Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel topped the time sheets on the final day of tyre testing at the Yas Marina circuit, bringing an end to on track running in 2017. The post Abu Dhabi Grand Prix test was to evaluate the Pirelli tyres coming into use for 2018 including the new pink branded hypersoft tyre - which will be the softest of the compounds set to be used. Vettel had stopped on the track to bring out the red flags before resuming running and set a time of 1:37.551 on the hypersofts in the morning.
McLaren's running on the third day of pre-season testing stopped just before lunch because of a problem with Fernando Alonso's Honda engine. Testing can be an event for sitting around drinking coffee and the like.? And McLaren's drivers have had more time to do that than they would care for this week.
Lewis Hamilton enjoyed a white Christmas in Canada as he hit the slopes for some snowboarding. The F1 world champion was wrapped up warm as he went snowboarding with some of his friends, including American racing driver Ken Block. The 29-year-old shared a selection of pictures on Instagram of him having fun in Canada.
Red Bull trophies theft: About 20 of F1 team's prizes stolen in ram raid from Milton Keynes base found in lake near Sandhurst
Some of the trophies stolen from Formula One team Red Bull's factory have been found dumped in a lake, it has been revealed. More than 60 trophies were stolen after a gang of six men used a vehicle to ram the front entrance of the team's building in Milton Keynes at around 1.30am on December 6. Thames Valley Police said that around 20 of the prizes were recovered from Horseshoe Lake near Sandhurst Monday after being spotted by a member of the public.