Aug 23

Vettel Leads P2 At Spa; Alonso Paces P1

Sebastian Vettel showed the way in P2 at Spa-Francorchamps. (Photo: Getty Images)

showed the way in P2 at . (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel posted the fastest time before his rear tire punctured in Friday’s second practice at the .

The three-time defending champion had to stop with about 20 minutes of the session remaining when his right rear tire popped and the loose rubber flapped around as he made his way back to the pits.

The German had earlier clocked 1 minute, 49.331 seconds, which was .059 quicker than Red Bull teammate Mark Webber and .818 faster than Lotus driver Romain Grosjean. While it was not immediately clear what caused the puncture, it could be unwelcome news for Pirelli given the furor surrounding its fast-shredding tires throughout the season. With his session over, Vettel stood alongside officials in the garage as they studied the car’s data.

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Jul 28

Hamilton Wins In Hungary

broke his drought on a swelteringly hot Sunday, winning the Hungarian Grand Prix to match Michael Schumacher’s track record of four wins.

Not that the Mercedes driver expected to win his first race since the United States GP last November, saying beforehand he would need “a miracle” despite qualifying in pole position for the third time in a row.

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Jul 27

Familiar Spot – Hamilton Takes Hungary Pole

Familiar Spot - Hamilton Takes Hungary Pole

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Mercedes driver will start from pole position for the fourth time this season after setting the fastest time at the end of qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix on Saturday.

The British driver sounded stunned when his team announced over the race radio that he had beaten three-time defending champion .

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Mar 24

No Bull – Vettel Nips Webber For Malaysian GP Win

F1 Grand Prix of Malaysia

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Three-time defending champion held off Red Bull teammate Mark Webber in a scintillating battle to win the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday, with the German later apologizing for ignoring team instructions late in the race.

Vettel, who had earlier complained to the team about Webber’s slow pace, battled the Australian for much of the day, with the cars almost touching as the German grabbed the lead on the 46th lap for his 27th victory, which matches the total of three-time champion Jackie Stewart. The German now leads Lotus driver Kimi Raiikonen by nine points in the championship.

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