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It was a horror show, admits world beater Hamilton

Mexico City, Mexico | AFP | A relieved, if happy, Lewis Hamilton admitted clinching his fourth drivers’ world title in a tense and dramatic Mexican Grand Prix was something of a horror show. The 32-year-old Briton, who thrilled an enthusiastic crowd with celebratory ‘donuts’ after completing his slow-down lap with …

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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 turns tables on Vettel in Malaysia

Sepang, Malaysia | AFP | World championship leader Lewis Hamilton hailed an amazing turnaround Saturday after taking pole for the Malaysian Grand Prix with title rival Sebastian Vettel condemned to the back of the grid. Hamilton had been off the pace all weekend in practice but his Mercedes stormed back in …

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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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Rain spoils Ferrari’s 70th birthday party preparations

Monza, Italy | AFP | The fans flocked to the party, the team wore celebratory uniforms and the boss admitted emotions were running high. Only the weather failed to oblige on Saturday when Ferrari hoped to mark their 70th anniversary at this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix with a memorable tribute to …

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Formula One: Steering wheel of fortune for Vettel

Budapest, Hungary | AFP |  Sebastian Vettel admitted he was glad that it is so difficult to overtake around the tight Hungaroring circuit after nursing his Ferrari car, with steering problems, to victory in Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix. The four-time world champion, whose victory lifted him 14 points clear of …

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Year 2016: New stars, shocks and tears in F1 year

London, United Kingdom | AFP | In Formula One, it was the year that had everything and more. From the arrival of a precocious teenage star to the abrupt retirement of a first-time champion, 2016 will be remembered as a roller-coaster of surprises, accidents, rivalries and farewells. Dutchman Max Verstappen, …

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F1 champion Rosberg announces shock retirement

Berlin, Germany | AFP |  Nico Rosberg announced his retirement from Formula One on Friday, just five days after winning the world title for Mercedes in a move that stunned motor racing. “I took my decision on Monday evening. After reflecting for a day,” the German said in a statement …

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