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Path Now Clear For F1 Miami Grand Prix in 2022

BY JOE SAWARD F1 officials could make announcement as early as Sunday at Imola, Italy. The grandstands at Imola, Italy, will be empty again this weekend, with the local authorities unwilling to accept an event with spectators. The paddock, however, will be bustling, as it is expected that Liberty Media boss Greg Maffei and former F1 […]

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Stroll puts Mont-Tremblant up for sale

By Chris Medland Aston Martin team owner Lawrence Stroll is selling the iconic Circuit Mont-Tremblant in Quebec, Canada, potentially including the legendary Jim Russell Racing School. Mont-Tremblant opened in 1964 and hosted two grands prix back in 1968 and 1970, while it has also hosted IndyCar, with a Champ Car race last held in 2007. […]

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Mercedes claim Wolff’s spreading s**t jibe was misunderstood

Author:Tom Fenton Mercedes have claimed that Toto Wolff’s controversial comment on Zak Brown was misquoted. The team boss was trending on social media earlier this week – but the organisation insists the line was lost in translation. A Mercedes F1 spokesperson has claimed that Toto Wolff’s jibe at fellow team bosses Zak Brown and Christian Horner […]

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Red Bull motivated championship is ‘within grasp’

By Chris Medland | Mark Sutton/Motorsport Images Red Bull is motivated by the fact that it has a realistic chance of winning the championship this year, even though Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton won the first race of the season. Hamilton managed to hold off Max Verstappen in the closing laps of a thrilling Bahrain Grand Prix […]

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DE LA ROSA: ALONSO THINKS ABOUT MOTOR RACING 24 HOURS A DAY

By: Editor Former Formula 1 driver Pedro de la Rosa said it is “fantastic” to see Fernando Alonso back on the grid, while admitting that the 39-year-old “thinks about motor racing 24 hours a day”. Alonso and De la Rosa worked together at McLaren and Ferrari which gave the one-time podium finisher a chance to […]

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Wolff blasts Horner and Brown: They just spread shit

Author:Rahul Sharan Mercedes team princiapl Toto Wolff has lambasted McLaren CEO Zak Brown regarding his claim that George Russell will be racing for the German outfit during the 2022 F1 season. Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff has criticized McLaren CEO Zak Brown for his claims regarding what the German team’s driver lineup would look like in […]

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Di Resta hopes Verstappen-Hamilton controversy sets precedent

Author Adriano Boin The controversy surrounding Max Verstappen’s attempt to pass Lewis Hamilton won’t be going away any time soon. The Red Bull man was forced to relinquish his spot, handing the win to Hamilton. Paul di Resta hopes we see the decision followed for the remainder of the season © Red Bull Content Pool […]

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Marko credits clever Hamilton for halting late Verstappen attack

Author: Jan van der Burgt Co-author:RacingNews365 Staff Max Verstappen put Lewis Hamilton under considerable pressure at the end of the Bahrain Grand Prix, but in the end it wasn’t enough. Helmut Marko believes the Mercedes driver used everything in his bag of tricks to keep the Red Bull driver at bay. Max Verstappen thought he had […]

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Hamilton out! McLaren boss predicts Verstappen to Mercedes

Author:RacingNews365 Staff Lewis Hamilton’s future past the 2021 F1 season is unclear, with the Brit only signing a one-year deal to stay at Mercedes. McLaren boss Zak Brown believes we’ll be seeing a new driver lineup at the Silver Arrows next season, with Max Verstappen in the mix. Image credit: Mercedes Lewis Hamilton will look […]

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13-Year-Old Ugo Ugochukwu Is America’s Next Great F1 Hopeful

BY JOE SAWARD The son of Nigerian-born supermodel Oluchi Onweagba-Orlandi signs with McLaren. Who is this kid? If you were looking for someone who represents the ambitions of Formula 1 10 years from now, you would be hard-pressed to find anyone better than 13-year-old Ugo Ugochukwu, a youngster who may one day cause F1 journalists to […]

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Russell replaces IndyCar-bound Grosjean as GPDA director

By Chris Medland George Russell has replaced Romain Grosjean as a director of the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association (GPDA) following the Frenchman’s move to IndyCar. “It is an honor and privilege to be nominated director of the GPDA,” Russell said. “I appreciate the support of my fellow drivers in entrusting this role to me and recognize […]

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‘I’m better’ than Hamilton, Verstappen, Vettel and Raikkonen – Alonso

By Chris Medland Fernando Alonso says he is better than the other three world champions still racing in Formula 1, as well as Max Verstappen, as he prepares for his return to the sport at this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix. The double world champion will make his first start since the 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand […]

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Honda has exceeded 2020 Mercedes engine according to their technical head

Author: Rahul Sharan Honda’s technical head Toyoharu Tanabe believes the Japanese brand’s 2021 Formula 1 engine has surpassed the levels reached by Mercedes in the previous year. With Red Bull and AlphaTauri topping the timesheets during the recently concluded pre-season F1 test, Toyoharu Tanabe, the technical head of Honda says the performance of the Japanase manufacturer’s […]

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Fernando Alonso straight up to speed, stimulating Alpine – Brivio

By Chris Medland   Alpine racing director Davide Brivio says Fernando Alonso was quickly up to speed in pre-season testing after two years away from Formula 1, and his motivating impact is being felt within the team. Alonso returns to Enstone — where he won two world championships under Alpine’s previous guise as Renault — following […]

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If someone dominates for 10 years blame the losers – Capito

by Phillip Horton New Williams CEO Jost Capito believes successful teams in sport should not be punished for their ability and hopes Formula 1 avoids sliding too far towards artificial compromises. Mercedes has won the last seven titles, setting a new record, while Formula 1 is preparing to introduce technical regulations for 2022 aimed at levelling […]

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F1 should stay a “pure sport”, fans don’t want artificial racing – Capito

Written by Dieter Rencken and Keith Collantine Formula 1 risks devaluing itself if it introduces gimmicks which artificially enhance the competition, Williams’ new CEO Jost Capito has warned. Williams has finished last in the championship for the previous three seasons in a row. But Capito does not want to see F1 take steps to artificially increase the competitiveness […]

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Max Verstappen, new teammate Sergio Perez post strong pace for Red Bull in F1 testing

By: NBC Sports Having won the last race of the 2020 Formula One season, Red Bull showed it might be a strong challenger to Mercedes this year after leading the final day of preseason F1 testing Sunday. With the evening sun setting on Bahrain’s desert track in Sakhir, Max Verstappen topped the leaderboard after his new teammate […]

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Fernando Alonso: Two-time Formula 1 title winner to race with metal plates in jaw

By: Andrew Benson Chief F1 writer Fernando Alonso says he will have two metal plates in his jaw for the duration of this season after breaking it in a cycling accident last month. The two-time champion will on Saturday drive a Formula 1 car for the first time since the incident. Fernando Alonso won back-to-back F1 […]

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RETRO: Mario Andretti on his first F1 win with Ferrari, 50 years ago

By Robin Miller The words “Andretti” and “Ferrari” just sound good together, and 50 years ago this weekend, they were best of the best in South Africa. In only his 10th start over four fractured seasons, Andretti scored his initial Formula 1 victory at Kyalami on March 6, 1971 driving for Ferrari; and it helped change […]

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Sainz admits he will never step out of his father’s shadow

Author: Anna Francis Carlos Sainz is about to make the biggest move of his career to date as he debuts as a Ferrari F1 driver. Carlos Sainz has admitted that he highly doubts that he will ever step out of his famous father’s shadow or ever surpass his achievements. The Spaniard is about to embark on […]

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F1 Rookie Mick Schumacher Takes Heat on Social Media for ‘No Comment’ on Racism Question

BY GLOBAL MOTORSPORTS MEDIA Haas F1 Team driver reportedly declined to answer media’s question about Lewis Hamilton’s anti-racism message. Mick Schumacher took a few hits on some social media channels after offer up a ‘no comment’ to a question about Lewis Hamilton and Formula 1’s anti-racism messaging. JOE PORTLOCK – FORMULA 1GETTY IMAGES When asked about […]

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WADA to have a closer look at Haas’ Russian livery

Haas unveiled their new car to the world on Thursday with a clear Russian influence. However, the look has caught the attention of the World Anti-Doping Agency who is looking into the matter. After Haas unveiled a Russian inspired livery on Thursday, it looks as thought the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) are looking into whether the look is […]

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Hamilton puts ultimate F1 ‘dream’ aside as Merc mystery deepens

By: AFP Lewis Hamilton said Tuesday that winning a record-breaking eighth world championship in 2021 would not be the determining factor in whether he quits after the season. Lewis Hamilton isn’t rushing any decision.Source: AFP The attempt to land a drivers’ crown that would move the 36-year-old Briton above Michael Schumacher to become the most decorated […]

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New Mercedes-AMG F1 W12 Breaks Cover as Possibly the Greatest Formula 1 Car Ever

by Sergiu Tudose Last year, Mercedes-AMG F1 surpassed Ferrari in winning the most consecutive constructors’ titles, having come out on top in each of the past seven seasons. In 2021, the Germans are going for a record-breaking eighth title, with what they hope is the finest car ever built in the 1.6 L hybrid era. […]

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Binotto doesn’t expect Ferrari speed deficit this season

By Chris Medland Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto is not expecting the 2021 car to suffer the straight line speed deficit it had last season, based on development and simulations over the winter. Technical directives relating to the power unit resulted in Ferrari dropping from being a threat to Mercedes at many venues in 2019 – […]

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Hamilton won’t sign another long-term contract: ‘I’ve achieved most of what I want to achieve’

AUTHOR: James Elson Lewis Hamilton says he has little more to do in F1, and has alluded to a more long-term goal. Lewis Hamilton has said he will not sign another long-term F1 contract, saying: “I’ve achieved most of what I want to achieve.” ter much conjecture throughout 2020 about whether the 7-times champion would carry […]

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Michael Schumacher sponsor follows son Mick into F1

By: Sam Hall Michael Schumacher’s long-term sponsor Deutsche Vermögensberatung has confirmed it will continue to back the seven-time world champion’s son, Mick, in his rookie Formula 1 season. Frankfurt-based financial advisors Deutsche Vermögensberatung first sponsored Michael Schumacher in 1996 when, as a two-time world champion, the German moved from Benetton to Ferrari. The brand featured on […]

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Arab NGOs call on Hamilton to stay away from Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

In an open letter to Lewis Hamilton, some 50 human rights organisations from various Arab countries call on the world champion to boycott the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. They hope to respond to the social commitment Hamilton has shown in recent years. From 3 to 5 December 2021, if all goes according to plan, the first Grand Prix […]

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Honda Prepared to Throw the Kitchen Sink at Mercedes in Last Season in F1

BY GLOBAL MOTORSPORTS MEDIA Red Bull taking Honda power in-house beginning in 2022. BRYN LENNONGETTY IMAGES Honda is not holding back on its goals for its last official season in Formula 1 before exiting the series at the end of the 2021 season. For Honda, it’s the championship or bust. To say Honda is prepared to pull […]

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Sebastian Vettel sells Ferrari collection ahead of new season at Aston Martin

By: VIKNESH VIJAYENTHIRAN Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel amassed a nice collection of rare Ferraris during his stint with the Italian squad but is now selling them ahead of his new start at Aston Martin. As reported by Australia’s Which Car on Saturday, Vettel’s Ferraris, all of them located in Switzerland, where the four-time world champion resides, have […]

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“South Africa is the most likely place for that to happen” – Son of former F1 world champion eager to bring back African Grand Prix

By: SUBHAM JINDAL South Africa is the most likely place for that to happen” – Son of former F1 world champion eager to bring back African Grand Prix. Formula 1 has taken place on all continents, except Antarctica! But this century, one continent has been completely missing from the calendar – Africa. The continent last […]

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Tsunoda shocked to get F1 call up so soon

Author: Matthew Neill The Japanese driver will make his Formula 1 debut with AlphaTauri in 2021. Rookie AlphaTauri driver Yuki Tusnoda has said he did not expect to get a call up to race in Formula 1 after just one year racing in F2. Speaking to the team’s media following the launch of the AT02 […]

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Fernando Alonso won’t let fractured jaw block F1 comeback — MPH

AUTHOR: Mark Hughes It’ll take more than a cycling injury to stop the irrepressible Fernando Alonso, says Mark Hughes. You won’t find a more determined driver on the Formula 1 grid Florent Gooden/DPPI The injuries incurred by Fernando Alonso in his cycling accident just add to the tenor of uncertainty around the whole Alpine programme created by […]

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Fernando Alonso discharged from hospital after fracturing jaw in cycling accident

By Andrew BensonChief F1 writer Fernando Alonso is due to return to Formula 1 in March Fernando Alonso has been discharged from hospital after suffering a fracture of his upper jaw in a cycling accident last week. The two-time Formula 1 world champion, 39, collided with a car while on a training ride near his home in […]

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Daring move by Perez: “Red Bull Racing ís Max Verstappen!”

by GPblog.com Red Bull Content Pool   After a long career in Formula 1, Sergio Perez finally gets the chance to compete at the top of the sport. According to Robert Doornbos the step is also a daring one, because Red Bull Racing is the domain of Max Verstappen.   It took Red Bull Racing a long time to decide on Verstappen’s teammate for […]