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Mercedes had time to clean a car while double stacking, Ferrari’s sacrifice wasn’t for the greater good and Shanghai failed to deliver in F1’s 1000th race event.
Conclusions from Bahrain as there were no tears of joy for Ferrari and yet another one-two for Mercedes; McLaren have found some form.
The long-awaited season opener served up a number of surprises and ripped up the script that was expected after winter testing.
F1 loves visiting Texas, and the 2018 edition at the Circuit of the Americas had it all: Intrigue, sleight of hand, and a showdown to remember.
Lewis Hamilton’s superb racecraft and error-free driving extends his lead in the standings, Kimi Raikkonen did everything he could but it wasn’t enough, Sebastian Vettel errs again, Sergio Perez delivers a blinder and McLaren’s woes deepen….
Ferrari ‘swallows up’ Mercedes at Spa while Nico Hulkenberg’s crash raises questions, and answers others.
Small and big errors hinder Ferrari’s title charge, Hamilton does the business again, Bottas plays bumper cars, and Gasly proves the power of dreams is the real thing…
Ferrari and Vettel steal Hamilton’s thunder, Mercedes make some dubious claims, Ocon makes a statement, bad luck stalks Bottas again and Haas, well, Haas are Haas again…
Max Verstappen wins the race of the year so far, Vettel recovers to pile the misery on Lewis Hamilton, and Haas score big points…
Lewis Hamilton scores for England on F1’s return to France, Alonso doesn’t care anymore, Paul Ricard makes the impossible possible as Vettel overtakes most of the field.
The Canadian Grand Prix may not have not have been one for the highlight reel but at least the result breathed some fire into the title race.
Daniel Ricciardo’s Monaco triumph was a win for the ages, and a win that again underscores his status as the hottest driver on the driver market.
Lewis Hamilton got his mojo back in Spain while Pirelli’s tyres may have had a say in the first round of the development war…
Baku did not disappoint with a little bit of everything including a Red Bull implosion and a crash behind the safety car.
Daniel Ricciardo’s overtakes in China underscored his reputation while Max Verstappen’s can only be described as amateurish, clumsy, scary.
Pierre Gasly overhauls Carlos Sainz as the favourite to replace Daniel Ricciardo, Ferrari flummox Mercedes while showing that there’s still plenty of danger in F1 racing.
Some made errors, others seized opportunities…
Our reflection on the 2017 season continues with the main takeaways of an action-packed campaign. Ferrari’s good car needs to become a great one, it’s make-or-break time for McLaren and a word on the inconsistent stewarding.
Despite holding off Lewis Hamilton to win in Abu Dhabi, Valtteri Bottas remains Mercedes number two – at least according to the bookies.
Felipe Massa signed off in style at home while Sebastian Vettel needs to use Sunday’s triumph as motivation for 2018.
Lewis Hamilton was crowned the king of Formula 1 for a fourth time while Max Verstappen was “simply lovely”…
Formula 1 fans were again robbed by the stewards while Lewis Hamilton took a leap towards number four.
To finish first, first you have to finish may be an age old cliche but it couldn’t be more apt than in Sunday’s Japanese GP.
Sepang bid farewell to Formula 1 with a victory for Max Verstappen and a storming drive from Sebastian Vettel.
When three try to become one it sets of a series of ‘what could have beens’ in Singapore…
Mercedes hit Ferrari where it hurts most and Danny Ric proves he does “like ’em vulnerable”…
Force India’s troubles – at least on the track – continue while Lewis Hamilton’s weekend exposed Ferrari’s weaknesses.
The day belonged to Sebastian Vettel but Red Bull showed in Hungary that they could yet be a threat this season.