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Daniel Ricciardo wins Italian GP as Verstappen and Hamilton crash out

Posted in REVIEWS on September 12, 2021
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Championship leader Max Verstappen and defending champion Lewis Hamilton crashed out of the Italian Grand Prix, which was won by McLaren's Daniel Ricciardo on Sunday. Ricciardo celebrated in his traditional style on the iconic Monza podium, drinking champagne from his shoe — and then getting teammate Lando Norris to do so too. It was McLaren’s first win in nearly nine years, since Jenson Button took the checkered flag in Brazil in 2012, and Ricciardo’s first Read More »

Max Verstappen wins his hometown Netherlands F1 Grand Prix

Posted in REVIEWS on September 5, 2021
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ZANDVOORT, Netherlands — Max Verstappen thrilled his home crowd by winning the Netherlands Grand Prix in style Sunday to reclaim the Formula One championship lead from Lewis Hamilton. The Red Bull driver's leading seventh win of the season and 17th of his career moved him three points ahead of the defending champion, who finished second but softened the blow with a bonus point for fastest lap. Hamilton's Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas was third. Verstappen’s winning Read More »

Verstappen wins rain-marred Belgian GP after a few laps behind the safety car

Posted in REVIEWS on August 30, 2021
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SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium — Max Verstappen won a rain-soaked Belgian Grand Prix when it was finally called off Sunday after it restarted under a safety car nearly three hours later than its scheduled time. The race was shortened to last one hour with only half points awarded to the winner, who needed to complete only two laps to earn points. “Now, in hindsight, it was important to get the pole position,” Red Bull driver Verstappen said. Read More »

Lewis Hamilton fueled by boos from crowd after Hungary pole

Posted in REVIEWS on July 31, 2021
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BUDAPEST — Seven-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton said booing from the crowd only fueled his determination after he took pole position in qualifying for Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix. The Mercedes driver is locked in a fierce battle with Red Bull's world championship leader Max Verstappen, with passions running high after their collision at the previous race. Plenty of Verstappen fans have made their way to Hungary for Sunday's showdown, the last before the August Read More »

Verstappen wins historic first F1 sprint race to stretch title lead

Posted in REVIEWS on July 17, 2021
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SILVERSTONE, England — Max Verstappen out-dragged Lewis Hamilton at the start of Formula One's experimental first sprint qualifying race to take the pole for the British Grand Prix and spoil the homecoming of the seven-time champion. Hamilton initially seemed fine with the defeat and showed enthusiasm for the format and the fan energy at packed Silverstone. “I don't know how it looks to watch from the fans,” Hamilton said from aboard an open-air trolley used Read More »

Lewis Hamilton takes top slot for the first F1 Sprint at Silverstone

Posted in REVIEWS on July 16, 2021
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SILVERSTONE, England — Seven-times world champion Lewis Hamilton put Mercedes on the front of the grid for Formula One's first Saturday Sprint after a fizzing Friday qualifying session at his home British Grand Prix. The winner of Saturday's 17-lap dash around the Silverstone circuit will take the official pole position for Sunday's main event in front of a sellout crowd expected to number more than 140,000. Hamilton, who can count on the support of the Read More »

Max Verstappen wins Austrian GP in dominant fashion

Posted in REVIEWS on July 4, 2021
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SPIELBERG, Austria — Formula One championship leader Max Verstappen won the Austrian Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday, clinching a third straight victory and extending his lead over title rival Lewis Hamilton to 32 points after nine races. It was Verstappen's fifth win of the season compared to three for Hamilton, who dropped down from second place to fourth late on after going too wide on a turn and rolling over a kerb, damaging Read More »

Hamilton leads Bottas in second practice for F1 Austrian Grand Prix

Posted in REVIEWS on July 2, 2021
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SPIELBERG, Austria — Mercedes found welcome speed in the rain at the Austrian Grand Prix on Friday, with Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton leading a damp second practice ahead of teammate Valtteri Bottas. The conditions proved less to the liking of championship leader Max Verstappen. The Red Bull driver topped the leaderboard early on but drifted down to third place as the track became wetter. Hamilton was .189 seconds ahead of Bottas and .217 clear Read More »

Red Bull's Max Verstappen becomes the driver to beat in F1

Posted in REVIEWS on July 1, 2021
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SPIELBERG, Austria — A Formula One driver in superb form in a car that's increasingly fast. Sound familiar? It’s not Lewis Hamilton in the usually ultra-dominant Mercedes this time, but Max Verstappen who seems to be finding extra speed in every race for Red Bull. Verstappen has won the past two races and leads Hamilton 4-3 for wins this season heading into Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix, at Red Bull’s home track in Spielberg. It's the Read More »

Max Verstappen dominates Styrian GP for his 4th win of F1 season

Posted in REVIEWS on June 27, 2021
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SPIELBERG, Austria — Formula One championship leader Max Verstappen dominated the Styrian Grand Prix on Sunday to win back-to-back races for the first time in his career. With a clean start from pole, the Red Bull driver denied Lewis Hamilton an early attack and he remained ahead for the entire race, beating his Mercedes rival by more than 35 seconds. Hamilton's teammate Valtteri Bottas finished third ahead of Sergio Perez as Red Bull and Mercedes Read More »

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