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Sebastian Vettel Outsmarts Lewis Hamilton to Win in Melbourne

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Sebastian Vettel took advantage of a virtual safety car period, along with a well-timed pit stop, to come out in front of rival Lewis Hamilton halfway through Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park to win by five seconds with Kimi Räikkönen finishing in third. Vettel trailed Hamilton for the early part of the race, …

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Formula 1 2018 Season Preview: Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel at Five, or Someone Else?

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

Following Ferrari’s complete collapse of last season’s Formula 1 world championship loss to both Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes, Scuderia is coming into this weekend’s season-opening Grand Prix of Australia with new hope, plus some decent data, after two weeks of pre-season testing. Sebastian Vettel, who won this race last year, was dominant through the early …

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Sebastian Vettel Breaks Ricciardo’s Test Record in Spain

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Sebastian Vettel became the fastest tester in the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya track’s history, as the four-time world champion clocked a 1:17:182 in his Ferrari Thursday, eclipsing Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo’s one day quickest time record on the third day of the second Formula 1 pre-test in Montemelo, Spain. Surprising everyone in second was the American …

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Sebastian Vettel Tops Cold Second Day of Barcelona Pre-Test

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Sebastian Vettel took advantage of the soft compound Pirelli tires during is afternoon run on a freezing day to record the fastest time in Day No. 2 of the Pre-Formula 1 test at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on Tuesday (Feb. 27) in Spain. The four-time World Champion lapped the 2.892-mile road course in a time …

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Ferrari Unveils SF71-H Challenger for 2018 Formula 1 Season

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Scuderia Ferrari kicked off the 2018 Formula 1 season by revealing its new challenger, the SF71-H, Thursday (Feb. 22) at their headquarters in Maranello, Italy. The team is hoping for a recovery following its tough campaign against defenders Mercedes that saw the Italian organization lose its championship hold midway through last season. Both Sebastian Vettel …

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Pace Laps: Brad Keselowski Advances to Homestead, William Byron Scores Another Victory

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Brad Keselowski Sneaks into Championship 4 – When they bumped, banged, passed and wrecked in the distance, the view became clear for Brad Keselowski: milk it home and you’re going to Homestead-Miami Speedway. From the drop of the green flag in the Can-Am 500, a position in the Championship 4 …

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Beside The Rising Tide: With Autumn Closing In

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Ain’t it funny how the night moves? When you just don’t seem to have as much to lose, Ain’t it funny how the night moves? With autumn closing in…. -Bob Seger While it hasn’t quite reached the level of the Memorial Day weekend yet, Labor Day weekend offered race fans a full slate of action …

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Slipstream Saturday: The Italian GP & More

Tifosi Ferrari Fans Monza Formula 1 GP Monza. Foto Imago/Insidefoto

Ciao and benvenuto to the back-end of Formula 1’s consecutive race weekends.  Last week, Lewis Hamilton tied Michael Schumacher atop the all-time list with 68, added to his win total, and closed the gap to Sebastian Vettel to seven points in the driver’s championship.  It seems safe to say that Hamilton enjoyed a pretty decent …

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Slipstream Saturday: Sebastian Vettel Away Clean & More Ahead of the Austrian GP

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When the cars last took to the track in Formula 1, they raced on the streets of Baku, Azerbaijan.  The race turned out to be, thus far, the most entertaining of the year.  Mind you, that does not mean that it was the best or most competitive race, but certainly the most entertaining.  Aside from …

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Five Points to Ponder: Millennials, Champions and Ninja Warriors

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ONE: Next Up, Easter After seven straight weeks of competition in the 2017 Cup Series season, we hit the first off weekend of the season a little later than last year as we celebrate Easter. So what have we learned so far? First things first, the Penske Fords are fast – lightning. Joey Logano might …

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