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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USGP | Lewis Hamilton tops FP1, Brendon Hartley makes F1 debut

Lewis Hamilton topped the mixed conditions start to the US Grand Prix weekend.

Changing conditions welcomed Formula One to Austin, Texas as the teams trialled fresh Pirelli intermediates on a drying COTA track. Initially topped by Valtteri Bottas, but later Lewis Hamilton as Mercedes took the initial benchmark.

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Japanese GP | Sebastian Vettel tops FP1 red flagged for Sainz

Sebastian Vettel tops first free practice for the Japanese Grand Prix.

The beauty of the 2017 aero regulations came out on top in opening practice for the Japanese Grand Prix. Highlighting the planted nature the high downforce gives, only teasing what qualifying will show tomorrow through the swooping esses. With Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel topping the opening timesheet from title-rival Lewis Hamilton, as Carlos Sainz brings out the red flags for after crashing at the hairpin.

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Malaysian GP | Red flagged FP2 topped by Vettel, Grosjean smashes out

Sebastian Vettel tops the times in FP2 at the Malaysian Grand Prix.

As the track presented the first dry running of the weekend, Sebastian Vettel soared to the top ahead of the Red Bulls. Creating a six-tenths margin over his team-mate as the German chases to claw back points in the F1 title race. The session, though, was called short as Romain Grosjean crashed out of the session as a drain cover flicked up and shreaded his rear-right tyre.

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Singapore GP | McLaren-Honda divorce overshadows Ricciardo’s pace

Second practice at the Singapore Grand Prix topped by Daniel Ricciardo.

The lights come on in Singapore and the deals were signed at the Marina Bay Street Circuit, as McLaren ditched Honda for Renault power, Toro Rosso took their Japanese supply and Carlos Sainz was loaned to the French manufacturer for 2018. Cramming a silly-season of deals into the between session-window, and overshadowing Daniel Ricciardo’s rapid table-topping FP2 runs.

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Singapore GP Preview | 10 years of F1 under the lights marked with a divorce?

Preview Round 14 of the FIA Formula One World Championship, the Singapore Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton holds the championship lead for the very first time in 2017, as Formula One flies away from Europe once more and the calendar edges towards the Abu Dhabi closer. Still to go, though, are trips to Asia and the Americas with Singapore’s Marina Bay Street Circuit the first to welcome the mechanical circus that brings drama both on and off the track.

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British GP | Hamilton takes lights-to-flag win, Ferrari punctured

Lewis Hamilton wins his fifth British Grand Prix.

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.¬†

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