Pierre Gasly: Red Bull replace Daniel Ricciardo with Frenchman for 2019 season

Pierre Gasly: Red Bull replace Daniel Ricciardo with Frenchman for 2019 season

The 22-year-old, who drives for Red Bull’s junior team Toro Rosso, will line up alongside Max Verstappen. Australian Ricciardo will leave for Renault at the end of this season. “This incredible opportunity is another step forward in my ambition to win grands prix and compete for world championships,” said Gasly. He only made his F1 debut at the Malaysian Grand Prix last October, but has scored 26 points for Toro Rosso this year, with a best finish of fourth in Bahrain. Red Bull have struggled for consistency this year, but have won three races – two by Ricciardo and one by Verstappen. “Red Bull has always looked to fight for championships or victories and that’s what I want,” added Gasly.

 

Lewis Hamilton claims thrilling pole in wet Hungary

Lewis Hamilton claims thrilling pole in wet Hungary

Britain’s world championship leader leaves rival in his wake with an awesome qualifying lap in dreadful weather in Hungary new Lewis Hamilton will begin from the entrance of the grid tomorrow. For the second time in six days, the heavens appeared to present Lewis Hamilton a chance to make use of his expertise in the rain to rescue a day that appeared in any other case to be getting away from him.

A wet qualifying session in Hungary saw Hamilton win his 77th pole in a Mercedes that within the dry seemed to be decisively slower than Sebastian Vettel’s Ferrari. Simply because the race in Germany final week had allowed Hamilton to say a victory that in any other case would have been Vettel’s, his pole represented a psychological blow to his title opponent. If he can comply with it up with victory within the race at present to increase his lead within the championship, it can go away Vettel the complete four-week summer time break to ruminate upon both…