Joe Saward

Joe Saward

The real stories from inside the F1 paddock
  1. The importance of Max – and hopes for a Dutch GP

    Max Verstappen is the key figure in the future of Formula 1. The next megastar. The man who everyone hopes will bring a new generation of fans to the sport. Already, at the age of just 20, he has an army of tens of thousands of fans, who travel around Europe to watch him in […]
  2. Passion and Ferrari

    My friend and colleague Will Buxton has written passionately in recent days about the state in which Ferrari finds itself. He believes that through driving flaws and unreliable cars, not to mention picking Kimi Raikkonen as the second driver, the team has wasted a World Championship-winning car and, as a result, heads will roll. He […]
  3. An interesting choice

    Scuderia Toro Rosso, Red Bull by another name, has decided to give New Zealander Brendon Hartley a run in the United States Grand Prix in Austin, to see whether it made a big mistake by dumping him from its Red Bull Junior Team eight years ago. There was a time, not long ago, when Red […]
  4. Attention race fans!

    If you are going to Austin for the United States Grand Prix and you want to know more about Formula One, why not consider attending an Audience with Joe on Friday night. I have been covering F1 for 29 years – attending every single race in that time – so I have a vague idea […]
  5. The Toro Rosso drive

    Scuderia Toro Rosso has got itself into a bit of a pickle by agreeing to let Carlos Sainz go to Renault Sport F1 with immediate effect. The team had already dropped Daniel Kvyat to make room for Pierre Gasly, but the Frenchman has a commitment to Honda next week in Super Formula in Japan, where […]
  6. Spanish women

    Carmen Jorda became a Formula 1 development driver not because of her results driving racing cars. Finishing 28th in GP3 in 2012, 30th in 2013 and 29th in 2014, with a best finish of 13th, is not the raw material from which F1 careers are hewn and her appointment seemed inappropriate at best. When the announcement […]
  7. The second Williams seat (or is it the first one?)

    Lance Stroll will be staying at Williams next year. He has not had a bad first season with team, but neither has he blown away Felipe Massa. There have been 16 races so far and Massa has outqualified Stroll 12-3, the remaining race was when Massa was unwell and handed over the car to Paul […]
  8. Cyber questions outside and inside F1

    The world of espionage and cyber warfare is so complicated as to be impenetrable for the average person. If one follows the newspapers, there is a spat going on at the moment over whether or not the Russian data security group Kaspersky Lab has had its software breached by the Russia security services, in an […]
  9. Notebook from DXB

    It’s prayer time and the muezzin is singing his adhan out there somewhere in the darkness. The shoe shine boys are busy, but the lounge is still quiet. It’s 04-something and although they have started serving breakfast, the body clock says it’s time for a glass of wine, and so the two thoughts are combined. […]
  10. Nine hours after the race….

    Ferrari did it again! The Italian team needed to get its act together in Japan, after two disastrous races in Singapore and Malaysia, but when push came to shove it all went wrong again… and Lewis Hamilton romped away to another win, ahead of the two Red Bulls. Kimi Raikkonen finished in the points but […]

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SessionLondon UKUnited States Circuit
Practice 1Friday 20 October
4.00 pm
Friday 20 October
10.00 am
Practice 2Friday 20 October
8.00 pm
Friday 20 October
2.00 pm
Practice 3Saturday 21 October
5.00 pm
Saturday 21 October
11.00 am
QualifyingSaturday 21 October
10.00 pm
Saturday 21 October
4.00 pm
RaceSunday 22 October
8.00 pm
Sunday 22 October
2.00 pm

2017 Calendar

RaceGrand PrixRace Day
1AustraliaSunday 26 March
2ChinaSunday 9 April
3BahrainSunday 16 April
4RussiaSunday 30 April
5SpainSunday 14 May
6MonacoSunday 28 May
7CanadaSunday 11 June
8AzerbaijanSunday 25 June
9AustriaSunday 9 July
10Great BritainSunday 16 July
11HungarySunday 30 July
12BelgiumSunday 27 August
13ItalySunday 3 September
14SingaporeSunday 17 September
15MalaysiaSunday 1 October
16JapanSunday 8 October
17United StatesSunday 22 October
18MexicoSunday 29 October
19BrazilSunday 12 November
20Abu DhabiSunday 26 November

2017 Driver Leaderboard

PlaceDriverTeamPoints
1HamiltonMercedes306
2VettelFerrari247
3BottasMercedes234
4RicciardoRed Bull192
5RäikkönenFerrari148
6VerstappenRed Bull111
7PerezForce India82
8OconForce India65
9SainzToro Rosso48
10HulkenbergRenault34
11MassaWilliams34
12StrollWilliams32
13GrosjeanHaas28
14MagnussenHaas15
15VandoorneMcLaren13
16AlonsoMcLaren10
17PalmerRenault8
18WehrleinSauber5
19KvyatToro Rosso4
20ButtonMcLaren0
21EricssonSauber0
22GiovinazziSauber0

2017 Constructor Leaderboard

PlaceTeamPoints
1Mercedes540
2Ferrari395
3Red Bull303
4Force India147
5Williams66
6Toro Rosso52
7Haas43
8Renault42
9McLaren23
10Sauber5