Plans for the newly-constructed circuit to host Formula One racing in were The flag man gets the race underway, led from pole position by Jo Siffert (SUI) . Gametool Racing Games & Mods F1 Saison Mod mit Fahrern und Teams der Formel1 Saison , aktualisierten HD-Texturen für Autos, Teams. A circuit that embodies the spirit of F1. This is Formula One World Championship All times listed are local track times. 02 Sep. Race. Highlights and analysis.
Kimi Raikkonen had a difficult Q3, complaining on his first run that his set of tyres was not as good as the one used in the previous segment of qualifying, then failing to improve on is second run.
The top four will all start on ultrasoft Pirellis having used them to set their Q2 times, with the rest of the top six starting on hypersofts.
With Red Bull missing from Q3 thanks to grid penalties for engine part changes, meaning the team didn't bother running in Q2, Kevin Magnussen was best of the rest for Haas in fifth place, 1.
Q2 was rendered an irrelevance because only 10 cars ran, inevitably meaning they all reached the final segment of qualifying.
Renault pairing Carlos Sainz Jr and Nico Hulkenberg also did not run because they are guaranteed to start 11th and 12th with a free tyre choice behind six midfield rivals who will all start on the hypersoft Pirellis.
All five of those who did not take to the track were classified in positions 11th to 15th based on their Q1 pace.
The New Zealander, who will drop to the back thanks to Honda engine component changes earlier in the weekend, was unable to improve on his second run after backing off for the yellow flag caused by Sergey Sirotkin spinning his Williams at Turn 9.
Alonso also has engine-related grid penalties but is not due to start on the back row thanks to his car, driven by Lando Norris, being the first on track in FP1 of the five cars carrying penalties - which impacts the order of the five cars serving grid drops.
Sirotkin's first-run time was good enough for 18th ahead of the second McLaren of Stoffel Vandoorne, while Lance Stroll was slowest after also encountering yellow flags because of Sirotkin on his final lap.
The monster born out of Porsche's frustration After two record runs in a year of farewell touring, Porsche's Evo has been retired.
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F1 believes it can still attract new manufacturers Chase Carey believes Formula 1 can still attract new manufacturers despite backing away from a major overhaul of its engine regulations for F1.
Fittipaldi joins Haas as test driver for Pietro Fittipaldi, the grandson of two-time world champion Emerson, will test a Formula 1 car for the first time in Abu Dhabi this month after landing a role with Haas F1.
F1 teams discussing winter break in Formula 1 teams are discussing the potential for winter break in December F1.
Ricciardo gets Brazilian GP grid penalty Daniel Ricciardo will be hit with a grid penalty in the Brazilian Grand Prix after needing a new turbocharger ahead of the Interlagos event F1.
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It was Ericsson who made the jump to safety in the dying seconds. The end of the session was nervous too for championship leader Lewis Hamilton.
Mercedes elected to run the first session on ultrasoft tyres and as better times came in from rivals in the closing stages Hamilton plummeted down the order.
Fortunately for the Briton, he dropped only as far as P14 and he was through to Q2. In the second session, Ferrari sent Räikkönen and Vettel being out on ultrasoft tyres looking to perhaps set a time good enough to be able to start on the set.