F1 – Verstappen wins in Belgium from 14th on the grid

F1 – Verstappen wins in Belgium from 14th on the grid

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (Reuters) - Formula One championship leader Max Verstappen won the Belgian Grand Prix in a Red Bull one-two on Sunday after he raced through the field from 14th on the starting grid. Mexican team mate Sergio Perez finished second with Ferrari's Carlos Sainz taking third place after starting on pole position. Dutch Formula One driver Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing reacts while crossing the finish line to win the Formula One Grand Prix of Belgium at the Spa-Francorchamps race track in Stavelot, Belgium, 28 August 2022. EPA-EFE/GEERT VANDEN WIJNGAERT / POOL The victory was Verstappen's ninth in…
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Hamilton takes Saudi pole, Verstappen hits the wall

Hamilton takes Saudi pole, Verstappen hits the wall

(Reuters) -Lewis Hamilton boosted his bid for a record eighth Formula One title by taking pole position at the first Saudi Arabian Grand Prix on Saturday as Red Bull rival Max Verstappen crashed at the last corner on his final qualifying lap. Hamilton, eight points behind the Dutchman with two races to go, was joined on the front row by Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas after the floodlit session on the super-fast Jeddah Corniche street circuit. Verstappen must finish at least second in the night race to have a chance of taking the title on Sunday. While the 24-year-old qualified…
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Hamilton wins in Qatar with Verstappen second

Hamilton wins in Qatar with Verstappen second

DOHA, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Seven-times world champion Lewis Hamilton won the inaugural Qatar Grand Prix for Mercedes on Sunday to cut Max Verstappen's overall Formula One lead to eight points with two races remaining. Red Bull's Verstappen was second, after starting seventh following a five-place grid drop for failing to respect warning flags in Saturday's qualifying, but took a bonus point for fastest lap. Double world champion Fernando Alonso was third for Renault-owned Alpine, the 40-year-old Spaniard's first podium finish since 2014. "It was pretty straightforward, it was pretty lonely at the front," said Hamilton, who led from pole…
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Hamilton on pole in Qatar with Verstappen second

Hamilton on pole in Qatar with Verstappen second

DOHA (Reuters) -Seven times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton put his Mercedes on pole position for the inaugural Qatar Grand Prix with a stunning display of dominance under the floodlights on Saturday. Red Bull's championship leader Max Verstappen, 14 points clear of his British rival with three races remaining, will line up alongside on Sunday night but qualified nearly half a second slower. Hamilton's team mate Valtteri Bottas, fastest in practice, ended up third. "That last lap was beautiful, it was a really sweet lap," said Hamilton, who won last weekend in Brazil after starting 10th on the grid.…
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Hamilton hunts down Verstappen to seize victory in Brazil

Hamilton hunts down Verstappen to seize victory in Brazil

SAO PAULO (Reuters) -Seven times world champion Lewis Hamilton hunted down Max Verstappen to win the Sao Paulo Grand Prix for Mercedes on Sunday and slash his Red Bull rival's Formula One lead to 14 points with three races remaining. Verstappen finished second with Valtteri Bottas third for Mercedes on an astonishing, controversial and roller-coaster weekend in Brazil that will go down as one of Hamilton's greatest and most satisfying drives. The Briton was fastest in Friday qualifying at Interlagos for Saturday's sprint that set Sunday's grid, and then demoted to the back of the field after his car's rear…
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Hamilton disqualified from Sao Paulo F1 qualifying

Hamilton disqualified from Sao Paulo F1 qualifying

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Formula One stewards sent title contender Lewis Hamilton from first to last in the lineup for Saturday's Sao Paulo sprint race after his Mercedes car's rear wing failed a technical inspection. The 100km sprint determines the starting grid for Sunday's grand prix in Brazil, with seven times world champion Hamilton already facing a five place drop in that race after an engine change. Hamilton is 19 points adrift of Red Bull's Max Verstappen in the standings with four races remaining and his hopes of a record eighth title are slipping away. The stewards also fined Red…
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Hamilton takes his 100th F1 win with victory in Russia

Hamilton takes his 100th F1 win with victory in Russia

(Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton became the first Formula One driver to win 100 races with a victory in Russia that sent him back on top of the championship.  Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team Facebook Page Red Bull's Max Verstappen finished second, after starting in last place, to limit the damage with Hamilton now two points clear. Spaniard Carlos Sainz was third for Ferrari. https://www.facebook.com/Formula1/photos/a.570461836444136/2241019989388304 While seven times world champion Hamilton celebrated a personal century, his Mercedes team maintained their own 100% record in Sochi. The champions have won every Russian grand prix since the first in 2014. (Reporting by Alan…
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Hamilton says halo saved him in Monza collision

Hamilton says halo saved him in Monza collision

(Reuters) - Seven times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton said he was grateful to be alive after being hit on the head by title rival Max Verstappen's car at the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday. The 'halo' head protection device took most of the blow as the Red Bull lifted up and landed on Hamilton's Mercedes at Monza. The Briton said the inside of a rear tyre had hit his helmet. The collision put both out of the race. Hamilton, 36, said he felt some pain in his neck and would probably need to see a specialist before the…
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Hamilton seals Budapest pole despite boos, Verstappen third fastest

Hamilton seals Budapest pole despite boos, Verstappen third fastest

Budapest (dpa) - Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton took pole position on Saturday for the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix as the world champion's pursuit of standings leader Max Verstappen gathered pace. The Briton set a 1 minute 15.419 seconds to pip team-mate Valtteri Bottas by 0.315 seconds. Verstappen had to be content with third in his Red Bull. Seven-time champion Hamilton was involved in a major spat with Verstappen after colliding with the Dutchman en route to winning the British Grand Prix last time out. He said he was booed by fans in Budapest, presumably Verstappen supporters, but said such reactions urged him…
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Hamilton subjected to racist abuse online after British GP-reports

Hamilton subjected to racist abuse online after British GP-reports

Lewis Hamilton has been subjected to racist abuse online after winning Sunday's British Grand Prix, British media reported. The seven-times world champion celebrated a record eighth win at the race after fighting back from a 10-second penalty for a first-lap collision that sent title rival Max Verstappen to hospital. Sky Sports reported Hamilton, 36, was targeted online hours after the victory, with racist messages including monkey emojis sent as replies to a post by his Mercedes team on Instagram. Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, did not immediately reply to a Reuters request for comment. Hamilton has been a vocal…
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Hamilton takes top slot for F1 sprint on fizzing Friday

Hamilton takes top slot for F1 sprint on fizzing Friday

SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) - Seven-times world champion Lewis Hamilton put Mercedes on the front of the grid for Formula One’s first Saturday sprint after a fizzing Friday qualifying session at his home British Grand Prix. The winner of Saturday’s 17-lap dash around the Silverstone circuit will take the official pole position for Sunday’s main event in front of a sell-out crowd expected to number more than 140,000. Hamilton, who can count on the support of the massed ranks who rose to salute the Mercedes driver as he went top, will be joined on the front row by Red Bull’s championship…
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Hamilton signs on for two more years at Mercedes F1 team

Hamilton signs on for two more years at Mercedes F1 team

Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton will be staying in Formula One for the next two years at least after he and Mercedes announced a contract extension on Saturday. The new deal covers 2022 and 2023. "I'm excited we're going to continue our partnership for two more years. We've accomplished so much together but we still have a lot to achieve, both on and off the track," said the Briton, 36, at the Austrian Grand Prix. Hamilton, who joined Mercedes from McLaren in 2013 as replacement for retired seven-time champion Michael Schumacher, was out of contract at the end of this…
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Hamilton fears British GP crowd move is premature

Hamilton fears British GP crowd move is premature

Seven-times world champion Lewis Hamilton said on Thursday Formula One could be moving too fast with the decision to allow a 140,000-capacity crowd at his home British Grand Prix next month. The sport announced that hundreds of thousands of fans could attend the July 16-18 grand prix at Silverstone in a significant easing of COVID-19 restrictions. That would be the biggest crowd at a British sporting event since the pandemic triggered a national lockdown in March last year. The last pre-pandemic race held at the circuit with spectators in 2019 saw a three-day attendance of 351,000 and 141,000 on Sunday.…
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Pitstop strategy gives Hamilton victory in Spanish GP

Pitstop strategy gives Hamilton victory in Spanish GP

Seven-times world champion Lewis Hamilton hunted down "sitting duck" Max Verstappen to win the Spanish Grand Prix for a record-equalling fifth year in a row on Sunday and go 14 points clear at the top of the standings. The Briton's 98th victory, from his 100th pole, was his third in four races and he and Mercedes delivered a strategic masterclass after Red Bull's Verstappen, who finished second, seized the lead at the first corner. The breakthrough came when Hamilton made a second pitstop with 23 laps to go, returning on fresh tyres but some 22 seconds behind his Dutch rival.…
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Ecstatic Hamilton celebrates his 100th pole in Spain

Ecstatic Hamilton celebrates his 100th pole in Spain

Seven-times world champion Lewis Hamilton became the first Formula One driver to take 100 pole positions after lapping fastest in Spanish Grand Prix qualifying on Saturday. The 36-year-old Mercedes driver was already the record holder by a massive margin, with retired Ferrari great and fellow seven-times champion Michael Schumacher second on the list with 68. Red Bull's Max Verstappen qualified on the front row alongside the championship-leading Briton, who has an eight- point lead over the Dutch driver, with Valtteri Bottas qualifying third for Mercedes. "I feel very humble and very grateful. I'm ecstatic, like it's my first," said Hamilton…
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Hamilton wins in Portugal to stretch F1 lead

Hamilton wins in Portugal to stretch F1 lead

(Reuters) - Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton won the Portuguese Grand Prix for Mercedes on Sunday to stretch his Formula One lead over Red Bull's Max Verstappen to eight points after three races. Verstappen finished second at the Algarve circuit with Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas completing the podium, and taking a bonus point for the fastest lap, after starting from pole position. Verstappen's Mexican team mate Sergio Perez was fourth. The victory was a record-extending 97th of Hamilton's career.
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Hamilton back on top in Portuguese GP practice

Hamilton back on top in Portuguese GP practice

(Reuters) -Mercedes set the pace in Portuguese Grand Prix practice on Friday with Valtteri Bottas quickest in the morning before seven-times world champion Lewis Hamilton led the way in the afternoon. Red Bull's Max Verstappen, Hamilton's closest rival in the Formula One championship after two races, was second in both sessions at the Algarve circuit. The start of the afternoon practice was delayed by 10 minutes as marshals fixed a loose drain cover. Bottas, his car rebuilt after a big collision with Williams driver George Russell at Imola on April 18, clocked a best time of one minute 19.648 seconds…
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Hamilton plans to stay in F1 after exciting start to season

Hamilton plans to stay in F1 after exciting start to season

(Reuters) - Seven-times world champion Lewis Hamilton said on Thursday he planned to be in Formula One next season, was enjoying this year's title battle and had already been laying the groundwork for 2022. The 36-year-old, who is out of contract with Mercedes at the end of this year, tested Pirelli's 18-inch 2022 tyre compounds at Imola this month. Never a big fan of testing, the Briton told reporters ahead of the Portuguese Grand Prix that for once he had volunteered to take part. "I plan to be here next year and I want to help Pirelli...move forward and having…
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Hamilton takes pole for Imola Grand Prix

Hamilton takes pole for Imola Grand Prix

Imola, Italy (dpa) - Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes took a sensational pole position for Sunday's Formula One Emilia Romagna Grand Prix by beating Red Bull's Sergio Perez by 0.035 seconds. The seven-time world champion was surprised after he clocked 1 minute 14.411 seconds, around the 4.959-kilometre Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari in Imola to secure the 99th pole of his career on Saturday. "I didn't expect to be ahead of two Red Bulls, they've been so quick this weekend. The car is feeling much better, I want to thank the team for their hard work," Hamilton said. British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of…
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Verstappen quickest in final practice at Imola

Verstappen quickest in final practice at Imola

(Reuters) - Red Bull's Max Verstappen bounced back from a troubled opening day to set the fastest lap in final practice for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola on Saturday. The Dutch 23-year-old lapped the circuit with a best time of one minute 14.958, nearly half a second faster than McLaren's Lando Norris. Dutch Formula One driver Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing in action during the third practice session of the Formula One Grand Prix Emilia Romagna at Imola race track, Italy, 17 April 2021. The Formula One Grand Prix Emilia Romagna will take place on 18 April…
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Hamilton wins nail-biting Bahrain Grand Prix Season Opener

Hamilton wins nail-biting Bahrain Grand Prix Season Opener

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton won a nail-biting Bahrain Grand Prix season opener, triumphing over the Red Bull of Max Verstappen in a fantastic duel in the desert that went down to the very last lap of the race, as the second Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas completed the podium. Starting from the fourth pole position of his career, Verstappen had taken control of the race early on, but lost his advantage when Hamilton was able to undercut the Dutchman into the lead in the first round of pit stops. Following a second stop for both drivers – Verstappen’s coming 10 laps after…
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Hamilton continues to take a knee before F1 opener

Hamilton continues to take a knee before F1 opener

Mercedes' seven-times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton took a knee on the starting grid before Sunday's season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix while wearing a black T-shirt declaring "Actions speak louder than words". The sport's only Black driver, and an outspoken campaigner for racial equality, regularly made the gesture last season as Formula One drivers gathered together in a campaign against racism. Formula One has broadened out the "We Race As One" ceremony this year to wider social and environmental issues. Hamilton had said on Thursday that he planned to continue taking a knee to send a message to the younger…
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F1 Team Red Bull are looking particularly strong, says Hamilton

F1 Team Red Bull are looking particularly strong, says Hamilton

(Reuters) - Red Bull are looking particularly strong and will be a "different animal" this season with Sergio Perez alongside Max Verstappen, seven times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton said on Sunday. Experienced Mexican Perez, a winner in Bahrain last December, has joined Red Bull from the team that was Racing Point and is now Aston Martin as a replacement for Thai racer Alexander Albon. Hamilton, whose Mercedes team started the last day of the three-day test in Bahrain with fewer laps completed than others after a gearbox problem on Friday, said he was excited at the prospect of…
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F1 – Lewis Hamilton renews with Mercedes

F1 – Lewis Hamilton renews with Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton has extended his contract with Mercedes. After several weeks of speculation about the seven-time F1 World Champion's future, the team announced that they have reached an agreement with him with will see the Brit race in 2021.  The long-running saga over Lewis Hamilton’s future with Mercedes is at an end after the parties announced the finalisation of a new agreement on Monday. Hamilton has been driving for Mercedes since 2013 and has achieved plenty of success with them. Many speak of perhaps the best collaboration ever in Formula 1, bigger than Michael Schumacher with Ferrari. In just one of his seasons at Mercedes, he…
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Sir Lewis; Formula One champion Hamilton gets his knighthood

Sir Lewis; Formula One champion Hamilton gets his knighthood

Lewis Hamilton capped an incredible record-breaking year by being knighted in the New Year Honours list. Hamilton became the most successful F1 driver of all time after equalling Ferrari great Michael Schumacher’s record seven titles and beating the German’s 91 race wins. The sport’s only Black driver, who grew up in social housing as the grandson of immigrants from the Caribbean, Hamilton has also used his profile to campaign for diversity and speak out against racial injustice. The Monaco resident’s presence on the overseas and international list, rather than a main one with many rewarded for service to public health in a pandemic,…
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Mick Schumacher: my dad is the best there’s ever been in F1

Mick Schumacher: my dad is the best there’s ever been in F1

Berlin (dpa) - Briton Lewis Hamilton may have matched Michael Schumacher's record of seven Formula One world titles last season but for Mick Schumacher his father remains the greatest driver in the sport. And the 21-year-old Schumacher, who will make his F1 debut with Haas next season, is at peace with constant comparisons made between himself and his father on the track. "I think it's okay, it doesn't bother me at all when I get questions and the comparison," Mick Schumacher told the Bild an Sonntag weekly. "Of course I have to go my own way. But my father is for me the best there has…
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Lewis Hamilton takes 98th career pole position

Lewis Hamilton takes 98th career pole position

Seven times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton took his 98th career pole position in qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix on Saturday, with Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas alongside on the front row. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen qualified third. Hamilton’s fastest lap of one minute 27.264 seconds was a track record time.
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Lewis Hamilton triumphs in Turkey

Lewis Hamilton triumphs in Turkey

Lewis Hamilton has triumphed at the Turkish Grand Prix, sealing his fourth consecutive Formula One drivers’ championship and equalling Michael Schumacher’s record of seven world titles. Hamilton choked back the tears as he became the most successful driver in the sport’s history. The Mercedes ace put on a masterclass in wet and slippery conditions to take a record-stretching 94th career win at a rollercoaster of a Turkish Grand Prix and secure the title with three races to spare. Only Ferrari great Michael Schumacher has seven titles to his name, a number once thought unlikely ever to be matched, but most of…
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Hamilton wins at Imola as Mercedes clinch constructors’ title

Hamilton wins at Imola as Mercedes clinch constructors’ title

Lewis Hamilton's reign of dominance continued at Imola with his ninth race win of the 2020 season, as team-mate Valtteri Bottas came in second. It was the perfect result for Mercedes, who clinched a seventh consecutive Constructors' Championship with a dominant afternoon's work. Lewis Hamilton took a record-extending 93rd career when the six times world champion took the chequered flag at Imola 5.783 seconds ahead of team mate Valtteri Bottas, who started on pole position. Australian Daniel Ricciardo finished third for Renault. Hamilton also banked a bonus point for fastest lap, extending his lead over Bottas to 85 points with…
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Hamilton on course for record win after Portuguese pole

Hamilton on course for record win after Portuguese pole

Lewis Hamilton seized pole position in the dying seconds of qualifying for the first Portuguese Grand Prix in 24 years on Saturday to deny and dismay Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas once again. The pole, in a session delayed for half an hour while loose drainage covers were fixed, made it 12 out of 12 for Mercedes this season and was a record-extending 97th for the six-time world champion. It was also a bitter blow for Bottas, 69 points behind Hamilton in the championship, after the Finn had been quickest in every practice session as well as the first two…
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Lewis Hamilton shows tire-changing skills after tire bursts on motorway

Lewis Hamilton shows tire-changing skills after tire bursts on motorway

Usually he stops in the race pits and the Mercedes mechanics change his tires, in few seconds. Recently, however, Lewis Hamilton had to do it himself, but he didn't do too badly, as it took him a minute - at least according to him - to replace the tire of his electric Mercedes EQC, which had exploded. . "A tire burst on the highway and we had to stop at the service station, wrote the 35-year-old Formula One champion in a post on Instagram, It took a minute to change the tire, but once the job was done, I was…
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Lewis Hamilton equals Michael Schumacher all-time record 91 Formula One wins

Lewis Hamilton equals Michael Schumacher all-time record 91 Formula One wins

Lewis Hamilton equalled Michael Schumacher’s all-time record 91 Formula One wins on Sunday with an Eifel Grand Prix victory that catapulted the Mercedes driver closer to a seventh world championship. While the Briton triumphed at the Nuerburgring, the German circuit where Ferrari great Schumacher won five times, team mate Valtteri Bottas suffered a huge hit to his title hopes with a first retirement of the season. Hamilton, celebrating his seventh win of the season, is now 69 points clear of the Finn -- equal to nearly three race wins -- with six rounds remaining. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen finished second,…
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Hamilton claims his 96th pole position, eyes Schumacher record

Hamilton claims his 96th pole position, eyes Schumacher record

Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton roared back from qualifying drama at the Russian Grand Prix on Saturday to put his Mercedes on pole position for what could be a record-equalling 91st victory. Hamilton claimed his 96th pole position by a huge 0.563s from Max Verstappen for the Russian Grand Prix, despite coming within a matter of seconds of being knocked out of Q2 in a dramatic qualifying session at Sochi that saw Sebastian Vettel crash heavily to bring out the red flags. F1.com reports that Hamilton had his Q2 time deleted for a track limits infringement leaving him in…
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Michael Schumacher’s son Mick says his father would welcome Lewis Hamilton’s record

Michael Schumacher’s son Mick says his father would welcome Lewis Hamilton’s record

Michael Schumacher's motor racing son Mick suggested on Friday that his father and family would welcome Lewis Hamilton's success in equalling his record 91 Grand Prix wins if he succeeds in Sunday's Russian Grand Prix. The young German racer, who leads the Formula Two championship this year and is on the verge of moving up to Formula One next year, said his father had always told him "records are there to be broken". Michael Schumacher broke the previous record held by Alain Prost, on 51 wins, at the 2001 Belgian Grand Prix, the circuit where he made his F1 debut…
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Lewis Hamilton snatches inaugural Mugello pole position

Lewis Hamilton snatches inaugural Mugello pole position

Although Valtteri Bottas had led the way through practice, Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton got the job done when it counted as he snatched pole for the inaugural Tuscan Grand Prix at Mugello. Hamilton spent much of practice getting comfortable with the new track, nestled in the Tuscan hills, rather than chasing outright lap time. It was Bottas that led the way after Q1, but there was a few hundredths that separated them, and Hamilton then ramped it up in Q2 to lead a session for the first time during the weekend. In the first runs in Q3, Hamilton once…
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Hamilton triumphs in the Belgian Grand Prix

Hamilton triumphs in the Belgian Grand Prix

Formula One world championship leader Lewis Hamilton won the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps on Sunday in a one-two with Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas.  Max Verstappen finished third for Red Bull.  Hamilton’s 89th career victory left the six-times world champion two wins short of former Ferrari great Michael Schumacher’s all-time record 91. EPA-EFE/Francois Lenoir / Pool Source FIA - F1
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Hamilton dedicates Pole Position to Black Panther’s Chadwick Boseman

Hamilton dedicates Pole Position to Black Panther’s Chadwick Boseman

Lewis Hamilton dedicated his pole position to Chadwick Boseman, who died today of cancer aged 43. https://www.facebook.com/LewisHamilton/photos/pb.132609463487057.-2207520000../3669554253125876/?type=3&theater In a Facebook post, the Mercedes F1 driver said that what he accomplished and the legacy he left incredible for him. "He’s inspired a whole generation of young black men and women and provided them with a true superhero to look up to." https://cde.news/chadwick-boseman-black-panther-star-dies-of-cancer-aged-43/ Lewis Hamilton will start the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix from pole position after setting the fastest time in qualifying on Saturday. The Briton’s team mate, Valtteri Bottas, will start second on Sunday in a front-row lockout for Mercedes. Max…
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Lewis Hamilton claims pole position in Belgium’s Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton claims pole position in Belgium’s Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton will start the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix from pole position after setting the fastest time in qualifying on Saturday. The Briton’s team mate, Valtteri Bottas, will start second on Sunday in a front-row lockout for Mercedes. Max Verstappen will start third for Red Bull. Ferrari’s struggles continued at Spa with Sebastian Vettel last and Charles Leclerc only 17th. F1.Com reports that low fuel runs came thick and fast with five minutes of the session remaining and soft tyres were used by all for their fastest laps, with this hour-long final practice session preceding what should be an absorbing…
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Hamilton wins Spanish Grand Prix and sets new record

Hamilton wins Spanish Grand Prix and sets new record

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton won in Spain for the fourth year in a row on Sunday to celebrate a record 156th podium finish and stretch his already commanding lead to 37 points. The victory from pole position on a sweltering afternoon at Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya, in a race without spectators due to the pandemic, was the 88th of the Mercedes driver’s career, and one of the more straightforward. The six-times champion lapped all but the top three in a race that offered few thrills other than for fans of tyre management. “I was in a different zone…
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Lewis Hamilton limps on three wheels to win British GrandPrix

Lewis Hamilton limps on three wheels to win British GrandPrix

An incredible final few laps of the 2020 British Grand Prix saw Lewis Hamilton claim the seventh and possibly most dramatic Silverstone win of his career, despite his left-front tyre letting go with half a lap still to go. Hamilton and team mate Valtteri Bottas had been formation flying for 50 of the 52 laps at Silverstone until tyre drama struck. Second-placed man Bottas was the first to suffer as his tyre deflated on Lap 50, costing him second place, before on the very last lap, Hamilton suffered his own issue. However, with Max Verstappen having opted to pit a…
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Lewis Hamilton delivers when matters and take pole-position in British Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton delivers when matters and take pole-position in British Grand Prix

While Lewis Hamilton may not have led a single session heading into qualifying for the British Grand Prix, he delivered when it mattered, the Briton sweeping to pole position and fending off a stern challenge from Mercedes team mate and strongest championship rival Valtteri Bottas, F1.com reports. Reigning world champion Hamilton wasn’t too happy with the car after Friday practice and was unusually still making changes to his Silver Arrow ahead of qualifying. He later admitted those tweaks subsequently made the car worse, and you could believe it when he made a rare mistake in Q2, spinning at Luffield and dragging gravel…
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Hamilton wins Hungarian Grand Prix

Hamilton wins Hungarian Grand Prix

A masterful Lewis Hamilton won the Hungarian Grand Prix in dominant style and for a record eighth time on Sunday to wrest the Formula One championship lead from Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas. Max Verstappen took second for Red Bull, the Dutch youngster awarded ‘drive of the day’ after crashing on the way to the grid in early drama that had his mechanics scrambling to fix the damage before the start. Bottas, now five points behind Hamilton after three races, finished a close third after battling back from a botched start off the front row. Hamilton’s 86th career victory, from…
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Lewis Hamilton takes 90th career pole position

Lewis Hamilton takes 90th career pole position

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton celebrated a record-extending and “surreal” 90th career pole position on Saturday after a dominant Mercedes one-two in Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying. Championship-leading team mate Valtteri Bottas will start alongside the Briton on Sunday, with the Mercedes-powered Racing Point cars of Canadian Lance Stroll and Mexican Sergio Perez third and fourth. Hamilton is favourite to triumph for the eighth time at the Hungaroring and equal a record for most wins at the same grand prix held by retired Ferrari great Michael Schumacher, who won eight times in France. The pole was his seventh in Hungary,…
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Lewis Hamilton dominates Austrian Grand Prix, Leclerc apologises to Ferrari and team mate

Lewis Hamilton dominates Austrian Grand Prix, Leclerc apologises to Ferrari and team mate

Six-times world champion Lewis Hamilton dominated the Styrian Grand Prix in a Mercedes one-two on Sunday to celebrate his 85th Formula One win and move a step closer to Michael Schumacher’s record of 91 victories. Finnish Team mate Valtteri Bottas, winner of last weekend’s season-opener behind closed doors at the same Austrian circuit, finished a distant runner-up with his championship lead cut to six points. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen completed the podium on a sunny afternoon at his team’s home Red Bull Ring after starting on the front row and being passed by Bottas in the closing stages. What a…
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Hamilton takes pole position in Austria’s Grand Prix

Hamilton takes pole position in Austria’s Grand Prix

Six-times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton lived up to his rain master reputation with an astonishing lap to put his Mercedes on pole position for the first Styrian Grand Prix at Austria’s Red Bull Ring on Saturday. In a session that started 46 minutes late after a washed out final practice, the Briton powered through the spray to go top with a time 1.216 seconds quicker than Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. The pole was a record-extending 89th of Hamilton’s F1 career. McLaren’s Spaniard Carlos Sainz qualified third, a career best, with Hamilton’s team mate Valtteri Bottas — winner of…
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Lewis Hamilton wins sixth driver’s world championship

Lewis Hamilton wins sixth driver’s world championship

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins 6th Formula One world title at US Grand Prix. Valtteri Bottas won the United States Graad Prix ahead Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen. Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes finished the race in 1:56, followed by team mate and World Champion Lewis Hamilton. Third place went to Max Verstappen from Red Bull followed by Ferrari's Charles Leclerc. CD  
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Lewis Hamilton wins sixth drivers title

Lewis Hamilton wins sixth drivers title

Lewis Hamilton triumphed in a nail-biting finale to the Mexican Grand Prix, brilliantly making an ambitious one-stop strategy work to win out from Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and his Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas – although it wasn’t quite enough for the Briton to secure his sixth drivers’ title over Bottas at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. Hamilton superbly eked out the tyre life out of his hard rubber, making a 48-lap stint work to take his second win in Mexico, and Mercedes’ 100th as a constructor – although it was the first time in three years that he hasn’t claimed the…
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Leclerc and Vettel secure a Ferrari 1 – 2 start in Belgium’s F1 race

Leclerc and Vettel secure a Ferrari 1 – 2 start in Belgium’s F1 race

Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel secured another Ferrari 1-2 in Saturday’s final practice in Belgium, but the session was halted for 16 minutes after a high-speed crash for Lewis Hamilton. The world champion emerged unscathed, but heavy damage to his Mercedes could leave his qualifying participation in doubt. It was just over halfway through the hour when Hamilton lost the back end of his car approaching Spa's Turn 12, after appearing to get a wheel on the kerb. He speared into the barriers, ripping the front-left corner off his W10. As the British driver hopped into the medical car, his…
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Hamilton secured his third pole position of the season

Hamilton secured his third pole position of the season

Lewis Hamilton delivered a sensational lap on his final run to secure his third pole position of the season in French Grand Prix qualifying, beating Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas as rivals Ferrari’s challenge failed to materialise. Mercedes have had the measure of Ferrari all weekend, but Sebastian Vettel’s time in the second segment of qualifying suggested we might yet have a multi-team fight for pole. Hamilton set the best time on his first run and then bettered it on his second with a new track record, nearly three-tenths of a second clear of Bottas, who made a mistake on…
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Photo Story – Vettel takes pole position

Photo Story – Vettel takes pole position

British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes AMG GP greets German Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Scuderia Ferrari  after Vettel took pole position during the qualifying session of the Canada Formula One Grand Prix at the Gilles Villeneuve circuit in Montreal, Canada, 08 June 2019. The 2019 Canada Formula One Grand Prix will take place on 09 June. Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel will start from pole position at the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal ahead of Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton. The Telegraph reports "it had taken seven race weekends, a third of a season, but Ferrari finally came to…
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Lewis Hamilton wins Monaco GP, dedicates it to Niki Lauda

Lewis Hamilton wins Monaco GP, dedicates it to Niki Lauda

Sporting a helmet styled in the same design as Niki Lauda’s in his final championship winning season for McLaren in 1984, Lewis Hamilton delivered the win in Monaco he so dearly wanted to honour his friend. A victory ground out though tense, nerve-racking effort, of sweat and seat-of-the-pants determination, it is surely one Lauda would have admired and acknowledged as thoroughly deserved. Hamilton led from pole to flag to collect his third Monaco win – but it was far from easy. Hamilton said “I really was fighting with the spirit of Niki. Niki’s been such an influential person in our team,…
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Lewis Hamilton takes Pole Position in Monaco – Dedicates it to Niki Lauda

Lewis Hamilton takes Pole Position in Monaco – Dedicates it to Niki Lauda

Lewis Hamilton grabbed pole position for the Monaco Grand Prix from Mercedes Formula 1 teammate Valtteri Bottas in the final seconds of qualifying. He left it late and even had a big oversteer moment at the penultimate corner, but Lewis Hamilton did enough to secure what is only his second pole position in Monaco– with the five-time world champion quick to dedicate his 85th career pole to his friend and the Mercedes team’s non-executive chairman Niki Lauda, who passed away earlier this week. Hamilton was overcome with emotion on hearing he had done enough to take pole in the Principality,…
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Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton sends car and trophy to cancer-stricken child who inspired his victory in Spain

Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton sends car and trophy to cancer-stricken child who inspired his victory in Spain

A Formula One car has been sent to the home of the cancer-stricken boy who inspired Lewis Hamilton's Spanish Grand Prix triumph. Lewis Hamilton has been hailed for bringing the smile back to a boy fighting the final days of his young life. Hamilton dedicated his Spanish Grand Prix victory to Harry Shaw, a five-year-old from Surrey, who is set to lose his battle against a rare bone cancer. Hamilton's Mercedes team arranged for one of their Formula One cars to park outside Harry's home in Redhill on Monday. Given the acceleration of his illness, it marked the first time…
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Lewis Hamilton claims third win of the season

Lewis Hamilton claims third win of the season

Lewis Hamilton claimed his third win of the season, as Mercedes stretched their current record of consecutive one-two finishes to an incredible five. After beating Bottas to the first corner, Hamilton then led the race throughout, to net his third Spanish Grand Prix win in a row. The Mercedes duo were joined on an identical podium to 2018 by the Red Bull of Max Verstappen, with the Ferrari pair of Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc fourth and fifth, Verstappen maintaining his record of having finished ahead of at least one Ferrari at every race this season.   Via Formula1.com
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