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After Spa
Championship Standings:

Pos Entrant Points
1 Sebastian Vettel 220
2 Lewis Hamilton 213
3 Valtteri Bottas 179
4 Daniel Ricciardo 132
5 Kimi Raikkonen 128
6 Max Verstappen 67
7 Sergio Perez 56
8 Esteban Ocon 47
9 Nico Hulkenberg 34
10 Felipe Massa 27
11 Romain Grosjean 24
12 Carlos Sainz Jr. 19
13 Lance Stroll 18
14 Kevin Magnussen 11
15 Fernando Alonso 10
16 Pascal Wehrlein 5
17 Daniil Kvyat 4
18 Stoffel Vandoorne 1

Pos Team Points
1 Mercedes 392
2 Ferrari 348
3 Red Bull 199
4 Force India 103
5 Williams 45
6 Toro Rosso 40
7 Haas 35
8 Renault 34
9 McLaren 11
10 Sauber 5

Latest F1 News and Commentary

Singapore GP Sunday Press Conference
  Top-3 Drivers

1 – Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes)
2 – Daniel RICCIARDO (Red Bull)
3 – Valtteri BOTTAS (Mercedes)
Hamilton waltzes to easy win in Singapore
  After Ferraris and Verstappen crash in turn 1

It was predicted by that Max Verstappen would crash with the Ferraris in Turn 1 of the Singapore GP and that is exactly what happened on a wet start. With all three out Lewis Hamilton, who started 5th was leading at the end of lap 1 and from there he easily held off Daniel Ricciardo's Red Bull to extend his championship lead to 28 points and pretty much guarantees he will be the 2017 F1 World Champion. It is over.

Singapore GP Saturday Press Conference
  Top-3 Qualifiers

1 – Sebastian VETTEL (Ferrari)
2 – Max VERSTAPPEN (Red Bull)
3 – Daniel RICCIARDO (Red Bull)
Vettel blazes to pole in Singapore
  Vettel sets new record for Ferrari

The Red Bulls were fastest in both sessions Friday and the final practice on Saturday morning, but when it really counted Sebastian Vettel drove his Ferrari to pole with a record lap of 1m39.491s for the Singapore GP. Vettel had pole when all the drivers went out for their final run, but no one could catch Vettel, who went even faster on his final run but did not have to. Max Verstappen was 2nd for Red Bull 0.323s behind Vettel and his Red Bull teammate Daniel Riccardo was right behind 0.349s back.

Toro Rosso and Honda Press Conference
  Singapore GP Friday Press Conference

Representatives from Toro Rosso and Honda speak with the press following their announcement of a multi-year deal which starts from the 2018 season.
Honda and Toro Rosso – Masashi YAMAMOTO (Honda), Katsuhide MORIYAMA (Honda), Franz TOST (Toro Rosso)
Renault and McLaren: Zak BROWN (McLaren), Cyril ABITEBOUL (Renault), Christian HORNER (Red Bull Racing)

Singapore GP Thursday Press Conference
  Six Drivers

Fernando ALONSO (McLaren)
Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes)
Jolyon PALMER (Renault)
Kevin MAGNUSSEN (Haas)
Daniel RICCIARDO (Red Bull Racing)
Lance STROLL (Williams)
Italian GP Sunday Press Conference
  Top-3 Drivers
1 - Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes)
2 - Valtteri BOTTAS (Mercedes)
3 - Sebastian VETTEL (Ferrari)
Mercedes duo waltz to easy win at Monza
  Hamilton and Bottas 1-2 in Italian GP

Lewis Hamilton started from pole and led his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas to an easy 1-2 win in the Italian GP at Monza. Sebastian Vettel was a distant 3rd for Ferrari that was once again no match for the superior Aldo Costa designed Mercedes finishing a whopping 36-seconds behind. With his win Hamilton took the points lead from Vettel and it's expected it will be an easy waltz to the 2017 title for Hamilton and Mercedes will easily win the constructors title.

Hamilton takes record breaking 69th pole
  In wet qualifying for the Italian GP

Lewis Hamilton is now the most proficient pole winner in the history of F1 turning an amazing lap of 1m34.660s to win the pole for the Italian GP at Monza in very wet conditions. Max Verstappen was 2nd for Red Bull a full 1.1 seconds behind Hamilton. Daniel Riccardo was third in the 2nd Red Bull. The big surprise was the poor performance of both Ferraris over 2 seconds slower than Hamilton in 7th and 8th position and out to lunch.

Italian GP Friday Press Conference
  From Monza
Team Representatives

Toto WOLFF (Mercedes)
Maurizio ARRIVABENE (Ferrari)
Frederic VASSEUR (Sauber)
Robert FERNLEY (Force India)
Claire WILLIAMS (Williams)
Gene HAAS (Haas)
Italian GP Thursday Press Conference
  From Monza
Esteban OCON (Force India)
Sergio PEREZ (Force India)
Sebastian VETTEL (Ferrari)
Romain GROSJEAN (Haas),
Nico HULKENBERG (Renault),
Carlos SAINZ Jr. (Scuderia Toro Rosso)
2018 F2 unveiled in Monza
  Halo added

The FIA Formula 2 Championship unveiled the F2 2018 to the international media in Monza today. The new car, which will be raced in the 2018, 2019 and 2020 seasons, was revealed in the Formula 1 paddock ahead of the 9th Round of the 2017 F2 season. The new car, which complies with the latest F1 safety standards, features architecture typical of a modern F1 car and a 3.4 liter turbo-charged Mecachrome engine, which delivers 620 HP at 8,750 rpm.

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