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James Davison Joins the Field for the 2020 Indy 500

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James Davison fills the field for the 2020 Indy 500 (credit: Twitter)

Dale Coyne Racing in partnership with Jonathan Byrd’s Racing, Hollinger Motorsport and Belardi Auto Racing announced that James Davison will be returning to the fold to race in the Indianapolis 500 in May 2020.  Davison becomes the 33rd official entrant for next year’s edition of the race.   Davison will also be racing the 2020 Daytona …

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2019 Formula 1 Season Review, Pt. 1: The Backmarkers


The Ferrari team were impressive but not always in the best way (FIA Images)

The Formula 1 season concluded with Lewis Hamilton cruising to a win at Abu Dhabi, further distinguishing himself from the rest of his peers during his sixth championship season.  There were, however, other teams and drivers on the track, and this is where we get to go through the field and examine how they did. …

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Lewis Hamilton Adds Exclamation Point with Abu Dhabi Win

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Lewis Hamilton burns his tyres down after winning Abu Dhabi (credit: FIA Images)

Lewis Hamilton took control of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix from the start and never let go.  Starting from the pole, Hamilton blasted out in front of the field and put himself out front by nearly two seconds after the second lap.  From then on, he faced nothing in the way of a challenge and …

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Lewis Hamilton Ends Season Starting First

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Lewis Hamilton celebrates his season-ending pole grab (credit FIA Images)

Lewis Hamilton scored his first pole position since the German Grand Prix when he took the top spot in qualifying Saturday (Nov 30) for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.  The pole extends Hamilton’s gaudy total to 88, now 20 poles ahead of second-place Michael Schumacher.   Valtteri Bottas (more on him later) took the second spot …

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F1 Midweek: The Scrambled Order at Top, Finally


Pierre Gasly crashed the podium at Brazil (credit: Red Bull)

Welcome to another edition of the Formula 1 midweek.  The NASCAR season may have seen their final checkered flags but F1 has one more race to go, and if it goes anything like this past weekend’s race at Interlagos, Brazil, we can all enjoy a little more great theatre.   The Brazilian GP did not start …

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F1 Midweek: Lewis Hamilton is Ridiculously Good; Ferrari and Red Bull Scrap

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Lewis Hamilton in jubilation (credit: FIA Images)

Odds & Sods Here’s another round of the news that’s strewn about the headlines in the world of Formula 1. – If you’ve been following the sport at all, even just a little bit, then there’s no shock in mentioning that Lewis Hamilton won his sixth World Championship this past Sunday (Nov 3) at the …

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Lewis Hamilton Wins 2019 Championship; Valtteri Bottas Victorious at the USGP


Lewis Hamilton drives away from the field (credit: FIA Images)

Lewis Hamilton clinched the 2019 World Championship at Circuit of the Americas on Sunday (Nov. 3) by finishing second. The Briton now has six titles to his name and is one away from tying Michael Schumacher.   There are parking spaces And there is this parking space ⬇️ ? ?#USGP ?? #F1 @LewisHamilton pic.twitter.com/2FtgUoIzyc — Formula …

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F1: Valtteri Bottas Blasts to US Grand Prix Pole


The FiA has deemed Mercedes' new DAS system legal (credit: FIA Images)

While the focus of the weekend will be on Lewis Hamilton as he seeks his sixth drivers title, he failed to keep the spotlight on Saturday (Nov. 2) during qualifying at the Circuit of the Americas outside of Austin, Texas. Though Hamilton had taken the pole in the last three races at the track, his …

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F1 Midweek: The Miami Grand Prix In Jeopardy; and more

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Odds & Sods Here’s a few storylines to digest as Lewis Hamilton awaits winning his sixth drivers title this weekend at Circuit of the Americas. – Surprise, surprise, the route to holding a Miami Grand Prix has found a roadblock.  As soon as the idea of hosting an F1 race in Miami started to circulate …

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F1 Midweek: Lewis Hamilton and the Need to Step Away


Lewis Hamilton on track at Suzuka this past weekend (credit: FIA images)

Lewis Hamilton finished third in the Japanese Grand Prix this past weekend in Suzuka, Japan. Drivers not named Lewis Hamilton would be rather pleased with that result and might even regard it as something worth celebrating. Of course, as he has proven with regularity, Hamilton is not like most other drivers.   If anything, he continues …

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Valtteri Bottas Savors Win at Suzuka, Mercedes Claim Constructors Title

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Valterri Bottas used a fantastic start to earn his third win of 2019 (credit: FIA Images)

Peculiarity seemed to surround the Japanese Grand Prix this weekend.  With a typhoon taking aim at Japan, the usual schedule of events was changed, with the third free practice being canceled and qualifying being moved to just hours before the race.  Then the start confounded. And in the end, even the end brought consternation.   None …

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F1 Midweek: Typhoon Issues for the Japanese GP and More

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Will McLaren be in trouble in 2020? (Credit: FIA images)

Odds & Sods We start off this week’s F1 Midweek with a note about the weather.   This coming weekend, Formula 1 returns to Suzuka, Japan for the Japanese Grand Prix.  There is, however, another visitor heading for the country, which would be super typhoon Hagibis. While rain usually makes F1 races more interesting, a typhoon …

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