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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 unhappy with Mercedes tactics at US Grand Prix

• Title wait goes on after Kimi Räikkönen wins in Texas • ‘You can’t always get it right. It was a difficult day’Lewis Hamilton questioned his team’s tactics after his third-place finish at the US Grand Prix, coupled with Sebastian Vettel finishing fou…

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Kimi Räikkönen makes Lewis Hamilton wait for F1 title with US GP win

• Ferrari driver seals his first victory in 113 races in thriller• Red Bull’s Max Verstappen is second with Hamilton thirdNot quite yet. Lewis Hamilton will have to wait a few days longer for his fifth Formula One title after a wild and wonderful US Gr…

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Lewis Hamilton seals pole position for US Grand Prix in Texas

• Hamilton can win title in Austin on Sunday• Sebastian Vettel demoted to fifth due to grid penaltyLewis Hamilton took a big step towards his fifth World Championship by putting his Mercedes on pole position for the US Grand Prix. Hamilton will seal th…

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Charles Leclerc to replace Kimi Raikkonen as Ferrari ring changes

Leclerc moves from Sauber in swap with RaikkonenPromising 20-year-old will pose challenge to VettelFerrari have announced that Kimi Raikkonen will leave the team at the end of this season. In a long anticipated move the Finn will be replaced by the Sau…

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‘I wasn’t going out without a fight’: Lewis Hamilton on Italian GP win – video

Lewis Hamilton said that the hostile Monza atmosphere spurred him on to win the Italian Grand Prix for the fourth time in five years to increase his championship lead to 30 points. The Mercedes driver clipped and passed title rival Sebastian Vette…

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Ferrari’s Kimi Räikkönen on Italian GP pole with fastest ever F1 lap

• Finn locks out from row for Ferrari with Sebastian Vettel• Räikkönen breaks Montoya’s record for fastest average speedKimi Räikkönen took pole position for Ferrari at the Italian Grand Prix, with a dominant lap here beating his team-mate, Sebastian V…

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Lewis Hamilton takes Hungarian F1 GP pole with masterclass in rain

• Mercedes overturn practice form to claim one-two on grid• Ferraris of Räikkönen and Vettel to start third and fourthLewis Hamilton took pole for the Hungarian Grand Prix with another masterclass in the rain. His Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas was …

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British Grand Prix: Kimi Raikkonen’s wife weighs in on Lewis Hamilton spat

After a dramatic race Kimi Raikkonen’s wife has her say on Lewis Hamilton’s comments while Ferrari’s car handles the conditions and McLaren attempt to reverse their declineWhat had been a thrilling race to the end was still disappointing for Lewis Hami…

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Lewis Hamilton: my comments about Kimi Räikkönen and Ferrari were ‘dumb’

• Champion hinted after British GP Mercedes cars were targeted• Mercedes: no accusation that accident was deliberateLewis Hamilton and Mercedes have accepted that the accident involving Kimi Räikkönen at the British Grand Prix was a racing incident and…

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Sebastian Vettel wins British GP as Lewis Hamilton claws back second spot – video

Sebastian Vettel won the British Grand Prix for Ferrari on Sunday to deny Lewis Hamilton a fifth successive home victory and move eight points clear at the top of the Formula One standings.In a thrilling race with two safety car periods, reigning champ…

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Sebastian Vettel wins British Grand Prix after Lewis Hamilton’s early stutter

• German seals second Silverstone win and 51st career victory• Hamilton finishes second with Kimi Raikkonen thirdSebastian Vettel won the British Grand Prix, with a commanding performance from second on the grid. Lewis Hamilton’s hopes of a home win we…

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Lewis Hamilton wins French Grand Prix as Sebastian Vettel finishes fifth

• Mercedes driver regains world championship lead • Red Bull’s Verstappen is second and Ferrari’s Raikkonen thirdLewis Hamilton won the French Grand Prix, the first the country has held for 10 years, with a controlled and dominant run from pole for Mer…

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Lewis Hamilton wins French Grand Prix as Sebastian Vettel finishes fifth

• Mercedes driver regains world championship lead • Red Bull’s Verstappen is second and Ferrari’s Raikkonen thirdLewis Hamilton won the French Grand Prix, the first the country has held for 10 years, with a controlled and dominant run from pole for Mer…

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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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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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F1: Italian Grand Prix – live!

11.29am BST

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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F1: Hungarian Grand Prix – live!

12.43pm BST

F1 managing director Ross Brawn is enjoying the sunshine on the grid, and he’s excited for this grand prix. “Ferrari have come back again here – [their form] is circuit dependent I think, because I understand there’s no great change to cars. It doesn’t look like Mercedes had a great qualifying but what’s great is we don’t know who’s going to win.”

12.39pm BST

Sky Sports’ F1 team are depleted today. Martin Brundle is in Belgium I hear while Paul di Resta has stepped up to replace the unwell Felipe Massa for Williams. Quite a switch from commentary box to cockpit. In Brundle’s stead, Ted Kravitz will take on The Grid Walk.

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Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen claim Ferrari front row at Hungarian GP

• Vettel takes pole position ahead of team-mate Raikkonen in Budapest
• Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton can only manage fourth on the grid

Sebastian Vettel headed a Ferrari one-two for the Hungarian Grand Prix, putting in a fine lap to take pole in front of his team-mate Kimi Raikkonen in qualifying. The Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas was in third but Lewis Hamilton could manage only fourth on the grid, his attempt to equal Michael Schumacher’s record of 68 pole positions denied after he could not quite find the balance of the car he was happy with.

This is Vettel’s second pole position of the season, having taken the top spot in Russia and it is the third time he has claimed pole in Hungary, having done so twice before for Red Bull in 2010 and 2011. The German’s 48th career pole is Ferrari’s third this year after Raikkonen also took pole in Monaco and while the Scuderia are still generally behind Mercedes over the single lap discipline, they have proved that they can take advantage on tracks where power is not such a prominent factor.

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