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What are the secrets to Mercedes’ F1 success?

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SUZUKA, Japan — Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff arrived at his postrace media session holding a red hat. He placed it on the table in front of him, glanced down at it and let a smile spread across his face. The same hat has been hanging in the entrance to...
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Japanese Grand Prix cheat sheet

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Lewis Hamilton extended his championship lead to a season-high 73 points with victory at the Russian Grand Prix. Who will salute when Formula One heads to Japan? What time does it start? How can I watch it? This weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix is set to get underway at 14:10 local...
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How the Leclerc-Vettel controversy alters the Power Rankings

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Ahead of each race in 2019, ESPN is ranking every driver on the grid in our Formula One Power Rankings. 1 Related In compiling these standings, we have taken out the car factor and focused solely on the drivers and how each has been performing. This is not a prediction...
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Was Vettel right to question Ferrari’s team orders in Sochi?

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Ferrari should have been celebrating a fourth straight victory after the Russian Grand Prix. The Italian team not only handed victory to Mercedes on a silver platter, but it spent the evening of the race explaining and defending its controversial and clumsily-executed team orders between Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc....
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Hamilton fears reverse-grid plans are an excuse for flaws in 2021 rules

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Five-time world champion Lewis Hamilton is concerned Formula One’s plans to experiment with new race formats next year is simply a way of masking the shortfalls of the long-awaited 2021 rules package. Formula One’s motorsport director, Ross Brawn, defended plans to experiment with different race formats after Hamilton and four-time...
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NASCAR StatWatch — Can Martin Truex Jr. make it three playoff wins in a row?

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That’s just about as well as the playoffs could start for Martin Truex Jr. Two races, two wins. With my background as a professional stat guy, I can tell you that’s a 100% winning percentage, and that’s really as high as it goes. Truex is the fourth driver to start...
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Mercedes strategy cost me an easy win

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Lewis Hamilton was left scratching his head at the Mercedes strategy call that saw him go from challenging for victory at the Singapore Grand Prix to finishing off the podium. In the opening stages, Hamilton was pushing Charles Leclerc for the lead as the lead drivers waited to pull the...
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Supreme Leclerc gatecrashes the Hamilton-Verstappen qualifying party

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7:59 AM ET Laurence Edmondson Close F1 Editor • Joined ESPN in 2009• An FIA accredited F1 journalist since 2011 Jake Michaels Close ESPN Associate Editor Jake Michaels is a Melbourne-based multi-sport journalist who covers everything from AFL to Formula 1. He joined ESPN in June, 2013. SINGAPORE — It’s amazing the...
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How Leclerc and Ferrari ripped up the 2019 form book

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7:59 AM ET Laurence Edmondson Close F1 Editor • Joined ESPN in 2009• An FIA accredited F1 journalist since 2011 Jake Michaels Close ESPN Associate Editor Jake Michaels is a Melbourne-based multi-sport journalist who covers everything from AFL to Formula 1. He joined ESPN in June, 2013. SINGAPORE — It’s amazing the...
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How Singapore mastered Formula One in just 12 years

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SINGAPORE — As we sat stationary on the Nicoll Highway overpass and I began admiring the floodlights raining down upon Marina Bay’s glorious street circuit, he glances up into the rearview mirror, catches my gaze and vents his frustration. “Every year. Every single year. The race comes and it always...
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Why Leclerc, not Vettel, looks like the champion Ferrari has been waiting for

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Ahead of each race in 2019, ESPN is ranking every driver on the grid in our Formula One Power Rankings. In compiling these standings, we have taken out the car factor and focused solely on the drivers and how each has been performing. This is not a prediction for how...
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Martin Truex Jr. an oldie but goodie with Las Vegas win

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The start of the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs brought us more of what we’ve been getting in the regular season: Joe Gibbs Racing victories. And although a lot of the discussion has been around Kyle Busch’s misfortune, rise and then run-in with a lapped driver, we’ll focus on the Gibbs...
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NASCAR StatWatch — Who are the favorites and long shots heading into the playoffs?

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After 26 races, we welcome you to the playoffs that, for the first time, do not feature Jimmie Johnson. It’s been a rough couple years, but when you have seven championships on your resume you can take a couple body shots and not let it ruin your reputation. Look at...

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