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Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo misses out on Singapore GP pole, confident of F1 win at Marina Bay

Australia's Daniel Ricciardo and Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen remain confident of victory in the Singapore Grand Prix despite the duo missing out …

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Singapore proves McLaren's capabilities - Alonso Q&A

<b>Q: Fernando, it was a very promising qualifying for McLaren today! What's your guess for tomorrow – is a double points finish on the cards?</b><p><b>Fernando</b> …

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Singapore F1 Grand Prix 2017 Qualifying: Sebastian Vettel Earns Pole Position

Sebastian Vettel earned pole position for the 2017 Singapore Formula One Grand Prix after finishing first in qualifying at Marina Bay on Saturday.<p>Vettel finished ahead of Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo, while Mercedes pair Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas found themselves …

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Fernando Alonso: Normality restored if McLaren is competitive again

MARINA BAY, Singapore -- Fernando Alonso says it would feel as though "normality" had been restored, should McLaren become competitive again in …

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Massa 'supporting McLaren a lot' to outscore F1 rivals in Singapore

Felipe Massa says he will be supporting McLaren in the Singapore Grand Prix, in the hope it can take points off Williams's Formula 1 rivals in the …

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Lewis Hamilton: F1 driver on going vegan and his fears for the planet

<b>Lewis Hamilton says he is aiming to become a vegan in an attempt to pursue the healthiest possible lifestyle and avoid damaging the planet.</b><p>The Mercedes Formula 1 driver said he had been inspired by a documentary about the meat industry, and its potential effects on the environment, animal welfare …

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BMW X7 iPerformance Concept First Look


The Secret Life of… Sergio Perez

<b>Q: Apart from driving a Formula One car, what is your favourite buzz?<br>Sergio Perez:</b> My football team. I have my own football team with friends. It is …

Michael Schumacher

F1's greatest cars: Brawn BGP 001

Ross Brawn's eponymous outfit Brawn GP had a fairytale Formula 1 debut in 2009, clinching both the drivers' and the constructors' championship. We …

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2017 Italian Grand Prix team radio transcript | 2017 Italian Grand Prix

"I really don’t care any more" was Max Verstappen's surprising response when asked about the collision with Felipe Massa which ruined his race.

Italian Grand Prix

Goodyear debuts 'Fitbit' for tires

Goodyear is testing a smart-tire that, much like a Fitbit, relays condition information based on cloud computing analytics.<p>The U.S. manufacturer has teamed with California-based car service Tesloop to gauge the efficiency of a tire embedded with a sensor that can monitor metrics such as pressure …


Son of Enzo Ferrari believes Vettel is their next Schumacher

Many F1 fans remember the days of the Michael Schumacher dominance in red back in the early 2000’s. The remarkable tally of victories in the German …

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The TVR Griffith Is Finally Back With A 500 HP V8 And A Manual Gearbox

Listen: 2017 has been a bad year. When was the last time you woke up to any good news? Well, today is your day: after an eternity of delays, TVR, the …


Ferrari admits it 'screwed up' at Monza

MONZA, Italy -- Ferrari's lack of pace at the Italian Grand Prix came from underestimating its home circuit, according to company chairman Sergio …

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Williams: I read about Alonso with astonishment

Has another door to remain in Formula 1 closed in the face of Fernando Alonso?<p>Williams deputy team principal Claire Williams has denied she has had …

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Kimi Raikkonen: “Fourth position is not a disaster“ - Formula 1

<b>Kimi Raikkonen</b> felt his qualifying session at <b>Spa-Francorchamps</b> on Saturday was particularly messy, with tyre vibrations coming and going throughout, …

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Qualifying - Hamilton equals Schumacher’s all-time pole record

A scintillating lap of 1m 42.553s – the fastest ever here – put the Briton, who starts his 200th Grand Prix on Sunday, 0.242s ahead of his …

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New three-year deal keeps Vettel at Ferrari until 2020 | 2018 F1 season

Sebastian Vettel will remain with Ferrari for the next three years, the team has confirmed.

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Alonso to Williams deal just needs signatures

Ferrari, Red Bull and Mercedes do not want him, with Fernando Alonso’s ambitions to join a winning Formula 1 team scuppered for 2018 he is now …

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Story of qualifying: Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel show class in Spa showdown

<i>ESPN rounds up the main talking points from qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix, a session which saw Lewis Hamilton move level with Michael</i> …

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Twin Turbo V10 Golf

This Is What It’s Like To Drive The BMW 3.0 CSL “Batmobile”

Photography by Ted Gushue<p>The first thing you notice about the “Batmobile” when you get behind the wheel is how spacious the whole car feels. Every …

Lewis Hamilton dominates British GP as puncture costs Sebastian Vettel podium finish

pLewis Hamilton claimed a fourth consecutive British Grand Prix victory as he dominated from lights out to the chequered flag, while Sebastian Vettel …

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Kimi Raikkonen: 'Unlucky situations keep following us'

pKimi Rauml;ikkouml;nen rued some bad luck during the British Grand Prix as a late puncture cost him second place, though the Finn still finished …

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Daniel Ricciardo awarded Driver of the Day for British GP

pRed Bull Racingrsquo;s Daniel Ricciardo has won the Driver of the Day award for the British Grand Prix after his drive from the back row to fifth./p …

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WEC: Porsche leads 6 Hours of Nurburgring at halfway

<b>Porsche held first and second place at the Nurburgring as the fourth round of the World Endurance Championship reached its three-hour point.</b><p>Having …

Valtteri Bottas admits he 'got lucky' to take second at Silverstone

pMercedes driver Valtteri Bottas has admitted he ldquo;got luckyrdquo; to take second place at the 2017 British Grand Prix./p pThe Finn started from …

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Lewis Hamilton hails 'faultless' Mercedes after British GP victory

pLewis Hamilton has described his Mercedes team as ldquo;faultlessrdquo; during the British Grand Prix, after winning the race for the fifth time in …

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Pirelli: Vettel and Raikkonen tyre issues 'totally different'

pFormula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli has confirmed that ldquo;totally differentrdquo; tyre issues affected Kimi Rauml;ikkouml;nen and Sebastian Vettel …

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