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F1 Midweek: China’s Motorsport Conundrum, Pt. 2

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2019 Chinese Grand Prix, Sunday (credit: LAT Images/Mercedes AMG)

My first visit to China, in March of 2018, was a 10-day trip to Shanghai. Of those 10 days, seven were allocated to business meetings and interviews with foreigners who had founded or worked for various companies both in Shanghai and in other Chinese megacities. At that time, I had been to six NASCAR events …

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F1 Midweek: Where Are the Chinese Drivers?

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(Photo: Florent Gooden/DPPI via Alfa Romeo Racing)

With his deal to drive for Alfa Romeo in 2022, Shanghai’s Guanyu Zhou became the first full-time Chinese driver in Formula 1 when it was announced on Nov. 15. Zhou, currently in his third season of Formula 2, has four wins to his name and is a championship contender for 2021. He also won the …

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Fernando Alonso Stretches Strategy, Takes 3rd Place in Qatar

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2021 Qatar Grand Prix, Sunday - LAT Images

More than 100 races after his last visit to the podium, Fernando Alonso and Alpine gambled on tyre strategy in Qatar to take home a third-place finish. Despite the magnitude of the result for Alonso and Alpine, he admitted he had been aiming even higher. “Finally we got it!” Alonso said. “Honestly, I thought to …

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Lewis Hamilton Takes Pole, Red Bull Down on Pace in Qatar

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(Photo: LAT Images via Mercedes AMG F1)

Lewis Hamilton made good work of Saturday’s (Nov. 20) qualifying session in Qatar to take his 102nd career pole position. Title rival Max Verstappen will start from second place, with Valtteri Bottas lining up third on the grid. Hamilton was quick to admit that his confidence wasn’t at a pole position level from the start …

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Slipstream Saturday: FIA Rejects Mercedes Appeal, F1’s Middle Eastern Presence Grows

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Mercedes on track at the 2021 Qatar Grand Prix, Friday (credit: LAT Images / Mercedes AMG)

When the checkered flag falls on Sunday’s (Nov 21) Qatar Grand Prix, there will be only two races remaining in the 2021 Formula 1 season. In previous years, the title has been securely in the hands of Sir Lewis Hamilton by this point. However, Max Verstappen has been resolute in his aim to break Hamilton’s …

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Guanyu Zhou Confirmed to Alfa Romeo for 2022

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(Photo: Florent Gooden/DPPI via Alfa Romeo Racing)

Guanyu Zhou will partner with Valtteri Bottas at Formula 1’s Alfa Romeo team for the 2022 season, the team announced on Tuesday (Nov. 16). Zhou will be the first full-time Chinese-born driver in F1. “I dreamt from a young age of climbing as high as I can in a sport that I am passionate about …

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FIA Stewards Juggle Tough Choices and Tough Words in Brazil

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(Photo: Jiri Krenek via Mercedes AMG F1)

After Valtteri Bottas failed to defend from Max Verstappen off the line at the Sao Paulo Grand Prix, it was only a matter of time before Verstappen found himself confronted by the presence of Lewis Hamilton. Hamilton pushed himself past Sergio Perez on lap 19 of the 71-lap Grand Prix and set sail in pursuit …

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Lewis Hamilton Excluded from Qualifying, Max Verstappen to Start Sprint from Pole

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(Photo: LAT Images via Mercedes AMG F1)

Lewis Hamilton has officially been disqualified from Friday’s (Nov. 12) qualifying results due to a mechanical infraction that was discovered after the conclusion of qualifying. This exclusion means that Hamilton will start Saturday’s sprint race from last place, rather than starting on pole as he had earned by topping Friday qualifying. Hamilton’s penalty is the …

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Lewis Hamilton Takes Sprint Race Pole, Red Bull Down on Pace in Brazil

Lewis Hamilton

(Photo LAT Images via Mercedes AMG F1)

Lewis Hamilton nabbed the pole position for Saturday’s (Nov. 13) sprint race, which will set the grid for the 2021 Sao Paulo Grand Prix on Sunday (Nov. 14). Max Verstappen barely grabbed second place from Valtteri Bottas, with Sergio Perez set to line up in fourth place on Saturday. Despite this, Hamilton attained a five-place …

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Time For Some Tequila! Sergio Perez Salvages a Memorable Weekend in Mexico City

Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen hold up the Mexican flag in the 2021 Mexican Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images/Red Bull)

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

Red Bull will head to the Brazilian Grand Prix with momentum on its side after Max Verstappen won the 2021 Mexican Grand Prix Sunday (Nov. 7) in commanding fashion. While Verstappen set the example, executing a blitzing start and bold move around both Mercedes into the first corner of the race, Sergio Perez may be …

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