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Hamilton in pole position, but F1 2018 could get tasty

Around this time last year, Sebastian Vettel shocked the omnipotent Mercedes team by winning the opening Grand Prix of the Formula One season in Australia. A title challenge followed, one that ultimately faltered as Ferrari micro-managed their own demise. Twelve months on, history has repeated itself – Vettel has once again bested Lewis Hamilton at […]

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Rosberg in control with two races to go

With just two races to go, Lewis Hamilton knows that his title defence of the Formula One Drivers’ Championship is out of his hands. The Brit dominated both the Mexican and US Grands Prix with his teammate Nico Rosberg coming second both times. As long as Rosberg finishes on the podium in both the Brazilian […]

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Hamilton loses his grip on F1 Drivers Championship lead

Formula 1 ace Lewis Hamilton lost top spot in the Drivers’ World Championship at the Singapore Grand Prix to his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg. It is the first time that Hamilton has trailed Rosberg in the standings since claiming victory at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone in July to move just one point behind […]

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Motorsport’s gender gap to blame for Susie Wolff’s retirement

Martina Navratilova once said “the key is for women not to set any limits”. This statement represents everything that an athlete endeavours to achieve: to break barriers and break records. Unfortunately, Williams test driver Susie Wolff reached her limit, announcing last week that she will retire from motorsport after the Race of Champions on 20 […]

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Bernie Ecclestone endorses Sepp Blatter as “the best man for football”

This week in Off The Ball, Charles Nurick takes a sideways look at the news that F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has endorsed Sepp Blatter as “the best man for football”. Sepp Blatter leaving FIFA would be fantastic. But not for the reasons you might expect: Sepp Blatter is a comedy genius. There, I’ve said it, […]

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Hamilton makes history as historic F1 season fizzles out

“There has been no other season like it” claimed many fans before Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the last of the 2014. With immense wheel to wheel racing in Bahrain, controversy in the glitz and glamour of Monaco’s qualifying, to the clipping of wheel by wing in Belgium, the 2014 season has been on for […]