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.
Valtteri Bottas claims Austrian Grand Prix victory at the Red Bull Ring.
It may be the Red Bull Ring, but only Mercedes have tasted victory at the energy drink-owned circuit. With Valtteri Bottas continuing on from Hamilton and Rosberg in putting a Mercedes atop the podium, claiming his second Grand Prix win ahead of Vettel once more. Even launching off the line so quick he was investigated for a jump start.
Final practice at the Austrian Grand Prix topped by Sebastian Vettel.
Friday may have belonged to Lewis Hamilton in terms of pace. But on the back of the FIA confirming Lewis will take a five-place grid penalty for a gearbox change, the three-time champion limped home at the end of final practice with a brake failure. Sending the Mercedes off track at Turn 3, moments after the Briton hampered the progress of the pace-setting Sebastian Vettel.
Lewis Hamilton sets the pace in opening practice at the Austrian Grand Prix.
With a time already three-tenths faster than 2016’s best offering, Lewis Hamilton laid down the pace in opening practice. Bettering the efforts of the opening pace-setter, Max Verstappen, as plenty of drivers found themselves spinning at the Red Bull Ring.
Sebastian Vettel wins the 2017 Monaco Grand Prix, from Kimi Raikkonen.
The Principality of Monaco, home to the glitz and glamour and the jewel in Formula One’s crown. The race every driver dreams of winning, leading the field through the narrow streets and standing atop the podium alongside royalty. Today, that man was Sebastian Vettel after leaping ahead of Raikkonen in the pits and laying down unmatchable pace. Even maintaining a dominant win despite a late safety car when Button pitched Wehlrein into a roll at Portier.
Pole on the streets of Monaco secured by Kimi Raikkonen, from Sebastian Vettel.
The narrow streets that align the Monte Carlo Harbour, winding up to Casino Square and down to the famous tunnel. Narrow streets where overtaking is hard, not impossible, but qualifying results and track position pay dividends come the race. A race Kimi Raikkonen will lead from the front when the lights go out and the most glamorous race on the Formula One calendar commences, while Lewis Hamilton will start from outside the top 10.
The Spanish Grand Prix had seen 10 different drivers stand gladly upon the top step of the podium in the past 10 races. Etching their name onto the trophy for the first time, like Verstappen and Maldonado, or adding to their tallies, like Alonso and Raikkonen. This year, the man standing on the top of the podium with a beaming smile was Lewis Hamilton, as he claimed his second victory around the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Ending the run of new winners in Spain.