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Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen drives during the third day of the Formula One pre-season testing at the Bahrain International Circuit on Friday.
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Feb 27, 2024
F1 starts longest season with Red Bull still the team to beat
Ferrari, Mercedes, McLaren and Aston Martin are all confident that gremlins in their new cars have been removed.
Daniel Ricciardo speaks during Formula One preseason testing at Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, on Feb. 21.
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Feb 26, 2024
Daniel Ricciardo happy to embrace Visa Cash App RB's new identity
Ricciardo will not be cutting any corners in saying his Formula One team's lengthy new name.
Red Bull's Max Verstappen during preseason testing on Wednesday in Sakhir, Bahrain
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Feb 25, 2024
Verstappen eyes fourth title as rivals face 'brutal' reality
With stable regulations and no changes to the driver lineups, a year of deja vu appears likely in Formula One.
Red Bull, the dominant 2023 F1 champions, launched their new car last week with some design features reminiscent of those tried and discarded by rivals Mercedes last season.
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Feb 21, 2024
Questions hang over Red Bull ahead of F1 testing in Bahrain
Mercedes, Ferrari, McLaren and Aston Martin are all hoping to be closer to Max Verstappen, who is chasing his fourth title in a row this season.
Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant driver Fernando Alonso (front) during the Formula One Las Vegas Grand Prix on Nov. 18
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Feb 13, 2024
Alonso says he is 'attractive' to other F1 teams
Fernando Alonso said he is "attractive" to other Formula One teams but denied any contact with Mercedes, after Lewis Hamilton announced he was quitting to drive for Ferrari in 2025.
Lewis Hamilton arrives at a news conference in Sao Paulo in November ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix.
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Feb 4, 2024
Racing for Ferrari fulfills a childhood dream, Lewis Hamilton says
Britain's seven-time Formula One world champion stunned the sport when his move on a multiyear deal was announced on Thursday.
Haas' Kevin Magnussen competes during the Las Vegas Grand Prix in November.
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Feb 3, 2024
Haas and new boss Komatsu expecting to start 2024 season at the back
Haas, with Germany's Nico Hulkenberg and Denmark's Kevin Magnussen, finished last in 2023 with only 12 points from 22 races.
The start of the Japanese Grand Prix on Sept. 24 last year.
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Feb 2, 2024
Japanese Grand Prix race staying at Suzuka until at least 2029
Suzuka is a hugely popular circuit with drivers but its place on the calendar had been questioned with recent talk of a street race in Osaka.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton, seen after a third-place finish at the Bahrain Grand Prix in March 2022, will make a blockbuster move to Ferrari after the 2024 season.
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Feb 2, 2024
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton to make blockbuster move to Ferrari in 2025
Hamilton will exercise an option in his contract that will allow him to end his two-year deal with Mercedes after one year.
Mario Andretti is "devastated" that his team's bid to join Formula One was rejected on Wednesday.
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Feb 1, 2024
Formula One rejects Andretti's bid to join circuit
Racing legend Mario Andretti said he was devastated after learning his team's bid to join Formula One was rejected.
F1 veteran Alan Permane has taken the role of racing director for the Visa Cash App RB team with immediate effect.
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Jan 30, 2024
Goss and Permane join Red Bull's renamed RB team
Goss will join in October as chief technical officer while F1 veteran Permane takes the role of racing director with immediate effect.
Stefano Domenicali, CEO of Formula One, during a news conference in Madrid on Tuesday.
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Jan 24, 2024
Madrid to host Spanish GP from 2026; Barcelona's future uncertain
The Barcelona circuit's contract expires after the 2026 race but F1 chief Stefano Domenicali suggested the Barcelona track could remain on the calendar beyond then.
Ayao Komatsu speaks during an event ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka Circuit in Mie Prefecture on Sept. 21.
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Jan 11, 2024
Tokyo native Komatsu takes over as Haas F1 boss after Steiner's departure
"In appointing Ayao Komatsu as Team Principal we fundamentally have engineering at the heart of our management," the team owner said.
Portugal's Joao Monteiro drives his South Racing CAN-AM ahead of the Dakar RAlly in Al-Ula, Saudi Arabia, on Wednesday.
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Jan 4, 2024
Sharp-shooting Nasser Al-Attiyah takes aim at sixth Dakar title
A 425-strong colorful caravan made up of cars, bikes, quads and trucks sets out from Al-Ula on a treacherous 4,900-mile (7,886 kilometer) odyssey around Saudi Arabia.
The Yas Marina Circuit, home to Formula One's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, will be the scene of a different sort of race in April when driverless race cars take to the track.
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Dec 21, 2023
Driverless race cars on track for April debut in Abu Dhabi
The driverless Dallara Super Formula SF23 open-wheel cars have a computer in place of the cockpit and no need for a steering wheel or seat.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton removes his helmet after the qualifying session for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Nov. 25.
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Dec 18, 2023
Button expects Hamilton to bounce back 'with the right car'
For the second year running, Mercedes driver Hamilton has failed to win a grand prix.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton arrives at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi ahead of the race on Sunday.
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Nov 30, 2023
After difficult F1 season, Hamilton admits to self-doubt
Hamilton, a seven-time world champion, last won a race in Saudi Arabia in December 2021 when he was battling Red Bull's Max Verstappen for the title.
Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing celebrates on the podium with the trophy after winning the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit on Sunday.
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Nov 28, 2023
Room for improvement for Red Bull? Rivals hope not
Red Bull will hope to defend its titles in 2024, when there will be a record 24 races, with an even better car.
Max Verstappen celebrates on the podium after winning the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday.
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Nov 27, 2023
Max Verstappen wraps up record-breaking season in style
The three-time world champion came home 17.993 seconds ahead of Ferrari's Charles Leclerc.
Red Bull driver Max Verstappen (right) celebrates with engineer Gianpiero Lambiase after winning the Qatar Grand Prix in Lusail, Qatar, on Oct. 8.
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Nov 25, 2023
Gianpiero Lambiase embraces role as man in Max Verstappen’s ear
Lambiase has helped Verstappen win 53 Grand Prix titles and three Formula One drivers’ championships in their time together.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
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