Bottas Dominates Finale in Abu Dhabi

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YAS ISLAND, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — Valtteri Bottas led teammate Lewis Hamilton home in Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Bottas led all but three laps in the race to take his third win of the season. “There was a lot of pressure from Lewis from behind throughout the entire race,” Bottas said. “I knew that one proper mistake …

Vettel, Hamilton Top Friday Practice in Abu Dhabi

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YAS ISLAND, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton topped the timesheets of the opening practice sessions Friday at the Yas Marina Circuit. Vettel beat Hamilton in the opening practice session by 0.120, while Hamilton beat Vettel by 0.149 in the second. “It’s been a good Friday, but I’m happy that it’s the last one of …

Vettel Wins as Hamilton Fights Back in Brazil

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SAO PAULO, Brazil — Sebastian Vettel won Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos, dominating polesitter Valtteri Bottas from the start. World Champion Lewis Hamilton came up from the back of the field to finish fifth, leading several laps at the midpoint of the race. “Yeah, it was tight, I think we all had more or less the same pace,” Vettel …

Bottas Bests Vettel For Pole as Hamilton Crashes Out

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SAO PAULO, Brazil — Valtteri Bottas grabbed pole for Saturday’s Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos, edging out Sebastian Vettel by 0.038 seconds. “It was so close in qualifying, as it always tends to be in Brazil,” Bottas said. “I knew going into the last run in Q3 that I had to improve if I wanted to be on pole. I …

Hamilton Wins Fourth World Title as Verstappen Takes Mexican Victory

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MEXICO CITY, Mexico — While Max Verstappen won Sunday’s Mexican Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton claimed his fourth World Championship. The Dutchman drove an impeccable race as Hamilton and championship rival Sebastian Vettel clashed on the first lap, dropping them down the order. “Of course the start was very crucial,” Verstappen said. “I went round the outside, so that worked out …

Despite Verstappen’s Push, Vettel Takes 50th Pole in Mexico

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MEXICO CITY, Mexico — While it looked like Max Verstappen would become the youngest polesitter in Formula One history, Sebastian Vettel slammed the record books shut by taking the track record and his 50th pole position by 0.086 seconds over the Dutchman. “Yeah, it was quite a lap I have to say, I’m really, really happyYeah, it was quite a …

Hamilton Has Fun On Way to Victory in Austin

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AUSTIN, Tex. — Lewis Hamilton opened up his World Championship lead to 67 points over Sebastian Vettel by winning the United States Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas on Sunday. Hamilton drove a clean race, protecting his tires in the final stage of the race as Vettel pitted for a new set of tires. “First of all, I want …

Hamilton Avoids Chaos, Increases Points Lead With Win In Singapore

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MARINA BAY, Singapore — After championship contender Sebastian Vettel crashed on the first lap, Lewis Hamilton drove a methodical, metronomic race to dominate Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix. Hamilton led every lap, helping him to pad his Championship lead. The win was Hamilton’s 60th win, and he said he hadn’t registered the milestone. “Oh jeez, I hadn’t even realised,” Hamilton said. …

After Struggles, Vettel Wins Pole In Singapore

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MARINA BAY, Singapore — Despite the best efforts of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, Sebastian Vettel won his 49th pole position on Saturday for the Singapore Grand Prix. “Yeah, it’s a long lap,” Vettel said. “There are a lot of corner – a lot of things to get right, and equally a lot of things you can get wrong. No, I’m …

F1: Hulkenberg, Massa Head Friday Practice in Russia; Soaked Sochi Circuit Produces Challenges

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SOCHI, Russia — Report by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Lars Baron/Getty Images Europe photo — A bizarre day for Formula One teams at the Sochi Autodrom lead to two surprising faces atop the speed charts at the end of Friday practice for the Russian Grand Prix. Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg (1:44.355) topped the opening session, which was …

F1: Williams Announces 2016 Driver Lineup; Retains Massa and Bottas for Third Straight Season

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OXFORDSHIRE, U.K. — official team release — Getty Images Europe photo — Williams Martini Racing has announced that drivers Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas will be retained by the team for a third season in the 2016 FIA Formula One World Championship. Massa joined Williams for the 2014 season and has scored four podium finishes and one pole position with the …

F1: Massa Grabs Austrian Pole for Williams; Bottas Helps Give U.K.-Based Team First Front-Row Sweep Since 2003

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SPIELBERG, Austria – official release — Williams F-1 photo — Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas delivered a stunning sweep of the Austrian Grand Prix front row for the Williams F-1 team Saturday at the Red Bull Ring. Massa claimed his first pole position since 2008, jumping to the top of the timesheets in his final qualifying attempt Saturday afternoon. Bottas …