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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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


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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F1 Midweek: A Quick Recap of the Season – Copying, Poor Ferrari & Lewis Hamilton


Will the Spanish GP be another 1-2 procession for Mercedes? (credit: MercedesAMG)

After a ripping stint of racing that featured grand prix on three consecutive weekends, the sport of Formula 1 will enjoy a quick break before driving through a similar stint.  The racing, thus far, is a mixture of things, as one might imagine. With a pause in the action, now is a good time to …

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Open Wheel Wednesday: Renault Vs. Racing Point the New On-Track Rivalry?

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Over the years in Formula 1, we have seen some incredible team rivalries. From McLaren v. Ferrari to Red Bull v. Mercedes, it seems that no matter where a team is on the grid you can always find someone to rival them. However, following the doubleheader in Austria, it appears a new rivalry is brewing …

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Open Wheel Wednesday: Fernando Alonso, Renault to Reunite For 2021


Fernando Alonso will once again greet F1 crowds from the grid in 2021 (Credit: McLaren)

After departing Formula 1 at the end of the 2018 season, Renault announced on Wednesday that the team were bringing back two-time World Champion Fernando Alonso for the 2021 season. Alonso, who won Renault’s the team’s first two titles in 2005 and 2006, will partner with Frenchman Esteban Ocon who joined the team this season. …

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Open Wheel Wednesday: Lewis Hamiltonʻs Frustration

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Lewis Hamilton Voices His Frustration (Photo: F1 Media)

Lewis Hamilton provides a vital voice in Formula 1 as its sole black driver. Regardless of his poles, wins and championships, Hamilton is in the unique position to provide perspective on a sport that runs worldwide. His recent Instagram postings indicate that he has taken his outspoken nature and directed his attention to the sport …

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F1 Midweek: Parting of Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari Shakes Up Silly Season


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

On Monday, news broke that Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel would part at the end of the 2020 season. With the announcement confirmed the next day by Ferrari, the game of musical chairs in Formula 1 revved to a high rpm. Vettel leaving Ferrari is big news in and of itself and deserves reckoning, but the …

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