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Formula 1 – F1: Bottas hoped Hamilton would seal title after playing team game

Formula 1 – F1: Bottas hoped Hamilton would seal title after playing team game

Valtteri Bottas says he hoped teammate Lewis Hamilton would wrap up the 2018 Formula 1 world championship at the United States Grand Prix after Mercedes once again used team orders. Bottas was told to allow Hamilton past on two separate occasions during Sunday’s race in a bid to help his teammate get into a position to…

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Formula 1 – F1: Mercedes committed Hamilton to two-stop after pitting under VSC

Formula 1 – F1: Mercedes committed Hamilton to two-stop after pitting under VSC

Mercedes always planned to bring Lewis Hamilton in for a second pit stop during Sunday’s United States Grand Prix after pitting him under the Virtual Safety Car early in the race, only to be caught out by the tyre blistering experienced on the Soft compound. After losing the lead at the start to Kimi Raikkonen,…

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Formula 1 – F1: Kimi Raikkonen takes US GP victory as Hamilton fails to clinch title

Formula 1 – F1: Kimi Raikkonen takes US GP victory as Hamilton fails to clinch title

Kimi Raikkonen charged to his first Formula 1 victory in over five years in Sunday’s United States Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton was forced to postpone celebrations for a fifth world championship after finishing only third in Austin. Raikkonen managed to covert a front row start into his first F1 win since the 2013 Australian…

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Formula 1 – F1: Mercedes keeping ‘all options open’ on team orders for US GP

Formula 1 – F1: Mercedes keeping ‘all options open’ on team orders for US GP

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has repeated his intention to keep using team orders if required until the Formula 1 world drivers’ title is secured this season. Lewis Hamilton has his first opportunity to seal a fifth F1 world championship starting from pole position at the United States Grand Prix with chief title rival Sebastian…

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Formula 1 – F1 Qualifying Analysis: Signs of life at Ferrari, too little too late

Formula 1 – F1 Qualifying Analysis: Signs of life at Ferrari, too little too late

Saturday’s qualifying for the United States Grand Prix saw some long-awaited positive signs of life from Ferrari in the fight with Mercedes for the Formula 1 championships in 2018. Sure, it may have come when Lewis Hamilton is at match point in the drivers’ title race, but there is at least the hope that we…

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Formula 1 – F1: Bottas targets Raikkonen after Q3 struggles | News

Formula 1 – F1: Bottas targets Raikkonen after Q3 struggles | News

Valtteri Bottas has identified Kimi Raikkonen as his ‘main focus’ to beat at the United States Grand Prix after conceding he struggled to find pace jumps in the pole position shootout. Bottas qualified fourth but will line up in third place for the US race following Sebastian Vettel’s grid penalty but found himself cut adrift…

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Formula 1 – F1 Ricciardo: Red Bull can ‘disrupt tempo’ of Merc, Ferrari in US GP

Formula 1 – F1 Ricciardo: Red Bull can ‘disrupt tempo’ of Merc, Ferrari in US GP

Daniel Ricciardo believes Red Bull can “disrupt the tempo” of Mercedes and Ferrari in the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix, despite being a second off the pace in qualifying. The Red Bull driver was fifth-quickest in qualifying but ended up 1.257s off Lewis Hamilton’s pole position effort, with the top three consisting of Mercedes…

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Formula 1 – F1: Hamilton says ‘different headspace’ helped him to US GP F1 pole

Formula 1 – F1: Hamilton says ‘different headspace’ helped him to US GP F1 pole

Lewis Hamilton believes being in a “different headspace” heading into qualifying for the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix helped him achieve his latest pole position. Hamilton beat the Ferrari duo headed by Sebastian Vettel to pole in Austin with a lap that was just 0.061s quicker than his chief title rival, who will be…

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Formula 1 – F1: Lewis Hamilton edges Vettel, Raikkonen for United States GP pole

Formula 1 – F1: Lewis Hamilton edges Vettel, Raikkonen for United States GP pole

Lewis Hamilton edged out Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen in qualifying for the United States Grand Prix to grab his third consecutive Formula 1 pole position at the Circuit of The Americas on Saturday. On a weekend that could see him become F1’s third five-time world champion, Hamilton managed to come out on…

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Formula 1 – Formula One tyres to have simplified names, colours in 2019

Formula 1 – Formula One tyres to have simplified names, colours in 2019

AUSTIN, Texas — Pirelli has confirmed the colour scheme that will accompany its simplification of the names of its Formula One tyres in 2019. Pirelli has a range of tyres that it produces for every race, with three brought to every race depending on the characteristic of the circuit in question. In the simplest terms,…

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Formula 1 – F1: Sebastian Vettel leads Ferrari fightback in final US GP F1 practice

Formula 1 – F1: Sebastian Vettel leads Ferrari fightback in final US GP F1 practice

Sebastian Vettel led Ferrari to a one-two finish in final practice for the United States Grand Prix on Saturday in Austin, edging out Formula 1 title rival Lewis Hamilton by 0.073 seconds. After rain impacted running throughout FP1 and FP2, drivers enjoyed their first dry laps of the weekend at the Circuit of The Americas…

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Formula 1 – F1: Vettel appreciates ‘respectful’ F1 rivalry with Hamilton

Formula 1 – F1: Vettel appreciates ‘respectful’ F1 rivalry with Hamilton

Sebastian Vettel says he appreciates the “mutual respect” that exists between himself and Formula 1 title rival Lewis Hamilton. While their on-track battle for world championships across the past two seasons has often been intense, the relationship between Hamilton and Vettel have remained relatively harmonious throughout. The only major flashpoint between the pair came following…

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Formula 1 – F1 Haas: We are racing in ‘Formula 1.5’ behind F1’s big three

Formula 1 – F1 Haas: We are racing in ‘Formula 1.5’ behind F1’s big three

Gene Haas says his team is effectively racing in ‘Formula 1.5’, such is the current performance advantage of Formula 1’s leading three outfits. The America squad is embroiled in a close tussle with Renault over fourth place in the constructors’ championship as it bids to come out on top in the midfield battle to earn the…

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Formula 1 – F1: Wolff against Vettel’s US GP red flag speeding penalty

Formula 1 – F1: Wolff against Vettel’s US GP red flag speeding penalty

Toto Wolff says he would rather see Sebastian Vettel “putting on a great show” for Formula 1 than being penalised for red flag discrepancies at the United States Grand Prix. The Ferrari driver, who is on the verge of being beaten to the 2018 drivers’ world championship by Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton, has been slapped with…

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Formula 1 – F1: Lewis Hamilton leads United States GP FP2 as rain limits running

Formula 1 – F1: Lewis Hamilton leads United States GP FP2 as rain limits running

Lewis Hamilton needed just one flying lap to finish at the top of the timesheets in the second Formula 1 practice session for this weekend’s United States Grand Prix on Friday afternoon, gapping the field by over a second. After finishing 1.3 seconds clear of the pack in FP1, Hamilton once again eased to top…

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Formula 1 – F1 2018: F1 United States Grand Prix – Free Practice 2 Results

Formula 1 – F1 2018: F1 United States Grand Prix – Free Practice 2 Results

Full results from Free Practice 2 for the United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of The Americas, round 18 of the 2018 Formula 1 season. 2018 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix – Free Practice 2 Results 1. Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport 1m48.716s 2. Pierre Gasly FRA Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda + 1.012s 3. Max Verstappen NED Aston Martin Red Bull…

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Formula 1 – F1: Lewis Hamilton finishes one 2nd clear in damp 1st US GP practice

Formula 1 – F1: Lewis Hamilton finishes one 2nd clear in damp 1st US GP practice

Lewis Hamilton headed up a one-two finish for Mercedes in a damp first practice for the United States Grand Prix on Friday in Austin, lapping over a second faster than the rest of the pack at the Circuit of The Americas. Heavy rain overnight and throughout the morning at COTA forced drivers to fit full…

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Formula 1 – F1: Name ‘won’t burden’ Schumacher’s progress to F1 – Hamilton

Formula 1 – F1: Name ‘won’t burden’ Schumacher’s progress to F1 – Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton says he is “100 percent” convinced that Mick Schumacher, the son of seven-time world champion Michael, will make it all the way to Formula 1. Schumacher won his first title in single-seater last weekend as he clinched the European Formula 3 Championship with a race to spare at Hockenheim, having previously finished runner-up…

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