[62] The hypersoft compound was marked by a pink sidewall, while the superhard was orange. After the race, Hamilton and Vettel flanked the retiring Fernando Alonso on the post-race lap,[103] and all three drivers performed synchronized "donuts" on the finish straight. Teams are also required to inform the stewards of the mass of oil in each oil tank before the race. [6], McLaren terminated their engine partnership with Honda and instead signed a three-year deal for power units supplied by Renault. [33], Following widespread criticism of the grid penalty system in 2017 that regularly saw multiple drivers start races outside their qualifying positions, the FIA introduced a revised set of regulations for 2018. The incident triggered a safety car, which saw the leading cars of Bottas and Räikkönen pit for new tyres. Qualifying results table Starting positions table Team mate comparisons Q1, Q2 and Q3 Qualifying results table Where each driver qualified for every race, before penalties were applied. In the event that two laps cannot be completed, no points are awarded and the race is abandoned. Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo had set two fastest laps on laps 69 and 70, but because the chequered flag mistakenly waved early and the results were taken from lap 68, the fastest lap went to Max Verstappen, who had set it back on lap 65. [9][10], Sauber renewed their partnership with Ferrari, upgrading to current-specification power units after using year-old power units in 2017 and also signed a sponsorship deal that saw Alfa Romeo become their title sponsor. [87] Sergey Sirotkin scored his first and only point in the season by finishing 10th after the disqualification of Romain Grosjean – thus ensuring that every driver who entered the championship managed to score points, which happened for the first time in the series' history. Vettel eventually won the race with Hamilton second and Verstappen completing the podium with third. He had spun back onto the track, but his spinning rear tyres caused a plume of smoke to bellow, which Pierre Gasly of Toro Rosso and Nico Hülkenberg of Renault got caught in and led to a 3-car retirement. For the video game based on the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship, see, 69th season of FIA Formula One World Championship, World Constructors' Championship standings. In the other two instances – most notably Jules Bianchi's fatal accident – the FIA concluded that although the halo would not have prevented driver injuries, it would not have contributed to or complicated the outcome of the accidents. Where the test models of the halo had been attached to an existing monocoque structure, teams were required to incorporate the final build of the halo into the chassis design from its inception rather than attached once the design was completed. Previously, Pirelli had to provide sequential compounds; for example, ultrasoft, supersoft and soft. [13] After speculation of a purchase,[14] any sale of the team in a short time-span was complicated by legal proceedings against certain shareholders and the need for debt settlement. Browse through 2018 Formula 1 results, statistics, rankings and championship standings. R . [42], Restrictions against the practice of oil burning, where engine oils are burned as fuel to boost performance, were also introduced. [76], Ricciardo took pole in Monaco and won the event despite developing an engine problem mid-race that left him severely down on power. In the end, Hamilton won comfortably in Spain, extending his lead to seventeen points. Which F1 driver is making the best starts in 2018. Hamilton clinched his fifth title at the 2018 Mexican Grand Prix, with the team securing its fifth consecutive title at the following race. Two safety car periods late in the race bunched the field up, one for a single car crash involving Ericsson and the other after contact between Grosjean and Sainz. He was promoted to Formula One alongside Lando Norris and Alex Albon. During a nail-biting race, Hamilton overtook Räikkönen on lap 45, thus winning his sixth race of the season, with Räikkönen finishing second and Bottas finishing third after a collision with Verstappen. [42] Therefore, in 2018, each driver is permitted to use up to three each of internal combustion engines (ICE), heat motor generator units (MGU-H), and turbochargers (TC); and two each of the kinetic motor generator units (MGU-K), energy stores (ES), and control electronics (CE). [d] In the event of a tie at the conclusion of the championship, a count-back system is used as a tie-breaker, with a driver's/constructor's best result used to decide the standings. The year 2019 begins tomorrow, meaning the year 2018 … Summary Results. The change was introduced to ensure parity after Mercedes's works team was observed to have access to additional engine performance settings that were not available to their customer teams. [56] The mandatory crash tests that each chassis must pass were adjusted to include a new static load test. Vettel passed Bottas for the lead with 5 laps to go to take his fourth win of the season and extend his championship lead. The introduction of the halo was the first stage of a planned rollout that would see the device adopted in all FIA-sanctioned open wheel series by 2020. Portuguese GP. Vettel, who was second behind him at the restart, locked up on cold tyres at turn 1 and went wide, dropping behind the remaining top three. Full drivers’ and teams’ points standings for 2018. Official list of F1 standings for the 2018 season - filter by driver or team (constructor) to see current World Championship standings. Worst Bad ... See more results. 2018 F1 season results and records at-a-glance. [49] Seventeen accidents were examined as case studies, with the FIA concluding that the halo would have prevented injuries in fifteen of them. This Formula 1 race. View the latest results for Formula 1 2018. This allowed Hamilton to win the race followed by Bottas and Vettel. F1. He led the race until lap 52 when he made a mistake at turn 13 and crashed into the wall following a small rain shower, forcing him to retire. [78] The fastest lap of the race however, was affected. [26] Massa was replaced by former Renault test driver and SMP Racing driver Sergey Sirotkin, who made his competitive début with the team.[27]. The best and worst F1 qualifiers of 2018. Lando Norris, Artem Markelov, Antonio Giovinazzi, Sean Gelael and Robert Kubica drove in free practice sessions for McLaren, Renault, Sauber, Scuderia Toro Rosso and Williams respectively. This allowed a new team known as "Racing Point Force India" to apply for a late entry and start their participation in the championship from the Belgian Grand Prix. George Russell (pictured in 2019) won the championship. [36], The FIA introduced tighter restrictions on racing licences issued to drivers taking part in free practice sessions. [101] In his final race for Ferrari, Raikkonen retired on lap 7 when his engine failed, triggering the virtual safety car. Formula 1. The minimum weight of the chassis was raised to 734 kg (1,618.2 lb), in order to accommodate the additional weight of the halo. This page was last edited on 18 December 2020, at 21:05. [22] Leclerc, who had previously driven in Friday practice sessions in 2016 and 2017, was hired by the team to replace Pascal Wehrlein. Worst Bad Average Good Best Vote distribution. [39][40], Power unit suppliers are required to provide all teams using their engines with an identical specification of power units. [20] Daniil Kvyat left the team and the Red Bull driver programme, securing a development role with Ferrari. Formula 1 2018 season started with Australian GP which was held between March 22-25. Aggregate results. Hamilton finished third despite a 5 place grid penalty for a gearbox change and contact with Verstappen on the second lap. Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton ended his superb season with victory at the final race of 2018 in Abu Dhabi. [66] This was in response to the high level of blistering experienced by Mercedes at the re-surfaced Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in pre-season testing. Joining Vettel at Ferrari felt “intimidating” – Leclerc, “It’s a day I will never forget”: Sainz begins life at Ferrari, Todt vows to “go even further to improve safety” in wake of Grosjean crash, Hamilton: Perez’s Red Bull move will make life “much harder” for Mercedes, Ferrari name their 2021 Formula 1 car ‘SF21’ and reveal launch plans. In Italy, on Ferrari's home turf, Räikkönen took the fastest ever pole position in F1 history until the 2020 Italian Grand Prix,[86] ahead of teammate Vettel. Read more Facebook Twitter. [80], At his home race in Great Britain, Hamilton took pole on his final flying lap, with the two Ferraris of Vettel and Räikkönen both within a tenth of his time. In the Constructors' Championship, Mercedes finished 84 points ahead of Ferrari, with Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer in third, 152 points behind Ferrari.[1]. [98], In Brazil, the penultimate race of the season, Ferrari needed to outscore Mercedes by at least 13 points to remain in contention for the Constructors' Championship. [64] The rules dictating which tyres are available were relaxed to allow Pirelli to supply a wider range of compounds. [93], At the United States Grand Prix Hamilton could win the world championship if he outscored Vettel by 8 points or more. This was Hamilton's 80th pole position and Bottas's 30th podium finish. [48] The FIA ultimately settled on the "halo", a wishbone-shaped frame mounted above and around the driver's head and anchored to the monocoque forward of the cockpit. Hamilton started from pole but lost the lead to Max Verstappen on lap 40 as Mercedes had to turn his engine down to prevent failure. 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Several solutions were tested, with the final design subject to feedback from teams and drivers. [92], In Japan, Hamilton took the pole which he then converted into victory after leading every lap, he was followed by Bottas in second and Max Vertappen in third. This, combined with Hamilton's win and Bottas's fifth-place finish, allowed Mercedes to clinch their fifth successive Constructors' Championship.[100]. [21], Charles Leclerc, the reigning Formula 2 champion, made his competitive début with Sauber. Exhaustive, interactive data on every 2018 F1 race. For the 2018 championship, this figure was revised down to a maximum of 0.6 litres per one hundred kilometres. [73], However, in China, Vettel's winning run was broken, with Ricciardo's 2 stop strategy helping the Australian to his sixth career victory, ahead of Bottas and Räikkönen. [34], For the Spanish, French and British Grands Prix, Pirelli reduced the tread depth by 0.4mm across all compounds. Luke Smith. [95] The race was won by Räikkönen, his first win in 114 grand prix which was a new record. Vettel re-took the lead of the championship by 1 point, following Hamilton's retirement. Penalties index 10 Mar 2018. [63] The hypersoft compound made its début at the Monaco Grand Prix. 07 Oct 2018: Lewis Hamilton HAM: Mercedes: 53: 1:27:17.062: United States 21 Oct 2018: Kimi Räikkönen RAI: Ferrari: 56: 1:34:18.643: Mexico 28 Oct 2018: Max Verstappen VER: Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer: 71: 1:38:28.851: Brazil 11 Nov 2018: Lewis Hamilton HAM: Mercedes: 71: 1:27:09.066: Abu Dhabi 25 Nov 2018