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F1: Red Bull title challenge must start at the ‘very first race’, says Marko

Marko: no more excuses Red Bull Racing advisor Helmut Marko says the team will have “no more excuses” as they bid to challenge for the 2020 Formula 1 world titles. Max Verstappen and Alex Albon continue their partnership in the Honda-powered Red Bull cars. And Marko believes that Honda’s “gains” in 2020 mean there will be […]

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Wolff and Stroll plotting Aston Martin takeover at Mercedes?

Mercedes are yet to commit to Formula One past the end of the 2020 season and reports now suggest that Lawrence Stroll is eyeing up a takeover of the team alongside Toto Wolff if his bid to purchase Aston Martin is successful. After Stroll was confirmed to have met with Aston Martin last week, the nature […]

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Horner eager to see Hamilton take on F1’s latest talent “wave”

While the two 22-year-olds were powerless to stop Hamilton from securing his sixth F1 drivers’ title last year, they both impressed and earned new long-term deals with their respective teams. Leclerc has committed to Ferrari through 2024, while Verstappen is due to remain at Red Bull until the end of 2023. Though Hamilton’s Mercedes team has dominated F1’s […]

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How Schumacher set a record 91 F1 wins – and Hamilton drew within striking distance

When Michael Schumacher crossed the finishing line first at the 2006 Chinese Grand Prix, we knew we had seen one of the last victories of a tremendous career. Just two rounds of the season remained, and Schumacher had already announced he would leave F1 at the end of the year. His eventual return to F1 with […]

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Briatore: Verstappen must ‘learn to keep his mouth shut’

Former Renault team boss Flavio Briatore says he is a fan of Max Verstappen but admit the Dutchman must “learn to keep his mouth shut” if he is to become one of the sports elite. Verstappen is never too far from the headlines and, when accusations of Ferrari using illegal practices to increase output from their power unit, it […]

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Lewis Hamilton donates $500,000 to charity to help fight Australian bushfires after more than one billion animals killed

Reigning Formula One world champion has asked his followers to consider what they are doing to impact the world after expressing his ‘devastation’ at the Australian bushfires Six-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has donated $500,000 (£382,000) towards the relief efforts fighting the Australian bushfires, and has urged his fans to “think about the impact we are […]

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Dutch GP boss: Mercedes F1 quit ‘not unthinkable’

Dutch Grand Prix boss Jann Lammers admits it is ‘not unthinkable’ that Mercedes could quit F1 at the end of the year. With huge regulation changes for 2021, the sort that saw the order shuffled considerably in 2009 and again in 2014, many are predicting that Mercedes would rather leave the sport than risk losing […]

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Lewis Hamilton vows to ‘come back fighting’ as he hunts down Schumacher record

Lewis Hamilton is in no mood to slow down as he goes on the hunt to level with Michael Schumacher on seven-world titles. In 2019, Hamilton took his fifth title in six years – can Red Bull or Ferrari provide a serious challenger in 2020? Love him or loath him, Hamilton is one of the greatest F1 drivers […]

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Todt: People need to realise level of Mercedes’ achievements

FIA president Jean Todt reckons that people haven’t yet come to realise just how impressive Mercedes’ recent run of success in Formula 1 is.In 2019, Lewis Hamilton won the driver’s championship while the team won the constructors’ championship, which made it their sixth double in a row since 2014. This broke the record previously held by Ferrari, […]

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Lewis Hamilton has already surpassed Michael Schumacher as the greatest

Lewis Hamilton has already surpassed Michael Schumacher as greatest of all time, says Eddie Jordan Lewis Hamilton has yet to beat Michael Schumacher’s record haul of seven world championships, but as far as Eddie Jordan is concerned the Mercedes superstar has already overtaken the German legend. The Briton sealed his sixth world title at the […]

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Lewis Hamilton has already surpassed Michael Schumacher as greatest of all time, says Eddie Jordan Niall McCague – Senior Writer 16:53 27/11/2019 FacebookTwitterMail Lewis Hamilton has yet to beat Michael Schumacher’s record haul of seven world championships, but as far as Eddie Jordan is concerned the Mercedes superstar has already overtaken the German legend. The Briton sealed his sixth world title at the US Grand Prix earlier this month to put him within one championship of Schumacher, and just eight race wins short of matching the former Ferrari’s drivers illustrious record of 91 career victories. The debate of F1’s greatest driver of all time has no clear answer. Schumacher is statistically the greatest but the conversation will and should extend beyond that until it is beaten. Comparing drivers in different eras is nearly impossible. However, the man who gave Schumacher his debut in Formula One at Jordan Racing in 1991 is now convinced Hamilton is in a league of his own. “Lewis is in a position you can rightfully say, in my opinion, he is the best driver that’s ever been,” Jordan told Sport360, speaking at the Dubai Motor Show recently. Related Chairman Ben Kenwright says Carlo Ancelotti is already loving life at Everton WATCH: New on-board footage from Lewis Hamilton – Valentino Rossi ride swap in Valencia “He had some stiff talent in terms of (Alain) Prost, (Aryton) Senna and Schumacher, and people before that with (Juan Manuel) Fangio. I think the sport has moved on, but we are talking about the current era, and I think Hamilton is ahead of anybody.” Jordan, 71, admits that Schumacher’s success was partially achieved by total backing of their prized asset during Ferrari’s glory years, whereas Hamilton has most often relied on himself to fend off stiff competition. When one looks at the calibre of competition Hamilton has had for team-mates over the years – from Fernando Alonso to Nico Robserg to Valtteri Bottas – that’s even more of a reason why the 34-year-old deserves to be regarded as the greatest. “One of the things that went ahead Michael. There’s no doubt about his speed, talent, unbelievable, seven world titles. I also managed (Eddie) Irvine, (Rubens) Barrichello, (Jean) Alesi and all these guys, who drove in the team with him,” he said. “I just feel that Ferrari and Michael didn’t need to control the driver like they did. That plays a little against him in my opinion. Some people say he’s the greatest of all time. “Prost didn’t go into McLaren and say Senna can’t pass me here, or someone has to let me by. He was a racing driver, a team-mate, he did his best. They weren’t implied conditions contractually. That’ll always stand against Michael.” Hamilton will celebrate his 35th birthday in January, then set his sights on matching the German’s record, convinced his skills and motivation are yet to peak. The Stevenage man is still highly motivated and has proven to have the edge over rivals Sebastian Vettel, Max Verstappen and Bottas, and will be confident to do so again in 2020. Still extracting the maximum from his car, Hamilton will be relentless in his pursuit of another world championship, and perhaps spurred to greater heights because of the rise of Charles Leclerc and Verstappen. Aside from his general class behind the wheel, his mental control sets from apart from the competition. At this level, you have to have a mental control to block out the pressures and directions of life in general. Hamilton has blocked it out and performed when necessary. And even with his rivals showing admirably for stretches of the season, Hamilton still remains a titanic opponent to overcome. “He should be on seven titles. He shouldn’t have let Nico (Rosberg) beat him in 2016. Let him win his seventh title first and go on from there,” said Jordan. “The car is strong. Great drivers always wind up in great cars, and between Niki (Lauda), Toto (Wolff) and the team, I believe that Lewis helped develop that car into being as good as it is. So do not assume that he just has the best car. He does have a very strong car. But could he win a world championship in Ferrari, absolutely?”

Lewis Hamilton has already surpassed Michael Schumacher as greatest of all time, says Eddie Jordan Lewis Hamilton has yet to beat Michael Schumacher’s record haul of seven world championships, but as far as Eddie Jordan is concerned the Mercedes superstar has already overtaken the German legend. The Briton sealed his sixth world title at the […]

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Alfa Romeo F1 team rebranded as Kubica joins in reserve role

Robert Kubica will join the Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team as a reserve driver for 2020, with  with his backer  PKN Orlen coming on board as a “co-title sponsor”. Kubica made his return to the F1 grid with Williams in 2019 following a long absence triggered by his life-threatening rally crash eight years prior. Image: […]

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Six Years On: What is Michael Schumacher’s condition?

It is now exactly six years since Michael Schumacher suffered serious head injuries in a skiing fall. The Formula 1 legend has not been seen publicly since the incident and fans have often craved the rare updates that are offered on his condition. Schumacher is one of the most decorated and lauded figures in the […]

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Porsche were ‘really close’ to F1 commitment admits motorsport boss

Porsche came “really close” to committing to a Formula 1 engine programme according to Fritz Enzinger, Vice-President of Motorsport at Porsche and Head of Group Motorsport at Volkswagen AG. It’s often rumoured that Volkswagen, or one of its many brands including Lamborghini, Porsche or Audi, is mulling an F1 entry, however it has never become […]

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F1 wants Hamilton to race forever – Carey

Formula 1 would like Lewis Hamilton to race ‘forever’, but is also excited by the challenge he faces from young drivers, according to chairman and CEO Chase Carey. Hamilton wrapped up a sixth drivers’ championship in 2019, leaving him just one short of Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of seven. Hamilton is also just seven short […]

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Verstappen ‘loves’ working with Honda as Red Bull dig at Renault

Red Bull’s gushing praise of Honda has continued in the wake of their first season together. Having become fed up with a lack of reliability and performance from Renault, the Milton Keynes-based outfit took the gamble with the Japanese manufacturer, who had shown strong progress with their junior team at Toro Rosso in 2018. And […]

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F1 Pundit Predicts Honda’s Complete Takeover of Red Bull Very Soon

Although Red Bull Racing has only just completed a full year alongside engine supplier, Honda, there are some grand designs being woven. According to a former racing driver, Jan Lammers, the Red Bull-Honda marriage is now contemplating taking massive steps. He believes that somewhere down the line, Honda may take over the entire F1 operation […]

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Insight: Ferrari locks down Charles Leclerc, so what now?

  Ferrari had already committed to Charles Leclerc through 2022 but news of his contract extension through 2024 ties him and the team together until the middle of the decade. Is there still hope for Sebastian Vettel? What of Lewis Hamilton? And what of the other options? A statement of intent Five-year deals are not commonplace […]

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F1 must provide better business opportunity for new teams – Carey

Formula 1 should provide a strong business opportunity for prospective new teams, according to the sport’s CEO and chairman Chase Carey. The grid has been made up exclusively of the current 10 teams for the past three seasons, since Manor went out of business at the start of 2017. While Haas has been competitive since […]

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Bottas open to offers outside of Mercedes

Valtteri Bottas says he remains open to opportunities outside of Mercedes for 2021, but remains certain for now that the Silver Arrows remain the team to be with in Formula 1.Mercedes’ driver line-up beyond next year remains highly uncertain, with both Bottas and Lewis Hamilton coming to the end of their contracts and the Briton reportedly looking into a […]

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ADAPT OR GET LEFT BEHIND

Preparing for F1’s new era and tackling disruptive change in tech are more similar than you think The stakes are high, and they just got even higher. Designed to redefine the fabric of Formula 1, the sport’s revolutionary rulebook for 2021 is set to usher in a new era of closer racing, better-looking cars, fairer finances, […]

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Horner expects Red Bull to challenge Mercedes in 2020

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner believes his team can be the main challengers to Mercedes next season off the back of strong showings from Max Verstappen and Honda this year. Daniel Ricciardo left for Renault ahead of 2019 at the same time that Red Bull switched to the Japanese engine manufacturer, leaving Verstappen to […]

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Hamilton and Wolff to Ferrari?

Eddie Jordan believes it is “absolutely certain” that Lewis Hamilton will ditch Mercedes for Ferrari in 2021, but believes Toto Wolff will follow the Formula 1 world champion to Maranello. Both Hamilton and Wolff’s contracts will expire at the end of next year, with driver strongly linked to Ferrari and team principal reportedly a candidate to take over as F1 […]

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Vettel set deadline to save Ferrari career

Sebastian Vettel may have just five races to save his Ferrari career next year, with Mattia Binotto revealing thoughts will turn to the team’s 2021 line-up at the Spanish Grand Prix. Vettel struggled for consistency in 2019 after an error-strewn end to 2018 cost him in a title fight with Lewis Hamilton. The emergence of Charles Leclerc and a Canadian Grand […]

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Verstappen distances himself from Mercedes move as Ferrari firmly shut the door

Max Verstappen has suggested he is more than happy to remain at Red Bull post-2020 despite Mercedes speculation.The Dutchman has been linked to the Brackley-based squad several times during his career, including in 2017 and again earlier this year before ultimately staying put. With both seats at Mercedes opening up for grabs in 2021, however, […]

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Ferrari CEO Confirms “Conversations” Between Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari Chairman

Over the past few weeks, there has been a number of rumours linking Lewis Hamilton to Scuderia Ferrari. In fact, Ferrari CEO Louis Camilleri tried to downplay things, saying that Hamilton’s meeting with chairman John Elkann was blown out of proportion. The Lewis Hamilton to Ferrari rumours gathered steam after the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend. […]

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REPORT: F1 OWNER LIBERTY MEDIA ASKED RED BULL IF IT HAD ROOM FOR FERNANDO ALONSO

Red Bull’s current association with Honda was a deal breaker. Fernando Alonso knows that his options are limited in regard to any possible return to Formula 1.Red Bull Racing consultant Helmut Marko says that F1 owner Liberty Media asked about getting Fernando Alonso a ride with Red Bull.Marko, who with tongue in cheek described F1 […]

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MICK SCHUMACHER PLANS ON COMING TO F1 IN 2021

Mick Schumacher finished 12th overall in F2 in 2019. Mick Schumacher is well aware that Formula 1 will be the toughest assignment of his career. Former driver and now F1 commentator Christian Danner said this week that while the 20-year-old son of legend Michael Schumacher wanted to make his debut in 2020, he first needs to “improve a […]

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Rubens Barrichello reveals the tough side to being Michael Schumacher’s Ferrari team mate

Fans from all over the world have flocked to the Ferrari Museum in Maranello to see the “Michael 50” exhibition for the renowned Formula 1 driver. Courageous but aloof – that’s how Rubens Barrichello sums up his long-time Ferrari team mate Michael Schumacher. As Schumacher continues to recover from the ski accident in December 2013 […]

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Formula 1: Jacques Villeneuve is still living in an alternate universe

Jacques Villeneuve’s crazy obsession with bashing Charles Leclerc has continued into the offseason between the 2019 and 2020 Formula 1 seasons. In reality, Charles Leclerc became the first driver to defeat four-time Formula 1 champion Sebastian Vettel during Vettel’s tenure at Ferrari, which began in the 2015 season, and he did it in his first season driving […]

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Lewis Hamilton ‘redefining’ Formula One

When Michael Schumacher retired in 2012, his Formula 1 records looked unbreakable. That was before Lewis Hamilton started moving through the gears in his remarkable development as a driver. The 34-year-old Briton won his 11th race of the season on Sunday, following a dominant performance at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix where he led from start to […]

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Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton joins Michael Schumacher in elite company

Lewis Hamilton completed every lap in the 2019 Formula 1 season, becoming the only driver other than Michael Schumacher to pull off the feat.Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport’s Lewis Hamilton capped off his impressive championship-winning 2019 Formula 1 season with a dominant victory in the season’s 21st and final race as Yas Marina Circuit, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. […]

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Ferrari boss ‘happy’ that Lewis Hamilton is available after 2020

Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto says the fact Lewis Hamilton isn’t tied to Mercedes after 2020 makes him “happy” and praised the six-time World Champion.Hamilton’s current Mercedes contract expires next season and discussions have yet to begin over extending it into 2021 and beyond, when sweeping regulation changes will take effect. Meanwhile Mercedes has also […]

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‘Hamilton is a better racer than Schumacher, Senna’

Lewis Hamilton is the greatest wheel-to-wheel racer in the history of Formula 1, outstripping legends such as Michael Schumacher and Ayrton Senna, according to Eddie Irvine. GPFans has especially linked up with online bookmaker Mr Green to give every Formula 1 fan a 10 euro free bet. Who do you think that would win the […]

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Shwartzman to join Schumacher at Prema in 2020

PREMA Racing announced that Mick Schumacher and Robert Shwartzman will compete for the team in the 2020 Formula 2 Championship.Both drivers experienced a fair share of success within the PREMA ranks in the recent past, having won the FIA Formula 3 titles in 2018 and 2019 respectively. 20-year-old German Schumacher will return with the team […]

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Latifi secures remaining Williams drive for 2020

Williams has confirmed Canadian Formula 2 driver Nicholas Latifi will replace Robert Kubica at its team next year. Latifi, who is currently a Williams reserve driver, has been the prime candidate for the role ever since Kubica announced he would not be continuing in 2020 earlier this year. The 24-year-old has taken part in six […]

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Lewis Hamilton hopes Honda progress sets up ‘serious’ fight in 2020

Hamilton praises Honda for its progress through the 2019 season, hoping it sets up a wider fight at the front for next year.Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton hopes that Honda’s progress creates a “serious” three-way fight between the leading teams in Formula 1 next year, praising the manufacturer for making “big steps” through 2019. Max Verstappen scored the third […]

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Ferrari hit back at coverage after Vettel-Leclerc crash

Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto has hit back at criticism of the decision to allow Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc to race each other at the Brazilian Grand Prix, where a collision between the drivers left the team with a scoreless return from Interlagos. At a safety car restart prompted by Valtteri Bottas’ retirement, Leclerc had the run on Vettel with […]