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Why Russell's Sakhir GP Mercedes drive is much more than a cameo
Why Russell's Sakhir GP Mercedes drive is much more than a cameo
Lewis Hamilton's positive test for Covid-19 has given a surprise opportunity for George Russell to prove himself in the factory Mercedes team and put his name firmly in the frame for a 2022 race seat.

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Vandoorne admits Mercedes snub ‘hurts’

3 hours 26 minutes ago

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Stoffel Vandoorne said Mercedes' decision to give George Russell the nod over him for the Sakhir Grand Prix "hurts". read more »

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Magnussen ticking Daytona 24 off bucket list

3 hours 44 minutes ago

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Kevin Magnussen has confirmed he will drive for Chip Ganassi Racing in the 2021 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. read more »

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Grosjean’s emotional return to Bahrain circuit

4 hours 44 minutes ago

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Romain Grosjean has returned to the Bahrain International Circuit paddock, four days after his miraculous escape from a horrifying crash. read more »

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Leclerc feared ‘the worst’ seeing Grosjean crash

5 hours 50 minutes ago

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Charles Leclerc has admitted he feared "the worst" when he witnessed Romain Grosjean's horrifying Bahrain Grand Prix crash through his mirrors. read more »

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Aitken chased Williams for Sakhir GP chance

6 hours 50 minutes ago

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Jack Aitken has revealed it was he that reached out to Williams asking about their driver plans when it looked like a Sakhir Grand Prix opportunity might open up. read more »

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Nature called for Russell…then Mercedes did

7 hours 56 minutes ago

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George Russell said the call from Mercedes confirming he would replace Lewis Hamilton for the Sakhir GP came when he was in the bathroom. read more »

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Russell’s call-up ‘great motivation’ for Bottas

8 hours 26 minutes ago

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Valtteri Bottas has expressed the "great motivation" he has been given from having George Russell as his team-mate for the Sakhir Grand Prix. read more »

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Ilott expects to be on sidelines in 2021

10 hours 8 minutes ago

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After missing out on a Formula 1 seat for 2021, Callum Ilott doesn't expect to be racing in any other series next year. read more »

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Tyre barrier added at Grosjean crash scene

10 hours 56 minutes ago

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The FIA have announced changes to the 'Outer Circuit' ahead of the Sakhir Grand Prix in response to Romain Grosjean's crash. read more »

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McLaren ‘not getting carried away’ after Bahrain

11 hours 26 minutes ago

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McLaren principal Andreas Seidl says his team won't be getting "carried away" by their double-points finish in the Bahrain GP. read more »

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Medic: Grosjean crash scene ‘like an oven’

12 hours 26 minutes ago

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FIA medic Dr Ian Roberts said it was like an "oven" when he and his crew arrived at the scene of Romain Grosjean's Bahrain crash. read more »

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Renault thank FIA for Alonso test green light

12 hours 32 minutes ago

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Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul has publicly thanked the FIA for allowing Fernando Alonso to take part in the end-of-season young driver test. read more »

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‘Steiner better than Vasseur for Mick’s first boss’

13 hours 26 minutes ago

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Ex-F1 driver Ralf Schumacher believes Haas' boss Guenther Steiner is the better fit to be Mick Schumacher's first boss in the series. read more »

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Why Mercedes only changed three Bottas tyres

14 hours 26 minutes ago

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Mercedes has explained their reasoning for why they only changed three tyres on Valtteri Bottas' car for his final stint at the Bahrain Grand Prix. read more »

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FIA’s investigation into Grosjean crash begins

16 hours 2 minutes ago

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The FIA has set out how they are going to investigate Romain Grosjean's horror crash from the Bahrain Grand Prix. read more »

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Should Hamilton sit out the rest of the season?

16 hours 26 minutes ago

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With various streaks and potential records now over for Lewis Hamilton, should he sit out the rest of the Formula 1 season? read more »

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Bottas jokes: ‘No food anymore for that black cat!’

16 hours 50 minutes ago

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Valtteri Bottas has joked the black cat he has been feeding recently is not getting any more food after another case of bad luck in Bahrain. read more »

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‘Schumacher name both a blessing and a curse’

17 hours 20 minutes ago

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Damon Hill has warned of "the blessing and the curse" that the carrying of a famous racing name can bring in Formula 1. read more »

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Di Resta expecting Russell to qualify on front row

18 hours 26 minutes ago

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Paul di Resta is expecting George Russell to qualify on the front row in his Mercedes debut, and says the Brit could easily take pole. read more »

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Norris: Circuit could make for ‘crazy race’

19 hours 26 minutes ago

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Lando Norris thinks that we could be in for a "crazy race" on Bahrain's outer circuit given it lack of corners and short nature. read more »

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Vettel: Leclerc incident is ‘no big deal’

1 day 2 hours ago

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Sebastian Vettel was furious with Charles Leclerc at the Bahrain Grand Prix, but after talking to his team-mate, says it's no big deal. read more »

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Stroll loves criticism and uses it as ‘fuel’

1 day 3 hours ago

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Lance Stroll has insisted he relishes the criticism that comes with being a driver who is the son of a Formula 1 team owner. read more »

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Palmer happy to be wrong about halo

1 day 4 hours ago

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After the halo all but saved Romain Grosjean's life, Jolyon Palmer has said that he's happy to admit that he was wrong about it. read more »

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Fittipaldi being ‘ready’ not enough for Steiner

1 day 5 hours ago

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Pietro Fittipaldi has described how telling Guenther Steiner he was "ready" to make his F1 race debut at the Sakhir Grand Prix was not enough for the Haas team boss. read more »

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‘I need it for myself, to know if I can do it’

1 day 6 hours ago

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Romain Grosjean says that, if he can, he "needs" to drive in the final race of the season to assess whether he can still race. read more »

Bahrain Grand Prix

29th of November 2020

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