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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 – 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: Max Verstappen set for US GP grid penalty after gearbox change

Formula 1 – F1: Max Verstappen set for US GP grid penalty after gearbox change

Max Verstappen will drop further down the Formula 1 grid for the start of Sunday’s United States Grand Prix after Red Bull opted to change the gearbox on his car overnight, triggering a penalty. Verstappen qualified 15th at the Circuit of The Americas on Saturday after damaging his car when running over a sausage kerb…

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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: Max Verstappen finds COTA suspension failure ‘weird to understand’

Formula 1 – F1: Max Verstappen finds COTA suspension failure ‘weird to understand’

Max Verstappen found his suspension failure during Formula 1 qualifying for the United States Grand Prix “weird to understand” after a heavy hit with one of the kerbs brought his session to an early end. Verstappen clipped the sausage kerb at the exit of Turn 15 towards the end of Q1, with the impact resulting…

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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 – 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 Horner: Albon links to Toro Rosso just speculation at the moment

Formula 1 – F1 Horner: Albon links to Toro Rosso just speculation at the moment

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner says reports connecting Alexander Albon to the second Toro Rosso Formula 1 race seat remain ‘nothing other than speculation’ and will stay tight-lipped on its 2019 plans. After Daniil Kvyat was confirmed to be returning to Toro Rosso for 2019, attention switched to the second race seat currently held by Brendon…

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Formula 1 – F1 Ricciardo: Podium possible for Red Bull at United States GP

Formula 1 – F1 Ricciardo: Podium possible for Red Bull at United States GP

Daniel Ricciardo has gone against Red Bull’s predictions and feels a podium will be possible at the United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas. Heading into the final four rounds of the 2018 Formula 1 campaign, Red Bull boss Christian Horner has predicted its final two shots at fighting for wins will…

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Formula 1 – F1: Daniel Ricciardo ‘fed up’ with run of bad luck in Formula 1

Formula 1 – F1: Daniel Ricciardo ‘fed up’ with run of bad luck in Formula 1

Daniel Ricciardo is growing increasingly frustrated with his lack of good fortune in Formula 1 through 2018, believing his current luckless run reaches as far back as prior to the Monaco Grand Prix at the end of May. Ricciardo took a dominant victory from pole position in Monaco, but had to manage an issue on…

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MotoGP – MotoGP Bike Deemed ‘Too Dangerous’ for F1 Driver

MotoGP – MotoGP Bike Deemed ‘Too Dangerous’ for F1 Driver

Max Verstappen at the Japanese Grand Prix. Photo: Mark Thompson (Getty Images) Red Bull’s motorsport program will let MotoGP riders test Formula One cars for publicity and all of that junk, but you better believe the privilege isn’t the same the other way around. When Red Bull F1 driver Max Verstappen asked to get on…

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Formula 1 – F1 calendar at ‘saturation point’ with 21 races – Horner

Formula 1 – F1 calendar at ‘saturation point’ with 21 races – Horner

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner believes the Formula 1 calendar has reached its “saturation point” and should not expand beyond the current 21 races. This season equals the most grands prix to be held across a campaign, while the provisional 2019 schedule features the same amount of races with the championship concluding in December…

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MotoGP – Red Bull says ‘no’ to MotoGP test for Verstappen

MotoGP – Red Bull says ‘no’ to MotoGP test for Verstappen

Image: AFP / Giuseppe Cacace Red Bull has said ‘no’ to a MotoGP test for Max Verstappen. The newly 21-year-old has admitted that early in 2018, he successfully passed his motorbike license exam. ‘I have asked the team’ He told De Telegraaf newspaper that he is now a Harley Davidson owner. READ: Verstappen to learn from…

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Formula 1 – F1: Time ‘running away’ to fix 2021 F1 regulations

Formula 1 – F1: Time ‘running away’ to fix 2021 F1 regulations

Toro Rosso team principal Franz Tost has warned that “time is running away” for Formula 1 to finalise the regulations for its planned overhaul in 2021. F1 is set to introduce a raft of new sporting and technical rules – including revised engine regulations – as well as overhauling the commercial structure of the sport in…

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Formula 1 – F1 Tech: Why Honda’s 2018 turnaround gives F1 hope

Formula 1 – F1 Tech: Why Honda’s 2018 turnaround gives F1 hope

The final round of qualifying for the 2018 Japanese Grand Prix marked a fitting reward for Honda’s toils over the past four years in Formula 1. Toro Rosso drivers Brendon Hartley and Pierre Gasly both reached the top 10 shootout, qualifying sixth and seventh respectively, achieving their goal set out following the introduction of the…

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Formula 1 – McLaren reach their nadir in Japan as Vietnam prepares to welcome F1 | Giles Richards | Sport

Formula 1 – McLaren reach their nadir in Japan as Vietnam prepares to welcome F1 | Giles Richards | Sport

McLaren left exposed Fernando Alonso’s ire at the Japanese Grand Prix after he was penalised for leaving the track and gaining an advantage after being pushed off by Lance Stroll at the chicane might have been the low point of the Spaniard’s weekend. But for the team, qualifying in Japan will be a moment they…

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Formula 1 – F1 Whiting: Verstappen’s chicane-cut comment ‘silly’

Formula 1 – F1 Whiting: Verstappen’s chicane-cut comment ‘silly’

Formula 1 race director Charlie Whiting believes Max Verstappen’s comments about Valtteri Bottas cutting the final chicane in the Japanese Grand Prix were “silly”. The Mercedes driver skipped across the artificial grass after locking-up into the chicane in the closing stages of the race while under pressure from Verstappen – who had earlier received a…

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Formula 1 – F1: Vettel was ‘optimistic’ with Verstappen pass – Horner

Formula 1 – F1: Vettel was ‘optimistic’ with Verstappen pass – Horner

Red Bull boss Christian Horner reckons Sebastian Vettel’s attempted pass on Max Verstappen in the Japanese Grand Prix was “optimistic”, adding a collision was “inevitable”. The pair tangled at Spoon as they battled over third place during the early stages at Suzuka, with Vettel sent spinning to the rear of the field after a late…

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Formula 1 – F1: Verstappen ‘got lucky’ in Japanese GP clash – Vettel

Formula 1 – F1: Verstappen ‘got lucky’ in Japanese GP clash – Vettel

Sebastian Vettel believes Max Verstappen was “lucky” to have escaped any damage in their Japanese Grand Prix collision. The pair made contact at Spoon when Vettel attacked the Red Bull driver for third place having made early progress from his lowly starting position of eighth on the grid. Vettel attempted a late move down the…

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