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
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Chris Pook & the History of the Long Beach GP
by Gordon Kirby “Chris Pook & the History of the Long Beach GP,” written by veteran racing journalist and author Gordon Kirby, is the quintessential chronicle of one man’s passion to create America’s most enduring and successful auto racing street circuit. The 320-page book, published by Racemaker Press, with more than 180 photos and illustrations, retails for $80 plus shipping and handling and is available at www.racemaker.com. The book tells the story of the life of Englishman Chris Pook and the history of the Long Beach Grand Prix, which debuted in September of 1975 through the streets of that California city, and injected new life into the urban surroundings.
Hamilton over Bottas for a Mercedes 1-2 in Austria
Styrian GP Lewis Hamilton easily won the pole in the rain yesterday and on Sunday he dominated the Styrian GP from start to finish and beat his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas by a massive 14-seconds. Max Verstappen was a distant third for Red Bull ahead of his teammate Alex Albon. Lando Norris passed a limping Sergio Perez on the last lap for 5th place.
1.2 secs faster than entire grid Lewis Hamilton made a real statement in qualifying for the Styrian GP in heavy rain as he put his #44 Mercedes on pole by a stunning 1.216s over Red Bull's Max Verstappen who lost his car in the final corner of his last lap. But it would not have mattered as no one had anything for Lewis Hamilton on this day. Carlos Sainz Jr. was an excellent third for McLaren while Lando Norris was 6th in the other McLaren. Valtteri Bottas and Esteban Ocon rounded out the top-5.
Leclerc gets 2nd for Ferrari after Hamilton penalized Valtteri Bottas has won the season opening Austrian GP F1 race at the Red Bull Ring over Ferrari's Charles Leclerc and McLaren's Lando Norris after Lewis Hamilton received a 5-second penalty for taking our Alex Albon while battling for 2nd place. In a race that saw a lot of attrition - both mechanical and driver error - that mixed up the results, no one was more happy than Norris who got his first ever F1 podium and the first podium for the McLaren F1 team that has struggled for so many years.
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.
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