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F1 Midweek: Was Vettel’s Penalty in France Not Strong Enough?

Sebastian Vettel (credit: Getty Images)

Only a few days following last Sunday’s French Grand Prix, there are still a lot of opinions on what happened when Sebastian Vettel struck Mercedes Valtteri Bottas on the first corner in the opening lap of the race, puncturing the Finns rear left tire, and ruining the Ferrari’s front wing. Although both recovered to finish …

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F1 Midweek: Is Red Bull’s Two-Year Engine Deal With Honda The Right Decision?

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Given an ultimatum that the Red Bull Racing Team only had until the end of this week to decide whether they want to extend their engine contract with Renault, it was finally decided on Tuesday (June 19th) that the Austrian drinks manufacturer will no longer have their engines supplied by the French company in 2019, …

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F1 Midweek: Is The Red Bull/Renault Soap Opera Finally Ending?

Daniel Ricciardo may have a new power unit supplier next year (Credit: Getty Images)

After waiting around for a final decision that has not happened, the fight between Red Bull Racing and Renault has taken an expected twist a week and a half before the French Grand Prix. The engine manufacturer announced Tuesday (June 12th) that the Austrian squad has only until this weekend to decide if they want …

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F1 Midweek: Who Will Power Red Bull in 2019, Renault or Honda?

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For the four seasons between 2009 and 2013, Red Bull Racing relied heavily on its French engine partner, Renault, giving it consecutive championships with Sebastian Vettel as driver champion and itself in the constructor’s standings. It seemed like the partnership would last for a long time. Unfortunately, since 2014, when the new hybrid power units …

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F1 Midweek: Why is Ferrari Failing to Beat Mercedes in F1?

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  Through five races this season, Ferrari has shown itself to be the most baffling Formula 1 team on the grid.  As an organization, they have been downright fast, with Sebastian Vettel earning victories in the first two races while his teammate Kimi Raikkonen has grabbed three podium finishes to obscure his three DNFs. Something, …

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F1 Midweek: Is Liberty Media Trying to “Americanize” Formula One?

Tifosi Ferrari Fans Monza Formula 1 GP Monza. Foto Imago/Insidefoto

Since Liberty Media took over the reins of Formula 1, the organization seems to be getting a taste of what is in store for them as the Concorde agreement nears in three years’ time. Since the two heads of Liberty, Chase Carey, and Sean Branches are American, many F1 fans have it in their minds …

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F1 Midweek: Will Fernando Alonso Stay in F1 Beyond 2018?

Fernando Alonso in Indianapolis (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Fernando Alonso has been a notable name in Formula One for the last 12 seasons. The Spaniard made history for Renault by winning world championships in 2005 and 2006. But why is the Spaniard now driving in a lot of other formula series?  Is it possible that if things do not work out for Alonso …

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F1 Midweek: Would Ferrari Really Leave F1?

Ferrari has been an F1 mainstay (credit: Ferrari)

They have been the only team to stay in Formula 1 racing since the beginning of the world championship in 1950. The team, based in Maranello, Italy, where the local church bells ring every time one of their driver wins, have produced notable drivers such as Gilles Villeneuve, Niki Lauda, Clay Regazzoni, Jody Scheckter, Michael …

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