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F1 News: Hamilton, Bottas Lead Friday Practice Domination in Austria

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Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas were expected to dominate at this week’s Austrian Grand Prix, and on Friday, the two ran 1-2 in practice. Hamilton clocked a 1:04:579 fastest time of the day and Bottas finished second on the board, with Sebastian Vettel a distant third at the Red Bull Ring. Hamilton was 0.176 seconds …

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Happiness Is: Axioms, Divos & Bowie

Chase Elliott (Photo: Danny Peters)

We just had an interesting weekend of racing with Formula 1 returning to France, IndyCar racing at Road America in Wisconsin and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series running rampant near Californiaʻs wine country. That put all three series on road-course specific tracks, and all three seemed to bring about a similar sense of racing. …

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F1 Midweek: Was Vettel’s Penalty in France Not Strong Enough?

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Only a few days following last Sunday’s French Grand Prix, there are still a lot of opinions on what happened when Sebastian Vettel struck Mercedes Valtteri Bottas on the first corner in the opening lap of the race, puncturing the Finns rear left tire, and ruining the Ferrari’s front wing. Although both recovered to finish …

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Lewis Hamilton Wins French Grand Prix, Expands Formula 1 Championship Lead

Is it about to become five title for Lewis Hamilton?(Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton avoided a first-lap accident at the start of Sunday’s (June 24) French Grand Prix at Paul Ricard. The race leader then survived a late virtual safety car to take the victory by seven seconds over Max Verstappen. It’s his third win of the year and first after two rough races in Monaco and …

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Sebastian Vettel Dominates in Canada, Takes Championship Lead

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Sebastian Vettel capped off what could have been a disappointing weekend, as the German not only won pole but dominated from start to finish the Canadian Grand Prix Sunday afternoon, winning the race by 5.7 seconds over Valtteri Bottas with Max Verstappen picking up valuable points in third. The victory by Vettel now puts the Ferrari …

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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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4 Burning Questions: 1,262 Miles in 1 Day

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What is the future of the All-Star Race rules package? As expected either way, there has been a lot of chatter this week about the experimental restrictor plate package used in last weekend’s All-Star Race. The results have largely been positive among fans. It was generally regarded as the most exciting All-Star Race in years, …

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Happiness Is: The Pits, Baku & Plans

Life in the pits (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This week’s column is going to start with a bit of questioning regarding the management dealing with races.  Chronological order comes across as a good way to start. That means touching upon the peculiar start time for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond on Saturday night. Who exactly is the brain-child that …

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Sebastian Vettel Edges Valtteri Bottas to Win F1 Race in Bahrain

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Sebastian Vettel’s tires were completely wearing down in Sunday’s (Apr. 8) Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix. A threatening Valtteri Bottas was ready to pass him. But in the end, Vettel prevailed, holding off the Finn to win his second F1 race in a row. This one came by just sixth tenths of a second at the …

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