Mercedes-AMG F1 chairman Niki Lauda has spoken, and the news is all good for Lewis Hamilton: The 31-year old Brit won’t be reprimanded for his driving tactics at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix last weekend. Many speculated that Hamilton would be punished after defying team orders during the final laps of the race. While leading, he intentionally slowed to back up the grid, putting his teammate and rival, Nico Rosberg, in a position to be overtaken.
Michael Annett (L) was 36th in 2016 while Clint Bowyer was 27th. After the departures of drivers Michael Annett and Clint Bowyer to other teams for the 2017 season, HScott Motorsports won’t be competing in NASCAR for the upcoming season. Annett is set to drive for JR Motorsports in the Xfinity Series next season while Bowyer is replacing Tony Stewart at Stewart-Haas Racing.
After a decade off the Formula 1 calendar, the French Grand Prix has been formally confirmed to return in 2018. The race was confirmed at a press conference in France on Monday, after reports emerged late last week it was coming back. The race, which was at Circuit de Nevers in Magny-Cours from the 1990s through to the most recent race there in 2008, will be held at Circuit Paul Ricard (Le Castellet) instead. Paul Ricard though was the site host for 14 races between 1971 and 1990. Christian Estrosi, the president of the regional authority of Provence and the Cote d’Azur, announced the deal for the race which is likely to be held in late July. That time frame had featured the German Grand Prix