Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix (9 a.m. ET/ESPN2) May Be Bottas’ Shot At Victory

If there’s any race that Valtteri Bottas is going to win this season, look no further than Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix (9 a.m. ET/ESPN2) as the spot. There are a lot of factors going his way heading into this weekend’s race that make me think that his No. 77 Mercedes will win on the Red Bull Ring circuit. First off, Bottas is the defending race winner. Secondly, his 72 laps led on the track are tops for any active driver competing in Sunday’s race. Thirdly, Bottas has finished in the…

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Hamilton Wins Sunday’s French Grand Prix In Dominating Fashion, Extends Points Lead With Troubles For Bottas/Vettel

The French Grand Prix return was the best possible situation for Lewis Hamilton. Prior to this weekend’s race, Mercedes had never competed at Circuit Paul Ricard before. Despite that, they dominated the race weekend in every possible faction. The Mercedes duo combined to lead every practice session, then qualified 1-2 and nearly lead the entire race with Hamilton taking his No. 44 Mercedes to victory on Sunday afternoon. Hamilton, earned his 65th career Formula One victory and won on his 26th different track with a superb drive in France. It…

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Hamilton Earns French Grand Prix Pole (10 a.m. ET/ESPN 2) For All Mercedes Front Row

Mercedes has never raced at Circuit Paul Ricard before. Prior to the last race on the 3.630-mile road course in 1990, Mercedes wasn’t in Formula One. That’s why it was very impressive for both Mercedes drivers to earn a front row lockout for Sunday’s French Grand Prix (10 a.m. ET/ESPN 2). Lewis Hamilton was fastest in both practice sessions on Friday and the first two qualifying rounds on Saturday and backed that up with earning his 75th career pole in Q3 with a time of 1:30.029-seconds in his No. 44…

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Hamilton And Mercedes Fast In France, Is Ferrari Sandbagging Again? Grosjean Giving Home Fans Something To Cheer About

For the first time in a decade, Formula One returns to France for the Pirelli French Grand Prix (10 a.m. ET/ESPN 2). It’s also the first time that the F1 starts have been to Circuit Paul Ricard in 28 years too. So, with this being completely new to all the teams and drivers, Friday’s dual practice sessions were key to getting the right feel for their cars to contend this weekend. If Friday is also any indication on how the rest of the weekend will go, then this could be…

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Formula 1 And IndyCar About To See Wild Silly Season With Championship Level Drivers Moving Around

Last year’s silly season we saw NASCAR’s new quote on quote “youth movement” take center stage. Gone were the likes of Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Danica Patrick, Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth. Also let go, but not retiring, was Kasey Kahne. For those counting, that’s seven open rides in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series over the last few years and all with top teams. Prior to this season, Hendrick Motorsports had won 249 races and 12 championships. They now had three rides available. Stewart-Haas Racing is…

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Alonso Hoping For Rare France Sweep Of Major Races

Last weekend, Fernando Alonso got one step closer to completing his dream of winning the triple crown. He’s already won Monaco, twice actually, now he’s a 24 Hours of LeMans winner too. Only thing left is an Indianapolis 500 triumph. But, before he can focus on Indy, he has his focus of this weekend’s French Grand Prix (10 a.m. ET/ESPN 2). Can Alonso pull off the rare France sweep in a span of seven days?

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Don’t Count Of Anyone Other Than Mercedes, Ferrari Or Red Bull Teams Grabbing Podiums Any Time Soon

This shouldn’t come to any surprise to any Formula One race fan, but I don’t see any driver other than the six combined that drive for Mercedes, Ferrari or Red Bull scoring any podium finishes any time soon. Shocker, I know. But, the stats to why are also very staggering. First off, lets look in terms of victories. Since 2014, the three teams have combined to win all 87 F1 races. Mercedes, has won 65 of the 87 Grand Prix’s (75-percent) while Ferrari and Red Bull have won 12 and…

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The Next 3 Formula 1 Races Could Shape The 2018 Championship

Starting with this weekend in France Formula One will race in back-to-back-to-back race weekend. Luckily, all the races are in close proximity to each other, as they go from France to Austria to England in a span of 21 days. With that being said, these three races could make or break the 2018 championship. As we head to the French Grand Prix, three drivers have won two races a piece. Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton and Daniel Ricciardo have combined to win all seven races thus far. Currently, Vettel leads Hamilton…

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