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Charles Leclerc Finds Redemption in Bahrain, Reliability Undermines Red Bull

Leclerc Bahrain 2019

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Two years after engine troubles cost him the Bahrain Grand Prix by only three laps, Charles Leclerc has found redemption in Sakhir. He won the Formula 1 season opening grand prix and led every lap in the process. Leclerc’s Ferrari teammate Carlos Sainz followed him home in second place, with Lewis Hamilton rounding out the …

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Charles Leclerc Nabs First F1 Pole of 2022 at Bahrain

Leclerc Bahrain 2019

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Charles Leclerc parlayed a long winter workload by the Ferrari team into securing pole position at the Bahrain International Circuit, the first weekend of F1 racing in 2022. Defending champion Max Verstappen came up just 0.123 of a second off the pole, and will start the race besides Leclerc in second. Ferrari’s other driver, Carlos …

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Slipstream Saturday: The F1 Barcelona Test – Pace, Porpoising, Power, & Politics

2022 Barcelona Pre Season Test, Day 3 Wolfgang Wilhelm

2022 Barcelona Pre-Season Test, Day3 - Wolfgang Wilhelm

With the first pre-season test for the Formula 1 season over, it is time to look at some of the storylines that emerged from Barcelona.

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

Max Verstappen

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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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Hamilton and Verstappen Level After Tumultuous Trip to Saudi Arabia

2021 Saudi Arabia Formula 1 Max Verstappen Lewis Hamilton Collide, Lars Baron Getty

JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA - DECEMBER 05: Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (33) Red Bull Racing RB16B Honda and Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain driving the (44) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W12 collide during the F1 Grand Prix of Saudi Arabia at Jeddah Corniche Circuit on December 05, 2021 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202112050202 // Usage for editorial use only //

For only the second time in the history of Formula 1, the championship contenders will enter the final round of the season level on points. The points total for both drivers, after 21 races, sits at 369.5. Whoever finishes ahead of the other in Abu Dhabi will be the champion. The last time drivers entered …

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Lewis Hamilton Wins Chaotic and Controversial Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

2021 Saudi Arabia Formula 1 Lewis Hamilton Lat Images

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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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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