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Claire Williams: ‘It has been a brutal year for everybody at Williams’

The deputy principal of the team created by her father has endured a hugely challenging year but will not give upFor two seasons now Claire Williams, the deputy principal of the team created by her father, has endured a series of punishing and public f…

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Claire Williams: ‘It has been a brutal year for everybody at Williams’

The deputy principal of the team created by her father has endured a hugely challenging year but will not give upFor two seasons now Claire Williams, the deputy principal of the team created by her father, has endured a series of punishing and public f…

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Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel driving F1’s climate emergency plan

• Hamilton’s been talking with Chase Carey ’for nearly three years’• Vettel: ‘I would like to see some of the goals achieved sooner’Lewis Hamilton has said he wants to play a fundamental part in Formula One’s ambitious and radical plans to address the …

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Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel driving F1’s climate emergency plan

• Hamilton’s been talking with Chase Carey ’for nearly three years’• Vettel: ‘I would like to see some of the goals achieved sooner’Lewis Hamilton has said he wants to play a fundamental part in Formula One’s ambitious and radical plans to address the …

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Jamie Chadwick inspired by Lewis Hamilton in ambition to compete in F1

• Briton is development driver for Williams F1 team• Chadwick will look to earn qualifying points in W SeriesJamie Chadwick has expressed her admiration for Lewis Hamilton but admitted that her aim of reaching Formula One will be far from easy. The Bri…

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Lewis Hamilton ‘reminds me very much of Ayrton Senna’, says Gerhard Berger

• Senna’s former teammate says ‘Lewis is, like Ayrton, complete’• Berger’s DTM proposes new series to help address climate crisisGerhard Berger, the former Formula One driver and a teammate of the late Ayrton Senna, believes Lewis Hamilton is the only …

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Dominant Lewis Hamilton earned his laps of honour in US Grand Prix | Giles Richards

The British driver has been head and shoulders above his rivals all season on the road to his sixth F1 world drivers’ titleLewis Hamilton warned he was not expecting miracles at the US Grand Prix, where he sought a remarkable sixth Formula One world ch…

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F1 Mexican Grand Prix: five things we learned at Hermanos Rodríguez | Giles Richards

Lewis Hamilton carries on in his own sweet way, Mercedes back-up gives total support, Ferrari slip up and Renault sound a warningThe world champion elect, Lewis Hamilton, will surely claim his sixth title at the next round in Austin. Were any further p…

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Lewis Hamilton says he will keep giving Max Verstappen plenty of space

• Pair clashed on first corner of Mexican Grand Prix• ‘He’s a magnet for those kind of things,’ says HamiltonLewis Hamilton has expressed concern that drivers are forced to take extra care when racing against Max Verstappen. Hamilton all but sealed his…

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Lewis Hamilton says he will keep giving Max Verstappen plenty of space

• Pair clashed on first corner of Mexican Grand Prix• ‘He’s a magnet for those kind of things,’ says HamiltonLewis Hamilton has expressed concern that drivers are forced to take extra care when racing against Max Verstappen. Hamilton all but sealed his…

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F1’s attempt to host grand prix in Miami hits hump in the road

Plan announced this week to host race in Florida city faces opposition from some local people due to its impact and noise“A vacuum humping a goat”. Well, try and banish the picture, if that is possible, but consider instead the sound. An unholy conjuga…

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Mercedes flex muscles in Japan to leave rivals in the rear-view mirror

Ferrari were left to rue shambolic management of their drivers after Mercedes’ near-perfect grand prix showing at SuzukaSealing their sixth consecutive constructors’ championship and ensuring they will secure a record sixth constructors’ and drivers’ d…

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Valtteri Bottas storms to win in Japan as Mercedes take F1 constructors’ title

• Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel holds off Lewis Hamilton for second• Bottas now only man who can catch Hamilton for drivers’ titleValtteri Bottas won the Japanese Grand Prix, taking a controlled victory from Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in second. With the …

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Charles Leclerc brings winds of change to Ferrari in move on No 1 spot

Sebastian Vettel started the year as Ferrari’s lead driver but his 21-year-old teammate has disrupted the status quoFormula One may have had to hunker down this weekend when Typhoon Hagibis forced qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix to be postponed …

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F1 takes no risks in Japan with memories of Bianchi’s death still fresh | Giles Richards

The fatal crash suffered by Jules Bianchi in 2014 made the postponement of qualifying both necessary and inevitableFormula One’s decision to postpone qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix until Sunday morning was entirely expected and indeed, understa…

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F1 takes no risks in Japan with memories of Bianchi’s death still fresh | Giles Richards

The fatal crash suffered by Jules Bianchi in 2014 made the postponement of qualifying both necessary and inevitableFormula One’s decision to postpone qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix until Sunday morning was entirely expected and indeed, understa…

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Drivers back F1 to make right decision if Typhoon Hagibis hits Suzuka

• Qualifying for Japanese Grand Prix could be moved to Sunday• ‘If the typhoon is going to come here there’s no way we can drive’Formula One drivers believe qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix cannot take place on Saturday if the Suzuka circuit is h…

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Hagibis may wreak havoc in Suzuka but nothing can stop Mercedes | Giles Richards

With a super typhoon threatening to mess with the Japanese Grand Prix it will only delay the coronation of the Silver Arrows and Lewis HamiltonThe spectre of super Typhoon Hagibis lurks over this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix. Whether the storm hits Su…

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The knocks keep coming at Ferrari but Charles Leclerc is learning fast | Giles Richards

The Scuderia’s meltdown in Russia was latest tough lesson for Leclerc but he shows every sign of being formidable F1 forceHad Charles Leclerc not pursued a career in motor racing, it would be reasonable to assume that this thoughtful and intelligent 21…

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Ferrari create ‘a war’ while F1 continues to meddle with the rules | Giles Richards

The Scuderia messed up their driver strategy in Sochi and the authorities’ reverse grid plans have angered Lewis HamiltonSebastian Vettel may have copped the attention and flak for refusing to obey team orders but at its heart this was a problem Ferrar…