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Jolyon Palmer column: Lewis Hamilton makes winning in F1 look easy
Jul16

Jolyon Palmer column: Lewis Hamilton makes winning in F1 look easy

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 competitorsThe British Grand Prix was a momentous result for the World Championship.Two weeks before in Austria, Valtteri Bottas chipped Lewis Hamilton’s lead down to 31 points. Had he beaten his Mercedes team-mate to victory at Silverstone it would have guaranteed the...

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British Grand Prix: Spot the celebs who went to Silverstone
Jul14

British Grand Prix: Spot the celebs who went to Silverstone

As one of the biggest events on the British sporting calendar, Formula 1 racing at Silverstone attracts the A-list stars from the world of film, TV music and sport. Monaco may be the billionaires’ playground, but when it comes to adrenaline-fuelled entertainment, the British Grand Prix – in Northamptonshire – was the hottest ticket in town. From Oscar winning actors to World and Olympic champions, the biggest stars...

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British GP: Valtteri Bottas top in second practice ahead of Lewis Hamilton
Jul12

British GP: Valtteri Bottas top in second practice ahead of Lewis Hamilton

Valtteri Bottas led Lewis Hamilton in a Mercedes one-two narrowly ahead of Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc in second practice at the British Grand Prix.Bottas edged Hamilton by 0.069 seconds, with Leclerc just 0.197secs behind.Hamilton had a scrappy day, making a series of errors and struggling to put a lap together until the key moment of his quick run in the second session. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel was fourth, ahead of the...

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Grosjean crashes in pit lane as Gasly tops British GP practice
Jul12

Grosjean crashes in pit lane as Gasly tops British GP practice

Red Bull’s Pierre Gasly was the surprise pace-setter in an incident-packed first practice session at the British Grand Prix.The Frenchman, who has struggled in his first season at Red Bull, went 0.476 seconds clear of Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas with a lap late in the session. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen was third and Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton fourth as several drivers had incidents. Haas’ Romain Grosjean had...

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Williams technical chief Paddy Lowe officially leaves team
Jun25

Williams technical chief Paddy Lowe officially leaves team

Paddy Lowe has officially left Williams after what was described as an extended leave of absence following the team’s poor start to the season. “After a period of careful reflection, I have reached the decision that I will not return to work at Williams,” the former chief technical officer said.A Williams statement said Lowe had stepped down with immediate effect. Deputy team boss Claire Williams said she...

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Sirotkin to be reserve for McLaren & Renault
Jun21

Sirotkin to be reserve for McLaren & Renault

Russian Sergey Sirotkin will be reserve driver for McLaren as well as Renault for the rest of this season.The former Williams driver will cover for McLaren if either of their race drivers is unable to take part in a full race weekend at any point in 2019.He was already doing the same role for Renault, who supply engines to McLaren. McLaren team boss Andrea Seidl said appointing Sirotkin to the role was an “expedient...

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