For many people, Stoffel Vandoorne is a divisive figure: for some there’s a star in the making who’s a solid driver in the wrong car; for others he’s underperforming and occupying a seat young Lando Norris deserves far more. But is there a definitive answer to this question? We take the time to find out.
On the 40th anniversary of Gilles Villeneuve’s first win for Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel followed in the legend's footsteps to win the Canadian Grand Prix. The Ferrari driver completed what was a comfortable win which saw him lead from start to finish ahead of Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, meaning the top 3 on the grid didn’t change
Things are quiet this weekend in the Formula 1 world, as drivers and teams prepare for the next race in Canada. While Red Bull is fresh off a win in Monaco, it is Daniel Ricciardo who has truly shined during this part of the season. With only three different race winners among the six races, Mercedes’ golden boy Lewis Hamilton fears that Ricciardo may be a threat to the title.
Williams Racing may have won nine constructors’ Championships, seven drivers’ championships, 114 Grands Prix and 128 pole positions, but as of the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix, the Oxfordshire-based team sit at the bottom of the constructors’ table with a paltry four points. Since Juan Pablo Montoya’s win for the team at the 2004 Brazilian Grand Prix, only one race victory has been achieved with that being Pastor Maldonado’s famous win at the 2012 Spanish Grand Prix. But how has a team with the heritage of Williams fallen so much?
Daniel Ricciardo converted his magnificent pole position to the race win on Sunday. Ricciardo managed to guide his ill RB14 car to the finish ahead of the Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel and the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton. Ocon came home in a brilliant sixth position after his strong position and Max Verstappen managed to avoid the walls to bring his Red Bull to ninth place after starting last.