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Max Verstappen stripped of pole at Mexican Grand Prix

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen has been knocked from the pole position to fourth for the start of Sunday’s Mexican Grand Prix after race stewards determined he drove at unsafe speeds after Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas crashed late in qualifying.

Bigger tires in store for Formula One

Formula One tires are getting a makeover to make them look more like the ones auto racing fans can buy for their own cars. The circuit will switch to 18-inch tires beginning in the 2021 season, one of a series of changes it is making as it embarks on a new contract with the Italian tire-maker Pirelli that will begin next year and run through 2023. F1 has used 13-inch tires for decades.

Sebastian Vettel takes pole position ahead of Lewis Hamilton at Canadian GP

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel produced a stunning final lap to clinch pole position for the Canadian Grand Prix. Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton looked for a record-extending 86th pole and a record seventh in Montreal but Vettel found extra speed in the final sector of qualifying. It was the 56th pole of his career. His Ferrari teammate Charles Leclerc starts third in Sunday’s race ahead of Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo with Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas only in sixth.

Sebastian Vettel, Charles Leclerc under pressure to give Ferrari needed win

Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc are under pressure to deliver Ferrari a much-needed win at the Monaco Grand Prix. After five races and no wins for either driver Ferrari’s hopes of ending the yearly dominance of Mercedes are already hanging by a thread. Vettel challenged for the title in the past two years but is already nearly 50 points behind Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton. His Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas is challenging him much more than Ferrari.

F1 great and aviation entrepreneur Niki Lauda dies at 70

Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda, who won two of his titles after a horrific crash that left him with serious burns and went on to become a prominent figure in the aviation industry, has died. He was 70. The Austria Press Agency quoted a family statement saying Lauda “passed away peacefully” on Monday.