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Is Leclerc ready for the F1 crown?
Charles Leclerc's stock rose considerably during a 2019 season in which he took more poles than anyone, and became only the second team-mate to beat Sebastian Vettel over the course of a year. But do he and Ferrari have the tools for a 2020 title tilt?
Charles Leclerc is already regarded as a world championship threat, despite having only two seasons in Formula 1. He says "there is still a big margin of improvement" to come with his own driving, but he's shown enough to be regarded as one of the new 'Big Three', along with Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen.
Six-time champion Hamilton's title credentials need no introduction and Verstappen put in the sort of campaign last year that would have been good enough to fight for the championship had Red Bull been more consistently competitive in the first half of the year. But what of Leclerc?
For the second race in a row, Mercedes has ended the first day of track action on top. It’s in a commanding position at the Russian Grand Prix once again – this time largely thanks to Max Verstappen’s upcoming engine-change grid penalty. But there’s plenty to suggest all hope is not lost for the championship leader at Sochi...
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Team Lotus ceased to exist in 1994 - and yet various parties have been trying to resurrect the hallowed name, in increasingly unrecognisable forms, ever since. Damien Smith brings GP Racing’s history of the legendary team to an end with a look at those who sought to keep the flame alive in Formula 1.
OPINION: Formula 1 reconvenes for the Russian Grand Prix two weeks after the latest blow in ‘Max Verstappen vs Lewis Hamilton’. While the Silverstone and Monza incidents were controversial, they thankfully lacked one element that so far separates the 2021 title fight from the worst examples of ugly championship battles
Mika Hakkinen became Michael Schumacher’s biggest rival in Formula 1 in the late-90s and early 2000s, having also made his F1 debut in 1991. But as MARK GALLAGHER recalls, while Schumacher wowed the world with a car that was eminently capable, Hakkinen was fighting to make his mark with a famous team in terminal decline
Before Michael Schumacher – or anyone else – had driven the 191 (or 911 as it was initially called), Eddie Jordan turned to a fellow Irishman to test his new Formula 1 car. JOHN WATSON, a grand prix winner for Penske and McLaren, recalls his role in the birth of a legend…
OPINION: The headlines were dominated by the Italian Grand Prix clash between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton, who had the halo to thank for avoiding potentially serious injury. But two days earlier, Formula 1 had a lucky escape with a Monza pitlane incident that could also have had grave consequences.
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