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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: 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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IMSA: COTA – Taylors continue domination; Corvette, Mercedes also win

Ricky Taylor (#10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi) started from the pole, Johannes van Overbeek (#22 Extreme Speed Motorsports Nissan DPi) next door. John Edwards (#24 BMW Team RLL M6) and Giancarlo Fisichella (#62 Risi Competitzione Ferrari 488) topped the GTLM grid. The #62 Ferrari, #4 Corvette, #912 Porsche, and #67 Ford GT collided in Turn 1 at the start, damaging all three. A full-course yellow was issued less than 2 min into the race. The #66 Ford spun Fisichella in the #62 to start the ...

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F1: Russia – Bottas takes career-first win

Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) out-qualified teammate Lewis Hamilton to start third on the grid in Sochi, lined up behind the Ferraris of pole-sitter Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen. Bottas split the Ferraris at the start and passed Vettel for the lead going into Turn 2. The lead didn’t change hands for the rest of the race, but Vettel did close to inside 1 sec during the final laps, forcing the Finn to work for his debut victory. Bottas’s win came 81 races into his career. Vettel...

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F1: Bahrain – Vettel wins, retakes championship lead

Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) won the first pole of his F1 career, teammate Lewis Hamilton lining up next to him. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) lined up in P3 aside Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull). Row 3 was also a Ferrari-Red Bull affair: Kimi Raikkonen ahead of Max Verstappen. Vettel took second from Hamilton on the start, Verstappen moving up to fourth and Felipe Massa (Williams) up to P6 as Raikkonen fell through the ranks. Bottas, still in the lead, reported the beginning of problems with his rear ...

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