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FIA May Promote W Series Winners To Formula 3 So They Can Actually Move Forward With Their Careers

As it stands, the winner of the W Series championship gets $500,000 in prize money, the privilege to do it all again next year and, well — that’s pretty much it. The format has certainly provided women in single-seater racing some visibility as a support race on Formula 1 weekends, and it helps significantly that…Read […]

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Hamilton Wins Qatar Grand Prix, Alonso Secures First Podium Since 2014

Today, the FIA Formula One World Championship visited Qatar for the first time. MotoGP stalwart Losail International Circuit hosted the race precisely one year before the country hosts the FIFA World Cup in 2022. Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton beat Red Bull’s Max Verstappen to pole in qualifying by four-tenths of a second.…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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The Top 5 Things Toto Wolff And Christian Horner Said While Sitting Next To Each Other For 30 Minutes

I don’t have to tell you that the championship battle between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen is the most captivating one Formula 1 has had in ages. The drama on track has fed political drama off it that’s reached a fever pitch in these closing races. It’s been almost as exciting to watch as the […]

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Even A World Championship Win Can’t Save Your Seat

Just weeks ago Formula E’s seventh season wrapped, crowning Mercedes EQ Formula E driver Nyck De Vries its World Champion, with Mercedes also coming out as the champion constructor. But neither will be returning to the electric racing series’ paddocks for next season.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Lewis Hamilton Will Have To Win This On The Track

It was on turn four, lap 48 last weekend in Brazil when Max Verstappen forced Lewis Hamilton off the track, an incident that stewards “noted” during the race before, shortly thereafter, deciding that no investigation was necessary. This, obviously, didn’t sit well with Mercedes, even though Hamilton still went on to…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Velocity Invitational At Laguna Seca Sets A New Standard In Vintage Racing

Billed as a mix between the world’s greatest car show and the world’s greatest vintage racing event, Velocity Invitational manages to pull off both things simultaneously. Originally kicked off as the Sonoma Speed Festival back in 2019, it brought a level of class, pomp, and circumstance to vintage racing that had…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Velocity Invitational At Laguna Seca Sets A New Standard In Vintage Racing

Billed as a mix between the world’s greatest car show and the world’s greatest vintage racing event, Velocity Invitational manages to pull off both things simultaneously. Originally kicked off as the Sonoma Speed Festival back in 2019, it brought a level of class, pomp, and circumstance to vintage racing that had…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Who Has It The Easiest In The Automotive Job World?

Ever since Lewis Hamilton started winning titles in his Mercedes Formula 1 car, the internet has quite loudly protested that even they could manage to do the same if they had his car. Typed declarations on social said that they too could rack up more than 100 wins and seven world titles if only they […]

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Who Has It The Easiest In The Automotive Job World?

Ever since Lewis Hamilton started winning titles in his Mercedes Formula 1 car, the internet has quite loudly protested that even they could manage to do the same if they had his car. Typed declarations on social said that they too could rack up more than 100 wins and seven world titles if only they […]

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A 23-Year-Old F1 Car Is Still Way Faster Than A Current IndyCar

This weekend at the Velocity Invitational held at Laguna Seca, McLaren brought their A-game. While the event is mostly a vintage racing soiree, many current manufacturers brought out some of their heavy hitters as well for track laps and showing off. It was a cool time, and we’ll have a more in-depth recap of the…Read […]

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Guanyu Zhou Becomes First Chinese Full-Time Driver in Formula 1

Guanyu Zhou is very fast. The Shanghai-born 22-year-old is currently sitting second in the Formula 2 standings, with three wins on the year and six points-paying races left to go. He ended the 2020 and 2019 campaigns in sixth and seventh, respectively. Zhou also happens to be one of Alpine’s test drivers, and he…Read more… […]

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Formula One Has A Serious Stewarding Problem

Lap 48 of the Sao Paulo Grand Prix promised to have a huge impact on 2021's spicy Formula One championship. Lewis Hamilton pulled outside of Max Verstappen at Turn 4 in an effort to pass, but Verstappen ran Hamilton wide. Fans watching the race were torn between it being a racing incident or something worth […]

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Hamilton Wins Dramatic São Paulo Grand Prix

The race on Sunday in São Paulo, Brazil was the climax of a hectic Grand Prix weekend vital in determining the ultimate outcome of the FIA Formula One World Championship. Lewis Hamilton was disqualified from Friday qualifying after setting the fastest lap time. After it was deemed that the opening of the DRS system on…Read […]

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Bob Bondurant, World Champion and Legendary Driving Instructor, Dies At 88

Bob Bondurant has passed away in Paradise Valley, Arizona at 88 years old. Bondurant was present for some of the most iconic international motorsport moments during the 1960s. He had a racing career worthy of a feature-length movie. Bondurant would also found the performance driving school that beared his name. The…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Bob Bondurant, World Champion and Legendary Driving Instructor, Dies At 88

Bob Bondurant has passed away in Paradise Valley, Arizona at 88 years old. Bondurant was present for some of the most iconic international motorsport moments during the 1960s. He had a racing career worthy of a feature-length movie. Bondurant would also found the performance driving school that beared his name. The…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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La Temporada: F1’s Preseason Races in Argentina

There was once a time when the stars of Formula One would escape winters in Europe by racing in South America outside of any championship and any regulations. As the temperatures start to drop here in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s easy to think about chasing the sun to the Southern Hemisphere and watching some of […]

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Hamilton Disqualified From Qualifying in Brazil

São Paulo might be the site of the most decisive moment in this season’s Formula One World Championship. While a number of championships have been decided on track at Interlagos over the years, the precise location will likely be the race stewards’ office this time around. The location of where Lewis Hamilton was…Read more… Continue […]

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How To Watch F1, Petit Le Mans, MotoGP And Everything Else In Racing This Weekend; Nov. 12-14

Welcome to the Jalopnik Weekend Motorsports Roundup, where we let you know what’s going on in the world of racing, where you can see it and where you can talk about it, all in one convenient place. Where else would you want to spend your weekend?Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Formula One’s Confusing Engine Penalties: Explained

Of all the global racing series, Formula 1 can sometimes be the most confusing, boasting more than 200 pages of regulations covering what can and can’t be done or designed during a racing season. And for any breach of these rules, there’s an equally confusing set of penalties.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Max Verstappen Says That He Will Use Number One Next Year If He Wins The Title And I Agree

There are some things in life that are cliché and slightly embarrassing, and yet necessary. One of these things, for example, is that, if one buys a Ferrari, it must be in red, because, even though that is cliché and slightly embarrassing, it is also necessary. Another one is: If you win a racing championship, […]

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