Hamilton Avoids Chaos, Increases Points Lead With Win In Singapore

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MARINA BAY, Singapore — After championship contender Sebastian Vettel crashed on the first lap, Lewis Hamilton drove a methodical, metronomic race to dominate Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix. Hamilton led every lap, helping him to pad his Championship lead. The win was Hamilton’s 60th win, and he said he hadn’t registered the milestone. “Oh jeez, I hadn’t even realised,” Hamilton said. …

After Struggles, Vettel Wins Pole In Singapore

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MARINA BAY, Singapore — Despite the best efforts of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, Sebastian Vettel won his 49th pole position on Saturday for the Singapore Grand Prix. “Yeah, it’s a long lap,” Vettel said. “There are a lot of corner – a lot of things to get right, and equally a lot of things you can get wrong. No, I’m …

F1: Despite Ferrari Dominance, Hamilton Steals Pole in China

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JIADING, Shanghai, China — Despite the best efforts of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen, Lewis Hamilton was able to grab pole for Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix, setting the all-time fastest lap of 1:31.678 on his way to his 64th pole position, just one away from his hero Ayrton Senna, and joined Senna and Michael Schumacher as the only drivers to …

I on Motorsports: Three Good Reasons to Love Memorial Day Sunday

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Memorial Day Weekend got off to a thrilling Friday start when Dean Stoneman, whose body was riddled with cancer in 2011, won the Freedom 100 by 24 ten thousandths of a second over Ed Jones in the closest finish in Indianapolis Motor Speedway history.

I on Formula One: Verstappen’s Win Was a Watershed Moment for the Championship

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Column by Race Chaser Online Senior Editor Tom Baker — Alex Capparos/Getty Images for Formula One photo — Last week’s Spanish Grand Prix turned out to be a watershed moment for the Formula One World Championship for two reasons. First, Max Verstappen proved that a teenage sensation could in fact handle an F1 car quite nicely by …

F1: Verstappen Claims Sensational Maiden Victory in Spain as Mercedes Duo Collides

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BARCELONA, Spain — Report by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Mark Thompson/Getty Images Europe photo — In a Formula One Grand Prix that will be remembered for two of the biggest moments of the season, and perhaps ever in the history of the World Championship, 18-year-old Max Verstappen took his maiden victory with a masterful drive in Sunday’s …

F1: Seat Swap; Red Bull Racing Flips Kvyat & Verstappen Starting in Spain

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MILTON KEYNES, England – official team release — Mark Thompson/Getty Images Europe photo — Red Bull Racing will have a new driver line-up beginning with the Spanish Grand Prix in Catalunya, May 13-15, as Max Verstappen joins the team to drive alongside teammate Daniel Ricciardo. Meanwhile, Daniil Kvyat — who had driven for Red Bull’s primary team since the beginning of …

F1: Max Verstappen Completes First Official Formula One Test for Toro Rosso

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ADRIA, ROVIGO, Italy – official release — Red Bull photo — After trying a Formula One car for the first time a few weeks back during a promotional show run in Rotterdam, Max Verstappen had his first proper test at the wheel of an F-1 car on Wednesday. The 16-year-old Dutchman, who will race alongside Daniil Kvyat next year for Scuderia …