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13 Dec 2020

VERSTAPPEN TAKES SURPRISE POLE IN ABU DHABI QUALIFYING

Max Verstappen finally broke the Mercedes stranglehold on qualifying that has been a signature of Saturday afternoon this season with a stunning Q3 lap that took pole position for the final race of the season at Yas Marina. Verstappen’s surprise pole was just his third P1 in his last 119 starts for Red Bull. This [...]
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07 Dec 2020

RUSSELL AND PEREZ BRILLIANT AT SAKHIR GRAND PRIX

Following an action-packed race around the short circuit at the Bahrain International Raceway, it was Racing Point's Sergio Perez who took his first Formula 1 victory in the Sakhir Grand Prix. It came off the back of a stellar performance from George Russell, driving Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes, where the Silver Arrows threw away a lead [...]
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06 Dec 2020

RUSSELL PIPPED TO POLE BY BOTTAS IN SAKHIR QUALIFYING

Talk of a pole position for George Russell was rife ahead of qualifying for the Sakhir Grand Prix, and for good reason. Russell had excelled in the Mercedes in Friday practice posting the fastest time in both sessions. Could the Mercedes Academy driver, and Williams No.1 beat Bottas and the rest of the field to [...]
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30 Nov 2020

GROSJEAN CRASH REMINDS US THAT THE RACE FOR SAFETY HAS NO CHEQUERED FLAG

Over the years since the death of Ayrton Senna we have been periodically reminded of the dangers participating in motorsport, but yesterday’s events at the Bahrain International Circuit were particularly stark. The race got off to a clean start with Lewis Hamilton streaking off the line while his teammate was suffering from a lack of [...]
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29 Nov 2020

RELAXED HAMILTON MAKES IT BUSINESS AS USUAL IN BAHRAIN QUALIFYING

At the qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix, the talk up and down the pitlane was as much about tyres as it was about times. Criticism of the tyres from the drivers was rife following Friday practice. The teams had agreed to run the 2021 spec tyres provided by Pirelli. The session gave the teams [...]
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27 Nov 2020

WATCH AGAIN TORQUE SHOP – WOMEN TALK MOTORSPORT

We hosted the second edition of our Torque Shop series on Wednesday 18th November. We were joined by Louise Goodman who asked the questions to Jamie Chadwick, Jade Edwards, and Esmee Hawkey. If you would like to watch the webcast again or missed it on the day then here it is! Thanks to our sponsors [...]
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10 Nov 2020

PROVISIONAL 2021 FORMULA 1 CALENDAR RELEASED

Formula 1 has today let the motor racing cat out of the bag and published the provisional calendar for the 2021 Formula 1 season. The most notable change to 2020’s season is the dropping of the Vietnam Grand Prix from the schedule. This was not totally unexpected with investigations in that country around corruption amongst [...]
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01 Nov 2020

BOTTAS TAKES POLE AT IMOLA

Mercedes could win their seventh consecutive Constructors World Championship today at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix and in so doing wrestle another record away from Ferrari. Mercedes led Red Bull, by 209 points heading into this weekend at Imola with only a maximum of 176 points left up for grabs following Imola which means Red [...]
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26 Oct 2020

RECORD BREAKER HAMILTON WINS IN PORTIMAO

Lewis Hamilton was imperious in Portimao where he racked up his 92nd Formula 1 career victory to wins the Portuguese Grand Prix and break the record set by Michael Schumacher for the most wins in Formula 1 history. It had seemed inevitable for some time and that it was only a matter of when rather [...]
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25 Oct 2020

A ROLLERCOASTER RIDE TO POLE FOR HAMILTON IN PORTIMAO

As Lewis Hamilton moves almost inevitable to becoming the most decorated Formula 1 driver in history, he yet again proved his resilience under pressure by taking the 97th Formula 1 pole of his career in qualifying for the Portuguese Grand Prix at the Portimao Circuit. In a qualifying session delayed by a series of bizarre [...]
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