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Subject: Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/01/16 at 3:35 am

Germany has been dropped from next year's Formula 1 calendar and the Brazilian Grand Prix is also in doubt. The calendar contains 20 races with Brazil listed as provisional. F1 commercial boss Bernie Ecclestone told governing body the FIA he was still in talks with Brazil's president and could not confirm the race's place on the schedule until January. The Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal, which had also been in doubt, has been confirmed.

http://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/38160269

Subject: Re: 2017 season Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/16 at 11:23 am

World champion Nico Rosberg has announced he has retired from Formula 1 with immediate effect.

http://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/38185846

Subject: Re: 2017 season Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/16 at 8:01 am

Mercedes are thinking about signing McLaren driver Fernando Alonso to replace Nico Rosberg, team boss Toto Wolff says. A move would reunite Alonso and Lewis Hamilton, who had a stormy partnership at McLaren in 2007.

http://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/38219533

Subject: Re: 2017 Season Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/07/16 at 7:30 am

The French Grand Prix will return to the Formula 1 calendar in 2018 after an absence of 10 years. The race will be held in the south of France at the Circuit Paul Ricard - also known as Le Castellet - which last staged the event in 1990. The deal was announced by Christian Estrosi, the president of the regional authority of Provence and the Cote d'Azur, in Paris on Monday. The French Grand Prix was last held at Magny-Cours in central France in 2008.

http://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/38210811

Subject: Re: 2017 Season Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/08/17 at 9:54 pm

Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas have warned of the threat Ferrari could pose to Mercedes' Formula 1 supremacy in 2017.

http://www.skysports.com/f1/news/12433/10792324/lewis-hamilton-and-valtteri-bottas-warn-of-ferrari-threat-to-mercedes

Subject: Re: 2017 Season Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/11/17 at 3:11 am

Former Formula 1 and motorcycling world champion John Surtees has died at the age of 83. Surtees is the only man to have won the grand prix world championship on both two wheels and four. He won four 500cc motorcycling titles - in 1956, 1958, 1959 and 1960 - and the F1 crown with Ferrari in 1964. Surtees died at St George's Hospital, London, on Friday afternoon after being treated for an existing respiratory condition, a family statement said.

Subject: Re: 2017 Season Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/16/17 at 9:18 pm

McLaren have made an exploratory approach to Mercedes about engine supply in the wake of problems with partner Honda.

http://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/39290908

Subject: Re: 2017 Season Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/14/17 at 11:39 pm

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel was fastest in second practice at the Bahrain Grand Prix with the Mercedes and Red Bull teams close behind.

Subject: Re: 2017 Season Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/02/17 at 4:25 pm

Lewis Hamilton broke the all-time record for pole positions by taking the 69th of his career with a sensational performance in wet qualifying at the Italian Grand Prix. Hamilton was 1.148 seconds quicker than Red Bull's Max Verstappen in second place as title rival Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari could manage only eighth. But Vettel will start sixth because of grid penalties for Verstappen and team-mate Daniel Ricciardo, who was third. Lance Stroll took a stunning fourth. The Williams driver finished ahead of another notable performer as Frenchman Esteban Ocon took fifth in the Force India.

Subject: Re: 2017 Season Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/04/17 at 2:03 am

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton took the outright championship lead for the first time this season with a dominant victory in the Italian Grand Prix. A day after breaking the all-time record for pole positions, Hamilton was in total control at Monza, leading team-mate Valtteri Bottas to a one-two. Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel was third and is three points behind Hamilton. It is a crucial milestone for Hamilton as F1 next heads to Singapore, where Ferrari are expected to dominate. The victory was Hamilton's sixth of the season - Vettel has only four - and it capped a perfect weekend for him.

Subject: Re: 2017 Season Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/17 at 8:09 am

Lewis Hamilton is worried about the pace of rival Sebastian Vettel's Ferrari despite extending his championship lead in Malaysia. Hamilton is 34 points ahead of the German after finishing second behind Red Bull's Max Verstappen, while Vettel fought from the back to come fourth. Asked if Ferrari's pace concerned him, Mercedes driver Hamilton said: "Yeah, definitely. We have some work to do." He could be helped by a grid penalty for Vettel in Japan next weekend. Vettel was involved in a bizarre crash with Williams driver Lance Stroll on the slowing down lap, which smashed his left-rear suspension, and will get a five-place grid penalty in Suzuka if the gearbox needs changing.

Subject: Re: 2017 Season Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/06/17 at 5:23 am

Lewis Hamilton was fastest in a rain-hit second practice session at the Japanese Grand Prix in which only five drivers set a lap time.

Subject: Re: 2017 Season Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/17 at 2:43 am

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Lewis Hamilton took a giant stride towards his fourth world title with victory in the Japanese Grand Prix as rival Sebastian Vettel retired early on. Ferrari's Vettel dropped out four laps into the race after slipping down the field from the start with an engine problem and Mercedes driver Hamilton now leads the German by 59 points with 100 available in the remaining four races. The Briton will clinch the title at the next race - the United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas - if he wins and Vettel finishes lower than fourth. It continues a remarkable swing in the championship towards Hamilton and away from Vettel.

Subject: Re: Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/17 at 4:35 pm

Lewis Hamilton says he has "no plans" to 'take a knee' during the American national anthem before Sunday's United States Grand Prix. Hamilton, 32, said he thought the movement protesting against racial injustice in the US was "awesome". But the world championship leader added his priority was to win Sunday's race.

Subject: Re: Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/30/17 at 6:26 am

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Lewis Hamilton clinched his fourth world title at the Mexican Grand Prix despite finishing only ninth after a clash with rival Sebastian Vettel. Hamilton's achievement makes him unquestionably the most successful British Formula 1 driver in history, moving him one championship clear of Sir Jackie Stewart.

Subject: Re: Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/17 at 1:23 pm

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Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel took his first victory since July at the Brazilian Grand Prix, where Lewis Hamilton battled from the back to finish fourth. Vettel controlled the race after taking the lead from pole position man Valtteri Bottas' Mercedes at the start. Hamilton, his fourth world title won at the last race in Mexico, provided much of the excitement, carving through the field in the early laps as he attempted to make up for the crash in qualifying that left him at the back of the grid.

Subject: Re: Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/27/17 at 10:15 am

Lewis Hamilton says he has found it difficult to stay at the same competitive intensity for the final two races of 2017 since clinching the title. Hamilton, beaten by Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas in the season-closing Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, has never won a race in a season after becoming champion. "I have tried my hardest to stay on it but I wouldn't say it was 100% of what it was while in the season," Hamilton said. "You want to enjoy it. I do still try and turn up and do the job but it's not so easy."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/42131324

Subject: Re: Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/18 at 9:09 am

Lewis Hamilton took his first pole position since the opening race of the season as he beat team-mate Valtteri Bottas at the Spanish Grand Prix. The Mercedes drivers locked out the front row, with Hamilton just 0.04 seconds ahead, with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in third from team-mate Kimi Raikkonen. Red Bull's Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo secured the third row. And Fernando Alonso put a McLaren in the top 10 for the first time this season, eighth behind the Haas of Kevin Magnussen.

Subject: Re: Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/18 at 5:24 pm

Lewis Hamilton won for the second race in succession by dominating an eventful Spanish Grand Prix. The Mercedes driver was supreme at the front in a race that featured a heavy first-lap crash, two caution periods and a number of spins and collisions. Hamilton's win moves him into a 17-point championship lead, with title rival Sebastian Vettel fourth on Sunday following questionable strategy calls from his Ferrari team. Valtteri Bottas made it a Mercedes one-two ahead of Red Bull's Max Verstappen.

Subject: Re: Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/18 at 3:26 am

Fernando Alonso 'celebrated' his 300th grand prix by qualifying 14th in Canada as his McLaren team ended up in their worst grid positions of the season.

Subject: Re: Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/18 at 5:25 pm

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Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel dominated the Canadian Grand Prix to retake the championship lead as Lewis Hamilton could finish only fifth for Mercedes.

Subject: Re: Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/22/18 at 12:09 pm

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton set a blistering pace in second practice at the French Grand Prix. The world champion was a massive 0.704 seconds quicker than his closest rival, Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo. Hamilton's title rival Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari was only fifth fastest, 1.150secs adrift of Hamilton.

Subject: Re: Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/01/18 at 11:52 am

Lewis Hamilton lost the world championship lead after retiring from a sobering Austrian Grand Prix for Mercedes, as Max Verstappen took an unexpected victory for Red Bull.

Subject: Re: Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/19/18 at 11:18 am

World champion Lewis Hamilton will race for Mercedes in Formula 1 for at least a further two seasons. The 33-year-old Briton has signed a new contract with the German manufacturer that lasts until the end of 2020. BBC Sport understands Hamilton will earn at least £30m a year, rising to a maximum of £40m, depending on bonuses.

Subject: Re: Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/16/18 at 12:40 pm

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Subject: Re: Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/18 at 4:38 am

Lewis Hamilton just failed to clinch a fifth world title when he finished third in a thrilling US Grand Prix.

Subject: Re: Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/18 at 11:19 am

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas headed Red Bull's Max Verstappen in second practice at the season-closing Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The Finn, who has yet to win this year while team-mate Lewis Hamilton claimed a fifth world title, was just 0.044 seconds quicker than Verstappen. The second Red Bull of Daniel Ricciardo was third, 0.192secs off the pace, ahead of Hamilton and the Ferraris. Kimi Raikkonen headed Sebastian Vettel, who has not won a race since August.

Subject: Re: Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/08/19 at 6:27 am

Ross Brawn (Managing Director of Formula 1) says it is "frustrating" that Formula 1 and Silverstone have so far failed to reach an agreement to save the British Grand Prix. The circuit's contract expires after this year's race and talks on a new deal have stalled. "We want to find a solution with Silverstone," F1 managing director Brawn said. "But we are differing in our views of what's reasonable. "We're not far apart. It's frustrating that we can't find a solution." Relations between the two parties cooled further in January when Silverstone managing director Stuart Pringle organised a statement from F1 race organisers criticising the sport's current management.

Subject: Re: Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/19 at 7:47 am

Last Friday's first practice at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix was cancelled after George Russell's Williams was damaged on a loose manhole cover.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/48065053

Subject: Re: Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/19 at 10:45 am

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Mercedes set an all-time record of four consecutive one-twos at the start of a season as Valtteri Bottas beat Lewis Hamilton to win the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. For the fourth race in a row, Ferrari were unable to challenge Mercedes - and again there were questions about the strategy chosen by the Italian team.

Subject: Re: Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/19 at 10:30 am

Spanish GP: Hamilton beats Bottas in Spain

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/48240781

Lewis Hamilton led Valtteri Bottas to the fifth consecutive Mercedes one-two at the start of this season after dominating the Spanish Grand Prix. The world champion, who started second, passed Bottas into the first corner and eased away to an ultimately comfortable win, despite a late safety car. A long way behind, Ferrari used team tactics yet again but lost out to Red Bull's Max Verstappen for third.

Subject: Re: Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/14/19 at 3:48 pm

The Dutch Grand Prix will return to the Formula 1 calendar in 2020 for the first time since 1985.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/48264078

Subject: Re: Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/23/19 at 8:46 am

Lewis Hamilton edged out Red Bull's Max Verstappen by just 0.059 seconds to head first practice at the Monaco Grand Prix. Hamilton's Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas was 0.072secs off the pace as the top three drivers were closely matched around the street circuit. Ferrari's Charles Leclerc was fourth, 0.361secs off the pace but 0.356secs ahead of team-mate Sebastian Vettel. Mercedes and other teams carried tributes to the late Niki Lauda on their cars.

Subject: Re: Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/25/19 at 3:07 pm

Lewis Hamilton snatched Monaco Grand Prix pole position from Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas with his last lap of the session. Hamilton, often on the back foot in qualifying, took pole by 0.086 seconds. But the story of the day was in many ways Ferrari's strategic error that saw Charles Leclerc knocked out in the first session. Ferrari elected not to send Leclerc out for a second run, and the Monegasque will start 15th for his home race.
Red Bull's Max Verstappen was third, ahead of Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, who was the man who knocked out Leclerc.

Subject: Re: Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/26/19 at 10:07 am

Lewis Hamilton held off Red Bull's Max Verstappen to win a nail-biting Monaco Grand Prix. The world champion was left struggling with the tyres on his Mercedes after fitting softer rubber during an early-race safety car than the Dutchman. Hamilton repeatedly complained that he was not going to be able to make the tyres last to the end but by careful management managed to take his fourth win of 2019.

Subject: Re: Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/19 at 1:05 am

Sebastian Vettel lost victory in the Canadian Grand Prix to Lewis Hamilton after being penalised for dangerous driving against his rival. The Ferrari driver made a mistake under pressure from the world champion, running wide at Turn Three, and pushed Hamilton wide as he rejoined the track. Race stewards decided Vettel had rejoined the track unsafely and penalised him five seconds for forcing Hamilton off the track. The Mercedes driver would likely have passed Vettel had he not been blocked with 22 laps still remaining. The move will doubtless lead to a major controversy but Hamilton was clear that he felt Vettel had been unfair. He said over the radio immediately after the incident: "He's just come back on the track so dangerously."

Subject: Re: Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/10/19 at 4:31 pm

The future of the British Grand Prix has been secured for the next five years with a new agreement between Formula 1 and Silverstone. This weekend's event was due to be the last after Silverstone ended its contract because it was too expensive. But after two years of negotiations, Silverstone and F1 bosses signed a new deal until 2024 in London on Tuesday. F1 chairman Chase Carey described the race at Silverstone as "an integral part" of the future of the sport.

Subject: Re: Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/30/19 at 9:40 am

Sebastian Vettel led a Ferrari one-two in first practice at the Belgian Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton struggled and Alexander Albon excelled. Vettel was 0.214 seconds ahead of team-mate Charles Leclerc, with Red Bull's Max Verstappen third, 0.933secs behind. Albon, who stepped up to Red Bull for the final nine races of the season, was fourth, 0.077secs behind Verstappen. Hamilton was sixth quickest, 1.399secs off the pace and just behind team-mate Valtteri Bottas, after a messy session.

Subject: Re: Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/31/19 at 10:12 am

Mercedes are hopeful Lewis Hamilton's car will be ready in time for qualifying after a heavy crash in practice at the Belgian Grand Prix. The world champion lost control at the Fagnes chicane and hit the barriers head-on, badly damaging the front. A Mercedes spokesperson said: "We will be replacing both front corners (suspension and wheel assemblies), nose, barge boards and floor. "Barring nasty surprises, we can complete all of the work in time."

Subject: Re: Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/19 at 10:03 am

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Subject: Re: Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/13/19 at 6:30 am

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Subject: Re: Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/28/19 at 5:57 am

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Subject: Re: Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/29/20 at 1:13 pm

Formula 1 says it is "monitoring" the effects of the coronavirus outbreak in China in the context of the country's Grand Prix in April.

Subject: Re: Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/20 at 10:18 am

Lewis Hamilton says he feels "physically and mentally on another level this year" after a successful pre-season training programme. The six-time world champion's comments came in an online message to fans before the debut of his new Mercedes later this week. Hamilton, 35, is aiming to win a seventh world title this season. He said last week that he was five kilograms lighter than his 2019 starting weight.

Subject: Re: Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/20 at 11:50 am


Formula 1 says it is "monitoring" the effects of the coronavirus outbreak in China in the context of the country's Grand Prix in April.
The Chinese Grand Prix has been postponed as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. The FIA, Formula 1's governing body, has accepted a request from Chinese organisers to postpone the Shanghai race, due to take place on 19 April.

Subject: Re: Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/11/20 at 2:09 pm

Two members of the Haas Formula 1 team and one from McLaren are in self-isolation after being tested for coronavirus at the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.

Subject: Re: Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/12/20 at 3:41 am

Lewis Hamilton says it is "shocking" that Formula 1 has pressed ahead with this weekend's Australian Grand Prix amid the global coronavirus pandemic. "I am very, very surprised we are here," the world champion said in the official news conference on Thursday. "It's great we have races but it's shocking we are sitting in this room." Hamilton's comments came as five F1 team members were advised to go into isolation after developing symptoms that could be related to coronavirus.

Subject: Re: Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/12/20 at 7:07 am

McLaren have withdrawn from this weekend's season-opening Australian Grand Prix after a team member tested positive for coronavirus. McLaren said the infected team member was now self-isolating in Australia. The manufacturer added its choice to withdraw was "based on a duty of care" to F1 stakeholders. The coronavirus outbreak, now declared a pandemic, has led to widespread disruption of sporting fixtures around the world.

Subject: Re: Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/20 at 8:05 am

The Bahrain and Vietnam Grand Prixs have officially been postponed.

Subject: Re: Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/14/20 at 8:24 am

Lewis Hamilton should have been in qualifying action today for the Australian Grand Prix, but with Sunday's race being cancelled - along with the next three at least as well - he's decided to work on his indoor rock climbing skills instead.

Subject: Re: Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/19/20 at 11:05 am

The Dutch, Spanish and Monaco Grands Prix have been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, Formula 1 bosses have announced. The first four races in Australia, Bahrain, Vietnam and China had already been called off due to the pandemic. The sport's governing body, the FIA, says it expects the 2020 season to begin "as soon as it is safe to do so after May". And it will look at "potential alternative dates later in the year".

Subject: Re: Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/07/20 at 5:04 pm

The Canadian Grand Prix has become the latest Formula 1 race to be postponed as a result of the coronavirus crisis. The Montreal event is the ninth race to be affected so far this season. It was due to be held on 14 June, but organisers had to make a decision now because of the length of time required to set up the track. Attempts will be made to find a slot for the popular race on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve at the earliest opportunity in the summer.

Subject: Re: Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/11/20 at 6:12 am

Formula 1 bosses are in talks with the UK government as to whether new measures to control coronavirus affect plans to re-start the season. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Sunday that air travellers into the UK would soon be forced to self-isolate for a 14-day period after arrival. On paper, that could scupper F1's plans to hold two races in Austria and two at Silverstone on consecutive weekends. But F1 has detailed plans to ensure its activities will be coronavirus-safe.

Subject: Re: Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/20 at 10:42 am

Carlos Sainz is poised to replace Sebastian Vettel at Ferrari and Daniel Ricciardo is set to replace the Spaniard at McLaren. Talks to seal the two moves are ongoing and no final agreements have been reached, but they are expected to be concluded and announced this week. McLaren have been chasing Ricciardo for some time and his signing is a coup. But they must release Sainz from his contractual obligations before signing the Australian. Sainz had been in negotiations to stay with McLaren beyond 2020 but the appeal of joining a top team has convinced him to move.

Subject: Re: Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/19/20 at 7:14 am

Formula 1 says it will be "impossible" to hold a British Grand Prix later this year if personnel are not given exemptions from plans to quarantine international travellers. The UK government is set to require all arrivals from abroad to self-isolate for 14 days under quarantine rules expected to come into effect in early June. An F1 spokesman added this would have an impact on tens of thousands of jobs

Subject: Re: Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/20 at 4:46 am

The 2020 Dutch Grand Prix has been cancelled because of the global coronavirus pandemic. The race - returning to the Formula 1 calendar for the first time since 1985 - was due to be held on 3 May but was initially postponed. "We were completely ready for this race and we still are," said Dutch Grand Prix sports director Jan Lammers. "We ask everyone to be patient. I had to look forward to it for 35 years, so I can wait another year.

Subject: Re: Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/02/20 at 6:42 am

The 2020 Formula 1 season will start in Austria on 5 July, the first of a run of eight races in Europe. An F1 statement said the championship would begin across three consecutive weekends - two in Austria on 5 and 12 July and a third in Hungary. There will then be a two-week break before two consecutive races in Britain and events in Spain, Belgium and Italy. All will be run behind closed doors with participants following guidelines to minimise the spread of Covid-19.

Subject: Re: Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/03/20 at 6:32 am

Lewis Hamilton was fastest in his Mercedes in the first practice session at the delayed start to the Formula 1 season in Austria. The world champion was 0.356 seconds ahead of team-mate Valtteri Bottas, both driving black cars to reflect support for anti-racism and diversity. Austria is the first of a reconfigured season after the coronavirus laid original plans to waste. It is the first of eight planned events in Europe, with more races to follow.

Subject: Re: Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/06/20 at 7:44 am

Valtteri Bottas survived reliability worries to win an incident-packed Austrian Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton took fourth after a penalty.

Subject: Re: Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/07/20 at 1:01 pm

Fernando Alonso is set to return to Formula 1 with Renault next year. The Spanish two-time world champion, who will be 39 later this month, has signed and will be confirmed soon, sources have told BBC Sport. Alonso will return to the outfit with whom he won his World Championships, and for whom he has already driven twice during his career. He left F1 in 2018 and is due to make a third attempt to win the Indianapolis 500 with McLaren in August. A spokesperson for Renault said the team "declined to comment on rumours". Alonso will partner Frenchman Esteban Ocon and replace Australian Daniel Ricciardo, who is moving to McLaren at the end of this season.

Subject: Re: Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/03/20 at 2:57 pm

Lewis Hamilton took an extraordinary victory in a dramatic finish to the British Grand Prix despite suffering a puncture on the last lap.

Subject: Re: Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/16/20 at 10:07 am

Lewis Hamilton dominated the Spanish Grand Prix to take his fourth victory in six races so far this year.

Subject: Re: Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/28/20 at 2:57 pm

Red Bull's Max Verstappen was fastest in second practice at the Belgian Grand Prix, with Daniel Ricciardo's Renault also ahead of the Mercedes. Lewis Hamilton was third fastest as the top three were separated by only 0.096 seconds. Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas was down in sixth, behind Red Bull's Alexander Albon and Racing Point's Sergio Perez. The times are unlikely to be representative of real performance. Ferrari, in particular, were out of position, with Charles Leclerc 15th and Sebastian Vettel 17th.

Subject: Re: Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/30/20 at 1:03 pm

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton dominated the Belgian Grand Prix to take his fifth victory in seven races this year and the 89th of his career. Hamilton headed team-mate Valtteri Bottas to a Mercedes one-two, from Red Bull's Max Verstappen. The victory puts Hamilton 47 points - almost two clear wins - ahead of Verstappen in the championship. The Briton is two victories away from Michael Schumacher's all-time record and set to equal his seven titles.

Subject: Re: Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/07/20 at 9:06 am

Lewis Hamilton says he considers himself responsible for the penalty that cost him victory in the Italian Grand Prix.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/54054092

Subject: Re: Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/20 at 8:33 am

Fernando Alonso says he decided to return to Formula 1 because he loves the sport. The two-time F1 champion, 39, said he had completed his “check list” of other things to do in his two years away. Alonso said: “It’s not I was missing it or want a rematch. The two years outside there were things I wanted to do more than driving an F1 car. “I did them and now it’s time to return. I love to have a racing car in my hands every two weeks.”

Subject: Re: Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/20 at 1:03 pm

Lewis Hamilton's quest for the all-time record of Formula 1 wins was put on hold when he was hit with penalties at the Russian Grand Prix. Hamilton's Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas dominated after the world champion was given a 10-second penalty for doing two illegal practice starts. Hamilton was initially given two penalty points to put him two away from an automatic one-race ban. But these were later rescinded on the basis the team were at fault. Bottas' victory meant he cut Hamilton's championship lead to 44 points.

Subject: Re: Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/12/20 at 2:37 am

Lewis Hamilton says it will take him time to come to terms with the momentous achievement that came with winning Sunday's Eifel Grand Prix - equalling Michael Schumacher's all-time record of Formula 1 victories.

Subject: Re: Formula 1

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/01/20 at 4:13 am

World champion Lewis Hamilton will miss this weekend's Formula 1 Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain after testing positive for coronavirus.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/55142428

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