Lando Norris

Red Bull's Max Verstappen wins Emilia Romagna GP
Max Verstappen. Lewis Hamilton and Lando Norris
Max Verstappen. Lewis Hamilton and Lando Norris Credit: LAT Images for Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd

The Dutch driver Max Verstappen took his first win of the year in a chaotic, incident-strewn Emilia Romagna Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton fought back to second place.

Lando Norris took third place after a strong weekend in the McLaren, followed by two Ferraris with Charles Leclerc and team-mate Carlos Sainz.

Lewis Hamilton wins the Bahrain Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton Credit: Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team

Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes won the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday, beating Red Bull's Max Verstappen, who put him under immense pressure. Hamilton's celebrated his 96th win in Formula 1.

Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas finished third as Mercedes got a double podium finish once again. Lando Norris was fourth for McLaren ahead of Sergio Perez, who had started from the pit lane in the second Red Bull, Charles Leclerc of Ferrari and Daniel Ricciardo, of McLaren.

Max Verstappen clinches pole position for Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Max Verstappen
Max Verstappen Credit: Twitter Reproduction

Red Bull's Max Verstappen secured the pole position for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the first pole for the team this season.

Valtteri Bottas followed Verstappen with Lewis Hamilton third. McLaren's Lando Norris is fourth ahead of Red Bull's Alex Albon.

Lewis Hamilton takes pole position for Bahrain Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton Credit: Steve Etherington for Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd.

Hamilton, who celebrated his seventh title two weeks ago, had a comfortable 0.289 seconds lead to Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas and collected the 98th pole of his Formula 1 career.

Red Bull's Max Verstappen and Alexander Albon were third and fourth, with Sergio Perez in the fifth position.

Renault's Daniel Ricciardo and Esteban Ocon were sixth and seventh, separated by just 0.002secs, ahead of Alpha Tauri's Pierre Gasly and McLaren's Lando Norris.

Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton on the pole position in Silverstone
Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton Credit: Twitter Reproduction

Lewis Hamilton set the fastest ever lap around Silverstone to beat Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas to pole position at the British Grand Prix in Silverstone. Hamilton has now 91 poles in his career.

Max Verstappen, Charles Leclerc, and Lando Norris complete the five best qualifications for the race this Sunday.

F1: Bottas wins Austrian GP plagued by technical failures
F1: Bottas wins Austrian GP plagued by technical failures
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Bottas, Leclerc and Norris took the podium this afternoon with outstanding performances. Several cars proved unreliable at the first race of the season, allowing Leclerc and Norris to climb up the ranks during the race. Lando Norris achieved the fastest lap at the very end of the race in a McLaren car to take the first podium of his career.