POS DRIVER PTS
1 Lewis Hamilton 413
2 Valtteri Bottas 326
3 Max Verstappen 278
4 Charles Leclerc 264
5 Sebastian Vettel 240
6 Carlos Sainz 96
7 Pierre Gasly 95
8 Alexander Albon 92
9 Daniel Ricciardo 54
10 Sergio Perez 52
11 Lando Norris 49
12 Kimi Raikkonen 43
13 Daniil Kvyat 37
14 Nico Hulkenberg 37
15 Lance Stroll 21
16 Kevin Magnussen 20
17 Antonio Giovinazzi 14
18 Romain Grosjean 8
19 Robert Kubica 1
20 George Russell 0
POS CONSTRUCTOR PTS 1 Mercedes 739
2 Ferrari 504
3 Red Bull Honda 417
4 Mclaren Renault 145
5 Renault 91
6 Toro Rosso Honda 85
7 Racing Point Mercedes 73
8 Alfa Romeo Ferrari 57
9 Haas Ferrari 28
10 Williams Mercedes 1
Latest F1 News and Commentary
Mercedes buries competition in Austrian GP qualifying
Bottas nips Hamilton The two works Mercedes cars were the only ones able to get into the 1m02s range as Valtteri Bottas nipped his teammate Lewis Hamilton by 0.012s to win the pole for the Austrian GP at the Red Bull Ring. Last year's winner at this event, Max Verstappen was third 0.538s back. Lando Norris was 4th for McLaren while Alex Albon rounded out the top-5 in the 2nd Red Bull. Sergio Perez in the pink Mercedes was 6th ahead of Charles Leclerc in the Ferrari, which is a full 1-second off the pace.
Race 1 of 2 this weekend The FIA Formula One World Championship is ready to get its re-arranged 2020 season underway and Haas F1 Team is geared up to end a prolonged period without competition, commencing with the Austrian Grand Prix, hosted at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg. The 4.318km (2.683mi) Red Bull Ring, located in the small Spielberg commune, has only 10 turns but the short lap time leaves very little room for error, with any mistake amplified.
Austrian GP doubleheader preview Every season start is painted as the harbinger of change: the new cars, on which hopes and expectations are pinned by teams and fans alike; new venues to explore; new weekend formats with which to experiment. But what happens when the season start is, actually, a restart? The 2020 season will always be remembered as one in which the world of F1 – and, of course, the world at large – got turned on its head. In the light of the Covid-19 outbreak and the suffering it brought, sport, no matter how loved, took a secondary role: but as the planet starts re-emerging from its widespread lockdowns, we are ready to once again focus on what we love doing. Racing cars.
Sofina replaces Rokit Williams has revealed a new white-and-blue livery on its Formula 1 car in the 2020 season after splitting with title sponsor ROKit last month. It has now revealed a revised livery for 2020, keeping the car’s traditional white base and adding two shades of blue – the lighter color that was introduced last year, and now a navy blue. ROKit had joined the outfit for the start of 2019 and had a long term deal in place, but rumor has it Mercedes F1 stole them from Williams and that will be revealed soon.
Mercedes brings F1 electric turbo to passenger cars
New electric exhaust gas turbocharger Mercedes-AMG increases efficiency and performance with new electric exhaust gas turbocharger. The future of Mercedes-AMG is turning electric, with part of this evolution focused on combining high efficiency and enhanced driving dynamics. Developers in Affalterbach are working intensively on innovative technologies to ideally implement this combination, which will take driving performance to a new level. As a proof point in this evolution, the next vehicle generation will see the deployment of a new electric exhaust gas turbocharger.
Otmar Szafnauer on returning to racing and future of F1
Racing Point Team Boss Otmar Szafnauer is the Chief Executive Officer and Team Principal of the Racing Point F1 Team. In a little over two-and-a-half years, Racing Point will have risen from the ashes of Force India. It’s a remarkable, feel good story and a huge project, the scale of which is keeping Team Principal Otmar Szafnauer incredibly busy despite the championship being in lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic. Szafnauer has a lot on his plate. The team’s billionaire owner Lawrence Stroll is ambitious and has set some lofty targets, the squad is embarking on a impressive new factory project and the team is upscaling internally, both in terms of personnel and infrastructure capabilities.
50 years on McLaren today remembers the life and achievements of Bruce McLaren, who in 1963 founded Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Ltd, the company that has evolved through almost six decades to become today’s McLaren. June 2, 2020, marks half a century since the death of the pioneering racing driver and engineer, who was killed in 1970 while testing one of his Can-Am racing cars at the Goodwood Circuit in West Sussex, UK. In commemoration of her father, Amanda McLaren – a McLaren Automotive brand ambassador – unveiled a life-sized statue of Bruce McLaren during a short private ceremony at the McLaren Technology Centre (MTC) in Woking, Surrey, UK.
Aston Martin and Mercedes take championships in All-Star Series Two-time Formula 1 World Champion Fernando Alonso dominated Torque Esports’ The Race All-Star Series powered by ROKiT Phones Legends Trophy for the second week in a row with back-to-back wins today at Silverstone. While the Spaniard followed up his Indianapolis victories from last week with another pair of wins at Silverstone today, his former McLaren Formula 1 teammate Jenson Button was able to claim the Legends Trophy championship with a second-place finish in the opening race.
F1 team is 50 years strong Sauber celebrates half a century of history today, as the company marks the 50th anniversary of its founding on the 15th of May, 1970. Since that day, when Peter Sauber started the eponymous brand, the name has become a familiar one in motor racing, moving from hillclimbs to circuit racing before achieving success at the highest levels of sportscar racing and making the move to Formula One at the beginning of the 1993 season. In this time, the team helped launch the careers of many fast drivers, including past (and likely future) World Champions; and it extended into a business comprising thriving Engineering and Aerodynamics arms.
Alfa Romeo was 1st Constructor To Win The F1 Title
In 1950 May 13 marks the anniversary of the very first Formula 1 Grand Prix race ever, launching one of the great sporting myths of our time. The launch of this event, in 1950 at Silverstone, was celebrated by the International Federation in Shanghai on 14 July 2019 to mark the 1,000th race and now, on 13 May 2020, on the occasion of Formula 1’s 70th birthday. Two very different eras face to face. In 1950 crash helmets were still optional, there was no television, and the spectators were entirely distributed on foot alongside the racing track. Today the Formula 1 “circus” is a global industry, transmitted to reach 400 million TV and web viewers every season.
Ferrari announces Vettel to leave team at end of this year
Calls it a joint decision Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow and Sebastian Vettel have jointly decided not to extend the current contract covering Sebastian’s services as a driver with the team, beyond its current expiry date of the end of the 2020 Formula 1 season. Ferrari confirmed Vettel's departure in a statement issued on Tuesday morning. "This is a decision taken jointly by ourselves and Sebastian, one which both parties feel is for the best," Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto said.
Russell is a winner for Williams in virtual Spanish GP
Leclerc 2nd for Ferrari George Russell celebrated a virtual Spanish Grand Prix victory from pole position on Sunday for the Williams team who in real life are the slowest on the grid. The Briton took his first F1 esports win ahead of Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and Mexican former F1 driver Esteban Gutierrez who was third for Mercedes
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