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Hamilton: ‘Crazy’ to achieve 100 F1 pole positions

by Fergal Walsh Lewis Hamilton says taking his 100th career pole position in Formula 1 is “crazy”, after he beat Max Verstappen to the top spot in Barcelona on Saturday. Hamilton narrowly edged the Red Bull driver, becoming the first driver in F1 history to breach 100 poles. The Briton has held the all-time pole position […]

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Alonso: I brought my anger to the track

Author: Anna Francis Fernando Alonso achieved his best result of the season so far in Portugal with an impressive drive to eighth place. The Spaniard admits his performance was fuelled by his emotions. Fernando Alonso has admitted that his anger was the fuel behind his impressive performance at the Portuguese Grand Prix. The Alpine team had showed […]

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Russell could replace Bottas at Mercedes this season

Author:RacingNews365 Staff Valtteri Bottas’ position at Mercedes appears to be under threat. Reports suggest the team could bring in George Russell at the Finn’s expense as soon as this season. © Mercedes Valtteri Bottas may not make it through to the end of the 2021 Formula 1 season, at least not as a Mercedes driver according to […]

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The small differences which swung the Portuguese GP in Hamilton’s favour – MPH

AUTHOR :Mark Hughes Luck played its part in the Portuguese GP, but Lewis Hamilton ultimately made several factors play to his advantage. Hamilton ultimately managed to take advantage of the differentiating factors in Portimão The competitive swings between Red Bull and Mercedes, between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen, between the operations of the two teams are wild now that we […]

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F1 confirms three sprint races for 2021

By Chris Medland The plan to trial three sprint races in 2021 has finally been confirmed following a meeting of the Formula 1 Commission on Monday. F1 investigated the idea of reverse-grid sprint races but landed on the compromise of a shorter Saturday qualifying race, with the result determining the grid for the main grand prix […]

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Canadian Grand Prix cancelled, replaced by Turkey

By Chris Medland This year’s Canadian Grand Prix has been officially cancelled, with Turkey taking its place on the calendar in June. The race in Montreal was scheduled to take place on June 13, and had already been confirmed as being a behind-closed-doors event if it were to go ahead. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic ongoing […]

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Vergne encourages Alonso to prove himself in Formula E

Author: Anna Francis Jean-Eric Vergne found success in Formula E after his F1 career came to end, and the Frenchman hopes that Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso may one day do the same. Jean-Eric Vergne believes that Fernando Alonso should try his hand at Formula E to prove that he is the best.Several former F1 […]

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Verstappen and Hamilton explain their rivalry and the championship battle

Author: Nigel Chiu Co-author :Dieter Rencken The championship protagonists have talked about the prospect of battling for the Formula 1 drivers’ title for the remainder of the 2021 season. Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen both agree this year’s battle for the 2021 title will be close throughout the 23-race season. Just one point split the pair after […]

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F1 Is Actually Competitive Now and Mercedes Seems Rattled

BY HAZEL SOUTHWELL AP PHOTO/LUCA BRUNO Fighting back from an early off and tangoing with Williams is not how Mercedes expected to spend its Sunday. Formula One is not, lately, famous for how competitive it is. Although every team tries their hardest, one has absolutely nailed the hybrid era and it’s Mercedes. It helps that the […]

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Imola performance: A masterclass drive

Author: Adriano Boin Martin Brundle believes the battle between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen will only intensify as the season goes along, with the Brit singling out the Dutchman’s performance in Imola for high praise. Martin Brundle had nothing but praise for Max Verstappen and his effort at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, calling the Dutchman’s […]

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FIA explain legality of Hamilton’s Imola reverse

Lewis Hamilton’s reverse manoeuvre back onto the circuit at Imola was completely within the rules, the FIA have confirmed. The seven-time World Champion found himself up against the barrier with a damaged front wing when he ran wide at Tosa while lapping George Russell during the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, shortly after he had switched […]

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Emilia Romagna GP: Verstappen wins, Hamilton recovers to second

By :Alex Kalinauckas Max Verstappen won a thrilling wet-dry Emilia Romagna Formula 1 race, featuring the Red Bull driver colliding with Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas and George Russell suffering a race-suspending crash. Verstappen and Hamilton clashed at the race’s opening corners, with the latter then having to put in a recovery drive after sliding […]

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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 […]