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F1 Midweek: The F1 Season Needed the German GP but It Wasn’t a Classic

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Valtteri Bottas bowing out of the German GP was a surprise (credit: FIA Images)

This past week’s Formula 1 race, taking place in Hockeheim, Germany, gave the season one of its most unpredictable and brightest moments of the year. The German Grand Prix was supposed to be a homecoming celebration for Mercedes, a chance for them to display their dominance in front of their home crowd and to further …

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Lewis Hamilton Wins British Grand Prix Victory as Mercedes Gets 1-2 Finish

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Lewis Hamilton Voices His Frustration (Photo: F1 Media)

The 2019 British Grand Prix wasn’t short of action. There were plenty of safety cars, accidents and penalties. But in the end, Lewis Hamilton was the first one to cross the line to win his record-breaking sixth victory in the British Grand Prix and 80th career victory. “I can’t tell you how proud I am …

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


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: 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: Headlines for the Top 5 After the First Leg of the 2019 Season

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)

Mercedes: Continuing Dominance What more can we say about Mercedes? They are dominating F1 yet again, but still finding a way to break new ground. Winning all seven races thus far in 2019 and five one-two finishes have the Silver Arrows staring a sixth constructors title in as many seasons. The Toto Wolff-led brigade has …

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F1 Midweek: The Season Story, Mercedes and Then…


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This past weekend featured one of the crown jewels of the racing calendar with Formula 1 hosting the Monaco Grand Prix. In what has become normative Monaco tradition, the race was more of a parade than it was a testament to outright competition. Aside from seeing whether or not Max Verstappen might go crazy and …

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4 Burning Questions: What’s Next for McLaren?

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What’s next for the McLaren IndyCar program? McLaren, one of the greatest Formula 1 teams in history, fell flat on its face last Sunday after stumbling through its second attempt at racing in IndyCar. It turns out that having millions upon millions of dollars at its disposal, setup and damper help from Team Penske and …

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Valtteri Bottas Scores Third Consecutive Pole in Barcelona

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Valtteri Bottas celebrates his Australian GP win (credit: FIA media)

Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas is the hottest driver in F1 at the moment and he continued that form. The championship leader notched his third pole in as many races and ninth of his career Saturday (May 11) with a lap at 138.069 mph, a new track record. Bottas is really showing some serious strength after a …

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Valtteri Bottas Gets Redemption in Baku With 2nd Win of 2019


Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas celebrate the start of the 2019 season with a front row qualifying lock-out (credit: F1 media)

Valtteri Bottas finally gets his victory in the Formula One Socar Azerbaijan Grand Prix at Baku after the win was taken from him last season in a heartbreaking puncturing tire fashion. Bottas claimed his second win of the 2019 season and fifth of his F1 career. After an eventful weekend leading in, the race itself …

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Valtteri Bottas Comes Out on Top of a Wild Qualifying in Baku

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Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel congratulate Valtteri Bottas on his pole at the Azerbaijan GP (credit: FIA media)

The third Azerbaijan Grand Prix (fourth race at the track) has gotten off to an interesting start — with a drain cover coming loose and destroying George Russell’s car, some crashes and close calls in practice as well as two crashes in qualifying, but it’s Valtteri Bottas who persevered through the chaos to secure his …

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5 Points To Ponder: Martinsville Madness

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Martinsville Madness In the interests of full disclosure, there isn’t a track I enjoy more than the iconic Martinsville Speedway. For each of the last 12 seasons, I have had the pleasure of writing about the famed old paper clip. I like to make note of the fact that Martinsville hosted the sixth of eight …

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F1: Lewis Hamilton Qualifies for the Australian GP Where He Ended in 2018


Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas celebrate the start of the 2019 season with a front row qualifying lock-out (credit: F1 media)

Lewis Hamilton starts where he left off from the 2018 season by claiming his sixth pole position at Melbourneʻs Albert Park. If you donʻt recall, Hamilton closed out last year by claiming pole and winning the race at Abu Dhabi to add an exclamation point to his fifth championship. After testing in Barcelona, it appeared …

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