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Highlights of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix

27 June 2017

It was a terrible start to the Azerbaijan Grand Prix for Valtteri Bottas, who suffered first lap damage following a collision with Kimi Raikkonen and found himself limping around at the back of the pack, one lap down on the competition before the racing had really gotten underway.

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Highlights of the Canadian Grand Prix

12 June 2017

The Canadian Grand Prix comes with a high risk of Safety Cars, and the teams’ strategists plan for at least one SC outing every Sunday at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. There wasn’t long for the strategists to wait during the 2017 race, with Felipe Massa and Carlos Sainz shunting on the first lap and bringing Bernd Maylander out of the garage for his first run of the day.

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Highlights of the Monaco Grand Prix

29 May 2017

After the chequered flag fell on Ferrari’s first Monaco victory since 2001, rumours of team orders started to swirl. Pole-sitter Kimi Raikkonen was victim to an unusual strategy that saw the Scuderia effectively hand victory to Sebastian Vettel by pulling the Finn in for fresh rubber at a time when he had no option but to return to the track in heavy traffic.

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Highlights of the Spanish Grand Prix

16 May 2017

The best news from a competition point of view coming out of the Spanish Grand Prix was that Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian are locked in a great battle for race wins and the championship and that has not been upset by the programme of car improvements.

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3 May 2017

Everyone in F1 was happy to see Valtteri Bottas get his first F1 victory. The Finn was quite subdued over the radio after the chequered flag and on the podium and it was interesting that his first emotion was that it had taken a long time for him to get that first win, 81 Grands Prix.

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17 April 2017

This was another race where Ferrari were bold on the race strategy and it paid off for them. Lewis Hamilton lost a position to Sebastian Vettel at the start and from then on he was on the back foot.

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11 April 2017

For the second race in succession the battle for pole and for the win was a tightly fought affair between Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel. Shanghai is a very different kind of track from Melbourne, but the margins in performance were equally tight and that indicates that we are likely to see this battle continue all season.

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