Valtteri Bottas beat Mercedes Formula 1 team-mate Lewis Hamilton to pole position for the British Grand Prix by six thousandths of a second. Bottas set the pace on the first runs in Q3, although Hamilton’s time was compromised by the rear of his car stepping out at Brooklands, which meant he ran wide at the […]

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McLaren has confirmed it will retain both of its current Formula 1 drivers, Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris, for the 2020 season. Sainz joined McLaren from Renault this year on what was billed as a multi-year agreement, while Norris graduated to the Woking-based team after finishing runner-up in Formula 2 in 2018. Ahead of this […]

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Lewis Hamilton scored a dominant second consecutive French Grand Prix win, finishing 18 seconds ahead of team-mate Valtteri Bottas as Mercedes sealed its sixth 1-2 finish in eight races. Charles Leclerc took third place for Ferrari ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. Polesitter Hamilton made a good start to take P1 ahead of Bottas, Leclerc […]

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Lewis Hamilton secured a record-breaking seventh win at the 2019 Canadian Grand Prix, after a penalty for Sebastian Vettel, who finished first on the road, demoted the German to second in the standings. A race-long battle between the pair came to a head on Lap 48 of 70 when race leader Vettel, under pressure from […]

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Sebastian Vettel was “full of adrenaline” after he claimed pole for the Canadian Grand Prix – his first pole since Germany 2018. Lewis Hamilton looked set to claim his seventh pole at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve before the German pulled out a stunning 1:10.240s to take top spot on the grid by two tenths of a […]

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Lewis Hamilton topped the opening practice session for the Canadian Grand Prix, the championship leader setting a best time of 1:12.767, to end the session just 0.147s clear of Mercedes team-mate Bottas. After a first half hour in which Max Verstappen went quickest on what he branded “an insanely dirty” track, Hamilton and Bottas took […]

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Lewis Hamilton successfully managed to keep severely worn tyres alive to keep his close rivals at bay in Monaco and take his third win in the Principality ahead of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas. Early in the race Hamilton pitted for medium tyres during a Safety Car period sparked by local hero […]

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Lewis Hamilton set a new Monaco track record on his way to his 85thcareer pole position, with the five time world champion setting a lap of 1:10.166 to edge Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas by 0.086s. Max Verstappen took third place for Red Bull Racing ahead of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. There was a disastrous miscalculation on […]

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Lewis Hamilton believes Mercedes’ dominant showing in FP1 and FP2 at the Monaco Grand Prix made it a “dream day”. The Silver Arrows were rocked by the passing of Niki Lauda earlier in the week, but Hamilton, who described Lauda as a “bright light in my life” did him proud after topping FP1 and FP2, […]

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The news that three-time F1 World Champion Niki Lauda had passed away at the age of 70 will be spreading sadness throughout the world of motorsport this morning. Lauda’s story is, quite literally, Hollywood-like in its twists and turns, triumphs and tragedy. Like any public figure he had his fans and detractors, but nobody can, […]

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