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Lance Stroll, Sebastian Vettel Returning to Aston Martin

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The driver lineup for Aston Martin will remain the same next year, the team announced Thursday (Sept. 16). Both Lance Stroll and Sebastian Vettel will continue to drive for the organization in Formula 1. “Next season I will be embarking on my sixth year in Formula One, alongside my team-mate Sebastian,” Stroll said in a …

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Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton Crash at Monza; Verstappen Penalized

Max Verstappen climbs over the car of Lewis Hamilton in a 2021 accident at Monza. (Photo: Mercedes/AMG)

(Photo: LAT Images via Mercedes AMG F1)

The Italian Grand Prix at Monza waxed poetic Sunday (Sept. 12) as Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton, currently first and second in the Formula 1 standings, respectively, have been duking it out in points (and on the track) all year. As they battled hard for position, another climactic crash between the pair occurred, this time …

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Robert Kubica to Continue to Sub for Kimi Raikkonen in Italian GP

07 RAIKKONEN Kimi (fin), Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN C41, action during the Formula 1 Grosser Preis Von Osterreich 2021, 2021 Austrian Grand Prix, 9th round of the 2021 FIA Formula One World Championship from July 2 to 4, 2021 on the Red Bull Ring, in Spielberg, Austria - Photo Joao Filipe / DPPI

Photo Joao Filipe / DPPI

Robert Kubica will continue to substitute for Kimi Raikkonen in this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix in Formula 1, as Raikkonen has not been cleared to race, Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN announced Wednesday (Sept. 8). Raikkonen was diagnosed with COVID-19 just before the Dutch Grand Prix last week. Kubica gained one position to finish 15th in …

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Alex Albon Back in Formula 1 in 2022, Joins Nicholas Latifi at Williams

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After a year away from competition, Alex Albon will once again  compete in Formula 1, joining Nicholas Latifi at Williams in 2022, the team announced Sept. 8. Albon replaces George Russell, who’s driving for Mercedes next season. Albon currently is a reserve and test driver for Red Bull Racing. He ran two seasons for Toro …

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George Russell Driving for Mercedes in 2022

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George Russell (GBR) Williams Racing. Monaco Grand Prix, Thursday 20th May 2021. Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team revealed its driver lineup Sept. 7 by confirming George Russell will join Lewis Hamilton as his teammate beginning with the 2022 Formula 1 season. “It’s a special day for me personally and professionally, but also a day of mixed emotions,” Russell said in a team release. “I’m excited and humbled to …

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Valtteri Bottas Joining Alfa Romeo in 2022

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Valtteri Bottas celebrates his Australian GP win (credit: FIA media)

Valtteri Bottas will partner with Fred Vasseur and Alfa Romeo in 2022 on a multi-year deal in Formula 1, the team announced Sept. 6. Bottas will replace Kimi Raikkonen, who will be retiring at season’s end. In those five seasons for Mercedes, Bottas had recorded nine wins, 17 pole positions, 53 podiums and helped Mercedes …

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Kimi Raikkonen Tests Positive for COVID-19, Out for Dutch GP

07 RAIKKONEN Kimi (fin), Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN C41, action during the Formula 1 Grosser Preis Von Osterreich 2021, 2021 Austrian Grand Prix, 9th round of the 2021 FIA Formula One World Championship from July 2 to 4, 2021 on the Red Bull Ring, in Spielberg, Austria - Photo Joao Filipe / DPPI

Photo Joao Filipe / DPPI

Just days after Alfa Romeo Formula 1 driver Kimi Raikkonen announced his retirement at the conclusion of the 2021 season, he was sidelined for the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort by a positive COVID-19 test result. The team announced the result on Saturday (Sept. 4), and Robert Kubica replaced Raikkonen in the car. Alfa Romeo …

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Kimi Raikkonen Retiring from Formula 1 at the End of 2021

07 RAIKKONEN Kimi (fin), Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN C41, action during the Formula 1 Grosser Preis Von Osterreich 2021, 2021 Austrian Grand Prix, 9th round of the 2021 FIA Formula One World Championship from July 2 to 4, 2021 on the Red Bull Ring, in Spielberg, Austria - Photo Joao Filipe / DPPI

Photo Joao Filipe / DPPI

Kimi Raikkonen will retire from Formula 1 at the end of 2021, he announced on his Instagram page Wednesday (Sept. 1). Raikkonen competes for Alfa Romeo Racing, first joining the team in 2019. He also drove for Scuderia Ferrari and Lotus F1 Team; he’s amassed 21 victories and 103 podiums across his 19 year career. …

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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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Sergio Perez Continuing With Red Bull in 2022

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Photo: Maxim Shemetov - Pool/Getty Images via Red Bull Racing

Sergio Perez has extended his Formula 1 contract with Red Bull Racing and will continue with the team through 2022, the team announced Aug. 27. Perez joins Max Verstappen as the drivers of the Red Bull Honda next year. Verstappen’s contract is through 2023. He first teamed up with Red Bull at the beginning of …

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