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F1 Review Monaco: Max Verstappen Cruises, Vettel Shines, Ferrari Falters

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Max Verstappen enjoying his victory at Monaco (credit: Red Bull)

Max Verstappen was essentially gifted the pole position for the Monaco Grand Prix after Charles Leclerc withdrew with driveshaft issues.  Though he started in the second spot, Verstappen had no one alongside him and enjoyed a clear getaway at the start.  And that was all he needed. Verstappen managed the entire race, giving up the …

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Max Verstappen Wins Monaco Grand Prix, Takes Over Points Lead

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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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Slipstream Saturday: Charles Leclerc on Pole, Crashes Car in Monaco

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With passing opportunities few and far between at the Circuit de Monaco, qualifying around the streets of Monte Carlo is critical, and Charles Leclerc’s pole position puts him in prime position to secure victory in tomorrow’s race. However, Leclerc’s fate took a sharp turn at the end of qualifying — he crashed coming out of …

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Lando Norris Signs Multi-Year Extension With McLaren

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Lando Norris will remain with McLaren in Formula 1 as he has signed a multi-year contract extension, the team announced Wednesday, May 19. Norris has been with the team since 2019 and currently competes with teammate Daniel Ricciardo. “Our decision to confirm Lando’s long-term future at McLaren was very straightforward” Team Pricipal Andreas Seidl said …

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F1 Midweek: Drivers Excited for Return to Monaco After 2020 Absence

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Lewis Hamilton drove an efficient race on his way to his third Monaco GP win (credit: FIA Images)

It’s been two years since Formula 1 last raced in the Principality of Monaco, due to the 2020 Grand Prix being canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the most famous grand prix in F1 is back, and the drivers could not be more excited. For some, it’s the return of an old friend. For …

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5 Points to Ponder: The Road Ahead

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March 2, 2021: Chase Elliott, Brad Keselowski and Martin Truex Jr at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, TX. ( +CMS-HHP-Harold Hinson)

1. The “Road” Ahead For the second half of the 2021 regular season, the Cup Series regulars face an eclectic mix of tracks, including a doubleheader at Pocono Raceway (the only two-fer of this year), a brand new circuit in Nashville, and, count ’em, five road courses. Of the quintet, three road courses are new …

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Beside the Rising Tide: Drive to Survive

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Pity the poor internal combustion engine. Once upon a time, it was seen as a loyal servant of middle-class America. Starting in the early 20th century, it was a marvel of American manufacturing and ingenuity. Prior to the development of the Model T by Henry Ford, if your siblings or other family members moved 25 …

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Slipstream Saturday: Calendar Changes and Aerodynamic Controversy

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Millions of people have been vaccinated and businesses are reopening their doors, but the coronavirus still looms large, challenging Formula 1’s organizers as they plot a 23-race calendar for the globetrotting series. Just two weeks ago, the Canadian Grand Prix had to be cancelled for the second year in a row, with the event replaced …

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Turkish GP Dropped From 2021 F1 Schedule, Replaced With Austria Doubleheader

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The Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria (credit: Getty Images)

The Turkish Grand Prix has been dropped from the 2021 Formula One schedule due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, F1 announced Friday (May 14). The cancelation comes just over two weeks after the news broke that the Canadian Grand Prix was canceled and its date moved to Istanbul. Instead, the events will replaced by a doubleheader …

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F1 Midweek: Checking on 2021 New Driver Hires

Sergio Perez drives at the F1 Grand Prix of Spain, May 2021. (Photo: Getty Images)

BARCELONA, SPAIN - MAY 09: Sergio Perez of Mexico driving the (11) Red Bull Racing RB16B Honda on track during the F1 Grand Prix of Spain at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on May 09, 2021 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202105090420 // Usage for editorial use only //

With four races complete in the 2021 Formula 1 season, there is enough data to start checking on not only the teams that are performing well, but more importantly on the drivers that have switched seats. Consider this F1 column a way of checking on the new faces and places. Before touching upon the drivers, …

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