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George Russell Replacing Lewis Hamilton at Sakhir, Jack Aitken to Drive for Williams

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

Jack Aitken will replace George Russell at Williams Racing in the Sakhir Grand Prix this weekend, the team announced Dec. 2, while Russell competes in place of Lewis Hamilton. Russell replaces Hamilton at Mercedes after the 2020 champion tested positive for COVID-19 and will sit out the event. Aitken, meanwhile, makes his F1 debut; he’s …

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Lewis Hamilton Tests Positive for COVID-19, Will Miss Sakhir

Lewis Hamilton at 2020 Belgian F1 Rolex James Moy

Lewis Hamilton (Photo: ©Rolex/James Moy)

Lewis Hamilton will miss this weekend’s Formula 1 Sakhir Grand Prix after testing positive for COVID-19. According to a statement from Mercedes, Hamilton tested negative three times last week at the Bahrain International Circuit. ”However, he woke up on Monday morning with mild symptoms and was informed at the same time that a contact prior …

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Best-Educated Formula 1 Drivers

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

Editor’s Note: This article on educated drivers in Formula 1 is posted in collaboration with an outside sponsorship client. The opinions and information contained within do not necessarily represent Frontstretch and its staff. Formula 1 drivers have become the modern-day heroes of car racing because of their ability to control their aerodynamic vehicles at high …

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Lewis Hamilton Wins a Chaotic Bahrain Grand Prix

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(Photo: FIA media)

The Bahrain Grand Prix ended the same way it started, under the safety car. In the first night race of season, all eyes were on pole sitter Lewis Hamilton who looked for his 95th career win. Dominating all the practice sessions by a good margin over Valtteri Bottas and the Red Bulls, Hamilton was in …

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Lewis Hamilton Takes Pole Position for the Bahrain Grand Prix

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Red Bull at the Bahrain Grand Prix 2020 (credit: FIA Images)

Lewis Hamilton notched his 98th career pole position and 10th of the 2020 Formula 1 season on Saturday (Nov. 28).  The seven-time champion will start alongside his teammate Valtteri Bottas for the Bahrain Grand Prix. For Hamilton, the pole is another show of his season-long dominance in a year where he already has won 10 …

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F1 Review: Lewis Hamilton Makes History in an Improbable Turkish Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton at 2020 Belgian F1 Rolex James Moy

Lewis Hamilton (Photo: ©Rolex/James Moy)

Despite qualifying in sixth place, his worst start of the season, Lewis Hamilton was able to win again and cement his place in the F1 history books. With his win at the Turkish Grand Prix, Hamilton picked up his seventh World Drivers Title, putting him on par with Michael Schumacher, who Hamilton passed in wins …

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Lewis Hamilton Wins 7th World Title with Turkish Grand Prix Win

Lewis Hamilton at 2020 Belgian F1 Rolex James Moy

Lewis Hamilton (Photo: ©Rolex/James Moy)

Starting on a what could be called a very wet track, Lewis Hamilton looked slow and sounded frustrated. Yet again, Hamilton found victory lane, and in doing so claimed his seventh world title at the Turkish Grand Prix on Sunday (Nov. 15). LEWIS #HAMIL7ON. ✊ CHAMPION OF THE WORLD FOR THE SEVENTH TIME!! ? pic.twitter.com/0ApmspAXEv …

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5 Points to Ponder: A Champions Edition

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A Worthy Champion Huge congratulations to Chase Elliott on his first Cup championship, matching a feat his father Bill achieved all the way back in 1988. Chase’s dominant, nerveless, winning performances at both Martinsville Speedway and Phoenix Raceway these past two weeks, all with the incessant pressure of the playoff format, showed he is a …

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F1 Review: Lewis Hamilton’s Fortunate Win at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix

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Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola, Italy (credit: FIA media)

For Lewis Hamilton, winning the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix looked like a case of things just going his way.  Hamilton qualified second, leaving him at a disadvantage to his teammate.  When Valtteri Bottas took the lead in a convincing fashion, it looked like the Finn might be able to disrupt Hamilton’s dominance. That Max Verstappen …

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Lewis Hamilton Plays Perfect Strategy to Score Imola Victory

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Lewis Hamilton earned his 88th career victory at the Spanish Grand Prix (credit: Mercedes AMG F1)

All season long, it has been clear that Mercedes was en-route to another constructors’ championship. Having dominated Formula 1 to the ire of many since 2014, the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix might have been one of Mercedes’s most interesting outings yet. Fresh off of his record breaking 92nd career victory in Portugal, the weekend started …

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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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Lewis Hamilton Wears the Crown after Winning the Portuguese Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton leads pack of Formula 1 cars at 2020 Belgian Grand Prix, Rolex/James Moy

Lewis Hamilton (Photo: ©Rolex/James Moy)

Crown Lewis Hamilton … again. After a strong start to the 2020 Portuguese Grand Prix, Hamilton looked like he would do what he has done so many other times during his career — cruise to the victory. In the end, he did. It just took a while after Valtteri Bottas made Hamilton fight for it. …

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