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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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F1 Midweek: Who Might Fill the Haas Seats for 2021?

2018 Haas F1

Romain Grosjean in the 2018 Haas F1 (credit: Getty Images)

It’s become very apparent that Haas F1 is getting tired of their two underperforming drivers, Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen. The team has nosedived down the grid from at one point being fifth in the standings and contending for points, to now being relegated at the back with the likes of Williams and Alfa Romeo. …

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F1 Midweek: The Big Stories After the Russian Grand Prix

Alex Albon Russian GP (Photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev - Pool/Getty Images)

(Photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev - Pool/Getty Images)

It’s time for a roundup of the stories grabbing headlines in the world of Formula 1. After its stop in Sochi, Russia, the sport takes a one-week hiatus where Valtteri Bottas earned his second win of the 2020 season. While the drivers’ standings may have tightened a little, the constructors’ title is now looking like …

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McLaren’s Future Looks Bright With Upcoming Changes

2020 Belgian GP Formula 1

(Photo: ©Rolex/James Moy)

For McLaren, it seems like an eternity since their glory years ended in 2014. After an absolutely cataclysmic engine deal with Honda backfired, leaving veteran and former world champions Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button at the back of the grid in 2015, the team has steadily been returning to a form over the last six …

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F1 Midweek: Lewis Hamilton Continues to Take a Stance on Social Injustice

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Lewis Hamilton holding the trophy for his British GP win and Driver of the Day award (Photo: Mercedes AMG)

One of the striking things about the Formula 1 season has been Lewis Hamilton transforming into a vocal critic of race and class distinctions that manifest themselves in the world.  While Hamilton has always exhibited a confident attitude, his outspoken nature is one that has evolved as he has grown up in the sport. Hamilton, …

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F1 Midweek: Renault Rebranding as Alpine F1, a History of the Brand

Renault Belgian Gp

Daniel Ricciardo (credit: Renault F1)

The second biggest news item coming out of Monza last week was the announcement that the Renault DP World F1 Team will be rebranding itself at the end of the 2020 season. Gone are the traditional killer bee black and yellow colors, and in comes the brand new blue, red and white Alpine F1 Team …

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F1 Midweek: Pierre Gasly Leading the Charge for AlphaTauri

F1 Grand Prix Of Styria

(Photo: Getty Images/Red Bull Content Pool)

The Formula 1 season seems to be going off as one might expect. Well, that’s if you ignore the postponement of the start of the season, the canceling of races and multiple three consecutive race weekends, then things are following the form that one might have expected prior to the start of 2020. On the …

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F1 Midweek: New Concorde Agreement Creates Bright Future for F1

Bahrain Grand Prix Practice

With the 2020 Concorde agreement signed and the remainder of the schedule announced, the future of Formula 1 looks bright. Despite a few teams having unease about their future participation, the new rules and regulations creates a more balanced and competitive F1. Concorde Agreement Takes Flight The future of F1 seems a lot more certain …

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F1 Midweek: Concorde Agreement, Closing Speeds, Alex Albon & Sebastian Vettel

Alex Albon (Photo: FIA Images)

(credit: FIA images)

With Formula 1 taking this upcoming weekend off so that IndyCar can hog all the open-wheel glory, it’s time to run through the mix of things surrounding the sport. The season is nearing its midpoint, having raced six of the 13 events on the schedule, and Lewis Hamilton looks unstoppable, and Mercedes is all but …

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F1 Midweek: Pirelli & Forced Strategy Changes

Sergio Perez At Hungary

Sergio Perez (Racing Point F1 on Twitter)

Last weekend’s British Grand Prix offered a fascinating event. Going into the race, the high temperatures were thought to be something that would corral the Mercedes dominance.  For a few moments, that looked like that very thought would play out – and then things cooled down for qualifying and the race, and Mercedes looked like …

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Open Wheel Wednesday: Weirdness & Rumors Headline Odd Week in F1

Vettel Sochi

This year will be Vettel's last with the Prancing Horse (credit: FIA Images)

This week in Formula 1, the Sebastian Vettel sweepstakes heat up as another team is interested in throwing their hat into the ring, Guenther Steiner doesn’t really care that Haas was penalized in Hungary and Carlos Sainz Jr. could be regretting his move to Scuderia Ferrari after it was announced their pace would be slow …

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