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F1 News Monaco GP: Lewis Hamilton & Fernando Alonso critical of 'most boring race

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Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso criticised the Monaco Grand Prix - saying it was "not really racing" and "the most boring race ever".

Drivers were lapping several seconds off the pace as they managed tyres to ensure they were able to do only one pit stop.

Hamilton said: "We were just cruising around from lap six, literally cruising. So it wasn't really racing.

"If that was exciting for you to watch, no problem."

Alonso, giving his reaction to the race, said...

F1 News Ricciardo wins Monaco GP with six gears

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Daniel Ricciardo has revealed that he had to win the Monaco with just six gears, after suffering a lack of full engine power.

The Australian had got away cleanly at the start from pole position, and appeared to have everything under control, when he began to report over the radio that he was suffering from a lack of horsepower.

Despite being around 20km/h slower down the straights, he managed to hold off the threat from closest challenger...

F1 News Verstappen's repeated Monaco error shows he's not learning

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Max Verstappen's repeat of his 2016 Monaco Grand Prix qualifying crash this weekend proves the Red Bull Formula 1 driver is not learning from his mistakes, according to Sergio Perez.

Verstappen ended up in the barriers on the exit of the Swimming Pool section at the end of Saturday practice after clipping the inside wall on the entry and breaking the front-right.

It was a carbon-copy of the error he made in Q1 two years (pictured below), and had the same effect...

F1 News Ricciardo breaks lap record to claim pole at Monaco

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Qualifying mode? What qualifying mode? Ferrari looked like they may threaten Red Bull for pole, but Ricciardo was having none of it in Q3.
His first lap out of the box was epic, the Australian becoming the first driver – and as it turned out only driver – to break into the 1m 10s, smashing the track record in the process.

He then asked “how much are we quickest by?” He needn't have worried, with a stunning...

F1 News No set targets for Grosjean to earn new Haas deal

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So we have recently been discussing a topic regarding this gentleman above at this thread and it looks like he could be out of the seat if things don't get better.

The Frenchman has yet to score to single point so far this season in a Haas car which Kevin Magnussen has shown to be very competitive in the midfield battle.

Haas bosses have said that Grosjean’s future with the team is not under...
F1 News F1's 2019 changes haven't done teams' research 'justice' - Renault
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Renault chief technical officer Bob Bell believes overtaking-oriented Formula 1 aero rules set to be introduced in 2019 do not "do justice" to the research undertaken by teams.

A number of regulation changes for 2019 were approved by the F1 commission at the final opportunity last month, and include a simplified front wing and brake duct as well as a wider and deeper rear wing.

These were initially proposed by F1's R&D team but outfits were then invited to conduct own research, the...
F1 News Bottas fastest as Barcelona test comes to an end
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On the second and last day of testing at Circuit de Catalunya, Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas was fastest in another very busy day for the team. Antonio Gionivanazzi was second fastest for Ferrari, and topped even more laps, going round 148 times and therefore the most active driver of the day.

As the Mercedes driver set his best time on super soft tyres, Giovinazzi used the hyper softs that are set to be used in Monaco. Lando Norris for McLaren third fastest using the soft tyres.

"It was...
F1 News Lewis Hamilton wins Spanish Grand Prix to stretch lead in F1 title race
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After four races to open the Formula One season that have at times ebbed and flowed with a glorious unpredictability, it is not entirely surprising that it should be the sport’s long-standing test track that should return a flawless and dominant processional victory for Lewis Hamilton. But it was a win his team identified as crucial to his self-belief and confidence for his title defence.
For the British driver and Mercedes this was the controlled and perfectly orchestrated race they have...
F1 News Five reasons this weekend's Azerbaijan Grand Prix is a must-watch
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The 2018 Formula One season has already delivered uncertainty and drama by the bucket-load. Bahrain and particularly China were fantastic races with unpredictable results, stunning overtaking, flying carbon fibre, defensive and strategical masterclasses and, above all, excitement.

Given pre-season testing form and the first grand prix in Melbourne, Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton again looked clear favourites for both titles.

Mercedes, though, have had the second-quickest car in the last two...
Intrigue surrounds extra paddle on Vettel's F1 steering wheel
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Ferrari is at the centre of fresh Formula 1 technical intrigue with the appearance of a mystery new paddle on Sebastian Vettel's steering wheel.
The new element, which features only on the German's car and is not being used by Kimi Raikkonen, has fuelled speculation about what the team could be using the paddle for.

Ferrari tried to keep the presence of the paddle a secret, but it was spotted after Vettel's pole position lap at the Bahrain Grand Prix when he...
F1 News Massive over-reaction to Hamilton’s winless start
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It’s over. The season is done. The World Championship has been lost and retirement beckons for an unhappy Lewis Hamilton.
That is what some quarters of the media will have you believe after just three races where Hamilton and Mercedes have been missing from the top step of the podium.

Given the events of the last four years, we are programmed for Mercedes dominance. But, with a potential changing of the guard on the horizon, there is clearly a glitch in the system for some who have...
Driver ratings from the Chinese Grand Prix
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Which drivers excelled at the Shanghai International Circuit and who had a weekend to forget? Our driver ratings from the Chinese Grand Prix…

Daniel Ricciardo: Funny how Formula 1 works out. From two minutes away from not being able to take part in qualifying after his engine went pop, to winning the Chinese Grand Prix in emphatic style with a late surge after the Safety Car.

After four DNFs in his last six races, we have not been able to see Ricciardo at his very best – but...



Championship standings

POS Driver Points
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Valtteri Bottas
3 Sebastian Vettel
4 Max Verstappen
Red Bull
5 Charles Leclerc
POS Team Points
1 Mercedes 338
2 Ferrari 198
3 Red Bull 137
4 McLaren 40
5 Renault 32