Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Bottas doubts extra mileage puts him at an advantage over Hamilton | RaceFans Round-up - F1 Fanatic

In the round-up: Bottas doubts extra mileage puts him at an advantage over Hamilton • Horner favours move to Bahrain • Wolff predicts leap forward for Renault

Read more: Bottas doubts extra mileage puts him at an advantage over Hamilton | RaceFans Round-up - F1 Fanatic

Sirotkin will sit out practice sessions for Kubica | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Williams has confirmed Robert Kubica will take the place of rookie driver Sergey Sirotkin during his practice session appearances this year.

Read more: Sirotkin will sit out practice sessions for Kubica | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

“One-eighth less testing” after washout with no agreement on extra day | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Wednesday's washout at the Circuit de Catalunya has left F1 teams with "one-eighth less testing" as no agreement was reached on extending the pre-season test.

Read more: “One-eighth less testing” after washout with no agreement on extra day | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Hartley admits he was “mentally drained” by the end of 2017 | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Brendon Hartley says he didn't realise until the end of last season how "mentally drained" he was after his first races in Formula One.

Read more: Hartley admits he was “mentally drained” by the end of 2017 | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Alonso the only driver to set a time in shortened, snow-hit day three of test | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Fernando Alonso was the only driver to set a lap time as the third day of testing at the Circuit de Catalunya was shortened by more bad weather.

Read more: Alonso the only driver to set a time in shortened, snow-hit day three of test | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Ricciardo spins, Alonso sets only timed laps - PlanetF1

Daniel Ricciardo felt the full effect of the treacherous weather conditions in Barcelona as day three of testing saw just five cars make brief appearances and Fernando Alonso set the only timed laps.

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List of countries where F1 TV Pro will be available confirmed | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Formula One Management has confirmed the list of countries where F1 TV Pro will be available.

Read more: List of countries where F1 TV Pro will be available confirmed | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Focusing on Hamilton would be a waste of energy – Bottas | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Valtteri Bottas says he's concentrating on his own weaknesses rather than team mate Lewis Hamilton's as he heads into his second season at Mercedes.

Read more: Focusing on Hamilton would be a waste of energy – Bottas | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Ricciardo: Red Bull talks in April - SkySports F1

Daniel Ricciardo does not expect to hold fresh talks with Red Bull over a new contract until April.

Read more: Ricciardo: Red Bull talks in April - SkySports F1

Bottas: Hamilton games ‘a waste of energy’ - PlanetF1

Valtteri Bottas has said he will not be attempting any mind games with Lewis Hamilton over the course of the 2018 season, calling them a "waste of energy".

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F1 TV archive will bring new ’80s and ’90s race video to fans | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Fans will be able to watch previously unseen footage of races from the past 36 years on the new F1 TV streaming service.

Read more: F1 TV archive will bring new ’80s and ’90s race video to fans | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Kubica to return for second LMP1 test - PlanetF1

Robert Kubica will get behind the wheel of the Mecachrome-powered Ginetta G60-LT-P1 for a second time as he continues to assess whether to sign up for the World Endurance Championship.

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Should F1 testing be moved to Bahrain? - PlanetF1

After snow and freezing conditions continue to eat into precious testing time at Barcelona, there is debate as to whether Formula 1 should head to Bahrain in future for pre-season.

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How Liberty can put the spectacle back into F1’s launch season | RacingLines - F1 Fanatic

The idea of having a single launch event for F1 before testing begins has been dismissed on several grounds. In his new column for RaceFans Dieter Rencken argues it's an idea the sport should take seriously.

Read more: How Liberty can put the spectacle back into F1’s launch season | RacingLines - F1 Fanatic

F1 TV to launch in 40 countries but VPN access will be blocked | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Formula One fans will be blocked from using Virtual Private Networks from accessing F1 TV in the regions where it is not being made available.

Read more: F1 TV to launch in 40 countries but VPN access will be blocked | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Barcelona test, day 3 - snow halts running - F1technical.net

The third day of testing at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya got off to a snowy start. In ongoing cold conditions and snow covering the track, not a single car left the pits as they all awaited for conditions to improve.

Read more: Barcelona test, day 3 - snow halts running - F1technical.net

Video! Max Verstappen’s season preview - PlanetF1

Max Verstappen is one of the drivers, at least on paper, that should be involved in this year's championship fight.

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Halo made a ‘big mess’ of Gasly’s suit - PlanetF1

Pierre Gasly's opinion of Halo was sorely dented when the cockpit protection device ripped his race-suit during testing.

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Teams fail to agree extra F1 testing - SkySports F1

Formula 1's pre-season testing schedule is set to remain unchanged after the teams failed to agree on a proposal to hold an 'extra' day.

Read more: Teams fail to agree extra F1 testing - SkySports F1

Moving tests to Bahrain would increase costs, warns Haas | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Holding pre-season testing at a hotter venue such as Bahrain would present teams with additional costs, Haas team principal Guenther Steiner has warned.

Read more: Moving tests to Bahrain would increase costs, warns Haas | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

F1 to simplify aero rules for 2019 - Grandprix.com

F1 is looking to simplify the aerodynamic profile of the cars for 2019.

Read more: F1 to simplify aero rules for 2019 - Grandprix.com

Kubica: Stop talking about limitations - PlanetF1

Robert Kubica is tired of the media speaking about his "limitations", saying he can do the job and that "should be enough."

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No extra test day in freezing Barcelona - Grandprix.com

F1's first winter test in freezing conditions is going ahead as originally planned.

Read more: No extra test day in freezing Barcelona - Grandprix.com

Snow delays pre-season testing in Barcelona - BBC F1

The third day of pre-season testing is delayed because of snow at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain.

Read more: Snow delays pre-season testing in Barcelona - BBC F1

Force India racing ban over now - Grandprix.com

Tensions have thawed in the Force India garage.

Read more: Force India racing ban over now - Grandprix.com

Vandoorne undone by a broken exhaust clip - PlanetF1

Limited to just 37 laps on Tuesday, Stoffel Vandoorne has confirmed that it was a broken exhaust clip that curtailed his running in Spain.

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Kubica wants media to move on from limitations - Grandprix.com

Robert Kubica has urged the media to move on from the story about his physical "limitations".

Read more: Kubica wants media to move on from limitations - Grandprix.com

Martini not put off by young drivers says Williams - Grandprix.com

Claire Williams has denied that the British team's youthful driver lineup could explain Martini's decision to depart as sponsor.

Read more: Martini not put off by young drivers says Williams - Grandprix.com

Gallery: Snow day for Formula 1 - PlanetF1

Formula 1 arrived at the Circuit de Catalunya on Wednesday to be greeted by a blanket of snow, and a delayed start to the day's action.

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Renault imposes May deadline on Red Bull - Grandprix.com

Renault wants Red Bull to decide by May which engine it will use in 2019.

Read more: Renault imposes May deadline on Red Bull - Grandprix.com

Bahrain Grand Prix: The Ultimate Guide - PlanetF1

The Bahrain Grand Prix provides an unique opportunity for Formula 1 fans to take in the first night race of the 2018 season. Here is everything you need to know to help make it a weekend to remember.

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2018 F1 season testing in pictures: Circuit de Catalunya day three | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

The third day of testing for the 2018 F1 season is due to begin once conditions improve at the circuit.

Read more: 2018 F1 season testing in pictures: Circuit de Catalunya day three | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Start of testing postponed as snow falls at track | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

The start of day three of testing for the 2018 F1 season has been postponed after snow fell at the circuit overnight.

Read more: Start of testing postponed as snow falls at track | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Haas may not run on Wednesday if conditions worsen | RaceFans Round-up - F1 Fanatic

In the round-up: Haas may not run on Wednesday if conditions worsen • Hamilton "sacrificed" running • Ecclestone 'would've done the same as us' - Wolff

Read more: Haas may not run on Wednesday if conditions worsen | RaceFans Round-up - F1 Fanatic

Lap time watch: 2018 pre-season testing day two | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

McLaren has posted the biggest year-on-year improvement in lap time so far. But that seems to be down to tyres - and they are at the bottom of the mileage table.

Read more: Lap time watch: 2018 pre-season testing day two | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Steiner not blaming Magnussen for spin after “crappy day” for Haas | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Haas team principal Guenther Steiner says Kevin Magnussen isn't to blame for his spin during testing today.

Read more: Steiner not blaming Magnussen for spin after “crappy day” for Haas | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Vandoorne explains exhaust problem which halted McLaren | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Stoffel Vandoorne managed only 37 laps on the second day of testing as McLaren had to conduct precautionary checks of their car after an exhaust problem.

Read more: Vandoorne explains exhaust problem which halted McLaren | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

F1 Testing: Fastest laps so far - SkySports F1



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Kubica: Enough about my limitations - SkySports F1

Robert Kubica has called on people to stop talking about his physical 'limitations' after he made his return to pre-season testing at Barcelona.

Read more: Kubica: Enough about my limitations - SkySports F1

Vettel senses progress after first day in new Ferrari despite “very cold” track | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Sebastian Vettel said he feels Ferrari have made progress with their new car despite the cold weather which made for challenging conditions in today's test.

Read more: Vettel senses progress after first day in new Ferrari despite “very cold” track | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Gasly tore his race suit on Halo winglet | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Pierre Gasly said he tore his racing suit on the winglet which had been fitted to his Halo when he got into his car during today's test.

Read more: Gasly tore his race suit on Halo winglet | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

F1 pre-season testing: Sebastian Vettel edges Valtteri Bottas on day two - BBC F1

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel finishes 0.303 seconds ahead of the Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas on day two of pre-season testing in Spain.

Read more: F1 pre-season testing: Sebastian Vettel edges Valtteri Bottas on day two - BBC F1

Renault can score points with both cars at every race – Abiteboul | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Renault will be competitive enough to get both cars in the points at every race in the 2018 F1 season, according to managing director Cyril Abiteboul.

Read more: Renault can score points with both cars at every race – Abiteboul | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Vettel quickest as snow interrupts play in Spain - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel edged Valtteri Bottas by three-tenths to top the timesheet on a chilly Day Two at the Circuit de Catalunya.

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Vettel leads for Ferrari as Hamilton misses day two of testing | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Mercedes were kept from the top of the times sheets for the second day running as Ferrari led the way at the Circuit de Catalunya.

Read more: Vettel leads for Ferrari as Hamilton misses day two of testing | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Ferrari head Mercedes in testing - SkySports F1

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel hit the front on Day Two of the Barcelona test as F1’s two biggest teams put their first stamp on a 2018 timesheet.

Read more: Ferrari head Mercedes in testing - SkySports F1

It’s official, Formula 1 launches F1 TV - PlanetF1

This season 1 fans can watch the sport they love advert free, and even through driver on-board cameras, as Formula 1 is launching F1 TV.

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Formula One launches F1 TV live video streaming service | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Formula One has launched a new streaming service allowing fans to stream live race coverage and access the sport's video archive.

Read more: Formula One launches F1 TV live video streaming service | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Renault give Red Bull deadline - SkySports F1

Renault have given Red Bull a May deadline to decide whether they want to continue using their engines in 2019.

Read more: Renault give Red Bull deadline - SkySports F1

Martini not ending deal to join rival team – Williams | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Martini is not moving to one of Williams's rivals according to deputy team principal Claire Williams following the announcement their title sponsor is leaving the team.

Read more: Martini not ending deal to join rival team – Williams | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Renault expect Red Bull engine decision by ‘end May’ - PlanetF1

Red Bull have until the end of May to decide whether they want to continue with Renault engines in 2019, or switch to Honda power.

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Barcelona test, day 2 - F1technical.net

Testing day number two at Barcelona started off at freezing temperatures, with -0.1°C, and a track temperature of 6°C. Extremely rare conditions that saw teams take a hesitant start to the session.

Read more: Barcelona test, day 2 - F1technical.net

No official talk about extending testing to Friday - PlanetF1

Although there have been some murmurs about extending the opening pre-season test to Friday, Claire Williams says the teams have yet to engage in "official" talks.

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Verstappen sidelined by ‘minor fuel leak’ - PlanetF1

Max Verstappen's first morning in the RB14 was curtailed by a "minor fuel leak" according to Red Bull.

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Mercedes set morning pace on Day Two - SkySports F1

Mercedes set the pace from McLaren in the morning session of the second day of pre-season testing at Barcelona.

Read more: Mercedes set morning pace on Day Two - SkySports F1

Horner wants oil burning loophole closed - PlanetF1

Christian Horner has urged the FIA to close any loopholes regarding oil burning, saying there are still ways to exploit it during qualifying.

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Bottas on top in freezing Barcelona - PlanetF1

Freezing temperatures in Barcelona has made it slow progress for many teams at the Circuit de Catalunya, where Valtteri Bottas is on top at the unofficial lunch break.

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Sainz reveals Halo rain visibility concern | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Carlos Sainz Jnr revealed he couldn't see it had started to rain during yesterday's test because the Halo prevented the drops from landing on his visor.

Read more: Sainz reveals Halo rain visibility concern | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

F1 Gossip: Hamilton, Force India, Vandoorne, Alonso, Hulkenberg - BBC F1

Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes know he is committed and wants to extend his stay beyond the 2018 season.

Read more: F1 Gossip: Hamilton, Force India, Vandoorne, Alonso, Hulkenberg - BBC F1

Hartley: McLaren have made ‘mistake’ ditching Honda - PlanetF1

Brendon Hartley believes McLaren have made a "mistake" leaving Honda, claiming he has more power in his Toro Rosso this year compared to last season.

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Gallery: Latest pics from day two in Barcelona - PlanetF1

We're back at a cold Circuit de Catalunya for day two of testing, with Sebastian Vettel, Max Verstappen and Robert Kubica in action for the first time.

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MCL33 voted favourite 2018 launch car - PlanetF1

McLaren's MCL33 has been voted as the favourite launch car of the 2018 season in our latest PlanetF1 poll.

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Raikkonen gives first thoughts on SF71H - PlanetF1

Kimi Raikkonen has said the new Ferrari SF71H was "ok" on its first day of running in Barcelona but it is still "too early" to make any definitive conclusions.

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Very cold weather making test runs “impossible” – Sainz | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Cold conditions in testing at the Circuit de Catalunya are making it "impossible" to push Renault's new car to the limit in testing, according to Carlos Sainz Jnr.

Read more: Very cold weather making test runs “impossible” – Sainz | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Engine change was a big deal - McLaren's Tim Goss - F1technical.net

On the back of a difficult three-year partnership with Honda, McLaren Racing's new MCL33 is powered by Renault engines. The late decision however caused the design team some headaches, admits McLaren's Tim Goss.

Read more: Engine change was a big deal - McLaren's Tim Goss - F1technical.net

Alonso: Six teams in ‘big, big trouble’ - PlanetF1

Fernando Alonso has shrugged off his spin on the first day of testing in Barcelona, saying the focus should instead be on teams who are hiding in their garages.

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2018 F1 season testing in pictures: Circuit de Catalunya day two | F1 pictures - F1 Fanatic

The second day of testing for the 2018 F1 season has begun at the Circuit de Catalunya. Here's pictures from the test.

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Day Two driver line-up in Barcelona - PlanetF1

After overnight snow at the Circuit de Catalunya, the teams are back in very chilly conditions for the second day of testing.

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Martini to end Williams sponsorship in 2018 - PlanetF1

Williams will lose a major sponsorship at the end of the 2018 season as Martini will sever all ties with Formula 1.

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Test report – day one - F1technical.net

Formula One officially kicked off its preparation work for the 2018 season which starts on the 25th March in Melbourne, Australia. As usual, Barcelona serves as the venue for the eight test days.

Read more: Test report – day one - F1technical.net

Mercedes to play waiting game with Ricciardo - PlanetF1

Mercedes are prepared to let Valtteri Bottas stake a claim for the Silver Arrows seat beyond 2018 before considering alternatives such as Daniel Ricciardo.

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Horner: Red Bull 2018 title bid ‘not realistic’ - PlanetF1

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner is pessimistic about the team's title chances this season in the face of Mercedes' "quite frightening" power unit.

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Wolff: Bernie’s ‘hand grenades’ are predictable - PlanetF1

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has played down the prospect of Ferrari forming a breakaway series by saying ex-boss Bernie Ecclestone is merely throwing a "hand grenade".

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Monday, February 26, 2018

Ocon aiming for better start to season after “struggling” in 2017 | RaceFans Round-up - F1 Fanatic

In the round-up: Ocon aiming for better start to season after "struggling" in 2017 • Horner sceptical over 'breakaway series' • Start lights no problem with Halo - Ricciardo

Read more: Ocon aiming for better start to season after “struggling” in 2017 | RaceFans Round-up - F1 Fanatic

Sainz predicts lap times to fall by 2s on “seriously quick” new Barcelona surface | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Formula One cars could lap up to two seconds faster at the Circuit de Catalunya following the resurfacing at the track, Carlos Sainz Jnr predicted.

Read more: Sainz predicts lap times to fall by 2s on “seriously quick” new Barcelona surface | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Lap time watch: 2018 pre-season testing day one | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

One F1 team has already lapped quicker in testing at the Circuit de Catalunya than they managed in qualifying for last year's Spanish Grand Prix.

Read more: Lap time watch: 2018 pre-season testing day one | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Raikkonen 'ok' with Ferrari track debut - F1technical.net

Ferrari completed 80 laps with Kimi Räikkönen behind the wheel on the first day of the winter testing on the Catalunya Circuit in rather chilly conditions. The new car ran smoothly without any problems on its debut.

Read more: Raikkonen 'ok' with Ferrari track debut - F1technical.net

Hartley has ‘no complaints’ after first day in Toro Rosso Honda - F1technical.net

Brendon Hartley got to complete 93 laps out on track in Catalunya and said he had “no issues...but...stopped early because of the weather, it was almost icy conditions out there.”

Read more: Hartley has ‘no complaints’ after first day in Toro Rosso Honda - F1technical.net

Barcelona test could be extended due to poor weather | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Formula One teams are in discussions about extending the test at the Circuit de Catalunya due to the poor weather at the track this week.

Read more: Barcelona test could be extended due to poor weather | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Track was too cold to judge new car – Hamilton | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Lewis Hamilton says conditions were too cold on the first day of testing to draw any conclusions about Mercedes' new F1 car.

Read more: Track was too cold to judge new car – Hamilton | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Brown wants Alonso to end his racing career at McLaren | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

McLaren group executive director Zak Brown says he hopes Fernando Alonso will finish his motor racing career with the team.

Read more: Brown wants Alonso to end his racing career at McLaren | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Perez hopes Halo proves its worth by saving lives | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Sergio Perez says he hopes the decision to introduce Halo is vindicated when it saves lives in the future.

Read more: Perez hopes Halo proves its worth by saving lives | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Ricciardo fastest as rain hampers first test of 2018 | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Daniel Ricciardo headed the first test session of the 2018 F1 season as rain limited the teams' running at the Circuit de Catalunya.

Read more: Ricciardo fastest as rain hampers first test of 2018 | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Ricciardo top, Alonso recovers, strong Honda start - PlanetF1

Daniel Ricciardo topped the timesheets and the lap count on the first day of pre-season testing at the Circuit de Catalunya, as the Toro Rosso-Honda relationship got off to a good start.

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Red Bull fastest ahead of Mercedes - SkySports F1

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo set the pace on a fast but difficult day for the F1 teams as pre-season testing began in Barcelona.

Read more: Red Bull fastest ahead of Mercedes - SkySports F1

McLaren: Renault relationship working - SkySports F1

McLaren have given an early thumbs-up to their new relationship with Renault as the pairing made its official debut in Barcelona testing.

Read more: McLaren: Renault relationship working - SkySports F1

Horner: ‘Mercedes and Ferrari…which is which?’ - PlanetF1

Red Bull boss Christian Horner has said he is struggling to tell Mercedes and Ferrari apart in negotiations over the future of Formula 1.

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'Merc & Ferrari working as one team' - SkySports F1

Mercedes and Ferrari are "working as one team these days", according to Red Bull team principal Christian Horner, as Formula 1's political battle reignited at winter testing.

Read more: 'Merc & Ferrari working as one team' - SkySports F1

Horner wants FIA to clamp down on oil-burning in qualifying | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner wants the FIA to clamp down further on teams burning oil as fuel, particularly during qualifying.

Read more: Horner wants FIA to clamp down on oil-burning in qualifying | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Impatient Alonso has zero time for Honda - PlanetF1

Fernando Alonso used every part of the Circuit de Catalunya track available to him when seeing a Toro Rosso-Honda up ahead on the first day of testing.

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Wolff happy with Mercedes start - SkySports F1

Toto Wolff declared himself content with the start world champions Mercedes made on day one of winter testing in Barcelona.

Read more: Wolff happy with Mercedes start - SkySports F1

Hulk: ‘Huge difference’ with Renault’s R.S.18 - PlanetF1

Nico Hulkenberg has "positive" first impressions of the Renault R.S.18 after a mammoth morning stint in the new car on the first day of testing.

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Customer teams hope engine rule clarification will make F1 field closer | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Formula One's customer teams have welcomed a rules change designed to ensure their power units are as competitive as those the manufacturer teams use.

Read more: Customer teams hope engine rule clarification will make F1 field closer | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Toro Rosso ‘convinced’ by ‘progressive’ Honda - PlanetF1

Toro Rosso boss Franz Tost is "convinced" they have made a good decision in switching to Honda engines and is encouraged by their potential.

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Alonso’s wheel nut problem “no big deal” for McLaren | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

McLaren say a wheel nut problem caused Fernando Alonso's spin just six laps into the first test session of the new season.

Read more: Alonso’s wheel nut problem “no big deal” for McLaren | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Ricciardo quickest, Alonso spins off - PlanetF1

Daniel Ricciardo put in a late run to to set the pace on the opening morning of pre-season testing in which P1 changed hands four times in the final hour.

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F1 teams spent $1 million adding Halo to their cars | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Force India estimates adding the Halo to its 2018 F1 car cost up to $1 million as it had to develop a new chassis to accommodate it.

Read more: F1 teams spent $1 million adding Halo to their cars | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Bad weather could affect F1 testing - Grandprix.com

Bad weather could affect the start of winter testing in Barcelona this week.

Read more: Bad weather could affect F1 testing - Grandprix.com

Ricciardo fastest in morning session - SkySports F1

Daniel Ricciardo and Red Bull set the early pace as F1 2018 got underway at winter testing in Barcelona on Monday

Read more: Ricciardo fastest in morning session - SkySports F1

Vote: Which is your favourite 2018 launch car? - PlanetF1

All 10 teams have now launched their 2018 challengers, starting with Haas' sneaky release and finishing with Toro Rosso and Force India at Winter Testing.

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Ball in McLaren court after Honda exit says Vandoorne - Grandprix.com

Stoffel Vandoorne says the ball is now in McLaren's court after the British team dropped Honda at the end of last year.

Read more: Ball in McLaren court after Honda exit says Vandoorne - Grandprix.com

No Super Formula campaign for Wehrlein - Grandprix.com

Pascal Wehrlein will not contest the top Japanese open wheeler series Super Formula in 2018.

Read more: No Super Formula campaign for Wehrlein - Grandprix.com

Brown downplays lost track time - PlanetF1

Zak Brown is adamant McLaren's early off in testing isn't a big drama for the team, saying they'll lose "very little" track time.

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‘Probable’ Force India name change before Aus - PlanetF1

Force India are still pressing on with plans to change the team's name with Otmar Szafnauer revealing there is a "high probability" it will happen before Australia.

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Red Bull presents its RB14 in 2018 race livery | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Red Bull has revealed its new RB14 in the livery it will race in during 2018.

Read more: Red Bull presents its RB14 in 2018 race livery | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

2018 F1 season testing in pictures: Circuit de Catalunya day one | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Pictures from the first day of testing for the 2018 F1 season at the Circuit de Catalunya. Images are being added here throughout the day.

Read more: 2018 F1 season testing in pictures: Circuit de Catalunya day one | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Alonso loses wheel and spins off in Barcelona - BBC F1

Fernando Alonso and McLaren have a bad start to F1 pre-season testing as the Spaniard loses a wheel six laps into his running.

Read more: Alonso loses wheel and spins off in Barcelona - BBC F1

Honda made big gains in off-season – Tost | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Toro Rosso team principal Franz Tost says its new engine supplier Honda has made significant progress with its power unit during the off-season.

Read more: Honda made big gains in off-season – Tost | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

WATCH: Latest updates from testing - SkySports F1

Catch up with the latest news from pre-season testing as Sky Sports' Craig Slater reports from trackside at the Circuit de Catalunya.

Read more: WATCH: Latest updates from testing - SkySports F1

Barcelona winter test, day 1 - F1technical.net

Testing got underway today at Circuit de Catalunya Barcelona, with the Toro Rosso Honda STR13 the first to take the track. As the team enters a new era with Honda, it was clear it wanted to make a mark, making it the first time since 2014 that a non-Mercedes kicked off winter testing.

Read more: Barcelona winter test, day 1 - F1technical.net

Gallery: Testing, testing 1, 2, 3… - PlanetF1

Force India’s launch and Toro Rosso’s official unveiling may have kicked started the day, but Monday was all about the first laps of pre-season testing. Force India, at least that is what they’ll be known as for now, took the covers off their latest Pink Panther, sporting a very, very pink Halo. Pierre Gasly was […]

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Red Bull reveal their 2018 race livery - PlanetF1

Alas Red Bull's blue-and-black camo livery was a one-day wonder with the team returning to their usual colour scheme for the start of pre-season testing.

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Alonso spins off in Barcelona testing - PlanetF1

McLaren have not had the best of starts to pre-season testing - not because of an engine failure, but this time because of a wheel.

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Alonso crashes early in testing - SkySports F1

Fernando Alonso was involved in a big crash on the opening morning of winter testing in Barcelona.

Read more: Alonso crashes early in testing - SkySports F1

Toro Rosso officially unveils its new STR13 for the 2018 season - F1 Fanatic

Toro Rosso's new Formula One car for 2018 has been officially presented for the first time in Spain.

Read more: Toro Rosso officially unveils its new STR13 for the 2018 season - F1 Fanatic

Force India’s new F1 car for 2018 breaks cover | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Force India has become the final team to reveal its new car for the 2018 F1 season. The VJM11 was presented at the Circuit de Catalunya.

Read more: Force India’s new F1 car for 2018 breaks cover | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Who has the best-looking car for the 2018 season? - BBC F1

The 2018 Formula 1 cars have been revealed but which is your favourite? Use our vote to let us know.

Read more: Who has the best-looking car for the 2018 season? - BBC F1

Toro Rosso unveils STR13 in Barcelona pitlane - F1technical.net

Toro Rosso Honda have taken off the wraps of their new STR13 car, the first one of the team pairing with a Honda power unit after the team secured a works deal with the Japanese engine car manufacturer late last season.

Read more: Toro Rosso unveils STR13 in Barcelona pitlane - F1technical.net

Force India and Toro Rosso unveil 2018 cars - BBC F1

Force India and Toro Rosso are the final two teams to unveil their 2018 cars before the start of pre-season testing on Monday.

Read more: Force India and Toro Rosso unveil 2018 cars - BBC F1

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Hamilton: eSports could help drivers from poorer backgrounds enter motorsport | RaceFans Round-up - F1 Fanatic

In the round-up: Hamilton: eSports could help drivers from poorer backgrounds enter motorsport • Renault sacrifice performance for reliability • F1 should be 'Super Formula E' - Ecclestone

Read more: Hamilton: eSports could help drivers from poorer backgrounds enter motorsport | RaceFans Round-up - F1 Fanatic

Driver line-up for first F1 test of 2018 confirmed | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

The driver line-up for the first test of the 2018 F1 season has been confirmed. Three test drivers will run alongside the 20 race drivers.

Read more: Driver line-up for first F1 test of 2018 confirmed | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Watch Kubica’s visor cam view of driving the new Williams with Halo | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Williams has presented a new visor cam view of a driver running a 2018 F1 car with the Halo fitted.

Read more: Watch Kubica’s visor cam view of driving the new Williams with Halo | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Williams and Kubica on track - SkySports F1

Williams have put their 2018 car on track for the first time with Robert Kubica behind the wheel of the FW41.

Read more: Williams and Kubica on track - SkySports F1

Mercedes W09: Technical analysis | F1 technology - F1 Fanatic

The phrase ‘if it ain’t broke don’t fix it’ is heard a lot at this time of year. But if it's true for anyone it must be world champions Mercedes.

Read more: Mercedes W09: Technical analysis | F1 technology - F1 Fanatic

Sauber C37: Technical analysis | F1 technology - F1 Fanatic

It's got Ferrari hardware in the back and Alfa Romeo on the bodywork - but it's what Sauber have done which will determine whether their latest challenge is a success.

Read more: Sauber C37: Technical analysis | F1 technology - F1 Fanatic

New shots of the actual Williams FW41 - PlanetF1

Williams have posted a couple of fresh images showing the actual FW41 that will be whizzing around the Circuit de Catalunya in the upcoming week.

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Hamilton explains his social media purge - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton has said it was pure coincidence that his social media purge came so soon after being criticised for questioning why his nephew was wearing a dress in a video.

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Renault’s R.S.18 completes first track run - PlanetF1

Renault's R.S.18 has completed its first laps on track since launching after a filming day at the Circuit de Catalunya.

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Toro Rosso, Sauber reveal testing line-ups - PlanetF1

Toro Rosso are the latest team to confirm their driver schedule for the first Winter Test that begins on Monday.

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Toro Rosso reveal Winter Testing line-up - PlanetF1

Toro Rosso are the latest team to confirm their driver schedule for the first Winter Test that begins on Monday.

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Sirotkin: ‘Kubica knows it’s every man for himself’ - PlanetF1

Sergey Sirotkin has said there is no tension with Robert Kubica despite beating him for the final spot on the 2018 grid at Williams.

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Ecclestone: ‘Ferrari could lead breakaway series’ - PlanetF1

Ex-Formula 1 owner Bernie Ecclestone has claimed Ferrari could be ready to form a breakaway series and discussions have already taken place.

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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Formula 1 ready for fresh start - SkySports F1

Formula 1 2018 will burst into action this week when winter testing begins on Monday at Barcelona, with the threat to Mercedes' recent domination and McLaren-Renault's public track debut the overriding focus of attention.

Read more: Formula 1 ready for fresh start - SkySports F1

End the debate over Halo, Alonso urges | RaceFans Round-up - F1 Fanatic

In the round-up: End the debate over Halo, Alonso urges • Renault admits RS18 livery was just a livery presentation • 360-degree video of RB14 in action

Read more: End the debate over Halo, Alonso urges | RaceFans Round-up - F1 Fanatic

Ferrari SF71H: Technical analysis | F1 technology - F1 Fanatic

Ferrari came close to beating Mercedes in 2018 and the SF71H bears many signs the teams feels it is on the right track with its current design philosophy.

Read more: Ferrari SF71H: Technical analysis | F1 technology - F1 Fanatic

Hulkenberg wants to halve the gap to frontrunners - PlanetF1

Nico Hulkenberg reckons if Renault can halve the gap to F1's leading trio, they will have a good shot at fourth place in this year's championship.

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McLaren ‘under no illusions’ says Boullier - PlanetF1

Although much is expected of McLaren this season, racing director Eric Boullier insists he's not expecting an easy stroll back to the front of the grid.

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F1 in 2018: New cars analysed - SkySports F1



Read more: F1 in 2018: New cars analysed - SkySports F1

Friday, February 23, 2018

‘If F1 isn’t competitive, fans will leave’ – Bratches | RaceFans Round-up - F1 Fanatic

In the round-up: 'If F1 isn't competitive, fans will leave' - Bratches • Williams names Rowland as official young driver • Renault "extremely loyal" to F1

Read more: ‘If F1 isn’t competitive, fans will leave’ – Bratches | RaceFans Round-up - F1 Fanatic

No plan to scrap DRS in the near future - F1technical.net

According to Formula One’s sporting boss Ross Brawn the sport does not intend to get rid of DRS, the overtaking aid in the near future despite himself no fan of the device.

Read more: No plan to scrap DRS in the near future - F1technical.net

Compare Mercedes’ new W09 with its 2018 car | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

To the surprise of some the new Mercedes W09 is no shorter than its predecessor. Has Mercedes made any big changes for 2018? Take a close look at both cars.

Read more: Compare Mercedes’ new W09 with its 2018 car | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Pictures: Sauber’s new C37 hits the track for the first time | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

The Sauber C37 had its first run at the Circuit de Catalunya yesterday. Here are the first pictures of the car in action.

Read more: Pictures: Sauber’s new C37 hits the track for the first time | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Cast your eye over F1's new machines - BBC F1

View all angles of Formula 1's beautiful designs as they are unveiled.

Read more: Cast your eye over F1's new machines - BBC F1

Pictures: Haas reveals more of its new VF-18 at first run | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Haas has run its new 2018 F1 car for the first time at the Circuit de Catalunya. The VF-18 took to the track for a filming day today.

Read more: Pictures: Haas reveals more of its new VF-18 at first run | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

“Good times are coming” – Alonso’s verdict after driving the new McLaren | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Fernando Alonso says he believes "good times are coming" for McLaren after driving the team's Renault-powered MCL33 for the first time.

Read more: “Good times are coming” – Alonso’s verdict after driving the new McLaren | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Wolff hopes for new Hamilton deal in weeks - Grandprix.com

Lewis Hamilton and Toto Wolff think they will soon put together a contract beyond 2018 for the four-time world champion.

Read more: Wolff hopes for new Hamilton deal in weeks - Grandprix.com

Vettel not worried after seeing rival cars - Grandprix.com

Ferrari this week joined arch-rival Mercedes in revealing its 2018 car.

Read more: Vettel not worried after seeing rival cars - Grandprix.com

Wolff worried about Liberty Media changes - Grandprix.com

Toto Wolff has admitted he is worried about some of the most recent changes in formula one.

Read more: Wolff worried about Liberty Media changes - Grandprix.com

Video: Ride onboard with Bottas and his Halo - PlanetF1

Valtteri Bottas put in the first laps in the W09 at a wet Silverstone circuit on Thursday with his new Mercedes F1 car fitted with Halo.

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Sainz excited for better Renault - Grandprix.com

Famous former rally champion Carlos Sainz expects his son to take a "step forward" in formula one this year.

Read more: Sainz excited for better Renault - Grandprix.com

Mercedes launch: What we learnt - SkySports F1



Read more: Mercedes launch: What we learnt - SkySports F1

New FIA rules tweak to make F1 engine customer teams more competitive | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Formula One power unit manufacturers have been told they must supply equal engines to their customer teams in a new rules clarification issued by the FIA, RaceFans has learned.

Read more: New FIA rules tweak to make F1 engine customer teams more competitive | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Alonso optimistic for 2018 - SkySports F1

Fernando Alonso has declared "the good times are coming" again for McLaren following his maiden drive in the Renault-powered MCL33.

Read more: Alonso optimistic for 2018 - SkySports F1

Britain's Rowland to be Williams young driver - BBC F1

Briton Oliver Rowland says he is "immensely proud" as he is named Williams young driver for 2018.

Read more: Britain's Rowland to be Williams young driver - BBC F1

Brown: Red Bull are the natural comparison - PlanetF1

As Fernando Alonso put in the first laps in the MCL33, Zak Brown conceded that Red Bull will be McLaren's benchmark for this season.

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Rowland joins Williams as official young driver - PlanetF1

Oliver Rowland has taken a step closer to Formula 1 after signing as Williams' 'Official Young Driver' for the 2018 F1 season.

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Compare McLaren’s new MCL33 for 2018 with last year’s car | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

The big change inside the 2018 McLaren has already generated a huge amount of debate but how does the new car compare to the old one? Use these interactive images to see.

Read more: Compare McLaren’s new MCL33 for 2018 with last year’s car | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

LIVE: McLaren launch the MCL33 - SkySports F1

Follow live coverage of McLaren's official unveiling of their new 2018 car, the MCL33, live on Sky Sports.

Read more: LIVE: McLaren launch the MCL33 - SkySports F1

Alonso ‘apprehensive’ about McLaren’s MCL33 - PlanetF1

Having officially unveiled the MCL33, Fernando Alonso admits he is feeling "incredibly excited - but also apprehensive" ahead of the car's first run.

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Quiz: Can you name every McLaren driver? - PlanetF1

McLaren have taken the covers off their new MCL33, but which drivers have represented them over the years?

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McLaren says “last-minute” engine change didn’t compromise its new car | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

McLaren says it didn't have to make any fundamental changes to the design of its MCL33 to accept a Renault engine instead of a Honda, despite the two having substantially different designs.

Read more: McLaren says “last-minute” engine change didn’t compromise its new car | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Vettel believes Ferrari has made “a big step” with new car | RaceFans Round-up - F1 Fanatic

In the round-up: Vettel believes Ferrari has made "a big step" with new car • McLaren spy shot leaked • Toro Rosso wary of Renault gains

Read more: Vettel believes Ferrari has made “a big step” with new car | RaceFans Round-up - F1 Fanatic

Jolyon Palmer discusses Formula 1's new 'halo' cockpit protection - BBC F1

Jolyon Palmer says the integration of the halo cockpit protection system “is a step too far” for Formula 1.

Read more: Jolyon Palmer discusses Formula 1's new 'halo' cockpit protection - BBC F1

Watch the first visor cam video of a 2018 F1 car with Halo | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Watch a visor-cam view of Valtteri Bottas driving around Silverstone with the Halo fitted to his new Mercedes W09 today.

Read more: Watch the first visor cam video of a 2018 F1 car with Halo | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Hamilton aiming to agree new Mercedes deal before the season begins | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Lewis Hamilton says he hopes to extend his contract to drive for Mercedes before the 2018 season begins.

Read more: Hamilton aiming to agree new Mercedes deal before the season begins | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Compare Ferrari’s new 2018 F1 car with last year’s chassis | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

How does the new Ferrari SF71H compare with last year's car? Take a closer look using our interactive images.

Read more: Compare Ferrari’s new 2018 F1 car with last year’s chassis | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

World champions Mercedes reveal their new car for 2018 - BBC F1

Mercedes have unveiled their newest car, the W09. The team hope it can deliver them a record-equalling fifth consecutive world championship double this year.

Read more: World champions Mercedes reveal their new car for 2018 - BBC F1

Hamilton expects three-way fight - SkySports F1

Lewis Hamilton believes F1 2018 is set to play host to a "tougher battle" for supremacy between the sport's 'Big Three' teams.

Read more: Hamilton expects three-way fight - SkySports F1

Hamilton has accepted Halo but Wolff wants to take a chainsaw to it - F1 Fanatic

Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff gave very different assessments of the new Halo safety system when asked about it at the launch of the team's new car.

Read more: Hamilton has accepted Halo but Wolff wants to take a chainsaw to it - F1 Fanatic

Force India reportedly sold to energy drinks company - F1technical.net

British energy drinks company Rich Energy is now rumoured to buy Formula One team Force India in a deal worth around £200m. However, {Force India} stated on Thursday that no offers for the team were being considered.

Read more: Force India reportedly sold to energy drinks company - F1technical.net

F1 2018: Schedule and test dates - SkySports F1



Read more: F1 2018: Schedule and test dates - SkySports F1

Force India confirms launch plans and car name | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Force India has officially confirmed its launch plans and the name for its new 2018 F1 car.

Read more: Force India confirms launch plans and car name | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Ferrari uncovers new SF71H at Maranello - F1technical.net

Proud of its Italian heritage, Ferrari has once again presented its new Formula One car to the public via an event at the headquarters in Maranello. The live stream similarly showed the unveiling of the SF71H, which is now more red than ever.

Read more: Ferrari uncovers new SF71H at Maranello - F1technical.net

Ferrari launch striking 2018 car - SkySports F1

Ferrari have targeted their first Formula 1 title in a decade after unveiling a striking 2018 car.

Read more: Ferrari launch striking 2018 car - SkySports F1

Gallery: Ciao to the new Ferrari SF71H - PlanetF1

Seven down, three to go! Ferrari are the latest to reveal their 2018 challenger, shortly after main rivals Mercedes peeled the covers off the W09.

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Ferrari take the covers off the SF71H - PlanetF1

No sooner had the covers come off the Mercedes W09, Ferrari were hot on their heels with the officially unveiling of their 2018 challenger - the SF71H.

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Ferrari unveil their new F1 car for 2018 | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Ferrari have revealed their new car for the 2018 F1 season.

Read more: Ferrari unveil their new F1 car for 2018 | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Hamilton 'aiming to set new standards' in 2018 - BBC F1

Lewis Hamilton says he is aiming to set new standards in 2018 as he heads into the new Formula 1 season looking to add to his four titles.

Read more: Hamilton 'aiming to set new standards' in 2018 - BBC F1

Mercedes aim to run higher rake with W09 - F1technical.net

Today's unveiled Mercedes AMG F1 W09 resembles a lot its sucessful predecessor, the championship winning W08. And this is no coincidence, as team boss Toto Wolff reveals. However, there are some interesting changes to come this year with the new car.

Read more: Mercedes aim to run higher rake with W09 - F1technical.net

Renault wants to halve gap to top teams - Grandprix.com

Renault has confirmed reports it has made progress with its F1 engine ahead of the 2018 season.

Read more: Renault wants to halve gap to top teams - Grandprix.com

Formula One won’t suffer when I retire – Hamilton | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Lewis Hamilton says Formula One won't suffer his absence when he chooses to retire from the sport.

Read more: Formula One won’t suffer when I retire – Hamilton | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Red Bull airbrushed 2018 car photos? - Grandprix.com

Red Bull has airbrushed a key detail out of photographs of its new 2018 car.

Read more: Red Bull airbrushed 2018 car photos? - Grandprix.com

Wehrlein, Russell to split Mercedes duties - PlanetF1

Mercedes have confirmed Pascal Wehrlein and George Russell will share reserve driver duties at the Silver Arrows for the 2018 season.

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Energy drink eyes Force India takeover - Grandprix.com

Force India is in talks to be taken over.

Read more: Energy drink eyes Force India takeover - Grandprix.com

Mercedes acknowledge dominance is unhealthy for F1 | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Mercedes says it recognises its dominance of Formula One could be unhealthy for the sport as it attempts to win a record-equalling fifth consecutive championship double.

Read more: Mercedes acknowledge dominance is unhealthy for F1 | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

‘Committed’ Hamilton close to new Merc deal - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton has said a new Mercedes deal could be announced before the first race in Australia after talking about his future at the launch of the W09.

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Gallery: More pics from Mercedes’ W09 launch - PlanetF1

Mercedes have launched their 2018 challenger - the W09 - following a shakedown from Valtteri Bottas at a special Silverstone launch.

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LIVE: Mercedes launch the W09 - SkySports F1

Follow live coverage of Mercedes' official unveiling of their new 2018 car, the W09, live on Sky Sports.

Read more: LIVE: Mercedes launch the W09 - SkySports F1

Mercedes officially unveil their ‘new diva, the W09 - PlanetF1

Hours after a photograph was leaked online, Mercedes officially introduced their W09 to the world at Silverstone on Thursday.

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Wolff wants to take a ‘chainsaw’ to Halo - PlanetF1

Although Toto Wolff says driver safety needs to be looked at, the Mercedes motorsport boss could quite happily take a "chainsaw" to Halo.

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Mercedes 'keep some diva traits' in 2018 car - BBC F1

Mercedes reveal the new car they hope will claim a record-equalling fifth consecutive world championship double this year.

Read more: Mercedes 'keep some diva traits' in 2018 car - BBC F1

Wolff: Hamilton deal close - SkySports F1

Mercedes are confident Lewis Hamilton will sign a new contract with the team and are hopeful the new deal will be announced in 'a few weeks'.

Read more: Wolff: Hamilton deal close - SkySports F1

First image of Mercedes’ W09 - PlanetF1

Mercedes' W09 has broken cover a little earlier than planned with a photograph of the new car leaked on social media.

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Mercedes uncover their new F1 car for 2018 | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Mercedes have revealed their new car for the 2018 F1 season.

Read more: Mercedes uncover their new F1 car for 2018 | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Mercedes 2018 W09 car hits the track - F1technical.net

Even though the official launch is still more than an hour away, Mercedes have already sent their new W09 EQ Power+ out on track, in the hands of Valtteri Bottas. The team will do a filming day at Barcelona.

Read more: Mercedes 2018 W09 car hits the track - F1technical.net

Sainz: 20 laps to adapt to Halo - PlanetF1

Carlos Sainz believes it will take the drivers all of "20 laps" in testing to adjust to life with Halo.

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‘Red Bull, Ferrari may make a play for Hamilton’ - PlanetF1

Nigel Mansell says Red Bull or Ferrari may do "something special" to sign Lewis Hamilton, however, at the end of it all he expects the Brit will remain with Mercedes.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Halo “doesn’t look too bad” now – Sainz | RaceFans Round-up - F1 Fanatic

In the round-up: Halo "doesn't look too bad" now - Sainz • Alonso, Bottas and Hulkenberg reveal new helmets • Kubica thought he'd race in Melbourne

Read more: Halo “doesn’t look too bad” now – Sainz | RaceFans Round-up - F1 Fanatic

Toro Rosso’s Honda-powered 2018 F1 car revealed | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Toro Rosso has revealed its new car for the 2018 F1 season. The STR13 is the team's first car to be powered by a Honda engine.

Read more: Toro Rosso’s Honda-powered 2018 F1 car revealed | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Toro Rosso: Pierre Gasly has 'great first day' with Honda - BBC F1

Toro Rosso driver Pierre Gasly says the team had no problems on the first day of running with their 2018 car and new engine partner Honda.

Read more: Toro Rosso: Pierre Gasly has 'great first day' with Honda - BBC F1

Formula 1 testing: When testing gets... testing - BBC F1

Daniel Ricciardo's crash in the new Red bull at Silverstone reminds us of others who have had a prang, early doors.

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Toro Rosso reveal STR13 after image leak - PlanetF1

Toro Rosso have coolly played off the fact that their new STR13 was leaked by revealing the car themselves five days earlier than initially planned.

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Five questions ahead of Winter Testing - PlanetF1

The wait is finally over: Formula 1 cars are back on track again in Barcelona for eight days of testing. But will we get the answers we are looking for?

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Toro Rosso release image of STR13 after leaked images appear online - F1technical.net

Toro Rosso's STR13 was only set to be revealed next Monday, on the first morning of pre-season testing, but as the car made its track debut at a wet Barcelona circuit today, some images leaked on the internet.

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Toro Rosso's 2018 car 'leak' - SkySports F1



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Toro Rosso's 2018 car 'leak' - SkySports F1



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Daniel Ricciardo crashes new Red Bull in first test - BBC F1

Daniel Ricciardo crashes Red Bull's new 2018 Formula 1 car during its first test, it has emerged.

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Force India not being sold to energy drink company | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Energy drinks company Rich Energy is not planning a takeover of the Force India F1 team contrary to reports, RaceFans understands.

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Alonso reveals new-look lid - SkySports F1

It is the part of a Formula 1 driver's race uniform which is the most personalised - and the one which is undoubtedly the most recognisable.

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Alonso reveals new-look lid - SkySports F1



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Alfa Romeo make Sauber more ‘attractive’ says Vassuer as new car has first run | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Sauber team principal Frederic Vassuer says their new alliance with Alfa Romeo will make them a more attractive team, as its new car ran for the first time.

Read more: Alfa Romeo make Sauber more ‘attractive’ says Vassuer as new car has first run | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Red Bull RB14: Technical analysis | F1 technology - F1 Fanatic

Red Bull has traditionally left it late to launch its new car, and then only shown as little of it as possible. But the team made a disappointing start to the new season 12 months ago and decided to shake things up by ‘disrupting’ its usual arrangements. The RB14 broke cover on Monday and the … Continue reading Red Bull RB14: Technical analysis

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Why Formula One cannot get rid of ‘pay drivers’ | RacingLines - F1 Fanatic

Several of Formula One's smaller teams have been criticised for employing 'pay drivers'. But as DieterRencken explains in his new RaceFans column it's doubtful some teams could continue without them.

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F1 risks becoming a ‘Mickey Mouse series’ - PlanetF1

Michael Schumacher's former manager, Willi Weber, has warned Liberty not to turn Formula 1 into a "Mickey Mouse series" after recent changes.

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Red Bull admits Ricciardo crashed new car - Grandprix.com

Red Bull has admitted Daniel Ricciardo got his and the team's 2018 season off to a carbon-crunching start.

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Marlboro to feature on Ferrari’s 2018 car - PlanetF1

Marlboro have announced an extended deal with Ferrari until the end of the 2021 season as part of a 'realigned' agreement with their long-standing partners.

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Liberty risks making F1 Mickey Mouse series saya Willi Weber - Grandprix.com

Michael Schumacher's former manager is worried Liberty Media risks turning formula one into "a Mickey Mouse series".

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Launch analysis: Red Bull RB14 - F1technical.net

Monday saw Aston Martin Red Bull release the first pictures of its brand new RB14, just before the car was sent out on a wet Silverstone track for a shakedown and filming opportunity.

Read more: Launch analysis: Red Bull RB14 - F1technical.net

Kubica still pushing for F1 race comeback - Grandprix.com

Robert Kubica admits he came tantalisingly close to pulling off a fairytale return to formula one for 2018.

Read more: Kubica still pushing for F1 race comeback - Grandprix.com

McLaren planning big Melbourne upgrade - PlanetF1

The covers have not even come off the MCL33 yet, but McLaren are hoping to introduce a "substantial" upgrade for the season opener in Melbourne next month.

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Toyota unconcerned over Alonso’s absence - PlanetF1

Toyota have said they have "no concerns" over Fernando Alonso missing the WEC Prologue test, which clashes with the Bahrain Grand Prix.

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Mazepin will be first to drive new Force India | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Force India has confirmed Nikita Mazepin will be the first to drive its new VJM11 when it appears at the Circuit de Catalunya next week.

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Force India reveal winter testing plans - PlanetF1

Force India have revealed some information about their winter testing plans amid speculation over a reported ?200m takeover bid.

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Tobacco advertising could return to F1 under Ferrari’s new Philip Morris deal | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Ferrari sponsor Philip Morris could use its association with the team to promote a line of tobacco products which it markets as being 'smoke-free'.

Read more: Tobacco advertising could return to F1 under Ferrari’s new Philip Morris deal | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

McLaren: What next for 2018? - SkySports F1

McLaren boss Zak Brown has promised F1 fans will see "biggest change" of any team in their look for 2018 - but what does that mean for their new car, the MCL33?

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Verstappen doesn’t want Hamilton’s ‘easy’ titles - PlanetF1

Max Verstappen has heaped praise on Lewis Hamilton, but said he would prefer to have a "real challenge" for the World Championship rather than "win it easy" like Mercedes do.

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Launch analysis: Alfa Romeo Sauber C37 - F1technical.net

Few could have predicted the outcome of Sauber's car launch, but in reality, the car that is officially named Alfa Romeo Sauber C37 turned out to be one of the most interesting of the launched cars thus far.

Read more: Launch analysis: Alfa Romeo Sauber C37 - F1technical.net

Renault power unit operating at ‘more than 950HP’ - PlanetF1

Following the reveal of the new Renault R.S.18, the Enstone-based team claim their power unit is operating at more than 950HP.

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First glimpse of Sauber’s C37 on track - PlanetF1

Sauber have released a short clip of the new C37 making its way out on track for the first time as they begin a filming day.

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Force India linked with £200m takeover - PlanetF1

Rich Energy, a British energy drinks company, are understood to be in talks with Force India over a ?200million takeover ahead of the new season.

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How to follow F1 testing with Sky - SkySports F1

Sky Sports will have all bases covered throughout winter testing when the pre-season action begins in Barcelona on Monday, February 26.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

New buyer rumoured for Force India | RaceFans Round-up - F1 Fanatic

In the round-up: New buyer rumoured for Force India • Ricciardo crash won't delay Red Bull test programme • Norris open to IndyCar move

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CFD, wind tunnel and dyno upgrades at Renault factory for 2018 | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic

Renault is continuing to ramp up staffing levels and add new resources at its Enstone factory in the third year since taking over the former Lotus team.

Read more: CFD, wind tunnel and dyno upgrades at Renault factory for 2018 | 2018 F1 season - F1 Fanatic