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#DrivingForward

How do high achievers secure their future? How do they overcome life's challenges and what can we learn from them? We sat down with 12 top performers in and around Formula One to discuss achieving sustained success and future proofing.

The Decision: a conversation with...

This series is about the 3-4 critical life decisions everyone makes. Some of the world's greatest achievers in and outside F1 told us about their key moments and how they shaped who they've become.

Finding an Edge with Lewis Hamilton

In our new video Finding an Edge, we see Lewis Hamilton in a brand new optic as he dissects some key factors in his life that made him one of the most successful Formula 1 drivers on the planet.


Videos

Full version, 2018 (3 mins 28 secs) The Decision: a conversation with Valtteri Bottas – Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport driver

Full version, 2017 (4 mins 30 secs) Finding an Edge with Lewis Hamilton

Full version, 2017 (3 mins 59 secs) Fast asleep: apply F1's model to optimize your performance


 

Races

Australia Facts – Melbourne

Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit

22 March - 25 March, 2018

Bahrain Facts – Sakhir

Bahrain International Circuit

6 March - 8 March, 2018

China Facts – Shanghai

Shanghai International Circuit

13 April - 15 April, 2018

  • First Grand Prix: 1996
  • Number of laps: 58
  • Circuit length: 5.303 km
  • Race distance: 307.574 km
  • Lap record held by Michael Schumacher (2004): 1:24.125

The circuit includes sections of road that circle Albert Park Lake, a man-altered lake in the south of the Central Business District of Melbourne. The low grip surface makes tire life unpredictable while the concrete walls which line the track promise to punish even the slightest mistake.

Coming soon: The in-depth race strategy report by our expert James Allen

  • First Grand Prix: 2004
  • Number of laps: 57
  • Circuit length: 5.412 km
  • Race distance: 308.238 km
  • Lap record held by Michael Schumacher (2004): 1:30.252

The track is situated in the middle of the desert – a circumstance that gives the race a unique atmosphere but poses a unique problem as well: because of worries that sand would blow onto the circuit and disrupt the race, an adhesive is being sprayed on the sand around the track.

Coming soon: The in-depth race strategy report by our expert James Allen

  • First Grand Prix: 2004
  • Number of laps: 56
  • Circuit length: 5.451 km
  • Race distance: 305.066 km
  • Lap record held by Michael Schumacher (2004): 1:32.238

The racing track is shaped like the Chinese character "shang", which stands for "high" or "above". It’s a challenging track – there are two long right hand corners that demand a lot from the tires and one of the longest straights in F1.

Coming soon: The in-depth race strategy report by our expert James Allen


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