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F1 Midweek: Checking on 2021 New Driver Hires

Sergio Perez drives at the F1 Grand Prix of Spain, May 2021. (Photo: Getty Images)

BARCELONA, SPAIN - MAY 09: Sergio Perez of Mexico driving the (11) Red Bull Racing RB16B Honda on track during the F1 Grand Prix of Spain at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on May 09, 2021 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202105090420 // Usage for editorial use only //

With four races complete in the 2021 Formula 1 season, there is enough data to start checking on not only the teams that are performing well, but more importantly on the drivers that have switched seats. Consider this F1 column a way of checking on the new faces and places. Before touching upon the drivers, …

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Lewis Hamilton Kicks off the 2021 F1 Season With a Win in Bahrain

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Sir Lewis Hamilton prevailed in a clean battle with Max Verstappen in the Bahrain Grand Prix (Sunday, Mar 28).  Hamilton earned his 95th win and kicked off the 2021 season with a win in his chase for an eighth championship. Verstappen appeared to have the advantage throughout the race, as his Red Bull consistently showed …

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Mapping Out the Formula 1 2021 Season for Top Competing Teams

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

Editor’s Note: This article on the 2021 Formula 1 season is posted in collaboration with an outside sponsorship client. The opinions and information contained within do not necessarily represent Frontstretch and its staff.  The 2020 Formula 1 season can easily be described as a “do with what’s given” type of year. But now, the season …

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Covering the Grid for the Formula 1 Opener Bahrain Grand Prix

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Williams Racing with new livery in Bahrain (credit: FIA images)

The Formula 1 season will go lights out this weekend, this year starting in the unusual location of Bahrain. With the exception of three years – 2006, 2010, and 2020 – Australia’s Albert Park has hosted the inaugural race since 1996. The switch to Bahrain Grand Prix for 2021 comes on the heels of last …

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McLaren on the Rise, Finishes Third in the Standings

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McLaren at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (credit: FIA images)

Sitting ten points behind third-place rival Racing Point, the McLaren team looked like a long shot to make its way to third in the constructor’s standings.  Racing Point had claimed victory with Sergio Perez at the Sakhir Grand Prix the previous week and its cars had been strong all year.  Even if Perez were starting …

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Max Verstappen Wins Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton Claims 7th World Title

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Despite only racing 17 times this season, the wildest and what to many felt like the longest season in F1 has finally come to a close in Abu Dhabi. A season that was supposed to start in March in Albert Park, was delayed after the COVID-19 Pandemic swept across the world. Finally getting underway in …

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

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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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Lewis Hamilton Takes Pole Position for the Bahrain Grand Prix

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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

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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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F1 Midweek: The Big Stories After the Russian Grand Prix

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SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 25: Alexander Albon of Thailand driving the (23) Aston Martin Red Bull Racing RB16 on track during practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 25, 2020 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev - Pool/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202009250062 // Usage for editorial use only //

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

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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

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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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