Vettel Crashes Opens Up Door For Hamilton, Mercedes To Steal German Grand Prix Top 2 Spots

Sunday’s German Grand Prix was set up for a Ferrari 1-2 finish. Sebastian Vettel started on the pole and quickly looked like the driver to beat for the race on his home circuit. Then, Kimi Raikkonen came on quickly and after short pitting on his first stop of the day, looked to be as good if not better than his German teammate. On Lap 26, Vettel pit for the first time and handed the lead to Valtteri Bottas. Three laps later, Bottas pit which gave the lead to Max Verstappen.…

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Lewis Hamilton Wins The Pole For Sunday’s Rolex British Grand Prix (9 a.m. ET/ESPN)

Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel have had an intense battle all weekend in Hamilton’s home country of England. Hamilton, led both practice sessions on Friday while Vettel was quickest in his No. 5 Ferrari on Saturday morning. Then, in qualifying, Vettel was fastest in the opening round and held the top spot for much of the final round too. But, Hamilton led a hard charge on his last lap circling the track with a lap of 1:25.892-seconds in his No. 44 Mercedes moving past his German rival at that moment.…

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Bottas Wins The Pole For Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix (9 a.m. ET/ESPN2) As Both Red Bulls Having Drama Again

I wrote earlier in the week that Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix (9 a.m. ET/ESPN2) should be a perfect moment for someone like Valtteri Bottas to win at. The top two drivers in Formula One have combined to lead just 30 total laps on the Red Bull Ring circuit while Bottas has led a series leading 72 circuits. In both practice sessions on Friday, Bottas was second quickest to his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton. On Saturday morning, he was third. But, in qualifying to set the field for Sunday’s race, Bottas…

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Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix (9 a.m. ET/ESPN2) May Be Bottas’ Shot At Victory

If there’s any race that Valtteri Bottas is going to win this season, look no further than Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix (9 a.m. ET/ESPN2) as the spot. There are a lot of factors going his way heading into this weekend’s race that make me think that his No. 77 Mercedes will win on the Red Bull Ring circuit. First off, Bottas is the defending race winner. Secondly, his 72 laps led on the track are tops for any active driver competing in Sunday’s race. Thirdly, Bottas has finished in the…

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Hamilton Earns French Grand Prix Pole (10 a.m. ET/ESPN 2) For All Mercedes Front Row

Mercedes has never raced at Circuit Paul Ricard before. Prior to the last race on the 3.630-mile road course in 1990, Mercedes wasn’t in Formula One. That’s why it was very impressive for both Mercedes drivers to earn a front row lockout for Sunday’s French Grand Prix (10 a.m. ET/ESPN 2). Lewis Hamilton was fastest in both practice sessions on Friday and the first two qualifying rounds on Saturday and backed that up with earning his 75th career pole in Q3 with a time of 1:30.029-seconds in his No. 44…

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5 Favorites For Sunday’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix (8 a.m. ET/ESPN 2)

This has been a wild 2018 Formula One season. Through three races, Mercedes has yet to win. Now, we head to the second ever Azerbaijan Grand Prix (8 a.m. ET/ESPN 2) this weekend, which could create even more unknowns for Sunday’s race. Last year, we saw a wild race. The podium was Daniel Ricciardo, Valtteri Bottas and Lance Stroll. Will this year’s race be even crazier?

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Hamilton Trying To End Struggles, Bottas Primed To Win Azerbaijan Grand Prix (8 a.m. ET/ESPN 2)

This has not been the season that the Mercedes fans expected. We’re three races into the start of the 2018 Formula One year, and Mercedes has yet to win a race. Will that change in Sunday’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix (8 a.m. ET/ESPN 2)? Their best shot surprisingly isn’t with Lewis Hamilton. That’s shocking too. Hamilton, has a ton of struggles surrounding him in 2018. He was second in Australia, third in Bahrain and fourth in China so far. His finishes are getting worse. Last year, he was fifth in Baku.…

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5 Favorites For Sunday’s Heineken Chinese Grand Prix

The first back-to-back race weekend is upon us in Formula One competition. This weekend, will be the Heineken Chinese Grand Prix. Can Sebastian Vettel win his third straight race to start the season? Will Mercedes stop him and score their fifth straight China win? Here are my five favorites. 

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Favorites For Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix (11 a.m. ET/ESPN 2)

The second round of the 2018 Formula One season is set to go lights out this weekend in the Persian Gulf region. The Gulf Bahrain Grand Prix (11:00 am ET/ESPN 2) will contest on Sunday for the 13th time in the country. After a wild race in Australia two weeks ago, the drivers look to bounce back with another thrilling round in the desert. Who will be the five favorites to watch on Sunday?

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