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Oleg Karpov
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Oleg Karpov

After attempting to study engineering, Oleg was thrown out of his Moscow university for spending more time at the racetrack as a junior press officer for the national Lada racing series than attending lectures. His first job as a journalist was at the Soviet Sport newspaper, and in 2011 he moved to Berlin to pursue a freelance career in Formula 1. He joined Motorsport.com in 2015 and became a contributor to GP Racing magazine in 2021. When it's not race week, he plays squash every Wednesday and Sunday and likes to procrastinate by playing chess, with his Elo peaking at 2099 on one of the biggest online chess platforms.

Latest articles by Oleg Karpov

Hulkenberg: "Stupid" F1 Monaco crash unnecessary from Perez and Magnussen

Hulkenberg: "Stupid" F1 Monaco crash unnecessary from Perez and Magnussen

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Monaco GP
Hulkenberg: "Stupid" F1 Monaco crash unnecessary from Perez and Magnussen
Williams in advanced talks with Sainz over 2025 F1 deal

Williams in advanced talks with Sainz over 2025 F1 deal

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Monaco GP
Williams in advanced talks with Sainz over 2025 F1 deal
Perez's Imola GP setback won't affect his F1 future - Red Bull

Perez's Imola GP setback won't affect his F1 future - Red Bull

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Emilia Romagna GP
Perez's Imola GP setback won't affect his F1 future - Red Bull
Horner: Verstappen a "racing machine" after unique F1 and sim race double

Horner: Verstappen a "racing machine" after unique F1 and sim race double

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Emilia Romagna GP
Horner: Verstappen a "racing machine" after unique F1 and sim race double
Haas to run back-to-back F1 upgrade test at Imola

Haas to run back-to-back F1 upgrade test at Imola

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Miami GP
Haas to run back-to-back F1 upgrade test at Imola
Stella: McLaren can catch Red Bull in next 12 months if it maintains F1 gains

Stella: McLaren can catch Red Bull in next 12 months if it maintains F1 gains

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Formula 1
Miami GP
Stella: McLaren can catch Red Bull in next 12 months if it maintains F1 gains
McLaren Miami F1 upgrades "not as big" as major 2023 packages

McLaren Miami F1 upgrades "not as big" as major 2023 packages

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Formula 1
Miami GP
McLaren Miami F1 upgrades "not as big" as major 2023 packages
Hulkenberg's China sprint shows Haas "not completely out" of tyre issues

Hulkenberg's China sprint shows Haas "not completely out" of tyre issues

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Hulkenberg's China sprint shows Haas "not completely out" of tyre issues
Alonso laments "game of who can run less" in F1 sprint event practice

Alonso laments "game of who can run less" in F1 sprint event practice

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Chinese GP
Alonso laments "game of who can run less" in F1 sprint event practice
Krack: Aston Martin frustrated by inconsistent F1 penalty decisions

Krack: Aston Martin frustrated by inconsistent F1 penalty decisions

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Formula 1
Chinese GP
Krack: Aston Martin frustrated by inconsistent F1 penalty decisions
Ricciardo felt "rapid" before Stroll F1 clash in China

Ricciardo felt "rapid" before Stroll F1 clash in China

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Formula 1
Chinese GP
Ricciardo felt "rapid" before Stroll F1 clash in China
Mooted F1 points system like "putting a plaster on a big cut" - Ocon

Mooted F1 points system like "putting a plaster on a big cut" - Ocon

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Chinese GP
Mooted F1 points system like "putting a plaster on a big cut" - Ocon
McLaren "surprised" by China F1 race pace after sprint struggles

McLaren "surprised" by China F1 race pace after sprint struggles

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Chinese GP
McLaren "surprised" by China F1 race pace after sprint struggles
Haas disputes Magnussen's Chinese GP F1 penalty was "justifiable"

Haas disputes Magnussen's Chinese GP F1 penalty was "justifiable"

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Formula 1
Chinese GP
Haas disputes Magnussen's Chinese GP F1 penalty was "justifiable"
Krack: Stroll penalty "very harsh" after F1 China "chain reaction"

Krack: Stroll penalty "very harsh" after F1 China "chain reaction"

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Chinese GP
Krack: Stroll penalty "very harsh" after F1 China "chain reaction"
Alonso explains mid-race soft tyre strategy in F1 Chinese GP

Alonso explains mid-race soft tyre strategy in F1 Chinese GP

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Formula 1
Chinese GP
Alonso explains mid-race soft tyre strategy in F1 Chinese GP
Ricciardo: Stroll "making my blood boil" after China F1 contact

Ricciardo: Stroll "making my blood boil" after China F1 contact

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Chinese GP
Ricciardo: Stroll "making my blood boil" after China F1 contact
Ferrari F1 drivers split over China sprint race clash talks

Ferrari F1 drivers split over China sprint race clash talks

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Chinese GP
Ferrari F1 drivers split over China sprint race clash talks
Perez: Red Bull can be more resilient to graining after Melbourne

Perez: Red Bull can be more resilient to graining after Melbourne

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Formula 1
Chinese GP
Perez: Red Bull can be more resilient to graining after Melbourne
Ricciardo brushes off F1 future worries, new chassis brings "peace of mind"

Ricciardo brushes off F1 future worries, new chassis brings "peace of mind"

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Formula 1
Chinese GP
Ricciardo brushes off F1 future worries, new chassis brings "peace of mind"
Sauber: Audi's accelerated F1 takeover a boost for short term

Sauber: Audi's accelerated F1 takeover a boost for short term

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Formula 1
Sauber: Audi's accelerated F1 takeover a boost for short term
Sauber to address F1 pit issues after second disastrous stop

Sauber to address F1 pit issues after second disastrous stop

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Formula 1
Saudi Arabian GP
Sauber to address F1 pit issues after second disastrous stop
Alpine facing fresh headache as F1 technical director and head of aero resign

Alpine facing fresh headache as F1 technical director and head of aero resign

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Formula 1
Bahrain GP
Alpine facing fresh headache as F1 technical director and head of aero resign
Haas F1 engineers “can’t bull****” new team boss Komatsu

Haas F1 engineers “can’t bull****” new team boss Komatsu

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Formula 1
Pre-Season Test
Haas F1 engineers “can’t bull****” new team boss Komatsu
F1 folk: The artist with a camera whose photographs became iconic

F1 folk: The artist with a camera whose photographs became iconic

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F1 folk: The artist with a camera whose photographs became iconic
F1 folk: The PR legend who lived through Williams' triumph and tragedy

F1 folk: The PR legend who lived through Williams' triumph and tragedy

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Pre-Season Test
F1 folk: The PR legend who lived through Williams' triumph and tragedy
F1 folk: A journey from Alonso's kart mechanic to Verstappen's F1 tutor

F1 folk: A journey from Alonso's kart mechanic to Verstappen's F1 tutor

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F1 folk: A journey from Alonso's kart mechanic to Verstappen's F1 tutor
F1 folk: The 'lucky' engineer who guided Grosjean and helped build Haas

F1 folk: The 'lucky' engineer who guided Grosjean and helped build Haas

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Qatar GP
F1 folk: The 'lucky' engineer who guided Grosjean and helped build Haas
Krack praises Aston F1 stalwart who has scored more 2023 points than AlphaTauri

Krack praises Aston F1 stalwart who has scored more 2023 points than AlphaTauri

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Krack praises Aston F1 stalwart who has scored more 2023 points than AlphaTauri
How Aston Martin's "filter" defied Berger criticism to thrive in F1 leadership

How Aston Martin's "filter" defied Berger criticism to thrive in F1 leadership

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How Aston Martin's "filter" defied Berger criticism to thrive in F1 leadership
McLaren explains reasons behind Norris F1 race engineer rotation

McLaren explains reasons behind Norris F1 race engineer rotation

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McLaren explains reasons behind Norris F1 race engineer rotation
Zhou seeking answers on Alfa Romeo F1 future during summer break

Zhou seeking answers on Alfa Romeo F1 future during summer break

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Zhou seeking answers on Alfa Romeo F1 future during summer break
Tsunoda slams "ridiculous" F1 Spanish GP penalty for Zhou defence

Tsunoda slams "ridiculous" F1 Spanish GP penalty for Zhou defence

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Formula 1
Spanish GP
Tsunoda slams "ridiculous" F1 Spanish GP penalty for Zhou defence
Haas open to Alfa Romeo F1 deal but no offer yet 

Haas open to Alfa Romeo F1 deal but no offer yet 

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Formula 1
Spanish GP
Haas open to Alfa Romeo F1 deal but no offer yet 
McLaren feared sick Piastri would miss Baku F1 track action

McLaren feared sick Piastri would miss Baku F1 track action

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Formula 1
Azerbaijan GP
McLaren feared sick Piastri would miss Baku F1 track action
Steiner "not ashamed" about explosive Schumacher criticism in Drive to Survive

Steiner "not ashamed" about explosive Schumacher criticism in Drive to Survive

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Steiner "not ashamed" about explosive Schumacher criticism in Drive to Survive
Williams winter F1 gains second only to Aston Martin - Albon

Williams winter F1 gains second only to Aston Martin - Albon

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Bahrain GP
Williams winter F1 gains second only to Aston Martin - Albon
Russell ready to sacrifice part of F1 2023 for long-term Mercedes progress

Russell ready to sacrifice part of F1 2023 for long-term Mercedes progress

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Russell ready to sacrifice part of F1 2023 for long-term Mercedes progress
Bottas: Alfa Romeo "stepped up as a team" for F1 2023

Bottas: Alfa Romeo "stepped up as a team" for F1 2023

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Bottas: Alfa Romeo "stepped up as a team" for F1 2023
Rivals single out Aston Martin as F1 midfield team to watch

Rivals single out Aston Martin as F1 midfield team to watch

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Bahrain February Testing
Rivals single out Aston Martin as F1 midfield team to watch
Ocon should be known as the French minister of defence, says Szafnauer

Ocon should be known as the French minister of defence, says Szafnauer

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Ocon should be known as the French minister of defence, says Szafnauer
Horner: Red Bull spoke to Norris "a couple of times" about F1 seat

Horner: Red Bull spoke to Norris "a couple of times" about F1 seat

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Formula 1
Horner: Red Bull spoke to Norris "a couple of times" about F1 seat
Magnussen: “No problem" with Hulkenberg as 2023 F1 team-mate at Haas

Magnussen: “No problem" with Hulkenberg as 2023 F1 team-mate at Haas

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Magnussen: “No problem" with Hulkenberg as 2023 F1 team-mate at Haas
Leclerc hopes one of Ferrari’s "worst races" in Mexico will be a one-off

Leclerc hopes one of Ferrari’s "worst races" in Mexico will be a one-off

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Formula 1
Mexico City GP
Leclerc hopes one of Ferrari’s "worst races" in Mexico will be a one-off
Alonso: We need to stop putting F1 fans against each other on social media

Alonso: We need to stop putting F1 fans against each other on social media

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Formula 1
Alonso: We need to stop putting F1 fans against each other on social media
FIA "way over the top" with latest F1 black and orange flag - Magnussen

FIA "way over the top" with latest F1 black and orange flag - Magnussen

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Singapore GP
FIA "way over the top" with latest F1 black and orange flag - Magnussen
Upset Gasly says AlphaTauri "threw away" F1 Singapore GP

Upset Gasly says AlphaTauri "threw away" F1 Singapore GP

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Formula 1
Singapore GP
Upset Gasly says AlphaTauri "threw away" F1 Singapore GP
Ricciardo's Monza return will be "weird" amid McLaren F1 struggles

Ricciardo's Monza return will be "weird" amid McLaren F1 struggles

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Italian GP
Ricciardo's Monza return will be "weird" amid McLaren F1 struggles
Tsunoda unsure of stepping into Gasly’s shoes as team leader straight away

Tsunoda unsure of stepping into Gasly’s shoes as team leader straight away

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Tsunoda unsure of stepping into Gasly’s shoes as team leader straight away
Sainz on Dutch GP penalty: I thought I had saved someone’s life

Sainz on Dutch GP penalty: I thought I had saved someone’s life

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Formula 1
Dutch GP
Sainz on Dutch GP penalty: I thought I had saved someone’s life
Hamilton late in selecting right engine mode for Dutch GP restart

Hamilton late in selecting right engine mode for Dutch GP restart

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Dutch GP
Hamilton late in selecting right engine mode for Dutch GP restart
Wolff: F1 teams know they are "vomit bags" for angry drivers

Wolff: F1 teams know they are "vomit bags" for angry drivers

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Dutch GP
Wolff: F1 teams know they are "vomit bags" for angry drivers
Ricciardo: Webber apologises as pair finally talk over Piastri situation

Ricciardo: Webber apologises as pair finally talk over Piastri situation

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Dutch GP
Ricciardo: Webber apologises as pair finally talk over Piastri situation
F1 to extend practice at Japanese, USA GPs for tyre testing

F1 to extend practice at Japanese, USA GPs for tyre testing

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F1 to extend practice at Japanese, USA GPs for tyre testing
Leclerc baffled by Hungarian GP "turning point" of early stop for hards

Leclerc baffled by Hungarian GP "turning point" of early stop for hards

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Formula 1
Hungarian GP
Leclerc baffled by Hungarian GP "turning point" of early stop for hards
Haas F1 boss Steiner not surprised by Rich Energy BSB team saga

Haas F1 boss Steiner not surprised by Rich Energy BSB team saga

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Formula 1
French GP
Haas F1 boss Steiner not surprised by Rich Energy BSB team saga
"Totally wrong" VSC message interfered in French GP result - Perez

"Totally wrong" VSC message interfered in French GP result - Perez

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Formula 1
French GP
"Totally wrong" VSC message interfered in French GP result - Perez
Hill: F1 title fight is at "critical tipping point" ahead of British GP

Hill: F1 title fight is at "critical tipping point" ahead of British GP

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Formula 1
British GP
Hill: F1 title fight is at "critical tipping point" ahead of British GP
Bottas suspects fundamental issue behind lack pace in Azerbaijan GP

Bottas suspects fundamental issue behind lack pace in Azerbaijan GP

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Formula 1
Azerbaijan GP
Bottas suspects fundamental issue behind lack pace in Azerbaijan GP
Gasly: F1 needs to stop drivers "ending up with a cane at 30"

Gasly: F1 needs to stop drivers "ending up with a cane at 30"

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Formula 1
Azerbaijan GP
Gasly: F1 needs to stop drivers "ending up with a cane at 30"

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