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Todt may summon Vettel to FIA court

Jean Todt could be set to order a further investigation into Sebastian Vettel’s behaviour in Azerbaijan. The German left Baku refusing to talk about the moment he apparently drove his Ferrari deliberately into title rival Lewis Hamilton, having accused the Mercedes driver of ‘brake testing’ him. “It is possible Vettel will be summoned by the FIA’s […]

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Lewis Hamilton calls Sebastian Vettel ‘a disgrace’ after Baku F1 race

Sebastian Vettel is under fire amid accusations he deliberately rammed championship rival Lewis Hamilton while behind the safety car during the F1 race in Baku. Vettel accused Hamilton of “brake-testing” him, which damaged the German’s front wing and sent him into a rage. Afterward, a furious Hamilton said the next time Vettel wants to take […]

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Conclusions from the Baku GP

After last year’s bore it was a good, albeit amateurish, Azerbaijan GP, a race in which Sebastian Vettel saw red. And Breathe…It Was A Good ‘Un. Amateurish, But Good… That was fun, wasn’t it? Most of the excitement was the result of some amateurish and reckless driving from half the drivers on the grid grid, but […]

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Azerbaijan GP: Ricciardo beats Bottas and Stroll in chaotic race

Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo emerged a shock winner in a remarkably chaotic Azerbaijan GP, punctuated a huge flare-up in the rivalry between title rivals Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton.Hamilton and Vettel had an on-track run-in while the race was neutralised, which yielded a penalty for the latter – but a loose headrest denied Hamilton […]

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Lewis Hamilton snatches pole from Valtteri Bottas in Baku

 Lewis Hamilton took pole position at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix with a remarkable last-minute lap that put him 0.434s clear of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas in second.Hamilton’s advantage was all about the second and third sectors where he lit up the timing screens as he nailed apex after apex in the tighter sections of the […]

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Lewis Hamilton ponders F1 retirement after 2017

Lewis Hamilton could quit Formula 1 at the end of the season. While discussing his eventual “legacy” within the sport in conversation with the FIA magazine Auto, the triple world champion said he might soon join former teammate Nico Rosberg in retirement. “My destiny is in my own hands,” Hamilton said. “I can decide to […]

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Sauber F1 team principal Kaltenborn steps down

Monisha Kaltenborn has stepped down from her position as Sauber Formula 1 team principal and chief executive officer, according to reports. Kaltenborn joined Sauber in 2000 as head of its legal department, before rising to CEO in January 2010 and taking a share in the company. When Longbow Finance acquired Sauber last year, founder Peter Sauber […]

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Porsche weighing up Formula 1 option – report

Porsche are contemplating life after Le Mans and are reportedly going to explore the option of joining Formula 1. According to Auto Bild in Germany, Porsche have accepted an invitation to join the next engine meeting as discussions continue about what rules and regulations should be in place beyond 2020. Porsche’s Le Mans chief Fritz Enzinger […]

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Carey proud to revive European F1 races

F1 chiefs say they are proud to be bringing two traditional European races back to the sport’s calendar. After a meeting of the World Motor Sport Council in Geneva, the FIA announced that despite their current absence, France and Germany are back for an unprecedented 21-race race schedule for 2018. “We are proud to be able […]

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Vettel defends social media absence

Sebastian Vettel has defended his decision to keep a low public profile.The German is notoriously private, as he is rarely photographed with his wife and children and has no social media profiles on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. “I just don’t understand why you have to constantly tell everyone what you are doing, where you are, […]

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Kubica says he can drive F1 car without limitations

Robert Kubica’s says he would be able to race “without any limitations”, following his return to a Formula 1 cockpit for the first time in six years. Kubica’s F1 career came to a halt in 2011 when he was involved in a rallying accident during the ‘off-season’, severely injured his right-arm in the crash, forcing […]

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Esteban Ocon ‘a superstar of the future’, says Merc boss Toto Wolff

Toto Wolff has tipped Mercedes junior Esteban Ocon to be “a superstar of the future” after his strong start to his first full season of Formula One with Force India.Nate Saunders analyses the high-speed battle between Force India’s two drivers and asks whether a podium was possible if they had been allowed to swap. Ocon […]

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Lance Stroll Was the Second Youngest Formula 1 Driver Ever to Score Points

There’s no place like home. On Sunday, Williams Martini Racing driver Lance Stroll of Quebec scored his first championship points in Formula 1, finishing ninth—earning two points for himself and Williams at the Canadian Grand Prix, the rookie driver’s home race. Stroll, due to brake problems in Australia and errors in China and Bahrain, failed […]

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Sky Sports exclusive: Robert Kubica targets full Formula 1 comeback

Pole aiming for ‘proper comeback’ six years after career-changing crash in rallying; Kubica completed more than 100 laps in private test for Renault at start of June Robert Kubica has confirmed to Sky Sports he would like to attempt a full F1 comeback after a successful test return. Six years after suffering a partially severed […]

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Hamilton compares Mercedes domination to a punch from Mayweather

Lewis Hamilton likened the punishment that Mercedes meted out to Ferrari in Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix to a punch from Floyd Mayweather.As he led team-mate Valtteri Bottas home in the first 1-2 of their alliance which began this year after Nico Rosberg retired, points leader Sebastian Vettel overcame bad luck to take fourth, his first […]

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Vettel not thinking about title win

F1’s title contenders do not want to talk about their championship battle, ahead of the seventh out of 20 races on the 2017 calendar. After six races, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel is leading Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes by 25 races. But German Vettel said in Montreal: “I do not want to think about the title at […]

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Fernando Alonso threatens to leave McLaren unless team starts winning

 Fernando Alonso has said he will leave McLaren unless the team can provide him with a winning car by September, and insisted he would also walk out of the sport if plans to increase the number of races to 25 were implemented.Returning to F1 after competing in the Indy 500 where he was running strongly […]

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Lewis Hamilton has Vettel in crosshairs at Canadian Grand Prix

 The Canadian Grand Prix has been a happy hunting ground for Lewis Hamilton, and he will look to bag a sixth career win on the island circuit on Sunday to refuel his hopes of another Formula One drivers title. With 14 races remaining on the calendar, it is far from do-or-die for Hamilton, but the […]

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Mercedes refutes Jordan quit claims

Mercedes has hit back at an article in German media quoting Eddie Jordan claiming the team will quit Formula 1, describing the report as “completely false.”While Jordan has made many eye-catching statements as a specialist pundit for both the UK’s BBC and latterly Channel 4, the former team owner was the first to claim Lewis […]

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F1 chasing ‘above’ 21 races

Liberty Media are keen to see the Formula 1 calendar extended beyond next year’s 21 grands prix. Next season the calendar is up to 21 as while Formula 1 is losing the Malaysian Grand Prix, France and Germany are back. However, F1’s commercial managing director reckons 21 is just the start. “We want to work […]

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Raikkonen struggling to understand Ferrari’s Monaco strategy

Kimi Raikkonen,  who had led from pole for almost half the race, stared straight ahead on the podium after the Monaco Grand Prix and set about glugging the champagne as soon as he could.”The rule of thumb, if you qualify ahead you get priority at the first stop”, he said later. Kimi Raikkonen was the […]

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Monaco GP: Sebastian Vettel stretches title lead with win

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel won a slow-burning Monaco Grand Prix to extend his championship lead over Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton to 25 points. Vettel led home team-mate Kimi Raikkonen after passing the Finn by running longer to their only pit stops. The move backed up pre-race paddock speculation that Ferrari would attempt to shuffle their leading driver […]

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Monaco GP: Superb Raikkonen takes Monaco pole, disaster for Hamilton

Kimi Raikkonen scorched to his first Formula 1 pole position since 2008 in qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix on Saturday, edging out Ferrari team-mate Sebastian Vettel and Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas in the final stage of qualifying. Raikkonen turned in a best lap of 1:12.178 to finish just 0.043 seconds clear of Vettel in P2, […]

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Motorsport: Model Jessiqa Pace returns to charm Monaco Grand Prix

Jessiqa Pace is back at the Monaco Grand Prix – but this time the stunning model won’t be distracting any Formula One drivers.A trackside billboard advertising Martini alcohol and featuring the American model had to be taken down at the 2009 Monaco Grand Prix, after drivers complained that Pace was proving a distraction. Pace has […]

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KEVIN MAGNUSSEN: “MONACO IS THE MOST ICONIC RACE OF THE SEASON”

Kevin Magnussen feels Pirelli’s Ultrasoft tyre is still too hard for Monaco – Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd Kevin Magnussen will make his third Monaco Grand Prix start for a third different team this weekend, and he will be looking to fight back after losing a certain points finish in the Spanish Grand Prix two weeks ago […]

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Monaco Grand Prix: Jenson Button opens up on shock Formula 1 return

JENSON BUTTON admits it feels “surreal” being back in the cockpit for McLaren ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix this week. Jenson Button is looking forward to returning to the cockpit Button will stand in for Fernando Alonso this week with the Spaniard absent due to his involvement in the Indianapolis 500. The 37-year-old announced […]

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Schumacher’s blackmailer given suspended sentence in Germany

The man who blackmailed Michael Schumacher’s wife Corinna demanding €900,000 (£768,000) and threatening to kill their children has been given a suspended sentence in Germany. A 25-year-old decorator, named Huseyin B under German law, had threatened to kill Schumacher’s children and warned an ‘accident could happen’ to Mick who was racing in Formula 4 at […]

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Spanish GP: Hamilton defeats Vettel to win Spanish GP thriller

Lewis Hamilton has clinched his second victory of the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship after coming out top of an absorbing battle with Sebastian Vettel to win the Spanish Grand Prix. Hamilton started from pole position but was forced into a chasing position from the lights after his title adversary enjoyed the better getaway off […]

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Red Bull F1’s Helmut Marko says they have Max Verstappen locked down

THERE WERE RUMORS THE 19-YEAR-OLD COULD BOLT TO FERRARI NEXT SEASON Red Bull Racing insists there is no risk it could lose Max Verstappen to a rival team like Ferrari before his contract runs out. Former Formula 1 driver Martin Brundle teased this week that he believes the 19-year-old is frustrated as Red Bull struggles […]

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‘Spending is out of control, just to find an extra tenth of a second’, says Red Bull chief Christian Horner

The dash for the Formula One World Championship is fuelling a record spending spree running into hundreds of millions of pounds.Engineers will unload their gleaming 200mph cars in Barcelona tomorrow ready for the first grand prix of the European season. But bosses of the seven teams based in Britain will be busy opening the chequebooks […]

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Chase Carey: ‘Liberty bought Formula 1 to end crisis’

Liberty Media decided to buy Formula 1 because it saw potential amid the sport’s “crisis”, according to Chase Carey.Carey has replaced long-time F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone as the sport’s chief executive. Asked by Spanish daily AS why Liberty bought F1, American Carey answered: “Firstly because we believed that Formula 1, one of the most global […]

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Verstappen should listen to rivals – Ricciardo

By AutoSport published in Eurosport Max Verstappen would be better off listening more to what Formula 1’s established drivers have to say, reckons his Red Bull team-mate Daniel Ricciardo.A year on from Verstappen’s switch to Red Bull that teed up his maiden victory in the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix, Ricciardo believes that one of the […]

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German magazine ordered to pay damages to F1 legend Schumacher

In December 2015, two years after Schumacher sustained serious head injuries on a skiing holiday, Bunte ran the headline “It’s more than a Christmas miracle — Michael Schumacher can walk again”. But the media chamber of Hamburg’s regional court found the article infringed Schumacher’s privacy and ordered the magazine to pay compensation plus 65 percent […]

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Charity football match planned for Schumacher

By AutoSport  Michael Schumacher will be honoured in the second edition of a ‘Champions for Charity’ football match to take place in Mainz on July 3. The seven-time Formula 1 world champion is still recovering from serious head injuries he suffered in a skiing accident in France back in 2013. His son Mick Schumacher will […]

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F1 Russian GP: Valtteri Bottas holds on for first F1 victory in Russia

 Valtteri Bottas has added his name to the illustrious list of Formula 1 race winners following a controlled victory in Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix for Mercedes. In just his fourth race for the German marque, Bottas managed to jump from third on the grid to seize the lead on the first lap after outdragging pole-sitter […]

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ROBERT KUBICA MAKES HIS SINGLE-SEATER RETURN FOLLOWING GP3 SERIES TEST Having not driven a single-seater since topping the Formula One pre-season test in Valencia back in 2011, just days before suffering serious injuries in a rally crash, Robert Kubica tested a GP3 Series car at the Franciacorta Circuit in Italy. The injuries to his right arm and hand ended the Pole’s F1 […]