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F1 Midweek: The Scrambled Order at Top, Finally

Pierre Gasly crashed the podium at Brazil (credit: Red Bull)

Welcome to another edition of the Formula 1 midweek.  The NASCAR season may have seen their final checkered flags but F1 has one more race to go, and if it goes anything like this past weekend’s race at Interlagos, Brazil, we can all enjoy a little more great theatre.   The Brazilian GP did not start …

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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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Pace Laps: Rain & Controversy for NASCAR at Talladega Superspeedway

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Rain Delays Talladega Race Rain halted the 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday (Oct. 13) afternoon with just 57 of 188 laps completed. William Byron, who won stage one, was scored as the leader when the red flag flew. No major wrecks have impacted the race as of yet; 33 …

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Valtteri Bottas Savors Win at Suzuka, Mercedes Claim Constructors Title

Valterri Bottas used a fantastic start to earn his third win of 2019 (credit: FIA Images)

Peculiarity seemed to surround the Japanese Grand Prix this weekend.  With a typhoon taking aim at Japan, the usual schedule of events was changed, with the third free practice being canceled and qualifying being moved to just hours before the race.  Then the start confounded. And in the end, even the end brought consternation.   None …

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Pace Laps: Chase Elliott’s Signature NASCAR Moment

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Chase Elliott’s Signature NASCAR Moment Chase Elliott is already NASCAR’s reigning Most Popular Driver. He’s won multiple races and was qualified for the Round of 12 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series no matter what went down in Sunday’s (Sept. 29) Bank of America ROVAL 400. But what Elliott …

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Charles Leclerc Snags 4th Consecutive Pole in Sochi

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Ferrari continued their recent run of success in a relatively uneventful qualifying session on Saturday, as Charles Leclerc snatched the pole for tomorrow’s Formula One Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom with a lap at 142.777 mph. SIX poles overall in 2019 FOUR in a row@Charles_Leclerc is the qualifying master ?#RussianGP ?? #F1 pic.twitter.com/WRXP7FLZ4Y …

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

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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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Charles Leclerc Stays on Top Form, Scoring Pole in Singapore Ahead of Lewis Hamilton

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Charles Leclerc was red hot as the 2019 Formula One season wrapped up its European portion two weeks ago in Monza. But a different continent has led to the exact same results. Leclerc surprised observers by taking his third consecutive Formula 1 pole for this weekend’s Grand Prix of Singapore. A long, technical street circuit …

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Charles Leclerc Gives the Tifosi a Reason to Rejoice at Italy

Charles Leclerc salutes the crowd in Monza.

Charles Leclerc salutes the Monza crowd (Photo: FIA Images)

Formula 1’s Italian Grand Prix gave a little bit of everything on Sunday (Sept 8).  The main thing that it offered was a battle at the front, which is something that has rarely been seen.  First, Charles Leclerc fended off Lewis Hamilton for nearly two-thirds of the race, and then when Hamilton’s tires had given …

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Charles Leclerc Continues His Torrid Pace Through Confusing Italian Grand Prix Qualifying

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Qualifying for Formula 1’s Italian Grand Prix turned out to be one of the more peculiar in more recent memory.  When things don’t go as usually expected, the weather tends to feature in the narrative. Sometimes the culprit could be the tires.  Then, in a few exceptions, the track itself provides an added element of …

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