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McLaren on the Rise, Finishes Third in the Standings

Sitting ten points behind third-place rival Racing Point, the McLaren team looked like a long shot to make its way to third in the constructor’s standings.  Racing Point had claimed victory with Sergio Perez at the Sakhir Grand Prix the previous week and its cars had been strong all year.  …

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Max Verstappen Earns Pole for the Season-Ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

In a surprising result, Max Verstappen claimed pole on Saturday (Dec. 12) for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The result ends a season where Mercedes dominated qualifying, taking every pole except this one at Yas Marina. For Verstappen, the pole is the fourth of his career and sets the Dutch …

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Sergio Perez’s Long Trip to Victory at the Sakhir Grand Prix

Sergio Perez has both endured and enjoyed a journeyman’s career.  On Sunday, he earned his signature first win, a moment that seemed long overdue for the 30-year-old Mexican driver. Perez has hovered near the front of the pack all season long, but circumstances finally proved favorable, and he capitalized on …

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Valtteri Bottas Earns Sakhir Grand Prix Pole Position

Valtteri Bottas nabbed his fifth pole position of the 2020 Formula 1 season on Saturday night (Dec. 5).  The Fin held off his temporary teammate by 0.002 seconds to secure the pole and earn Mercedes another front-row lockout.  George Russell, filling in for the COVID-stricken Lewis Hamilton, looked impressive in …

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Lewis Hamilton Takes Pole Position for the Bahrain Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton notched his 98th career pole position and 10th of the 2020 Formula 1 season on Saturday (Nov. 28).  The seven-time champion will start alongside his teammate Valtteri Bottas for the Bahrain Grand Prix. For Hamilton, the pole is another show of his season-long dominance in a year where …

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Lewis Hamilton Wins 7th World Title with Turkish Grand Prix Win

Starting on a what could be called a very wet track, Lewis Hamilton looked slow and sounded frustrated. Yet again, Hamilton found victory lane, and in doing so claimed his seventh world title at the Turkish Grand Prix on Sunday (Nov. 15). LEWIS #HAMIL7ON. ✊ CHAMPION OF THE WORLD FOR …

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F1 Review: Lewis Hamilton’s Fortunate Win at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix

For Lewis Hamilton, winning the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix looked like a case of things just going his way.  Hamilton qualified second, leaving him at a disadvantage to his teammate.  When Valtteri Bottas took the lead in a convincing fashion, it looked like the Finn might be able to disrupt …

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