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Bottas top in Spain as Stroll crashes

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas headed the two Ferraris in a closely matched first practice session at the Spanish Grand Prix. Bottas, the world championship leader, was 0.115 seconds quicker than Sebastian Vettel, with Charles Leclerc a further 0.106secs behind. Lewis Hamilton was fourth quickest, complaining that his tyres had not been in suitable shape on his quickest lap. Practice ended ...

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Hamilton crashes while testing Superbike in Jerez

Lewis Hamilton Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton suffered a fall while testing a Yamaha YZF-R1 at Jerez on Saturday. The Englishman escaped injury in the fall which occurred during a private test day according to reports from Italian publication Gazzetta dello Sport. It’s not the first time Hamilton has sampled two wheeled machinery, having shared Chuckwalla Valley Raceway in ...

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Hamilton retakes title lead as Vettel crashes out

Lewis Hamilton took a sensational victory in a thrilling, rain-hit German Grand Prix as Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel crashed out to gift the Mercedes driver a 17-point lead in their championship battle. Vettel had been cruising to victory ahead of Hamilton’s team-mate Valtteri Bottas until rain started to fall with about 25 laps to go. The downpour, affecting only part of ...

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Verstappen crashes as Bottas fastest

Max Verstappen’s difficult start to the season continued with a crash in first practice at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. The Red Bull driver, who has had major incidents in all three races, lost control at Turn Three early in the session and smashed into the barriers. Team-mate Daniel Ricciardo was fastest at the time and ended up second behind Mercedes’ ...

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Ricciardo crashes Red Bull in first test

Daniel Ricciardo crashed Red Bull’s new 2018 Formula 1 car during its first test, it has emerged. The Australian damaged the RB14 during a private filming session, limited by regulations to 100km (62 miles), at a wet Silverstone on Monday. A Red Bull spokesman said the incident was “minor” and there would be “no issues” as regards being ready for ...

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Bottas snatches pole as Hamilton crashes out

Valtteri Bottas celebrates pole position Valtteri Bottas narrowly claimed pole position for the Brazilian Grand Prix, as Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton crashed out in Q1. Hamilton was one of the favourites for pole after leading Friday practice and trailing Mercedes F1 team-mate Bottas by just 0.003s in FP3, but Hamilton crashed heavily at the high-speed Ferradura right-hander on ...

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Sainz crashes out of opening practice in Suzuka

Carlos Sainz’s damage Toro Rosso pic: Fox Sports Carlos Sainz crashes at Suzuka pic: Fox Sports Toro Rosso driver Carlos Sainz has crashed out of opening practice for the Japenese Formula 1 Grand Prix at Japan. The Spaniard made a mistake on the exit of the Hairpin, finding the inside fence with the front left corner of the car. Sainz ...

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Vettel fastest as Grosjean crashes at Sepang

Sebastian Vettel was fastest after Friday practice Sebastian Vettel ended Friday’s running fastest ahead of Sunday’s Malaysian Formula 1 Grand Prix despite enduring two interrupted practice sessions. Opening practice was initially ‘indefinitely’ delayed as heavy rain battered the circuit, before a crash from Romain Grosjean drew the red flag towards the end of Practice 2. Pic: Fox Sports Grosjean’s crash ...

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Mercedes off pace as Grosjean crashes

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel set the pace in second practice at the Malaysian Grand Prix as title rival Lewis Hamilton struggled in his Mercedes. Vettel headed team-mate Kimi Raikkonen by 0.604 seconds with the Red Bulls of Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen third and fourth and Hamilton only sixth. The Briton, 28 points ahead of Vettel, was a massive 1.416secs off ...

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No more on-track crashes, says Perez

Force India driver Sergio Perez says he and team-mate Esteban Ocon will not crash together on track again. The team have stepped in and said they will impose orders on the drivers after the latest of a series of incidents at the Belgian Grand Prix last weekend. “It is important to move forwards. We can’t afford to lose more points. ...

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