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Haas F1 Loses Title Sponsor Rich Energy

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American Formula One team Haas F1 no longer has a relationship with their title sponsor Rich Energy. A British energy drink company, Rich Energy announced the news on Twitter Wednesday morning (July 10). https://twitter.com/rich_energy/status/1148994221686370304 Their tweet said the contract was terminated for poor performance. It also was critical of the racing itself, claiming, “The politics …

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F1: Is the Haas VF-18 Design Too Similar to the 2017 Ferrari?

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Romain Grosjean in the 2018 Haas F1 (credit: Getty Images)

As the Grand Prix of Bahrain approaches this weekend, many of the regular top teams such as Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull Racing are in their normal positions at the top. The midfield, however, is getting more exciting, and the one more noticeable than the other is the American Haas F1 Team, which in its …

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Haas F1 Team Launches Season with VF-18 Challenger

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(Photo: Haas F1 Team)

The American Haas F1 Team introduced their new Formula 1 car to the media at their U.S. Headquarters in Kannapolis, N.C. on Wednesday (Feb.14). The car is called the VF-18, and it was widely distributed by the squad’s online websites on Twitter, Facebook and other outlets. The word “V” is meant for vertical while the …

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Slipstream Saturday: Selamat tinggal, Malaysian GP; and More

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This weekend, Formula 1 returns to Sepang International Circuit for the Malaysian Grand Prix.  The race comes in a bittersweet fashion as this will be the last F1 event at the track for the foreseeable future.  The government, who backs the race, has withdrawn its support amid rising prices and decreasing attendance.  Surely, having such …

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Did You Notice? … NASCAR’s Most Improved Driver of 2016… And Most Dominant

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(Photo: Brett Moist / NKP)

Did You Notice? … Jimmie Johnson has won a Sprint Cup race at Dover in six of the past seven seasons? It’s a streak of remarkable consistency in line with Johnson’s overall dominance at the Monster Mile. In total, Johnson has won seven times at this one-mile oval since the start of the 2009 season. How …

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Four Burning Questions: Will Auto Club Be The Year’s Best Race?

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Sprint Cup: Will Auto Club Be the Most Competitive Race of 2016? If the last three weeks spell any indication for this weekend, it seems like a perfect storm. With the low-downforce package teaming with the bumpy, greasy surface of Auto Club Speedway, the entire sport is sure to see one competitive race on Sunday. …

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Formula 1 Follow-Up: Nico Rosberg’s Season-Ending Sweep and More

Nico Rosberg during practice for the Formula One Grand Prix of Belgium at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps on August 21, 2015 in Spa, Belgium. (Credit: Getty Images)

(Credit: Getty Images)

This weekend’s grand prix in Abu Dhabi represented the culmination of the 19-race Formula 1 season. The strange ride has taken teams and fans around the world and came to a halt during the night race in the desert. Following the season-long trend, Mercedes locked out the front row for the 15th time and showed …

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Slipstream Saturday: Formula 1 Racing Stateside

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(Photo Credit: Sutton Images)

The weather looks to be one of the big stories surrounding the United States Grand Prix this weekend, which really isn’t surprising with Hurricane Patricia bringing a belting of rain to the area. More on Patricia to come, but it’s time to return to the continued soap opera that is the relationship between Red Bull, …

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Haas Announces Formula 1 Team Driver for 2016

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Haas announced on Tuesday that Romain Grosjean will pilot the team’s entry next season in the Formula 1 World Championship. The 2016 season will mark the first year for the Haas Formula 1 team and will become the first American-based team since 1986. Grosjean, a native of Switzerland, has 78 career F1 starts since making …

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