Hamilton Tells Critics to Shove It

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Juan Manuel Fangio, the great Argentine quadruple world champ, allegedly once told Ayrton Senna, “You must never believe you’re the best, but you must always try to be.”  This remark, if true, shows two qualities in the attitude of “the maestro,” namely, humility and tenacity. Although many might have argued that Senna took himself too [...]

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Senna: the Film

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It’s been 17 years since the death of Ayrton Senna.  That his name is still spoken in tones of reverence says something of the impact he had on the sport.  Both Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton have looked up to him as an idol. Schumacher actually raced against Senna, and watched the Brazilian race when [...]

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Williams Announce a New Renault Engine Deal

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The Williams team have had their worst season start ever, and they’ve scrambled into damage control mode hoping to reverse the trend, or at least stop it in its tracks.  It was recently announced that technical director Sam Michael would step down (as in leave the team entirely) at the end of this season, and [...]

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Newey Peeved About Rule Change

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Both Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso have been lamenting publicly lately that the title race is all but over.  Sebastian Vettel’s commanding win seemed to put the championship hopes of his rivals even farther out of reach.  Perhaps the FIA was of a like mind when they first got the notion of revising (or “clarifing”) [...]

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Vettel Makes the Win Look Easy in Valencia

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Sebastian Vettel had the field covered again today in Valencia.  He led from pole and won handily, making it all look easy.  A year or two ago, some of the paddock wags started referring to him as “Baby Schumi,” but he soon outgrew the moniker, and one suspects there will come a day, a decade [...]

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Vettel Takes Pole in Valencia Despite New Engine Mapping Rule

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There has been much controversy around recent rule changes (or should be say clarifications) that are being instituted this season.  The first of the changes, which forbids any changes to engine mapping between qualification and the race on Sunday, goes into effect this weekend at Valencia, Spain.  Theoretically, cars are already frozen in terms of [...]

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Renault Threatens to Quit F1 if New Engine Formula Not Adopted in 2013

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The FIA has been trying to paint a greener image for Formula 1 during the last few years (as if anyone would mistake an F1 car for being energy efficient).  Theoretically, the move to 1.6 litre four cylinder turbo engines (which would replace the current 2.4 litre naturally aspirated V8s) was a step towards the [...]

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Max Mosley Condemns Bahrain Decision

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Although it hasn’t been officially confirmed yet, there have been reports that the Bahrain Grand Prix has been reinstated to the 2011 calendar, with a tentative date of October 30.  The Indian Grand Prix will be pushed back to accommodate the change. There had been some talk of holding the Bahrain event in December, but [...]

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Sebastian Vettel Takes the Win at Monaco

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Sebastian Vettel strengthened his grip on this year’s championship lead this year with a confident win at Monaco.  The Monte Carlo street race is often referred to as the jewel in the F1 series, and certainly it’s a unique venue on the calendar, for his glamour, its history, it’s exotic setting and the challenging layout [...]

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Alonso Inks New Deal with Ferrari

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What’s one thing that Kimi Raikkonen has done that his successor at Ferrari, Fernando Alonso, hasn’t?  Win the world championship in his first year on the team. What’s one thing that Alonso has done that the Kimster hasn’t?  Ink a multi-year extension with the Scuderia after his first year on the team.  Apparently Alonso and [...]

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