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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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Craig’s Column: F1’s double redemption tale

It appears difficult to pinpoint any one thing from the Formula 1 German Grand Prix last weekend that stands out from the rest in terms of its significance. Max Verstappen’s overdue wet-weather victory, an unwell Lewis Hamilton making not one – but two – major errors in an important race for Mercedes as it celebrated 125 years in motorsport, Valtteri …

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2019 German GP Key Stats

A little bit later than planned, and I’m currently writing these from a hotel room in Canterbury, but here are the German GP stats! Track Stats: 4.575km long lap 67 lap race 306.458km race distance 36 previous races 18 wins from pole (50.00%) 26 wins from the front row (72.22%) 22 different winners 12 wins from Ferrari 4 wins from …

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