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Formula 1 – F1: Mercedes reveals Hamilton’s ‘secret’ 2019 F1 seat fitting

Formula 1 – F1: Mercedes reveals Hamilton’s ‘secret’ 2019 F1 seat fitting

Reigning Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has completed his seat fitting for the 2019 season, a Mercedes video has revealed. Hamilton, who won 11 races on his way to beating Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel to a fifth world title in 2018, joined teammate Valtteri Bottas at Mercedes’ factory in Brackley this weekend for the team’s…

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Formula 1 – Daniel Ricciardo reflects on ‘intense’ Formula 1 2018 season

Formula 1 – Daniel Ricciardo reflects on ‘intense’ Formula 1 2018 season

“A lot went on this year and I’d probably be naive to think it didn’t affect me at some point,” admits Renault-bound driver By James Galloway Last Updated: 12/12/18 2:35pm A reflective Daniel Ricciardo has described 2018 as the “most challenging” year of his Formula 1 career. The Australian endured a tumultuous campaign with a…

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Formula 1 – F1 Hamilton and Vettel: Verstappen ready for 2019 F1 title push

Formula 1 – F1 Hamilton and Vettel: Verstappen ready for 2019 F1 title push

Multiple world champions Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel believe Max Verstappen is ready to challenge for Formula 1 titles, providing Red Bull and Honda can strike a successful partnership. Verstappen endured mistake-ridden start to 2018 but impressively recovered to outscore every driver except Hamilton in the second half of the year. The 21-year-old secured a…

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Formula 1 – F1 Wolff: Monza the turning point in 2018 F1 title fight

Formula 1 – F1 Wolff: Monza the turning point in 2018 F1 title fight

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff believes Lewis Hamilton’s victory at the Italian Grand Prix acted as the turning point in the 2018 Formula 1 title fight. A strong second half of 2018 and a development push helped Mercedes beat rivals Ferrari to both world championships as the German manufacturer maintained its perfect record of winning every…

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Formula 1 – F1: Mercedes saw a ‘new Lewis’ in final F1 2018 races after title victory

Formula 1 – F1: Mercedes saw a ‘new Lewis’ in final F1 2018 races after title victory

Mercedes Formula 1 chief Toto Wolff felt Lewis Hamilton’s on-track performances reached another level following his championship victory in Mexico, allowing the team to see a “new Lewis.” Hamilton clinched his fifth F1 world title with two races to spare in the 2018 season, moving into an unassailable lead following the Mexican Grand Prix. Hamilton…

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Formula 1 – F1 Vettel: Ferrari ‘still too far away’ from Mercedes in F1 2018

Formula 1 – F1 Vettel: Ferrari ‘still too far away’ from Mercedes in F1 2018

Sebastian Vettel feels Ferrari was “still too far away” from Mercedes through the 2018 Formula 1 season, citing a “significant drop in performance” as proving costly in the closing stages of the season. Vettel led the drivers’ championship at the halfway point in the season ahead of Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton, only to suffer a downturn…

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MotoGP – MotoGP, Rossi: “The Fiesta holds you to the seat, but the Yamaha is quicker”

MotoGP – MotoGP, Rossi: “The Fiesta holds you to the seat, but the Yamaha is quicker”

He is the clear favourite at this year’s Monza Rally Show and, after what we’ve seen in the first practices, he has sent his opponents a clear signal. Valentino Rossi made no calculations, powering through the first two special stages. At the end of the first stage, the Doctor has a 7”1 second advantage over Teemu Suninen,…

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Formula 1 – F1: Hamilton, Mercedes receive F1 championship trophies at FIA gala

Formula 1 – F1: Hamilton, Mercedes receive F1 championship trophies at FIA gala

Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes have officially been crowned Formula 1 world champions for 2018 after receiving their championship trophies at the FIA’s end-of-season prize giving on Friday night. Hamilton clinched his fifth drivers’ championship at October’s Mexican Grand Prix after defeating Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel in a close head-to-head battle through 2018, while Mercedes clinched…

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Formula 2 – What Michael Schumacher did when F1 pal Jean Todt visited him in November

Formula 2 – What Michael Schumacher did when F1 pal Jean Todt visited him in November

Michael Schumacher’s former boss Jean Todt has revealed that he watched Lewis Hamilton’s 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix win with the stricken F1 ace. Former Ferrari racing manager Todt was at the German’s house when Hamilton clinched the championship. The French motor sport executive, who heads the FIA, said he visited Schumacher’s house in Switzerland. There…

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Formula 1 – Rachel Brookes’ diary: Formula 1’s finishing line for 2018

Formula 1 – Rachel Brookes’ diary: Formula 1’s finishing line for 2018

I love ending the season in Abu Dhabi. There are many reasons for it. Firstly, it’s what I call an ‘easy’ race weekend. The weather is stable, usually, the facilities are great, and you don’t have to be concerned about safety or security. It seems to put the whole paddock at ease, whether there are…

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Formula 2 – What Michael Schumacher did when F1 pal Jean Todt visited him in November

Formula 2 – What Michael Schumacher did when F1 pal Jean Todt visited him in November

Michael Schumacher’s former boss Jean Todt has revealed that he watched Lewis Hamilton’s 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix win with the stricken F1 ace. Former Ferrari racing manager Todt was at the German’s house when Hamilton clinched the championship. The French motor sport executive, who heads the FIA, said he visited Schumacher’s house in Switzerland. There…

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Formula 1 – F1: Hamilton wants email feedback from Mercedes F1 team in bid to improve

Formula 1 – F1: Hamilton wants email feedback from Mercedes F1 team in bid to improve

Lewis Hamilton has asked his Mercedes team to send him feedback via email on the areas he can improve for 2019 as he sets his sights on becoming Formula 1’s “all-time great”. Hamilton beat Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel to claim his fifth drivers’ world title with two races to spare this year, edging him closer to…

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Formula 1 – F1: Mercedes facing “setback” with 2019 F1 engine concept

Formula 1 – F1: Mercedes facing “setback” with 2019 F1 engine concept

Mercedes has suffered a “setback” with the development of its Formula 1 engine ahead of the 2019 season, according to team boss Toto Wolff. The German manufacturer has dominated the current era of power unit regulations since their introduction in 2014, with Mercedes taking a clean sweep of five constructors’ and drivers’ world championship titles…

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Formula 1 – Lewis Hamilton named Peta’s 2018 Person of the Year

Formula 1 – Lewis Hamilton named Peta’s 2018 Person of the Year

Animal rights charity Peta has named Lewis Hamilton as Peta’s 2018 Person of the Year “for proving how powerful eating vegan can be – and encouraging people around the world to save the planet by ditching meat, dairy products, and other animal-derived foods.”  The 2018 Formula 1 world champion is a keen animal rights activist,…

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Formula 2 – Lewis Hamilton wins team bosses’ top 10 drivers vote for 2018 season

Formula 2 – Lewis Hamilton wins team bosses’ top 10 drivers vote for 2018 season

The Formula One season ended with a fifth Drivers’ Championship for Lewis Hamilton, and the Brit swept the board in Autosport’s Formula One team principals’ Top 10 Drivers of 2018 vote. Hamilton dominated the track whilst driving for Mercedes, and concluded the 2018 calendar by winning in Abu Dhabi a fortnight ago. And he has…

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Formula 1 – Mercedes F1 boss Wolff injured knee during post-season celebrations

Formula 1 – Mercedes F1 boss Wolff injured knee during post-season celebrations

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff has revealed he suffered a knee injury during the team’s post-season celebrations in Abu Dhabi. The German manufacturer held an end-of-season party following November’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which was won by Lewis Hamilton. Hamilton’s 11th victory of the season capped off another successful year for Mercedes, which retained…

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Formula 1 – F1: The driver under most pressure heading into F1 2019

Formula 1 – F1: The driver under most pressure heading into F1 2019

The contrasting fortunes following the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix could not have been more different for Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas. 2018 heralded another championship triumph for Mercedes, with the German manufacturer continuing its perfect record of clinching every title on offer since the start of the V6…

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