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Champion Lewis Hamilton Grabs Grand Prix of Brazil Pole

Lewis Hamilton Voices His Frustration (Photo: F1 Media)

It was a very interesting qualifying session for round 20 of the Formula One season at Interlagos in Brazil. The rain came and went, there were drips of controversy for a couple of the top drivers, but through it all Lewis Hamilton, fresh off of winning his fifth World Championship in Mexico secured his tenth …

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F1 Midweek: Was 2018 Sebastian Vettel’s Last Chance at a World Title for Ferrari?

Sebastian Vettelʻs season has been peculiar (credit: F1 Media)

For the second year in a row, the Formula 1 World Drivers Championship has slipped through the grasp of Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari. In 2017, one could make the argument that Mercedes was altogether a faster car. Ferrari also didn’t give Vettel a clean shot with a seriously uncompetitive car at Monza, the car broke …

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F1 Midweek: Looking Back, Looking Forward

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The Circuit of the Americas track outside of Austin, Texas may have provided its best race yet this past weekend. With Kimi Raikkonen pipping Lewis Hamilton at the start, Formula 1 benefited from a surprise outcome, keeping intrigue in the titles but also providing a different storyline to the season. Raikkonen, age 39, has been …

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F1 Midweek Slipstream: Sly Mercedes & Silly Season Continues

Lewis Hamilton leading Kimi Raikkonen at the Italian Grand Prix (credit: getty images)

While the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series crowd was juiced this weekend for the retro paint schemes and the visit to Darlington Raceway, Formula 1 held one of its more intriguing races of the season at a mecca of speed. The Italian Grand Prix, held at Autodromo Nazionale Monza, just north of Milan, is known …

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F1 Midweek Slipstream: Ferrari Overtaking Mercedes; More ahead of the Italian GP

Sebastian Vettel on track (credit: Getty Images)

It looks like a change is coming. Many fans of Formula 1 would cry: Finally!  For the past four years, Mercedes has won both the Constructor’s and Driver’s championships. They’ve done so with outright pace, a remarkably stable chassis program, and cunning. To avow that the Silver Arrows have been dominant is a rather difficult …

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Sebastian Vettel Starts Formula 1’s Second Half With Dominating Belgium Win

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Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari were the class of the Formula 1 field in Belgium this weekend. If it weren’t for a rain-addled third qualifying session that allowed Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes to steal the pole, Ferrari would have dominated all seven sessions at Spa-Francochamps. Vettel lead every lap over Hamilton, who finished second, securing Vettel’s …

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Lewis Hamilton Cruises To Victory in Hungary

Lewis Hamilton out front (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton was very cautious about the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday, after taking pole position the previous day. But the Briton had no difficulties in controlling the race from the start and took his sixth win at this Hungaroring circuit by just over 17 seconds over rival Sebastian Vettel, with Kimi Raikkonen in third. …

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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

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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Lewis Hamilton Takes Advantage of Sebastian Vettel’s Error, Wins in Germany

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Lewis Hamilton never thought he could be so lucky Sunday (July 22) at the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim. But the Briton emerged an unlikely winner on what was a catastrophic day for rival Sebastian Vettel. Starting 14th, the Briton quickly moved up the grid. After a speedy start, late rain showers and a spin …

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