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Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton wins inaugural Qatar Grand Prix, rival Max Verstappen finishes second
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Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton wins inaugural Qatar Grand Prix, rival Max Verstappen finishes second

One week on from arguably his toughest and greatest win in Brazil, Hamilton enjoyed one of his easiest.

Formula 1: Max Verstappen given five-place grid penalty at Qatar Grand Prix for 'not respecting' yellow flags
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Formula 1: Max Verstappen given five-place grid penalty at Qatar Grand Prix for 'not respecting' yellow flags

Verstappen had qualified in second originally, but will be replaced on the front row by Alpha Tauri driver Pierre Gasly

Formula 1 2021: Tensions boil in Qatar between Mercedes and Red Bull
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Formula 1 2021: Tensions boil in Qatar between Mercedes and Red Bull

The most dramatic Formula 1 title fight in at least a decade further intensified when Horner and Wolff traded barbs at the same time the FIA denied Mercedes' right to appeal last week's non-penalty on championship leader Max Verstappen.

Qatar Grand Prix: Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas sets fastest time in Friday's second free practice
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Qatar Grand Prix: Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas sets fastest time in Friday's second free practice

Bottas, set to leave for Alfa Romeo next year, was 0.209 seconds quicker than Alpha Tauri's Pierre Gasly, with championship rivals Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton third and fourth.

Brazilian GP: Lewis Hamilton pips Max Verstappen to finish line despite starting 10th
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Brazilian GP: Lewis Hamilton pips Max Verstappen to finish line despite starting 10th

Verstappen, the winner of the race's previous edition in 2019, finished second and saw his lead in the driver's championship shrink to 14 points, with three races left. The winner of a race gets 25 points.

Formula 1: Bottas takes Brazilian GP pole, Hamilton finishes P5 after starting from last
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Formula 1: Bottas takes Brazilian GP pole, Hamilton finishes P5 after starting from last

Hamilton shrugged off that setback by flying through the field from last place to finish fifth from 20th in the sprint.

Brazilian GP: Lewis Hamilton disqualified from qualifying; Max Verstappen fined for touching rival car
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Brazilian GP: Lewis Hamilton disqualified from qualifying; Max Verstappen fined for touching rival car

Verstappen was fined 50,000 euros by stewards after video taken from the grandstands at Interlagos showed him touching the rear wing of rival Hamilton's car.

Formula 1: Jackie Stewart says a title for Max Verstappen will be 'good for motorsport'
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Formula 1: Jackie Stewart says a title for Max Verstappen will be 'good for motorsport'

Verstappen leads Hamilton by 19 points heading into Sunday's Brazil Grand Prix and the Dutchman looks increasingly capable of denying the Briton the title for the first time since 2016.

Sao Paulo Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton under investigation after sprint edge
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Sao Paulo Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton under investigation after sprint edge

Race stewards were investigating whether or not the DRS system - the flap mounted on the rear wing of the car which opens to gain top speed - had exceeded allowed limits.

Sao Paulo Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton bracing for five-place grid penalty
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Sao Paulo Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton bracing for five-place grid penalty

If Mercedes decide Hamilton needs a fifth engine of the season, it would trigger an automatic penalty of five places on the grid and reduce his chances of claiming a victory to trim or overhaul Max Verstappen’s 19-point advantage in the title race.

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.

Mexico Grand Prix: Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas, Lewis Hamilton in front-row lockout
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Mexico Grand Prix: Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas, Lewis Hamilton in front-row lockout

For Bottas, it was a career 19th pole position, bettering the 18 of Rene Arnoux as the driver on most poles without ever winning the world title.

Formula 1: Max Verstappen dominates Lewis Hamilton in Mexico Grand Prix practice
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Formula 1: Max Verstappen dominates Lewis Hamilton in Mexico Grand Prix practice

Red Bull's Sergio Perez, racing in front of his home fans at the spectacular Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, was fourth at 0.570sec behind his teammate.

Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton - Max Verstappen rivalry is sport's best duel in years
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Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton - Max Verstappen rivalry is sport's best duel in years

Through pulsing race wins, crashes and clashes, the two have crafted F1's best on-track duel in a decade.

Formula 1 planning to have six qualifying sprint races in coming season, says Ross Brawn
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Formula 1 planning to have six qualifying sprint races in coming season, says Ross Brawn

The two that have been trialled so far this season at Silverstone and Monza have been generally well-received, with a third scheduled for Brazil later this month.

Formula 1 2021: Max Verstappen has stronger hand in title thriller, feels Lewis Hamilton
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Formula 1 2021: Max Verstappen has stronger hand in title thriller, feels Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton trails the effervescent Dutch driver by 12 points after finishing second to Verstappen in the United States Grand Prix on Sunday.

US Grand Prix: Max Verstappen holds off Lewis Hamilton to win thriller, extends championship lead to 12 points
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US Grand Prix: Max Verstappen holds off Lewis Hamilton to win thriller, extends championship lead to 12 points

The victory by 1.33 seconds was Verstappen's eighth of the season at a track where Hamilton had won five times.

US Grand Prix: Max Verstappen edges Lewis Hamilton for pole in front of 1,20,000 fans
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US Grand Prix: Max Verstappen edges Lewis Hamilton for pole in front of 1,20,000 fans

Verstappen, who leads Hamilton by six points in the championship race, claimed his ninth pole of 2021 with a time of 1min 32.910sec, just two tenths faster than the British driver.

Formula 1: Max Verstappen blasts 'stupid idiot' Lewis Hamilton in US GP practice
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Formula 1: Max Verstappen blasts 'stupid idiot' Lewis Hamilton in US GP practice

Verstappen complained on team radio that Hamilton was a "stupid idiot" and never seemed to recover his poise, ending the session eighth fastest.

Formula 1 heads into unknown with drivers' championship finely balanced
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Formula 1 heads into unknown with drivers' championship finely balanced

With six of the 21 rounds to race, Max Verstappen of Red Bull has retaken the lead in the drivers' championship by six points over reigning champion Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes.