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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain and teammate Valtteri Bottas of Finland.(AP)

Lewis Hamilton looking to extend F1 lead at Singapore Grand Prix

Singapore | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2019 04:06 PM IST
Lewis Hamilton will be hoping for a repeat of the 2018 race here when he won comfortably from pole position to extend his championship lead.
Ferrari's Charles Leclerc celebrates winning the race with team mates.(REUTERS)
Ferrari's Charles Leclerc celebrates winning the race with team mates.(REUTERS)

Lewis Hamilton calls for more consistency after Charles Leclerc controversial move

Monza | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2019 10:01 PM IST
Charles Leclerc triggered a red wave of Ferrari celebration on Sunday by holding off a race-long Mercedes challenge to take the Italian Formula One team’s first home grand prix victory since 2010.
Ferrari's Charles Leclerc in action during the race.(REUTERS)
Ferrari's Charles Leclerc in action during the race.(REUTERS)

Charles Leclerc ends Ferrari’s 9-year wait for Italian Grand Prix win

Monza | By AFP
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2019 08:31 PM IST
Charles Leclerc stayed calm under pressure from Mercedes pair Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas on Sunday to give Ferrari a first Italian Grand Prix victory since 2010.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton looks on after qualifying in second position(REUTERS)
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton looks on after qualifying in second position(REUTERS)

Only a crash will end slip-streaming qualifying queues, warns Hamilton

Monza | By AFP
PUBLISHED ON SEP 08, 2019 09:48 AM IST
The defending Formula One champion, who qualified second behind Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc in his Mercedes, repeated his warning about the dangers of drivers slowing down in a bunch to find a tow.
Ferrari's Charles Leclerc poses as he celebrates qualifying in pole position alongside second placed Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton and third placed Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas.(REUTERS)
Ferrari's Charles Leclerc poses as he celebrates qualifying in pole position alongside second placed Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton and third placed Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas.(REUTERS)

Italian Grand Prix: Charles Leclerc on Monza pole after shambolic qualifying ‘mess’

Monza | By AFP
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 08:35 PM IST
An unprecedented ‘cat-and-mouse’ procession as the teams crawled round the circuit, backing each other up to claim good slipstreaming positions, resulted in a farce that saw eight cars timed out by the chequered flag.
Ferrari's Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel during the press conference.(REUTERS)
Ferrari's Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel during the press conference.(REUTERS)

Too soon for Charles Leclerc to leapfrog Sebastian Vettel: Former Ferrari boss

Monza | By AFP
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 11:39 PM IST
Three days after the Monegasque’s near-flawless maiden triumph at the Belgian Grand Prix, the man who oversaw two great title-winning eras with Ferrari made clear that it much too soon to promote Leclerc.
Ferrari's Charles Leclerc celebrates on the podium after winning the race with second placed Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton.(REUTERS)
Ferrari's Charles Leclerc celebrates on the podium after winning the race with second placed Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton.(REUTERS)

‘A lot more greatness to come from him,’ Lewis Hamilton predicts a bright future for Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc

Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2019 05:17 PM IST
Hamilton forecast that having finally secured his maiden win, Leclerc would now go on to claim more victories.
Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc of Monaco steers his car during the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix.(AP)
Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc of Monaco steers his car during the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix.(AP)

Belgian Grand Prix: Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc wins maiden race

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2019 05:03 PM IST
Hamilton was within one second of Leclerc on the final lap, but the 21-year-old from Monaco held his nerve.
Ferrari's Charles Leclerc in action during qualifying.(REUTERS)
Ferrari's Charles Leclerc in action during qualifying.(REUTERS)

Belgian Grand Prix: Charles Leclerc claims pole as Ferrari lock out front row

Spa-Francorchamps | By AFP
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2019 09:41 PM IST
It was Ferrari’s first lockout since the Bahrain Grand Prix in March and the 63rd in the team’s F1 history, one fewer than Mercedes.
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel during practice.(REUTERS)
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel during practice.(REUTERS)

Sebastian Vettel leads the way as Ferrari dominate opening practice in Belgium

Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 05:29 PM IST
The four-time world champion clocked a best lap in one minute and 44.574 seconds to outpace Leclerc by two-tenths of a second.
Red Bull's Dutch driver Max Verstappen gives his thumb up after securing his first ever pole positio.(AFP)
Red Bull's Dutch driver Max Verstappen gives his thumb up after securing his first ever pole positio.(AFP)

Hungarian Grand Prix: Max Verstappen celebrates ‘incredible’ maiden pole

Hungaroring | By AFP
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2019 08:11 PM IST
Verstappen’s best lap in one minute and 14.572 seconds was just 0.018 beyond the reach of Bottas with Hamilton a close third - ahead of Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel.
Red Bull's Max Verstappen ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix.(REUTERS)
Red Bull's Max Verstappen ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix.(REUTERS)

Max Verstappen says F1 stewards were wrong to let off Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc

Reuters | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON AUG 01, 2019 11:48 PM IST
Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc escaped sanction for an unsafe release during a German Grand Prix pitstop last weekend.
Red Bull's Max Verstappen and Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel crash during the race.(REUTERS)
Red Bull's Max Verstappen and Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel crash during the race.(REUTERS)

British GP: Vettel apologises to Verstappen, admits mistake

Silverstone | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2019 09:40 PM IST
Ferrari driver Vettel drove into the back of Verstappen’s Red Bull after the Dutchman had passed him. Both cars spun off into the gravel before rejoining the race.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton with the trophy as he celebrates winning the race on the podium.(REUTERS)
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton with the trophy as he celebrates winning the race on the podium.(REUTERS)

Lewis Hamilton wins record sixth British GP, extends F1 lead

Silverstone | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2019 09:04 PM IST
Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton won his home British Grand Prix for a record sixth time on Sunday to stretch his lead over Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas to 39 points.
Mercedes' Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas looks on after securing pole position.(AFP)
Mercedes' Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas looks on after securing pole position.(AFP)

British Grand Prix: Valtteri Bottas takes pole as Mercedes lock out front row

Silverstone | By AFP
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2019 08:26 PM IST
The Finn, who is 31 points adrift of defending five-time champion Hamilton in this year’s title race, clocked a track record fastest lap of one minute and 25.093 seconds.
Formula One F1 - Austrian Grand Prix - Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria - June 30, 2019 Red Bull's Max Verstappen celebrates after winning the race as second placed Ferrari's Charles Leclerc looks dejected on the podium(REUTERS)
Formula One F1 - Austrian Grand Prix - Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria - June 30, 2019 Red Bull's Max Verstappen celebrates after winning the race as second placed Ferrari's Charles Leclerc looks dejected on the podium(REUTERS)

Verstappen-Leclerc duel promises F1 surge

UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2019 12:32 PM IST
Leclerc, who set a lap record to qualify his Ferrari at the front, looked set at the head of the field and controlled the race beautifully, the Monégasque driver keeping the Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas comfortably out of challenging range, never looking at risk.
Red Bull's Max Verstappen celebrates after winning the race on the podium.(REUTERS)
Red Bull's Max Verstappen celebrates after winning the race on the podium.(REUTERS)

Austrian GP: Max Verstappen’s win scripts ‘perfect day’ for Red Bull

Spielberg, Austria | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2019 10:37 AM IST
Verstappen had lined up alongside Ferrari pole-sitter Charles Leclerc on the front row on Sunday, but a slow start saw him drop seven places down the order with his victory hopes seemingly dashed.
Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton (L) celebrates with his trophy.(AFP)
Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton (L) celebrates with his trophy.(AFP)

Lewis Hamilton wins French Grand Prix in Mercedes one-two

Le Castellet, France | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2019 10:19 PM IST
Lewis Hamilton extended his championship lead and continued his relentless run of success when he scorched to an emphatic victory ahead of Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas at the French Grand Prix on Sunday.
Top three qualifiers Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari, Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP and Charles Leclerc of Monaco and Ferrari.(AFP)
Top three qualifiers Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari, Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP and Charles Leclerc of Monaco and Ferrari.(AFP)

Sebastian Vettel puts Ferrari on pole at Canadian Grand Prix

Montreal | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2019 11:28 PM IST
Sebastian Vettel ended Mercedes’ run of early-season qualifying supremacy on Saturday when he claimed a dramatic late pole position for Ferrari in a crash-hit showdown at the Canadian Grand Prix.
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel competes(REUTERS)
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel competes(REUTERS)

How do you solve a problem like Ferrari?

PUBLISHED ON MAY 14, 2019 01:22 PM IST
Every race weekend this year has started with Ferrari proclaiming their own promise, and ended with them miles behind Mercedes, unable to mount a realistic challenge.
Mercedes' Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas celebrates after securing the pole position.(AFP)
Mercedes' Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas celebrates after securing the pole position.(AFP)

Spanish GP: Bottas edges Hamilton to complete pole hat-trick

Montmeló (Spain) | By AFP
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2019 08:40 PM IST
The Finn, who leads defending five-time champion Hamilton by a single point in this year’s title race, completed a treble after taking the prime grid position in both China and Azerbaijan.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during free practice.(AP)
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during free practice.(AP)

Spanish Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton back on top in Barcelona

Barcelona | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2019 07:08 PM IST
Lewis Hamilton clocked an exceptional best lap in one minute and 16.568 seconds to outpace the young Monegasque by half a second in a session interrupted by two red flagged stoppages.
Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas in action during practice.(REUTERS)
Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas in action during practice.(REUTERS)

Azerbaijan Grand Prix: Bottas takes pole as Leclerc hits wall

Baku | By AFP
PUBLISHED ON APR 27, 2019 09:07 PM IST
In treacherous cooling conditions on the demanding Baku street circuit, the Finn produced an outright record lap in one minute and 40.495 seconds to outpace the championship leader.
FThe car of Williams' George Russell is recovered after stopping on track REUTERS/Anton Vaganov(REUTERS)
FThe car of Williams' George Russell is recovered after stopping on track REUTERS/Anton Vaganov(REUTERS)

Azerbaijan Grand Prix: Practice abandoned after drain cover wrecks Williams car

Baku | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2019 04:44 PM IST
Only two cars had clocked lap times in the opening minutes before Briton Russell, at high speed, ran over a cover, which had been lifted slightly by a previous car, and suffered impact damage to the floor which sent debris across the circuit.
A file photo of Ferrari's Charles Leclerc.(REUTERS)
A file photo of Ferrari's Charles Leclerc.(REUTERS)

Charles Leclerc hints at ‘inner rebel’ over Ferrari team orders

Baku | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2019 11:24 PM IST
Speaking ahead of this weekend’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix on one of his favourite circuits, the Baku street track, the 21-year-old Monegasque said he recognised the existence of team orders, but was wary of committing to total obedience.
Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc of Monaco gestures at the end of the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix.(AP)
Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc of Monaco gestures at the end of the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix.(AP)

Charles Leclerc takes positives from Bahrain Grand Prix heartbreak

Sakhir | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2019 05:12 PM IST
Charles Leclerc, who emerged as the sport’s rising star as the youngest pole-sitter in Ferrari’s history, had victory in his sights with 10 laps remaining when he suffered a power loss
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix.(AP)
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix.(AP)

Lewis Hamilton wins Bahrain Grand Prix after Charles Leclerc heartbreak

Sakhir | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2019 10:52 PM IST
Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton profited from Ferrari’s latest failure and won the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday.
Ferrari driver Charles Leclerq of Monaco, center, Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, left, and Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton.(AP)
Ferrari driver Charles Leclerq of Monaco, center, Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, left, and Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton.(AP)

Bahrain GP: Ferrari rookie Leclerc claims maiden pole with lap record

Bahrain | By AFP
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2019 10:54 PM IST
The 21-tear-old Formula One rookie became the first Monegasque driver ever to take pole for a world championship race.
Lewis Hamilton drives around the circuit during the first Formula One practice session in Melbourne.(AFP)
Lewis Hamilton drives around the circuit during the first Formula One practice session in Melbourne.(AFP)

Lewis Hamilton snatches pole position for Australian Grand Prix

Melbourne | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2019 01:24 PM IST
Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton took pole for Mercedes at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on Saturday.
File image of Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel.(Reuters)
File image of Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel.(Reuters)

Formula One: Sebastian Vettel says new team mate Charles Leclerc ‘free to race’

Melbourne | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2019 01:55 PM IST
Ferrari’s new team principal Mattia Binotto said earlier in the year that Sebastian Vettel, as the team’s “champion”, would be given priority over Charles Leclerc in certain racing situations, though he later clarified the drivers would be “free to fight”.
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