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F1 Midweek: The Stewards Flex Their Muscles Again

Ferrari Has Appealed the Stewardʻs Decision (credit: FIA images)

The stewards overseeing the Canadian Grand Prix made one of their more controversial calls this past Sunday. On lap 48, as Lewis Hamilton stalked Sebastian Vettel, Vettel lost the rear end of his Ferrari, waggled, ran into the grass, then rejoined the track and managed to keep Hamilton behind.   The incident, at first, did …

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F1: Sebastian Vettel Scores His First Pole of 2018

Sebastian Vettel contemplating retirement? (credit: Getty Images)

The Ferraris had looked strong in practice, topping the timing charts in both FP2 and 3.  Even if they benefited from Lewis Hamilton crashing out during that second practice, they were still managing to keep up with their Mercedes rivals.   Perhaps Mercedes were nervous, or perhaps Ferrari just have a car better suited for …

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

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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Valtteri Bottas Gets Redemption in Baku With 2nd Win of 2019

Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas celebrate the start of the 2019 season with a front row qualifying lock-out (credit: F1 media)

Valtteri Bottas finally gets his victory in the Formula One Socar Azerbaijan Grand Prix at Baku after the win was taken from him last season in a heartbreaking puncturing tire fashion. Bottas claimed his second win of the 2019 season and fifth of his F1 career. After an eventful weekend leading in, the race itself …

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Valtteri Bottas Comes Out on Top of a Wild Qualifying in Baku

Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel congratulate Valtteri Bottas on his pole at the Azerbaijan GP (credit: FIA media)

The third Azerbaijan Grand Prix (fourth race at the track) has gotten off to an interesting start — with a drain cover coming loose and destroying George Russell’s car, some crashes and close calls in practice as well as two crashes in qualifying, but it’s Valtteri Bottas who persevered through the chaos to secure his …

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

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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F1 Midweek: Sebastian Vettel Hints at Retirement After 2020

Sebastian Vettel contemplating retirement? (credit: Getty Images)

The 2019 Formula One season is off and running as we are in the week for the Chinese Grand Prix, a significant one as this weekend marks the 1000 F1 GP. The math is a little hazy as there have been many races in the past that have counted as an F1 Grand Prix that …

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F1 Midweek: What the Australian GP May or May Not Have Shown

Sebastian Vettel being Sebastian Vettel in Australia (credit: FIA media)

The Formula 1 season enjoyed lights out for the first time in 2019, with the season getting underway in Melbourne, Australia last weekend.  The race may not have featured a sterling amount of drama, or for some people, any at all.  There may be a lot to be gleaned from the race or nothing at …

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F1: Lewis Hamilton Qualifies for the Australian GP Where He Ended in 2018

Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas celebrate the start of the 2019 season with a front row qualifying lock-out (credit: F1 media)

Lewis Hamilton starts where he left off from the 2018 season by claiming his sixth pole position at Melbourneʻs Albert Park. If you donʻt recall, Hamilton closed out last year by claiming pole and winning the race at Abu Dhabi to add an exclamation point to his fifth championship. After testing in Barcelona, it appeared …

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F1 Midweek: Giving Thanks

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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