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Error from Mercedes hands Rosberg Monaco win, Hamilton finishes third

An incredible error in judgement by the Mercedes team handed the Monaco Grand Prix on a platter to the team's less favoured son Nico Rosberg, who as a result closed the gap to reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton down to just 10 points, with the Briton ending up finishing third behind Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel.

Hamilton drove a nearly flawless race and was comfortably running away with the win when an accident to Toro Rosso's Max Verstappen brought the safety car out. Hamilton's engineers advised the Mercedes man to head to the pits for fresh tyres, and the move cost him dearly with Rosberg and Vettel staying out and taking two places on the track from Hamilton, who was left fuming with his team's poor decision making as it cost him what would have been a deserved win.

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Hamilton finally gets on Pole in Monaco, Rosberg and Vettel start behind the Briton

Reigning World Champion Lewis Hamilton grabbed his first ever Pole Position at the Monaco Grand Prix with some glee today, setting an outstanding lap of 1:15.098 in qualifying. Hamilton will be joined on the front row of the grid as always by his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg, whose best effort was 0.342 seconds slower. Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel continued to be the best of the rest, taking third place on the grid, ahead of his former teammate Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo, who showed a marked improvement in this race compared to the first quarter of the 2015 season.

Hamilton was delighted to grab his maiden Pole Position at this historic circuit and shared, "My first Monaco pole position; it's felt a long time coming! Today, bringing the tyres in was tricky. We had to do an out-lap, warm up lap then fast lap. We had to do that for both tyres. It's an important day for me, looking back through every year at Monaco generally it's been quite poor. Sometimes I've had the car, sometimes I haven't. I've lived here for the last few years so it makes this pole position even more special."

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Lewis Hamilton inks new 3 year deal with Mercedes

Mercedes announced today that it has finalised a new contract with Lewis Hamilton for the 2016 to 2018 Formula One seasons, both inclusive.

Since making his Formula One debut with McLaren in 2007, Lewis has started every one of his 153 Grands Prix with Mercedes-Benz power and this track record includes 36 victories, of which 15 so far were at the wheel of a works Silver Arrow. 

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Nico Rosberg beats Hamilton to win Spanish Grand Prix

Mercedes' Nico Rosberg has finally picked up his first win of the year beating teammate and reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton to the chequered flag for the time this season at the Spanish Grand Pric to give fans of Formula One racing hope that this season may not turn out to be the one horse race it was turning into.

Speaking of horses, Sebastian Vettel was more competitive than usual in his Ferrari today, pipping Hamilton to second place early in the race, and holding on to that advantage for large periods before Hamilton's decision to switch to a three stop strategy worked very much in favour of the Brit, who pushed hard on fresh tyres and was able to get a lot of clean air to work with, while Vettel seemed to perennially struggle with traffic.

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Nico Rosberg finally pips Lewis Hamilton to Pole Position in Spain

He has taken a while to hit his straps this season, but Germany's Nico Rosberg has finally landed his first Pole Position of the 2015 Formula One season, beating his teammate and reigning world champions Lewis Hamilton to the best place to start tomorrow's Spanish Grand Prix.

Rosberg produced a time of 1:24.681 to comfortably take pole ahead of Hamilton, who barely sneaked into the 1:24s with a time of 1:24.948. Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari was meanwhile in his seemingly routine third place, more than half a second further back.

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Hamilton wins Bahrain Grand Prix, Raikkonen takes second

Mercedes overcame a late battle with their own over-heating breaks to record a 1-3 finish at the Bahrain Grand Prix today. Lewis Hamilton produced a near flawless display to complete another easy win this season, to take his points tally to 93 from four races so far this campaign with the reigning World Champion looking the overwhelming favourite to pick up yet another world title.

Sebastian Vettel, wasted his chance from second place on the starting grid and ultimately had to settle for fifth as he made some errors under pressure from Nico Rosberg to lose a potential podium finish.

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Hamilton makes it a fourth straight pole in Bahrain

Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton stormed to pole position for the 2015 Bahrain Grand Prix, his fourth straight at the start of the season, beating off competition from Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, who will share the front row of the grid with the Britisher. Hamilton's Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg will line up third on the grid after an enthralling qualifying session under the Sakhir spotlights.

Hamilton produced a barn storming final lap to deny Ferrari their first pole position of the new season, finishing a comfortable 0.411 seconds ahead of Vettel. Rosberg meanwhile had a disappointing qualifying session, and blamed himself for losing focus of his goals during qualifying and was more than half a second slower than Hamilton, and didn't even break into the 1 minute 32s.

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