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Red Bull’s plan to lure young Brit Lando Norris was thwarted by the long contract he has with current employers McLaren Red Bull tried to poach McLaren’s star asset Lando Norris in an attempt to find a driver who could compete alongside Max Verstappen and push the team towards the constructors’ title, it has been revealed. Mercedes have dominated the sport in the hybrid era, with the energy drink-powered team playing catch up ever since the Silver Arrows took its crown in 2014. In Verstappen they think they have their champion main driver – a belief backed up by the…

The nastiest conflicts between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen date back to “we’re not pals.” The most vehement feuds between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen trace back to the “we’re not mates” phase. Over the course of his 15-year Formula One career, the British driver has won over 100 races, won seven championships, and had a number of tense confrontations with colleagues and competitors. Lewis Hamilton is a seven-time Formula One world champion who has dominated the sport for over 15 years. He has cemented his place as probably the greatest driver of all time by winning a record 100…

Moto3 rider Jason Dupasquier passed away on Sunday after crashing at Italian Grand Prix qualifying, prompting an outpouring of support from the world of motorsport The world of motorsport has paid tribute to Moto3 rider Jason Dupasquier after he tragically passed away on Sunday. The 19-year-old was airlifted to hospital on Saturday after being involved in a three-bike crash during qualifying in Italy. The MotoGP grid paid respect to the teenager today, holding a minute’s silence before the Italian Grand Prix. News of the Swiss driver’s death hit the motorsport world hard, prompting tributes from all corners of the world.…

Formula One documentary series Drive to Survive has been a huge hit with fans new and old, prompting suggestions Netflix could double down on their interest in F1 Netflix CEO Reed Hastings had dropped a huge hint that the streaming service could bid for live F1 rights in the future following the success of its fly-on-the-wall Drive to Survive documentary series. Drive to Survive, which first premiered in March 2019, offers a behind the scenes look at Formula One, with exclusive interviews and never before seen footage of the drivers and world championship battle. The show has developed a huge…

Lewis Hamilton had suggested that the pressure of the championship title race is getting to Max Verstappen after their collision at the Italian Grand Prix a fortnight ago Max Verstappen has said that Lewis Hamilton “doesn’t know me” as he responded to the Formula One champions suggestion that the pressure is getting to the 23-year-old Dutchman. The pair collided at the Italian Grand Prix two weeks ago, with Verstappen being penalised for the incident and will subsequently start this weekend’s Russian Grand Prix with a three-place grid penalty. Verstappen currently leads the drivers’ championship from Hamilton by five points with…

Mercedes star Lewis Hamilton is at the front of the grid when it comes to net worth, with the British driver boasting double the wealth of over half of his Formula One rivals combined Lewis Hamilton is not only streets ahead of his rivals on the track, he’s also miles clear of them when it comes to net worth too. Hamilton, 36, has been at the top of Formula One for well over a decade since breaking through with McLaren in 2007. In that time, the British driver has accumulated 99 race wins, seven world championships and a staggering net…

Russian Grand Prix qualifying was thrown into doubt on Saturday morning after the final practice session had to be cancelled following heavy rain on the Sochi track Formula One bosses have been left sweating over qualifying for the Russian Grand Prix after a final practise session was scrapped on Saturday morning due to bad weather. Heavy rain in Sochi meant that the track would not be safe to race on, with qualifying set to take place at 3pm later today – and chiefs remaining hopeful. However, should qualifying not be able to go ahead today, the race would still take…

Lewis Hamilton claimed a dramatic last-gasp win at the incident-packed Russian Grand Prix to retake the lead of the F1 Drivers’ Championship ahead of Max Verstappen Lewis Hamilton took full advantage of wet conditions late in the day in Sochi to leapfrog Lando Norris and win the Russian Grand Prix. Norris qualified on pole in Sochi and looked set to claim his maiden F1 victory as the race entered its closing stages. The McLaren driver appeared cool, calm and collected out front as he maintained a narrow one second gap back to Hamilton. But disaster struck with just a few…

The McLaren driver had led for most of the race after starting on pole but faded in final laps to finish seventh as Hamilton claimed his 100th Formula One race win Lando Norris interrupted one of Lewis Hamilton’s post-race interviews following the Russian Grand Prix after the latter had claimed his 100th race win. Norris had led for most of the race after starting on pole, but when the rain started falling with just a few laps remaining, the race leader decided against changing his tyres, which saw him slip down the standings to finish seventh. Hamilton took full advantage…

Michael Schumacher’s condition and progress after his tragic skiing accident has been kept very private over the past eight years, which manager Sabine Kehm once explained in 2016 Michael Schumacher once told manager Sabine Kehm that he wanted to “disappear” in the aftermath of his iconic Formula One career. Schumacher, who is widely considered one of the greatest F1 drivers of all time, was the subject of an emotional Netflix documentary earlier this month. As well as focusing on his racing exploits and personality away from the track, the documentary also showed how the German’s family have been coping with…

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