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Hamilton wins Singapore GP after Ferrari duo crashes out

Lewis Hamilton needed to do something special at the Singapore Grand Prix in order to have a shot at winning the race. Turns out, he needed only to wait. The Ferrari cars were ahead of the Mercedes team on the grid, as were the Red Bulls, which were sandwiched between the two red cars. A crash between Sebastian Vettel, Max Verstappen, and a great-starting Kimi Raikkonen eliminated most of the Mercedes rivals right off the first corner. Soon enough, it was Hamilton leading the race with Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo and the other Mercedes driven by Valtteri Bottas right behind. Those would be the first three retirements in a race that… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes struggles in Singapore GP qualifying

Mercedes has been dominant all season long, but their difficulties under the lights of the Singapore GP prevailed on Saturday qualifying as Ferrari and Red Bull made sure the erstwhile leaders are stuck in the third row once the race starts on Sunday. Sebastian Vettel had a smooth flying lap to edge out the surging Red Bulls to take pole position. He ended up ahead of (P2) Max Verstappen’s time by over three-tenths of a second. The other Red Bull helped split the Ferrari cars, as Daniel Ricciardo took P3 just 0.026 seconds behind his teammate. Kimi Raikkonen will start in P4. Lewis Hamilton, who managed to snag the drivers’… Continue Reading »

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Hamilton dominates Italian GP at head of Mercedes 1-2

No one can touch Lewis Hamilton right now. The Mercedes driver won the 2017 Italian GP in dominant fashion, and his teammate Valtteri Bottas took care of business and helped secure a 1-2 finish for the team. This makes it back-to-back wins for Hamilton—his first in 2017. More importantly, it puts him in the drivers’ championship race lead for the first time this season. Sebastian Vettel will have to come from behind if he wants to win the championship. As we’ve seen this season, it’s just hard to beat Mercedes while you’re trailing. The two Ferraris struggled mightily in qualifying, but proved that pace still very much holds the key… Continue Reading »

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Hamilton wins Belgian GP; Bottas fifth

Lewis Hamilton proved unstoppable at the Belgian GP, taking the win despite a tremendous challenge put forth by Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. The other Mercedes car of Valtteri Bottas finished in fifth place. Hamilton owned F1’s first weekend back from its mid-season break. He took his 68th career pole position in qualifying, tying Michael Schumacher’s record. Then he led for most of the rice after taking the lead off the line. There was a restart, but he was able to fend off Vettel and retain the lead. “The Ferrari was very strong today and they put on a fantastic fight,” Hamilton said. “We were both pushing every single lap and there… Continue Reading »

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Hamilton takes pole at Belgium, matches Schumacher record

Lewis Hamilton took pole position at the Belgian Grand Prix—his 68th—and in doing so, has tied the Michael Schumacher record for most poles in a career. Hamilton will start ahead of Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel, who headed into the mid-season break still leading the drivers’ championship race. After the race, F1 managing director Ross Brawn relayed a congratulatory message straight from the Schumacher family. “I think and pray for Michael all the time,” Hamilton said. “I’ve had the privilege of racing with him and always admired him and still do.” In order to achieve the pole position, Hamilton had to overcome a hurdle Mercedes had been facing all weekend. Ferrari… Continue Reading »

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Hamilton gives up podium spot for Bottas as Ferrari takes 1-2 at Hungarian GP

Heading into the summer break, Lewis Hamilton would find himself still trailing in the Formula 1 championship race. The Ferrari duo of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen took care of business, taking a 1-2 finish at the 2017 Hungarian GP, allowing Vettel to take a 14-point lead heading into the month-long break in Formula One action. A surging Hamilton asked the team to pass teammate Valtteri Bottas in order to chase down the leading Ferrari cars, but he promisede to give back the spot if he failed to overtake. True to his word, the Brit gave up third place with several seconds left to the chequered flag. Hamilton held on to fourth,… Continue Reading »

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Race Like Never Before With The Mercedes-AMG GT4

This weekend, we’ll be treated to the debut of the Mercedes-AMG GT4 on the occasion of the 24 Hours of Spa. It is based on the current road-going Mercedes-AMG GT R and is being billed to be a “production-based concept.” This racing machine was built to comply with the requirements of international GT4 race series as it follows other powerful engines such as the SLS AMG GT3 and the Mercedes-AMG GT3. But for those who wish they would be able to see the GT4 on the road, you’ll be sorely disappointed. The GT4 is a track-only race machine that covered 18,641 miles during its rigorous testing on the race track…. Continue Reading »

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