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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: Hungary – Hamilton wins, takes championship lead

Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) carried a 4-point lead on teammate Lewis Hamilton coming into the race on won pole, Hamilton starting next to him on the front row. Red Bull locked down Row 2, Daniel Ricciardo besting Max Verstappen. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) started P5 and Carlos Sainz Jr. (Toro Rosso) P6. McLaren-Honda held Row 4, Fernando Alonso ahead of Jenson Button. Track temperature at the start was 120 deg F, with the Top 10 runners all on supersoft tires. Ricciardo moved into P2 on the outside...

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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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F1: Austria – Hamilton, Rosberg collide in final lap; Hamilton wins

Track-temperature on raceday was 50 deg. Cooler than it had been for qualifying. A combination of rain in Q3 and drivers’ inability to stay off the Red Bull Ring’s new curbs shuffled the starting grid away from what’s been typical in recent races. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) won his fifth pole of the season. Teammate Nico Rosberg originally qualified second but lined up P6 due to a gearbox-replacement penalty. Nico Hulkenberg (Force India) moved to the front row as a result, the...

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F1: Europe - Rosberg wins inaugural Azerbaijan race

A temporary street circuit in Baku, Azerbaijan, is home for the return of the Grand Prix of Europe. Championship points leader Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) started on pole, with Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) qualifying P2. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) posted an identical time to Ricciardo, but the Red Bull did it first and Vettel lined up third, teammate  Kimi Raikkonen started next door. Rosberg held the lead through Turn 1, followed by Ricciardo and Vettel. The running order remained in place at ...

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Formula 1: Canada – Hamilton wins second straight, Vettel P2

Mercedes locked down the front row, Lewis Hamilton on pole next to Nico Rosberg. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) lined up third and Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) fourth. Vettel passed Hamilton on the left going into Turn 1 to take the early lead, with Rosberg making a move on the right after a slow start from the pole-sitter. Rosberg was nudged off course by his teammate in the Turn 1 exchange and fell through the field. Vettel struggled with braking in the last corner of the first lap but retained th...

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F1: Monaco – Hamilton takes first win of season; beats Ricciardo, Perez

Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) won the first pole of his career and Grand Prix of Monaco started behind the safety car for the first time in its history. Lined up on full-wet tires behind Ricciardo were driver championship points leader Nico Rosberg (Mercedes), his teammate Lewis Hamilton, and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. The safety car came in to start Lap 8. The virtual safety car came out before the lap was complete, Jolyon Palmer (Renault) having crashed out in Turn 1.Green-flag racing re...

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F1: Spain – Red Bull’s Verstappen youngest-ever winner at 18

Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) came into the race on a 7-contest winning streak and carrying a 43-point lead on teammate Lewis Hamilton. Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari) was third in the point standings (-57) followed by Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull). The starting grid at Circuit de Catalunya had Hamilton on pole, followed by Rosberg, Ricciardo, and Max Verstappen: newly elevated to the team in a swap that saw Daniil Kvyat relegated to Toro Rosso. Hamilton and Rosberg took each other out as Hamilton tried to re...

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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: China – Six in a row for Rosberg

Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) won pole ahead of Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) and the Ferraris of Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel. Rosberg’s teammate started last on the grid following power unit replacement. Daniil Kvyat (Red Bull) passed inside Vettel through the first series of turns, the German colliding with Raikkonen in avoidance. Kyvat took third. Ricciardo snatched the lead at the start, but Rosberg passed him early in Lap 3 with the Aussie suffering a blown left-rear in the process a...

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