Ava Huston Ladner

Slipstream Saturday: Valtteri Bottas Nips Lewis Hamilton for First Pole of 2020 & the Austrian GP

Following their off-track win yesterday with the ruling that their the DAS system was legal, Mercedes F1 got back to what they do best. Domination. The six-time defending world champions unveiled their new black livery prior to the weekend in support of Black Lives Matter, and after dominating F1 for …

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Open Wheel Wednesday: Lewis Hamiltonʻs Frustration

Lewis Hamilton provides a vital voice in Formula 1 as its sole black driver. Regardless of his poles, wins and championships, Hamilton is in the unique position to provide perspective on a sport that runs worldwide. His recent Instagram postings indicate that he has taken his outspoken nature and directed …

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F1 Midweek: Parting of Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari Shakes Up Silly Season

On Monday, news broke that Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel would part at the end of the 2020 season. With the announcement confirmed the next day by Ferrari, the game of musical chairs in Formula 1 revved to a high rpm. Vettel leaving Ferrari is big news in and of itself …

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F1 Midweek: Storylines for 2020; Starting in Australia

Coronavirus be damned! The Formula 1 season will go lights out this weekend at its customary starting track in Melbourne, Australia. Chatter that it might be canceled had surrounded the race, but with Ferrari en route, everything looks set to go on as usual. The ʻon with the showʻ attitude …

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2019 Formula 1 Season Review, Pt. 2: The Better Half of the Field

The Formula 1 season concluded with Lewis Hamilton cruising to a win at Abu Dhabi, further distinguishing himself from the rest of his peers during his sixth championship season.  There were, however, other teams and drivers on the track, and this is where we get to go through the field …

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2019 Formula 1 Season Review, Pt. 1: The Backmarkers

The Formula 1 season concluded with Lewis Hamilton cruising to a win at Abu Dhabi, further distinguishing himself from the rest of his peers during his sixth championship season.  There were, however, other teams and drivers on the track, and this is where we get to go through the field …

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