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2019 Formula 1 Season Review, Pt. 2: The Better Half of the Field

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Lewis Hamilton celebrates his season-ending pole grab (credit FIA Images)

The Formula 1 season concluded with Lewis Hamilton cruising to a win at Abu Dhabi, further distinguishing himself from the rest of his peers during his sixth championship season.  There were, however, other teams and drivers on the track, and this is where we get to go through the field and examine how they did. …

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‘Lewis Hamilton’s the Best Racer That’s Ever Been:’ Eddie Irvine Speaks Out

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Editor’s Note: This article is posted in collaboration with Betway, an outside sponsorship client. The opinions and information contained within do not necessarily represent Frontstretch and its staff. 54-year-old Eddie Irvine has seen it all in Formula One, piling up four wins and 26 podium finishes during a career that spanned over a decade. A …

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Max Verstappen on F1 Pole in 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix


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The penultimate round of the 2019 Formula One season takes place in Brazil for what could be one of the final Brazilian Grand Prix events at the Interlagos track. The weekend got off to a good start for Red Bull as Max Verstappen secured the pole. It’s his second official pole of the 2019 season …

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5 Points to Ponder: Penske’s Power Move

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ONE: Penske’s Power Move I think it’s fair to say that no-one — outside those directly involved — had any sense that we were going to have such a seismic announcement on the future of open wheel racing in the United States yesterday. The news, in case you missed it, was that after 74 years …

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Pace Laps: Kevin Harvick & Christopher Bell Dominate at Texas, Lewis Hamilton Secures 6th F1 Title


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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Kevin Harvick’s Historic Day Six years ago, Kevin Harvick had 23 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series wins in 13 years driving for Richard Childress Racing. Good friend Tony Stewart had collected 48 victories in a slightly longer MENCS career; he also had three titles to his credit. Harvick, still seeking …

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Lewis Hamilton Wins 2019 Championship; Valtteri Bottas Victorious at the USGP


Lewis Hamilton drives away from the field (credit: FIA Images)

Lewis Hamilton clinched the 2019 World Championship at Circuit of the Americas on Sunday (Nov. 3) by finishing second. The Briton now has six titles to his name and is one away from tying Michael Schumacher.   There are parking spaces And there is this parking space ⬇️ ? ?#USGP ?? #F1 @LewisHamilton pic.twitter.com/2FtgUoIzyc — Formula …

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Pace Laps: Don’t Take Martin Truex Jr.’s 2019 Season for Granted

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Don’t Take Martin Truex Jr. For Granted This time last year, Martin Truex Jr. had yet to win a short track race in 13 years of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series competition. After Sunday’s race (Oct. 27) at Martinsville Speedway? He’s got three. Truex won half of the short track …

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Lewis Hamilton Takes 10th Win of 2019 In Mexico, Closes In On 6th Title

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Lewis Hamilton Voices His Frustration (Photo: F1 Media)

The 2019 Grand Prix of Mexico opened with drama after Max Verstappen was stripped of his pole position after not slowing for the yellow flags following Valtteri Bottas‘ crash in qualifying. The drama was increased with the possibility that Lewis Hamilton could clinch his sixth Formula 1 World Championship, putting him alone in second all-time …

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F1 Midweek: Lewis Hamilton and the Need to Step Away


Lewis Hamilton on track at Suzuka this past weekend (credit: FIA images)

Lewis Hamilton finished third in the Japanese Grand Prix this past weekend in Suzuka, Japan. Drivers not named Lewis Hamilton would be rather pleased with that result and might even regard it as something worth celebrating. Of course, as he has proven with regularity, Hamilton is not like most other drivers.   If anything, he continues …

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Pace Laps: Chase Elliott’s Signature NASCAR Moment

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Chase Elliott’s Signature NASCAR Moment Chase Elliott is already NASCAR’s reigning Most Popular Driver. He’s won multiple races and was qualified for the Round of 12 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series no matter what went down in Sunday’s (Sept. 29) Bank of America ROVAL 400. But what Elliott …

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Lewis Hamilton Steals Win For Mercedes in 2019 Russian Grand Prix

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Lewis Hamilton Voices His Frustration (Photo: F1 Media)

It was a roller coaster Sunday (Sept. 29) for Mercedes in the 2019 Russian Grand Prix. But when the smoke cleared, they found themselves still undefeated in Sochi. With a well-timed Virtual Safety Car – courtesy Sebastian Vettel – Lewis Hamilton secured the German marque’s sixth straight win in this race. Hamilton stole away what …

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Sebastian Vettel Uses Ferrari Strategy at Singapore Grand Prix For First F1 Win of 2019


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The 2019 Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday (Sept. 22) was a battle of strategy on a track where overtaking is difficult. Ferrari surprised the field with Charles Leclerc stealing the pole position and leading most of the beginning of this race. However, strategy made the difference as Sebastian Vettel benefitted from getting the tap to …

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