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Change at Aston Martin F1 as Team Principal Otmar Szafnauer Departs

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Istanbul Park, F1, GP, Turkey Otmar Szafnauer, Team Principal and CEO, Aston Martin F1, is interviewed

Aston Martin announced on Wednesday (Jan 5) that team principal Otmar Szafnauer had left the team.  The surprise move leaves no one in the position as the team focuses on readying the 2022 car.  For now, his duties will be handled by a number of A-M’s leaders until a new principal is appointed. Szafnauer had …

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It’s Official: Max Verstappen Is World Driver’s Champion

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(Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images via Red Bull Content Pool)

After hours of deliberation, the FIA has ruled not to uphold protests by Mercedes-AMG Petronas, giving both the race win and the World Driver’s Championship to Max Verstappen. To make a long story short, Lewis Hamilton was leading Verstappen by 11 seconds with just a handful of laps to go when a full course safety …

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Williams Racing F1 Founder Sir Frank Williams Passes Away Aged 79

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Frank Williams (GBR) Williams Team Owner. 19.04.2013. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 4, Bahrain Grand Prix, Sakhir, Bahrain, Practice Day © XPB Images / Williams Racing

Sir Frank Williams, the longest-tenured team principal in Formula 1 history, spanning over 50 years, passed away today (Nov 28) at the age of 79.  Williams, who had a brief career as a driver, was best known as the founder of Williams Grand Prix Engineering (Williams Racing) an organization he started in 1977 and left …

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Fernando Alonso Stretches Strategy, Takes 3rd Place in Qatar

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More than 100 races after his last visit to the podium, Fernando Alonso and Alpine gambled on tyre strategy in Qatar to take home a third-place finish. Despite the magnitude of the result for Alonso and Alpine, he admitted he had been aiming even higher. “Finally we got it!” Alonso said. “Honestly, I thought to …

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Lewis Hamilton Takes Pole, Red Bull Down on Pace in Qatar

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(Photo: LAT Images via Mercedes AMG F1)

Lewis Hamilton made good work of Saturday’s (Nov. 20) qualifying session in Qatar to take his 102nd career pole position. Title rival Max Verstappen will start from second place, with Valtteri Bottas lining up third on the grid. Hamilton was quick to admit that his confidence wasn’t at a pole position level from the start …

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Slipstream Saturday: FIA Rejects Mercedes Appeal, F1’s Middle Eastern Presence Grows


Mercedes on track at the 2021 Qatar Grand Prix, Friday (credit: LAT Images / Mercedes AMG)

When the checkered flag falls on Sunday’s (Nov 21) Qatar Grand Prix, there will be only two races remaining in the 2021 Formula 1 season. In previous years, the title has been securely in the hands of Sir Lewis Hamilton by this point. However, Max Verstappen has been resolute in his aim to break Hamilton’s …

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Guanyu Zhou Confirmed to Alfa Romeo for 2022

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(Photo: Florent Gooden/DPPI via Alfa Romeo Racing)

Guanyu Zhou will partner with Valtteri Bottas at Formula 1’s Alfa Romeo team for the 2022 season, the team announced on Tuesday (Nov. 16). Zhou will be the first full-time Chinese-born driver in F1. “I dreamt from a young age of climbing as high as I can in a sport that I am passionate about …

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Lewis Hamilton Excluded from Qualifying, Max Verstappen to Start Sprint from Pole

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(Photo: LAT Images via Mercedes AMG F1)

Lewis Hamilton has officially been disqualified from Friday’s (Nov. 12) qualifying results due to a mechanical infraction that was discovered after the conclusion of qualifying. This exclusion means that Hamilton will start Saturday’s sprint race from last place, rather than starting on pole as he had earned by topping Friday qualifying. Hamilton’s penalty is the …

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Lewis Hamilton Takes Sprint Race Pole, Red Bull Down on Pace in Brazil

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(Photo LAT Images via Mercedes AMG F1)

Lewis Hamilton nabbed the pole position for Saturday’s (Nov. 13) sprint race, which will set the grid for the 2021 Sao Paulo Grand Prix on Sunday (Nov. 14). Max Verstappen barely grabbed second place from Valtteri Bottas, with Sergio Perez set to line up in fourth place on Saturday. Despite this, Hamilton attained a five-place …

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Time For Some Tequila! Sergio Perez Salvages a Memorable Weekend in Mexico City

Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen hold up the Mexican flag in the 2021 Mexican Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images/Red Bull)

(Photo: Mark Thompson/Getty Images via Red Bull Content Pool)

Red Bull will head to the Brazilian Grand Prix with momentum on its side after Max Verstappen won the 2021 Mexican Grand Prix Sunday (Nov. 7) in commanding fashion. While Verstappen set the example, executing a blitzing start and bold move around both Mercedes into the first corner of the race, Sergio Perez may be …

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