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How Fit Are Formula 1 Drivers Compared to Other Elite Athletes?

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(Photo: F1 Media)

Editor’s Note: This article is posted in collaboration with an outside sponsorship client. The opinions and information contained within do not necessarily represent Frontstretch and its staff. A hot topic frequently surrounding Formula 1 drivers these days is how to classify them as athletes.  It seems easy to dismiss as we are not able to …

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F1 Midweek: The Season Story, Mercedes and Then…

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This past weekend featured one of the crown jewels of the racing calendar with Formula 1 hosting the Monaco Grand Prix. In what has become normative Monaco tradition, the race was more of a parade than it was a testament to outright competition. Aside from seeing whether or not Max Verstappen might go crazy and …

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F1 Qualifying: Lewis Hamilton Scores Emotional Pole Position in Monaco, Monaco Native Charles Leclerc Eliminated in Q1

Lewis Hamilton at the USGP

(Photo: F1 Media)

The 77th Monaco Grand Prix weekend is fully underway with a drama filled Qualifying session as we had potential penalties and hometown driver Charles Leclerc was eliminated due to poor strategy by Ferrari. But in the end, Mercedes AMG Petronas, sporting a red halo to tribute the late Niki Lauda’s famous red cap, takes another …

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4 Burning Questions: What’s Next for McLaren?

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What’s next for the McLaren IndyCar program? McLaren, one of the greatest Formula 1 teams in history, fell flat on its face last Sunday after stumbling through its second attempt at racing in IndyCar. It turns out that having millions upon millions of dollars at its disposal, setup and damper help from Team Penske and …

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Valtteri Bottas Gets Redemption in Baku With 2nd Win of 2019

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Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas celebrate the start of the 2019 season with a front row qualifying lock-out (credit: F1 media)

Valtteri Bottas finally gets his victory in the Formula One Socar Azerbaijan Grand Prix at Baku after the win was taken from him last season in a heartbreaking puncturing tire fashion. Bottas claimed his second win of the 2019 season and fifth of his F1 career. After an eventful weekend leading in, the race itself …

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Valtteri Bottas Comes Out on Top of a Wild Qualifying in Baku

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Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel congratulate Valtteri Bottas on his pole at the Azerbaijan GP (credit: FIA media)

The third Azerbaijan Grand Prix (fourth race at the track) has gotten off to an interesting start — with a drain cover coming loose and destroying George Russell’s car, some crashes and close calls in practice as well as two crashes in qualifying, but it’s Valtteri Bottas who persevered through the chaos to secure his …

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F1 Midweek: Williams In Preparations to Sell Team, Miami Grand Prix Talks Delayed Again

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Formula E Races the Streets of Miami, but F1 will have to wait (credit: FIA Images)

Miami Grand Prix Discussions Delayed Again It was announced earlier this month that discussions for the much-publicized street circuit in Miami have been delayed yet again after the local government in Miami failed to give the green light on the layout of the circuit for a potential race in 2020. The race was originally planned …

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F1 Midweek: Sebastian Vettel Hints at Retirement After 2020

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Sebastian Vettel contemplating retirement? (credit: Getty Images)

The 2019 Formula One season is off and running as we are in the week for the Chinese Grand Prix, a significant one as this weekend marks the 1000 F1 GP. The math is a little hazy as there have been many races in the past that have counted as an F1 Grand Prix that …

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Pace Laps: Joe Gibbs Racing Takes Over Texas

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Denny Hamlin’s Quick Road To Healing It was Homestead-Miami Speedway, the site of the 2018 championship finale and Denny Hamlin was clearly upset. The main storyline centered around whether he’d help title contender Kyle Busch with pit stall selection after winning the pole. But you could tell, from the second …

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