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‘Clean’ Hamilton above Senna and Schumacher – Walker

Iconic Formula 1 broadcaster Murray Walker believes Lewis Hamilton is on course to be the greatest of all time, suggesting his ‘clean’ record places him above Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher. Six-time World Champion Hamilton recorded his 91st pole position and 87th victory at last weekend’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone, putting him just four […]

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‘We don’t need to explain’: F1 rival hits back at Hamilton over kneeling stance

Lewis Hamilton almost missed out on another win as last-lap dramas saw him finish first despite racing on three wheels. Drivers had another opportunity to take the anti-racism action prior to the race after Lewis Hamilton criticised the F1 for a “rushed” display after winning the Hungarian GP. This time there was far better preparation underpinning the […]

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Only one practice session at Imola’s F1 return

Formula 1 has confirmed that only one 90-minute practice session will be held at Imola when the circuit returns to the championship later this year. Imola has not featured on the Formula 1 calendar since 2006 but the circuit’s inclusion comes in the wake of the schedule being amended in response to the coronavirus pandemic. […]

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Wolff: I expect next weekend to be much harder for Mercedes

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff believes Mercedes will have a more difficult time in the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix, a race that will also take place at Silverstone. The closing laps saw both Mercedes cars suffer front-left punctures and although Lewis Hamilton was able to drag his W11 across the line to victory, Valtteri Bottas was not so lucky. Suffering […]

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McLaren open to 2021 Alonso Monaco/Indy double

Fernando Alonso’s hopes of racing at the Indianapolis 500 beyond this year rest with Renault, as the opportunity of a McLaren drive the week after next year’s Monaco Grand Prix is not closed. The Spaniard’s return to Formula 1 opens up the question of whether he will be able to continue his chase for the […]

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Mixed feelings for Hamilton after dramatic win

On reflection, Lewis Hamilton admits he is feeling “worse and worse” about the ending to the British Grand Prix after he held on for victory with three wheels after a final-lap tire puncture. A comfortable race for Mercedes exploded into life with three laps remaining when Valtteri Bottas suffered a left-front tire failure and had […]

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Hamilton survives late tyre puncture to claim seventh British GP win

Lewis Hamilton survived stunning late tyre drama to claim his seventh British Grand Prix victory. Hamilton was coasting to the 87th success of his Formula One career when the race exploded into life in the closing stages. On lap 50, the front-left hard tyre on Valtteri Bottas’ Mercedes suddenly shredded, leaving him limping back to the pits […]

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Formula 1: Silverstone starting lineup – Lewis Hamilton takes pole

For the third time through the first four qualifying sessions of the 2020 Formula 1 season and the third race in a row, Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton took the pole position, this time for his home race, the British Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit. A polesitter has not failed to win a race yet this year. Hamilton, […]

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JOCHEN RINDT – 50 YEARS ON

For many of us, our achievements come to an end as our life does. Death is the final destination of life and beyond that there is nothing. But in this rarest of circumstances, the greatest achievement of a man’s life came after he was taken from us. This is the story of Formula One’s only posthumous […]

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Red Bull Expects Racing Point to Challenge in F1 British Grand Prix at Silverstone

Once considered a backmarker, Racing Point knocking on door to podium. Red Bull Racing consultant Dr. Helmut Marko is expecting Racing Point’s “pink Mercedes” to be a team to keep an eye on over the next two race weekends at Silverstone. And with good reason. Sergio Perez and teammate Lance Stroll are knocking on the door to the podium. […]

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Perez to miss British GP after positive Covid-19 test

Sergio Perez has become the first Formula 1 driver to test positive for COVID-19 and will miss this weekend’s British Grand Prix. The Mexican returned an inconclusive test result ahead of this weekend’s race and so was self-isolating awaiting a re-test, but that second test has now shown Perez to test positive. As a result, he will not […]

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‘AlphaTauri could entice Vettel with blue-white Red Bull’

Sebastian Vettel’s options for 2021 may not be limited to a pink Mercedes with Ralf Schumacher asking what about a blue-and-white Red Bull. Vettel is currently weighing up an offer from Racing Point to join the team for next year’s championship after being dropped by Ferrari. Should the German opt to head to the Silverstone-based team, he […]

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Lewis Hamilton: Formula 1 superstar slammed by fans after ‘anti-vaxx’ Instagram post

Formula 1 superstar Lewis Hamilton has sent fans into a frenzy after posting an anti-vaxx video to his Instagram on Monday. Originally uploaded by a separate Instagram account that contains several conspiracy theories, the clip features Microsoft co-founder-turned-healthcare-philanthropist Bill Gates speaking on American network CBS about COVID-19. In the video, Gates is quizzed about the […]

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Wolff wants Mercedes to put Red Bull out of sight

Mercedes needs to continue pressing home its advantage in the early part of the season as Red Bull remains in striking distance, according to team principal Toto Wolff. Lewis Hamilton took a dominant victory in the Hungarian Grand Prix to make it three wins from three for Mercedes to start the year, with Hamilton taking […]

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Soon another Schumacher in F1? “He’s getting better and better”

Mick Schumacher is doing fine in Formula 2 at the moment. In Budapest the son of Michael Schumacher scored two podium finishes. This year it will be decided whether the young Schumacher will drive in Formula 1 in 2021. Giovinazzi has to watch out for young talent Antonio Giovinazzi’s Alfa Romeo seat is up for […]

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‘Resurrected’ Williams already proving doubters wrong

Critics who believed Williams could never “resurrect itself” in Formula 1 have already been proven wrong, according to its deputy team boss, in the wake of its 2020 improvements. Williams is the only team yet to take a point this season but has made substantial year-on-year gains with its FW43, having spent 2019 mired at […]

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Andretti: Hamilton has created “a problem that doesn’t exist”

Lewis Hamilton was labelled ‘a militant’ by former Formula 1 champion Mario Andretti for “creating a problem that doesn’t exist”, the 80-year-old of the opinion that discrimination does not exist in motorsport. Hamilton has been vocal in his support of the ant-racism campaign ‘Black Lives Matter’, and has taken “I wish politics didn’t get mixed up […]

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Hungarian Grand Prix result: Lewis Hamilton takes dominant victory to take F1 championship lead

Lewis Hamilton delivered a crushing performance to win the Hungarian Grand Prix and move to the summit of the world championship. Hamilton dominated from start to finish to match Michael Schumacher’s record of winning at the same venue for an eighth time. The Briton finished ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, with Valtteri Bottas third. Racing Point’s Lance Stroll took […]

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Formula 1 risks becoming a ‘copying championship’ – McLaren

Formula 1 is at risk of becoming a “copying championship” devoid of real manufacturers if Racing Point’s model becomes the norm, according to McLaren racing director Andreas Seidl. Racing Point has made no secret of the fact that its 2020 car is a copy of last year’s Mercedes and the move has paid dividends, with […]

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Vettel confirms Racing Point talks, plays down seriousness

Sebastian Vettel has confirmed he is in “loose talks” with Racing Point about a future move but insists at this stage it is just to gain an understanding of potential options in Formula 1. Germany’s Bild newspaper this week claimed Vettel and Racing Point were in talks regarding a seat for the four-time world champion in 2021 […]

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Kubica given another FP1 run in Hungary

Robert Kubica will feature in the first free practice session of the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend for Alfa Romeo on Friday. The former Williams driver was given his first run of the season last weekend in FP1 of the Styrian GP, taking control of Antonio Giovinazzi’s C39. On Friday, however, he will switch to Kimi Raikkonen’s car, with the Finn […]

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Sebastian Vettel negotiating with Racing Point Aston Martin

Sebastian Vettel has reportedly started negotiations with Racing Point Aston Martin with the veteran driver now committed to racing on in 2021. Vettel was the odd-man out when negotiations with Ferrari broke down earlier this year, resulting in the team announcing Carlos Sainz would partner rising star Charles Leclerc beyond the 2020 season. It started […]

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We haven’t seen the full potential of Mercedes or Red Bull yet, says Wolff

Mercedes made it two from two in 2020 as Lewis Hamilton clinched victory at the Red Bull Ring for the Styrian Grand Prix, a week after his team mate Valtteri Bottas achieved the feat at the same venue. It is an impressive start from the reigning world champions, but boss Toto Wolff reckons there’s plenty […]

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Hamilton: Mercedes’ rivals must do more on anti-racism message

Hamilton, F1’s only Black driver, has knelt before the opening two races of the season. F1 has been vocal in its anti-racism message since the 2020 season started and its drivers have worn ‘End Racism’ shirts before each race, with Hamilton wearing a ‘Black Lives Matter’ shirt. Ahead of the season opener, Mercedes released a modified […]

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Lewis Hamilton gives black power salute on the podium after winning the Styrian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton produced a ‘Black Power’ salute on the podium after taking victory in the Styrian Grand Prix, having taken a knee for the second weekend in a row before the race. The powerful image saw Hamilton, who remains the only current black driver in Formula One and the only black world champion in the sport’s history, raise his […]

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Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton rebounds with dominant Styria win

Following a disappointing 2020 Formula 1 season opener, Lewis Hamilton rebounded with a dominant Styrian Grand Prix victory. Following a 2020 Formula 1 season-opening weekend at the Red Bull Ring that saw him penalized twice and stripped of a podium finish, Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton rebounded at the same venue with a dominant Styrian Grand Prix victory, […]

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Hamilton slick in slippery Styrian GP qualifying

Lewis Hamilton dominated a soaking wet qualifying session for the Styrian Grand Prix, topping the time sheet in the treacherous conditions by a massive 1.2s margin. Heavy rain delayed qualifying by 46 minutes as the sport waited for a break in the weather, and the varying intensity of the downpour and ever-present standing water on […]

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Formula One confirm two more races for 2020 including historic trip to Ferrari track at Mugello

Italy’s Mugello circuit will make its debut on the Formula One calendar in September to host Ferrari’s 1,000th grand prix, the sport announced on Friday, with Russia’s race in Sochi also confirmed. The September 13 race, to be called the Grand Prix of Tuscany Ferrari 1,000, will follow on from the September 6 Italian Grand […]

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Alonso: I’ve become a better driver since leaving F1

Fernando Alonso says he will return to Formula One in 2021 in the best form of his life thanks to the experience he has gained away from the championship. Alonso stepped away from F1 in 2018 midway through a World Endurance Championship campaign with Toyota, which saw him win that title and win the famous […]

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It’s official, Alonso returns to F1 with Renault for 2021

Fernando Alonso will return to Formula 1 with Renault in 2021 after a two-year sabbatical, the team has confirmed. Since Monday, speculation began to emerge that the Spaniard had agreed to join the French manufacturer for the third time in his career, after previous stints between 2003-2006 and 2008-09. This was after Renault boss Cyril […]

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‘The gloves are off’ between Red Bull & Mercedes after contentious weekend

Mercedes have said the “gloves are off” with Red Bull after a contentious weekend of stewards decisions and an on-track collision. It began with the Milton Keynes-based outfit formally protesting the new DAS system on Friday, arguing it contravened regulations on suspension and aerodynamic influence, but that was thrown out after lengthy deliberation. Then on […]

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Kubica to be given Alfa practice run at Styrian GP

Robert Kubica will be given his first opportunity to take part in a practice session in the competitive F1 season this weekend when he will get behind the wheel for Alfa Romeo at the Red Bull ring for FP1. The Pole failed to make the grade at Williams last season and was subsequently left without a team, only for Alfa […]

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Austrian GP: Red Bull team boss Christian Horner wants Lewis Hamilton to apologise for Alex Albon collision

Red Bull driver Alex Albon was fighting for the second place with Mercedes’s Lewis Hamilton when they collided with 10 laps to go at the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday.Red Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner backed his driver Alexander Albon in the incident involving him and world champion Lewis Hamilton in Sunday’s Austrian Grand […]

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Fernando Alonso nears Formula One return ‘with Renault announcement imminent’

Fernando Alonso could be announced as Renault’s new driver for the 2021 season this week, according to reports.Last month, Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul admitted he is considering bringing Alonso out of retirement to sensationally replace the outgoing Daniel Ricciardo. Alonso retired from Formula One in 2018, but the 39-year-old, who has tried and failed to […]

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Bottas had to dodge  bullets’ for win

Valtteri Bottas says he had a variety of challenges to overcome to take victory in the season-opening Austrian Grand Prix. The Finn held off teammate Lewis Hamilton and also had to deal with reliability concerns. Starting from pole position, Bottas built up a comfortable lead in the first stint of the race as Hamilton was […]

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Bottas wins in Austria ahead of Hamilton after drivers take a knee on the grid

Valtteri Bottas won the Austrian Grand Prix – the first of the season – after all but six of the drivers took a knee on the grid before the race in support of Black Lives Matter. Hamilton and Bottas spent the second half of the race struggling with gearbox sensor issues – and being told […]

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Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton penalized, dropped to 5th on grid

Lewis Hamilton has been penalized and dropped to fifth place on the starting grid for the 2020 Formula 1 season opener for ignoring the yellow flags. It was initially ruled that Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton would not be issued a penalty for ignoring the yellow flags that came out in the third and final round of […]