Verstappen holds off Norris to win Spanish Grand Prix

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen prevailed in a tense, strategic battle with McLaren’s Lando Norris to win the Spanish Grand Prix. Pole sitter Norris lost the lead heading into turn one and was then held up in traffic. Lewis Hamilton took his first podium finish of the year for Mercedes in third, ahead of teammate George Russell. Charles Leclerc was fifth, leading home Ferrari team-mate Carlos Sainz.

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Sensational Norris pips Verstappen to pole for Spanish GP

McLaren’s Lando Norris pipped Max Verstappen’s Red Bull to pole position at the Spanish Grand Prix in a gripping qualifying session. Verstappen had appeared out of reach when he improved his own time, which was already fastest, by more than 0.2 seconds on his final run. But Norris crossed the line a few seconds later to beat Verstappen and take his first pole of the year.

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Verstappen holds off Norris to win dramatic wet/dry Canadian GP

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen won a gripping wet-dry Canadian Grand Prix that developed into a five-car battle for the lead over the final 10 laps. Verstappen expertly managed a restart after a safety-car period with 11 laps to go to bolt into a decisive lead while McLaren’s Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri fought with the Mercedes of George Russell and Lewis Hamilton behind him. Verstappen pulled out nearly two seconds in one lap and controlled the race to the end from there.

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George Russell pips Verstappen to pole ahead of Canadian GP

George Russell took Mercedes’ first pole position of the season ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen at the Canadian Grand Prix. Russell and Verstappen set identical lap times of one minute 12 seconds dead but because the Briton banked his first he will start the race from first place. Lewis Hamilton could manage only seventh in the second Mercedes as Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri locked out the second row for McLaren. Both Ferraris failed to make the top ten shootout.

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FIA reveals regulations for 2026 Formula 1 season

The FIA has revealed Formula 1’s new regulations in 2026 will see a downsizing of the current cars in an attempt to produce closer racing. Redesigned power units will possess almost 300 per cent more battery power with an even split between internal combustion and electric power, while the cars will run on 100 per cent sustainable fuel. The new, smaller machinery follow a “nimble car” concept that will see weight reduced by 30 kilograms and the width of the vehicles reduced.

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