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F1: Lewis Hamilton Rips to Italian Grand Prix Pole; Ferrari Starts Outside the Top 10

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Sebastian Vettel (Photo: Scuderia Ferrari Press Office)

Lewis Hamilton bested his teammate Valtteri Bottas to win the pole for the F1 Italian Grand Prix on Saturday (Sept. 5).  In what’s become a familiar story, Hamilton needed to give a masterful performance to pass Bottas, who had shown excellent pace during the first three practices. Hamilton pipped Bottas by just .069 seconds to …

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F1 Midweek: Pierre Gasly Leading the Charge for AlphaTauri

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(Photo: Getty Images/Red Bull Content Pool)

The Formula 1 season seems to be going off as one might expect. Well, that’s if you ignore the postponement of the start of the season, the canceling of races and multiple three consecutive race weekends, then things are following the form that one might have expected prior to the start of 2020. On the …

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F1 Belgian Grand Prix Review: Lewis Hamilton Sailing to a Seventh Title?

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(Photo: ©Rolex/James Moy)

On Sunday, Lewis Hamilton moved within two wins of tying all-time leader Michael Schumacher.  Hamilton earned his fifth win of the season at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps and further distanced himself from the field in his quest for a seventh driver’s title. He now has a tidy 47-point gap on Max Verstappen and 50 over his …

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Lewis Hamilton Blasts to Belgian Grand Prix Pole

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Lewis Hamilton (Photo: ©Rolex/James Moy)

Lewis Hamilton again earned pole position, this time for the Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix. He bested his teammate Valtteri Bottas by just over a half-second, claiming the 93rd pole of his career, further distancing himself in the record books. For Mercedes, it was their first front-row lockout since 2015. Though Red Bull was thought to …

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F1 Midweek: Concorde Agreement, Closing Speeds, Alex Albon & Sebastian Vettel

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With Formula 1 taking this upcoming weekend off so that IndyCar can hog all the open-wheel glory, it’s time to run through the mix of things surrounding the sport. The season is nearing its midpoint, having raced six of the 13 events on the schedule, and Lewis Hamilton looks unstoppable, and Mercedes is all but …

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Lewis Hamilton Cruises to Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix Victory

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Lewis Hamilton earned his 88th career victory at the Spanish Grand Prix (credit: Mercedes AMG F1)

Lewis Hamilton managed a clean getaway at the start and played it to his advantage to earn the win at the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday (Aug. 16). For Hamilton, the victory is his fourth of the season and the 88th of his career. Max Verstappen followed Hamilton’s slipstream at the start to …

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Lewis Hamilton Speeds to Spanish Grand Prix Pole

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Will the Spanish GP be another 1-2 procession for Mercedes? (credit: MercedesAMG)

Lewis Hamilton did what Lewis Hamilton does, scoring the pole for the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix Aug. 15.  His pole allowed him to set the record for 150th front-row start, becoming the first driver to do so in F1 history. Valtteri Bottas threatened his teammate Hamilton for pole but came in about .07 seconds …

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F1: Nico Hulkenberg Bids Cheers to Racing Point…and Perhaps F1

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While Max Verstappen and Red Bull pulled off an impressive use of strategy and steady driving to best the Mercedes team, and Charles Leclerc slid into another fourth-place finish, Nico Hulkenberg managed to earn seventh in his return to the grid. Hulkenberg, filling in at Racing Point for Sergio Perez who tested positive for COVID-19, …

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F1 Midweek: Pirelli & Forced Strategy Changes

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Last weekend’s British Grand Prix offered a fascinating event. Going into the race, the high temperatures were thought to be something that would corral the Mercedes dominance.  For a few moments, that looked like that very thought would play out – and then things cooled down for qualifying and the race, and Mercedes looked like …

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Lewis Hamilton Delivers Another Masterful Performance at the British GP

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Lewis Hamilton holding the trophy for his British GP win and Driver of the Day award (Photo: Mercedes AMG)

In what seemed another fait accompli for Lewis Hamilton, the Brit found late-race trouble and eked his Mercedes across the finish for his record-setting seventh British Grand Prix win.  Max Verstappen took second, himself unsure of his ability to finish.  Charles Leclerc drove his Ferrari to a solid if quiet third-place. Daniel Ricciardo benefited from …

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