F1 Midweek: Hamilton’s Singapore Masterclass & More

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Lewis Hamilton leading the Singapore GP (credit: F1 images)

This past weekend in Singapore, Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes did what they have been doing for much of the past four-and-a-half years – put on a clinic. The Formula 1 race on the streets of Yas Marina was supposed to allude to the kind of close-quarters racing where outright speed doesn’t matter, as it does …

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F1 Midweek Slipstream: Sly Mercedes & Silly Season Continues

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Lewis Hamilton leading Kimi Raikkonen at the Italian Grand Prix (credit: getty images)

While the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series crowd was juiced this weekend for the retro paint schemes and the visit to Darlington Raceway, Formula 1 held one of its more intriguing races of the season at a mecca of speed. The Italian Grand Prix, held at Autodromo Nazionale Monza, just north of Milan, is known …

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F1 Midweek Slipstream: Ferrari Overtaking Mercedes; More ahead of the Italian GP

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Sebastian Vettel on track (credit: Getty Images)

It looks like a change is coming. Many fans of Formula 1 would cry: Finally!  For the past four years, Mercedes has won both the Constructor’s and Driver’s championships. They’ve done so with outright pace, a remarkably stable chassis program, and cunning. To avow that the Silver Arrows have been dominant is a rather difficult …

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F1 Midweek: This Season is Getting Silly

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So the news that we were all waiting for — that we knew was coming — has arrived: Fernando Alonso is leaving Formula One after this season. Interesting that they used the term “retire” when we all know that retiring is the last thing Alonso is doing. Sure, we may never see Alonso on an …

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F1 Midweek: Daniel Ricciardo’s Move, Force India & Silly Season

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Daniel Ricciardo (credit: Getty Images)

The big news that surprised the Formula 1 world last week came in the form of Daniel Ricciardo announcing he would be switching to the Renault factory team for the 2019 season. Ricciardo had been thought to be re-upping with his current team, Red Bull.  In fact, most of the rumors had made it seem …

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F1 Midweek: Miami Grand Prix Postponed Until 2020

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Is the sun setting on the potential F1 grand prix in Miami? (credit: Getty Images)

Just when it looked like Liberty Media would be able to schedule two United States Grand Prix races, those hopes were dashed on Monday (July 23). The hope had been to run a street race in Miami, Florida, in addition to the one at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. F1 bosses have decided …

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F1 Midweek: Can Formula 1 Gain Popularity in the United States?

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The Grand Prix in Hungary should again be packed (credit: Getty Images)

For many seasons, a question that has accompanied Formula 1 racing is whether or not the sport can thrive in the United States. Bernie Ecclestone, who at one time was the head of the Formula One Management Corporation, never really paid much attention to the idea that there could be a substantial fanbase in the …

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F1 Midweek: What Has Happened To McLaren?

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For many seasons in Formula 1 racing, the name McLaren became famous by winning world championships with Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Mika Hakkinen and of course, Lewis Hamilton. However, they have been rather lackluster over the last few years with only one win in the last six seasons. So, what has happened to McLaren and …

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F1 Midweek: What Happened to Mercedes in Austria?

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Lewis Hamilton out front (Photo: Getty Images)

Since the hybrid era began in 2014, Mercedes sped their way from midfielders to champions. One of the drivers, Lewis Hamilton, has dominated for three of the last four seasons, and his only real challenge occurred in 2016, when his then teammate, Nico Rosberg, won the world title in the last race of the season and …

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F1 Midweek: Was Vettel’s Penalty in France Not Strong Enough?

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Sebastian Vettel (credit: Getty Images)

Only a few days following last Sunday’s French Grand Prix, there are still a lot of opinions on what happened when Sebastian Vettel struck Mercedes Valtteri Bottas on the first corner in the opening lap of the race, puncturing the Finns rear left tire, and ruining the Ferrari’s front wing. Although both recovered to finish …

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