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Hamilton wins 2017 Japanese GP

Lewis Hamilton won a relatively tightly contested race at the 2017 Japanese GP, with the challenge coming from an unexpected source. With Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel having issues with his car, and eventually needing to retire, the coast was clear for Hamilton – but Red Bull’s Max Verstappen was not going to just hand the victory to the Brit. Hamilton had to keep Verstappen at bay for a while, and this led to some tyre management issues later on. Still, the points leader managed to pull through with the win. Thanks to the race win and Vettel’s retirement, Hamilton was able to extend his lead in the championship race to 39… Continue Reading »

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Hamilton takes first career pole in Suzuka

Lewis Hamilton achieved his first-ever career pole position at the Suzuka circuit, giving him an edge heading into the 2017 Japanese Grand Prix, where he expects another good battle with the Ferrari team. Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas was actually second-fastest in qualifying, but he will be slapped with a five-place grid penalty. This bumps Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel up to the front row. The Red Bulls qualified next, followed by Kimi Raikkonen in the other Ferrari. Raikkonen, however, will also be given a five-place gearbox penalty. It was a record-breaking qualifying session for Hamilton, who shattered the track record of 1:28.95 held previously by Michael Schumacher. He had already been close… Continue Reading »

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The Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM was the Wedding Car of Maro Engel

Maro Engel definitely loves what he does for a living. His passion for racing is such that he even used a Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM as his wedding car. In an interview with Engel he revealed that he was offered by the Mercedes DTM team to use the car during the big event with his new wife Steffi. He said he had to consult her first when the idea popped out as the vehicle was not made to accommodate luxurious features and it lacked proper air conditioning. He stated that his lady immediately agreed as the opportunity would present them with a truly unforgettable moment. It turns out that the couple… Continue Reading »

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Hamilton 2nd in Sepang as Verstappen wins Malaysian GP

Lewis Hamilton didn’t win the race, but it was kind of a win nonetheless. It was Max Verstappen who came home with the win at the Malaysian Grand Prix. Hamilton, however, still accomplished what he came to do–extend his lead over Sebastian Vettel in the championship race, with Hamilton finishing second in Sepang and Vettel down in fourth place. Vettel did manage to climb all the way to that spot from P19–an amazing feat no matter how you look at it–but you can rest assured this isn’t much of a consolation for the Ferrari driver. In addition, Ferrari lost Kimi Raikkonen to a turbo problem right before the race began…. Continue Reading »

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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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