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F1 Midweek: Big Decision at Mercedes, Pirelli Failures, Williams Shake-Up

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George Russell (GBR) Williams Racing. Monaco Grand Prix, Thursday 20th May 2021. Monte Carlo, Monaco.

The Formula 1 silly season is beginning to gain more energy and attention, which seems kind of funny for a market that appears rather limited this year.  While last year brought on many changes, both expected and surprising, there does not appear to be the same kind of movement. Last year, Sebastian Vettel, Daniel Ricciardo, …

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F1 Slipstream Saturday: COTA Double; Mercedes and 2022

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George Russell (GBR) Williams Racing. Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Saturday 6th June 2021. Baku City Circuit, Azerbaijan.

One of the bigger stories surrounding Formula 1 in the past couple of weeks is the cancellation of the Singapore Grand Prix because of COVID-19 precautions and restrictions.  Of course, Singapore falling off the schedule is not the first change for the 2021 season. At the onset, Australia switched from its opening slot to move …

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F1 Review: Max Verstappen Wins, Lando Norris Impresses at Imola

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IMOLA, ITALY - APRIL 18: Race winner Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing celebrates on the podium during the F1 Grand Prix of Emilia Romagna at Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari on April 18, 2021 in Imola, Italy. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Max Verstappen won the Emilio Romagna Italian Grand Prix with a modicum of ease on Sunday (April 18).  Racing on the Imola track for the second year in a row, the once-dismissed circuit provided a great theater for action, one where Verstappen seemed to miss everything and cruise to the win. In reality, Verstappen appeared …

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Max Verstappen Wins an Action Packed Emilia Romagna Grand Prix

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It was heartbreak last time out in Bahrain for Max Verstappen, after a track limit breach forced him to surrender the win to Lewis Hamilton. Flash forward to Imola and safe to say, Verstappen was looking for redemption in more ways than one. Having never stood on the podium in Italy before and failing to …

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Williams Racing and Their Quest for Point No. 1

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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

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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

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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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