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Max Verstappen Tops Mercedes to Take First Career Pole in Hungary

(Photo: FIA Images)

The 2019 Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix has a lot to live up to this weekend after an incredibly dramatic German Grand Prix. With the way free practice three went — with Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel all within a tenth of a second of each other on their qualifying simulation — it …

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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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Max Verstappen Survives Chaotic German Grand Prix, Toro Rosso Scores 1st Podium Since 2008

(Photo: FIA Media)

The 2019 Formula One German Grand Prix will go down as one of the craziest races in the modern era of F1 and by the far the best race of 2019. First, there was some rain, followed by dry conditions. There were seven DNFs in the race, multiple safety cars, top drivers making mistakes and …

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Lewis Hamilton Benefits From More Ferrari Troubles to Take Germany Pole

(Photo: F1 Media)

Formula 1’s German Grand Prix has seen temperatures upward of 100 degrees Fahrenheit, a condition that was trouble for Mercedes in Austria, but issues for Ferrari opened the front row as Lewis Hamilton took his fourth pole of the season and 87th of his career. Max Verstappen was second, getting on the front row for …

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

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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Rich Energy Disputes Haas F1 Termination Tweet, Will Remain On Car at Silverstone

Romain Grosjean in the 2018 Haas F1 (credit: Getty Images)

The tweet heard ’round the Formula 1 world may not be as accurate as it seemed. A Wednesday (July 10) tweet that sent news outlets, including Frontstretch, into a tizzy from Rich Energy saying that the title sponsor for the America-based Haas F1 Team terminated its contract with the team for lack of performance and …

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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 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: Sebastian Vettel is Not Retiring After 2019, Nico Hulkenberg to Red Bull?

Sebastian Vettel is falling behind his teammate (credit: FIA media)

Since the end of the Monaco Grand Prix weekend, there has been speculation around the paddock. While rumors suggested that Red Bull reached out to Nico Hulkenberg‘s representatives to discuss the German leaving Renault to replace Pierre Gasly, that story was reported to be untrue after Gasly called Helmut Marko after hearing the rumor. It’s …

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