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F1 Review: The Peerless Lewis Hamilton and the Eifel Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton at 2020 Belgian F1 Rolex James Moy

Lewis Hamilton (Photo: ©Rolex/James Moy)

If you were not one of the 114 million people that tuned in to the BTS performance late Saturday night/sometime Sunday, you may have been one of the regular 91 million people that watch Formula 1 and saw Lewis Hamilton earn the 91st win of his career – tying Michael Schumacher for first in all-time …

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F1: Valtteri Bottas Earns Second Win of 2020 at Russian Grand Prix

Valtteri Bottas (photo courtesy of Mercedes F1 Twitter)

Valtteri Bottas scored his second win of the season at the Russian Grand Prix on Sunday (Sept. 27). The win continues the Mercedes success at the track as they are the only manufacturer to win at the Sochi Autodrom. Max Verstappen finished where he started and collected the second-place trophy after retirements at the previous …

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Slipstream Saturday: Lewis Hamilton Thunders to Russian GP Pole

Lewis Hamilton at 2020 Belgian F1 Rolex James Moy

Lewis Hamilton (Photo: ©Rolex/James Moy)

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 his eighth pole of 2020 …

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

Sebastian Vettel (Photo: Scuderia Ferrari Press Office)

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 on the grid, making this …

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Pierre Gasly Claims Maiden Victory in a Dramatic Italian Grand Prix

(Photo: Getty Images/Red Bull Content Pool)

In 2020, it seems like anything can happen. The Italian Grand Prix was just the latest example as unpredictability has finally made its way over to Formula One. Heading into this race, it seemed like the same old, same old in F1 this season. Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes dominated both practice and qualifying sessions. But …

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Lewis Hamilton Blasts to Belgian Grand Prix Pole

Lewis Hamilton at 2020 Belgian F1 Rolex James Moy

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

Sergio Perez (Racing Point F1 on Twitter)

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 qualifier Max Verstappen. Charles Leclerc …

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Lewis Hamilton Leads Wire to Wire in Dominant Styrian GP Victory

Lewis Hamilton in jubilation (credit: FIA Images)

For second week in a row Formula 1 visited the Red Bull Ring, this time for the Styrian GP. After a time penalty dropped Lewis Hamilton to fourth in the season opener one week ago, Hamilton vowed redemption. Winning pole in wet conditions yesterday and becoming the first driver to win a pole in 14 …

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

(Photo: FIA)

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 forth battle with Red Bull’s …

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F1 Midweek: The Scrambled Order at Top, Finally

Pierre Gasly crashed the podium at Brazil (credit: Red Bull)

Welcome to another edition of the Formula 1 midweek.  The NASCAR season may have seen their final checkered flags but F1 has one more race to go, and if it goes anything like this past weekend’s race at Interlagos, Brazil, we can all enjoy a little more great theatre.   The Brazilian GP did not start …

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