Thursday, April 12, 2018

Williams’ backward step “very shocking” – Stroll | 2018 Chinese Grand Prix - RaceFans

Lance Stroll admitted he was shocked by how much Williams struggled in Bahrain compared to their performance at the track last year.

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Problems in first two races not down to bad luck – Raikkonen | 2018 Chinese Grand Prix - RaceFans

Kimi Raikkonen said the problems he suffered in the first two races of 2018 weren't a question of bad luck.

Read more: Problems in first two races not down to bad luck – Raikkonen | 2018 Chinese Grand Prix - RaceFans

McLaren the only team to have no problems so far – Alonso | 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix - RaceFans

Fernando Alonso dismissed suggestions McLaren had made a disappointing start to the season following his seventh place finish in Bahrain.

Read more: McLaren the only team to have no problems so far – Alonso | 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix - RaceFans

Chinese Grand Prix – Preview - F1technical.net

Formula One continues its Asian tour this weekend, visiting China to host its third round of 2018 world championship. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel is currently leading the Drivers’ Championship while his team is at the top of the Constructors’ Championship.

Read more: Chinese Grand Prix – Preview - F1technical.net

2018 Chinese Grand Prix build-up in pictures | F1 Pictures - RaceFans

Pictures from the build-up to the 2018 Chinese Grand Prix.

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Chinese GP: Top photos from Thursday - Motorsport.com

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Alonso: Judge McLaren on 'facts' - SkySports F1

Fernando Alonso has defended McLaren's start to the 2018 F1 season and urged people to judge them on the "facts" rather than "dreams".

Read more: Alonso: Judge McLaren on 'facts' - SkySports F1

Max Verstappen 'a little too greedy' in Bahrain F1 race - Ricciardo - Autosport

Daniel Ricciardo believes his Red Bull team-mate Max Verstappen was "a little too greedy" and squeezed Lewis Hamilton too much in their controversial Bahrain Grand Prix clash

Read more: Max Verstappen 'a little too greedy' in Bahrain F1 race - Ricciardo - Autosport

Hartley doubts Toro Rosso’s Bahrain performance was a one-off | 2018 Chinese Grand Prix - RaceFans

Brendon Hartley says he expects Toro Rosso to continue the competitive form they shows in Bahrain when the F1 season continues in Shanghai this weekend.

Read more: Hartley doubts Toro Rosso’s Bahrain performance was a one-off | 2018 Chinese Grand Prix - RaceFans

Weekend preview (April 13-15): F1, Formula E/Mahindra, Patel - Motorsport.com

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Verstappen "too greedy" with Hamilton move - Ricciardo - Motorsport.com

Verstappen dived inside Hamilton at Turn 1 at the start of the second lap and was almost clear of the Mercedes before his left-rear wheel made contact with Hamilton's right front.That damaged the rim on Verstappen's car and caused an immediate puncture, which led to the differential being terminally wounded as he limped back to the pits.Hamilton and Verstappen disagreed over who was ... Keep reading

Read more: Verstappen "too greedy" with Hamilton move - Ricciardo - Motorsport.com

Honda form "amazing" for Formula 1 - Grosjean - Motorsport.com

After a difficult first race of 2018 in Australia, Pierre Gasly was best of the midfield F1 runners in the Bahrain Grand Prix, recording Honda's best result since it returned to F1 in 2015 by finishing fourth.Grosjean said the recent success stories of his Haas team and Honda's new partnership with STR shows what's possible in Formula 1 if you keep working hard and don't give up."I ... Keep reading

Read more: Honda form "amazing" for Formula 1 - Grosjean - Motorsport.com

Chinese Grand Prix: Hamilton expects strong Ferrari challenge in Shanghai - BBC F1

Lewis Hamilton believes his Mercedes team will face stiff competition from Ferrari as he seeks his first win of the 2018 season.

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Has McLaren's biggest strength become its main weakness? - Motorsport.com

World championship points might be what matter most to Formula 1 teams, but as McLaren heads to the Chinese Grand Prix, it will be the first to confess that its third place in the constructors' standings gives it little reason to celebrate.Its racing director Eric Boullier labelled it "funny" that the team's placing is so high right now, because he well knows it has been bailed out by ... Keep reading

Read more: Has McLaren's biggest strength become its main weakness? - Motorsport.com

Chinese GP: Thursday's press conference - Motorsport.com

PRESS CONFERENCEQ: Pierre, if we could start with you please. Let’s start by reflecting on your sensational result in Bahrain last weekend. How do you reflect on what happened there, and what kind of reaction have you had around the world?Pierre GASLY: I must say it’s been amazing. First, just personally, y’know? It’s a big investment for a long time, since ... Keep reading

Read more: Chinese GP: Thursday's press conference - Motorsport.com

Chinese Grand Prix: Can Mercedes continue their recent dominance in Shanghai? - BBC F1

Mercedes have won five of the past six races in China. Will they do the same this year? We preview the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai.

Read more: Chinese Grand Prix: Can Mercedes continue their recent dominance in Shanghai? - BBC F1

Why F1's future megastar is making all the right mistakes - Motorsport.com

Charles Leclerc lists three targets he's had since he started his racing career: "Formula 1 was the first dream, the second dream is to be with Ferrari, the last dream is to be world champion." Consensus decrees that, having completed the first objective, the other two will follow in due course.This is intense expectation to burden the shoulders of a young driver. Kimi Raikkonen's ... Keep reading

Read more: Why F1's future megastar is making all the right mistakes - Motorsport.com

Honda F1 form 'amazing for F1' - Haas driver Romain Grosjean - Autosport

Romain Grosjean says Toro Rosso-Honda's surprise form is "amazing" for Formula 1, because it proves new manufacturers can come in and be successful

Read more: Honda F1 form 'amazing for F1' - Haas driver Romain Grosjean - Autosport

Raikkonen: Ferrari pit-stops ‘are questionable’ - PlanetF1

Kimi Raikkonen has said "a lot of things are questionable" about Ferrari's pit-stop procedure and that it is something the team need to "improve" on.

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Ricciardo already expecting power unit penalty after Bahrain retirement | 2018 Chinese Grand Prix - RaceFans

Daniel Ricciardo expects to face a grid penalty later this year following the failure of one of his two batteries for the season.

Read more: Ricciardo already expecting power unit penalty after Bahrain retirement | 2018 Chinese Grand Prix - RaceFans

Hamilton clears air with Verstappen after Bahrain clash - Motorsport.com

In the cool-down room before the Bahrain podium ceremony a microphone caught Hamilton calling Verstappen a "dickhead" as he and Valtteri Bottas watched a replay of the collision.In an effort to clear the air, Hamilton spoke to Verstappen in China on Thursday when they bumped into each other at an autograph session, stressing that as the senior driver he felt he was obliged to initiate ... Keep reading

Read more: Hamilton clears air with Verstappen after Bahrain clash - Motorsport.com

Thursday’s FIA driver press conference - PlanetF1

Max Verstappen, Pierre Gasly and Marcus Ericsson answered the questions at the Shanghai International Circuit.

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No disrespect to Alonso in Bahrain radio messages – Gasly | 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix - RaceFans

Pierre Gasly said a post-race radio message to his Toro Rosso team was not meant to disrespect Fernando Alonso following criticism of his comment.

Read more: No disrespect to Alonso in Bahrain radio messages – Gasly | 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix - RaceFans

Stroll: Williams’ step back is ‘shocking’ - PlanetF1

Lance Stroll has said it is "shocking" to see how much of a backwards step Williams have taken at the start of the 2018 season.

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Ricciardo: I’d have gone for Vettel - SkySports F1

Daniel Ricciardo says he would "100 per cent" have attempted a final-lap pass on Sebastian Vettel if he had been in Valtteri Bottas' position in the Bahrain GP.

Read more: Ricciardo: I’d have gone for Vettel - SkySports F1

Gasly explains radio ‘joke’ about Alonso - PlanetF1

Pierre Gasly has said it was nothing more than "a joke" when he referenced a Fernando Alonso comment on team radio at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

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Gasly: Alonso radio joke was to credit Honda - Motorsport.com

Moments after scoring Honda’s best result since it returned to F1 in 2015, on the Japanese manufacturer’s second start with Toro Rosso, Gasly thanked his team for an “unbelievable” job and declared “now we can fight”. That was a reference to Alonso saying the same thing after the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, when he finished fifth for McLaren on its first race with Renault ... Keep reading

Read more: Gasly: Alonso radio joke was to credit Honda - Motorsport.com

Gasly: F1 Bahrain GP Alonso radio joke was to give Honda credit - Autosport

Pierre Gasly has explained that a Fernando Alonso-related joke he made on the radio to Toro Rosso after finishing fourth in Bahrain was to give Honda the credit it deserved

Read more: Gasly: F1 Bahrain GP Alonso radio joke was to give Honda credit - Autosport

Verstappen: Easy for Hamilton to blame the younger driver - Motorsport.com

Hamilton was caught on camera after the Sakhir race labelling Verstappen a "dickhead" for his part in a coming together the pair had at Turn 1 in the early stages of the race.Verstappen is adamant that he did nothing wrong, though, and suggests that Hamilton's stance was prompted because the Dutchman is not as experienced in F1.When asked ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix why he felt ... Keep reading

Read more: Verstappen: Easy for Hamilton to blame the younger driver - Motorsport.com

Max Verstappen: Easy to blame younger F1 driver for Hamilton clash - Autosport

Max Verstappen thinks Lewis Hamilton only criticised him for their Bahrain Grand Prix clash because it is "simple and easy" to blame the younger driver in Formula 1

Read more: Max Verstappen: Easy to blame younger F1 driver for Hamilton clash - Autosport

Hamilton only criticising me because I’m young – Verstappen | 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix - RaceFans

Max Verstappen defended his driving against Lewis Hamilton in Bahrain and said the Mercedes driver had only singled him out for criticism because he is younger.

Read more: Hamilton only criticising me because I’m young – Verstappen | 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix - RaceFans

'F1 pit stops shouldn't be changed' - SkySports F1

F1 should not impose "knee-jerk" changes to pit-stop procedures despite a spate of problems at the start of 2018, says Haas chief Guenther Steiner

Read more: 'F1 pit stops shouldn't be changed' - SkySports F1

Hamilton ‘cannot afford to lose more points’ - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton believes the pressure is already on for him to close down the 17-point gap to World Championship leader Sebastian Vettel.

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Bottas ‘bottled’ Bahrain showdown with Vettel - PlanetF1

Valtteri Bottas has been accused of "bottling" his opportunity to charge down Sebastian Vettel and win the Bahrain Grand Prix.

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Perez doesn’t understand penalty for formation lap incident with Hartley | 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix - RaceFans

Sergio Perez will ask FIA race director Charlie Whiting for an explanation for the 30-second penalty he received for an error on the formation lap in Bahrain.

Read more: Perez doesn’t understand penalty for formation lap incident with Hartley | 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix - RaceFans

WATCH: F1 Report: Bahrain Review - SkySports F1

Lando Norris and Mark Blundell join Natalie Pinkham to assess the fireworks on and off track in Bahrain and look ahead to China.

Read more: WATCH: F1 Report: Bahrain Review - SkySports F1

Risk of rain in practice but race should be dry | 2018 Chinese Grand Prix weather - RaceFans

Rain is forecast during part of the practice sessions for the Chinese Grand Prix. While race day is expected to be dry, conditions will be on the cool side.

Read more: Risk of rain in practice but race should be dry | 2018 Chinese Grand Prix weather - RaceFans

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Are Red Bull in the mix? Five Chinese GP talking points | 2018 Chinese Grand Prix - RaceFans

Do we really have three teams in the hunt for victories in 2018? Here are five talking points for this weekend's race.

Read more: Are Red Bull in the mix? Five Chinese GP talking points | 2018 Chinese Grand Prix - RaceFans

'Bottas bottled Vettel move' - SkySports F1

Valtteri Bottas "bottled" his chance to overtake Sebastian Vettel late on in the Bahrain GP, former F1 driver Mark Blundell has told this week's F1 Report.

Read more: 'Bottas bottled Vettel move' - SkySports F1

How McLaren has followed Red Bull's Ferrari copy - Motorsport.com

However, having clearly had a chassis that appeared so strong in the corners, it was little surprise that the team opted for evolution over revolution.The lack of big change at the team had also been impacted by a difficult pre-season testing programme, which meant the focus switched to curing cooling issues rather than fast-tracking updates.The Australian GP came and went, and apart ... Keep reading

Read more: How McLaren has followed Red Bull's Ferrari copy - Motorsport.com

How McLaren has followed Red Bull's 'Ferrari' F1 development path - Autosport

Last weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix offered the first proper look at how McLaren plans to start making strides up the order by developing its Formula 1 chassis

Read more: How McLaren has followed Red Bull's 'Ferrari' F1 development path - Autosport

Chinese Grand Prix: Shanghai F1 circuit guide - Motorsport.com

Our video takes you around the 16-corner track in detail, exploring the most challenging parts of the layout and recalling a famous moment that took place on a corner that isn't part of the conventional lap! Drivers' viewBrendon Hartley: I quite like the track, it's very techn ... Keep reading

Read more: Chinese Grand Prix: Shanghai F1 circuit guide - Motorsport.com

Video guide: Chinese Grand Prix's Shanghai Formula 1 circuit - Autosport

Take a closer look at the Shanghai International Circuit ahead of Formula 1's 2018 Chinese Grand Prix with our exclusive track animation

Read more: Video guide: Chinese Grand Prix's Shanghai Formula 1 circuit - Autosport

FIA to investigate unsafe releases - SkySports F1

The FIA is to launch an investigation into the rise in unsafe releases at pit stops, with race director Charlie Whiting saying the incidents are "looking less and less like a coincidence".

Read more: FIA to investigate unsafe releases - SkySports F1

FIA worried by "dangerous" flying Haas bodywork - Motorsport.com

TV pictures caught pieces flying off the Haas on the pit straight, and the Frenchman eventually made a third extra pitstop to remove a piece that was lodged in the sidepods, and was badly compromising his aero performance.His problems came after a bargeboard worked loose on Sebastian Vettel’s Ferrari during practice in Bahrain.Whiting suggested that the FIA may now take a closer look ... Keep reading

Read more: FIA worried by "dangerous" flying Haas bodywork - Motorsport.com

FIA concerned about F1 cars losing bodywork parts after Bahrain GP - Autosport

The FIA is concerned about Formula 1 cars losing bodywork parts following incidents involving Ferrari and Haas during the Bahrain Grand Prix weekend

Read more: FIA concerned about F1 cars losing bodywork parts after Bahrain GP - Autosport

Chinese Grand Prix: Predict your podium top three in Shanghai - BBC F1

It’s advantage Sebastian Vettel after the opening races but will Shanghai provide good fortune for Lewis Hamilton? Predict your race top three in China.

Read more: Chinese Grand Prix: Predict your podium top three in Shanghai - BBC F1

Honda form ‘helping their chances’ with Red Bull - PlanetF1

Debating a possible engine switch for 2019, Daniel Ricciardo says Honda's fourth place in Bahrain is "helping their chances" of signing with Red Bull.

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Mercedes were ‘too slow’ to react to Vettel threat - PlanetF1

Mercedes have admitted they were "probably a little bit too slow" to recognise the threat of a one-stopping Sebastian Vettel in Bahrain.

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F1 2021: Liberty’s masterplan for Formula One’s future uncovered | RacingLines - RaceFans

RaceFans has learned how Liberty Media intends to shake up F1 in 2021. Dieter Rencken explains what's on the table and considers how teams will react.

Read more: F1 2021: Liberty’s masterplan for Formula One’s future uncovered | RacingLines - RaceFans

Alonso: Consistency has to be the key - PlanetF1

Fernando Alonso says it is important that McLaren get qualifying right in China in order to give themselves the best chance at a good result come Sunday.

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How Ferrari caught up with Mercedes in Bahrain - Motorsport.com

While the car was clearly a potential rival for Mercedes, its pace and some handling uncertainties in the first race left it under no illusions about the extent of work needed.But changes to the front wing and the bargeboard area combined to help the team deliver a result that surprised Mercedes.Front wing ... Keep reading

Read more: How Ferrari caught up with Mercedes in Bahrain - Motorsport.com

F1 2018: Who's on top of their game? - SkySports F1



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F1 tech insight: The key changes Ferrari made for the Bahrain GP - Autosport

Following its unexpected victory in the opening race of the 2018 Formula 1 season, Ferrari brought aerodynamic updates to its car for Bahrain to make it more of a match for Mercedes

Read more: F1 tech insight: The key changes Ferrari made for the Bahrain GP - Autosport

Why Red Bull must gamble on Honda - Motorsport.com

Stick or twist? This is the question Red Bull must answer as it considers whether to continue to use Renault or switch to Honda propulsion in 2019. When the deal was first done for Toro Rosso to become Honda's works Formula 1 partner last year, this seemed an optimistic hit and hope with a low probability of paying off, but Pierre Gasly's fourth place in the Bahrain Grand Prix proves ... Keep reading

Read more: Why Red Bull must gamble on Honda - Motorsport.com

How much of every Grand Prix do you watch? - PlanetF1

My question is this; are races just too long? Wouldn't they be more exciting if they were over a much shorter distance?

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Hamilton needs to crush Vettel’s momentum in China - PlanetF1

This weekend's Chinese Grand Prix offers Lewis Hamilton the perfect opportunity to end Sebastian Vettel's winning streak before the deficit becomes too great. But first Mercedes need to get it right.

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Leclerc: Ericsson making first GPs difficult - Motorsport.com

While the highly-rated Leclerc is beginning his first year of grand prix racing after graduating as Formula 2 champion, Ericsson is in his fifth season of F1 and his fourth with Sauber.Ericsson scored Sauber's first points of the season last weekend in Bahrain with a strong drive from 17th to ninth, and has outqualified Leclerc in opening two races."I honestly think he's a very good ... Keep reading

Read more: Leclerc: Ericsson making first GPs difficult - Motorsport.com

Charles Leclerc: Marcus Ericsson F1 performances 'difficult for me' - Autosport

Charles Leclerc has admitted his first Formula 1 race weekends have been made more difficult by Sauber team-mate Marcus Ericsson's performances

Read more: Charles Leclerc: Marcus Ericsson F1 performances 'difficult for me' - Autosport

Revealed: The winners and losers under Liberty’s 2021 F1 prize money plan | 2018 F1 season - RaceFans

Ferrari and Mercedes will receive a much smaller share of F1's prize money from 2021 under new plans for how the near-$1 billion fund will be shared out.

Read more: Revealed: The winners and losers under Liberty’s 2021 F1 prize money plan | 2018 F1 season - RaceFans

Honda 'helping its chances' of landing Red Bull F1 deal for 2019 - Autosport

Honda's promising start to the 2018 Formula 1 season is "helping its chances" of being a viable option for Red Bull should the team decide to switch engines for 2019

Read more: Honda 'helping its chances' of landing Red Bull F1 deal for 2019 - Autosport

Honda "helping its chances" of Red Bull deal - Motorsport.com

Pierre Gasly started fifth and finished fourth in the Honda-powered Toro Rosso in Bahrain, helped by a double retirement for the sister Red Bull team – including a Renault energy store failure for Daniel Ricciardo.Renault Sport boss Cyril Abiteboul has made it clear that he wants a decision on Red Bull's future plans sooner rather than later, citing the May/June deadline given by the ... Keep reading

Read more: Honda "helping its chances" of Red Bull deal - Motorsport.com

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Brown named McLaren CEO in reshuffle - PlanetF1

Zak Brown is the new McLaren Racing CEO as part of a management reshuffle at Woking.

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Lewis: I can't lose more points - SkySports F1

Lewis Hamilton insists he cannot afford to lose any more points to Sebastian Vettel at this weekend's Chinese GP.

Read more: Lewis: I can't lose more points - SkySports F1

Marko wants ‘fast and reliable engine’ from Renault - PlanetF1

Helmut Marko was not impressed with Renault after an failure put Daniel Ricciardo out of the Bahrain GP.

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Haas: Grosjean block ‘wasn’t international’ - PlanetF1

Guenther Steiner says Romain Grosjean did not intentionally hold up Kevin Magnussen in Bahrain, rather it "bad communication" that led to the incident.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

“Bad communication” blamed for Magnussen’s delay behind Grosjean | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: "Bad communication" blamed for Magnussen's delay behind Grosjean • Ericsson praises "bold" strategy • US F1 coverage goes ad-free

Read more: “Bad communication” blamed for Magnussen’s delay behind Grosjean | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

ESPN to stay commercial-free in U.S. F1 broadcasts - Motorsport.com

Following an Australian Grand Prix debut that resulted in chorus of abuse from fans about the quality of its telecasts, which featured multiple advertising breaks, it has responded to the criticism and ran commercial-free in Bahrain at the weekend.It has since pledged to continue this for the rest of the season.“We intend to present the F1 races in this way for the bala ... Keep reading

Read more: ESPN to stay commercial-free in U.S. F1 broadcasts - Motorsport.com

Strategy Report: Did Mercedes pull a punch in Vettel fight? - Motorsport.com

Bahrain has one of the highest levels of abrasive tarmac of the season. It’s also very tough on brakes with big stops and that means that it’s easy to lock a wheel and flat-spot a front tyre. If you are doing a one-stop race with a long stint, flat-spotting a tyre early in that stint can ruin a strategy. This year we saw several drivers go for the long stint on mediums – Sebastian ... Keep reading

Read more: Strategy Report: Did Mercedes pull a punch in Vettel fight? - Motorsport.com

Mercedes admits response to Vettel strategy was “too slow” - Motorsport.com

The Brackley-based outfit spent the middle phase of the Sakhir race convinced that Valtteri Bottas was well-placed to triumph because it appeared that leader Vettel would need to make a second stop.But in the end, Vettel managed to keep his tyres alive just long enough to not need to change them and, by the time Mercedes woke up to the fact it needed to close the gap to the front, it ... Keep reading

Read more: Mercedes admits response to Vettel strategy was “too slow” - Motorsport.com

Mercedes admit they were “too slow” to respond to Vettel threat | 2018 F1 season - RaceFans

Mercedes technical director James Allison said they didn't respond quickly enough to Sebastian Vettel's switch to a one-stop strategy in Bahrain.

Read more: Mercedes admit they were “too slow” to respond to Vettel threat | 2018 F1 season - RaceFans

Mercedes says it was too slow to spot Vettel's Bahrain F1 strategy - Autosport

Mercedes has admitted that it lost its chance to beat Sebastian Vettel to victory in the Bahrain Grand Prix because it was too slow to realise the Ferrari driver would try a one-stop strategy

Read more: Mercedes says it was too slow to spot Vettel's Bahrain F1 strategy - Autosport

Wolff: Merc must 'bring A game' - SkySports F1

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has bemoaned a "frustrating" start to the 2018 season and says the world champions must be perfect from now on if they are going to recover.

Read more: Wolff: Merc must 'bring A game' - SkySports F1

Red Bull demands "fast and reliable" engine after Bahrain failure - Motorsport.com

The team believed that it had a shot at victory but a suspected energy store failure forced Ricciardo to stop on the second lap, just seconds after Max Verstappen had contact with Lewis Hamilton that triggered the Dutchman’s retirement.If the energy store is not repairable Ricciardo will have to take a second one in China, which will put him on the brink of a grid penalty as drivers ... Keep reading

Read more: Red Bull demands "fast and reliable" engine after Bahrain failure - Motorsport.com

Red Bull puts pressure on Renault for 'fast and reliable engine' - Autosport

Red Bull's motorsport boss Helmut Marko has demanded a "fast and reliable engine" after the Renault failure that ended Daniel Ricciardo's Bahrain Grand Prix after one racing lap

Read more: Red Bull puts pressure on Renault for 'fast and reliable engine' - Autosport

Toro Rosso explains Bahrain leap after "horrible" F1 opener - Motorsport.com

In Australia, it had only the ninth-fastest car, lapping 3.368s (4.150%) off the pace in qualifying, whereas in Bahrain it leaped up to fourth-fastest, just 1.371s (1.559%) down after introducing an aerodynamic upgrade including a modified floor.“It was a good leap from Australia, but the reality is we underperformed pretty horribly there,” technical director James Key told ... Keep reading

Read more: Toro Rosso explains Bahrain leap after "horrible" F1 opener - Motorsport.com

Brown takes over at McLaren Racing after restructuring | 2018 F1 season - RaceFans

McLaren has put Zak Brown in charge of its racing arm following a restructuring at the team.

Read more: Brown takes over at McLaren Racing after restructuring | 2018 F1 season - RaceFans

McLaren in management restructure after poor start to season - BBC F1

McLaren restructure the management of their Formula 1 team after their early-season performance fell short of expectations.

Read more: McLaren in management restructure after poor start to season - BBC F1

Zak Brown becomes McLaren F1 team's CEO in company restructure - Autosport

Zak Brown has been named the McLaren Formula 1 team's new chief executive officer, as part of an operational restructure of the outfit's parent company

Read more: Zak Brown becomes McLaren F1 team's CEO in company restructure - Autosport

Brown takes F1 CEO role in McLaren restructuring - Motorsport.com

The Woking-based outfit announced on Tuesday that the McLaren Group was now being split into three clear divisions – McLaren Applied Technologies, McLaren Automotive and McLaren Racing.Previously, there had been two sides to the company - McLaren Automotive and the McLaren Technology Group, which comprised Racing, Applied Technologies and Marketing.The decision to simplify the ... Keep reading

Read more: Brown takes F1 CEO role in McLaren restructuring - Motorsport.com

The perfect storm that boosted Toro Rosso's shock Bahrain GP result - Autosport

Toro Rosso's shock fourth place in the Bahrain Grand Prix was the result of a combination of factors covering Honda's Formula 1 engine's performance, car upgrades and driver pace

Read more: The perfect storm that boosted Toro Rosso's shock Bahrain GP result - Autosport

McLaren admits its start to the 2018 F1 season harder than expected - Autosport

McLaren has admitted the start of the 2018 Formula 1 season has been harder than it expected despite being third in the constructors' championship

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McLaren: Start of 2018 "definitely" harder than expected - Motorsport.com

The Woking team ended its troubled three-year relationship with Honda and switched to Renault power this year, but suffered reliability problems in testing.McLaren was embroiled in a tight midfield battle in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix and slipped down the pecking order in Bahrain qualifying, which left racing director Eric Boullier “astonished”.Fernando Alonso and ... Keep reading

Read more: McLaren: Start of 2018 "definitely" harder than expected - Motorsport.com

Why F1 faces a fight over its 2021 battleplan - Motorsport.com

The blueprint for the future of grand prix racing beyond 2020, at least as presented in the bullet-point summary released during the Bahrain Grand Prix weekend, reads like a utopian vision. Pretty much everything makes a lot of sense, and if one was to create F1 out of nothing, this would be a good starting point.The problem is that F1 does not have the luxury of a blank page - it has ... Keep reading

Read more: Why F1 faces a fight over its 2021 battleplan - Motorsport.com

Tech analysis: Red Bull's vital F1 floor tweaks - Motorsport.com

This area is critical to the performance of the underfloor, which contributes a significant proportion of the car’s downforce.Normally the low pressure created under the car will try to pull air flow in underneath the car reducing the performance of the diffuser and in turn that reduces the performance of the underfloor.Toro Rosso (inset) ran something similar in this area last year ... Keep reading

Read more: Tech analysis: Red Bull's vital F1 floor tweaks - Motorsport.com

Tech insight: Red Bull's vital F1 floor tweaks explained - Autosport

Red Bull introduced a Formula 1 floor upgrade at last weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix, altering the detail of the outer edges and rear corner area in front of the rear tyre

Read more: Tech insight: Red Bull's vital F1 floor tweaks explained - Autosport

Ranking all F1 teams after the Bahrain GP - Motorsport.com

They say results don't lie, and if you want to know the best at the end of the season you simply look at the results. Right now, that means Ferrari and Mercedes are the best teams in Formula 1.But after Mercedes' difficulties at the start of the season, losing two races it should have won, you have to ask whether such a well-resourced and set up team should be making those sorts of ... Keep reading

Read more: Ranking all F1 teams after the Bahrain GP - Motorsport.com

Brown denies juniors were ‘promised’ 2019 drive - PlanetF1

Zak Brown has rubbished claims that McLaren have offered a 2019 drive to Lando Norris or Nyck de Vries if either wins the Formula 2 title.

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Does Bottas lack killer instinct in wheel-to-wheel racing? - BBC F1

Drivers gain reputations for whether they are likely to risk crashing while overtaking, and who you have in your mirrors has a big impact on how you defend.

Read more: Does Bottas lack killer instinct in wheel-to-wheel racing? - BBC F1

Alonso downplays Toro Rosso-Honda performance - PlanetF1

Fernando Alonso isn't at all worried about Toro Rosso-Honda's pace in Bahrain, after all he wasn't asked questions about it in Australia.

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Bahrain GP shows F1 must become more competitive – Brawn | 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix - RaceFans

The Bahrain Grand Prix was like watching two different races at once, said F1's motorsport managing director Ross Brawn.

Read more: Bahrain GP shows F1 must become more competitive – Brawn | 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix - RaceFans

Whiting ‘perplexed’ by Ferrari’s pit stop issue - PlanetF1

FIA race director Charlie Whiting was left "perplexed" by Ferrari's pit stop blunder in Bahrain in which the rear left tyre wasn't changed and Kimi Raikkonen hit his mechanic.

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How Honda plans to build on F1 breakthrough - Motorsport.com

Pierre Gasly’s fourth place for Toro Rosso in Bahrain last weekend was better than anything McLaren managed in three trouble-hit years with Honda power before swapping engine suppliers with the Red Bull junior team for 2018.Honda’s F1 technical director Toyoharu Tanabe told Motorsport.com he wants the result to “give us much more energy to develop for the future”.Motorsport.com ... Keep reading

Read more: How Honda plans to build on F1 breakthrough - Motorsport.com

Three historic F1 parades added to British GP weekend schedule - Autosport

The British Grand Prix weekend will feature three parades of historic Formula 1 cars driven by key figures from grand prix racing's history

Read more: Three historic F1 parades added to British GP weekend schedule - Autosport

Stewart to drive title-winning F1 car at British GP - Motorsport.com

Silverstone will host parades of historic F1 cars - driven by key figures from grand prix racing’s history - on Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the British GP, with Stewart the first driver confirmed.The parades, which follow an announcement earlier this year of a pair of support races for a full grid of cars from 1966 to 1985, have been organised to help commemorate the British GP ... Keep reading

Read more: Stewart to drive title-winning F1 car at British GP - Motorsport.com

Rosberg to drive 2018-19 Formula E car in demo run | Formula E - RaceFans

Nico Rosberg will return to the cockpit to conduct a shakedown run in Formula E's new 2018-19 season car prior to next month's Berlin ePrix.

Read more: Rosberg to drive 2018-19 Formula E car in demo run | Formula E - RaceFans

The Chinese Grand Prix timetable - PlanetF1

The Chinese GP, which takes place around the Shanghai International Circuit, marks the third round F1 World Championship.

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Hamilton urges better communication after Bahrain "no man's land" - Motorsport.com

Hamilton lost the Australian GP due to a miscalculation on how much of a gap he needed to have to Sebastian Vettel, and then in Bahrain found himself in what he called “no man’s land” as he tried to comprehend what was happening in the race, and how hard he had to push at any given time.Matters were complicated by Mercedes assuming that Vettel would stop a second time before coming to ... Keep reading

Read more: Hamilton urges better communication after Bahrain "no man's land" - Motorsport.com

Lewis Hamilton: Mercedes working on F1 race communication - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton says that Mercedes has to work on improve communications with its drivers on the back of two frustrating Formula 1 races in Melbourne and Bahrain

Read more: Lewis Hamilton: Mercedes working on F1 race communication - Autosport

Top ten pictures from the 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix | F1 Pictures - RaceFans

Ten of the best pictures which tell the story of the 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix weekend.

Read more: Top ten pictures from the 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix | F1 Pictures - RaceFans

Vettel ‘healthier and more in control’ - PlanetF1

While Sebastian Vettel acknowledges that his win in Bahrain was down to a combination of things, he is feeling "healthier and more in control."

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Hamilton: Inexperience costing Max - SkySports F1

Lewis Hamilton has warned Max Verstappen is losing too many points due to inexperience.

Read more: Hamilton: Inexperience costing Max - SkySports F1

Issue #25 of GP Gazette is now online - Motorsport.com

For the second race in a row, Sebastian Vettel pulled a rabbit out of his hat. While Mercedes set itself up for a first win of the season, a persistent Vettel did what he needed to do with a mega long stint out of sequence with his tyres.Just how did Mercedes blow what it reckons was a 90 per cent change of winning the race? The race analysis gives you the full story.There's also ... Keep reading

Read more: Issue #25 of GP Gazette is now online - Motorsport.com

Pit Chat: FOM stir up the Kubica pot - PlanetF1

Now that was more like it. The Bahrain Grand Prix had just about everything, including Formula One Management subtly getting on board the Robert Kubica bandwagon.

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Red Bull are quick enough to beat Ferrari – Horner | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Red Bull are quick enough to beat Ferrari - Horner • Injured Ferrari mechanics walking on crutches • Tyres hard to 'switch on' - Magnussen

Read more: Red Bull are quick enough to beat Ferrari – Horner | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

2018 Chinese Grand Prix TV Times | 2018 Chinese Grand Prix - RaceFans

Don't miss any of the 2018 Chinese Grand Prix sessions - here are the times for all of this weekend's action plus IndyCar's Long Beach Grand Prix.

Read more: 2018 Chinese Grand Prix TV Times | 2018 Chinese Grand Prix - RaceFans

Vettel’s narrow win bodes well for 2018 title fight | 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix review - RaceFans

Sebastian Vettel clung on to deny Valtteri Bottas a win. But while Ferrari and Mercedes fought a third team could have joined the battle.

Read more: Vettel’s narrow win bodes well for 2018 title fight | 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix review - RaceFans

Verstappen responds to Hamilton “dickhead” gibe - Motorsport.com

Hamilton was heard calling Verstappen “a dickhead”, prompting questions about it in the post-race press conference – when Sebastian Vettel leapt to Hamilton’s defence.Appearing on the Dutch TV show Peptalk on Ziggo Sport on Monday night, Verstappen was shown this clip via Skype in his hotel room in Bahrain. After hearing what was said, Verstappen remarked: “He is just out of the car ... Keep reading

Read more: Verstappen responds to Hamilton “dickhead” gibe - Motorsport.com

Verstappen responds to Hamilton's F1 Bahrain GP drivers' room jibe - Autosport

Max Verstappen has shrugged off four-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton's post-race comments about him ahead of the Bahrain Grand Prix podium ceremony

Read more: Verstappen responds to Hamilton's F1 Bahrain GP drivers' room jibe - Autosport

Hamilton: Three-car pass was like Talladega Nights | 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix - RaceFans

Lewis Hamilton described his pass on three cars during the Bahrain Grand Prix as being like something out of Talladega Nights.

Read more: Hamilton: Three-car pass was like Talladega Nights | 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix - RaceFans

FIA to examine Ferrari’s “perplexing” pit stop error which injured a mechanic | 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix - RaceFans

The FIA intends to examine Ferrari's error during Kimi Raikkonen's pit stop which led to a mechanic being injured during the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Read more: FIA to examine Ferrari’s “perplexing” pit stop error which injured a mechanic | 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix - RaceFans

Brundle: Vettel The Boss in Bahrain - SkySports F1

I'm typing this listening to some Bruce Springsteen before heading to Shanghai. He's known as 'The Boss' of course and that succinctly sums up Sebastian Vettel's outstanding drive on Sunday too.

Read more: Brundle: Vettel The Boss in Bahrain - SkySports F1

Porsche claims its 919 Hybrid Evo is “faster than Formula One” after Spa record lap | World Endurance Championship - RaceFans

Porsche has claimed a new track record at Spa-Francorchamps using an "evo version" of its 919 Hybrid World Endurance Championship LMP1 car.

Read more: Porsche claims its 919 Hybrid Evo is “faster than Formula One” after Spa record lap | World Endurance Championship - RaceFans

How Torro Rosso performance reset perceptions of Honda almost overnight - BBC F1

Pierre Gasly's superb fourth place for Toro Rosso in Bahrain has reset perceptions of Honda's engine programme almost overnight, writes Andrew Benson.

Read more: How Torro Rosso performance reset perceptions of Honda almost overnight - BBC F1

2018 Bahrain Grand Prix Star Performers | 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix - RaceFans

Pierre Gasly, Sebastian Vettel, Kevin Magnussen and Marcus Ericsson were RaceFans' stars performers of the Bahrain Grand Prix weekend. Here's why.

Read more: 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix Star Performers | 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix - RaceFans

F1 points leader Vettel: Ferrari 'healthier' but must still improve - Autosport

Formula 1 championship leader Sebastian Vettel felt "healthier" in his Ferrari in Bahrain but insists the team must improve despite winning the opening two grands prix of the season

Read more: F1 points leader Vettel: Ferrari 'healthier' but must still improve - Autosport

Vettel says Ferrari "healthier" but must improve - Motorsport.com

Vettel followed up a fortunate victory in the Australian GP by qualifying on pole in Bahrain and holding off Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas for the win after a mid-race change of strategy.When asked by Motorsport.com whether his performance was more down to Mercedes' not being at the same level as in Australia, or Ferrari's own gains, Vettel replied: "It's a difficult one."I can't speak ... Keep reading

Read more: Vettel says Ferrari "healthier" but must improve - Motorsport.com

Hamilton: Verstappen not making mature decisions - Motorsport.com

Verstappen and Hamilton made contact in the early part of the race after the Red Bull driver ran wide, squeezing his rival.Hamilton escaped with no damage from the contact, but Verstappen suffered a broken wheel and puncture, while a differential failure caused his retirement.Verstappen's team boss Christian Horner insisted that it was was an incident behind two hard racers, and ... Keep reading

Read more: Hamilton: Verstappen not making mature decisions - Motorsport.com

Bahrain GP: Hamilton questions Verstappen's maturity after F1 clash - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton has questioned Max Verstappen's maturity after their Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix clash, suggesting a driver with greater experience would have finished the race

Read more: Bahrain GP: Hamilton questions Verstappen's maturity after F1 clash - Autosport

We need to raise our game - Alonso - F1technical.net

A double points finish might be great news for any team, and it was too for McLaren when their cars crossed the finish line in 7th and 8th positions at the end of the Bahrain Grand Prix. The story of the team's weekend was however slightly more complicated.

Read more: We need to raise our game - Alonso - F1technical.net

Was Hamilton's Bahrain overtake one of the best we've ever seen? - BBC F1

"What a move" and "just another day at the office". How good was Lewis Hamilton's three-car overtake in Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix?

Read more: Was Hamilton's Bahrain overtake one of the best we've ever seen? - BBC F1

Bahrain GP driver ratings - SkySports F1



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Bahrain Grand Prix driver ratings - Motorsport.com

44 Lewis HamiltonMercedes F1 W09Start: 9thFinish: 3rdStrategy: 1 stop (soft/medium)Rating: 8There was a lot of good for Hamilton, who produced some incisive passes and performed well on his 31-lap stint on mediums. But he never looked completely comfortable on Saturday and Sunday and qualified just behind Bottas. By his own admission, Hamilton was too tame in the early laps – par ... Keep reading

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Vettel tried to mislead Mercedes with radio message “lie” | 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix - RaceFans

Sebastian Vettel admitted he tried to mislead Mercedes with a radio message to his Ferrari team late in the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Read more: Vettel tried to mislead Mercedes with radio message “lie” | 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix - RaceFans

Ricciardo: Bahrain DNF shows F1 "rips your heart out" - Motorsport.com

Max Verstappen picked up a puncture while passing Lewis Hamilton at the start of the second lap, which caused gearbox damage that led to his swift retirement, and moments later Ricciardo stopped from fourth position.Red Bull believes a Renault energy store failure triggered a sudden loss of power as Ricciardo entered the Turn 8 hairpin.Ricciardo said: “Being out so early in a race is ... Keep reading

Read more: Ricciardo: Bahrain DNF shows F1 "rips your heart out" - Motorsport.com

Ricciardo: Bahrain GP exit shows 'brutal' F1 'rips your heart out' - Autosport

A dejected Daniel Ricciardo has admitted the implosion of Red Bull's Bahrain Grand Prix within the first two laps shows how Formula 1 "can rip your heart out"

Read more: Ricciardo: Bahrain GP exit shows 'brutal' F1 'rips your heart out' - Autosport

McLaren go 100 races without a win as Hamilton equals Raikkonen record | 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix stats and facts - RaceFans

With 182 world championship race victories, McLaren has more F1 wins than any team bar Ferrari. However yesterday marked their 100th win-less race.

Read more: McLaren go 100 races without a win as Hamilton equals Raikkonen record | 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix stats and facts - RaceFans

Hamilton re-lives his ‘risky’ triple overtake - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton pulled off the stand-out overtake of the Bahrain Grand Prix as he took three cars in one corner and made up ground from a cautious start.

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Sirotkin: We looked like idiots from the outside - PlanetF1

While Sergey Sirotkin concedes Williams must have "looked like idiots" in Bahrain, he says that is from the outside as there were some positives for Williams.

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Paddock Diary: Bahrain Grand Prix day four | 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix - RaceFans

An old face returned on the final day of the Bahrain Grand Prix weekend. Dieter Rencken reports from the paddock.

Read more: Paddock Diary: Bahrain Grand Prix day four | 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix - RaceFans

Alonso: We need to raise our game - PlanetF1

Although McLaren bagged their second double points-haul of 2018 in Bahrain, Fernando Alonso says McLaren need to raise their game, as it is "not enough at the moment."

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Vettel defends Hamilton over Verstappen comments - F1 gossip - BBC F1

Sebastian Vettel defends Lewis Hamilton over Max Verstappen comments, Valtteri Bottas says Mercedes have "weaknesses", plus more.

Read more: Vettel defends Hamilton over Verstappen comments - F1 gossip - BBC F1

How Mercedes squandered a 90 percent victory chance - Motorsport.com

Mercedes had the Bahrain Grand Prix won on lap 21. Well, almost. According to team boss Toto Wolff, there was only a one-in-ten chance of Ferrari winning despite Sebastian Vettel being in the lead. And yet, 36 laps later, Vettel claimed his second consecutive grand prix victory by 0.699s from Valtteri Bottas."I think we had won the race already after coming out on the medium behind ... Keep reading

Read more: How Mercedes squandered a 90 percent victory chance - Motorsport.com

Hamilton: Verstappen’s immaturity is costing him results | 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix - RaceFans

Lewis Hamilton said his clash with Max Verstappen during the Bahrain Grand Prix was an example of the Red Bull driver squandering results through immaturity.

Read more: Hamilton: Verstappen’s immaturity is costing him results | 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix - RaceFans

Mercedes thought race was won - SkySports F1

Toto Wolff admits Mercedes thought their tyre strategy in the Bahrain GP had given them a "90 per cent" chance of beating Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari to race victory.

Read more: Mercedes thought race was won - SkySports F1

Bottas says Bahrain highlighted W09’s weaknesses - PlanetF1

Second in Bahrain by just 0.699s, Valtteri Bottas says this past weekend's grand prix highlighted "some weaknesses" in Mercedes' W09.

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When's the Chinese GP on Sky? - SkySports F1

Get those alarms ready again! Formula 1 heads to the Far East for round three of the 2018 championship and you can watch the Chinese GP exclusively live on Sky Sports F1 this weekend.

Read more: When's the Chinese GP on Sky? - SkySports F1

Sirotkin: "We looked like idiots" in Bahrain - Motorsport.com

Sirotkin and teammate Lance Stroll started 18th and 20th, and finished in the reverse order on the road in 16th and 17th, although they subsequently gained places from time penalties handed to Sergio Perez and Brendon Hartley.Despite the lack of pace from the car – which was slower than last year – Sirotkin tried to be upbeat."A tough feeling after a tough weekend," said the ... Keep reading

Read more: Sirotkin: "We looked like idiots" in Bahrain - Motorsport.com

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Bahrain “far from ideal” for McLaren – Alonso | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Bahrain "far from ideal" for McLaren - Alonso • Brawn considering qualifying races • Alonso reflects on Schumacher rivalry

Read more: Bahrain “far from ideal” for McLaren – Alonso | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

Bahrain GP: Ferrari mechanic breaks leg in Kimi Raikkonen pit lane accident - BBC F1

Ferrari mechanic Francesco Cigorini suffers a broken leg when he is run over by Kimi Raikkonen during a pit stop in the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Read more: Bahrain GP: Ferrari mechanic breaks leg in Kimi Raikkonen pit lane accident - BBC F1

Vote for your 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix Driver of the Weekend | 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix - RaceFans

Who was the best driver during the 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix weekend? Compare how they did and vote for the best.

Read more: Vote for your 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix Driver of the Weekend | 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix - RaceFans

So are Ferrari the real favourites? - SkySports F1



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Gasly secures highest Honda finish since F1 return - F1technical.net

They celebrated like they had won when Pierre Gasly concluded the Bahrain Grand Prix in fourth position, having driven a faultless race. By doing so, the French rookie also secured the best finish for a Honda powered car since the Japanese manufacturer returned to the sport in 2015.

Read more: Gasly secures highest Honda finish since F1 return - F1technical.net

2018 Bahrain Grand Prix interactive data: lap charts, times and tyres | 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix - RaceFans

Take a closer look at the Bahrain Grand Prix with RaceFans' interactive race information including lap charts, fastest laps and more.

Read more: 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix interactive data: lap charts, times and tyres | 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix - RaceFans

Hamilton hits back at Verstappen - SkySports F1

Lewis Hamilton has accused Max Verstappen of showing him no "respect" at the Bahrain GP and believes the Red Bull driver is making too many mistakes.

Read more: Hamilton hits back at Verstappen - SkySports F1

Vettel defends Hamilton over profane Verstappen comment | 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix - RaceFans

Sebastian Vettel came to Lewis Hamilton's defence when the Mercedes driver was asked about a profane comment he made regarding Max Verstappen.

Read more: Vettel defends Hamilton over profane Verstappen comment | 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix - RaceFans

Perez, Hartley penalised for formation lap error - Motorsport.com

The pair shared the sixth row of the grid and collided on the first lap when Hartley's Toro Rosso spun Perez's Force India around at Turn 4 during early battling.Hartley received a 10s penalty for causing that incident and went on to finish a lapped 13th, while Perez finished 12th.But the stewards summoned both drivers to a hearing after the race to discuss a separate incident that ... Keep reading

Read more: Perez, Hartley penalised for formation lap error - Motorsport.com

Hartley and Perez both penalised over F1 formation lap mix up - Autosport

Formula 1 stewards have penalised Sergio Perez and Brendon Hartley 30 seconds each for not following correct procedure on the Bahrain Grand Prix formation lap

Read more: Hartley and Perez both penalised over F1 formation lap mix up - Autosport

WATCH: Hamilton and Verstappen collide - SkySports F1

Red Bull suffered a double disaster at the Bahrain GP when both Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo had their races ruined in an awful couple of minutes for Red Bull.

Read more: WATCH: Hamilton and Verstappen collide - SkySports F1

Live: Follow the Bahrain Grand Prix as it happens - Motorsport.com

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Live: 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix | RaceFans Live - RaceFans

Follow the 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix on RaceFans Live.

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How Williams tackles Bahrain cooling - Motorsport.com

The Williams FW41 features flared exits at the rear of the sidepods, which are significantly wider than what we have seen in testing or during the Australian Grand Prix weekend.Adequate cooling is one of the first requirements of the Formula 1 car concept when you are putting it together.If you are not honest with yourself in the early stages of the design, then you will have to ... Keep reading

Read more: How Williams tackles Bahrain cooling - Motorsport.com

The provisional Bahrain GP grid - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton will start the Bahrain Grand Prix from ninth place on the grid after incurring a grid penalty.

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Haas will ‘really’ miss those 22 Australian points - PlanetF1

Gene Haas is still smarting over Haas' double DNF in Australia and says "for sure" they're going to miss those 22 points come the end of this season.

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Markelov victorious in F2 Sprint Race - SkySports F1

Artem Markelov took victory in the Formula 2 Sprint Race in Bahrain as he once again showcased his tyre management skills.

Read more: Markelov victorious in F2 Sprint Race - SkySports F1

F1 tech insight: How Williams tackles cooling in Bahrain - Autosport

The Bahrain Grand Prix is one of the hottest races of the year, and all Formula 1 teams must make changes to ensure the cars run reliably

Read more: F1 tech insight: How Williams tackles cooling in Bahrain - Autosport

WATCH: Brawn and Brundle in full - SkySports F1

Ross Brawn says F1's vision for the future is designed to "lower the drawbridge'" on entry to the sport as they strive to make it more competitive and entertaining.

Read more: WATCH: Brawn and Brundle in full - SkySports F1

Interesting facts – Bahrain Grand Prix - F1technical.net

Formula One continues its Asian tour with a visit to the Bahrain International Circuit which host the second round of this year’s championship. Sebastian Vettel leads the Drivers' Championship standings with a surprise victory in the season-opener.

Read more: Interesting facts – Bahrain Grand Prix - F1technical.net

Hamilton has no answers on Mercedes pace - Motorsport.com

Although Sebastian Vettel won the Australian Grand Prix, Hamilton's Mercedes was clearly the faster car in Melbourne, but this weekend at Sakhir the W09 has been no match for the SF71H, with Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen locking out the front row for Ferrari in qualifying.When asked to explain the turnaround in form between the two teams compared to the season opener, Hamilton said: "I ... Keep reading

Read more: Hamilton has no answers on Mercedes pace - Motorsport.com

Newgarden denies Wickens win in Phoenix | IndyCar - RaceFans

Josef Newgarden passed Robert Wickens in the closing stages to win the Phoenix Grand Prix after the Schmidt driver gambled on tyre strategy.

Read more: Newgarden denies Wickens win in Phoenix | IndyCar - RaceFans

Worth considering qualifying races in Formula 1 says Ross Brawn - Autosport

Ross Brawn believes Formula 1 should consider radical ideas like a Saturday qualifying race in its push to become more popular in the future

Read more: Worth considering qualifying races in Formula 1 says Ross Brawn - Autosport

Leclerc says he has to "calm down" his driving - Motorsport.com

Leclerc had the edge over his more experienced Sauber teammate Marcus Ericsson through practice and the first runs in Q1, but his qualifying ended with a spin at the final corner.He said traffic on his second run and his own misjudgement later was to blame for ending up 19th, three tenths and two positions behind Ericsson."I was already pushing way too much from the beginning of the ... Keep reading

Read more: Leclerc says he has to "calm down" his driving - Motorsport.com

Sauber F1 rookie Charles Leclerc needs to 'calm down' in Bahrain - Autosport

Formula 1 rookie Charles Leclerc has admitted he was "pushing way too much" in Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying and needs to "calm down" his driving

Read more: Sauber F1 rookie Charles Leclerc needs to 'calm down' in Bahrain - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton has no answers why Mercedes trail Ferrari in Bahrain - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton says he doesn't have any answers on why the Ferrari v Mercedes Formula 1 battle has swung towards the Italian team this weekend in Bahrain

Read more: Lewis Hamilton has no answers why Mercedes trail Ferrari in Bahrain - Autosport

Alonso admits McLaren were lacking ‘everywhere’ - PlanetF1

Unhappy with McLaren's performance in qualifying, Fernando Alonso reckons they were lacking a "ittle bit everywhere" leaving both drivers outside the top ten.

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Paddock diary: Bahrain Grand Prix day three | 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix - RaceFans

Following Friday's political intrigue, on Saturday the action in Bahrain was all on the track - mostly. Dieter Rencken reports from the paddock.

Read more: Paddock diary: Bahrain Grand Prix day three | 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix - RaceFans

F1 qualifying race idea may be "worth considering" - Brawn - Motorsport.com

F1's managing director of motorsport is helping in the push for a series of rule changes from 2021 in a bid to attract a bigger audience.One proposal that has been suggested is for F1 to totally change the way that the grids are decided – with a qualifying race rather than a timed session being used.Speaking in an interview with Sky's Martin Brundle, Brawn suggested that the concept ... Keep reading

Read more: F1 qualifying race idea may be "worth considering" - Brawn - Motorsport.com

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Live: IndyCar 2018 round two – Phoenix Grand Prix | RaceFans Live - RaceFans

Join us to follow round two of the 2018 Indycar season on RaceFans Live.

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Will Hamilton or Verstappen be tempted to one-stop? | 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix pre-race analysis - RaceFans

Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen will start 'out of position' in Bahrain - could they avoid the preferred two-stop strategy to get back to the front?

Read more: Will Hamilton or Verstappen be tempted to one-stop? | 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix pre-race analysis - RaceFans

Does Hamilton really want grid girls back?: “I couldn’t care less” | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Does Hamilton really want grid girls back?: "I couldn't care less" • Ecclestone returns in Bahrain • Sponsors want grid girls, Sochi promoter claims

Read more: Does Hamilton really want grid girls back?: “I couldn’t care less” | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

How decision to watch an F1 race saved a Georgia family’s lives - Motorsport.com

Robb has been watching since the Senna/Prost days and has travelled to GPs across the world. He is a fan of Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen and Ferrari while his wife pulls for Lewis Hamilton ... and their passion for Formula 1 may have saved their lives on March 25th.They decided to stay up past 1am EST. to watch the Australian Grand Prix -- the opening round of the 2018 F1 season ... Keep reading

Read more: How decision to watch an F1 race saved a Georgia family’s lives - Motorsport.com

Toro Rosso aero upgrade working better than expected – Hartley | 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix - RaceFans

Toro Rosso starred in qualifying because their aerodynamic upgrade is performing much better than expected, according to Brendon Hartley.

Read more: Toro Rosso aero upgrade working better than expected – Hartley | 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix - RaceFans

Bahrain GP: Starting grid in pictures - Motorsport.com

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Ferrari literally on fire & McLaren's emergency meeting: Bahrain GP latest - BBC F1

Smoking hot Ferrari can turn the title on its head on Sunday, which seems likely given Lewis Hamilton "has no answers" to their pace.

Read more: Ferrari literally on fire & McLaren's emergency meeting: Bahrain GP latest - BBC F1

Verstappen explains why he was doing an extra lap in Q1 when he crashed | 2018 F1 season - RaceFans

A power surge caused Max Verstappen's crash in Q1 while his team was trying to investigate an engine problem, the Red Bull driver has revealed.

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Formula 1: Mercedes tyre overheating struggles similar to 2017 - Autosport

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff admits his Formula 1 team is struggling with overheating tyres like last season, after Ferrari surprisingly locked out the front row for the Bahrain Grand Prix

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Mercedes says W09 "not a diva" despite lack of pace - Motorsport.com

Mercedes was outpaced by Ferrari in qualifying in Bahrain, with Valtteri Bottas taking third and Lewis Hamilton fourth, before his five-place grid penalty was applied.Wolff says that the Bahrain track, now acknowledged by Pirelli as the roughest of the season, has not played to the strengths of Mercedes."I always said right from the beginning that this was going to be a season where ... Keep reading

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Formula 1: Alonso feared McLaren struggle at Bahrain Grand Prix - Autosport

Fernando Alonso says McLaren feared it would struggle at Formula 1's Bahrain Grand Prix even before track action got underway

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Alonso feared McLaren would struggle in Bahrain - Motorsport.com

A lacklustre showing in qualifying, with neither the Spaniard nor teammate Stoffel Vandoorne making it through to Q3, has left the team struggling to find answers as to what went wrong.But while racing director Eric Boullier said he was "astonished" at events on Saturday – which included McLaren being outqualified by the Honda-powered Toro Rossos – Alonso said he was not shocked by ... Keep reading

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Gasly’s Q3 run was “the best lap I have ever done in F1” | 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix - RaceFans

Pierre Gasly described the lap which earned him fifth on the grid for the Bahrain Grand Prix as the best of his F1 career to date.

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Hamilton: Ferrari engine mode as good as ours - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton reckons Ferrari's engine mode is "easily as good as" Mercedes after the Scuderia locked out the front row of the Bahrain grid.

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Red Bull not quick enough for pole yet – Ricciardo | 2018 F1 season - RaceFans

Daniel Ricciardo says Red Bull weren't quick enough to be contenders for pole position in Bahrain despite qualifying within half a second of the front-runners.

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McLaren stunned by qualy slump - SkySports F1

McLaren chief Eric Boullier has admitted he was astonished by the team's inability to challenge for a top-10 starting berth for the Bahrain GP and demanded an investigation.

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Toro Rosso shocked by "huge step forward" in Bahrain - Motorsport.com

Hartley and teammate Pierre Gasly were eliminated in Q1 at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, in which the team would score no points – but both drivers then fared much better in Bahrain qualifying.The Kiwi came up just a tenth short of advancing to the final qualifying segment, while Gasly put the Honda-powered STR13 a shock fifth on the grid.Hartley said a new aero package ... Keep reading

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Gasly hails Toro Rosso-Honda upgrades - PlanetF1

Pierre Gasly was arguably the happiest man in the Bahrain paddock on Saturday night after qualifying P6 for the race, but set to start fifth.

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Formula 1: Ferrari front-end set-up work key to 'suprising' pole - Autosport

Sebastian Vettel says set-up tweaks to improve confidence in the front end of the Ferrari Formula 1 car was key to his 'surprising' pole position at the Bahrain Grand Prix

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Toro Rosso didn't expect 'huge step' in F1 performance from upgrade - Autosport

Toro Rosso didn't expect the "huge step forward" delivered by the updates it brought to the 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix, according to Brendon Hartley

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F1 overtaking talks fail to agree on 2019 changes - Motorsport.com

As previously reported, the meeting was called by the FIA's Nikolas Tombazis in part as a response to an Australian GP that saw virtually no overtaking.A team of engineers under F1 chief technical officer Pat Symonds has been working on concepts for the 2021 package, but in the interim, ways are being sought to increase the amount of overtaking in the interim seasons of 2019 and ... Keep reading

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McLaren ‘astonished’ by lack of qualy pace - PlanetF1

Falling short of their goal of making it into Q3 in Bahrain, Eric Boullier says there will be a "big investigation" at McLaren as they don't know why they lacked pace.

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Vettel: Sorting front end key to "surprising" Bahrain pole - Motorsport.com

With Vettel having admitted after the season opener in Australia that his team still needs to make big steps with its SF71H, rival Mercedes had come into the Sakhir weekend as favourite.However, thanks to some key steps made to improve his feel of the car, Vettel says that getting on top of the balance helped things "come alive" to deliver an all Ferrari front row."We mostly tried to ... Keep reading

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F1 overtaking meeting fails to come to agreement for 2019 changes - Autosport

Today's meeting of the Formula 1 Technical Working Group failed to come to any firm conclusions over ways to improve overtaking in 2019

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FP3: Raikkonen on top as Mercedes struggle - PlanetF1

Kimi Raikkonen finished top of the timesheets in FP3 as both Mercedes cars struggled to make an impression, while Sebastian Vettel suffered a disrupted session.

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Hamilton: I could have killed them all - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton wasn't impressed when his path to his pit box in Bahrain was blocked by a throng of people, saying he "could have killed them all."

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Raikkonen reigns in final Bahrain practice - F1technical.net

Final practice ahead of qualifying saw Kimi Raikkonen dominate at the Bahrain International Circuit, topping his nearest rivals by half a second. Those rivals were Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo in the Red Bulls, while others were even further back.

Read more: Raikkonen reigns in final Bahrain practice - F1technical.net

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“Incredible” F1 lap times prompt Pirelli to change tread depths | 2018 F1 season - RaceFans

Pirelli has announced it will reduce the tread depth of its tyres at three of this year's races in order to run softer tyres.

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Podcast: F1's 2021 vision and its surrounding politics explained - Autosport

Formula 1 revealed its vision for the championship from 2021 onwards during the Bahrain Grand Prix weekend, and the latest edition of The Autosport Podcast explains what it really means

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Raikkonen quickest as Vettel hits trouble | 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix third practice - RaceFans

Kimi Raikkonen comfortably headed the final practice session in Bahrain while Ferrari team mate Sebastian Vettel endured a troubled session.

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Bahrain GP: Raikkonen leads Red Bull drivers in FP3 - Motorsport.com

Raikkonen, who was quickest on Friday, enjoyed an advantage of almost half a second in FP3 as his rivals failed to produce representative laptimes.Teams were hesitant to hit the track given qualifying and Sunday's race will be held in different conditions, and it took 20 minutes for Carlos Sainz to end the wait for a laptime.Sainz's 1m33.893s was never going to be a benchmark that ... Keep reading

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Bahrain GP F1 practice: Kimi Raikkonen fastest ahead of Red Bulls in FP3 - Autosport

Kimi Raikkonen's strong form ahead of Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying continued as the Ferrari driver set the pace again in Saturday practice

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Norris dominates F2 in Bahrain - SkySports F1

Lando Norris laid down a marker in Bahrain with a dominant drive from pole to victory in the F2 Feature Race.

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Live: Follow final practice for the Bahrain GP as it happens - Motorsport.com

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Norris dominates Bahrain feature race as Markelov stars | F2 - RaceFans

Lando Norris took a comfortable victory from pole position in the opening F2 race of the season in Bahrain ahead of team mate Sergio Sette Camara.

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Why Ferrari isn't the team Mercedes should fear in Bahrain - Motorsport.com

A Ferrari one-two in Friday practice, Mercedes off the pace and Red Bull nowhere near on the timesheets? On paper, that looks like bad news for Mercedes, especially with Lewis Hamilton having to serve a five-place grid penalty for a gearbox change. But based on a look under the skin of the laptimes there's every sign that Formula 1's dominant force, presumably now led by Valtteri ... Keep reading

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The cause of Hamilton’s gearbox woes - F1technical.net

Reining world champion Lewis Hamilton will be hit by a five-place grid penalty in the Bahrain Grand Prix for an unscheduled gearbox change on his Mercedes. The Briton can start the race from the sixth place even if he secures his second pole position of the season.

Read more: The cause of Hamilton’s gearbox woes - F1technical.net

Pirelli alters its tyres following Mercedes request - F1technical.net

Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli decided to alter its tyres for some race tracks following Mercedes blistering issues during the pre-season testing in Barcelona. Rival teams do not understand the Italian manufacturer's decision.

Read more: Pirelli alters its tyres following Mercedes request - F1technical.net

FIA agrees to different Pirelli spec for three races - Motorsport.com

For those events, Pirelli will use tyres with a slightly thinner tread in an effort to combat potential overheating issues, in the light of information learned in Barcelona testing.The tread for the three races will be 0.4mm thinner, but Pirelli is confident that it won’t impact performance.There is also a weight reduction of around 1kg per set, which teams will have to take into ... Keep reading

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Paddock diary: Bahrain Grand Prix day two | 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix - RaceFans

While the teams limbered up on the track, the paddock chatter was all about 2021, as F1's owners presented its vision for the future.

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Live: F2 2018 round one – Bahrain feature race - RaceFans

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Wolff: Liberty’s budget cap not realistic - PlanetF1

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has said work needs to be done with Liberty in order to construct a more realistic budget cap.

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Thinner Pirelli tread at Barcelona, Paul Ricard and Silverstone - Autosport

In an effort to combat overheating issues, Pirelli will run a modified Formula 1 tyre at the Spanish, French and British Grand Prix, three races taking place on resurfaced tracks

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Pirelli agree to Mercedes’ tyre demands - PlanetF1

Pirelli have agreed to make changes to their tyres at certain abrasive tracks after a demand came from Mercedes.

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Vettel: You stop ‘when you’re too slow’ - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel says he'll walk away from Formula 1 when he is either too slow, or not passionate enough about the sport.

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Russian GP joins push for F1 grid girl return - Motorsport.com

Several races are seeking a compromise that could see girls return to the grid in some capacity, possibly while the grid kids – an innovation for this year – continue to hold the driver sign boards.Pressure from race sponsors is one obvious reason why some promoters are keen to see a change to F1’s plans, especially those with airline backers who traditionally use full-time cabin crew ... Keep reading

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Russian Grand Prix confirms talks with F1 to allow grid girls - Autosport

The Russian Grand Prix is on a growing list of races calling for the return of grid girls following the ban announced by Formula 1 in January

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How Mercedes gains from its unique F1 rear suspension - Autosport

Mercedes is the only Formula 1 team to have raised the pickup point of its rear upper wishbone in 2018, a move that improves both the downforce level of the car and the consistency with which it is delivered

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‘Fangio said he was the greatest ever’: Jim Clark remembered, 50 years on | Interview - RaceFans

A crash in a Formula two race at the Hockenheimring 50 years ago today claimed the life of Jim Clark. The motor racing world lost one of its greatest talents: A man who had won two Formula One world championships and the Indianapolis 500, and demonstrated his versatile racing in numerous other classes. In the … Continue reading ‘Fangio said he was the greatest ever’: Jim Clark remembered, 50 years on

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Bahrain GP: Friday's press conference - Motorsport.com

PRESS CONFERENCEGuenther, we’ll start with you: that looked like an encouraging first session, with Romain up in sixth place. Does that help you move ahead from the disappointment of Australia and start to put it behind you?Guenther STEINER: Yeah, absolutely, it will help. It keeps the morale up with the guys, from the disappointment of Australia. But then again, FP1 doesn’t mean a ... Keep reading

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Hamilton believes top three teams are “incredibly close” | 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix Friday practice analysis - RaceFans

Mercedes weren't on the pace of Ferrari in second practice but Lewis Hamilton believes it's close between the two teams and Red Bull.

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Brawn: F1 must lower drawbridge - SkySports F1

Ross Brawn says F1's vision for the future is designed to 'lower the drawbridge' on entry to the sport as they strive to make it more competitive and entertaining.

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Bahrain GP: Latest tech updates, direct from the garages - Motorsport.com

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Track, not updates, explains Toro Rosso performance – Gasly | 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix - RaceFans

Toro Rosso's strong showing in practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix is mainly down to the track suiting them better according to Pierre Gasly.

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Hamilton set for five-place grid penalty - BBC F1

Lewis Hamilton is to start the Bahrain Grand Prix with a five-place grid penalty after governing body the FIA said he had breached rules over gearbox changes.

Read more: Hamilton set for five-place grid penalty - BBC F1

Five-place grid penalty for Hamilton - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton will only be able to start Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix no higher than P6 after picking up a five-place grid penalty for a gearbox change.

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Hamilton hit with grid penalty - SkySports F1

Lewis Hamilton will take a five-place grid penalty at the Bahrain GP due to a gearbox change.

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