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Valtteri Bottas Earns Sakhir Grand Prix Pole Position

Valtteri Bottas (photo courtesy of Mercedes F1 Twitter)

Valtteri Bottas nabbed his fifth pole position of the 2020 Formula 1 season on Saturday night (Dec. 5).  The Fin held off his temporary teammate by 0.002 seconds to secure the pole and earn Mercedes another front-row lockout.  George Russell, filling in for the COVID-stricken Lewis Hamilton, looked impressive in his drive for the Silver …

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Lewis Hamilton Takes Pole Position for the Bahrain Grand Prix

Red Bull at the Bahrain Grand Prix 2020 (credit: FIA Images)

Lewis Hamilton notched his 98th career pole position and 10th of the 2020 Formula 1 season on Saturday (Nov. 28).  The seven-time champion will start alongside his teammate Valtteri Bottas for the Bahrain Grand Prix. For Hamilton, the pole is another show of his season-long dominance in a year where he already has won 10 …

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Will Valtteri Bottas Ever Become World Champion?

Valtteri Bottas (photo courtesy of Mercedes F1 Twitter)

Being a second driver in Formula 1 is a tough situation. Just ask guys like Mark Webber and Rubens Barrichello, who can tell you that being a second driver to the likes of Sebastian Vettel and Michael Schumacher, respectively, for the best team in F1 isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be.S? Sure, you …

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F1 Review: Lewis Hamilton’s Fortunate Win at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix

Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola, Italy (credit: FIA media)

For Lewis Hamilton, winning the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix looked like a case of things just going his way.  Hamilton qualified second, leaving him at a disadvantage to his teammate.  When Valtteri Bottas took the lead in a convincing fashion, it looked like the Finn might be able to disrupt Hamilton’s dominance. That Max Verstappen …

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Lewis Hamilton Wears the Crown after Winning the Portuguese Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton leads pack of Formula 1 cars at 2020 Belgian Grand Prix, Rolex/James Moy

Lewis Hamilton (Photo: ©Rolex/James Moy)

Crown Lewis Hamilton … again. After a strong start to the 2020 Portuguese Grand Prix, Hamilton looked like he would do what he has done so many other times during his career — cruise to the victory. In the end, he did. It just took a while after Valtteri Bottas made Hamilton fight for it. …

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Lewis Hamilton Breaks Michael Schumacher’s F1 Win Record with Portuguese GP Victory

Lewis Hamilton earned his 88th career victory at the Spanish Grand Prix (credit: Mercedes AMG F1)

A record once thought to be untouchable has now finally been broken. Lewis Hamilton has set the new all-time F1 win record after emerging victorious in the 2020 Portuguese Grand Prix on Sunday, Oct. 25. Despite a rocky start, Hamilton put on a masterclass to claim his 92nd career F1 checkered flag. It puts Hamilton …

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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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Valtteri Bottas on Pole for 2020 Eifel Grand Prix

The Red Bull Garage (Photo: Getty Images/Red Bull Content Pool)

Valtteri Bottas delivered a stellar qualifying effort that put him on the pole for the Eifel Grand Prix on Saturday (Oct. 10).  Bottas kept the Mercedes streak alive of claiming every pole of the 2020 Formula 1 season. He bested his teammate Lewis Hamilton by over two tenths, a surprisingly large gap between the two. …

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F1 Review: Lewis Hamilton Penalty, Carlos Sainz Mistake Headline a Calm Russian GP

Lewis Hamilton at 2020 Belgian F1 Rolex James Moy

Lewis Hamilton (Photo: ©Rolex/James Moy)

To the intrigue of a lot of F1 fans, a historically quiet Russian Grand Prix managed to produce a few key pieces of excitement in 2020. With Mercedes failing to lock down the front row of the grid for only the second time this year, the fireworks started before the lights had even turned green. …

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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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