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Why Daniel Ricciardo rejected Tom Brady

Brady, the legendary NFL quarterback who guided the Pats to six Super Bowl victories across nearly 20 years before defecting and joining Tampa Bay last year, took part in a publicity event with Ricciardo in Monaco in 2018 but the Aussie F1 star wasn’t going to be won over so easily.Watch Live NFL every Monday, Tuesday and Friday with ESPN on Kayo. 6 live games every week + every game of the Post-Season. New to Kayo? Start Your Free Trial >The West Australian is an American football fan but instead of the Patriots, Ricciardo supports the Buffalo Bills, who hail from upstate New York.

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Champion driver slams F1’s polarising move

Australia, Canada, Singapore and Japan are all set to make their long-awaited return next season after being axed in 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent health restrictions.The 2022 season will start in Bahrain on March 20 and finish at Abu Dhabi on November 20.Stream Every Practice, Qualifier & Race of the 2021 FIA Formula One World Championship™ Live & On-Demand on Kayo. New to Kayo? Start Your Free Trial >China has been dropped from the F1 calendar for a third successive year, and will be replaced by the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola on April 24.

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‘Shocker’: Ricciardo’s talent has ‘evaporated’

Following an underwhelming two-year stint at Renault, Ricciardo joined McLaren ahead of the 2021 season, partnering with British young gun Lando Norris.But Ricciardo’s maiden season in orange has been anything by smooth sailing, with the Perth driver struggling to come to terms with the MCL35M’s braking system.Stream Every Practice, Qualifier & Race of the 2021 FIA Formula One World Championship™ Live & On-Demand on Kayo. New to Kayo? Start Your Free Trial >The 32-year-old is currently sitting in eighth place on the F1 drivers’ standing, 50 points behind Norris.

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Huge omission from F1’s 2022 calendar

“Due to ongoing pandemic conditions, China will not be included on the 2022 calendar. China will be restored to the calendar as soon as conditions allow,” said a statement from governing body, the FIA.The Chinese GP at Shanghai will be replaced by the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola on April 24.Stream Every Practice, Qualifier & Race of the 2021 FIA Formula One World Championship™ Live & On-Demand on Kayo. New to Kayo? Start Your Free Trial >The 2022 season will start in Bahrain on March 20 and finish back in the Gulf at Abu Dhabi on November 20.

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‘Shenanigans’ keep Aussie’s F1 dream alive

The 20-year-old is currently leading the Formula 2 standings on 178 points, 36 ahead of Guanyu Zhou on 142.Stream Every Practice, Qualifier & Race of the 2021 FIA Formula One World Championship™ Live & On-Demand on Kayo. New to Kayo? Start Your Free Trial >He is on track for his third championship win in as many years, after he won the Formula Renault Eurocup title with R-ace GP in 2019 and the Formula 3 title in 2020 after he was snapped up by the Renault (now Alpine) academy.

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Proof Hamilton blow up was dead wrong

The Mercedes ace blasted his team for calling him for a late pit stop in last Sunday‘s race, which dropped him down to finish in fifth.Stream Every Practice, Qualifier & Race of the 2021 FIA Formula One World Championship™ Live & On-Demand on Kayo. New to Kayo? Start Your Free Trial >Hamilton felt that had he stayed out, he would have been in with a shot of making the podium.However, after crunching the numbers, Mercedes say he would have been looking at languishing down in eighth if he did as the tyres eventually failed.

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Glaring ‘mistake’ that will kill off F1

The German is an eco-advocate and says the clock is ticking on F1 if it doesn‘t change its approach.Stream Every Practice, Qualifier & Race of the 2021 FIA Formula One World Championship™ Live & On-Demand on Kayo. New to Kayo? Start Your Free Trial >The four-time world champion races for Aston Martin and thinks the pressure is on F1 chiefs to make changes surrounding green engines and their sustainability.Asked if he thinks the sport could die out, Vettel told Motorsport Total: “Sure, and I think it‘s valid because Formula 1 is not green.

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Trigger leaves Ricciardo feeling down

Due to the sport’s relentless calendar, which features 22 races in 2021 alone, Ricciardo rarely gets an opportunity to return home, particularly during a global pandemic.Since F1 made its long-awaited return in July 2020, the Perth native has spent countless days in hotel quarantine and strict biosecurity conditions.And the gruelling calendar shows no signs of easing, with a record 23 races set to be announced in the 2022 season.Stream Every Practice, Qualifier & Race of the 2021 FIA Formula One World Championship™ Live & On-Demand on Kayo.

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‘It isn’t true’: Hamilton’s blunt Insta post

The seven-time world champion lost his grip at the top of the drivers’ standings after a late precautionary pit stop in Istanbul on Sunday night dropped him from third to finish in fifth place.Did you know you can catch up on the 2021 F1 Turkish Grand Prix for FREE with Minis on Kayo Freebies? Register now, no credit card requiredMax Verstappen regained top spot in the title race with his second-place finish while Hamilton was adamant he should have stayed out and not pitted in the vain hope of finishing in third.

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Image exposes Hamilton’s ‘catastrophic’ fate

After starting the Turkish Grand Prix at 11th on the grid, Hamilton expertly manoeuvred his way through the pack up to third place.Because of the wet conditions in Istanbul, drivers were permitted to complete the entire 58-lap race on one set of tyres without pitting.Stream Every Practice, Qualifier & Race of the 2021 FIA Formula One World Championship™ Live & On-Demand on Kayo. New to Kayo? Start Your Free Trial >But as Hamilton’s pace started to drop off with 10 laps remaining, the Mercedes team urged the 36-year-old to return to the pits for a fresh set of intermediate tyres.

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