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F1 Midweek: Lewis Hamilton’s Excellence & More

Lewis Hamilton Voices His Frustration (Photo: F1 Media)

Going into the Mexican Grand Prix last weekend, Lewis Hamilton needed only to finish seventh or higher and he would secure his fifth world drivers title. Barring a mechanical failure, that seemed like a pretty easy task, considering that when Hamilton has been forced to the rear of the grid he has managed to make …

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F1 Midweek: Daniel Ricciardo’s Move, Force India & Silly Season

Daniel Ricciardo (credit: Getty Images)

The big news that surprised the Formula 1 world last week came in the form of Daniel Ricciardo announcing he would be switching to the Renault factory team for the 2019 season. Ricciardo had been thought to be re-upping with his current team, Red Bull.  In fact, most of the rumors had made it seem …

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Sebastian Vettel, Daniel Ricciardo Take Fastest Friday Practice Times in Hungary

(Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel kept his mind clear of the recent passing of Ferrari boss Sergio Marchionne, as well as the huge error he made one week ago in Germany to set the fastest Friday practice time of the week in front of both Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo at the Hungaroring circuit in Budapest, …

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Daniel Ricciardo, Max Verstappen Top F1 Practices in Germany

Daniel Ricciardo (credit: Getty Images)

Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen proved Friday (July 20) that their Red Bulls could match the top two teams by leading the two practice sessions in preparation for Sunday’s German Grand Prix at Hockenheim. Ricciardo had to make an engine change before the opening session. Verstappen also had to deal with a slight problem with …

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Lewis Hamilton Recovers; Takes Friday Practice Sessions in France

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Lewis Hamilton returned to the forefront of Formula 1 racing Friday, as the Briton set the fastest times in both practice sessions in preparation for Sunday’s Grand Prix of France at Circuit Paul Ricard. Hamilton posted the fastest lap of the day in Free Practice No. 1 at 141.550 mph, leading a Mercedes 1-2 along …

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Happiness Is: Half, TTs & Maple Leaves

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

No pithy babbling to get the column going this week.  Just meat and potatoes. Or kale and tofu. Enjoy. Let’s get happy.   Happiness Is…Half.  The Cup race last weekend at Pocono Raceway signaled the second half of the ‘regular’ season has begun, and with it the top of the pecking order has become rather …

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Daniel Ricciardo Wins Maiden Monaco Grand Prix

Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, Monaco, 2016, Getty

(Photo: Red Bull)

Daniel Ricciardo capped off a brilliant weekend despite power unit difficulties to win Sunday’s Grand Prix of Monaco with a flag-to-flag victory over Sebastian Vettel in the streets of Monte Carlo. Lewis Hamilton had a quiet race to finish third. “Wow, it still hasn’t sunk in,” beamed Ricciardo. “It was a perfect weekend but a …

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Daniel Ricciardo Dominates Opening Practices at Monaco

Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, Monaco, 2016, Getty

(Photo: Red Bull)

Daniel Ricciardo dominated Friday’s Formula 1 practice in the streets of Monte Carlo, as he led his Red Bull team to a 1-2 finish in both sessions, posting a new track record in the afternoon with a 1:11:841 fastest time ahead of Max Verstappen in preparation for Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix. Sebastian Vettel was third. …

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Daniel Ricciardo Takes Fastest Practice Time in Baku; Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel Struggle

Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, Monaco, 2016, Getty

(Photo: Red Bull)

Daniel Ricciardo continued his Formula 1 success as the Red Bull driver set the fastest time in Friday’s (April 27) practice at in Azerbaijan, clocking a lap of 1:42:795 in preparation for Sunday’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix on the streets of Baku. Kimi Raikkonen took second in his Ferrari, while Max Verstappen finished third. Although Ricciardo’s time …

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