Formula 1 is set to return this weekend as the teams and drivers cross the pond for the United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas. With three races of the season remaining and with Mercedes-Benz driver Lewis Hamilton holding just a precarious 17 point lead over his German teammate Nico Rosberg, there is plenty still to be decided in the Driver’s Championship.
With just four races of the 2014 Formula 1 season to go we are accelerating towards a climax that will see either Lewis Hamilton or Nico Rosberg, currently separated by only 10 points, crowned world Champion.
As Johnny Herbert hot-foots it around the planet, covering this tense Formula 1 season as part of Sky Sports’ commentary team, the Drivers’ Championship race continues to twist and turn.
Monza will play host to the ongoing Championship battle between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. The Monza course famous for its fast average speed should offer lots of exciting overtaking opportunities. After the controversy that surrounded the Belgium Grand Prix, Rosberg now leads Hamilton by 29 points with 7 GP’s to go. It’s not all about the Mercedes drivers though as the Charismatic Ricciardo is showing his racing brilliance in third position over 50 points ahead of last year’s champion and team mate Sebastian Vettel. As the season comes to crunch time this should be a thriller!
For the first time this season, Mercedes finished second best as Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo triumphed at the Canadian Grand Prix. Nico Rosberg still managed to extend his lead at the top of the Drivers’ Championship table to 22 points after finishing second.
Nico Rosberg climbed back to the summit of the Drivers’ Championship after beating his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in the Monaco Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton ascended to the summit of the Drivers’ Championship after recording his fourth victory in a row in the Spanish Grand Prix this weekend.
Johnny Herbert is looking forward to the new Formula 1 season which many expect to be one of the most thrilling and exciting seasons the sport has seen in many years.
With the start of the new Formula One season just weeks away, the second day of testing took place on Saturday 22nd February. In these early stages, Mercedes are leading the way with a clear margin between them and their nearest competitors.
Johnny is looking forward to his final tour date at The Concert Hall & Theatre in Motherwell on February 28th 2014. After a successful tour, Johnny will be entertaining fans one last time before the new F1 season begins when he will resume his role as a pundit for Sky Sports.