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Ben Vinel

Ben Vinel joined Motorsport.com's Global team as a news editor in January 2024 after eleven years as a journalist at Motorsport.com France and its predecessor ToileF1.com, specialising in Formula 1 and junior formulae. Ben previously taught French at Bishop Stopford School (Kettering, UK) and Bowdoin College (Brunswick, Maine) but jumped at the opportunity to work full-time in motorsport journalism thereafter.

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Hulkenberg: Japan F1 GP fightback was "half a miracle" for Haas

Hulkenberg: Japan F1 GP fightback was "half a miracle" for Haas

Formula 1
Formula 1
Japanese GP
Hulkenberg: Japan F1 GP fightback was "half a miracle" for Haas
F1 team-mates' qualifying battles: Japanese GP

F1 team-mates' qualifying battles: Japanese GP

Formula 1
Formula 1
Japanese GP
F1 team-mates' qualifying battles: Japanese GP
Ferrari will struggle to match Red Bull until first major F1 upgrade - Sainz

Ferrari will struggle to match Red Bull until first major F1 upgrade - Sainz

Formula 1
Formula 1
Ferrari will struggle to match Red Bull until first major F1 upgrade - Sainz
Leclerc: "Such a fast" Sainz as Ferrari F1 team-mate pushes me to be better

Leclerc: "Such a fast" Sainz as Ferrari F1 team-mate pushes me to be better

Formula 1
Formula 1
Australian GP
Leclerc: "Such a fast" Sainz as Ferrari F1 team-mate pushes me to be better
Vettel still unsure about 2024 Le Mans debut after Porsche test

Vettel still unsure about 2024 Le Mans debut after Porsche test

Le Mans
Le Mans
24 Hours of Le Mans
Vettel still unsure about 2024 Le Mans debut after Porsche test
F1 team-mates' qualifying battles: Australian GP

F1 team-mates' qualifying battles: Australian GP

Formula 1
Formula 1
Australian GP
F1 team-mates' qualifying battles: Australian GP
Ilott keeps Arrow McLaren drive for $1m IndyCar race

Ilott keeps Arrow McLaren drive for $1m IndyCar race

IndyCar
IndyCar
Thermal
Ilott keeps Arrow McLaren drive for $1m IndyCar race
F1 team-mates' qualifying battles: Saudi Arabian GP

F1 team-mates' qualifying battles: Saudi Arabian GP

Formula 1
Formula 1
Saudi Arabian GP
F1 team-mates' qualifying battles: Saudi Arabian GP
Red Bull "brave" to change F1 car concept for 2024, says Perez

Red Bull "brave" to change F1 car concept for 2024, says Perez

Formula 1
Formula 1
Red Bull Racing launch
Red Bull "brave" to change F1 car concept for 2024, says Perez
Perez feels better prepared to get on top of Red Bull’s new RB20

Perez feels better prepared to get on top of Red Bull’s new RB20

Formula 1
Formula 1
Red Bull Racing launch
Perez feels better prepared to get on top of Red Bull’s new RB20
Watch LIVE - Red Bull launches new 2024 F1 car

Watch LIVE - Red Bull launches new 2024 F1 car

Formula 1
Formula 1
Red Bull Racing launch
Watch LIVE - Red Bull launches new 2024 F1 car
Watch LIVE - Alpine launches 2024 F1 challenger

Watch LIVE - Alpine launches 2024 F1 challenger

Formula 1
Formula 1
Alpine launch
Watch LIVE - Alpine launches 2024 F1 challenger
Aston Martin: F1 factory switch no excuse for mid-season slump

Aston Martin: F1 factory switch no excuse for mid-season slump

Formula 1
Formula 1
Aston Martin: F1 factory switch no excuse for mid-season slump
Is McLaren yet to unlock Norris's full F1 potential?

Is McLaren yet to unlock Norris's full F1 potential?

Formula 1
Formula 1
McLaren livery unveil
Is McLaren yet to unlock Norris's full F1 potential?
Las Vegas GP keeps 10pm slot as FIA reveals 2024 F1 start times

Las Vegas GP keeps 10pm slot as FIA reveals 2024 F1 start times

Formula 1
Formula 1
Las Vegas GP keeps 10pm slot as FIA reveals 2024 F1 start times
F2 runner-up Vesti makes ELMS switch

F2 runner-up Vesti makes ELMS switch

European Le Mans
European Le Mans
F2 runner-up Vesti makes ELMS switch
Mahindra kills off AI influencer after social media backlash

Mahindra kills off AI influencer after social media backlash

Formula E
Formula E
Mahindra kills off AI influencer after social media backlash
Dennis: Andretti performing "higher than any other team" in Formula E

Dennis: Andretti performing "higher than any other team" in Formula E

Formula E
Formula E
Dennis: Andretti performing "higher than any other team" in Formula E
Wache: Modest Newey still irreplaceable at Red Bull F1 team

Wache: Modest Newey still irreplaceable at Red Bull F1 team

Formula 1
Formula 1
Wache: Modest Newey still irreplaceable at Red Bull F1 team
Customer cars key if manufacturers end up deserting Hypercar – Porsche

Customer cars key if manufacturers end up deserting Hypercar – Porsche

WEC
WEC
Customer cars key if manufacturers end up deserting Hypercar – Porsche
Toyota blasts “Americanisation” of Le Mans with new safety car rules

Toyota blasts “Americanisation” of Le Mans with new safety car rules

Le Mans
Le Mans
24 Hours of Le Mans
Toyota blasts “Americanisation” of Le Mans with new safety car rules
Alpine boss blasts F1 team’s performance as ‘amateurish’ at times

Alpine boss blasts F1 team’s performance as ‘amateurish’ at times

Formula 1
Formula 1
Miami GP
Alpine boss blasts F1 team’s performance as ‘amateurish’ at times
Vergne: Peugeot WEC progress "huge" despite reliability drama

Vergne: Peugeot WEC progress "huge" despite reliability drama

WEC
WEC
Vergne: Peugeot WEC progress "huge" despite reliability drama
F1 CEO Domenicali floats idea of French GP in Nice

F1 CEO Domenicali floats idea of French GP in Nice

Formula 1
Formula 1
F1 CEO Domenicali floats idea of French GP in Nice
The "hectic moment" that threatened JOTA LMP2 Le Mans win

The "hectic moment" that threatened JOTA LMP2 Le Mans win

Le Mans
Le Mans
24 Hours of Le Mans
The "hectic moment" that threatened JOTA LMP2 Le Mans win
Kubica, Deletraz targeting Le Mans “revenge” with Prema

Kubica, Deletraz targeting Le Mans “revenge” with Prema

Le Mans
Le Mans
24 Hours of Le Mans
Kubica, Deletraz targeting Le Mans “revenge” with Prema
Monaco: Zero concerns over F1 future amid new contract talks

Monaco: Zero concerns over F1 future amid new contract talks

Formula 1
Formula 1
Monaco: Zero concerns over F1 future amid new contract talks
Prost: Alpine F1 departure due to being sidelined by CEO Rossi

Prost: Alpine F1 departure due to being sidelined by CEO Rossi

Formula 1
Formula 1
Prost: Alpine F1 departure due to being sidelined by CEO Rossi
Alfa Romeo to have free choice of F1 drivers from 2022

Alfa Romeo to have free choice of F1 drivers from 2022

Formula 1
Formula 1
2022 F1 car unveil
Alfa Romeo to have free choice of F1 drivers from 2022
Meet Sebastian Montoya, Juan Pablo's son aiming for F1

Meet Sebastian Montoya, Juan Pablo's son aiming for F1

General
General
Meet Sebastian Montoya, Juan Pablo's son aiming for F1
Abiteboul's Alpine F1 departure was a "shock" - Budkowski

Abiteboul's Alpine F1 departure was a "shock" - Budkowski

Formula 1
Formula 1
Abiteboul's Alpine F1 departure was a "shock" - Budkowski
Vergne rubbishes FE homologation "advantage" suggestions

Vergne rubbishes FE homologation "advantage" suggestions

Formula E
Formula E
Vergne rubbishes FE homologation "advantage" suggestions
Vergne: LMP2 "investment" has paid off with Peugeot seat

Vergne: LMP2 "investment" has paid off with Peugeot seat

WEC
WEC
Vergne: LMP2 "investment" has paid off with Peugeot seat
Formula E makes last-minute Diriyah track layout changes

Formula E makes last-minute Diriyah track layout changes

Formula E
Formula E
Formula E makes last-minute Diriyah track layout changes
Grosjean "won't take risk" with left hand to make F1 return

Grosjean "won't take risk" with left hand to make F1 return

Formula 1
Formula 1
Grosjean "won't take risk" with left hand to make F1 return
Rise in F1 COVID cases not linked to fans attending Russian GP

Rise in F1 COVID cases not linked to fans attending Russian GP

Formula 1
Formula 1
Rise in F1 COVID cases not linked to fans attending Russian GP
F1 drivers to discuss concerns over Bahrain outer loop layout

F1 drivers to discuss concerns over Bahrain outer loop layout

Formula 1
Formula 1
F1 drivers to discuss concerns over Bahrain outer loop layout
Renault still has questions over Racing Point's 'Pink Mercedes'

Renault still has questions over Racing Point's 'Pink Mercedes'

Formula 1
Formula 1
Renault still has questions over Racing Point's 'Pink Mercedes'
Multi 21: Flash back to Red Bull's most controversial race

Multi 21: Flash back to Red Bull's most controversial race

Formula 1
Formula 1
Multi 21: Flash back to Red Bull's most controversial race
Grosjean: Haas' openness positive despite uncertainty

Grosjean: Haas' openness positive despite uncertainty

Formula 1
Formula 1
Grosjean: Haas' openness positive despite uncertainty
Ocon admits he didn't know Mercedes was working on DAS

Ocon admits he didn't know Mercedes was working on DAS

Formula 1
Formula 1
Ocon admits he didn't know Mercedes was working on DAS
Points-leading LMP2 squad faces “tricky situation” at Le Mans

Points-leading LMP2 squad faces “tricky situation” at Le Mans

Le Mans
Le Mans
24 Hours of Le Mans
Points-leading LMP2 squad faces “tricky situation” at Le Mans
Paris mayoral contender pledges to cancel FE race

Paris mayoral contender pledges to cancel FE race

Formula E
Formula E
Paris E-prix
Paris mayoral contender pledges to cancel FE race
Buemi: Title chances gone after Nissan double disaster

Buemi: Title chances gone after Nissan double disaster

Formula E
Formula E
Paris E-prix
Buemi: Title chances gone after Nissan double disaster
New test tech to aid Renault engine development

New test tech to aid Renault engine development

Formula 1
Formula 1
New test tech to aid Renault engine development
Renault confirms Ocon talks, targets '19 decision by Spa

Renault confirms Ocon talks, targets '19 decision by Spa

Formula 1
Formula 1
Renault confirms Ocon talks, targets '19 decision by Spa
Renault says Red Bull split removes "eccentric" work

Renault says Red Bull split removes "eccentric" work

Formula 1
Formula 1
Renault says Red Bull split removes "eccentric" work
Renault rules out bid to lure Newey

Renault rules out bid to lure Newey

Formula 1
Formula 1
Renault rules out bid to lure Newey
French GP wants bigger 2019 crowd despite trouble

French GP wants bigger 2019 crowd despite trouble

Formula 1
Formula 1
French GP
French GP wants bigger 2019 crowd despite trouble
Maini: F2 "killing our careers" with new car issues

Maini: F2 "killing our careers" with new car issues

FIA F2
FIA F2
Paul Ricard
Maini: F2 "killing our careers" with new car issues
Grosjean has "no explanation" for Q3 spin

Grosjean has "no explanation" for Q3 spin

Formula 1
Formula 1
French GP
Grosjean has "no explanation" for Q3 spin
Vergne: Zurich penalties "convenient" for Formula E

Vergne: Zurich penalties "convenient" for Formula E

Formula E
Formula E
Vergne: Zurich penalties "convenient" for Formula E
Toyota yet to show true speed, fear LMP1 privateers

Toyota yet to show true speed, fear LMP1 privateers

Le Mans
Le Mans
24 Hours of Le Mans
Toyota yet to show true speed, fear LMP1 privateers
Isaakyan "still has flashbacks" of aerial Spa crash

Isaakyan "still has flashbacks" of aerial Spa crash

WEC
WEC
Isaakyan "still has flashbacks" of aerial Spa crash
Vergne hails Techeetah turnaround after "emotional" win

Vergne hails Techeetah turnaround after "emotional" win

Formula E
Formula E
Paris ePrix
Vergne hails Techeetah turnaround after "emotional" win
Prost to leave Renault e.dams ahead of Nissan takeover

Prost to leave Renault e.dams ahead of Nissan takeover

Formula E
Formula E
Prost to leave Renault e.dams ahead of Nissan takeover
Vergne: Hartley's Toro Rosso call-up "makes me laugh"

Vergne: Hartley's Toro Rosso call-up "makes me laugh"

Formula 1
Formula 1
Vergne: Hartley's Toro Rosso call-up "makes me laugh"
Di Grassi interested in FIA presidency after retiring

Di Grassi interested in FIA presidency after retiring

Formula E
Formula E
Di Grassi interested in FIA presidency after retiring
Renault hopes Singapore a "wake-up call" for Palmer

Renault hopes Singapore a "wake-up call" for Palmer

Formula 1
Formula 1
Renault hopes Singapore a "wake-up call" for Palmer
F2 to become “almost compulsory” after F1 superlicence overhaul

F2 to become “almost compulsory” after F1 superlicence overhaul

FIA F2
FIA F2
F2 to become “almost compulsory” after F1 superlicence overhaul

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