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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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Sergio Perez wins the Sakhir GP
Sergio Perez wins the Sakhir GP
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Sergio Perez celebrated Sunday his first-ever Formula 1 victory at the Sakhir GP. Renault's Esteban Ocon and Racing Point's Lance Stroll completed the podium on a wild evening in Bahrain.

Carlos Sainz finished fourth, ahead of Renault's Daniel Ricciardo and Red Bull's Alex Albon.

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Mick Schumacher wins Formula 2 title
Mick Schumacher wins Formula 2 title
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Mick Schumacher is the Formula 2 champion in 2020, finishing 18th, but still saving his 14-point lead over rival Callum Ilott, who only placed tenth.

Two-time season winner Schumacher started the 24th and last race of the season in Bahrain with a 14-point lead over UNI-Virtuosi driver Ilott. Only 17 points were left to win, Ilott would have had to finish at least second and complete the fastest lap to catch Schumacher.

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Valtteri Bottas takes pole position for Sakhir GP
Valtteri Bottas
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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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F1: Schumacher and Mazepin signed by Haas for 2021
F1: Schumacher and Mazepin signed by Haas for 2021
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Nikita Mazepin and Mick Schumacher, the son of Michael Schumacher, will join the F1 grid in 2021 The two current F2 drivers have been announced by Haas F1 team for their next driver lineup replacing Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen.

In the meantime, Mercedes and Haas announced George Russell and Pietro Fittipaldi as the drivers that will fill in for Lewis Hamilton and Romain Grosjean for this weekend's race. Earlier this week, Hamilton was diagnosed with Covid-19 infection, while Grosjean is recovering from the heavy crash suffered at the Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain last weekend.

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Lewis Hamilton with Covid symptoms confirmed
Lewis Hamilton with Covid symptoms confirmed
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Following the Formula 1 Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain, where he tested negative each day, the driver woke up on Monday with mild symptoms of Covid-19 and tested positive for the coronavirus. Hamilton will now miss at least one of the few remaining Grand Prix of the year. A replacement driver for the next race is yet to be confirmed.

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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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Lewis Hamilton joined Michael Schumacher as a seven-time F1 champion
Lewis Hamilton joined Michael Schumacher as a seven-time F1 champion
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Lewis Hamilton clinched a seventh World Championship and became the most successful racing driver ever with a masterful victory in the Turkish Grand Prix on Sunday. Hamilton clinched the title with his 94th career win with a trademark wet-weather performance to win from sixth on the grid, one of the best drives of his illustrious career.

Behind Hamilton, a dramatic last-lap saw Sergio Perez overtaken by Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc for P2, only for Leclerc to overcook it at Turn 12, with Perez retaking second as Vettel made it through on his teammate to claim a first podium of the season.

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Lance Stroll takes Turkish Grand Prix pole position after a chaotic qualifying session.
Lance Stroll takes Turkish Grand Prix pole position after a chaotic qualifying session.
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Racing Point's Lance Stroll beat Red Bull's Max Verstappen by 0.290 seconds and took the pole position for the Turkish Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton, on the verge of his seventh title, could manage only a sixth place.

Stroll's pole came completely out of the blue on a day when his Racing Point team clearly had their car set up just so to work the tyres effectively on a treacherously slippery track in challenging conditions.

Stroll's team-mate Sergio Perez was third ahead of Red Bull's Alexander Albon and Renault's Daniel Ricciardo.

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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
Lewis Hamilton
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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
Lewis Hamilton
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: Honda to leave F1 at end of 2021
Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda
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Honda, the engine partner for Red Bull and Scuderia AlphaTauri, announced Friday it has decided to conclude its participation in the Formula 1 at the end of the 2021 season.

Honda explained the move as a result of the transformation of the car industry away from internal combustion engines and its purse of "carbon neutrality by 2050".

In a press release on its site, Honda concluded with "Motorsports activities are in Honda's DNA, and therefore Honda will continue to be passionate about taking on challenges and striving to become No. 1 in all categories of racing in which Honda participates."

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Valtteri Botas wins Russian Grand Prix
Valtteri Botas wins Russian Grand Prix
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Valtteri Botas won the Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix in Sochi. The Finish driver has now nine victories in the category.

Botas finished ahead of Red Bull's Max Verstappen, with Lewis Hamilton in third.

In the post-race interview, Botas said: "Once I was in clean air I felt that the pace was pretty awesome and that I could control everything.

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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.