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Toto Wolff nonplussed at ignominy of ESL as F1 takes very different path | Giles Richards

Mercedes team principal is bewildered at tone-deaf greed of the European Super League farce as Formula 1 takes steps to be more equitable in order to secure the sport’s long-term futureIt seems there was a simple lesson to be learned from the ignominy …

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Lewis Hamilton not interested in ‘psychological battle’ with Red Bull

Red Bull have just poached five Mercedes team membersHamilton backs teammate Valtteri Bottas to stayLewis Hamilton has said he will not be drawn into mind games against his Red Bull rivals during his attempt to secure his eighth Formula One world champ…

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Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen salute mutual respect after latest battle

Pair went wheel to wheel again at Portuguese Grand PrixVerstappen: ‘I have full trust in Lewis, we give each other space’Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen have both saluted the hard but fair racing that has characterised their close rivalry so far in a…

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Lewis Hamilton holds off Verstappen to win F1 Portuguese Grand Prix

Valtteri Bottas finishes third, Sergio Pérez fourthWorld champion extends lead in drivers’ title raceLewis Hamilton won the Portuguese Grand Prix with a dominant run after a gripping fight to take the lead in the opening half of the race. The Mercedes …

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Valtteri Bottas edges out Hamilton to claim F1 Portuguese Grand Prix pole

Finn beats teammate by seven-thousandths of secondRed Bulls of Verstappen and Pérez third and fourthValtteri Bottas took pole for Portuguese Grand Prix to deny Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton the top spot by just seven-thousandths of a second. Max Ver…

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Red Bull recruit senior engineer from championship rivals Mercedes

Ben Hodgkinson spent 20 years working with Mercedes‘This signals our long-term intent,’ says Christian HornerRed Bull have recruited a senior member of the Mercedes team to take charge of their new engine project. The appointment of Ben Hodgkinson is a…

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‘It’s how you get back up’: Hamilton happy to finish second after Imola error

World champion veered off track halfway through raceMercedes driver fought back from ninth to finish secondLewis Hamilton has said he believes that reacting well to setbacks can define a Formula One driver. The world champion insisted he refused to eve…

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Max Verstappen wins Emilia Romagna F1 Grand Prix after Hamilton blunder

World champion recovers from slide to finish secondLando Norris comes third at Imola for McLarenElation, crushing disappointment and a mighty display of fighting spirit, the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix ran the very gamut of visceral sporting emotions. Su…

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Lewis Hamilton edges out Sergio Pérez to take Emilia Romagna F1 GP pole

Mercedes’ world champion laps in 1min 14.411sec at ImolaRed Bull duo of Pérez and Max Verstappen second and thirdWith Formula One set to present a finely balanced, tense title contest, Lewis Hamilton’s pole position for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix wa…

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Lewis Hamilton describes F1 title rivalry with Vettel as greatest in his career

Hamilton: ‘Mine and Seb’s battle were my favourite’World champion preparing for Imola test this weekendLewis Hamilton has acknowledged his battles with Sebastian Vettel for the Formula One world championship as the greatest so far in his career. The wo…

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Toto Wolff rues Hamilton-Rosberg rivalry and says ‘never again’

Team principal would have dropped drivers if feud escalated‘If the debriefing room is full of negativity, that will spill over’The Mercedes team principal, Toto Wolff, has insisted he would have dropped Lewis Hamilton or the British driver’s then teamm…

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When Stirling Moss joined Fangio in the Mercedes dream team

Only 10 years after the war, the British grand prix driver joined the German team – a big thing in those days – for a brief but glorious period of successWhat would it mean for an Englishman to drive a Mercedes, only 10 years after the end of a war tha…

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‘A Shakespeare novel’: F1 team chiefs demand clarity on track limit rules

Max Verstappen fell foul of rules in overtaking Lewis HamiltonHamilton was warned mid-race about wide line at turn fourLeading Formula One team principals have called on the sport to end the ambiguity and confusion over track limit rules after it prove…

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Lewis Hamilton says Bahrain GP win proves it’s more about talent than car

Opening win a ‘chance to prove people wrong’, says HamiltonMercedes driver adds: ‘We’re not the fastest: that’s all good’Lewis Hamilton celebrated his victory against the odds at the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix as again proving that he can make t…

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Hamilton holds off Verstappen for tactically brilliant win at Bahrain GP

Seven-times champion and Mercedes pull off strategic coupVerstappen and Red Bull settle for second after securing poleLewis Hamilton won the Bahrain Grand Prix in the opening round of the new Formula One season. He and his Mercedes team executed perfec…

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Max Verstappen lays down early marker and beats Hamilton to Bahrain F1 pole

Lewis Hamilton starts on front row, teammate Bottas thirdCharles Leclerc qualifies fourth, Gasly impresses in fifthThere was frustration for Lewis Hamilton in his powerlessness to prevent Max Verstappen’s superb pole position for the Bahrain Grand Prix…

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Lewis Hamilton’s genius faces fresh test as he aims for record eighth title

Mercedes’s world champion begins his quest for a record eighth drivers’ title amid uncertainty about his future in F1 Even before his Formula One debut in 2007 there was a palpable air of something special about Lewis Hamilton. The talent was there, un…

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F1 2021: team-by-team guide to the cars and drivers | Giles Richards

Lewis Hamilton is aiming for an eighth title but faces a tough challenge from Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Sergio PérezCar W12 Engine Mercedes Principal Toto Wolff Debut France 1954 GPs 227 Titles 7 Last season champions Continue reading…

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Brundle and Hill expect Verstappen to challenge Hamilton for F1 title

Former drivers impressed by Red Bull in winter testingBrundle: ‘Max looks as lean and as mean as I have seen him’Martin Brundle believes Lewis Hamilton is going to face a strong challenge from Red Bull for the Formula One world championship this season…

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‘A different animal’: Lewis Hamilton wary of improved Red Bull team

Strong showing from Verstappen and Pérez in testing‘It’s going to be a long battle with them through the year’Lewis Hamilton has acknowledged Red Bull pose a real threat to his hopes of a record-breaking eighth Formula One world title this season.As th…