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  • Inside Line: Formula 1 and the increase in fake news 24/06/2019
    I will start this piece by admitting it has been bubbling on the back burner for a few weeks and now is the time to put it out there as Fake News aka yellow journalism is rearing its ugly head as the sport’s predictability triggers fantasy among the ranks of scribes eager to attract clicks. […]
  • #MsportXtra: Lewis does not make mistakes when it matters 24/06/2019
    The weekend started as it ended in Canada, the Sebastian Vettel penalty grabbing headlines but when it got underway, the focus quickly shifted towards the racing. On a rather confusing track like Paul Ricard, the usual status quo remained with Mercedes, Ferrari and the Red Bull of Max Verstappen in front but the midfield got […]
  • eSports star Brendon Leigh crashes during Formula Ford debut 24/06/2019
    After winning back-to-back F1 eSports Championships in 2017 and 2018, British gamer Brendon Leigh was given the opportunity to race a real sports car. The 19-year-old, who remains an integral part of the Mercedes eSports team, was recently invited to compete in the BRSCC National Formula Ford 1600 at the Snetterton race circuit. Leigh was […]
  • Hamilton: There’s never a moment you shouldn’t be pushing 24/06/2019
    Although Lewis Hamilton was jubilant in the wake of his dominant victory at the French Grand Prix on Sunday, but he did fling a warning to his team that they must not allow complacency to set in despite their record-breaking and historic winning streak. Eight wins out of eight for Mercedes is what the stats […]
  • The Day After: Untouchable Lewis 24/06/2019
    Almost recording his sixth career grand chelem, Lewis Hamilton was in a class all his own at the Circuit Paul Ricard on Sunday. His win in Montreal might not have been not entirely on merit, but you certainly can’t say the same about Lewis Hamilton’s performance in Le Castellet. Leading from start to finish, never […]
  • Indycar: Masterful Rossi in another league at Road America 24/06/2019
    For Alexander Rossi, an utterly dominant drive to victory in the REV Group Grand Prix presented by AMR was just the tonic he needed. The Andretti Autosport driver led every lap but one Sunday on Road America’s demanding, high-speed permanent circuit, winning by 28.4391 seconds over Will Power. It gave Rossi a second victory in […]
  • Vettel: Our aim was to close the gap and we failed 23/06/2019
    Sebastian Vettel has labelled the French Grand Prix weekend as a failure for Ferrari as Mercedes, led by Lewis Hamilton, once again romped to an unchallenged victory to make it eight out of eight so far this season. Problems started for Vettel a day earlier after he botched qualifying and had to start from seventh. […]
  • Hamilton: I totally understand it’s boring but don’t blame drivers 23/06/2019
    Lewis Hamilton said Formula 1’s rule makers not drivers should take the blame for boring races, after Sunday’s French Grand Prix served up a strong contender for most soporific grand prix of the season so far. “If you say that it’s boring… I totally understand it,” the Mercedes driver and five-times F1 World Champion told […]
  • French Grand Prix Top Three Press Conference 23/06/2019
    Full transcript from the top three press conference after the French Grand Prix, Round 8 of the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship, at the Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet. Featuring race winner Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), second placed Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) and third-placed Charles Leclerc (Ferrari). Track interviews conducted by Martin Brundle Q: Lew […]
  • French Grand Prix: Hamilton dominates on a tedious afternoon 23/06/2019
    Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton powered to a dominant but tedious (polite way of saying an ultra-boring race) French Grand Prix, Round 8 of the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship, at a hot and sunny Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet. While he did sound flustered over the radio once or twice during the 53 lap […]


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