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Lewis Hamilton edges Sebastian Vettel in thrilling Spanish Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes on Sunday won the Spanish Grand Prix following a titanic battle with Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari who finished in second place. Lewis' win was the 55th of his career, his second at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, and second of the 2017 season. The result moves Hamilton to within six points of Vettel in the Drivers' Championship with the Briton on 98 points to the German's 104. Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport meanwhile lead the Constructors' Championship by eight points from Ferrari, 161 points to 153.

This race was one of the best of what is already turning out to be quite a year for Formula One. A perfect getaway from second on the grid saw Sebastian Vettel move ahead of Lewis Hamilton and into the lead. Things did not go so well for his Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen: at the first corner, he was tapped from behind by Valtteri Bottas and that pushed him into Verstappen which meant the Iceman had to pull over to the side of the track with a broken front left suspension.


Valtteri Bottas wins Russian Grand Prix, Ferrari grab double podium finish

Valtteri Bottas took his maiden Formula One victory today after jumping the two Ferraris off the start, then edging out Sebastian Vettel in a nailbitting, race-long battle in Sochi. A front row lock-out in qualifying and both cars on the podium at the end of the race, courtesy of Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen finishing second and third respectively in a Russian Grand Prix that was settled in two moments; the start and the final lap.

There was a worrying moment with the need for an extra formation lap, when Fernando Alonso was forced to park his stop his car on track. At the start, Bottas managed to get ahead of Seb and Kimi, who did a good job of fending off Hamilton, in the long run down to the first turn. But the Safety Car was called out immediately following the Palmer-Grosjean collision.


Vettel takes Pole in Russia, Hamilton down in fourth place

ferrari-A1G5699-media-featThe qualifying session in Sochi ended with an all-red front row for Scuderia Ferrari. Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen will start tomorrow’s Russian Grand Prix from first and second position respectively. Vettel's time was an excellent 1:33.194. while Raikkonen was just marginally behind at 1:33.253.

Ferrari's resurgence meant that the Silver Arrows had to make do with the second row of the grid with Valtteri Bottas claiming P3 with a time of 1:33.289, just 0.095s behind pole setter Vettel. Lewis Hamilton was undoubtedly disappointed at having to settle for P4, with his best time in Q3 being 1:33.767, marginally slower than what he was running in Q2.


Sebastian Vettel wins engrossing Bahrain Grand Prix

ferrari-GP-bahrain-vettel-vittoria-media-featFerrari's German driver Sebastian Vettel won the Bahrain Grand Prix, his second title of the three race old 2017 Formula One season on Sunday. Britain's Lewis Hamilton and Finn Valtteri Bottas, both with the Mercedes team, finished in second and third places, respectively. Kimi Raikkonen, also from Ferrari finished fourth, despite encountering a few difficulties. He fought back to finish just off the podium.

Hamilton's race was ruined by a five second time penalty for driving unnecessarily slowly in the pit lane as he battled Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull. Ricciardo ultimately finished in fifth place, an important result for Red Bull, for whom Max Verstappen registered a disappointing DNF.


Hamilton beats Vettel to win Chinese Grand Prix

Mercedes superstar Lewis Hamilton delivered a commanding performance to win the Formula One World Championship's Chinese Grand Prix, after starting from pole position at the Shanghai International Circuit on Sunday. The British driver drove an impeccable race to score his fifth win at the Chinese GP, as he secured F1's equivalent of the Grand Slam by registering the fastest race lap, qualifying in pole position and taking first place on Sunday.

"Today was very tough for us all. It was mostly dry at the start but a couple of wet corners," Hamilton said at a press conference following the race.


Hamilton edges Vettel to Chinese Grand Prix pole

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton logged a qualifying lap time of 1:31.678 minutes to grab pole position for the Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix on Saturday. It's the sixth straight pole position for Britain's Hamilton, who after the race said that Ferrari put up a tough fight.

"The Ferrari looked so fast and we knew it was going to be close, and we knew we had to pull out all the stops and I managed to do a very, very perfect lap," Hamilton said. 


Ferrari competitive, but Mercedes' poor pit strategy decided Australian GP

Ferrari and its German driver Sebastian Vettel opted for a winning strategy on Sunday at the Australian Grand Prix, with Vettel managing to snatch the 43rd victory of his career.

The race was decided in the pit lanes, with Mercedes opting for a risky strategy by having United Kingdom's Lewis Hamilton come in early on lap 17 with a clear lead ahead of Vettel in second. Mercedes' gamble did not pay off as Vettel took the lead from Hamilton when the Brit emerged from the pit lane behind him, Bottas (also Mercedes), Finnish Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari) and Dutch Max Verstappen (Red Bull).


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