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F1 Midweek: Changing of the Guard? Lewis Hamilton vs. George Russell

George Russell Williams

George Russell (credit: Williams F1)

Since 2014, Mercedes has been the dominant team in Formula 1. Winning every single driver’s and constructor’s championship for the last seven years, most F1 fans have grown accustomed to seeing the Silver Arrows at the front on race weekends. However, one area where the team has struggled has been with its young driver program. …

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F1 Midweek: Max Verstappen’s Slow Pace and More

Verstappen Bahrain

Verstappen out front in Bahrain (credit: FIA images)

The Formula 1 season is enjoying the first of its two weeks off before resuming in Italy on the weekend of April 18. That means the news cycle is slow and everyone is offering very little in the way of salvos or defenses. In fact, the past week has been dreadfully boring. After Sir Lewis …

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F1 Midweek: Hero & Zero – A Tale of Two F1 Debuts

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

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

While three rookies made their debuts this weekend, two of them managed to steal the show in completely opposite ways. Not to put Mick Schumacher down, but the expectations were minimal given the current situation at Haas. While Mick was respectable, Yuki Tsunoda and Nikita Mazepin stole the show in completely contrasting ways. One driver …

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Covering the Grid for the Formula 1 Opener Bahrain Grand Prix

Williams Bahrain 2021 Testing

Williams Racing with new livery in Bahrain (credit: FIA images)

The Formula 1 season will go lights out this weekend, this year starting in the unusual location of Bahrain. With the exception of three years – 2006, 2010, and 2020 – Australia’s Albert Park has hosted the inaugural race since 1996. The switch to Bahrain Grand Prix for 2021 comes on the heels of last …

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The Podium Moments from 2020 Formula 1

Pierre Gasly

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

The calendar has flipped.  That’s right, 2021 now sits atop the masthead.  Whether it is bringing change or hope has yet to be determined but one thing that can be recognized is that 2020 is becoming a fading image in the rearview mirror, the silhouette of a car that was passed and continues to recede.  …

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Getting to Know the New Kids on the Block at Haas F1, Mick Schumacher & Nikita Mazepin

Pietro Fittipaldi at Bahrain

(Photo: Haas F1 Twitter)

For the 2021 Formula One season, the Haas F1 Team will be moving forward with two new drivers. While it was very well known that the American outlet was dissatisfied with the performance of current drivers Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean, the announcement was tough to see as both those drivers are most likely done …

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Will Valtteri Bottas Ever Become World Champion?

Valtteri Bottas Russian Grand Prix

Valtteri Bottas (photo courtesy of Mercedes F1 Twitter)

Being a second driver in Formula 1 is a tough situation. Just ask guys like Mark Webber and Rubens Barrichello, who can tell you that being a second driver to the likes of Sebastian Vettel and Michael Schumacher, respectively, for the best team in F1 isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be.S? Sure, you …

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F1 Midweek: 5 Thoughts on F1’s 2021 Schedule

2020 Belgian Formula 1 James Moy

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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The Sergio Perez Sweepstakes

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

For Sergio Perez, entering the 2020 season with a contract and guaranteed ride until 2022 is one of the best feelings a driver can have. Racing for a team that has become one of the fastest growing mid-field teams, the opportunity for growth seemed endless for Perez. However, on one fateful day in September, Perez’s …

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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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Red Bull Racing’s Second-Driver Dilemma

Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen (Photo: Getty Images/Red Bull Content Pool)

For almost all of its history, Red Bull Racing’s two drivers have been graduates of their AlphaTauri “B” team. Drivers like Daniel Ricciardo, Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen have all come through the B team and had successful F1 careers. However, Red Bull now sits in a bit of a dilemma regarding who will pair …

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

Fernando Alonso in Indianapolis

(Photo: IndyCar Media)

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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