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F1 Midweek: Changing of the Guard? Lewis Hamilton vs. George Russell

George Russell (credit: Williams F1)

Since 2014, Mercedes has been the dominant team in Formula 1. Winning every single driver’s and constructor’s championship for the last seven years, most F1 fans have grown accustomed to seeing the Silver Arrows at the front on race weekends. However, one area where the team has struggled has been with its young driver program. …

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Sergio Perez’s Long Trip to Victory at the Sakhir Grand Prix

Sergio Perez celebrating at the Sakhir GP (credit: FIA images)

Sergio Perez has both endured and enjoyed a journeyman’s career.  On Sunday, he earned his signature first win, a moment that seemed long overdue for the 30-year-old Mexican driver. Perez has hovered near the front of the pack all season long, but circumstances finally proved favorable, and he capitalized on having a car good enough …

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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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George Russell Replacing Lewis Hamilton at Sakhir, Jack Aitken to Drive for Williams

Lewis Hamilton holding the trophy for his British GP win and Driver of the Day award (Photo: Mercedes AMG)

Jack Aitken will replace George Russell at Williams Racing in the Sakhir Grand Prix this weekend, the team announced Dec. 2, while Russell competes in place of Lewis Hamilton. Russell replaces Hamilton at Mercedes after the 2020 champion tested positive for COVID-19 and will sit out the event. Aitken, meanwhile, makes his F1 debut; he’s …

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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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Williams Racing and Their Quest for Point No. 1

Nicholas Latifi Williams Racing car, Williams Media

(Photo: Williams Media)

Williams Racing has been struggling ever since 2017, but in 2020 there is still something they haven’t yet accomplished: scoring a point. For most of Williams’s storied history, they have never gone a full season without scoring at least one championship point; the only time they ever went a season without scoring a point was …

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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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Slipstream Saturday: Lewis Hamilton Thunders to Russian GP Pole

Lewis Hamilton at 2020 Belgian F1 Rolex James Moy

Lewis Hamilton (Photo: ©Rolex/James Moy)

Lewis Hamilton has been on fire all season long. Logging seven poles and another six grand prix victories, it is clear that Hamilton’s dominance in 2020 is here to stay. Following a hectic Q2 at the Sochi Autodrom, Hamilton was able to best Max Verstappen by 0.563 seconds to claim his eighth pole of 2020 …

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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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The Steady Rise of Williams Racing

Nicholas Latifi Williams Racing car, Williams Media

(Photo: Williams Media)

What’s been vey clear over the last few races is that Williams Racing is on the rise. Despite being a consistent backmarker since 2018, the British outlet has undergone a lot of changes. On Aug. 21, 2020, the team was sold by the Williams family to Dorilton Capital and since then it has seemed to …

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