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Daniel Ricciardo takes pole for Mexican Grand Prix with Lewis Hamilton third

• Red Bulls lock out front row of the grid in Mexico• Hamilton can seal world championship in Sunday’s raceThat Lewis Hamilton will clinch his fifth world championship here in Mexico on Sunday remains almost a certainty. Doing so with the celebratory f…

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Buoyant Kimi Räikkönen relieved to finally win again with perfect drive | Giles Richards

Former world champion’s typically forthright reaction after US Grand Prix reveals frustration of five-year wait for victoryClearly a popular winner, there was a sense of relief that in his fifth year since rejoining Ferrari Kimi Räikkönen returned his …

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Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel’s battle will fall on skill, not machinery | Giles Richards

The two drivers begin an F1 championship run-in as close as either has encountered when Formula One reconvenes at SpaFormula One returns to action in Spa this weekend after an unprecedented volume of contract activity during the summer break. Yet much …

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Daniel Ricciardo to leave Red Bull for Renault at end of F1 season

• Australian decides to end 10-year association with team• Ricciardo searching for new drive for 2019Daniel Ricciardo will leave Red Bull and join Renault at the end of the Formula One season. Related: Niki Lauda recovering from successful lung transpl…

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Red Bull hope Honda’s promise will persuade Daniel Ricciardo to stay | Giles Richards

On the eve of their home grand prix, the Austrian team believe a new engine could provide an incentive for their senior driver to remain with themThe Red Bull team owner, Dietrich Mateschitz, must have felt somewhat aggrieved that the timing when he fi…

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McLaren make huge offer for ‘king of the market’ Daniel Ricciardo – report

Reported deal would more than triple driver’s salaryAustralian waiting for Lewis Hamilton’s future to be settledDaniel Ricciardo could become one of the highest-paid Formula One drivers if he accepts a reported monster offer to switch from Red Bull. Ge…

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F1 rules give Daniel Ricciardo no chance in Canada despite Monaco victory

Sport made to look stupid as Australian with two victories this season may be demoted to the back of the grid in MontrealThe unadulterated delight Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo displayed after winning in Monaco was entirely understandable. After finally …

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Monaco Grand Prix is here to stay – with or without grid girls

The Monte Carlo race saw many senior F1 drivers complain about the circuit producing dull racing, as well as the reappearance of ‘female sponsorship representatives’Before the weekend a representative from Formula One management had been insistent that…

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Daniel Ricciardo: ‘We won Monaco, so it feels good’– video

Daniel Ricciardo fended off a sustained challenge from Sebastian Vettel and produced a nerveless drive to win the Monaco Grand Prix.The Red Bull driver started from pole position, but a power problem on lap 28 ensured that he would have to produce a fl…

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Daniel Ricciardo takes Monaco F1 pole from Vettel with Hamilton third

• Red Bull’s Ricciardo tops Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton• But Max Verstappen to start at the back after crash in practiceDaniel Ricciardo secured pole position for Red Bull at the Monaco Grand Prix after utterly dominating on the streets of Mont…

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Daniel Ricciardo seeks Monaco redemption after pit stop error in 2016 | Giles Richards

Red Bull driver looks to make amends for blunder two years ago and may succeed after being fastest on the first day of practicePerhaps the most personable driver in the Formula One paddock, even in adversity, Daniel Ricciardo usually has the ability to…

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Lewis Hamilton on top but Mercedes face uphill battle to match Ferrari | Giles Richards

How Mercedes fare in Barcelona will be telling – they must work the tyres at the correct temperature to unlock performanceLewis Hamilton was absolutely honest after his unlikely victory in Baku. He knew he had inherited a win that with three laps to go…

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Lewis Hamilton holds Sebastian Vettel in higher regard a year after clash

• Vettel barged Hamilton on track in last year’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix• ‘The respect has grown a considerable amount since then’Lewis Hamilton said his regard for Sebastian Vettel has grown as the pair return to the Azerbaijan Grand Prix where last yea…

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Daniel Ricciardo sets F1 pulses racing with masterclass in China Grand Prix| Giles Richards

The Australian showed touches of real quality to win in Shanghai but Max Verstappen is still making mistakesDaniel Ricciardo’s skill at overtaking was never in doubt but his remarkable performance in China was confirmation of just how far he is willing…

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Mercedes rue missed Melbourne chance but Red Bull and McLaren have hope | Giles Richards

Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen showed Red Bull can be a force while Fernando Alonso gave McLaren reason to be cheerfulThe Mercedes team will leave Australia ruing their failure to gain a season?opening victory that was there for the taking but the…

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Formula One: Lewis Hamilton claims pole position for Australian Grand Prix

Hamilton’s performance leaves rivals reelingKimi Raikkonen to be in second place on the gridLewis Hamilton claimed pole position for the Australian Grand Prix, with a dominant performance in Melbourne that left his rivals reeling as he and Mercedes pro…

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Daniel Ricciardo: ‘Being in the F1 title fight is the minimum I would ask’

The Red Bull driver has Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel in his sights and says he has the tools to beat them in an even battleAlways suffused with conjecture and supposition, Formula One’s phoney war will end with the firing of engines in earnest a…

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Grid penalties for new car components to be a thing of past after Monza’s near farce

Nine F1 drivers took penalties accruing 150 places at the Italian Grand Prix while Ferrari prepare for a dogfight against Mercedes – McLaren merely seek a solution

Long bemoaned by fans, the application of grid penalties for replacing power unit components and gearboxes reached almost farcical levels at Monza. Nine drivers took penalties accruing 150 places and changing the qualifying results to such an extent that Lewis Hamilton on pole and Romain Grosjean, who crashed in the first session, were the only drivers to have retained their original positions. Such was the scale of the movement, Kevin Magnussen, who was knocked out in Q1, found himself in the top 10.

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F1: Italian Grand Prix – live!

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There’s a serenity about Lewis Hamilton these days, which hasn’t always been in evidence. He treats setbacks with equanimity – well, relatively speaking and some of the time – seems to have twigged that a race is only a race – and generally seems pretty chuffed with existing.

This can only help his racing. He has all the speed, wit and daring that he’s always had, but perspective never did anyone any harm, and it particularly suits him. His performance in qualifying for this race was majestic, and though the weather forecast suggests that it will not rain, thus giving the rest a chance, he looks set to move back to the top of the drivers’ championship – any win will do it.

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‘I am a man of my word,’ says Lewis Hamilton after giving up podium place

• Sebastian Vettel eases to Hungarian Grand Prix victory in Ferrari one-two
• Hamilton hands third place to Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas

The Hungarian Grand Prix could yet stand as one of the defining moments of the 2017 Formula One season.

Under the unyielding sun of a Budapest summer the two title protagonists, who have been equally unforgiving on track in a battle that has swayed gloriously between them, finally showed their hands as to how that fight would proceed in the second half of the season.

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