Team Abu Dhabi’s Faleh Al Mansoori and Shaun Torrente know a victory in the Grand Prix of Italy will give them a huge advantage in their XCAT title defence.
Championship leader Lewis Hamilton has defended his victory in the British Grand Prix, saying the triumph was down to strategy rather than a favourable Safety Car intervention.
MONACO: Lewis Hamilton withstood lap after lap of intense pressure on worn tyres to win a nail-biting Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday in a triumphant tribute to his Mercedes team’s late Formula One great Niki Lauda. The Briton, who now has 77 career wins and a 17-point lead over team mate Valtteri Bottas
London: Formula One champions Mercedes can stretch their unbeaten run into double figures in France on Sunday while rivals Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel still chafe at being denied victory in Canada two weeks ago. Lewis Hamilton, winner last year at Le Castellet’s Paul Ricard circuit from pole position
Le Castellet: Valtteri Bottas outpaced his team-mate Lewis Hamilton to top the times in second free practice at the French Grand Prix on Friday, as Ferrari’s bid to be granted a review of Sebastian Vettel’s penalty in Montreal was rejected. Finn Bottas, who is 29 points behind defending world champion Hamilton
Cross-code star Sonny Bill Williams was benched and fellow centre Ryan Crotty missed out altogether as New Zealand named their team for Saturday’s Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Ireland.
Bottom club Ittihad Kalba will look to bounce back to give their new coach a winning debut when they take on Fujairah in the fourth round match of the Arabian Gulf League (AGL) on Friday.