Bottas causes mayhem and red flag in Hungarian GP!

The Hungarian Grand Prix was red-flagged after two laps following a collision and chaos at the first corner sparked by Valtteri Bottas. The field launched off the grid on intermediate tyres, with Lewis Hamilton leading the pack. While the Mercedes was spared any dram, a late braking Bottas rammed the back of Lando Norris who in turn hit the Red Bull of Max Verstappen. Bottas than t-boned the other Red Bull of Sergio Perez while around the corner Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll took out Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc who spun around…

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Red Bull ‘lost 5km/h on the straight to Mercedes’

Red Bull’s technical guru Adrian Newey reckons Mercedes have “recently found a bit more power” after Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position in Hungary. Chasing a record ninth Hungarian GP win, the Mercedes driver clocked a 1:15.419 to beat Valtteri Bottas to pole position by three-tenths of a second. Max Verstappen was a further tenth behind in third place. Out-paced by Mercedes in Friday’s second practice, Red Bull decided to run a smaller wing on Saturday but even that wasn’t enough to put them on a par with Mercedes. According to…

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Red Bull clear up Albon’s role in Hamilton review

Christian Horner says Red Bull had always planned on running Alex Albon at Silverstone after the British GP, denying it was an outing aimed solely at recreating Lewis Hamilton’s racing lines. Requesting a formal review of Hamilton’s 10-second penalty for crashing into Max Verstappen at the British Grand Prix, Red Bull went into Thursday’s hearing armed with a PowerPoint presentation of slides showing GPS data as well as footage. Footage not of the actual crash but rather of their own test driver taking the Brit’s different lines through Copse, his…

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FIA rejects Red Bull request to review Hamilton penalty

Red Bull’s request for a review of the penalty levied upon Lewis Hamilton for causing a collision with Max Verstappen in the British Grand Prix has been dismissed by the FIA stewards. Red Bull petitioned the stewards’ sanction against the Mercedes driver, as the team considered that the 10-second penalty handed to Hamilton was too lenient. To support their case, Red Bull presented to the FIA in Hungary on Thursday several slides and GPS data of the contentious Verstappen/Hamilton crash, but also information linked to a re-enactment conducted by Red…

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Mercedes hopes FIA denial will end Red Bull efforts to 'tarnish' Hamilton

The Mercedes team hopes the FIA’s rejection of Red Bull’s request to increase the penalty handed to Lewis Hamilton in the British Grand Prix will end the “concerted effort” by the team’s top brass to “tarnish” the seven-time world champion’s name and reputation. On Thursday afternoon at the Hungaroring, the FIA rejected Red Bull’s request to review Hamilton’s sanction at Silverstone, a decision that means that the 10-second penalty handed to the Mercedes driver for causing a collision with rival Max Verstappen now stands firm. In the aftermath of the…

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George Russell says ‘impossible’ to 2022 Red Bull drive

George Russell will not be heading to Red Bull next season, saying it is “impossible”, while the only other thing he is sure of is that he will be racing a Mercedes engine. The Briton is expected to head to Mercedes for 2022 or a year or so later, but Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko decided to stir the pot when he stated earlier this month that Russell is “certainly worth considering with the performances he is now showing at Williams”. He added that if Mercedes let Russell go, “that…

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Russell rules out any potential Red Bull move

George Russell has emphatically ruled out any chance of moving to Red Bull next season should his anticipated promotion to the Mercedes team fall through. “It is impossible for me to drive for Red Bull next year,” he told German broadcaster RTL this week when asked if he would ever consider replacing Sergio Perez as Max Verstappen’s team mate. “As I’ve said before, I’m a Mercedes driver, so while it is nice to get positive feedback from the Formula 1 scene and hear about the interest of other teams, my…

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Red Bull officially petitions Hamilton's British GP penalty

Red Bull has lodged a petition calling for an official review of the penalty handed to Lewis Hamilton following his collision with Max Verstappen on the opening lap of the British Grand Prix. Hamilton and Verstappen came to blows at Copse corner, with the contact between the two title contenders sending the Red Bull driver heavily into the barriers while his rival went on to win the race despite a 10-second penalty. The incident was followed by some heavy exchanges between the Red Bull and Mercedes camps, with the Milton…

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Mercedes: 'Different beast' Hungaroring better suited to Red Bull

Mercedes expects arch-rival Red Bull to have the upper hand next weekend at the Hungaroring, but team boss Toto Wolff insists the Brackley squad will give it all they’ve got in Budapest. Lewis Hamilton’s emphatic win in the British Grand Prix allowed the Briton to reduce his deficit to Max Verstappen in the world championship to 8 points, while Mercedes is now just 4 points behind Red Bull in the Constructors’ standings. But the main talking point after the eventful round of racing at Silverstone was the opening lap crash…

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Insider predicts Anthony Rizzo to Red Sox

MLB insider predicts Red Sox will land Anthony Rizzo originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston Could Anthony Rizzo return to where his professional baseball career began? The veteran first baseman is one of several Chicago Cubs players reportedly on the trading block ahead of Friday’s deadline. ESPN’s Buster Olney sees Rizzo and the Boston Red Sox — who drafted him in 2007 — as a match made in heaven. Red Sox trade deadline targets: Starting pitchers During Sunday’s ESPN broadcast, Olney predicted the Red Sox as the trade destination for…

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