Brazil GP | Bottas edges Vettel to pole, Hamilton crashes in Q1

Valtteri Bottas clinches pole position for the 2017 Brazilian Grand Prix.

Narrow margins between Mercedes’ Flying Finn and Ferrari’s German decided pole position as the 2017 Formula One champion crashed in Q1 having not set a time. Leaving Lewis Hamilton at the rear of the field, with his Silver Arrows team-mate clinching pole over Vettel by just four-hundredths of a second.

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Italian GP Preview | Temple of Speed waves Formula One away from Europe

Preview the 2017 Formula One Italian Grand Prix, the final European race of the year.

Lewis Hamilton’s Belgian Grand Prix victory tightened the gap at the top of the standings back down to seven points, cutting into Sebastian Vettel’s margin ahead of his team’s home Grand Prix. Leaving Vettel with the pride of a nation to retain his lead, while Hamilton searches for his 69th career pole. Enough to be top of the list outright, having matched Michael Schumacher’s record on his last outing.

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Belgian GP Preview | Time for a Spa treatment, F1 style

Preview the 2017 Belgian Grand Prix as F1 returns from its summer break.

Sun, sea and relaxation. They’re all in the past as Formula One heads to Belgian for its annual Spa treatment, marking an end to the summer break and re-engaging the Hamilton versus Vettel title fight. At least the sun is expected to still be shining as F1 returns, although that can never be guaranteed at Spa-Francorchamps.

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Belgian GP | Rosberg tops qualifying as Verstappen takes to the front row

Nico Rosberg tops qualifying at the Belgian Grand Prix.

With Hamilton set to start the Belgian Grand Prix from the back row of the grid, Nico Rosberg has the entire field between himself and his team-mate after claiming his sixth pole of the year. Joining Rosberg on the front row will be home-favourite Max Verstappen, as the youngest Grand Prix winner is now the youngest front row starter.

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Hamilton wins the Belgian Grand Prix while Vettel’s Pirelli explodes

Victory at Spa-Francorchamps for Lewis Hamilton after winning the 2015 Belgian Grand Prix

Ferrari were marking their 900th Formula One Grand Prix, McLaren set a new record for grid penalties with 105, but Hamilton was the man at the front claiming victory at Spa. Ferrari’s day was also spoiled by Vettel’s tyre exploding on the penultimate lap, gifting 3rd to Grosjean who claimed his first podium since the 2013 USGP.

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Belgian GP qualifying sees Hamilton claim pole and the 2015 pole position trophy

Pole for the 2015 Belgian Grand Prix secured by Lewis Hamilton.

As Ferrari celebrate their 900th Grand Prix in the Ardennes Forest, Hamilton topped the quali time sheet to take pole position for the 48th world championship Belgian Grand Prix. Ferrari’s big day will not be starting from a strong position after a qualifying for the Italian team. But Hamilton’s success saw him claim two new career accolades.

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Belgian GP FP3: Hamilton hammers home the top time

Final free practice at the Belgian Grand Prix topped by Lewis Hamilton.

Peace and serenity at the spa of Formula One after a red flag free final free practice for the Belgian Grand Prix. Although the peace and serenity at Spa-Francorchamps was blipped by spinning cars and a farmer’s protest, which they did not milk. In the end, Lewis Hamilton topped the session from Rosberg as the field prepped for qualifying.

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