Vettel, Hamilton Lead Russian Grand Prix Practices On Friday As Mercedes Looks Like Favorites To Win Sunday’s Race

The two best drivers in Formula One this season were the top two drivers on the speed charts in the two practice sessions around the Sochi circuit on Friday. Heading into Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton leads Sebastian Vettel by 40 points in the standings. Vettel, paced the opening practice session of the day while Hamilton was quickest in the second and final one later on. Vettel, turned a lap of 1:34.488-seconds in his No. 5 Ferrari in session No. 1 which put him P1 on the timing charts.…

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Hamilton Extends Points Lead To 40 Points With Triumph In Singapore

Lewis Hamilton is well on his way to his fifth Formula One championship as the Mercedes driver earned his 69th career victory in Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix. Hamilton, turned what he described as a “magic lap” in qualifying on Saturday en route to his seventh pole of the season. He used that to his advantage in racing to his third straight win of the year and fourth in the last five races. In his last six starts on the year, Hamilton has four wins and two runner-ups which is enough…

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Who Wins Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix (8 a.m. ET/ESPN 2)? My Prediction

All the preliminary on track activity is now in the books in Singapore, the only thing left to do is race on Sunday night. After three separate practice sessions and now qualifying, Sunday’s Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix (8 a.m. ET/ESPN 2) is going to be difficult to predict. The speed charts have been all over the place. At one moment, it appears that the Red Bulls are going to be tough to beat. Another the advantage is given to the Ferrari’s. Then, the next time you look up, the…

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Hamilton Earns Pole For Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix (8 a.m. ET/ESPN 2)

Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes stole the show on Saturday as the Mercedes driver netted his 79th career Formula One pole. Hamilton, circled the Singapore track with a time of 1:36.015-seconds giving England their 200th career F1 top starting spot and the Brit’s seventh of the season. He never was really a factor this weekend either. In the trio of practice sessions preceding qualifying this weekend, Hamilton was sixth, second and third respectively in his No. 44 Mercedes.

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Renault Strong In Practice On Friday, Vettel Crashes

We all knew that the Red Bulls could be strong this weekend in Singapore. It’s a tight street circuit run under the lights, so this is a circuit that barring any setbacks with their power units, should see them contend. In the first session, they were 1-2 as Daniel Ricciardo topped the speed charts in his No. 3 Red Bull Renault while his teammate Max Verstappen was P2 in his No. 33 Red Bull Renault. 

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Vettel, Hamilton Likely Favorites For Sunday, But Force India Duo/Sainz Sleepers And Can The Red Bull Engines Hold Up?

Lets face it, we’re to the point of the year that the remaining races are likely going to be won by either Sebastian Vettel or Lewis Hamilton. Combined, the duo have won 11 of the 14 races thus far including five straight. Plus, in regards to this weekend’s race in Marina Bay, the duo have won in six of the last seven years and all but three races since 2008. This is their race to lose. 

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LeClerc and Raikkonen To Swap Seats

One of the worst kept secrets in racing was official revealed on Tuesday as Ferrari and Sauber have announced that Charles LeClerc and Kimi Raikkonen will exchange seats starting in 2019. LeClerc, the 20 year old phenom will drive for Ferrari while the veteran in Raikkonen will take his seat at Sauber. LeClerc, is in his first season in F1 as he’s been stellar for Sauber. In 14 starts this season, the Monaco native has five top 10 finishes. He’s been strong for the team and brought them back as…

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Raikkonen Sets Fastest F1 Lap Ever But Will Team Orders Come In Play

Kimi Raikkonen became the oldest driver since Nigel Mansell in 1994 to earn a Formula One pole when he turned the fastest lap in F1 history in the third round of knockout qualifying for Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix (9 a.m. ET/ESPN 2). Raikkonen, circle the Monza circuit with a lap of 1:19.119-seconds in his No. 7 Ferrari for his first pole since last year’s Monaco Grand Prix and just his second in the last 10 years. 

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Ericsson Flips In Crazy Practice Crash, Ferrari’s Force India Strong In 2 Italian Grand Prix Practices on Friday

The two Formula One practice sessions in preparation for Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix (9 a.m. ET/ESPN 2) were a tale of two completely opposite sessions in terms of conditions. The first practice was run in the rain in which not many of the major players too much risk on hot laps. Sergio Perez topped the speed charts in that wet setting with a time of 1:34.000-seconds in his No. 11 Force India entry. His teammate Esteban Ocon was third on the timing charts with a lap of 1:34.593-seconds in his…

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