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Toto on Lewis “No longer a loner”

Toto on Lewis “No longer a loner”

During the build up to this Grand Prix in Monaco, Toto Wolff took part in the Classic Mille Miglia with Mercedes director of engineering Aldo Costa. Rather amusingly, it is reported that the passionate Italian spectators heckled the pair whilst they drove a classic Mercedes-Benz SL 300 from 1952. “Costa, you have to go back to […]

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Palmer out of Renault

Palmer out of Renault

…if he doesn’t perform this weekend. Talk within the paddock has revealed Renault’s CEO Carlos Ghosn has called for two drivers of the caliber of Hülkenberg to be in the car in the medium term with a view to see a star in the car in 2018, most likely Fernando Alonso. Renault and Williams share a very […]

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Before Monaco, a quick look back at Spain

Before Monaco, a quick look back at Spain

This month, the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya played host to what was the most action packed and intense race of the Formula 1 season so far. Britain’s Lewis Hamilton emerged victorious but only after a tussle with rival Sebastian Vettel which saw the two go toe to toe out of the pits. The gap between the two […]

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Verstappen admits Alonso talent

Verstappen admits Alonso talent

Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen will have one eye over his shoulder during the Monaco GP as Fernando, ‘The Spanish Samurai’ competes in the Indy 500. During an interview in the Monaco Paddock, the Dutch teenager admitted that he’ll be very interested to see how his fellow Formula One competitor is doing over in the […]

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Ferrari to end Monaco victory drought

Ferrari to end Monaco victory drought

…if Sebastian Vettel has anything to do with it. Ferrari have not triumphed around the streets of Monaco since 2001 – and must feel that given their super form to start the season together with Mercedes having the longest wheelbase of the current generation of F1 cars that this is their year to win. More […]

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Drivers who could affect the race for the Drivers’ Championship

Drivers who could affect the race for the Drivers’ Championship

Lewis Hamilton ensured that the battle at the top of the Drivers’ Championship standings remained close between him and Sebastian Vettel by winning the Spanish Grand Prix. Just six points separate the two drivers after the opening five races of the campaign, with the duo seemingly destined to fight out over the course of the […]

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Ferrari insider comparison: Vettel better than Schumacher

Ferrari insider comparison: Vettel better than Schumacher

It’s no secret that Sebastian idolised Michael Schumacher as a child, manifested by posters on the wall and the dream to emulate his hero by becoming world champion himself one day. And yet, the current German Ferrari driver has yet to secure a title for the Scuderia. Ferrari’s long time test driver Marc Gene since 2004 has […]

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Verstappen/Ricciardo won’t receive Renault upgrade

Verstappen/Ricciardo won’t receive Renault upgrade

The planned upgrade from Renault won’t be available for the Canadian GP so Renault, Red Bull & Toro Rosso will be making do with the current power available. Red Bull are sitting in a proverbial ‘no mans land’ as best of the rest but not quick enough to challenge Ferrari or Mercedes. Frustrating for all […]

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Spain scores high & Lewis voted top

Spain scores high & Lewis voted top

Rate the Race and Driver of the weekend – Round 5, Spain, 2017 Mean Reader Score: 7.65 OK this race didn’t score as highly as last year (8.65)  when we had the jaw dropping spectacle of the two Mercedes drivers taking each other out, leaving the path clear for the newly promoted Max Verstappen to romp […]

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Ferrari 1 – 2 for Monaco

Ferrari 1 – 2 for Monaco

On this day in F1 – 16th May 1999 Michael Schumacher led a Ferrari one-two at the Monaco Grand Prix after pole-man Mika Hakkinen’s challenge fizzled out in the McLaren. Schumacher got a brilliant start from the grid, and after leading into the first corner, there was no stopping him. Hakkinen then found himself defending […]

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#F1 Qualifying Review:  2017 FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DE ESPANA PIRELLI

#F1 Qualifying Review: 2017 FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DE ESPANA PIRELLI

Brought to you by TheJudge13 contributor Mattpt55 Ambient 26° Track 44° Humidity 27% Wind 2.1 m/s Prelude Ooooooh!! Well no time like the present says Ferrari as an engine problem at the end of FP3 has resulted in an engine change for Vettel, according to Sky normally a 4 hour procedure, and this just after […]

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Alonso leaves the circuit for Tennis after Honda failure

Alonso leaves the circuit for Tennis after Honda failure

A raft of updates have appeared in the paddock, it’s all change for the teams who begin their European start to the season in Spain this weekend. It’s all change but not for the Spanish Samurai, Fernando Alonso. These updates are the ones that the teams will hope get them further up the grid but nobody […]

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Why McLaren should not ditch Honda

Why McLaren should not ditch Honda

VOICE OF THE FAN’s PIECE By TJ13 contributor Steve Barby  If you have an opinion on an F1 subject, please send us your words for consideration   We should accept that McLaren Honda, a partnership both sides took on willingly is one entity. McLaren – Honda, Honda – McLaren. This is a partnership that is […]

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The Spanish Grand Prix before Barcelona

The Spanish Grand Prix before Barcelona

The home of the Spanish Grand Prix is the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, and as the site of winter testing the teams are intimately familiar with the track. The Spanish Grand Prix has been held here every year since 1991, but it wasn’t always the home of Formula One in Spain, with 7 other circuits hosting […]

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