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Vettel secures pole in Hockenheim, Hamilton out in Q1

Sebastian Vettel took pole position ahead of Valtteri Bottas at the German Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton dropped out of Q1 with a loss of hydraulic pressure.

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Story of qualifying: Vettel takes full advantage of Hamilton's heartache

A look at the main talking points from a dramatic qualifying session at Hockenheim.

Hamilton tries to push car back to pit-lane in Q1

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German Grand Prix

Qualifying reaction

Vettel: The car just got better and better

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Hamilton: We need to suck it up and move forward

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Top Headlines

German Grand Prix

Friday practice

Max tops FP2 despite engine troubles

Max Verstappen kept Red Bull top of the order in second practice despite hitting engine trouble.

Driver reaction

ESPN rounds up all the reaction from up and down the Hockenheim paddock following practice for the 2018 German Grand Prix.

Red Bull confident of good German GP race pace

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Formula 1

Hamilton signs new contract with Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton has signed a new two-year contract with Mercedes that will keep him at the team until the end of 2020.

Hamilton: I turned down an offer from a rival team

Lewis Hamilton has revealed that a team other than Mercedes approached him about a 2019 contract, but he insists he did not take the offer seriously.

How the 2019 F1 grid is shaping up

Your guide to the latest rumours on the F1 driver market as the pieces start to fall into place on the 2019 grid.

FOrmula 1

In numbers: Lewis Hamilton's F1 career

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Hamilton explains his Mercedes contract extension

Lewis Hamilton reveals why he didn't want to commit to the team for more than the two years of his new deal.

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Vettel: Leclerc will be great, but I'm happy with Kimi

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German GP

Can Mercedes get its season back on track?

ESPN previews the German Grand Prix and takes a look at what has happened to the once unflappable Silver Arrows who find themselves in desperate need of a win.

This was the photograph tweeted by Mercedes on Thursday morning, with the message "#Announce...". We expect confirmation of a new two-year deal for reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton to follow later today.

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WATCH: Rosberg's 2016 German pole lap

Ride onboard with Nico Rosberg as he took pole position at the German Grand Prix in 2016.

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Formula 1

Mercedes set for big technical restructure in 2019

Mercedes has announced a restructuring of its technical team ahead of 2019, which will see Aldo Costa step back from his role as Mercedes' engineering director.

Mercedes' F1 designer turned driver

When Mercedes needed a driver for a demonstration run at Imola, one man got the nod over both Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.

Radio Ga Ga: 'You are a lion!'

A round-up of the best radio soundbites from the British Grand Prix, where Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel ended Lewis Hamilton's run of home victories.

Mercedes looking for blame in the wrong places

Mercedes needs to look at the start rather than Turn 3 to see why it squandered another victory on Sunday.

British Grand Prix

Post-Race

Ferrari says Mercedes 'should be ashamed' after British GP comments

Ferrari boss Maurizio Arrivabene says the team's former technical director James Allison needs lessons in how to be a gentlemen after suggesting Kimi Raikkonen intentionally knocked Lewis Hamilton off the road at the start of the British Grand Prix.

Hamilton accepts Raikkonen's apology

Lewis Hamilton has accepted Kimi Raikkonen's apology for their first-lap collision at the British Grand Prix and retracted his suggestion that Raikkonen drove into him on purpose.

British Grand Prix

Analysis

Has the Ferrari, Mercedes rivalry turned bitter after Silverstone?

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Three things we learnt from the British Grand Prix

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Can Red Bull still be considered title contenders?

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Formula 1

British Grand Prix

Race

Vettel claims brilliant British GP win, Lewis fights back to second

Sebastian Vettel won a thrilling British Grand Prix that featured overtaking for the lead, two high-speed accidents and a brilliant fightback drive from Lewis Hamilton.

Vettel spoils Hamilton's Silverstone party

ESPN rounds up the main talking points from a thrilling British Grand Prix, where Sebastian Vettel claimed Ferrari's first win at Silverstone since 2011.

British Grand Prix

Qualifying

Lewis beats Ferraris to sixth pole at Silverstone

Lewis Hamilton saw off the Ferraris of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen to claim pole position for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

Emotional Lewis bags Silverstone record in style

A round-up of the main talking points from qualifying from the British Grand Prix, where Lewis Hamilton claimed a slice of history at his home circuit, but only after being pushed hard by Ferrari.

England goal interrupts Guenther Steiner interview

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British Grand Prix

Reaction

Hamilton takes last-gasp British GP pole

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British Grand Prix

Friday practice

Vettel edges Lewis in FP2 at Silverstone

Sebastian Vettel finished the second practice session for the British Grand Prix at the top of the timesheets, albeit just under a tenth of a second off the benchmark time set by Lewis Hamilton in first practice.

Hamilton: Whoever resurfaced Silverstone did the worst job ever

Lewis Hamilton still rates Silverstone as the greatest circuit in the world, but he has criticised the people responsible for making it the bumpiest track he has experienced in Formula One.

McLaren

Eric Boullier out

Alonso: I'm not the man running McLaren

Fernando Alonso has denied suggestions he is the man pulling the strings at McLaren and insisted he has full faith in CEO Zak Brown to lead the team back to the front of the grid.

What went wrong for Boullier and McLaren?

Maurice Hamilton analyses how McLaren went from world beaters to the back of the grid and why Eric Boullier was the fall guy.

Brown: McLaren success still years away

McLaren CEO Zak Brown has admitted a return to the front of the grid is still several seasons away after the team started a new rebuilding process on Tuesday.

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