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Formula One 2017 mid-season round-up: From Vettel’s ‘dangerous’ driving to Hamilton keeping his promise

Now, the teams have to close their factories down for two weeks and are not allowed to do any work on their cars, or even use work email.

Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen set to stay at Ferrari, says president Sergio Marchionne

Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen set to stay at Ferrari, says president Sergio Marchionne

Ahead of Formula One's European summer break, championship leader Vettel extended his lead to 14 points over Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton by securing 25 points in Budapest.

Hungarian Grand Prix 2017: Sebastian Vettel wins at Hungaroring; Lewis Hamilton keeps his word

Hungarian Grand Prix 2017: Sebastian Vettel wins at Hungaroring; Lewis Hamilton keeps his word

Two-time champion Spaniard Fernando Alonso came home sixth and recorded the fastest lap of the race for McLaren-Honda after a stirring and often remarkable drive.

Sebastian Vettel wins Hungarian Grand Prix 2017: As it happened...

Sebastian Vettel wins Hungarian Grand Prix 2017: As it happened...

Vettel celebrated on top of his Ferrari, punching the air. He will enjoy the world championship lead for the next four weeks.

Hungarian Grand Prix 2017: Sebastian Vettel takes pole ahead of Kimi Raikkonen

Hungarian Grand Prix 2017: Sebastian Vettel takes pole ahead of Kimi Raikkonen

The 30-year-old four-time champion clocked a best lap of one minute 16.276 seconds to secure his third pole at the Hungaroring circuit and the 48th of his career.

Hungarian Grand Prix: Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo fastest in crash-interrupted Friday practice

Hungarian Grand Prix: Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo fastest in crash-interrupted Friday practice

Vettel was second fastest, 0.183 off the pace, after a slow start to his weekend. Mercedes` Lewis Hamilton, a point behind the German in the standings and chasing a record sixth Hungarian victory on Sunday, was third and fifth respectively in the two sessions.

IndyCar driver Justin Wilson's death justifies F1 'halo', says Sebastian Vettel

IndyCar driver Justin Wilson's death justifies F1 'halo', says Sebastian Vettel

The governing FIA announced last week that the halo would be introduced next season as the best solution to a problem that has troubled the sport for years.

Hungarian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton can equal pole record, take F1 lead in Hungaroring

Hungarian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton can equal pole record, take F1 lead in Hungaroring

Hamilton remains a long way off Schumacher`s record 91 race wins but Saturday`s qualifying at the Hungaroring could see him equal the great German`s hitherto unmatched 68 pole positions.

Slow puncture caused Sebastian Vettel's Silverstone blowout

Slow puncture caused Sebastian Vettel's Silverstone blowout

His Finnish team mate Kimi Raikkonen, who finished third at Silvesrtone, also had a problem with the front left tyre in the closing laps and had to pit for a fresh set.

Lewis Hamilton enjoys British Grand Prix win but remains reserved over F1 future

Lewis Hamilton enjoys British Grand Prix win but remains reserved over F1 future

The triple world champion, so often an enigma shrouded in contradiction, offered little certainty after winning the British Grand Prix for a record-equaling fifth time.

Lewis Hamilton wins fifth British GP, cuts Sebastian Vettel's championship lead to one point

Lewis Hamilton wins fifth British GP, cuts Sebastian Vettel's championship lead to one point

Vettel, who had battled on worn tyres but looked like securing the final podium position until the blowout, finished seventh after an emergency pit stop with a shower of sparks from the wheel rim.

Lewis Hamilton wins British Grand Prix 2017: As it happened...

Lewis Hamilton wins British Grand Prix 2017: As it happened...

That's Hamilton's fifth British Grand Prix victory, drawing him level with Alain Prost and Jim Clark. Meanwhile just one point separates Vettel and Hamilton in the title fight.

British GP: Lewis Hamilton beats Kimi Raikkonen to pole, faces investigation

British GP: Lewis Hamilton beats Kimi Raikkonen to pole, faces investigation

Hamilton's championship-leading Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel, who has a 20-point advantage after nine of 20 races, qualified third.

Christian Horner suspects Sebastian Vettel could be tempted by Mercedes one day

Christian Horner suspects Sebastian Vettel could be tempted by Mercedes one day

Mercedes have triple world champion Lewis Hamilton under contract for next year while Finland's Valtteri Bottas joined in January with no guarantee beyond 2017.

British Grand Prix: Home hero Lewis Hamilton defends London no-show

British Grand Prix: Home hero Lewis Hamilton defends London no-show

The Briton, who will be chasing a fourth successive home win at Silverstone on Sunday, was the only driver to miss the F1 Live event on Wednesday.

British Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton aims to match Jim Clark's record four wins in a row at Silverstone

British Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton aims to match Jim Clark's record four wins in a row at Silverstone

The triple world champion is in need of home comforts after setbacks beyond his control in Azerbaijan and Austria left him 20 points behind Ferrari`s championship leader Sebastian Vettel as the season approaches the halfway stage.

New contract is up to Sebastian Vettel, says Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne

New contract is up to Sebastian Vettel, says Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne

Vettel has delayed contract talks to focus on the championship battle, saying there will be plenty of time over the summer, and any haggling is likely to be about money and the number of years.

Austrian Grand Prix: Sebastian Vettel unconvinced by Valtteri Bottas' reaction time

Austrian Grand Prix: Sebastian Vettel unconvinced by Valtteri Bottas' reaction time

The governing FIA said Bottas`s reaction time was 0.201 of a second. At the chequered flag, he beat Vettel by 0.658.

Austrian GP 2017: Valtteri Bottas secures second win; Sebastian Vettel extends lead

Austrian GP 2017: Valtteri Bottas secures second win; Sebastian Vettel extends lead

The victory from pole position was the second of the season and of his career for Bottas, who joined Mercedes in January as a replacement for 2016 world champion Nico Rosberg.

Valtteri Bottas wins Austrian Grand Prix 2017: As it happened...

Valtteri Bottas wins Austrian Grand Prix 2017: As it happened...

Vettel extends his championship with second place, while Ricciardo completes the podium by holding off Hamilton, who finishes fourth.