Canadian GP
Jun 11

Ricciardo Puts The No. 3 Back In Victory Lane As Dale Jr. Wins At Pocono

The Intimidator's infamous No. 3 rides on top of Daniel Ricciardo's helmet as the Australian celebrates his maiden F1 victory. (Photo: Andy Hone/LAT Photographic)

The Intimidator’s infamous No. 3 rides on top of Daniel Ricciardo’s helmet as the Australian celebrates his maiden F1 victory. (Photo: Andy Hone/LAT Photographic)

When the Formula 1 drivers were informed that they could choose their own numbers for the 2014 season, many reverted to the number that they had on their go-kart during their junior racing days.

Daniel Ricciardo was no exception, having raced the No. 3 in years past. However, when word broke out that the young Australian had also picked the No. 3 from being an Intimidator fan, none other than NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. soon got to talking to him on Twitter. And, not soon after winning himself at Pocono, Earnhardt Jr. was one of the first to congratulate the young Ricciardo on his maiden F1 win.

Jun 11

F1: Button Expecting More Progress After Surprise Fourth In Montreal

Jenson Button raced to a fourth-place finish in the Canadian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Jenson Button raced to a fourth-place finish in the Canadian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Jenson Button was one of the unsung heroes of the Canadian GP, the McLaren driver having snatched a surprise fourth place after running as low as 11th for most of the first stint.

Button found pace as the race went on and on the penultimate lap he jumped up from eighth to sixth when Fernando Alonso and Nico Hulkenberg got tangled up at hairpin – the Spaniard ran wide while the German lost momentum on the exit. Right after that at the start of the next lap, Jenson gained two more spots when Sergio Perez and Felipe Massa crashed out.

Jun 9

F1 Monday Notebook: Making sense of the Canadian GP

(L-R) Nico Rosberg and Daniel Ricciardo discuss the closing laps of Sunday's Canadian GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

(L-R) Nico Rosberg and Daniel Ricciardo discuss the closing laps of Sunday’s Canadian GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Ricciardo all smiles as he secures a popular first win

Daniel Ricciardo scored a hugely popular maiden GP victory in Canada, and while it took a little bad luck for Mercedes to make it happen, the Aussie had to be there to take advantage.

Jun 9

F1: Perez defends himself after being penalized for collision

Sergio Perez walks away from his Force India after a collision with Felipe Massa in the final lap of the Canadian GP. (Photo: Charles Coates/LAT Photographic)

Sergio Perez walks away from his Force India after a collision with Felipe Massa during the final lap of the Canadian GP. (Photo: Charles Coates/LAT Photographic)

Sergio Perez and Force India have responded to criticism from Felipe Massa and Williams after the controversial last lap collision between the pair.

Perez was given a five-place grid penalty for Austria, essentially because he appeared to move left just before the incident.

Jun 8

F1: Mercedes’ Bid To Win In Montreal Thwarted By ERS Failure

Mercedes was dominating the Canadian Grand Prix until they ran into problems with the power unit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mercedes was dominating the Canadian Grand Prix until they ran into problems with the power unit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Both Mercedes drivers were hit by an unexpected overheating problem with the Motor Generator Unit (Kinetic) in Canada, and it was just bad luck that saw Lewis Hamilton retire while Nico Rosberg was able to carry on.

The problem arose around the time of the second stops, just as Hamilton passed Rosberg for the lead. It was the time spent at rest in the pit lane – with no cooling air going through the system – that tipped Hamilton over the edge and led to his retirement.