Overview: Formula 1 qualifying battles

Overview: Formula 1 qualifying battles

As often highlighted: a Formula 1 driver's main reference point is their team-mate. Although race results and the final standings mean more, grid positions are also an important matter. As the 2017 season rumbles on, GPUpdate.net will keep intra-team qualifying battles up to date. Here is the list after the Spanish Grand Prix. Read more…

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  1. Sunday 14 May 2017

  2. 06:48

    Overview: Formula 1 qualifying battles

    As often highlighted: a Formula 1 driver's main reference point is their team-mate. Although race results and the final standings mean more, grid positions are…

  3. Thursday 20 April 2017

  4. Wednesday 19 April 2017

  5. Tuesday 18 April 2017

  6. 08:22

    Bottas understands 'tough' team orders

    Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas has labelled team orders as "tough" but says he understands why they were applied during the Bahrain Grand Prix. Bottas…

  7. Monday 17 April 2017

  8. 17:32

    Vandoorne sure of McLaren turnaround

    Stoffel Vandoorne has insisted he retains faith in McLaren-Honda to make gains after its dismal start to the season continued in Bahrain, but was unable to…

  9. 16:30

    Bahrain Grand Prix: Winners and Losers

    Sebastian Vettel made it 2-1 to Ferrari in 2017 with victory, while Mercedes claimed a double podium after a couple of setbacks. GPUpdate.net presents its…

  10. 13:44

    Wehrlein content with Formula 1 return

    Pascal Wehrlein believes he and Sauber "extracted the maximum" possible from its Bahrain Grand Prix as he finished 11th on his Formula 1 comeback. Wehrlein…

  11. 12:28

    Hülkenberg: Race exposed weaknesses

    Nico Hülkenberg believes the Bahrain Grand Prix exposed some of Renault's weaknesses, compared to its performance over one lap. Hülkenberg qualified…

  12. 10:02

    Massa: Sixth 'like a victory' for Williams

    Felipe Massa says securing sixth at the Bahrain Grand Prix was "like a victory" for Williams as he battled with more competitive rivals during the early stages…

  13. Sunday 16 April 2017

  14. 21:08

    Alonso: McLaren's speed deficit 'amazing'

    Fernando Alonso says McLaren-Honda's straight-line speed deficit was "amazing" as he attempted to battle with rivals during the Bahrain Grand Prix. Alonso…

  15. 19:19

    Sainz Jr. gets grid drop for Russian GP

    Carlos Sainz Jr. has been handed a three-place grid penalty for the Russian Grand Prix after he was deemed the guilty party in a collision with Lance Stroll in…

  16. 19:16

    Ferrari now confident of title challenge

    Sergio Marchionne says Ferrari is now "completely confident" of a season-long challenge after the team's second victory of the campaign at the Bahrain Grand…

  17. 19:00

    Ricciardo thought victory was possible

    Daniel Ricciardo says he thought he had a genuine shot at victory in the Bahrain Grand Prix before the early Safety Car and switch from Super Soft to Soft…

  18. 18:24

    Hamilton apologises for pit lane penalty

    Lewis Hamilton has apologised to his Mercedes team after he was handed a five-second time penalty for driving unnecessarily slowly in the pit lane during the…

  19. 18:14

    Vettel feared Safety Car would ruin race

    Sebastian Vettel says he initially feared the Safety Car period during the early stages of the Bahrain Grand Prix would work against him, before he went on to…

  20. 17:42

    Vettel beats Mercedes drivers to victory

    Sebastian Vettel got the better of Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas to take his and Ferrari's second victory of the season at the Bahrain Grand…

  21. 15:58

    Vandoorne a non-starter after PU problem

    McLaren-Honda's Stoffel Vandoorne was unable to start the Bahrain Grand Prix after yet another power unit problem developed inside his MCL32. Vandoorne was…

  22. 12:02

    Hülkenberg, Sirotkin to test for Renault

    Renault has confirmed that race driver Nico Hülkenberg and reserve driver Sergey Sirotkin will complete mileage for the team at the post-Bahrain Grand Prix…

  23. 10:32

    Wolff praises Bottas for 'keeping calm'

    Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has praised Valtteri Bottas' level-headedness after the Finn beat team-mate Lewis Hamilton to pole position for the Bahrain Grand…

  24. 10:05

    Sainz Jr. annoyed to miss 'great chance'

    Toro Rosso's Carlos Sainz Jr. expressed his frustration after missing a "great chance" to qualify inside the top 10 for the Bahrain Grand Prix due to another…

  25. 09:02

    Wehrlein still in pain on Formula 1 return

    Pascal Wehrlein says his back, which he injured during the pre-season, is still giving him discomfort, but nonetheless expects to complete the Bahrain Grand…

  26. Saturday 15 April 2017

  27. 18:54

    Grosjean upbeat over Haas turnaround

    Romain Grosjean says he was pleased with Haas' turnaround from practice to qualifying in Bahrain as he secured a spot in Q3 for the second time in three…

  28. 18:25

    Ricciardo pleased to split Ferrari drivers

    Daniel Ricciardo expressed positivity at being able to split the Ferrari drivers, as he secured fourth place on the grid for the Bahrain Grand Prix. Red Bull…

  29. 17:05

    Bottas beats Hamilton for maiden pole

    Valtteri Bottas edged out Lewis Hamilton during Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying to claim his maiden Formula 1 pole position, as Mercedes lapped significantly…

  30. 14:05

    Verstappen puts Red Bull on top in FP3

    Max Verstappen put Red Bull at the top of the timesheets during Saturday afternoon's final free practice session for the Bahrain Grand Prix, ahead of Mercedes…

  31. 12:13

    Mercedes, Ferrari confirm test line-ups

    Mercedes and Ferrari have confirmed their line-ups for the post-Bahrain Grand Prix test. Formula 1 teams will stay on at the Bahrain International Circuit…

  32. 08:02

    Wehrlein 'feeling comfortable' on return

    Pascal Wehrlein says he is "feeling comfortable" after returning to action during Friday practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix, having missed the first two rounds…

  33. Friday 14 April 2017

  34. 20:45

    Hülkenberg cleared over Hamilton block

    Renault's Nico Hülkenberg has been cleared by stewards after allegedly impeding Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton during practice for the Bahrain Grand…

  35. 18:20

    Ricciardo: RBR pace 'doesn't make sense'

    Daniel Ricciardo has admitted that Red Bull's frontrunning pace during the first day of practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix "doesn't make sense". Red Bull…

  36. 18:06

    Horner renews call for ban on T-wings

    Red Bull team boss Christian Horner has renewed calls for an immediate ban on T-wings after Max Verstappen struck debris during second practice for the Bahrain…

  37. 17:32

    Vettel remains on top in second practice

    Sebastian Vettel stayed at the head of the pack during Friday evening's second practice session for the Bahrain Grand Prix, as three teams – Ferrari, Mercedes…