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LeMans 24 Hours Hyperpole: Estre stars as Porsche deny Cadillac
In the final moments of Hyperpole, to decide the top eight starters for the 2024 Le Mans 24 Hours, it seemed like Cadillac had annexed the front row for the greatest enduranace sportscar race on the planet, until Kevin Estre blasted around fractionally faster to claim the P1 start spot for the #6 Penske Porsche. It was a riveting session which
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Alex Brundle: Disappointed by 2026 Formula 1 regulations
Alex Brundle has expressed disappointment in some of the changes planned for the 2026 Formula 1 World Championship. More details on the various regulation changes to be introduced in 2026 were revealed by the FIA earlier this month, in a bid to intensify on-track action and make F1 more environmentally friendly. The entertainment factor of the sport has been called into question
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2024 Le Mans 24 Hours: Formula 1 connection, drivers & teams
Formula 1 is well represented in the 2024 Le Mans 24 Hours by two teams and 17 drivers in the Hypercar category alone, from young guns to veterans including 2009 F1 World Champion Jenson Button. The two teams with 'F1 family' are of course local French team Alpine and the legendary Ferrari team, who last year famously won in their return
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Parc Ferme: The New Old F1 Regs
The new 2026 Formula 1 regulations issued by the FIA were received with a triumphant “meow” last week. Neither the teams nor any of the self-respecting pre-DTS fans saw them as any type of progress in enhancing the sport. At this point, I would add that we should not shoot the messenger. The FIA may have issued them, but the heavily
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Le Mans 24 Hour Qualifying: BMW mark return in style, Toyota go AWOL
The tense sixty-minute qualifying session delivered its verdict: 24 cars - top eight from each class will take to the track today (Thursday) at 20:00 for a Hyperpole shootout to decide the sharp end of the grid for the 2024 Le Mans 24 Hour endurance race. BMW are back at Le Mans and in style, as they ended Wednesday fastest of
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Stella: Mercedes should have finished ahead of Norris in Canada
Andrea Stella, McLaren's Team Principal, claimed his team did not throw a win away in the Canadian Grand Prix, insisting Lando Norris beating Mercedes was an achievement. The Canadian Grand Prix was a tricky one for the teams to navigate, with the race starting in wet conditions as the track soon started to dry out, while rain was expected later on,
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Stage is set for the best ever 2024 Le Mans 24 Hour ever
With no less than 23 premier Hypercar class entries and the usual 63-car grid filled, the 2024 24 Hour of Le Mans promises to be the most competitive race in its 101-year history, this weekend. You may expect this year to be a straight fight between reigning 6-time World Endurance World Champions Toyota Gazoo Racing, and 2023 Centennial Le Mans winners
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Why is Verstappen’s partner Kelly Piquet target of online abuse?
Max Verstappen has lashed out at by social media haters who have been trolling his partner Kelly Piquet, after she made an impassioned plea for the online abuse, fake news and disinformation to end. Red Bull's triple Formula 1 World Champion, came out in defence of his girlfriend when he responded to her Instagram post that highlighted the abuse and called
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24 Hours of Le Mans: Titanic battle between titans of motorsport
A great Le Mans 24 Hours race is on the cards this weekend, as the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) Is living a Golden Era with the field heaving and heavy with potential winners. The premier Hypercar class includes Toyota, Porsche, Ferrari, Alpine, Lamborghini, Cadillac, Peugeot, Isotta Fraschini, and BMW. In the GT3 category are Aston Martin, BMW, Porsche, Lamborghini, Ferrari,
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2024 Le Mans 24 Hours Coverage Info: Keeping readers posted
As I write this, the first free practice for the 2024 Le Mans 24 Hours is getting underway, triggering our weekend of coverage of the great endurance race and, herewith, is an overview of our plans and how to watch if you are not attending. While we are a Formula 1 exclusive news site, every now and then we steer off
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Norris, Verstappen lead driver concerns over 2026 F1 regulations
McLaren driver Lando Norris believes Formula 1 is more exciting than it has been in ages, but fears that may change with new technical regulations for the cars set to take effect in 2026 and hand the advantage to the big teams again. Norris said over the weekend at the Canadian Grand Prix: “The last regulation change we did, the last
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Canadian Grand Prix Takeaways: An entertaining weekend
The 2024 Canadian GP was an entertaining Formula 1 race with mixed weather conditions spicing up an event that was already highly anticipated due to several uncertainties. We went into last F1's latest weekend in Montreal not knowing who would be favourite, or let's put it this way: We did not know whether Red Bull will struggle or not. Based on Monaco,
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Villeneuve: ‘Hot potato’ Ricciardo always risky to criticise him
A war of words between 1997 Formula 1 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve and VCARB driver Daniel Ricciardo has erupted into a proverbial 'gunfight' between the two. Ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix, refreshingly Villeneuve was added to the Sky F1 pundit roster for his home race in Montreal and did not disappoint as he called it as many see it. Even
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Horner: Our downgrade beat Mercedes’ upgrade
Christian Horner took a swipe at a statement made by Mercedes' Technical Director James Allison claiming Red Bull have made their RB20 worse with upgrades. There is not denying that Red Bull are not as dominant in the 2024 Formula 1 season like they were in 2023 and 2022, as the like of McLaren and Ferrari have caught up with them
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Leclerc: I would rather have boring F1 with Ferrari dominating
Charles Leclerc reflected on the current competitiveness at the front of the Formula 1 grid, and while admitting it's good for the sport, he prefers that Ferrari dominates. Red Bull have not being enjoying an advantage in 2024 so far like they did in 2022 and 2023, as Ferrari and McLaren seem to have caught up and challenging them now on
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Hamilton: I could have driven better
While Lewis Hamilton was encouraged by the improvement in Mercedes' form over the Canadian GP weekend, he was disappointment with his own performance. The seven-time Formula 1 Champion's form in free practice showed that he was in with a chance of grabbing pole in qualifying, but instead it was teammate George Russell who did, and he had to settle for seventh. In
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Ocon: I’ve done my part of the job, the team hasn’t
Esteban Ocon's separation from Alpine that was announced ahead of the 2024 Canadian Grand Prix is proving to be sour, the Frenchman and his team having a heated argument over race strategy in Montreal. Ocon took himself out of the Monaco Grand Prix after clashing with teammate Pierre Gasly on the opening lap, and while the latter was able to continue
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Villeneuve: Wolff’s ego a big role in Mercedes choosing Antonelli
Jacques Villeneuve took a dig at Toto Wolff, suggesting the Mercedes Formula 1 team principal's ego will ensure highly-hyped teenager Kimi Antonelli is the driver to replace Ferrari-bound Lewis Hamilton. Much is being made of 17-year-old Antonelli, with a comprehensive private testing programme dovetailing with his first season in Formula 2. This means, that if he is promoted next year to
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The Hidden Challenges of Domestic Energy Management
Managing energy consumption at home can be challenging, especially considering the many energy sources and fluctuating prices. Many homeowners often overlook this topic. However, understanding energy management basics can lead to significant savings and a more sustainable lifestyle. Today, we will look at the hidden challenges of managing household energy, offering practical tips and insights to help you better manage your
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Wolff: Sainz deserves a top seat [but not with Mercedes]
Mercedes have ruled out Carlos Sainz as Lewis Hamilton's replacement for a 2025 Formula 1 drive because they focus on their young hotshot Andrea Kimi Antonelli. At the end of the year, Sainz makes way at Ferrari for seven-times F1 world champion Hamilton and has yet to find another drive, despite his experience as a proven race winner. Champions Red Bull have
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Perez: I’m very sorry for my Red Bull team, I let them down
Sergio Perez apologised to his Red Bull team after a second successive retirement, this time at the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday, which left the Mexican veteran 87 points down on his teammate and race winner Max Verstappen. Perez remained fifth overall in the 2024 Formula 1 world championship standings and a point behind Ferrari's Carlos Sainz, who also failed to
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Canadian Grand Prix promotor in hot over fans track invasion
The Canadian Grand Prix promoter said it would investigate and take action after spectators invaded the track before the end of Sunday's Formula 1 race at Montreal's Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. Race stewards at the Canadian Grand Prix summoned representatives of Octane Racing Group after the breach.
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Ferrari rue a Canadian GP to forget
Ferrari left Montreal pointless after both their drivers Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz retired from the 2024 Canadian Grand Prix. What made matter more disappointing is that Ferrari, on paper, should've been fast around the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, that rewarded cars which ride the kerbs smoothly, something the SF-24 is supposedly good at. But the writing was on the wall from qualifying,
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Verstappen: It was a really rewarding victory
Max Verstappen returned to the top step of the podium in the Canadian GP, and the triple Formula 1 Champion admitted it was a rewarding victory. The weather in Montreal made sure the 2024 Canadian GP was a hectic one, with several drivers having a chance to win as several points of the race, but in the end Verstappen prevailed. Despite one
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