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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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Nascar’s Corey LaJoie to drive ‘Trump 2020’ car at Sunday’s Brickyard 400

LaJoie to drive Trump 2020 car as part of new sponsorshipPatriots of America Pac announces nine-race deal with driverUS president Donald Trump’s re-election bid will pick up speed this weekend with Trump 2020 the primary sponsor of Corey LaJoie’s car f…

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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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Bubba Wallace understands Confederate protests but says police won’t ‘shoot them’

Nascar’s only black driver led campaign to ban Confederate flagFBI concludes that driver not victim of hate crime over nooseBubba Wallace says people have the right to peacefully protest against Nascar’s ban on the Confederate flag, but suggested polic…

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Bubba Wallace understands Confederate protests but says police won’t ‘shoot them’

Nascar’s only black driver led campaign to ban Confederate flagFBI concludes that driver not victim of hate crime over nooseBubba Wallace says people have the right to peacefully protest against Nascar’s ban on the Confederate flag, but suggested polic…

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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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‘The noose was real’: Nascar releases photo from Bubba Wallace’s garage

Nascar releases photo of rope found in Wallace’s garage stall‘Frustrated’ Wallace says noose probe was not an overreactionFBI concludes that driver not victim of hate crime over nooseDeclaring “the noose was real”, Nascar officials on Thursday released…

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‘Frustrated’ Bubba Wallace says noose investigation was not an overreaction

Wallace says probe into noose at Talladega was not overreactionNascar driver says pull was ‘definitely in the shape of a noose’FBI concludes that Wallace not victim of hate crime over nooseBubba Wallace said on Wednesday he was relieved the FBI has con…

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FBI concludes that Bubba Wallace not victim of hate crime over noose incident

Investigation finds rope had been at garage since last autumnInterview: Bubba Wallace on Nascar and the Confederate flagThe FBI says that the noose found in the team garage of Bubba Wallace, Nascar’s only black full-time driver, was not part of a hate …

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Nascar failed to fight racism for 72 years. Don’t praise its support of Bubba Wallace yet

If Nascar hadn’t been so keen to take the path of least resistance in the past, its only black driver would never have been forced down his hard roadLast Sunday, during a lull in an otherwise raucous Father’s Day celebration with family at his Danville…