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Verstappen seeks to restore order at Imola as F1 remembers Senna

    Max Verstappen will aim to recover and put his friend Lando Norris back in his place among the chasing pack this weekend as Formula One returns to Europe for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. The three-time world champion, who leads this year's title race for Red Bull, knows however that after suffering two defeats in six season-opening races he may be vulnerable and McLaren's Norris will be armed […]

todayMay 16, 2024 3

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‘I have nothing to hide’ says motorsport boss Ben Sulayem

    Motorsport boss Mohammed Ben Sulayem says he has "nothing to hide" and "I play by the rules" after being cleared of accusations that he interfered with the organisation of the inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix. The president of governing body the FIA had been accused of asking officials "to find some concerns to prevent the FIA from certifying the (Las Vegas) circuit" before it hosted a grand prix […]

todayApril 22, 2024 2

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Leclerc says Ferrari will be closer to dominant Red Bull in Shanghai

    Charles Leclerc said Thursday that Ferrari will be closer to Red Bull at this weekend's Chinese Grand Prix, but he still expects his fight to be for the minor podium places. Red Bull's Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez secured a dominant one-two in Japan two weeks ago with the Dutch triple world champion more than 10 seconds ahead of his Mexican teammate. The Ferrari of Carlos Sainz was […]

todayApril 18, 2024 1

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China GP back after five years with contentious sprint as Zhou fulfils dream

    Formula One returns to China for the first time in five years this week with a packed programme including a Saturday sprint race, but not everyone is happy with the Shanghai schedule. Championship leader Max Verstappen and Ferrari's Carlos Sainz are among those who have expressed doubts about having limited practice on a resurfaced circuit that is unknown to the current specification of F1 cars. China's closed borders […]

todayApril 17, 2024 2

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Pride and hype as F1 roars back to China after Covid absence

    Two years ago the Shanghai International Circuit hosted a Covid hospital, but this weekend it will stage Formula One once more as the sport returns to China for the first time since the pandemic. Adding to the excitement of fans, they will see Shanghai native Zhou Guanyu drive at his home track in Formula One for the first time. "I'm extremely excited, in these 5,000 years of (Chinese) […]

todayApril 16, 2024 3

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Verstappen bounces back, more Mercedes misery: Japan GP talking points

  Max Verstappen cruised to victory ahead of Sergio Perez as Red Bull claimed a one-two finish for the third time in four races. The triple world champion has taken an early stranglehold on the world championship, ahead of the fifth race in China in two weeks. AFP Sport looks at three things we learned from Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix: Verstappen said after his win at Suzuka that it was […]

todayApril 8, 2024 1

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Never rule out ‘phenomenal’ Vettel, says Mercedes boss Wolff

  Mercedes boss Toto Wolff said Friday that "you can never discount" Sebastian Vettel, after the four-time world champion hinted he could return to Formula One to replace Lewis Hamilton. Vettel, who retired in 2022, said earlier this week that he had held talks with Wolff, who needs to replace seven-time world champion Hamilton at Mercedes next year. Hamilton said in February that he was leaving to join Ferrari at […]

todayApril 5, 2024 1

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Verstappen poised to bounce back in Japan but Ferrari threaten

  Max Verstappen is hot favourite for this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix after failing to finish in Australia, but Ferrari are primed to exploit any slip-ups. Triple world champion Verstappen retired from a race for the first time in two years after a brake issue in Melbourne caused smoke to billow from his Red Bull. Carlos Sainz took the chequered flag and team-mate Charles Leclerc followed to claim a one-two […]

todayApril 3, 2024 1

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Norris beats Verstappen to go fastest in first Australian practice

    McLaren's Lando Norris outpaced world champion Max Verstappen on Friday to top the timesheets in a first practice in Melbourne that was disrupted when Alex Albon hit a wall at high speed. The Briton Norris powered round the Albert Park circuit with a best time of one minute 18.564 seconds on soft tyres. He grabbed the lead midway through the hour-long session from Red Bull's Verstappen, who responded […]

todayMarch 22, 2024 2

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