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Posted on Saturday, October 21, 2017

Hamilton beats Vettel to pole

Lewis Hamilton will start the United States Grand Prix on Sunday from pole position after recording the fastest time during qualifying. His fast lap of 1:33.108 was .239 of a second better than runner-up Sebastian Vettel of Scuderia Ferrari and it set a new all-time fastest lap at Circuit of the Americas. This is Hamilton’s 72nd career Formula One pole, his 11th of the season and third in a row. "The team have done an exceptional job all weekend to filter the data that we […]

Posted on Sunday, October 8, 2017

Hamilton wins a dramatic Japanese GP

Three-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton won the Japanese Grand Prix from the pole position, scoring his 61st career Formula One victory, his eighth of the season and third at Suzuka. Hamilton’s margin of victory was 1.211 seconds over Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. The triumph, combined with a DNF by Scuderia Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, who is Hamilton’s nearest championship pursuer, allowed the Mercedes driver to increase his lead in the standings to a stout 59 points. Race results: 1.  L. Hamilton Mercedes 1:27:31.193 2.  M. […]

Posted on Sunday, July 30, 2017

Hamilton: 'I tried my best out there'

Lewis Hamilton finished the Hungarian Grand Prix fourth after facing radio communication issues for most of the race, causing him to remain stuck behind his team mate and losing time that would have helped him to attack the Ferrari drivers. After Valtteri Bottas eventually let him past to put pressure on Kimi Raikkonen, the Brit was unable to pass and gave Bottas the place back in the final corner.  The Mercedes driver remains second in the Drivers’ Championship, 14 points off Sebastian Vettel (202 points).  […]

Posted on Saturday, July 15, 2017

Hamilton unbeatable in qualifying

Lewis Hamilton will start the British Grand Prix from pole position after setting the fastest time during qualifying on Saturday.  The session began in wet conditions, with light rain dampening the track enough that teams used the intermediate tire throughout Q1. Drivers tiptoed on the wet surface as traction was hard to come by. The rain abated in Q2, allowing the track to dry enough for a return to slicks. Hamilton’s pole-winning lap of 1:26.600 set a new track qualifying record and was .547 of a second […]

Posted on Friday, June 9, 2017

Hamilton and Raikkonen fastest in Friday sessions

The seventh round of the 2017 Formula One World Championship began with two practice sessions on Friday at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, as teams prepared for the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday. Two 90-minute sessions – FP1 and FP2 – were primarily spent building grip into the semi-street circuit. With the infrequent use of the roads on which the track is based, the asphalt proved to be very green and it made traction hard to come by. Leading the way in FP1 was Mercedes […]

Posted on Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Hamilton's victory, an open goal from Ferrari

This was one of the best races from a race strategy point of view for years. Like last year’s Spanish Grand Prix, strategy decided the outcome, but the two main protagonists, Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel also surpassed themselves, with heroic drives, making it a truly memorable race. Here we will analyse the momentous decisions that dictated the outcome, at how the pendulum swung from one driver to another several times. And we will also look at how the lowly Sauber team managed to score its […]

Posted on Saturday, May 13, 2017

Hamilton tops qualifying session

Lewis Hamilton will start the Spanish Grand Prix from pole position after sweeping all of the top spots in each round of qualifying session. His fast lap of 1:19.149 set a new track qualifying record and was .051 of a second better than runner-up Sebastian Vettel. The previous track qualifying record was 1:19.995 set by Mark Webber with Red Bull during qualifying for the 2010 Spanish Grand Prix. Hamilton beat that time by .846 of second. The pole is the 64th of Hamilton’s Formula One […]

Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Hamilton quickest in opening testing day

The first of two days of testing at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir began on Tuesday, with all 10 teams competing in the 2017 Formula One Championship being present. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton set the quickest time (1:31.358) with Sauber’s Marcus Ericsson recording the most laps (106). "Today was tricky with it being so hot and very gusty but we still managed to get through plenty of work", Hamilton concluded. "Our focus was on advancing our understanding of the tyres and also the rear of […]

Posted on Sunday, April 16, 2017

Hamilton takes blame for penalty

Lewis Hamilton apologised to his team for taking the penalty after holding up Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo while driving too slow on pit entry during the Safety Car period. This move might have cost Hamiton the Bahrain Grand Prix victory as well as the championship lead. The Brit's first loss came at the start of the race when he lost a position to Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel. Although Mercedes offset Hamilton's strategy as much as possible to give him the chance of closing down Vettel in the final laps, the five-second […]

Posted on Sunday, April 9, 2017

Hamilton:

Lewis Hamilton claimed his first victory of the season at the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday, in a race that marked the 150th Formula One start for the Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows.  The Briton took his 54th Formula One victory - his fifth at the Shanghai International Circuit, his first of the 2017 season and the third Grand Chelem (pole position, race win, fastest lap, leading every racing lap) of his F1 career. "My pole lap put me in a great position and then the start was just fantastic. […]

Posted on Sunday, April 9, 2017

Hamilton wins the Chinese GP

Three-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton won the Chinese Grand Prix from Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen. It was the Mercedes driver’s 54th career Formula One victory, his first of the season and his fifth at the Shanghai International Circuit. Hamilton’s margin of victory was 6.250 seconds over Scuderia Ferrari’s driver. Race results: 1.  L. Hamilton Mercedes           1:37:36.160   2.  S. Vettel Ferrari           +6.250   3.  M. Verstappen Red Bull           +45.192 […]

Posted on Saturday, April 8, 2017

Hamilton beats Vettel for pole

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton will start the the Chinese Grand Prix from pole position after setting the fastest lap ever turned at the Shanghai International Circuit in Qualifying. His lap of 1:31.678 was .186 of a second better than runner-up Sebastian Vettel. It was Hamilton’s 63rd career Formula One pole and his sixth straight, dating back to last year’s United States Grand Prix. Ayrton Senna is the only other Formula One driver to have earned six consecutive poles. The previous best time was Michael Schumacher’s 1:32.238, set […]