Formula 1

McLaren will race in the climate-aware off-road series Extreme E next year. The illustrious Formula 1 team, who have eight constructors’ titles, join seven-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton, whose own X44 team is currently competing in the inaugural season. “Our attention was immediately drawn by the innovative format of this motorsport platform,” said McLaren chief
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Williams team principal Simon Roberts has left the company following an internal restructure. Chief executive officer Jost Capito, who joined in February, will take over the responsibilities of team principal. Technical director Francois-Xavier Demaison will oversee all engineering – Roberts had previously been in charge of trackside engineering. Roberts joined Williams as managing director in
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Mansour Ojjeh, a major shareholder in McLaren and key figure in the history of the team for nearly 40 years, has died aged 68. The Paris-born Saudi billionaire bought into McLaren in 1984 and was a driving force in the huge success of the team alongside his former partner Ron Dennis. A statement from McLaren
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Red Bull’s Max Verstappen topped a tight and unrepresentative first practice at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix ahead of the Ferrari drivers. Verstappen, leading Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton by four points in the championship, was 0.043 seconds faster than Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc. Carlos Sainz was third quickest, 0.294secs behind his Ferrari team-mate, ahead of Red Bull’s
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Red Bull’s Max Verstappen took a dominant victory in the Monaco Grand Prix to wrestle the championship lead from Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton. The Dutchman controlled the race after pole-sitter Charles Leclerc’s Ferrari broke down before the start. Hamilton finished in seventh, frustrated and angry after Mercedes appeared to botch their strategy. He lost places
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