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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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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Lewis Storms French GP Win

Lewis Hamilton claims his 65th career victory at the return of the French Grand Prix – his third of the 2018 season and 44th with Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport. The first French Grand Prix in a decade got off to a spectacular start when Sebastian Vettel collided with Valtteri Bottas in Turn 1. The championship-leading Ferrari driver got a good start and closed up on the back of pole sitter Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes.

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” Yes Yes Grazie” Ferrari Wins Montreal after 14 Years

Scuderia Ferrari won the Canadian GP to end a 14 year drought at this track. Sebastian  Vettel is now back in the lead of the championship.  Valtteri Bottas finished the Canadian Grand Prix in P2 – his fourth podium finish at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve and fourth second place of the 2018 season.Third and fourth  Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo represents a great Red Bull result today. Verstappen drove a very strong race finishing within a tenth of a second from Valtteri Bottas.

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Ricciardo dominates Monaco

Ricciardo completed a brilliant clean sweep that including topping all three practice sessions, plus all three segments of qualifying. The win was the seventh of his career, but his first when starting from within the top three,  with Sebastian Vettel back on the podium in second place, Lewis Hamilton in P3, his sixth podium in Monte Carlo and Kimi Raikkonen fending off Bottas in the Mercedes to claim fourth.

 

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