• September 20, 2021

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Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton collide, take each other out of Italian Grand Prix

Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton collide, take each other out of Italian Grand Prix

F1 title rivals Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton collided for the second time this season at the Italian Grand Prix, taking themselves out of the race in the process. The pair hit at Turn 1…

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Alex Albon to return to F1 with Williams in 2022

Alex Albon to return to F1 with Williams in 2022

Alex Albon has been handed a second opportunity at Formula One by Williams, who have signed him as George Russell’s replacement in 2022. Albon will drive alongside Canada’s Nicholas Latifi, who will stay with the…

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George Russell confirmed at Mercedes for 2022 season

George Russell confirmed at Mercedes for 2022 season

Mercedes has confirmed George Russell will drive for the team alongside Lewis Hamilton in 2022. Russell’s promotion to Mercedes was effectively confirmed on Monday, when Alfa Romeo revealed it had signed Valtteri Bottas for 2022, but was made official by the team…

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Vettel reprimanded for failing to remove t-shirt at Hungarian GP

Vettel reprimanded for failing to remove t-shirt at Hungarian GP

Sebastian Vettel has been reprimanded for wearing a rainbow-coloured t-shirt with the words “Same Love” on it during the national anthem ceremony ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix. Vettel wore the t-shirt in order to…

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Toto Wolff: F1 title now against the odds for Mercedes

Toto Wolff: F1 title now against the odds for Mercedes

Formula One champions Mercedes are fighting against the odds now in their title battle with Red Bull, team boss Toto Wolff stated after Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix dealt a fifth successive defeat. Once-dominant Mercedes started…

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Verstappen claims easy Austrian GP win, Hamilton fourth after car issue

Verstappen claims easy Austrian GP win, Hamilton fourth after car issue

Max Verstappen gained 14 points on title rival Lewis Hamilton by easing to win at the Austrian Grand Prix. Verstappen led from pole position and was in a race of his own for 71 laps,…

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No Mercedes upgrades in the pipeline for Lewis Hamilton

No Mercedes upgrades in the pipeline for Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton needs a quicker car to take the fight to Formula One leaders Red Bull but the seven times world champion’s Mercedes team made clear on Sunday that no developments were planned. As Red…

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Max Verstappen is starting to look unstoppable

Max Verstappen is starting to look unstoppable

Had it not been for a Pirelli tire failure at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix earlier this month, Max Verstappen would have won four races in a row and would be leading the championship by at…

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Lewis Hamilton opens contract talks, keen for Valtteri Bottas to stay

Lewis Hamilton opens contract talks, keen for Valtteri Bottas to stay

Seven times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton stated on Thursday he had opened contract renewal talks with Mercedes and gave a ringing endorsement of Valtteri Bottas as his teammate. The 36-year-old Briton and Bottas…

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Hamilton fights back to beat Verstappen in Spain

Hamilton fights back to beat Verstappen in Spain

Lewis Hamilton defeated Max Verstappen in a thrilling duel to gain the Spanish Grand Prix and increase his championship lead over his top rival on Sunday. Verstappen’s Red Bull edged the pole-sitting Hamilton to the…

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Turkish Grand Prix to replace Canadian Grand Prix in June

Turkish Grand Prix to replace Canadian Grand Prix in June

Formula One has confirmed this year’s Canadian Grand Prix has been cancelled and will be replaced by the Turkish Grand Prix on June 11-13. Earlier this month, it was reported that the Canadian Grand Prix…

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Hamilton says F1 rivalry with Vettel remains his favorite

Hamilton says F1 rivalry with Vettel remains his favorite

Seven-times world champion Lewis Hamilton hailed Sebastian Vettel on Thursday as his favorite Formula One rival over the years. Without mentioning former Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg, who defeated the Briton to the 2016 title…

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Portuguese Grand Prix confirmed as third race of F1 season

Portuguese Grand Prix confirmed as third race of F1 season

The Portuguese Grand Prix at Portimao will feature for a second consecutive year as the third race on the 2021 Formula One calendar, the championship confirmed Friday. Portimao had its first F1 event last year…

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Alonso ‘completely fit’ and fine for testing, says Alpine CEO

Alonso ‘completely fit’ and fine for testing, says Alpine CEO

Fernando Alonso is fit and ‘fully operational’ after jaw surgery and will be fine for Formula One’s pre-season testing in Bahrain, his Alpine team boss stated on Tuesday. The double world champion fractured his jaw…

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Portuguese Grand Prix to return to F1 calendar in 2021

Portuguese Grand Prix to return to F1 calendar in 2021

Portugal’s Algarve circuit is set to return to the Formula One calendar this season, taking the vacant slot left by Vietnam on May 2. The BBC and Sky Sports television stated teams would be told…

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McLaren signs option to join Formula E from 2022-23 season

McLaren signs option to join Formula E from 2022-23 season

McLaren Racing have signed an option to compete in the electric Formula E championship from 2022-23, the Formula One team revealed on Monday. The British-based team will spend 2021 assessing the feasibility of joining the…

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Formula One superstar Lewis Hamilton tests positive for COVID-19

Formula One superstar Lewis Hamilton tests positive for COVID-19

Seven-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss this weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix. The Mercedes team said in a statement Tuesday that Hamilton was tested three times last week and returned a negative…

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Hamilton: No guarantee I’ll stay in F1 next year

Hamilton: No guarantee I’ll stay in F1 next year

Lewis Hamilton has indicated that he still has doubts over whether to continue in Formula One next year amid ongoing indecision about the role of Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff beyond the end of this…

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Hamilton moves past Schumacher with 92nd win

Hamilton moves past Schumacher with 92nd win

Lewis Hamilton claimed a record 92nd Formula One triumph at the Portuguese Grand Prix, moving him clear of Michael Schumacher for the most victories in the sport’s history. Hamilton won from pole position at Portimao’s…

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Hamilton ties Schumacher’s record of 91 wins

Hamilton ties Schumacher’s record of 91 wins

Lewis Hamilton moved level with Michael Schumacher’s record of 91 Formula One victories with a triumph at the Eifel Grand Prix in Nurburg, Germany, on Sunday. Hamilton won comfortably after Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas suffered a race-ending engine…

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Hamilton wins Belgian Grand prix

Hamilton wins Belgian Grand prix

Lewis Hamilton led from start to end at the Belgian Grand Prix to clinch his 89th career victory and move two behind Michael Schumacher’s Formula One record on Sunday. The world champion was untroubled from pole position, beating his Mercedes teammate…

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Perez returns for Spanish GP after covid layoff

Perez returns for Spanish GP after covid layoff

Sergio Perez will return to Formula One duty for the Racing Point team at the Spanish Grand Prix after testing negative for COVID-19. The Mexican driver missed the two weeks of racing at Silverstone after…

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Hulkenberg keen for F1 return with Alfa Romeo

Hulkenberg keen for F1 return with Alfa Romeo

Former F1 driver Nico Hulkenberg revealed that he was open to joining the ranks of Alfa Romeo in 2021. Hulkenberg asserted that he was “keen” to go racing again, but wasn’t “desperate” to return to the sport.…

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British GP proved Mercedes isn’t unbeatable

British GP proved Mercedes isn’t unbeatable

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff considers the double tyre failure it suffered at the British Grand Prix proves why it is wrong to assume his team will walk away with the 2020 championship. Lewis Hamilton managed…

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F1 abandons plans to race in the Americas this year

F1 abandons plans to race in the Americas this year

The U.S. Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, will not go ahead this year after insecurity created by the coronavirus pandemic forced Formula One to abandon plans to race in the USA, Mexico, Brazil and Canada in 2020.…

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Ferrari bring upgrades forward for Austria II

Ferrari bring upgrades forward for Austria II

Ferrari is preparing to speed up the introduction of upgrades to its under-performing Formula One car after a difficult season-opening race in Austria last Sunday. The Italian team had aimed to bring new parts to…

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Singapore, Baku and Shizuka races canceled

Singapore, Baku and Shizuka races canceled

Races in Singapore, Azerbaijan and Japan will not take place this year, Formula One has confirmed as it continues to target a schedule of between 15 and 18 events. The Singapore and Azerbaijan Grands Prix…

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Ferrari confirms Vettel will leave at end of 2020

Ferrari confirms Vettel will leave at end of 2020

Ferrari has formally stated Sebastian Vettel will leave the team at the end of the 2020 Formula 1 season, calling it a joint decision. Vettel’s existing three-year deal expires at the end of the season,…

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British GP could go ahead despite restrictions

British GP could go ahead despite restrictions

Formula One is working to put on a British Grand Prix in July even if the country imposes quarantine measures on visitors during the COVID-19 crisis, F1 sources stated on Sunday. The Sun newspaper quoted…

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Ferrari warns F1 against a budget cap reduction

Ferrari warns F1 against a budget cap reduction

Mattia Binotto has alerted Ferrari will consider their Formula One future if severe budget caps are imposed. The coronavirus pandemic has hit the sport’s finances hard but the team principal has advised against making hasty…