Hamilton eighth, Vettel 2nd as Bottas takes pole

Austrian Grand Prix on the BBC Venue: Red Bull Ring Date: 7-9 July Coverage: Race on BBC Radio 5 live. Live text commentary, leaderboard and imagery on BBC Sport website and app. Lewis Hamilton will start the Austrian Grand Prix in eighth place with title rival Sebastian Vettel second behind Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas. Hamilton, who…

Hamilton takes Azerbaijan GP pole with title rival Vettel fourth

Azerbaijan Grand Prix on the BBC Venue: Baku City Circuit Date: 23-25 June Coverage: Race on BBC Radio 5 live. Live text commentary, leaderboard and imagery on BBC Sport website and app. Lewis Hamilton produced a stunning last-gasp lap in qualifying for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix to beat team-mate Valtteri Bottas to pole. The Briton…

Hamilton equals Senna pole record in Canada

Lewis Hamilton produced a stunning lap to set pole position at the Canadian Grand Prix and equal his hero Ayrton Senna with the 65th of his career. Hamilton ended the session 0.330 seconds quicker than title rival Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari. The Briton produced a series of blistering laps on a track where he has…

Fernando Alonso fifth in Indy 500 qualifying as Scott Dixon takes pole

Fernando Alonso will start his first Indianapolis 500 from the middle of the second row of the grid after qualifying fifth for the race on 28 May. The McLaren Formula 1 driver set an average of 231.300mph on his four-lap qualifying run, while New Zealander Scott Dixon took pole at 232.164mph. It was an impressive…

Alonso makes 'fast nine' shootout for Indy 500 pole

Fernando Alonso will compete for pole position at the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday after making it through the first qualifying day seventh fastest. The McLaren Formula 1 driver produced an impressive performance in his first competitive session on a US oval track. Alonso is among the ‘fast nine’ who will dispute pole on Sunday. Alonso’s…