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F1 Slipstream Saturdays

Slipstream Saturday: Lance Stroll Claims First Career F1 Pole at the Turkish Grand Prix

All season long, Mercedes has dominated qualifying. Scoring the pole in each of the first 13 races, come Turkey and the Mercedes cars seemed a little off. Despite the earlier practice sessions having decent enough weather, Saturday’s qualifying was plagued by heavy rain showers. For some reason, the Mercedes cars …

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Slipstream Saturday: Valtteri Bottas Edges Lewis Hamilton for Imola Pole

For the first time in nearly 14 years, F1 returned to the legendary Enzo and Dino Ferrari Circuit in Imola for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. Last time out in Portugal, Valtteri Bottas dominated the weekend. Fastest all throughout practice as well the first two qualifying sessions, he was nipped …

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New Track, Same Story: Lewis Hamilton Earns Pole for Portuguese Grand Prix

For the ninth time in the 2020 Formula 1 season, Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position – this time at the Portuguese Grand Prix, at Portimao (Saturday, Oct. 24).  Hamilton bested his teammate Valtteri Bottas by a tenth, a surprising outcome after Bottas had looked to be the fastest driver on …

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Valtteri Bottas on Pole for 2020 Eifel Grand Prix

Valtteri Bottas delivered a stellar qualifying effort that put him on the pole for the Eifel Grand Prix on Saturday (Oct. 10).  Bottas kept the Mercedes streak alive of claiming every pole of the 2020 Formula 1 season. He bested his teammate Lewis Hamilton by over two tenths, a surprisingly …

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Slipstream Saturday: Lewis Hamilton Thunders to Russian GP Pole

Lewis Hamilton has been on fire all season long. Logging seven poles and another six grand prix victories, it is clear that Hamilton’s dominance in 2020 is here to stay. Following a hectic Q2 at the Sochi Autodrom, Hamilton was able to best Max Verstappen by 0.563 seconds to claim …

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F1 Slipstream Saturday: Lewis Hamilton Qualifies on Top for The Tuscan Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton did it again, claiming his 95th Formula 1 pole for the inaugural Tuscan Grand Prix on Saturday (Sept. 12).  Hamilton bested his teammate Valtteri Bottas by roughly 0.06 of a second and benefitted from a late local caution that held Bottas back. Max Verstappen earned the third spot …

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

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 …

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Lewis Hamilton Blasts to Belgian Grand Prix Pole

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 …

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Lewis Hamilton Speeds to Spanish Grand Prix Pole

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 …

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Slipstream Saturday: Lewis Hamilton on Pole, More Notes from the British GP

Qualifying Lewis Hamilton set a British Grand Prix record by claiming his seventh pole for the event.  He bested his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas by three-tenths.  Hamilton recovered from a Q2 spin to blister the field and Mercedes set a staggering pace with Hamilton a full second clear of third-place …

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