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Formula 1: 'Far superior' Max Verstappen outpaces Lewis Hamilton to win Mexico GP
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Formula 1: 'Far superior' Max Verstappen outpaces Lewis Hamilton to win Mexico GP

Verstappen, who grabbed the lead on the first corner, finished 16.555sec ahead of Hamilton with Perez just over a second further back.

Formula 1: Lando Norris grabs pole at rain-hit qualifying for Russian Grand Prix
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Formula 1: Lando Norris grabs pole at rain-hit qualifying for Russian Grand Prix

McLaren driver Lando Norris took pole after timing his final fast lap to perfection, in the dying seconds of the session after switching to slick tires as the racing line dried.

Formula 1: Valtteri Bottas wins sprint at Italian Grand Prix; Max Verstappen takes pole position
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Formula 1: Valtteri Bottas wins sprint at Italian Grand Prix; Max Verstappen takes pole position

Bottas finished the 18-lap dash 2.325 seconds ahead of Verstappen but will start at the back of the grid on Sunday as he is going to take a new power unit and will receive a penalty for doing so.

Formula 1 2021: Ferrari's Charles Leclerc quickest in practice as Lewis Hamilton suffers engine problems
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Formula 1 2021: Ferrari's Charles Leclerc quickest in practice as Lewis Hamilton suffers engine problems

The seven-time world champion produced the fastest lap in a truncated morning session but lasted just three laps in the afternoon before his Mercedes ground to a halt with an engine problem on the Zandvoort circuit.

Formula 1 2021: Red Bull's Max Verstappen clocks fastest lap in Belgian Grand Prix practice before crashing
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Formula 1 2021: Red Bull's Max Verstappen clocks fastest lap in Belgian Grand Prix practice before crashing

The Dutchman had set a best lap in one minute and 44.472 seconds to outpace Valtteri Bottas by 0.041 seconds and championship leader and seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton by 0.072 seconds before he ended the session after hitting the barriers at Malmedy.

Formula 1 2021: Mercedes star Lewis Hamilton quickest in final practice ahead of Hungarian GP qualifying
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Formula 1 2021: Mercedes star Lewis Hamilton quickest in final practice ahead of Hungarian GP qualifying

The Mercedes driver, who is aiming for the 100th GP win of his career this weekend, was just 0.88secs quicker than title rival Max Verstappen with Hamilton's teammate Valtteri Bottas in third, 0.229secs off the pace.

Formula 1 2021: 'Dangerous' Lewis Hamilton wins 'hollow' British GP after Max Verstappen collision
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Formula 1 2021: 'Dangerous' Lewis Hamilton wins 'hollow' British GP after Max Verstappen collision

Roared on by a crowd of more than 140,000, Hamilton attempted to overtake Verstappen on Copse corner on the first lap instead sending the Red Bull careening off the track and into the barrier.

Formula 1 2021: Lewis Hamilton edges out Max Verstappen to take top spot for landmark sprint race
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Formula 1 2021: Lewis Hamilton edges out Max Verstappen to take top spot for landmark sprint race

Hamilton clocked 1min 6.134sec in his Mercedes to beat Red Bull's Verstappen, the championship leader, with Valtteri Bottas in the second Mercedes third fastest.

Formula 1 2021: Sergio Perez wins chaotic Azerbaijan GP, Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton fail to finish
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Formula 1 2021: Sergio Perez wins chaotic Azerbaijan GP, Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton fail to finish

Sebastian Vettel for Aston Martin and Pierre Gasly for Alpha Tauri completed the unexpected podium.

Formula 1 2021: Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc on pole for Azerbaijan GP after crash-laden qualifying in Baku
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Formula 1 2021: Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc on pole for Azerbaijan GP after crash-laden qualifying in Baku

Mercedes' world champion Lewis Hamilton will start alongside Leclerc, who is looking for quick redemption after taking pole in Monaco only to retire from the race when his car broke down on the warm-up lap.

Formula 1 2021: Red Bull's Max Verstappen fastest in first practice session of Azerbaijan GP
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Formula 1 2021: Red Bull's Max Verstappen fastest in first practice session of Azerbaijan GP

Mercedes didn't challenge for the top positions, with Lewis Hamilton seventh and Valtteri Bottas 10th.

Formula 1 2021: From Verstappen leading championship to Leclerc's elimination, talking points from Monaco GP
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Formula 1 2021: From Verstappen leading championship to Leclerc's elimination, talking points from Monaco GP

As expected, Qualifying in Monaco GP delivered more action than Race day. But even if Sunday didn’t deliver blockbuster action, it sure delivered a few very interesting narratives.

Formula 1 2021: Max Verstappen makes most of Charles Leclerc's Monaco GP misery to take championship lead
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Formula 1 2021: Max Verstappen makes most of Charles Leclerc's Monaco GP misery to take championship lead

Carlos Sainz for Ferrari took second with Lando Norris of McLaren completing the podium. Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton had a low key weekend, qualifying in seventh and finishing in seventh.

Formula 1 2021: Pole-sitter Charles Leclerc’s  Monaco GP hopes dashed as Ferrari announce last-minute withdrawal
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Formula 1 2021: Pole-sitter Charles Leclerc’s Monaco GP hopes dashed as Ferrari announce last-minute withdrawal

With Leclerc, who had damaged his car in a crash at the end of Saturday qualifying, out and his front-row spot vacant, Max Verstappen for Red Bull was left leading the grid for this fifth leg of the Formula One season.

Formula 1 2021: Monaco GP polesitter Charles Leclerc faces anxious wait over crash-damaged Ferrari
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Formula 1 2021: Monaco GP polesitter Charles Leclerc faces anxious wait over crash-damaged Ferrari

Qualifying was red-flagged towards the end of Q3 after Leclerc's smash, depriving the likes of Hamilton and Verstappen a chance to topple the man from Monaco's time of 1min 10.346sec with a flying lap.

Formula 1 2021: Charles Leclerc takes pole for Ferrari despite crashing at Monaco GP qualifying
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Formula 1 2021: Charles Leclerc takes pole for Ferrari despite crashing at Monaco GP qualifying

Leclerc held the top spot at his home track until his Ferrari grazed a barrier to break a suspension piece. He then hopped a curb and finally came to a stop crashed into another barrier to bring the qualifying session to an abrupt end.

Formula 1 2021: Charles Leclerc clocks fastest time at second practice for Monaco Grand Prix
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Formula 1 2021: Charles Leclerc clocks fastest time at second practice for Monaco Grand Prix

Leclerc only managed a handful of laps in the morning after gearbox problems, but under crisp blue skies showed he can't be discounted in Sunday's fifth GP of the season.

Formula 1 2021: Mercedes' race-winning strategy, competitive Ferrari performance and other talking points from Spanish GP
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Formula 1 2021: Mercedes' race-winning strategy, competitive Ferrari performance and other talking points from Spanish GP

Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes used a combination of race strategy and on-track overtaking to reclaim the lead at the 2021 Spanish Grand Prix

Formula 1 2021: Lewis Hamilton tops Spanish GP second practice while Max Verstappen finishes distant ninth
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Formula 1 2021: Lewis Hamilton tops Spanish GP second practice while Max Verstappen finishes distant ninth

Hamilton, who leads Verstappen by eight points in the Formula One standings, set the best time in the second session with a lap of 1 minute, 18.170 seconds.

Formula 1 2021: Hamilton wins from P2, Verstappen errs again, other talking points from Portuguese GP
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Formula 1 2021: Hamilton wins from P2, Verstappen errs again, other talking points from Portuguese GP

In the Drivers’ Championship, Hamilton leads Verstappen by 8 points - but the battle for P3 has four drivers separated by 15 points, Norris being chased by Bottas, Leclerc and Perez.