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Hamilton takes pole for first race of the season; Ferrari second

Hamilton takes pole for first race of the season; Ferrari second

Briton Lewis Hamilton took pole for Mercedes in qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix, edging Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel into second on the grid. Three-times champion Hamilton's new team-mate Valtteri Bottas will start third ahead of fourth-placed Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen. Hamilton's flying lap of one-minute 22.188 seconds set a new lap record at...

  • The gloves are off between rivals Hamilton and Vettel

    The gloves are off between rivals Hamilton and Vettel

    The gloves are off and the fight is on between Formula One title rivals Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton. Sunday’s explosive Azerbaijan Grand Prix more than made up for last year’s dull race in Baku, bursting the budding ‘bromance’ and...

  • Hamilton takes 66th career pole in Azerbaijan

    Hamilton takes 66th career pole in Azerbaijan

    Lewis Hamilton surpassed Ayrton Senna's career haul of 65 pole positions in Formula One as he edged Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas to secure top spot the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Hamilton banished memories of a dismal qualifying session in Baku...

  • Alonso and Vandoorne hit with further penalties after engine change

    Alonso and Vandoorne hit with further penalties after engine change

    McLaren drivers Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne's grid penalties at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Sunday have been extended to 40 and 30 respectively, the International Automobile Federation (FIA) said. The FIA stewards said in a statement...

  • Hamilton determined to deliver in Baku GP

    Hamilton determined to deliver in Baku GP

    Azerbaijan, a new race last year, is the only grand prix on Formula One’s current calendar that Lewis Hamilton has yet to win and the Briton heads back to Baku determined to deliver this weekend. After a dominant weekend in Canada where he led a...

  • Hamilton is in ‘best place’

    Hamilton is in ‘best place’

    Lewis Hamilton is in the “best place” he has ever been during his five years at Mercedes, his boss Toto Wolff has claimed. Hamilton will head to Baku, the scene for this week’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix, trailing Sebastian Vettel by 12 points in the...

  • Ferrari are title favourites, says Mercedes chief Wolff

    Ferrari are title favourites, says Mercedes chief Wolff

    Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes team have said Ferrari are now the favourites to win this year’s Formula One championship. Hamilton, chasing a fourth title, heads into the seventh round of the championship in Canada – a race he has won on five occasions...

  • Mercedes are now the underdogs, says Wolff

    Mercedes are now the underdogs, says Wolff

    Once-dominant Mercedes are now the underdogs in the Formula One title race, team boss Toto Wolff said after rivals Ferrari took a resounding one-two in Monaco on Sunday. Sebastian Vettel registered his third win from six races this season and with...

  • Vettel ends Ferrari's long wait for Monaco victory

    Vettel ends Ferrari's long wait for Monaco victory

    Sebastian Vettel extended his Formula One championship lead over Lewis Hamilton to 25 points today after becoming the first Ferrari driver since Michael Schumacher in 2001 to win the showcase Monaco Grand Prix. Finnish team mate Kimi Raikkonen,...

  • F1 teams asked to revise cars after Monger crash

    Formula One teams have been told to change the rear jack points on their cars for safety reasons after a recent Formula Four accident that cost British teenager Billy Monger his legs. International Automobile Federation (FIA) safety director...

  • Pressure building on Stroll as Monaco looms

    Pressure building on Stroll as Monaco looms

    The pressure is building on 18-year-old Formula One rookie Lance Stroll, even if the Canadian continues to sound positive, and Monaco next week is likely to be his toughest race yet. With five races done, a quarter of the season, the youngest...

  • Hamilton unsure if his cordial relationship with Vettel will last

    Hamilton unsure if his cordial relationship with Vettel will last

    Lewis Hamilton has hinted for the first time that his friendly relationship with Sebastian Vettel could be under threat after their wheel-to-wheel duel at the Spanish Grand Prix. Hamilton moved to within six points of his title rival after beating...

  • Lewis Hamilton takes pole for Spanish Grand Prix

    Lewis Hamilton takes pole for Spanish Grand Prix

    Lewis Hamilton has sealed what could turn out to be a crucial pole position for the Spanish Grand Prix after edging out championship rival Sebastian Vettel. Hamilton, who secured the 64th pole of his career to move to within one of his boyhood...

  • Bottas can turn it up to 11 in Spain

    Bottas can turn it up to 11 in Spain

    Valtteri Bottas can add his name to one of Formula One’s longest sequences by following up his breakthrough win in Russia with another triumph when the European season starts in Spain this weekend. The Finn, fresh from his first grand prix victory...

  • Intense battle looming as Formula One heads home

    Intense battle looming as  Formula One heads home

    Formula One heads home after four opening long-haul races with the championship finely balanced between champions Mercedes and Ferrari and the prospect of an intense battle stretching out ahead. With the European season proper starting in Spain...

  • Bottas takes his first F1 victory with Russian win

    Bottas takes his first F1 victory with Russian win

    Finland's Valtteri Bottas seized the first Formula One victory of his career at the Russian Grand Prix today after jumping both Ferraris at the start and then holding his nerve over the tense closing laps. World championship leader Sebastian...

  • Vettel leads Ferrari front row sweep in Russia

    Vettel leads Ferrari front row sweep in Russia

    Formula One championship leader Sebastian Vettel secured Ferrari's first pole position since 2015 with team mate Kimi Raikkonen completing a front row sweep at the Russian Grand Prix. The pole, Vettel's 47th, ended a run of 18 in a row for world...

  • Revved-up Vettel leads the red revival to Russia

    Revved-up Vettel leads  the red revival to Russia

    Formula One champions Mercedes have led every lap of every Russian Grand Prix since the race made its debut around Sochi’s Olympic Park in 2014 but Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel will aim to break that streak this weekend. The four times world...

  • McLaren’s testing programme disrupted by engine issues

    McLaren’s sorry season took another miserable twist yesterday after further problems with their Honda engine contributed to them missing eight hours of testing in Bahrain. While Lewis Hamilton – back in his Mercedes after finishing a disappointing...

  • McLaren woes persist in Bahrain

    Fernando Alonso castigated Honda on Sunday after his McLaren team endured a Bahrain Grand Prix nightmare, with Belgian rookie Stoffel Vandoorne failing to make it even as far as the starting grid. McLaren said Vandoorne, who had qualified 17th,...

  • Vettel victories could force a Mercedes rethink

    Vettel victories could force a Mercedes rethink

    Formula One world champions Mercedes have indicated they may increasingly have to favour Lewis Hamilton over new team mate Valtteri Bottas to counter the threat posed by Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. In practice, that is likely to mean the reluctant...

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