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Max Verstappen takes on the might of Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes in F1 title chase

The young Dutchman has regained the lead in the 2021 championship with six races left and could well upstage the British seven-time champion this time.
Max Verstappen: File photo(Twitter/MaxVerstappen)
Max Verstappen: File photo(Twitter/MaxVerstappen)
Published on Oct 11, 2021 10:00 PM IST
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Bottas wins in Turkey, title advantage to Verstappen

Verstappen, 24, was runner-up and 14.584 seconds behind the Finn at a wet Istanbul Park to overturn a two-point deficit to Hamilton and walk away six points clear with six races remaining.
Mercedes' Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas drives during the Formula One Grand Prix of Turkey
Mercedes' Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas drives during the Formula One Grand Prix of Turkey
Published on Oct 10, 2021 09:00 PM IST
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F1: Hamilton takes pole for Turkish GP ahead of Bottas

  • Hamilton's record-extending 102nd pole saw him finish .13 seconds ahead of Bottas and .33 clear of Verstappen's Red Bull.
F1: Hamilton takes pole for Turkish GP ahead of Bottas(REUTERS)
F1: Hamilton takes pole for Turkish GP ahead of Bottas(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 09, 2021 07:06 PM IST
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Bottas edges out Hamilton, Verstappen in sprint qualifying

  • Valtteri Bottas edged out Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton and championship leader Max Verstappen at the Temple of Speed on Friday night in the return of sprint qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix.
Pole position qualifier Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes GP (Getty)
Pole position qualifier Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes GP (Getty)
Published on Sep 10, 2021 11:41 PM IST
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AP | , Monza, Italy

Mercedes confirm Russell replacing Bottas from 2022

  • The all-British lineup was speculated on for months, and signalled on Monday by Valtteri Bottas' move from Mercedes to Alfa Romeo next year. Russell, aged 23, said in a statement he's "absolutely buzzing.”
Mercedes confirm Russell (in frame) replacing Bottas from 2022(Pool via REUTERS)
Mercedes confirm Russell (in frame) replacing Bottas from 2022(Pool via REUTERS)
Published on Sep 07, 2021 03:41 PM IST
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F1: Verstappen takes a huge stride with Austrian GP win

Formula One leader Max Verstappen won the Austrian Grand Prix for Red Bull on Sunday to power 32 points clear of Lewis Hamilton.
Formula One F1- Red Bull's Max Verstappen celebrates winning the race.(REUTERS)
Formula One F1- Red Bull's Max Verstappen celebrates winning the race.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 04, 2021 08:16 PM IST
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French GP: Bottas says Mercedes should have listened to him

Valtteri Bottas railed at Mercedes' strategy on Sunday in a radio message accusing the Formula One champions of not listening to him.
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland addresses the media(AP)
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland addresses the media(AP)
Updated on Jun 21, 2021 12:17 AM IST
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F1: Bottas leads 1st practice at French GP ahead of Hamilton

Bottas had some early trouble at the Paul Ricard circuit in southern France, bouncing over kerbs and appearing to damage the front wing on his car.
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)
Published on Jun 18, 2021 04:57 PM IST
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Hamilton tops qualifying at Spanish GP for 100th pole

  • Lewis Hamilton won his 100th career pole position after barely edging Max Verstappen to the fastest time in qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton in action during qualifying of the Spanish Grand Prix.(REUTERS)
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton in action during qualifying of the Spanish Grand Prix.(REUTERS)
Published on May 08, 2021 07:59 PM IST
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Bottas keeps Hamilton waiting for 100th pole

  • Seven-time world champion Hamilton made sure of the Mercedes front row sweep at the Algarve circuit by qualifying second.
It was the 17th pole position of Bottas' career.(Getty Images)
It was the 17th pole position of Bottas' career.(Getty Images)
Published on May 01, 2021 10:24 PM IST
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Bottas targets an improved mindset in latest F1 title bid

  • If he ever wants to really challenge for the Formula One championship, he realized, he needs a stronger mindset.
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)
Published on Mar 23, 2021 01:22 PM IST
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Verstappen tops practice 3 ahead of qualifying for Sakhir GP

Verstappen moved up the leaderboard late in the session to finish .21 seconds ahead of Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas and .36 clear of Bottas’ temporary teammate George Russell
Photo of Max Verstappen from Bahrain GP(Twitter)
Photo of Max Verstappen from Bahrain GP(Twitter)
Updated on Dec 05, 2020 10:04 PM IST
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Lewis Hamilton takes pole position for Bahrain GP and 98th in F1

The seven-time F1 champion looked in total control as he set a time of 1 minute, 27.264 seconds under the floodlights.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton wearing a protective face mask after qualifying in pole position.(Pool via REUTERS)
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton wearing a protective face mask after qualifying in pole position.(Pool via REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 28, 2020 10:11 PM IST
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F1 champion Hamilton fastest in 1st practice for Bahrain GP

The Mercedes driver was .45 seconds quicker than teammate Valtteri Bottas and .97 seconds ahead of Racing Point driver Sergio Perez on the 5.4-kilometer (3.3-mile) desert track.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton in action during practice.(Pool via REUTERS)
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton in action during practice.(Pool via REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 27, 2020 07:25 PM IST
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Sakhir | ByPress Trust of India

Lewis Hamilton set for seventh title as F1 returns to Turkey

Hamilton, who has a record 93 race wins, will be champion again at the Istanbul Park circuit if his team mate and sole title rival Valtteri Bottas fails to score eight points more.
Formula 1 racer Lewis Hamilton(@LewisHamilton/Twitter)
Formula 1 racer Lewis Hamilton(@LewisHamilton/Twitter)
Updated on Nov 11, 2020 08:07 PM IST
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Lewis Hamilton wins at Imola as Mercedes clinch constructors’ title

Hamilton also banked a bonus point for fastest lap, extending his lead over Bottas to 85 points with four races remaining
Photo of Lewis Hamilton(Twitter)
Photo of Lewis Hamilton(Twitter)
Updated on Nov 01, 2020 07:36 PM IST
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Bottas edges teammate Hamilton for pole in F1’s Imola return

Racing on the track where his childhood idol Ayrton Senna lost his life, Hamilton finished 0.097 seconds behind Bottas’ time of 1 minute, 13.609 seconds.
Formula One F1 - Emilia Romagna Grand Prix - Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy - October 31, 2020 Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas celebrates after qualifying in pole position Pool via REUTERS/Luca Bruno(Pool via REUTERS)
Formula One F1 - Emilia Romagna Grand Prix - Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy - October 31, 2020 Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas celebrates after qualifying in pole position Pool via REUTERS/Luca Bruno(Pool via REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 31, 2020 07:56 PM IST
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IMOLA | ByAssociated Press

Lewis Hamilton wins Portuguese GP for record 92nd F1 victory

Hamilton finished nearly 25.6 seconds ahead of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas and 34.5 clear of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen for his eighth win of another dominant season.
FILE - In this Sunday, June 10, 2007 file photo, Sauber driver Nick Heidfeld, left, of Germany, and McLaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, right, of Britain, celebrate after Hamilton won the Canadian Grand Prix Formula One race at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Canada. British driver Lewis Hamilton made Formula One history on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020 winning the Portuguese Grand Prix for a 92nd win to move one ahead of German great Michael Schumacher. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, file)(AP)
FILE - In this Sunday, June 10, 2007 file photo, Sauber driver Nick Heidfeld, left, of Germany, and McLaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, right, of Britain, celebrate after Hamilton won the Canadian Grand Prix Formula One race at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Canada. British driver Lewis Hamilton made Formula One history on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020 winning the Portuguese Grand Prix for a 92nd win to move one ahead of German great Michael Schumacher. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, file)(AP)
Updated on Oct 25, 2020 08:27 PM IST
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Lewis Hamilton seizes pole in Portugal with last lap blast

Hamilton’s ninth pole of the year leaves him perfectly placed to win an all-time record 92nd victory on Sunday at the Algarve circuit near Portimao.
Formula One F1 - Portuguese Grand Prix - Algarve International Circuit, Portimao, Portugal - October 24, 2020 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates after qualifying in pole position Pool via REUTERS/Jose Sena Goulao(Pool via REUTERS)
Formula One F1 - Portuguese Grand Prix - Algarve International Circuit, Portimao, Portugal - October 24, 2020 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates after qualifying in pole position Pool via REUTERS/Jose Sena Goulao(Pool via REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 24, 2020 09:11 PM IST
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Hamilton wins Eifel Grand Prix, equals Schumacher’s record of 91 victories

Hamilton took the win by nearly five seconds from Verstappen, with third for Daniel Ricciardo in Renault’s first podium finish since 2011.
Formula One F1 - Eifel Grand Prix - Nurburgring, Nurburg, Germany - October 11, 2020 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates after winning the race Pool(Pool via REUTERS)
Formula One F1 - Eifel Grand Prix - Nurburgring, Nurburg, Germany - October 11, 2020 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates after winning the race Pool(Pool via REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 11, 2020 07:35 PM IST
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Bottas beats Hamilton to pole for Eifel Grand Prix

Hamilton briefly sat atop the time charts after toppling Max Verstappen in the third session, but his teammate Bottas sped through seconds later with an unbeatable time, fastest in all three sectors of the Nürburgring track.
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland stands after setting the pole position during the qualifying session for the Eifel Formula One Grand Prix at the Nuerburgring racetrack in Nuerburg, Germany, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. The Germany F1 Grand Prix will be held on Sunday. (Wolfgang Rattay, Pool via AP)(AP)
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland stands after setting the pole position during the qualifying session for the Eifel Formula One Grand Prix at the Nuerburgring racetrack in Nuerburg, Germany, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. The Germany F1 Grand Prix will be held on Sunday. (Wolfgang Rattay, Pool via AP)(AP)
Updated on Oct 10, 2020 09:02 PM IST
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Bottas wins in Russia as penalties dash Hamilton’s record bid

The Briton’s lead over Bottas shrunk to a still healthy 44 points after 10 of 17 races, with the Finn collecting a bonus point for fastest lap.
Formula One F1 - Russian Grand Prix - Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia - September 27, 2020. Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas celebrates with sparkling wine on the podium after winning the race. Pool via REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY(Pool via REUTERS)
Formula One F1 - Russian Grand Prix - Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia - September 27, 2020. Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas celebrates with sparkling wine on the podium after winning the race. Pool via REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY(Pool via REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 27, 2020 07:42 PM IST
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Lewis Hamilton fastest in final practice at Russian Grand Prix

The 35-year-old Briton led a Mercedes one-two on top of the timesheets, with Finnish team mate Valtteri Bottas 0.776 seconds slower after setting the pace in both Friday sessions.
Formula One F1 - Russian Grand Prix - Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia - September 26, 2020 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton during practice REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/Pool(REUTERS)
Formula One F1 - Russian Grand Prix - Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia - September 26, 2020 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton during practice REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/Pool(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 26, 2020 05:25 PM IST
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Sochi | ByReuters

Bottas fastest in Russian Grand Prix practice

Bottas was quickest in both sessions, with Hamilton ending the day second overall - 0.267 slower - after tyre problems in the morning left him 19th.
File image of Valtteri Bottas.(Getty Images)
File image of Valtteri Bottas.(Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 26, 2020 12:18 AM IST
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Bottas fastest in final practice at Tuscan GP, Hamilton 3rd

Quickest in both sessions on Friday, he beat Red Bull’s Max Verstappen by just .017 with Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton .083 back from Bottas in third in warm and sunny conditions.
Formula One F1 - Tuscan Grand Prix - Mugello, Scarperia e San Piero, Italy - September 12, 2020 Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas during practice Pool(Pool via REUTERS)
Formula One F1 - Tuscan Grand Prix - Mugello, Scarperia e San Piero, Italy - September 12, 2020 Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas during practice Pool(Pool via REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 12, 2020 05:34 PM IST
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Mugello | ByPress Trust of India

Bottas has cause for optimism after strong day at Tuscan GP

Bottas’ confidence needs boosting because he trails Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton by 47 points in the standings, and not won a race since the season-opener in Austria.
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland steers his car during a second practice session for Sunday's Formula One Grand Prix of Tuscany, at the Mugello circuit, in Scarperia, Italy, Friday, Aug. 11, 2020.(AP)
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland steers his car during a second practice session for Sunday's Formula One Grand Prix of Tuscany, at the Mugello circuit, in Scarperia, Italy, Friday, Aug. 11, 2020.(AP)
Updated on Sep 11, 2020 11:25 PM IST
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Bottas fastest in 1st practice for Tuscan GP

Fans were present for the first time at the ninth Formula One race this season amid the coronavirus pandemic. The 3,000 spectators were split into three stands.
Formula One F1 - Tuscan Grand Prix - Mugello, Scarperia e San Piero, Italy - September 11, 2020 Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas during practice REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini(REUTERS)
Formula One F1 - Tuscan Grand Prix - Mugello, Scarperia e San Piero, Italy - September 11, 2020 Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas during practice REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 11, 2020 04:51 PM IST
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MUGELLO, Italy | ByAssociated Press

Italian GP: Lewis Hamilton posts fastest lap in F1 history to take pole

Hamilton looks on course to extend his championship lead, which stands at 47 points from Red Bull rival Max Verstappen and 50 from Bottas.
Formula One F1 - Italian Grand Prix - Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy - September 5, 2020 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton poses with a tyre after qualifying in pole position(REUTERS)
Formula One F1 - Italian Grand Prix - Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy - September 5, 2020 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton poses with a tyre after qualifying in pole position(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 05, 2020 08:21 PM IST
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Bottas tops final practice ahead of qualifying at Italian GP

Bottas was 0.229 seconds faster than Carlos Sainz and 0.323 quicker than Lando Norris after an impressive showing from the McLaren pair.
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland steers his car during the 3rd practice session at the Monza racetrack in Monza, Italy, Saturday, Sept.5, 2020. The Italian Formula One Grand Prix will be held on Sunday.(AP)
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland steers his car during the 3rd practice session at the Monza racetrack in Monza, Italy, Saturday, Sept.5, 2020. The Italian Formula One Grand Prix will be held on Sunday.(AP)
Updated on Sep 05, 2020 05:22 PM IST
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MONZA, Italy | ByAssociated Press

Italian GP: Hamilton fastest ahead of Bottas in 2nd practice

The championship leader finished .262 ahead of Bottas, who was quickest in first practice. McLaren driver Lando Norris was third, .897 slower than Hamilton.
Formula One F1 - Italian Grand Prix - Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy - September 4, 2020 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton during practice Matteo Bazzi/Pool via REUTERS(REUTERS)
Formula One F1 - Italian Grand Prix - Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy - September 4, 2020 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton during practice Matteo Bazzi/Pool via REUTERS(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 04, 2020 09:06 PM IST
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MONZA, Italy | ByAssociated Press
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