Friday, August 31, 2018

Norris wants practice return after just nine laps at Monza | 2018 Italian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Lando Norris says he is hoping for another chance to drive McLaren's Formula 1 car after rain limited him to just nine laps at Monza.

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Texas NASCAR boss hits out over F1 clash - PlanetF1

Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage is not impressed with Formula 1's decision to run the United States Grand Prix on the same weekend as Texas's NASCAR race.

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Billy Monger meets Alex Zanardi: 'They had to let us return to driving' - BBC F1

Seventeen-year-old Billy Monger was hailed as the next Lewis Hamilton until a terrible crash left him fighting for his life and resulted in a double leg amputation.

Read more: Billy Monger meets Alex Zanardi: 'They had to let us return to driving' - BBC F1

Sainz: F1 needs to drop ‘dangerous’ DRS - PlanetF1

Carlos Sainz says Formula 1 must find a way to improve overtaking that does not include the "dangerous" DRS after Marcus Ericsson suffered a horrific crash in FP2.

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Ferrari: No decision on Raikkonen’s future - PlanetF1

Ferrari have yet to decide whether they'll continue with Kimi Raikkonen next season; that's according to the new CEO Louis Camilleri.

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Ericsson in huge high-speed crash at Monza - PlanetF1

Formula 1 got to play in the rain at Monza on Friday as a torrential downpour saturated the track ahead of Friday's FP1

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F1 should plan to drop “dangerous” DRS – Sainz | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: F1 should plan to drop "dangerous" DRS - Sainz • Vietnam approves Hanoi F1 race • Smedley called Williams FW41 an "evil car"

Read more: F1 should plan to drop “dangerous” DRS – Sainz | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

Chance of wet qualifying means teams face set-up dilemma | 2018 Italian Grand Prix Friday practice analysis - RaceFans

A change in the weather forecast for the Italian Grand Prix means Formula 1 could have its third wet qualifying session in as many races.

Read more: Chance of wet qualifying means teams face set-up dilemma | 2018 Italian Grand Prix Friday practice analysis - RaceFans

Sauber to make further DRS changes after Ericsson crash | 2018 Italian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Sauber fixed the DRS fault which caused Marcus Ericsson's huge crash during second practice and will make further changes to the system tomorrow.

Read more: Sauber to make further DRS changes after Ericsson crash | 2018 Italian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Italian GP: Fresh F1 tech updates, direct from the pitlane - Motorsport.com

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Hamilton: Mercedes hasn’t kept up with Ferrari’s engine gains | 2018 F1 season - RaceFans

Lewis Hamilton says the upgrades Ferrari have brought for their engine are keeping them ahead of Mercedes in the development battle.

Read more: Hamilton: Mercedes hasn’t kept up with Ferrari’s engine gains | 2018 F1 season - RaceFans

New Ferrari CEO Camilleri relaxes F1 team's stance on quit threats - Autosport

Ferrari has stepped back from open threats to quit Formula 1, with its new CEO Louis Camilleri confident a deal to extend the team's commitment beyond 2020 can be reached

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Ferrari's new CEO winds back on F1 quit threats - Motorsport.com

Camilleri has taken over at Ferrari from Sergio Marchionne, who died last month as the result of complications following surgery. While Marchionne's aggressive management style resulted in him openly threatening to pull Ferrari out of F1 if he felt future rules were not suitable, Camilleri has adopted a more conciliatory approach. Holding his first press conference since taking over at ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Ferrari's new CEO winds back on F1 quit threats - Motorsport.com

Sainz hopes F1 can drop "dangerous" DRS - Motorsport.com

The DRS flap on Ericsson's Sauber did not reattach under braking for the first chicane at Monza in FP2, which meant he lost control of the car, slammed into the wall on the left-hand side of the track and spectacularly barrel-rolled to a halt. Asked by Motorsport.com for his thoughts on the crash, Sainz said he was he "just glad he's OK" but said it showed how big the consequences can be when ... ... Keep reading

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Carlos Sainz Jr hopes F1 can eventually drop 'dangerous' DRS - Autosport

Carlos Sainz Jr hopes Formula 1 eventually drops its "dangerous" DRS after it caused Marcus Ericsson to suffer an Italian Grand Prix practice crash his rivals called "crazy" and "scary"

Read more: Carlos Sainz Jr hopes F1 can eventually drop 'dangerous' DRS - Autosport

Williams driver Stroll had seat fitting in 2018 Force India F1 car - Autosport

Lance Stroll has had a seat fitting in this year's Racing Point Force India VJM11 Formula 1 car

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FIA Italian GP team principals press conference - PlanetF1

Representatives from Ferrari, Haas, Mercedes and Sauber spoke to the media in the team principals press conference ahead of the Italian Grand Prix.

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Force India confirms Stroll had seat fitting - Motorsport.com

Team principal Otmar Szafnauer continues to insist, however, that there are currently no plans for the Canadian to join Force India mid-season. Nevertheless, the team now knows what it needs to do to hone the current cockpit around Stroll, should he replace Esteban Ocon before the end of the 2018. The fitting took place at the team’s Silverstone factory earlier this week. “He came and ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Force India confirms Stroll had seat fitting - Motorsport.com

Ferrari yet to decide Raikkonen’s future – Camilleri | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

New Ferrari CEO Louis Carey Camilleri says the team is yet to take a decision whether Kimi Raikkonen will drive for them again in 2019.

Read more: Ferrari yet to decide Raikkonen’s future – Camilleri | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Force India checked Stroll fits in their 2018 and 2019 cars | 2018 Italian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Force India checked Lance Stroll can fit in both their current car and the new chassis they are designing for next year when he visited them on Tuesday.

Read more: Force India checked Stroll fits in their 2018 and 2019 cars | 2018 Italian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Texas Motor Speedway hits out over 2019 Austin F1 race/NASCAR clash - Autosport

Texas Motor Speedway has hit out at Formula 1 after its 2019 calendar created a clash between the circuit's NASCAR Cup series race and the US Grand Prix

Read more: Texas Motor Speedway hits out over 2019 Austin F1 race/NASCAR clash - Autosport

TMS president rips F1's "infamous indifference toward the fans" - Motorsport.com

The draft 2019 F1 calendar includes its annual stop at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, on Nov. 3, the same date as TMS’s fall Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at the oval in Fort Worth. The NASCAR 2019 calendar has been public since April 3 of this year. “Shame on Formula 1 for doing this to the fans. Fans have recognized this as the NASCAR date on this weekend ... ... Keep reading

Read more: TMS president rips F1's "infamous indifference toward the fans" - Motorsport.com

New Ferrari boss insists no decision yet on Raikkonen - Motorsport.com

Although there have been indications that Camilleri’s close relationship with Raikkonen had increased the chances of the Finn earning a fresh contract, the new boss was clear on Friday that nothing had been settled. “We have not taken a decision yet,” Camilleri told media during his first press conference in his new role at the Italian Grand Prix. “When we take that decision, and ... ... Keep reading

Read more: New Ferrari boss insists no decision yet on Raikkonen - Motorsport.com

Vettel knows ‘what doesn’t work’ after FP2 spin - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel bounced back from a hydraulic leak in FP1 to take top spot in FP2, but it was not without its dramas on Friday afternoon.

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F1 gossip: Valtteri Bottas, Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel, Max Verstappen, McLaren - BBC F1

Valtteri Bottas to help his team, Sebastian Vettel hopes for a long-term Monza future, McLaren to decide soon, plus more more.

Read more: F1 gossip: Valtteri Bottas, Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel, Max Verstappen, McLaren - BBC F1

New Ferrari CEO Camilleri says no decision yet on Raikkonen for F1 2019 - Autosport

Ferrari's new CEO Louis Camilleri insists no decision has yet been taken about Kimi Raikkonen's future with its Formula 1 team

Read more: New Ferrari CEO Camilleri says no decision yet on Raikkonen for F1 2019 - Autosport

Sauber thinks it has found DRS fix after Ericsson's Monza crash - Autosport

Sauber thinks it has a proper solution to the problem that caused Marcus Ericsson's huge crash at Monza after sacrificing performance to implement a quick fix during Friday practice

Read more: Sauber thinks it has found DRS fix after Ericsson's Monza crash - Autosport

Italian GP: Sebastian Vettel fastest in second practice after huge Marcus Ericsson crash - BBC F1

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel sets the pace in second practice at the Italian Grand Prix after Sauber's Marcus Ericsson has a huge accident.

Read more: Italian GP: Sebastian Vettel fastest in second practice after huge Marcus Ericsson crash - BBC F1

Ferrari leads the second practice on home turf - F1technical.net

Sebastian Vettel set the pace in the second practice session for the Italian Grand Prix in front of his team-mate Kimi Räikkönen and his title rival Lewis Hamilton.

Read more: Ferrari leads the second practice on home turf - F1technical.net

Gossip: Kvyat in Toro Rosso frame - SkySports F1



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Make your 2018 Italian GP predictions for your chance to win F1 2018 | RaceFans Predictions Championship - RaceFans

Enter your 2018 Italian Grand Prix predictions and you could win the official Formula 1 game F1 2018 this weekend.

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Ricciardo: ‘Positive signs’ from Renault C-spec engine - PlanetF1

Daniel Ricciardo has said that the new Renault C-spec engine in the back of his Red Bull showed "positive signs" on Friday at Monza.

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Russell on pole at Monza - SkySports F1

George Russell took his fourth pole position of the season in qualifying for the F2 Feature Race at the Italian GP.

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Norris 'ready for F1 & McLaren contender', says team boss - BBC F1

British 18-year-old Lando Norris is "ready for F1" and among four contenders to drive for McLaren next season, says team boss Zak Brown.

Read more: Norris 'ready for F1 & McLaren contender', says team boss - BBC F1

Williams expecting no changes before Singapore - PlanetF1

Claire Williams has said that the team are not expecting any driver changes before the Singapore Grand Prix in two weeks' time.

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Sauber waiting on Ferrari Raikkonen/Leclerc call for '19 F1 line-up - Autosport

Sauber says it will wait for Ferrari to decide what to do with Charles Leclerc and Kimi Raikkonen before it makes a call on its second 2019 Formula 1 driver

Read more: Sauber waiting on Ferrari Raikkonen/Leclerc call for '19 F1 line-up - Autosport

Vettel quickest, then spins, as Ericsson escapes huge crash | 2018 German Grand Prix second practice - RaceFans

Sebastian Vettel put Ferrari on top at Monza but the second practice session was disrupted by a heavy crash for Sauber's Marcus Ericsson.

Read more: Vettel quickest, then spins, as Ericsson escapes huge crash | 2018 German Grand Prix second practice - RaceFans

Live! Follow FP2 at the Italian Grand Prix - PlanetF1

Formula 1 races into Monza this weekend for the Italian Grand Prix, round 14 of the 2018 season. Follow all the action live with PlanetF1’s live timing and commentary.

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Live: 2018 Italian Grand Prix second practice | RaceFans Live - RaceFans

Follow the 2018 Italian Grand Prix second practice session on RaceFans Live.

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Italian GP: Practice Two LIVE! - SkySports F1



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Formula 1: 2019 season set to finish in December with Germany included - BBC F1

The 2019 Formula 1 season is set to finish in December, while the German Grand Prix is included on the draft calendar.

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Ferrari says engine legality matter "completely closed" - Motorsport.com

During the Monaco Grand Prix weekend in May, the FIA said it had completed a complicated investigation into Ferrari’s hybrid system and reiterated its satisfaction last month amid suggestions of ongoing discontent from Ferrari’s rivals. Its engine gains are such that Mercedes believes it no longer has F1’s benchmark engine, while last weekend in Belgium Lewis Hamilton said his team needed ... ... Keep reading

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Ferrari: Engine legality case on SF71H F1 car 'completely closed' - Autosport

Ferrari considers the issue of the legality of its 2018 Formula 1 car to be "completely closed" following the checks conducted by the FIA earlier this season

Read more: Ferrari: Engine legality case on SF71H F1 car 'completely closed' - Autosport

F1 in 2019: Schedule and line-ups - SkySports F1



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F1 reveals 21-race 2019 calendar - SkySports F1

Formula 1 has revealed another 21-race schedule for 2019 - with the season to finish in December for the first time in over 50 years.

Read more: F1 reveals 21-race 2019 calendar - SkySports F1

McLaren confirms Alonso IndyCar test - Motorsport.com - IndyCar - Stories

As revealed by Motorsport.com, McLaren and IndyCar are currently working together on a plan for the F1 team to join the American series next year. Following Alonso's announcement that he would retire from F1 at the end of 2018, Alonso was linked with a test drive of a 2018 IndyCar - which the Spaniard admitted was an option. The team has now confirmed that Alonso will drive in a test which ... ... Keep reading

Read more: McLaren confirms Alonso IndyCar test - Motorsport.com - IndyCar - Stories

Formula 1 announces 2019 draft calendar - Motorsport.com - IndyCar - Stories

Although it still needs to be formally approved by the FIA World Motor Sport Council on October 12, it's unlikely many changes will be made. The season will begin in Australia on March 17 and finish on December 1 in Abu Dhabi. The order of some races have been shuffled around compared to this season. The Singapore GP will now form a back-to-back with Russia on September 22/9, while Mexico ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Formula 1 announces 2019 draft calendar - Motorsport.com - IndyCar - Stories

2019 Formula 1 calendar revealed with 21 races scheduled - Autosport

Formula 1 has revealed a draft 2019 calendar, featuring 21 races with the German Grand Prix getting a place on the schedule

Read more: 2019 Formula 1 calendar revealed with 21 races scheduled - Autosport

F1 reveals draft 21-race calendar for 2019 including German GP | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Formula One Management has revealed a draft 2019 F1 calendar which features 21 races including a German Grand Prix.

Read more: F1 reveals draft 21-race calendar for 2019 including German GP | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Horner confirms Kvyat is a Toro Rosso option - PlanetF1

Red Bull boss Christian Horner has confirmed that Daniil Kvyat is under consideration for a Toro Rosso seat next season.

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Kvyat could return to Toro Rosso again, Horner confirms | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Daniil Kvyat could return to Toro Rosso for the second time in his career according to Red Bull team principal Christian Horner.

Read more: Kvyat could return to Toro Rosso again, Horner confirms | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Italian Grand Prix: Sergio Perez fastest in wet first practice - BBC F1

Force India's Sergio Perez leaves it late to set the pace in an inconclusive wet first practice at the Italian Grand Prix.

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Formula 1: Perez heads Raikkonen in Italian Grand Prix practice - Autosport

Sergio Perez set the pace in opening practice for the Italian Grand Prix as heavy rain early on Friday led to a jumbled order in FP1 at Monza

Read more: Formula 1: Perez heads Raikkonen in Italian Grand Prix practice - Autosport

Italian GP: Perez leads wet FP1 from Raikkonen, Ocon - Motorsport.com - IndyCar - Stories

Racing Point Force India driver Perez ousted Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen from top spot on his final lap of the session, with Esteban Ocon third for the team that was effectively reincarnated last weekend in Belgium. The late improvements stopped Brendon Hartley, Toro Rosso and Honda from being surprise pacesetters in FP1, which started in very wet conditions and did not quite dry enough for slick ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Italian GP: Perez leads wet FP1 from Raikkonen, Ocon - Motorsport.com - IndyCar - Stories

Kvyat in the frame for Toro Rosso return? - PlanetF1

Daniil Kvyat could make a surprise return to Toro Rosso next season with reports claiming Red Bull are considering bringing him back into the fold.

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Red Bull drivers at odds over Halo - PlanetF1

Halo is back in the spotlight after Charles Leclerc's "lucky" escape at Spa last Sunday, however, Max Verstappen doubts it did anything to protect the driver.

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Fernando Alonso says F1 is becoming too predictable - BBC F1

Two-time F1 world champion Fernando Alonso says the sport is becoming too predictable and that only two teams are fighting for the title.

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'Losing my legs wasn't a problem, I was happy to be alive' - Monger meets Zanardi - BBC F1

Billy Monger was a rising star of British motorsport until a high-speed crash in 2017 resulted in a double leg amputation. A year on, he met ex-F1 driver Alex Zanardi, who lost both his legs in 2001.

Read more: 'Losing my legs wasn't a problem, I was happy to be alive' - Monger meets Zanardi - BBC F1

Replacement chassis for Alonso after Spa crash - PlanetF1

Fernando Alonso will run a replacement chassis at this weekend's Italian Grand Prix after his previous one was damaged in his Belgian GP crash.

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Vandoorne doubts he’ll ever have a tougher team mate than Alonso | 2018 Italian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Stoffel Vandoorne defended his performance compared to Fernando Alonso at McLaren and described his team mate as the hardest benchmark he's likely to face in Formula 1.

Read more: Vandoorne doubts he’ll ever have a tougher team mate than Alonso | 2018 Italian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Thursday, August 30, 2018

'I'll have more fun away from F1' - Alonso on retirement, Indy and having no regrets - BBC F1

In an exclusive interview with BBC Sport, two-time F1 world champion Fernando Alonso discusses the reasons for his retirement and reflects on his career highlights.

Read more: 'I'll have more fun away from F1' - Alonso on retirement, Indy and having no regrets - BBC F1

Arrivabene: Mercedes are not used to pressure - PlanetF1

It is time for Ferrari to dish out the punches; that's the rally cry from team boss Maurizio Arrivabene in the build-up to this weekend's Italian Grand Prix.

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McLaren will confirm 2019 line up next month - PlanetF1

McLaren will confirm Carlos Sainz's 2019 team-mate before the end of September, so says chief operating officer Jonathan Neale.

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Mercedes may impose team orders – Toto Wolff - F1technical.net

Mercedes’ team boss Toto Wolff said that he may consider imposing team orders after the Italian Grand Prix as the title fight between Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel is getting more intense.

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Hamilton makes belated arrival - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton missed all his media commitments on Thursday because of what Mercedes said was an "unavoidable personal commitment".

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Ricciardo didn’t realise rear wing was broken | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Ricciardo didn't realise rear wing was broken • Mercedes not used to "punches" - Arrivabene • IndyCar opens door for possible COTA race

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Why you need to read John Barnard’s biography - Motorsport.com

Most racing titles I choose to read are from years ago, sometimes decades ago, and I often prefer to cleanse the brain cells by reading about anything other than racing. It seems important to, now and again, step outside the bubble of wondering why Matheus Leist or whomever lost time to his teammate on the sixth corner of the seventh lap in the second free practice session of the last IndyCar ... ... Keep reading

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

The 2018 Italian Grand Prix in pictures.

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Will F1 see its fastest ever lap? Five Italian Grand Prix talking points | 2018 Italian Grand Prix - RaceFans

The all-time record for Formula 1's fastest ever lap could be broken this weekend. Here are five talking points for this weekend's race.

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Italian GP: Latest F1 tech updates, direct from the garages - Motorsport.com

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Power unit situation ahead of the Italian Grand Prix - F1technical.net

After the Belgian Grand Prix, most of the drivers reached the maximum number of various power unit parts, with only a few drivers will have access to fresh parts without taking grid penalties.

Read more: Power unit situation ahead of the Italian Grand Prix - F1technical.net

Ferrari special: How Schumacher and Todt transformed the Scuderia - Motorsport.com

Boom and bust: that was Ferrari's way. From the peaks, the view was breathtaking. Ascari, Fangio, Hawthorn, Hill, Surtees, Lauda, Scheckter... these were the blessed members of Formula 1's most exclusive club, all having filled their lungs with the heady, rarefied air as Ferrari world champions. Yet, almost to a man, the oxygen turned sour on the inevitable plummeting descent. Backstabbing ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Ferrari special: How Schumacher and Todt transformed the Scuderia - Motorsport.com

Thursday’s Italian press conference - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen headlined the opening press conference for the Italian GP weekend.

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Alonso takes new chassis after Spa crash | 2018 Italian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Fernando Alonso will use a new chassis for this weekend's Italian Grand Prix following his Spa crash.

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Alonso short on spare car parts after Spa crash - Motorsport.com

The Spaniard's car was heavily damaged in the start accident at Spa, where Nico Hulkenberg crashed into him and launched him over Charles Leclerc's Sauber. As a result, McLaren is short on spares of the latest parts used by Alonso. There are also still doubts about whether his Renault engine survived the accident, and a call will be made after it runs on track on Friday. "I think it's a ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Alonso short on spare car parts after Spa crash - Motorsport.com

Haas drivers to run updated floor at Monza - Motorsport.com

The revised floor design was used on Friday at Spa, but Grosjean then switched to the older version for the rest of the weekend. After the race, the team still wasn't sure if the new floor had provided a clear improvement, but subsequently has been given it the thumbs-up after the data was reviewed back at base. "Last weekend we both had the update on the car," said Grosjean when asked by ... ... Keep reading

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Formula 1: Grosjean to try new Haas floor again at Monza - Autosport

Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean will both use the Haas Formula 1 team's updated floor at the Italian Grand Prix after initial tests in Belgium proved inconclusive

Read more: Formula 1: Grosjean to try new Haas floor again at Monza - Autosport

Alonso gets new McLaren F1 chassis for Italian GP after Spa crash - Autosport

Fernando Alonso has received a replacement Formula 1 chassis following his Spa crash and McLaren has been left without spares for some of its latest specification parts at Monza

Read more: Alonso gets new McLaren F1 chassis for Italian GP after Spa crash - Autosport

Italian Grand Prix: Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel says there is no extra pressure at Monza - BBC F1

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel does not feel extra pressure at Monza as Lewis Hamilton arrives late because of an "unavoidable commitment".

Read more: Italian Grand Prix: Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel says there is no extra pressure at Monza - BBC F1

Vettel takes readers' F1 driver ratings lead back from Hamilton - Autosport

Sebastian Vettel has re-taken the lead from Lewis Hamilton in Autosport readers' Formula 1 driver ratings following his Belgian Grand Prix victory

Read more: Vettel takes readers' F1 driver ratings lead back from Hamilton - Autosport

F1's new ballistic-tested helmet revealed - Motorsport.com

The new design, which is the result of nearly a decade of research by the FIA since Felipe Massa’s crash in qualifying for the 2009 Hungarian Grand, is aimed at helping take driver head protection to the next level. The helmet sees the current zylon forehead protection area replaced with a fully integrated extension of material – which results in the top edge of the helmet face opening ... ... Keep reading

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Kvyat in frame for shock Toro Rosso return - Motorsport.com

Kvyat was picked up by Ferrari to work as a development driver after losing Red Bull's support late last year. Ferrari team boss Maurizio Arrivabene is understood to have met with his Red Bull counterpart Christian Horner and Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko during the Belgian Grand Prix weekend about the prospect of the 24-year-old rejoining Toro Rosso next year. It would mark ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Kvyat in frame for shock Toro Rosso return - Motorsport.com

Kvyat emerges as a contender for shock Toro Rosso F1 return in 2019 - Autosport

Daniil Kvyat is in the frame for a shock return to Formula 1 with the Toro Rosso team that dropped him before the end of the 2017 season

Read more: Kvyat emerges as a contender for shock Toro Rosso F1 return in 2019 - Autosport

Formula 1's new ballistic-tested helmet revealed at Italian GP - Autosport

The first race-ready version of Formula 1's new ballistic-tested helmet concept that all drivers must use next season has been unveiled by Italian company Stilo

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Hulkenberg still has "mixed feelings" over halo in F1 - Motorsport.com

Hulkenberg has hated the look of the halo since it arrived in Formula 1, but is well aware that many of those who disliked the cockpit protection system before have changed their mind since the Spa pile-up. But after being asked ahead of the Italian GP whether his own opinion had changed, especially since he triggered the crash last weekend, Hulkenberg says he is still not completely won ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Hulkenberg still has "mixed feelings" over halo in F1 - Motorsport.com

Nico Hulkenberg still has 'mixed feelings' on F1 halo after Spa crash - Autosport

Long-time halo critic Nico Hulkenberg says he still has mixed feelings about the device, despite the role it appears to have played in Charles Leclerc's accident at the Belgian Grand Prix

Read more: Nico Hulkenberg still has 'mixed feelings' on F1 halo after Spa crash - Autosport

Hulkenberg still has “mixed feelings” over Halo despite its role in Leclerc crash | 2018 Italian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Nico Hulkenberg said the Halo did a "very good job" protecting Charles Leclerc in his crash at Spa but admits he still has "mixed feelings" over the device.

Read more: Hulkenberg still has “mixed feelings” over Halo despite its role in Leclerc crash | 2018 Italian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Friday practice at Monza could be a washout | 2018 Italian Grand Prix weather - RaceFans

Rain is expected throughout the first day of practice for the Italian Grand Prix weekend but the weather is forecast to improve after then.

Read more: Friday practice at Monza could be a washout | 2018 Italian Grand Prix weather - RaceFans

Haas adamant Ferrari won’t decide their line up - PlanetF1

Haas could opt to sign Mercedes' Esteban Ocon for next season, adamant Ferrari do not have a say in their driver line up.

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Hamilton withdraws from Italian GP media day - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton won't attended Mercedes' media commitments at Monza on Thursday due to an "unavoidable personal commitment."

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Italian Grand Prix: Pick your top three drivers at Monza - BBC F1

Spa was a treat for Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel and next up it's the magic of Monza. Predict your top three drivers for the Italian Grand Prix.

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Haas: Ferrari doesn't dictate our 2019 driver choice - Motorsport.com

Steiner emphasised that the team was even free to take a driver like Esteban Ocon – who is tied to Mercedes – and that Ferrari would not step in and prevent such a move. Ocon is in the market after losing out to Daniel Ricciardo at Renault, and Mercedes is working hard to find a place for him on the 2019 grid - with McLaren still regarded as his most likely home. However, the ... ... Keep reading

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Haas says Ferrari will not dictate its 2019 F1 driver line-up - Autosport

Haas Formula 1 boss Gunther Steiner has stressed that Ferrari does not dictate the team's driver choice, as it finalises its 2019 line-up

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Why Ferrari puts a bag over its onboard camera | 2018 Italian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Why has Ferrari covered its onboard camera with a bag when its F1 car is not running on the track? RaceFans has the explanation.

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Haas has not agreed for Force India to receive prize money | 2018 Italian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Force India may not receive its full share of Formula 1's prize money as at least one team has not approved the latest version of the proposed agreement for it to do so.

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Renault feared more Red Bull criticism over engine upgrade - Motorsport.com

Renault admits that the new spec comes with some reliability risks, to the extent that the works team won't use it as it tries to consolidate its fourth place in the championship. However, Red Bull and McLaren were given the option to take those risks while benefiting from increased performance. The former has decided to run it at Monza, initially in the car of Daniel Ricciardo. Abiteboul ... ... Keep reading

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Norris: F2 title "just as important" to McLaren as FP1 outings - Motorsport.com - FIA F2 - Stories

After a strong drive to second in the Spa F2 sprint race last weekend, Carlin driver Norris cut the points deficit to his perennial title rival – Mercedes junior George Russell – to five points. Norris, 18, made his Formula 1 weekend debut in Spa with a first FP1 outing and headed teammate Stoffel Vandoorne, although the Belgian had car issues. The Briton will be out in the McLaren again ... ... Keep reading

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McLaren: Norris’ run is about development - PlanetF1

Although Lando Norris is believed to be in line for a 2019 McLaren driver, sporting director Gil de Ferran insists his FP1 runs are more to do with development than assessment.

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Ferrari: Mercedes not used to "taking punches" - Motorsport.com - FIA F2 - Stories

Sebastian Vettel’s victory in last weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix cut Lewis Hamilton’s lead to 17 points after the German had been thwarted in the previous two races despite Ferrari appearing to have a faster car.  Speaking at the Milan F1 demonstration in the build-up to this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix, Arrivabene said Ferrari must throw the sort of punches it has taken time after ... ... Keep reading

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Hamilton misses F1 media day - SkySports F1

Lewis Hamilton is missing Thursday's media day at the Italian GP.

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Sainz’s McLaren team mate to be announced in September | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

McLaren says it will announce its second driver for the 2019 F1 season before the end of September.

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Petronas seeks university help in Formula 1 fuel fight - Autosport

Mercedes fuel and lubricant supplier Petronas is turning to 'new chemistries' and radical ideas from universities to help the Formula 1 team in its title fight with Ferrari

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Ferrari: Mercedes not used to this much pressure in F1 title fight - Autosport

Ferrari needs to take advantage of its Formula 1 rival Mercedes not being used to this much pressure in the title fight, according to the Scuderia's team boss Maurizio Arrivabene

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Petronas working on "new chemistries" to boost Mercedes title bid - Motorsport.com - FIA F2 - Stories

Sebastian Vettel's triumph at the Belgian Grand Prix left Mercedes in little doubt that its main rivals now have the fastest car in Formula 1, but it has not given up on closing the gap either on the engine or chassis front. With both championship contenders having introduced their final specification of power unit for 2018 at Spa-Francorchamps last weekend, the onus for improvements on the ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Petronas working on "new chemistries" to boost Mercedes title bid - Motorsport.com - FIA F2 - Stories

Renault feared more Red Bull critcism ahead of introducing F1 upgrade - Autosport

Renault Formula 1 boss Cyril Abiteboul says the company had to overcome concerns about more criticism from Red Bull before making its new spec C engine available for the Italian Grand Prix

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Vettel: Demo crash down to using Raikkonen's wheel - Motorsport.com - FIA F2 - Stories

Vettel suffered a low-speed incident during the Wednesday afternoon demo, running wide into a plastic barrier and dislodging the car's front wing. Though the car was liveried with his numbers, four-time world champion Vettel said he was using Raikkonen's car and steering wheel, which he says has a different clutch control. "I apologised," Vettel said. "I went with the car and the steering ... ... Keep reading

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‘Mick is showing the Schumacher genes’ - PlanetF1

Mick Schumacher could yet follow in the footsteps of his father, Michael, with Gerhard Berger saying he is "suddenly" showing those Schumacher genes.

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The pressure is on home favourites Ferrari - PlanetF1

Formula 1 heads to the Cathedral of Speed where, for the first time in many a year, Ferrari are the favourites to win at home.

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Pirelli hopes F1 teams will use new tyre names in 2019 | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Pirelli hopes Formula 1 teams adopt the new tyre names it will introduce next year to help fans identify which compounds they are using more easily.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Will Ferrari be faster at Monza? - SkySports F1

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says he is "very curious" to see if Ferrari will once again posses the faster car at this weekend's Italian GP.

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Mercedes to consider team orders after Monza - PlanetF1

Although Toto Wolff insists he is against it, the Mercedes admits Valtteri Bottas may be forced into a number two role depending on the result of this weekend's Italian Grand Prix.

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Vettel suffers minor crash in Milan event - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel rather embarrassingly crashed his SF71H during an F1 Live event in Milan on Wednesday.

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Gap between top three and midfield is “upsetting” – Lowe | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Gap between top three and midfield is "upsetting" - Lowe • Norris 'didn't push to the maximum' in practice • Formula E plans 'Extreme E' series

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Alonso: Why I rejected Red Bull - SkySports F1

Fernando Alonso told Sky F1 that he was approached by Red Bull six times during his career - including twice this year - and rejected the team every time.

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Minor crash for Vettel in Milan F1 live demo ahead of Italian GP - Autosport

Ferrari Formula 1 driver Sebastian Vettel had a small crash during the F1 Live event in Milan, which took place ahead of this weekend's Italian Grand Prix

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Vettel crashes Ferrari during Milan demo | 2018 Italian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Sebastian Vettel damaged his Ferrari in a crash during an official Formula 1 demonstration event in Milan today.

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Vettel suffers embarrassing shunt in Milan F1 demo - Motorsport.com

Both Vettel and teammate Kimi Raikkonen drove the car as part of a demonstration event on the streets of Milan’s Darsena dockland area. During his turn, Vettel understeered at slow speed into a plastic barrier, the impact dislodging the front wing and he was forced to reverse and then tour back to the makeshift pitlane. Earlier, they were joined by Sauber’s Charles Leclerc ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Vettel suffers embarrassing shunt in Milan F1 demo - Motorsport.com

Why F1's halo debate must end after Spa crash - Motorsport.com

Alonso was launched over the top of Leclerc's car after he was hit from behind by Renault driver Nico Hulkenberg under braking for La Source, leaving a significant scuff mark across the right-hand side of Leclerc's halo. Leclerc said he felt “lucky” after seeing the damage done to his car, while the FIA believes the Ferrari protege's head would “probably” have been hit had the cockpit ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Why F1's halo debate must end after Spa crash - Motorsport.com

Promoted: Why F1 can't wait for its US visit to COTA - Autosport

Formula 1 loves Circuit of The Americas. It has ever since the first US Grand Prix in Austin back in 2012 - and over the course of the past six years, the race has become a firm favourite for drivers, teams, the media and fans alike

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Lando Norris' F2 Diary: Belgium - SkySports F1

I arrived at Spa on Wednesday having driven over to Belgium with my physio/trainer Jon Malvern, he drove and I watched Netflix!

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Why F1's debate over halo cockpit protection device must end - Autosport

The halo passed its first test in Formula 1 last weekend when Charles Leclerc was hit by the McLaren of Fernando Alonso at the start of the Belgian Grand Prix

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Mercedes to consider Bottas support role after Monza - Motorsport.com

Both drivers share equal status at Mercedes but amid increasing pressure from Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari, the Brackley-based team may be forced to change its stance Bottas is currently 87 points behind Hamilton in the standings with eight races to go – and potentially 200 points still available. With Vettel only 17 points adrift of Hamilton at the top of the table, and the prospect of ... ... Keep reading

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Mercedes to make Bottas/Hamilton team orders call after Italian GP - Autosport

Mercedes will discuss after this weekend's Italian Grand Prix whether it should shift Valtteri Bottas into a support role for Formula 1 team-mate Lewis Hamilton

Read more: Mercedes to make Bottas/Hamilton team orders call after Italian GP - Autosport

Formula 2 frontrunner Artem Markelov linked to Williams F1 seat - Autosport

Formula 2 frontrunner Artem Markelov has been linked to a possible Williams Formula 1 team deal, and indicated he will stop racing if he is not in F1 in 2019

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Vettel passes Prost with 52nd F1 victory | 2018 Belgian Grand Prix stats and facts - RaceFans

Sebastian Vettel became the third-most successful driver of all time in terms of wins with his victory in Belgium last weekend.

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Italian GP: Welcome to Monza, home of the F1 fanatic - BBC F1

The locals are fanatical and a Ferrari driver is fighting for the world championship. Can Sebastian Vettel become a tifosi hero with a win at Monza?

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Strategy Report: How Ferrari took command in Belgium - Motorsport.com

This was an unusual Belgian Grand Prix in many respects from a strategy point of view. Spa is normally up there as one of the toughest races of the season for tyre degradation and we usually see a lot of strategy moves and position changes as a result. But this year low degradation tyres meant that only one position changed in the race due to strategy calls; the loss of position by Carlos Sainz ... ... Keep reading

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Promoted: Why F1 can't wait for its US visit to COTA - Autosport

Formula 1 loves Circuit of The Americas. It has ever since the first US Grand Prix in Austin back in 2012 - and over the course of the past six years, the race has become a firm favourite for drivers, teams, the media and fans alike

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Markelov linked to Williams 2019 F1 drive - Motorsport.com

With Lance Stroll and his backing set to move to Force India, possibly before the end of the current season, Williams is clearly searching for extra finance for 2019, and Markelov and his Russian Time support could fit the bill. Crucially, he is one of the few drivers on the market who has a budget and a superlicence, having passed the FIA’s 40-point requirement when he finished second in ... ... Keep reading

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Grand prix tracks' DRS changes for rest of 2018 Formula 1 season - Autosport

The FIA has outlined the changes it will make to DRS zones for the remainder of the 2018 Formula 1 season

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Renault: Ocon's Mercedes links made '19 move "awkward" - Motorsport.com

The Force India racer had been expected to be named as Nico Hulkenberg’s teammate, but the plan was abandoned at the last minute when Daniel Ricciardo made himself available soon after the Hungarian GP. Ocon would have been loaned to Renault by Mercedes, in much the same way as Red Bull has loaned out Carlos Sainz to the Enstone since last September. But the team had doubts at being ... ... Keep reading

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Renault F1 team explains why it didn't sign Esteban Ocon for 2019 - Autosport

Renault Sport Formula 1 boss Cyril Abiteboul says Esteban Ocon's ties to Mercedes worked against him when the team made its final call on drivers for 2019

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Vettel hopes Ferrari success helps Monza keep its F1 race | 2018 Italian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Sebastian Vettel hopes Ferrari's Formula 1 resurgence increases Monza's chance of staying on the calendar.

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New Renault PU worth 0.3s, but won’t use it - PlanetF1

Renault's new C-Spec engine is worth 0.3 seconds a lap at Monza, but the Enstone team won't be using it themselves.

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FIA reveals DRS changes for remainder of F1 2018 - Motorsport.com

As part of the governing body's push to help improve overtaking, it has already modified the DRS areas at a number of tracks throughout the campaign. Now, ahead of a decision to lengthen the second DRS zone in Italy this weekend, F1 race director Charlie Whiting has confirmed plans for the final races with changes being made at four other tracks. In Russia, the main DRS zone which runs down ... ... Keep reading

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Why Force India’s rescue deal could still unravel | RacingLines - RaceFans

The Formula 1 field was in danger of shrinking to 18 cars until an 11th-hour deal on the eve of practice for the Belgian Grand Prix put Force India back on the grid. But in the haste to rescue the team, and facing unprecedented legal complications, was the deal built on solid foundations? @DieterRencken followed … Continue reading Why Force India’s rescue deal could still unravel

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Hamilton backs Ricciardo’s ‘brave’ Renault move - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton has supported Daniel Ricciardo's decision to join Renault and said it was "brave" move for him to make.

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Sauber: Vandoorne not in the frame for 2019 drive - Motorsport.com

The Belgian is fighting to keep his place at the Woking-based team alongside new recruit Carlos Sainz, but Sauber was viewed as an obvious potential alternative should he lose his McLaren drive. Vandoorne won the GP2 title for the Vasseur-founded ART team in 2015 and, along with Robert Kubica, is managed by Alessandro Alunni Bravi, who is also a director of the company that is behind the Swiss ... ... Keep reading

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Vandoorne not a 2019 option for Sauber - PlanetF1

Sauber team principal Frederic Vasseur has said the team are not "in discussions" with Stoffel Vandoorne for a 2019 drive.

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Deal to keep German GP on F1 calendar at Hockenhem for 2019 agreed - Autosport

The German Grand Prix is set to remain on the Formula 1 calendar next season after a deal between Hockenheim chiefs and F1 bosses was agreed in principle last weekend

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German GP agrees deal to stay on F1 calendar - Motorsport.com

Source with good knowledge of the situation say that, following weeks of negotiations, all the hurdles preventing its return have now been overcome. Although a final contract between Liberty Media and Hockenheim has not yet been signed, it is understood that this is now a formality and opens the way for a 21-race F1 calendar in 2019. Liberty is expected to announce a provisional calendar ... ... Keep reading

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Italian Grand Prix Preview - F1technical.net

Hot on the heels of the previous round, Monza, ‘Temple of Speed’ welcomes the Formula One field this weekend. Over the years, the race track of Monza became a spiritual home and a pilgrimage destination for true racing fans.

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Sauber: Stoffel Vandoorne not a contender for 2019 Formula 1 seat - Autosport

Stoffel Vandoorne has been ruled out of contention for a 2019 Sauber Formula 1 seat, with Marcus Ericsson likely to be secure if he continues to perform well

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Hamilton hails "brave" Ricciardo for "risky" Renault move - Motorsport.com

Ricciardo will leave Red Bull for Renault next season, which means moving from a race-winning team to one yet to score a podium since rejoining the grid in 2016. Red Bull has supported Ricciardo for 10 years, which has led to comparisons between the Australian's departure and Hamilton's decision to leave his long-term backer McLaren for Mercedes in 2013. Hamilton said he suspects "there are ... ... Keep reading

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Perez heads McLaren’s four-man 2019 shortlist - PlanetF1

Sergio Perez, Esteban Ocon, Lando Norris and Stoffel Vandoorne are all in contention to partner Carlos Sainz at McLaren in 2019.

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Force India was just “days” from closing before rescue | 2018 F1 season - RaceFans

Force India team principal Otmar Szafnauer said the team came within days of collapsing before going into administration and being bought by new owners.

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Alonso rejected Renault return for 2019 - PlanetF1

Fernando Alonso has claimed he "had the possibility" to return to Renault in 2019, but Cyril Abiteboul says he was not an option.

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

F1's engrossing title fight moves on to the Monza, motorsport's Cathedral of Speed, with Sky Sports F1 the only place to see the Italian GP live this weekend.

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Quiz! Test your Italian Grand Prix knowledge - PlanetF1

It is one of the classic races on the Formula 1 calendar, but how good is your Italian Grand Prix?

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Gasly: Tough fight for Toro Rosso to keep Force India behind | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Tough fight for Toro Rosso to keep Force India behind • Leclerc had secret Ferrari test • Grosjean wants Michelin or Bridgestone back

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

Pierre Gasly, Max Verstappen and the Force India drivers were RaceFans' stars of the Belgian Grand Prix weekend. Here's why.

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Stroll visits Force India but Ocon to drive at Monza | 2018 Italian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Lance Stroll visited the Force India factory today amid ongoing speculation the Williams driver could move to his father's Formula 1 team before the end of the season.

Read more: Stroll visits Force India but Ocon to drive at Monza | 2018 Italian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Individual tyre selection for the Italian Grand Prix - F1technical.net

Formula One’s sole tyre manufacturer Pirelli revealed the individual tyre selection for the forthcoming Italian Grand Prix. Of the top teams, Ferrari seems to be the hungriest when it comes to the softest compounds on its home turf.

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Haas still unsure if new upgrade worked - Motorsport.com

Despite a double points scoring finish in Belgium, it still does not know if the floor tweaks it trialled were a success. And, with the team locked in an increasingly tight fight with Renault for fourth in the constructors' championship, with just six points now separating them, finding an answer on the upgrade is essential to help its cause. After a difficult Friday practice in Belgium ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Haas still unsure if new upgrade worked - Motorsport.com

Upgraded Renault engine worth 0.3s at Monza - Motorsport.com

As first reported by Motorsport.com, the French manufacturer has reliability fears over its 'Spec C' engine and is not willing to risk introducing it yet. Red Bull will give the new spec its debut as Daniel Ricciardo is due a grid penalty because he is out-of-sequence on engine usage following failures earlier in the season. Renault's engine technical director Remi Taffin has confirmed its ... ... Keep reading

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Renault F1 team's C spec engine worth 0.3s at Italian Grand Prix - Autosport

Renault believes its upgraded Formula 1 engine should be worth 0.3 seconds around Monza, but it still does not plan to use the new specification at this weekend's Italian Grand Prix

Read more: Renault F1 team's C spec engine worth 0.3s at Italian Grand Prix - Autosport

Perez in talks with McLaren - SkySports F1

Sergio Perez is one of four drivers in contention to partner Carlos Sainz at McLaren next season, Sky Sports has learnt.

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Formula 1 cars set to feature rear wing rain lights in 2019 - Motorsport.com

At the post-Spanish Grand Prix test earlier this year, Lewis Hamilton trialled a version of the vertical LED light strips as part of an evaluation study by the FIA. The idea is that by having the extra flashing lights higher up than the traditional rain light fitted at the rear, there will be more chance of cars standing out in heavy spray conditions. With the tests having proven a success ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Formula 1 cars set to feature rear wing rain lights in 2019 - Motorsport.com

Formula 1 to use new rear wing rain lights in 2019 - Autosport

Formula 1 teams have approved a plan to introduce rear wing rain lights in 2019 to help the cars stand out more clearly in low visibility conditions, Autosport has learned

Read more: Formula 1 to use new rear wing rain lights in 2019 - Autosport

Renault: New engine “significantly more powerful” but less reliable | 2018 Italian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Renault has admitted its new C-spec power unit may be less reliable than the previous version but claims it offers a "significant" gain in performance.

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Force India defends preferential treatment - Motorsport.com

In the wake of the Force India outfit being granted a new entry ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix, it had been expected that, while the team could keep its historic commercial rights income, it would have to wait to earn new Column 1 earnings. However, it subsequently emerged that the plan is for it to continue getting all income as before – although such a move still requires approval from ... ... Keep reading

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Force India says preferential treatment for new F1 entry was fair - Autosport

Force India has defended the controversial decision to allow it to immediately earn Formula 1 prize money with its 'new' entry

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Issue #36 of GP Gazette is online now - Motorsport.com

Having wasted two good opportunities before the summer break, there was no denying Sebastian Vettel at Spa-Francorchamps. The Ferrari driver was just too strong for Lewis Hamilton in Belgium, and while the Mercedes driver still has the points advantage, could it be that Vettel is now the title favourite? Edd Straw unpacks both the race and the title fight in his race analysis. We've also ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Issue #36 of GP Gazette is online now - Motorsport.com

Hungarian GP: Jolyon Palmer column - Why F1’s ultimate underdog Force India has bright future - BBC F1

In his latest BBC Sport column, former F1 driver Jolyon Palmer explores the huge significance of the Belgian Grand Prix for Force India's future

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Charles Leclerc drove 2018 Ferrari in July Monza run - Autosport

Ferrari has already run at Monza this year after using a filming day that gave Charles Leclerc his first on-track experience of its 2018 Formula 1 car

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Raikkonen’s radio messages reveal disagreement over rear wing damage | 2018 Belgian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Kimi Raikkonen's radio messages from the Belgian Grand Prix reveal how he repeatedly urged Ferrari to check his rear wing despite being sent onto the track twice after it was damaged.

Read more: Raikkonen’s radio messages reveal disagreement over rear wing damage | 2018 Belgian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Leclerc drove 2018 Ferrari in July Monza run - Motorsport.com

It has emerged in the build-up to this weekend's Italian Grand Prix that Ferrari completed 100km of running, the maximum allowed at so-called 'promotional events', at Monza in July with its SF71H. Current Sauber driver and Ferrari protege Leclerc, who has been linked to a promotion to a race seat in 2019, drove the car. Ferrari's first of two allowed filming days was used at Barcelona ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Leclerc drove 2018 Ferrari in July Monza run - Motorsport.com

F1 to raise rear wings to improve visibility in 2019 - Motorsport.com

The FIA has been looking into the rearwards vision problems caused by the current generation of cars since the start of the year. Its work accelerated after a near miss involving Carlos Sainz and Sebastian Vettel in qualifying for the Austrian GP. An initial push to impose changes for the Singapore GP was abandoned, but discussions with teams in technical regulations meetings (TRM) have now ... ... Keep reading

Read more: F1 to raise rear wings to improve visibility in 2019 - Motorsport.com

Formula 1 set to change rear wing to help mirror visibility - Autosport

Formula 1 rear wings are set to be raised higher in 2019 and the position of mirrors changed as part of measures agreed to help driver visibility, Autosport has learned

Read more: Formula 1 set to change rear wing to help mirror visibility - Autosport

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

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

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Renault knew advantage over Haas would melt 'like ice cube in sun' - Autosport

Renault Formula 1 boss Cyril Abiteboul says he is not surprised his team's advantage over Haas has disappeared "like an ice cube in the sun"

Read more: Renault knew advantage over Haas would melt 'like ice cube in sun' - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton: Mercedes can't keep 'bluffing' against Ferrari - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes cannot keep "bluffing" against Ferrari in the 2018 Formula 1 title fight and believes upcoming races will be "really telling" in his battle with Sebastian Vettel

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Hamilton: Mercedes can't keep "bluffing" Ferrari - Motorsport.com

Hamilton holds a 17-point lead over Vettel after the German's victory in last weekend's Belgian Grand Prix, as Ferrari enjoyed superior performance at a race both manufacturers brought engine upgrades. Hamilton said Ferrari's performance is definitely a concern because he and Mercedes are only ahead because they capitalised on Vettel "misfortune" before the summer break. "They've had the ... ... Keep reading

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New compounds for 2019 - exclusive talk with Pirelli’s Mario Isola - F1technical.net

Pirelli has set new targets for its 2019 tyres: fewer compounds, bigger performance gaps between them and simplified compounds names. F1Technical.net’s Balázs Szabó discussed about the company’s future goals with its head of car racing Mario Isola.

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Pit Chat: Careless whispers between Sainz and Alonso - PlanetF1

Time to take a look at the best bits from the Belgian Grand Prix, featuring a not so subtle whisper from Carlos Sainz.

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Wolff: Mercedes have ‘many deficits’ to Ferrari - PlanetF1

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has said that the Belgian Grand Prix showed that the Silver Arrows have "many deficits" to address.

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Hamilton: Monza won’t be as tough as Spa for Mercedes | 2018 Italian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Lewis Hamilton expects Mercedes will be more competitive in this weekend's Italian Grand Prix following Ferrari's dominant performance at Spa.

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F2 at Spa: Norris closes gap in title race - PlanetF1

It was a good weekend at Spa-Francorchamps for Lando Norris, who closed the gap to the Championship leader.

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GP3 at Spa: Hubert extends lead at the top - PlanetF1

The ART Grand Prix team continue to dominate the GP3 series, with three of their four drivers leading the Championship after Belgium. It is Anthoine Hubert that leads the way from his team-mates, and he scored more points than both Callum Ilott and Nikita Mazepin at Spa to extend his lead in the race for […]

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Verstappen doubts Red Bull-Honda will be title contenders in 2019 | 2018 F1 season - RaceFans

Max Verstappen says Honda's approach to Formula 1 is "much more serious" but doubts they'll be championship contenders with Red Bull until 2020.

Read more: Verstappen doubts Red Bull-Honda will be title contenders in 2019 | 2018 F1 season - RaceFans

Monday, August 27, 2018

Brundle: F1's crazy Spa treatment - SkySports F1

This year's Belgian GP as a whole was fast, wild and scary before settling down to end rather steadily.

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Massa draws fire for “blinkered and inaccurate” comments on IndyCar safety | IndyCar - RaceFans

IndyCar drivers and other series figures have criticised Felipe Massa's comments on safety standards in the championship.

Read more: Massa draws fire for “blinkered and inaccurate” comments on IndyCar safety | IndyCar - RaceFans

Verstappen hopes Dutch GP won’t be on another street track | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Verstappen hopes Dutch GP won't be on another street track • Stroll says he "deserves recognition for results" • Ericsson pleased with form against Leclerc

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

Don't miss any of the 2018 Italian Grand Prix sessions - here are the times for all of this weekend's F1 action plus IndyCar from Portland, Formula Two and GP3.

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Vettel’s irresistible charge puts Hamilton on alert in title fight | 2018 Belgian Grand Prix review - RaceFans

The rain during qualifying masked it, but this was a weekend of Ferrari domination, which will have Lewis Hamilton fearing for his championship lead.

Read more: Vettel’s irresistible charge puts Hamilton on alert in title fight | 2018 Belgian Grand Prix review - RaceFans

Gasly: Start tyre choice kept me out of Spa pile-up - Motorsport.com

Gasly, who qualified 11th but lined up a place higher on the grid thanks to Valtteri Bottas' penalty, was the only driver among those eliminated in Q1 or Q2 to select the supersoft for the start. The Toro Rosso driver managed a solid getaway and challenged Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo down the inside of La Source for ninth. This kept him out of harm's way as Hulkenberg slammed into Fernando ... ... Keep reading

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Mercedes stutter as Ferrari surge - SkySports F1

Mercedes are still puzzled by Ferrari's sudden engine surge but have admitted that their power deficit wasn't their only problem in the Belgian GP.

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Formula One Fan Festival in Milan - F1technical.net

Monza alias Temple of Speed is set to bring the European leg of the 2018 Championship season to an end. Doing in it stlye, the nearby Milan will play host to Milan Festival as Formula One moves into the heart of the fabulous Milan city.

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Renault knew Haas gap would vanish like "ice cube in the sun" - Motorsport.com

Over the last six races, Renault has scored 26 points to Haas’s 57, and the two teams now stand on 82 and 76 respectively in their battle for fourth place. The Enstone team endured one of its worst weekends of the season in Belgium, with both drivers going to the back of the grid after power unit changes, and neither scoring points. Nico Hulkenberg crashed at the first corner, while ... ... Keep reading

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Massa criticises “dangerous” IndyCar but Alonso says the risks are similar in F1 | IndyCar - RaceFans

Felipe Massa has strongly criticised IndyCar's approach to safety but Fernando Alonso said he is prepared to accept the risks of competing in the series.

Read more: Massa criticises “dangerous” IndyCar but Alonso says the risks are similar in F1 | IndyCar - RaceFans

Whiting elaborates on Hulkenberg/Grosjean crash comparison - Motorsport.com

Grosjean was handed a one-race ban after triggering the crash at La Source in the 2012 Belgian Grand Prix. On Sunday, Hulkenberg received a 10-place grid penalty for the next race at Monza. Grosjean had already been involved in a series of controversial incidents that season, and that's what led the stewards to impose the ban from the Italian GP. That in turn led the FIA to create a ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Whiting elaborates on Hulkenberg/Grosjean crash comparison - Motorsport.com

FIA expands on comparisons between Hulkenberg/Grosjean Spa crashes - Autosport

FIA race director Charlie Whiting has elaborated why Nico Hulkenberg did not receive as harsh a penalty as Romain Grosjean was given after a similar incident at Spa six years ago

Read more: FIA expands on comparisons between Hulkenberg/Grosjean Spa crashes - Autosport

Daniel Ricciardo will get Monza grid penalty for new Renault engine - Autosport

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo will have to take Italian Grand Prix grid penalties when he becomes the first driver to use Renault's new 'spec C' Formula 1 engine

Read more: Daniel Ricciardo will get Monza grid penalty for new Renault engine - Autosport

Mercedes have been “bluffing” with recent wins – Hamilton | 2018 Belgian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Lewis Hamilton says Sebastian Vettel's emphatic Belgian Grand Prix victory showed Mercedes' wins in Germany and Hungary came against the run of form.

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Vettel says his Ferrari “seems to work everywhere” now | 2018 Belgian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Ferrari has successfully addressed its car's weaknesses and can expect to be competitive on "all sorts of tracks", according to Sebastian Vettel.

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Ricciardo set for Monza penalties with new Renault spec - Motorsport.com

The Australian has known for some weeks that penalties were inevitable, and Red Bull has chosen to take the hit at Monza to coincide with the availability of the upgrade. If the Spec C works well in Ricciardo’s car, Max Verstappen may also be given new power unit elements later in the weekend. It’s not yet clear which elements the Dutchman would take, but he can use a V6 and MGU-H ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Ricciardo set for Monza penalties with new Renault spec - Motorsport.com

Belgian GP driver ratings - SkySports F1



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Ferrari ‘noticed’ Mercedes’ flexing rear wing - PlanetF1

Ferrari have said they "noticed" Mercedes' rear wing perhaps flexing a little too much in Belgium and hope the FIA did, too.

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New video shows “very impressive” Halo performance in Leclerc crash | 2018 Belgian Grand Prix - RaceFans

A new video released by Formula 1 has revealed more about how the Halo may have helped protect Charles Leclerc in his Belgian Grand Prix crash.

Read more: New video shows “very impressive” Halo performance in Leclerc crash | 2018 Belgian Grand Prix - RaceFans

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

Esteban Ocon played a starring role in last weekend's Belgian Grand Prix. But will he and Lance Stroll swap overalls before the next race?

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

Mercedes' F1 weaknesses 'obvious' and not just engine-related - Wolff - Autosport

Mercedes believes "many deficits" it has with its Formula 1 car are behind Ferrari's current performance advantage

Read more: Mercedes' F1 weaknesses 'obvious' and not just engine-related - Wolff - Autosport

Whiting believes Alonso's tyre could have hit Leclerc - Motorsport.com

But he admits an investigation will be required in order to determine the role it played. After the accident, the halo and cockpit side of the Sauber showed clear signs of the impact with one of the McLaren's tyres after Alonso was sent flying over Leclerc. "We've already had a cursory examination of the parts, of course," said Whiting when asked by Motorsport.com what role the halo ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Whiting believes Alonso's tyre could have hit Leclerc - Motorsport.com

Vandoorne: McLaren have made no progress - PlanetF1

After a wretched home grand prix, a frustrated Stoffel Vandoorne has hit out saying McLaren "haven't progressed at all" this season.

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FIA believes Alonso would've hit Leclerc's head in Spa start crash - Autosport

FIA Formula 1 race director Charlie Whiting believes the halo "probably" prevented Fernando Alonso's tyre from hitting Charles Leclerc's helmet in the Belgian Grand Prix start crash

Read more: FIA believes Alonso would've hit Leclerc's head in Spa start crash - Autosport

Red Bull ‘need’ to make the move to Honda - PlanetF1

Christian Horner is looking forward to Red Bull's swap to Honda engines, saying Renault's gap to Ferrari and Mercedes is still "significant."

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New 360 degree footage of Alonso crash - PlanetF1

Formula 1 have released spectacular new footage of Fernando Alonso's crash as seen from Charles Leclerc's 360 degree camera.

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Vandoorne rumours ‘do not reflect reality’ - PlanetF1

Stoffel Vandoorne will not lose his McLaren race seat to Esteban Ocon, or anyone for that matter, during this year's championship says the Belgian's manager.

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McLaren has made 'no progress' in 2018 F1 season - Vandoorne - Autosport

Stoffel Vandoorne believes McLaren has not made any progress in Formula 1 this season after admitting it is "difficult to get a worse weekend" than the Belgian Grand Prix

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McLaren "hasn't progressed at all" in 2018 - Vandoorne - Motorsport.com

Vandoorne was last of the 15 finishers at Spa, having qualified slowest as both he and teammate Fernando Alonso lacked pace from the opening practice session. McLaren’s slump means it has scored points in three of the last eight races, which has dropped it away from the Renault/Haas fight for fourth in constructors’ championship and closer to Toro Rosso and the Honda engine McLaren ditched ... ... Keep reading

Read more: McLaren "hasn't progressed at all" in 2018 - Vandoorne - Motorsport.com

Mercedes open to Force India collaboration - PlanetF1

Mercedes are considering closer collaboration with Force India under the latter's new ownership, revealed Toto Wolff.

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Formula E driver Rosenqvist joins Ganassi IndyCar team for 2019 | IndyCar - RaceFans

Formula E driver Felix Rosenqvist has signed to drive for front-running IndyCar team Ganassi in 2019, RaceFans has learned.

Read more: Formula E driver Rosenqvist joins Ganassi IndyCar team for 2019 | IndyCar - RaceFans

F1 Debrief: First corner mayhem, Vettel on top, Hamilton’s “tricks” jibe - Motorsport.com

If you missed any of the news or action from a wild weekend in Belgium, here is your F1 Debrief from all that happened. Plenty to talk about, so let’s go! Chaos at La Source Fernando Alonso, McLaren MCL33, crashes over Charles Leclerc, Sauber C37, after contact from Nico Hulkenberg, Renault Sport F1 Team R.S. 18, at the start Photo by: Glenn Dunbar / LAT Images McLaren’s ... ... Keep reading

Read more: F1 Debrief: First corner mayhem, Vettel on top, Hamilton’s “tricks” jibe - Motorsport.com

Ferrari had a “double whammy” advantage at Spa – Wolff | 2018 Belgian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff said Ferrari's performance advantage at Spa was a "double whammy" and not just down to superior engine power.

Read more: Ferrari had a “double whammy” advantage at Spa – Wolff | 2018 Belgian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Did the halo save Leclerc? - SkySports F1

Formula 1's new-for-2018 halo head protection system has been credited with potentially ensuring Charles Leclerc avoided injury in the dramatic Belgian GP first-corner pile-up.

Read more: Did the halo save Leclerc? - SkySports F1

Longer DRS zones planned for Monza, Sochi, COTA, Interlagos and Yas Marina | 2018 Belgian Grand Prix - RaceFans

The FIA will extend the DRS zones at five of the eight remaining race venues this year, beginning with this weekend's race at Monza.

Read more: Longer DRS zones planned for Monza, Sochi, COTA, Interlagos and Yas Marina | 2018 Belgian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Vettel: Spa shows SF71H works everywhere - PlanetF1

Having watched as his titles hopes were obliterated at F1's high-speed circuits last season, Sebastian Vettel says his Belgian GP wins proves his Ferrari is a good car "everywhere."

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Too early to say if Halo saved Leclerc – Whiting - PlanetF1

Charlie Whiting says it is a "little bit speculative" to say that Halo saved Charles Leclerc from serious injury in a lap 1 crash at the Belgian GP.

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F1 gossip: Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Daniel Ricciardo, Valtteri Bottas, Ferrari - BBC F1

Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari's 'tricks', Valtteri Bottas 'hurt' by Toto Wolff comments, Daniel Ricciardo to be penalised, plus more.

Read more: F1 gossip: Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Daniel Ricciardo, Valtteri Bottas, Ferrari - BBC F1

Stroll “on standby” for Force India chance | 2018 Belgian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Lance Stroll says he is "on standby" for a possible switch to Force India ahead of the next race at Monza.

Read more: Stroll “on standby” for Force India chance | 2018 Belgian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Gasly hails ‘better’ Honda after P9 at Spa - PlanetF1

Following up his Red Bull confirmation with a solid points finish at Spa, Pierre Gasly concedes his ninth place was unexpected.

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Sunday, August 26, 2018

Mercedes will consider using team orders after Monza | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Mercedes will consider using team orders after Monza • Leclerc grateful for Halo • 34-turn Australian track wants F1 race

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Gallery: Belgian GP first-corner pileup in full - Motorsport.com

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Too soon to say if Halo saved Leclerc from serious injury – Whiting | 2018 Belgian Grand Prix - RaceFans

It's too soon to say whether Halo saved Charles Leclerc from serious injury in the huge crash at the start of today's Belgian Grand Prix, according to Charlie Whiting.

Read more: Too soon to say if Halo saved Leclerc from serious injury – Whiting | 2018 Belgian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Formula 1: FIA 'amused' by Hamilton's Ferrari comments - Autosport

Formula 1 race director Charlie Whiting says he was "amused" by Lewis Hamilton's suggestion after the Belgian GP that Ferrari has trick things on its cars

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Whiting "amused" by Hamilton's Ferrari "tricks" comments - Motorsport.com

The world champion later clarified that he didn't mean to imply that the Italian team was doing anything illegal, but nevertheless his comments caused a stir. Whiting says that Hamilton couldn't know what Ferrari is doing, while confirming that the FIA is up to speed. "I'm quite amused by it really," he said. "Because we know quite a lot about the Ferrari car, and there is no way that Lewis ... ... Keep reading

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Leclerc's life 'saved' by head protection - BBC F1

Fernando Alonso says Formula 1's 'halo' head protection system saved Charles Leclerc in a huge crash at the Belgian Grand Prix.

Read more: Leclerc's life 'saved' by head protection - BBC F1