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Formula 1 gossip: Alonso, Piquet, Rosberg, Hamilton, Sirotkin, Haas

Monday, 22 January Alonso won the world drivers’ title in 2005 and 2006 Fernando Alonso could have won more than his two world drivers’ titles but “there is always a mess wherever he is” as the McLaren racer “generates a lot of problems”, according to former champion Nelson Piquet. (theCheckeredFlag.co.uk via La Sexta) The retired […]

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Formula 1’s greatest drivers: Sir Stirling Moss

Sir Stirling Moss is the ultimate proof that statistics count only for so much when assessing the worth of a grand prix driver. Once Juan Manuel Fangio had retired in mid-1958, there were no doubts in the minds of anyone in Formula 1 – including the other drivers – about who was the best. The […]

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Formula 1: Sergey Sirotkin named as Williams driver

Russian Sergey Sirotkin has joined Williams to fill the final place on the 2018 Formula 1 grid. The 22-year-old will make his F1 debut after beating Pole Robert Kubica to the seat following the analysis of a test by both drivers at the end of last season. Sirotkin will partner Canadian Lance Stroll, 19, giving […]

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Formula 1 gossip: Lewis Hamilton favourite again – Nigel Mansell

Tuesday, 16 January Hamilton has won four world titles (2008, 2014, 2015 and 2017) Lewis Hamilton is the “hot favourite” to win another F1 world title in 2018, but Max Verstappen is ready to challenge for his maiden crown, according to former world champion Nigel Mansell. (Sky Sports) Mansell, who won his title in 1992, […]

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Formula 1 gossip: Gasly, Mercedes, Stroll, Newey, Ferrari, Toro Rosso

Newey has been a respected figure in the sport for many years Monday, 8 January Toro Rosso driver Pierre Gasly says his Formula 1 breakthrough should encourage young drivers by showing it is not “all about money”. (Autosport) Red Bull technical chief Adrian Newey has detailed how Ferrari tried to hire him on three separate […]

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Formula 1: Williams finalising Sergey Sirotkin 2018 drive

Sirotkin would be the third Russian to compete in F1 Williams are closing on a deal to sign Russian Sergey Sirotkin as the final piece of the 2018 grid falls into place. The team are in the process of finalising a contract with the 22-year-old, who established his credentials in a test in Abu Dhabi […]