Canadian GP | Unchallenged victory for Hamilton, Vettel recovers

Lewis Hamilton wins the Canadian Grand Prix at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

Lewis Hamilton turns his sixth Canadian pole into his sixth Canadian win, as he dominates the race to lead a Mercedes one-two finish. Hunted by Ricciardo, as the Australian fends off the threat of Force India after Vettel goes from front to back.

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Monaco GP | Vettel tops FP2, Mercedes struggle

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.

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Bahrain GP | Vettel takes control as Hamilton’s penalised

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.

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Chinese Grand Prix | Hamilton wins as Verstappen storms to podium

Lewis Hamilton wins the Chinese Grand Prix.

With limited running on any of the Pirelli wet compounds, the start of the race emerged as a step into the unknown. But while Sainz took the risk of slicks, Verstappen stuck to the inters and began his charge. Hamilton meanwhile edged away smoothly to begin the race that took him to his first race of the year and level things up with Vettel in the drivers’ standings. 

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Chinese GP | FP1 stopped then topped by Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen tops first free practice for Red Bull at the Chinese Grand Prix.

With a thick layer of cloud smothering the Shanghai International Circuit, the red flags were out and the session was stopped for 40-minutes. But when the cloud lifted, Verstappen went fastest on the wet track. Edging Massa by 1.5-seconds before the cloud returned and closed the designated local hospital.

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Australian GP | Hamilton takes first pole of 2017 as Ricciardo crashes

Lewis Hamilton secures the first pole of 2017 at the Australian Grand Prix.

For the first time in 2017, the fastest car in Formula One was finally revealed as Hamilton clinched pole for the season-opener. His 62nd career pole comes with a new Albert Park lap record. As Vettel puts Ferrari on the front row for the first time since 2015, while Ricciardo put his Red Bull in the wall.

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Australian GP | Sebastian Vettel sets new lap record in FP3

Sebastian Vettel lays down the pace at the Australian Grand Prix.

Qualifying in Australia continues to near as drops of rain linger in the air. But while the rain holds off, Vettel set more than just the pace. All the while Wehrlein was forced to watch on from the garage after withdrawing from the race. Handing Ferrari’s reserve driver, Antonio Givoniazzi, a surprise Formula One debut.

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