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F1 Review: Lewis Hamilton Benefits from Red Flag Restart at the Tuscan Grand Prix

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Lewis Hamilton (Photo: ©Rolex/James Moy)

­Lewis Hamilton made the most of his do-over at the inaugural Tuscan Grand Prix on Sunday (Sept. 13).  Racing for the first time on the track, Formula 1 enacted an unusual show for the second consecutive weekend and this time Hamilton made no errors. Last weekend at Monza, Hamilton lost the race when a safety-car …

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F1 Slipstream Saturday: Lewis Hamilton Qualifies on Top for The Tuscan Grand Prix

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Sebastian Vettel (Photo: Scuderia Ferrari Press Office)

Lewis Hamilton did it again, claiming his 95th Formula 1 pole for the inaugural Tuscan Grand Prix on Saturday (Sept. 12).  Hamilton bested his teammate Valtteri Bottas by roughly 0.06 of a second and benefitted from a late local caution that held Bottas back. Max Verstappen earned the third spot on the grid, making this …

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F1 Review: Pierre Gasly Stands Atop an Unexpected Italian Grand Prix Podium

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Formula 1 fans begging for a different Grand Prix storyline got their wish with the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday (Sept. 6).  Up to now, the typical F1 weekend in 2020 has usually gone something like this: Mercedes qualifies out front with Lewis Hamilton on pole; Hamilton wins the race after being the best driver …

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Pierre Gasly Claims Maiden Victory in a Dramatic Italian Grand Prix

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In 2020, it seems like anything can happen. The Italian Grand Prix was just the latest example as unpredictability has finally made its way over to Formula One. Heading into this race, it seemed like the same old, same old in F1 this season. Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes dominated both practice and qualifying sessions. But …

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F1: Lewis Hamilton Rips to Italian Grand Prix Pole; Ferrari Starts Outside the Top 10

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Sebastian Vettel (Photo: Scuderia Ferrari Press Office)

Lewis Hamilton bested his teammate Valtteri Bottas to win the pole for the F1 Italian Grand Prix on Saturday (Sept. 5).  In what’s become a familiar story, Hamilton needed to give a masterful performance to pass Bottas, who had shown excellent pace during the first three practices. Hamilton pipped Bottas by just .069 seconds to …

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5 Points to Ponder: The Business End of the Season

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1. Let’s Get Down to Business Now that the most unusual NASCAR regular season has been mercifully consigned to the history books, it’s time to get down to the serious business of crowning a 2020 champion. This will be the seventh time, under the final four format, that the title will be awarded as a …

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F1 Belgian Grand Prix Review: Lewis Hamilton Sailing to a Seventh Title?

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On Sunday, Lewis Hamilton moved within two wins of tying all-time leader Michael Schumacher.  Hamilton earned his fifth win of the season at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps and further distanced himself from the field in his quest for a seventh driver’s title. He now has a tidy 47-point gap on Max Verstappen and 50 over his …

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Lewis Hamilton Blasts to Belgian Grand Prix Pole

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Lewis Hamilton (Photo: ©Rolex/James Moy)

Lewis Hamilton again earned pole position, this time for the Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix. He bested his teammate Valtteri Bottas by just over a half-second, claiming the 93rd pole of his career, further distancing himself in the record books. For Mercedes, it was their first front-row lockout since 2015. Though Red Bull was thought to …

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5 Points to Ponder: The Best Race in Motorsports

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The Greatest Spectacle in Racing At long last this weekend, and for the first time ever not during the month of May, it’s the Indy 500 — the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. It’s a nickname that is more than well-earned for a race which to me is easily the most mesmeric in all of motorsports, …

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Lewis Hamilton Cruises to Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix Victory

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Lewis Hamilton earned his 88th career victory at the Spanish Grand Prix (credit: Mercedes AMG F1)

Lewis Hamilton managed a clean getaway at the start and played it to his advantage to earn the win at the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday (Aug. 16). For Hamilton, the victory is his fourth of the season and the 88th of his career. Max Verstappen followed Hamilton’s slipstream at the start to …

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Lewis Hamilton Speeds to Spanish Grand Prix Pole

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Will the Spanish GP be another 1-2 procession for Mercedes? (credit: MercedesAMG)

Lewis Hamilton did what Lewis Hamilton does, scoring the pole for the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix Aug. 15.  His pole allowed him to set the record for 150th front-row start, becoming the first driver to do so in F1 history. Valtteri Bottas threatened his teammate Hamilton for pole but came in about .07 seconds …

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Max Verstappen Dethrones Mercedes, Scores 70th Anniversary Grand Prix Victory

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All season long, Mercedes has been perfect. Four straight victories to start the season, with five straight poles, and even leading all but one lap in the previous four events. However, an absolutely beautiful strategy call by Red Bull Racing for Max Verstappen managed to best Mercedes and break their five race winning streak dating …

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