It was predicted by AR1.com that Max Verstappen would crash with the Ferraris in Turn 1 of the Singapore GP and that is exactly what happened on a wet start. With all three out Lewis Hamilton, who started 5th was leading at the end of lap 1 and from there he easily held off Daniel Ricciardo's Red Bull to extend his championship lead to 28 points and pretty much guarantees he will be the 2017 F1 World Champion. It is over.
The Red Bulls were fastest in both sessions Friday and the final practice on Saturday morning, but when it really counted Sebastian Vettel drove his Ferrari to pole with a record lap of 1m39.491s for the Singapore GP. Vettel had pole when all the drivers went out for their final run, but no one could catch Vettel, who went even faster on his final run but did not have to. Max Verstappen was 2nd for Red Bull 0.323s behind Vettel and his Red Bull teammate Daniel Riccardo was right behind 0.349s back.
Representatives from Toro Rosso and Honda speak with the press following their announcement of a multi-year deal which starts from the 2018 season. Honda and Toro Rosso – Masashi YAMAMOTO (Honda), Katsuhide MORIYAMA (Honda), Franz TOST (Toro Rosso) Renault and McLaren: Zak BROWN (McLaren), Cyril ABITEBOUL (Renault), Christian HORNER (Red Bull Racing)
Lewis Hamilton started from pole and led his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas to an easy 1-2 win in the Italian GP at Monza. Sebastian Vettel was a distant 3rd for Ferrari that was once again no match for the superior Aldo Costa designed Mercedes finishing a whopping 36-seconds behind. With his win Hamilton took the points lead from Vettel and it's expected it will be an easy waltz to the 2017 title for Hamilton and Mercedes will easily win the constructors title.
Lewis Hamilton is now the most proficient pole winner in the history of F1 turning an amazing lap of 1m34.660s to win the pole for the Italian GP at Monza in very wet conditions. Max Verstappen was 2nd for Red Bull a full 1.1 seconds behind Hamilton. Daniel Riccardo was third in the 2nd Red Bull. The big surprise was the poor performance of both Ferraris over 2 seconds slower than Hamilton in 7th and 8th position and out to lunch.
The FIA Formula 2 Championship unveiled the F2 2018 to the international media in Monza today. The new car, which will be raced in the 2018, 2019 and 2020 seasons, was revealed in the Formula 1 paddock ahead of the 9th Round of the 2017 F2 season. The new car, which complies with the latest F1 safety standards, features architecture typical of a modern F1 car and a 3.4 liter turbo-charged Mecachrome engine, which delivers 620 HP at 8,750 rpm.
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