Keep track of every twist and turn with the full F1 Championship calendar. From Australia to Abu Dhabi, it's everything you need to follow the action. Welcome to a Formula 1 legend: the Spa-Francorchamps. Here's all the need-to- know info on the Belgian Grand Prix. Le Castellet is one of F1's legendary circuits. Now, it's back for Here's everything you need on the French Grand Prix. Vorher wurden von den teilnehmenden Teams auch Fahrzeuge anderer Konstrukteure genutzt. Liste der Flaggenzeichen im Motorsport. Williams enter the summer break in style. Das ist ihm schon gelungen, genau gleich. Wir geben unser Bestes, um uns zu wehren. Neben einigen Rennställen mit nur wenigen Starts starteten 14 Rennställe bei mindestens Rennen: Den Fahrern, die am dritten Qualifying-Abschnitt teilgenommen haben, wird seit der Saison nur für dieses Qualifying ein zusätzlicher weicher Reifensatz zur Verfügung gestellt. Nächstes Jahr bestreitet er seine dritte Saison bei Mercedes. Er wird dazugelernt haben, sich verbessert haben. Jetzt muss Vettel mit der Konsequenz leben. So konnte es passieren, dass Fahrer in der Endabrechnung weniger Punkte für die Weltmeisterschaft angerechnet bekamen, als sie tatsächlich durch Platzierungen errungen hatten. Dem müssen wir auf den Grund gehen.
Williams driver Felipe Massa retired from Formula One at the end of the championship. The French Grand Prix returned to the calendar for the first time since The Malaysian Grand Prix , which was part of the championship from to , was discontinued.
Following widespread criticism of the grid penalty system in that regularly saw multiple drivers start races outside their qualifying positions, the FIA introduced a revised set of regulations for In the event that a driver changes a power unit component, they are still subject to a five- or ten-place grid penalty depending on the component being changed; however, should they then replace a second component, they will be moved to the back of the starting grid.
The rules governing starting procedures were changed for , granting race stewards the power to issue penalties for improper race starts even if a driver's start does not trigger the automated detection system.
In the event that a race is suspended due to a red flag, it will be restarted with a standing start. Drivers will return to the starting grid in the positions they held at the time of the suspension and the race director will repeat the race start procedure.
If circuit conditions are suitable for racing but the race director deems a standing start inappropriate, the race will resume with a rolling start where the safety car returns to pit lane and drivers proceed around the circuit in single file until they are shown the green flag.
The FIA introduced tighter restrictions on racing licences issued to drivers taking part in free practice sessions.
Candidate drivers are required to complete a minimum number of Formula 2 races or earn twenty-five superlicense points over a three-year period.
The changes were introduced to address concerns about drivers who would not be able to meet the standards required to compete in Formula One having access to Formula One cars.
The schedule of a Grand Prix weekend was changed, with the start time of most European races pushed back by one hour in an attempt to accommodate a larger television audience.
All races are scheduled to start at ten minutes past the hour so as to allow broadcasters the opportunity for pre-race coverage when their broadcast of the race starts on the hour.
Finally, the mid-season test, which was held in Bahrain in , was moved to Barcelona. Power unit suppliers are required to provide all teams using their engines with an identical specification of power units.
The change was introduced to ensure parity after Mercedes's works team was observed to have access to additional engine performance settings that were not available to their customer teams.
The quantity of power unit components a driver may use during the season was reduced from four complete power units during the entire season in to a new system where each of the power unit components is considered separately.
Restrictions against the practice of oil burning, where engine oils are burned as fuel to boost performance, were also introduced. The practice, which was first used in saw teams burning as much as 1.
For the championship, this figure was revised down to a maximum of 0. These oils are subject to stricter definitions of what is considered "oil" in order to prevent teams from using exotic blends designed to boost performance.
Teams are also required to inform the stewards of the mass of oil in each oil tank before the race. This rule was introduced in a bid to limit the performance gains possible via charge air cooling.
The FIA banned the use of "shark fins", a carbon fibre extension to the engine cowling aimed at directing airflow over the rear wing.
Following a series of serious incidents in open-wheel racing — including the fatal accidents of Henry Surtees and Justin Wilson — in which drivers were struck in the head by tyres or debris, the FIA announced plans to introduce additional mandatory cockpit protection with given as the first year for its introduction.
Several solutions were tested, with the final design subject to feedback from teams and drivers. In the other two instances — most notably Jules Bianchi's fatal accident — the FIA concluded that although the halo would not have prevented driver injuries, it would not have contributed to or complicated the outcome of the accidents.
Following criticisms over the aesthetic value of the device, the FIA revealed plans to allow teams some design freedom in the final version of the halo,  with the teams permitted to attach a thin single-plane wing atop the halo to control airflow over the top of the car and into the airbox to assist with engine cooling.
Where the test models of the halo had been attached to an existing monocoque structure, teams were required to incorporate the final build of the halo into the chassis design from its inception rather than attached once the design was completed.
In order to simulate a serious accident, a tyre was mounted to a hydraulic ram and fired at the crash structure; to pass the test, the chassis and the mounting points for the halo had to remain intact.
The changes were introduced in response to criticism that the halo obstructed the driver's view of the mirrors; however, halo-mounted designs were also criticised for allowing teams to exploit a loophole and introduce aerodynamic device, in the form of winglets above the mirrors, into an area where aerodynamic development was prohibited under the pretense of improving driver visibility,  and the regulations were rewritten once more to ban the practice of mounting anything besides mirrors on the halo.
The FIA made several changes to its trackside procedures to further accommodate the halo. The time limit on the extraction test — the test of a driver extracting himself from the survival cell of a crashed car — was extended to allow drivers more time to escape.
Tyre supplier Pirelli provides teams with two new tyre compounds in The hard compound, which previously used orange markings, will now be changed to ice blue.
Previously, Pirelli had to provide sequential compounds; for example, ultrasoft, supersoft and soft. Pirelli is required to manufacture an additional tyre compound that is not intended for competition.
This tyre is to be supplied to teams for use in demonstration events to prevent teams from using demonstration events as informal — and illegal — testing.
This is to combat blistering due to new asphalt at these circuits for the season, which resulted in higher grip and reduced tyre wear.
The championship started in Melbourne with the Australian Grand Prix. The race ended with a victory for Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel, who used a timely virtual safety car period — triggered by the stricken Haas of Romain Grosjean — to pass Mercedes's Lewis Hamilton, after which Vettel successfully defended his position until the finish.
Valtteri Bottas was eighth, having started fifteenth when he took a penalty for a gearbox change after a heavy crash in qualifying. Vettel then won from pole at the next round in Bahrain , holding off a late charge from Bottas to win by seven-tenths of a second.
Hamilton finished third despite a 5 place grid penalty for a gearbox change and contact with Verstappen on the second lap.
However, in China , Vettel's winning run was broken, with Ricciardo's 2 stop strategy helping the Australian to his sixth career victory, ahead of Bottas and Räikkönen.
Ricciardo pitted for a new set of softs with 20 laps to go under safety car while the leaders stayed out on their used set of mediums, he then fought his way past both Ferraris and Mercedes to the lead.
Hamilton took his first win of the year in Azerbaijan and with it, the lead in the Drivers' Championship.
With 10 laps to go, Bottas was leading but still needing to make a pitstop followed by Vettel and Hamilton when the Red Bulls crashed bringing out the safety car.
Bottas pitted under safety car and came out still leading but a puncture on the penultimate lap caused him to retire.
Vettel, who was second behind him at the restart, locked up on cold tyres at turn 1 and went wide, dropping behind the remaining top three.
Hamilton took pole and won comfortably in Spain , extending his lead to seventeen points. Bottas finished second while Verstappen finished third, his first podium of the season.
Ricciardo took pole in Monaco and won the event despite developing an engine problem mid-race that left him severely down on power.
Vettel finished second and Hamilton finished 3rd. Vettel closed his points deficit to Hamilton, while Ricciardo gained two spots in the Drivers' Championship to be third overall.
In Canada , Vettel won from pole taking the world championship lead by one point from Hamilton. Bottas finished 2nd for the fourth time this season as Verstappen finished third, his qualifying position.
The race result was counted back to the standings at the end of lap 68 of 70 after the chequered flag was waved a lap early in error — although this did not impact the top standings.
Hamilton took pole position and victory his third of the season in the returning French Grand Prix , taking the world championship lead back with 14 points, with Vettel finishing only 5th after a first corner crash with Bottas.
Verstappen finished second, taking advantage of the Vettel—Bottas crash. Räikkönen finished third, passing Ricciardo in the closing laps of the race.
In Austria , Bottas started the race on pole, followed by Hamilton and Räikkönen. However, in the race, both Mercedes suffered from technical problems and neither one was able to finish the race.
Ricciardo also retired from the race. Verstappen won, followed by Räikkönen in 2nd and Vettel in 3rd. Haas took full advantage of the Mercedes and Ricciardo retirements and finished 4th Grosjean and 5th Magnussen.
Vettel re-took the lead of the championship by 1 point, following Hamilton's retirement. At his home race in Great Britain , Hamilton took pole on his final flying lap, with the two Ferraris of Vettel and Räikkönen both within a tenth of his time.
However, he dropped down to 18th on the first lap after contact with Räikkönen sent him into a spin. Two safety cars late in the race bunched the field up, one for a single car crash involving Ericsson and the other after contact between Grosjean and Sainz.
Vettel passed Bottas for the lead with 5 laps to go to take his fourth win of the season and extend his championship lead.
Hamilton recovered from his first lap crash to take second ahead of Räikkönen. In Germany , Vettel took his fifth pole of the season on home turf.
He led the race until lap 52 when he made a mistake at turn 13 and crashed into the wall following a small rain shower, forcing him to retire.
The incident triggered a safety car, which saw the leading cars of Bottas and Räikkönen pit for new tyres. Meanwhile, Hamilton took the lead of the race after starting 14th having made one less pit stop.
After the safety car restart, Hamilton led Bottas home in a 1—2 for Mercedes on home soil with Räikkönen completing the podium for Ferrari.
In Hungary , Hamilton started from pole after a soaking Q3 and won the race, with Vettel and Räikkönen completing the podium.
The season resumed in Belgium , after the mid-season break. Hamilton started from pole but lost the lead to title rival Vettel on the first lap after a straight-line high-speed pass.
Vettel eventually won the race with Hamilton second and Verstappen completing the podium with third. Also notable was a first-corner crash that saw a lock-up by Hülkenberg send Alonso over the top of Leclerc, while Räikkönen and Ricciardo had their own incident that eventually ended both drivers' races.
The race was almost 18 cars, the original Sahara Force India team having gone into administration earlier on, but a new Racing Point Force India team whose owners includes Williams driver Lance Stroll's father Lawrence was accepted to the grid in time for the race.
In Italy , on Ferrari's home turf, Räikkönen took the fastest ever pole position in F1 history,  ahead of teammate Vettel. There was a first lap incident between Hamilton and Vettel which left the latter struggling as he could only manage 4th.
During a nail-biting race, Hamilton overtook Räikkönen on lap 45, thus winning his sixth race of the season, with Räikkönen finishing second and Bottas finishing third after a collision with Verstappen.
In Mexico , Vettel needed to win the Grand Prix and Hamilton 8th or lower for the Championship to remain in contention. Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo secured his latest pole position, but would eventually retire from the Grand Prix with an engine failure.
His teammate, Max Verstappen won by Hamilton finished in 4th place, which was enough to secure his fifth Driver's Championship.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Races by country Races by season. Comparison between the McLaren MCL32 top and the MCL33 bottom showing the addition of the "halo" cockpit protection device and removal of the "shark fin".
List of Formula One World Championship points scoring systems. For sponsorship purposes, these engines are rebadged as "TAG Heuer".
Max Verstappen was officially recognised as setting the fastest lap. If two or more drivers or constructors achieve equal results an equal number of times, the FIA will nominate the winner according to such criteria as it sees fit.
The team's assets were sold and then re-entered under the same "Force India-Mercedes" name by a newly-formed team ; this team was treated as a separate entrant in the Constructors' Championship.
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