Singapore GP Preview | 10 years of F1 under the lights marked with a divorce?

Preview Round 14 of the FIA Formula One World Championship, the Singapore Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton holds the championship lead for the very first time in 2017, as Formula One flies away from Europe once more and the calendar edges towards the Abu Dhabi closer. Still to go, though, are trips to Asia and the Americas with Singapore’s Marina Bay Street Circuit the first to welcome the mechanical circus that brings drama both on and off the track.

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Italian GP | Hamilton claims record 69th pole in rain delayed qualifying

Lewis Hamilton claims record 69th pole position at the Italian Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton breaks Michael Schumacher’s 11-year pole record with a sensational lap to claim pole by 1.1 seconds in challenging conditions. Mastering a drenched Monza just an hour after playing against Bottas on the PlayStation while rain flooded a red flagged track caused by Romain Grosjean aquaplaning.

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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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Formula One 2017 | The season starts here (part 3)

A new Formula One season is nothing without a driver shake-up, let alone new owners.

The champion is gone and in his place comes a new pretender aiming to fill his boots. But can Bottas topple the triple-champ Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes, will Stroll deal with the pressure of Formula One in his rookie year and can Wehrlein prove he has more to offer Mercedes after missing out on Rosberg’s vacant seat? But what’s more for Formula One in 2017? Oh, just some new owners bringing Ross Brawn back to the sport and axing the now former head-of-state, Bernie Ecclestone.   Continue reading

Formula One 2017 | The season starts here (part 1)

The wait is nearly over and the bags for Australia are packed, F1 2017 is inbound.

New regulations, new cars, new owners and a new team on top? What will Formula One have in store for 2017 as aero tweaks bring back shark fins but a lack of power could prevent a McLaren from making a comeback. Again. Something that should not hamper Ferrari as the Prancing Horse is set to bolt the stable and join Mercedes’ atop the F1 table.
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Rosberg rockets Q3 to edge Hamilton to pole position for the Brazilian Grand Prix

Pole position for the Brazilian Grand Prix secured by Nico Rosberg.

After being under Hamilton’s thumb during Q1 and Q2, Rosberg found the edge in the final qualifying stage to claim his fifth pole in a row. Hamilton himself was chasing pole number 50 but will have to search for his first Brazilian Grand Prix victory from second on the grid.

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Brazilian Grand Prix: Hamilton tops final free practice

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

Morning glory for Lewis Hamilton after outpacing the pack in the final practice session at the Brazilian Grand Prix. Hamilton’s 1:12.070 was enough for the Briton to edge Rosberg by one tenth of a second and top his second session of the weekend.

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