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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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Japanese Grand Prix: Formula One 2019 – live!

Updates from the race at the Suzuka circuitFerrari lock-out front row of the grid in Sunday qualifyingAny thoughts? Email or tweet @scott_heinrich 6.18am BST Lap 3/53: Hamilton is complaining of his vision being affected by the wing damage of Leclerc. …

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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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Formula One cancels all Saturday running as Typhoon Hagibis looms at Japan GP

Qualifying postponed from Saturday to early SundayRace at Suzuka circuit to go ahead as plannedOrganisers of Japan’s Formula One Grand Prix have cancelled all practice and qualifying sessions scheduled for Saturday due to the approach of Typhoon Hagibi…

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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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Beware the enemy within: Leclerc and Vettel continue a timeless F1 tradition | Richard Williams

A battle for supremacy between teammates is troubling Ferrari after the meltdown in Sochi and all eyes will be on Suzuka this weekend to see if it can be rectifiedIf there was ever a doubt that a racing driver’s first priority is to beat his teammate, …

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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…

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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…

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F1: Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc react to Ferrari disobedience – video

Lewis Hamilton managed to take advantage of a mishap from Ferrari before winning the Russian F1 Grand Prix in Sochi. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel repeatedly ignored orders to let his teammate past after taking the lead early on in the race, with the stra…

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Lewis Hamilton wins Russia F1 GP as Vettel ignores orders before retiring

• Englishman takes advantage of Ferrari meltdown in Sochi• Hamilton now leads teammate Valtteri Bottas by 73 pointsFascinating and revealing, the Russian Grand Prix presented an appropriately Chekhovian drama, exposing both strengths and faultlines at …

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F1: Russian Grand Prix – live!

• Updates from the Russia GP in Sochi, 12.10pm (BST)• Leclerc dominates Hamilton to take Russian GP pole• Mercedes sack four over racist bullying of Muslim colleague• And email Ben or tweet @benfisherj to get in touch 11.15am BST 1 Leclerc 2 Hamilton3 …

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Charles Leclerc beats Lewis Hamilton to take Russian F1 GP pole

• Ferrari driver takes fourth consecutive pole position• Championship leader Hamilton ahead of Sebastian VettelCharles Leclerc took his fourth pole position in a row for Ferrari at the Russian Grand Prix on Saturday with Formula One leader Lewis Hamilt…

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Mercedes F1 team sack four over racist bullying of Muslim colleague

• Quartet dismissed from Brackley HQ and three disciplined• ‘We condemn this behaviour in the strongest terms’ Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes team have sacked four of their staff members and disciplined three more for racist bullying. The team launched an i…

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Sochi will test Ferrari revival but Charles Leclerc offers hopeful signs | Giles Richards

Victories at Monza and Marina Bay have raised the Scuderia’s spirits but the Russian Grand Prix offers a fresh challengeWhat has become a gruelling battle of endurance for Ferrari this season may just be approaching the sprint finish they desperately d…