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Italian GP: Valtteri Bottas leads Lewis Hamilton as Mercedes set Monza pace

Mercedes dominated Friday practice at the Italian Grand Prix, with Valtteri Bottas topping the second session and Lewis Hamilton quickest in the first. Bottas beat the Briton by 0.056 seconds in the afternoon, when Hamilton’s title rival Sebastian Vettel of ...

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Italian Grand Prix: Dominant Mercedes top Monza practice

Lewis Hamilton headed Valtteri Bottas to a Mercedes one-two in first practice at the Italian Grand Prix. Hamilton was 0.435 seconds quicker than the Finn – and more than a second in front of title rival Sebastian Vettel, who is ...

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Hamilton expects to stay at Mercedes beyond 2018

Lewis Hamilton says he expects to sign a new contract at Mercedes to keep him at the Formula 1 team beyond 2018. Title rival Sebastian Vettel signed a new three-year deal this month to keep him at Ferrari until the ...

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Italian Grand Prix predictions: Who will top qualifying in Monza?

With a home crowd as fanatical as any you’ll find in Formula 1, can the prancing horse of Ferrari charge to victory in the Italian Grand Prix at Monza? Ten years is a long time for the die hard tifosi ...

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A Ferrari title contender & its usual charm – Monza at its best?

A week after one classic track, Formula 1 moves to another, swapping the pine forests and high-speed corners of Belgium’s Spa-Francorchamps for the long straights and chicanes of the Monza royal park and the Italian Grand Prix. The tracks are ...

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Alonso, Honda, McLaren and an 'awkward catch-22 situation'

Fernando Alonso has a problem. The plight of the double world champion, who some still consider the best driver in the world, was illustrated perfectly over the course of the Belgian Grand Prix weekend – both on track and off. ...

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Gossip: No contract talks with Hamilton – Wolff

Tuesday, 29 August Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says there will be no contract talks with Lewis Hamilton in the coming months. (F1i.com) Max Verstappen’s dad, Jos, says he and his son are starting to question whether Red Bull can turn ...

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'Perez tried to kill me' tweet was heat of the moment – Ocon

Force India’s Esteban Ocon says he and team-mate Sergio Perez can reach “greater levels of success together” – despite accusing the Mexican of trying to kill him at the Belgian Grand Prix. The two collided after Perez squeezed Frenchman Ocon ...

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Fernando Alonso: McLaren driver poised to start at back of grid for Italian GP

Fernando Alonso is poised to start Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix from the back of the grid as a result of the latest in a series of engine penalties. McLaren’s engine partner Honda is planning an engine upgrade for Alonso at ...

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Lewis Hamilton holds off Sebastian Vettel to win in Belgium

Lewis Hamilton cut his championship deficit to Sebastian Vettel to just seven points with a closely fought victory in the Belgian Grand Prix. Hamilton rarely led Vettel by more than two seconds in a tense battle until a late safety ...

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