Lewis dominates Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Lewis took his 73rd career victory today, his eleventh of the 2018 season and fourth at the Yas Marina Circuit,  Sebastian Vettel was forced to play second  at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix season finale as the Mercedes driver took his 11th win of the season, enjoying a serene performance that perfectly reflected his majestic run to his fifth title this year.

2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Sunday – Steve Etherington

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Hamilton wins Suzuka to extend championship lead

Lewis Hamilton’s 71st career victory and his 50th for Mercedes, and sees him extend his title lead over Vettel to 67 points, with the German claiming just eight for P6 after a tough race that saw him spin early on following contact with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.  Valtteri  Bottas came in second to complete the second 1-2 for the team in a row – his first podium at the Japanese Grand Prix and 30th podium finish in Formula One. 

 

Formel 1 – Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Großer Preis von Japan 2018. Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas
Formula One – Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Japanese GP 2018. Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas

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Mercedes-AMG Petronas claim a 1-2 victory in Sochi

Lewis Hamilton  scored his 70th career victory today in Formula One – his eighth of the 2018 season and third at the Sochi circuit. Valtteri  Bottas finished the race in P2 – taking his 20th podium finish with Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport and third for Seb Vettel and fourth for Kimi Raikkonen. Now it’s time to look ahead to the next Grand Prix, which takes place this coming weekend in Suzuka.

2018 Russian Grand Prix, Sunday – Steve Etherington

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Hamilton faultless Singapore victory

Lewis Hamilton wins the Singapore race and  chequered flag fell on Hamilton’s 69th career win, the British driver earned himself 25 points to Vettel’s 15, the gap between them in the drivers’ standings now up to a full 40 points.

 

Formel 1 – Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Großer Preis von Singapur 2018. Lewis Hamilton
Formula One – Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Singapore GP 2018. Lewis Hamilton

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It’s Monza time, the Ferrari home race

At the risk of stating the obvious, the Italian Grand Prix is a special race for Scuderia Ferrari. In amongst the bunch of records, even if one sticks just to the Formula 1 years, you can rummage around at random and always find something: from Alberto Ascari’s first win in 1951, to title clinching races for Niki Lauda and Jody Scheckter, to Michael Schumacher’s five victories, all with the Scuderia in the space of eleven years. That makes the German the driver most often seen on the top step of the Monza podium and what a podium it has become, with its walkway offering a unique vista to those on it and to the fans down below.

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Vettel and Hamilton til end of the season…

Vettel had to twice overcome Mercedes. First, he turned second into first off the line as he beat Hamilton into Turn 1. Then, having pitted for fresh rubber under the late Safety Car and surrendered the lead to Valtteri Bottas, he brilliantly worked his way past the Finn into the tight left hander at Brooklands.

After a collision on the opening lap, Lewis Hamilton fought his way back through the field to claim P2

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Sebastian Vettel victorious at Silverstone

Seb Vettel increase his lead by 7 points to 8 in the Drivers’ championship and the team extend its advantage by 10 points to 20 in the Constructors’. Despite some neck pain Seb secured his fourth win of the season and team-mate Kimi Raikkonen made a good recovery following a collision shortly after the start. The SF71H proved to be the car to beat, even if that had not seemed the case going into this event.

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