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F1 2019: Mercedes dominance, Daniel Ricciardo, Ferrari; Sebstian Vettel

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We witnessed a fifth Mercedes 1-2 in five races, on the back of their five seasons of championship dominance. That’s as impressive as it is challenging as we crave some variety and surprises in F1.

I woke up feeling a little disappointed on Monday morning after what may apparently be the last Spanish GP for a while. Frustrated with Mercedes, Ferrari, and Formula 1 itself.

Mercedes for being so damned good at everything F1 these days.

A vast group of calm, mature, experienced, professional people, all rowing in the same direction and resourced and empowered to dominate their rivals. The cut-and-paste nature of their dominance is painful right now, always remembering that over the decades one team has often dominated for a while, be it Ferrari, Williams, McLaren, Red Bull, Renault, Lotus, and so on.

FERRARI MAKING TOO MANY MISTAKES

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Silverstone MotoGP 2019, Alex Rins, Marc Marquez finish video, Andrea Dovizioso crash video

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Alex Rins had a day to remember as he defeated Marc Marquez on the line to win the British Grand Prix, but confusion nearly cost the Suzuki rider a second premier class win.

Rins and Marquez were locked in battle at Silverstone in a race that was decided by a mere 0.013s, with the former sneaking inside the championship leader exiting the final corner on the final lap.

However, Rins admitted his “very big mistake” in losing track of the laps in the race, which left him guessing until the chequered flag flew.

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The best last lap of all time

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Silverstone MotoGP 2019, crash video, Andrea Dovizioso, Fabio Quartararo

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Andrea Dovizioso and Fabio Quartararo have both escaped serious injury after being hospitalised following their shocking Lap 1 crash at Silverstone.

While the race was memorable for the last-gasp finish between Alex Rins and Marc Marquez, it began with high drama as Quartararo fell and wiped out Dovizioso at the high speed Copse corner.

Quartararo highsided exiting the first corner of the race and Dovizioso had nowhere to go, the Ducati rider flying off Quartararo’s Yamaha and landing heavily in the run-off area.

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Scott McLaughlin records, Craig Lowndes, Supercars 2019

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Matching a record is one thing, but breaking it — and taking it away from one of your heroes — is as sweet as it gets.

That’s the situation facing Scott McLaughlin after he equalled Craig Lowndes’ record of race wins in a season.

McLaughlin took his 16th win of 2019 at the OTR SuperSprint on Sunday, and drew level with the record set by Lowndes 23 years ago.

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