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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 […]

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Lewis Hamilton Walks Away With F1 Title Lead After Singapore Grand Prix Win

Lewis Hamilton now has a 40-point lead over his closest championship rival, Sebastian Vettel, who needs to pull off quite the comeback to win in 2018. Getty Images Mercedes-AMG driver Lewis Hamilton won the F1 Singapore Grand Prix for the second year running, extending his title lead to 40 points and increasing the pressure on […]

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Michael Schumacher health latest: ‘I’ve closed the chapter on Michael’ says former manager

MICHAEL Schumacher’s former manager has said he has “closed the chapter” on the Formula 1 legend five years on from the tragic skiing accident in which the driving ace suffered catastrophic brain injuries. I have closed the chapter on Michael after a long period of mourning, otherwise I would go crazy Former manager Willi Weber […]

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CHARLES LECLERC HAS NO INTEREST IN PLAYING SECOND FIDDLE TO SEBASTIAN VETTEL AT FERRARI

The 20-year-old expects to be a championship contender in his second season Charles Leclerc says he expects equal cars to Sebastian Vettel at Ferrari next year amid expectations that he will compete for the Formula 1 championship. Going head-to-head with the four-time champion in just his second season sounds unrealistic, but the 20-year-old has a bold temperament […]

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Ferrari intrigue continues with latest ‘cooling’ device

The Italian team has been covering up the camera whilst its car is parked in its garage, with a small bag of dry ice placed over the front and rear.Ferrari claim they are simply trying to keep the camera and its electronics cool to avoid any problems, but rival teams have long suspected that claim […]

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Schumacher’s son in bid to SURPASS his Formula one champion father at age 19

MICK Schumacher at the age of 19 is emulating his father’s success – with speculation gathering he could outperform his father Michael at the same age as he attempts to win the Formula Three European Championship title. The 19-year-old’s win in the Formula Three European championship at Spa has left his fans comparing him to […]

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The longest resignation letter in history?

Consider this. For two successive seasons, running on a budget below the proposed $150m cap, Force India finished fourth in the Constructors’ Championship. Consider also that earlier this week, Sergio Perez admitted that – despite apparently being on McLaren’s ‘want list’ he had never given serious consideration to a return to the Woking team. This, a driver yet to […]

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: NIKI LAUDA TO MISS REMAINDER OF 2018 F1 SEASON

Three-time Formula 1 champion continues to recover from lung transplant Niki Lauda, who last month had a lung transplant, will miss all of the remaining races this season, German media outlet Bild newspaper is reporting. The F1 legend and Mercedes team chairman is reportedly still in intensive care in Vienna. Meanwhile, Lauda’s friend, Red Bull Racing consultant […]

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Horner won’t write off 2018 for Red Bull

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner insists his team will not write off this season despite focusing on a number of significant changes in 2019.Following more than a decade with Renault, Red Bull will switch to Honda power units from next season, having grown disillusioned with the French supplier. At the same time, Daniel Ricciardo […]

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CHARLES LECLERC CONFIRMED AS FERRARI DRIVER FOR 2019

  Charles Leclerc is confirmed to make a step up to Scuderia Ferrari for the 2019 Formula 1 Season.The Monegasque driver will join the Maranello based team in only his second year in the sport, swapping places with Kimi Räikkönen, who will join Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team on a two year deal. Leclerc will join forces at Ferrari with Sebastian Vettel for next […]

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KIMI RÄIKKÖNEN JOINS SAUBER FOR 2019 ON TWO-YEAR CONTRACT

Kimi Räikkönen will join Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team on a two-year deal as he exits Scuderia Ferrari, paving way for Charles Leclerc. The Finnish driver will end his association with Ferrari at the end of the year, where he won the 2007 Formula 1 World Championship. Räikkönen will still race in the sport, agreeing to return to his first F1 team with […]

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FIA keeping an eye on ‘alliances’ between F1 teams

Formula 1 Race Director Charlie Whiting says the FIA is keeping an eye on the rise of so-called ‘B-teams’ in Formula 1 and the collaboration between larger and smaller squads. The Haas-Ferrari relationship sees the American outfit acquire as much as it can from the Italian team as well as using its facilities to develop […]

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Verstappen takes a shot at Bottas after Monza penalty

By: Chris Medland Max Verstappen says Lewis Hamilton or Sebastian Vettel would have passed him sooner than Valtteri Bottas during the fight that ultimately saw him receive a penalty in the Italian Grand Prix. Battling over third place in the closing stages of the race, Bottas attempted to pass Verstappen down the outside into the first […]

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Marko: “Red Bull will leave F1 if Honda doesn’t work out”

Red Bull advisor Dr Helmut Marko has revealed that the Austrian team might leave Formula One if the relationship between them and Honda doesn’t work out, even though he trusts that it will. The Bulls are currently in their fourteenth season in Formula One since they took the Jaguar team over back in 2004. They’ve […]

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Ferrari can’t criticise Mercedes for Monza tactics, says Luca di Montezemolo

Former Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo says fans of the team must remember its own history before criticising Mercedes for using Valtteri Bottas to help Lewis Hamilton win the Italian Grand Prix. Bottas holding up Raikkonen. Getty Images On Sunday Hamilton denied Ferrari the chance to end a drought at its home race stretching back […]

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PATH CLEARING FOR ROBERT KUBICA’S RETURN TO FORMULA 1 SEAT

Williams F1’s Paddy Lowe says seat is Kubica’s if Lance Stroll bolts.Williams F1 chief technical officer Paddy Lowe says that if Williams makes a driver change, it will be Williams reserve driver Robert Kubica who steps up to the plate. It is strongly rumored that either by Singapore or Russia, Lance Stroll will leave Williams to join his […]

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Pressure on Lewis Hamilton in F1 duel the ‘highest I can ever remember’

Lewis Hamilton believes the intensity of his Formula One fight with Sebastian Vettel is the greatest he has ever experienced. The pair clashed at the Italian Grand Prix, with Hamilton going on to win, while Vettel’s misjudgment in hitting the Mercedes driver meant he could finish only fourth. Hamilton also said his mental preparation is proving […]

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Lando Norris to drive for McLaren from 2019

McLaren has announced that Lando Norris will complete McLaren’s driver line-up for the 2019 season. Lando, 18, from Somerset, UK, is McLaren Test and Reserve Driver and is contending the 2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship. He currently sits second in the championship, having won on his Formula 2 debut from pole position, with four races […]

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Hamilton wins Italian GP after Vettel clash, late pass on Raikkonen

Lewis Hamilton fought his way to a crucial victory in Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix, surviving contact on the opening lap with title rival Sebastian Vettel before passing Kimi Raikkonen for the win nine laps from the finish. Starting third on the grid, Hamilton managed to recover from a five-second deficit to pole-sitter Raikkonen after the pit stops to take advantage […]

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Ericsson escapes injury in F1 Monza smash

Swedish Formula 1 driver Marcus Ericsson was lucky to escape injury after crashing in spectacular fashion due to a DRS failure.Marcus Ericsson will take part in qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix only 24 hours after surviving one of the biggest crashes in recent Formula One history. Just five days after Charles Leclerc emerged unscathed from […]

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RÄIKKÖNEN ON POLE AS FERRARI LOCK-OUT MONZA FRONT-ROW

Kimi Räikkönen produced the fastest-ever lap in Formula 1 history on Saturday afternoon at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, as the Finn secured pole position for the Italian Grand Prix, with Scuderia Ferrari locking-out the front-row of the grid. Räikkönen was at the back of a train of both Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport cars and team-mate Sebastian Vettel on the final runs of Q3, […]

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Toto Wolff admits Mercedes will have to deliver

 Toto Wolff admits Mercedes will have to deliver a step forward in performance at this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix if it wants to challenge Ferrari for victory. Although Lewis Hamilton took pole position in Belgium last weekend, he lost the lead to Sebastian Vettel on the opening lap and was unable to put significant pressure […]

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Max Verstappen doubts title will be possible with Honda in 2019

Max Verstappen does not think Red Bull will be able to fight for the title when it makes its switch to Honda power next year.On the face of it, a switch from the third most competitive engine of the turbo-hybrid era to the least competitive engine doesn’t sound great. But Red Bull’s decision to use […]

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Sebastian Vettel: I timed move on Hamilton to perfection

 Sebastian Vettel said he timed his move on Lewis Hamilton to perfection as he swooped past the Mercedes to take the lead of the Belgian Grand Prix. Vettel made a decisive move on Hamilton at the start of the Belgian GP and was forced to fend off the fast-charging Force Indias. Dan Mullan/Getty Images Vettel went […]

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Alonso’s spectacular F1 crash proves value of mandatory safety system

 Fernando Alonso has crashed spectacularly out of the Belgian Grand Prix at the start with his McLaren flying over the top of Charles Leclerc’s Sauber. Nobody was hurt in the incident triggered by the Renault driven by German Nico Hulkenberg, who locked his brakes and rammed the rear of Alonso’s car into the first corner […]

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Vettel beats Hamilton in Belgian GP as Hartley misses points again 

Sebastian Vettel made a crucial early overtaking move on Lewis Hamilton to win the crash-marred Belgian Grand Prix, and trim his rival’s overall lead in the F1 driver’s championship.New Zealand’s Toro Rosso driver, Brendon Hartley, missed out on the points again on Monday (NZT), finishing 14th, a disappointing effort after he had qualified 11th and survived the opening […]

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 Huge crash for Fernando Alonso at Belgian GP

Fernando Alonso was fortunate to emerge unscathed from a huge crash at the start of the Belgian GP which propelled his McLaren airborne. Alonso was pitched into the rear of Charles Leclerc’s Sauber after being hit by Renault’s Nico Hulkenberg. The force of the collision wrecked the McLaren and sent the Spaniard’s car flying over the […]

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FIA approve Racing Point Force India F1 entry

Force India’s new owners have been granted an official championship entry by F1 governing body the FIA, with the team free to race in this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix. Earlier this month, a consortium of investors led by Canadian businessman Lawrence Stroll agreed to bring Force India out of administration. On Thursday the FIA confirmed […]

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F1 to begin introducing budget cap from 2019

With the final proposals for the engine rules and redistribution of the prize money post-2020 yet to be presented to the teams and manufacturers, far less agreed, according to the sport’s technical boss, Ross Brawn, the sport simply cannot afford another two years of what is effectively three teams battling for supremacy and the remaining […]

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‘I don’t see it as Red Bull not giving me an F1 seat. They gave me a career’

António Félix da Costa is the driver Red Bull forgot. The one that slipped through the net.He’s seen his pals graduate and room-mates take his Formula 1 seat, but he’s had to forge his own career elsewhere. He’d be forgiven for wondering what could have been, or for blaming Red Bull’s cut-throat Junior Driver programme for […]

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Enough with the Fernando Alonso ‘wasted’ talent argument

    The history of motorsport abounds with stories of careers falling short of milestone achievements, tales of drivers on the brink of greatness, measured by statistics rather than bravery or valor. The truth is that numbers paint only a partial picture of a driver’s story. They show no evidence of a driver’s outstanding skills, […]

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Red Bull turns on F1 ace Daniel Ricciardo

 The relationship between Red Bull and Daniel Ricciardo has sunk to new levels. Red Bull is turning on Daniel Ricciardo following the Australian Formula One ace’s imminent switch to Renault. Red Bull powerbroker Helmut Marko has accused Ricciardo of misleading the organisation about his future. Marko says he thought Ricciardo was assured of re-signing with […]

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Gasly caught in his underwear when told he had Red Bull seat

By: Jonathan Noble Pierre Gasly has confessed to being stood in his underwear when he took the call telling him that he had got the drive at Red Bull for next season. The Frenchman is being promoted from Toro Rosso as replacement for Daniel Ricciardo, following the Australian’s shock switch to Renault for 2019. Gasly headed […]

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Carlos Sainz Jr confirmed at McLaren for 2019 Formula 1 season

McLaren has announced that Carlos Sainz Jr will join the team for 2019 on a multi-year deal, filling the vacated seat left by Fernando Alonso. On Tuesday Alonso announced he would be leaving the team and the series after much speculation over his future, with reports linking him to a full-time IndyCar seat as he looks […]

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1979 F1 champion Jody Scheckter: People overrate Fernando Alonso

1979 Formula One champion Jody Scheckter believes people have.On Tuesday, McLaren announced Alonso will be leaving F1 after 17 seasons. He leaves the sport with two drivers’ titles to his name, but given his talent, many agree that he should have achieved much more. Scheckter has criticised Alonso’s divisive nature and believes it is something which has […]

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Fernando Alonso: McLaren’s Spanish star to leave Formula 1

Formula One is to lose one of its bona fide stars after two-time world champion Fernando Alonso announced he will not race in the sport next year.The Spaniard won the 2005 and 2006 world drivers’ title with Renault and has been runner-up three times. Alonso, who is ninth in the standings with nine races to […]

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Horner’s Biggest Mistake?

Danny Ricciardo’s decision to sign for Renault is one of the biggest surprises I have experienced in sixty years of following the sport. When he phoned to inform Christian Horner, Christian thought that he was joking. After all, Danny had got what he wanted in contractual negotiations. Most drivers want the longest contract they can secure, especially […]