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Lewis Hamilton Takes Pole Position for the Bahrain Grand Prix

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Red Bull at the Bahrain Grand Prix 2020 (credit: FIA Images)

Lewis Hamilton notched his 98th career pole position and 10th of the 2020 Formula 1 season on Saturday (Nov. 28).  The seven-time champion will start alongside his teammate Valtteri Bottas for the Bahrain Grand Prix. For Hamilton, the pole is another show of his season-long dominance in a year where he already has won 10 …

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F1: Valtteri Bottas Earns Second Win of 2020 at Russian Grand Prix

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Valtteri Bottas (photo courtesy of Mercedes F1 Twitter)

Valtteri Bottas scored his second win of the season at the Russian Grand Prix on Sunday (Sept. 27). The win continues the Mercedes success at the track as they are the only manufacturer to win at the Sochi Autodrom. Max Verstappen finished where he started and collected the second-place trophy after retirements at the previous …

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Slipstream Saturday: Lewis Hamilton Thunders to Russian GP Pole

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Lewis Hamilton (Photo: ©Rolex/James Moy)

Lewis Hamilton has been on fire all season long. Logging seven poles and another six grand prix victories, it is clear that Hamilton’s dominance in 2020 is here to stay. Following a hectic Q2 at the Sochi Autodrom, Hamilton was able to best Max Verstappen by 0.563 seconds to claim his eighth pole of 2020 …

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

Lewis Hamilton at 2020 Belgian F1 Rolex James Moy

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

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(Photo: ©Rolex/James Moy)

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

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Sergio Perez (Racing Point F1 on Twitter)

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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Conor Daly Rejoining Carlin Has Enabled IndyCar Team, Driver To Thrive

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Conor Daly and Josef Newgarden win the NTT P1 Awards for the Iowa INDYCAR 250s Race 1 and 2 at Iowa Speedway Friday, July 17, 2020 (Photo by: Joe Skibinski, courtesy of IndyCar)

Carlin has a storied history throughout all levels of motorsport, and it seems like it just took signing Conor Daly for the IndyCar team to start finding its footing. Ever since it entered its first series in 1997, Carlin has been associated with victory. The team has been a go-to for successful Formula 1 drivers …

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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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Daniel Ricciardo Signs With McLaren for 2021 & Beyond

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Daniel Ricciardo (credit: Getty Images)

Daniel Ricciardo is joining McLaren Racing Limited beginning with the 2021 Formula 1 season, the team announced Thursday (May 14). Ricciardo is replacing Carlos Sainz, who will race for Ferrari next year. This comes after the news that Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel would part ways at the end of 2020. Ricciardo joins Lando Norris in …

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