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Max Verstappen Wins Dutch Grand Prix, Retakes Championship Points Lead

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After the rain-soaked farce of the Belgian Grand Prix last week, Formula 1 ventured to the Netherlands for the first time since the 1980s. In an orange-tinted homecoming for polesitter Max Verstappen, the Dutchman delivered his seventh win of the season in front of 70,000 fans Sunday at Zandvoort. The win helped the Red Bull …

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Lewis Hamilton Overcomes Penalty to win 8th British Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton inside Max Verstappen at the start of the 2021 British Grand Prix at Silverstone, LAT Images via Mercedes AMG F1

Start of British GP at Silverstone (Photo: LAT Images via Mercedes AMG F1)

It was inevitable that the feud between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen would hit a boiling point. At Sunday’s (July 18) Formula 1 British Grand Prix, that boiling point simmered over. Following a first lap collision sending Verstappen in the wall, Hamilton overcame a 10-second penalty to claim his eighth British Grand Prix victory. Charles …

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Slipstream Saturday: Max Verstappen Takes Pole Position in First-Ever Sprint

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

Formula 1 held its first-ever sprint qualifying today (July 17) which set the grid for the British Grand Prix tomorrow, and it was Max Verstappen who triumphed, swiping the lead from Lewis Hamilton into turn one and cruising to his fifth pole position this season and fourth in a row.  Hamilton and Verstappen have been …

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Max Verstappen Sweeps the Triple Header, Claims Austrian Grand Prix Victory

SPIELBERG, AUSTRIA - JULY 04: Race winner Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing celebrates on the podium during the F1 Grand Prix of Austria at Red Bull Ring on July 04, 2021 in Spielberg, Austria. (Photo by Christian Bruna - Pool/Getty Images)

(Photo by Christian Bruna - Pool/Getty Images via Red Bull Content Pool)

This time last year, Lewis Hamilton was already in a grand position to walk away with his seventh championship. This year however, it seems a changing of the guard is in the works. Following wins in both Styria and France, Max Verstappen made it three-for-three by winning the Austrian Grand Prix in absolutely dominating fashion. …

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Max Verstappen Cruises to F1 Styrian Grand Prix Win

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SPIELBERG, AUSTRIA - JUNE 27: Race winner Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing celebrates in parc ferme during the F1 Grand Prix of Styria at Red Bull Ring on June 27, 2021 in Spielberg, Austria. (Photo by Darko Vojinovic - Pool/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202106270411 // Usage for editorial use only //

Max Verstappen collected his fourth win of the 2021 Formula 1 season at Red Bull Ring on Sunday (June 27).  Verstappen made it look easy on the short track in Austria, pulling away to a 10-second lead and cruising to the checkered flag.  The win at the Styrian Grand Prix was the fourth consecutive for …

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Max Verstappen Plays 2-Stop Strategy to Win French Grand Prix

Max Verstappen celebrates on the podium after France Grand Prix at Circuit Paul Ricard 2021 Formula 1

(Photo: Mark Thompson/Getty Images via Red Bull Racing

After the heartbreaking tyre failure that led to his DNF last time out in Baku, Max Verstappen was determined to get redemption. Heading into the French Grand Prix, it seemed like a steep task, as Mercedes has dominated the event since its revival. However, after playing a perfect two-stop strategy Verstappen motored his way to …

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Sergio Perez Steals Azerbaijan Victory as Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton Suffer Bad Luck

2021 Azerbaijan GP Sergio Perez celebrate with Mexican flag Mark Thompson Getty

Photo: Mark Thompson/Getty Images via Red Bull Racing

Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton have been the cream of the crop all year long. Combining to win each of the first five races, both drivers have been near perfect. But on Sunday (June 6), Verstappen suffered a puncture and Hamilton locked up on the ensuing restart, opening the door for Sergio “Checo” Perez to …

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Max Verstappen Wins Monaco Grand Prix, Takes Over Points Lead

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(Photo: Sebastian Nogier - Pool/Getty Images)

All season long, Max Verstappen has been hot on the heels of Lewis Hamilton. Heading into the Monaco Grand Prix Verstappen needed a good showing, and Sunday (May 23) on the streets of Monte Carlo he did just that. Despite never standing on the podium before at the legendary circuit, Verstappen took advantage on his …

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Lewis Hamilton Plays Perfect Strategy to Steal 6th Spanish Grand Prix Victory

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Lewis Hamilton on track in Spain (Photo: LAT Images via Mercedes AMG F1)

After clinching his record smashing 100th career pole Saturday, Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes proved why they have been the most dominant team in F1 over the last decade. Using a perfectly executed two stop strategy, Hamilton ran down Max Verstappen to win his sixth career Spanish Grand Prix. Despite dominating the race, Verstappen was left …

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Lewis Hamilton Claims Second Consecutive Portuguese Grand Prix Win

2021 F1 Portuguese GP Lewis Hamilton Saturday Jiri Krenek Mercedes AMG F1

(Photo: Jiri Krenek/Mercedes AMG F1)

It was another picture perfect day in Portugal, and another perfect day for Lewis Hamilton. After a questionable mistake nearly cost him a podium last week, this week the 7-time F1 world champion was unbeatable. Dominating the second half of the race, Hamilton came across the line nearly 30 seconds ahead of second place to …

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