British GP | Hamilton tops final practice as rain arrives at Silverstone

Lewis Hamilton tops the final practice session at the 2017 British Grand Prix.

Silverstone sunshine went missing as Lewis Hamilton went fastest ahead of qualifying, edging Sebastian Vettel in overcast conditions at the British Grand Prix. With just 0.032 seconds separating the title-rivals, before rain fell to switch the programs. Catching out few drivers, and Max Verstappen’s engineer.

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Austrian GP | Hamilton leads Verstappen in Red Bull Ring FP1

Lewis Hamilton sets the pace in opening practice at the Austrian Grand Prix.

With a time already three-tenths faster than 2016’s best offering, Lewis Hamilton laid down the pace in opening practice. Bettering the efforts of the opening pace-setter, Max Verstappen, as plenty of drivers found themselves spinning at the Red Bull Ring.

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Azerbaijan GP | Verstappen leads Red Bull one-two in FP1

Max Verstappen tops the first free practice session at the 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Back in Baku, and back on top came Red Bull as Max Verstappen topped the times from team-mate Ricciardo to better the efforts of soft tyre running Sebastian Vettel. 

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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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Russian GP | Raikkonen puts Ferrari on top in FP1

Kimi Raikkonen tops the first practice session at the Russian Grand Prix.

Kicking off the Russian weekend, Raikkonen put a Ferrari on top at a circuit only Mercedes have won at. Laying down an early challenge to the Silver Arrows dominance at the Russian Grand Prix, while Force India saw their engine cover fly from the car.

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Chinese GP | FP1 stopped then topped by Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen tops first free practice for Red Bull at the Chinese Grand Prix.

With a thick layer of cloud smothering the Shanghai International Circuit, the red flags were out and the session was stopped for 40-minutes. But when the cloud lifted, Verstappen went fastest on the wet track. Edging Massa by 1.5-seconds before the cloud returned and closed the designated local hospital.

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Abu Dhabi GP | Hamilton leads Rosberg as Mercedes set FP1 pace

 First free practice at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix topped by Lewis Hamilton.

The start of the end kicked off with Hamilton edging his championship-leading team-mate by three-tenths of a second. While the farewell weekend for Button and Massa got off to a tricky start in Abu Dhabi.

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