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Alonso will consider ‘all possibilities’ before looking outside F1

Fernando Alonso says he will explore all opportunities to win again within Formula One before looking outside the series for a drive in 2018.Alonso’s current contract with McLaren will come to an end this year and could expire without so much as a podium to show for three seasons of hard work. Image: Mark Thomson/Getty […]

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Brown weighing options on Alonso’s Indy future

A game of intercontinental chess is playing out between Verizon IndyCar Series and Formula 1 teams that could determine when – or if – Fernando Alonso appears in an IndyCar again. The May alliance between McLaren Honda and the Honda-powered Andretti Autosport program brought two-time world champion Fernando Alonso to the Indianapolis 500, and with […]

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HAMILTON HOPES MERCEDES ‘DON’T GIVE UP ANY MORE POINTS’ IN 2017

Lewis Hamilton hopes that he and his Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team do not lose out on any more points in the championship, with the Briton feeling that they have given up more points than their Scuderia Ferrari rivals across the first eleven races of 2017. Hamilton currently sits fourteen points behind Sebastian Vettel […]

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US F1 fan base bigger than expected – Carey

  F1 CEO Chase Carey says Formula 1’s American fan base is bigger than expected as the sport contemplates adding a second US race on the F1 calendar.As Liberty Media takes hold of F1 and improves its understanding of the sport, its knowledge of the American market, where it seeks development, has also increased. Carey […]

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HAMILTON WANTS TO WIN THE CHAMPIONSHIP “THE RIGHT WAY

Lewis Hamilton explained that although letting team-mate Valtteri Bottas through on the final corner of the Hungarian Grand Prix was “really a little risky”, it was the “right way to do things”. The Hungarian Grand Prix saw Scuderia Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen holding first and second, with Bottas and Hamilton chasing in […]

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Valtteri Bottas Does NOT Want To Be in Lewis Hamilton’s Shadow

Valtteri Bottas, the third and often overlooked contender in this year’s Formula One championship battle, does not want to be in teammate Lewis Hamilton’s shadow. The primary focus of the 2017 Formula One season has been, is and likely will continue to be on the battle between four-time champion Sebastian Vettel and three-time champion Lewis Hamilton […]

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Kimi Raikkonen’s heartfelt gesture up for Laureus award

Kimi Raikkonen’s heartfelt gesture to a crying fan at the Spanish Grand Prix is among the nominations for the ‘Best Sporting Moment of the Year’ at the Laureus World Sports Awards. After Raikkonen retired from the race following Turn 1 contact with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, television cameras instantly picked out Ferrari fan Thomas Danel crying […]

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Renault celebrates 40 years of racing with a look back at its early years

RENAULT’S F1 BEGINNINGS WERE NOT SPRINKLED WITH VICTORIES, BUT IT ALL CHANGED FAST On this side of the Atlantic, Renault’s racing achievements are largely known only to Formula 1 fans, but back in Europe, the automaker’s racing arm is nothing short of a juggernaut. In 1977, the automaker effectively started from scratch, entering the last five races […]

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VETTEL LEADS NORRIS BUT ALL EYES ON KUBICA IN HUNGARY

Sebastian Vettel topped the second and final day of the in-season test at the Hungaroring on Wednesday, but all eyes were on the return to Formula 1 testing duties for Robert Kubica. Vettel split the days running for Scuderia Ferrari with team-mate Kimi Raikkonen, but used his two hours on track early in the day […]

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Kubica seventh, Vettel fastest in testing

Robert Kubica clocked the seventh quickest time on his return to official Formula 1 testing in Hungary with Renault, as Sebastian Vettel set the pace for Ferrari. Kubica was taking part in his first run in a contemporary F1 car since his career was interrupted by a rallying crash six-and-a-half years ago. His performance on […]

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Small race boots were “killing” di Resta in Hungary

Paul di Resta has revealed his feet were “killing me” during his Formula 1 comeback in the Hungarian Grand Prix.The 31-year-old took over from the unwell Felipe Massa and went straight into qualifying, lining up 19th before retiring from the race with an oil leak while running 18th after 60 laps. Before the race, di […]

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Kubica passes mandatory F1 extraction test

Robert Kubica has successfully passed the FIA’s mandatory extraction test ahead of his first run in a 2017 Formula 1 car with Renault in the Hungaroring test on Wednesday.Article 13.1.4 of the FIA’s F1 regulations requires drivers to be able to extricate themselves from the cockpit within five seconds, while wearing their full race kit […]

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Sebastian Vettel wins in Hungary amid team orders controversy

Sebastian Vettel won the Hungarian Grand Prix ahead of team-mate Kimi Raikkonen with Lewis Hamilton fourth as team orders dominated the race. The German qualified on pole and followed that up with victory but it could have been so different.   It looked as if he would win comfortably, as Hamilton predicted yesterday, but a […]

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Sebastian Vettel takes pole position at Hungarian GP as Kimi Raikkonen claims second in a Ferrari front row

Championship leader Sebastian Vettel grabbed pole position for Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix as Ferrari locked out the front row of the grid in a tense, dramatic and record-breaking qualifying session on Saturday. The 30-year-old four-time champion clocked a best lap of one minute 16.276 seconds to secure his third pole at the Hungaroring circuit and […]

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90 Percent of F1 Teams Apparently Opposed the Cockpit Halo

Nine out of 10 Formula 1 teams voted against the halo, but the FIA is still requiring it for the 2018 season.Formula One organizers have been pushing for some sort of driver head protection device for a few years now, and yesterday, it was finally announced that the Mercedes-designed “Halo” will be required for the […]

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Hungarian Grand Prix preview: Three-way fight in Budapest?

Focus on… Can Ferrari strike back? Mercedes heads to Hungary in fine form, having won three of the past four races. After an inconsistent start, the Silver Arrows appear to have had the edge over a Ferrari team that has not tasted the winners champagne since May’s Monaco Grand Prix. More alarmingly for the Scuderia, […]

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F1 Raceweek: New-look Hamilton a cut above in Budapest? Grosjean cooking up a storm

Lewis Hamilton has been sporting a new haircut since his victory at Silverstone and Sebastian Vettel will looking to hit back at the Hungarian Grand Prix after his lead was trimmed to just a one point. Hamilton claimed a record-equalling fifth British Grand Prix win and another memorable day on home soil got significantly better when […]

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CLAIRE WILLIAMS HITS BACK AT VILLENEUVE’S CRITICISM OF LANCE STROLL

Williams Martini Racing’s deputy team principal, Claire Williams, has hit back at former world champion Jacques Villeneuve regarding his criticism of rookie Lance Stroll as she cites her driver’s hard work behind the scenes as reason to have confidence in him. Villeneuve, the 1997 F1 champion, described Stroll’s start to his Formula 1 career as “one […]

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WRC champion Ogier achieves ‘dream’ F1 Red Bull test

Four-time World Rally Champion Sebastien Ogier has been given a test in the Red Bull RB7 at the Red Bull Ring as part of the brand’s sponsored athletes opportunities. The M-Sport Ford driver, who currently leads the WRC standings by 11 points in his hunt for a fifth consecutive world title, was given the chance […]

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  From sinner to saint – Hamilton knows best

Last Wednesday, at Liberty Media’s very well organized and entertaining F1 Live London event, Lewis Hamilton was the odd man out  All of his F1 colleagues were in Trafalgar Square, enjoying the fun and catering to the sport’s best interests, while the Mercedes driver remained on holiday in Greece, far from London’s pre-race commotion and fete. […]

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Abiteboul: “No obvious roadblocks” for Kubica return

Robert Kubica set for Hungarian test British Grand Prix – Renault’s Cyril Abiteboul says that there are no obvious hindrances to a Robert Kubica comeback, but wouldn’t be drawn on whether the Polish driver may make a comeback with the Enstone team.   The popular Polish racer Robert Kubica suffered critical injuries in an extra-curricular […]

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Peerless Hamilton clinches fifth British Grand Prix win

  Lewis Hamilton has achieved his fifth British Grand Prix victory, with a completely dominant performance on Sunday. It means that Hamilton has equalled the record of Formula 1 wins at Silverstone held jointly by Jim Clark and Alain Prost. It’s his fourth home win in a row, and his 57th career victory. There was little […]

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Lewis Hamilton takes pole for British F1 GP with Kimi Raikkonen second

Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position for the British Grand Prix, putting in an almost untouchable performance in his Mercedes that his championship rival, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, could not match. Vettel caught traffic on his final hot run and was beaten into second place by his team-mate Kimi Raikkonen. The stewards, however, announced they are investigating […]

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Great Britain preview – Hamilton between a rock and a hard place

With Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel 20 points ahead of him in the world championship chase, and Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas only 15 behind after his victory in Austria, Lewis Hamilton is under pressure from above and below as he aims for a fourth consecutive British Grand Prix victory this weekend… Keep on doing what you’re […]

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F1 British GP: ‘Future F1 race in London is possible’

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has confirmed the city is open to hosting a Formula 1 race in the future after the success of the inaugural F1 Live London event at Trafalgar Square. Khan was present at the pre-British Grand Prix show in the centre of London which took place after the news broke […]

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2017 F1: Absent Hamilton booed in London

  Lewis Hamilton will head into his home race at Silverstone amid a cloud of local booing.At F1’s London demonstration event on Wednesday, the Mercedes driver’s countrymen booed at the mention of his name. That was because Hamilton was the only active F1 driver missing at the event. “We invited teams and drivers to join […]

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Stewart calls on government to save British Grand Prix

We can’t remember when we first came up with the term Planet Paddock but somehow that description of the strange little land populated by beings seemingly totally out of touch with the real world has never seemed so apt. At a time the British Prime Minister is essentially having to pay a billion pounds to […]

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Hamilton thumbs his nose at Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton’s long-term future at Mercedes is again in doubt after his decision to miss Wednesday’s showpiece demonstration on the streets of London. Hamilton will defy his own Mercedes team and Formula One’s new owners after the triple world champion announced on social media that he would not take part in the event four days before the […]

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Max Verstappen losing confidence in his situation

Max Verstappen has admitted he is starting to lose confidence in the situation at Red Bull after his third consecutive Formula 1 race retirement at the Austrian Grand Prix. Verstappen suffered a clutch problem at the Red Bull Ring start before being eliminated in a first corner collision to further compound a miserable run of […]

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Bottas start movement ‘within allowed tolerances’ – FIA

Formula One racing’s governing body the FIA say that the incremental movement eventual race winner Valtteri Bottas made a split second before the lights went out in Austria was within the permitted tolerances of the system they have used with extreme accuracy for two decades. Start regulations allow a small degree of movement from cars […]

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F1 Austrian GP: Bottas scores second F1 pole in Austria, Hamilton to start P8

Valtteri Bottas stormed to his second pole position in Formula 1 by topping qualifying for the Austrian Grand Prix for Mercedes on Saturday, edging out championship leader Sebastian Vettel. With team-mate Lewis Hamilton receiving a five-place grid penalty for a gearbox change, Bottas was left to lead Mercedes’ charge in qualifying, and set a time […]

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FERRARI CHIEF ENGINE DESIGNER MAKES SURPRISING EXIT

Scuderia Ferrari have made significant progress with their power unit this season, so it was a surprise to many, including those working within Maranello, that Chief Engine Designer Lorenzo Sassi, has been allowed to leave.   Ferrari have refused to comment on the situation, in-line with their lack of information being provided to the media […]

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Brawn: Fresh approach can avoid F1 team ‘war’

Ross Brawn says the improved long-term planning he is trying to implement in Formula 1 is the new ownership’s way of “avoiding a war” between teams over future rules. F1’s managing director of motorsports has spoken repeatedly about shifting away from former commercial boss Bernie Ecclestone’s short-term focus and recently appointed a new team of […]

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Formula 1 presses on in China with partner Lagardere

The Formula One Group is teaming up with marketing agency Lagardere Sports to help it build strategic partnerships and raise its profile in China. China has been targeted by the sport’s new owners as an area of expansion and a market which has yet to be fully exploited by F1, a move which could include adding […]