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F1 season ends with Verstappen race win in Abu Dhabi
F1 season ends with Verstappen race win in Abu Dhabi
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Max Verstappen won his second race of the season with the Red Bull team, while Bottas and Hamilton completed the podium lineup. With the last race of 2020, McLaren-Renault reached third position in the constructors championship, behind Mercedes and Red Bull Honda.

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Max Verstappen clinches pole position for Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
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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.

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Valtteri Bottas takes pole position for Sakhir GP
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Valtteri Bottas Credit: Mercedes-AMG F1

Valtteri Bottas is on pole position for the Sakhir Grand Prix, in Bahrain. Bottas, finished ahead of Mercedes team-mate George Russel, acting as a stand-in for Lewis Hamilton who was forced to miss the event having tested positive forCovid-19.

Red Bull's Max Verstappen took the third place, Ferrari's Charles Leclerc the fourth position, and Sergio Perez will start in the fifth position.

The Sakhir Grand Prix starts takes place Sunday at 17:10(UTC).

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Lewis Hamilton takes pole position for Bahrain Grand Prix
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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.

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Mercedes claims F1 constructor championship with Hamilton-Bottas top finish in Imola
Mercedes claims F1 constructor championship with Hamilton-Bottas top finish in Imola
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With 4 races to go in the 2020 calendar, Mercedes celebrated this weekend a new record. The team achieved their 7th consecutive championship in Formula One.

Lewis Hamilton claimed his 93rd race victory despite falling from 2nd to 3rd position in the opening laps of the race. Daniel Ricciardo achieved his second podium with Renault, finishing 3rd behind Valtteri Bottas.

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Valtteri Bottas beats Lewis Hamilton to Emilia Romagna Grand Prix pole at Imola
Valtteri Bottas beats Lewis Hamilton to Emilia Romagna Grand Prix pole at Imola
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Valtteri Bottas beat Mercedes team-mate, Lewis Hamilton, to take the pole position for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola. The Finn was 0.097 seconds quicker than Hamilton, with Red Bull's Max Verstappen starting in third.

The top five are complete with Alpha Tauri's Pierre Gasly taking a surprise fourth position followed by Renault's Daniel Ricciardo in fifth.

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Lewis Hamilton breaks Michael Schumacher's win record at the Portuguese Grand Prix
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Lewis Hamilton won the Portuguese Grand Prix in Portimao, broke the record for the most victories in the Formula 1 (now 92), opened a 77-point advantage over teammate Bottas in the championship, and moved ever closer to a seventh world title, which would match Schumacher's other surviving record.

Valtteri Botas finished in second, Max Verstappen in third, Charles Leclerc in fourth and Pierre Gasly in fifth.

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Portuguese GP: Hamilton is fastest in the last lap, overtakes Bottas and celebrates his 97th pole position in F1
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Lewis Hamilton Credit: Mercedes-AMG F1

The British Lewis Hamilton snatched the pole position for the Portuguese Grand Prix from team-mate Valtteri Bottas with a fast lap at the end of Q3.

Red Bull's Max Verstappen in start in third, followed by Ferrari's Charles Leclerc and Racing Point's Sergio Perez.

After the qualifying, Hamilton said: "I can't tell you how hard that was today! I've just seen that Valtteri topped every session, and I've just been digging to find the time... I chose to do three laps to have a chance to beat his time."

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F1: Hamilton matches Schumacher record 91 race wins; Ricciardo reaches podium with Renault
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With another solid performance at Nürburgring, Hamilton overtook Bottas, who eventually retired with power issues. Mick Schumacher, himself currently a championship leader in F2, surprised Hamilton with the gift of one of his celebrated father's helmets after the race.

Verstappen took 2nd place and the fastest lap, however Ricciardo's 3rd place was even more celebrated in the paddock as it awarded Renault their first podium in years, which Ricciardo had vowed to achieve before his move to McLaren next season.

The Racing Point team also had reasons to celebrate as they rose to 3rd in the season standings behind Red Bull, following strong performances from drivers Perez and Hülkenberg, the latter having replaced Stroll at the last minute for this weekend's event.

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Valtteri Bottas takes pole position at Eifel Grand Prix
Valtteri Bottas takes pole position at Eifel Grand Prix
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The Finnish Valtteri Bottas is on the pole position of the Eifel Grand Prix, to take place Sunday at the Nurburgring race track in Germany. The Mercedes Benz driver celebrated his 14th career pole.

Bottas teammate Lewis Hamilton to start in second, and Red Bull's Max Verstappen in third.

After the qualifying, Bottas stated "It's such a nice feeling when you get it on the last lap! It was tricky today with a short practice and getting the tyres spot on."

Nico Hulkenberg will replace Lance Stroll for this Grand Prix at the Nurburgring after the Canadian missed practice on Saturday morning after falling ill.

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Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton on the pole position in Sochi, the 96th of his career
Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton on the pole position in Sochi, the 96th of his career
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Lewis Hamilton is on pole position for the Russian Grand Prix, in Sochi. Hamilton, the current leader of the Formula 1 championship, finished ahead of Red Bull's Max Verstappen.

Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas took the third place, Sergio Perez the fourth position, and Daniel Ricciardo will start in the fifth position.

After the session, Hamilton said, "Firstly, I have say a big hi to all the fans that are here, we've missed the fans all year! I hope everyone's staying safe."

The Russian Grand Prix will happen Sunday, September 27, at 11:10 (UTC).

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Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton claims 90th victory in the category
Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton claims 90th victory in the category
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Lewis Hamilton won a turbulent Formula 1 Tuscan Grand Prix in Mugello. The race had two red flags, and 8 drivers abandoning it. The British driver has now 90 victories in the category and six in the 2020 season.

Hamilton finished ahead of team-mate Valtteri Bottas, with Alexander Albon in third. The victory gave Hamilton a 55 points lead over Bottas.

The Briton is one victory away from Michael Schumacher's all-time record and set to equal his seven titles.

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Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton on the pole position in Mugello, the 95th of his career
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Lewis Hamilton is on pole position for the Tuscany Grand Prix, in Mugello. Hamilton, the current leader of the Formula 1 championship, finished ahead of Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas.

Red Bull's Max Verstappen took the third place, Alexander Albon the fourth position, and Ferrari's Charles Leclerc will start in the fifth position.

After the session, Hamilton said, "This track is phenomenal. It’s a really challenging circuit. I’ve been working so hard in the background to improve on my lines and set up. I finally got the lap I needed."

The Tuscany Grand Prix will be the 1,000th race for the Ferrari Formula 1 team.

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F1: Lewis Hamilton wins Belgian GP, celebrates his 89th victory
F1: Lewis Hamilton wins Belgian GP, celebrates his 89th victory
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Lewis Hamilton dominated and won the Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix in Spa Francorchamps. The British driver has now 89 victories in the category.

Hamilton finished ahead of team-mate Valtteri Botas, with Max Verstappen in third. The victory gave Hamilton a 47 points lead over Verstappen.

The Briton is two victories away from Michael Schumacher's all-time record and set to equal his seven titles.

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Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton on the pole position in Spa-Francorchamps, dedicate it to Chadwick Boseman
Lewis Hamilton dedicating the pole position to Chadwick Boseman
Lewis Hamilton dedicating the pole position to Chadwick Boseman Credit: Motorsport Images and Mercedes-AMG F1

Lewis Hamilton is on pole position for the Belgian Grand Prix, in Spa-Francorchamps. Hamilton, the current leader of the Formula 1 championship, finished half a second ahead of Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas.

Red Bull's Max Verstappen took the third place, Daniel Ricciardo the fourth and Alexander Albon the fifth position.

Lewis Hamilton dedicated the pole position to the actor Chadwick Boseman: "What he accomplished and the legacy he left is so incredible to me. He’s inspired a whole generation of young black men and women and provided them with a true superhero to look up to. Rest in power, my friend."

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F1: Lewis Hamilton wins Spanish GP, celebrates his 88th victory
F1: Lewis Hamilton wins Spanish GP, celebrates his 88th victory
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Lewis Hamilton confirmed his favouritism and won the Formula One Spanish GP. The Mercedes driver has now 88 victories in Formula 1.

The British finished 24 seconds ahead of second-place Red Bull's Max Verstappen. Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas in third, that also got the fastest lap.

Hamilton started from pole position and was not threatened during the 66 laps of the race, winning for the fourth consecutive time in Barcelona.

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Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton on the pole position in Barcelona
Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton on the pole position in Barcelona
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Lewis Hamilton beat Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas to pole position at the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona. Hamilton has now 92 poles in his career.

Max Verstappen, Sergio Perez, and Lance Stroll complete the five best qualifications for the race Sunday.

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Verstappen wins 70th Anniversary GP in Silverstone
Verstappen wins 70th Anniversary GP in Silverstone
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Red Bull's Max Verstappen won the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix to bring Mercedes' domination to an end. Verstappen's victory was founded on his car being nicer to its tyres than the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.

Hamilton finished second, Bottas third, and Ferrari's Charles Leclerc fourth on a one-stop strategy.

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Formula 1: Valtteri Bottas takes pole position of the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix
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Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas beat Mercedes team-mate, Lewis Hamilton, to pole position at the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix in Silverstone. Racing Point's Nico Hulkenberg, standing in for Sergio Perez who has coronavirus, took the third spot.

After the training session, Bottas said: "Feels good. I just love qualifying, especially when it goes well. Proud to drive this car. Our first job is to get a good start off the line tomorrow and go from there".

The 70th Anniversary Grand Prix will take place Sunday, in Silverstone, at 13:10 UTC.

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Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton on the pole position in Silverstone
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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.