Race Weekend Central

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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Happiness Is: Crickets, Compounds & Hungary

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PJ1 Trackbite - the saving grace for NASCAR? (credit: PJ1)

A reader noted that last week Happiness had posted information about the wrong Formula One grand prix. I made the error and corrected the column as soon as I saw the response, but it says something about fans of motorsports. You could call it being keen-eyed and passionate. The focus here isnʻt to note a …

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Vettel Spoils Hamilton’s Party; Wins in Britain

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Sebastian Vettel dominated most of the British Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon at the Silverstone International Circuit, taking the lead from the start, along with one pit stop and two safety car periods, to claim victory over a recovering Lewis Hamilton, with Kimi Raikkonen finishing in third. Vettel took his 51st win of his career, …

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Max Verstappen Avoids Media Critics, Takes Friday Practice Sessions in Canada

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Max Verstappen silenced his critics following statements of head-butting anyone who criticized his driving by taking both Friday practice sessions in preparation for Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Canada. The Dutchman set the best time of the day in the second session by 0.130 seconds ahead of Ferrari’s Kimi …

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Ferrari Unveils SF71-H Challenger for 2018 Formula 1 Season

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Scuderia Ferrari kicked off the 2018 Formula 1 season by revealing its new challenger, the SF71-H, Thursday (Feb. 22) at their headquarters in Maranello, Italy. The team is hoping for a recovery following its tough campaign against defenders Mercedes that saw the Italian organization lose its championship hold midway through last season. Both Sebastian Vettel …

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4 Burning Questions: Is Justin Marks a Lock for Road America Win?

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Is Justin Marks a Lock for Road America Win? Rain, a road course and a stock car. Now all you need is a set of rain tires and you’re set to go. Most of the time, when radars point to precipitation, they also point toward Justin Marks. Despite only one career top five to his …

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Slipstream Saturday: Monaco. What Else Needs Be Said.

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One of the axioms of modern Formula 1 racing is that engineers are the ones pulling all the levers and that the driver is, in many ways, a hindrance to their perfection.  In their labs, the collection of minds develop what they see as the best possible outcome from the resources they have – and …

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