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 …

COBOURN: Remembering Chris Amon, 73

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ROTORUA, N.Z. —  Chris Amon, the 1966 winner of the Le Mans 24 Hours and former Formula One World Championship driver, died Aug. 3 in a hospital in New Zealand of cancer. He was 73. Having started in 96 Formula One races from 1963 to 1976, Amon was perennially known for his poor luck. Driving for Ferrari from 1967 to 1969, Amon …

F1: Ferrari & Raikkonen Test Halo Prototype in Barcelona; Anticipated for 2017 Debut

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BARCELONA, Spain – official series release — Ferrari photo — Kimi Raikkonen’s Ferrari publically debuted a prototype halo-style cockpit protection device during Thursday morning’s Formula One test session at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain. Thursday marked the first time the system has been seen on an F1 car during a public session. The Ferrari prototype is a tubular carbon-fiber structure mounted over …

F1: Singapore Surprise; Vettel Tops Ricciardo for Marina Bay Pole as Mercedes Lacks Pace

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MARINA BAY, Singapore — official series release — Clive Mason/Getty Images AsiaPac photo — For the first time since June of last year, a Formula One Grand Prix will start without a Mercedes on pole position, after Sebastian Vettel clocked the fastest time in Saturday’s qualifying at Marina Bay. Vettel won the Ferrari-Red Bull battle with a lap of 1:43.885, beating …

F1: Upping the Ante; Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel Paces Friday Practice in Austria

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SPIELBERG, Austria — Report by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Charles Coates/Getty Images Europe photo — Mercedes, meet Ferrari. This weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg looks set to be the most competitive race of the 2015 Formula One World Championship to date, after Sebastian Vettel took the fight to the Silver Arrows …