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Lewis Hamilton: 1Xtra's Future Figures 2021 for Black History Month

Lewis Hamilton: 1Xtra’s Future Figures 2021 for Black History Month

“We all bleed the same blood, we all need the same opportunities. Right now there are 40,000 jobs within the motorsport industry and only 1% are from black backgrounds.” The series aims to highlight individuals, groups and organisations who are “making Black history now”. Hamilton is one of the greatest F1 drivers of all time. …

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Chinese Grand Prix: Shanghai race expected to be dropped from 2022 F1 calendar

Chinese Grand Prix: Shanghai race expected to be dropped from 2022 F1 calendar

The Chinese Grand Prix is expected to be dropped from the 2022 Formula 1 calendar when next year’s schedule is published on Friday. The Shanghai race has not been held since the coronavirus pandemic began and restrictions surrounding Covid in China mean holding it is impossible. It will be replaced by the Emilia Romagna GP …

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Formula 1: Williams pledge to be climate positive and sustainable by 2030

Formula 1: Williams pledge to be climate positive and sustainable by 2030

Williams have committed themselves to becoming climate positive by 2030 as part of a new sustainability strategy for the Formula 1 team. And Williams have become the first F1 team to sign up to the United Nations Sports for Climate Action Framework. Climate positive means an organisation is removing more carbon from the atmosphere than …

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Red Bull's Christian Horner questions Mercedes speed gains

Red Bull’s Christian Horner questions Mercedes speed gains

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has expressed his “surprise” at gains he says Mercedes have made with their engine performance. Under Formula 1’s rules, the title rivals are not allowed to improve the power of their engines in-season. Horner said Mercedes’ straight-line speed “has taken a significant step recently”. “It’s surprising they appear to …

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Turkish Grand Prix: Valtteri Bottas wins as Max Verstappen retakes title lead

Turkish Grand Prix: Valtteri Bottas wins as Max Verstappen retakes title lead

Valtteri Bottas won the Turkish Grand Prix as second place for Max Verstappen returned the Red Bull driver to the championship lead. Lewis Hamilton was fifth, disagreeing with his team over the radio over their decision to make a late pit stop for tyres that dropped him down from third. Verstappen leads Hamilton by six …

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Lewis Hamilton fastest but Valtteri Bottas on Turkish Grand Prix pole after penalty

Lewis Hamilton fastest but Valtteri Bottas on Turkish Grand Prix pole after penalty

Lewis Hamilton qualified fastest for the Turkish Grand Prix but will start the race 11th after a 10-place grid penalty for breaking engine rules. The Mercedes driver headed team-mate Valtteri Bottas by 0.13 seconds and the Finn inherits pole position ahead of Hamilton’s title rival Max Verstappen. Verstappen starts the race two points behind Hamilton …

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Max Verstappen: Red Bull driver says winning Formula 1 title would not 'change his life'

Max Verstappen: Red Bull driver says winning Formula 1 title would not ‘change his life’

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen says he is not feeling the pressure of the Formula 1 title fight because winning would not “change his life”. The 24-year-old is two points behind Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton in the championship standings. “The whole team wants to win so that mentality is definitely there,” he said, before the Turkish …

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Fernando Alonso says F1 has 'different rules for different people' when it comes to on-track behaviour

Fernando Alonso says F1 has ‘different rules for different people’ when it comes to on-track behaviour

Fernando Alonso says Formula 1 drivers are treated differently when it comes to on-track behaviour. His comments come after being asked about deliberately using the run-off area at the first corner at the last race in Russia. “It’s a confirmation of many things,” the two-time world champion said. “One, that there are different rules for …

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Red Bull and Honda to continue to work together after Japanese company's F1 withdrawal

Red Bull and Honda to continue to work together after Japanese company’s F1 withdrawal

Red Bull and Honda will continue to work together on a number of levels following the Japanese company’s withdrawal from Formula 1 this year. In 2022 Honda will support the building and operation of its engines for Red Bull, which has bought the intellectual property rights to continue using the power units. This arrangement will …

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Lewis Hamilton launches scheme to recruit black teachers in STEM subjects

Lewis Hamilton launches scheme to recruit black teachers in STEM subjects

Lewis Hamilton is launching a scheme that aims to boost the recruitment of black teachers in science, technology and maths (STEM) subjects. Hamilton said the scheme “focuses on identifying the best way to attract black talent to STEM teaching roles”. The Formula 1 world champion hopes it will “create a framework the wider education industry …

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Ineos Britannia and Mercedes F1 join forces for America's Cup challenge

Ineos Britannia and Mercedes F1 join forces for America’s Cup challenge

Sir Ben Ainslie’s Ineos Britannia has joined forces with the Mercedes Formula 1 team in their quest to win the next America’s Cup. Ainslie and Ineos hope Mercedes F1’s technology combined with his team’s sailing expertise will produce a boat that can challenge for victory in 2024. Ineos were eliminated in the Challenger Series at …

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Lewis Hamilton takes 100th win in Russian Grand Prix as Lando Norris spins in rain

Lewis Hamilton takes 100th win in Russian Grand Prix as Lando Norris spins in rain

Lewis Hamilton won the Russian Grand Prix after a frantic last few laps caused by heavy rain dashed Lando Norris’ hopes of a maiden victory. And the rain helped Hamilton’s title rival Max Verstappen vault from seventh to second in his Red Bull after timing his change to wet tyres perfectly. The Mercedes driver’s 100th …

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Lando Norris on pole position in Russian Grand Prix qualifying, as Lewis Hamilton spins

Lando Norris on pole position in Russian Grand Prix qualifying, as Lewis Hamilton spins

McLaren’s Lando Norris took pole position in a thrilling rain-affected qualifying at the Russian Grand Prix. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton was only fourth after crashing in the pit lane mid-way through the final sessions and then spinning on his final lap, as drivers risked slick tyres in the closing stages. Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz and Williams …

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