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Journalists predict F1 exit for Kubica

Two well known F1 journalists think Robert Kubica is likely to lose his place on the grid. After an eight year break with his permanent arm injuries, the 34-year-old Pole returned to Formula 1 this year with Williams but has struggled. “George Russell is clearly the faster man at Williams,” said veteran Swiss journalist Roger […]

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ZEHNDER: RAIKKONEN DRIVES WITHOUT INSTRUCTIONS

Alfa Romeo, formerly Sauber, is more than impressed with Kimi Raikkonen, the veteran Formula 1 driver who was dropped from Ferrari at the end of last season and found refuge with the Swiss team. Raikkonen actually started his F1 career at Sauber as a controversially-inexperienced 21-year-old, with Beat Zehnder as the team manager. Zehnder is […]

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Formula 1: Max Verstappen return to Red Bull Racing in 2020 all but confirmed

Max Verstappen returning to Red Bull Racing in the Formula 1 season is all but confirmed given the team’s current situation and that of Mercedes. Max Verstappen entered the 2019 Formula 1 season in the second year of a three-year contract extension with Aston Martin Red Bull Racing that he signed in October of 2017. However, Red Bull […]

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Formula 1: Alexander Albon to replace Pierre Gasly at Red Bull Racing

Alexander Albon is set to replace Pierre Gasly at Red Bull Racing beginning in the next race on the 2019 Formula 1 schedule, the Belgian Grand Prix. Days after both Aston Martin Red Bull Racing team manager Helmut Marko and team principal Christian Horner stated that Pierre Gasly would not be replaced before the 2019 Formula 1 season ended, […]

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MICK SCHUMACHER HAPPY TO END PERIOD OF BAD LUCK WITH FIRST FORMULA 2 WIN

Mick Schumacher says he’s happy to end a bad run of form in FIA Formula 2, following on from his first win in the series in the Sprint race at Budapest. Schumacher was able to covert reverse grid pole position into the win on Sunday, leading all laps and keeping behind Carlin‘s Nobuharu Matsushita throughout the race. The German was threatened […]

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Hamilton hunts down Verstappen for Hungarian GP win

  Lewis Hamilton took his eighth victory of 2019 by passing Max Verstappen to win the Hungarian Grand Prix. The fight raged between the Mercedes and the Red Bull driver throughout the race. Verstappen stayed ahead of Hamilton when the pair pitted, then withstood a fierce attack from his rival as they picked their way through […]

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Verstappen hopes to continue the party in Hungary

Red Bull’s German Grand Prix winner Max Verstappen and his Dutch army of Formula One fans hope to continue the party in Hungary on Sunday, even if it will be hard to match the madness of Hockenheim last weekend. The Hungaroring, narrow and technical and sometimes described as ‘Monaco without walls’ because of the difficulty […]

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RENAULT F1 TEAM PROMOTES ALAIN PROST TO LEADERSHIP POSITION

Alain Prost will serve Renault in the same way Niki Lauda did for Mercedes Alain Prost will serve in an advance visionary role with the Renault F1 team moving forward. Alain Prost has expanded his role with the Renault Formula 1 team. According to a report in Autosport, the four-time world champion has become a non-executive director for […]

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Lewis: Germany like Snakes and Ladders and I kept getting snakes

Lewis Hamilton said he was angry with himself in the closing stages of the wild German Grand Prix, which he likened to an F1 version of the famous Snakes and Ladders board game. Hamilton had been running comfortably until a pit-stop for dry tyres on Lap 28 of the race, as he spun off the circuit soon […]

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Was the German Grand Prix the best race of the modern F1 era?

The rain clouds hovering over the Hockenheim circuit ahead of the German Grand Prix threatened to deliver a thrilling race. The weather gods delivered, and F1’s drivers were more than happy to oblige, serving up a wild and chaotic spectacle which will live long in the memory. EDITOR’S PICKS The key incidents that defined the German […]

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Verstappen on title hopes: Good to score more points

Max Verstappen played down his entry into the fight for World Drivers’ Championship glory, despite taking a second victory in three races at the German Grand Prix. Mercedes had an atrocious weekend at Hockenheim, scoring just two points through Lewis Hamilton thanks to a post-race penalty given to the Alfa Romeo cars. That extended his lead atop the standings to 41 […]

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Tony Brooks’ greatest victory: forgotten genius’ win at the 1958 German Grand Prix

Tony Brooks is perhaps Formula 1’s forgotten genius, and in the 1958 German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring he scored a win to match, ranking with Fangio’s from a year before Juan Manuel Fangio’s 1957 German Grand Prix win at Nürburgring has gone firmly into legend.  Yet 12 months on at the very same event at the very […]

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Mercedes unveils special white F1 livery to commemorative 125 years of motor sport

Mercedes reveals a white livery for this weekend’s Formula 1 German Grand Prix, incorporating the legend of the ‘Silver Arrows’ scraping off its white paint to get its iconic colour Mercedes has unveiled a special commemorative white livery that Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas will run in this weekend’s German Grand Prix, marking 125 years of motor sport. The livery […]

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Schumacher ‘keeping my fingers crossed’ for F1 promotion

Mick Schumacher is still confident of eventually stepping up to Formula 1 despite an underwhelming first year in F2. The son of seven-time champion Michael has shown flashes of his potential, including a wonderful drive to fourth in Austria having started 18th. But consistent results have been hard to come by as he sits 14th […]

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Brawn: Vietnam circuit designed to create great racing

Formula 1’s managing director of motorsports Ross Brawn says the circuit that will host the Vietnam Grand Prix will be the first fully designed to create great racing. Hanoi will host the inaugural race in Vietnam next season, on a track that is part street circuit and part permanent venue. In designing the new circuit, […]

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Insight: How Charles Leclerc is emerging as Ferrari’s future

Charles Leclerc’s move to Ferrari provided the 2019 Formula 1 season with one of its most intriguing stories; as the sport nears the mid-point of the campaign Motorsport Week takes a look at how Leclerc has grown through the first half of the year. If Charles Leclerc’s career progression was plotted on a graph it […]

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Wolff keen to keep driver battle clean

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff wants to avoid any “dirtiness” creeping into the fight between his drivers Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas after their battle in the British Grand Prix. Bottas held Hamilton off on the opening lap after starting from pole, and the pair then went wheel-to-wheel in the opening stint as Hamilton overtook […]

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Isn’t it time we give Lewis Hamilton more respect?

If you are looking for a sportsperson who can transcend their discipline and be a fitting representative for your values around the world, you can’t do much better than Lewis Hamilton. He is a superb ambassador, a brilliant driver, and he continues to keep fans engaged with motorsport. So why is he still treated with […]

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Vettel accepts responsibility, apologizes for Verstappen crash

Sebastian Vettel apologized to Max Verstappen for their collision in the British Grand Prix and accepted full responsibility after being penalized by the stewards. Verstappen had overtaken Vettel around the outside of Stowe to take third place with 15 laps remaining, but the Ferrari attempted to fight back into Club and ran into the back […]

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HAMILTON SECURES SIXTH SILVERSTONE WIN WHILE VETTEL AND VERSTAPPEN COLLIDE

Lewis Hamilton secured a record breaking sixth British Grand Prix victory as he extended his lead over Mercedes AMG Motorsport team-mate Valtteri Bottas in the drivers championship. The Finn had lead from the start after holding off Hamilton but a nicely timed safety car gifted Hamilton the lead after Bottas had already made his opening pitstop and the defending champion would not […]

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F1: Lewis Hamilton insists British Grand Prix should not clash with Wimbledon final

The five-time champion is upset at the potential clash with SW19 and now England vs New Zealand in the Cricket World Cup final Lewis Hamilton is upset that the British Grand Prix could clash with Wimbledon on Sunday. The showcase Formula 1 race will compete for attention with the men’s singles final at SW19. While the Cricket World Cup final between England and New […]

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Michael Schumacher: Close friend hints Formula 1 great struggles to communicate

Former Ferrari boss Jean Todt has revealed a concerning update on the health of Michael Schumacher.Todt, who remains one of the seven-time Formula One champion’s closest friends, was part of a special tribute to Schumacher at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in West Sussex, England this week. Todt told the Daily Express it saddened him that his […]

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Horner admits Red Bull ‘has to deliver’ for Verstappen despite win

Red Bull boss Christian Horner accepts the team must still do more if they want to keep Max Verstappen in the future. Though the Dutchman would claim victory at the Austrian Grand Prix two weeks ago, in the build-up, the talk was of possible performance clauses in his contract which could result in a move to Mercedes. […]

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British GP: Preview & Predictions as Hamilton & Mercedes look to rebound

After the disappointment of Austria, there’s no better place for Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes to try and respond than Silverstone for the British Grand Prix. The annual homecoming for the five-time Formula 1 champion, Hamilton starts the weekend as the overwhelming favourite. However, perhaps for the first time in 2019, there is genuine uncertainty as […]

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50 Years as a Formula One Team Principal: The Sir Frank Williams story

Sir Frank Williams, owner and co-founder of Williams Grand Prix Engineering, this year celebrates a record 50 years as a Formula One Team Principal. During this weekend’s British Grand Prix, scene of his and the team’s maiden victory 40 years ago, ROKiT Williams Racing will mark Frank’s achievements at Silverstone while Sky Sports F1 will […]

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Bond theme for Red Bull F1 racers at Silverstone GP

The Red Bull Racing F1 cars will carry prominent 007 James Bond logos – and Bond number plates – for the Silverstone Grand Prix this weekend to mark a fun milestone: the 1,007th Formula 1 Grand Prix. The Aston Martin-backed racers will feature 007 logos as part of a one-off race livery. The pit garage will also get a makeover styled […]

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Formula 1: Red Bull Racing need Max Verstappen more than he needs them

It has become clear that Red Bull Racing need Max Verstappen more than he needs them as far as their Formula 1 futures are concerned. By far the biggest story of a Formula 1 Silly Season that could very easily be one of the wildest in several seasons or a rather tame follow-up to a crazy one last season […]

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Red Bull: Less team-centric approach needed for F1

 XPB  Red Bull chief engineer Paul Monaghan believes Formula 1 needs to be managed with a less team-centric approach, citing the recent decision not to change tyre specifications as a case in point and a missed opportunity to improve the show. Ultimately however, a majority of the teams were against the idea, while Red Bull […]

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Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton’s key weakness was exposed in Austria

The key weakness that may very well keep Lewis Hamilton from the Formula 1 GOAT discussion was exposed in the Austrian Grand Prix.Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport’s Lewis Hamilton is hot on the trail of Michael Schumacher when it comes to the all-time Formula 1 wins and championships records. With 79 career Formula 1 victories, Hamilton sits […]

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Gasly turning to Verstappen to try and improve

Pierre Gasly admits he is going to try and learn from Max Verstappen in search of more performance after a frustrating Austrian Grand Prix. Verstappen has beaten Gasly and previous teammate Daniel Ricciardo in every race that both Red Bulls finished since last year’s Canadian Grand Prix, a run of 24 races. With the 21-year-old […]

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Vettel at 32: How he compares to Schumacher at the same age

Although Vettel’s career has perhaps not enjoyed the jumpstart that moving to Ferrari in 2015 was expected to bring, there is no doubt that the German remains one of F1’s finest performers of the modern era. Having dominated the sport with Red Bull between 2010-2013, breaking a host of records along the way, Vettel was […]

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Formula 1: Max Verstappen vs. Charles Leclerc a glimpse of the future?

Was the battle between Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc late in the Austrian Grand Prix a glimpse of the future of Formula 1? Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen and Scuderia Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc battled late after starting on the front row in the Austrian Grand Prix and making the youngest front row in Formula 1 history, […]

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Wolff defends Bottas after ‘painful’ Austria

Toto Wolff says Valtteri Bottas was unable to defend his position in the Austrian Grand Prix because Mercedes suffered from “painful” overheating issues. Bottas was running in second place when Max Verstappen caught him in the latter stages of the race, but did not offer much defense when the Red Bull driver went down the […]

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Horner relieved stewards didn’t ruin ‘perfect’ Verstappen win

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner says he is relieved the Austrian Grand Prix stewards did not ruin what he describes as the perfect day for his team by penalizing Max Verstappen.Verstappen charged through the field after a slow start to eventually pass Charles Leclerc with three laps remaining to take his and Red Bull’s […]

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Mick Schumacher to drive father’s 2004 championship car at German GP

Mick Schumacher will drive his father’s 2004 championship-winning car ahead of the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim on July 27.Schumacher is the son of seven-time world champion Michael, the most successful driver in the history of Formula One. The seventh of those titles came in the Ferrari F2004, capping off the team’s run of championships […]

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MERCEDES’ WEAKNESS EXPOSED IN F1 AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX

This was the first weekend in 2019 that the Silver Arrows failed to winThe Mercedes Formula 1 cars were stricken by an overheating issue on Sunday during the Austrian Grand Prix.The Mercedes’ Achilles heel was exposed at the F1 Austrian Grand Prix, team boss Toto Wolff says. “We knew it would be a difficult race for us,” […]

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Formula 1: Why decision not to penalize Max Verstappen was not inconsistent

Max Verstappen was not stripped of his first victory of the 2019 Formula 1 season. A few weeks ago, Sebastian Vettel was. But this decision was not inconsistent.After Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen was not penalized for the contact he made while taking the lead from Scuderia Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc late in the Austrian Grand Prixen […]

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Leclerc beats Hamilton to pole but Vettel hits trouble

Charles Leclerc secured the second pole position of his career at the Austrian Grand Prix, beating Lewis Hamilton while his teammate Sebastian Vettel failed to run in Q3. Ferrari’s straight-line speed advantage meant its car was well suited to the Red Bull Ring and Leclerc followed his fastest laps in FP2 and FP3 with an […]