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Pierre Gasly to return to Alpha Tauri as F1 ‘silly season’ begins

Pierre Gasly is “100% confirmed” to return to AlphaTauri next season, and teams believe Oscar Piastri is ready for a promotion into a Formula One seat. But Williams expects its lineup to remain unchanged through the end of the year — great news, if true, for Nicholas Latifi — and McLaren boss Zak Brown said his relationship with embattled driver Daniel Ricciardo has never been better. All that was revealed Saturday at the Canadian Grand Prix, the ninth event on this year’s calendar and a solid six weeks before F1’s “silly season” of driver movement is expected to hit full swing. Speculation has swirled since last month when Brown publicly put Ricciardo on notice to pick up his performance with McLaren. Although the Australian has a contract that runs through 2023, Brown revealed there a...
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While you were asleep: Kyrgios loses cool, Coco Gauff rolls into quarters and Melbourne to host Australian GP

Nick Kyrgios was involved in a heated argument with the umpire regarding a time violation before he slid down world number six Stefanie Tsitsipas 5-7 6-2 6-4 and went ahead into the quarter-finals of the ATP 500 Halle Open. A warning was given to the volatile Australian for taking too much time in returning Tsitsipas’ serve while leading 2-0 in the second set. Then, to express his displeasure, he proceeded to summon the supervisor. A warning was given to the volatile Australian. (Reuters) On Wednesday, Seventh-seeded Coco Gauff outplayed fellow American Ann Li 6-2, 7-6 (2) to advance to the quarterfinals of the bett1open in Berlin. Gauff will face China’s Xinyu Wang on Thursday. 21st win of 2022 ✔️ 🇺🇸 @CocoGauff gets off to a clean start with her win over Li, 6-2, 7-6(2)!#bett1open p...
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Verstappen wins in Azerbaijan after Leclerc engine failure

As Charles Leclerc’s Formula One title challenge falls apart, Max Verstappen is there to take advantage. Verstappen extended his Formula One championship lead by winning the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Sunday after Leclerc retired from the lead with an engine failure. Leclerc started from pole but immediately lost the lead to Sergio Pérez, Verstappen’s Red Bull teammate, in the first corner. The Ferrari driver regained the lead with a smart strategy call to pit under “virtual safety car” speed restrictions while the two Red Bull cars stayed out. Leclerc seemed to poised to challenge for the win, but the Monaco driver’s car started spewing smoke on lap 20 of 51 and he had to pull into the pits. It was his second retirement in three races.Best of Express PremiumPremiumPremiumPremiumPremium “...
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Ferrari drivers back FIA race control overhaul

Ferrari drivers Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz backed the governing FIA’s restructuring of Formula One’s race control operation in response to the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix that resulted in Michael Masi being replaced as race director. The federation’s newly-elected president Mohammed Ben Sulayem said in a video posted online on Thursday that the Australian will be replaced by Niels Wittich and Eduardo Freitas who will alternate as race directors. The Emirati, who said Masi would be offered another role within the FIA, also announced other changes.These include the setting up of a virtual race control room, similar to football’s VAR, a reassessment of safety car unlapping procedures, the return of F1 stalwart Herbie Blash as permanent senior advisor to the two race directors ...
Nicholas Latifi received death threats after chaotic F1 season finale
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Nicholas Latifi received death threats after chaotic F1 season finale

Williams driver Nicholas Latifi revealed Tuesday that he received death threats after his late crash at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix sparked a controversial ending to the Formula One title race. The Canadian’s crash with five laps remaining brought out the safety car and helped Max Verstappen beat Lewis Hamilton for the title. The 26-year-old Latifi condemned the torrent of abuse he received on social media. “What shocked me was the extreme tone of the hate, abuse, and even the death threats I received,” he said in a lengthy statement. Hamilton, of Mercedes, had a nearly 12-second lead with Red Bull’s Verstappen in second when the crash brought out the yellow flag. Verstappen pitted for fresh tires while Hamilton stayed on track. The race director initially said lapped drivers ...
Mercedes withdraws appeal of Formula 1 season finale
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Mercedes withdraws appeal of Formula 1 season finale

Mercedes withdrew its appeal Thursday of the Formula One series finale in which Lewis Hamilton lost the championship to Max Verstappen. Mercedes had filed two protests following Sunday’s race, but both were dismissed. Mercedes then asked for reconsideration at the International Court of Appeal. Mercedes was protesting over the use of the safety car following a crash with five laps remaining in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Hamilton had a nearly 12-second lead with Verstappen in second when the crash brought out the yellow flag. Verstappen pitted for fresh tires while Hamilton stayed on track. The race resumed with one lap remaining. Verstappen then passed Hamilton to win his first world championship, denying Hamilton a record eighth title. Mercedes said Thursday, ahead of t...
What happened in Abu Dhabi yesterday wasn’t fair, it was Hamilton’s race: Karthikeyan
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What happened in Abu Dhabi yesterday wasn’t fair, it was Hamilton’s race: Karthikeyan

The controversial end to an epic title fight in the 2021 season has not gone down well with India’s first Formula 1 driver Narain Karthikeyan. A series of questionable race control calls were made at the season finale in Abu Dhabi on Sunday when Max Verstappen passed Lewis Hamilton on the final lap to win his maiden title and deny the Briton a record-breaking eighth crown. “How the entire situation unfolded, it seemed like they wanted Max to win. It was a great battle for the championship but what happened yesterday it wasn’t sport. You need close battles in Formula 1 but it has to be fair at the same time,” Karthikeyan told PTI. Hamilton was cruising to victory when Nicholas Latifi’s crash on lap 53 of the 58-lap race brought the safety car on to the track. In a last t...
Miracle in Marina: Max Verstappen wins Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
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Miracle in Marina: Max Verstappen wins Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands in action during the Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Dec. 12. 2021. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar) Max Verstappen won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and the Formula One world championship for Red Bull on Sunday after passing the Mercedes of title rival Lewis Hamilton on the last lap. The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards. ...