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Russian GP: Hamilton leads Mercedes 1-2 in Sochi FP2

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Lewis Hamilton headed his Formula One team-mate Valtteri Bottas during second practice for the 2018 Russian Grand Prix, whilst Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo shined as Ferrari’s struggles continued.  The Briton’s fastest lap was a 1.33.385s in his Mercedes Formula 1 car, and that set him 0.199s clear of Valtteri Bottas – who […]

Hamilton admits he just “wasn’t quick enough”

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Lewis Hamilton admits that he just “wasn’t quick enough” after qualifying half second slower than Russian Grand Prix pole-sitter Sebastian Vettel.  The British driver qualified in fourth place for the Russian Grand Prix in a qualifying that ended his teams run of consecutive pole positions and front row starts, and was quick to agree he […]

Hamilton denies Mercedes sandbagging claims

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Lewis Hamilton claims his team was not sandbagging during practice for the Russian Grand Prix, after regaining world champions Mercedes trailed Ferrari by almost seven tenths in FP2.  Vettel, who ended the day fastest for Ferrari, was among many who claimed that the Mercedes Formula 1 team were “sandbagging” during Friday practice, however Lewis Hamilton […]

Vettel leads Ferrari 1-2 as Mercedes 0.6s adrift

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Sebastian Vettel emerged on top to lead second free practice at the Russian Grand Prix, and led team-mate Kimi Raikkonen by 0.263s, meanwhile the nearest Mercedes was almost seven tenths adrift, as the Silver Arrows struggled on the ultra-soft tyres.  Vettel, who set his lap on his third attempt on the ultra-soft tyres, set a […]

Rosberg avoids first lap drama to win in Sochi

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A comfortable driver from pole, Nico Rosberg won his fourth consecutive race of the season, matching a streak last set by Michael Schumacher in 2004. A spirited drive by Lewis Hamilton from 10th after failing to participate in Saturday’s qualifying Q3, had him finish the race in second place. The Briton found fortune in a […]

Hamilton questions Mercedes’ woes

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World Champion, Lewis Hamilton was left helpless, after an MGU-H problem meant the British driver had to call it a day just as Q1 begun, and couldn’t take part in the pole position shootout, and will start no higher than 10th place for the race in Russia. For the second qualifying session in a row, […]

Hamilton given reprimand after turn 2 incident

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Mercedes driver, Lewis Hamilton has been given a reprimand after failing to detour his Mercedes past the ‘penalty box’ area when he ran wide during qualifying.  During the early stages of Q1, Lewis Hamilton exceeded track limits, but gained no advantage after he aborted his lap once he ran wide at turn 2, which has seen […]

Rosberg claims pole position in Russia as Hamilton falters

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Nico Rosberg claimed pole position at the Russian Grand Prix, after Lewis Hamilton suffered a technical glitch at the beginning of Q3, and that meant the Englishman could start no higher than 10th place. Sebastian Vettel qualified in second place, but due to his eminent 5-place grid penalty, the German will start seventh. Story of […]