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Rosberg and Hamilton pick up the fight again as Rosberg joins Extreme E

Nico Rosberg will take on Lewis Hamilton for the first time in 2021. The two fought for the title in Formula 1 for years, but will now compete in an electric racing class. Earlier this year it was announced that Hamilton would compete with his own team X44 in the new race class, Extreme E. […]

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Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton slated to end massive 354-race streak

A Lewis Hamilton victory in Sunday’s Portuguese Grand Prix at Algarve International Circuit would end a 354-race run of Michael Schumacher atop the all-time Formula 1 wins list. On Sunday, August 19, 2001, Michael Schumacher secured his fourth career Formula 1 world championship in the Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring. He did it by winning the race […]

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Schumacher will always be most iconic F1 driver – Wolff

Toto Wolff will always see Michael Schumacher as the most iconic Formula 1 driver, despite Lewis Hamilton being set to break his record for victories. Hamilton matched Schumacher’s tally of 91 grand prix wins at the Eifel Grand Prix, so can set a new benchmark in Portugal this weekend and move clear of the legendary […]

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Victory without being challenged is not as satisfying – Wolff

Success in Formula 1 does not carry the same feeling of satisfaction without having close competition according to Mercedes’ Team Principal Toto Wolff. Mercedes has not been beaten to a world title since 2014 and is on the brink of wrapping up both titles for a seventh successive season. Mercedes’ dominance is such that it […]

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‘Angry shark’ Alonso won’t distract Renault from 2022

Renault’s Cyril Abiteboul says the returning Fernando Alonso is like “a big shark”, but that his arrival in 2021 will not distract Renault from its long-term goals. Alonso is replacing McLaren-bound Daniel Ricciardo next season, which will be the final year under the current aerodynamic regulations. Formula One hopes the sweeping changes to the rules […]

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Vietnam officially cancels debut F1 race for 2020

Vietnam’s first Formula One grand prix has been officially cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organisers said on Friday. The Vietnamese Grand Prix was originally scheduled to take place in April on the streets of Hanoi as the third race of the season, but sources told Reuters in March that it was under threat. “This […]

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Why the old guard struggle to accept Hamilton as the greatest

Lewis Hamilton is a driver that splits opinion more than almost any other in history. But with 91 race wins and six championships to his name, why is it so difficult for some of Formula 1’s legends to rate the Briton as one of the sport’s all-time greats? Hamilton already holds numerous records and is almost […]

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Formula 1 must be open to change says Chase Carey

Formula 1 should continue to look at new concepts to improve the racing according to Chase Carey F1 has recently looked at the possibility of implementing a reverse-grid qualifying race on Saturday’s as a way of spicing up the on-track action, however the concept was shot down by multiple teams and shelved for the time […]

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Alonso admits ‘the car is outperforming me’ on Renault return

Fernando Alonso acknowledged that a current Formula 1 car outperforms his abilities at the moment after returning to action with Renault during a filming day in Barcelona. Renault used one of its filming days for promotional purposes in Spain on Tuesday, allowing Alonso 100km behind the wheel of the 2020 car at the Circuit de […]

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Verstappen: Second is where we belong

Max Verstappen believes second is where Red Bull deserved to finish after coming home behind Lewis Hamilton in the Eifel Grand Prix. Verstappen started the race at the Nürburgring third, and following a retirement for Valtteri Bottas after 18 laps, had dropped to 11 seconds behind Hamilton before a late safety car bunched the pack together. On cold tyres, […]

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Greatness matters most, and yet matters not at all

Lewis Hamilton’s Eifel Grand Prix victory was win number 91 of an extraordinary Formula 1 career and an achievement that drew him level atop the all-time list with Michael Schumacher. In the absence of Schumacher from public life since his skiing accident in 2013 it was son Mick who greeted Hamilton in parc ferme. The […]

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Hamilton and Raikkonen write history, but Eifel GP provided so much more

Lewis Hamilton equalling Michael Schumacher’s legendary victory record and Kimi Raikkonen setting a new mark for most F1 starts were the most obvious milestones to emerge from the Eifel Grand Prix, but there was so much more from the race at the Nürburgring. In case you missed it, we compared how Schumacher and Hamilton’s statistics match up […]

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Eifel Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton equals Michael Schumacher record with 91st win

Lewis Hamilton equalled the all-time record for career Formula 1 victories by winning the Eifel Grand Prix. The Mercedes driver’s win was the 91st of his career and he will surely break Michael Schumacher’s record soon. Hamilton extended his championship lead over team-mate Valtteri Bottas to 69 points after the Finn retired. Behind Max Verstappen’s […]

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Bottas sees off Hamilton and Verstappen for Nurburgring pole

  2020 Eifel Grand Prix qualifying The Mercedes drivers saw off a strong challenge from Max Verstappen in qualifying for the Eifel Grand Prix. Valtteri Bottas claimed pole position ahead of team mate Lewis Hamilton with his last lap of the session. Q1 While 19 drivers carried on with their programme from the morning, Nico Hulkenberg had […]

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What sets Lewis Hamilton apart from Schumacher is personal development

Mercedes driver has recently been named in Time magazine’s top 100 influential people but sooner rather than later he will be in a class of his own Perhaps one of the most admirable of Lewis Hamilton’s characteristics is a reluctance to aggrandise his success. Often his reaction when prompted is one of genuine, faint disbelief. […]

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Sebastian Vettel backs Mick Schumacher ‘to go a long way’

Schumacher, son of seven-time world champion Michael, will drive in the opening practice session at the Nurburgring for Alfa Romeo. The Ferrari academy driver is leading F1’s feeder series, Formula 2, and has been linked with a move to the Alfa team for next season. Four-time world champion Vettel has welcomed the youngster’s opportunity. When […]

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F1 drivers given new instructions for practice starts after Hamilton penalty

  Formula 1 drivers have been given specific instructions regarding practice starts this weekend following the penalty Lewis Hamilton received at the Russian Grand Prix. The Mercedes driver was given two five-second penalties during the race for performing his practice starts at an incorrect location on the track. During the pre-race reconnaissance laps Hamilton drove out […]

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Vettel says maybe he should not have picked some fights

Four-time Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel says he will leave Ferrari without regrets at the end of the season but recognising maybe he should have steered clear of some of the fights he picked. The 33-year-old German, who won his titles with Red Bull, is joining Aston Martin – the renamed Racing Point team […]

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Stewart: Hamilton’s numbers helped by longer F1 seasons

Sir Jackie Stewart says he would find it “difficult to justify” labelling Lewis Hamilton as Formula 1’s greatest driver, believing the manner the sport has changed has skewed statistics. Hamilton is on the brink of equalling Michael Schumacher’s record of 91 victories and seven titles, having taken 90 wins and six championships so far. Stewart […]

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Awkward reality facing F1 giants as Honda makes shock exit

Honda has announced it will quit Formula One at the end of 2021, leaving customers Red Bull and AlphaTauri without a supplier after next season. The Japanese manufacturer announced on Friday morning that it had become no longer viable to continue in the sport as it dedicates extra resources towards tackling climate change. In a […]

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Lick your wounds and learn: Brawn’s advice to Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes should lick their wounds and learn from the mistakes made in Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix, Formula One’s managing director for motorsport Ross Brawn says. Six-time world champion Hamilton collected two five-second penalties in Sochi for practising starts in the wrong place, punishments that put on hold his bid for a record-equalling […]

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Mick Schumacher one of three Ferrari academy drivers to make F1 race weekend debuts

Mick Schumacher is one of three Ferrari academy drivers who will be given Formula 1 race weekend debuts in forthcoming races. Schumacher, son of seven-time champion Michael, and British driver Callum Ilott will both drive in first practice at the Eifel Grand Prix on 9 October. German Schumacher will drive an Alfa Romeo and Ilott […]

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FIA responds to Hamilton after he accuses them of ‘trying to stop me’

The FIA’s Michael Masi has responded to Lewis Hamilton’s claim that they are “trying to stop me” from winning races. Hamilton was handed two time penalties during the Russian Grand Prix after he conducted two practice starts outside of the designated area, making a victory from pole position all but impossible – and delaying his […]

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FORMULA 1 REACT TO LEWIS HAMILTON’S BREONNA TAYLOR T-SHIRT MESSAGE WITH NEW SET OF RULES

Formula 1 drivers have been handed new rules by the sport’s governing body, the FIA, about clothing worn during official post-race duties. The move follows Lewis Hamilton’s controversial T-shirt which he wore on the podium following the Tuscan Grand Prix. Referring to a case of a woman who was killed by US police officers, Hamilton’s […]

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“They’re trying to stop me” says Hamilton after double penalty for practice starts

  Written by Dieter Rencken and Keith Collantine Lewis Hamilton says he believes someone is “trying to stop me” after he was given two penalties for his practice starts in the Russian Grand Prix. Hamilton led the early stages of the race but finished third after serving a pair of five-second time penalties. “I need to go back and […]

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Bottas wins the Russian Grand Prix as Hamilton is slapped with two penalties

Valtteri Bottas won the 2020 Russian Grand Prix comfortably from Max Verstappen. Lewis Hamilton managed to fight back to take the final podium place after he was given two 5-second penalties for pre-race practice start infringements. The race started under very hot conditions with air temperatures at 28 degrees C and track temperatures at 40 degrees C at the Sochi Autodrom circuit. […]

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How Lewis Hamilton Lost the F1 Russian Grand Prix Before it Even Started

History will have to wait. Lewis Hamilton, hoping to match Michael Schumacher’s 91 career victories with a win from the pole at the F1 Russian Grand Prix on Sunday, saw his chances derailed in the stewards’ room when he was slapped with a 10-second penalty for making a practice start on his way from the pits to […]

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Hamilton on pole in Russia with sights on Schumacher record

(Reuters) – Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton roared back from qualifying drama at the Russian Grand Prix on Saturday to put his Mercedes on pole position for what could be a record-equalling 91st victory. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen seized second place on the starting grid for the race in Sochi, with Hamilton’s team mate […]

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Ferrari aiming to address weaknesses with Russia upgrades

Ferrari is hoping to improve some of the weaknesses on its 2020 car with the upgrade package it will introduce at the Russian Grand Prix this weekend. Podiums for Charles Leclerc in Austria and Silverstone have been highlights of an otherwise difficult season for Ferrari, which scored just five points across the recent Spa-Monza-Mugello tripleheader. […]

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Domenicali poised to replace Carey as Formula 1 boss

Former Ferrari Team Principal Stefano Domenicali is being lined up to replace Chase Carey as Formula 1’s new CEO. Carey has headed Formula 1 since the championship was acquired by Liberty Media at the start of 2017, though was always likely to walk away after 2020. Carey’s primary achievement was to secure a new Concorde […]

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Formula 1 will “never forget the legacy” of Sir Frank Williams

Former Williams deputy team principal Claire Williams believes Formula 1 will “never forget the legacy” of Sir Frank Williams. The Williams family left F1 behind after the Italian Grand Prix in September, bringing an end to a 43-year association with the sport. Speaking to Formula1.com, Williams said her father, to whom she claims F1 was […]

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Michael Schumacher is in a ‘vegetative state’ and not responding to his family, leading neurosurgeon claims

 FORMULA One legend Michael Schumacher is in a “vegetative state” and not responding to his family, according to a leading doctor. Renowned neurosurgeon Erich Riederer made the worrying claim in a new documentary for a French TV channel. “I think he’s in a vegetative state, which means he’s awake but not responding,” he told TMC. […]

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Four-time F1 Champion Sebastian Vettel Getting the Last Laugh on Ferrari

Vettel’s exit to Racing Point was thought to be a move to the Formula 1 midpack, when in reality it’s a move up. As the legendary Ferrari team continues its march to mediocrity, or at least the back half of the Formula 1 grid, a lot of folks are smiling. Many sports fans, after all, […]

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Ex-Ferrari chief Ross Brawn says Michael Schumacher was ‘despicable, horrible’ on track but misunderstood off it

Ex-Ferrari chief Ross Brawn says F1 legend Michael Schumacher “was a pretty misunderstood character” while describing his on-track reputation as ” despicable, horrible”. As Schumacher recovers from injuries suffered in a skiing accident in 2013 the F1 great’s persona on and off the track has come into focus in Sky’s new docuseries Race to Perfection the legend. Brawn oversaw all […]

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McLaren to sell famous Woking headquarters

McLaren has been hit particularly hard by the slowdown effects of the ongoing Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic and has resorted to selling its famous McLaren Technology Center located in Woking, United Kingdom, as it looks to recover. The site includes McLaren’s headquarters, car plant and wind tunnel, but the automaker and race team isn’t about to […]