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Mick Schumacher Joins Ferrari Driver Academy

Mick Schumacher

Mick Schumacher, the teenage son of seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher, has joined Ferrari’s Driver Academy, the Italian Formula One stable confirmed on Saturday. Schumacher, 19, who races in Formula Two next season, will take part in the pre-season activities of the Ferrari Driver Academy starting next week. “I am thrilled that Ferrari has entered a partnership with …

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Schumacher’s Former Mentor Understands Wall Of Secrecy

The radio silence surrounding the status of stricken Formula One legend Michael Schumacher is totally understandable, his mentor at Benetton and Ferrari Ross Brawn told Press Association Sport on Wednesday. The seven-time world champion — a record that still stands — will turn 50 on Thursday but his millions of fans are none the wiser as to what the German …

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Schumacher’s Son Mick Junior Wins European F3 Title

Michael Schumacher’s son Mick was crowned 2018 Formula Three European champion on Saturday to claim the first key title of his career. With one race left this season, the 19-year-old Schumacher finished second in the day’s second race at Germany’s Hockenheim circuit to leave him with an unassailable lead in the drivers’ championship. “It has not really sunk in yet,” …

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Schumacher Follows In Father’s Formula One Footsteps

Mick Schumacher is poised to emulate the exploits of his famous father and claim his first Formula Three title this weekend – and take a likely step towards Formula One. After nine of 10 rounds, the teenage son of stricken seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher leads the junior F3 drivers’ championship by 49 points with 25 more up for …

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Fernando Alonso To Retire From Formula One At End Of Season

Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso announced on Tuesday that he will retire from Formula One at the end of the season after his recent struggles with underachieving McLaren. The 37-year-old Spaniard, who has 32 Grand Prix wins to his credit in 17 seasons, has become increasingly disenchanted with Formula One as the once all-powerful McLaren team have fallen way off …

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The Millionaires’ Playground: Premiership Rugby Following In Football’s Footsteps

With the arrival of Bristol being confirmed after an aggregate victory over Doncaster in the Championship play-off final, the number of Premiership clubs with multi-millionaire backers is on the rise, emulating the extraordinary amount of investment from private owners in Premier League football. Newly-promoted Championship winners Bristol are owned by Stephen Lansdown, who also runs Bristol Sport, meaning he has …

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Lewis Hamilton Wins Chinese Grand Prix For Fourth Time

Lewis Hamilton won the Chinese Grand Prix for the fourth time with a clinical and controlled performance as he stopped Ferrari’s recent resurgence dead in its tracks. He out drove his Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg – who finished second – to claim his second victory in three Grand Prix’s so far this season, and his eight win in the last ten …

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F1: Can Rosberg Challenge Hamilton This Season?

When one steps back and takes a look at the 2014 championship, Lewis Hamilton was the clear winner. Nico Rosberg may have kept the title race alive to the final round in Abu Dhabi, but he only achieved this through a combination of luck, and poor reliability on Hamilton’s part. But can Rosberg challenge the now World Champion Hamilton in 2015? …

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Off The Pace – Profiling Formula 1’s Worst Teams

Inspired by the current wrangling in Formula 1 with some of the smaller teams, we look back on teams that can only be described as ‘the worst’.    With the 2015 Formula 1 campaign looming, it’s still up in the air just how many teams will actually participate. The chances of Caterham making the opening round in Australia are slim-to-none, …

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F1 News: Ferrari Positive After Jerez Test

Testing for the 2015 season got under way last week in Jerez, Spain. Although these test sessions are never a clear indication of a car’s pace, it’s still a good opportunity to see just how teams have progressed over the winter break. With testing taking place over four days, each team had their drivers take part in two days each. …

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5 Talking Points Ahead Of The 2015 F1 Season

Eoin Harmon is here to take a look at five talking points ahead of the 2015 F1 season. Earlier this week, the FIA held the annual World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) meeting to set down the 2015 rulebook. The agreed terms are by no means as radical as last year’s new regulations, but nonetheless, F1 fans should take on board …

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2014 F1 Drivers’ Rankings – Part Two

Completing the second part of our F1 drivers’ rankings for the season, here Jason Coulter runs down the top 10.  10. Nico Hulkenberg Much the same as Perez, the German had a good, solid campaign, scoring points in each of the opening 10 races which showed his consistency. There are many who believe Hulkenberg belongs to a team fighting for the …

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2014 Formula One Season: Fun With Numbers

Rule changes have been the name of the game in Formula One in 2014, whether fans liked it or not. The V6 turbo ‘power units’ and double points for Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix stirred the pot and created massive debate. Today, we will reflect on one of the cosmetic changes that has been well received in the sport – …

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Caterham Endure Turmoil To Retake F1 Spot

While many eyes will be on the divisive title clash between Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, Caterham’s re-emergence from the emergency room is quite the headline grabber. A £2.3 million Kickstarter goal was seemingly reached in the build-up to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to get the team back onto the grid. In exchange for donations, Caterham offered …

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Where Are They Now: Nick Heidfeld

In a contrast with the previous driver on ‘Where Are They Now’, Colombian Juan Pablo Montoya, Nick Heidfeld is one of the many Formula One drivers to hail from his native Germany. However, ‘Quick Nick’ can claim to be the first member of the ‘new wave’ of Germans that have flooded F1 in the 21st Century, having made his debut …

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Marussia 2010-2014: Ten Defining Moments

Eoin Harmon discusses ten defining moments of the Marussia Formula One team between 2010 and 2014. Manor GP. Virgin Racing. Marussia F1. Whatever name you prefer, the short life of the British-Russian team has come to an end in the week leading up to the Brazilian Grand Prix. HRT were the first 2010-era team to fold in 2012, and with …

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Sombre Sauber Must Make Best of Bad Situation

The absence of both Caterham and Marussia from this Sunday’s United States Grand Prix (at least) will cast an unpleasant shadow upon the event as a whole. However, for bottom-dwellers Sauber, they are perhaps under greater pressure to get something on the board with the 2014 season winding down. The current points scoring system awards points to ten cars, so …

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Alonso & Vettel: Who Is Making The Best Move?

Jason Coulter analyses the decisions by Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel to move Formula One teams. It’s a been a dramatic few weeks in Formula One. Jules Bianchi’s horrible crash at Suzuka reminded us that when all is said and done, the health and safety of the drivers must always come first. Our thoughts are with his friends and family …

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