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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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Lewis Hamilton Earns Sprint Pole at Silverstone

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

Lewis Hamilton laid down the fastest lap on Friday (July 16) in the third qualifying round to take the pole in Formula 1’s first ever sprint race at Silverstone. The Mercedes driver went 1 minute, 26.134 seconds around the circuit, edging out Max Verstappen by less than a tenth of a second in the final …

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F1 Midweek: The Race Before the Race – Sprint Race Qualifying at Silverstone Grand Prix

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2021 Austrian Grand Prix, Saturday - Steve Etherington

This weekend, Formula 1 visits the historic Silverstone circuit, the host of the British Grand Prix in intermittent fashion beginning in 1948 and the sole site since 1987. In an effort to add spice to the racing at a track where the races have been somewhat unremarkable over the past few years, F1 will be …

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Slipstream Saturday: F1 & Its Scheduling Quagmire

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Max Verstappen (Photo: Rudy Carezzevoli/Getty Images via Red Bull Racing)

The 2021 F1 schedule is now in a bit of flux after the cancellation of the Australian Grand Prix. Yet that comes after almost half the season has passed by in what looks like logistics ease. The Chinese and Canadian events may have been canceled and the Emilia Romagna race retained after a one-year one-off, …

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F1 Midweek: The Next Big Pay Drivers?

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RED BULL RING, AUSTRIA - JULY 04: Nikita Mazepin, Haas VF-21 during the Austrian GP at Red Bull Ring on Sunday July 04, 2021 in Spielberg, Austria. (Photo by Andy Hone / LAT Images)

So we all know the story of the Nicholas Latifis and the Lance Strolls, the Nikita Mazepins and the Pastor Maldonados who have frittered away positions on the Formula 1 grid but backed by wealthy benefactors – usually their families/fathers. However, with F1 being a sport reliant on money, as is not a surprising statement, …

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F1 Review: Max Verstappen Makes It Look Easy at the Austrian Grand Prix

Max Verstappen wins again in Austria GP, Red Bull Honda Mobil 1, celebration with champagne, Photo by Christian Bruna - Pool/Getty Images

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

Max Verstappen breezed to his fifth win of 2021 at the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday (July 4).  After securing the pole on Saturday, the race was Verstappen’s to lose and once he eked ahead of Lando Norris once the lights went out, Verstappen was on his way to the win. By claiming his 15th …

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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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Lewis Hamilton Signs With Mercedes For 2 More Seasons

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(Photo: Steve Etherington via Mercedes AMG F1)

The reigning seven-time Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton will continue on with Mercedes through 2023 on a new two-year contract. Before pre-testing this season six months ago, Hamilton had only signed with the team for a one-year deal. The deal was done between Hamilton and Mercedes Team Principal Toto Wolff within weeks before the announcement …

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