Key Caution, Aid In Ricciardo Stealing Chinese Grand Prix Victory

What a fluky day it was on Sunday in China. Nothing against Daniel Ricciardo, but this was one of his finest drives in his Formula One career. But, in order to do so, it took some major luck. No one, and I mean no one, had Ricciardo taking his No. 3 Red Bull Renault to victory in this weekend’s Heineken Chinese Grand Prix. I mean, if you did, you may need your head examined. That’s not a shot to Ricciardo either. It’s just the truth. 

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Vettel Earns Heineken Grand Prix of China (2 am ET/ESPN 2) In All Ferrari Front Row Lockout

For the second straight Formula One race, Ferrari’s have secured a front row lockout. That’s the first time since 2006 that they’ve done that, as Michael Schumacher won the pole in USA and France while his teammate at the time started second. Those were also Schumacher’s last two poles of his career too. This time, it’s Sebastian Vettel doing the trick. Last weekend, Vettel put his No. 5 Ferrari on the pole in Bahrain. This weekend, he earned the top starting spot for Sunday’s Heineken Chinese Grand Prix (2 am…

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5 Favorites For Sunday’s Heineken Chinese Grand Prix

The first back-to-back race weekend is upon us in Formula One competition. This weekend, will be the Heineken Chinese Grand Prix. Can Sebastian Vettel win his third straight race to start the season? Will Mercedes stop him and score their fifth straight China win? Here are my five favorites. 

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Can Mercedes Stop Ferrari’s Early Season Dominance

The first back-to-back race weekend is upon us in Formula One. Last weekend, Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel dominated the show in Bahrain. Now, the drivers head to China for this weekend’s third event of the 2018 season. Can Mercedes stop Ferrari’s new found dominance though? In Australia, Mercedes had the top equipment. But, Valtteri Bottas crashed in qualifying and had a five place grid penalty as a result of a gear box change. Lewis Hamilton had an electrical gremlin under the VSC and finished second. Vettel, capitazlied and won.

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Ferrari Aiming For 3-for-3 Start To 2018 Season

Its been long 11 seasons since Ferrari last won a Formula One championship. But, the start of the 2018 season, well it looks like that drought may finally come to an end. Through the first two races of the year, Sebastian Vettel has won both. He also started on the pole in the last race at Bahrain too. Now, can they go three-for-three to start the year off? Mercedes has won four straight years in the Heineken Chinese Grand Prix. They’ve also won seven of the last eight. The last…

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Red Bull Off To a Dreadful Start To The 2018 Season

Red Bull Racing has been among the “big three” Formula One teams over the last decade. They entered the 2018 F1 season with high hopes that they could have made enough improvements in the offseason to close the gap with the Mercedes duo. Unfortunately, they’re not even the third or even fourth best team in the series this season. Ferrari and Mercedes are leaps and bounds ahead of everyone else, but Haas, Renault and McLaren have closed the gap. Daniel Ricciardo is down in seventh in the standings right now,…

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Alonso Off To Best Start To Season Since 2014

Since McLaren switched power units in the offseason, Fernando Alonso is back to his old ways. While the team still isn’t there yet as far as competing for race wins or championships, they’re finally getting closer. That has led Alonso to get off to his best start in the series since 2014. The Spaniard finished fifth in the season opening race in Australia then seventh last weekend in Bahrain. The last time that he even finished in either of the first two races of an F1 season, let alone both,…

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Vettel Outlasts Bottas In Thrilling Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix

While overtaking is still a challenge in Formula One, Sunday’s Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix was nothing short of thrilling. From the start where both Red Bull Racing cars were taken out by Lap 2, to Kimi Raikkonen’s botched pit stop, leaving the trio of favorites with 18th, 19th and 20th place finishes, to the last lap battle between Sebastian Vettel and Valtteri Bottas, the race was a brilliant display of racing for Formula One. Vettel, held off a hard charging Bottas for his 49th career F1 victory and second…

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Pierre Gasly Finishes An Impressive 4th in Bahrain

What a dream weekend it was for Honda and Toro Rosso. The last several years, Honda was the laughingstock among Formula One teams. With McLaren, the relationship was miserable. From blown engines to underperforming power units, Honda just wasn’t reliable in F1 racing. They never scored a top five finish together and took a world champion like Fernando Alonso and made him as frustrated as ever with the world renowned series. In the offseason, McLaren left. Honda went to Toro Rosso. With just two races into the year, it couldn’t…

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