24 May


2018 Monaco Grand Prix: Practice Report

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SERGIO PEREZ - VJM11-02

FP1 1:13.717 P8 39 laps
FP2 1:13.370 P12 39 laps

Sergio: “The general feeling with the car is good, but we need to improve the balance to find some more lap time before qualifying. It is going to be a very close battle in the midfield, but if we do a good job over the next few days we can battle for a place in Q3.”
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Monaco Grand Prix Practice

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24/05/2018

Paddy Lowe, Chief Technical Officer: I think the drivers have done a commendable job. We’ve had a couple of issues, but I think for two young drivers trying to get as much track time as possible we certainly haven’t been particularly penalised so that’s good. We purposely kept the programmes simple to maximise track time and that has worked quite well. In FP1 we were quite tactical in how we ran to give our drivers time when the track was quieter. FP2 was then focused on getting their low and high fuel runs in so they could understand the car. I think the car has been reasonably well-balanced, so the engineers have done a good job there. There’s some work for us to do overnight, but we’ve got an extra 24 hours to think about it. It’s amazing that we can get everything done in six hours elsewhere, yet we will take 30 hours in Monaco, but that’s engineers for you. Overall, I think on high and low fuel, the pace has been relatively better than Spain. With the circuit characteristics here, we would expect it to be kinder to us. We’ve done a reasonable job in exploiting the car to get the most out of this circuit.
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MONACO GP – THURSDAY PRACTICE

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24 MAY 2018

DANIEL RICCIARDO
First Practice Session: 1:12.126 Position: 1, Laps: 36
Second Practice Session: 1:11.841 Position: 1, Laps: 33
“This is a place I always love driving. It helps when you’re fast but regardless it’s just so much fun driving an F1 car around here. Having the hypersoft tyre gives us that little bit more grip and it’s pretty cool to be breaking lap records. I’m glad that was the fastest lap that anyone has ever done as it felt so quick, but I think on Saturday we will go even quicker again. Some parts of the track are just amazing, Tabac and Turn 12 in particular are a lot of fun. The intention this weekend is to try and win and be dominant. Both cars today ran really well in the sessions and Max and I were fighting for the top spot all day. I think come Qualifying the others will turn it up and I’m sure it will tighten up as you never know what the other teams are doing, but all we could do today was try and top the times, which is what we have done.”
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Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix – Practice – Friday

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24.05.2018
Weather: FP1: sunny and dry, 21-23°C air, 32-38°C track; FP2: sunny and dry, 21-24°C air, 34-42°C track

The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team has completed the first day of free practice sessions at the Circuit de Monaco ahead of the 2018 FIA Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix. It was the first time for Monegasque rookie, Charles Leclerc, to experience the streets of his hometown in the cockpit of a Formula 1 car. It was a productive day for Marcus Ericsson as well. Both drivers worked in preparation for the race on the city circuit of Monaco where the track layout is particularly challenging for the team; despite the track demands with high levels of downforce, they are optimistic for tomorrow’s sessions, with the gaps between all competitors being very close.
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2018 Monaco Grand Prix - Thursday

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24 May 2018

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport have some work to do for Saturday in Monte Carlo
Lewis finished the morning session in P3 with Valtteri in P7
In the afternoon, Lewis came home in P4 with Valtteri in P6
Driver
Chassis No. FP1 FP2
Lewis Hamilton
F1 W09 EQ
Power+/01 34 Laps 1:12:480 P3 UltraSoft, HyperSoft 34 Laps 1:12.536 P4 SuperSoft, HyperSoft
Valtteri Bottas
F1 W09 EQ
Power+/04 39 Laps 1:13.502 P7 UltraSoft, HyperSoft 38 Laps 1:12.642 P6 UltraSoft, HyperSoft
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FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO 2018 - Monte Carlo

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Second Practice Session Classification

NO DRIVER ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP INT KM/H
1 3 Daniel RICCIARDO Aston Martin Red Bull Racing 1:11.841 33 167.219
2 33 Max VERSTAPPEN Aston Martin Red Bull Racing 1:12.035 41 +0.194 +0.194 166.768
3 5 Sebastian VETTEL Scuderia Ferrari 1:12.413 42 +0.572 +0.378 165.898
4 44 Lewis HAMILTON Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport 1:12.536 34 +0.695 +0.123 165.617
5 7 Kimi RAIKKONEN Scuderia Ferrari 1:12.543 36 +0.702 +0.007 165.601
6 77 Valtteri BOTTAS Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport 1:12.642 38 +0.801 +0.099 165.375
7 27 Nico HULKENBERG Renault Sport Formula One Team 1:13.047 30 +1.206 +0.405 164.458
8 2 Stoffel VANDOORNE McLaren F1 Team 1:13.077 40 +1.236 +0.030 164.390
9 14 Fernando ALONSO McLaren F1 Team 1:13.115 42 +1.274 +0.038 164.305
10 55 Carlos SAINZ Renault Sport Formula One Team 1:13.200 34 +1.359 +0.085 164.114
11 28 Brendon HARTLEY Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda 1:13.222 47 +1.381 +0.022 164.065
12 11 Sergio PEREZ Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:13.370 39 +1.529 +0.148 163.734
13 31 Esteban OCON Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:13.382 47 +1.541 +0.012 163.707
14 10 Pierre GASLY Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda 1:13.410 32 +1.569 +0.028 163.645
15 35 Sergey SIROTKIN Williams Martini Racing 1:13.547 44 +1.706 +0.137 163.340
16 20 Kevin MAGNUSSEN Haas F1 Team 1:13.572 41 +1.731 +0.025 163.284
17 16 Charles LECLERC Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team 1:13.575 45 +1.734 +0.003 163.278
18 8 Romain GROSJEAN Haas F1 Team 1:13.763 37 +1.922 +0.188 162.862
19 18 Lance STROLL Williams Martini Racing 1:14.011 34 +2.170 +0.248 162.316
20 9 Marcus ERICSSON Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team 1:14.173 46 +2.332 +0.162 161.961

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FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO 2018 - Monte Carlo

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First Practice Session Classification

NO DRIVER ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP INT KM/H
1 3 Daniel RICCIARDO Aston Martin Red Bull Racing 1:12.126 36 166.558
2 33 Max VERSTAPPEN Aston Martin Red Bull Racing 1:12.280 25 +0.154 +0.154 166.203
3 44 Lewis HAMILTON Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport 1:12.480 34 +0.354 +0.200 165.745
4 5 Sebastian VETTEL Scuderia Ferrari 1:13.041 40 +0.915 +0.561 164.472
5 7 Kimi RAIKKONEN Scuderia Ferrari 1:13.066 38 +0.940 +0.025 164.415
6 55 Carlos SAINZ Renault Sport Formula One Team 1:13.456 40 +1.330 +0.390 163.542
7 77 Valtteri BOTTAS Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport 1:13.502 39 +1.376 +0.046 163.440
8 11 Sergio PEREZ Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:13.717 39 +1.591 +0.215 162.963
9 8 Romain GROSJEAN Haas F1 Team 1:13.943 24 +1.817 +0.226 162.465
10 35 Sergey SIROTKIN Williams Martini Racing 1:13.962 40 +1.836 +0.019 162.423
11 31 Esteban OCON Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:14.000 39 +1.874 +0.038 162.340
12 28 Brendon HARTLEY Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda 1:14.034 46 +1.908 +0.034 162.265
13 27 Nico HULKENBERG Renault Sport Formula One Team 1:14.134 38 +2.008 +0.100 162.047
14 10 Pierre GASLY Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda 1:14.240 38 +2.114 +0.106 161.815
15 2 Stoffel VANDOORNE McLaren F1 Team 1:14.291 37 +2.165 +0.051 161.704
16 16 Charles LECLERC Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team 1:14.521 39 +2.395 +0.230 161.205
17 14 Fernando ALONSO McLaren F1 Team 1:14.637 16 +2.511 +0.116 160.955
18 18 Lance STROLL Williams Martini Racing 1:14.782 43 +2.656 +0.145 160.642
19 9 Marcus ERICSSON Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team 1:15.206 39 +3.080 +0.424 159.737
20 20 Kevin MAGNUSSEN Haas F1 Team 1:18.801 7 +6.675 +3.595 152.449

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14 May


ASTON MARTIN RED BULL RACING – BARCELONA TEST

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14 MAY 2018

DRIVER LINE-UP
Please see below the driver line-up for the forthcoming test in Barcelona:

Tuesday 15th May: Max Verstappen
Wednesday 16th May: Jake Dennis*

* Jake Dennis is an Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Simulator Development Driver and his RB14 test will provide useful correlation for his work in the simulator. For additional information on Jake please visit: redbullracing.redbull.com
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13 May


2018 SPANISH GRAND PRIX

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"A good step forward"

Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Sunday 13 May

Fernando and Stoffel both fought hard races after a chaotic first lap, on a track where overtaking opportunities are at a premium. Both drivers dropped three places apiece in the incident at Turn Two, and battled to regain them through the mixed-up pack.

Stoffel made a late one-and-only stop in an effort to take advantage of fresher tyres in the closing stages, but his race was brought to a halt on lap 38 when he reported a loss of drive, with a suspected gearbox issue.

After a number of strong on-track battles that enabled him to regain the three places he lost at the start, Fernando finished eighth to bring home four points for the passionate home crowd – a fifth consecutive points-scoring finish in as many races.
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SPANISH GRAND PRIX - RACE

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May 13, 2018

A 12th place finish for Brendon and an unfortunate DNF for Pierre, read the reaction from our drivers and team from the Spanish GP.

Brendon Hartley (STR13-03, Car 28)
Race: Pos. 12th
"I had a clean start and made up a few positions on the first lap. The mechanics did an amazing job to get the car ready for today - it was actually finished last night - we just had to do the car setup this morning. We decided to pit under the first safety car and go straight on to the medium to effectively do a one-stop. It worked, but it meant we lost a lot a couple of positions in the beginning. It was difficult to overtake today, I think some of the cars around us had a bit more top speed which made life difficult. I had a good overtake on Marcus at the end to get 12th and if I had made the overtake a little bit earlier there would have been the chance for 11th as well, because the pace was definitely there at the end of the race."
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SPANISH GRAND PRIX – MONTMELÓ 13 MAY

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Maurizio Arrivabene: “In many ways, this is a weekend in which nothing went right. Now, calmly and with accuracy, we need to analyse the reasons, and they are various, which prevented us from exploiting the potential we demonstrated in the previous races. Then we will prepare for the upcoming Monaco Grand Prix, in a professional, determined and confident manner.”
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Spanish Grand Prix: Race Recap

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May 13, 2018

Event: Spanish Grand Prix (Round 5 of 21)
Date: Sunday, May 13
Location: Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya
Layout: 4.655-kilometer (2.892-mile), 16-turn track
Weather: Partly cloudy
Air Temps: 14.9-17.1 degrees Celsius (58.8-62.8 degrees Fahrenheit)
Track Temps: 28.8-36.7 degrees Celsius (83.8-98.1 degrees Fahrenheit)
Race Winner: Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes
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Formula 1 Emirates Spanish Grand Prix – Race – Sunday

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13.05.2018

The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team finishes in the points for the second time in a row, with Charles Leclerc in P10
Weather: cloudy and dry, 15-17°C air, 29-37°C track

It was a positive Grand Prix for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team, finishing in the points for the third time this season with Charles Leclerc in P10, and Marcus Ericsson in P13. Both drivers gave a strong performance, fighting for positions in the midfield. Monegasque rookie Charles Leclerc has brought home another point for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team just a few days after scoring his first Formula 1 points in Baku. Marcus Ericsson performed well, especially in the first stint, with good attacks and defence on medium tyres. The team now holds a total of 11 points this season (P9 in the Constructors’ Championship). Charles Leclerc is currently in P13, and Marcus Ericsson in P16 in the Drivers’ Championship.
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2018 Spanish Grand Prix - Sunday

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13 May 2018

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport start the European season with a 1-2 victory
Lewis took his 64th career victory today - his third at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya and second of the 2018 season
Valtteri finished today's Spanish Grand Prix in P2 - completing a 1-2 for the team with his 25th career podium
Today's result marks the 36th 1-2 victory for Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport since Mercedes re-entered Formula One as a works team in 2010
Lewis (95 points) extends his lead in the Drivers' Championship from Sebastian Vettel (78 points) with Valtteri (58 points) in P3
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport (153 points) lead Ferrari (126 points) by 27 points in the Constructors' Championship
Peter Bonnington, Senior Race Engineer on car #44, accepted the Constructors' trophy on behalf of the team in Barcelona
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2018 Formula 1 Emirates Spanish Grand Prix, Sunday

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13 May 2018
Renault Sport Formula One Team’s Carlos Sainz drove a strong home race to finish in seventh place at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for today’s Formula 1 Gran Premio de España Emirates, with the points gained taking the team to fourth place in the Constructors’ Championship.
Nico Hülkenberg had a very short race after the rear of his R.S.18 was collected by a spinning Romain Grosjean, pitching both into retirement on the first lap.
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