Race Weekend Central

Max Verstappen Wins 1st World Championship Title on Last Lap Pass

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(Photo: Lars Baron/Getty Images via Red Bull Content Pool)

All season long Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen have been at each others throats for this world championship. From a tense battle at the season opening race Bahrain to incidents at Imola, Britain, Jeddah, Brazil and Italy, Formula 1’s best season ever came to an exhilarating end for one driver and a crushing defeat for …

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Lewis Hamilton Wins Chaotic and Controversial Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

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2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, Saturday (credit: LAT Images / Mercedes AMG)

With the Formula 1 World Championship coming down to the final two races, Saudi Arabia’s debut on the calendar might have created the season’s most exciting and controversial race. After two red flags, multiple virtual safety cars, and three run-ins between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen, Hamilton nursed his damaged Mercedes to his 103rd career …

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Lewis Hamilton Dominates Qatar Grand Prix, Moves Within 8 Points of Verstappen

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(Photo: LAT Images via Mercedes AMG F1)

For the first time in 2021, Formula 1 visited a brand new country and Lewis Hamilton did what he does best: win. Having won the last three races at new circuits, Hamilton dominated for his 102nd career victory and seventh on the season. Taking pole in Saturday’s qualifying session, the British driver faced some good …

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F1 Midweek: Which Could Be the Next Country Represented for the First Time?

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Guanyu Zhou will drive for Alfa Romeo in 2022 (credit: Alfa Romeo media)

Guanyu Zhou became the very first Formula 1 driver from China when Alfa Romeo announced that he would be driving for the team in 2022.  The move signals a shift that has been occurring in F1 over recent years as more countries are represented on the grid.  Alex Albon became the first driver with Thai …

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Lewis Hamilton Overcomes Penalty and Qualifying Disqualification to Win Sao Paulo Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton wins Sao Paulo Grand Prix in Brazil, Formula 1, LAT Images

(Photo: LAT Images via Mercedes AMG F1)

The hunt for the 2021 Formula 1 World Driver’s Championship has entered a new chapter with three races to go. Following an engine penalty and a 20th place start for the sprint race, Lewis Hamilton put the new engine parts to good use to win the Sao Paulo Grand Prix in Brazil. After starting 10th, …

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F1 Midweek: Who Could Play Spoiler at the Brazilian Grand Prix?

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Pierre Gasly at the Italian GP (Photo: Miguel Medina/Getty Images)

With the Sao Paulo Grand Prix set to end a three-race stint for Formula 1 in the Americas, many pundits have been predicting that this race could lead to another incident between championship rivals Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen. The two have already come together notably at Silverstone and Monza but they doing their best …

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Max Verstappen Dominates for Third Mexican Grand Prix Victory

Max Verstappen celebrates after emerging victorious in the 2021 Mexican Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images/Red Bull)

(Photo: Mark Thompson/Getty Images via Red Bull Content Pool)

In Formula One’s long-awaited return to Estados Unidos Mexicanos, the action didn’t disappoint in the Mexican Grand Prix. After a wild first lap, Max Verstappen was able to best the field at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez to claim win number 10 on the 2021 season and extend his points lead over Lewis Hamilton. After claiming victory …

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Max Verstappen Extends Championship Lead With US Grand Prix Victory

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(Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images via Red Bull Content Pool)

After the Turkish Grand Prix, Max Verstappen retook the championship points lead away from Lewis Hamilton. Heading into the Circuit of the Americas, Verstappen needed to beat Hamilton in Sunday’s (Oct. 24) United States Grand Prix and did so in the most nail biting way possible. After playing the undercut to perfection, Verstappen was able …

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F1 Midweek: 3 IndyCar Drivers That Could Succeed in F1

Alex Palou celebrates winning the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series championship

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

While it’s possible the Guanyu Zhou blew his chance at F1 for reasons unknown, Michael Andretti did not. Andretti, an NTT IndyCar Series owner, has bought an 80% stake in ALFA-Romeo Racing ORLEN’s parent company Sauber. This means that a new name is being tossed around for the final seat in 2022 F1: Colton Herta. …

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Valtteri Bottas Collects 1st Win of 2021 in Turkish Grand Prix

Valtteri Bottas celebrates winning the Turkish Grand Prix, drinking champagne, LAT Images

Valtteri Bottas celebrating his Turkish GP win (Photo: LAT Images via Mercedes AMG F1)

Just like last year’s race, the 2021 Turkish Grand Prix was very, very wet. With grip at a minimum and speed reduced, it meant that strategy and playing out the weather was every bit more important. After having a season to forget, Valtteri Bottas finally was able to pickup his first Formula 1 win of …

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Lewis Hamilton Scores 100th Career Win in Wet Russian Grand Prix

Race winner Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP, second placed Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing and third placed Carlos Sainz of Spain and Ferrari celebrate on the podium during the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 26, 2021 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Yuri Kochetkov - Pool/Getty Images)

(Photo: Yuri Kochetkov - Pool/Getty Images)

Following his first win in 2007, nobody could’ve ever guessed that, 14 years later, Lewis Hamilton would be not just setting but breaking his own Formula 1 records. After playing a great strategy call in the rain, Hamilton claimed his 100th career Formula 1 victory Sunday in the Russian Grand Prix. Passing Lando Norris after …

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A Look Back at Nikita Mazepin’s 2021 Season

Nikita Mazepin races his teammate in the Grand Prix of Bahrain. (Photo: Haas Media)

Haas may struggle with Nikita Mazepin (credit: Haas media)

At the beginning of the 2021 season, Nikita Mazepin was looked at as the laughing stock of Formula 1. Although pay drivers aren’t uncommon, (see: Lance Stroll, Nicholas Latifi and pretty much the whole Formula 2 grid) the Russian rookie made headlines that rippled through the F1 world. Both his dangerous driving in F2 and …

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