Vettel leads the Championship but Max Verstappen takes the headlines: F1 2018 Bahrain and China double bill review

After the season opener in Australia, the night of Bahrain hosted the second round of the 2018 F1 World Championship and it certainly threw up an intriguing and exciting race. But if Bahrain, served up an exciting race, it was nothing compared to the Chinese Grand Prix the following weekend.

In Bahrain, Red Bull threatened to make it a three-way battle for ole position and the win but their place in the day FP1 session did not cross over into the night of Qualifying as Verstappen spun at turn 2 in Q1 while Ricciardo qualified 5th. Mercedes struggled in Qualifying so it was Sebastian Vettel who took pole position in Bahrain. read more

The Halo debuts as a computer glitch aids Vettel to an unexpected victory: 2018 Australian Grand Prix Review

Formula One embarked on a new era in Australia as the halo made its competitive debut on the cars at Albert Park, Melbourne for the opening round of the 2018 season. The sport has never had two four-time champions on the same grid before so how would take the first blow in what promises to be an enthralling season?

As the weekend progressed, Hamilton and Mercedes seemed to be the team to beat. Though Vettel topped the FP3 timesheet. Tjay came in a changing track from wet weather conditions to dry in which Mercedes did not take to the track at the end. The Hamilton and Mercedes domination resumed into Qualifying as he eventually smashed the track record to take the first pole position of the season. His teammate crashed out in Q3 bringing the session to a slight halt while Vettel was beaten into 3rd by his teammate Kimi Raikkonen. read more