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.
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.
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.
Lewis Hamilton wins the qualifying quest at the British Grand Prix.
From a wet start to a fiery end, Hamilton stormed Silverstone to clinch pole at the British Grand Prix. Lewis’ 67th career pole, and fifth at home, moving the Briton to within one of Michael Schumacher on the all-time list. And placing Lewis in a great spot to clinch his fourth consecutive British Grand Prix win.
Second free practice at the Monaco Grand Prix topped by Sebastian Vettel from Daniel Ricciardo.
The Monaco Grand Prix weekend had eased into action with Lewis Hamilton posting what was the then fastest ever lap around the streets of Monte Carlo. But once the afternoon was underway, times continued to tumble with Sebastian Vettel lowering Daniil Kvyat’s benchmark. While the barriers began to claim their first victims in Esteban Ocon and Lance Stroll – two drivers who were yet to ever lap the circuit.
Max Verstappen tops final free practice at the Bahrain Grand Prix.
The last session under the sun saw Max Verstappen top the timesheet as Formula one prepares for qualifying. Vettel had been in search of a hat-trick and had topped the sheet, but Verstappen’s late charge flipped the order. While Grosjean’s day had a torrid start with understeer, oversteer and a snapped front-wing.