The Williams F1 Team have today confirmed that Paddy Lowe, its former technical chief will leave the team after having been made inactive several months ago.
Despite some worries over tyre blistering, the French Grand Prix became straight forward affair for Lewis Hamilton and the entire Mercedes AMG F1 team. Once again, they finished 1-2, with Leclerc completing the podium for Ferrari.
The qualifying session for the 2019 Formula One French Grand Prix hardly provided excitement and surprises after Mercedes secured another front row lock-out. Lewis Hamilton secured his 86th pole position in front of his team-mate Valtteri Bottas and Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc.
Lewis Hamilton neared perfection at today's qualifying for the French Grand Prix, seemingly improving lap after lap to take pole with a new lap record. Valtteri Bottas finished second, leaving Mercedes' competition easily behind.
Mercedes continued on from Friday's pace setting performances as Valtteri Bottas headed Lewis Hamilton for another Silver Arrow one-two in final practice before French GP qualifying.
The second practice session ahead of the French Grand Prix saw Valtteri Bottas go fastest, 4 tenths quicker than team mate Lewis Hamilton who used the harder medium compound tyres. Charles Leclerc was again third fastest for Ferrari.
After turning up with a raft of upgraded parts for the Friday practice sessions in France, Ferrari was left with mixed feelings about the improvements which the new upgrade package brought to the car performance.
Mercedes drivers Hamilton and Bottas did exactly as expected by topping the first practice session at Circuit Paul Ricard, France. The duo were tightly matched and kept Charles Leclerc in the closest Ferrari at nearly 4 tenths.
Formula One’s teams and drivers return to Europe after a long trip to Canada for the French Grand Prix, Round Eight of the 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship.
Despite lagging behind Mercedes in the Constructors’ Championship, Ferrari’s team principal Mattia Binotto is working hard to ensure that his team has the perfect structure to get the best out of its resources in the near future.