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Formula 1 – F1: Vettel ‘getting tired’ of recovery drives after US GP clash

Formula 1 – F1: Vettel ‘getting tired’ of recovery drives after US GP clash

Sebastian Vettel says he is “getting tired” of having to pull off recovery drives through the field after his latest comeback at the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix. Vettel, who started fifth after picking up a penalty for failing to slow sufficiently under a red flag during practice in Austin, attempted a move on Red Bull’s…

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Formula 1 – F1: Kimi Raikkonen takes US GP victory as Hamilton fails to clinch title

Formula 1 – F1: Kimi Raikkonen takes US GP victory as Hamilton fails to clinch title

Kimi Raikkonen charged to his first Formula 1 victory in over five years in Sunday’s United States Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton was forced to postpone celebrations for a fifth world championship after finishing only third in Austin. Raikkonen managed to covert a front row start into his first F1 win since the 2013 Australian…

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Formula 1 – F1 Qualifying Analysis: Signs of life at Ferrari, too little too late

Formula 1 – F1 Qualifying Analysis: Signs of life at Ferrari, too little too late

Saturday’s qualifying for the United States Grand Prix saw some long-awaited positive signs of life from Ferrari in the fight with Mercedes for the Formula 1 championships in 2018. Sure, it may have come when Lewis Hamilton is at match point in the drivers’ title race, but there is at least the hope that we…

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Formula 1 – F1: Bottas targets Raikkonen after Q3 struggles | News

Formula 1 – F1: Bottas targets Raikkonen after Q3 struggles | News

Valtteri Bottas has identified Kimi Raikkonen as his ‘main focus’ to beat at the United States Grand Prix after conceding he struggled to find pace jumps in the pole position shootout. Bottas qualified fourth but will line up in third place for the US race following Sebastian Vettel’s grid penalty but found himself cut adrift…

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Formula 1 – F1 Ricciardo: Red Bull can ‘disrupt tempo’ of Merc, Ferrari in US GP

Formula 1 – F1 Ricciardo: Red Bull can ‘disrupt tempo’ of Merc, Ferrari in US GP

Daniel Ricciardo believes Red Bull can “disrupt the tempo” of Mercedes and Ferrari in the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix, despite being a second off the pace in qualifying. The Red Bull driver was fifth-quickest in qualifying but ended up 1.257s off Lewis Hamilton’s pole position effort, with the top three consisting of Mercedes…

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Formula 1 – F1: Hamilton says ‘different headspace’ helped him to US GP F1 pole

Formula 1 – F1: Hamilton says ‘different headspace’ helped him to US GP F1 pole

Lewis Hamilton believes being in a “different headspace” heading into qualifying for the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix helped him achieve his latest pole position. Hamilton beat the Ferrari duo headed by Sebastian Vettel to pole in Austin with a lap that was just 0.061s quicker than his chief title rival, who will be…

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Formula 1 – F1: Raikkonen with ‘not much to lose’ starting on ultrasofts

Formula 1 – F1: Raikkonen with ‘not much to lose’ starting on ultrasofts

Kimi Raikkonen accepts he and Ferrari have nothing to lose and everything to gain with the strategy call to start him on the ultrasoft tyres for the United States Grand Prix. In Q2 the Finnish driver set his fastest lap time on the softest compound tyres meaning he’ll start the race on the ultrasofts in…

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Formula 1 – F1 Vettel: Shame to miss pole, happy Ferrari are back

Formula 1 – F1 Vettel: Shame to miss pole, happy Ferrari are back

Sebastian Vettel says he ends qualifying for the United States Grand Prix with mixed emotions knowing he had the car to fight for pole position but will ultimately start the race down in fifth place to push his F1 title challenge closer to the edge. The Ferrari driver missed out on pole position to F1…

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Formula 1 – F1: Lewis Hamilton edges Vettel, Raikkonen for United States GP pole

Formula 1 – F1: Lewis Hamilton edges Vettel, Raikkonen for United States GP pole

Lewis Hamilton edged out Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen in qualifying for the United States Grand Prix to grab his third consecutive Formula 1 pole position at the Circuit of The Americas on Saturday. On a weekend that could see him become F1’s third five-time world champion, Hamilton managed to come out on…

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Formula 1 – Formula One tyres to have simplified names, colours in 2019

Formula 1 – Formula One tyres to have simplified names, colours in 2019

AUSTIN, Texas — Pirelli has confirmed the colour scheme that will accompany its simplification of the names of its Formula One tyres in 2019. Pirelli has a range of tyres that it produces for every race, with three brought to every race depending on the characteristic of the circuit in question. In the simplest terms,…

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Formula 1 – F1: Sebastian Vettel leads Ferrari fightback in final US GP F1 practice

Formula 1 – F1: Sebastian Vettel leads Ferrari fightback in final US GP F1 practice

Sebastian Vettel led Ferrari to a one-two finish in final practice for the United States Grand Prix on Saturday in Austin, edging out Formula 1 title rival Lewis Hamilton by 0.073 seconds. After rain impacted running throughout FP1 and FP2, drivers enjoyed their first dry laps of the weekend at the Circuit of The Americas…

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Formula 1 – F1: Vettel appreciates ‘respectful’ F1 rivalry with Hamilton

Formula 1 – F1: Vettel appreciates ‘respectful’ F1 rivalry with Hamilton

Sebastian Vettel says he appreciates the “mutual respect” that exists between himself and Formula 1 title rival Lewis Hamilton. While their on-track battle for world championships across the past two seasons has often been intense, the relationship between Hamilton and Vettel have remained relatively harmonious throughout. The only major flashpoint between the pair came following…

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Formula 1 – F1 Haas: We are racing in ‘Formula 1.5’ behind F1’s big three

Formula 1 – F1 Haas: We are racing in ‘Formula 1.5’ behind F1’s big three

Gene Haas says his team is effectively racing in ‘Formula 1.5’, such is the current performance advantage of Formula 1’s leading three outfits. The America squad is embroiled in a close tussle with Renault over fourth place in the constructors’ championship as it bids to come out on top in the midfield battle to earn the…

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Formula 1 – F1 tyre rules make wet practice ‘useless’, calls for change

Formula 1 – F1 tyre rules make wet practice ‘useless’, calls for change

Max Verstappen feels Formula 1’s wet tyre rules mean wet practice sessions are ‘a bit useless’ for all drivers due to weekend strategies and needing to prioritise fresh tyres for qualifying and the race. In both of Friday’s wet practice sessions at Circuit of the Americas, all F1 teams opts for limited running to preserve its…

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Formula 1 – F1: Vettel wants ‘common sense’ approach from FIA after ‘wrong’ penalty

Formula 1 – F1: Vettel wants ‘common sense’ approach from FIA after ‘wrong’ penalty

Sebastian Vettel has called on the FIA to take a “common sense” approach over red flag rules in Formula 1, after he was penalised following United States Grand Prix practice. Vettel will drop three places on the Austin grid from wherever he qualifies after being found guilty of speeding under red flags – caused by 2019…

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Formula 1 – F1: Wolff against Vettel’s US GP red flag speeding penalty

Formula 1 – F1: Wolff against Vettel’s US GP red flag speeding penalty

Toto Wolff says he would rather see Sebastian Vettel “putting on a great show” for Formula 1 than being penalised for red flag discrepancies at the United States Grand Prix. The Ferrari driver, who is on the verge of being beaten to the 2018 drivers’ world championship by Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton, has been slapped with…

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Formula 1 – F1: Vettel hit with three-place grid penalty for United States GP

Formula 1 – F1: Vettel hit with three-place grid penalty for United States GP

Sebastian Vettel will take a three-place grid penalty into the United States Grand Prix after speeding under red flags during FP1. The Ferrari driver was summoned to the FIA Stewards less than an hour before Friday’s second practice session after being picked up for failing to slow sufficiently under the red flag in FP1. The…

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Formula 1 – F1: Vettel under threat of grid drop for red flag speeding in FP1

Formula 1 – F1: Vettel under threat of grid drop for red flag speeding in FP1

Sebastian Vettel could pick up a grid drop penalty for the United States Grand Prix after allegedly failing to slow sufficiently under red flags conditions during the first free practice session at Circuit of the Americas. After Charles Leclerc spun off midway through FP1, the Sauber driver dragged gravel on to the track which triggered…

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