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It’s Weird That Lewis Hamilton Still Doesn’t Have A Contract To Race In Formula One This Year

The preliminary plan for pre-season testing in F1 has cars on track in just a month and a half. We’re almost two weeks into 2021, and the grid still hasn’t been completely confirmed. The defending champion, a 7-time world champion in fact, Lewis Hamilton has still not been contracted to race in Formula 1 this […]

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McLaren Driver Lando Norris Has Coronavirus

On Tuesday McLaren driver Lando Norris announced that he was the fourth Formula 1 driver to contract Coronavirus. Previously, drivers Lance Stroll, Lewis Hamilton, and Sergio Perez were forced to sit out of rounds during the 2020 season as a result. Norris is currently on vacation in the United Arab Emirates, and will…Read more… Continue […]

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Formula 1 Will Push Australian Grand Prix Season Opener Back Due To Coronavirus: Report

Just because 2020 has been replaced with 2021 on your wall calendar, that doesn’t mean all of last year’s problems have evaporated. You may recall that the season-opening Australian Grand Prix wasn’t cancelled until the Friday of race weekend after McLaren had already withdrawn from the race due to crew members having…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Ferrari’s Binotto Confirms A Schumacher Will Race For The Prancing Horse Again

Being a Schumacher has its privileges. The 21-year-old son of Mr. Seven-Time Champ has been fast-tracked through the Ferrari Drivers Academy program, and after winning the Formula 2 championship this year, he’s been pushed into the care of Ferrari customer team Haas to partner with Nikita Mazepin. Ferrari have…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Nothing Was Ever Going To Happen To Nikita Mazepin

After video of Nikita Mazepin groping a woman appeared on Mazepin’s Instagram and then almost as quickly was deleted, it was an open question whether the Haas Formula One team — for whom Mazepin is driving next year — would discipline Mazepin in any meaningful way. Haas answered that question today with a “nah.”Read more… […]

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‘I Can’t Finish Like This’ Romain Grosjean Says His Escape Was As Harrowing As It Looked

Romain Grosjean sat down with Sky Sports to narrate his fiery crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix. It was the first time Grosjean was interviewed by an English-language TV station about the wreck. His description of how everything went down is as terrifying as the footage made it seem. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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It Was 2 A.M. And George Russell Was In The Bathroom When He Got The Call From Mercedes F1

If you’re in the bathroom at 2 a.m. that usually doesn’t signify good things. For George Russell, though, that happened to be the right place and the right time, as that’s when he got the call to drive for the Mercedes-AMG F1 team at this weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix. Russell, a driver for Williams Racing […]

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Romain Grosjean’s Horrific Crash Is Proof That The Halo Was Worth It

Romain Grosjean walked away from the worst Formula 1 crash in years on Sunday, and the halo safety structure, mandated on Formula 1 car cockpits since 2018, surely played a role in his escaping nearly unscathed. He sustained burns on his hands but was otherwise fine. Grosjean, who drives for the Haas team, said in […]

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Aston Martin’s Rumored Addition To F1’s Safety Car Crew Signals The End Of An Era

Mercedes-Benz has been the exclusive provider of safety cars for Formula One since 1996. That arrangement looks like it will change beginning next year, as Aston Martin is rumored to join the German automaker and split duties over course of the 2021 calendar, kicking off a new era in the fascinating, but rarely…Read more… Continue […]

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Charles Leclerc’s Post-Race Meltdown Is Still Hard To Watch

Lewis Hamilton won a record-tying seventh Formula One title on Sunday after taking home the Turkish Grand Prix. Charles Leclerc was running second until he locked a wheel on the antepenultimate turn and let two cars past. I still am not quite over Leclerc’s subsequent meltdown on the radio. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Haas F1 Team Has Committed To Five More Years In F1, But What’s The Point?

In 2014 Gene Haas picked up the pieces of the failed Marussia team and built a new American Formula One team in Kannapolis, North Carolina. The team was assembled and ready for the 2016 season, and has been racing in the sport for half a decade. The first six rounds of the 2020 season have […]

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Haas F1 Team Has Committed To Five More Years In F1, But What’s The Point?

In 2014 Gene Haas picked up the pieces of the failed Marussia team and built a new American Formula One team in Kannapolis, North Carolina. The team was assembled and ready for the 2016 season, and has been racing in the sport for half a decade. The first six rounds of the 2020 season have […]

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F1 Copycats Racing Point Finally Got Punished But Everyone Is Still Mad

Almost since the start of the season Renault has been extremely mad about Racing Point apparently copying their brake ducts from Mercedes’ 2019 car, against the rules this year. Today, the FIA finally handed Racing Point a fine and a point deduction though no one seems happy about it. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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