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F1: Hungary – Ferrari 1-2 wire-to-wire, Bottas third

  Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) led Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) by 1 point coming into the final race before Formula 1’s month-long summer break. Paul Di Resta substituted for Felipe Massa (Williams), his first F1 race since 2013. Vettel and teammate Kimi Raikkonen locked down the front row for the second time this year, Vettel on pole. Mercedes controlled Row 2, Valtteri Bottas ahead of Hamilton. Red Bull’s two cars collided through the first series of turns, Max Verstappen taking...

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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: Russia – Rosberg wins seventh straight

Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) took pole by 0.706 sec, teammate (P10) Lewis Hamilton having made it to the final round of qualifying before a power unit failure sidelined him early in the session. Ferrari continued to suffer reliability issues, Sebastian Vettel getting a five grid-spot penalty for a transmission change to line up seventh. Russian Daniil Kvyat (Red Bull) qualified eighth. Rosberg came into the race having won six-straight and carrying a 36-point lead in the driver standings. Valtteri ...

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F1: Russia – Hamilton, Vettel joined by Perez/Force India on podium

Nico Rosberg beat Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton to pole position. Mercedes came into the race needing to score 3 more points than Ferrari to clinch the constructor’s championship. Williams’ Valtteri Bottas qualified third. Most drivers were expected to stop just once on the low-abrasion Sochi circuit. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) started P4. Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari) took third from Bottas through the first few corners. A safety car came out following a spin and collisions at the ba...

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F1: Hungary – Vettel wins, Red Bull 2-3  #JB17

All the front runners began the race on soft tires. Mercedes (Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg) locked down Row 1 again, followed by Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) and Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull). Felipe Massa (Williams) lined up out of place on the grid and aborted the first start, forcing another formation lap to avoid overheating and dropping the race distance from 70 laps to 69. Hamilton dropped to P4 at the start, jumped by both his teammate and the two Ferraris (Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen). The Fe...

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F1: Abu Dhabi - Hamilton takes win, crown; Williams double podium

Dominance. Mercedes came into the season's final race of 19 having locked out the front row 11 times and won 17 poles. They succeeded in turning this great starting positions into 11 1-2 finishes and 30 podiums, both records. This translated to both an already clinched manufacturers’ title and  a 17-point Lewis Hamilton lead on teammate Nico Rosberg in the drivers’ championship standings with 50 points awarded to the winner of race, twice the normal bounty. Rosberg won the seas...

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F1: Brazil – Rosberg wins, cuts Hamilton lead to 17; Massa home podium

Nico Rosberg took pole ahead of Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton, with Williams locking up Row 2 (Felipe Massa, P3; Valtteri Bottas, P4). The Top 3 remained intact through the start and opening lap. Massa came in during Lap 6 to get off his soft tires and onto mediums. Rosberg came in two laps later to do the same, with Hamilton following on Lap 9. Hamilton came out right behind Rosberg. Nico Hulkenberg (Force India) and Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso), both of whom started the race on the harder com...

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F1: Russia – Mercedes 1-2 seals constructors’ title, Bottas P3 #ForzaJules

Lewis Hamilton won his seventh pole of the season, beating out Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg who made his eighth straight front-row start. The team needed just 25 points to clinch its first manufacturers’ championship with four races to go. Hamilton led Rosberg by 10 points coming into the race and Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) by 73. Valtteri Bottas (Williams) lined up third on the grid, with Jenson Button (McLaren) next door. The 3.6-mile Sochi Autodrom, laid out through much of former s...

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F1: Japan – Mercedes 1-2, Vettel third; Bianchi airlifted out

As Typhoon Phanfone approached Japan, the course at Suzuka was completely wet. All practices and qualifying were held in dry conditions. Lewis Hamilton led his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg by 3 points coming into the race. Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) was in third place, 60 points back. The field started behind the safety car. Only two laps needed to be completed for half points to be awarded, 40 laps (of 53) for full points. Rosberg started on pole, with Hamilton next door. Valtteri Bottas an...

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F1: Monza – Hamilton beats Rosberg, Williams leapfrogs Ferrari

Photo: Mercedes AMG Petronas   Lewis Hamilton took pole from his Mercedes teammate, championship leader Nico Rosberg, by nearly 0.3-sec. Mercedes engines took the top six spots on the grid: Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa (Williams, P3-4), Kevin Magnussen and Jenson Button (McLaren, P5-6). It was Hamilton’s first pole since the Spanish Grand Prix in May and the first Formula 1 Grand Prix since contact between he and Rosberg put Hamilton out of the race at Spa. Radio transmission to...

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