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Posted On November 28, 2021By Luis TorresIn Formula One, Headline News

Sir Frank Williams Passes Away at 79

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Williams Racing co-founder Sir Frank Williams died on Sunday at the age of 79, two days after being admitted into a hospital. For over five decades, Williams’ along with Patrick Head (from 1977-2004) made a tremendous impact in Formula One. Specifically, when it came to the caliber of drivers they’ve had and went on to win races. As Team Principal, Williams scored 114 wins and seven F1 Drivers’ Championships with seven different racers, including greats such as Nelson Piquet, Nigel Mansell and Alain Prost. On topRead More
By FIA Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton took a dominant Qatar Grand Prix victory to narrow the Drivers’ title gap to Max Vesratppen to eight points, as the championship-leading Red Bull driver recovered from a five-place grid penalty to finish second and take the point for fastest lap. Alpine’s Fernando Alonso finished third to score his first podium finish since the 2014 Hungarian Grand Prix. Pole sitter Hamilton got away well at the race start and quickly began to establish a strong lead at the front of the pack. Behind him Verstappen’sRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The final piece of the 2022 Formula One driver lineup was confirmed Tuesday morning. The much talked about second Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN seat will be filled by Formula 2 driver Guanyu Zhou, who’ll replace Antonio Giovinazzi next season. Zhou will become the first Chinese driver to compete in Formula One on a full-time basis. The 22-year-old will be teammates with Valtteri Bottas, who’ll depart from Mercedes at season’s end. Ever since the age of five, the Renault Academy racer has dreamt of someday becoming anRead More
By FIA Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen fended off intense late-race pressure from title rival Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes to claim a well-worked United States Grand Prix win at the Circuit of the Americas. Sergio Pérez doubled Red Bull’s celebrations by taking third place and the Team’s 200th podium finish.  When the lights went out at the start Hamilton was quickest off the line and though he was forced to take a deep inside line on the run up the hill to Turn 1 as Verstappen defended, the Mercedes driver heldRead More
By FIA Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas took the tenth win of his Formula 1 career at the Turkish Grand Prix with a controlled drive at Istanbul that saw him finish take the flag ahead of the Red Bulls of Max Verstappen and Sergio Pérez. Lewis Hamilton, meanwhile finished fifth, after starting from 11th on the grid. When the lights went out at the start, polesitter Bottas got away well in damp conditions to take the race lead ahead of Verstappen who also made a ghood start. Behind them Pérez was one ofRead More
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