Bottas storms to pole position in São Paulo

Valtteri Bottas claimed his third career pole position – his first at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace and third of the 2017 season, second and third place for the Scuderia Ferrari drivers. Sebastian Vettel posted a time of 1’08”360 to line up ahead of team-mate Kimi Raikkonen whose best lap was a 1’08”538 on the starting grid for tomorrow’s race.

Formel 1 – Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Großer Preis von Brasilien 2017. Valtteri Bottas
Formula One – Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Brazilian GP 2017. Valtteri Bottas

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Sebastian Vettel ” I don’t fear him. I like racing with him”

 

Sebastian Vettel went into the race at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez knowing he needed to win and hope Hamilton finished lower than fifth to keep his slim title chances alive.

Sebastian Vettel: “I know the team has been working hard, doing their best, but we didn’t achieve what we wanted to. It’s hard to cross the line realizing that you are not in the fight anymore.

GP MESSICO F1/2017
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Lewis Hamilton wins the fourth title of his career

Lewis Hamilton wins the fourth title of his career and seals the fourth consecutive Drivers’ Championship for the Silver Arrows.

After an accident in the first lap, Lewis finished today’s race in P9.

Verstappen dominated the race to score a resounding win, but all eyes were inevitably on the two title protagonists after they touched on the opening lap and the story of how Hamilton recovered from last place to win his fourth world championship overshadowed the Dutchman’s greatest drive.

Formel 1 – Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Großer Preis von Mexiko 2017. Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas
Formula One – Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Mexico GP 2017. Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas

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Sebastian Vettel clinches Mexico pole

 Sebastian secured him his fourth pole position this year, the fifth for Scuderia Ferrari in 2017. The fact that they are more or less equally spread along the season shows that the team has not lost its focus and it’s determined to fight to the very end. Unfortunately, Kimi, did not manage to put together a perfect lap of the 4.3 Km Mexican track and ended up fifth best.

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Congrats Mercedes … fourth straight constructors’ crown

So, how does it feel like to be world champions? Well, it never gets old, that’s for certain! No matter whether it’s your first title, or a repeat experience, every single time brings with it a unique cocktail of emotions. A mixture of delight, pride and humility – savouring an objective achieved, yet already looking ahead to the next challenge to be tackled. 

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Hamilton wins USA Grand Prix, Double podium Ferrari

Today’s 75th Formula One victory for the Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows sealed the fourth consecutive Constructors’ Championship for the team . Hamilton  raced to his 62nd career victory today – his fifth at the Circuit of The Americas and ninth of the 2017 season .Scuderia Ferrari is back on the podium thanks to Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen finishing second and third at the Circuit of the Americas, at the end of an incredible race that was action packed with passing moves and plenty of dramatic moments. 

Mercedes-Benz Petronas Motorsport (575 points) lead Ferrari (428 points) by 147 points in the Constructors’ Championship – an unassailable lead with three races remaining in the 2017 season

GP USA F1/2017

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Austin ….the “cowboy” Grand Prix

The story linking Formula 1 and the United States is a long and complex one. A story which, for several years, in two eras and at different tracks, crossed paths with that of Indianapolis, as the 500 Miles was part of the F1 world championship from the 50s to the 60s and also featured a backdrop of street circuits such as Las Vegas, Dallas, Detroit, Long Beach and Phoenix and permanent tracks at Riverside, Sebring, Watkins Glen, Indy again, before finally landing up at the Circuit of the Americas.

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Tasfe of F1 food in Mexico

In 2015, the pinnacle of motorsport returned Mexico after a 23 year absence and quickly became the go-to sporting event within Mexico. With a contract from 2015 to 2019, the newly renovated , world-class Autodromo Hermanos Rodríguez plays host to the return of F1ESTA to the country.

In its first two editions (2015 and 2016), more than 375,000 fans attended the race, making Mexico the second best attended Grand Prix worldwide (after Great Britain).

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