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Red Bull Racing’s Second-Driver Dilemma

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Max Verstappen (Photo: Getty Images/Red Bull Content Pool)

For almost all of its history, Red Bull Racing’s two drivers have been graduates of their AlphaTauri “B” team. Drivers like Daniel Ricciardo, Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen have all come through the B team and had successful F1 careers. However, Red Bull now sits in a bit of a dilemma regarding who will pair …

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Lewis Hamilton Drives Away from the Field, Fernando Alonso Back in the Car

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The Eifel Grand Prix, held last weekend at the Nurburgring in Germany, is one of the coldest races on record, but not nearly as cold as the 1978 Canadian GP (held on Oct. 8). The Canadian event has the distinction of coldest by being running in 5 degrees Celsius or 41 Fahrenheit. The Eifel GP …

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F1 Review: The Peerless Lewis Hamilton and the Eifel Grand Prix

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Lewis Hamilton (Photo: ©Rolex/James Moy)

If you were not one of the 114 million people that tuned in to the BTS performance late Saturday night/sometime Sunday, you may have been one of the regular 91 million people that watch Formula 1 and saw Lewis Hamilton earn the 91st win of his career – tying Michael Schumacher for first in all-time …

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F1 Midweek: Who Might Fill the Haas Seats for 2021?

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

It’s become very apparent that Haas F1 is getting tired of their two underperforming drivers, Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen. The team has nosedived down the grid from at one point being fifth in the standings and contending for points, to now being relegated at the back with the likes of Williams and Alfa Romeo. …

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Open Wheel Wednesday: Nico Hulkenberg Eyeing ALFA-Romeo Seat for 2021

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Following Sergio Perez‘s COVID-19 diagnosis, former Renault driver Nico Hulkenberg stepped up to answer the call for Racing Point. Despite heartbreak in the British Grand Prix, the German piloted his “pink Mercedes” to P3 during Q3 for the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix. With a seventh-place finish in the race, Hulkenberg actually sits ahead of seven …

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Slipstream Saturday: Lewis Hamilton on Pole, More Notes from the British GP

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Sergio Perez (Racing Point F1 on Twitter)

Qualifying Lewis Hamilton set a British Grand Prix record by claiming his seventh pole for the event.  He bested his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas by three-tenths.  Hamilton recovered from a Q2 spin to blister the field and Mercedes set a staggering pace with Hamilton a full second clear of third-place qualifier Max Verstappen. Charles Leclerc …

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Nico Hulkenberg Filling in For Sergio Perez at Silverstone

MONTMELO, SPAIN - MAY 10: Nico Hulkenberg of Germany and Force India looks on in the garage during final practice ahead of the Spanish F1 Grand Prix at Circuit de Catalunya on May 10, 2014 in Montmelo, Spain. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Nico Hulkenberg is staying put at Force India (credit: Getty Images)

Nico Hulkenburg is returning to Formula 1. Following Sergio Perez‘s positive test for COVID-19, Hulkenberg will pilot the BWT Racing Point entry in the British Grand Prix (Aug. 2) at the Silverstone Circuit, the team announced July 31. It was a last-minute effort to get a replacement in the seat, as Perez’s July 30 announcement …

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Renault Disqualified from Japanese Grand Prix Over Brake Assist

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Daniel Ricciardo on track at the Canadian Grand Prix (credit: FIA images)

After a conference of FIA stewards, Renault has been disqualified from the Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix, Motorsport reports. Both cars were accused of using an illegal braking adjustment system on a day when they each scored in the points. This affects Daniel Ricciardo, stripping him of his sixth-place finish, and Nico Hulkenberg, who crossed …

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F1 Midweek: Sebastian Vettel is Not Retiring After 2019, Nico Hulkenberg to Red Bull?

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Sebastian Vettel is falling behind his teammate (credit: FIA media)

Since the end of the Monaco Grand Prix weekend, there has been speculation around the paddock. While rumors suggested that Red Bull reached out to Nico Hulkenberg‘s representatives to discuss the German leaving Renault to replace Pierre Gasly, that story was reported to be untrue after Gasly called Helmut Marko after hearing the rumor. It’s …

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F1 Midweek: Williams In Preparations to Sell Team, Miami Grand Prix Talks Delayed Again

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Formula E Races the Streets of Miami, but F1 will have to wait (credit: FIA Images)

Miami Grand Prix Discussions Delayed Again It was announced earlier this month that discussions for the much-publicized street circuit in Miami have been delayed yet again after the local government in Miami failed to give the green light on the layout of the circuit for a potential race in 2020. The race was originally planned …

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