Singapore Grand Prix Race Report

A fourth successive title for Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel looks inevitable after he dominated the Singapore Grand Prix to take his third win in a row. Fernando Alonso’s superb start and brave tyre strategy helped him to take a distant second place, while Kimi Raikkonen overcame back pain to take third place for Lotus.

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Who could take Kimi’s place at Lotus?

Kimi Raikkonen looks set to move to Ferrari to race alongside Fernando Alonso for the 2014 season. If the move happens it will be a big blow for Lotus, who have already lost their technical director James Allison to the Italian team. If Lotus aim to be near the front again next season, then getting the right replacement for Raikkonen is crucial. There are no obvious candidates for the Lotus seat, but here are some names that have been linked with the Enstone-based team.

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Italian Grand Prix Race Report

Sebastian Vettel took a significant step towards a fourth world championship with a comfortable victory at the Italian Grand Prix, ahead of Fernando Alonso and Mark Webber in the sister Red Bull. This has traditionally been a venue where Red Bull have struggled, but that wasn’t the case this time and Vettel dominated the entire weekend. Once he had left the grid cleanly the result was never in doubt and he took his 32nd career win, five years after his first, the memorable wet Italian Grand Prix of 2008.

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Italian Grand Prix Qualifying Report

Sebastian Vettel continued his dominance of the Italian Grand Prix weekend by taking pole position ahead of team-mate Mark Webber. Nico Hulkenberg produced a stunning performance to put his Sauber in third while Ferrari’s tactic to give lead driver Fernando Alonso the tow failed as he was out-qualified by team-mate Felipe Massa.

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Belgian Grand Prix Race Report

Sebastian Vettel took a dominant fifth win of the season at Spa Francorchamps, leading from early in the first lap all the way through to the finish. Fernando Alonso recovered from a poor qualifying session to take an excellent second, while Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes was off the pace on race day, and he had to settle for third. Kimi Raikkonen had brake issues from an early stage and retired midway through the race, his first non-finish since he returned to Formula 1.

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Belgian GP Preview

After what feels like forever F1 is finally back and is visiting one of the sport’s great venues. Spa Francorchamps is a legendary circuit, one which all of the drivers want to win at some point in their career. Jenson Button won last year’s event but it is his fellow Brit Hamilton who is one of the favourites this time out as he looks to close the gap to championship leader Sebastian Vettel.

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The 2013 Formula 1 Season So Far – Part 2

This is the second part of my look back at the current F1 season. In this article I will look at the races from Monaco through to Hungary, if you want to see my thoughts on the first five races then click on the link below.

http://peteonsport.com/2013/07/30/the-2013-formula-1-season-so-far-part-1/

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The 2013 Formula 1 Season So Far – Part 1

We are now ten races into the Formula 1 season and there is now a four-week gap until the next race as the teams take their summer break, so this is a good time to look back at the season so far. I have split this into two articles – the first will look at the races from Australia to Spain, and the second will look at the races from Monaco to Hungary.

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Hungarian GP Race Report

Lewis Hamilton took his first win for Mercedes with a superb performance at the Hungaroring. Kimi Raikkonen yet again used a different strategy to good effect, making one less stop than most of the others to take second, while Sebastien Vettel had to settle for third.

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