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F1 Slipstream Saturdays

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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Slipstream Saturday: Lewis Hamilton Goes Back-to-Back, Scores Hungarian Grand Prix Pole

For the second week in a row, Mother Nature threatened to ruin a Formula One race weekend, blanketing Hungary in rain all throughout the week. However, with overcast skies, the Formula 1 drivers were able to qualify in the dry Saturday (July 18) for the 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix the …

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Slipstream Saturday: Lewis Hamilton Scores Dramatic Pole in Wet and Wild Styrian GP Qualifying

After a five second time penalty last week demoted Lewis Hamilton to fourth place in the Austrian GP, the defending Formula 1 World Champion responded by scoring pole in a wet and wild Styrian GP qualifying. Continuing the hot streak for Mercedes, Hamilton was locked in a fierce back and …

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Slipstream Saturday: Valtteri Bottas Nips Lewis Hamilton for First Pole of 2020 & the Austrian GP

Following their off-track win yesterday with the ruling that their the DAS system was legal, Mercedes F1 got back to what they do best. Domination. The six-time defending world champions unveiled their new black livery prior to the weekend in support of Black Lives Matter, and after dominating F1 for …

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Slipstream Saturday: A Rescheduled Canadian GP? And More

It appears that Canadian F1 fans might get a little more to celebrate than just Thanksgiving this fall. According to a rumour from the French language magazine Pole Position, the previously postponed Canadian Grand Prix might be rescheduled for October. The magazine claims that an “unidentified, yet reliable European Source” …

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Lewis Hamilton Ends Season Starting First

Lewis Hamilton scored his first pole position since the German Grand Prix when he took the top spot in qualifying Saturday (Nov 30) for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.  The pole extends Hamilton’s gaudy total to 88, now 20 poles ahead of second-place Michael Schumacher.   Valtteri Bottas (more on him …

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