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F1 | RD2 – EMILIA ROMAGNA GRAND PRIX 2021

In what was the 2nd race of the 2021 calendar we saw a wet start to the EMILIA ROMAGNA GRAND Prix at the Imola Circuit. Photo: RedBull Content Pool With qualifying showing the pace of Pierre Gasly (Alpha Tauri), Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) and not to mention Lando Norris (Mclaren), who unfortunately lost out on his top 3 position after a track limit infringement. The wet start was sure to be an opportunity for some of these “mid-field” teams, both with strategy and the possibility of mistakes from other drivers, to…

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F1 | RD1 – BAHRAIN GP 2021

It has been over 100 days since last season ended in Abu Dhabi back in December but now with the new rules, this season is expected to deliver even more closer racing. The early indications are that the RedBulls and particularly the likes of Max Verstappen are going to be bringing the fight this year to Mercedes and our 7 times World Champ Lewis Hamilton. For the first time Bahrain opens up the FIA Formula One race season, the scene of that truly horrific accident last year which saw The…

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F1 | RD1 – BAHRAIN GP 2021 | QF

RedBull Racings Max Verstappen takes the first pole of the season in the number 33 car. After making it 3 out of 3 in all free practice sessions, he then proceeded to win Qualifying after an out dog fight with 7 times Champ Lewis Hamilton. The Dutchman (Verstappen) secured pole, his fourth in his F1 career by 0.338secs over raining champ Hamilton who pushed him all the way. Hamilton’s Mercedes Team-Mate Valtteri Bottas secured P3. “It all worked out perfectly in qualifying! I’m really happy with pole position. Great job,…

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F1 | RD1 – BAHRAIN GP 2021 | FP1/2

Red Bull Racings Max Verstappen tops the Friday Free Practice Sessions 1 & 2. Verstappen posted the fastest time in FP1 ahead of Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas and then followed that up under the Bahrain floodlights into FP2 – The evening session with another fastest time ahead of McLaren’s Lando Norris. “It’s been a good day again and with the heat and the wind it is not easy to find a perfect balance around the whole lap but overall I would say it was a positive day. There are still things…

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F1 | RD4 | AZERBAIJAN GRAND PRIX 2019

The Formula 1 circus arrived at its next stop in the picturesque Azerbaijan for Round 4 of the 2019 Championship. Last time out in China for the 1000th F1 race, Britain’s Lewis Hamilton won with a commanding performance to deliver a Mercedes one-two alongside teammate Valtteri Bottas. Hamilton also overtook Bottas to lead the drivers’ standings and although in Azerbaijan, Mercedes would continue their dominance with yet another 1-2 finish (their fourth this season), it would be Bottas who would regain his position at the top of the Championship. A…

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F1 | RD3 | HEINEKEN CHINESE GRAND PRIX 2019

The 1000th Formula One race. Sixty-nine years since Nino Farina won the first world championship race the current stock of heroes waited patiently on the circuit for the formation lap to begin, the wind of history blowing across the Shanghai International Circuit.  Two drivers would have an eventful formation lap as first Max Verstappen spun his car followed by Robert Kubica. Verstappen was able to make his way back through the field to take up his correct position and as the cars filed slowly round the final turn it was…

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F1 | RD3 | HEINEKEN CHINESE GRAND PRIX 2019 | QF

Valtteri Bottas was able to secure pole position in China and beat his team mate Lewis Hamilton by 0.023 seconds to complete a Mercedes one-two on the grid. It had been a tough qualifying session for Ferrari but they managed to pick up the pace in Q3 but over three tenths slower than the Silver Arrows. Alexander Albon would not appear on track after his crash in FP3 and there would be a second absentee of Antonio Giovinazzi who had a power unit issue with his Alfa Romeo. That meant…

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F1 | RD2 | GULF AIR BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX 2019

The sun dipped out of sight as the circuit in the desert illuminated once more under the floodlights ready for the 999th Formula One race. Cars filtered onto the grid as the team engineers bustled through the throng of fans and celebrities gathered for what was poised to be an exciting race. Names such as five-time 500c Grand Prix motorcycle champion Mick Doohan, chef James Martin, David Beckham and film director Guy Ritchie were among the enormous amount of people watching the cars pushed into their respective grid places. With…

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F1 | RD2 | GULF AIR BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX 2019 QF

It was a case of “where were Ferrari in Australia?” After the practice sessions, Ferrari were showing that they were at least a second quicker than any of their competitors, which then posed the questions of whether the others were “sand-bagging” or if Ferrari were actually ‘that’ quicker from Australia? The Q1 session began with Albon posting the first real time of 1:31.125, which wasn’t going to be a contending time. Kubica ran wide at turn four which forced him to come into the pits. It had been a measure…

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F1 | RD1 | ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX 2019

For those fans that had been hibernating during the off-season, one of the changes for race day in Formula One is the introduction of the bonus point for the fastest lap. A driver who posts the fastest lap of the race and finishes in the top ten will receive one bonus point, this will also be added to the constructor points also. There were some rumblings that the bigger teams were not in favour of this new rule. As you will read later in the report, the drivers had different…

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