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

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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F1 Midweek: Refueling, Daniel Ricciardo Highlight the Week’s Storylines

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Refueling One of the more intriguing things being floated about in the paddock is the return of refueling during races.  The sport eliminated refueling as part of the in-race element beginning with the 2010 season in a move predicated on safety.   The move came on the heels of a number of petrol related incidents in …

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F1 Midweek: Haas F1’s Disastrous Season

Little has gone right for Romain Grosjean and Haas F1 this year (credit: FIA media)

This past Sunday brought a fair amount of drama from Silverstone as Lewis Hamilton earned his sixth British Grand Prix victory and Sebastian Vettel continued his tour de force implosion when he rear-ended Max Verstappen and took himself out of the points. The battles from the third position through 14th gave glimpses of wonderful competition …

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F1 Midweek: Red Bull/Honda Pairing Produces Promise

The Red Bull - Honda pairing looks like it is starting to pay off (credit: FIA Images)

Lost amid the asininity in declaring the winner of Formula 1’s Austrian Grand Prix this past Sunday was the fact that the race produced a rare change in the pecking order for powerplants. With the win, Max Verstappen gave Honda its first moment in the spotlight, atop the podium, since the Bronze Age. Or something …

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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: 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

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

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

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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