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Hamilton dedicates Monaco pole to Lauda as he likens lap to ‘wrestling a bull’ | Formula 1® – Formula 1
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Hamilton dedicates Monaco pole to Lauda as he likens lap to ‘wrestling a bull’ | Formula 1® – Formula 1

He left it late and even had a big oversteer moment at the penultimate corner, but Lewis Hamilton did enough to secure what is only his second pole position in Monaco – with the five-time world champion quick to dedicate his 85th career pole to his friend and the Mercedes team’s non-executive chairman Niki Lauda,…

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Liveblog: Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix – FP3 – GPblog.com
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Liveblog: Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix – FP3 – GPblog.com

After Thursday practice, we’re now back on schedule! The teams and drivers have one last chance to tweak their setups before the Monaco Grand Prix qualifying session on Saturday afternoon. So far, Mercedes is ahead, but will Ferrari close the gap, or will it be Max Verstappen ruling himself as the main candidate to topple…

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Mercedes: Lauda was the heart and soul of Formula 1 | Formula 1® – Formula 1
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Mercedes: Lauda was the heart and soul of Formula 1 | Formula 1® – Formula 1

On Thursday, Mercedes Team Principal Toto Wolff spoke publicly for the first time since his friend, the team’s non-executive chairman and triple F1 world champion Niki Lauda passed away. In an emotional press conference, Wolff said he feels “like we have lost what was the heart and soul of Formula 1”. Lauda, who had a…

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Thursday Pace Analysis – Monaco Grand Prix 2019 | Formula 1® – Formula 1
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Thursday Pace Analysis – Monaco Grand Prix 2019 | Formula 1® – Formula 1

In each of the last two years, Mercedes have left Monaco scratching their heads after struggling to get their all-conquering Silver Arrow to tame the streets of the Principality. But after three hours of practice on Friday, it seems the W10 may be the machine that can end that winless run. Let’s look at the…

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What To Watch For in the 2019 Spanish Grand Prix | Formula 1® – Formula 1

From a defending champion on the back foot to a less than clear strategic decision, and from a team looking set to finally maximise their potential to a driver confident he can spring a surprise on Sunday, we highlight five topics to keep an eye out for in Barcelona… Elbows out for Hamilton A frustrated…

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Spanish Grand Prix: Qualifying Facts and Stats | Formula 1® – Formula 1
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Spanish Grand Prix: Qualifying Facts and Stats | Formula 1® – Formula 1

Lewis Hamilton may have been out-qualified by his Mercedes team mate for the third time this season, but this will be the Briton’s seventh consecutive front-row start at the Spanish Grand Prix. Here’s a few more juicy statistics from Saturday in Barcelona… Mercedes could soon add another record to their history books. Their fourth front-row…

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Friday Pace Analysis – Spanish Grand Prix 2019 | Formula 1® – Formula 1
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Friday Pace Analysis – Spanish Grand Prix 2019 | Formula 1® – Formula 1

Friday night is usually a pretty late one for engineers during a Grand Prix weekend, as they work through all the data they gathered during practice. In Spain, those nights are even longer as most of the teams usually bring a big upgrade package to the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya – and that means more to…

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Spanish Grand Prix 2019 FP2 report: Bottas beats Hamilton as Mercedes put Ferrari in the shade | Formula 1® – Formula 1
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Spanish Grand Prix 2019 FP2 report: Bottas beats Hamilton as Mercedes put Ferrari in the shade | Formula 1® – Formula 1

It’s advantage Mercedes at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, with championship leader Valtteri Bottas confirming his supreme opening practice pace with an even quicker tour in Free Practice 2 to beat team mate Lewis Hamilton and leave the Ferraris three-tenths of a second adrift. Ferrari, who looked so strong in Spain during pre-season testing and who…

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Spanish Grand Prix 2019 FP1 highlights and report: Bottas ahead of Vettel as Stroll crash sees session end under red flag| Formula 1® – Formula 1
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Spanish Grand Prix 2019 FP1 highlights and report: Bottas ahead of Vettel as Stroll crash sees session end under red flag| Formula 1® – Formula 1

He was the winner last time out in Baku – and Valtteri Bottas was right back on the pace as running got underway in Spain, the Finn leading Free Practice 1 for Mercedes, ahead of the Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel. With both Mercedes and Ferrari running heavily updated cars this weekend as the ‘European season’…

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Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2019: Lewis Hamilton: ‘I was too friendly in Turn 1’ | Formula 1® – Formula 1
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Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2019: Lewis Hamilton: ‘I was too friendly in Turn 1’ | Formula 1® – Formula 1

Mercedes Team Principal Toto Wolff must have been holding his breath when the racing got underway in Azerbaijan, as he watched his two drivers going wheel to wheel for the first few corners of the Baku City Circuit before Valtteri Bottas eventually came out on top. But having made the better start of the two…

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Raikkonen disqualified from qualifying results in Baku | Formula 1® – Formula 1
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Raikkonen disqualified from qualifying results in Baku | Formula 1® – Formula 1

Kimi Raikkonen has been disqualified from the results of qualifying in Azerbaijan after the front wing on his Alfa Romeo failed a post-session front wing deflection test. The decision means that Raikkonen is now set to start Sunday’s race in Baku from the pit lane, having replaced the front wing, along with Red Bull’s Pierre…

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Formula One: Charles Leclerc has heavy crash in qualifying and berates himself – New Zealand Herald
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Formula One: Charles Leclerc has heavy crash in qualifying and berates himself – New Zealand Herald

Heavy crashes have marred qualifying for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku with a Robert Kubica crash stopping Q1 and massive shunt at the same spot from Ferrari star Charles Leclerc stopping Q2. The 21-year-old Monegasque had been fasted all weekend in the Ferrari but he made the same mistake Kubica did at turn eight…

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Formula 1: Valtteri Bottas reckons painted white line hurt getaway – Motorsport Week
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Formula 1: Valtteri Bottas reckons painted white line hurt getaway – Motorsport Week

Valtteri Bottas described the Chinese Grand Prix start as “key” as he missed out on victory to Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton, believing a painted white line hurt his chances. Bottas lined up from pole position and made a decent getaway but suffered wheelspin thereafter and relinquished the advantage to Hamilton before the pack reached Turn…

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Mercedes explain their crucial edge over Ferrari at the 2019 Chinese Grand Prix | Formula 1® – Formula 1
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Mercedes explain their crucial edge over Ferrari at the 2019 Chinese Grand Prix | Formula 1® – Formula 1

Three races, three one-twos. It’s been a dream start to 2019 for Mercedes, and it’s happened despite them not always having the best package. Ferrari appear to have the edge when it comes to power unit grunt, but Mercedes chief Toto Wolff reckons his team’s strides in cornering were what made the difference on race…

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The Winners and Losers of the 2019 Chinese Grand Prix | Formula 1® – Formula 1
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The Winners and Losers of the 2019 Chinese Grand Prix | Formula 1® – Formula 1

While several drivers had reason to celebrate after Formula 1’s 1000th World Championship race, there were those that will leave Shanghai sad, disappointed or downright frustrated. We pick out the winners and losers of the Chinese Grand Prix… Winner: Lewis Hamilton Lewis Hamilton: Evolution of driving style earned Chinese GP victory It was not his…

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