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F1 Midweek: Giving Thanks

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Lewis Hamilton Voices His Frustration (Photo: F1 Media)

With the Formula 1 season all but relegated to history, and the Thanksgiving holiday in the US, this moment seems rather apt for a capitulation of the things to be thankful for about the sport. While it is easy to go on a critical rant about the racing, the cars, the drivers, the leadership, the …

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F1 Midweek: Itʻs the Max Verstappen Show!

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Esteban Ocon and Max Verstappen tussle in Brazil (credit: FIA Media)

This past Sunday, the Brazilian Grand Prix (Nov. 11) featured a rather rare event.  While the commonplace came to be with Lewis Hamilton winning and Mercedes clinching the Constructors Championship, there was a skirmish on track that manifested itself in the post-race weigh in and has continued to linger in the press.  For the first …

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F1: Max Verstappen Fumes, Lewis Hamilton Wins the Brazilian Grand Prix

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Sometimes fortune rolls a certain way.  Then sometimes fortune comes in the form of Esteban Ocon spinning out race leader Max Verstappen.  Lewis Hamilton found himself in the enviable position of being in second when Ocon and Verstappen collided, turned it into a five-second lead, and held on from there at Interlagos in Brazil.  Verstappen …

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F1 Midweek: Lewis Hamilton’s Excellence & More

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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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Max Verstappen Wins in Mexico as Lewis Hamilton Becomes a 5-Time World Champion

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The Formula One Mexican Grand Prix proved an interesting mix of tight racing and strategy. Max Verstappen dominated his way to the second win of the season for the young Dutch driver. It was the fifth win of his career. But while Verstappen won the battle, it’s Lewis Hamilton who won the war. Hamilton finished fourth, …

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The Frontstretch 5: Really Bad Racing Calls

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1. Well, yeah, we messed up, but, just deal, OK? Former journeyman driver Brett Bodine is the current lead pace car driver for NASCAR. Ironic, considering his only Cup Series victory came about because of a pace car miscue. In a race at North Wilkesboro in 1990, Bodine had led 63 laps at one point …

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

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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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Happiness Is: Crickets, Compounds & Hungary

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PJ1 Trackbite - the saving grace for NASCAR? (credit: PJ1)

A reader noted that last week Happiness had posted information about the wrong Formula One grand prix. I made the error and corrected the column as soon as I saw the response, but it says something about fans of motorsports. You could call it being keen-eyed and passionate. The focus here isnʻt to note a …

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Daniel Ricciardo, Max Verstappen Top F1 Practices in Germany

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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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Max Verstappen Takes Sponsor’s Home Race in Austria

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Max Verstappen took advantage of diving into the pits during a safety car period on lap 15, along with a double Mercedes retirement Sunday to give Red Bull Racing their first home win in the team’s history in the Grand Prix of Austria at the Red Bull Ring. Kimi Raikkonen came on strong at the …

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Pace Laps: Beating the Heat at Chicagoland Speedway

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Aric Almirola’s Stellar Run Derailed Lost in the excitement of the race finish in which Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson used every inch of the track – and each other – in an epic last-lap battle is Aric Almirola’s stellar run. For the first time since Daytona, the driver of …

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Patient Sebastian Vettel Captures Canadian Grand Prix Pole

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Sebastian Vettel proved Saturday afternoon (June 9) at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal that patience is a virtue. The German forgot his troubles from the day before, posting a fastest lap of 1:10.764 to take the pole for Sunday’s Formula One Canadian Grand Prix. Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes took second, while Max Verstappen, who had dominated this …

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