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Hamilton/Verstappen clash: In my day, Max would have died

AuthorRacingNews365 Staff Sir Jackie Stewart believes that both Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton took too many liberties during their brief battle at Silverstone.  Sir Jackie Stewart believes that some drivers are taking too many liberties while racing each other nowadays, due to them putting faith in the safety levels of the cars. Pointing to the Max Verstappen/Lewis Hamilton collision […]

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‘Again, taken out by a Mercedes’ – Verstappen

By Chris Medland | Max Verstappen was left with a car that was “almost impossible to drive” after being collected in an incident triggered by Valtteri Bottas at the start of the Hungarian Grand Prix.Bottas out-braked himself into Turn 1 in wet conditions and ran into the back of Lando Norris, who in turn collided into Verstappen. […]

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Hamilton updates fans on his health after doctor checks

Author: Thomas Maher Lewis Hamilton has issued a short video message to fans to update on his health after visiting Mercedes team doctors on Sunday evening.Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton has spoken to fans in a short video message from Hungary, after the British driver required checks from the team’s doctor after storming through to finish third in Budapest. Hamilton […]

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Esteban Ocon wins thrilling Hungarian Grand Prix after Lewis Hamilton fights back

By Andrew BensonChief F1 writer A race featuring an opening first few laps among the craziest in Formula 1 history left Hamilton with a six-point lead over Verstappen as the sport goes into its three-week summer break. A pile-up at the first corner on a slippery track left Hamilton briefly leading Ocon and Aston Martin’s […]

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Hamilton optimistic as he chases record ninth Hungary win

by Phillip Horton Lewis Hamilton says he is “optimistic” over Mercedes’ prospects in Hungary as he chases a record ninth victory at the event. No driver in Formula 1 history has ever won a grand prix on nine separate occasions. Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W12. Hungarian Grand Prix, Friday 30th July 2021. Budapest, Hungary. […]

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Red Bull’s call for harsher Hamilton penalty rejected

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Red Bull’s attempt to convince the FIA’s stewards to issue a harsher penalty against .Hamilton was found predominantly to blame for the incident on July 18 and was given a ten-second time penalty and two points on his superlicence for causing a collision. Despite the penalty, Hamilton went on to win the […]

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Alonso turns 40 and recalls the day he became F1’s youngest winner

By: Sam Hall & Will Gray Fernando Alonso has become the latest F1 driver to join the ’40 club’ as he celebrated a landmark birthday on Thursday. After shrugging it off as “a bigger number than I feel”, the two-time champion discussed how he has changed since he broke a 43-year-old record in Hungary 18 […]

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Hamilton sticks by British GP move: I wouldn’t change it

Author : Adriano Boin  Co-author: Dieter Rencken  Hamilton sticks by British GP move: I wouldn’t change it  The crash between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen at the British GP remains a hot topic. Despite the criticism directed at him by Red Bull, the Mercedes driver wouldn’t go back and change his actions on the opening […]

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Third in the championship a realistic target for Norris – Seidl

By Chris Medland |   McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl believes Lando Norris can achieve third place in the drivers’ championship this season given his form thus far. Norris currently holds third in the standings through 10 of 23 races, behind Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton, and five points clear of Valtteri Bottas. Sergio Perez is […]

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Official: Hamilton and Verstappen summoned as Red Bull request review of Silverstone collision

  Written by Keith Collantine Red Bull have formally requested the stewards to review their decision in relation to the collision between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen on the first lap of the British Grand Prix. The team submitted a petition for a review on Friday. The two drivers and representatives of their teams have been summoned to […]

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Brundle: Red Bull claim to have damning Hamilton data

Author:RacingNews365 Staff The Formula 1 pundit has revealed Red Bull have evidence that Lewis Hamilton entered Copse corner on lap one significantly quicker than any other time in the race. Hamilton collided with title rival Max Verstappen on the opening lap at Copse at high-speed which resulted in the Red Bull driver retiring from the […]

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Hill expects Sprint Qualifying fights between driver and team

Author:Thomas Maher Damon Hill believes that the Saturday Sprint Qualifying race will result in arguments between drivers and their teams over how to approach the race.  1996 Formula 1 World Champion Damon Hill believes there could be some arguments between drivers and their teams over how to approach the Sprint Qualifying race on Saturday. With the 17 […]

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F1 drivers too competitive to take it steady in sprint race, says Brawn

By: Adam Cooper The British Grand Prix sprint qualifying race cuts set-up time for teams, offers a free tyre choice and gives drivers an extra chance to prove themselves wheel-to-wheel. It’s a formula for intense racing, says Ross Brawn. How will Formula 1’s first sprint qualifying weekend unfold at Silverstone? It’s perhaps not insignificant that drivers such as Lewis […]

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Lewis Hamilton makes blunt Valtteri Bottas demand ahead of British GP – ‘Leave him alone’

By: Luke Gardiner Lewis Hamilton wants Valtteri Bottas left alone as Mercedes try and close the gap on Red Bull at the British Grand Prix this weekend. Lewis Hamilton wants Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas left alone ahead of the British Grand Prix this weekend. Rumours have been swirling that George Russell could be announced as […]

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Russell: There will be no Mercedes announcement at Silverstone

by Ryan Wood There has been plenty of rumours that George Russell will be confirmed as a Mercedes Formula 1 driver this weekend at the British Grand Prix, but according to Russell himself, it’s nothing more than speculation. Russell is in the running to partner Lewis Hamilton at the reigning championship-winning team after the seven-time champion […]

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Former F1 Driver Carlos Reutemann Dies at 79

BY MARK VAUGHN The Argentinian driver came within one point of the world championship in 1981 Argentine driver Carlos Reutemann, who raced in 146 Grands Prix throughout a career that saw him drive for the best teams in Formula 1, has passed away at age 79. Reutemann died on, July 7, after battling what press reports said was internal […]

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Alonso on Verstappen: ‘You enjoy watching him’

10-07-2021 15:23 | Updated: 10-07-2021 16:09 F1 NEWS Formula 1 is experiencing a very exciting season. Lewis Hamilton managed to win the world title the last couple of years, but this season he gets competition from Max Verstappen. The Dutchman has a 32 point lead over the Englishman. Verstappen has made a very strong impression in recent races. The Red Bull […]

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Verstappen’s first Grand Slam sees him join elite F1 company

Author: Adriano Boin Co-author: Jesse Janse It seems as though Max Verstappen and Red Bull can do no wrong so far in 2021. The Dutchman extended his lead in the F1 standings following another dominant display in Austria, while also seeing him pull of an impressive feat for the first time. Grand Slams are rare […]

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Mercedes “dilemma” proving a thorn in “superstar” Hamilton’s side – Brawn

By: Ian Parkes Ross Brawn can understand the “dilemma” facing Mercedes as it comes under the severe threat of being dethroned as F1 champion by Red Bull. Mercedes is on its worst run in the turbo-hybrid era as Red Bull has won the last five grands prix – with Max Verstappen claiming four of those victories – to take […]

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MAX VERSTAPPEN TAKES POLL AT AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX AS LEWIS HAMILTON SLUMPS TO FOURTH

BY: EUROSPORT UK Lewis Hamilton slumped to fourth place on the grid ahead of the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday after Red Bull´s Max Verstappen took poll, with Lando Norris and Sergio Perez in second and third respectively. Max Verstappen took poll ahead of Sunday´s Austrian Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton slumped to fourth behind Lando […]

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Has F1’s off-track war already cost Mercedes the title? — MPH

Story by: Mark Hughes F1 teams are using the FIA more and more to gain an advantage over rivals – and Mercedes appear to be losing out The Mercedes appears to have plateaued in performance whilst the Red Bull looks to be still responsive to updates – it seems Brackley is struggling to keep up […]

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Ecclestone documentary ‘Lucky’ to tell his F1 story

By Chris Medland Andy Hone/Motorsport Images Bernie Ecclestone’s story in building Formula 1 is to be the subject of a new eight-part documentary, titled “Lucky.” The documentary will be written and directed by Manish Pandy, who was the producer of the BAFTA-winning film “Senna.” The former F1 CEO has granted exclusive rights to Pandy’s company Jiva […]

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Austrian GP Preview: Is rain the only stumbling block for Red Bull this weekend?

Author: Thomas Maher With Formula 1 quickly regrouping for a second race in Austria this weekend, there’s little reason to think it won’t be another Max Verstappen show..Formula 1’s first triple header of 2021 wraps up this weekend at the Red Bull Ring, also marking the first double header at a single venue for this season. The […]

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Mercedes still has weapons to fight Red Bull – Wolff

By Chris Medland | Mercedes still has the ability to fight Red Bull for the championship even if it was in a different league at the Styrian Grand Prix, according to Toto Wolff.   Dunbar/Motorsport Images Lewis Hamilton voiced his concern that the championship will soon be over if Mercedes does not bring any more upgrades this […]

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Hamilton: 2022 talks underway, no need to replace Bottas

by Phillip Horton Lewis Hamilton says discussions with Mercedes over prolonging his Formula 1 stay in 2022 have begun. Hamilton, who has been with Mercedes since 2013, signed only a one-year extension for this season, the announcement of which was made in February. Hamilton and Mercedes have previously outlined that they do not want to prolong […]

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Jean Todt: F1 and politics should not mix

Jean Todt, the president of motor racing’s governing body, the FIA, says Formula One should not be concerned about racing in countries with human rights issues. The introduction of the Saudi Arabia to the 2021 race schedule has been controversial and raised questions from human rights groups. F1’s Bahrain Grand Prix has also previously raised […]

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Verstappen finally has a strong teammate: ‘He’s staying close’

by GPblog.com The battle between Red Bull Racing and Mercedes has really begun this year, and that means we can really compare the drivers for once. Helmut Marko is enjoying Max Verstappen so far, but he’s also wary of the budget cap. Max Verstappen has been with Red Bull Racing since 2016, and has been with the team since the departure […]

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Button honest: ‘It doesn’t really matter who wins the title, with this championship’

by GPblog.com After seven Grands Prix it is clear that this season we will see an extremely exciting championship between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton. The exciting French Grand Prix was won by the Dutchman of Red Bull Racing and with that both title contenders have now won three races. According to Jenson Button, the rest of the season doesn’t really matter at […]

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Mercedes blame computer for Hamilton’s French GP loss

Ian Parkes & Will Gray Mercedes has blamed its French Grand Prix loss on a computer after revealing its race strategy prediction models had told the pit wall Lewis Hamilton was “safe from the undercut” against Max Verstappen. The reigning champion team was out-thought by its rivals at the Paul Ricard Circuit, with Verstappen making a two-stop […]

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Max Verstappen triumphs in pulsating duel with Lewis Hamilton at French GP

Giles Richards at Paul Ricard  Max Verstappen won the French Grand Prix for Red Bull after a gripping fight with Lewis Hamilton, whose Mercedes was beaten into second place on the penultimate lap. Sergio Pérez was in third for Red Bull and Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas was in fourth with McLaren’s Lando Norris in fifth. Verstappen won […]

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Verstappen sweeps to French GP pole position

by Phillip Horton Formula 1 championship leader Max Verstappen swept to his second pole position of the season during qualifying for the French Grand Prix. Verstappen, having dominated the final practice session at Circuit Paul Ricard, opened a commanding advantage during Q3 on Saturday afternoon. All of the front-runners improved during their second Q3 push laps […]

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Williams team principal Roberts leaves as Capito takes control

By Chris Medland Williams team principal Simon Roberts has left the team as part of a restructuring that sees CEO Jost Capito take on a number of his responsibilities. Roberts joined the team from McLaren in June of last year, originally in the position of managing director. However, following Claire Williams’ departure and the sale of […]

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Lewis Hamilton’s cracks starting to show after Max Verstappen and Red Bull pressure

By CLAIRE COTTINGHAM Lewis Hamilton left “devastated” after mistake in Azerbaijan, but have Red Bull finally got under the reigning world champions’ skin? Lewis Hamilton’s words echoed around the streets of Baku on Sunday, as the seven-time world champion was gifted a golden opportunity to take back the lead of the championship in Azerbaijan. “We’ve got to […]

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Vettel concerned about tyre blow outs

By: Will Gray Sebastian Vettel was “concerned” by the two high-speed tyre blowouts that happened during the Azerbaijan Grand Prix and called for an investigation into the reasons to avoid something going “massively wrong” in future. Vettel’s Aston Martin team-mate Lance Stroll was pitched into the wall partway through the race when his rear tyre failed and […]

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Spectacular Verstappen crash gifts Perez Azerbaijan GP win

Author:Adriano Boin A certain win for Max Verstappen wasn’t to be as the Dutchman crashed out with a handful of laps remaining in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Sergio Perez took the chequered flag as a result, ahead of Sebastian Vettel and Pierre Gasly. Max Verstappen looked set for victory at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, however a […]

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Leclerc takes pole in crash-strewn 2021 Azerbaijan GP Qualifying

AUTHOR: Jason Elso Charles Leclerc takes pole ahead of Lewis Hamilton in an accident-filled qualifying session, with Sainz, Tsunoda, Ricciardo, Stroll and Giovinazzi all crashing out Charles Leclerc took pole in a dramatic and crash-filled qualifying, as his team-mate Carlos Sainz and Yuki Tsunoda both crashed out within seconds of one another at the same […]

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Puzzled Hamilton says “there was no more time in it” after ending practice 11th

Written by Keith Collantine Lewis Hamilton doubts he could have lapped much quicker after ending Friday’s practice session in Azerbaijan outside of the top 10. The Mercedes driver set the 11th-quickest time, 1.041 second slower than pace-setter Sergio Perez in the Red Bull. But despite his lack of pace, Hamilton said he was pleased with his performance. “Honestly […]