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Formula 1 – F1: Bottas hoped Hamilton would seal title after playing team game

Formula 1 – F1: Bottas hoped Hamilton would seal title after playing team game

Valtteri Bottas says he hoped teammate Lewis Hamilton would wrap up the 2018 Formula 1 world championship at the United States Grand Prix after Mercedes once again used team orders. Bottas was told to allow Hamilton past on two separate occasions during Sunday’s race in a bid to help his teammate get into a position to…

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Formula 1 – F1: Mercedes committed Hamilton to two-stop after pitting under VSC

Formula 1 – F1: Mercedes committed Hamilton to two-stop after pitting under VSC

Mercedes always planned to bring Lewis Hamilton in for a second pit stop during Sunday’s United States Grand Prix after pitting him under the Virtual Safety Car early in the race, only to be caught out by the tyre blistering experienced on the Soft compound. After losing the lead at the start to Kimi Raikkonen,…

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Formula 1 – F1 chequered flag rules changed for 2019

Formula 1 – F1 chequered flag rules changed for 2019

Image: SRDJAN SUKI / POOL / AFP Formula 1 has changed a long-standing rule about the iconic chequered flag. In Montreal this year, the end of the Canadian grand prix was thrown into chaos when model Winnie Harlow accidentally waved the flag too early. Symbolic representation As the rules stand, whenever the physical chequered flag is…

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Formula 1 – F1: Magnussen becomes 2nd driver to be disqualified from US GP

Formula 1 – F1: Magnussen becomes 2nd driver to be disqualified from US GP

Kevin Magnussen has been disqualified from the United States Grand Prix after it was found that the Haas Formula 1 driver exceeded the permitted fuel limit for the race. Magnussen had been classified in ninth place at the American squad’s home race in Austin on Sunday after recovering from 12th on the grid, only for…

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Formula 1 – What the teams said – Race day in Austin

Formula 1 – What the teams said – Race day in Austin

The drivers and teams report back on a very eventful Formula 1 Pirelli 2018 United States Grand Prix… Ferrari Raikkonen started on the ultrasofts, got the better line into Turn 1 and held his nerve to grab the lead. Despite questioning Ferrari’s decision not to pit him under the VSC, for once Ferrari’s strategy call…

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Formula 1 – F1: Ocon disqualified from United States GP for exceeding fuel flow

Formula 1 – F1: Ocon disqualified from United States GP for exceeding fuel flow

Esteban Ocon has been disqualified from the results of the United States Grand Prix for exceeding the fuel flow limit on the opening lap. The Force India driver fought to eighth place at the Circuit of the Americas, behind the two Renaults in the Formula 1 midfield battle, but will drop out of the final…

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Formula 1 – Ocon and Magnussen lose points after US Grand Prix disqualifications

Formula 1 – Ocon and Magnussen lose points after US Grand Prix disqualifications

Force India thought they’d scored a double points finish. Haas thought they’d achieved their best ever result on home soil. But both teams will leave Austin disappointed after each having a car disqualified over fuel use irregularities. Esteban Ocon finished Sunday’s race in the United States in eighth position, one place ahead of Haas’s Kevin…

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Formula 1 – F1 Horner: Ricciardo punched hole in wall after US GP retirement

Formula 1 – F1 Horner: Ricciardo punched hole in wall after US GP retirement

Red Bull Formula 1 team principal Christian Horner has revealed Daniel Ricciardo “put his fist through the wall” of his room after retiring from the United States Grand Prix. Ricciardo was forced into retirement while running in fourth place during the early stages of Sunday’s race, when his car suddenly shutdown coming out of Turn…

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Formula 1 – Live updates, results, video, Lewis Hamilton championship

Formula 1 – Live updates, results, video, Lewis Hamilton championship

KIMI Raikkonen lived up to expectations when he refused to change his customary laconic style after claiming his first Formula One win for more than five years. The 39-year-old Finn, who triumphed for the first time in 113 races dating back to the 2013 Australian Grand Prix, could not resist an ultra-dry riposte at the…

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Formula 1 – F1: Hamilton admits caution in Verstappen attack with F1 title in mind

Formula 1 – F1: Hamilton admits caution in Verstappen attack with F1 title in mind

Lewis Hamilton admits he took caution attacking Max Verstappen in the closing stages of the United States Grand Prix with one eye on the Formula 1 world title picture. The Mercedes driver missed out on his first opportunity to seal a historic fifth F1 world title at the first attempt with third place in a…

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Formula 1 – Grosjean escapes race ban after penalty for Leclerc clash

Formula 1 – Grosjean escapes race ban after penalty for Leclerc clash

Haas driver Romain Grosjean has been sailing dangerously close to the wind in terms of penalty points this season, so he will no doubt have breathed a sigh of relief after the stewards handed him ‘only’ one penalty point, in addition to a three-place grid drop for next Sunday’s race in Mexico, following his early…

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Formula 1 – F1: Alonso plays down post-race criticisms of F1 rivals

Formula 1 – F1: Alonso plays down post-race criticisms of F1 rivals

Fernando Alonso says after watching the replays of the start of the United States Grand Prix there was ‘not much anyone could do’ having initially given a scathing criticism into the level of driving in Formula 1. The McLaren driver was taken out of the opening lap at Circuit of the Americas after colliding with…

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