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New F1 Superlicense: NASCAR’s Kyle Busch could enter Formula One

New F1 Superlicense: NASCAR’s Kyle Busch could enter Formula One

The new FIA Superlicense ratified yesterday has had some changes most notable of which being the inclusion of NASCAR, Indy Lights and IMSA – the US Sportscar series. This means that NASCAR’s Cup winners from the last 3 seasons could join the Formula One grid next year if they have taken the crown twice and […]

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Ferrari real contenders for the 2017 title

Ferrari real contenders for the 2017 title

The obvious setback in Singapore for Ferrari has sent the media into a frenzy during the last few days, many saying it’s made Vettel’s chances of securing the title now nearly impossible. Indeed with more than a race win in points ahead, Lewis Hamilton is sitting pretty at the top of the leader board but […]

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Three into one still doesn’t go, Sainz proves his worth

Three into one still doesn’t go, Sainz proves his worth

Rate the race: Marina Bay Circuit, Singapore 2017. Mean reader score: 5.55 This is the worst score for quite a few years for this circuit (6.77, 6.56, 5.65 and 5.62 for 2016, 15, 14 and 13) which is hardly surprising as although the race lasted the full two hours (and didn’t get as far as […]

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McLaren driver becomes most successful ever

McLaren driver becomes most successful ever

On this day in F1 – 20th September 1987 Alain Prost recorded his 28th career win – beating the record of 27 held by Jackie Stewart since 1973 – at an event-filled Portuguese Grand Prix, his relentless harrying of long-time leader Gerhard Berger paying off two laps from the end when Berger spun his Ferrari. […]

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The last pieces of the driver 2018 puzzle reveal themselves…

The last pieces of the driver 2018 puzzle reveal themselves…

The Singapore GP answered a lot of questions as to the make-up of F1 in 2018, but not all. The Honda / McLaren split was officially announced, with the Woking team swopping engines with Toro Rosso. Renault were able to extract Carlos Sainz from Toro Rosso as part of deal, though officially the move is […]

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Ocon confirmed at Force India for 2018

Ocon confirmed at Force India for 2018

The Frenchman confirms that he will also compete as a Mercedes Junior for the Silverstone team in 2018. The team also confirmed that Sergio Pérez’s contract extension means that the Mexican will stay at Force India for another year. Nevertheless, the 21-year-old Frenchman today, “Now it is official, and I can say that I am very […]

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#F1 Race Review: 2017 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX

#F1 Race Review: 2017 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX

Brought to you by TheJudge13 contributor Mattpt55 Ambient 28° Track 32° Humidity 78% Wind 1.5 m/s Prelude Rain Rain go away, come again another day! Or at least the spectacular collection of honed catchphrases in F1, chucking it down, heavens have opened etc.. feel free to play the drinking game every time you hear one, […]

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#F1 Qualifying Review:  2017 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX

#F1 Qualifying Review: 2017 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX

Brought to you by TheJudge13 contributor Mattpt55 Ambient 28° Track 33° Humidity 70% Wind 1.0 m/s Prelude Singapore sparkles at night, liveries glistening under the harsh glare of the artificial lights as the final, desperate preparations for the qualifying session were made by the teams. Equally dazzling were the bevy of inter and intra team […]

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Renault drops the bomb

Renault drops the bomb

The Red Bull organisation opted for Honda engine in the Toro Rosso cars. In my previous article I already mentioned this was a definitive shock to an established wisdom in F1: do not rock the boat, because the boat might rock you. From my point of view Honda was the perfect answer to the issue […]

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Vettel looks to strike back against Hamilton – Red Bull the joker. The Ultimate Singapore GP Weekend Guide

Vettel looks to strike back against Hamilton – Red Bull the joker. The Ultimate Singapore GP Weekend Guide

Introduction: Lewis Hamilton has turned the tide and taken over the lead in the driver’s championship courtesy of back to back wins since the summer break, but this weekend F1 arrives in Singapore, which should on paper suit Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel down to the ground. Singapore has proven tricky for Mercedes in recent years, […]

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F1 in for a shock

F1 in for a shock

F1 fans want news, fans crave it. F1 is driven by numbers, by predictions, by people thinking outside the box. And of course, by drivers which we consider “the human factor”. Budgets have become bigger over the years, and F1 teams no longer fly by the seat of their pants. They fill spreadsheets, analyze subjects […]

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Vettel closes in on title at Singapore while Hamilton sees red

Vettel closes in on title at Singapore while Hamilton sees red

Coming into the Singapore Grand Prix in 2011 the title was a fight between Sebastian Vettel, Mark Webber (Red Bull), Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button (McLaren) and Fernando Alonso (Ferrari). Well, mathematically anyway. Such was Vettel’s dominance in the 2011 season that he could wrap the title up in Singapore if results went his way. […]

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Hamilton Facing Eerily Similar Battle Against Vettel

Hamilton Facing Eerily Similar Battle Against Vettel

Lewis Hamilton finds himself an eerily similar position to last season as he pursues his fourth Formula One Drivers’ Championship crown. The Brit was pushing to win the title for the third season on the bounce in 2016, only to be defeated by his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg. Hamilton paid the price for a poor […]

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Deal is done. McLaren Renault & Toro Rosso Honda for 2018

Deal is done. McLaren Renault & Toro Rosso Honda for 2018

Reports in Germany say the announcement will come at the Singapore Grand Prix, it is believed that the deal has been completed and we’ll see a swop of Power Units in 2018. With the final jigsaw piece falling into place with the announcement at the weekend, that Carlos Sainz will leave Toro Rosso for the […]

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Vettel dominates Hamilton with twice as many wins in Singapore – Form Guide

Vettel dominates Hamilton with twice as many wins in Singapore – Form Guide

Lewis Hamilton broke Ferrari hearts with a win in their backyard last time out, and Valtteri Bottas made it a Mercedes 1-2 to add insult to injury – helping Lewis take the lead of the championship in the process. The tight streets of Singapore though should suit Ferrari better – and Sebastian Vettel usually manages […]

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Son of Enzo Ferrari believes Vettel is their next Schumacher

Son of Enzo Ferrari believes Vettel is their next Schumacher

Many F1 fans remember the days of the Michael Schumacher dominance in red back in the early 2000’s. The remarkable tally of victories in the German driver’s record is truly staggering at 91 wins, 72 of which were for Ferrari. But could you compare Schumacher’s era with Ferrari’s current lead driver Sebastian Vettel? The son […]

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In words | Monza, my first grand prix

In words | Monza, my first grand prix

Monza is the temple of speed, the grand prix to attend if you’re looking for an electric atmosphere. Fast corners, long straights, and the formidable Tifosi. Today I got back from the best weekend of my life. I am not exaggerating here; it was everything I had ever hoped for and more. Even now I […]

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