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Open Wheel Wednesday: Weirdness & Rumors Headline Odd Week in F1

This year will be Vettel's last with the Prancing Horse (credit: FIA Images)

This week in Formula 1, the Sebastian Vettel sweepstakes heat up as another team is interested in throwing their hat into the ring, Guenther Steiner doesn’t really care that Haas was penalized in Hungary and Carlos Sainz Jr. could be regretting his move to Scuderia Ferrari after it was announced their pace would be slow …

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F1 Midweek: A Quick Recap of the Season – Copying, Poor Ferrari & Lewis Hamilton

Will the Spanish GP be another 1-2 procession for Mercedes? (credit: MercedesAMG)

After a ripping stint of racing that featured grand prix on three consecutive weekends, the sport of Formula 1 will enjoy a quick break before driving through a similar stint.  The racing, thus far, is a mixture of things, as one might imagine. With a pause in the action, now is a good time to …

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Open Wheel Wednesday: Renault Vs. Racing Point the New On-Track Rivalry?

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Over the years in Formula 1, we have seen some incredible team rivalries. From McLaren v. Ferrari to Red Bull v. Mercedes, it seems that no matter where a team is on the grid you can always find someone to rival them. However, following the doubleheader in Austria, it appears a new rivalry is brewing …

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Open Wheel Wednesday: Fernando Alonso, Renault to Reunite For 2021

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Fernando Alonso will once again greet F1 crowds from the grid in 2021 (Credit: McLaren)

After departing Formula 1 at the end of the 2018 season, Renault announced on Wednesday that the team were bringing back two-time World Champion Fernando Alonso for the 2021 season. Alonso, who won Renault’s the team’s first two titles in 2005 and 2006, will partner with Frenchman Esteban Ocon who joined the team this season. …

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Open Wheel Wednesday: Lewis Hamiltonʻs Frustration

Lewis Hamilton Voices His Frustration (Photo: F1 Media)

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 his attention to the sport …

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

This year will be Vettel's last with the Prancing Horse (credit: FIA Images)

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 and deserves reckoning, but the …

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F1 Midweek: Storylines for 2020; Starting in Australia

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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 is a bit puzzling coming …

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F1 Midweek: Abu Dhabi Finale Means The Post-Season Blues are Starting Early

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The Formula 1 circus is heading to Abu Dhabi this weekend for the final 2019 Formula One Grand Prix of the year. I can’t help but ask, what’s the point? The World Driver’s Championship’s fate was sealed a long time ago, as was the Constructor’s title, which Mercedes clinched for what seems like the 100th …

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F1 Midweek: The Scrambled Order at Top, Finally

Pierre Gasly crashed the podium at Brazil (credit: Red Bull)

Welcome to another edition of the Formula 1 midweek.  The NASCAR season may have seen their final checkered flags but F1 has one more race to go, and if it goes anything like this past weekend’s race at Interlagos, Brazil, we can all enjoy a little more great theatre.   The Brazilian GP did not start …

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F1 Midweek: Lewis Hamilton is Ridiculously Good; Ferrari and Red Bull Scrap

Lewis Hamilton in jubilation (credit: FIA Images)

Odds & Sods Here’s another round of the news that’s strewn about the headlines in the world of Formula 1. – If you’ve been following the sport at all, even just a little bit, then there’s no shock in mentioning that Lewis Hamilton won his sixth World Championship this past Sunday (Nov 3) at the …

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