Lewis Hamilton would like to see South Africa on the Formula 1 racing calendar, saying goodbye to the championship almost 30 years ago. On the F1 racing calendar, we will see races in Saudi Arabia and Qatar for the first time this year, and in Miami next year, and Hamilton wants the championship to stop in South Africa, where the Kyalami racetrack, which has been owned by the German since 2014, is located. Porsche, in 1993 held the last Formula 1 race so far. "South Africa is very close to my heart and I think it is most important that we return to South Africa, where many people follow this sport, so it would be nice to emphasize how beautiful their homeland is," said the Briton. Kyalami could return to the Formula 1 Championship as early as the 2023 season, so at least warren Scheckter, CEO of SAGP, a company that cares about
Formula 1 boss Stefano Domenicali was surprised by the results of the poll, which showed that Lewis Hamilton did not rank at the top of the list of the most popular racers among spectators. The poll, conducted by Motorsport Network in collaboration with F1 and Nielsen Sports, involved more than 167.000 fans from more than 187 countries. It was published before the US Grand Prix. The first place on the list of the most popular racers was taken by Max Verstapen with 14,4%, and the second place was quite unexpectedly earned by McLarn racer Lando Norris, while the most famous face of Formula 1, Lewis Hamilton, took only the third place. Domencali was a little surprised by the result, but said in an interview that if we look from the other side, Norris ’approach is a bit more fresh
Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton are caught in a tense duel for the world title this year. Close encounters on the track between them are not uncommon this season, and tensions are only escalating. This is also evidenced by the incident between the duo, which took place during the second free practice for the US Grand Prix in Austin. It all started when a Red Bull racer was preparing for a fast lap, and in the last corner, as if it were a race, he was attacked and overtaken by Hamilton. The Dutchman had to play with the ideals of the line to prevent a collision, but he started a new lap and ran away from Hamilton, who drove past him and overtook him again in the first corner. Verstappen then labeled his rival on the radio as a stupid idiot. Hamilton attacked Verstappn at the start of the round and overtook him in the first corner.
Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen are old acquaintances when it comes to track fights. These are especially in the spotlight this year as the duo fight for the world title, and at Red Bull they reminded us of their incredibly tense but fair duel at the 2018 U.S. Grand Prix. https://twitter.com/redbullracing/status/1450069902040059908
Valtteri Bottas can play a key role for Mercedes as well as Lewis Hamilton in this year's fight for the world title, the head of the Mercedes team, Toto Wolff, is convinced after Finch's victory in Turkey. Bottas won in Istanbul Park for the first time this year, and Wolff believes the Finn, who is saying goodbye to the team at the end of the season, has found better form and will be able to help his teammate fight for his eighth championship title. “Maybe it wasn’t Valtteri’s last win of the season as he drove an amazing race,” Wolff says. "He easily started from the best starting position, escaped the pursuers and drove the fastest laps in the race. He was the best at saving tires and he had everything under control. He drove the fastest lap in the race, he definitely deserves a clean ten for the whole race.
Lewis Hamilton is the winner of the F1 race for the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi, which was heavily spiced up by rain in the last laps, and the Briton celebrated his 100th race of his career. The Mercedes racer overtook the leading Land Norris in the last laps, who insisted on dry track tires for too long during a heavy downpour and slipped to seventh place. After winning his first best starting position, the McLaren racer also promised himself the first victory in Formula 1, but he used the wrong tactics. Lando Norris took a risk and stayed on the wet track with dry track tires, and was left without stairs. Dutchman Max Verstappen, who started the race from behind due to a penalty for a collision with Hamilton in Monza, and the use of an additional engine, broke through to the second place from the very last, 20th place. The last step on the stage for
Lewis Hamilton said after two clashes in Saturday’s qualifiers for the Russian Grand Prix that he felt terrible and that he was disappointed in himself. The Mercedes racer was the fastest in the first two parts of the qualifiers in Sochi, where his rival Max Verstappen did not start due to a change of engine and the consequent start of the race from the start. The Briton was even the fastest in the back until the racers put dry track tires on the car in the final minutes. The first was Hamilton’s future team-mate George Russell, but when Hamilton himself drove into the pits for dry track tires, he hit a concrete wall with his front wing and ripped it off the race car. He had to leave the place to change his tires to his teammate Valtteri Bottas, but he drove to the track himself after a successful change of wing. But seven times
Mercedes chief engineer Andrew Shovlin believes Red Bull knew their racer Max Verstappen was doing the wrong thing and causing a collision with Lewis Hamilton. This is clear from the fact that this time Christian Horner and Helmut Marko did not criticize Hamilton, as was the case after the race in Silverstone, where Verstappen and Hamilton also collided. The commissioners blamed the UK on Hamilton, who was penalized with a ten-second mark-up towards the final time, but still won the race and scored 25 points, while Verstappen resigned and was left without. For the collision in Monza, where he and Hamilton resigned, the commissioners blamed the Dutchman and punished him with losing three starting places in the next race in Russia. “We were sure Lewis wasn’t
Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen will have to report to the commissioners, who will judge who was to blame for the resignation of both drivers, due to a collision in the Formula 1 race for the Italian Grand Prix in Monza. After the first stops in the pits, the race was led by Daniel Ricciardo, after a slow stop by Verstappn, Hamilton returned to the track alongside the Dutchman after his stop, with whom they rode a bicycle next to the bike in the beginning of the 26th lap. The Briton defended himself and blocked the way for the Red Bull racer, who avoided the collision and drove to the curb, where his car was lifted into the air and thrown at Hamilton's Mercedes. Both contenders for the world title drove into the sand and finished the race there. If the Commissioners find that either of them was largely to blame for the collision, it will follow
Lewis Hamilton explained that he finished Saturday’s sprint race in Monza in fifth place, due to a small mistake at the start. The Briton started the 18-lap long qualifying race from second place, behind his team-mate Valtteri Bottas, and it looked like he might win decisive points in this year’s fight for the veto title. But at the start of the race he slipped for both Max Verstappn as well as Daniel Ricciard and Land Norris. Hamilton was unable to find a way past the McLarn racer even when the race was temporarily slowed by a safety car, so he followed him until the end of the race. Verstappen finished the race in second place and scored two points, increasing the lead in the F1 World Championship scoring, and will start Sunday's race in first place as winner Bottas for