Verstappen, Leclerc clear threats to Hamilton’s reign

The “younger” drivers have certainly emerged as legitimate championship contenders as Formula One prepares for next week’s French Grand Prix. As summer begins to take hold, Max Verstappen (23 years old) stands as a real threat to derail Lewis Hamilton’s bid for five consecutive world championships. Verstappen holds a four-point lead over Hamilton, 105-101. Meanwhile, Charles Leclerc (also 23) has put himself in the “Big Three” category, having won the past two pole positions at Monaco and Baku. The Scuderia Ferrari driver...

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Verstappen of the gold standard (and so is his suit)

By now everyone knows that Max Verstappen is one of the most impressive still-young drivers in Formula One, with nine race wins to his name. Verstappen, 23, became the youngest race winner in F1 history in 2016 when he won the Spanish Grand Prix, and he keeps knocking at the door for more wins. He started second at the Intercity Istanbul Park circuit already possessing nine podiums on the season. He finished sixth. (The photo in this blog is from his 2017...

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Signed, race-used items from Gasly, F1’s newest superstar

Pierre Gasly, the young Frenchman who recently turned Formula 1 on its head by capturing the Italian Grand Prix for the small Scuderia AlphaTauri team, is the focus of today’s Hall of Fame Collection offerings that are sure to highlight any collection. A race-worn and signed helmet, boots and gloves are available, and the helmet is particularly stellar. It’s a stunning, state-of-the-art Arai GP-7 that the 24-year-old rising star used for the opening two rounds of the 2020 season, both in...

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