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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 2018 Driver Reviews – Part I

Sauber Motorsport AG

Once again, Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes are those on top of the world. It has been clear that team and driver were the differentiators this year, as reliability favoured championship rivals Ferrari and the cars both had convincing attributes over one another. A mixture of appalling reliability, driver mismanagement and mistakes ruled Red Bull out of the key silverware very …

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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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How will the second half of the 2017 Formula 1 season pan out?

Daimler/Mercedes AMG F1

Nine races remain in what has been a scintillating 2017 Formula 1 season. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel leads the Mercedes duo of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas by 14 and 33 points respectively. It is by far the tightest season in F1 since the turbocharged engines returned to the sport. Controversial collisions, team orders and the extreme speeds boasted by this …

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101st Indianapolis 500 driver-by-driver review

The 101st Indianapolis 500 produced a somewhat unexpected victory for former Formula 1 driver Takuma Sato, becoming the first Japanese driver to win the great race. Sato, who finished third at Indianapolis in the 2004 United States Grand Prix for BAR-Honda, held off Helio Castroneves in the late stages of the race to take his first win for the Andretti …

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The Indianapolis 500 Newbie Guide

It is almost 25 years since Nigel Mansell stunned the racing world by announcing that he would be ditching Formula 1 for Indy cars, despite taking a dominant championship. Mansell-mania spread to the United States as a result, and the global interest in Indycar racing, the championship and especially the crown jewel event – the Indianapolis 500 skyrocketed. In a …

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Fernando Alonso Indy 500 debut can produce a win

Perhaps the first real shocking piece of news in motor racing in 2017 is the Fernando Alonso Indy 500 deal between McLaren, Honda and Andretti Autosport. He can win it. We’re going back to the #Indy500. Hear from Fernando and @ZBrownCEO on their excitement to go @IndyCar racing. #McLarenIndy pic.twitter.com/tiqonmYqyV — McLaren (@McLarenF1) April 12, 2017 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Alonso will be …

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Lewis Hamilton at 50 Grand Prix Wins

Daimler/Mercedes AMG F1

The United States Grand Prix saw three-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton record a landmark 50th Grand Prix win. This remarkable achievement puts him just one race win behind the great Alain Prost in the all-time rankings, but still some way off Michael Schumacher’s extraordinary 91 Grand Prix wins. Hamilton is continuing to set new records, something he has been consistently …

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