LeClerc and Raikkonen To Swap Seats

One of the worst kept secrets in racing was official revealed on Tuesday as Ferrari and Sauber have announced that Charles LeClerc and Kimi Raikkonen will exchange seats starting in 2019. LeClerc, the 20 year old phenom will drive for Ferrari while the veteran in Raikkonen will take his seat at Sauber. LeClerc, is in his first season in F1 as he’s been stellar for Sauber. In 14 starts this season, the Monaco native has five top 10 finishes. He’s been strong for the team and brought them back as…

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Raikkonen Sets Fastest F1 Lap Ever But Will Team Orders Come In Play

Kimi Raikkonen became the oldest driver since Nigel Mansell in 1994 to earn a Formula One pole when he turned the fastest lap in F1 history in the third round of knockout qualifying for Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix (9 a.m. ET/ESPN 2). Raikkonen, circle the Monza circuit with a lap of 1:19.119-seconds in his No. 7 Ferrari for his first pole since last year’s Monaco Grand Prix and just his second in the last 10 years. 

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Ferrari And Red Bull Battles Could Be Won By Unlikely Drivers This Weekend

The betting world is growing in the United States due to a recent law change in terms of sports betting. With that being said, that could favor racing the most. Fans can now place bets on automobile racing around the world and do so without repercussions. So, that brings a whole new way to watching and looking at races for fans and bettors. Take this for example, one prop you can place money on is battles among teammates in F1. You can put wagers on which teammate will finish ahead…

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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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Ferrari Duo Looking To Get Back On Track This Weekend In Montreal

The 2018 Formula One season started off as good as they could have expected for the Ferrari bunch. Sebastian Vettel won the first two race of the year in Australia and Bahrain. His teammate Kimi Raikkonen was just as stout in earning three podium finishes in the first four races. They also locked out the front row of qualifying for two of the first three races as well. But, in the races since, well they’ve been just pedestrian. Since his two wins, Vettel has had just one podium finish in…

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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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Mercedes Says Ferrari Has Leveled The Playing Field, Ferrari Feels They’re “3 to 4 Tenths Behind”

The games between Mercedes and Ferrari are already beginning. Well, they actually begun prior to qualifying for the season opener in Australia a few weeks ago. Ferrari and others accused Mercedes of having a “party mode” qualifying package. In practice, Ferrari’s closed the gap a bit in Melbourne in the wet and even in the first couple of rounds of knockout qualifying. But, when the pole was ready to be won, Mercedes powered up the speed charts to a dominating pole position run by Lewis Hamilton. In the race though,…

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Is This The Year Anyone Challenges Mercedes, Ferrari, Red Bull For Formula One Race Wins?

Formula One has unfortunately been one of the most predictable series’ in the world the last few years. In fact, really for the last few decades, F1 racing has honestly seen very few teams contend for wins and championships in any given season. For example, from 1984 to 1993, just McLaren and Williams were the only two teams that had won drivers championships. If you want to extend that to 1999, McLaren and Williams combined to win all but two titles in that 16 year time frame. Only Michael Schumahcer…

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Valtteri Bottas Triumps In 1st Career Formula One Victory Sunday in Russia

We all knew the time would be coming, the one when Valtteri Bottas finally won his first career Formula One victory. That time, ended up being today, as the Finland native took the checkered flag first in Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix. Bottas, got a great start and by Turn 2, was leading. He would never look back, giving the lead up only when he came down pit lane on the Sochi track. When the pit sequences ended, Bottas was up front, bringing his No. 77 Mercedes to victory in just…

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