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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. In 2020 he equalled Michael Schumacher’s world championship record of seven titles, then in September he became the first F1 driver to reach 100 career victories by winning the Russian Grand Prix.

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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 at Imola on 24 April.
F1 is set to publish a record 23-race calendar with all the other established events absent this season reinstated.
Races in Australia, Canada, Singapore and Japan are all set to take place in 2022.

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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 it is producing.
Chief executive officer Jost Capito said Williams would be “developing advanced technology to meet this goal”.

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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 have made the step they have with the power-unit,” he added.

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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 points with six races remaining this season.
In a tense race on a slippery track, Red Bull’s Sergio Perez took third ahead of Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc.

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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 Grand Prix.
“But it is nothing you can force or you have to stress about because we always want to do the best we can.

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Formula 1 on the BBC: Turkish Grand Prix radio & online coverage details

Follow live radio and text coverage of the Turkish Grand Prix at Istanbul Park, Istanbul, 8-10 October.

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton took his 100th Formula 1 win after a frantic last few laps in heavy rain dashed Lando Norris’ hopes of a maiden victory.

Norris, who took his first pole position in qualifying, was leading with five laps to go in the McLaren when it started to rain and he decided against changing his tyres.
The rain helped Hamilton’s title contender Red Bull’s Max Verstappen vault from seventh to second after perfectly timing his change to wet tyres.

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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 beat 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 in the championship.
Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc was fourth fastest ahead of Alpha Tauri’s Pierre Gasly and Alpine’s Fernando Alonso.

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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 driver George Russell took advantage of Hamilton’s error to vault into second and third places.
McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo took fifth ahead of Alpine’s Fernando Alonso.

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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 driver George Russell took advantage of Hamilton’s error to vault into second and third places.
McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo took fifth ahead of Alpine’s Fernando Alonso.

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