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Slipstream Saturday: Valtteri Bottas Nips Lewis Hamilton for 70th Anniversary Grand Prix Pole

In season that has been dominated by Lewis Hamilton, it seems only one man has been able to outpace the defending world champion. Hamilton’s own Mercedes teammate scored the opening pole and victory in the season opening Austrian Grand Prix, but since then, Valtteri Bottas has struggled. A blown tire …

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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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Lewis Hamilton Leads Wire to Wire in Dominant Styrian GP Victory

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 …

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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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Valtteri Bottas Savors Win at Suzuka, Mercedes Claim Constructors Title

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 …

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