Race Weekend Central

Max Verstappen Earns Pole for the Season-Ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Max Verstappen (Photo: Getty Images/Red Bull Content Pool)

In a surprising result, Max Verstappen claimed pole on Saturday (Dec. 12) for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The result ends a season where Mercedes dominated qualifying, taking every pole except this one at Yas Marina. For Verstappen, the pole is the fourth of his career and sets the Dutch driver up in the best …

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Valtteri Bottas Earns Sakhir Grand Prix Pole Position

Valtteri Bottas (photo courtesy of Mercedes F1 Twitter)

Valtteri Bottas nabbed his fifth pole position of the 2020 Formula 1 season on Saturday night (Dec. 5).  The Fin held off his temporary teammate by 0.002 seconds to secure the pole and earn Mercedes another front-row lockout.  George Russell, filling in for the COVID-stricken Lewis Hamilton, looked impressive in his drive for the Silver …

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Lewis Hamilton Wins a Chaotic Bahrain Grand Prix

(Photo: FIA media)

The Bahrain Grand Prix ended the same way it started, under the safety car. In the first night race of season, all eyes were on pole sitter Lewis Hamilton who looked for his 95th career win. Dominating all the practice sessions by a good margin over Valtteri Bottas and the Red Bulls, Hamilton was in …

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Lewis Hamilton Takes Pole Position for the Bahrain Grand Prix

Red Bull at the Bahrain Grand Prix 2020 (credit: FIA Images)

Lewis Hamilton notched his 98th career pole position and 10th of the 2020 Formula 1 season on Saturday (Nov. 28).  The seven-time champion will start alongside his teammate Valtteri Bottas for the Bahrain Grand Prix. For Hamilton, the pole is another show of his season-long dominance in a year where he already has won 10 …

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F1 Review: Lewis Hamilton’s Fortunate Win at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix

Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola, Italy (credit: FIA media)

For Lewis Hamilton, winning the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix looked like a case of things just going his way.  Hamilton qualified second, leaving him at a disadvantage to his teammate.  When Valtteri Bottas took the lead in a convincing fashion, it looked like the Finn might be able to disrupt Hamilton’s dominance. That Max Verstappen …

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Lewis Hamilton Plays Perfect Strategy to Score Imola Victory

Lewis Hamilton earned his 88th career victory at the Spanish Grand Prix (credit: Mercedes AMG F1)

All season long, it has been clear that Mercedes was en-route to another constructors’ championship. Having dominated Formula 1 to the ire of many since 2014, the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix might have been one of Mercedes’s most interesting outings yet. Fresh off of his record breaking 92nd career victory in Portugal, the weekend started …

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Red Bull Racing’s Second-Driver Dilemma

Max Verstappen (Photo: Getty Images/Red Bull Content Pool)

For almost all of its history, Red Bull Racing’s two drivers have been graduates of their AlphaTauri “B” team. Drivers like Daniel Ricciardo, Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen have all come through the B team and had successful F1 careers. However, Red Bull now sits in a bit of a dilemma regarding who will pair …

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