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BUDAPEST, Hungary | Hungarian GP: Hamilton takes pole position ahead of Bottas

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Lewis Hamilton produced a brilliant last lap to take pole position for the Hungarian Grand Prix ahead of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas in difficult track conditions on Saturday. Mercedes head of motorsport Toto Wolff could hardly believe it as he watched from the team motorhome, clutching his head in disbelief as Hamilton … Continue reading BUDAPEST, Hungary | Hungarian GP: Hamilton takes pole position ahead of Bottas

SILVERSTONE, England  | Lewis Hamilton back on top in final practice at British GP

SILVERSTONE, England  — Lewis Hamilton edged Kimi Raikkonen by less than one tenth of a second on Saturday for the fastest time in final practice at the British Grand Prix. Hamilton is going for a fifth straight victory and a record sixth overall in his home Formula One race. He was 0.093 seconds faster than … Continue reading SILVERSTONE, England  | Lewis Hamilton back on top in final practice at British GP

SPIELBERG, Austria | Max Verstappen wins Austrian GP as Mercedes fails to finish

SPIELBERG, Austria— Red Bull driver Max Verstappen won the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday as both Mercedes cars failed to finish. Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel came second and third, with the German taking back the lead in the championship from Lewis Hamilton. On a bleak day for Mercedes, both Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas … Continue reading SPIELBERG, Austria | Max Verstappen wins Austrian GP as Mercedes fails to finish

BAKU, Azerbaijan | Hamilton wins action-packed Azerbaijan Grand Prix

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Lewis Hamilton won an incident-packed Azerbaijan Grand Prix Sunday to take over the championship lead. Sebastian Vettel led for much of the race, but was stuck in second behind Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas when a crash between the two Red Bulls brought out the safety car. On the restart, Vettel … Continue reading BAKU, Azerbaijan | Hamilton wins action-packed Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Hamilton takes record 7th pole at Australian Grand Prix

MELBOURNE, Australia/March 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton set a blistering time in his final lap of qualifying to take pole position at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on Saturday for a record seventh time, outpacing his nearest rival by a sizable 0.664 seconds. The defending Formula One champion set a time of … Continue reading Hamilton takes record 7th pole at Australian Grand Prix