Alonso To Leave F1 At The End Of 2018, Indy 500 At The Very Least Likely For 2019 Plans

INDIANAPOLIS – It’s happening Verizon IndyCar Series fans. Fernando Alonso has announced on Tuesday that he’s leaving Formula One at the end of the season. Most thought that an announcement of that caliber was coming but only half of the unveiling was actually made. What about his 2019 plans? While he didn’t say he was retiring from racing all together, the Spaniard in fact said the opposite. “After 17 wonderful years in this amazing sport, it’s time for me to make a change and move on,” Alonso said on his social…

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Ricciardo’s Decision To Leave Red Bull And Join Renault Shocking

On Friday morning, Daniel Ricciardo and Red Bull Racing announced that the prized free agent wouldn’t be returning to the team for the 2019 Formula One season. That move sent shockwaves throughout the racing world as it was a preconceived notion that the Australian would be coming back with a new extension. There were multiple reports that Ricciardo and Red Bull were nearing a deal in fact. The main reason a deal wasn’t done yet was that Ricciardo was waiting to see what Red Bull would do in terms of…

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5 Takeaways From Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton lucked out by a rain storm during qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix on Saturday. His car was far less superior than the Ferrari’s as most thought that it wouldn’t take long for either Sebastian Vettel or Kimi Raikkonen to move on past. Instead, it was Hamilton to silenced all doubters and took his No. 44 Mercedes to victory in Sunday’s race. Hamilton, dominated all day and won for the fifth time already this season which allows him to extend his points lead to 24 points heading into…

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Parity Not Big In F1 and NASCAR Like It Is In INDYCAR

Betting in racing these days are rough. Yes, there is betting in racing. Yes, it’s profitable. Yes, it could be on the rise soon due to some changes in federal legislature, but that’s neither here nor there right now. This is, parity isn’t very high on the list in F1 and NASCAR despite their concentrated efforts to make it that way. See, motorports has strived to lean in the direction of more parity. At one point, there were several different winners over the course of any season. The Verizon IndyCar…

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Vettel Crashes Opens Up Door For Hamilton, Mercedes To Steal German Grand Prix Top 2 Spots

Sunday’s German Grand Prix was set up for a Ferrari 1-2 finish. Sebastian Vettel started on the pole and quickly looked like the driver to beat for the race on his home circuit. Then, Kimi Raikkonen came on quickly and after short pitting on his first stop of the day, looked to be as good if not better than his German teammate. On Lap 26, Vettel pit for the first time and handed the lead to Valtteri Bottas. Three laps later, Bottas pit which gave the lead to Max Verstappen.…

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Predicting The Top 5 Finishers For Sunday’s Germany Grand Prix (9 a.m. ET/ESPN 2)

The 2018 Formula One season has been wild enough already. Instead of one team dominating all the race wins, they’ve been spread out pretty equally among the “Big 3.” Heading into Sunday’s Emirates Grand Prix of Germany (9 a.m. ET/ESPN 2) Ferrari has won four times (all by Sebastian Vettel), Mercedes has three wins (all by Lewis Hamilton) and Red Bull has the other three trips to victory lane (2 by Daniel Ricciardo, 1 by Max Verstappen). After three practice sessions and qualifying to set the field for Sunday’s race,…

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Vettel Earns Huge Pole For German Grand Prix, Hamilton, Ricciardo To Start In The Back

I wrote earlier in the week how the five race stretch in Europe could make or break the 2018 Formula One championship. Through the first three weeks, no one stood out and separated themselves as legitimate favorites. In three consecutive races, we saw three different winners by three different teams. We also saw all of the main title contenders have their fair share of problems. That led to Sebastian Vettel to hold a narrow lead in the standings heading into his home race in Germany this weekend. 

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Red Bulls Strong But Can They Win On Sunday

Friday was a good day for Red Bull Racing in terms of speed. Yes, Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo had their fair share of problems during each of the two Formula One practice sessions in Germany, but both also were very fast. Daniel Ricciardo was P1 in the first practice but had some issues in the final one of the day on Friday in Hockenheimring. He ended up 13th on the speed charts. Where his problem is that he will face a grid penalty and start Sunday’s Emirates Grand Prix…

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