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26 Aug 2018

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Hamilton's imperious saga as seen so far in 2018 got a feisty counter-punch by Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel as racing resumed at Spa-Francorchamps after the mid-season halt. Seb Vettel's searing pace proved too good a match for Lewis Hamilton's Silver Arrow, putting his...

16 Aug 2018

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This deal does not come as much of a shock, as it was rumoured that Sainz would be driving for the McLaren team well before Fernando Alonso announced his retirement on Tuesday. However, we now know that Carlos will in-fact be replacing his idol at the Woking team. Ther...

14 Aug 2018

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In the second part of my series on F1’s drivers, we look forward from Ayrton Senna to a contemporary figure of the paddock. This time we look the career of my current favourite driver: Fernando Alonso. This post has already had one version, for when it was announced he...

3 Aug 2018

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Wow! Well this is a turn up for the books. There have long been rumours that Ricciardo was going to leave Red-Bull. But most suggestion indicated he would leave for either Mercedes or Ferrari or even McLaren (which was strange given their struggles...Yet it has now bee...

8 Jul 2018

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With England's football team getting to their first World Cup semi-final for around 30 years and with the yearly grace of Wimbledon in full flow, the British Grand-Prix adds the cherry to the top of this sporting cake! Can Hamilton claim his record breaking 6th British...

1 Jul 2018

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Today we see a much changed grid; so as usual in instances like this; the number for each driver next to qualifying is their grid slot and their time was their actual speed in qualifying before penalties and other issues. What it might also mean is an event filled race...

24 Jun 2018

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Today, we welcome F1 back to France for the first time since 2008. The track is flat, with 167 possible layouts. But F1 will use the full 5.8km. The long mistral straight; should suit Mercedes for this meeting, especially as they bring their new 2nd generation engines...

27 May 2018

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Every year I am dismayed by how many Formula 1 "fans" call for Monaco to adopt an altered circuit, or even worse, want the race to be axed from the calendar. The logic goes that the track is now too narrow for cars to over-take and so isn't fit for purpose. Well, sorry...

13 May 2018

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Hello to all you experts. As you might be aware, I have been writing reviews of races for about a year now over at Podium Posts, my personal site. There you can find my coverage of all the races of 2018 so far, the entire 2017 season and a few other miscellaneous posts...

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