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Tuesday 30 May 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Grand Prix

This month
May 2023
# Formula One
At least eight dead after heavy flooding in Italy as Italian Grand Prix cancelled
Residents in northern Italy have been told to get to higher ground amid fears rain-swollen rivers will again burst their banks.
# Called Off
'Not possible to safely hold the event' - Italian Grand Prix cancelled
Five people have died after heavy rains caused flooding across Italy’s northern Emilia Romagna region.
Last month
April 2023
# Flying it
Leclerc secures double pole position in Azerbaijan despite late crash
Leclerc broke his front wing after thudding into the wall during his final run.
This year
# forever home
'Till my last days' - Hamilton plans to finish career at Mercedes
There were claims that he was set to seek a move elsewhere.
# Formula 1
Sergio Perez takes surprise pole position for Saudi Arabian Grand Prix
Verstappen will line up only in 15th.
# Setback
Charles Leclerc to serve 10-place grid penalty at Saudi Arabian Grand Prix
Leclerc’s torrid start to the season has been dealt a further blow with this penalty.
# Own Up
'It’s about accountability' - Hamilton claims Mercedes ignored his concerns about car
Hamilton complained before the Bahrain Grand Prix that Mercedes are on the ‘wrong track.’
Last year
# stipulation
Formula One bans 'political statements'
The FIA has updated its rules for motorsports next season.
# F1
Sainz grabs pole position at US Grand Prix as teammate Leclerc demoted 10 places
Leclerc has been demoted following an engine penalty, promoting Max Verstappen to the front row for Sunday’s race.
# Close Call
Furious Gasly says he 'would be dead now' if he hit recovery tractor on GP track
The vehicle was deployed to recover Carlos Sainz’s car after the Spaniard crashed in heavy rain in Japan.
# champ champ
Max Verstappen retains world title after dramatic win at rain-hit Japanese Grand Prix
Verstappen crossed the line first and was awarded the title when second-place finisher Charles Leclerc was given a five-second penalty.
# F1
Verstappen's bid to retain world title on hold as teammate Perez wins Singapore Grand Prix
Perez took the chequered flag 7.5 seconds ahead of Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc.
Verstappen snatches pole position in first home race as World Champion at Dutch Grand Prix
The championship leader edged out Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc to take top spot on the Zandvoort circuit.
# F1
Russell clinches pole position at Hungarian Grand Prix
The British driver posted a sensational final flying lap to edge out Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz.
# Please Don't Touch
Red Bull chief Horner pleads with F1 not to change technical regulations mid-season
Christian Horner says it’s already too late in the current season to intervene and make changes.
# Speaking out
'I get death threats every now and then' - F1 driver on social media abuse
The 22-year-old was speaking ahead of Sunday’s British Grand Prix.
# Max Power
World Champion Verstappen claims pole position at Canadian Grand Prix
Fernando Alonso joins the Dutchman on the front row in his Alpine.
# F1
Carlos Sainz signs two-year contract extension with Ferrari
The deal will keep the 27-year-old with Ferrari until the end of 2024.
# Unavailable
Sebastian Vettel ruled out of Formula One opening round with Covid-19
The four-time world champion will be replaced by German Nico Hulkenberg for Sunday’s season-opener.
All time
# Formula 1
Champion Verstappen insists party not spoiled by controversy
The Dutch driver is celebrating his first world title.
# Boost
Max Verstappen on pole for title-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton took second in qualifying to join the Red Bull driver on the front row.
# F1
Hamilton edges out Verstappen in crazy Saudi Arabian Grand Prix as title race heads to the wire
The title will be decided at the final race in Abu Dhabi next weekend.
# Probe
Decision not to penalise Verstappen for running Hamilton off track to be reviewed
The Formula One stewards will review their call after Hamilton’s Mercedes wont their right of appeal.
# Mixed Fortunes
Lewis Hamilton suffers title blow as Max Verstappen holds on for US victory
The Dutch driver held off the reigning world champion to claim his eighth win of the campaign.
# F1
Lewis Hamilton sixth in final practice for United States GP
Hamilton trails Max Verstappen by six points in the championship standings.
# top top
Home favourite Verstappen snatches world championship lead after Dutch Grand Prix win
Lewis Hamilton took second place and the consolation of a bonus point for the fastest lap.
# Formula 1
Max Verstappen cruises to Austrian GP win as Lewis Hamilton finishes fourth
Hamilton also finished behind team-mate Valtteri Bottas and fellow Briton Lando Norris.
# F1
Verstappen dominates Styrian Grand Prix to go 18 points clear of Hamilton
The Dutchman led every lap at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg to take the chequered flag 35 seconds clear of Hamilton’s Mercedes.
# Formula 1
Verstappen pips Hamilton for French Grand Prix pole
Verstappen leads Hamilton by four points in the Formula One word championship.
# danger
‘Does he want to kill us?’ – Mick Schumacher's anger at team-mate
Nikita Mazepin is under fire for his performance in Baku.
# F1
Leclerc claims pole position at Monaco Grand Prix after Mick Schumacher crashes in practice
Leclerc also suffered a crash with just 16 seconds remaining.
# Formula One
Bottas beats Hamilton to pole at Portuguese Grand Prix
Hamilton’s pursuit of a 100th career pole was delayed when Bottas notched up his 17th.
# Change of Plans
Canada 2021 Grand Prix cancelled, race moved to Turkey
It follows China in becoming the second race to be axed from F1’s original calendar.
# statement
'I have learned some tough lessons' - Russell apologises over 200mph crash at Grand Prix
George Russell and Valtteri Bottas crashed as they battled for ninth place in Imola.
# Formula 1
Verstappen beats Hamilton to pole at season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix
Verstappen took pole ahead of seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton.
# Grand Prix
F1 season to start in Bahrain with Chinese, Australian events postponed
The normal curtain-raiser in Melbourne is now scheduled for November.
# Untimely death
'The biggest wreath at his funeral came from Adolf Hitler'
Richard Williams tells the tragic tale of British racing star Dick Seaman.
# Looking Back
Lewis Hamilton recalls the death of Ayrton Senna ahead of first F1 race at Imola
Five days on from his record-breaking 92nd victory at last Sunday’s Portuguese Grand Prix, the six-time champion was back at work.
# Winner winner
Verstappen stuns Hamilton to clinch 70th anniversary Grand Prix
The Dutchman crossed the finishing line 11.3 seconds clear of Hamilton.
# back at the wheel
Two-time world champion Alonso confirmed for Formula 1 return with Renault in 2021
The 38-year-old will replace Daniel Ricciardo on the team.