Brazil GP | Bottas edges Vettel to pole, Hamilton crashes in Q1

Valtteri Bottas clinches pole position for the 2017 Brazilian Grand Prix.

Narrow margins between Mercedes’ Flying Finn and Ferrari’s German decided pole position as the 2017 Formula One champion crashed in Q1 having not set a time. Leaving Lewis Hamilton at the rear of the field, with his Silver Arrows team-mate clinching pole over Vettel by just four-hundredths of a second.

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Mexico GP | Vettel snatches pole from Verstappen, Hamilton P3

Sebastian Vettel snatches pole position at the Mexico Grand Prix.

Doing all he can do to keep the F1 title fight going, Sebastian Vettel set the pace in qualifying to seize pole from Verstappen after the Red Bull driver leapt to the front in Q2. But, Lewis Hamilton remains in a title-clinching position with third place. 

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USGP | Hamilton blitzes qualifying for pole, Vettel second best

Lewis Hamilton clinches pole position for the United States Grand Prix.

Where the front row has gone on to win on every occasion Formula One has raced at the Circuit of The Americas, Sebastian Vettel pulled a rabbit out of the hat to line up alongside his championship-rival after Lewis Hamilton stormed to pole position.

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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 | Hamilton secures pole in disaster qualifying for Vettel

Lewis Hamilton beats Kimi Raikkonen to pole at the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Ferrari appeared to have the upper hand coming out of practice, but a storming lap at the start of Q3 saw Lewis Hamilton claim pole position for the Malaysian Grand Prix. Starting the race 19-spots up the order to title-rival, Sebastian Vettel, after the German’s Ferrari suffered a turbo failure early on.

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Russian GP | Ferrari lock out the front row as Vettel takes pole

Sebastian Vettel secures pole position at the 2017 Russian Grand Prix.

Ever since Russia first gained a championship Grand Prix in 2014, only Mercedes drivers have reached the chequered flag in first position during qualifying or the race. But that all came to an end today, as Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen both out-qualified the Silver Arrows to claim Ferrari’s first front row lock out for nine years.

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Chinese Grand Prix | Lap records galore as Hamilton takes pole

Record-setting pole for Lewis Hamilton at the Chinese Grand Prix.

A two-team fight with all four drivers smashing in flying laps ended with Lewis Hamilton posting a Shanghai International Circuit lap record for pole. Edging out Vettel and Bottas to take his sixth consecutive pole in Formula One in dramatic fashion. 

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