Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel Wins Australian Grand Prix Ahead Of Lewis Hamilton

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel beats Lewis Hamilton to win Melbourne Grand Prix

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel Wins Australian Grand Prix Ahead Of Lewis Hamilton Finally, it looks as if Formula One has a fight on its hands and after all the hope and expectation that has weighed heavily on the sport to fulfil with its reboot this year, Melbourne was a proper slug-fest between two of the biggest hitters of their generation; one that might yet be enjoyed all season long. F1 had set itself some ambitious targets and on the season’s opening weekend the race was a very palpable hit. Sebastian Vettel’s…

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Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton decides to race without a personal trainer

Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton decides to race without a personal trainer

Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton decides to race without a personal trainer Lewis Hamilton is chasing his fourth Formula 1 title, after losing out to Nico Rosberg in 2016 Formula : Three-time champion Lewis Hamilton has decided to race in Formula 1 this year without a personal trainer. It is usual for grand prix drivers to employ a trainer to ensure they are in peak physical fitness. But the Briton said he chose to take over his own programme this year as “a kind of challenge” he has set himself. “Can…

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Lewis Hamilton on Australian Grand Prix pole position

Lewis Hamilton on Australian Grand Prix pole position

Lewis Hamilton on Australian Grand Prix pole position Coverage is available on BBC Radio 5 live and the BBC Sport website Lewis Hamilton won a tight battle for pole position between Mercedes and Ferrari at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix. Briton Hamilton took pole position by 0.268 seconds as Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel joined him on the front row. The German pipped Hamilton’s team-mate Valtteri Bottas by just 0.025secs as the new era of faster, more demanding cars got off to a promising start. Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen took fourth ahead of…

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Formula One testing was all about magnificent Mercedes, a qualifying shake-up and a forgetful Lewis Hamilton

Formula One testing was all about magnificent Mercedes, a qualifying shake-up and a forgetful Lewis Hamilton

Formula One testing was all about magnificent Mercedes, a qualifying shake-up and a forgetful Lewis Hamilton Formula : Everything we learnt from testing featuring Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa, with the start of the Formula 1 season in Melbourne fast approaching No team completed more laps in testing than Mercedes Even back in the days of the V8 engines, which almost never broke down, this sort of mileage would have been impressive. In just the third season of the hybrid era, it was a remarkable achievement. “Amazing”, was the blunt…

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Lewis Hamilton fastest for Mercedes on first pre-season testing day

Lewis Hamilton fastest for Mercedes on first pre-season testing day

Lewis Hamilton fastest for Mercedes on first pre-season testing day Mercedes and Ferrari had impressive starts to pre-season testing as Red Bull and McLaren hit trouble. Lewis Hamilton was fastest as Mercedes completed 152 laps with both their drivers at Circuit de Catalunya. Hamilton was 0.113 seconds faster than Sebastian Vettel’s Ferrari, which also ran reliably and used the slower medium tyre with the Mercedes on the soft. By contrast, the mileage of Red Bull and McLaren was limited by recurring reliability problems in Barcelona. Hamilton’s team-mate Valtteri Bottas, a…

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