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Formula One Pre-Season Wrap Up and Way Too Early Bold Predictions

Sebastian Vettel contemplating retirement? (credit: Getty Images)

Another Formula 1 testing season has come and gone and on one hand, we got to see the cars on track, meaning we got to see the updates in the aerodynamic bodyparts as it pertains to the new regulations affecting the front and rear wings, and we also got to see some faces in new …

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Alfa Romeo-Sauber F1 Becomes Alfa Romeo Racing for 2019 — Is a Fifth Engine Coming?

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Sauber Alfa Romeo will become Alfa Romeo Racing for the 2019 F1 season (credit: SauberAlfaRomeo)

Last Friday (Feb. 1) the Alfa Romeo Sauber Formula 1 team announced it will be dropping the famous Sauber name that has been in the sport since 1993 and will rebrand as Alfa Romeo Racing for the 2019 season and moving forward. New name, same game! ⚡ We're excited to announce Sauber and Alfa Romeo …

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Maurizio Arrivabene Out As Ferrari Team Principal; Mattia Binotto in as Replacement

Maurizio Arrivabene is out at Ferrari after four difficult years (credit: FIA images)

On. Monday (January 7, 2019) Scuderia Ferrari announced on their website that Maurizio Arrivabene will leave the Prancing Horse as Team Principal and will be replaced by Technical Director Mattia Binotto. The move comes a little over four years after Arrivabene was named principal in the months leading up to Ferrari’s resurgent 2015 season, a …

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F1 Recap: Ferrari Hot Start Ends in a Disappointing Runner-Up Finish in 2018

Ferrari logo outside the factory in Maranello (credit: Getty Images)

This stop on Frontstretch’s Formula 1 season review brings us to what may have been the biggest build-up and letdown of the entire season, Ferrari. The previous two years had been difficult.  The 2016 season was a fall from form with no wins, followed by a return to respectability in 2017 when they earned five wins …

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F1 Recap: Force India’s Rollercoaster 2018 Season

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The 2018 Formula 1 season was one of up and downs for Force India. The team had high expectations as they were coming off of their best season to date in 2017 where they accumulated 187 points and finished best-of-the-rest fourth in the Constructors. They were returning their driver lineup of experienced point scorer, Sergio …

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F1 Recaps: Williams Struggles, McLaren Fails to Live Up to Preseason Hype

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Williams – 10th in the Constructors Standings What more can be said about Williams in the 2018 season other than that it was very, very bad? 2018 will go down as one of the worst seasons for the team in its 41 years and by far its worst season in the hybrid era. It is …

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Lewis Hamilton on Pole for 2018 Formula One Finale in Abu Dhabi

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The final Formula One race weekend of the 2018 season in Abu Dhabi is one filled with goodbyes. Many drivers like Fernando Alonso, Stoffel Vandoorne, Marcus Ericsson and Esteban Ocon will almost certainly leave the sport until at least 2020. With no championship to decide, we also anticipate the beginning of a new season in the spring. …

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Fernando Alonso to Race in the 103rd Indianapolis 500 with McLaren

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With the final Formula One season coming to a close for two-time World Champion Fernando Alonso, fans and media alike have been anticipating an announcement as to where the Spaniard will race next. Today we got our first answer. McLaren announced Saturday (Nov. 10) that Alonso will be racing in the 103rd running of the …

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Champion Lewis Hamilton Grabs Grand Prix of Brazil Pole

Lewis Hamilton Voices His Frustration (Photo: F1 Media)

It was a very interesting qualifying session for round 20 of the Formula One season at Interlagos in Brazil. The rain came and went, there were drips of controversy for a couple of the top drivers, but through it all Lewis Hamilton, fresh off of winning his fifth World Championship in Mexico secured his tenth …

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F1 Midweek: Was 2018 Sebastian Vettel’s Last Chance at a World Title for Ferrari?

Sebastian Vettelʻs season has been peculiar (credit: F1 Media)

For the second year in a row, the Formula 1 World Drivers Championship has slipped through the grasp of Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari. In 2017, one could make the argument that Mercedes was altogether a faster car. Ferrari also didn’t give Vettel a clean shot with a seriously uncompetitive car at Monza, the car broke …

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