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Posted on Sunday, May 13, 2018

Hamilton dominates Spanish GP

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won the Spanish Grand Prix from the pole to secure his 64th career Formula One victory, his second consecutive win this season and his third at Barcelona. It was his second straight triumph in the Spanish Grand Prix, and it came with a whopping 20.593-second margin of victory over runner-up and teammate Valtteri Bottas. "I'm really, really happy. I had no idea how the race was going to play out. We got the qualifying right yesterday, but the temperatures were going […]

Posted on Saturday, May 12, 2018

Hamilton secures pole position

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton will start the Spanish Grand Prinx on Sunday from pole position after setting the fastest time in qualifying. His fast lap of 1:16.173 set a new all-time track record at Barcelona and was a scant .04 of a second better than runner-up and teammate, Valtteri Bottas. It was Hamilton’s 74th career Formula One pole, his second this season and his fourth at Barcelona, which includes a run of three straight. Qualifying results 1.  L. Hamilton Mercedes 01:17.633      01:17.166   […]

Posted on Friday, May 11, 2018

Mercedes fastest in both Friday sessions

The fifth round of the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship began with practice Friday at Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya as teams prepared for the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday. Two 90-minute sessions – FP1 and FP2 – on the 4.655-kilometer track were run under sunny and comfortable, albeit windy, conditions. Leading the way in FP1 was Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas, whose fast lap of 1:18.148 was .849 of a second better than the next quickest driver, his team mate Lewis Hamilton. Bottas’ quick time […]

Posted on Friday, March 23, 2018

Hamilton tops first practice day of the season

The opening round of the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship began on Friday at the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit as teams prepared for the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday. Two 90-minute sessions – FP1 and FP2 – on the 5.303-kilometer, 16-turn track were run under full sun amid comfortable temperatures. Leading the way in FP1 was Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, whose fast lap of 1:24.026 was .551 of a second better than the next quickest driver, his teammate Valtteri Bottas. Hamilton remained atop FP2 with a […]

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 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 Sunday, May 14, 2017

Hamilton clinches victory in Barcelona

Lewis Hamilton won an eventful Spanish the Grand Prix from Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo, scoring his 55th Formula One career victory, his second of the season and his second at Barcelona. Hamilton’s margin of victory was 3.490 seconds over Scuderia Ferrari’s driver, which cut Vettel’s lead in the championship standings to six points with still 15 races remaining. Race results: 1.  L. Hamilton Mercedes 1:35:56.497   2.  S. Vettel Ferrari +3.490   3.  D. Ricciardo Red Bull +1:13.978   4.  S. Perez Force India      +1 […]

Posted on Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Was victory possible by pitting Vettel sooner?

The Russian Grand Prix was always likely to be one of those races where, with the new 2017 combination of high drag cars and low degradation tyres, overtaking would be extremely difficult and strategy games equally so. In fact it was only the fourth race in F1 history to feature no overtaking moves after the opening lap skirmishes. The key question is whether Ferrari could have manoeuvred Sebastian Vettel into a position to win the race, after losing the lead at the start to Bottas, […]

Posted on Sunday, April 30, 2017

Bottas:

Valtteri Bottas claimed his first Formula 1 victory in a tense Russian Grand Prix that saw him jumping the two Ferraris off the start, then edging out Sebastian Vettel in a nail-bitting, race-long battle. The Finn reckons the result came as a confirmation of his talent and will give him lots of confidence for the future. His team mate, Lewis Hamilton produced a battling drive to finish P4 after struggling with overheating throughout the race. "It’s going to take a while to sink in. Normally […]

Posted on Sunday, April 30, 2017

Bottas claims maiden F1 victory

Valtteri Bottas won the Russian Grand Prix to score his maiden Formula One victory by .617 of a second over Scuderia Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. The result came after 81 races in Formula One, but only his fourth with Mercedes. The Finn took over Nico Rosberg's seat at Mercedes, after The German retired at the end of the 2016 season. Bottas' triumph also kept Mercedes’ record at Sochi Autodrom intact, as the manufacturer won all the Russian GP to date, in 2014 and 2015 with Lewis Hamilton and the 2016 race with […]