The news that three-time F1 World Champion Niki Lauda had passed away at the age of 70 will be spreading sadness throughout the world of motorsport this morning. Lauda’s story is, quite literally, Hollywood-like in its twists and turns, triumphs and tragedy. Like any public figure he had his fans and detractors, but nobody can, […]

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Three-time Formula 1 world champion Niki Lauda has died at the age of 70. In a statement issued to the Austrian Press Agency on Tuesday morning, it was confirmed by Lauda’s family that he had passed away on Monday, nine months after undergoing a lung transplant. “In deep mourning, we announce that our beloved Niki has passed […]

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Nikita Mazepin topped the second and final day of the final in-season Formula 1 test in Barcelona. Mazepin, having his first run-out in the 2019 Mercedes after a private test programme in the ’17 car, set a best time of 1m15.775s on the final afternoon using the C5 Pirellis. The Formula 2 driver completed a […]

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Formula 1 will return to Zandvoort next season, bringing to an end the Dutch circuit’s 35-year absence from the calendar. With Max Verstappen making headlines around the world and attracting a new wave of supporters to F1, it seemed only a matter of time before the Netherlands would be back on the calendar. That was finally confirmed on Tuesday. […]

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Lewis Hamilton challenged Valtteri Bottas off the line, setting up an emphatic fourth Spanish Grand Prix win while Ferrari shot themselves in the foot in the battle for third. Starting 1-2 on the grid with Bottas ahead of Hamilton, the Mercedes driver lined up slightly ahead of his yellow pit lane line but not enough to […]

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Mercedes’ Toto Wolff says he and Lewis Hamilton discussed the appeal of a move to Ferrari during the five-time Formula 1 world champion’s contract negotiations last year. Hamilton joined Mercedes from McLaren in 2013, and has won four of his five world championship titles with the manufacturer. Last year he agreed to extend his Mercedes […]

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Valtteri Bottas topped the second Formula 1 free practice session for the Spanish Grand Prix, outpacing Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton by 0.049 seconds. Bottas, who also set the pace in the morning session, was fastest in the early stages when using medium-compound Pirellis, seven-tenths faster than Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel. Vettel and team-mate Charles Leclerc […]

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Formula 1 championship leader Valtteri Bottas eclipsed the two Ferraris to set the pace in opening Spanish Grand Prix practice but his session was ended early by an oil leak. The Mercedes driver traded times with Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel before establishing himself at the head of the order with two laps good enough […]

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The Brazilian Grand Prix will move next year to a new purpose-built circuit in Rio de Janeiro that could be named after Ayrton Senna, the country’s president has revealed. Amid uncertainty over the long-term future of the current Formula 1 event at Interlagos in Sao Paulo, Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has said that a switch […]

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Zandvoort is being lined up to replace Barcelona as the first non-flyaway race of the 2020 Formula 1 season, with the Spanish Grand Prix falling off the calendar, Autosport understands. In the wake of Max Verstappen’s recent success, momentum has been building for the world championship to return to the Netherlands for the first time […]

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