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Wolff ended speculation about Mercedes leaving Bottas13 months XNUMX

Toto Wolff suddenly stopped speculating Valtteri Bottas might be ousted from Mercedes.Since then Lewis Hamilton Sakhir GP replacement George Russell beat Bottas in Bahrain, rumors that Finn are going to be replaced in 2021 are circulating.But although his earlier comments prompted speculation, team boss Wolff is currently sorting – Bottas is certainto remain.

“Valtteri are going to be in our car. i’m here to verify,” the Austrian said on Saturday, after Bottas returned to qualifying for Hamilton.”We have a contract with Valtteri and he are going to beduring a race next year. you would like to kick me pretty hard in sensitive areas in order that I never lose my loyalty.”At an equivalent time, Wolff insists he’s also loyal to Russell, who admits to having been disappointed by Williams’ much slower return this weekend.”George did a unprecedented job last weekend and he deserves to be during a great car someday,” Wolff said.”He had a contract with Williams for an additional year and that they were very flexible and preparedto require George to Mercedes for an additional weekend.”Everything goes to be the way it’s, but calm and structured,” he stressed.Wolff says he understands how Bottas must have felt within the context of everything happeninground the splash of the Russell Mercedes launch.”Last weekend everyone was talking about George, who had nothing to lose. Valtteri had nothing to realize. Then we had a fun and intelligent conversation,” Wolff said.”Obviously not now we’ve suddenly started talking, but I can determine his situation and that we have decided to debate further within the future.”Indeed, Wolff abruptly and erratically teleported Bottas in qualifying to inform Finn to “give everything you have”.Bottas explained it had been “personal” – and Wolff confirmed that the 31-year-old had asked for a few more openly encouragement.”It’s hard, because I usually don’t needto try to to it,” Wolff said. “But things is different for him. Valtteri told me he needed more feedback from me.”Next »

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F1 racing, Sakhir GP: Desert battle part 2, excitement with new structure

Two races, two tracks, with new challenges and new faces. This weekend Sakhir GP will bring a new race at the Bahrain international racetrack with a completely new structure and the scheduled fastest lap time in F1 history.
Bahrain International Circuit is one of three venues to hold up to 2 F1 races in 2020 (besides Red Bull Ring – Austria and Silverstone Circuit – UK). But this time things are a little different. The track used for the Sakhir GP is not the usual “Grand Prix Circuit” but the “Outer Circuit”, the part of the track that surrounds the entire campus.

The “Outer Circuit” is 3,543 km long, but is still about 0.2 km longer than the shortest track on the current F1 schedule, Circuit de Monaco. And with only 11 corners, the average speed per lap will be relatively large. The riders will have to complete 87 laps (9 more than Monaco GP) with a total distance of 307,995 km.
With 3 lines but there will only be 2 DRS areas, their positions are on the starting / destination segment respectively (with the DRS pinpoint in front of crab 10 and the line between the corner of corner 3 and 4 (with the pinpoint located in front of 1), like Bahrain GP, ​​there is no DRS in the straight line before reaching the start / finish line.
Pirelli’s tire selection for the two Bahrain races is the same with C2 for Hard tires, C3 for Medium tires and C4 for Soft tires. The tires will have to face two challenges: the largest tire surface abrasion with the fastest average speed per lap.
Unlike Bahrain GP, ​​the first two test sessions every Friday and Saturday take place in the late afternoon, so the temperature at the racetrack will be more comfortable, along with the race taking place on the “new” track, the Data collection is very important.
Considering this a high speed racecourse, though, engine power will be an important factor in helping the cars gain an edge in the race.

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Red Bull recruits Sergio Perez

F1 team Red Bull replaced Thai driver Alexander Albon, with Sergio Perez for the 2021 season.


Home Red Bull announced on the evening of December 18, that Perez will race with Max Verstappen in season 2021. Albon is still an important member of the team, in a reserve role.
Perez may be the last racer to change teams for the 2021 season. Only one unconfirmed position left for the 2021 season, is defending champion Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes. Perez’s presence could increase Red Bull’s chances in the championship race with Mercedes. “I have dreamed of playing for the competitive championship team since day one of F1,” said Perez after moving to Red Bull.
Perez had to leave Aston Martin – Racing Point’s new name – after the 2020 season, making room for Sebastian Vettel. He seemed to be sitting out in the 2021 season, even after winning F1 at the Sakhir Grand Prix for the first time. But, Perez’s move to Red Bull could make Mexican racers fans flock to the streets to celebrate.
Perez was born in 1990 in Guadalajara, Mexico, started F1 with the Sauber team in 2011. He started at 191 races, 10 times to podium. In the 2020 season, Perez finished fourth, behind Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas and Verstappen. Before that, his best position was Saturday, for Force India – the former Aston Martin name – seasons 2016 and 2017.
And Albon did not succeed in the 2020 season, when it was ranked seventh. The British-Thai Thai racer has twice made to podium, in Tuscan and Bahrain this season.
List of riders in season 2021, only missing Hamilton’s position at Mercedes.

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Perez won the race without Hamilton

Racing Point Mexican racer Sergio Perez finished first at Grand Prix Sakhir on the evening of December 6.


Completing 87 laps with a time of 1 hour 31 minutes 15,114 seconds, Perez won the first F1 leg, this was also the first time that Racing Point team was named at number one. This result is a worthy reward for Racing Point’s outstanding progress and Perez’s incredible stability recently.
However, this victory also came from the absence of Lewis Hamilton, while Mercedes made a mistake in the tire replacement process.
“I hope I’m not dreaming because I’ve been striving for so many years to have this moment,” said Perez after finishing. “After 10 years of waiting, I didn’t know what to say. It was unbelievable, after starting, I thought the race was over again, but then I didn’t give up and slowly got back. We won the race deservedly. Mercedes had some problems but we had to use speed to keep Russell. “
Hamilton had Covid-19, so he was absent from the Grand Prix Sakhir, giving the race to George Russell – a young country talent from the Williams backyard team. It didn’t take long to adapt, Russell soon proved his prowess along with the powerful Mercedes. The British racer scored the best in two consecutive test runs on Friday, before taking second and only 0.026 seconds behind teammate Vallteri Bottas.
In the evening of December 6, Russell continued to show his ability when he immediately surpassed Bottas in the corner after starting. In the rear, a fierce chase between Perez and Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) caused a continuous collision on the track. Leclerc and Verstappen rushed to the sidelines, had to give up in the first round, safe cars soon appeared. Leclerc was fined three places to start on the next leg for reckless.

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F1 racing, Sakhir GP: Disappointed young driver, “veteran” overturned the coronation

The mistake of the Mercedes racing team caused George Russell to lose his chance to win. Owning the first 2/3 of the race but George Russell ended in tears. By contrast, another driver was caught in the first round collision, but made a spectacular return from there to his first win in F1 career.


Starting in the first row in an F1 race, in a “strange” car that he still can not get to know completely after only 2 days, George Russell continues to surprise everyone when there is a depart statue. The young British driver overcame teammate Valtteri Bottas at pole position to lead the race in crab 1.
Bottas continued to struggle and slightly lost control of the car in turn 2, giving Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez behind a chance to attack on the straight to turn 4. All 3 rushed to the tight bend to facilitate Charles Leclerc can improve position if run intelligently.
However, it was the “greed” of the position with a bit of subjectivity when turning Perez that caused two cars to collide, and indirectly caused Verstappen to rush out of the track and crash into the barrier in an attempt to avoid the accident. . As a result, Verstappen and Leclerc had to give up early and Perez fell to the end of the race.
Russell was completely in control in the next stage, up to the point that after making his pit stop, he still had a safe distance from his teammate. But things started to turn badly for Mercedes when rookie Jack Aitken’s Williams lost control in the last corner and hit the retaining wall. The car’s windshield is thrown back onto the road on the racing line, making the car virtual safe and then the safety vehicle appear.

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Hamilton is about to be knighted

Driver Lewis Hamilton is set to be honored with the title of honor for his contributions to British sports.
Last week, the Daily Mail said that Hamilton was one of those considered by the Royal Royal Family to consider filling out the list of knighthood at the 2021 New Year’s Eve celebration. tell Hamilton to be honored.
Before Hamilton, athlete Mo Farah, tennis player Andy Murray and cricketer Alastair Cook were knighted for their contributions to England in sports.

Hamilton is considered worthy of the title of Knight, thanks to the glory he won in F1. Victory at the Turkish Grand Prix on November 15 helped the 35-year-old racer level the record of winning seven F1 championships by legendary Michael Schumacher.
He also holds the record for winning the most legs (94) and winning many times in the first division stage (97). Hamilton’s dominance at F1 over the past decade has been tied to the pinnacle of the Mercedes racing team.
However, Hamilton’s contribution to England was controversial, mainly in terms of tax payments. This racer has an estimated net worth of over $ 334 million, but lives in Monaco. In 2013, Hamilton bought a private jet and registered it for use on the Isle of Man. This saved him $ 4.4 million in taxes, but was criticized by the British. In 2019, Hamilton sold this jet.
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Victory at Istanbul Park on November 15 helped Lewis Hamilton reach the final grand record of Michael Schumacher.

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F1 racing, Turkish GP: Hamilton hits the 7th “glory peak”

The track at Istanbul Park saw another stellar performance from champion Lewis Hamilton, thereby earning him his 7th personal title in his career and many other achievements established on Sunday, Japan.


Ranking run: The first pole in 11 years for “pink panther”
Lance Stroll (Racing Point) shocked with the first pole record in his F1 career in Turkey. He was the first Canadian driver to win a pole since the European GP leg in 1997 when Jacques Villeneuve put the Williams in first place. Stroll became the fifth youngest driver in F1 history – 22 years and 17 days – to have this feat.
Lewis Hamilton ranked 6th, having his worst ranking since the German leg of 2018 when he was 14th … but still crowned in the tumultuous race that Sunday afternoon. Previously, he won the race in his home country British GP 2014 from 6th place.
Racing Point, formerly Force India, had the first pole position (in team history through the times / renaming) at the 2009 Belgian GP with the unexpected achievement of Giancarlo Fisichella (Italy). And this is their 2nd pole. Mercedes’ 100% first place start in 2020 has been halted, but they maintain that record as an engine supplier, thanks to the “pink quote”.
Lewis Hamilton ranked 6th, having his worst ranking since the German leg of 2018 when he was 14th … but still crowned in the tumultuous race that Sunday afternoon. Previously, he won the race in his home country British GP 2014 from 6th place.

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Kimi Raikkonen: F1 history calls his name

While most are overwhelmed by Lewis Hamilton’s achievements in Formula 1 F1 2020, in another angle, Kimi Raikkonen goes into F1 racing history together with his achievement of becoming an experienced racer. Most are playing.

The most “experienced” racerAt F1 Eifel Grand Prix 2020, the entire world bowed to the Finnish driver, marking the 41st birthday (Kimi was born on October 17, 1979) with a record for the foremost “experienced” racer. through all time with the 323th Grand Prix in his career. Raikkonen officially surpassed Brazilian driver Rubens Barrichello – the previous record holder. And with the remainder of the races within the 2020 season, Raikkonen continues to boost his record absolutely. At the Portuguese F1 race on October 25, Raikkonen increased the amount of Grand Prix starts to 324.When asked what it seems like to interrupt records, Raikkonen’s answer is as humble and realistic as he has been. “Every record are going to be broken at some point in most sports. That’s just how it (always) happened. But I’ve talked about this repeatedly, now i do not think the record makes any difference to me. But maybe within the future, once Ireminisce on everything, regardless of what the amountare going to be or the position, maybe i will be able tocheck out the record a touch differently ”- Raikkonen replied to F1’s official website.Meanwhile, F1 world for Finnish racers with winged tributes.Next »

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Hamilton surpassed Schumacher’s record

At the Portuguese Grand Prix on October 25, Lewis Hamilton finished at the first position for the 92nd time, thereby becoming the most winning racer in F1 history.
Completing 66 laps in Portimao, Algarve with a time of 1 hour 29 minutes 56.828 seconds, Hamilton was far behind his teammate Bottas by nearly 26 seconds. This victory helped the British driver to become the racer with the most victories in F1 history, surpassing the old record – 91 victories – of legendary Michael Schumacher.


“Before, I just dreamed of this record,” Hamilton said after the leg. “I am truly indebted and feel thankful to the entire team for the work ethic, constantly innovating and pushing the limits higher every year. It is a privilege to work with Mercedes. The results are completely unbelievable.”
The race at Portimao is expected to be another challenge for Hamilton, after he struggled to finish first at the Eifel Grand Prix ,. And the fact that the British driver has encountered many difficulties, from the test races to the official race on October 25. But again with the will, bravery and excellent performance, the number one driver of Mercedes team still arrogantly finished first.
The Portuguese Grand Prix opened with three test races in which Valtteri Bottas both outperformed Hamilton. This outcome was repeated in the first two qualifying rounds (Q1 and Q2). But in Q3, the British driver suddenly won the pole, thereby taking the starting position.

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F1 racing, Portugal GP: New race, new surprise?

Covid translation is still spreading globally and shows no signs of ending. Sport is affected and Mode 1 is no exception. On the positive side, thanks to that, the new races are continuously used for the 2020 season. Like the next destination in Portugal, the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve has a F1 race for the first time.


The Portuguese GP appeared in 1951 on the Boavista racetrack located on the streets of Porto, Portugal’s second largest city, but it was not until 1958 that this tournament became part of the modern F1 era.
From 1954, Boavista and the Monsanto race in Lisbon held the rotation until 1960 (except for 1956). Monsanto Park was abandoned after the 1959 race, as well as the tournament after the 1960 race.
Returning to the F1 schedule at the end of the 1984 season, the Portuguese GP reappeared with a new location, the Circuito do Estoril race track in the suburbs of Lisbon, a memorable moment when Alain Prost won the race but never again. could not win the championship by losing half a point to teammate Niki Lauda.
In 1985, the race took place in April under the rain, when Ayrton Senna got her first victory in her F1 career. Since 1986, the Portuguese GP has returned to the “traditional” time frame, in late September, and takes place annually until 1996.
Estoril was set as the final destination of the 1997 season, but for financial reasons, the last leg was replaced by the European GP held in Spain. The Portuguese GP was added to the 1998 F1 calendar but was canceled due to the fact that track improvements could not be completed in time.