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Lack of battery left Hamilton a “sitting duck” against Verstappen

A lack of battery charge in Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes F1 car’s engine left him a “sitting duck” against Max Verstappen during the Brazilian Grand Prix.A lack of battery charge in Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes Formula 1 car’s engine left him a “sitting duck” against Max Verstappen during the Brazilian Grand Prix. Hamilton moved into the lead of the […]

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‘Vettel, Leclerc rivalry getting dangerous for Ferrari’ – Italian media reacts to Brazilian GP

Italy’s motorsports media unsurprisingly had plenty to say after a barnstorming Brazilian Grand Prix, which saw Ferrari finish scoreless.Place a bet on F1 this weekend, and get €20 free to play withWhile Toro Rosso driver Pierre Gasly‘s maiden podium in F1 ought to have captured the attention in Italy, the late collision between Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel understandably blew the Frenchman […]

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Kubica: Hamilton’s sixth title special because he didn’t always have the fastest car

“I think number six says everything,” said Kubica when asked about Hamilton’s achievement. The Mercedes driver clinched the title in Austin having won 10 of the 19 races so far this year.Lewis Hamilton’s sixth championship victory was especially impressive because he didn’t always have the fastest car, says Robert Kubica. “Especially I think this season he […]

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Michael Schumacher: Former manager calls on Corinna Schumacher to stop hiding the truth

The Schumacher family, including the former racing great’s wife Corinna, have kept details of Schumacher’s health battle shrouded in secrecy since a skiing accident in the French Alps back in December 2013 that reportedly left the German F1 legend with brain damage. The now 50-year-old has not been seen in public since the accident. Willi Weber, Schumacher’s former long-term manager […]

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Lewis Hamilton: The greatest of his generation and the greatest of all time?

That Lewis Hamilton made his 2019 Formula One title success — his fifth in the last six years and sixth overall — look like such a procession is testament to his superior racing skills, unmatched by any other driver on the grid. For much of the season, the Briton didn’t even possess the fastest car […]

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Hamilton on top of the world after sealing sixth title

Lewis Hamilton wrote his name into the pantheon of Britain’s all-time sporting greats by winning his sixth Formula One World Championship in America. The 34-year-old moved above the sport’s Argentinian godfather Juan Manuel Fangio and within striking range of Michael Schumacher’s record collection of seven after he took the chequered flag in Texas in second […]

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Bottas wins USGP, Hamlton takes title

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton wrapped up his sixth FIA Formula One World Drivers’ Championship title with second place at the United States Grand Prix behind race-winning team-mate Valtteri Bottas. Max Verstappen took his seventh podium finish of the year with third place. Hamilton started the race from fifth place, his lowest grid spot of the season, […]

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I’m in their heads: Max Verstappen fires back at Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel

Max Verstappen has accused Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel of being “disrespectful” and “silly” with their comments about his driving – but insists he’s happy they are talking about him “because that means you’re in their head”. Following a Mexican GP where Verstappen made first-lap contact with Hamilton, before sustaining a puncture clashing with Valtteri […]

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F1 not placing limit on calendar length, but favours quality

Formula 1’s boss says there is “no magic number” regarding the number of grands prix to which the calendar could be limited, wary of balancing quality with quantity. Under Liberty Media the championship has signed extension agreements with several events while for 2020 it has added Vietnam and brought the Netherlands back into the fold. […]

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MEDLAND: Verstappen’s problem isn’t his driving. It’s his attitude

By: Chris Medland I really should be sat here writing about a Max Verstappen win at the Mexican Grand Prix, not a Lewis Hamilton one. Verstappen was in superb form for much of the weekend in Mexico City, which shouldn’t really have come as a surprise given his recent record at the venue. But one […]

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Trust Issues Keep F1 Champion Fernando Alonso Away From WRC Racing

Despite his current plans to race at the 2020 Dakar rally, Alonso admits having a lack of trust toward navigator’s pace notes. As his esteemed Formula 1 career drew to a close, two-time champion Fernando Alonso began to branch out into other high-level racing series. He has raced competitively in Indycar, won iconic races in […]

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FIA to hold private Max Verstappen meeting at United States Grand Prix

FIA race director Michael Masi will meet one-on-one with Max Verstappen in Austin. Max Verstappen will be called before the race director once more ahead of the United States Grand Prix. The Dutchman got himself in hot water by ignoring the yellow flags during qualifying in Mexico last weekend. The Red Bull star went onto set […]

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F1’s ‘arrogant’ Senna error leaves Liberty Media red-faced

Formula 1 has announced a special fan festival ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix to commemorate the life an career of Ayrton Senna, but an error was claimed to have been included with Liberty Media’s promotion of the event.   The car Senna debuted in, the Toleman TG184, will be on display, as well as […]

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Emerson Fittipaldi and Felipe Massa to drive Ayrton Senna’s classic F1 cars at Sao Paulo festival

Emerson Fittipaldi and Felipe Massa will carry out demonstration runs in classic cars raced by Ayrton Senna at next month’s Formula 1 fan festival in Brazil. The Sao Paulo fan festival will take place on the afternoon of Saturday 9 November, the week prior to the Brazilian Grand Prix, insidethe city’s Ibirapuera Park. Fittipaldi and […]

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Schumacher: Renault facing a catastrophe

Renault may be facing a “catastrophe” if they’re found to have broken the rules with their brake-balance system, says Ralf Schumacher. Ricciardo and Hulkenberg climbed from 16th and 15th respectively on the Suzuka grid to finish sixth and 10th, moving Renault well clear of Racing Point and Toro Rosso in fifth place in the constructors’ championship. If Renault […]

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Formula 1: Charles Leclerc penalized, loses 6th after Japanese Grand Prix

Charles Leclerc has been issued two post-race penalties following his disappointing result in the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka Circuit, making one of his worst results of the 2019 Formula 1 season even worse. Scuderia Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc saw what was a promising front row start to the Japanese Grand Prix, his fifth consecutive front […]

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Leclerc: I’m very lucky to have Vettel as a team-mate

Charles Leclerc says he is “very lucky” to have Sebastian Vettel as his team-mate at Ferrari, and has disputed the suggestion he could be viewed as After impressing at Sauber (now Alfa Romeo) last season, the Monegasque driver was promoted to Ferrari at the expense of former world champion Kimi Raikkonen, who went in the other direction. It took him, […]

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Leclerc demoted to seventh by two penalties

Charles Leclerc has been demoted to seventh place in the Japanese Grand Prix as a result of two different penalties handed out by the stewards post-race. The start saw Leclerc make contact with Max Verstappen at Turn 2, causing Verstappen to spin off the track and giving the Red Bull damage that would eventually lead […]

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VALTTERI BOTTAS WINS F1 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX AS MERCEDES CLINCHES 2019 CONSTRUCTORS’ TITLE

Polesitter Sebastian Vettel settles for second, Lewis Hamilton not happy about third place finish Bottas took his first victory since the Azerbaijan Grand Prix and Mercedes guaranteed another constructors’ and drivers’ championship double Sunday. Valtteri Bottas won the F1 Japanese Grand Prix Sunday while Mercedes clinched the 2019 constructors’ championship title. Meanwhile Sebastian Vettel, Charles Leclerc […]

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MONTOYA WAS AN ARROGANT RICH KID: LOWNDES

Twenty years after his unsuccessful assault on the European Formula 3000 Championship, Craig Lowndes has spoken candidly of his experience as Juan Pablo Montoya’s team-mate. On FoxSport’s Inside Supercars program, Lowndes revealed that Montoya was the only driver that ever ‘got to me mentally’. Lowndes and Montoya contested the ’97 European Formula 3000 Championship together with […]

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Ferrari gains mean Mercedes must ‘extract absolutely everything’

Ferrari’s recent improvements mean Mercedes must “extract absolutely everything” out of its car’s performance if it wants to win the Japanese Grand Prix, according to Toto Wolff. Mercedes finished first and second in Russia, with Lewis Hamilton leading home Valtteri Bottas after Sebastian Vettel’s retirement cost Charles Leclerc the lead. That ended a run of […]

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Super typhoon risk increasing at Suzuka

A typhoon is likely to hit this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix, with Saturday’s qualifying session at risk based on the most recent forecasts. Typhoon Hagibis is projected to make landfall in Japan over the weekend, bringing with it torrential rain and winds at speeds of up to 170mph. Currently categorized as a Super Typhoon, one […]

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Mercedes to go full throttle to claim championship

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says they will keep their “foot on the throttle” to win the 2019 Formula 1 championship, with the title in sight with just five races remaining on the calendar. Since the summer break, Ferrari have took the most wins, and the plaudits, after claiming victories in Belgium, Italy, and Singapore. Mercedes bounced back with […]

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MAX VERSTAPPEN NOT COMMITTING TO RED BULL BEYOND 2020

The F1 youngster wants to see considerable improvement from his current team Max Verstappen is currently unwilling to commit to Red Bull Racing beyond the length of his contract. Max Verstappen says he currently will not commit to Red Bull Racing beyond the end of his contract. Earlier this year, there were rumblings about a performance-related […]

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Mercedes deal is one of McLaren’s missing ingredients – Brown

McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown believes the team’s upcoming switch to Mercedes power means the right ingredients are in place for his team to win again in Formula 1 after 2021, but warns success won’t come instantly. Brown has brought in a new team principal in Andreas Seidl and a new technical director in James […]

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Ferrari’s summer breakthrough: Why the team believes its SF90 concept has been vindicated

  Since Formula 1’s summer break ended, the Ferrari SF90 has looked like a different car, and its results have been similarly transformed. At first it seemed this might be down to a quirk of track configuration. The car hadalways looked good on tracks with plenty of straights where it could unleash the prancing horses, and […]

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Pundit urges Verstappen to quit Red Bull

A Dutch pundit and racing driver thinks Max Verstappen should try to move to Ferrari.  Verstappen’s father Jos this week warned that Red Bull‘s current inability to beat Ferrari and Mercedes means that 2020 could be another “lost year” for Max.”Mercedes and Ferrari are much faster,” racing driver and Dutch pundit Tom Coronel told De Telegraaf. “Max wants […]

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RED BULL’S MARKO SAYS F1 QUALIFYING RACES WOULD BE A BIG MISTAKE

Liberty Media is planning to experiment with qualifying races at up to three venues next year. The qualifyign race would determine the starting order for Sunday’s main event. Red Bull Racing F1 consultant Helmut Marko is slamming Liberty Media’s plans to experiment with short qualifying sprint races in the 2020 Formula 1 season. Currently, the plan […]

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PUNDITS AGREE: VETTEL RISKS FERRARI STATUS AFTER IGNORING TEAM ORDERS

The Ferrari Formula 1 team is attempting to sort through an ignored team orders controversy. Sebastian Vettel has “no future at Ferrari,” according to his former Red Bull Racing boss, Helmut Marko. Despite having arguably the fastest car right now, Ferrari is embroiled in a new team orders scandal after repeatedly asking Vettel to let Charles […]

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Kubica sponsor to ‘take action’ against Williams after Russia DNF

Robert Kubica‘s sponsors Orlen say they may take action against Williams over the Polish driver’s retirement at the Russian Grand Prix. Kubica failed to see the chequered flag for the first time in Sochi, as Williams called him into the pits shortly after team-mate George Russell crashed out. Russell had suffered brake failure behind the VSC, going straight on […]

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Formula 1: Charles Leclerc breaks up with girlfriend to focus on Ferrari

Formula 1 driver Charles Leclerc has broken up with his girlfriend Giada Gianni, with her stating that he did so to focus on Ferrari. Charles Leclerc had been dating model girlfriend Giada Gianni since January of 2015. Leclerc has been driving in Formula 1 since March of 2018 after being confirmed on the grid with Alfa Romeo Sauber […]

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Michael Schumacher’s doctor denies ‘performing experiments’

Michael Schumacher’s doctor denies media rumours he had been carrying out experiments on the former Formula One driver. Dr Philippe Menasché treated Schumacher in Paris last month, and one local media organisation claimed the operation was “experimental. Little was known about the operation, but seven-time world champion Schumacher is believed to have received transfusions of inflammation-reducing stem cells. The Sun […]

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‘Vettel has no future at Ferrari’ after Sochi sacrifice

Red Bull motorsport advisor Dr Helmut Marko says his former charge Sebastian Vettel has “no future at Ferrari” after his treatment during the Russian Grand Prix. Ferrari’s team orders came to the fore in Sochi after Vettel qualified third, behind Lewis Hamilton and his pole-sitting team-mate Charles Leclerc. In a pre-arranged tactic, Leclerc towed Vettel beyond Hamilton off the line, […]

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Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton breaks a Michael Schumacher record in Russia

Lewis Hamilton broke one of seven-time Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher’s all-time records with his victory in the Russian Grand Prix. The Russian Grand Prix at Sochi Autodrom is typically a Formula 1 race dominated by Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport. They entered this year’s running of the race with five victories in five attempts, and they were the favorites to […]

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Formula 1: Charles Leclerc the first to achieve historic Ferrari feat since 2000

By taking the pole position for the 2019 Russian Grand Prix, Charles Leclerc became the first Ferrari driver to take four consecutive Formula 1 pole positions in nearly two decades. Scuderia Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc continued his post-2019 Formula 1 summer break hot streak by taking yet another pole position this one for the Russian Grand Prix at Sochi Autodrom, […]

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Red Bull, Toro Rosso taking Russian grid drops for fresh Honda engines

Verstappen takes five-place grid drop, while Kvyat to start at the back of the field for his home Russian GP By James Galloway in Sochi Red Bull and Toro Rosso’s drivers will all take grid penalties at this weekend’s Russian GP as they run fresh versions of Honda’s latest engine.Max Verstappen, Alex Albon and Pierre […]

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Schumacher comparison unsettles Leclerc

Charles Leclerc says comparisons with Michael Schumacher have arrived too early in his young career. Leclerc has impressed in his debut season with the Scuderia, outscoring world champion team-mate Sebastian Vettel through 15 races and scoring successive pole positions in Belgium, Italy and Singapore, winning the races at Spa-Francorchamps and Monza. FIA president Jean Todt and F1 […]

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CONCERN RISES OVER RED BULL F1 TECHNICAL DIRECTOR ADRIAN NEWEY’S DIVIDED ATTENTION

A former Red Bull driver has expressed concerns about the F1 team’s technical future. After the F1 Singapore Grand Prix, Red Bull consultant Helmut Marko said a simulator error led to a setup problem that cost Max Verstappen a chance of winning the night race. Verstappen called the weekend a “wake-up call.” Just days earlier, it […]