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Daniel Ricciardo Wins Italian Grand Prix as Title Contenders Crash Out

Daniel Ricciardo of Australia driving the (3) McLaren F1 Team MCL35M Mercedes leads Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain driving the (44) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W12 and Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (33) Red Bull Racing RB16B Honda on track during the F1 Grand Prix of Italy at Autodromo di Monza on September 12, 2021 in Monza, Italy. (Photo by Rudy Carezzevoli/Getty Images)

(Photo by Rudy Carezzevoli/Getty Images via Red Bull Content Pool)

Every year it seems the Italian Grand Prix is a candidate for race of the year, in 2019 Charles Leclerc brought home an emotional home victory for Ferrari and last year Pierre Gasly stunned F1 world by winning in an AlphaTauri. The 2021 edition followed suit. Following a textbook drive and flawless teamwork, McLaren’s Daniel …

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F1 Midweek: Is Alex Albon the Right Choice for Williams?

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In what seems like a weird turn of events, Alex Albon has been signed to drive alongside Nicholas Latifi in the 2022 F1 season for Williams. Red Bull and Mercedes have been rivals ever since 2013, and seeing a Red Bull reserve driver join the ranks of a Mercedes affiliated team seems a bit like …

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Max Verstappen Wins Dutch Grand Prix, Retakes Championship Points Lead

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(Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images via Red Bull Content Pool)

After the rain-soaked farce of the Belgian Grand Prix last week, Formula 1 ventured to the Netherlands for the first time since the 1980s. In an orange-tinted homecoming for polesitter Max Verstappen, the Dutchman delivered his seventh win of the season in front of 70,000 fans Sunday at Zandvoort. The win helped the Red Bull …

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Max Verstappen Wins Rain-Shortened Belgian Grand Prix

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(Photo: Dan Mullen/Getty Images via Red Bull Content Pool)

On a rain-soaked evening in Belgium, Max Verstappen picked up his sixth Formula 1 win of 2021 after winning the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday (Aug. 29). After a dominating lap in wet conditions during Saturday’s qualifying session, the Belgian-born Dutchman picked up his first win at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit. The race was deemed official …

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Esteban Ocon Claims Maiden Victory in Dramatic Hungarian Grand Prix

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - AUGUST 01: Sergio Perez of Mexico driving the (11) Red Bull Racing RB16B Honda runs wide at the start as cars tangle ahead of him during the F1 Grand Prix of Hungary at Hungaroring on August 01, 2021 in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

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After the fireworks last time out in Silverstone, Formula 1 entered the Hungaroring for this year’s edition of the Hungarian Grand Prix. Little did anyone know, they were about to witness the wildest race of the year. Following a first-lap pileup, a red flag, rain and a hard charge from Lewis Hamilton, Esteban Ocon held …

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When Will Ferrari Win Again?

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The Ferrari team were impressive but not always in the best way (FIA Images)

At the end of 2019, fans were excited at the prospect that Ferrari were finally going to take it to Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes in 2020. Oh how wrong we all were. After falling off the Kangshung Face of Mt. Everest, Ferrari have been clawing their way back up the grid after the disaster that …

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Lewis Hamilton Overcomes Penalty to win 8th British Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton inside Max Verstappen at the start of the 2021 British Grand Prix at Silverstone, LAT Images via Mercedes AMG F1

Start of British GP at Silverstone (Photo: LAT Images via Mercedes AMG F1)

It was inevitable that the feud between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen would hit a boiling point. At Sunday’s (July 18) Formula 1 British Grand Prix, that boiling point simmered over. Following a first lap collision sending Verstappen in the wall, Hamilton overcame a 10-second penalty to claim his eighth British Grand Prix victory. Charles …

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F1 Midweek: The Next Big Pay Drivers?

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RED BULL RING, AUSTRIA - JULY 04: Nikita Mazepin, Haas VF-21 during the Austrian GP at Red Bull Ring on Sunday July 04, 2021 in Spielberg, Austria. (Photo by Andy Hone / LAT Images)

So we all know the story of the Nicholas Latifis and the Lance Strolls, the Nikita Mazepins and the Pastor Maldonados who have frittered away positions on the Formula 1 grid but backed by wealthy benefactors – usually their families/fathers. However, with F1 being a sport reliant on money, as is not a surprising statement, …

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Max Verstappen Sweeps the Triple Header, Claims Austrian Grand Prix Victory

SPIELBERG, AUSTRIA - JULY 04: Race winner Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing celebrates on the podium during the F1 Grand Prix of Austria at Red Bull Ring on July 04, 2021 in Spielberg, Austria. (Photo by Christian Bruna - Pool/Getty Images)

(Photo by Christian Bruna - Pool/Getty Images via Red Bull Content Pool)

This time last year, Lewis Hamilton was already in a grand position to walk away with his seventh championship. This year however, it seems a changing of the guard is in the works. Following wins in both Styria and France, Max Verstappen made it three-for-three by winning the Austrian Grand Prix in absolutely dominating fashion. …

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F1 Midweek: Why No F1 Driver Should Join the Alpine Driver Academy

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Daniel Ricciardo (credit: Renault F1)

When joining the Formula 1 feeder systems, usually a young driver academy picks a prospect up or a driver is able to bring enough backing to find a place. Sometimes they get lucky and join the Red Bull, Mercedes or Ferrari academy, other times they’re unlucky and get stuck with Williams or Alfa Romeo. While a …

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