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Kimi Raikkonen Wins and Delays Fifth World Title of Lewis Hamilton

The 2018 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix should have been the defining moment of Lewis Hamilton as he was set to win his fifth World Drivers’ Championship. However, the unexpected win of Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen held him back from his goal for at least another week. The race began with Hamilton on the pole position, so everyone saw his fifth championship reign coming in the US event. When the race went underway though, the Briton appeared to struggle when Raikkonen snatched the lead. The Finn gambled on softer tires with better grip but less durability, which paid off in his favor. The Ferrari driver maintained his position going to… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton Poised to Win Fifth World Title

Lewis Hamilton is on his way to tying the record of the legend Juan Manuel Fangio as his win at the Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix allowed him to extend his lead against Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in the driver standings. It’s only a matter of time until he clutches a fifth world championship in the sport. The Japanese GP saw a one-two victory for Mercedes F1 with Hamilton on top while his teammate Valtteri Bottas settled on the second place. The Briton closest rival in the standings, Vettel, was left out at the sixth place during the finish due to an early collision with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen that left… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton Wins in Russia, Thanks to Team Orders

Lewis Hamilton grabs another victory while extending his lead in the Driver Standings. The win came after team orders were given. The conclusion of the Formula One Russian Grand Prix saw Hamilton crossing the chequered flag first followed by Bottas. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel emerged third while his teammate Kimi Raikkonen finished fourth. Both Red Bull drivers grabbed the fifth and sixth positions respectively with Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo. The triumphant Hamilton increases the gap between him and Vettel by 50 points. Meanwhile, Bottas climbs in the standings at the third rank with 189 points, overtaking Raikkonen by 3 points. The big win of Hamilton can be attributed to Bottas…. Continue Reading »

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Sebastian Vettel Cries Foul with Lewis Hamilton at the Italian GP

The win of Lewis Hamilton at Monza in the Formula One Italian Grand Prix comes as a bit of a relief for Mercedes. The victory extended the Briton’s lead for the championship but it didn’t come without controversy. The race cars of Hamilton and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel brushed with each other at the second chicane of the race on the first lap. The incident stemmed from the Mercedes driver’s maneuver to overtake Vettel. It started when Vettel attempted to overtake his teammate Kimi Raikkonen. He went wide on the chicane while targeting to go on the inside line. However, Hamilton approached on Vettel’s right-hand side and he went outside the… Continue Reading »

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F1 Belgian GP Results and Aftermath

The engine upgrades for both Mercedes AMG Petronas and Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1 teams finally came into play at the recently-concluded Belgian Grand Prix. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel won the race while Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton settled for the second place. The high hopes of Mercedes against their rival Ferrari were crushed when Vettel streaked past Hamilton and finished the race with an 11-point margin against the runner-up. “He drove past me like I wasn’t even there,” the Briton described the moment when the German driver beat him to the chequered flag. Hamilton started the race at pole position in the Belgian GP. However, when the Mercedes driver reached the Kemmel Straight… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes And Ferrari Introduce Upgraded Engines At Belgian GP

After the 2018 summer season break, Mercedes AMG Petronas and Scuderia Ferrari introduced their upgraded engines in Formula 1. The new power units are making their way to the upcoming Belgian Grand Prix this Sunday. Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton confirmed the upgrade in his earlier interview with Sky Sports. He expects to make a big impact at the Belgian GP with their new engine. Despite the confirmation of Hamilton, there were doubts previously as to whether his partner Valtteri Bottas will utilize an upgraded version of the Mercedes Silver Arrows engine. According to the source, the Finn already reached the maximum amount of engine components that he can use in his… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Widens Gap with Ferrari in F1 Driver and Constructor Standings

The Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula 1 team just gained more breathing room following their win at the 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix. The victory widened the gap between Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in the Driver Standings. The performances of the Briton and his teammate, Valtteri Bottas, also allowed them to maintain the leverage of their team in the Constructor Standings. Hamilton is now ahead of his rival by 24 points with a total of 213 points in his scorecard. On the other hand, Vettel is trailing behind with an overall score of 189 points. Meanwhile, the difference between Mercedes and Ferrari in the Constructors is only 10 points with… Continue Reading »

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