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Highlights of the Brazilian Grand Prix

13 November 2017

First lap drama at the Brazilian Grand Prix set the scene for a thrilling race. While observers were worried that the early ends to both the drivers’ and constructors’ championships would take the shine off the final races of the season, Sao Paulo’s Interlagos circuit delivered a nail-biting race filled with overtaking.

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Highlights of the Mexican Grand Prix

30 October 2017

After a disappointing end to the previous race in Austin, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen made the Mexican Grand Prix his own, dominating the event from start to finish.

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Highlights of the US Grand Prix

23 October 2017

Austin’s Circuit of the Americas was always going to have a vital role to play in the 2017 World Drivers’ Championship, with Lewis Hamilton having the possibility of taking the drivers’ crown at the United States Grand Prix.

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Highlights of the Japanese Grand Prix

9 October 2017

The Japanese Grand Prix proved to be another blow to Sebastian Vettel’s world title hopes when the Ferrari driver was forced out of the race in the opening laps thanks to a faulty spark plug.

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SEPANG #F1NALE Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix Highlights

3 October 2017

Max Verstappen certainly needed that! The Dutchman has shown his pace this season; he’s outqualified Dan Ricciardo 11 times in 15 outings, which is astonishing. But he has also had some terrible luck with reliability and a couple of collisions.

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Highlights of the Singapore Grand Prix

18 September 2017

Lewis Hamilton couldn't believe his luck after the start of the Singapore Grand Prix, where he found himself leading from fifth on the grid after the two Ferraris tangled with Max Verstappen's Red Bull on the sprint to Turn 1.

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Highlights of the Italian Grand Prix

4 September 2017

Ferrari’s loyal tifosi were rewarded for their passion with a podium finish from Sebastian Vettel at Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix, but it was a tough day on track for the boys in red, with both drivers complaining of handling issues at various points in the race.

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Highlights of the Belgian Grand Prix

28 August 2017

The Sahara Force India driver pairing has been rather combative this year, with Esteban Ocon and Sergio Perez making contact in Baku and now again in Spa.

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Highlights of the Hungarian Grand Prix

31 July 2017

Daniel Ricciardo’s Hungarian Grand Prix came to a premature end at the hand of Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen. The pair were fighting for position off the start, and Verstappen drove into his colleague in the matching car into Turn 2, damaging Ricciardo’s radiator and punting him out of the race.

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Highlights of the British Grand Prix

17 July 2017

Lewis Hamilton had one of those very special weekends with a stunning qualifying session, pole position and a race, which he was able to completely dominate. He ends the weekend having closed the gap from 20 points to just 1 behind Sebastian Vettel.

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Highlights of the Austrian Grand Prix

10 July 2017

It was another great win for Valtteri Bottas, his second of the season after a rocketship start from pole position. The Finn was only a few milliseconds off jumping the start, he described it as the ‘start of my life’ and he needed it on a day when Vettel was on form.

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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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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX

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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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX

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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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CHINESE GRAND PRIX

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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