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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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How Fit Are Formula 1 Drivers Compared to Other Elite Athletes?

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Editor’s Note: This article is posted in collaboration with an outside sponsorship client. The opinions and information contained within do not necessarily represent Frontstretch and its staff. A hot topic frequently surrounding Formula 1 drivers these days is how to classify them as athletes.  It seems easy to dismiss as we are not able to …

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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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Pace Laps: Joe Gibbs Racing Dominates at Charlotte, Simon Pagenaud Crowned Indianapolis 500 Champ

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Joe Gibbs Racing Endures Roller Coaster 600-Miler Joe Gibbs Racing battled through the adversity of a marathon weekend packed with misfortunes and came out on top. After all three of its Xfinity Series drivers battled tire problems on Saturday, the same issues sent Erik Jones and alliance teammate Matt DiBenedetto …

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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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Pace Laps: 2019 NASCAR Handling Package Kicks Critics to the Curb at Kansas

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: For New 2019 NASCAR Handling Package, There’s No Place Like Kansas Insiders told me the sport’s low-horsepower, high-downforce package used in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this year had its best chance to succeed at Kansas Speedway. The ingredients were all there to put on a good show on …

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F1: Brazilian Grand Prix Switching Sites to Rio

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Interlagos is being replaced in 2020 by an as-yet-to-be-built track in Rio (Photo: Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace)

The track Autódromo José Carlos Pace in Brazil, or more commonly known as Interlagos, is being targeted to be off the schedule for 2020.  Since 1990, Interlagos has continually held a race and has become the late-season stage for memorable moments – like Jesnon Button clinching his championship in 2009, or Lewis Hamilton earning his …

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Pace Laps: Chevy Teamwork Takes Center Stage In Talladega’s GEICO 500

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Chevy Shuts Down 2019 Shutout With a Little Hendrick Motorsports Teamwork It may have been a brand new Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series package at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday (April 28). The cars may have run without restrictor plates for the first time in 30 years, posting 38 lead changes and …

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F1 Midweek: McLaren Awakening from Reality Show Nightmare

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For the past four years, McLaren have been known more for their off-track drama than doing anything of note on the racing surface.  Though they sported a driver who is considered one of the all-time greats in Fernando Alonso, they squandered the twilight of his racing career by supplying him with underpowered cars and unqualified …

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