What a month October was! Marquez made it eight world titles in Thailand, Mercedes then took the F1 constructors’ championship a week later in Japan making it six from six, before Hamilton then wrapped up his sixth world title in Austin (just into November) last weekend. If that wasn’t enough F1 finally revealed the new look 2021 cars and regulations, Toro Rosso announced they would be changing their name to Alpha Tauri, and not to be out done, we also confirmed that we would be saying goodbye to our bookf1, bookmoto and bookwec brand names, as we focus our efforts around our new Motorsport Live name.
For F1 September ended in Russia, with Sebastian Vettel seemingly back to his old ways of avoiding team orders, and looking to have been surpassed by his up and coming team mate Charles Leclerc. Fast forward a month and the under pressure four-time world champion took pole in Japan, only for a poor start causing him to lose out to Valtteri Bottas, who drove excellently from start to finish to take the win and secure Mercedes sixth constructors title. Come Mexico, Ferrari were once again back on pole with Charles Leclerc, after Max Verstappen's excellent pole laps were stripped from him for ignoring yellow flags. This gifted Ferrari an all red front row, though a long drag down to turn 1 on the Mexican circuit and an amazing tyre strategy saw Hamilton, who started fourth and dropped to fifth on the opening lap, ultimately come out the victor.
The action wasn't reserved for just the F1 either. Marquez dominated throughout October. MotoGP returned to Thailand for its second race ever, and saw Marquez clinch his sixth Motogp world title (8 in total including moto2 and 125cc championships) even after a 26g crash in practice. With action right through the field, the championship might have been sewn up early, and the runner up spot secured by Dovizioso, but the fight for third place is still alive.
Missed the action? Catch-up on all that happened in Formula 1, MotoGP, WEC and more in our October Racing Action Update.
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October was the calm before the storm here at Motorsport Live.
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Looking forward to this month
October might have seen both Marquez and Hamilton wrap up their respective titles and as the seasons come to an end, there is still action to see. We've still got Valencia MotoGP tickets and Abu Dhabi F1 tickets available for anyone looking to make a last-minute dash to the season finales of both championships. Was Ferrari's performance dip in Austin just a blip? Or have the recent FIA clarifications around fuel flow hit closer to home than they admit? Read Autosport's article here. In MotoGP, who will come third in the championship? Maverick Viañles' recent win sees him make a real push for the line, but can Alex Rins do anything to stop him?
Ticket wise, November is when promoters start to release their ticket offerings for next year, comes thick and fast.
As we go to press, we are expecting, Lemans 2020 tickets, Qatar MotoGP, tickets plus Netherlands and Singapore F1 Tickets to follow in the coming days. Be sure to keep an eye on the Motorsport Live site and on our Facebook social media channel for news of them these tickets become available.
We also have our first ever Black Friday deal coming for 2019. Be sure to check this out. A great offer and a chance to win a unique prize coming on the 29 November.
Lastly, as the days draw in, and as your mind focuses on the summer sun and potential holidays for 2020, be sure to check out our news page for regular insight pieces on different motorsport destinations throughout the world. Motorsport Live, your dedicated Motorsport Experiences provider.
Have a great November. See you in December.
Your Motorsport Live team.