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# Formula 1
Lewis Hamilton on pole with record lap as Mercedes dominate
The newly-crowned world champion topped the times in Saturday’s final free practice.
# driversity
F1 chief wants to see more US, Asian and female drivers as Hanoi circuit unveiled
Japan has led the way for Asian drivers in F1, but Chase Carey is keen to bring in competitors from China and Thailand.
# Snap Happy
It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week
Here’s how the last seven days looked through the lens.
# home comforts
Kimi Raikkonen sets fastest lap in F1 history to claim pole position at Monza
Ferrari driver beats Juan-Pablo Montoya’s record which has stood since 2004.
# need for speed
'A Hollywood movie script that you wouldn't believe': How a shy boy from Dundrum took on the world
It’s almost 40 years ago to the day when Derek Daly found himself on the starting grid of the British Grand Prix.
# Motor Sport
Hamilton wins French Grand Prix to reclaim top spot in Formula One championship
The British driver started from pole and finished ahead of runner-up Max Verstappen and third-placed Kimi Raikkonen.
# Formula 1
Lift-off for Hamilton as he clocks record-breaking qualifying lap at Spanish GP
It’s a Mercedes 1-2 on the grid after Saturday’s qualifying session in Barcelona.
# Formula One
Vettel on pole for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix ahead of revived Hamilton in Baku
Sebastian Vettel claimed pole for Sunday’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix ahead of a revived Lewis Hamilton.
# Formula One
Vettel holds off Hamilton to win Australian Grand Prix thriller in Melbourne
The four-time world champion pipped Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton to the season-opener in Melbourne.
# Tribute
Senna helped me to shock win, says Hamilton
The British driver had to hold his nerve during three safety cars and the first wet conditions ever seen in Singapore.
# success
Lewis Hamilton wins crucial, chaotic Singapore GP
The British star’s title rival Sebastian Vettel crashed out on the first lap.
# Formula 1
Stellar Sebastian Vettel holds out to win Hungarian Grand Prix
Vettel held off a late charge from Lewis Hamilton, who finished in fourth place.
# Best of Enemies
Gloves are off for Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel and a bitter rivalry is badly needed in F1
The pair – involved in a proper battle for the championship – were involved in a high-profile incident in Baku today.
# Mixed Fortunes
Kimi Raikkonen on pole as Lewis Hamilton struggles
Ferrari earned a first front row lockout at the Monaco Grand Prix since 2008.
'There were several people who were my father'
In this extract from his autobiography, Damon Hill recalls growing up in the shadow of his famous dad.
# He's done it
Nico Robsberg crowned F1 champion after thrilling Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
He finished second to Lewis Hamilton today but that sealed his maiden title.
# F1
Lewis Hamilton shades Rosberg for title-deciding pole in Abu Dhabi
Hamilton claimed pole for Sunday’s title-showdown Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
# To The Wire
Lewis Hamilton wins chaotic Brazilian GP to take F1 title fight to the final race
All eyes on Abu Dhabi in a fortnight’s time.
# Tense
Hamilton storms to pole at Mexican Grand Prix
Nico Rosberg saved his best lap until last, but the championship leader was denied pole by team-mate and championship rival.
# Nic Of Time
Good job! Rosberg punishes Hamilton and closes championship gap to just 2 points
Slow start costs Hamilton at the Italian GP in Monza.
# End of an era
Jenson Button 'not retiring' but will take a 'break' from Formula 1 next year
The 36-year-old became world champion in 2009 but won’t be driving for McClaren next year.
# F1
Hamilton steals pole from Rosberg with stunning final lap at British GP
It will be a Mercedes 1-2 on the grid at Silverstone tomorrow.
# Drama
VIDEO: Heavy crash curtails Canadian GP final practice
Dutch teenager Max Verstappen was second quickest in his Red Bull ahead of German Nico Rosberg of Mercedes.
# Best of Enemies
Mercedes team-mates Hamilton and Rosberg crash within seconds of Spanish GP start
Teenager Max Verstappen seizes chance in Barcelona to become the youngest-ever winner of an F1 Grand Prix.
# Boost
Rosberg roars to China pole as Hamilton stalls
The German, who won the season’s first two races, is joined on the front row for Sunday’s race by Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo.
# F1
Hamilton involved in first lap collision as Rosberg makes it two from two in Bahrain
Drama in the second race of the F1 season.
# Eddie Jordan
The new Top Gear will have an Irish host
The ex-Formula 1 boss will join Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc.
# Man V Machine
Ever wondered who'd win in a fight between an F1 car and a rugby pack?
Probably not… but here’s the answer anyway.
# Hats Off
Lewis Hamilton is world champion again, and Nico Rosberg doesn't look too pleased
Lewis Hamilton won his third Formula 1 world title
Verstappen passes driving test six months after F1 debut
He’s been in 14 F1 Grands Prix, but Max Verstappen is now legally permitted to drive on public roads.
# F1
Lewis Hamilton roasted Nico Rosberg at the very start of today's Japanese Grand Prix
Controversy as Hamilton stretches his championship lead to 48 points with five races remaining.
# cheating death
'I was asphyxiated & had gone a pale shade of blue': Martin Donnelly on staying alive
25 years ago exactly, Irish Formula 1 driver Martin Donnelly should’ve died but miraculously clung to life and survived.
# Under Pressure
Lewis Hamilton's victory stands despite tyre controversy in Italy
Rival teams said Hamilton should have been disqualified.
# Wardrobe Malfunction
Lewis Hamilton endured a rather humiliating experience at Wimbledon yesterday
The Formula 1 champion was the latest to fall foul of the tournament’s strict dress code.
# Sunday Times Rich List
Lewis Hamilton remains richest sportsman in Britain but Rory McIlroy enjoys lucrative year
The Sunday Times’ annual list sees the Formula 1 driver well ahead of the rest of the field.
# aunty's blooper
'Next year, Rory, bring your goldfish': Twitter can't believe Hamilton beat McIlroy to SPOTY
That dog shouldn’t even have been allowed on the carpet.
# World Champion
There'll be about 100 gallons of champagne sprayed on Lewis Hamilton tonight
The Englishman clinched his second F1 title after winning the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
# schumi
Schumacher doctor sees progress in F1 legend's recovery
“We hope, but we have to give him time,” said Jean-Francois Payen.
# Schumacher
Michael Schumacher is out of a coma and has left Grenoble hospital
F1 star had been in CHU Grenoble since a serious skiing accident last December.
# Formula 1
F1 drivers escape without serious injury after this 300kph crash in Canada
“It could have been a very serious accident,” Felipe Massa fumed afterwards.