifying when it matters. Q1 and Q2 were actually very good but in Q3 it’s always harder for us to step up by four or five tenths like Ferrari and Mercedes as we don’t have that extra engine mode. I think fourth was definitely possible but I changed the front wing on my final run and it seems that I got too much oversteer from that, but we can still be pleased. We have made a good step forward and we are heading in the right direction for sure. It is difficult to say how tomorrow will go and it’s always hard to overtake here but with a good start and maybe an undercut there are many possibilities. It will be an interesting race and I’m actually quite confident for tomorrow.”
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2017 Hungarian Grand Prix - Saturday

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29 July 2017
Silver Arrows to start 11th race of the 2017 season from second row
The team made a good step forward with car set-up following a difficult FP3 session
Valtteri ended qualifying in P3 with Lewis 0.177 seconds shy in P4
Both drivers completed one run on SuperSoft in Q1, then two SuperSoft runs in Q2 and Q3
Driver P3 Q1 Q2 Q3
Valtteri Bottas P3 P6 1:18.058 5 Laps P5 1:17.362 7 Laps P3 1:16.530 6 Laps
Lewis Hamilton P5 P4 1:17.492 6 Laps P1 1:16.693 6 Laps P4 1:16.707 5 Laps
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Hungarian Grand Prix Qualifying

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29/07/2017
Lance Stroll qualified 17th and Paul di Resta 19th for the Hungarian Grand Prix
Both drivers went out in Q1 on the ultrasoft tyre, but were knocked out of the session having struggled for qualifying run performance over the course of the weekend
Felipe Massa withdrew from the Hungarian Grand Prix following Saturday’s FP3 session after feeling too unwell to continue driving
The team’s Reserve Driver Paul di Resta was confirmed as Felipe’s replacement for the remainder of the race weekend
Paul’s time improved on every flying lap in Q1, with his final lap half-a-second quicker than his previous effort
Lance’s best time of the session was 1:19.102, with Paul setting a fastest time of 1:19.868
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HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX – “TODAY HAS BEEN A GREAT DAY”

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Seb, Kimi lock the first row of the grid for Scuderia Ferrari

Mogyorod, July 29 – It’s another one-two in qualifying for Scuderia Ferrari as Seb Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen lock out the front row of the grid for tomorrow’s race. Remarkably, in all of the three weekends in which a Ferrari driver has qualified on pole position (Russia, Monaco and Hungary), his team-mate has started the race alongside him. This shows the quality and intensity of team work and that was especially the case over the past two days , when all the guys in the garage and at Maranello did their best to improve the handling and performance of the two SF70H cars.
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Statement from Williams

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29/07/2017

After feeling unwell during practice in Budapest on Friday and Saturday, Felipe Massa will not drive for the remainder of the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend.

Felipe visited the medical centre and the MH EK Honvedkorhaz hospital for precautionary tests on Friday, after feeling unwell and dizzy during FP2. He was cleared to take part in Saturday’s practice session by the FIA medical delegate, but he felt unwell again during FP3 and has made the decision to withdraw from the weekend.

Williams supports Felipe’s decision and the team will work with him to ensure he makes a full recovery, with a view to return to the race track for the Belgian Grand Prix.

Following this decision, the team’s Reserve Driver Paul di Resta will drive alongside Lance Stroll for the remainder of the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend.
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28 July


Formula 1 Pirelli Hungarian Grand Prix – Practice – Friday

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28.07.2017
Weather: sunny/cloudy and dry, 22-27°C air, 27-36°C track

In today’s practice sessions ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix, the Sauber F1 Team introduced the first parts of its aerodynamic update, including new bodywork and a cooling system. During the two practice sessions, mechanical and aerodynamic tests were conducted on both Sauber C36-Ferrari. The collected data is currently being analysed to determine the full scope of the update. Pascal Wehrlein crashed out of FP2 in lap 17, hitting the barriers. He was taken to the medical centre for a routine check, and is unharmed.
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2017 HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX - PRACTICE REPORT

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Sahara Force India completed a routine day of practice in Budapest with Sergio Perez, Esteban Ocon and Alfonso Celis sharing driving duties in preparation for this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix.
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HUNGARIAN GP – FRIDAY PRACTICE

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28 JULY 2017
DANIEL RICCIARDO
First Practice Session: 1:18.486 Position: 1, Laps: 31
Second Practice Session: 1:18.455, Position: 1, Laps: 32
“I can’t complain with that day after topping both sessions, it’s nice. We obviously brought some updates here and they seem to be working, I definitely feel like we have found some grip in various areas and taken a step in the right direction. We know this track usually suits us so it was important to come here and extract everything we could out of the car and make sure the updates did their job which in turn can allow us to fight with the guys up front. Being top of the timesheets is always nice but we were able to replicate that pace in the long runs which gives me confidence looking ahead to the rest of the weekend and achieving a solid result in Qualifying tomorrow. Ferrari seemed to find a bit more pace in the afternoon but I still managed to stay ahead so all signs are good. I’m sure the other teams will bring a bit more tomorrow, but I also think we have a bit more to find. If we can put it all together it could be a really positive Qualifying. I have a car I am comfortable with and I’m at a track I enjoy so it will be an exciting weekend, drive fast and put it all together in Q3, that’s the plan.” [Read More!]
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2017 Hungarian Grand Prix - Friday

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28 July 2017
Silver Arrows gear up for three-way fight
Lewis finished the morning session in P3 with Valtteri in P5
Valtteri ended the day in P3 with Lewis in P5
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2017 HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX – FRIDAY 28/07/2017

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Carlos Sainz (STR12-02, Car 55)
First Practice Session
Best lap: 1:20.917, pos. 14th, 25 laps
Second Practice Session
Best lap: 1:19.834, pos. 9th, 35 laps
“Overall, today has been a positive day. We had a bit of a slow start in this morning’s FP1, trying to understand the new parts that were on the car, but in this afternoon’s FP2 we managed to understand them a lot better and we put together a much better car than the one we had in FP1. I felt a lot more comfortable and the car was also a bit faster. So, all in all, it’s been a day where we’ve managed to make good progress and I look forward to tomorrow.”
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Hungarian GP Practice

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28/07/2017
Paddy Lowe, Chief Technical Officer: It was quite a messy day for everybody, with a highly-disrupted FP2 session. In FP1 we managed to run a good programme with both Felipe and Lance, however the car was not as well balanced as we’d like, the pace was not spectacular and we didn’t manage to improve from the first new tyre to the second new tyre. In FP2, we didn’t manage to set times on the supersoft tyres, so from a highly-disrupted session we’ve come away looking quite poor on the timesheet. But it’s given us lots of information to work with and we’ll be working hard this evening to further improve the car for tomorrow.
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26 July


Hungarian Grand Prix Preview

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28th - 30th JULY
HUNGARORING. HUNGARY
ROUND 11 OF 20
The Hungaroring is located near to the capital city of Budapest and hosted its first Grand Prix in 1986. The Williams team has had a strong run of success at the “Magyar Nagydíj” as it’s more commonly referred to in Hungary, with seven race victories, the second highest of any Formula One team. The smallest winning margin at the Hungaroring came in 1990 at the hands of Williams’ Thierry Boutsen, who won by 0.288s over Ayrton Senna.
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Preview – 2017 Formula One Pirelli Hungarian Grand Prix


26.07.2017
After the back-to-back races at Spielberg and Silverstone, the Sauber F1 Team is heading out to Hungary for the final race before the annual F1 shutdown. The team will be introducing the first part of its aerodynamic update, including new bodywork as well as a cooling system on both Sauber C36-Ferrari. It will then be complemented by a new floor after the F1 shutdown.
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24 July


2017 Hungarian Grand Prix - Preview

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24 July 2017
Battle continues with Round 11 of the 2017 season from the Hungaroring
Toto Talks Hungary
Featured this Week: Keeping Your Cool
Stat Attack: Hungary and Beyond
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2017 HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX, PREVIEW

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Sahara Force India gets ready for round eleven of the season in Budapest, Hungary.
Vijay Mallya: “Silverstone was another solid weekend for the team. Both cars finished in the points for the eighth time this season. The developments we introduced delivered what we expected and the car continues to improve with each race. As I said before, this consistency is our strength and we won’t become complacent. This is only the half-way point in the season and there is a lot of hard work ahead of us. We will keep pushing, keep bringing new parts to the cars and keep the pressure on the teams we are racing against.
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16 July


2017 Formula 1 Rolex British Grand Prix, Sunday

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16 July 2017
Renault Sport Formula One Team equalled its highest result of the year so far as Nico Hülkenberg brought the R.S.17 home in sixth position in today’s British Grand Prix. Nico started from a season-best fifth and had a strong race to claim a valuable eight points for the team. Brit Jolyon Palmer had a disappointing end to his home Grand Prix as he stopped on the formation lap with a loss of hydraulic pressure.
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British Grand Prix: Race Report

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Event:  British Grand Prix (Round 10 of 20)
Date:  Sunday, July 16
Location:  Silverstone Circuit
Layout:  5.891-kilometer (3.660-mile), 18-turn track
Weather:  Mostly cloudy
Air Temps:  21.5-23.5 degrees Celsius (70.7-74.3 degrees Fahrenheit)
Track Temps:  22.5-33.4 degrees Celsius (72.5-92.1 degrees Fahrenheit)
Race Winner:  Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes
Haas F1 Team:  
●  Kevin Magnussen – Started 16th, Finished 12th (Running, completed 50/51 laps)
●  Romain Grosjean – Started 10th, Finished 13th (Running, completed 50/51 laps)
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British Grand Prix - Silverstone 16 July

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Maurizio Arrivabene: “Even if the reasons are obvious, complaining about losing a second and a fourth place is not Ferrari’s style. Today, the hard fact is that we lost a lot of points in both the Constructors’ and Drivers’ championships. We leave here, set on improving quickly, with humility and determination.”
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2017 British Grand Prix - Sunday

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16 July 2017
Lewis leads home Valtteri for his fifth British Grand Prix win
Lewis took his 57th career victory today - his fifth at the Silverstone Circuit, and fourth of the 2017 season
Lewis scored his fifth career Grand Slam, claiming pole, the victory, fastest lap and leading every lap of the Grand Prix
Valtteri came home in second to secure the Silver Arrows' second 1-2 of 2017
Today's result marks the 70th victory for the Mercedes-AMG Silver in Formula One
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2017 BRITISH GRAND PRIX – SUNDAY 16/07/2017

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Daniil Kvyat (STR12-04, Car 26)
Race: Pos. 15th
“Even if I was able to continue after the collision with Carlos, my race was also compromised and I’m obviously not happy with what happened. I was ahead and on a dirty line, so it’s normal to have some understeer, and then, all of a sudden, the crash took place. These things happen and sometimes they’re unavoidable. It’s a real shame, as this has damaged both us drivers and the team, which I feel very sorry for. There’s not much more that can be done now, we just need to learn from this and move forward.”
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Formula 1 Rolex British Grand Prix – Race – Sunday

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16.07.2017
Weather: cloudy and dry, 22-24°C air

The Sauber F1 Team has finished the British Grand Prix in Silverstone in P14 (Marcus Ericsson) and P17 (Pascal Wehrlein). Both Sauber drivers put in maximum performance based on their strategies.
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2017 BRITISH GRAND PRIX - RACE REPORT

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Sahara Force India scored six points in today’s British Grand Prix as Esteban Ocon finished in eighth place ahead of Sergio Perez in ninth.
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British Grand Prix

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16/07/17
Felipe Massa finished 10th and Lance Stroll 16th in the British Grand Prix
Both drivers had a strong start to the race on the soft tyre, gaining several places to end lap one in P10 and P12, from 14th and 15th on the grid
Lance pitted for a new set of supersoft tyres on lap 22 and rejoined in P18. He was able to quickly pass Kvyat to move up to P17
Felipe pitted on lap 25 from P8. He rejoined the race in P14
Both drivers were able to move up the order as others pitted. Felipe was in P11, before the late-stopping Magnussen decided to come in, which moved Felipe into the points in P10
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BRITISH GP – RACE

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16 JULY 2017
MAX VERSTAPPEN, Finish Position: 4th, Start Position: 4th
“It is a positive day, I am happy to finish the race and get some solid points once again. We got a bit lucky with Seb’s puncture at the end and I pitted to be safe as I knew I had enough room behind me. The front left didn’t feel great and having seen what happened to the Ferrari we played it safe. If I had seen Kimi pit at the end I may have stayed out to try and get a jump on him but we made the precautionary stop to make sure we finished. With a lot of fast rights here it takes its toll on the front left so we knew there would be issues late on. At the beginning I knew I was quite a bit slower than Seb so I just did my best to stay in front and have some fun, it was the only thing I could do and luckily he didn’t manage to pass me on track, after that little battle my race became a bit lonely. Our pace was pretty good and the car felt competitive during the race, it felt better than it did in qualifying so now we need to understand why we struggled yesterday. Fourth is a good result, probably one place better than we expected which is always nice. We have some upgrades coming in Hungary which I am hoping will make some steps towards being able to fight with the top two teams.”
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15 July


British Grand Prix: Qualifying Recap

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Event:  Qualifying for the British Grand Prix (Round 10 of 20)
Date:  Saturday, July 15
Location:  Silverstone Circuit
Layout:  5.891-kilometer (3.660-mile), 18-turn track
Weather:  Cloudy with intermittent rain
Air Temps:  16.2-17.5 degrees Celsius (61.7-63.5 degrees Fahrenheit)
Track Temps:  19.9-21.7 degrees Celsius (67.8-71.1 degrees Fahrenheit)
Pole Winner:  Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes (1:26.600 – new track record)
Result:  Romain Grosjean qualified 10th / Kevin Magnussen qualified 17th
Note:  Magnussen will start 16th due to a grid penalty incurred by 13th-place qualifier Fernando Alonso
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2017 Formula 1 Rolex British Grand Prix, Saturday

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15 July 2017
Renault Sport Formula One Team today secured its best-ever qualifying finish since its full return to the sport 18 months ago.
Nico Hülkenberg put the R.S.17 into a superb sixth position in the rain-affected session for the British Grand Prix, his fifth Q3 entrance* and best qualifying since joining Renault Sport Formula One Team at the start of the year. After penalties further up the field, Nico will start fifth.
Rounding off a strong day for the team, which marks the 40th anniversary of its first F1 race this weekend, Jolyon Palmer qualified in 11th. The Brit advanced to Q2 for the third time this season with a lap of 1min 30.193secs round his home track.
* After China, Bahrain, Russia, Canada
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BRITISH GRAND PRIX – “BEST CAR SO FAR THIS WEEKEND”

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Scuderia Ferrari drivers pleased with progress made

Silverstone, July 15 – Changing weather conditions made qualifying for the British Grand Prix ever more difficult, but Scuderia Ferrari drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel emerged from the battle with second and third best time respectively.
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2017 British Grand Prix – qualifying

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Qualifying | 15/07/2017
“AN EXCELLENT LAP, AND A STONKING LAP”
Stoffel Vandoorne will start tomorrow’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone from eighth – the highest starting position in his Formula 1 career. Today’s result was a real validation of the efforts of the young Belgian and his engineers, who have worked well together over the past few races to alter their preparation and approach in order to maximise performance.

A bravura effort from Fernando Alonso in Q1 saw him scrape over the line by the tiniest of margins to start one last flying lap. It was worth it: on a drying but still damp track, on slicks, he established the fastest overall time of the first session.
After setting the 13th-fastest time in Q2, he will start from the back of the grid tomorrow owing to a 30-place grid penalty for PU component changes.
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2017 British Grand Prix - Saturday

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15 July 2017, Silverstone

Lewis storms to his fifth British Grand Prix pole at Silverstone

Lewis claimed his 67th career pole position – his fifth at the Silverstone Circuit and sixth of the 2017 season
Lewis’ fifth British Grand Prix pole equals the great Jim Clark’ s long-time British GP pole record and moves him within one pole of Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 68
Valtteri was fourth quickest - and will provisionally start Sunday's British Grand Prix from ninth
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2017 BRITISH GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING REPORT

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Sahara Force India delivered another strong qualifying performance as Sergio Perez ended the day in seventh place ahead of Esteban Ocon in eighth. Both cars will move up a place on the grid due to a competitor’s grid penalty.
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2017 BRITISH GRAND PRIX – SATURDAY 15/07/2017

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Daniil Kvyat (STR12-04, Car 26)
Third Practice Session - Best lap: 1:30.504, pos. 16th, 20 laps
Qualifying - Best lap: (Q1) 1:41.726, (Q2) 1:30.355, pos. 12th
“I didn’t feel completely confident with the car in this morning’s FP3, but I gained it back in qualifying as the car felt better. With today’s tricky conditions, I’d say a P12 was the best we could do – there was maybe one or two tenths on the table but, in these conditions, you’re just a bit more careful as the track is drying and you’re not sure exactly where to put your wheels. For tomorrow, if the conditions are the same as today’s, it will all be about being in the right place at the right time and hopefully we can move up the grid and into the points.”
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Formula 1 Rolex British Grand Prix – Qualifying – Saturday

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15.07.2017
Weather: cloudy with light rain, 15-18°C air, 19-22°C track

Tricky weather conditions during qualifying ahead of the British Grand Prix in Silverstone. Light rain accompanied the first qualifying session, in which Pascal Wehrlein and Marcus Ericsson finished in P18 and P19.
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BRITISH GP – QUALIFYING

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15 JULY 2017
MAX VERSTAPPEN, Position: 5th*, 1:28.130 (Practice 3 – P8 1:29.904)
“It was a lonely qualifying for me and we ended up pretty much exactly where I expected. We were lacking the speed and therefore unable to get close to the Mercedes and Ferraris but the car still felt good so I had fun out there. Fifth was the best we could have done today and I achieved that. I’ll start tomorrow in fourth which of course is better but I never like to rely on penalties for other people to help, I wish I was there just on pace. We shall wait and see what the weather brings tomorrow, hopefully some rain as I think I have a better chance of challenging for a podium in the wet. At the beginning of Qualifying it looked like it could have been a nice chance to get up front but unfortunately the track dried out. I want to be realistic and not dream so I’m hoping my luck has changed and I can have a good, fun race tomorrow and bring the car home. I am not talking about podiums or winning for now. If something happens to the cars in front then we can challenge for a better result.”
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British GP Qualifying

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15/07/17
Felipe Massa qualified 15th and Lance Stroll 16th for the British Grand Prix
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14 July


2017 Formula 1 Rolex British Grand Prix, Friday

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14 July 2017
Renault Sport Formula One Team’s preparations for the British Grand Prix got underway today at Silverstone. Nico Hülkenberg had a productive day with 56 laps completed over the two 90 minute practice sessions. Seventh best time in the afternoon demonstrated the qualifying potential of the R.S.17. Jolyon Palmer’s start to his home event was slightly more interrupted, but he nevertheless got 41 laps under his belt with a best time of 1min 30.879secs.
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2017 BRITISH GRAND PRIX - PRACTICE REPORT

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Sahara Force India had a positive first day of track action in Silverstone, with Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon covering 150 laps between them.
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2017 BRITISH GRAND PRIX – FRIDAY 14/07/2017

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Carlos Sainz (STR12-02, Car 55)
First Practice Session
Best lap: 1:31.200, pos. 11th, 24 laps
Second Practice Session
Best lap: 1:30.555, pos. 11th, 26 laps
“Quite a tricky Friday here at Silverstone. During this morning’s FP1 session we assessed the balance of the car and also managed to make some good progress for FP2. Unfortunately, at the beginning of this afternoon’s session, I was caught by the changeable conditions and the wind during my first run and had a little moment off track, which meant I couldn’t complete many laps before putting the supersoft tyre on. Having said that, I think I managed to do a decent lap time which leaves us quite close to the top ten – we are not there yet and we still need to improve for tomorrow, but it’s all coming together little by little.”
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Formula 1 Rolex British Grand Prix – Practice – Friday

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14.07.2017
Weather: cloudy and dry, 15-18°C air, 21-34°C track

During both practice sessions at the British Grand Prix, the Sauber F1 Team went through the planned programme. In the morning the focus was on aero tests, whereas the second practice session was about tyre work on soft and supersoft tyres. The data collected will now be analysed in order to make improvements for the rest of the weekend. Marcus Ericsson and Pascal Wehrlein completed 53 laps each.
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British Grand Prix: Friday Practice Recap

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Event:  Free Practice 1 and Free Practice 2 (FP1 and FP2) 
Date:  Friday, July 14
Location:  Silverstone Circuit
Layout:  5.891-kilometer (3.660-mile), 18-turn track
FP1 Weather:  Mostly cloudy
FP1 Air Temps:  14.7-17.1 degrees Celsius (58.5-62.8 degrees Fahrenheit)
FP1 Track Temps:  20.9-31.8 degrees Celsius (69.6-89.2 degrees Fahrenheit)
FP2 Weather:  Mostly cloudy
FP2 Air Temps:  16.9-18.4 degrees Celsius (62.4-65.1 degrees Fahrenheit)
FP2 Track Temps:  29.7-33.9 degrees Celsius (85.5-93 degrees Fahrenheit)
Drivers:  Romain Grosjean, Kevin Magnussen and Antonio Giovinazzi
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BRITISH GP – FRIDAY PRACTICE

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14 JULY 2017
MAX VERSTAPPEN
First Practice session: 1:29.604, Position: 3, Laps: 29
Second Practice Session: 1:29.098, Position: 5, Laps: 32
“It was good fun to drive today, the gusty conditions are typical here at Silverstone and it is the same for everyone so you just have to get on with it. This year’s new cars felt quicker through the fast corners and more enjoyable to drive, I knew it would be different but this is nice to see. The Ferraris went a bit quicker in the second session and I think we didn’t have a great one, we still have a bit of work to do as I think we can get closer to the guys ahead and also improve our race pace. We can find some improvement in car balance as I feel it changed for the worse between practice one and two, so we will go away and look into that now. There was a bit of a drop off on the supersoft but I think that was expected, the softs however seem to be holding up ok, even so I think a one stop race is optimistic. No issues so far, I’m happy about that.”
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BRITISH GRAND PRIX – “A PRETTY DECENT DAY”

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Scuderia Ferrari drivers convinced that further progress can be made

Silverstone, July 14 – As is typical of Fridays, Scuderia Ferrari drivers had a lot of things to get through in the two practice sessions. For what it’s worth on a day in which neither points nor grid places are given, P2 ended with Kimi setting the third fastest lap time of 1’28”828, with Seb a close fourth at 1’28”956. A new engine had been fitted to the SF70H since morning and different fuel levels were tested during both sessions.
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2017 British Grand Prix - free practice

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Grand Prix, Great Britain, Practice | 14/07/2017
“A PRETTY GOOD START TO OUR WEEKEND”
Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne made the most of a cold and blustery first day’s practice at Silverstone to end the day ninth and 16th respectively.
The drivers ran mixed programmes in order to maximise learning around this tricky circuit, where finding the optimal balance between straight-line and cornering speed is a difficult balancing act.
Both drivers and engineers felt satisfied with the results of today’s programme, and will work to refine th cars for qualifying tomorrow.
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British GP Practice

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14/07/2017
Paddy Lowe, Chief Technical Officer: It’s great to be back at Silverstone, and it’s good to have some dry weather to complete our programme. In FP1 we did some tests with some different aerodynamic configurations. Unfortunately, we damaged some parts on both cars because of hitting the kerb at Turn 9, so that lost us a few laps with both Felipe and Lance. In FP2 we were able to complete all of our running on the different tyres. The pace looks encouraging on both low and high fuel. For Lance, Silverstone is one of the more difficult circuits to learn. But we’re pleased with the progress that he’s been able to make throughout the day. Qualifying is what matters though, so we’ll see what more we can do overnight.
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2017 British Grand Prix - Friday

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14 July 2017
Valtteri sets the Friday pace at Silverstone
Valtteri topped the morning session with Lewis just 0.078s shy in P2
The Finn ended the day with the fastest time in the afternoon session, with Lewis in P2
Valtteri ran the Soft and Medium compound tyre in FP1, while Lewis ran the Soft#
Valtteri then used the SuperSoft and Medium rubber in FP2, Lewis the Soft and SuperSoft
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09 July


AUSTRIAN GP – RACE

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09 JULY 2017
DANIEL RICCIARDO, Finish Position: 3rd, Start Position: 4th
“I do love a fight and Lewis came out of nowhere in the last few laps. It felt like the gap was stable and then within a handful of laps he was catching me pretty rapidly. I then had two laps to go and had to defend which made it a pretty exciting race for me. To have good speed around here in dry conditions was a pleasant surprise for us. I had Seb in front of me pretty much for the whole race and I know that his long runs on Friday looked quite a lot quicker than ours so we didn’t really expect to have a similar race pace to him or Mercedes today. Just to hold Lewis off, have a fight, defend and come out in front was cool. Another podium is pretty sweet. I enjoyed it up there. Silverstone is going to be great with these 2017 cars so I’m looking forward to that and I’m sure we’ll have a lot of Poms out there next weekend.”
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2017 AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX – SUNDAY 09/07/2017

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Daniil Kvyat (STR12-04, Car 26)
Race: Pos. 16th
“Not the race we hoped for. Regarding the start, it was a good one, even if I had to suddenly go around my teammate. I then couldn’t see too much of what was happening in front of me; I think Verstappen had a problem too, so Alonso reacted to that – he saw it, I didn’t, so he took a step back while, on the other hand, I lost all my references. I tried to do my best but ended up colliding, unfortunately. It’s upsetting for me and for the others for sure, but these things happen to all drivers. Now I just need a cold shower before Silverstone, have a look into it, correct what needs to be corrected and move on.”
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2017 Austrian Grand Prix - Sunday

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09 July 2017
Brilliant Bottas beats Vettel to his second carrer win
Valtteri took his second career victory today edging Vettel's Ferrari by 0.6s across the line
Lewis battled back from P8 to claim P4, just 1.4s behind Ricciardo's Red Bull
Lewis (151) trails Vettel (171) by 20 points in the Drivers' Championship, with Valtteri a further 15 points back in P3
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport (287) leads the Constructors' Championship by 33 points from Ferrari (254) in P2
Michael Harre, Chief Engineer Trackside Mercedes-AMG HPP, accepted the Constructors' trophy on the team's behalf
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Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix – Race – Sunday

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09.07.2017
Weather: sunny/cloudy and dry, 29-30°C air, 44-51°C track

A difficult Austrian Grand Prix has come to an end: The Sauber F1 Team finished the race in Spielberg in P14 (Pascal Wehrlein) and P15 (Marcus Ericsson). The 10th round of this year’s Formula One season will take place in Silverstone next weekend.
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2017 AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX - RACE REPORT

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Sahara Force India scored ten points in today’s Austrian Grand Prix as Sergio Perez raced to seventh place ahead of Esteban Ocon in eighth place.

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Austrian Grand Prix

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09/07/2017
Felipe Massa finished ninth and Lance Stroll tenth at the Austrian Grand Prix, securing three championship points for WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING
Both drivers had impressive starts to the race, managing to avoid a number of incidents on the opening corners
In the opening lap, Felipe gained seven places up to P10 and Lance moved up seven places into P11
By lap 48, both Lance and Felipe had come in for ultrasoft tyres with 2.3-second pitstops
Lance moves up to 11th in the Drivers’ Championship, while Felipe remains 10th. The team holds fifth in the Constructors’ Championship with 40 points
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08 July


Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix – Qualifying – Saturday

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08.07.2017
Weather: sunny/cloudy and dry, 23-30°C air, 30-44°C track

The Sauber F1 Team will start the Austrian Grand Prix from P19 (Marcus Ericsson) and P20 (Pascal Wehrlein) on the grid. Since the challenging practice sessions on Friday, it has been clear that a difficult weekend lies ahead.
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2017 AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING REPORT

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Sahara Force India delivered a strong showing in Spielberg as Sergio Perez qualified in eighth place ahead of Esteban Ocon in ninth for tomorrow’s Austrian Grand Prix.

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2017 AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX – SATURDAY 08/07/2017

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Carlos Sainz (STR12-02, Car 55)
Third Practice Session - Best lap: 1:06.284, pos. 10th, 19 laps
Qualifying - Best lap: (Q1) 1:05.675, (Q2) 1:05.544, (Q3) 1:05.726, pos. 10th
“A good qualifying! Before the weekend started, we knew this track was going to be quite tricky for us, but we found a really good set-up in FP3 that made me feel really confident with the car. As soon as the qualifying session started, we put in very competitive lap times and a P10 is a good place to start in tomorrow’s race. It’s just a shame about the yellow flags at the end of Q3 – I wasn’t able to set a time on new tyres; my Q3 lap time was done on used tyres and we’re only a tenth behind the Force India’s and Grosjean. Unfortunately we didn’t have the chance to improve, but after a tricky start to the weekend I’m happy with today’s result and I look forward to tomorrow’s race: we have a good chance of scoring points and we need to make the most out of our chances!”
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AUSTRIAN GP – QUALIFYING

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08 JUNE 2017
DANIEL RICCIARDO, Position: 5th* 1:04.896 (Practice 3 – P6 1:05.896)
“It’s a bit tricky out there. This year the track has a lot of grip on it and that kind of makes it harder. You feel you can push more but it’s easy to go over the limit because we carry so much corner speed. We all obviously love going fast and want more and more, so we end up getting greedy and then mistakes happen, but that makes it exciting. Of course it would have been nice to finish that last lap but in the end I’m happy with the top five and we’ll move up to fourth because of Lewis’ penalty. All in all it was a pretty good session and I’m relatively happy. I believe there is a bit of rain coming tomorrow at noon so it should be interesting and not that straight forward. Lewis will try to come up the ranks as well so it will be exciting.”
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2017 Austrian Grand Prix - Saturday

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08 July 2017
Valtteri stars in Spielberg to score his second F1 pole
Valtteri claimed his second career pole position - his first in Spielberg and second of the 2017 season - and the team's seventh in nine races this year
Lewis was third quickest - and will provisionally start Sunday's Austrian Grand Prix from eighth
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Austrian GP Qualifying

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08/07/17
Qualifying Notes
Felipe Massa qualified 17th and Lance Stroll 18th for the Austrian Grand Prix
Both drivers went out in Q1 on the ultrasoft tyre, but were knocked out of the session having struggled for qualifying run performance over the course of the weekend
Felipe’s best time of the session was 1:06.534, with Lance setting a fastest time of 1:06.608
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07 July


2017 FORMULA 1 AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX, FRIDAY

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7 JULY 2017
Renault Sport Formula One Team ran a three-driver set-up for the opening day of the Formula 1 Grosser Preis von Österreich with race drivers Jolyon Palmer and Nico Hülkenberg joined by Third and Reserve driver Sergey Sirotkin on track. Sergey ran in Nico’s car in the morning, with the German returning for FP2 to post the ninth fastest lap, at 1 min 06.735secs. Whilst Sergey and Jolyon had smooth morning sessions, Jolyon’s afternoon was interrupted by an electrical problem.
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Austrian Grand Prix: Friday Practice Recap

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Jul 7, 2017
Event: Free Practice 1 and Free Practice 2 (FP1 and FP2) for the Austrian Grand Prix
Date: Friday, July 7
Location: Red Bull Ring in Spielberg
Layout: 4.318-kilometer (2.683-mile), 10-turn circuit
FP1 Weather: Partly cloudy
FP1 Air Temps: 22.9-27.9 degrees Celsius (73.2-82.2 degrees Fahrenheit)
FP1 Track Temps: 34.6-46.5 degrees Celsius (94.3-115.7 degrees Fahrenheit)
FP2 Weather: Partly cloudy
FP2 Air Temps: 28.7-30.9 degrees Celsius (83.7-87.6 degrees Fahrenheit)
FP2 Track Temps: 38.4-43.2 degrees Celsius (101.1-109.8 degrees Fahrenheit)
Drivers: Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen
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AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX – A GOOD DAY AT THE OFFICE

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Seb (2nd) and Kimi (6th) gear up for Spielberg: “We’ve made some improvements”

Spielberg, July 7 – A short burst of rain between P1 and P2 did not prevent Scuderia Ferrari drivers from going through their planned programme, as the afternoon session stayed dry throughout. Sebastian ended up P2 and Kimi P6 in a session where familiarisation was more crucial than lap times.
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2017 Austrian Grand Prix - free practice

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Grand Prix, Austria, Practice | 07/07/2017
“ENCOURAGED THAT WE’RE ON THE FRONT FOOT THIS WEEKEND”

A productive first day in Austria for McLaren Honda, as the drivers got to grips with Honda’s upgraded Spec Three power unit and dialed the MCL32 in to the sweeping turns of the Spielberg track.

Neither driver really ended the day with a satisfactory car balance, and Fernando even indulged in a couple of off-track moments and a biffed floor panel en route to setting the eighth-fastest time of the afternoon.

Stoffel enjoyed one of his best Friday showings of the season, ending FP2 just 0.127s behind Fernando. Given the short length of the track, lap-times look set to be very close this weekend – in FP2 this afternoon, positions seven to 17 were covered by less than one second, so we expect a hard fight in qualifying tomorrow afternoon.
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Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix – Practice – Friday

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Weather: sunny and dry, 23-31°C air, 35-47°C track

For the Sauber F1 Team, the practice sessions ahead of the Austrian Grand Prix consisted of mechanical and aerodynamic tests, in addition to the usual race preparations. It was not a trouble free day, with both Sauber C36-Ferraris having technical difficulties. In total, Marcus Ericsson and Pascal Wehrlein completed 63 and 78 laps, respectively.
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2017 AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX - PRACTICE REPORT

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Sahara Force India began its preparations for this weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix with Sergio Perez, Esteban Ocon and Alfonso Celis all in action during today’s practice sessions.
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2017 AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX – FRIDAY 07/07/2017

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Daniil Kvyat (STR12-04, Car 26)
First Practice Session
Best lap: 1:07.437, pos. 8th, 31 laps
Second Practice Session
Best lap: 1:06.906, pos. 13th, 34 laps
“We had a productive Friday. Even if we had some small issues here and there throughout the day, they were not big enough to say that it affected our day too much. We now just need to keep working as we are and avoid any more issues – we have some room for improvement and we will try to fulfill this overnight in order to come back stronger tomorrow.”
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AUSTRIAN GP – FRIDAY PRACTICE

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07 JULY 2017
MAX VERSTAPPEN
First Practice session: 1:06.165, Position: 2, Laps: 23
Second Practice Session: 1:05.832, Position: 4, Laps: 33
“All in all, I think it was a positive day. We had a small issue with a brake connection at the start of FP2 meaning we had to take the floor off the car which lost us some time but we pretty much completed our programme so we can be happy with that. This is not the highest grip track and with the higher speeds this year, if you have a moment, it is difficult to correct without hitting a kerb or going through the gravel which a lot of people have experienced today. The yellow kerbs were definitely a challenge and I think maybe they are not the type of kerbs for Formula 1, the cars just aren’t designed for it. We still have some work to do tonight as I’m not fully happy with the balance we had today but we are also not too far off. We always know that in qualifying Mercedes will turn up their engines and of course the weather here can change very quickly, so it will be interesting to see what happens tomorrow.”
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Austrian GP Practice

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07/07/2017

Paddy Lowe, Chief Technical Officer: We were carrying out tests across the garage on suspension and aerodynamics with some new parts that we brought this weekend. Both cars ran wide at Turn Nine in the morning session and suffered some damage unfortunately, but we were able to put that right for FP2. We’re doing more work with set-up in FP2 and we ended the day with a lot of good data, indicating the direction to take tomorrow. There is some analysis to do this evening but we hope to be in good shape tomorrow.
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