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Hamilton quickest on day one of F1 testing

Lewis Hamilton made an encouraging start to testing by setting the pace at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in his new W08 on Monday.

The three-time Formula One world champion’s quickest lap was a second faster than he managed in pre-season testing in Spain last year, with Sebastian Vettel second-fastest.

Hamilton clocked one minute 21.765 seconds on soft-compound tyres as Mercedes racked up 152 laps on day one…………Read More

Lewis Hamilton believes new Formula 1 cars will be a ‘massive challenge’

Lewis Hamilton says he believes the new faster Formula 1 cars this year will be a “massive challenge”.

The Mercedes driver said he had trained hard but had no idea whether he was fit enough for cars which could be four seconds a lap faster than 2016.

“I don’t know if I’ll be easily fit enough, or will struggle a bit or be super-underneath and need to work harder,” the 32-year-old said…………Read More

Ricciardo Triumphs, Hamilton Flames Out at F1 Malaysian Grand Prix

Formula 1 is too tedious now, right? Too predictable? Not the case at Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix. Four-time champion Sebastien Vettel got frisky with Red Bull rookie Max Verstappen, then ended up colliding with Mercedes-AMG’s Nico Rosberg………….Read More

Lewis Hamilton excited by challenge of back-row start at Spa

Lewis Hamilton says he is excited about the challenge of starting from the back of the Belgian GP grid.

The Mercedes driver has been demoted to the last row after the world champions spent five of their remaining 11 tokens in the process of introducing two upgraded power units for his car……….Read More