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Lewis Hamilton Dominates Qatar Grand Prix, Moves Within 8 Points of Verstappen

lewis hamilton with trophy

(Photo: LAT Images via Mercedes AMG F1)

For the first time in 2021, Formula 1 visited a brand new country and Lewis Hamilton did what he does best: win. Having won the last three races at new circuits, Hamilton dominated for his 102nd career victory and seventh on the season. Taking pole in Saturday’s qualifying session, the British driver faced some good …

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Lewis Hamilton Takes Pole, Red Bull Down on Pace in Qatar

Lewis Hamilton wins pole in Qatar, LAT Images

(Photo: LAT Images via Mercedes AMG F1)

Lewis Hamilton made good work of Saturday’s (Nov. 20) qualifying session in Qatar to take his 102nd career pole position. Title rival Max Verstappen will start from second place, with Valtteri Bottas lining up third on the grid. Hamilton was quick to admit that his confidence wasn’t at a pole position level from the start …

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Slipstream Saturday: FIA Rejects Mercedes Appeal, F1’s Middle Eastern Presence Grows

Mercedes on track at the 2021 Qatar Grand Prix, Friday (credit: LAT Images / Mercedes AMG)

When the checkered flag falls on Sunday’s (Nov 21) Qatar Grand Prix, there will be only two races remaining in the 2021 Formula 1 season. In previous years, the title has been securely in the hands of Sir Lewis Hamilton by this point. However, Max Verstappen has been resolute in his aim to break Hamilton’s …

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F1 Midweek: Which Could Be the Next Country Represented for the First Time?

Guanyu Zhou will drive for Alfa Romeo in 2022 (credit: Alfa Romeo media)

Guanyu Zhou became the very first Formula 1 driver from China when Alfa Romeo announced that he would be driving for the team in 2022.  The move signals a shift that has been occurring in F1 over recent years as more countries are represented on the grid.  Alex Albon became the first driver with Thai …

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Formula One Moves In A Middle Eastern Direction

Lewis Hamilton wins Sao Paulo Grand Prix in Brazil, Formula 1, LAT Images

(Photo: LAT Images via Mercedes AMG F1)

Editor’s Note: This article on the Formula One championship battle is posted in collaboration with an outside sponsorship client. The opinions and information contained within do not necessarily represent Frontstretch and its staff.  Although this year’s Formula One pendulum has not necessarily swung with much regularity in the past few weeks, there is a sense …

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Guanyu Zhou Confirmed to Alfa Romeo for 2022

2021 Italy F2 Theo Pourchaire Guanyu Zhou Christian Lundgaard podium Florent Gooden DPPI Alfa Romeo Racing

(Photo: Florent Gooden/DPPI via Alfa Romeo Racing)

Guanyu Zhou will partner with Valtteri Bottas at Formula 1’s Alfa Romeo team for the 2022 season, the team announced on Tuesday (Nov. 16). Zhou will be the first full-time Chinese-born driver in F1. “I dreamt from a young age of climbing as high as I can in a sport that I am passionate about …

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F1 Review: Hamilton Brilliant in Brazil; Mercedes Motivation

2021 Brazil Formula 1 Lewis Hamilton waves Brazilian flag Jiri Krenek Mercedes

(Photo: Jiri Krenek via Mercedes AMG F1)

Lewis Hamilton scored his 101st Formula 1 win on Sunday in Brazil.  His stellar performance, starting from tenth and claiming the win, further fanned the fires for the driverʻs championship and closed the gap to Max Verstappen (332.5 – 318.5). The Sao Paulo Grand Prix featured a wonderful battle between the top two drivers, though …

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FIA Stewards Juggle Tough Choices and Tough Words in Brazil

Lewis Hamilton

(Photo: Jiri Krenek via Mercedes AMG F1)

After Valtteri Bottas failed to defend from Max Verstappen off the line at the Sao Paulo Grand Prix, it was only a matter of time before Verstappen found himself confronted by the presence of Lewis Hamilton. Hamilton pushed himself past Sergio Perez on lap 19 of the 71-lap Grand Prix and set sail in pursuit …

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Lewis Hamilton Overcomes Penalty and Qualifying Disqualification to Win Sao Paulo Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton wins Sao Paulo Grand Prix in Brazil, Formula 1, LAT Images

(Photo: LAT Images via Mercedes AMG F1)

The hunt for the 2021 Formula 1 World Driver’s Championship has entered a new chapter with three races to go. Following an engine penalty and a 20th place start for the sprint race, Lewis Hamilton put the new engine parts to good use to win the Sao Paulo Grand Prix in Brazil. After starting 10th, …

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Slipstream Saturday: Valtteri Bottas Takes Pole Position, Lewis Hamilton Slices His Way to 5th in Brazil

Valtteri Bottas Mercedes in Brazil 2021, LAT Images

(Photo: LAT Images via Mercedes AMG F1)

At the Brazilian Grand Prix, Formula 1 ran its final experimental sprint race of the 2021 season, with a 30-minute, 24-lap race deciding the grid order for tomorrow’s (Nov. 14) full-length 71-lap Grand Prix. Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas won the sprint race, coming home ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. His championship rival Lewis Hamilton …

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