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The successes and warning signs from F1’s first sprint race

It was always going to be difficult for Formula 1’s first sprint qualifying race to live up to the hype that had been building around it for weeks. Hopes of 100km of flat out racing, with drivers banging wheels in their battle for the top positions now that they were unleashed from worrying about tyre degradation and fuel, were unlikely to ever materialise.
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Russell hit with British GP F1 grid penalty for Sainz clash

The Williams driver finished the sprint race in ninth place but will start Sunday's British Grand Prix from 12th place due to the penalty, with Esteban Ocon promoted up to ninth, Sainz to 10th and Gasly to 11th. Russell has also been handed one penalty point on his F1 licence,...
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XX and Ferrari F1 cars amaze at Indianapolis

The historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway was again graced with the sound of Ferrari Formula 1 cars as F1 Clienti took to the track as part of the Ferrari Racing Days celebration. In addition to F1 examples once driven by Kimi Raikkonen and Michael Schumacher, a Ferrari 333SP also joined the occasion for dedicated lapping sessions.
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Aggressive Alonso plans to stay on F1's “dark side”

Alonso opted for soft tyres for the start of the 17-lap contest, and in a stunning first lap he jumped from 11th on the grid to fifth place. He then defended hard, initially from Lando Norris, and then Daniel Ricciardo, earning complaints about weaving from the McLaren team. After both...

Ricciardo clarifies tough language on new F1 car

During the presentation of the new F1 car for 2022, Daniel Ricciardo was very critical. The McLaren driver probably did not know that there was a microphone open and so he was suddenly heard live in the broadcast. It is terrible. During the live broadcast, the Australian was suddenly heard...

Hamilton: "Nothing I could do" to beat Verstappen in F1 sprint

F1 staged its first-ever 100km sprint race at Silverstone to determine the starting grid for Sunday's British GP, with Verstappen securing pole in the Red Bull. Though Hamilton topped qualifying on Friday ahead of Verstappen, the Red Bull driver jumped him off the line in Saturday's 17-lap sprint and fended off an assault from the Mercedes on the opening tour.

How F1 got the data crunched for its new race car

Friends! Hello and thanks for dropping by. Today we have lots of our usual fare: Funding rounds to digest, some data on the startup market (thank you, DocSend), and the like. But we’re starting with a passion of mine: Racing. The Exchange has made various jokes about technology money finding...

The arguments for and against F1's sprint race format

SILVERSTONE, U.K. -- Judging by reactions on social media, the majority of Formula One fans either loved the inaugural sprint race at the British Grand Prix or hated it. The arguments for and against are varied, but we've done our best to split them into two camps while also getting the views of the drivers who took part in the session.

Ricciardo not satisfied with first F1 Q3 appearance since France

After three races where the McLaren driver had failed to make it through to Q3, the Australian grabbed seventh on the grid for F1’s sprint race at Silverstone on the back of a much stronger show of pace. But despite having banished some of his recent qualifying struggles, the Australian...

Gasly 'really positive' over F1 future after Marko lunch

Red Bull Racing is expected to confirm Sergio Perez for next year, so there is no opening at the senior outfit for Gasly to return. Gasly is therefore set to stay at AlphaTauri and the Frenchman says his discussion with Marko gave him some reassurance about the Faenza team’s future.