USGP | Hamilton blitzes qualifying for pole, Vettel second best

Lewis Hamilton clinches pole position for the United States Grand Prix.

Where the front row has gone on to win on every occasion Formula One has raced at the Circuit of The Americas, Sebastian Vettel pulled a rabbit out of the hat to line up alongside his championship-rival after Lewis Hamilton stormed to pole position.

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USGP | Lewis Hamilton tops FP1, Brendon Hartley makes F1 debut

Lewis Hamilton topped the mixed conditions start to the US Grand Prix weekend.

Changing conditions welcomed Formula One to Austin, Texas as the teams trialled fresh Pirelli intermediates on a drying COTA track. Initially topped by Valtteri Bottas, but later Lewis Hamilton as Mercedes took the initial benchmark.

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Malaysian GP | Hamilton secures pole in disaster qualifying for Vettel

Lewis Hamilton beats Kimi Raikkonen to pole at the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Ferrari appeared to have the upper hand coming out of practice, but a storming lap at the start of Q3 saw Lewis Hamilton claim pole position for the Malaysian Grand Prix. Starting the race 19-spots up the order to title-rival, Sebastian Vettel, after the German’s Ferrari suffered a turbo failure early on.

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Malaysian GP | Max Verstappen tops delayed rain hit FP1

Max Verstappen tops the opening timesheet in FP1 for the Malaysian Grand Prix.

As rain fell over the Sepang International Circuit and the opening session was initially indefinitely postponed, Max Verstappen rose to the top. Edging his Red Bull team-mate, Daniel Ricciardo, by seven-tenths of a second in drying conditions that retained enough moisture for intermediate tyres to be needed throughout. 

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British GP | Hamilton takes lights-to-flag win, Ferrari punctured

Lewis Hamilton wins his fifth British Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton makes it four in a row at Silverstone, as he ties Jim Clark on five British Grand Prix wins. Taking a lights-to-flag victory and reducing Vettel’s championship lead to a single point after late punctures hit both Ferrari’s. 

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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 | Unchallenged victory for Hamilton, Vettel recovers

Lewis Hamilton wins the Canadian Grand Prix at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

Lewis Hamilton turns his sixth Canadian pole into his sixth Canadian win, as he dominates the race to lead a Mercedes one-two finish. Hunted by Ricciardo, as the Australian fends off the threat of Force India after Vettel goes from front to back.

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