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F1 Midweek: The Big Stories After the Russian Grand Prix

Alex Albon Russian GP (Photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev - Pool/Getty Images)

(Photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev - Pool/Getty Images)

It’s time for a roundup of the stories grabbing headlines in the world of Formula 1. After its stop in Sochi, Russia, the sport takes a one-week hiatus where Valtteri Bottas earned his second win of the 2020 season. While the drivers’ standings may have tightened a little, the constructors’ title is now looking like …

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F1 Review: Lewis Hamilton Penalty, Carlos Sainz Mistake Headline a Calm Russian GP

Lewis Hamilton at 2020 Belgian F1 Rolex James Moy

Lewis Hamilton (Photo: ©Rolex/James Moy)

To the intrigue of a lot of F1 fans, a historically quiet Russian Grand Prix managed to produce a few key pieces of excitement in 2020. With Mercedes failing to lock down the front row of the grid for only the second time this year, the fireworks started before the lights had even turned green. …

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F1 Review: Lewis Hamilton Benefits from Red Flag Restart at the Tuscan Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton at 2020 Belgian F1 Rolex James Moy

Lewis Hamilton (Photo: ©Rolex/James Moy)

­Lewis Hamilton made the most of his do-over at the inaugural Tuscan Grand Prix on Sunday (Sept. 13).  Racing for the first time on the track, Formula 1 enacted an unusual show for the second consecutive weekend and this time Hamilton made no errors. Last weekend at Monza, Hamilton lost the race when a safety-car …

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F1 Review: Pierre Gasly Stands Atop an Unexpected Italian Grand Prix Podium

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Formula 1 fans begging for a different Grand Prix storyline got their wish with the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday (Sept. 6).  Up to now, the typical F1 weekend in 2020 has usually gone something like this: Mercedes qualifies out front with Lewis Hamilton on pole; Hamilton wins the race after being the best driver …

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F1: Lewis Hamilton Rips to Italian Grand Prix Pole; Ferrari Starts Outside the Top 10

Sebastian Vettel (Photo: Scuderia Ferrari Press Office)

Lewis Hamilton bested his teammate Valtteri Bottas to win the pole for the F1 Italian Grand Prix on Saturday (Sept. 5).  In what’s become a familiar story, Hamilton needed to give a masterful performance to pass Bottas, who had shown excellent pace during the first three practices. Hamilton pipped Bottas by just .069 seconds to …

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Slipstream Saturday: Lewis Hamilton on Pole, More Notes from the British GP

Sergio Perez (Racing Point F1 on Twitter)

Qualifying Lewis Hamilton set a British Grand Prix record by claiming his seventh pole for the event.  He bested his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas by three-tenths.  Hamilton recovered from a Q2 spin to blister the field and Mercedes set a staggering pace with Hamilton a full second clear of third-place qualifier Max Verstappen. Charles Leclerc …

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Open Wheel Wednesday: Weirdness & Rumors Headline Odd Week in F1

This year will be Vettel's last with the Prancing Horse (credit: FIA Images)

This week in Formula 1, the Sebastian Vettel sweepstakes heat up as another team is interested in throwing their hat into the ring, Guenther Steiner doesn’t really care that Haas was penalized in Hungary and Carlos Sainz Jr. could be regretting his move to Scuderia Ferrari after it was announced their pace would be slow …

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Max Verstappen on F1 Pole in 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix

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The penultimate round of the 2019 Formula One season takes place in Brazil for what could be one of the final Brazilian Grand Prix events at the Interlagos track. The weekend got off to a good start for Red Bull as Max Verstappen secured the pole. It’s his second official pole of the 2019 season …

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Sebastian Vettel Uses Ferrari Strategy at Singapore Grand Prix For First F1 Win of 2019

(Photo: AP)

The 2019 Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday (Sept. 22) was a battle of strategy on a track where overtaking is difficult. Ferrari surprised the field with Charles Leclerc stealing the pole position and leading most of the beginning of this race. However, strategy made the difference as Sebastian Vettel benefitted from getting the tap to …

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F1 Midweek: The Trouble Facing F1

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Last Sunday, Formula 1 visited Circuit Paul Ricard in France in what turned out to be a rather dull race.  The reviewers felt the need to call out the matter, with The Telegraph perhaps the most harsh by headlining that “The French Grand Prix Was the Worst Race I Have Ever Seen,” while the BBC …

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