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Lewis Hamilton unhappy with some F1 drivers’ ‘complicit silence’ on racism

Briton says ‘some don’t understand what is happening’World champion Hamilton beaten to pole by teammate BottasQualifying had a familiar air as Formula One got back on track for the opening race of the delayed season at the Austrian Grand Prix. Mercedes…

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Lewis Hamilton unhappy with some F1 drivers’ ‘complicit silence’ on racism

Briton says ‘some don’t understand what is happening’World champion Hamilton beaten to pole by teammate BottasQualifying had a familiar air as Formula One got back on track for the opening race of the delayed season at the Austrian Grand Prix. Mercedes…

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Lewis Hamilton unhappy with some F1 drivers’ ‘complicit silence’ on racism

Briton says ‘some don’t understand what is happening’World champion Hamilton beaten to pole by teammate BottasQualifying had a familiar air as Formula One got back on track for the opening race of the delayed season at the Austrian Grand Prix. Mercedes…

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Lewis Hamilton fires up for title bid fuelled by changing F1’s conscience

The reigning champion stands against naysayers as a leader and focal point for confronting racism in the sportThe naysayers would have it that character has been all but driven out of Formula One. On Sunday, when the 2020 season finally fires up at the…

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Red Bull protest to FIA over Mercedes’ new steering system

Christian Horner questions legality of rivals’ dual-axis system ‘We think we are on the right side,’ says Mercedes’ Toto WolffLewis Hamilton’s Mercedes team faced a protest from Red Bull as they entered the weekend of the opening race of the 2020 Formu…

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Max Verstappen: ‘I love it, the more fights on track with Lewis the better’

His boyish features belie the steel of a man with a singular purpose and he believes this could be his year to overthrow Lewis HamiltonRelaxed, smiling and very much at ease, Max Verstappen’s boyish features belie the steel of a man with a singular pur…

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Black Lives Matter makes this season mean more, says Lewis Hamilton

World champion speaks out before F1 season begins in Austria‘Our voices are powerful, we can have a huge impact’Lewis Hamilton has said winning the Formula One world championship this season would mean more than ever given his personal commitment to th…

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F1 2020: team-by-team guide to the cars and drivers | Giles Richards

Lewis Hamilton has repeatedly had an edge over the field with Mercedes and this time he can match Michael Schumacher’s record of seven world titlesCar W11 Engine Mercedes Principal Toto Wolff Debut France 1954 GPs210 Titles 6 Last season champions Cont…

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McLaren rise from nadir ready to win friends and influence races in F1 | Giles Richards

The chief executive Zak Brown says the whole grid will be in ‘uncharted territory’ when the season finally begins this weekend but is confident McLaren can continue their revivalFinally going grand prix racing this weekend in Austria cannot come soon e…

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Williams have ‘for sale’ sign up but aim to start rebuilding in Austria

Forty years after Alan Jones won the team’s first F1 drivers’ title, success will be defined in very different terms this seasonThere are no quick fixes in Formula One, no giant leaps in a sport where fractions can be differentiators. At Williams this …

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Mercedes to race in black F1 livery in message against racism

Team will adopt new colour scheme for 2020 seasonLewis Hamilton: ‘It’s so important we seize this moment’Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes team will run an all-black livery on their cars this season in a defiant message against racism.The reigning constructors…

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Bernie Ecclestone says black people are often ‘more racist’ than white people

Former F1 chief says the sport is ‘too busy’ to deal with racismF1 says Ecclestone’s comments have no place in sport or societyBernie Ecclestone has claimed black people are “more racist” than white people and said Formula One has been “too busy” to de…

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Lando Norris: ‘I didn’t enjoy F1 last year because of nerves. Now they are gone’

Young British driver is raring to go following F1’s enforced break, having learned from his debut season with McLarenLando Norris climbed from his car with relief after his Formula One debut at the Australian Grand Prix last year. Having taken the flag…

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Lewis Hamilton to set up commission to increase diversity in motor sport

Hamilton aims to ‘engage young black people’ in motor sportF1 world champion has spoken widely on race in recent weeksThe six-time world Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton is to set up a commission to increase diversity and boost BAME representation a…

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Lewis Hamilton to set up commission to increase diversity in motor sport

Hamilton aims to ‘engage young black people’ in motor sportF1 world champion has spoken widely on race in recent weeksThe six-time world Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton is to set up a commission to increase diversity and boost BAME representation a…

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Lewis Hamilton to set up commission to increase diversity in motor sport

Hamilton aims to ‘engage young black people’ in motor sportF1 world champion has spoken widely on race in recent weeksThe six-time world Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton is to set up a commission to increase diversity and boost BAME representation a…

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Quiz: sport in the 1980s

Following on from his quiz about football in the 1980s, Steven Pye has 15 questions about other sporting occasions of the decade At which football ground in London did Barry McGuigan beat Eusebio Pedroza to win the world featherweight title in 1985?Wem…

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China offered two F1 races this year, says Shanghai official

No decision made yet amid fears of second Covid-19 waveFormula One Management hope 15 of 18 races can be run China has been invited to host two Formula One races in Shanghai this season but no decision has been reached over whether to accept the offer,…

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‘F1’s new norm’: podiums ditched for pandemic-hit 2020 season

Traditional presentations abandoned for safety reasonsDrivers could stand in front of cars on track insteadFormula One will abandon the traditional champagne-spraying podium ceremony for the pandemic-hit 2020 season.With grand prix racing resuming in A…

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‘F1’s new norm’: podiums ditched for pandemic-hit 2020 season

Traditional presentations abandoned for safety reasonsDrivers could stand in front of cars on track insteadFormula One will abandon the traditional champagne-spraying podium ceremony for the pandemic-hit 2020 season.With grand prix racing resuming in A…