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F1 Midweek: The Scrambled Order at Top, Finally

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Pierre Gasly crashed the podium at Brazil (credit: Red Bull)

Welcome to another edition of the Formula 1 midweek.  The NASCAR season may have seen their final checkered flags but F1 has one more race to go, and if it goes anything like this past weekend’s race at Interlagos, Brazil, we can all enjoy a little more great theatre.   The Brazilian GP did not start …

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Renault Disqualified from Japanese Grand Prix Over Brake Assist

Daniel Ricciardo on track at the Canadian Grand Prix back in 2019. (Photo: FIA Images)

Daniel Ricciardo on track at the Canadian Grand Prix (credit: FIA images)

After a conference of FIA stewards, Renault has been disqualified from the Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix, Motorsport reports. Both cars were accused of using an illegal braking adjustment system on a day when they each scored in the points. This affects Daniel Ricciardo, stripping him of his sixth-place finish, and Nico Hulkenberg, who crossed …

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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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F1 Midweek: What Will Red Bull Do About Pierre Gasly?

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Pierre Gasly crashed the podium at Brazil (credit: Red Bull)

It’s been much publicized throughout the 2019 Formula 1 season that Red Bull has a decision to make about its driver lineup. For years, Max Verstappen has been linked with Mercedes as a potential future driver with there being a specific clause in Verstappen’s contract that could be triggered at the end of this season, …

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F1 Midweek: The Trouble Facing F1

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Last Sunday, Formula 1 visited Circuit Paul Ricard in France in what turned out to be a rather dull race.  The reviewers felt the need to call out the matter, with The Telegraph perhaps the most harsh by headlining that “The French Grand Prix Was the Worst Race I Have Ever Seen,” while the BBC …

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F1 Midweek: McLaren Awakening from Reality Show Nightmare

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For the past four years, McLaren have been known more for their off-track drama than doing anything of note on the racing surface.  Though they sported a driver who is considered one of the all-time greats in Fernando Alonso, they squandered the twilight of his racing career by supplying him with underpowered cars and unqualified …

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F1 Midweek: Giving Thanks

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Lewis Hamilton Voices His Frustration (Photo: F1 Media)

With the Formula 1 season all but relegated to history, and the Thanksgiving holiday in the US, this moment seems rather apt for a capitulation of the things to be thankful for about the sport. While it is easy to go on a critical rant about the racing, the cars, the drivers, the leadership, the …

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F1 Midweek: Lewis Hamilton’s Excellence & More

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Lewis Hamilton Voices His Frustration (Photo: F1 Media)

Going into the Mexican Grand Prix last weekend, Lewis Hamilton needed only to finish seventh or higher and he would secure his fifth world drivers title. Barring a mechanical failure, that seemed like a pretty easy task, considering that when Hamilton has been forced to the rear of the grid he has managed to make …

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F1 Midweek: Daniel Ricciardo’s Move, Force India & Silly Season

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Daniel Ricciardo (credit: Getty Images)

The big news that surprised the Formula 1 world last week came in the form of Daniel Ricciardo announcing he would be switching to the Renault factory team for the 2019 season. Ricciardo had been thought to be re-upping with his current team, Red Bull.  In fact, most of the rumors had made it seem …

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Sebastian Vettel, Daniel Ricciardo Take Fastest Friday Practice Times in Hungary

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Sebastian Vettel kept his mind clear of the recent passing of Ferrari boss Sergio Marchionne, as well as the huge error he made one week ago in Germany to set the fastest Friday practice time of the week in front of both Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo at the Hungaroring circuit in Budapest, …

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Daniel Ricciardo, Max Verstappen Top F1 Practices in Germany

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Daniel Ricciardo (credit: Getty Images)

Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen proved Friday (July 20) that their Red Bulls could match the top two teams by leading the two practice sessions in preparation for Sunday’s German Grand Prix at Hockenheim. Ricciardo had to make an engine change before the opening session. Verstappen also had to deal with a slight problem with …

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Lewis Hamilton Recovers; Takes Friday Practice Sessions in France

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Lewis Hamilton returned to the forefront of Formula 1 racing Friday, as the Briton set the fastest times in both practice sessions in preparation for Sunday’s Grand Prix of France at Circuit Paul Ricard. Hamilton posted the fastest lap of the day in Free Practice No. 1 at 141.550 mph, leading a Mercedes 1-2 along …

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