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Lewis Hamilton beaten to Abu Dhabi GP by Valtteri Bottas

Valtteri Bottas held off team-mate Lewis Hamilton as Mercedes cruised to a dominant one-two in the season-closing Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Hamilton, who won his fourth world championship two races before the end of the season, appeared quicker in the second part of the race. But he could not get quite close enough to challenge […]

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Lewis Hamilton beaten to Abu Dhabi pole by Valtteri Bottas

Valtteri Bottas beat world champion Lewis Hamilton to pole position at the season-closing Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The Finn was 0.172 seconds quicker than Hamilton as the two Mercedes dominated qualifying – Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel was 0.546s off the pace in third. Bottas set the pace on the first runs, but Hamilton appeared set to […]

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F1 Gossip: Bottas, Gasly, Hartley, Verstappen, Magnussen, Ricciardo, Vandoorne

Sebastian Vettel overtook Valtteri Bottas early in the Brazilian Grand Prix Wednesday, 15 November Mercedes Formula 1 team boss Toto Wolff says Valtteri Bottas needs more of a “killer” approach, but defended his Brazilian Grand Prix drive as the Finn finished second, despite starting on pole position. (Autosport) Toro Rosso are set to confirm Pierre […]

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Valtteri Bottas pips Lewis Hamilton in final practice

Listen to coverage of qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix across BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, the BBC Sport website and mobile app Valterri Bottas pipped Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton by just 0.003 seconds in final practice at the Brazilian Grand Prix. Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel were next as the top four […]

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F1 Gossip: Ecclestone, Ferrari, Bottas, Hamilton, Ricciardo, Norris, Haas

Monday, 6 November Ferrari are F1’s most successful team Former F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has warned that Ferrari’s threat to leave the sport is real if the Italian team believe they cannot win. (Independent) Valtteri Bottas has been impressed by Mercedes team-mate and four-time world champion Lewis Hamilton’s work ethic and says the Briton “is […]