With five grands prix in six weeks, F1 doesn’t have much time to draw breathe at the moment – but this weekend it was the live demo team doing the heavy lifting, giving the RB8 a canter down at glorious Goodwood’s Festival of Speed.
Formula One’s first ever triple-header drew to a conclusion after three long, busy weeks on the road. After a week at home and back at base, the team’s suitcases are packed and it’s time for the return of the popular German Grand Prix. After a brief hiatus in 2017, Hockenheim returns to the F1 calendar to host the first of another back-to-back race weekend.
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport today announced a planned transition of its senior technical leadership which will see the baton handed on to the next generation of leaders within the Team for 2019 and beyond.
Under clear blue skies and blazing sun, Nico capitalised on an excellent start and strong opening lap – moving from his eleventh place grid slot into sixth, keeping cool and composed through a one-stop strategy with multiple safety cars to finish in that position at the chequered flag. Carlos Sainz also made a superb start from sixteenth on the grid to ninth at the end of the first lap, running a two-stop strategy from which he ultimately retired after a collision at Copse on lap 38, while in the hunt for a top ten finish.