Sebastian Vettel wins the 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix.
The summer break engages with Sebastian Vettel leading the championship, after victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix. Hammering home his pole position advantage and continuing the dominance of the front row at the Hungaroring. Whilst Hamilton fought but handed third to Bottas, falling back in the standings after surging to just a point behind.
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.
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.
Daniel Ricciardo miraculously victorious at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
After qualifying in 10th when he crashed out of Q3, Ricciardo started the day immersed in the midfield before plummeting to the back with an early pit-stop. But after a storming drive while others crashed and retired, Ricciardo immerged victorious from Bottas and podium debutant Stroll having capitalised on the misfortunes of Hamilton and a frustrated Vettel.
The Spanish Grand Prix had seen 10 different drivers stand gladly upon the top step of the podium in the past 10 races. Etching their name onto the trophy for the first time, like Verstappen and Maldonado, or adding to their tallies, like Alonso and Raikkonen. This year, the man standing on the top of the podium with a beaming smile was Lewis Hamilton, as he claimed his second victory around the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Ending the run of new winners in Spain.
Sebastian Vettel captures victory at the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Sakhir sunset leaves Sebastian Vettel to shine under the lights. With the German re-capturing the championship lead as Hamilton slowed to find himself in trouble. Pole-man Bottas may even have played the team game for Mercedes, but Hamilton’s error left him chasing the German controlling a race that ended with just 13 runners.