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F1: Kimi Raikkonen Shocks With United States Grand Prix Win

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Kimi Raikkonen celebrating his 2018 United States GP win (credit: Getty Images)

Kimi Räikkönen proved to be the surprise victor of the United States Grand Prix on Sunday (Oct 21), his first win since 2013, or 113 races.  Though Lewis Hamilton had won the pole, he failed to keep Raikkonen behind him on the start, Hamilton and his team could never recover. Räikkönen and Ferrari seemed in …

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F1: Lewis Hamilton on Pole and Poised to Claim F1 Title at the USGP

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Is it about to become five title for Lewis Hamilton?(Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton beat Sebastian Vettel to the pole for the United States Grand Prix on Saturday at the Circuit of the Americas by setting a new track record with a lap at 133.716 mph. While Vettel provided the biggest challenge for the top spot, his drive is still compromised by the fact that he has …

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F1 Midweek: Lewis Hamilton Can Clinch at Austin; and More

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Fernando Alonso on track at the 2018 Japanese Grand Prix (credit: F1 media)

We have reached a point in the Formula 1 season when the phrase “itʻs all over but the shouting,” seems wildly appropriate. Yes, there are four races to go on the schedule but should Lewis Hamilton win (yet again), Sebastian Vettel would need to place second to continue the Drivers title fight to the Mexican …

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5 Points to Ponder: Heartbreak on NASCAR’s High Banks

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

ONE: Halfway Home Talladega Superspeedway will mark the midway point in the 2018 playoffs and for some drivers, the race will also mark the end of their title aspirations even with one remaining track to come in the second round. As things stand, Chase Elliott’s win at the Monster Mile sees him safely ensconced in …

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Lewis Hamilton Cruises to Japanese Grand Prix Win


Lewis Hamilton out front (Photo: Getty Images)

There need not have been much focus on the front of the Japanese Grand Prix Sunday (Oct. 7). Lewis Hamilton made sure of that. Hamilton started from the pole position, took the lead and managed the race from there.  Even a safety car and a virtual safety car could not disrupt his dominant performance as he …

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F1 Midweek: Team Orders & the Russian GP

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Lewis Hamilton comforts Valtteri Bottas after the 2018 Russian GP (credit: F1 images)

The most recent Formula 1 race at Sochi, Russia (Sept. 30) should be a reminder of how disappointing the sport can get at times.  For those who follow on a consistent basis, the common letdown is that one manufacturer is so good that everyone else on the grid is trying to sort out who will …

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Team Orders Propel Lewis Hamilton to Russian Grand Prix Win

Lewis Hamilton celebrating his 2014 Russian GP win (credit: AP)

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It was a team effort from the Mercedes AMG Petronas organization that handed championship leader Lewis Hamilton another victory. Valtteri Bottas led the first half of the race but a team order to allow Hamilton past handed the British driver his eighth win of the season and 70th of his Formula One career. Bottas finished …

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F1 Midweek: Hamilton’s Singapore Masterclass & More

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Lewis Hamilton leading the Singapore GP (credit: F1 images)

This past weekend in Singapore, Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes did what they have been doing for much of the past four-and-a-half years – put on a clinic. The Formula 1 race on the streets of Yas Marina was supposed to allude to the kind of close-quarters racing where outright speed doesn’t matter, as it does …

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Lewis Hamilton Victorious in Singapore, Creeps Closer to 5th Title


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Lewis Hamilton was able to take advantage of his track position on a Singapore track that allows for very minimal overtaking and cruise to victory in the Singapore Grand Prix. Max Verstappen was able to keep pace with Hamilton but had to settle for second. Sebastian Vettel continues to lose points to Hamilton with a …

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F1 Midweek Slipstream: Sly Mercedes & Silly Season Continues

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Lewis Hamilton leading Kimi Raikkonen at the Italian Grand Prix (credit: getty images)

While the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series crowd was juiced this weekend for the retro paint schemes and the visit to Darlington Raceway, Formula 1 held one of its more intriguing races of the season at a mecca of speed. The Italian Grand Prix, held at Autodromo Nazionale Monza, just north of Milan, is known …

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Pace Laps: Kyle Larson, Ross Chastain Come Up Short at Darlington

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Kyle Larson Dominates, But Brad Keselowski Wins Brad Keselowski‘s pit crew stepped up when it mattered on Sunday night’s (Sept. 2) Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway, getting the No. 2 out first ahead of Kyle Larson on the final pit stop. Keselowski then held off Larson on the final …

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