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Mercedes boss Wolff expects Ferrari to compete in Bahrain
Mar25

Mercedes boss Wolff expects Ferrari to compete in Bahrain

Mercedes expect Ferrari to bounce back at this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix after the champions dominated the opening race of the season.The Ferraris were fourth and fifth in Melbourne on 17 March, a minute behind Mercedes’ winner Valtteri Bottas.Mercedes boss Toto Wolff said Ferrari showed in pre-season testing they were stronger than they looked in Australia. “We’ve seen the potential of Ferrari’s...

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Valtteri Bottas – no more just Lewis Hamilton's wingman
Mar19

Valtteri Bottas – no more just Lewis Hamilton's wingman

Former F1 driver Jolyon Palmer, who left Renault during the 2017 season, is part of the BBC team and offers insight and analysis from the point of view of the competitorsWhat a difference a year makes.In 2018, Valtteri Bottas left Melbourne after the opening race of the season on the back foot. He had a big crash in qualifying, started well down the grid, and just about managed to salvage a few points with eighth place. His team-mate...

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Bottas wins in Australia after Hamilton overtake
Mar17

Bottas wins in Australia after Hamilton overtake

Valtteri Bottas dominated the season-opening Australian Grand Prix after overtaking world champion team-mate Lewis Hamilton.The Finn took the lead at the start from Hamilton, who made a slow getaway from pole position, and even took the new bonus point for the fastest lap.Hamilton was left far behind, and had to concentrate on holding off Red Bull’s Max Verstappen for second place. Verstappen passed Sebastian Vettel for third on...

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Australian Free Practice: What the drivers had to say
Mar15

Australian Free Practice: What the drivers had to say

George Russell: “It was great to get out on the track in Melbourne for the first time. It really is an amazing circuit. On my first lap when I went down into turn three it felt like I was flying as everything was so close together. However, we didn’t have the best of days in terms of laptime, as we are a long way off the rest at the moment. “We know what we are in for across the first few races so we need to focus on...

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With the new season upon us, we look at the five key talking points
Mar14

With the new season upon us, we look at the five key talking points

The 2019 Formula 1 season starts in Melbourne this weekend and it promises to be one of the most interesting in years.The first car has not even turned a wheel in anger and yet there are so many intriguing plot lines right down the grid.Let’s take a look at some of the big questions on the eve of the Australian Grand Prix. Hamilton v Vettel, Part IIILewis Hamilton and Mercedes have dominated Formula 1 for the past five years,...

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Schumacher at 50: Remembering his record-breaking and sometimes controversial career
Jan03

Schumacher at 50: Remembering his record-breaking and sometimes controversial career

This article is an edited and updated version of one first published in October 2012.Michael Schumacher turns 50 on 3 January 2019. His physical condition remains a mystery to those outside his personal circle, following the skiing accident which left him with severe brain injuries in December 2013. He has not been seen in public since. But the memory of what Schumacher achieved in Formula 1 over a career that totalled more than 18...

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