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Netflix docuseries Drive to Survive dramatises Formula 1 rivalries, but is it really a bad thing for the sport?
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Netflix docuseries Drive to Survive dramatises Formula 1 rivalries, but is it really a bad thing for the sport?

Max Verstappen has become the only driver to refuse to be interviewed for Formula 1: Drive to Survive because he thought it faked rivalries and exaggerated incidents.

Formula 1: FIA concludes Michael Masi made human error, but acted in 'good faith' in controversial finale
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Formula 1: FIA concludes Michael Masi made human error, but acted in 'good faith' in controversial finale

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen won his first world title after overtaking Mercedes star Lewis Hamilton on the last lap of Abu Dhabi GP following a controversial restart procedure.

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Verstappen deserves maiden title but FIA’s inconsistencies dampen celebrations
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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Verstappen deserves maiden title but FIA’s inconsistencies dampen celebrations

Apart from being entertaining, the race in Abu Dhabi was mired in controversy, with the FIA’s interference in the race leaving a bad taste in one’s mouth

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Verstappen beats Hamilton to pole as epic title battle gears up for thrilling showdown
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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Verstappen beats Hamilton to pole as epic title battle gears up for thrilling showdown

Verstappen goes into the season-closing race level on points with Hamilton, who took second in qualifying to join the Red Bull driver on the front row.

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton begins quest for F1 history by topping Friday practice
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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton begins quest for F1 history by topping Friday practice

Hamilton, chasing an unprecedented eighth world title, goes into Sunday's season-closing race level on points with Max Verstappen.

Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton ‘more relaxed than ever’ as title battle with Max Verstappen intensifies
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Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton ‘more relaxed than ever’ as title battle with Max Verstappen intensifies

Hamilton, eyeing an unprecedented eighth world title, trails Verstappen by eight points with just two races left — on the streets of Jeddah on Sunday and at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix next weekend.

Formula 1: Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton says 'not comfortable' with racing in Saudi Arabia
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Formula 1: Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton says 'not comfortable' with racing in Saudi Arabia

Hamilton aired his views in a news conference in Jeddah where the penultimate race of the 2021 Formula One season takes place on Sunday.

Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton wins inaugural Qatar Grand Prix, rival Max Verstappen finishes second
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Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton wins inaugural Qatar Grand Prix, rival Max Verstappen finishes second

One week on from arguably his toughest and greatest win in Brazil, Hamilton enjoyed one of his easiest.

Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton claims pole position for inaugural Qatar Grand Prix
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Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton claims pole position for inaugural Qatar Grand Prix

Max Verstappen, who leads his Mercedes rival by 14 points with three races to go, will start alongside Hamilton on the front row on Sunday.

Formula 1 2021: Tensions boil in Qatar between Mercedes and Red Bull
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Formula 1 2021: Tensions boil in Qatar between Mercedes and Red Bull

The most dramatic Formula 1 title fight in at least a decade further intensified when Horner and Wolff traded barbs at the same time the FIA denied Mercedes' right to appeal last week's non-penalty on championship leader Max Verstappen.

Qatar Grand Prix: Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas sets fastest time in Friday's second free practice
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Qatar Grand Prix: Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas sets fastest time in Friday's second free practice

Bottas, set to leave for Alfa Romeo next year, was 0.209 seconds quicker than Alpha Tauri's Pierre Gasly, with championship rivals Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton third and fourth.

Formula 1 'duty bound' to raise awareness of human rights, says Lewis Hamilton ahead of Qatar GP
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Formula 1 'duty bound' to raise awareness of human rights, says Lewis Hamilton ahead of Qatar GP

Hamilton has spoken out on human rights issues before and played a role in the release of a political prisoner earlier this year.

Formula 1 2021: Lewis Hamilton hails against-all-odds Brazilian GP win as one of his best
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Formula 1 2021: Lewis Hamilton hails against-all-odds Brazilian GP win as one of his best

Hamilton has reduced Verstappen's lead from 21 points to 14, and Mercedes lead the constructors championship by 11.

Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton takes five-place grid penalty, sets pace in Brazil ahead of Sao Paulo GP
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Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton takes five-place grid penalty, sets pace in Brazil ahead of Sao Paulo GP

"Lewis has taken a new Internal Combustion Engine for this event - his fifth of the season - and will take a five-place grid penalty for Sunday's #BrazilGP," his Mercedes team tweeted.

Sao Paulo Grand Prix: Formula 1 is Brazil's biggest event since pandemic hit
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Sao Paulo Grand Prix: Formula 1 is Brazil's biggest event since pandemic hit

Race organisers and local authorities on Wednesday said the 2021 edition will be the biggest total attendance for an event in Brazil since the virus hit the nation.

Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton - Max Verstappen rivalry is sport's best duel in years
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Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton - Max Verstappen rivalry is sport's best duel in years

Through pulsing race wins, crashes and clashes, the two have crafted F1's best on-track duel in a decade.

Formula 1 planning to have six qualifying sprint races in coming season, says Ross Brawn
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Formula 1 planning to have six qualifying sprint races in coming season, says Ross Brawn

The two that have been trialled so far this season at Silverstone and Monza have been generally well-received, with a third scheduled for Brazil later this month.

Formula 1 2021: Drivers free to 'speak their minds' at Qatar GP, says motorsports chief
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Formula 1 2021: Drivers free to 'speak their minds' at Qatar GP, says motorsports chief

The Gulf Arab country has been the target of protests by several national football teams over its treatment of foreign workers, as part of a wave of social activism by athletes.

Formula 1 2021: Max Verstappen has stronger hand in title thriller, feels Lewis Hamilton
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Formula 1 2021: Max Verstappen has stronger hand in title thriller, feels Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton trails the effervescent Dutch driver by 12 points after finishing second to Verstappen in the United States Grand Prix on Sunday.

Formula 1: Valtteri Bottas wins Turkish GP as Max Verstappen reclaims championship lead
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Formula 1: Valtteri Bottas wins Turkish GP as Max Verstappen reclaims championship lead

Max Verstappen finished second to take a six-point lead in the driver's championship.