Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix qualifying LIVE: Lewis Hamilton eyes 98th pole as title nears

Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix qualifying promises to be a thriller with Formula One teams having only had one practice session at the iconic Imola circuit this morning, with no races having been held at this track since 2006. F1 is back in northern Italy for the first time in 14 years with this race having previously been known as the San Marino Grand Prix. The shortened weekend saw FP1 go ahead this morning instead of yesterday and Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton topped […]

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Lewis Hamilton explains Ayrton Senna emotions on F1’s Imola return

Lewis Hamilton has explained how moving it is to be racing at Imola this weekend as he prepares to make his Formula 1 debut at the track where his hero Ayrton Senna tragically lost his life. After a 14-year absence the sport is back for an Emilia Romagna GP at Imola – a historic venue which evokes painful memories of the 1994 San Marino GP. Roland Ratzenberger and three-time F1 champion Senna were killed in crashes on consecutive days on […]

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F1 driver power rankings: Charles Leclerc on the rise after Portuguese Grand Prix as top three changes

8. Esteban Ocon (Renault) – no move Ocon had a rather strange race in that it looked like there was more to be had from the Renault, yet he will have taken a big positive out of beating teammate Danial Ricciardo after starting behind him. All things considered, it was an above-average drive from Ocon for what was a double points finish for the team. 7. Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) – up three Leclerc is back at his best in a […]

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Ferrari boss hits back after Sebastian Vettel floats conspiracy theory

F1 team boss Mattia Binotto has rejected mounting speculation that Ferrari is favouring Charles Leclerc over Sebastian Vettel by giving him a faster car. The pair finished six places apart in Sunday night’s Portuguese Grand Prix after, which Vettel suggested that Leclerc had been driving a faster car. Watch the 2020 FIA Formula One World Championship™ on KAYO. Every practice, qualifying session and race LIVE. New to Kayo? Get your free trial now & start streaming instantly > Leclerc came […]

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Max Verstappen: Lewis Hamilton record a ‘good motivation’… but will be tough to reach

Max Verstappen believes the “incredible” Lewis Hamilton will continue to raise the bar in Formula 1 – with the sport’s young star admitting “he’s pushing me to go until I’m 40” with his relentless march to records. Hamilton became the most successful F1 driver of all time in terms of race wins on Sunday by claiming a 92nd victory with a typically dominant display at the Portuguese GP and, although he has yet to sign a new Mercedes contract for […]

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NASCAR catches Martin Truex Jr. using illegal rear spoiler, docks him playoff points

Martin Truex Jr. has been docked 20 playoff points after NASCAR found a rear spoiler violation on his No. 19 car Sunday during pre-race inspections ahead of the Round of 8 race at Texas. His crew chief, James Small, has been ejected from the race for the incident. His team will be fined $35,000. The spoiler was confiscated. Truex Jr. already faced an uphill battle to reach the Cup Series championship at Phoenix. He’ll likely need to win at Texas or […]

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Lewis Hamilton breaks Michael Schumacher’s record for the most wins in F1 with Portuguese Grand Prix victory

Hamilton was an 11-year-old boy dominating Britain’s karting scene the last time a Formula One grand prix was staged in Portugal in 1996. Little did Hamilton know then, that 24 years later he would break F1’s all-time win record – a tally many thought would never be bettered following Schumacher’s 91st win at the 2006 Chinese Grand Prix. For the opening six laps, Hamilton’s quest for history appeared in grave danger following a bizarre start to the 12th of 17 […]

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Michael Schumacher was expecting the rise of Lewis Hamilton before he retired

The Daily Star’s FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox Michael Schumacher predicted the recent achievements of Lewis Hamilton. The legendary Ferrari driver won seven Formula One World Drivers' Championships during his time with the Italian constructors between 1994 and 2004, totalling 91 Grand Prix wins along the way. Hamilton has now surpassed that total of wins by coming out on top in Portugal on Sunday afternoon, and is now in pole […]

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Portuguese GP: Lewis Hamilton denies Valtteri Bottas pole position

Lewis Hamilton seized pole position from Valtteri Bottas with a brilliant final lap in an exciting Portuguese GP qualifying session that went to the wire on F1’s debut at Portimao. A 92nd F1 victory for Hamilton on Sunday would see him take the record for the most grands prix wins outright, two weeks after equalling Michael Schumacher’s long-standing milestone. Portuguese GP grid All the key live times for Sunday’s Portuguese GP Subscribe to Formula 1 on Sky Sports Hamilton had […]

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Lewis Hamilton explains how he trumped Valtteri Bottas tactic to secure pole position

Lewis Hamilton will start the Portuguese Grand Prix on pole position after a clever change of tactic enabled him to out-manoeuvre team-mate Valtteri Bottas – who was the quickest all weekend. Bottas set the fastest times in FP1, FP2, FP3, Q1 and Q2 but when it mattered the most in Q3, Hamilton came out on top. The Brit is looking to surpass Michael Schumacher’s race wins record when the lights go out tomorrow. And he will attempt to do so […]

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