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Lewis Hamilton is primed to extend his championship lead.(AP Photo)

Hamilton takes Belgian GP pole position, Ferrari struggles

Belgium | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2020 08:24 PM IST
Lewis Hamilton set a track record at the Belgian Grand Prix as he clinched a record-extending 93rd pole position on Saturday, finishing well ahead of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas.
Formula One F1 - Belgian Grand Prix - Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium - August 27, 2020 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton during the press conference(REUTERS)
Formula One F1 - Belgian Grand Prix - Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium - August 27, 2020 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton during the press conference(REUTERS)

Lewis Hamilton won’t boycott F1 race amid racism protests in US

Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium), | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 11:47 AM IST
Hamilton, a six-time F1 champion and the only Black driver in the sport, said he supported the boycotts but that similar measures in Europe wouldn’t have the same impact.
Spa : Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain participates in a media conference prior to the Formula One Grand Prix at the Spa-Francorchamps racetrack in Spa, Belgium Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. AP/PTI(AP27-08-2020_000159B)(AP)
Spa : Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain participates in a media conference prior to the Formula One Grand Prix at the Spa-Francorchamps racetrack in Spa, Belgium Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. AP/PTI(AP27-08-2020_000159B)(AP)

Lewis Hamilton won’t boycott F1 race amid racism protests in US

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 11:01 PM IST
Hamilton, a six-time F1 champion and the only Black driver in the sport, said he supported the boycotts but that similar measures in Europe wouldn’t have the same impact.
Valtteri Bottas(USA TODAY Sports)
Valtteri Bottas(USA TODAY Sports)

Bottas has to bounce back in Belgium as F1 title hopes fade

FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 01:03 PM IST
“It’s far from ideal ... (the gap is) way too big and I can see again the championship drifting away,” Bottas said. “I don’t know the reason for now. At this point it’s difficult to say, maybe when time goes on I can say. But for now, no, I have no answer.”
Record-breaking Lewis Hamilton now has the most podiums in F1 history, hitting 156 at the Spanish GP.(Image Courtesy: Mercedes Twitter)
Record-breaking Lewis Hamilton now has the most podiums in F1 history, hitting 156 at the Spanish GP.(Image Courtesy: Mercedes Twitter)

Record-breaking Lewis Hamilton storms to dominant Spanish GP win

By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2020 09:35 PM IST
The victory from pole position at Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya was the 88th of the Mercedes driver’s career, and one of the more straightforward, with all but the top three lapped on a sweltering afternoon of few thrills
Formula One F1 - Spanish Grand Prix - Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain - August 15, 2020 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton during a press conference after qualifying FIA/Handout via REUTERS(REUTERS)
Formula One F1 - Spanish Grand Prix - Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain - August 15, 2020 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton during a press conference after qualifying FIA/Handout via REUTERS(REUTERS)

Lewis Hamilton expects another tough battle with Verstappen

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2020 09:38 AM IST
The 22-year-old will line up third on the grid, one slot higher than he had last Sunday when he came through to win with clever tyre strategy while Mercedes suffered from blistering in the hot conditions.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton during practice(REUTERS)
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton during practice(REUTERS)

Hamilton fastest ahead of Bottas in 2nd practice in Spanish GP

MONTMELO, Spain | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 09:41 PM IST
Hamilton, the championship leader finished .287 ahead of Bottas, who had been quicker than Hamilton earlier in first practice.
Formula One F1 - Spanish Grand Prix - Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain - August 14, 2020 Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas during practice(REUTERS)
Formula One F1 - Spanish Grand Prix - Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain - August 14, 2020 Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas during practice(REUTERS)

Spanish GP: Bottas fastest ahead of Hamilton in 1st practice

Montmelo (Spain) | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 04:42 PM IST
The Finnish driver was .039 quicker than championship leader Hamilton and about 1 second ahead of Max Verstappen, who leapfrogged Bottas into second place in the standings after winning last Sunday’s race at Silverstone.
Red Bull's Dutch driver Max Verstappen.(AFP)
Red Bull's Dutch driver Max Verstappen.(AFP)

Verstappen looks to usurp Hamilton again with Spanish GP win

Montmelo | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2020 08:27 PM IST
Considering how Mercedes struggled to cope with tires amid unusually high temperatures for England, Red Bull’s hopes of challenging Mercedes again in the searing heat of Spain are legitimate.
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen celebrates his win on the podium after the race.(Reuters)
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen celebrates his win on the podium after the race.(Reuters)

Max Verstappen storms to victory, ends Mercedes’ winning streak

By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2020 09:23 PM IST
Hamilton and Bottas struggled with their tires to clear the way for Verstappen to take an unlikely win.
Formula One F1 - 70th Anniversary Grand Prix - Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain - August 8, 2020 Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas celebrates after qualifying in pole position(REUTERS)
Formula One F1 - 70th Anniversary Grand Prix - Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain - August 8, 2020 Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas celebrates after qualifying in pole position(REUTERS)

Bottas on pole for Silverstone GP ahead of teammate Hamilton

Silverstone | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2020 08:09 PM IST
Hamilton holds a 30-point championship lead over Bottas in his quest for a record-equaling seventh world title after winning the British GP at the same Silverstone circuit last weekend which is closed to spectators due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Formula One F1 - 70th Anniversary Grand Prix - Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain - August 8, 2020 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas in action during practice Frank Augstein.(REUTERS)
Formula One F1 - 70th Anniversary Grand Prix - Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain - August 8, 2020 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas in action during practice Frank Augstein.(REUTERS)

Hamilton fastest ahead of F1 qualifying at Silverstone

Silverstone | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2020 05:41 PM IST
Hamilton holds a 30-point championship lead over Bottas in his quest for a record-equaling seventh world title after winning the British GP at the same circuit last weekend.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during the second practice session at the 70th Anniversary Formula One Grand Prix at the Silverstone circuit, Silverstone, England, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020.(AP)
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during the second practice session at the 70th Anniversary Formula One Grand Prix at the Silverstone circuit, Silverstone, England, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020.(AP)

Hamilton sets pace in 70th Anniversary Grand Prix practice

Silverstone | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2020 10:01 PM IST
Hamilton beat teammate Valtteri Bottas by .176 seconds in the second session and was .815 faster than the best of the non-Mercedes cars, Daniel Ricciardo in third for Renault.
Formula One F1 - 70th Anniversary Grand Prix - Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain - August 7, 2020 Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas during practice(REUTERS)
Formula One F1 - 70th Anniversary Grand Prix - Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain - August 7, 2020 Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas during practice(REUTERS)

Bottas fastest in practice for 70th Anniversary Grand Prix

Silverstone | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2020 05:58 PM IST
Bottas posted a lap of 1 minute 26.166 seconds, beating Hamilton’s best time by .138 seconds. Max Verstappen was third-fastest for Red Bull in 1:26.893.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton during a press conference ahead of the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix.(REUTERS)
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton during a press conference ahead of the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix.(REUTERS)

Lewis Hamilton puts new deal on hold as Mercedes confirm Valtteri Bottas

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2020 08:58 AM IST
“When you think about so many people in the world that have lost their jobs, people that are unemployed, then to sit and negotiate a big contract -- it just doesn’t seem like the most important thing that I need to apply time to right this second,” said Hamilton.
Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport driver Valtteri Bottas (77) of Finland.(USA TODAY Sports)
Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport driver Valtteri Bottas (77) of Finland.(USA TODAY Sports)

Valtteri Bottas retained by Mercedes for next F1 season

SILVERSTONE, England | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2020 05:14 PM IST
The Finnish driver heads into this weekend’s 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone 30 points adrift of teammate Lewis Hamilton in the world championship.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton looks at his tyre after winning the race with a puncture on the final lap.(Pool via REUTERS)
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton looks at his tyre after winning the race with a puncture on the final lap.(Pool via REUTERS)

Formula 1: Softer tyres throw up a fresh challenge for Hamilton

Silverstone | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2020 09:09 PM IST
Hamilton’s win after a last lap tyre failure will go down as one of his most dramatic and came after he completed more than three quarters of the race on a single set.
Formula One F1 - British Grand Prix - Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain - August 2, 2020 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton looks at his tyre after winning the race with a puncture on the final lap Pool via REUTERS/Will Oliver(Pool via REUTERS)
Formula One F1 - British Grand Prix - Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain - August 2, 2020 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton looks at his tyre after winning the race with a puncture on the final lap Pool via REUTERS/Will Oliver(Pool via REUTERS)

Mercedes deserved to win and no regrets, says Verstappen

SILVERSTONE | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2020 10:34 AM IST
Bottas then suffered a puncture on the penultimate lap that dropped him to 11th while championship leader Hamilton hung on to win after his front left tyre went on the last lap.
Formula One F1 - British Grand Prix - Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain - August 2, 2020 Race winner Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton during the press conference after the race FIA/Handout via REUTERS(REUTERS)
Formula One F1 - British Grand Prix - Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain - August 2, 2020 Race winner Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton during the press conference after the race FIA/Handout via REUTERS(REUTERS)

Hamilton credits survival instinct for three-wheeled win

Silverstone, England | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2020 11:58 PM IST
Hamilton said his heart had also nearly stopped, but instinct clicked in to secure his third win in a row and 87th of his career -- four short of Michael Schumacher’s all-time record.
Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton punctures near the finish of the Formula One British Grand Prix at the Silverstone motor racing circuit in Silverstone, central England on August 2, 2020. - Lewis Hamilton wins record seventh British Grand Prix . (Photo by ANDREW BOYERS / POOL / AFP)(AFP)
Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton punctures near the finish of the Formula One British Grand Prix at the Silverstone motor racing circuit in Silverstone, central England on August 2, 2020. - Lewis Hamilton wins record seventh British Grand Prix . (Photo by ANDREW BOYERS / POOL / AFP)(AFP)

Lewis Hamilton wins record seventh British Grand Prix

Silverstone | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2020 09:23 PM IST
The defending world champion claimed his seventh British Grand Prix win as Ferarri’s Charles Leclerc came third and Daniel Ricciardo of Renault fourth.
The image shows Formula One racer Lewis Hamilton and his doggo named Roscoe.(Instagram/@lewishamilton)
The image shows Formula One racer Lewis Hamilton and his doggo named Roscoe.(Instagram/@lewishamilton)

Formula One racer Lewis Hamilton works out with pet doggo Roscoe. Watch adorably hilarious video

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON AUG 02, 2020 07:44 PM IST
Formula One racer Lewis Hamilton shared this clip on his Instagram.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, right, after he clocked the fastest time during the qualifying session for the British Formula One Grand Prix at the Silverstone racetrack.(AP)
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, right, after he clocked the fastest time during the qualifying session for the British Formula One Grand Prix at the Silverstone racetrack.(AP)

Lewis Hamilton takes pole for home British GP in record time

SILVERSTONE, England | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2020 09:05 AM IST
The 35-year-old, who will be chasing a record seventh win at Silverstone on Sunday, was joined on the front row by Finnish team mate Valtteri Bottas, with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen qualifying third.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton after qualifying in pole position Will Oliver/Pool via REUTERS(REUTERS)
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton after qualifying in pole position Will Oliver/Pool via REUTERS(REUTERS)

Hamilton takes pole for home British GP

Silverstone, England | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2020 08:23 PM IST
The 35-year-old, who is chasing a record seventh win at Silverstone on Sunday, was joined on the front row by Finnish team mate Valtteri Bottas with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen qualifying third.
Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas leads Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton during the race.(REUTERS)
Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas leads Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton during the race.(REUTERS)

Valtteri Bottas leads Hamilton in final British GP practice

SILVERSTONE, England | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2020 05:40 PM IST
The Finn, five points behind Hamilton after three races, put in a fastest time of one minute 25.873 seconds around an eerily quiet circuit with empty grandstands due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Red Bull's Max Verstappen in action during practice(REUTERS)
Red Bull's Max Verstappen in action during practice(REUTERS)

Verstappen sets fastest time in practice at British GP

Silverstone, England | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2020 11:53 PM IST
Vettel only completed two laps and didn’t set a time. Ferrari said the team found “something wrong with the intercooler system” of his car and had to examine it.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton talks to the media as he wears a protective face mask in the paddock ahead of the British Grand Prix.(REUTERS)
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton talks to the media as he wears a protective face mask in the paddock ahead of the British Grand Prix.(REUTERS)

F1’s pandemic pause spurs Hamilton to race on for 2-3 years

Silverstone | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2020 11:48 AM IST
“The COVID-19 lockdown, whilst it was a negative, in some ways it gave a lot of life, a lot of energy to focus on some other things,” Hamilton said Thursday, “and that time off was a bit of breathing space, and provided a bit of energy to perhaps go longer.”
Formula One F1 - Hungarian Grand Prix - Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary - July 19, 2020 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the race on the podium REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger/Pool(REUTERS)
Formula One F1 - Hungarian Grand Prix - Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary - July 19, 2020 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the race on the podium REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger/Pool(REUTERS)

Lewis Hamilton aims for three wins in a row without a crowd

SILVERSTONE | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2020 08:46 PM IST
The windswept circuit will host two races on successive weekends for the first time, the second as the anniversary race, but Hamilton’s army of flag-waving fans will have to cheer from afar.
Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates on the podium after winning the Formula One Grand Prix of Styria at Red Bull Ring on July 12, 2020 in Spielberg, Austria. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)(Getty Images)
Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates on the podium after winning the Formula One Grand Prix of Styria at Red Bull Ring on July 12, 2020 in Spielberg, Austria. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)(Getty Images)

Can anyone stop Hamilton? Only Bottas, say Ferrari drivers

London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 05:57 PM IST
Hamilton dominated Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix from pole position, with a bonus point for fastest lap, to take a five point lead over Bottas, the winner of the Austrian season-opener.
Second placed Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands, left, celebrates with his team after the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix at the Hungaroring racetrack in Mogyorod, Hungary.(AP)
Second placed Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands, left, celebrates with his team after the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix at the Hungaroring racetrack in Mogyorod, Hungary.(AP)

Max Verstappen races to the podium after pre-race crash

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 08:57 AM IST
The Dutch 22-year-old had arrived in Budapest from Austria as the man most likely to take the fight to dominant Mercedes but it did not look that way as the clock ticked down to lights out.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton kneels in support of the Black Lives Matter campaign before the race.(REUTERS)
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton kneels in support of the Black Lives Matter campaign before the race.(REUTERS)

‘They need to do more’: Lewis Hamilton criticises F1 after ‘rushed’ anti-racism gesture

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 08:31 AM IST
Hamilton, who won from pole position to take the championship lead after three races, again took a knee while wearing a Black Lives Matter T-shirt, but some drivers were either too late or remained standing.
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