Vettel To Make 200th Career F1 Start, Hamilton To Become 1st Driver To Make Over 100 Starts With 2 Different Teams

The second Formula 1 race of the 2018 season will contest this weekend in the Middle East. The Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix (11 a.m. ET/ESPN 2) will be historic starts for two of the top F1 drivers in the world. In the last race in Australia, Sebastian Vettel not only got the win in the season opener for the second straight year, but the victory was his 100th trip to the podium. Now, Vettel will make a bit more history this weekend by joining the 200 race starts club. He…

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Favorites For Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix (11 a.m. ET/ESPN 2)

The second round of the 2018 Formula One season is set to go lights out this weekend in the Persian Gulf region. The Gulf Bahrain Grand Prix (11:00 am ET/ESPN 2) will contest on Sunday for the 13th time in the country. After a wild race in Australia two weeks ago, the drivers look to bounce back with another thrilling round in the desert. Who will be the five favorites to watch on Sunday?

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5 Favorites For Sunday’s Rolex Australian Grand Prix (1 a.m. ET/ESPN 2)

The season opening Formula One race is here. The Rolex Australian Grand Prix (1 a.m. ET/ESPN 2) will go lights out on Sunday afternoon overseas, or early Sunday morning stateside. With so many changes made during the offseason, halo included, what kind of race are we shaping up for this weekend? After the opening day of practice and how the flow of the weekend is going, here are the top five favorites to win. 

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Vettel Eyeing 100th Formula 1 Podium Sunday in Australia

It’s no secret, Sebastien Vettel is hungry for another world championship. His four Formula One titles are tied with Lewis Hamilton for third all-time. But, after scoring all four in consecutive years from 2010 through 2013, he’s been shut out over the last four seasons. Will that change in 2018? Its been 11 years since Ferrari last won a drivers championship. That came in 2007 with Kimi Raikkonen. That’s their only one over the last 13 years. With some changes made in the offseason, maybe that drought ends this season.…

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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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Ferrari’s Sweep Front Row for 1st Time Since 2008

Friday, Ferrari’s were saying that the Mercedes drivers were sandbagging. In the two practice sessions, Ferrari led the way in each session while both Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton played second fiddle to their Ferrari counterparts. I think Ferrari felt threatened still despite being 1-2 on the speed chart. 

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Ferrari Off to Best Start to Formula 1 Season in 9 Years

When Sebastian Vettel crossed the finish line first on Sunday night in Bahrain, it marked the best start for Ferrari in nine seasons. The win in Bahrain was Vettel’s third all-time victory in the desert, and 44th of his Formula One career. But, it was also his second of the season, as the German also won the season opening race in Australia too. Two wins in three tries for the Ferrari driver, marks the first time that Ferrari has won two of the first three races in an F1 season…

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Lewis Hamilton Dominates Chinese Grand Prix

This weekend in China was about as perfect as a weekend that Lewis Hamilton could have asked for. Hamilton, qualified his No. 44 Mercedes on the pole for today’s race, then backed that up with leading flag-to-flag en route to his 54th career Formula One victory. With his win, he’s now tied a top the F1 standings with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. The race began on a damp but rapidly drying track, with everyone bar Toro Rosso’s Carlos Sainz on intermediate tires. Sainz quickly rued that gamble, spinning off on Lap…

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Japan a Welcome Sight for Struggling Vettel

It’s no secret, Sebastian Vettel is as frustrated as he’s ever been before. Vettel, enters this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix with just one podium finish in his last eight starts. He’s had contact and issues several times on the opening lap of races and hasn’t been a factor to win really anywhere yet in 2016. With that being said, that makes this weekend’s race look ever so beautiful to the Ferrari driver. Japan is a welcome sight to Vettel and one he hopes can propel him to a better end…

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Can Rosberg or Vettel Give German Fans Something to Cheer About This Weekend?

There’s no doubt about it, it has been a rough last couple of weeks in Germany. Multiple terror attacks have occurred in the country, as everyone is wanting to get have a good distraction away from that. That’s where this weekend’s Formula 1 return to Hockenheim could give Germans something to cheer about. Last year, there was no German Grand Prix as the race was left off the schedule. But, the logistics have since been worked out and the series will be back this weekend. With that being said, can the…

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