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  • Hamilton nominated for Laureus Sportsman of the Year 17/01/2019
    Five times Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton is one of six nominees for the prestigious 2019 Laureus Sportsman of the Year award, seeking to emulate rival Sebastian Vettel who was given the accolade in 2014. Laureus announced on their site: “The votes are in and the world’s sports media have selected the highest achieving […]
  • Steiner: Magnussen’s wild reputation is wrong 17/01/2019
    Kevin Magnussen won’t win any popularity contests among his Formula 1 rivals but Haas team chief Guenther Steiner believes that the Dane has an unfair reputation, citing super-licence penalty points as proof. Strife and clashes between Magnussen and fellow drivers are well documented, but his boss Steiner stands by his man, “Let’s put that one right: he is [ […]
  • Hamilton buys second $40-million New York apartment 17/01/2019
    Five times Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton has reportedly dropped $40-million on a second luxury apartment in New York’s trendy Tribeca district, a little less than he will earn this season defending his title. Wall Street Journal report that the Mercedes driver has purchased a second apartment in the Big Apple, less than two years ago […]
  • Audetto: Being Ferrari team chief is very, very difficult 17/01/2019
    Daniel Audetto knows a thing or two about Ferrari politics, having managed their title-winning effort with Niki Lauda in 1977 before being promoted up the FIAT corporate ladder. As the Reds usher in a fourth team manager in five years, the 76-year-old former team boss weighed in on the leadership changes at the sport’s most popular […]
  • Horner: A very healthy working environment with Honda 17/01/2019
    Red Bull chief Christian Horner believes that effective communication with Honda is what will make the difference to the partnership that kicks-off a new era for the energy drinks outfit and the Japanese auto-giant in 2019. This comes in the wake of their recent partnership with Renault which was reduced to a war-of-words through the […]
  • McLaren bigger Coca-Cola deal fake news? 17/01/2019
    A Facebook background photo which was reportedly uploaded to the McLaren page before quickly removing it appears to be “fake news” according to a Tweet by the Woking outfit. McLaren posted this as their background on Facebook. But they deleted it, so is this how MCL34 will look like? Or is it just troll or […]
  • Brown: We’re doing things differently to be more prepared 17/01/2019
    One of the lingering images of the first day of last year’s preseason test, at Circuit de Catalunya, was a three-wheeled McLaren in the gravel trap with only a handful of laps run, a precursor to a frustrating start to 2018 which team boss Zak Brown is keen to avoid this time around. At the Autosport […]
  • ROC Mexico draw pitches local heroes against F1 stars 17/01/2019
    The draw for this weekend’s Race Of Champions (19-20 January) has thrown up a selection of mouth-watering match-ups as some of the world’s greatest drivers bid for the title of 2019 Champion of Champions. Mexico City’s Foro Sol – the iconic stadium section forming part of the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez Formula 1 circuit – played […]
  • Gasly: ​​If I can’t win then beating Max is my goal 16/01/2019
    Pierre Gasly is treating his promotion to Red Bull as an opportunity to shine on the Formula 1 stage, speaking ahead of the forthcoming season in which he will share a garage with Max Verstappen the young Frenchman is adamant he is no number two driver. Although at 22 Gasly is a year older than […]
  • Lauda discharged from hospital 16/01/2019
    Formula 1 legend Niki Lauda was released from Vienna AKH Hospital today (Wednesday) after receiving urgent treatment in the wake of a bout of influenza. The bug struck on 2 January forcing him to curtail his holiday with family at home in Ibiza as he was rushed back to intensive care. With his rehabilitation on schedule […]


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