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Formula 1 – Formula 1: Team and driver review and rating: Mercedes

Formula 1 – Formula 1: Team and driver review and rating: Mercedes

With the season done and dusted and the holidays just around the corner, it’s time for Motorsport Week’s annual team-by-team review and ratings. This week we’ll run through first to fifth in the championship, starting with Mercedes, before running down from sixth to tenth next week. Mercedes began 2018 with the fastest package but under…

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Formula E – Formula E: Watch: Driver Profile – Gary Paffett

Formula E – Formula E: Watch: Driver Profile – Gary Paffett

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MotoGP – MotoGP: KTM’s difficult sophomore year ‘normal’ for a young team – Pit Beirer

MotoGP – MotoGP: KTM’s difficult sophomore year ‘normal’ for a young team – Pit Beirer

KTM boss Pit Beirer says the Austrian marque’s difficult second year in MotoGP was “normal” for a “rookie in the class”, and says injury for its riders meant the team was unable properly prove itself.  KTM stepped up to MotoGP last year and managed to finish second-from-last in the manufacturers’ table with 69 points, though…

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Formula 1 – Formula 1: Issue 295 of Motorsport Monday is out now

Formula 1 – Formula 1: Issue 295 of Motorsport Monday is out now

With Christmas and the holidays just around the corner, that means it’s our penultimate issue of the year! So this week Phillip Horton present’s the first part of Motorsport Monday’s Formula 1 team-by-team and driver reviews. See who got top marks and who needs improvement next year… Now accepted as probably the top sportscar championship…

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Formula 1 – Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton would have won title driving a Ferrari – Luca di Montezemolo

Formula 1 – Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton would have won title driving a Ferrari – Luca di Montezemolo

Former Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo believes Lewis Hamilton would still have won the Drivers’ title had he been driving for Ferrari, given the level he was at during the 2018 season. Hamilton, who of course drives for Mercedes, became a five-time world champion this year as he beat chief rival Sebastian Vettel, with the pair…

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Formula 1 – Formula 1: Robert Kubica: No reason to be ‘afraid’ at eight-year F1 absence

Formula 1 – Formula 1: Robert Kubica: No reason to be ‘afraid’ at eight-year F1 absence

Robert Kubica says he has no reason to be “afraid” that his eight-year absence from Formula 1 racing will count against him when he lines up on the 2019 grid. Kubica raced for BMW Sauber and Renault from mid-2006 until 2010 but did not compete thereafter in the wake of sustaining a severe arm injury…

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Formula E – Porsche’s New Formula E Racer Is Here

Formula E – Porsche’s New Formula E Racer Is Here

Screenshot: Patrick Long on Instagram Porsche is going all-in on electric performance in the near future, with the launch of the Tesla-fighter-with-the-worst-name Taycan, likely a hybrid 911, and a new Formula E team. This weekend Porsche gave the car its first semi-public debut during their annual Night of Champions celebration in Germany. Porsche have not…

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Formula 1 – Formula 1: My 2018 was better than points tally suggests – Carlos Sainz Jr.

Formula 1 – Formula 1: My 2018 was better than points tally suggests – Carlos Sainz Jr.

Carlos Sainz Jr. has asserted that his final points total is not reflective of the strong performances he put in during the 2018 Formula 1 season. Sainz Jr. finished 10th in the championship on 53 points, three positions and 16 points adrift of Renault team-mate Nico Hulkenberg, who wound up as the lead midfielder. But…

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Formula 2 – Formula 1: Max Verstappen leads Red Bull 1-2 in Abu Dhabi FP1

Formula 2 – Formula 1: Max Verstappen leads Red Bull 1-2 in Abu Dhabi FP1

Max Verstappen maintained his strong form as he comfortably led the way during the opening practice session for Formula 1’s season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Verstappen, who won in Mexico and was on course for a repeat in Brazil until a clash with Esteban Ocon, posted a time of 1:38.491 on Pirelli’s Hypersoft tyres at…

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Formula 1 – Formula 1: Romain Grosjean expects to race in F1 until he’s 40

Formula 1 – Formula 1: Romain Grosjean expects to race in F1 until he’s 40

Romain Grosjean says he expects to remain in Formula 1 until he reaches the age of 40, believing he still has a lot to give to the sport. Grosjean made his debut in 2009 and returned in 2012 after a two-year absence, remaining in the championship ever since, with Lotus and latterly Haas. The 10-time…

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Formula 1 – Formula 1: F1 penalty points: Who was in the bad books in 2018?

Formula 1 – Formula 1: F1 penalty points: Who was in the bad books in 2018?

When Formula 1 drivers transgress the panel of stewards at each Grand Prix have the option to impose a range of sanctions, including reprimands, time demotions and grid drops. Frequently such slap-downs come with penalty points – with drivers’ Super Licences receiving those unwanted points. Should a driver amass 12 points through a rolling 12-month…

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Formula 1 – Formula 1: Marcus Ericsson ‘proud’ of role in Sauber F1 recovery from ‘rock bottom’

Formula 1 – Formula 1: Marcus Ericsson ‘proud’ of role in Sauber F1 recovery from ‘rock bottom’

Departing Sauber driver Marcus Ericsson says he can feel “proud” of the part he played in the Formula 1 team’s revival from “rock bottom”. Ericsson joined Sauber in late 2014 but shortly after the operation entered a period of decline, struggling both on- and off-track, at one stage coming perilously close to collapse amid worsening…

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Formula 1 – Formula 1: Kimi Raikkonen: Sauber has ‘everything’ it needs to build ‘great car’

Formula 1 – Formula 1: Kimi Raikkonen: Sauber has ‘everything’ it needs to build ‘great car’

Kimi Raikkonen believes Sauber has the facilities and resources it needs in order to produce a “great car” in Formula 1 next season. Raikkonen has re-joined Sauber on a two-year contract after spending five seasons with Ferrari, and tested its C37 during post-season running in Abu Dhabi last month. Sauber, for whom Raikkonen raced in…

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Formula 2 – Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes crowned at FIA Prize Giving ceremony

Formula 2 – Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes crowned at FIA Prize Giving ceremony

Lewis Hamilton has been officially crowned Formula 1 World Champion for a fifth time during the FIA’s annual Prize Giving ceremony on Friday evening. The gala, in which champions from FIA-sanctioned series receive their accolades, was held at the Philharmonia Grand Hall in the Russian city of St. Petersburg. Hamilton was on hand to collect…

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Formula 1 – Brendon Hartley thought he had a ‘long term F1 contract’

Formula 1 – Brendon Hartley thought he had a ‘long term F1 contract’

His Formula 1 adventure may be over for now, but Brendon Hartley says his motor racing career is still very much alive. Having been given a second chance by Red Bull and Toro Rosso, the 29-year-old New Zealander has lost his seat after just a single full season. ‘Not the perfect time’ “I’ve definitely been…

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