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Formula 1 Drivers Question Plank Wear Checks

Lewis Hamilton and Fellow Formula 1 Drivers Question Effectiveness of Plank Wear Checks Lewis Hamilton and several fellow Formula 1 drivers have questioned the effectiveness of the sport's plank wear checks after their experiences at the United States Grand Prix. Hamilton and Ferrari's Charles Leclerc were disqualified from the race due to excessive plank wear on their cars, a development that raised concerns about the consistency and fairness of the checks. At the US GP, the skid blocks on Hamilton's Mercedes were found

Bahrain GP: Dominant Verstappen gets statement win in season-opener

Defending champion Max Verstappen and Red Bull flexed their muscles at the start of the 2023 season, as the Dutchman won the season-opening race in Sakhir by over 10 seconds over his teammate Sergio Perez. After a phenomenal week since testing his Aston Martin, Fernando Alonso followed to take a remarkable podium place – his second since 2014. Alonso surged into third place after Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, in an all-too-familiar circumstance, had to retire due to a power unit failure. ‘Ominous’ is a

Lewis Hamilton’s race against time: Is record eighth Formula…

Lewis Hamilton is heading into a contract year aged 38 at Mercedes and has seemingly never been further away from that record eighth crown; With the help of the Sky Sports F1 pundits, we assess Hamilton's present and future and his motivation to keep racing. When Lewis Hamilton equaled Michael Schumacher's record of seven Formula 1 world championships, his fate as the leader in the sport's statistical clubhouse appeared set. Mercedes, after all, had just dominated the 2020 season and a still-on-top-of-his-game Hamilton

Formula 1: Honda Considering Formal Return in 2026.

According to Honda, an official comeback to Formula 1 might occur in 2026 to coincide with the implementation of new engine regulations. Although its engines are still being utilized by the two Red Bull teams and will once again be known as Hondas in 2023, the business formally left Formula One at the end of 2021. "For the time being, we would like to keep a close eye on where F1 is going and just see how things go," Honda president Koji Watanabe
Max Verstappen Wins Italian GP

Max Verstappen Wins and Closes on Second F1 world…

This Formula 1 season has been distilled into a sort of 'Challenge Max Verstappen' show - pick a grid position for the Red Bull driver and see if he can win. The answer has become, invariably, yes. In Hungary, at the beginning of August, Verstappen started 10th, and won. In Belgium, after the summer break, he was 15th on the grid, and won. At the Italian Grand Prix at Monza on Sunday, he started seventh. It is a measure of Verstappen and Red

F1 expects a great year after positive start to…

Formula One managing director Ross Brawn predicted a great year ahead after declaring that the most radical rules overhaul in decades had lived up to its promise in Sunday's season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix. The floodlit race around the Sakhir desert track saw a reshuffling of the top order with resurgent Ferrari setting the benchmark and once-dominant Mercedes struggling. There was also a thrilling wheel-to-wheel battle for the lead between Ferrari's Charles Leclerc and Red Bull's world champion Max Verstappen. The aim of the

Italian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton says ‘halo’ safety system…

Lewis Hamilton has said Formula 1's 'halo' safety device saved his life in his crash at the Italian Grand Prix. The 36-year-old seven-time world champion was hit by Red Bull's Max Verstappen, with the Dutchman's car driving over Hamilton's Mercedes. The 'halo', a curved, reinforced bar in front of the driver's head, protected Hamilton from a more severe impact. "I feel very fortunate today," said Hamilton. "Thank God for the halo which saved me, and saved my neck." The Briton added: "I am

Max Verstappen wins home Dutch Grand Prix ahead of…

Red Bull's Max Verstappen took a dominant victory over Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton in the Dutch Grand Prix to retake the championship lead. Verstappen, cheered on by 65,000 enthusiastic home fans, led all the way from pole position, comfortably keeping a following Hamilton at bay. The Dutchman leads Hamilton by three points after his seventh win in 2021. Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas was third, ahead of Alpha Tauri's Pierre Gasly and Ferrari's Charles Leclerc. Mercedes tried what they could to challenge Verstappen, putting Hamilton on

Japanese Grand Prix: October race cancelled amid rise in…

This season's Japanese Grand Prix, planned for 8-10 October, has been cancelled because of a rise in Covid cases in the country. "The decision has been taken by the Japanese government to cancel the race this season due to ongoing complexities of the pandemic," said Formula 1. "Formula 1 is working on the details of the revised calendar and will announce the final details in the coming weeks." Japan was due to be the 17th of 23 rounds in this season's circuit. Races
Australian F1 Grand Prix and MotoGP cancelled due to COVID-19

Australian F1 Grand Prix and MotoGP canceled due to…

MELBOURNE: The Australian Grand Prix has been axed for the second year in a row with the 21st round of the Formula 1 championship a victim of the country's tight border controls, organisers said on Tuesday (Jul 6). "We regret to announce that the 2021 Australian Grand Prix has been canceled due to restrictions and logistical challenges relating to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic," organizers said in a statement on the Nov 21 race. The Australian round of the MotoGP world championship, scheduled for

Monaco GP: Charles Leclerc Takes Pole With Crash-Damaged Ferrari

Charles Leclerc will start on pole for his home Monaco Grand Prix after setting the fastest time in qualifying Saturday despite ending the session with crash-damage to his Ferrari. Red Bull's Max Verstappen will set off alongside him on the front row of Formula One's iconic street race with world champion Lewis Hamilton in unfamiliar territory back on the fourth row. Qualifying was red flagged at the end, depriving Hamilton and Verstappen of a late chance to better Leclerc's time with a flying lap. With overtaking difficult
Turkey drops off calendar, Austria gets second race

Turkey drops off calendar, Austria gets second race

The French race at Le Castellet will now be on Jun 20, kicking off a "triple header" of three grands prix on successive weekends, the Liberty Media-owned sport said in a statement on Friday (May 14). The Red Bull Ring will host the newly-inserted Styrian Grand Prix on Jun 27 and the Austrian Grand Prix on its original Jul 4 date. "We were all looking forward to racing in Turkey but the travel restrictions in place have meant we are not able to

Lewis Hamilton wants new Mercedes contract before F1 summer…

Lewis Hamilton says he wants to seal a new contract with Mercedes before Formula 1's summer break. The 36-year-old left it until last winter to sign his current one-year deal with the world champions. He said after winning Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix: "We don't want to rush anything but I think we have to be sensible and start conversations. "They're very complex, so hopefully soon we can start, as long as it doesn't interfere with the actual job." The delay in his contract

Spanish Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton’s 100th pole more than…

Lewis Hamilton said he was "proud" of the lap that took him to the remarkable milestone of 100 Formula 1 career pole positions, but that was only one of the emotions whirling through him as he celebrated this landmark, almost incredible, achievement. "I don't really feel like I can compute it right now," he said. "It's a huge number. I don't know how I'm supposed to feel but I am excited it's so close and it felt amazing. "Qualifying is so special. When
Formula 1: 'Sprint' races to be introduced to set grid at three races in 2021

Formula 1: ‘Sprint’ races to be introduced to set…

Shorter 'sprint' races will be introduced to Formula 1 this year to set the grid positions at three grands prix, series bosses have agreed. Points will be awarded to the top three finishers - three for first, two for second and one for third. Grid positions for the shorter race - to be called 'sprint qualifying' - will be set by moving qualifying to Friday. Avoiding calling the event a 'race' is to ensure that the grand prix remains the main focus of
Imola Grand Prix

Formula 1 2021: Who won the Imola Grand Prix?

The 2021 Imola Grand Prix was worth the three-week gap Formula 1 had. The race featured almost everything from wet weather conditions, heavy crash, red flag and wheel-to-wheel action between the drivers. The 63-lap Imola Grand Prix ended with Max Verstappen taking the checkered flag in first place. The Dutchman finished a mammoth 22 seconds ahead of Lewis Hamilton in an utterly dominant performance. How did Max Verstappen win the Imola Grand Prix? The Imola Grand Prix race weekend did not start auspiciously for Max Verstappen. The

Lewis Hamilton beats Sergio Perez to Imola pole

Lewis Hamilton took pole position ahead of Sergio Perez in a thrilling Emilia Romagna Grand Prix qualifying session. Briton Hamilton was just 0.035 seconds clear in the Mercedes as Mexican Perez, in only his second race for Red Bull, beat team-mate Max Verstappen. Charles Leclerc put the Ferrari fourth, while Valtteri Bottas was only eighth in the second Mercedes. McLaren's Lando Norris had his fastest lap time deleted for exceeding track limits and fell from second to seventh. It was a bitter blow

Formula 1 2021: Grid lineup for Sunday’s Imola Grand…

The 2021 Imola Grand Prix has all the ingredients to be a classic after Lewis Hamilton beat both the Red Bulls to secure pole position for Sunday's main event. The seven-time world champion set a blistering 1:14:411 to clinch pole position for the Imola Grand Prix. There was a personal milestone for Hamilton too as it was the 99th pole position of his glittering career. Red Bull are close behind the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton. To the surprise of many, Red Bull's new signing
Mick Schumacher Proud To Follow In Father's F1 Footsteps

Mick Schumacher Proud To Follow In Father’s F1 Footsteps

Mick Schumacher is eager to ensure his family name remains a part of Formula One's present and future as well as its past when he makes his Grand Prix debut later this month. The 21-year-old son of seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher is set to be on the grid for American team Haas at the season-opening race in Bahrain -- an event won by Michael when the Gulf state staged its inaugural Grand Prix in 2004. It will be the first time a
Bahrain GP: Sebastian Vettel "Upset And Angry" After Lowly Finish On Aston Martin Debut

Bahrain GP: Sebastian Vettel “Upset And Angry” After Lowly…

Sebastian Vettel said he felt "upset and angry" after qualifying a lowly 18th on his Aston Martin debut ahead of Sunday's season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix. The four-time world champion, who joined the former Racing Point team this year after leaving Ferrari, failed to make the cut from Q1 and struggled to make an impression. "It is what it is," he said. "We'll have to see what we can do tomorrow, but I am still learning. If I panic now, would it help? "For sure,