Articles about safety car


The day Button won a four-hour race after six pitstops

Last updated: 06/29/2020

Not for the first time in his career, Button made the right calls in a complicated wet race, and more importantly, he demonstrated that he understood how to be patient, and play...

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When a Hamilton mishap handed Kubica a win

Last updated: 06/16/2020

In an alternative universe somewhere Robert Kubica and BMW Sauber won the 2008 World Championship, picking up the pieces with canny consistent scoring as both McLaren and...

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The day Button won while standing still

Last updated: 06/15/2020

A storm of monsoon proportions caused the race to be suspended, and while the weather eventually cleared, the impending gloom made it impossible to run the remaining laps. In...

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The day Hamilton triumphed for the first time in F1

Last updated: 06/13/2020

From the very start of his rookie season in 2007 Lewis Hamilton signalled that he meant business, taking a string of podium finishes in his early traces, and keeping McLaren...

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The strategic drive key to Hamilton's first F1 title

Last updated: 05/13/2020

Lewis Hamilton had unique tyre issues at the 2008 Turkish GP, but a superb drive to second salvaged precious points – and contributed to his world championship success that...

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Hamilton: No regrets over Brazilian GP strategy mistake

Last updated: 12/01/2019

When the safety car came out in the closing laps at Interlagos, the team gave Hamilton the option to pit for fresh tyres. However, it miscalculated how many places he would...

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Surprise Safety Car was called because Bottas's Mercedes got

Last updated: 11/23/2019

The Safety Car had to be deployed to recover Valtteri Bottas’s car because his Mercedes got stuck on a bump, FIA race director Michael Masi revealed. Several teams, including...

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Masi had no choice over safety car for 'stuck' Mercedes

Last updated: 11/21/2019

Bottas pulled off with an engine failure and in response to a message from his engineer coasted to a gap in the barrier where he thought his car could easily be pulled out of...

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Why Sainz escaped penalty for 'muscle memory' DRS use

Last updated: 11/21/2019

Sainz was one of eight drivers whose DRS usage was looked at by the stewards after the race, although in the end no formal investigations were opened, and no penalties...

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