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F1: Great Britain – Hamilton wins fourth-straight British GP, closes on Vettel

Lewis Hamilon (Mercedes) took pole, tying him with Jimmy Clark for most all-time (5) at Silverstone and moving him to within one of Michael Schumacher for the all-time F1 lead. The Ferraris of Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel followed. Max Verstappen (Red Bull) lined up fourth following a five grid-spot penalty for Vatteri Bottas (Mercedes), Vettel’s left-front brakes were smoking on the grid. Verstappen passed Vettel through the first few corners. Daniil Kyvat took his Toro Rosso team...

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F1: Austria – Bottas wins, pole to checkers; Vettel second, Ricciardo third

Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) earned his second career pole. Championship-leader Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) started second, followed by teammate Kimi Raikkonen. The two Red Bulls were next, Daniel Ricciardo ahead of Max Verstappen, with Romain Grosjean (Haas) slotting in at P6. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) lined up P8 after a five grid-spot penalty for changing his gearbox. Ricciardo moved up to third and Grosjean fourth through the first series of corners, Verstappen after a terrible start and Turn ...

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F1: Azerbaijan – Ricciardo wins, Stroll takes first podium

Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) started on pole for the 66th time of his career, moving him past Ayrton Senna on the all-time list. Teammate Valtteri Bottas lined up next door. Ferrari locked out Row 2 (Kimi Raikkonen, Sebastian Vettel), with Max Verstappen (Red Bull) starting fifth and Sergio Perez (Force India) sixth. Bottas collided with Raikkonen through the first few turns. Hamilton led Vettel and Perez. Verstappen was pushing Perez for P3 during Lap 11 (of 51), then his engine crapped out. The ...

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F1: Canada – Mercedes 1-2, Ricciardo third

Mercedes and Ferrari occupied the first two rows of the grid, Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), driver-standings leader Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari), Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes), and Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari) qualifying in that order. Max Verstappen (Red Bull) passed everyone but Hamilton at the start, with Bottas retaining third but Vettel dropping to fourth and Raikkonen to sixth. The safety car came out as both Felipe Massa (Williams) and Carlos Sainz (Toro Rosso) left the track violently in Turn 3 of ...

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F1: Monaco – Vettel brings Ferrari first Monaco win since 2001

Ferrari staged a front-row sweep in qualifying (Kimi Raikkonen ahead of Sebastian Vettel), locking down the top two spots on the Monaco grid for the first time since 2008. It was also Raikkonen’s first pole since 2008 and set a record for longest gap between P1 starts, 129 races. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) started third and Max Verstappen (Red Bull) fourth. Hamilton started P13 after failing to make the final round of qualifying. He entered the race trailing Vettel by 6 points for first p...

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F1: Spain – Hamilton, Vettel duel; Hamilton wins

Mercedes and Ferrari once again dueled for pole, Mercedes taking spots 1 and 3 (Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas) and Ferrari 2 and 4 (Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen). Vettel entered the race with a 13-point lead on Hamilton. Red Bull held down Row 3, Max Verstappen ahead of Daniel Ricciardo. Fernando Alonso gave McLaren-Honda its highest qualifying position of the year, P7. Vettel took the lead at the start. Bottas punted Raikkonen into Verstappen, putting both the Ferrari and Red Bull out of...

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F1: US Grand Prix – Hamilton wins fourth COTA out of 5

Lewis Hamilton took pole over Mercedes teammate and championship leader Nico Rosberg. Red Bull Racing made up Row 2, with Daniel Ricciardo starting P3 on supersoft tires (vs. the softs both in front of him and on teammate Max Verstappen’s car). The Ferraris of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen lined up in Row 3. Ricciardo pushed for second in Turn 1 and took it through the next turn at Circuit of the Americas. Ricciardo pitted during Lap 9 to take off the supersofts and change to softs....

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F1: Belgium – Rosberg wins, Ricciardo follows; Hamilton P21 to P3

The summer break ended with intrigue and accomplishment. Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg won pole at Spa-Fracorchamps, while grid penalties put his championship-leading teammate on the back row of the field. With a race win worth 25 points and 19 points separating the two, the implications were clearer. Max Verstappen (Red Bull) lined up next to Rosberg, at 18 years-old becoming the youngest driver ever to start on the front row of a Formula 1 grid. Verstappen was the only driver in the Top 5 to st...

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F1: Germany – Hamilton wins; Red Bull 2-3 passes Ferrari

Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) tallied his fifth pole of the year and 27th of his career. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) lined up next to him, carrying a 6-point lead in the driver championship over his teammate. Red Bull held down Row 2, Daniel Ricciardo ahead of Max Verstappen, with Ferrari sweeping Row 3, Kimi Raikkonen besting Sebastian Vettel. Valtteri Bottas (Williams) lined up P7 and Nico Hulkenberg (Force India) P8. Verstappen jumped to fourth on the start, with Ricciardo also passing Rosberg for t...

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F1: Great Britain - Hamilton takes fourth British GP victory

Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) won the pole, a record fourth at Silverstone, with teammate and driver championship points leader (by 11) Nico Rosberg lined up next door, the fifth Mercedes lockout of the season. An all-Red Bull second row featured Max Verstappen (P3) and Daniel Ricciardo (P4). Heavy clouds and rain were reported as the drivers took their seats for the tenth of 21 rounds this season. Race control decided to start the race behind the safety car. Brake and tire temperatures were both f...

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