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Hamilton raises fist after Styrian GP win

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Lewis Hamilton raised his fist while stood on the podium celebrating his Styrian Grand Prix victory. For the second weekend in a row, Hamilton wore a ‘Black Lives Matter’ shirt ahead of the race, while he also races with the BLM logo on the top of his race helmet. Hamilton......
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Mugello to host first F1 race; Sochi added to 2020 calendar

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Italian circuit Mugello will host its first Formula One race later this year after being added to the evolving 2020 schedule. Mugello, the Tuscany circuit owned by Ferrari, will host the Grand Prix of Tuscany on Sept. 13. It will mean Ferrari will celebrate its 1,000th race at its own......
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Hamilton: I was warned of ‘consequences’ for supporting Kaepernick

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Lewis Hamilton says the threat of “potential consequences” prompted him to opt against wearing a Colin Kaepernick tribute helmet at the 2017 U.S. Grand Prix. The reaction to Fernando Alonso’s sensational return to Formula One, set to take place in 2021 with Renault. Haas driver Kevin Magnussen also joins the......
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Alonso set to return to F1 with Renault in 2021

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Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso is set to return to Formula One with Renault in 2021, with a deal expected to be announced on Wednesday. ESPN understands the Spaniard will replace McLaren-bound Daniel Ricciardo next year. The move will reunite Alonso with the Renault team he won championships with in......
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Let’s overreact to the Austrian GP – can McLaren become a regular podium contender?

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The Austrian Grand Prix was as wild as any Formula One opener we’ve seen in recent seasons. F1 came back in spectacular style at the Austrian Grand Prix. We unpack it all: Valtteri Bottas’ impressive win, Lando Norris’ popular podium and another gut-wrenching Lewis Hamilton-Alexander Albon collision. Listen to the......
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Mayweather, MLS, NASCAR teams OK’d for loans

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Boxing promotions run by Floyd Mayweather, Bob Arum and Oscar De La Hoya, teams in MLS, NASCAR and Indycar were among a cavalcade of sports organizations that navigated a federal loan program designed to help small firms cope with the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Data released Monday showed......
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Hamilton: I didn’t insist drivers had to kneel in Austria

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Lewis Hamilton has clarified he did not put pressure on Formula One drivers to kneel at the Austrian GP, saying everyone is entitled to opt against doing so if they wish as that gesture alone will not change the world. 1 Related Hamilton and 13 of his fellow drivers took......
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Norris thought he had ‘fudged’ podium shot

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McLaren’s Lando Norris thought he had blown his chance at his first Formula One podium at the Austrian Grand Prix. Norris claimed third position at the Red Bull Ring by just 0.1s after Lewis Hamilton was demoted down the order with a five-second penalty right after the race. The F1......
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Verstappen, Leclerc, Raikkonen among six drivers to decline taking a knee at Austrian GP

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Max Verstappen, Charles Leclerc and Kimi Raikkonen were among the six drivers who declined to take a knee ahead of the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday. Ahead of the race, the opening event of the 2020 season, drivers displayed T-shirts carrying the message “End Racism,” which was also written on......
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Johnson to miss Brickyard, Indy test with virus

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INDIANAPOLIS — Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus and will miss this weekend’s race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The 44-year-old Johnson is the first driver in any NASCAR series to test positive, and the news Friday cast a shadow over the historic NASCAR-IndyCar doubleheader races......
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Red Bull lodges protest over Mercedes’ controversial DAS system

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Red Bull has launched a protest against rivals Mercedes over its use of its Dual Axis Steering (DAS) system during Friday practice at the Austrian Grand Prix. 1 Related Mercedes caught the attention of the F1 paddock in testing earlier this year when it first ran the system that allows......
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Advantage Verstappen? How F1’s revised schedule might impact the 2020 championship

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Three months after the Australian Grand Prix was cancelled, Formula One is finally ready to start the 2020 season. 2 Related The coronavirus pandemic has completely changed F1’s short- and long-term future, with a raft of rule changes agreed in F1’s elongated off-season, including the decision to delay the big......
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Bubba Wallace and NASCAR: What we know and what will change after recent hate crime inquiries

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It’s difficult to recall a more emotional, more confusing and yet inspiring few days during NASCAR’s 72-year history than what unfolded since 10:45 p.m. ET on Sunday, June 21. The roller coaster began when NASCAR released a statement Sunday night that a noose had been found in the Talladega Superspeedway......
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Bubba Wallace, NASCAR and investigating a hate crime: What we know and don’t know after the FBI’s findings

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It’s difficult to recall a more emotional, more confusing and yet inspiring few days during NASCAR’s 72-year history than what unfolded from 10:45 p.m. ET on Sunday, June 21, through 6:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, June 23. The roller coaster began when NASCAR released a statement Sunday night that a......
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Racing’s racists scared no one, least of all Bubba Wallace

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The cowardly actions of a few bullies — a noose in the garage or waving Confederate flags outside and above Talladega — failed to have the desired effect of fear. Instead, they galvanized Wallace and NASCAR’s push to change the sport. Source ESPN: Click here for more and to sign......
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Hamilton says he’s proud of Bubba Wallace

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Lewis Hamilton has shared a message of support for NASCAR’s Bubba Wallace after a noose was found in the stock car driver’s garage stall Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway. Wallace, who is NASCAR’s only Black full-time driver, successfully pushed the racing series to ban the Confederate flag at its tracks and......
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Hamilton attended Black Lives Matter protest in London

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Lewis Hamilton attended a Black Lives Matter protest in London’s Hyde Park at the weekend and said he left “feeling extremely positive that change will come”. Hamilton, F1’s only black driver and its reigning champion, has been outspoken in his support of the movement. On Sunday, a day after launching......
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F1 launches new initiative against racism, inequality

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Formula One will use the season-opening Austrian Grand Prix to launch a new initiative against racism, which includes a diversity and equality task force. On Monday F1 said it will return at the July 5 event with “added purpose” to recognise the issues facing modern society. Ahead of the start......
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Mercedes targets car upgrades for F1’s season opener

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Mercedes hopes to have upgrades on its Formula One car in time for the opening race of the delayed 2020 season, the Austrian Grand Prix. Mercedes, winners of the last six world championships, came out of February’s preseason testing looking like the team to beat for another season. The coronavirus......

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