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Lewis Hamilton taking pole has been a safe bet since the weekend's action started on Friday. He will be joined on the front row by Sebastian Vettel, the only man who can beat him to this year's title, but the German's recent misfortune means the championship fight is lacking the sting of previous rounds. Hamilton and Mercedes have looked strong all weekend so (barring some more drama in the title fight) challenging the No.44 car over race distance might be a big ask for Vettel, but at least he is well placed to ensure the fight goes on for another weekend.

Nate Saunders, F1 Associate Editor

Formula 1

Carpooling with Valtteri Bottas.

Laurence Edmondson joins Valtteri Bottas on his journey to the Circuit of the Americas and discusses his career, his future and his relationship with team mate Lewis Hamilton.

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Qualifying Reaction

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Hamilton takes pole, but Vettel shows fight.

Lewis Hamilton might have stormed to pole position in Austin, but Jonathan Legard argues that Sebastian Vettel produced a more impressive lap.

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Sainz stands out on Renault debut.

In his first qualifying session behind the wheel of a Renault, Carlos Sainz shows why the team were so keen to get him in the seat.

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The story of the Formula One season so far.

As Lewis Hamilton closes in on a fourth drivers' title in Austin, take a look back at the F1 season so far.

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Preview

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Can anything stop Hamilton in Austin?

Nate Saunders and Laurence Edmondson discuss if there is anything that can stop Lewis Hamilton from picking up his fourth world title this weekend.

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What can we expect from the US Grand Prix?

ESPN's Jennie Gow and Maurice Hamilton preview the US Grand Prix and Lewis Hamilton's chances of clinching the drivers' championship.

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