USGP | Hamilton on top again, Vettel closes gap in FP3

Three from three as Lewis Hamilton tops FP3 for the USGP.

A one hundred percent record for Lewis Hamilton at the Circuit of The Americas in 2017, as the potential drivers’ champion once again tops a free practice session for the United States Grand Prix. But, following a chassis change, Sebastian Vettel drew closer to his title-rival. Ending the hour within a tenth of a second to the Brit.

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USGP | Lewis Hamilton sets COTA lap record in FP2

Lewis Hamilton sets the pace again at the United States Grand Prix.

New lid, new lap record for Lewis Hamilton at the USGP. Changing his shade to red, but posting purple to edge Max Verstappen by four-tenths of a second whilst title-rival Vettel spun into the gravel. 

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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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Japanese GP Preview | Vettel clear to fight Hamilton at Suzuka

Preview round 16 of the FIA Formula One World Championship, the Japanese Grand Prix.

Sebastian Vettel is clear to race Lewis Hamilton at the Japanese Grand Prix after Ferrari cleared his Malaysia Grand Prix gearbox of any damage from the post-race shunt with Lance Stroll that cost the Prancing Horse a wheel. Meaning no grid-penalties are guaranteed for the title-chasing German, as he looks to begin a sizeable turnaround at the only figure of eight circuit on the F1 calendar. 

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Malaysia GP | Verstappen snatches victory from Hamilton, Vettel storms to fourth

Max Verstappen wins the final Malaysia Grand Prix ahead of pole-man Hamilton.

Ferrari went into the race with hopes of a Raikkonen challenge, but those went away with a power unit failure on his way to the grid. Leaving hopes of points being taken away from Hamilton at the feet of Red Bull. A challenge grasped by Verstappen as Red Bull’s race pace outshone the Silver Arrows. While Vettel stormed through the field to recover from his qualifying woes.

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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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