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Here’s The Pass That Undid The Best Story From The U.S. Grand Prix

At the U.S. Grand Prix on Sunday, Red Bull driver Max Verstappen climbed from 17th all the way into third after a grid penalty. But the podium Verstappen took away on the last lap didn’t last long, since Formula One race stewards decided his pass on Kimi Raikkonen wasn’t fair. Here’s that pass, from every […]

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Lewis Hamilton Wins The U.S. Grand Prix But Doesn’t Clinch The F1 Championship

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton dominantly won the United States Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas on Sunday, but Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel clawed his way back up to second in the finishing order to keep Hamilton from clinching the Formula One World Drivers’ Championship. More on this as we have it. Read more… Continue Reading […]

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This McLaren-Honda F1 Partnership Still Blows

McLaren finally tossed its partnership with Honda aside, meaning the team will have a new, different, hopefully slightly better Renault power unit for the 2018 race season. But the McLaren team still has to ride out (however much it can of) the 2017 season with a Honda power unit, which totally blows. Read more… Continue […]

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Toro Rosso’s Austin F1 Grid Penalties Are Enough To Make Your Brain Hurt

Toro Rosso has swapped its drivers around so much at this point in the 2017 Formula One season that Brendon Hartley is being penalized for an engine swap on Daniil Kvyat’s old car. But Daniil Kvyat isn’t considered to be driving his old car, even though his number is running this weekend on Toro Rosso’s […]

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Fernando Alonso May Test A Car Soon To Race In The 24 Hours Of Daytona

The best thing about McLaren’s Formula One team right now is that they want to let their drivers drive in other series. We had to ask McLaren Technology Group Executive Director and real-life American in F1 Zak Brown if Fernando Alonso might drive at the 24 Hours of Daytona. “Stay tuned,” he told us.Read more… […]

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Lewis Hamilton Wins Pole Position In Austin By Smashing Two Insane Records

Six Formula One drivers ran faster qualifying laps than the new F1 lap record set by Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton earlier today at Circuit of the Americas, but it was Lewis Hamilton again who claimed pole position. Hamilton’s new lap record is an astonishingly fast 1:33.108, obliterating last year’s record of…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Gasly Missed The F1 United States Grand Prix For A Race That Got Canceled Anyway

Sadly, 2016 GP2 champion Pierre Gasly—the driver replacing Daniil Kvyat at Toro Rosso for the rest of the Formula One season—won’t be racing anything this weekend. Gasly missed the F1 United States Grand Prix to wrap up his Super Formula season in Suzuka, but NBC Sports reports that the Suzuka race was canceled due to…Read […]

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Lewis Hamilton Broke His Own New Track Record In Third Austin F1 Practice Session

Gusty winds couldn’t keep Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton from breaking his own track record, which he set just yesterday. Hamilton’s 1:34.478 lap is the new F1 track record around Circuit of the Americas, proving once again that Hamilton’s still the F1 Lap King of COTA. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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F1 Stand-In Brendon Hartley’s Helmet Kept Trying To Twist Backwards On His Head

Toro Rosso stand-in driver Brendon Hartley can’t seem to catch a break in his first Formula One drive in five years. First, changes to the car’s power unit triggered enough grid penalties to move him to the rear of the field at the start of the race, NBC Sports reports. Worse yet, his helmet wouldn’t […]

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Sebastian Vettel Forgot He Doesn’t Drive For Red Bull Anymore

Ferrari Formula One driver and four-time F1 world champion Sebastian Vettel hasn’t driven for his former team Red Bull since 2014, yet he tried to get his Ferrari serviced in Red Bull’s pit stall during Free Practice 3 of the United States Grand Prix. Oops!Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Red Bull Calls Dibs On Max Verstappen Through 2020

Hello, Formula One-niverse. Were you hoping to sign away Red Bull’s young flying Dutchman, Max Verstappen? Sorry—wait, just kidding, not sorry at all—Red Bull just made their wish for Verstappen to stay official with a contract extension through 2020, the team announced today. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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It’s Only Free Practice 2 And Lewis Hamilton Just Set A New Track Record In Austin

The sun peeked out this afternoon just long enough to let the 2017 Formula One cars show their true speed on a dry track during Free Practice 2. Early in the session, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton smashed the F1 track lap record with a ridiculously quick 1:34.668 lap time. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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It’s Not A Party Until Someone Fires Up A Flame-Shooting Funny Car In The Driveway

Formula One week in Austin is beyond nuts, and the parties are crazy accordingly. One such gathering for assorted race weekend staff and friends had a recreation of Billy Meyer’s 1972 Motivation Mach-1 funny car sitting in the driveway so of course, they fired it up. I mean, it’s only 10 p.m. at night. Read […]

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There Are Cats On This Formula One Car

Circuit of the Americas has a population of feral cats, as many large places tend to attract. Alanis and I went looking for COTA’s cats once and found none. But now Renault—beautiful Renault—put the cats on their Formula One car. We’ve found the cats! The cats are here! Rejoice! Cats!Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Fernando Alonso Is Staying In A Hopefully More Reliable McLaren F1 Car For 2018

McLaren confirmed today that Fernando Alonso will be staying with the Formula One team for next year alongside Stoffel Vandoorne, F1 announced. Thankfully, since McLaren will run Renault power units next year, they might actually have a competitive car. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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