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F1 News: Lewis Hamilton Made “Urgent Phone Calls” After Michael Masi Return Was Introduced

It’s been reported that upon hearing that ex-F1 race director Michael Masi could return to a new role within F1, Lewis Hamilton was “astonished” and quickly made a number of phone calls. This comes only a couple of weeks after F1 governing president Mohammed ben Sulayem revealed Masi could make a comeback. An interview with […] The post F1 News: Lewis Hamilton Made “Urgent Phone Calls” After Michael Masi Return Was Introduced appeared first on Grand Tour Nation.
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F1 News: Haas Chief Addresses Mick Schumacher’s Poor Performance So Far This Season

Being a Schumacher hasn’t necessarily done Mick any favours within the world of F1, with the name being synonymous with winning, victory, and being at the top of the grid. Unfortunately for the Haas driver, Mick is far from being at the top, and now team principal Guenther Steiner has mentioned to the press that […] The post F1 News: Haas Chief Addresses Mick Schumacher’s Poor Performance So Far This Season appeared first on Grand Tour Nation.
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F1 News: Formula E Champion Challenges Max Verstappen On Home Turf – “He Wouldn’t Be Unbeatable”

Racing driver Jean-Eric Vergne wasn’t able to show just how fast he could be while competing in the F1, but since moving to Formula E, the Frenchman has shone, winning a number of championships behind the wheel of the all-electric open-wheeled racecars. Recently, he joked that if Max Verstappen was ever to join Formula E, […] The post F1 News: Formula E Champion Challenges Max Verstappen On Home Turf – “He Wouldn’t Be Unbeatable” appeared first on Grand Tour Nation.
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F1's jewellery ban is for right reasons, says GPDA's Alex Wurz

Formula One is right to ban jewellery from the cockpit but the governing FIA could have enforced the rule in a less confrontational way, according to Grand Prix Drivers' Association (GPDA) chairman Alex Wurz. Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton and the FIA were in a standoff at this month's Miami...
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F1 News: Verstappen Complains About Safety Car Before Remembering How Useful They Are

The Miami Grand Prix was a physical, tiring race for the drivers as they battled against the intense heat of the city and dehydration. Max Verstappen took home yet another race win, successfully continuing his record of winning every race he’s finished so far this season. Charles Leclerc put up a good fight from his […] The post F1 News: Verstappen Complains About Safety Car Before Remembering How Useful They Are appeared first on Grand Tour Nation.
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Herta McLaren F1 testing could lead to practice outings

Colton Herta’s testing schedule with McLaren makes him part of a selection process to see if he is the right fit for an FP1 outing later this season. All teams must run a rookie driver – one that hasn’t started more than two grands prix – in free practice on two occasions this year as part of a new regulation. Williams was the first to confirm one of those with Nyck de Vries driving at the Spanish Grand Prix.
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F1's jewellery ban is for right reasons, says GPDA's Wurz

LONDON, May 16 (Reuters) - Formula One is right to ban jewellery from the cockpit but the governing FIA could have enforced the rule in a less confrontational way, according to Grand Prix Drivers' Association (GPDA) chairman Alex Wurz. Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton and the FIA were in a...
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McLaren entering Formula E, buying Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team

McLaren Racing will enter Formula E by purchasing the Mercedes-EQ team, McLaren confirmed in a press release. McLaren will join Formula E for Season 9, which is scheduled to run from late 2022 into 2023. The company signed an option for this in January 2021, while Mercedes announced it was quitting Formula E later that year.
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The Indianapolis 500 Used to Be Part of the Formula 1 Season

The Indianapolis 500 — America’s premier racing event — used to be a Formula 1 race. Yes, you read that right: For 11 whole years, the Indy 500 was a points-paying race on the F1 calendar. As we approach the 106th running of the iconic race, which is running in tandem with a meteoric rise of American interest in F1, it’s time to look back on the period in history where these two paths crossed.
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F1 news LIVE: George Russell ‘coping better’ than Lewis Hamilton as Michael Masi return reported

The Spanish Grand Prix is this weekend with the F1 title race hotting up between Max Verstappen and leader Charles Leclerc, with the world champion snatching victory last time out at the inaugural Miami Grand Prix. Mercedes continue to struggle through the season, with the porpoising effect still not solved, leaving Lewis Hamilton and George Russell frustrated and team boss Toto Wolff left to appease both that better times will come this summer.Elsewhere in the two-week break between Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel has been featuring on talk shows to discuss climate change. He said: “It’s my passion to drive...
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F1 News: Alex Albon To Sit Out As Nyck de Vries Takes On Spanish GP FP1 For Williams

Williams will be the first F1 team to debut their rookie driver as Nyck de Vries is confirmed to be taking the wheel during FP1 of the Spanish Grand Prix. This will be William’s first filling of the mandatory young driver sessions of the year, with Vries replacing Alex Albon. This will also be de […] The post F1 News: Alex Albon To Sit Out As Nyck de Vries Takes On Spanish GP FP1 For Williams appeared first on Grand Tour Nation.
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Baku keen to host an F1 sprint race next season

Azerbaijan has expressed interest to host a sprint weekend at its Baku Grand Prix next season, the event’s promoter Arif Rahimov said in a statement on Monday. Speaking with the reporters in a conference call, Rahimov said that he would be discussing the subject-matter with F1 authorities over this year’s June 12 race.
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Charles Leclerc crashes ex-Niki Lauda Ferrari at Monaco Historic

Formula One championship leader Charles Leclerc crashed the 1974 Ferrari of three-time champion Niki Lauda after experiencing brake failure during a demonstration run at the Monaco Historic Grand Prix on Sunday. The current Ferrari driver was at the wheel of the Ferrari 312 B3, which Lauda drove in period, for...
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McLaren to Acquire Mercedes’ Formula E Team

Mercedes-Benz won’t be racing in Formula E next season, but its team will be: McLaren is acquiring Mercedes’ squad and will join the series for its ninth season. The transaction replaces one major racing name with another, after Mercedes stung the all-electric racing series last August with its announcement that it will not compete in the series after this year.
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When and where is the next Formula One race?

The Formula One season is in full swing as the drivers prepare for the sixth race of the most extensive calendar in the sport’s history.So far, Max Verstappen secured his third win of the season at the inaugural Miami Grand Prix, holding off Charles Leclerc and narrowing the Monegasque driver’s advantage at the top of the Drivers’ Championship standings to 19 points.Red Bull and Ferrari’s rivalry continues to bubble away nicely, with the two teams separated by just six points in the Constructors’ Championship.Elsewhere on the grid, Mercedes continue to strive for solutions to their performance issues after making...
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George Russell a ‘different calibre’ of teammate for Lewis Hamilton

George Russell is already proving his worth with Mercedes after joining the Formula One team this season, giving Lewis Hamilton a more “consistent calibre” of driver to race alongside, claims Ralf Schumacher.Since replacing Valtteri Bottas, Russell has picked up 59 points in the opening five races of the season to sit fourth in the drivers’ standings - two places and 23 points better off than Hamilton.It’s an unexpected turn of events, with Russell consistently placing between third and fifth in each race this term, compared to Hamilton’s more erratic third to 13th, as the Mercedes pair struggle to get to...
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