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F1 risks teams’ ire with two triple-headers and record 23 races in 2022

Formula One

F1 risks teams’ ire with two triple-headers and record 23 races in 2022

Programme presents a potentially gruelling test for teams
Australia, Japan, Canada and Singapore set to return

Lewis Hamilton in March at the Bahrain Grand Prix, which will again open the F1 season in 2022. Photograph: Lars Baron/AFP/Getty Images

Lewis Hamilton in March at the Bahrain Grand Prix, which will again open the F1 season in 2022. Photograph: Lars Baron/AFP/Getty Images

Giles Richards
@giles_richards

Fri 15 Oct 2021 12.

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‘Trust each other’: communication is key, say Mercedes after Hamilton’s anger

Formula One

‘Trust each other’: communication is key, say Mercedes after Hamilton’s anger

Toto Wolff plays down pit-stop row at end of F1 Turkish GP
Hamilton: ‘In the heat of the moment, passion can come out’

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‘I should have followed my gut’: Lewis Hamilton bemoans Turkish GP pit stop – video

Giles Richards in Istanbul
@giles_richards

Mon 11 Oct 2021 08.06 EDT
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Valtteri Bottas gets Turkish F1 GP pole in boost for fastest man Lewis Hamilton

The ObserverFormula One

Valtteri Bottas gets Turkish F1 GP pole in boost for fastest man Lewis Hamilton

Championship leader quickest but has 10-place grid penalty
Mercedes teammate on pole ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen

Lewis Hamilton (left) after qualifying with his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas, who inherits pole position. Photograph: Getty Images

Lewis Hamilton (left) after qualifying with his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas, who inherits pole position.

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Toto Wolff promises ‘really aggressive’ approach to aid Lewis Hamilton title bid

Formula One

Toto Wolff promises ‘really aggressive’ approach to aid Lewis Hamilton title bid

Mercedes chief says team must take the fight to Max Verstappen
Red Bull have ‘a good set of circuits coming up’, warns Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton won his 100th Formula One race in Sochi to take the world championship lead from Max Verstappen. Photograph: Tim Goode/PA

Lewis Hamilton won his 100th Formula One race in Sochi to take the world championship lead from Max Verstappen. Photograph: Tim Goode/PA

Giles Richards
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Mon 27 Sep 2021 13.

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Lando Norris takes first pole of F1 career at Russian GP after Hamilton’s error

The ObserverFormula One

Lando Norris takes first pole of F1 career at Russian GP after Hamilton’s error

Lewis Hamilton will start in fourth after hitting the wall
Max Verstappen will start from the back of the grid

McLaren driver Lando Norris celebrates taking pole position. Photograph: Yuri Kochetkov/AP

McLaren driver Lando Norris celebrates taking pole position. Photograph: Yuri Kochetkov/AP

Giles Richards
@giles_richards

Sat 25 Sep 2021 09.39 EDT
Last modified on Sat 25 Sep 2021 15.

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Daniel Ricciardo the star in the Netflix-isation of sport

Formula One

Daniel Ricciardo the star in the Netflix-isation of sport

Kieran Pender

Drive to Survive has become a viral hit, with lockdowns and demand for content driving the new trend in sport

Australian F1 star Daniel Ricciardo has a starring role in the Netflix docuseries Drive to Survive, thanks to his playful personality. Photograph: Sergei Fadeichev/TASS

Australian F1 star Daniel Ricciardo has a starring role in the Netflix docuseries Drive to Survive, thanks to his playful personality. Photograph: Sergei Fadeichev/TASS

Fri 24 Sep 2021 16.

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Max Verstappen to start Russian F1 Grand Prix at back of the grid

Formula One

Max Verstappen to start Russian F1 Grand Prix at back of the grid

Red Bull penalised for taking a new power unit for race in Sochi
Hamilton will expect to regain drivers’ championship lead

Max Verstappen will have to drive through the whole field to challenge Lewis Hamilton in Sochi. Photograph: Yuri Kochetkov/EPA

Max Verstappen will have to drive through the whole field to challenge Lewis Hamilton in Sochi. Photograph: Yuri Kochetkov/EPA

Giles Richards
@giles_richards

Fri 24 Sep 2021 11.54 EDT
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‘He doesn’t know me’: Verstappen hits back at Hamilton over pressure jibes

Formula One

‘He doesn’t know me’: Verstappen hits back at Hamilton over pressure jibes

World champion suggests his title rival is feeling pressure
Verstappen leads title race by five points before Russian GP

Max Verstappen has hit back sarcastically after Lewis Hamilton suggested he was feeling under pressure. Photograph: Xavi Bonilla/LiveMedia/Shutterstock

Max Verstappen has hit back sarcastically after Lewis Hamilton suggested he was feeling under pressure.

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Schumacher review – a moving tribute to F1’s boy wonder

Movies

Schumacher review – a moving tribute to F1’s boy wonder

Touching reflections from his family and home movie footage make for an intimate biography of the F1 star, if one that leaves his flaws unexamined

Tragedy … Schumacher. Photograph: Netflix/LAT Images/Motorsport Images

Tragedy … Schumacher. Photograph: Netflix/LAT Images/Motorsport Images

Cath Clarke

Fri 17 Sep 2021 05.00 EDT
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