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F1: Kimi Raikkonen Shocks With United States Grand Prix Win

Kimi Raikkonen celebrating his USGP win (credit: Getty Images)

Kimi Räikkönen proved to be the surprise victor of the United States Grand Prix on Sunday (Oct 21), his first win since 2013, or 113 races.  Though Lewis Hamilton had won the pole, he failed to keep Raikkonen behind him on the start, Hamilton and his team could never recover. Räikkönen and Ferrari seemed in …

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F1: Lewis Hamilton on Pole and Poised to Claim F1 Title at the USGP

Is it about to become five title for Lewis Hamilton?(Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton beat Sebastian Vettel to the pole for the United States Grand Prix on Saturday at the Circuit of the Americas by setting a new track record with a lap at 133.716 mph. While Vettel provided the biggest challenge for the top spot, his drive is still compromised by the fact that he has …

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F1 Midweek: Lewis Hamilton Can Clinch at Austin; and More

Fernando Alonso on track at the 2018 Japanese Grand Prix (credit: F1 media)

We have reached a point in the Formula 1 season when the phrase “itʻs all over but the shouting,” seems wildly appropriate. Yes, there are four races to go on the schedule but should Lewis Hamilton win (yet again), Sebastian Vettel would need to place second to continue the Drivers title fight to the Mexican …

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Lewis Hamilton Cruises to Japanese Grand Prix Win

Lewis Hamilton out front (Photo: Getty Images)

There need not have been much focus on the front of the Japanese Grand Prix Sunday (Oct. 7). Lewis Hamilton made sure of that. Hamilton started from the pole position, took the lead and managed the race from there.  Even a safety car and a virtual safety car could not disrupt his dominant performance as he …

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F1 Midweek: Team Orders & the Russian GP

Lewis Hamilton comforts Valtteri Bottas after the 2018 Russian GP (credit: F1 images)

The most recent Formula 1 race at Sochi, Russia (Sept. 30) should be a reminder of how disappointing the sport can get at times.  For those who follow on a consistent basis, the common letdown is that one manufacturer is so good that everyone else on the grid is trying to sort out who will …

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F1 Midweek: Team Alliances Changing the Grid & More

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

The news that leads off this week’s grand prix pertains to Sauber. The Alfa-Romeo Sauber team announced this week that Antonio Giovinazzi will be joining Kimi Raikkonen for the 2019 season. That means that the team will be starting, in essence, anew. Charles Leclerc, currently with the team, had already been announced to be moving …

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F1 Midweek: Hamilton’s Singapore Masterclass & More

Lewis Hamilton leading the Singapore GP (credit: F1 images)

This past weekend in Singapore, Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes did what they have been doing for much of the past four-and-a-half years – put on a clinic. The Formula 1 race on the streets of Yas Marina was supposed to allude to the kind of close-quarters racing where outright speed doesn’t matter, as it does …

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F1 Midweek Slipstream: Sly Mercedes & Silly Season Continues

Lewis Hamilton leading Kimi Raikkonen at the Italian Grand Prix (credit: getty images)

While the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series crowd was juiced this weekend for the retro paint schemes and the visit to Darlington Raceway, Formula 1 held one of its more intriguing races of the season at a mecca of speed. The Italian Grand Prix, held at Autodromo Nazionale Monza, just north of Milan, is known …

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F1 Midweek Slipstream: Ferrari Overtaking Mercedes; More ahead of the Italian GP

Sebastian Vettel on track (credit: Getty Images)

It looks like a change is coming. Many fans of Formula 1 would cry: Finally!  For the past four years, Mercedes has won both the Constructor’s and Driver’s championships. They’ve done so with outright pace, a remarkably stable chassis program, and cunning. To avow that the Silver Arrows have been dominant is a rather difficult …

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