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F1: Valtteri Bottas Awesome in 2020 Austrian GP Opener

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(Photo: Mercedes AMG twitter)

Valtteri Bottas managed to hold off his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton to win the Austrian Grand Prix, the inaugural race of the Formula 1 2020 season. With the schedule re-worked many times over because of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Austrian GP took the spotlight as the season opener and proved to be a delightful race. …

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Valtteri Bottas Savors Win at Suzuka, Mercedes Claim Constructors Title

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Valterri Bottas used a fantastic start to earn his third win of 2019 (credit: FIA Images)

Peculiarity seemed to surround the Japanese Grand Prix this weekend.  With a typhoon taking aim at Japan, the usual schedule of events was changed, with the third free practice being canceled and qualifying being moved to just hours before the race.  Then the start confounded. And in the end, even the end brought consternation.   None …

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Sebastian Vettel Uses Ferrari Strategy at Singapore Grand Prix For First F1 Win of 2019

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(Photo: AP)

The 2019 Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday (Sept. 22) was a battle of strategy on a track where overtaking is difficult. Ferrari surprised the field with Charles Leclerc stealing the pole position and leading most of the beginning of this race. However, strategy made the difference as Sebastian Vettel benefitted from getting the tap to …

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F1 Midweek: The F1 Season Needed the German GP but It Wasn’t a Classic

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Valtteri Bottas bowing out of the German GP was a surprise (credit: FIA Images)

This past week’s Formula 1 race, taking place in Hockeheim, Germany, gave the season one of its most unpredictable and brightest moments of the year. The German Grand Prix was supposed to be a homecoming celebration for Mercedes, a chance for them to display their dominance in front of their home crowd and to further …

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Lewis Hamilton Wins British Grand Prix Victory as Mercedes Gets 1-2 Finish

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Lewis Hamilton Voices His Frustration (Photo: F1 Media)

The 2019 British Grand Prix wasn’t short of action. There were plenty of safety cars, accidents and penalties. But in the end, Lewis Hamilton was the first one to cross the line to win his record-breaking sixth victory in the British Grand Prix and 80th career victory. “I can’t tell you how proud I am …

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F1 Midweek: What Will Red Bull Do About Pierre Gasly?

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Pierre Gasly crashed the podium at Brazil (credit: Red Bull)

It’s been much publicized throughout the 2019 Formula 1 season that Red Bull has a decision to make about its driver lineup. For years, Max Verstappen has been linked with Mercedes as a potential future driver with there being a specific clause in Verstappen’s contract that could be triggered at the end of this season, …

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F1: Charles Leclerc Takes Second Pole in Austrian GP Qualifying

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Charles Lecler is on stable ground at Ferrari (Credit: FIA)

In what seems to be an upset but should not be, Charles Leclerc drove his Ferrari to pole position on Saturday (June 29) at the Red Bull Ring. This kind of result is exactly what Ferrari and their fans have been expecting all season as the cars have been fast but unable to put things …

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F1 Midweek: Headlines for the Top 5 After the First Leg of the 2019 Season

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

Mercedes: Continuing Dominance What more can we say about Mercedes? They are dominating F1 yet again, but still finding a way to break new ground. Winning all seven races thus far in 2019 and five one-two finishes have the Silver Arrows staring a sixth constructors title in as many seasons. The Toto Wolff-led brigade has …

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F1 Midweek: The Season Story, Mercedes and Then…

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(Photo: FIA Images)

This past weekend featured one of the crown jewels of the racing calendar with Formula 1 hosting the Monaco Grand Prix. In what has become normative Monaco tradition, the race was more of a parade than it was a testament to outright competition. Aside from seeing whether or not Max Verstappen might go crazy and …

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