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James Allen on F1 20 October 2017
Hamilton tops US F1 GP practice sessions as Ferrari challenge fades
Lewis Hamilton led the second free practice session of the United States Formula 1 Grand Prix, ahead of Max Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel. Hamilton also led a damp FP1 session, with the fastest time of 1m35.335s, putti...

James Allen on F1 20 October 2017
Analysis: Max Verstappen surprise F1 extension raises questions for Daniel Ricciardo
Max Verstappen has increased his commitment to Red Bull Racing, adding another year to his contract to the end of 2020. Although comments from Red Bull team boss Christian Horner recently hinted at a long term plan for V...

James Allen on F1 19 October 2017
Hamilton addresses ‘Take a Knee’ protests and keeps eyes firmly on prize at US F1 GP
Lewis Hamilton spoke of his desire to win the US Formula 1 Grand Prix and clarified his stance on the ‘Take a Knee’ protests when asked during the Thursday drivers’ press conference. The Briton, who was...

James Allen on F1 19 October 2017
Fernando Alonso commits to McLaren Renault for 2018 F1 season
Fernando Alonso and McLaren have announced that he will compete in the 2018 F1 world championship with the McLaren team, which will be powered by Renault engines next season after three tough years with Honda. Alonso was...

James Allen on F1 17 October 2017
What to watch for with Carlos Sainz and Brendon Hartley in F1 US Grand Prix
With the heat having gone out of the world championship tussle between Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel – even a win for Vettel with Hamilton retiring leaves Hamilton well in control – there are some great...

James Allen on F1 14 October 2017
Insight: Jaguar Formula E team gets an F1 engineering upgrade
The development of the FIA Formula E continues with greater interest in the series as season five approaches when Mercedes and Porsche will join the series and the batteries will last an entire race. The latest recruit f...

James Allen on F1 12 October 2017
UPDATED: WEC leader Brendon Hartley to contest US F1 GP for Toro Rosso
Brendon Hartley will drive for Toro Rosso for the US Formula 1 Grand Prix as Pierre Gasly contests the Japanese Super Formula final. Toro Rosso previously announced that Gasly would partner Daniil Kvyat for the race at A...

James Allen on F1 11 October 2017
Think pink: US GP promoter Bobby Epstein on why Austin F1 event will be special
Next week Formula 1 will be in Austin, Texas for the sixth running of the United States Grand Prix at the purpose-built venue. The US GP has slotted in well to the F1 calendar and is a popular event with F1 and with its ...

James Allen on F1 10 October 2017
Insight: How Red Bull forced Mercedes’ hand in tense F1 tactical battle
It is easy for fans to assume that a one-stop race is straightforward for all teams concerned, but in the case of the 2017 Japanese Grand Prix, nothing could be further from the truth. The teams went into the race with f...

James Allen on F1 8 October 2017
Analysis: Ferrari reliability and famous F1 backmarkers give Lewis Hamilton breathing space
Ferrari bounced into the 2017 world championship with a bang, but look set to end it with a whimper as another failure on the Ferrari power unit in Japan handed Lewis Hamilton an unassailable 59 point lead. Hamilton has ...