Category: lead

Strategy helps Vettel lead Ferrari 1-2 at Monaco

Strategy helps Vettel lead Ferrari 1-2 at Monaco

Sebastian Vettel Sebastian Vettel took advantage of an inspired strategy call to overcome Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen to win the Monaco Grand Prix following a frantic finish. The championship leader sat behind pole-sitter Raikkonen for the opening 40 laps of the race after failing to make the jump on the Finn at the start. However, a decision to run Vettel on a longer first stint saw him…

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Monaco GP: Sebastian Vettel stretches title lead with win

Monaco GP: Sebastian Vettel stretches title lead with win

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel won a dull-then-frantic Monaco Grand Prix to extend his championship lead over Lewis Hamilton to 25 points. Vettel led home team-mate Kimi Raikkonen, after passing the Finn by running longer to the only pit stop. There will be wide suspicion within Formula 1 that the strategy was a deliberate move by Ferrari to get their leading driver into the lead. Hamilton finished…

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Castroneves, Chevy lead final Indy practice The final ‘Carb…

Castroneves, Chevy lead final Indy practice

The final ‘Carb Day’ practice session for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 ended with Helio Castroneves and Chevrolet on top of the timing screens.

ASIAN WRAP: Cassidy extends Super GT points lead

ASIAN WRAP: Cassidy extends Super GT points lead

Nick Cassidy/Ryo Hirakawa pic: Gazoo Super GT Championship New Zealander Nick Cassidy has extended his lead in Japan’s Super GT championship despite finishing sixth in Round 3 at Autopolis. Cassidy, whose #37 KeePer Team TOM Lexus LC500 was carrying the greatest success ballast, qualified fifth for the 300km affair and ran in the same position until he pitted to hand over the car to Ryo Hirakawa.…

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SS13/14: Ogier lead tops 20sec Sébastien Ogier and Thierry…

SS13/14: Ogier lead tops 20sec

Sébastien Ogier and Thierry Neuville traded stage wins at Vodafone Rally de Portugal on Saturday afternoon and it was the Frenchman who emerged with an enhanced lead.

SS12: Tänak loses Portugal lead Sébastien Ogier claimed the…

SS12: Tänak loses Portugal lead

Sébastien Ogier claimed the lead of Vodafone Rally de Portugal in Saturday morning’s final speed test when Ott Tänak broke his car’s rear suspension against a bank.

Tanak comes through to lead in Portugal Ott Tanak holds a…

Tanak comes through to lead in Portugal

Ott Tanak holds a narrow lead at Rally de Portugal after a tight battle amongst the leading crews throughout the opening full day of competition.

Friday in Portugal: Tänak holds narrow lead

Friday in Portugal: Tänak holds narrow lead

Ott Tänak held a slender lead at Vodafone Rally de Portugal after an enthralling opening leg on Friday. He headed Dani Sordo by 4.6sec with FIA World Rally Championship leader Sébastien Ogier just four-tenths further back following a day in which six different drivers topped the standings. Thierry Neuville and Mads Østberg started today tied at the front after last night’s short curtain-raising…

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SS5: Meeke grabs Portugal lead Kris Meeke became the fifth…

SS5: Meeke grabs Portugal lead

Kris Meeke became the fifth different leader of Vodafone Rally de Portugal as he stormed to the front of the pack in Friday afternoon’s opening speed test.

SS2: Paddon takes Portugal lead Hayden Paddon won Friday…

SS2: Paddon takes Portugal lead

Hayden Paddon won Friday morning’s opening speed test at Vodafone Rally de Portugal to take the lead in his Hyundai i20 Coupe.