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Photo of Max Verstappen from Bahrain GP(Twitter)

Verstappen tops practice 3 ahead of qualifying for Sakhir GP

By Associated Press | Sakhir
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 10:04 PM IST
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
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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)

Lewis Hamilton takes pole position for Bahrain GP and 98th in F1

By Associated Press | SAKHIR, Bahrain
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 10:11 PM IST
The seven-time F1 champion looked in total control as he set a time of 1 minute, 27.264 seconds under the floodlights.
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Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton in action during practice.(Pool via REUTERS)
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton in action during practice.(Pool via REUTERS)

F1 champion Hamilton fastest in 1st practice for Bahrain GP

By Press Trust of India | Sakhir
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 07:25 PM IST
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.
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Formula 1 racer Lewis Hamilton(@LewisHamilton/Twitter)
Formula 1 racer Lewis Hamilton(@LewisHamilton/Twitter)

Lewis Hamilton set for seventh title as F1 returns to Turkey

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2020 08:07 PM IST
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.
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Photo of Lewis Hamilton(Twitter)
Photo of Lewis Hamilton(Twitter)

Lewis Hamilton wins at Imola as Mercedes clinch constructors’ title

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 07:36 PM IST
Hamilton also banked a bonus point for fastest lap, extending his lead over Bottas to 85 points with four races remaining
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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)

Bottas edges teammate Hamilton for pole in F1’s Imola return

By Associated Press | IMOLA
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 07:56 PM IST
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.
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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)

Lewis Hamilton wins Portuguese GP for record 92nd F1 victory

By Associated Press | PORTIMAO
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2020 08:27 PM IST
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.
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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)

Lewis Hamilton seizes pole in Portugal with last lap blast

By Reuters | Lisbon
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 09:11 PM IST
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.
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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)

Hamilton wins Eifel Grand Prix, equals Schumacher’s record of 91 victories

By Associated Press | Nürburgring, Germany
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 07:35 PM IST
Hamilton took the win by nearly five seconds from Verstappen, with third for Daniel Ricciardo in Renault’s first podium finish since 2011.
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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)

Bottas beats Hamilton to pole for Eifel Grand Prix

By Press Trust of India | Nurburg (Germany)
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2020 09:02 PM IST
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.
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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)

Bottas wins in Russia as penalties dash Hamilton’s record bid

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 07:42 PM IST
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.
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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)

Lewis Hamilton fastest in final practice at Russian Grand Prix

By Reuters | Sochi
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2020 05:25 PM IST
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.
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File image of Valtteri Bottas.(Getty Images)
File image of Valtteri Bottas.(Getty Images)

Bottas fastest in Russian Grand Prix practice

By Reuters | Reuterss
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2020 12:18 AM IST
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.
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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)

Bottas fastest in final practice at Tuscan GP, Hamilton 3rd

By Press Trust of India | Mugello
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 05:34 PM IST
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.
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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)

Bottas has cause for optimism after strong day at Tuscan GP

By Press Trust of India | Mugello (Italy)
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 11:25 PM IST
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.
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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)

Bottas fastest in 1st practice for Tuscan GP

By Associated Press | MUGELLO, Italy
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 04:51 PM IST
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.
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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)

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

By Reuters | Monza, Italy
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2020 08:21 PM IST
Hamilton looks on course to extend his championship lead, which stands at 47 points from Red Bull rival Max Verstappen and 50 from Bottas.
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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)

Bottas tops final practice ahead of qualifying at Italian GP

By Associated Press | MONZA, Italy
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2020 05:22 PM IST
Bottas was 0.229 seconds faster than Carlos Sainz and 0.323 quicker than Lando Norris after an impressive showing from the McLaren pair.
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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)

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

By Associated Press | MONZA, Italy
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2020 09:06 PM IST
The championship leader finished .262 ahead of Bottas, who was quickest in first practice. McLaren driver Lando Norris was third, .897 slower than Hamilton.
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Formula One F1 - Italian Grand Prix - Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy - September 4, 2020 Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas during practice Mark Thompson/Pool via REUTERS(REUTERS)
Formula One F1 - Italian Grand Prix - Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy - September 4, 2020 Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas during practice Mark Thompson/Pool via REUTERS(REUTERS)

Bottas leads 1st practice for Italian GP, Hamilton 2nd

By Associated Press | MONZA, Italy
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2020 04:47 PM IST
It was the fourth consecutive time that Bottas has been quickest in the first practice session but he has only won one race. Hamilton has won five of the seven races and is 47 points ahead of Red Bull rival Max Verstappen and 50 ahead of Bottas.
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Lewis Hamilton is primed to extend his championship lead.(AP Photo)
Lewis Hamilton is primed to extend his championship lead.(AP Photo)

Hamilton takes Belgian GP pole position, Ferrari struggles

By Associated Press | Belgium
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.
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Valtteri Bottas(USA TODAY Sports)
Valtteri Bottas(USA TODAY Sports)

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

By Associated Press | FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium
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.”
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Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton during practice(REUTERS)
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton during practice(REUTERS)

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

By Associated Press | MONTMELO, Spain
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.
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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

By Press Trust of India | Montmelo (Spain)
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.
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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.
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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

By Press Trust of India | Silverstone
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.
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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

By Associated Press | Silverstone
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.
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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

By Associated Press | Silverstone
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.
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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

By Associated Press | Silverstone
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.
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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

By Reuters | Hindustan Times, Delhi
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.
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