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Hamilton wins fifth Formula One world title

Mexico City, Mexico | AFP | Lewis Hamilton claimed his fifth drivers’ world championship on Sunday to draw level with Juan Manuel Fangio in the Formula One record books when he finished fourth behind a victorious Max Verstappen in the Mexican Grand Prix. The 33-year-old Briton’s only remaining championship rival …

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Hamilton wins chaotic Baku battle to lead title race

Baku, Azerbaijan | AFP | Defending world champion Lewis Hamilton claimed his first win of 2018 on Sunday and took over as leader of the title race when he triumphed in a dramatic, crash-strewn Azerbaijan Grand Prix. The 33-year-old Briton, who had struggled for outright pace, managed to steer his Mercedes …

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Vettel marks 200th race with thrilling Bahrain win

Sakhir, Bahrain | AFP | Sebastian Vettel marked his 200th Formula One race with a thrilling and brilliantly-judged victory for Ferrari in Sunday’s dramatic Bahrain Grand Prix. The four-time ex champion, on severely-worn tyres, came home narrowly ahead of Valtteri Bottas and the Finn’s Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in a nail-biting …

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Hamilton suffers Bahrain blow with five-place grid penalty

Sakhir, Bahrain | AFP | Lewis Hamilton will take a five-place grid penalty in Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix following a gearbox change on his Mercedes late Friday in another early season setback for the world champion. The British star had wound up fourth fastest earlier in Friday’s second free practice session …

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F1: Hamilton claims 4th world title, Verstappen wins in Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico | AFP |  Lewis Hamilton clinched his fourth drivers’ world championship in unexpected but dramatic fashion on Sunday when, after a first lap collision with title rival Sebastian Vettel, he finished ninth in the Mexican Grand Prix. The 32-year-old Briton, who needed to finish in the top …

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Hamilton, loving life, seeks last hurrah in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | AFP | Lewis Hamilton says he is “loving” his world championship battle with Sebastian Vettel so much that he has banished any thoughts of retirement as he heads into Sunday’s last-ever Malaysian Grand Prix. At Sepang a year ago Hamilton thought the world was against him, spouting …

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Verstappen ready to play desert ‘kingmaker’ in Formula One

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates | AFP | A teenager who passed his driving test little more than a year ago, Max Verstappen is the extravagantly-talented ‘outsider’ set to create an upset in the final outcome of this year’s Formula One world championship this weekend. If the 19-year-old Red Bull …

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