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Hamilton takes 71st career pole: Japanese GP

Lewis Hamilton took his 71st career pole position and his first at Japan’s Suzuka Circuit as he beat Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas by three tenths of a second with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel third. However, title contender Vettel will start alongside championship leader Hamilton on the front row as Bottas is set for a grid penalty due… Read More »

Max Verstappen celebrates birthday week with a win; Hamilton 2nd; Vettel 4th: Malaysian GP

Sepang: The final Malaysian Grand Prix saw Max Verstappen celebrate his birthday in style by claiming a superb win at the Sepang International Circuit. After overtaking championship leader Lewis Hamilton in the opening laps to take the lead, Verstappen who turned 20 yesterday, delivered a faultless drive to march unchallenged to the chequered flag ahead of the… Read More »

It is a real surprise, says Hamilton about his pole: Malaysian GP

DRIVERS: 1 – Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes); 2 – Kimi RÄIKKÖNEN (Ferrari); 3 – Max VERSTAPPEN (Red Bull Racing) TRACK INTERVIEWS (conducted by Johnny Herbert) Lewis, what a great result for you. You must be very happy. That looked like a pretty decent lap? Lewis HAMILTON: Firstly, look at this crowd. I know it’s our last grand prix here but… Read More »

Hamilton takes pole as Vettel suffers mechanical issue, starts last: Malaysian GP

Sepang: Lewis Hamilton claimed his fifth career Malaysian Grand Prix pole position, equalling Michael Schumacher’s Sepang record, as the qualifying hopes of title Sebastian Vettel wrecked by a mechanical issue that saw him dumped out of the session at the end of Q1. Kimi Räkkönen was left to uphold Ferrari honour and the Finn almost… Read More »

I love to drive in rain, we had good pace in trickier and cooler conditions: Hamilton

DRIVERS: 1 – Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes); 2 – Daniel RICCIARDO (Red Bull Racing); 3 – Valtteri BOTTAS (Mercedes) PODIUM INTERVIEWS (Conducted by Eddie Jordan) Singapore, what an unbelievable race, particularly after the rain started. We were served up a titanic. Ladies and gentlemen, he looks exhausted… Lewis HAMILTON: I’m not exhausted. He’s not exhausted. That doesn’t look like champagne to… Read More »

Mercedes power is definitely better than Ferrari power, a tongue-in-cheek comment by Hamilton

DRIVERS: 1 – Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes); 2 – Valtteri BOTTAS (Mercedes); 3 – Sebastian VETTEL (Ferrari). PODIUM INTERVIEWS (Conducted by Martin Brundle and Jean Alesi) Martin BRUNDLE: Lewis, you’re now leading the world championship again. Lewis HAMILTON: You know what…. You know what… MB: You might just have to punch through this [noise] LH: Yeah, you know what, I love it… Read More »

Hamilton takes lead with a dominant back-to-back victory in a Mercedes 1-2: F1 Italian Grand Prix

Monza, 3 Sept 2017: Lewis Hamilton regained the Drivers’ title lead in FIA Formula One World Championship after he headed a Mercedes one-two at the Italian Grand Prix. The Silver Arrows were utterly dominant at Monza with Hamilton beating third-placed Sebastian Vettel by more than 36 seconds. The Briton’s sixth win of the season puts… Read More »

Hamilton praises youngsters, Ocon and Stroll: F1 post-quali press meet

DRIVERS 1 – Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes) 2 – Max VERSTAPPEN (Red Bull Racing) 3 – Daniel RICCIARDO (Red Bull Racing) GRID INTERVIEWS (Conducted by Davide Valsecchi) Lewis your lap was wonderful, 1.1 seconds in front of this guy. You were amazing. Lewis HAMILTON: Thank you man, grazie. I appreciate your excitement. I’m just as exvited. We’ll… Read More »

Hamilton takes pole, breaks Schumi’s record for all-time pole positions: F1 Italian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton became Formula One’s new all-time pole position record holder and claimed the record for most Italian Grand Prix poles after he took top spot in a marathon qualifying session at Monza that was interrupted by heavy rain for more than two and half hours. In Q3 Max Verstappen had claimed provisional pole with an impressive lap… Read More »

Hamilton displays great skill to edge out Vettel for Belgian GP win; closes the gap

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton claimed victory at the Belgian Grand Prix to close the gap to Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel at the top of the Formula One Drivers’ Championship standings to just seven points. Despite a determined battle, Vettel was forced to settle for second place. Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo who  from sixth on the grid to… Read More »