Is F1 Really Boring?

The Truth About F1

You could almost feel Daniel Ricciardo’s trademark grin through his helmet.  His race engineer had just told them that he could catch and pass race leader Nico Rosberg with four laps to go.  Ricciardo had been trailing Rosberg by a handful of seconds for laps and wasn’t getting anywhere.  Then his engineer called a sudden, surprise pit stop with just 12 laps left.  The Australian got a fresh set of weaponized supersoft tires and proceeded to carve thick slices off of Rosberg’s ensuing lead, sometimes at the wild rate of three seconds per lap.  Then, in the final lap, Ricciardo hit traffic.  Forced to negotiate around a pair of lapped cars, entrenched in a battle of their own, he lost time, and finished the race .4 seconds behind Rosberg.  Another lap and he would have taken the top step, giving him a 3rd-2nd-1st sequence in three consecutive years at Singapore.

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Follow Friday: Superfresh Edition

F1 is back, you guys. This Sunday, two days from now, we’ll get to watch the fastest cars in the world rip around Spa Fracorchamps in Belgium. It’s been a long wait. So Lewis and Nico, if you’re scrolling through your Twitter suggestions, looking for people to follow, we’ll save you the time and concentration with a handy list of newsmakers this week: the Superfresh Edition.

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