Vettel’s 1st Career Mexico Podium Isn’t Enough As Lewis Hamilton Wins 5th Career World Championship

Sebastian Vettel needed to win Sunday’s Mexican Grand Prix and hope that Lewis Hamilton finishes outside of the top seven. While Vettel came up one spot short, he did earn his first career podium in the Mexican Grand Prix. Unfortunately for the Ferrari driver, it wasn’t enough. Lewis Hamilton would bring his No. 44 Mercedes home fourth to clinch the 2018 Formula One championship two races early. Four of Hamilton’s five world championships have come in the last five seasons as he’s now won in 2008, 2014, 2015, 2017 and…

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Ricciardo Narrowly Bests Teammate Verstappen For Mexican Grand Prix Pole, Can Red Bull Racing Pull Of Win On Sunday?

Daniel Ricciardo is in a slump. His last win came 13 races ago on May 27. In fact, his victory in the Monaco Grand Prix was his last podium effort too. At that point of the season, Ricciardo had two wins and four top five finishes in the first six races of the year. In the last 13 races, Ricciardo has zero wins, zero podiums and just five top fives. Power unit failures and bad luck are the culprit. But, on Saturday in Mexico City, Ricciardo put together the perfect…

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Despite Verstappen’s Mechanical Failure, Red Bull Racing, Renault Strong In Practice On Friday

While Red Bull Racing had another power unit failure on Friday, the speed is there. So much so, both Red Bull Racing and the Renault factory team showed the most pace in Friday’s dual practice sessions for Sunday’s Mexican Grand Prix (2:30 p.m. ET/ABC). Max Verstappen topped the speed charts in his No. 33 Red Bull Racing Renault in both sessions, circling the track with a time of 1:16.656-seconds in session No. 1 and 1:16.720-seconds in the final practice of the day on a warm Friday afternoon in Mexico City.…

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Was Vettel Pushing Too Hard? His Competitors Weigh In

Heading into the summer months, the 2018 Formula One championship appeared like it would go through Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel. Leaving the British Grand Prix, Vettel held an eight point lead over rival Lewis Hamilton. It was potentially the dagger for Mercedes and Hamilton. Silverstone is Hamilton’s home race. He has owned the track in recent years and needed a win. Instead, it was Vettel beating Hamilton on his own turf. 

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Sergio Perez Looking For Success In Home Grand Prix

Sergio Perez will be treated like a rock star this weekend as he returns home for the Mexican Grand Prix. Perez, has a great shot of success too, as the “Big 3” teams have had up and down moments in this race. Lewis Hamilton finished ninth last year. Sebastian Vettel has never had a podium in Mexico. Daniel Ricciardo has just one podium in three tries including 20th last season. Max Verstappen has one podium, albeit a win last year, but he was also ninth in 2015. The door is…

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Mexican Grand Prix Could Be Wide Open

Formula 1 will be in action for the second consecutive weekend as they’ll take on the Mexican Grand Prix on Sunday. Despite Lewis Hamilton having won there in 2016 and having won four of the last five races, I feel like this weekend is wide open. Hamilton and Mercedes went conservative in the United States Grand Prix and he finished third. He only needs to finish seventh or better on Sunday. Do they remain conservative? He finished ninth in this race last year and is coming off of his worst…

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Verstappen Chages From 18th To Finish Runner-Up In United States Grand Prix

Max Verstappen’s maturity is coming around quickly. From the Canadian Grand Prix on, the Red Bull Racing driver has stopped ruffling feathers and his results have in turn improved. Coincidence? In Montreal, he finished third that weekend in June. He’s been on a roll every since. After, he was runner-up in France. After that, he won his lone race of the year thus far in Austria. Overall, in that 12 race span, Verstappen has one win, seven podiums and 10 top five finishes in his No. 33 Renault. Sunday, was…

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Grid Penalty, 1st Lap Spin Costs Vettel A United States Grand Prix Win

Kimi Raikkonen ended his 112 race winless drought in Sunday’s United States Grand Prix but if Sebastian Vettel doesn’t have a grid penalty, he thinks he likely would have found his way into victory lane instead. See, Ferrari would have likely played the team orders card if Vettel was allowed to maintain his second place starting spot. Instead, he had a three spot grid penalty forcing him to start fifth. He and Kimi Raikkonen were on the ultra soft tires. Pole sitter Lewis Hamilton was on the supersofts. He had…

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Hamilton Says Wrong Tire Stategy, Playing It Too Safe Cost Him United States Grand Prix Victory

The race was Lewis Hamilton’s one to lose. Hamilton, was searching for his fifth straight Formula One victory on the season and fifth in-a-row in the United States Grand Prix. Instead, they played things too safe which cost him an extension in those feats. Hamilton, brought his No. 44 Mercedes home third on Sunday in COTA for his worst finish on the Texas road course since 2013. Other than that, he’s won every race with the exception of one at the Texas race track. That streak comes to an end. 

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Raikkonen Ends 112 Race Winless Streak In US Grand Prix Triumph

Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes played it too safe on Sunday and Sebastian Vettel had a three place grid penalty and a spin on the first lap of the United States Grand Prix. That allowed Kimi Raikkonen to end a 112 race winless streak en route to a thrilling victory in Sunday’s US Grand Prix at COTA. Raikkonen, had the ultrasoft tires which allowed for a one stop strategy and allowed him for more grip to pass Hamilton for the lead on the first lap, first corner and never looked back…

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