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November 27, 2021

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Norris on the pitfalls of fame and the ‘creepy’ world of F1 Twitter

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If you were looking for a face to represent Generation Z in Formula One, Lando Norris’ might just be it. As one of F1’s most popular drivers, and possibly it’s most active online, he fits the bill perfectly. What sets Norris apart from many of his peers is his social......

Adversity has ‘woken the lion’ in Hamilton, says Wolff

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Lewis Hamilton is delivering superhero performances because recent adversity has “woken up the lion” in the seven-time world champion, according to Mercedes boss Toto Wolff. Eight days ago Hamilton’s title chances appeared to have been dealt a severe blow at the Brazilian Grand Prix when his Mercedes’ rear wing failed......

Wolff: Red Bull seeing ‘ghosts’ with accusations

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LUSAIL, Qatar — Toto Wolff says Red Bull is seeing “ghosts” after his rival team principal Christian Horner claimed scuff marks on the rear wing of the Mercedes were linked to flexing bodywork. On Friday, Red Bull circulated images to TV broadcasters of scuff marks on the rear wing endplate......

Wolff, Horner square off over Brazil, rear wings and F1 protests

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LUSAIL, Qatar — Formula One’s title battle spilled off the track and into the news conference room on Friday at the Qatar Grand Prix, as rival team principals Toto Wolff (Mercedes) and Christian Horner (Red Bull) were pitched against each other in a war of words ahead of this weekend’s......

Hamilton: Vital to speak out about places like Qatar

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Lewis Hamilton said it is the responsibility of athletes to raise objections to country’s human rights’ records, ahead of F1’s first Qatar Grand Prix. Qatar hosts its debut race at Losail this weekend and has signed a 10-year deal to host a race from 2023 onwards. Human rights groups are......

Verstappen: I’d pull same move on Hamilton again

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LOSAIL, Qatar — Max Verstappen is convinced he did nothing wrong in defending the lead of the Sao Paulo Grand Prix against title rival Lewis Hamilton last weekend, saying he would pull the same move again in a similar situation. The incident, which saw both drivers end up in the......

Why Mercedes wants a review of the Hamilton-Verstappen incident

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Following the Sao Paulo Grand Prix, Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff likened his team’s race weekend to being punched multiple times in the face. He said he was “angry” that decisions by the FIA stewards had consistently swung against his team and went on to say that, from his perspective,......

Mercedes requests review of Brazil incident

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Mercedes has written to motorsport’s governing body, the FIA, to request a review of the incident between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton on lap 48 of the Sao Paulo Grand Prix, which was not investigated by the stewards at the time. Verstappen and Hamilton ended up off the track while......

Alfa Romeo signs Chinese driver Guanyu Zhou for 2022

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Guanyu Zhou will become the first Chinese Formula One race driver next season when he joins Alfa Romeo as Valtteri Bottas’ teammate. On Tuesday, Alfa Romeo confirmed Zhou will join the team for the 2022 season, meaning Italian driver Antonio Giovinazzi will not be on the F1 grid next year.......

How the championship picture looks after Brazil

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Lewis Hamilton’s heroics at the Sao Paulo Grand Prix narrowed Max Verstappen’s title lead to 14 points with three races to go. Verstappen still has the advantage, but it is tantalisingly close heading into the final three races. 1 Related The run-in looks as follows: Nov. 21: Qatar Grand PrixDec.......

Verstappen laughs off €50,000 fine for touching Hamilton’s car

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Max Verstappen joked that the stewards of the Sao Paulo Grand Prix can treat themselves to dinner and several bottles of expensive wine after they fined him €50,000 for touching Lewis Hamilton’s car in parc ferme after Friday qualifying. Verstappen was caught physically inspecting the rear wing of Hamilton’s car......

Hamilton DQ’ed from Sao Paulo GP qualifying

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SAO PAULO, Brazil — Lewis Hamilton has been disqualified from qualifying for the Sao Paulo Grand Prix for a breach of F1’s technical regulations. Hamilton beat title rival Max Verstappen to the quickest time in qualifying but will now start Saturday’s sprint race from last. After Friday’s qualifying session, Hamilton’s......

Hamilton faces five-place penalty in Brazil after engine change

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Lewis Hamilton will have a five-place grid penalty at Sunday’s Sao Paulo Grand Prix after his Mercedes team decided to fit a new engine to his car. Mercedes has struggled with engine issues all year and Hamilton has now used five for the season, which is two over the quota......

Hamilton has Neymar onside ahead of Brazil GP

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Lewis Hamilton stayed onside with his Brazilian fans on Wednesday by calling up soccer star Neymar ahead of a big weekend for the Briton’s bid for a record eighth Formula One championship. The Mercedes driver told reporters he hoped to watch his friend in a World Cup qualifier between five......

Verstappen would run No.1 if he becomes F1 champion

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SAO PAULO, Brazil — Max Verstappen said he will run the number 1 on his car next season if he wins this year’s Formula One championship. Verstappen, who leads Lewis Hamilton in the championship by 19 points with four races to go, chose 33 as the number to accompany him......

F1 bans bodyguards on grid after Brundle, Stallion

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Formula One has banned celebrities from bringing bodyguards to the starting grid after an incident with commentator and former racer Martin Brundle at last month’s U.S. Grand Prix in Austin. The 62-year-old Briton, a former team mate of Germany’s seven times world champion Michael Schumacher, was doing his pre-race ‘grid......

Did the 2021 title just become Verstappen’s to lose?

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MEXICO CITY — With four races remaining, Max Verstappen’s grip on the 2021 Formula One title is looking stronger than ever. His ninth win of the season on Sunday moved him 19 points clear of Lewis Hamilton in the championship standings, with a maximum of 107 points (including those for......

Mercedes ‘opened the sea’ for Verstappen at T1

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Mercedes boss Toto Wolff said Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton “seemed to open the sea” for Max Verstappen to lead into Turn 1 of the Mexican Grand Prix. Verstappen had a brilliant getaway in Mexico City and got alongside Bottas and Hamilton heading down to Turn 1. With Bottas braking......

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