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“When did Formula 1 become a development series?” – Johansson

Former Ferrari and McLaren F1 driver Stefan Johansson is perplexed by what he views as an increasing trend towards Formula 1 teams hiring drivers that are still climbing the development curve.Writing in his blog, the Swede expressed his bemusement at teams opting for inexperienced drivers on the assumption that they’ll mature into the role. “It’s a […]

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Formula 1 needs a real rivalry, not Lewis Hamilton vs. Sebastian Vettel

Since the start of the V6 turbo hybrid era of Formula 1 began in the 2014 season, only one of the five driver championships that have been decided have been decided in the season finale. In fact, aside of this lone season, the 2012 season is the most recent season to feature a championship battle that went […]

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MICK SCHUMACHER WILL NEED MORE THAN A LEGENDARY NAME TO MAKE IT TO FORMULA 1

Carlos Sainz Jr. knows that a name can be a curse as well as a blessing It will take more than a famous last name to make Mick Schumacher a success in Formula 1, and that’s from someone in the know — Carlos Sainz Jr., who also has a famous motor racing surname. Recently, Lewis […]

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RENAULT SPORT RACING PRESIDENT: F1 NEEDS TO BE ‘REINVENTED’

Lack of true competition at the front of the grid concerns teams Few know any better than Renault Sport Racing president Jerome Stoll that Formula 1 is due for a serious overhaul.While F1 is not broken, there’s a healthy share of cracks in the foundation — unless one happens to be happy with the fact that no […]

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Williams to mark Remembrance Sunday in Brazil

The Williams F1 team will boost its support for The Royal British Legion (RBL) for this year’s Remembrance Sunday, which marks the centenary of the end of the First World War. The date falls upon Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix and Williams aims to maximise awareness of the RBL’s charity fundraising efforts to support those who serve […]

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Hamilton looking ahead toward Schumacher’s records

Lewis Hamilton hopes he can at least get close to Michael Schumacher’s records of seven world championships and 91 grand prix victories. A fifth championship — secured at the last race in Mexico — moved Hamilton level with Juan Manuel Fangio in the all-time list, with only Schumacher on seven titles having won more. Hamilton […]

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Wolff warns job isn’t done for Mercedes

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has warned his team the job isn’t done as the constructors’ championship remains up for grabs with two races remaining.Lewis Hamilton secured his fifth drivers’ title at the Mexican Grand Prix, but it came courtesy of a fourth place as Mercedes struggled at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. With Valtteri Bottas […]

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Is Tatiana Calderon the chosen one?

Last week, 25-year-old Tatiana Calderon became the first female driver to test a current-spec F1 car since Susie Wolff’s run in free practice with Williams at the 2015 British Grand Prix. The young Colombian’s 23-lap session – conducted at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City – ciateame courtesy of her personal sponsors and thanks […]

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FERNANDO ALONSO SAYS ANOTHER F1 TITLE STILL HIS NO. 1 GOAL, HAS NO INTEREST IN NASCAR

Fernando Alonso may have more plans to race outside of Formula 1, but he insists that his role with McLaren-Renault remains his main focus.Last year, the 36-year-old stunned the motor racing world by skipping Monaco to do the Indianapolis 500, and he spent this past weekend in Daytona Beach, testing for the upcoming IMSA Rolex 24 Hours […]

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Red Bull in turmoil as Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen turn on team and each other

Outgoing Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstapphen were caught up in a furious conflict on what was meant to be a special weekend for the team at the Mexico Grand Prix.Lewis Hamilton sealed his fifth world title, but Verstappen clinched his second win of the 2018 season after dominating the whole weekend except for the final qualifying session. […]

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F1: Max Verstappen set 2019 title target by Red Bull bosses

Marko: no excuses for Verstappen title challenge Red Bull Racing motorsport advisor Helmut Marko believes that the switch to Honda engines next year can help make Max Verstappen the youngest ever Formula 1 world champion.The team’s engines are currently supplied by Renault but from next season Honda will power the Red Bull cars of Verstappen […]

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Can Hamilton do a Schumi?

Title statistics in Formula 1 inevitably lead to the most futile exercise among pundits: assigning to a specific driver his position among the all-time greats.The dust and fumes had hardly settled at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez stadium, after Lewis Hamilton’s series of championship donuts, when the big debate kicked off, with the usual suspects pitting […]

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Daniel Ricciardo: No point turning up for last two 2018 races

Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo says he “doesn’t see the point in doing the next two races” after he suffered another car failure, this time at the Mexican Grand Prix.Ricciardo entered the weekend having suffered seven retirements from races this season, as well as having had several other Grands Prix affected by reliability setbacks.Ricciardo beat Red […]

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Verstappen wins in Mexico, Hamilton seals F1 Championship

Fourth place in the Mexican Grand Prix was good enough to hand Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton his fifth FIA Formula 1 World Drivers’ Championship title, as Red Bull’s Max Verstappen took his second successive win at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez ahead of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Räikkönen. Going into the race Hamilton knew that even […]

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Lewis Hamilton: I’m not stopping at five world titles

MEXICO CITY — Lewis Hamilton is riding a “positive wave” as he inches towards his fifth world championship, but has warned his rivals he will not be resting on his laurels once he has secured it.Lewis Hamilton is on the brink of his fifth world title but says his biggest successes are yet to come. […]

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F1 news: Lewis Hamilton new team-mate, Sebastian Vettel back to Red Bull, Horner surprise

Lewis Hamilton Lewis Hamilton is on the verge of his fifth world title but the Mercedes man could have a new team-mate in 2020.Valtteri Bottas is out of contract next year and Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has given his “guarantee” to Esteban Ocon that he will have a seat somewhere in Formula One.It could be […]

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It’s about more than just winning races…

One may not always agree with the good Mr. Villeneuve, but beyond the often brutal and clear-cut form of his views, they often bear a sense of truth and logic.There have been many unreasonable or silly fulminations or denunciations in the past, but last week the 1997 world champion went on record as saying that Lewis Hamilton […]

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Kimi Raikkonen happy to prove doubters wrong after ending 113-race winless streak at US Grand Prix

The last time Kimi Raikkonen stood on top of a Formula One podium, Lewis Hamilton had just joined Mercedes with one championship to his name and Sebastian Vettel was riding high with Red Bull.Raikkonen’s victory for Ferrari in Sunday’s US Grand Prix ended a winless run of 113 races dating back to victory with Lotus in Australia in March 2013. In the 2,044 days […]

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Mick Schumacher will 100% make it to Formula 1 says Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton is certain that Mick Schumacher, son of seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher, will make it to Formula 1 and not only because of his name, although the Mercedes driver said that was definitely a help. Schumacher was recently crowned the Formula 3 champion following a string of dominant victories in the latter stages […]

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Ferrari boss Maurizio Arrivabene makes Sebastian Vettel statement ahead of US Grand Prix

FERRARI boss Maurizio Arrivabene says his team are not giving up on Sebastian Vettel catching Lewis Hamilton in the World Championship battle.Hamilton leads Vettel by 67 points with just four races of the season remaining. The Brit can win his fifth world title at the US Grand Prix this weekend but Arrivabene has not given […]

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Red Bull ‘hugely impressed’ by Honda ahead of engine switch

It’s been one of the most successful partnerships in F1 history, but as Red Bull move into the final four Grands Prix of their 12-year relationship with engine supplier Renault, the team are looking forward, not back. And Christian Horner says the team are encouraged by the early signs of what lies ahead with new […]

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There’s a time and place to ‘go for a gap’

The likelihood of Sebastian Vettel winning a fifth world title – and more importantly, bringing the world championship back to Maranello – was dealt another major blow on Sunday when the German driver found himself on the receiving end of his own bad judgement. Vettel initiated a bold move on the intrepid Max Verstappen at […]

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Verstappen unhappy at ‘ridiculous’ penalty and Vettel clash

Max Verstappen describes his Japanese Grand Prix penalty for the way he rejoined the track in front of Kimi Raikkonen as “really ridiculous” and feels his collision with Sebastian Vettel was the German’s fault.The FIA gave Verstappen a five-second time penalty for not returning to the track in a safe manner after running wide at […]

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Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton takes pole for 2018 Japanese Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton took the pole position for the 17th race of the 2018 Formula 1 season, the Japanese Grand Prix, at Suzuka Circuit. Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport’s Lewis Hamilton took his eighth pole position of the 21-race 2018 Formula 1 season and the 80th pole position of his Formula 1 career, extending the all-time record, for the 17th race […]

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Ferrari to run new livery from Japanese GP

By: Jonathan Noble Ferrari is to run in a new livery from this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix, Motorsport.com can reveal.The changes mark the start of a new initiative from title sponsor Philip Morris International, which has kept a relatively low presence on the car despite its long association with the Maranello-based team. The scale of the […]

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It’s all about business not sport

From subtle to blatant, from trivial to crucial, team orders in Formula 1 have always come in various forms and guises depending on the circumstances. The most controversial condition, the one typically – and understandably – denigrated by fans, is when the pitwall orders the worthy leader of a race to yield to his team mate […]

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Russian Grand Prix: Toto Wolff happy to be the ‘baddie’ in Mercedes team orders row

Lewis Hamilton was running behind Valtteri Bottas before Mercedes ordered the Finn to move aside at the midway point Mercedes boss Toto Wolff said he is happy to be the villain after standing by his controversial decision to orchestrate Lewis Hamilton’s Russian Grand Prixvictory on Sunday.Hamilton will head into the concluding five rounds of the season with a 50-point lead […]

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Story of the race: Merc shows Ferrari how to win a championship on controversial Sunday in Sochi

ESPN rounds up the main talking points from the Russian Grand Prix, where team orders were at the centre of the race as Hamilton took the victory ahead of Bottas. Mercedes shows Ferrari how it’s done: Mercedes’ first lap was beautifully managed. Lewis Hamilton had a slow getaway and came under attack from Sebastian Vettel. He […]

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Honda introduces significant upgrade in Sochi

Toro Rosso will receive a significant Honda upgrade at this weekend’s Russian Grand Prix, resulting in grid penalties for both of its cars.The timing of the update coincides with next weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix. By introducing the upgrade in Russia, Pierre Gasly and Brendon Hartley will both receive penalties in Sochi, with the intention of […]

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UK-based F1 teams subsidised by British taxpayers

UK-based Formula One teams have received £112.2m ($145m) in subsidies from the UK government since 2012 according to a report in The Daily Telegraph. The newspaper reveals that six UK-based F1 teams received tax breaks and payments from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) courtesy of the Research and Development Expenditure Credit (RDEC). The RDEC means HMRC […]

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Red Bull ‘encouraged’ by Honda progress

Although acknowledging that it is “still early days” in their relationship with Honda, Christian Horner says Red Bull have been “encouraged” by what they’ve seen from the engine manufacturer.One year after Toro Rosso took up with Honda, Red Bull will be following suit in 2019. The Milton Keynes squad announced earlier this year that their partnership with […]

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F1: Lewis Hamilton’s dominance exceeding Michael Schumacher’s peak period at Ferrari

RECORDS are made to be broken. Juan Manuel Fangio’s five Formula 1 drivers’ world championships seemed an insurmountable mark until Michael Schumacher claimed his sixth and seventh. Alain Prost’s career win tally of 51 stood tall until Schumacher raced past it to an eventual total of 91. The bulk of those figures came in a […]

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Gasly: Not my wish to destroy Verstappen

Pierre Gasly is excited to go head-to-head with Max Verstappen at Red Bull next season, but insists their rivalry will be a friendly one. Gasly will replace the Renault-bound Daniel Ricciardo at Red Bull next year, with Verstappen’s influence over the team seeming to grow. After Ricciardo stunned the Formula 1 world by confirming his Red Bull departure, reports suggested […]

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Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari need to rescue each other

The word from Maranello after last week’s Singapore Grand Prix was that Sebastian Vettel, behind closed doors, had conceded the world title, once again, to Lewis Hamilton. Ferrari’s defeat in Asia, rooted mainly in another tactical error by the Scuderia, has left the Mercedes driver with a comfortable edge, although Hamilton insists he won’t let complacency take […]

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Horner expects further Renault gains with latest power unit

By: Chris Medland Red Bull team principal Christian Horner says there is more to come from Renault’s latest specification of power unit that helped Max Verstappen to second place in the Singapore Grand Prix. Singapore has traditionally been a strong circuit for Red Bull and Verstappen duly qualified second behind Lewis Hamilton, retaining that position […]

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Singapore one of Mercedes’ greatest wins – Wolff

Team principal Toto Wolff describes Lewis Hamilton’s victory in the Singapore Grand Prix as one of Mercedes’ greatest wins, given its history at the venue. Mercedes has dominated Formula 1 since the introduction of the V6 turbo hybrid power units in 2014, but even at its peak it saw its advantage reduced in Singapore. 2015 […]