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The 2018 F1 season in 21 headlines 

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Vettel in agony after crashing out of the lead in Germany
Vettel in agony after crashing out of the lead in Germany

8.    France: New track, same story

Formula 1 returned to France after being off the calendar since 2008 when Felipe Massa won for Ferrari. The track at Paul Ricard served as another track where Hamilton took pole and bossed his way to another win.

9.    Austria: Max unleashes the bull at home track

Max Verstappen won his first race of 2018 leading a Ferrari 2-3. This gave Red Bull their first (home) win at the Red Bull Ring, as Mercedes had already bungled during the VSC with Hamilton having their first double DNF.

10. Britain: Vettel steals homeboy’s thunder 

Silverstone saw Hamilton have a bad start from pole and tangling with Raikkonen as rival Vettel took a controlled win. The two safety car periods helped Hamilton claw back to second while Raikkonen took the last spot on the podium.

11. Germany: ….and the title is lying in the gravel

Hamilton won from 14th on the grid, but that was not looking possible when Vettel was leading comfortably. Then it rained and the Ferrari driver went into the gravel and the barriers to literally beach his title chances.

12. Hungary: Another setback to Ferrari after Marchionne

Ferrari crew wore black armbands in honour of Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne, who passed away 4 days ago. With Hamilton winning again from pole, the Italian team couldn't get the win that they wanted for the late man.

13. Belgium: Vettel blasts past the Radillon and Hamilton

This round at Spa gave the impression that Ferrari was finally up for it with Vettel passing Hamilton as he was standing still. The race also saw Force India come out of administration and grab a fabulous 5-6 finish.

14. Italy: Lewis breaks tifosi hearts. Again.

While Raikkonen set the fastest ever lap in F1 history in qualifying to take pole, Hamilton found a way to pass him on track after a titanic but fair tussle, thus pouring water over the expectation of a Ferrari win at Monza.

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