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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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3 IndyCar Teams That Could Take A Chance on Helio Castroneves In 2021

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It’s hard to imagine Helio Castroneves without Team Penske. When the Brazilian driver signed on for the 2000 CART season, no one could guess that he would still be competing with Penske two decades later. But with 2020 being Castroneves’s last season with Penske and given his drive to compete in IndyCar again full time, …

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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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Alfa Romeo Racing Penalized After German Grand Prix, Hands Williams First Point of 2019

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Sauber Alfa Romeo will become Alfa Romeo Racing for the 2019 F1 season (credit: SauberAlfaRomeo)

After one of the best Formula One races in the past few years, it is fitting that the drama bleeds over to post race. After investigation by the FIA Stewards, Alfa Romeo Racing was found to have clutch infringements related to clutch torque application requirements, as outlined in the FIA Rulebook Article 27.1, at the …

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F1: Charles Leclerc Takes Second Pole in Austrian GP Qualifying

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In what seems to be an upset but should not be, Charles Leclerc drove his Ferrari to pole position on Saturday (June 29) at the Red Bull Ring. This kind of result is exactly what Ferrari and their fans have been expecting all season as the cars have been fast but unable to put things …

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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: Looking Back, Looking Forward

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The Circuit of the Americas track outside of Austin, Texas may have provided its best race yet this past weekend. With Kimi Raikkonen pipping Lewis Hamilton at the start, Formula 1 benefited from a surprise outcome, keeping intrigue in the titles but also providing a different storyline to the season. Raikkonen, age 39, has been …

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5 Points to Ponder: Emotional NASCAR Rollercoaster For John Hunter Nemechek

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ONE: Martinsville Hallelujah for Martinsville Speedway, the oldest, slowest and (in my humble opinion) best track on the circuit. The Chase iteration of 500 laps around the paperclip is usually feisty and memories of a many laps down Matt Kenseth ramming the leader Joey Logano into the wall and the Denny Hamlin vs Chase Elliott …

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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 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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Kimi Raikkonen Steals Italian Grand Prix Pole from Vettel in Ferrari Front-Row Lockout

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Ferrari came into Monza as the favorite after they flexed their power muscles last week in Belgium, but everyone thought it would be Sebastian Vettel to lead the Prancing Horse to the grid on Sunday, but no, Kimi Raikkonen sets a Monza lap record with a 1.19.119 to secure his 18th career pole position and …

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Hamilton Takes Pole On Rainy Circuit in Hungary

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Lewis Hamilton had one more chance to qualify on pole at a rainy circuit Saturday afternoon at the Hungaroring in Budapest for Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix. The Briton took his last opportunity and came up with the best time of 1:35:658, ahead of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas and Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen. For Hamilton, despite the …

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