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Formula 1 2019: Sebastian Vettel confident of Ferrari building on successful practice session
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Formula 1 2019: Sebastian Vettel confident of Ferrari building on successful practice session

Sebastian Vettel said Ferrari can improve on their strong performance in Friday's second practice at the Brazilian Grand Prix where they were first and second.

Formula 1 2019: Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton unsure he can catch Ferrari at Brazilian Grand Prix; Valtteri Bottas more confident
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Formula 1 2019: Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton unsure he can catch Ferrari at Brazilian Grand Prix; Valtteri Bottas more confident

Lewis Hamilton admitted that two weeks after claiming his sixth drivers' world title he was not sure if he can mount a serious bid in Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix where he won from pole position last year.

Formula 1 2019: Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel tops timing in second practice session of Brazilian Grand Prix
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Formula 1 2019: Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel tops timing in second practice session of Brazilian Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel topped the times despite a "scruffy" lap on Friday as Ferrari delivered a resounding one-two to prove they are back on form in second free practice for this weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix.

Formula 1 2019: Lewis Hamilton says he will wait for Mercedes' chief Toto Wolff's plans before signing new contract
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Formula 1 2019: Lewis Hamilton says he will wait for Mercedes' chief Toto Wolff's plans before signing new contract

Lewis Hamilton, like most of his rivals, is out of contract after next season with a major shakeup of the sport scheduled for 2021.

Formula 1 2019: Ferrari's Charles LeClerc to take grid penalty at Brazilian Grand Prix for getting engine replaced
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Formula 1 2019: Ferrari's Charles LeClerc to take grid penalty at Brazilian Grand Prix for getting engine replaced

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc will take a grid penalty at this weekend’s Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix after team boss Mattia Binotto said his car’s power unit was damaged and needed replacing.

Formula 2019: Max Verstappen says Lewis Hamilton's success is 'getting a bit boring', backs youngsters to step up for title challenge
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Formula 2019: Max Verstappen says Lewis Hamilton's success is 'getting a bit boring', backs youngsters to step up for title challenge

Verstappen has 100 starts and seven wins to his name since becoming the sport’s youngest driver and next season he could yet become the youngest champion.

Lewis Hamilton's sixth world title was one forged with clever strategy, gritty driving and sheer consistency
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Lewis Hamilton's sixth world title was one forged with clever strategy, gritty driving and sheer consistency

Lewis Hamilton is slowly becoming not just the most iconic name of this era of motor-racing, but also extending his greatness to encompass all eras of the sport.

Formula 1 2019: Mercedes explain why Lewis Hamilton struggled to finish fifth fastest during United States qualifying
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Formula 1 2019: Mercedes explain why Lewis Hamilton struggled to finish fifth fastest during United States qualifying

Hamilton qualified only fifth fastest in Austin, while teammate Valtteri Bottas took pole position, before finishing the race in second place to secure his sixth world championship.

Formula 1 2019: Lewis Hamilton reveals 'battle with certain demons' following a sixth world championship title
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Formula 1 2019: Lewis Hamilton reveals 'battle with certain demons' following a sixth world championship title

Hamilton, now the second most successful driver of all time behind Michael Schumacher, flew to New York with his party after Sunday's race and an admission that he had been 'battling certain demons'.

Formula 1 2019: Lewis Hamilton ignores team strategy, Red Bull's rise and other talking points from US Grand Prix
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Formula 1 2019: Lewis Hamilton ignores team strategy, Red Bull's rise and other talking points from US Grand Prix

All the talking points from the United States Grand Prix where Lewis Hamilton wrapped his sixth World Championship

Formula 1 2019: Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel says he is delighted for Lewis Hamilton's title triumph but 'less happy' about his team's season
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Formula 1 2019: Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel says he is delighted for Lewis Hamilton's title triumph but 'less happy' about his team's season

Hamilton finished second behind Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas in Austin on Sunday and was cooling down after the race when, unexpectedly, Ferrari's four-time champion Vettel dropped in to whisper in his ear.

Formula 1 2019: Never mind records, Lewis Hamilton already in a league of his own after capturing sixth world title
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Formula 1 2019: Never mind records, Lewis Hamilton already in a league of his own after capturing sixth world title

Hamilton finished second in Texas to take the title with two races to spare and join seven-times champion Schumacher as the only drivers ever to win six crowns.

Formula 1 2019: Lewis Hamilton bags sixth world title at US Grand Prix, closes in on Michael Schumacher's tally
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Formula 1 2019: Lewis Hamilton bags sixth world title at US Grand Prix, closes in on Michael Schumacher's tally

Lewis Hamilton clinched his sixth world title, but not in the style he hoped for on Sunday when he finished second behind his triumphant Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas in an eventful United States Grand Prix

Formula 1 2019: Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton says he will not look to 'perform miracles' in US Grand Prix as sixth title triumph looms
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Formula 1 2019: Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton says he will not look to 'perform miracles' in US Grand Prix as sixth title triumph looms

Close observers of Hamilton and his career expect him to mount a bid for victory on Sunday at a track where he has won five of the previous seven races.

Formula 1 2019: Valtteri Bottas takes pole in Austin as title-chasing Lewis Hamilton suffers worst US qualifying result
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Formula 1 2019: Valtteri Bottas takes pole in Austin as title-chasing Lewis Hamilton suffers worst US qualifying result

Bottas, the only man who can delay Hamilton's celebrations, produced a stunning lap that broke Hamilton's qualifying record in Texas set last year.

Formula 1 2019: Sebastian Vettel hails Lewis Hamilton as 'one of best' ahead of world title coronation
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Formula 1 2019: Sebastian Vettel hails Lewis Hamilton as 'one of best' ahead of world title coronation

"How can we think differently? For me it is very clear. Lewis Hamilton is absolutely is one of the best," Sebastian Vettel said.

Formula 1 2019: Lewis Hamilton says he had to lie down to recover from massive headache caused by  bumpy United States GP track
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Formula 1 2019: Lewis Hamilton says he had to lie down to recover from massive headache caused by bumpy United States GP track

"It was the bumpiest track by far that I have ever been on — I had such a headache," said Lewis Hamilton. "So it's usually your butt on the floor and your spine takes all the compression so I was feeling horrible. I had such a massive headache after P1, I had to lay down."

Formula 1 2019: Sebastian Vettel says F1 going in 'wrong direction' with heavier, slower cars
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Formula 1 2019: Sebastian Vettel says F1 going in 'wrong direction' with heavier, slower cars

Sebastian Vettel warned on Thursday that Formula 1 was going in the 'wrong direction' by reverting to heavier and slower cars, as unveiled in the sport's launch of its new regulations for 2021 and beyond

Formula 1 2019: Max Verstappen hits back at Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel, says he is 'in their heads'
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Formula 1 2019: Max Verstappen hits back at Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel, says he is 'in their heads'

Max Verstappen on Thursday hit back at his critics, including Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel, saying their post-race comments in Mexico last Sunday proved that he was 'in their heads'

Formula 1 2019: Lewis Hamilton's cruise, Red Bull's missed chance, McLaren's troubles and other talking points from Mexican GP
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Formula 1 2019: Lewis Hamilton's cruise, Red Bull's missed chance, McLaren's troubles and other talking points from Mexican GP

Lewis Hamilton may not have clinched his sixth Formula 1 World Championship at the 2019 Mexico Grand Prix, but his drive from third place to the top step of the podium was a champion’s drive.