USGP | Lewis Hamilton sets COTA lap record in FP2

Lewis Hamilton sets the pace again at the United States Grand Prix.

New lid, new lap record for Lewis Hamilton at the USGP. Changing his shade to red, but posting purple to edge Max Verstappen by four-tenths of a second whilst title-rival Vettel spun into the gravel. 

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Malaysian GP | Red flagged FP2 topped by Vettel, Grosjean smashes out

Sebastian Vettel tops the times in FP2 at the Malaysian Grand Prix.

As the track presented the first dry running of the weekend, Sebastian Vettel soared to the top ahead of the Red Bulls. Creating a six-tenths margin over his team-mate as the German chases to claw back points in the F1 title race. The session, though, was called short as Romain Grosjean crashed out of the session as a drain cover flicked up and shreaded his rear-right tyre.

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Hungarian GP | Ricciardo tops FP2, Wehrlein, Palmer bring out red flags

Daniel Ricciardo tops free practice two at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Atop the timesheets once again sat Daniel Ricciardo at the Hungaroring. Putting his upgraded Red Bull ahead of the field on the supersoft tyres, above Sebastian Vettel and Valtteri Bottas as Lewis Hamilton missed his chance at a flying lap thanks to yellow flags for Felipe Massa and a red flag when Pascal Wehlrein suffered a heavy head on crash at Turn 11.

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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 again fastest, but from Vettel in FP2

Lewis Hamilton again sets the pace in Austrian Grand Prix practice.

As issues struck at Red Bull and Toro Rosso, Ferrari surged to snatch second with Sebastian Vettel. But the pace-setter remained Lewis Hamilton as he followed his opening practice flyer with the fastest afternoon lap, despite reports of a late power issue.

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Canadian GP | Raikkonen leads Hamilton in FP2

Kimi Raikkonen tops FP2 at the Canadian Grand Prix, from Lewis Hamilton.

After Lewis Hamilton topped the morning session from of Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen fought back come second practice to put the Italian constructor on top – leaving morning pace-setter Hamilton two-tenths shy of Raikkonen’s pace. Meanwhile, spins befell Vettel, Grosjean, Bottas and Vandoorne as the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve continued to show a lack of grip.

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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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