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By FIA Lewis Hamilton took a record 100th Formula 1 victory in a Russia Grand Prix that ended in dramatic fashion as rain in the final laps saw McLaren’s Lando Norris slide out of the race lead and out of contention for his maiden F1 win and which allowed Max Verstappen to rise to second place after starting the race in last place on the grid. The final podium position was taken by Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz. At the race start Norris got away well from pole position, but behind him SainzRead More
By FIA Daniel Ricciardo took his first Formula 1 in more than three years and McLaren’s first since 2012 at the end of a dramatic Italian Grand in which a collision involving Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton saw both title contenders exit the race. With Lando Norris following Ricciardo home to hand McLaren it’s first one-two finish since 2010, Valtteri Bottas claimed third after a battling driver from the back of the grid. The pre-race script had front-row starter Ricciardo as a character actor in the drama to be playedRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Williams Racing confirmed Wednesday that former Red Bull talent Alex Albon will be paired with Nicholas Latifi next season. Completing the latest puzzle on what’s been an extremely busy news week in the sport. Albon will replace the departing George Russell, who’ll join Mercedes next season after the announcement was made Tuesday. Perhaps more notable about Albon’s signing is returning on the 20-car F1 grid after being left without a ride this season when Red Bull Racing opted to go for Sergio Perez. The consolationRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The worst kept secret in Formula One was revealed Tuesday. Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team signed Williams Racing’s George Russell to replace Valtteri Bottas next season. This confirmation comes a day after Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN announcing Bottas will be joining them on a multi-year deal. Russell will be paired up with none other than seven-time F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton. Thus, the Williams ride becomes the latest vacant seat for 2022. Russell described the announcement as a special moment filled with mixed emotions. WhileRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Valtteri Bottas’s 2022 Formula One plans were confirmed Monday as he’ll be Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN’s new driver. Therefore, leaving his Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team ride vacant for the time being. With Kimi Raikkonen retiring at the end of the season, Bottas will be the only Finnish driver on the grid as he’s ready to begin a new chapter on his racing career. “The potential of the setup in Hinwil (Alfa Romeo’s shop location) is clear and I am relishing the opportunity to helpRead More
By FIA Max Verstappen delivered a faultless drive in front of a packaged Zandvoort to take a hugely popular home victory in the Dutch Grand Prix, beating title Lewis Hamilton by more than 20 seconds after the Mercedes driver made a late pit stop to salvage the point for fastest lap. Third place went to Valtteri Bottas in the second Mercedes. At the start of the race, pole sitter Verstappen made a superb getaway to take the lead. Hamilton also made a good start but as he and Bottas jostledRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Kimi Raikkonen, the 2007 Formula One World Champion, announced on Instagram Wednesday that 2021 will be his last on the F1 grid. Leaving a driver spot at Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN open for next season. The most experienced F1 driver in history had already made up his mind about calling it a career last winter, simply starting his post with “this is it.” “It was not an easy decision but after this season it is time for new things,” said Raikkonen on his Instagram account.Read More
By FIA Max Verstappen scored his first Belgian Grand Prix victory after the race at the Spa-Francorchamps was red flagged after just three laps behind the safety car due to heavy rain that had delayed the race start for more than three hours. Williams’ George Russell took the first podium finish of his career with second place, while Lewis Hamilton finished third for Mercedes. With downpours regularly falling across the Ardennes circuit throughout the morning, conditions in the build-up to the were extremely difficult. The treacherous nature of the track wereRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It’s expected to have a thriller in a Formula One grand prix race 1-2 times a year. This year we’ve seen multiple thrillers, but the Hungarian Grand Prix takes the cake. Everyone around the world had a glass case of emotions when witnessing the race unfold. The best way to symbolize Sunday’s wacky race that even included one car on the dummy grid is Thalia and Melpomene. You had your joy and comedic moments (Thalia), but also sad and tragic implications (Melpomene). Each of the 70Read More
By FIA Lewis Hamilton overcame a penalty for causing a lap one collision with Max Verstappen that ended the Red Bull driver’s race to take an eighth British Grand Prix win ahead of Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas. Verstappen started the race from pole position and at the start the Dutchman made a good getaway to take the lead as the field streamed through the first corner. Hamilton, though, was quickly on the attack and though Verstappen resisted, the Mercedes driver attacked once again on the high-speedRead More