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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

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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

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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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Max Verstappen on F1 Pole in 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix

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The penultimate round of the 2019 Formula One season takes place in Brazil for what could be one of the final Brazilian Grand Prix events at the Interlagos track. The weekend got off to a good start for Red Bull as Max Verstappen secured the pole. It’s his second official pole of the 2019 season …

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Pace Laps: Rain & Controversy for NASCAR at Talladega Superspeedway

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Rain Delays Talladega Race Rain halted the 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday (Oct. 13) afternoon with just 57 of 188 laps completed. William Byron, who won stage one, was scored as the leader when the red flag flew. No major wrecks have impacted the race as of yet; 33 …

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Valtteri Bottas Savors Win at Suzuka, Mercedes Claim Constructors Title

Valterri Bottas used a fantastic start to earn his third win of 2019 (credit: FIA Images)

Peculiarity seemed to surround the Japanese Grand Prix this weekend.  With a typhoon taking aim at Japan, the usual schedule of events was changed, with the third free practice being canceled and qualifying being moved to just hours before the race.  Then the start confounded. And in the end, even the end brought consternation.   None …

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