Lewis Hamilton won the Spanish Grand Prix in a commanding Mercedes one-two on Sunday to stretch his Formula One lead over Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, who finished fourth, to 17 points. The victory, in a race that stayed dry despite the threat of rain, was the Briton's second of the season, 64th of his career and third at the Circuit de Catalunya. It also set a record, one that Hamilton had previously shared with seven times champion Michael Schumacher, of 41 wins from pole position.
The smile was broader than ever as Daniel Ricciardo savored a surprise Chinese Grand Prix victory in his own inimitable fashion on Sunday. After chugging champagne out of his sweaty boot in a trademark podium 'shoey' celebration as watching mechanics cheered, the beaming and slightly tearful Australian contemplated an astonishing turn of events.
Ferrari made Formula One rivals sit up and take notice after an ominous show of speed in qualifying for Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix. World championship leader Sebastian Vettel took pole position with a lap more than half a second faster than that of Valtteri Bottas, the fastest of the two Mercedes drivers in third place. The German's best time of one minute, 31.095 seconds -- a Shanghai circuit record -- turned up the heat on a chilly afternoon with Finnish team mate Kimi Raikkonen joining him o
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel held on by the skin of his teeth to win a tense Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix in his 200th race start on Sunday. His tires fading, the championship leader took the checkered flag only 0.6 seconds clear of Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas, who piled the pressure on in the final 10 laps. Bottas's team mate and reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton, who had started ninth after a five-place grid penalty for an unscheduled gearbox change, finished third.
Lewis Hamilton second-fastest going into his 200th race
Four in a row for Hamilton, five British Grand Prix victories in all.
But Sebastian Vettel is right on his tail.
Lewis Hamilton won his sixth Canadian Grand Prix. Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas finished second.
Can we get a "Good Guy Massa" meme, please?
Autoblog recaps the 2016 Canadian Formula 1 Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton won, followed by Sebastian Vettel and Valtteri Bottas.
Autoblog recaps the 2015 Canadian Formula One Grand Prix, a race that featured a lot of passing everywhere but at the very front. Spoilers ahead.
Autoblog recaps the 2015 Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix, a race that came down to Mercedes' overwhelming power versus Ferrari's combination of power and strategy.
We weren't sure if Alter Ego Nico Rosberg, the one who flew into Brazil and showed Mercedes AMG Petronas teammate Lewis Hamilton that he knew also knew how to grab an entire race weekend by the scruff of the neck, arrived in Abu Dhabi. In both Friday practice sessions Hamilton showed Rosberg the way.
Thankfully, the weekend's Formula One dramas all concerned events that happened off the track, with both Caterham and Marussia going into administration, after which a rumored boycott by the small teams was avoided. That gave the 18 drivers left on the grid freedom to focus on making the most of the Texas sunshine for Sunday's US Grand Prix.
The Sochi International Street Circuit used to host the Russian Formula One Grand Prix has a few things in common with the Valencia Street Circuit that was used to host the European Grand Prix. Both are built among existing infrastructure used for other events, both contain long, narrow stretches run between concrete walls and chain link fencing, and both are, shall we say, not exactly exciting.
Though you might not know it from the past few years, Williams was once among the most accomplished Formula One teams on the grid. It's won nine constructors' championships, seven drivers' titles and 114 grands prix, putting it behind only Ferrari and McLaren in those tallies. But it's slipped far from those glory days, finishing the past few seasons in eighth or ninth place and scoring only one race win in the past ten years.