SportPoints are awarded as follows: 1st place – 25 points; 2nd -18; 3rd – 15; 4th -12; 5th – 10; 6th – 8; 7th – 6; 8th – 4; 9th – 2; 10th – 1. If drivers are tied on points, positions are decided on results countback. Wins are compared, and the driver with most wins is classified ahead. If wins are equal, second places are looked at, and so on.
It was an incident-packed Azerbaijan Grand Prix at Baku City Circuit with three safety-car periods and a red-flag race stoppage. At the end, Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo won a roller-coaster Grand Prix in Azerbaijan, as Canadian rookie Lance Stroll took his maiden podium for Williams. Mercedes Valtteri Bottas took second place while both the title contenders Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel finished off the podium.
The Williams driver Lance Stroll became the youngest ever podium finisher in a rookie season and the first Canadian to stand on the podium since Jacques Villeneuve in 2001.
Vettel finished fourth after serving 10-second stop and go penalty following the incident where he swerved into Hamilton’s car during a safety car period. Hamilton was forced to pit from the lead due to a loose head restraint and finished fifth.
2017 FORMULA 1 AZERBAIJAN GRAND PRIX – RACE RESULT
Lewis Hamilton dominated the Canadian Grand Prix as he won the race for a sixth time edging past team mate Valtteri Bottas. Sebastian Vettel finished fourth in the Ferrari and saw his lead in the drivers’ championship cut to 12 from 25 points.
Lewis Hamilton set a blistering pace in Montreal to take the 65th pole position of his career and equal the marker set by his childhood hero Ayrton Senna.
In a remarkable race in Shanghai‘s changing weather conditions, Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton successfully held off the challenge of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel to win his fifth Chinese Grand Prix. It was Hamilton’s 54th F1 triumph which he led from pole position from start to finish and returned Mercedes to the top of the podium.
Hamilton eased his Mercedes across the line 6.2 seconds ahead of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. The victory ties Hamilton on points with first-race winner Sebastian Vettel.
Displaying a sensational drive, Max Verstappen moved up from 16th on the grid to finish third to hand his Red Bull team their 100th podium.
2017 Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix saw a race enlivened by a wet start and some terrific wheel-to-wheel battles while the Shanghai grid hardens impressions that 2017 will be a fight between the two multiple champions.
Sebastian Vettel took his and Ferrari’s first win, since Singapore Grand Prix of 2015, after beating Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas in 2017Australian Grand Prix. A strategic slip by the champions allowed Vettel to inherit the lead midway through the race at Albert Park.
Vettel’s first win since the Singapore GP in September 2015 is final proof that Mercedes’ domination is over after the introduction of faster cars. Ferrari’s win at Melbourne dashes Mercedes’ hopes of extending their dominance into a fourth successive season of Formula One.
The German cruised to his 43rd race victory with a 9.9 second gap to Mercedes’ runner-up Lewis Hamilton, with the Briton’s new team mate, Valtteri Bottas, finishing third on a glorious afternoon at Albert Park.
Hamilton started in pole but Vettel had an advantage on pace and tyre wear. Pole sitter Hamilton was in control of proceedings ahead of Vettel until his first pit stop on lap 17. After taking on soft tyres, the three-time champion emerged behind the slower Red Bull of Max Verstappen, as Vettel took the lead.
The German pressured Mercedes into an early pit stop and benefited when Hamilton was held up by Max Verstappen. Hamilton could find no way past the Dutchman and when Vettel made his sole pit stop he emerge ahead of both, in the lead. The German then build a solid gap and controlled the pace until the end, finishing 9.9s ahead of Hamilton.
With five back-to-back race weekends, Formula 12017 season begins on March 26 in Australia and concludes on November 26 in Abu Dhabi.
Significant changes in the calendar are Malaysia and Singapore switching places, the absence of the race in Germany, and Baku moving a week earlier, avoiding a clash with the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The 2017 calendar in full
March 26 – Australia (Melbourne)
April 9 – China (Shanghai)
April 16 – Bahrain (Bahrain)
April 30 – Russia (Sochi)
May 14 – Spain (Barcelona)
May 28 – Monaco (Monte Carlo)
June 11 – Canada (Montreal)
June 25 – Azerbaijan (Baku)
July 9 – Austria (Spielberg)
July 16 – Great Britain (Silverstone)
July 30 – Hungary (Budapest)
August 27 – Belgium (Spa-Francorchamps)
September 3 – Italy (Monza)
September 17 – Singapore (Singapore)
October 1 – Malaysia (Sepang)
October 8 – Japan (Suzuka)
October 22 – USA (Austin)
October 29 – Mexico (Mexico City)
November 12 – Brazil (Sao Paulo)
November 26 – Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi)
Nico Rosberg won his first Formula 1 world title despite Lewis Hamilton driving slowly in an attempt to bring other drivers into the battle. Rosberg came under pressure from Sebastian Vettel but managed to hold the Ferrari driver to finish second.
“It’s a childhood dream come true,” Rosberg said over the radio. “Thank you for everything.”
Nico Rosberg took a controlled victory at Japanese Grand Prix to extend his lead over team-mate Lewis Hamilton to 33 points in the overall standings. Defending champion Hamilton’s race was compromised by a poor start while Rosberg, who started on pole, was never seriously threatened. Roseberg crossed the line 4.9 seconds clear of Red Bull‘s Max Verstappen, who fended off a late-charging Lewis Hamilton after the Briton recovered from a woeful start to finish third.
Rosberg now leads the world championship by 33 points with only 100 still available in the remaining four races.
Suzuka result has assured Mercedes of the constructors’ title for the third year in succession.