Kimi Raikkonen topped the timesheets with an excellent late effort in the first free practice session on Friday ahead of the 2017 Belgian Formula One Grand Prix.
Hamilton arrived in Belgium trailing Ferrari'sSebastian Vettel by 14 points at the top of the drivers' championship, but the Briton is refusing to write off the Italian marque's chances given its reputation for not pushing on Fridays.
On the so-called race-simulation runs, when teams fill up their tanks with fuel and practise the first part of the race, Vettel was 0.7secs on average quicker than Hamilton, with Bottas a further 0.1secs back.
The glories of Spa and the temple of speed that is Monza, which follows next weekend, notionally invite Mercedes to demonstrate the full potential of their auto and if not take control of the title race then to eke an advantage heading into the long haul, seven-race run to the line in Abu Dhabi at the end of November. Each has won four races and their rivalry has been characterised by mutual respect with a "road rage" flare up in Azerbaijan where Vettel banged wheels with Hamilton after hitting the back of his auto while the safety vehicle was deployed, although Vettel subsequently apologised. Mercedes should have an advantage in their power unit and a auto created to run best through the high-speed, flowing corners that abound at Spa, as it did in Hamilton's dominant win at Silverstone.
Let's see what happens."A big crowd is expected to camp out and herald Formula One's "return to work" from the beach at this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix where Stoffel Vandoorne will hope to mark his retention by McLaren with a strong showing in front of his home fans".
"It came to a point in Silverstone when Lewis said: 'I'm going to pull him along with me.' It's just an underlying respect for the other individual and the other race driver". Though Bottas managed to get the vehicle out of the gravel trap and return to the pits with minor front wing damage, the incident compromised the Finn's chance of matching any of the times set by the top three drivers.
"For me I was not so happy".
"But then it was more hard than the results look like, because we had some pretty close racing with Ferrari - Barcelona with Sebastian [Vettel] being really close behind Lewis, and then Sochi and Spielberg, being really close behind Valtteri. We just didn't get a very good weekend but it's true that Mercedes was very strong there", he said.
"At some point I think there will be news".
There is rain in the forecast, which might yet give us an outcome no one is expecting.
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The game itself is a stripped down version of Final Fantasy XV but still features the same storyline. These will all be available at the same time later this year, with Episode 1 being a free download.
After news of the trade broke late was in Detroit on Saturday, hooking up with the Dodgers for a game against the Tigers. The Dodgers (86-34) are on pace to tie the major league record for wins in a season with 116.
Google has been prepping up for the new iteration of Android for quite some time now, constantly releasing developer previews. The update brings a big revamp of the notification panel, with a new layout, colors , and features, like "snoozing".
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We have confirmation that Darth Maul will pilot his own ship which acts like a TIE phantom and disappears within the battlefield. Space battles are such a pivotal part of the Star Wars mythos and so it's great to see heroes worked into the fold.
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Barca deserve much better". "For me, they are not the people who should be there, for the direction of Barca", said Neymar . Neymar joined Paris Saint-Germain for £198m after the Qatari-owned club paid his buyout clause earlier this month.
Paramedics treated them at the scene, they were not taken to hospital. "Officers remain on scene and enquiries are ongoing". The unidentified man was taken into custody in central London Friday night, the city's Metropolitan Police said on Twitter.
Over on the Xbox 360 side of things, arcade racer Hydro Thunder Hurricane will go free from September 1 through September 15. Besides the free games, a subscription gets you multiplayer capabilities and some exclusive discounts in Xbox stores.
Bush and Barack Obama were not given Super Bowl rings during visits in 2002, 2004, 2005, and 2015, SB Nation reported . Trump reportedly received the same Super Bowl ring design provided to Patriots players and staffers.
Federal Judge Tosses Out Texas Voter ID Law
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'Star Wars' launches AR treasure hunt for Force Friday
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US, S. Korea Begin Kicking Tires On Trade Deal Retooling
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