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James Allen on F1 26 June 2017
‘It’s all just noise’: How Lance Stroll became the youngest F1 rookie to finish on the podium
Amid the chaos of the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix and the furious, continuing fallout of its many skirmishes, Lance Stroll was a model of composure. By finishing third, the 18-year-old became the youngest to stand on...

James Allen on F1 25 June 2017
Sebastian Vettel on disciplinary tightrope after F1 stewards hit him for “potentially dangerous” driving
Sebastian Vettel will face a one race ban if he crosses the line with stewards again in the way he did in Baku today. This puts him on a disciplinary tightrope for the next two races, which means he cannot afford any mor...

James Allen on F1 25 June 2017
Daniel Ricciardo celebrates ‘crazy race’ as he goes from 19th to win in F1 Baku
There are so many great stories from the Azerbaijan Grand Prix but Daniel Ricciardo’s victory in Baku was truly unpredicatable after the setbacks suffered in qualifying and at the start. He came back from a crash i...

James Allen on F1 25 June 2017
F1 Title battle turns nasty: Hamilton and Vettel collide as Daniel Ricciardo wins Azerbaijan GP
After lots of back slapping and respect in the early rounds between the title contenders, things turned nasty in Baku as Sebastian Vettel claimed Lewis Hamilton “brake tested’ him behind the Safety Car, leadi...

James Allen on F1 24 June 2017
Hamilton leads another Mercedes front-row F1 lockout as Ferrari falters in Azerbaijan qualifying
Lewis Hamilton took his fifth pole of 2017 and his 66th of all-time as the 2015 champion swept away the rest of the field for Mercedes’ second one-two of the Formula 1 season. It was quite surprising given his diff...

James Allen on F1 24 June 2017
Sebastian Vettel talks Ferrari, F1 future.. and singing like Michael Jackson
There’s an interview in Gazzetta dello Sport with Sebastian Vettel this morning which is worth noting. In it he talks about his voracious reading of books about Enzo Ferrari, seeking an understanding of the man who...

James Allen on F1 23 June 2017
Red Bull charges into Azerbaijan as Max Verstappen tops Friday F1 practice
Max Verstappen led the second practice session of the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix having led a Red Bull one-two in FP1 earlier on Friday. FP2 was a stuttering affair as yellow flags were frequently waved for debris a...

James Allen on F1 22 June 2017
No 2018 guarantees for ‘uncomfortable’ Bottas from Mercedes F1 boss
Mercedes Formula 1 Executive Director Toto Wolff has said that Valtteri Bottas is in an ‘uncomfortable situation’ as he hasn’t yet secured a contract extension with the leading constructor. Wolff spoke ...

James Allen on F1 21 June 2017
Monisha Kaltenborn leaves Sauber – who is in line to lead the Swiss F1 team?
Sauber Team Principal Monisha Kaltenborn has left the Formula 1 team with immediate effect after five years in the job before the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Kaltenborn was head of Sauber’s legal department from 2000 an...

James Allen on F1 20 June 2017
Former F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone to be honoured at Goodwood 2017
Ex-Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone will be celebrated at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed with a tribute to his life and career from June 29 – July 2. The Festival of Speed has never had a personality as a R...