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Max Verstappen strolls to Austrian F1 GP win with Lewis Hamilton fourth

Red Bull driver opens up 32pt title race lead over Mercedes rivalFloor damage hurts Hamilton; Bottas second, Norris thirdMax Verstappen won the Austrian Grand Prix with a masterful, if unchallenged run from pole to flag for Red Bull. Lewis Hamilton’s t…

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Lewis Hamilton holds off Verstappen to win F1 Portuguese Grand Prix

Valtteri Bottas finishes third, Sergio Pérez fourthWorld champion extends lead in drivers’ title raceLewis Hamilton won the Portuguese Grand Prix with a dominant run after a gripping fight to take the lead in the opening half of the race. The Mercedes …

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Valtteri Bottas edges out Hamilton to claim F1 Portuguese Grand Prix pole

Finn beats teammate by seven-thousandths of secondRed Bulls of Verstappen and Pérez third and fourthValtteri Bottas took pole for Portuguese Grand Prix to deny Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton the top spot by just seven-thousandths of a second. Max Ver…

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F1 2021: team-by-team guide to the cars and drivers | Giles Richards

Lewis Hamilton is aiming for an eighth title but faces a tough challenge from Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Sergio PérezCar W12 Engine Mercedes Principal Toto Wolff Debut France 1954 GPs 227 Titles 7 Last season champions Continue reading…

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Lewis Hamilton admits Mercedes struggles during pre-season testing

Hamilton only eighth fastest after spinning off Bahrain trackWorld champion says team yet to ‘find the sweet spot’ on carLewis Hamilton has admitted that his Mercedes car is far from optimised with the new Formula One season just two weeks away. The wo…

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Max Verstappen wins F1 season finale in flawless drive at Abu Dhabi GP

Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas second and Lewis Hamilton in thirdMcLaren’s Lando Norris takes superb fifth ahead of Carlos SainzAfter a gruelling 17-race season, Formula One came to a close with Max Verstappen’s win at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and Lewis Ham…

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Max Verstappen wins F1 season finale in flawless drive at Abu Dhabi GP

Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas second and Lewis Hamilton in thirdMcLaren’s Lando Norris takes superb fifth ahead of Carlos SainzAfter a gruelling 17-race season, Formula One came to a close with Max Verstappen’s win at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and Lewis Ham…

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Max Verstappen pips Bottas and Hamilton to pole for F1 Abu Dhabi GP

Mercedes pair edged out by Dutch driver in qualifyingFirst non-Mercedes pole in dry conditions this yearMax Verstappen claimed pole position for the final race of the Formula One season in Abu Dhabi. The Dutchman was mighty in his commanding lap to tak…

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Valtteri Bottas takes Emilia Romagna F1 GP pole from Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes pair complete yet another lockout at ImolaRed Bull’s Verstappen third, ahead of AlphaTauri’s Gasly Valtteri Bottas took pole position for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola on Saturday, ahead of the Finn’s teammate Lewis Hamilton, the worl…

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Valtteri Bottas beats Lewis Hamilton to claim Eifel F1 GP pole for Mercedes

Finn faster than Briton by 0.256sec at the NürburgringVerstappen third for Red Bull, Ferrari’s Leclerc fourthMatching one of Formula One’s greatest records dominated the buildup surrounding Lewis Hamilton before the Eifel Grand Prix but with his Merced…

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‘A beautiful feeling’: Valtteri Bottas wins Russian GP with Lewis Hamilton third – video

Lewis Hamilton was denied the chance to equal Michael Schumacher’s record of 91 race victories after his Mercedes teammate Valterri Bottas won the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi. ‘I consider myself a bit lucky … it’s a beautiful feeling,’ Bottas said af…

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Valtteri Bottas wins Russian GP as time penalty denies Hamilton’s record bid

Hamilton third behind Max Verstappen after 10-second penaltyWorld champion was bidding to equal Schumacher’s 91 GP winsValtteri Bottas won the Russian Grand Prix after Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes made a highly unusual error before the race that was hug…

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Lewis Hamilton takes Russian F1 GP pole after squeezing into Q3

Hamilton’s 96th pole follows Q2 trouble after lap ruled out Max Verstappen second ahead of Valtteri Bottas on Sochi gridLewis Hamilton took pole for the Russian Grand Prix, moving the British driver one step close to equalling Michael Schumacher’s reco…

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Lewis Hamilton closes on Schumacher’s record after winning Belgian Grand Prix

Mercedes driver led every lap from pole position to win raceValtteri Bottas second and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen thirdLewis Hamilton won the Belgian Grand Prix with another dominant performance from pole to flag. The world champion was unchallenged thr…

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Lewis Hamilton says pursuing the 2020 F1 title has been a ‘lonely journey’

Covid-19 protocols have prevented Hamilton from seeing familyDefending champion has established 37-point lead in standingsLewis Hamilton has described competing in Formula One under coronavirus restrictions as a unique challenge. The paddock has had to…

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Lewis Hamilton says pursuing the 2020 F1 title has been a ‘lonely journey’

Covid-19 protocols have prevented Hamilton from seeing familyDefending champion has established 37-point lead in standingsLewis Hamilton has described competing in Formula One under coronavirus restrictions as a unique challenge. The paddock has had to…

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Lewis Hamilton says F1’s planned rule change is attempt to slow Mercedes

World champion believes FIA want to slow down Mercedes teamValtteri Bottas warns regulation could make overtaking harderLewis Hamilton has dismissed plans by Formula One to ban the use of engine qualifying modes as an attempt to slow down his Mercedes …

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Valtteri Bottas pips Lewis Hamilton to pole for F1’s 70th Anniversary GP

Mercedes lock out front row for Sunday’s race at SilverstoneHülkenberg qualifies third for under-fire Racing PointValtteri Bottas took pole for the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone with a piece of precision driving that exemplified Mercedes’ …

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Valtteri Bottas signs new Mercedes contract for 2021 F1 season

Finn set to partner Lewis Hamilton for fifth consecutive season‘Staying puts me in best possible position to compete for title’Valtteri Bottas has signed a new contract with Mercedes for 2021. Lewis Hamilton has yet to extend his deal but if, as expect…

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British Grand Prix 2020 at Silverstone: F1 – live!

Lap-by-lap updates from the race starting at 2.10pm BSTHamilton storms to pole position for British Grand PrixHamilton hopes paddock can be united in protestGet in touch! Email John or tweet @JohnBrewin_ 1.53pm BST Before the race begins, the drivers h…