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Filip Cleeren
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Filip Cleeren

After concluding his journalism studies in 2011 Filip decided to take the hard way and become a freelance motorsports writer, which took him on a nomadic 50-country journey from Indianapolis to Le Mans and from Melbourne's Albert Park to the Dakar in Argentina. Filip first started contributing to Motorsport.com in the summer of 2015, helping to establish the Dutch language edition and regularly contributing to the global edition. Born and raised in Belgium and now settled in Barcelona, Spain, Filip actively covers the FIA WEC, F1 and other major series around the world in addition to his news editing duties, having transitioned fully to the global edition in February 2021.

Latest articles by Filip Cleeren

How teams are solving the logistical puzzle of F1's triple-headers

How teams are solving the logistical puzzle of F1's triple-headers

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How teams are solving the logistical puzzle of F1's triple-headers
Albon prefers Williams to sacrifice 2025 for bigger F1 2026 gains

Albon prefers Williams to sacrifice 2025 for bigger F1 2026 gains

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Albon prefers Williams to sacrifice 2025 for bigger F1 2026 gains
Aston Martin battling distorted expectations after 2023 charge

Aston Martin battling distorted expectations after 2023 charge

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Aston Martin battling distorted expectations after 2023 charge
Ocon expects Alpine F1 to keep rotating heavier chassis

Ocon expects Alpine F1 to keep rotating heavier chassis

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Ocon expects Alpine F1 to keep rotating heavier chassis
Bottas "confident" not to miss the cut for F1 2025 spot

Bottas "confident" not to miss the cut for F1 2025 spot

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Bottas "confident" not to miss the cut for F1 2025 spot
The challenges Pirelli faces to meet F1’s 2026 rules targets

The challenges Pirelli faces to meet F1’s 2026 rules targets

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The challenges Pirelli faces to meet F1’s 2026 rules targets
Hulkenberg wants Haas review into 'unhealthy' F1 Canada car issue

Hulkenberg wants Haas review into 'unhealthy' F1 Canada car issue

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Canadian GP
Hulkenberg wants Haas review into 'unhealthy' F1 Canada car issue
Albon: I "had to bite my lip" on overweight Williams F1 car

Albon: I "had to bite my lip" on overweight Williams F1 car

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Albon: I "had to bite my lip" on overweight Williams F1 car
Leclerc: Red Bull's F1 strength will be more visible in Barcelona

Leclerc: Red Bull's F1 strength will be more visible in Barcelona

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Canadian GP
Leclerc: Red Bull's F1 strength will be more visible in Barcelona
Red Bull might not take Yuki Tsunoda seriously yet, but RB does

Red Bull might not take Yuki Tsunoda seriously yet, but RB does

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Red Bull might not take Yuki Tsunoda seriously yet, but RB does
Aston Martin says "premature" to think it's on top of F1 car issues

Aston Martin says "premature" to think it's on top of F1 car issues

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Canadian GP
Aston Martin says "premature" to think it's on top of F1 car issues
Ricciardo wants to keep "chip on my shoulder" after Canada F1 points

Ricciardo wants to keep "chip on my shoulder" after Canada F1 points

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Canadian GP
Ricciardo wants to keep "chip on my shoulder" after Canada F1 points
Ferrari won't overreact to Canada F1 disaster where "everything went wrong"

Ferrari won't overreact to Canada F1 disaster where "everything went wrong"

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Canadian GP
Ferrari won't overreact to Canada F1 disaster where "everything went wrong"
FIA admonishes F1 Canadian GP promoter over track invasion

FIA admonishes F1 Canadian GP promoter over track invasion

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Canadian GP
FIA admonishes F1 Canadian GP promoter over track invasion
Perez handed Spanish GP grid drop after F1 Canada crash

Perez handed Spanish GP grid drop after F1 Canada crash

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Spanish GP
Perez handed Spanish GP grid drop after F1 Canada crash
Canadian GP promoters face stewards over track invasion

Canadian GP promoters face stewards over track invasion

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Canadian GP
Canadian GP promoters face stewards over track invasion
Sauber's Bottas and Zhou to start F1 Canadian GP from the pitlane

Sauber's Bottas and Zhou to start F1 Canadian GP from the pitlane

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Canadian GP
Sauber's Bottas and Zhou to start F1 Canadian GP from the pitlane
Red Bull must deliver cleaner F1 weekends - Verstappen

Red Bull must deliver cleaner F1 weekends - Verstappen

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Canadian GP
Red Bull must deliver cleaner F1 weekends - Verstappen
Alonso: It "hurts" to lose Canada F1 pole chance in one corner

Alonso: It "hurts" to lose Canada F1 pole chance in one corner

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Canadian GP
Alonso: It "hurts" to lose Canada F1 pole chance in one corner
RB confirms Tsunoda for 2025 F1 season

RB confirms Tsunoda for 2025 F1 season

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RB confirms Tsunoda for 2025 F1 season
Alonso: Conditions will make Canada F1 weekend one big "gamble"

Alonso: Conditions will make Canada F1 weekend one big "gamble"

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Canadian GP
Alonso: Conditions will make Canada F1 weekend one big "gamble"
F1 Canadian GP: Norris leads wet-to-dry opening practice

F1 Canadian GP: Norris leads wet-to-dry opening practice

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Canadian GP
F1 Canadian GP: Norris leads wet-to-dry opening practice
Russell: "Crazy" F1 2026 top speeds will have safety implications

Russell: "Crazy" F1 2026 top speeds will have safety implications

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Canadian GP
Russell: "Crazy" F1 2026 top speeds will have safety implications
Alonso: Making 2026 F1 cars 30kg lighter an "impossible target"

Alonso: Making 2026 F1 cars 30kg lighter an "impossible target"

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Alonso: Making 2026 F1 cars 30kg lighter an "impossible target"
Tsunoda wants "more commitment from Red Bull" after 2025 F1 snub

Tsunoda wants "more commitment from Red Bull" after 2025 F1 snub

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Tsunoda wants "more commitment from Red Bull" after 2025 F1 snub
Why Lance Stroll isn’t about to throw in the towel on F1 now

Why Lance Stroll isn’t about to throw in the towel on F1 now

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Canadian GP
Why Lance Stroll isn’t about to throw in the towel on F1 now
McLaren faces major low-speed test in F1 Canada GP

McLaren faces major low-speed test in F1 Canada GP

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Canadian GP
McLaren faces major low-speed test in F1 Canada GP
Perez secures two-year F1 contract extension with Red Bull

Perez secures two-year F1 contract extension with Red Bull

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Perez secures two-year F1 contract extension with Red Bull
The cultural shift behind new-look Haas in F1 2024

The cultural shift behind new-look Haas in F1 2024

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The cultural shift behind new-look Haas in F1 2024
How Monaco showed a glimpse of Williams F1's potential amid weight-saving push

How Monaco showed a glimpse of Williams F1's potential amid weight-saving push

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How Monaco showed a glimpse of Williams F1's potential amid weight-saving push
Ferrari is back, but don't tell Vasseur: 'If you think you are good, you are dead'

Ferrari is back, but don't tell Vasseur: 'If you think you are good, you are dead'

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Ferrari is back, but don't tell Vasseur: 'If you think you are good, you are dead'
Is F1 2024's split between the top and bottom five teams over?

Is F1 2024's split between the top and bottom five teams over?

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Monaco GP
Is F1 2024's split between the top and bottom five teams over?
Briatore tipped for Alpine F1 role amid Renault frustration

Briatore tipped for Alpine F1 role amid Renault frustration

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Monaco GP
Briatore tipped for Alpine F1 role amid Renault frustration
Alonso: Last two F1 races a "big wake-up call" for Aston Martin

Alonso: Last two F1 races a "big wake-up call" for Aston Martin

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Monaco GP
Alonso: Last two F1 races a "big wake-up call" for Aston Martin
F1 drivers want to revisit red-flag tyre rule that "ruined" Monaco GP

F1 drivers want to revisit red-flag tyre rule that "ruined" Monaco GP

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Monaco GP
F1 drivers want to revisit red-flag tyre rule that "ruined" Monaco GP
Verstappen: Red Bull "clearly doesn't understand" F1 bump weakness

Verstappen: Red Bull "clearly doesn't understand" F1 bump weakness

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Monaco GP
Verstappen: Red Bull "clearly doesn't understand" F1 bump weakness
Loss, heartbreak, redemption: The road to Leclerc's Monaco F1 triumph

Loss, heartbreak, redemption: The road to Leclerc's Monaco F1 triumph

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Monaco GP
Loss, heartbreak, redemption: The road to Leclerc's Monaco F1 triumph
FIA's Ben Sulayem advises Andretti to "buy another F1 team"

FIA's Ben Sulayem advises Andretti to "buy another F1 team"

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Monaco GP
FIA's Ben Sulayem advises Andretti to "buy another F1 team"
Five things you may have missed from F1's Monaco Grand Prix

Five things you may have missed from F1's Monaco Grand Prix

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Monaco GP
Five things you may have missed from F1's Monaco Grand Prix
What was behind F1's "slower than F2" Monaco GP tactical pace

What was behind F1's "slower than F2" Monaco GP tactical pace

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Monaco GP
What was behind F1's "slower than F2" Monaco GP tactical pace
Gasly: Ocon has to change after "unnecessary" crash at F1 Monaco GP

Gasly: Ocon has to change after "unnecessary" crash at F1 Monaco GP

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Monaco GP
Gasly: Ocon has to change after "unnecessary" crash at F1 Monaco GP
Hulkenberg: Perez/Magnussen Monaco crash "unnecessary, stupid"

Hulkenberg: Perez/Magnussen Monaco crash "unnecessary, stupid"

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Monaco GP
Hulkenberg: Perez/Magnussen Monaco crash "unnecessary, stupid"
The "butterflies" that are the saving grace of F1's Monaco Grand Prix

The "butterflies" that are the saving grace of F1's Monaco Grand Prix

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Monaco GP
The "butterflies" that are the saving grace of F1's Monaco Grand Prix
Haas F1 duo disqualified from Monaco qualifying over rear wing breach

Haas F1 duo disqualified from Monaco qualifying over rear wing breach

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Monaco GP
Haas F1 duo disqualified from Monaco qualifying over rear wing breach
Haas faces F1 Monaco GP disqualification for rear wing breach

Haas faces F1 Monaco GP disqualification for rear wing breach

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Monaco GP
Haas faces F1 Monaco GP disqualification for rear wing breach
Verstappen: Red Bull "getting found out" by F1 rivals as gap closes

Verstappen: Red Bull "getting found out" by F1 rivals as gap closes

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Monaco GP
Verstappen: Red Bull "getting found out" by F1 rivals as gap closes
Pirelli set for new extreme wet-weather F1 tyre test with Ferrari

Pirelli set for new extreme wet-weather F1 tyre test with Ferrari

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Monaco GP
Pirelli set for new extreme wet-weather F1 tyre test with Ferrari
Red Bull: Staff shouldn't "bear the brunt" of F1 cost cap changes

Red Bull: Staff shouldn't "bear the brunt" of F1 cost cap changes

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Monaco GP
Red Bull: Staff shouldn't "bear the brunt" of F1 cost cap changes
F1 teams introduce Monaco rear wings as Ferrari and McLaren take on Red Bull

F1 teams introduce Monaco rear wings as Ferrari and McLaren take on Red Bull

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Monaco GP
F1 teams introduce Monaco rear wings as Ferrari and McLaren take on Red Bull
Hamilton suggests F1 experiments with Monaco GP format

Hamilton suggests F1 experiments with Monaco GP format

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Monaco GP
Hamilton suggests F1 experiments with Monaco GP format
Verstappen: Red Bull now needs to be at 100% in F1, and hasn't been

Verstappen: Red Bull now needs to be at 100% in F1, and hasn't been

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Monaco GP
Verstappen: Red Bull now needs to be at 100% in F1, and hasn't been
FIA urged to delete best laps of F1 drivers causing Monaco red flags

FIA urged to delete best laps of F1 drivers causing Monaco red flags

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Monaco GP
FIA urged to delete best laps of F1 drivers causing Monaco red flags
Alonso bullish Aston Martin "will fix things quicker than other F1 teams"

Alonso bullish Aston Martin "will fix things quicker than other F1 teams"

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Monaco GP
Alonso bullish Aston Martin "will fix things quicker than other F1 teams"
Red Bull bosses pick out different biggest F1 rivals for Monaco GP fight

Red Bull bosses pick out different biggest F1 rivals for Monaco GP fight

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Monaco GP
Red Bull bosses pick out different biggest F1 rivals for Monaco GP fight
Andretti hires Pat Symonds as push to join F1 grid continues

Andretti hires Pat Symonds as push to join F1 grid continues

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Emilia Romagna GP
Andretti hires Pat Symonds as push to join F1 grid continues
Does Red Bull no longer have F1's fastest car?

Does Red Bull no longer have F1's fastest car?

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Emilia Romagna GP
Does Red Bull no longer have F1's fastest car?
Horner has to "work on the maths" regarding lost Mercedes F1 staff - Wolff

Horner has to "work on the maths" regarding lost Mercedes F1 staff - Wolff

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Emilia Romagna GP
Horner has to "work on the maths" regarding lost Mercedes F1 staff - Wolff
Aston Martin F1 upgrades may have made car "difficult to drive"

Aston Martin F1 upgrades may have made car "difficult to drive"

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Emilia Romagna GP
Aston Martin F1 upgrades may have made car "difficult to drive"
Tearful Vettel ‘finishing Senna's job’ with Austrian flag tribute at F1 Imola

Tearful Vettel ‘finishing Senna's job’ with Austrian flag tribute at F1 Imola

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Emilia Romagna GP
Tearful Vettel ‘finishing Senna's job’ with Austrian flag tribute at F1 Imola
Ferrari must speed up upgrades push as F1 grid tightens - Vasseur

Ferrari must speed up upgrades push as F1 grid tightens - Vasseur

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Emilia Romagna GP
Ferrari must speed up upgrades push as F1 grid tightens - Vasseur

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