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 | Raikkonen on top in FP3, but issues for Vettel

Ferrari remains on top as Raikkonen sets the pace in FP3 at the Malaysian Grand Prix.

At first, Lewis Hamilton appeared to have brought Mercedes back into the race after a less than perfect Friday left the Silver Arrows head scratching. But an error on his flying lap left the old-aero element running Briton down the order whilst Ferrari leapt to the top with a commanding lead. A strong start to the day, until an issue developed late on that left Sebastian Vettel limping back to the pits.

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Singapore GP | Lewis Hamilton wins first ever wet F1 night race Ferrari rue

Lewis Hamilton commands the very first wet Formula One night race, the 2017 Singapore Grand Prix.

A race into the unknown as Formula One celebrated the 10th Singapore Grand Prix with the very first night race in wet conditions. A new prospect for the 20 man field, unsure of what tyres to start on and whether the weather would create glare under the lights. Though the drama came when Vettel pinched Verstappen into Raikkonen to take the trio out before the first corner. Promoting Hamilton into a lead he mastered to move 28-points clear of the Ferrari.

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Italian Grand Prix | Comfortable victory for Hamilton at Ferrari’s home

Lewis Hamilton converts record pole to victory at the Italian Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton clinches the championship lead for the first time in 2017, after converting his storming pole lap on a stormy Saturday into 25-points in Ferrari’s backyard. 

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Austrian GP | Bottas covers Vettel to victory after possible jump start

Valtteri Bottas claims Austrian Grand Prix victory at the Red Bull Ring.

It may be the Red Bull Ring, but only Mercedes have tasted victory at the energy drink-owned circuit. With Valtteri Bottas continuing on from Hamilton and Rosberg in putting a Mercedes atop the podium, claiming his second Grand Prix win ahead of Vettel once more. Even launching off the line so quick he was investigated for a jump start.

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Spanish GP | Hamilton, Bottas maintain Mercedes 1-2 in FP2

Second free practice topped by Lewis Hamilton at the Spanish Grand Prix.

Updates bedded in, data gathered and Fernando Alonso’s McLaren fixed. But Hamilton and Bottas remained fastest after soft tyres were fitted and race simulations began in second practice at the Spanish GP.

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Russian GP | Ferrari again quickest as Vettel tops FP2

Second free practice at the Russian Grand Prix topped by Sebastian Vettel.

Friday in Russia belonged to Ferrari, with Vettel keeping the Prancing Horse ahead of the Silver Arrow. Pipping his Finnish team-mate by a quarter of a second, as Grosjean continued to groan regarding his Haas as he was struck with persistent problems.

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