In front of a packed house at Silverstone for one of MotoGP’s premier events, Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha) struck a crucial blow in the 2021 MotoGP World Championship race with a classy 2.6-second victory over Suzuki’s Alex Rins and Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro, who took Aprilia’s maiden MotoGP podium in the four-stroke era.
Lewis Hamilton will start Formula One's first ever sprint race from the front of the grid after beating Max Verstappen in Friday's qualifying session ahead of the British Grand Prix.
Sunday's British Grand Prix is the first of three races this year to feature a revamped format.
To accommodate that change, the normal qualifying format has shifted from Saturday to Friday.
The F1 sprint race explained
F1 Sprint will be a race run over 100km (in Silverstone's case, 17 laps) and lasting around 25-30 minutes. It is designed to provide a short and fast-paced racing spectacle with drivers racing flat-out from start to finish without the need to pit.
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Fabio Quartararo extends his world championship lead with a dominant victory in the 2021 Dutch MotoGP at Assen. When the dust had cleared Vinales, now at the center of shock rumors he will split from Yamaha and join Aprilia next season, was at the head of the pack competing for second, with Mir carving through to third.
The battle for the final podium place went down to the flag with reigning champion Mir just keeping Zarco at bay, with Oliveira in fifth.
Johann Zarco will start the Sachsenring MotoGP from pole position after an enthralling Q2 that also saw the French rider crash at turn four.
Zarco set a blistering time of 1:20.236s - 0.011s faster than Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo on what turned out to be his final flying lap, as the Pramac Ducati rider crashed on his next effort.
Monaco GP free practice, Leclerc fastest in 2nd session, Sainz second
This is going to make qualifying very, very interesting.
1) Charles Leclerc (Ferrari 1:11.684)
2) Carlos Sainz (Ferrari, +0.112)
3) Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes, +0.39)
4) Max Verstappen (Red Bull, +0.397)
5) Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes, +0.423)
6) Lando Norris (McLaren, +0.695)
7) Pierre Gasly (Alpha Tauri, +0.814)
8) Sergio Perez (Red Bull, +1.024)
9) A. Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo +1.062)
10) Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin, +1.298)
Lewis Hamilton wasted the advantage of his 100th pole, but recovered brilliantly to win his 98th race and his fifth in succession in Spain.
The seven-time world champion is usually a master at leading from the front but a sluggish start enabled his closest rival, Max Verstappen, to nip through on the inside and take the early lead.
After two exciting races in Saudi Arabia in February, Formula E returns for the Rome E-Prix.
The 2020 race in Italy was cancelled as a result of the ongoing COVID pandemic, however, Formula E did race in Rome in 2018 and 2019.
When is the Rome E-Prix?
Like in Diriyah, Rome will host two races on April 10 and April 11.
The race is held at the Circuito Cittadino dell'EUR in Rome.
The circuit is 2.860 km long, making it the second longest circuit on the Formula E calendar.
A clever Quartararo wins the Doha MotoGP in Qatar from the Pramac Ducatis of Zarco and rookie Martin, who led most of the race from pole position and claimed a debut rostrum.
Mir and Miller clashed twice in the race, the Suzuki rider bumping the Ducati wide then Miller looking over out of the final corner and shoulder barging the reigning world champion.
The top 15 were covered by 8.9s!
Formula 1 has revealed a revised calendar for the 2021 season. The F1 schedule retains a record 23 races, but the 2021 season will now start a week later with the Bahrain Grand Prix on March 28, with the Australian Grand Prix moving later in the year.
Four-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel arrived at the Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team factory to undergo his seat fitting.
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