Valtteri Bottas in the Mercedes wins the 2021 Turkish Grand ahead of Verstappen, Perez, Leclerc, Hamilton, Gasly, Norris, Sainz, Stroll and Ocon.
A great win for Bottas and important points for Verstappen in the title race.
Back row start to a P8 finish. Carlos Sainz is named Driver of the Day.

No major headlines to come out of Friday's practice sessions.
Despite his 10-place grid penalty, Lewis Hamilton looks to be giving himself the best possible chance of climbing the order on Sunday.
That fourth ICE is doing its job so far.
We'll be back again with live text commentary of third practice and that all-important qualifying session on Saturday.

Red Bull are marking their collaboration with Honda with a special livery at this weekend's Turkish Grand Prix reflecting the brand's historic status in F1
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Updated calendar for the remainder of the season.
I guess pending any flair-up of the bug needs to be added.
The USA, Brazil and Mexico are NOT -19 "safe" locations.....

Late rain made for a chaotic finish to the Russian Grand Prix, as Lando Norris let his first F1 win slip through his hands.
Opting against the advice of his team, Norris stayed out a lap or two too late and the decision cost him as the rain saw him slip off track, eventually finishing eighth despite leading for most of the race.
Race highlights video >>> t.me/motorsporttotal/441

Lewis Hamilton wins the Russian grand prix - his 100th race win. Max Verstappen, meanwhile, is up to second. Having started at the back of the grid the damage done at the top of the drivers' championship has been massively limited.
Race Results - Top 10
1) Hamilton
2) Verstappen
3) Sainz
4) Ricciardo
5) Bottas
6) Alonso
7) Norris
8) Raikkonen
9) Perez
10) Russell

Typical race accident - doubt there be any penalties.
Classic crash, the defender doesn’t leave room the attacker doesn’t back down either both crash

Lap 26/53
Hamilton was returning to the track after pitting before the pair came together
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How they started - attached image not related, that was from yesterdays in Monza

1. Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
2. Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren)
3. Lando Norris (McLaren)
4. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
5. Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)
6. Carlos Sainz (Ferrari)
7. Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo)
8. Sergio Perez (Red Bull)
9. Lance Stroll (Aston Martin)
10. Fernando Alonso (Alpine)
11. Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin)

Bottas wins sprint race Monza
Max Verstappen will start on pole position and collect two championship points to extend his lead at the top of the standings
The two McLarens finished in third and fourth in the sprint, but with Bottas' drop, Ricciardo will start 2nd and Norris will start in 3rd
Bottas*
Verstappen
Ricciardo
Norris
Hamilton
Leclerc
Sainz
Giovinazzi
Perez
Stroll

*Bottas taking new power unit components for Italian Grand Prix and start at back of the grid
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Alfa Romeo will sport the Italian tricolore flag on their cars for this weekend's Italian Grand Prix, celebrating their history with Monza and other Italian circuits.
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Valtteri Bottas will join Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN for the 2022 season and beyond, the Finnish driver signing a multi-year deal with the Hinwil-based team. Bottas, a nine-time Grand Prix winner, joins the team as it embarks on the crucial transition to the new era of Formula One, with sweeping regulation changes providing a unique opportunity to move towards the front of the grid.
motospeed.xyz/Bottas

Verstappen wins the Dutch Grand Prix!
Hamilton second with fastest lap.
A huge cheer from the home fans, fireworks as he crosses the line, orange smoke from the stands and Max Verstappen has won the Dutch Grand Prix.
He is back at the top of the drivers' championship.
1) Verstappen
2) Hamilton
3) Bottas
4) Gasly
5) Leclerc
6) Alonso
7) Sainz
8) Perez
9) Ocon
10) Norris

Red Bull star Max Verstappen put on a show for his home crowd at Zandvoort as he secured pole position ahead of the Dutch Grand Prix with a time of 1:08.885. It was a turbulent afternoon for Red Bull, as Verstappen shone while Sergio Perez was eliminated in Q1.
Meanwhile, Mercedes duo Hamilton and Bottas finished in second and third respectively, so they will join Verstappen at the front of the grid.
The final results from Saturday's qualification at the Circuit Zandvoort can be seen below.

The F1 cars have yet to take to the track in anger at Zandvoort, but the Safety Car has already been for a lap around this historic circuit. Ride onboard to get a driver’s eye-view of this undulating track, complete with unique banking, off-camber turns and plenty of challenging corners.
youtu.be/_KmFRx4r_-M

He will be missed a lot! One of the last true characters in the otherwise sterile F1 world retires.
Kimi Raikkonen has announced he will hang up his helmet and gloves and call time on an illustrious Formula 1 career at the end of the season.
The Finn, who won the world title in 2007 and will be 42 at the end of the season, made his debut in the 2001 Australian Grand Prix with Sauber.

"Maxmania" is descending on the Netherlands!
The Formula 1 Dutch Grand Prix 2021 which takes place at Zandvoort on Sunday, September 5. 2021
It is a home-game for Max Verstappen

The race has been called off
The weather has defeated the F1 circus, Race Control have officially said no more and that means Max Verstappen wins the Belgian Grand Prix from George Russell and Lewis Hamilton.
Not the way anyone wanted that one to finish, but the teams, the stewards and the FIA all did their upmost to put a race on for the fans. The weather just didn't want to play ball today.

Belgian Grand Prix further delayed by heavy rain.
Race-director confirms to Mercedes that the three-hour race time window started at 14:00 BST, so it would be a timed race, which finishes at 17:00 BST.
And he also tells them that Sergio Perez can start from the pit lane if the car is repaired.

One of the laps [from George Russell] in F1 history.
George Russell has equalled his best ever qualifying performance, but his other second-place start came in a Mercedes when he was standing in for Lewis Hamilton at the Sakhir GP late last season.
Is he going to be Hamilton's team-mate at Mercedes in 2022?
This only strengthens his case.

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