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F1 Review: Esteban Ocon Awesome in Hungary; Fernando Alonso Mimics Younger Self

Esteban Ocon from F1 on track at the Hungarian Grand Prix. (Photo: FIA Images)

Esteban Ocon on track at the Hungarian Grand Prix (credit: FIA Images)

Esteban Ocon benefitted from calamity at the start of the Hungarian Grand Prix and then a major gaffe by Mercedes to earn his first Formula 1 win on Sunday (Aug. 1).  Ocon, however, was not gifted the victory and was forced to hold off Sebastian Vettel for almost the entirety of the race.  Vettel appeared …

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Slipstream Saturday: Lewis Hamilton Takes Hungary Pole

2021 Azerbaijan GP Lewis Hamilton face Steve Etherington via Mercedes AMG F1

(Photo: Steve Etherington via Mercedes AMG F1)

Pole position is crucial at the Hungaroring; the track is often compared to Monaco with twisty corners and a lack of overtaking opportunities. And this weekend it was Lewis Hamilton who snatched the pole with a flying lap of 1:15.419.  Mercedes and Red Bull had looked pretty evenly matched throughout qualifying, but in Q3 both …

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4mula Burning Questions: Grabbing the (Red) Bull By the Horns

Max Verstappen leads Formula 1 field at 2021 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix Imola Photo: Lars Baron Getty

(Photo: Lars Baron/Getty via Red Bull Content Pool)

It’s finally over? After over 10 days of Red Bull Racing complaining about an incident between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen on lap 1 of the British Grand Prix in Formula 1, this particular situation is finally over. RBR met with the stewards and Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team July 29 to present new evidence …

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F1 Midweek: The Battles Shaping the Hungarian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton inside Max Verstappen at the start of the 2021 British Grand Prix at Silverstone, LAT Images via Mercedes AMG F1

Start of British GP at Silverstone (Photo: LAT Images via Mercedes AMG F1)

The upcoming Hungarian Grand Prix marks the 11th race of the 2021 Formula 1 schedule and also the last before the summer break. When everyone in the sport goes and does whatever they do for the month of August, the sport will not even have reached its midpoint. The way this season is going, that’s …

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Slipstream Saturday: Red Bull Still Sore, Sprint Race at Monza & Valtteri Bottas Rumor

F1 Grand Prix Of Great Britain

(Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Formula 1 is taking this weekend off before heading to the Hungaroring for the Hungarian Grand Prix on Aug. 1.  That means everyone involved in the sport can lean back into comfy chairs, sip a cold beverage and watch The Olympics; leaving the worries of the F1 world to pass by. That’s not how F1 …

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F1 Review: Peak Lewis Hamilton Wins British Grand Prix After Contact With Max Verstappen

Lewis Hamilton cheers after winning the 2021 British Grand Prix (Photo: LAT Images)

Lewis Hamilton 2021 British Grand Prix, Sunday - LAT Images

Lewis Hamilton made the most of his trip to his home track for the British Grand Prix.  After earning pole for the qualifying sprint race and losing the pole for the GP to Max Verstappen, Hamilton put together a classic performance in charging to victory Sunday (July 18). But his win at the British GP …

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Lewis Hamilton Overcomes Penalty to win 8th British Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton inside Max Verstappen at the start of the 2021 British Grand Prix at Silverstone, LAT Images via Mercedes AMG F1

Start of British GP at Silverstone (Photo: LAT Images via Mercedes AMG F1)

It was inevitable that the feud between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen would hit a boiling point. At Sunday’s (July 18) Formula 1 British Grand Prix, that boiling point simmered over. Following a first lap collision sending Verstappen in the wall, Hamilton overcame a 10-second penalty to claim his eighth British Grand Prix victory. Charles …

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Lewis Hamilton Earns Sprint Pole at Silverstone

Lewis Hamilton 2021 Spanish GP F1 Saturday car Formula 1 LAT Images Mercedes AMG

(Photo: LAT Images via Mercedes AMG F1)

Lewis Hamilton laid down the fastest lap on Friday (July 16) in the third qualifying round to take the pole in Formula 1’s first ever sprint race at Silverstone. The Mercedes driver went 1 minute, 26.134 seconds around the circuit, edging out Max Verstappen by less than a tenth of a second in the final …

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F1 Review: Max Verstappen Makes It Look Easy at the Austrian Grand Prix

Max Verstappen wins again in Austria GP, Red Bull Honda Mobil 1, celebration with champagne, Photo by Christian Bruna - Pool/Getty Images

(Photo by Christian Bruna - Pool/Getty Images via Red Bull Content Pool)

Max Verstappen breezed to his fifth win of 2021 at the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday (July 4).  After securing the pole on Saturday, the race was Verstappen’s to lose and once he eked ahead of Lando Norris once the lights went out, Verstappen was on his way to the win. By claiming his 15th …

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Lewis Hamilton Signs With Mercedes For 2 More Seasons

2021 Azerbaijan GP Lewis Hamilton face Steve Etherington via Mercedes AMG F1

(Photo: Steve Etherington via Mercedes AMG F1)

The reigning seven-time Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton will continue on with Mercedes through 2023 on a new two-year contract. Before pre-testing this season six months ago, Hamilton had only signed with the team for a one-year deal. The deal was done between Hamilton and Mercedes Team Principal Toto Wolff within weeks before the announcement …

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F1 Midweek: Is Mercedes Really Done With 2021?

Lewis Hamilton 2021 Spanish GP F1 Saturday car Formula 1 LAT Images Mercedes AMG

(Photo: LAT Images via Mercedes AMG F1)

The Formula 1 season is nine races old, and the battle that many followers of the sport had longed for has arrived – and seemingly passed. But, as the Tower of Power might appreciate, Red Bull came to play at the Bahrain Grand Prix to open the season. Max Verstappen took the pole and provided …

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F1 Review: Max Verstappen Victorious in Styrian Grand Prix

SPIELBERG, AUSTRIA - JUNE 27: Race winner Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing celebrates in parc ferme during the F1 Grand Prix of Styria at Red Bull Ring on June 27, 2021 in Spielberg, Austria. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

(Photo: Mark Thompson/Getty Images via Red Bull Racing)

Max Verstappen earned his fourth win of the 2021 Formula 1 season with a dominating drive in the Styrian Grand Prix on Sunday (June 27).  The victory, coming at the Red Bull Ring in Austria, is the 14th of his career and gives him a 156-138 lead over second-place point man Lewis Hamilton in the …

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