Friday , 20 September 2019

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The potential champion who should already be among F1’s elite

The 2019 Formula 1 season has marked the arrival of Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc as potential megastars for the future. Five-time champion and the greatest of his era Lewis Hamilton has relished this – and we witnessed a glimpse of something in Hungary that reflects when Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso were the youngsters taking it to Michael Schumacher a decade and a half ago. However, there is a young talent in amongst his own stable – a Verstappen-beater in fact – who should also be within this changing of the guard.

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F1 2019 mid-season report part II – the top teams

12 races into a Formula 1 season that has morphed into a true slow-burner, and against pre-season expectations it is Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes who both seem nailed on for their sixth drivers’ and constructors’ championships respectively. Ferrari’s challenge never materialised despite early promise, while Max Verstappen and Red Bull-Honda are emerging as legitimate threats to snatch the championship from Hamilton. Elsewhere, new stars have come into the fore, rookies have massively impressed, and some team-mate battles have become totally one-sided. Which drivers can go into the summer break on a high, and who has some serious work to do in the second half of 2019?

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F1 2019 mid-season report part I – the lower teams

12 races into what is shaping up to be a thrilling battle among the lower teams in Formula 1 in 2019 and some will be massively disappointed with how things have panned out so far. Some team-mate battles have turned out to be more intriguing than initially thought, while others have been totally one-sided. Focus on the teams at the top will be for another day, but here are all the facts and opinion on the lower six teams in the standings.

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F1 2019 Game Review

While I’m not exactly a game reviewer, I am a big gamer, with a particular fondness of racing games, so why not write a review for F1 2019?

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Why F1StatBlog supports the new Racing Pride initiative

F1StatBlog and its contributors passionately support the Racing Pride initiative, and firmly believes that the movement is vital for tackling the stigma of LGBTQ+ within motorsport. The fantastic thing about motor racing is that it is inclusive for all – regardless of gender, race, disability, age, and of course, sexuality.

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2018 – My Year of Motorsport

This year I’ve been to more races and other motorsport related events than I probably have in my entire life up to this point, so being a man of numbers, I decided to do some stats on my own year of motorsport.

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The Weird Cars of F1 History

Despite the fact I’ve only watched F1 properly for about 10 years, I absolutely love F1 history, especially the obscure and the weird. So here are the weirdest, unique and interesting F1 cars I can think of. I may do more of these for other things as well, I have a lot of random obscure knowledge in my head.

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Alonso should make IndyCar switch for 2019, but will not have it easy

Monaco – check. Le Mans – check. Indianapolis 500 – unchecked. Fernando Alonso’s quest to become only the second person after Graham Hill to clinch motorsport’s elusive triple crown is two-thirds completed. His best bet to achieve this goal is to head to the IndyCar series full-time, and it is there that he will have his best shot at achieving …

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Driver or Village Quiz

Think you know your obscure F1 drivers? A simple quiz, you get a name, you try and figure out if it is a British racing driver, a British village, or both.

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