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.
Second free practice at the Japanese Grand Prix topped by Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton.
Forty-five minutes of delay were met with eventual running as five drivers posted a timed lap at Suzuka, and a further nine carrying out exploratory runs. With Lewis Hamilton fastest of those by eight-tenths of a second to Force India’s Esteban Ocon – the first driver to test the standing water resting at the first and final corners.
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.
Lewis Hamilton commands the very first wet Formula One night race, the 2017 Singapore Grand Prix.
A race into the unknown as Formula One celebrated the 10th Singapore Grand Prix with the very first night race in wet conditions. A new prospect for the 20 man field, unsure of what tyres to start on and whether the weather would create glare under the lights. Though the drama came when Vettel pinched Verstappen into Raikkonen to take the trio out before the first corner. Promoting Hamilton into a lead he mastered to move 28-points clear of the Ferrari.
Lewis Hamilton claims record 69th pole position at the Italian Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton breaks Michael Schumacher’s 11-year pole record with a sensational lap to claim pole by 1.1 seconds in challenging conditions. Mastering a drenched Monza just an hour after playing against Bottas on the PlayStation while rain flooded a red flagged track caused by Romain Grosjean aquaplaning.
Preview the 2017 Formula One Italian Grand Prix, the final European race of the year.
Lewis Hamilton’s Belgian Grand Prix victory tightened the gap at the top of the standings back down to seven points, cutting into Sebastian Vettel’s margin ahead of his team’s home Grand Prix. Leaving Vettel with the pride of a nation to retain his lead, while Hamilton searches for his 69th career pole. Enough to be top of the list outright, having matched Michael Schumacher’s record on his last outing.