Monaco GP | Strategy jumps Vettel into victory, ahead of Raikkonen

Sebastian Vettel wins the 2017 Monaco Grand Prix, from Kimi Raikkonen.

The Principality of Monaco, home to the glitz and glamour and the jewel in Formula One’s crown. The race every driver dreams of winning, leading the field through the narrow streets and standing atop the podium alongside royalty. Today, that man was Sebastian Vettel after leaping ahead of Raikkonen in the pits and laying down unmatchable pace. Even maintaining a dominant win despite a late safety car when Button pitched Wehlrein into a roll at Portier.

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Monaco GP | Raikkonen takes first pole in 128 Grand Prix

Pole on the streets of Monaco secured by Kimi Raikkonen, from Sebastian Vettel.

The narrow streets that align the Monte Carlo Harbour, winding up to Casino Square and down to the famous tunnel. Narrow streets where overtaking is hard, not impossible, but qualifying results and track position pay dividends come the race. A race Kimi Raikkonen will lead from the front when the lights go out and the most glamorous race on the Formula One calendar commences, while Lewis Hamilton will start from outside the top 10.

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Monaco GP | Sebastian Vettel fastest again in FP3

Final practice for the Monaco Grand Prix topped by Sebastian Vettel in a Ferrari one-two.

After taking the wrong set-up route on Thursday, final practice on Saturday morning handed Mercedes their last chance to find the right route to pole at Monaco. 

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Monaco GP | Vettel tops FP2, Mercedes struggle

Second free practice at the Monaco Grand Prix topped by Sebastian Vettel from Daniel Ricciardo.

The Monaco Grand Prix weekend had eased into action with Lewis Hamilton posting what was the then fastest ever lap around the streets of Monte Carlo. But once the afternoon was underway, times continued to tumble with Sebastian Vettel lowering Daniil Kvyat’s benchmark. While the barriers began to claim their first victims in Esteban Ocon and Lance Stroll – two drivers who were yet to ever lap the circuit.

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Monaco GP | Hamilton tops FP1 as Button makes F1 return

First free practice at the Monaco Grand Prix topped by Lewis Hamilton, as the Briton edges Vettel and Verstappen.

The famous streets of Monte Carlo once again played home to Formula One as the paddock descended on the Principality for the Monaco Grand Prix. The crown jewel in the calendar and the return of Jenson Button, with Fernando Alonso opting out in favour of the Indy500.

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Spanish GP | Hamilton edges Vettel after VSC pit stop

Lewis Hamilton wins the 2017 Spanish Grand Prix.

The Spanish Grand Prix had seen 10 different drivers stand gladly upon the top step of the podium in the past 10 races. Etching their name onto the trophy for the first time, like Verstappen and Maldonado, or adding to their tallies, like Alonso and Raikkonen. This year, the man standing on the top of the podium with a beaming smile was Lewis Hamilton, as he claimed his second victory around the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Ending the run of new winners in Spain.

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Spanish GP | Hamilton, Bottas maintain Mercedes 1-2 in FP2

Second free practice topped by Lewis Hamilton at the Spanish Grand Prix.

Updates bedded in, data gathered and Fernando Alonso’s McLaren fixed. But Hamilton and Bottas remained fastest after soft tyres were fitted and race simulations began in second practice at the Spanish GP.

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