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F1: Charles Leclerc Takes Second Pole in Austrian GP Qualifying

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Charles Lecler is on stable ground at Ferrari (Credit: FIA)

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: The Trouble Facing F1

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Last Sunday, Formula 1 visited Circuit Paul Ricard in France in what turned out to be a rather dull race.  The reviewers felt the need to call out the matter, with The Telegraph perhaps the most harsh by headlining that “The French Grand Prix Was the Worst Race I Have Ever Seen,” while the BBC …

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Lewis Hamilton Wins Again At French Grand Prix

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The familiar view for other drivers of Lewis Hamilton (Photo: FIA Images)

In what looked like a stress-free drive, Lewis Hamilton earned his second straight French Grand Prix on Sunday (June 23) at Circuit Paul Ricard. The win was Hamiltonʻs sixth in the last seven races and extended his championship lead over his teammate Valtteri Bottas by 36 points. Hamilton made a clean getaway at the start, …

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Lewis Hamilton Earns Pole For French GP

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Lewis Hamilton Voices His Frustration (Photo: F1 Media)

Qualifying – The French Grand Prix In a result that shocked no one, Lewis Hamilton claimed his third pole position of the season at Circuit Paul Ricard for the French Grand Prix. His total matches that of his teammate Valtteri Bottas, who looked like the favorite for the top starting position after pacing much of …

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F1 Midweek: The Stewards Flex Their Muscles Again

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Ferrari Has Appealed the Stewardʻs Decision (credit: FIA images)

The stewards overseeing the Canadian Grand Prix made one of their more controversial calls this past Sunday. On lap 48, as Lewis Hamilton stalked Sebastian Vettel, Vettel lost the rear end of his Ferrari, waggled, ran into the grass, then rejoined the track and managed to keep Hamilton behind.   The incident, at first, did …

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F1: Lewis Hamilton Awarded Canadian GP; Vettel Fumes in Second

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Lewis Hamilton was gifted the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday in a surprising stewardʻs judgment that penalized the leader of the race, Sebastian Vettel.  Vettel finished second in his Ferrari with his teammate Charles Leclerc taking the third step on the podium. The Canadian GP win was the seventh for Hamilton, meaning that he has …

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F1: Sebastian Vettel Scores His First Pole of 2018

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Sebastian Vettel contemplating retirement? (credit: Getty Images)

The Ferraris had looked strong in practice, topping the timing charts in both FP2 and 3.  Even if they benefited from Lewis Hamilton crashing out during that second practice, they were still managing to keep up with their Mercedes rivals.   Perhaps Mercedes were nervous, or perhaps Ferrari just have a car better suited for …

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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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Lewis Hamilton Claims Tame Monaco Grand Prix

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Lewis Hamilton drove an efficient race on his way to his third Monaco GP win (credit: FIA Images)

Lewis Hamilton used his pole starting position to beat teammate Valtteri Bottas and Red Bull driver Max Verstappen to the first turn, then followed the one-stop strategy to hold on with medium compound tyres to earn his third Monaco Grand Prix.  Verstappen crossed the finish in second but was relegated to fourth, leaving Ferrari’s Sebastian …

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