Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc has been demoted to 7th in the result of today's Japanese Grand Prix, as a double penalty given after the race made him lose his 6th place.
Valtteri Bottas has won the Japanese Grand Prix after taking the lead at the start of the race. The Finn controlled the race after that while Vettel and Hamilton battled it out for second place.
Many had expected Mercedes to be the dominant force again today in Suzuka, but qualifying showed a different picture. Ferrari delivered when it mattered, and in Q3, they outpaced everyone to lock out the front row on the Japanese Grand Prix starting grid.
Formula One teams and drivers headed east, to Suzuka for this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix, Round 17 of the championship. The arrival of the Typhoon Hagabis forced the organizers to cancel every track activity on Saturday, but the weather is expected to improve for race day.
The 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship is slowly nearing its end, but the development race is still raging between the teams. The Mercedes outfit left its rivals Ferrari and Red Bull shocked when its revealed its latest and possibly last upgrades for the season.
Second practice at Suzuka was a crucial session, and the final one ahead of qualifying on Sunday following the cancellation of FP3. Though rain was predicted, it didn't arrive yet, and Mercedes were able to demonstrate once again.
Ahead of tomorrow's tyfoon, the first practice session at Suzuka was a busy one as teams looks to benefit from some dry weather running, now that FP3 has been cancelled.
This weekend sees Formula One drivers and teams head east once again, to Japan, Land of the Rising Sun. Round 17 of the 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship will be the 35th running of the Japanese Grand Prix.
Carlos Sainz feels that McLaren has made significant steps forward, establishing itself as the fourth fastest outfit in race trims. Speaking to F1Technical.net’ Balázs Szabó at Monza, the young Spaniard assessed the performances of the Woking-based outfit in the first half of the season.
There have been a number of incidents in 2019 requiring steward intervention, many of which result in a difference of opinion as to whether a penalty was or was not justified. In this article we look at the actual rules and what punitive measures are available to the race director.