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Slipstream Saturday: Valtteri Bottas Nips Lewis Hamilton for 70th Anniversary Grand Prix Pole

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

In season that has been dominated by Lewis Hamilton, it seems only one man has been able to outpace the defending world champion. Hamilton’s own Mercedes teammate scored the opening pole and victory in the season opening Austrian Grand Prix, but since then, Valtteri Bottas has struggled. A blown tire last time out at Silverstone …

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Slipstream Saturday: Lewis Hamilton on Pole, More Notes from the British GP

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Qualifying Lewis Hamilton set a British Grand Prix record by claiming his seventh pole for the event.  He bested his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas by three-tenths.  Hamilton recovered from a Q2 spin to blister the field and Mercedes set a staggering pace with Hamilton a full second clear of third-place qualifier Max Verstappen. Charles Leclerc …

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F1 Midweek: A Quick Recap of the Season – Copying, Poor Ferrari & Lewis Hamilton

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

After a ripping stint of racing that featured grand prix on three consecutive weekends, the sport of Formula 1 will enjoy a quick break before driving through a similar stint.  The racing, thus far, is a mixture of things, as one might imagine. With a pause in the action, now is a good time to …

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Lewis Hamilton Dominates for a Convincing Hungarian Grand Prix Victory

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Lewis Hamilton out front (Photo: Getty Images)

Formula One ventured to the Hungaroring for round 3 of the revised 2020 calendar. From the minute the teams arrived, it was clear Lewis Hamilton was the driver to beat. He didn’t disappoint. Scoring his 90th career pole yesterday, the Brit put on an absolute clinic, winning the Hungarian Grand Prix by 8.7 seconds over second …

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Slipstream Saturday: Lewis Hamilton Goes Back-to-Back, Scores Hungarian Grand Prix Pole

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Lewis Hamilton celebrates his season-ending pole grab (credit FIA Images)

For the second week in a row, Mother Nature threatened to ruin a Formula One race weekend, blanketing Hungary in rain all throughout the week. However, with overcast skies, the Formula 1 drivers were able to qualify in the dry Saturday (July 18) for the 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix the following day. Last week’s Austrian …

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Lewis Hamilton Leads Wire to Wire in Dominant Styrian GP Victory

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Lewis Hamilton in jubilation (credit: FIA Images)

For second week in a row Formula 1 visited the Red Bull Ring, this time for the Styrian GP. After a time penalty dropped Lewis Hamilton to fourth in the season opener one week ago, Hamilton vowed redemption. Winning pole in wet conditions yesterday and becoming the first driver to win a pole in 14 …

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Slipstream Saturday: Lewis Hamilton Scores Dramatic Pole in Wet and Wild Styrian GP Qualifying

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After a five second time penalty last week demoted Lewis Hamilton to fourth place in the Austrian GP, the defending Formula 1 World Champion responded by scoring pole in a wet and wild Styrian GP qualifying. Continuing the hot streak for Mercedes, Hamilton was locked in a fierce back and forth battle with Red Bull’s …

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F1: Valtteri Bottas Awesome in 2020 Austrian GP Opener

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Valtteri Bottas managed to hold off his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton to win the Austrian Grand Prix, the inaugural race of the Formula 1 2020 season. With the schedule re-worked many times over because of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Austrian GP took the spotlight as the season opener and proved to be a delightful race. …

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Portugal’s Algarve Circuit Could Return in Makeshift 2020 F1 Season

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Editor’s Note: This article is posted in collaboration with an outside sponsorship client. The opinions and information contained within do not necessarily represent Frontstretch and its staff. Formula One motor racing could be on its way back to Portugal. The Algarve circuit is reportedly set to host a doubleheader in 2020, bringing F1 to the …

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Open Wheel Wednesday: Lewis Hamiltonʻs Frustration

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Lewis Hamilton Voices His Frustration (Photo: F1 Media)

Lewis Hamilton provides a vital voice in Formula 1 as its sole black driver. Regardless of his poles, wins and championships, Hamilton is in the unique position to provide perspective on a sport that runs worldwide. His recent Instagram postings indicate that he has taken his outspoken nature and directed his attention to the sport …

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Lewis Hamilton Is A Champion Online As Well

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Editor’s Note: This article is posted in collaboration with an outside sponsorship client. The opinions and information contained within do not necessarily represent Frontstretch and its staff. In the absence of live sporting events, many sports tournaments and leagues have gone online with the intention of keeping fans engaged and providing them with content. In …

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Five Points to Ponder: Two vs. Three Working for FOX

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Two vs. Three My local track is Sonoma Raceway, and I was there last June when good old DW’s duties in the FOX broadcast booth ended after nearly two decades behind the microphone. I saw him at various points around the track across the three-day weekend. From unveiling the tribute paint scheme Denny Hamlin would …

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