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Formula One: Robert Kubica out of the running for Williams seat

There is only one seat remaining in Formula One heading into the 2018 season. With Sauber the latest team to confirm their lineup for the coming season, just the seat alongside Lance Stroll at Williams Martini Racing is open. And while the team is still very tight-lipped about the whole process, a few names are […]

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Formula One: Lewis Hamilton likely to stay for at least three more seasons

Lewis Hamilton says he currently has no plans to retire from Formula One before the 2020 season, giving him at least three more years in the sport.There have been plenty of rumors that four-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton would be retiring following the end of the 2018 season when his current contact with Mercedes-AMG […]

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Formula 1 opinion: Signing Robert Kubica is too risky for Williams, but Sauber makes more sense

Robert Kubica is in the mix to return to Formula 1, but at 32 years old and seven years removed from the paddock, is he even worth the risk? First and foremost, Kubica was one of the fastest drivers on the grid during his time at BMW Sauber and Renault. And had he not nearly […]

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How women in motorsport are succeeding on a level playing field

The debate surrounding women in motorsport has re-ignited in recent days following comments made by former Lotus Formula 1 development driver Carmen Jorda, n 2015, who believed it would be a way to showcase women in motorsport and offer a better chance of making it onto the F1 grid. Jorda echoed her support days later, […]

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Hamilton and McGregor shine at the Fashion awards

Lewis Hamilton and Conor McGregor donned their most stylish finery as they enjoyed themselves at the British Fashion Awards 2017, at the Royal Albert Hall in London. McGregor’s return to UFC is still uncertain, after confronting a referee at Bellator 187 in November, but looked in good spirits as he posed with a tartan-clad Hamilton […]

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Robert Kubica: ‘Nice’ comeback story alone isn’t enough to warrant F1 drive

Robert Kubica insists he will only return to Formula One if he has the ability to do so at the very highest level, saying the good news story surrounding his comeback would count for nothing without on-track results to back it up. Kubica tested for Williams in Abu Dhabi this week as part of an […]

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F1 engines in the 24 Hours of Le Mans could become a reality

FIA president Jean Todt says he hopes Formula 1’s new engines for 2021 might be adapted for use in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.Plans for a world engine were scrapped when the current F1 rules were introduced in 2014, but now Todt says the 2021 rules are an opportunity to try again. “At the moment, […]

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Michelin rule out return to ‘irrelevant’ Formula 1

  French tyre manufacturer Michelin have said that the low amount of technology transfer from Formula 1 to road cars is preventing them from returning as a tyre supplier.The company last supplied teams in 2006, with Fernando Alonso securing the championship title on French rubber, they had previously submitted a bid to supply tyres for […]

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Todt reveals Schumacher’s self-doubt

There is no arguing with the fact that one of the most notable absentees at last night’s FIA F1 Hall of Fame opening was seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher, the German having been seriously injured in a skiing accident in December 2013. Representing the German legend was his manager Sabine Kehm, who admitted that nothing […]

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Formula One: Greatest of all-time talk surrounds Lewis Hamilton

Talk of being the greatest Formula One driver of all-time is set to surround Lewis Hamilton this offseason heading into the 2018 season. Lewis Hamilton, 32, had already secured his fourth career Formula One championship coming into the 2017 season finale, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit on Yas Island in Abu […]

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F1 champions gather in Paris for Hall of Fame inauguration

 Formula 1’s governing body, the FIA, last night inaugurated its new Hall of Fame in Paris with nine FIA Formula One World Champions in attendance, as all 33 winners of motorsport’s most prestigious title were honoured by the sport’s regulator. The new initiative was launched at a glittering ceremony at the headquarters of the Automobile […]

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Kubica: ‘More limitations in my everyday life than in the car’

Robert Kubica says the consequences of his right arm injury have led to more limitations in his everyday life than behind the wheel of an F1 car. The Polish driver and his fans are in waiting mode as Williams ponders whether or not to add Kubica to its 2018 driver line-up after last week’s final […]

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Prancing horse political power

Alfa Romeo’s return to Grand Prix racing after a thirty-year hiatus is undoubtedly good news for Formula 1. Any initiative – especially if its manufacturer supported – which boosts the sport’s profile should be welcomed. But let’s be honest, the return of the legendary marque in partnership with Sauber is nothing more than Ferrari increasing  […]

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Lewis Hamilton Reveals Personal Dilemma Over Formula 1 Future

Lewis Hamilton has admitted that he doesn’t want to miss out on life experiences because of his time spent in Formula 1 and the prospect of quitting the sport has become somewhat of a personal dilemma. While it’s highly likely that Hamilton and the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team will agree on a new […]

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Formula One: Mercedes threatens to leave the sport, just as Ferrari did

Mercedes has now joined Ferrari in terms of threatening to leave Formula One if Liberty Media goes ahead with its proposed engine rules and budget caps in the 2021 season. A few weeks ago, Ferrari threatened to quit Formula One over the proposals that Liberty Media had in terms of engine rules and budget caps […]

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Alfa Romeo returns to Formula 1 after more than 30 years away from the sport

Alfa Romeo and Sauber F1 Team have entered into a multi-year partnership agreement covering strategic, commercial and technological cooperation The official name will be Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team The prestigious Italian brand owned by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) today signed a multi-year technical and commercial partnership agreement with Swiss Sauber F1 Team for participation […]

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Kubica calls it a day with 100 laps under his belt

Robert Kubica concluded his first day of running at Yas Marina with Williams’ FW40 with 100 laps and a fairly irrelevant eighth fastest time. The Pole focused on short performance runs while sampling a range of Pirelli tyres before undertaking longer stints, recording a best lap of 1m41.296. The time, which was about 3.5s off […]

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2017 F1: Kubica must pass medical checks for F1 license

Medical specialists will examine Robert Kubica before he is granted an FIA super license.That is the news from Abu Dhabi, the 2017 season finale that is being attended by FIA president Jean Todt. Seven years after almost losing his right arm in a rallying crash, former BMW and Renault driver Kubica is now on the […]

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Kimi Raikkonen compares ‘boring’ Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to endurance racing

Kimi Raikkonen says Formula One’s season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was more akin to endurance racing and became “boring” due to the need to save fuel.   The Ferrari driver kept Red Bull’s Max Verstappen at bay and profited from Daniel Ricciardo’s retirement to finish fourth in the 2017 finale at the Yas Marina Circuit, […]

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Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel hit out at Liberty Media’s new F1 logo

Lewis Hamilton has hit out at the new Formula One logo which was launched following the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.The design, described as symbolising the look of a Formula One car with a ‘modern-retro feel’, replaces one introduced three decades ago by former commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone. Managing director Sean Bratches said it reflected […]

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Valtteri Bottas beats Lewis Hamilton at F1 finale in Abu Dhabi

 Valtteri Bottas withstood race-long pressure from Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton to end the season with a victory at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.Bottas led away from pole position before the two Mercedes cars disappeared into the distance, leaving the Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel several seconds adrift in third. Hamilton looked ready to mount a serious […]

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Valtteri Bottas pips Lewis Hamilton to Abu Dhabi pole

Valtteri Bottas secured pole position ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton at the final race of the season as the Mercedes drivers locked out the front row of the grid in Abu Dhabi. Hamilton looked like the faster of the two Mercedes drivers throughout free practice, but Bottas pulled out an impressive lap in Q3 to […]

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Sebastian Vettel: “Sometimes Something Was Just Not Meant to Be”

Scuderia Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel has taken a philosophical stance ahead of the final race of the season, commenting on his season that “sometimes something was just not meant to be.” Vettel looked to be an early favourite for the title at the start of the season, taking three wins and three second places in the first […]

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Williams deny Kubica F1 deal

Williams shoots down reports about a Formula 1 deal with Robert Kubica already being completed for the 2018 season with no announcement planned. Williams has shrugged off reports that it has finalised a deal with Robert Kubica as part of its 2018 Formula 1 driver line-up to replace Felipe Massa. Speculation has grown in recent days about […]

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F1 legend Niki Lauda says only a ‘fool’ wants different F1 race winners every week

Three-time Formula 1 champion and Mercedes F1 team chairman Niki Lauda says he’s worried about Liberty Media‘s vision of the series. In recent days, the sport’s American owners have outlined their plans for a new engine formula and team budget caps. “I’m worried,” Lauda told Italy’s La Gazzetta dello Sport. “They needed time to figure out […]

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Fernando Alonso completes first test with United Autosports

Two-time Formula 1 World Champion Fernando Alonso enjoyed his first outing with United Autosports, with whom he will contest the 2018 Rolex 24 at Daytona, in their Ligier JS P217 LMP2 chassis. The McLaren Formula 1 driver completed the test at Motorland Aragon in Spain alongside co-driver Phil Hanson, who will be a teammate with […]

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2017 F1: Doornbos ‘happy to see Kubica back in F1’

Robert Kubica’s return to F1 next year is now set in stone. That is the claim of the broadcaster RTL GP, echoing other sources including France’s Canal Plus that claim the Pole has now inked a Williams contract for 2018. RTL GP says the 32-year-old’s contract is for 2018 and 2019. Former F1 driver Robert […]

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Ex-Schumacher Ferrari F1 car sells for record $7.5M

The car which helped Michael Schumacher dominate the 2001 Formula 1 World Championship has sold at auction for $7,504,000, a record amount for a modern-era F1 car. Interestingly, the car was sold by Sotheby’s at one of the auction house’s contemporary art events, which took place on Thursday in New York City. It was the […]

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Lewis Hamilton reveals warning he gave Sebastian Vettel after Baku clash

Lewis Hamilton told Sebastian Vettel they would have “problems” if the Ferrari driver ever repeated his controversial car chop from the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, the world champion has revealed. Baku’s chaotic and thrilling street race saw the major flashpoint of Hamilton and Vettel’s title fight, when the latter pulled up alongside Hamilton as he slowed […]

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2017 F1: Villeneuve, Montoya, question Kubica comeback

Two former F1 drivers have cast doubt on Robert Kubica’s ability to successfully return to formula one next year. More authoritative sources are now joining French broadcaster Canal Plus in claiming that after a test for the Pole in Abu Dhabi, Kubica will be announced as Lance Stroll’s teammate at Williams for 2018. Wlliams co-founder […]

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F1 sporting boss Ross Brawn: We cannot continue like this

Mercedes F1 chairman Niki Lauda says that Mercedes has no intention of joining Ferrari in threatening to quit Formula 1 over changes in the sport “That’s nonsense,” Lauda, a the three-time F1 champion, told Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport. But it is clear that the manufacturers, including Renault, are not happy with Liberty Media’s plans […]

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Michael Schumacher ‘crash videos’ being uploaded on to YouTube by ‘scammers’

  SICK YouTube users are uploading fake footage of Michael Schumacher’s skiing accident to the video-sharing site. Michael Schumacher suffered a skiing accident in December 2013 Scores of videos claiming to show the moment Schumacher crashed are readily available to watch to users online. But angry users have blasted the posters as “scammers” – because […]

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Lewis Hamilton reveals Nascar hopes and plans to star in Talladega Nights 2

Lewis Hamilton admits he has plans outside of Formula One.The Mercedes driver recently secured his fourth World Drivers’ Championship title in Formula One with two races to spare.Lewis Hamilton has made no secret of his plans to do things beyond F1 in the future. And his latest revelation has seen him admit the possibility of […]

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Lewis Hamilton lashes out at F1 management after robbery in Brazil

Williams and the FIA also victims Lewis Hamilton says that Formula 1 needs to do more to protect the teams after some of the Mercedes team were robbed at gunpoint while travelling back to their hotel on Friday evening. The Brazilian Grand Prix is one which sits fondly in the minds of most due to […]

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Sebastian Vettel beats Valtteri Bottas to win in Brazil

Sebastian Vettel claimed his fifth win of the season after beating Valtteri Bottas to victory at the Brazilian Grand Prix.Vettel never looked back after a bold move on the inside saw him take the lead from Bottas in the first corner and Ferrari’s strategy ensured he retained the lead through the single round of pit […]