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Patient Sebastian Vettel Captures Canadian Grand Prix Pole

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Sebastian Vettel proved Saturday afternoon (June 9) at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal that patience is a virtue. The German forgot his troubles from the day before, posting a fastest lap of 1:10.764 to take the pole for Sunday’s Formula One Canadian Grand Prix. Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes took second, while Max Verstappen, who had dominated this …

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Sebastian Vettel Edges Valtteri Bottas to Win F1 Race in Bahrain

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Sebastian Vettel’s tires were completely wearing down in Sunday’s (Apr. 8) Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix. A threatening Valtteri Bottas was ready to pass him. But in the end, Vettel prevailed, holding off the Finn to win his second F1 race in a row. This one came by just sixth tenths of a second at the …

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Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas Help Launch New W09 for 2018

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The AMG Mercedes Petronas Formula 1 team launched its new defender, the W09, Thursday morning (Feb. 22) at the Silverstone International Circuit in Northamptonshire, England. Unlike most of the 2018 F1 car launches so far, the team not only made a presentation of its car, but also did so with the assistance of drivers Valtteri …

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Pace Laps: Fan Favorites Shine in NASCAR, NHRA, IndyCar

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Cup Series: Truex Out-Performs Himself in Kentucky – Even on Martin Truex Jr.’s terms, Saturday night’s Quaker State 400 was a dream night. Leading 152 of 267 laps, Truex jumped to an almost-unheard of 16-second lead on second-place Kyle Larson as the field approached the final lap. And even after a last-second caution and a …

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Valtteri Bottas Signs with Mercedes for 2017

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More than a month removed from the surprise retirement of 2016 Formula 1 World Champion Nico Rosberg, Mercedes AMG Petronas has found its new driver for 2017. Valtteri Bottas, with 77 grands prix to his record, including nine podiums, will drive for the sport’s most dominant team in 2017 following weeks of speculation. “I’m really proud …

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Slipstream Saturday: Remembering Jules Bianchi & Continuing the Show

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This week, funeral services were held for Jules Bianchi. The promising driver suffered an accident at Suzuka last year, losing control in the wet and hitting a crane that had moved on track to recover a car that had slid off in the same area a few laps prior. The circumstances are, for the purposes of …

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Slipstream Saturday: Melbourne in the Rear View; News

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The debut of the Formula 1 season in Melbourne may have been a bit of a dud in terms of overall competition but it did give a snapshot as to where everyone is at the moment and a forecast for what to expect the rest of the season. The obvious realization is that Mercedes has …

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