Japanese GP | Hamilton claims maiden Suzuka pole with track record

Lewis Hamilton clinches his first Suzuka Japanese Grand Prix pole.

A track record in the bag and pole 71 of his career, Lewis Hamilton mastered Suzuka to clinch his first pole at the circuit. His second in the country after topping the Fuji timesheet during his debut season. The lap today, though, a show of strength as he demolished Michael Schumacher’s 11-year record by 1.6 seconds.

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Malaysian GP Preview | Farewell Kuala Lumpur, Farewell Vettel’s Title Hopes?

Preview round 15 of the 2017 Formula One season, the Malaysian Grand Prix.

For the 19th and, for now at least, final time Formula One travels to Kuala Lumpur for the Malaysian Grand Prix. Home to Mercedes’ sponsor Petronas, but only ever home to a Hamilton victory on one occasion. While title-rival Sebastian Vettel has clinched victory on 4 occasions, the most by any driver in a Formula One championship Grand Prix. 

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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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Hungarian GP Preview | Hamilton within 1 point of Vettel

Preview the final round before the summer shutdown, the Hungarian Grand Prix.

The summer break is nearing and the Championship lead is down to a single point. But can Sebastian Vettel stretch his advantage into his holidays or will Lewis Hamilton continue his charge to snatch the top spot at the Hungaroring? A track that has been a happy hunting ground for the British racer, with five wins to his name.

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British GP Preview | Break Clause to Break Point for Silverstone and Hamilton

Preview the 2017 British Grand Prix, potentially one of the last.

With year-on-year losses continuing to mount, Silverstone & the BRDC have formally triggered their break clause to host the British Grand Prix. Giving the race just two more years of certainty, and placing pressure on Liberty Media to keep one of F1’s key Grand Prix. A race taking place this weekend, with home favourite Lewis Hamilton falling further back to title rival Vettel after a podium-less Austrian GP.

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Canadian GP | Lewis Hamilton matches Ayrton Senna’s career tally with pole

Lewis Hamilton secures pole at the Canadian Grand Prix.

Montreal is Hamilton’s as the Briton clinches his sixth pole in Canada by three-tenths of a second. Storming Q3 to edge out title rival Sebastian Vettel with a “sexy lap” that set a circuit record. 

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