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Valtteri Bottas Earns Sakhir Grand Prix Pole Position

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Valtteri Bottas (photo courtesy of Mercedes F1 Twitter)

Valtteri Bottas nabbed his fifth pole position of the 2020 Formula 1 season on Saturday night (Dec. 5).  The Fin held off his temporary teammate by 0.002 seconds to secure the pole and earn Mercedes another front-row lockout.  George Russell, filling in for the COVID-stricken Lewis Hamilton, looked impressive in his drive for the Silver …

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2020 Top NASCAR Storylines: Bubba Wallace Finds His Voice


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Bubba Wallace enjoyed his best statistical season in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2020; the previous two seasons, Wallace finished 28th in the final standings, but he made gains to finish 22nd this year. If those gains seem modest, it is because they are.  Wallace may have improved slightly but the real notice for the …

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Lewis Hamilton Takes Pole Position for the Bahrain Grand Prix

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Red Bull at the Bahrain Grand Prix 2020 (credit: FIA Images)

Lewis Hamilton notched his 98th career pole position and 10th of the 2020 Formula 1 season on Saturday (Nov. 28).  The seven-time champion will start alongside his teammate Valtteri Bottas for the Bahrain Grand Prix. For Hamilton, the pole is another show of his season-long dominance in a year where he already has won 10 …

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What Went Wrong for Lance Stroll

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Racing Point (Photo: Zak Mauger/BWT Racing Point F1 Media)

For half of the Turkish Grand Prix, Lance Stroll looked like he would become a first-time Formula 1 winner. Stroll’s clean getaway at the start of the race on Sunday (Nov. 15) turned into an impressive lead and provided evidence that Stroll was coming into his own as a driver. As the 101st pole-sitter, and …

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Lewis Hamilton Wins 7th World Title with Turkish Grand Prix Win

Lewis Hamilton at 2020 Belgian F1 Rolex James Moy

Lewis Hamilton (Photo: ©Rolex/James Moy)

Starting on a what could be called a very wet track, Lewis Hamilton looked slow and sounded frustrated. Yet again, Hamilton found victory lane, and in doing so claimed his seventh world title at the Turkish Grand Prix on Sunday (Nov. 15). LEWIS #HAMIL7ON. ✊ CHAMPION OF THE WORLD FOR THE SEVENTH TIME!! ? pic.twitter.com/0ApmspAXEv …

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F1 Midweek: 5 Thoughts on F1’s 2021 Schedule

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The Belgian Grand Prix (Photo: ©Rolex/James Moy)

This Tuesday (Nov. 10), Formula 1 unveiled its proposed schedule for the 2021 season.  As of right now, the schedule looks to have a few questionable sites that might drop the count from the 23 events listed to possibly 20. Dropping three races does not seem like a cataclysm, especially when comparing fluid scheduling with …

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F1 Review: Lewis Hamilton’s Fortunate Win at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix

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Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola, Italy (credit: FIA media)

For Lewis Hamilton, winning the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix looked like a case of things just going his way.  Hamilton qualified second, leaving him at a disadvantage to his teammate.  When Valtteri Bottas took the lead in a convincing fashion, it looked like the Finn might be able to disrupt Hamilton’s dominance. That Max Verstappen …

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F1 Midweek: Scheduling News for Imola and 2021 Season, Plus Max Verstappen’s Mouth Problem

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The Red Bull Garage (Photo: Getty Images/Red Bull Content Pool)

After winning the Portuguese Grand Prix last weekend, Lewis Hamilton took over sole possession of the record for career race wins.  Add that record to the rest, including pole positions, podiums, laps led and probably 20 others. By the time Hamilton retires, the record book should probably just be titled The Book of Hamilton.  The …

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Lewis Hamilton Wears the Crown after Winning the Portuguese Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton leads pack of Formula 1 cars at 2020 Belgian Grand Prix, Rolex/James Moy

Lewis Hamilton (Photo: ©Rolex/James Moy)

Crown Lewis Hamilton … again. After a strong start to the 2020 Portuguese Grand Prix, Hamilton looked like he would do what he has done so many other times during his career — cruise to the victory. In the end, he did. It just took a while after Valtteri Bottas made Hamilton fight for it. …

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New Track, Same Story: Lewis Hamilton Earns Pole for Portuguese Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton at 2020 Belgian F1 Rolex James Moy

Lewis Hamilton (Photo: ©Rolex/James Moy)

For the ninth time in the 2020 Formula 1 season, Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position – this time at the Portuguese Grand Prix, at Portimao (Saturday, Oct. 24).  Hamilton bested his teammate Valtteri Bottas by a tenth, a surprising outcome after Bottas had looked to be the fastest driver on track through the three practice …

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Lewis Hamilton Drives Away from the Field, Fernando Alonso Back in the Car

Fernando Alonso in Indianapolis

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The Eifel Grand Prix, held last weekend at the Nurburgring in Germany, is one of the coldest races on record, but not nearly as cold as the 1978 Canadian GP (held on Oct. 8). The Canadian event has the distinction of coldest by being running in 5 degrees Celsius or 41 Fahrenheit. The Eifel GP …

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Oliver Askew Loses IndyCar Ride with Arrow McLaren


Oliver Askew (Photo: IndyCar Media)

Oliver Askew will be leaving Arrow McLaren SP at the end of the 2020 IndyCar season. The move is a bit of a shock because Askew was completing his rookie year with the team Askew compiled a middling record of three top-10s with a best finish of third at Iowa. One of the bigger concerns …

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