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‘Elegant’ Bagnaia in third title quest on MotoGP’s 75th anniversary

  Francesco Bagnaia embarks on his quest for a third straight MotoGP crown in Qatar this weekend as motorcycling's fast and furious elite category celebrates its 75th anniversary. MotoGP has come a long way since the inaugural six-race season in 1949: in 2024 Bagnaia and the pretenders to his crown will criss-cross the world for 21 races culminating in Valencia in November. The Spanish track has been the scene of […]

todayMarch 6, 2024 3

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Hamilton admits ‘it’s a shock’ as Mercedes top Bahrain practice

    Lewis Hamilton warned his Mercedes team not to "get ahead of ourselves" on Thursday after unexpectedly topping the times ahead of team-mate George Russell in practice for this weekend's season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix. The seven-time world champion, who will leave Mercedes for Ferrari next year, said he felt much happier with the team's new 2024 car, adding that there is more performance "to extract". "It's a shock, but […]

todayMarch 1, 2024 2

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Verstappen dominates testing as Wolff says Horner probe ‘issue for all F1’

  Three-time world champion Max Verstappen gave his struggling rivals little hope for optimism ahead of the new Formula One season when he dominated the first day of winter testing on Wednesday. The Red Bull driver was more than a second faster than Lando Norris in a McLaren with Carlos Sainz, about to start his final year as a Ferrari driver, in third spot at the Sakhir track where the […]

todayFebruary 22, 2024 1

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F1 urges speedy resolution to Red Bull’s Horner inquiry

  Formula One has called for Red Bull to resolve their investigation into team principal Christian Horner "at the earliest opportunity". The world champions' build-up to the new season was blown off course by an accusation of inappropriate and controlling behaviour levelled at Horner by a female member of staff. Red Bull's parent company, the Austrian drinks giant, appointed an external lawyer to take charge of the inquiry. Horner was […]

todayFebruary 19, 2024 2

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Lappi wins in Sweden to end long wait for rally victory

    Esapekka Lappi nursed his overnight lead to win the Swedish Rally on Sunday and take his first victory in six-and-a-half years. Welshman Elfyn Evans was second, 34 seconds behind, in a Toyota. Frenchman Adrien Fourmaux finished another 14.1sec behind in a Ford to gain his first podium finish in the elite WR1 category, as all three manufacturers made the podium. Belgian Thierry Neuville, winner of the season-opening Monte […]

todayFebruary 19, 2024 1

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Ferrari’s new F1 car unveiled for final season before Hamilton’s arrival

  Ferrari unveiled their new SF-24 car on Tuesday, ready for the upcoming Formula One season which will be the last before Lewis Hamilton joins the Italian team from rivals Mercedes. The team head into their 2024 campaign, which has been overshadowed by seven-time F1 champion Hamilton agreeing to join next year, trying to recover ground on all-conquering Red Bull. And Ferrari unveiled the SF-24 to their legion of fans […]

todayFebruary 14, 2024 2

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Singapore to review F1 deal amid corruption probe

  The Singapore government will review the terms of its Formula One Grand Prix deal after its former transport minister was charged with corruption, an official said Monday. S. Iswaran resigned in January after being charged with 27 offences in a rare top-level graft probe in the city-state. The case has also ensnared billionaire hotel tycoon Ong Beng Seng, credited with helping to bring F1's first night race to Singapore […]

todayFebruary 5, 2024 6

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Confirmed : Hamilton leaving Mercedes for Ferrari in 2025

    Seven-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton will make a surprise switch to Ferrari next year, after Mercedes announced Thursday he would leave the team at the end of the 2024 season. "The time is right for me to take this step and I'm excited to be taking on a new challenge," said Hamilton. Ferrari subsequently confirmed the arrival of the 39-year-old Briton, who is due to partner […]

todayFebruary 2, 2024 1

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Formula One rejects Andretti’s bid to join

    Formula One announced on Wednesday it had blocked US outfit Andretti's bid to join the circuit, citing concerns over the team's level of competitiveness. Andretti, headed up by 1978 world champion Mario and his son, former McLaren driver Michael, had applied to become Formula One's 11th team from 2025 or 2026. "Our assessment process has established that the presence of an 11th team would not, in and of […]

todayFebruary 1, 2024 5

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