Sunday, September 30, 2018

I still believe in title chances - Vettel - BBC F1

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel says he can still win the title despite falling 50 points behind rival Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes.

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Conclusions from the Russian Grand Prix - PlanetF1

Mercedes team orders dominate headlines, but the title race is all but run; Red Bull???s star sends a warning to the frontrunners; and Renault feel the pressure...

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Vettel defends Mercedes ‘no-brainer’ team orders - PlanetF1

Although taking the win off Valtteri Bottas and handing it to Lewis Hamilton was a controversial decision in Sochi, Sebastian Vettel, arguably the biggest loser in it, says it was a "no-brainer."

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Bottas says he “took one for the team” | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Bottas says he "took one for the team" • Home grand prix was "the most painful race" for Sirotkin • Grosjean disappointed to miss out on points

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Hamilton willing to give Bottas a win back | 2018 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Lewis Hamilton says he is prepared to hand Valtteri Bottas a victory in return for the one his team mate gave him in today's Russian Grand Prix.

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Brown makes Bathurst/Suzuka switch - Motorsport.com - Supercars - Stories

Brown had originally planned to miss the Suzuka race so he could experience his first Bathurst 1000, a decision inspired by his part-ownership of the Walkinshaw Andretti United Supercars squad. Having made those plans public during the Australian GP back in March things have since changed for the McLaren boss, and he is set to head to Japan rather than Mount Panorama. A McLaren spokesperson ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Brown makes Bathurst/Suzuka switch - Motorsport.com - Supercars - Stories

Lando Norris' F2 Diary: Russia - SkySports F1

So guys, this will be a short one... there's not a huge amount to say, and there's certainly no 'from Russia with love' message here after what can only be summed up as a horrendous weekend on my Sochi debut.

Read more: Lando Norris' F2 Diary: Russia - SkySports F1

Hamilton 'most conflicted ever' over team orders - BBC F1

Lewis Hamilton says winning the Russian Grand Prix thanks to team orders left him feeling "the most conflicted I have ever been".

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

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

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

The 2018 edition of the Russian Grand Prix did little to alter the Sochi Autodrom's reputation for producing processional races.

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Vettel: Title race not over - SkySports F1

Sebastian Vettel is adamant his dream of beating Lewis Hamilton to a fifth world championship is still alive despite falling 50 points behind his Mercedes rival.

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Russian GP: Drivers' reaction - SkySports F1



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McLaren ‘lacking ambition’ complains Alonso after missing fastest lap | 2018 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Fernando Alonso said McLaren were "lacking ambition" after he again pushed for a chance to set the fastest lap of the race at the end of the Russian Grand Prix.

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Gasly feared debris would hit his eye in “really scary” incident | 2018 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Pierre Gasly suffered a near-miss when debris struck his helmet visor near his eye on the first lap of the Russian Grand Prix.

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Mercedes' Wolff takes blame for Hamilton Russian GP pitstop timing - Autosport

Toto Wolff took responsibility for Mercedes pitting Lewis Hamilton later than planned in the Russian GP that exposed him to Sebastian Vettel, as he had distracted chief strategist James Vowles

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Wolff takes blame for distraction that delayed Hamilton stop - Motorsport.com

Wolff said he distracted chief strategist James Vowles at a vital moment and caused Lewis Hamilton to pit a lap later than what would have been the optimum time. Race leader Valtteri Bottas pitted on lap 12, but instead of bringing Hamilton in on the next lap, the team left him out. Sebastian Vettel was told by Ferrari to do the opposite to what Hamilton did, staying out if the Mercedes ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Wolff takes blame for distraction that delayed Hamilton stop - Motorsport.com

Mercedes were prepared to let Bottas beat Hamilton – Wolff | 2018 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Valtteri Bottas would have been allowed to win the Russian GP if Mercedes hadn't felt the need to use him to protect Lewis Hamilton from Sebastian Vettel.

Read more: Mercedes were prepared to let Bottas beat Hamilton – Wolff | 2018 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Mercedes imposes team orders once again - F1technical.net

Starting from the second position, Lewis Hamilton won today’s Russian Grand Prix after his team asked his team-mate Valtteri Bottas to let the championship leader by.

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Carlos Sainz Jr blames Sergey Sirotkin for Russian GP collision - Autosport

Renault driver Carlos Sainz blamed Williams driver Sergey Sirotkin for the clash that ended his hopes of a good result in Formula 1's Russian Grand Prix

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Sainz blames Sirotkin clash for ruining his race - Motorsport.com

Sainz and Sirotkin made contact on the opening lap of the Sochi race when the Russian found himself with nowhere to go in his run up to Turn 2, where he was sandwiched between the Renault and the Sauber of Marcus Ericsson. Sirotkin ended up hitting the right side of Sainz's car, causing heavy damage to the sidepod and the floor. Sainz continued in the race but struggled for pace, running ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Sainz blames Sirotkin clash for ruining his race - Motorsport.com

Russian Grand Prix driver ratings - PlanetF1

Who was simply sensational in Sochi? Who needs to improve in Japan? Check out our Russia Grand Prix driver ratings...

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Hamilton: Sochi team orders "not what I wanted" - Motorsport.com

The world championship leader was gifted victory at Sochi on Sunday after teammate Valtteri Bottas was ordered to move aside for him. The controversial move left Hamilton feeling deflated after the race, as he made clear that neither in pre-race discussions nor over the radio had he wanted Bottas to give up the win for him. “There was obviously a team call,” said Hamilton, whose win has ... ... Keep reading

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Lewis Hamilton didn't want Mercedes team orders in Russian GP - Autosport

Formula 1 championship leader Lewis Hamilton says he never asked for, and never wanted, the use of team orders in the Russian Grand Prix to help him win the race

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Hamilton: Bottas isn’t in the fight, I am - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton hailed Valtteri Bottas as a "real gentleman" after his team-mate handed him the win in Russia, along with vital breathing space in the championship.

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Force India drivers admit positions change didn’t work | 2018 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

The Force India drivers felt the team gained nothing from swapping their positions twice during the race to pass Kevin Magnussen.

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Gasly feared Ricciardo debris would go through his visor - Motorsport.com

The Toro Rosso driver said debris from Daniel Ricciardo’s Red Bull was flicked up in front of him at the start, hitting his helmet and landing in the cockpit of his car. “I think Daniel lost a piece of carbon, which went straight into my visor, so this was really really scary,” Gasly told reporters after the race. “I thought it was going through and straight into my eye, and finally ... ... Keep reading

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2018 Russian Grand Prix in pictures | F1 Pictures - RaceFans

The 2018 Russian Grand Prix in pictures.

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Vettel defends Mercedes' team orders "no-brainer" - Motorsport.com

Hamilton inherited victory at Sochi when Mercedes told Bottas, who was on course for his first win of the season, to let the championship leader past. Victory for Hamilton, combined with Bottas keeping Vettel at bay for the rest of the race, means Vettel trails the Mercedes driver by 50 points with five races to go. Vettel said: "Well done to both of them, they played together as a team very ... ... Keep reading

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Mercedes’ team orders was a “no brainer” – Vettel | 2018 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Sebastian Vettel defended the use of team orders by rivals Mercedes in the Russian Grand Prix and criticised some of the questions the drivers were asked by journalists.

Read more: Mercedes’ team orders was a “no brainer” – Vettel | 2018 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Mercedes F1 team orders in Russia defended by Sebastian Vettel - Autosport

Sebastian Vettel has defended Mercedes' tactics in the Russian Grand Prix, calling the rival Formula 1 team's decision to move Valtteri Bottas aside for Lewis Hamilton a "no-brainer"

Read more: Mercedes F1 team orders in Russia defended by Sebastian Vettel - Autosport

Gasly ‘lost the front brakes’, double STR failure - PlanetF1

Pierre Gasly has confirmed it was a brake issue that put not one but both Toro Rossos out of Sunday's Russian Grand Prix.

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Esteban Ocon: Force india has to review Russian GP F1 swap strategy - Autosport

Esteban Ocon believes Force India needs to review its approach to Formula 1's Russian Grand Prix, after a decision to swap its cars around failed to gain it any places

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Ocon wants Force India to "review" Russian GP swaps - Motorsport.com

Ocon and teammate Sergio Perez were stuck behind the Haas of Kevin Magnussen when Perez asked to be let through to attack the Dane, with Force India giving Ocon a set number of laps to make a pass before he had to move over. The Frenchman couldn't make the overtake and allowed Perez ahead, but the latter could make no progress either - so eventually the cars swapped back, coming home ninth and ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Ocon wants Force India to "review" Russian GP swaps - Motorsport.com

Verstappen admits epic start was unexpected - PlanetF1

Red Bull may have targeted fifth place prior to the start of the Russian GP but Max Verstappen conceding getting there in just eight laps was a welcome surprise.

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Wolff admits Mercedes caught out by Russian GP scenario - Motorsport.com

Pole-sitter and early race leader Valtteri Bottas was ordered to move aside for teammate Lewis Hamilton after the first round of pitstops at Sochi, as Mercedes grew concerned about the threat from the pursuing Sebastian Vettel. Wolff was clearly far from happy about the difficult call, and said that the team would need to reflect on things after encountering a situation that had not come up in ... ... Keep reading

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Mercedes hadn't predicted scenario that led to Russian GP team orders - Autosport

Toto Wolff says Mercedes faced a scenario that it had not predicted ahead of Formula 1's Russian Grand Prix as he explained the reasons behind its team orders swap

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Hamilton: Vettel nearly put me in the wall - PlanetF1

Although Sebastian Vettel was cleared by the stewards, Lewis Hamilton believes his title rival not only pulled an illegal double move in Sochi but almost put him "in the wall."

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‘Tiny lock-up’ helped Hamilton get past Vettel - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel admitted that a "tiny lock-up" down into Turn 12 was key in Lewis Hamilton getting past him.

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Vettel did not break ‘two moves’ rule in Hamilton fight, stewards say | 2018 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Lewis Hamilton said Sebastian Vettel "put me in the wall" during their Russian Grand Prix fight but the stewards cleared the Ferrari driver over the incident.

Read more: Vettel did not break ‘two moves’ rule in Hamilton fight, stewards say | 2018 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Hamilton: Team order win "doesn't feel spectacular" - Motorsport.com

Hamilton had shadowed Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas in the early stages of the race, but the pair were asked to swap positions after the pitstops amid concerns that Hamilton could be exposed to title rival Sebastian Vettel. With Mercedes not interested in re-swapping the places late on, it meant Hamilton finished ahead of Bottas to extend his title advantage over Vettel to 50 ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Hamilton: Team order win "doesn't feel spectacular" - Motorsport.com

Alonso says he doesn't "have the talent" for rallying - Motorsport.com

The two-time F1 champion is leaving grand prix racing at the end of 2018 but is yet to firm up his programme for next season beyond the remaining races of his World Endurance Championship superseason with Toyota. A move to IndyCar was expected to facilitate his goal of winning the Indianapolis 500 to complete the unofficial triple crown of motorsport, but that has become complicated, and ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Alonso says he doesn't "have the talent" for rallying - Motorsport.com

Kvyat "hadn't fully dealt" with Red Bull demotion - Horner - Motorsport.com

Kvyat had been brought into the main team in 2015 but was then moved back from RBR to Toro Rosso after the 2016 Russian Grand Prix to make way for Max Verstappen. He subsequently struggled to make an impact as part of the junior team, and was dropped late last season. However, after a year as a Ferrari test and simulator driver, he will return to Toro Rosso in 2019. Along with Helmut ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Kvyat "hadn't fully dealt" with Red Bull demotion - Horner - Motorsport.com

Russell closes on title with win - SkySports F1

George Russell took a massive step towards the F2 title with victory in mixed conditions in the Sprint Race in Russia.

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Live: 2018 Russian Grand Prix | RaceFans Live - RaceFans

Follow the 2018 Russian Grand Prix on RaceFans Live.

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Russell on brink of F2 title after sixth win as Norris’s hopes end | Formula Two - RaceFans

George Russell extended his lead in the F2 championship with a sprint race win in Sochi, while Alexander Albon held on to take the title fight to Abu Dhabi.

Read more: Russell on brink of F2 title after sixth win as Norris’s hopes end | Formula Two - RaceFans

How the Russian GP grid lines up - SkySports F1

Valtteri Bottas starts on pole ahead of Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel at the Russian GP, but there are raft of grid penalties further back in the field.

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Fernando Alonso: 'I don't have the talent' to switch to rallying - Autosport

Fernando Alonso says rallying will not play a part in his post-Formula 1 career because he accepts "I don't have the talent to do that"

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Vandoorne penalised, revised Sochi grid - PlanetF1

Stoffel Vandoorne has become the sixth driver to be hit with a grid penalty for the Russian Grand Prix after McLaren changed his gearbox ahead of the race.

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Stewards explain Vandoorne grid penalty anomaly | 2018 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

The Russian Grand Prix stewards have explained why Stoffel Vandoorne has only been moved back one place on the starting grid despite incurring a five-place penalty.

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Paddock Diary: Russian Grand Prix day three | 2018 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

On day three of Dieter Rencken's diary from the Formula 1 paddock in Sochi: Bernie Ecclestone returns, sponsorship worries and a farce in qualifying.

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Verstappen wants ‘four’ titles by 30 - PlanetF1

Max Verstappen says if Red Bull get it right in the next two years, he could have four World titles to his name by the time he turns 30.

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Red Bull: Daniil Kvyat hadn't dealt with 2016 Toro Rosso demotion - Autosport

Christian Horner believes Daniil Kvyat had not dealt with his demotion from Red Bull to Toro Rosso when he was dropped from its Formula line-up in 2017

Read more: Red Bull: Daniil Kvyat hadn't dealt with 2016 Toro Rosso demotion - Autosport

Live: 2018 GP3 race 16: Sochi | RaceFans Live - RaceFans

Join us to follow race 16 of the 2018 GP3 season from Sochi on RaceFans Live

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Things to know before the Russian Grand Prix - F1technical.net

For this weekend, the 10 teams and 20 drivers gathered together in Sochi, Russia which plays host to the Round 16 of the 2018 Formula One World Championship.

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Tyre sets available for today's Russian Grand Prix - F1technical.net

The top four drivers on the grid for today’s Russian Grand Prix have identical tyre allocation after the two opening days of the race weekend despite starting the weekend with differing tyre choices.

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Vettel fears disadvantage with partial resurfacing - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel fears he may be unfairly disadvantaged at the start of the Russian Grand Prix as only the top-two grid slots have been completely resurfaced.

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Saturday, September 29, 2018

Spa breakthrough behind Mercedes’ leap forward – Wolff | 2018 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Toto Wolff has revealed Mercedes made a breakthrough during the Belgian Grand Prix weekend which has transformed their pace of their car.

Read more: Spa breakthrough behind Mercedes’ leap forward – Wolff | 2018 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Hulkenberg defends qualifying tactics - PlanetF1

Although Nico Hulkenberg admits Renault's decision not to run in Q2 at the Sochi Autodrom made for a "boring" afternoon, he feels it was a right call.

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Verstappen targets four titles - SkySports F1

Max Verstappen has revealed to Sky F1 that he is targeting four world championships by the age of 30.

Read more: Verstappen targets four titles - SkySports F1

Hulkenberg defends “boring” Renault qualifying tactics | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the RaceFans Round-up: Hulkenberg defends "boring" Renault qualifying tactics • Hartley concerned about points gap • Wehrlein linked to Toro Rosso

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Why strategy may be less straightforward in Sochi this year | 2018 Russian Grand Prix pre-race analysis - RaceFans

Mercedes have dominated the Russian Grand Prix weekend so far but one driver reckons Sunday's race "won't be as straightforward as people think".

Read more: Why strategy may be less straightforward in Sochi this year | 2018 Russian Grand Prix pre-race analysis - RaceFans

Vettel criticises partial resurfacing of Sochi grid | 2018 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Sebastian Vettel says it is "wrong" that a small section of the Sochi grid, including the part he will start from, has been resurfaced.

Read more: Vettel criticises partial resurfacing of Sochi grid | 2018 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Russian GP: Starting grid in pictures - Motorsport.com

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Move over for Hamilton? All you need to know about Russia - BBC F1

Mercedes new aero package shocks Ferrari, but all is not lost in Russia - there's a first corner, and some politics, to navigate.

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Williams are slower than last year again in Russia | 2018 Russian Grand Prix Lap Time Watch - RaceFans

For the fifth time this year the Williams FW41 is slower than its predecessor was at the same circuit in the previous season.

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Alonso: F2 more fun than nonsense Russian GP F1 qualifying session - Autosport

Fernando Alonso believes the Russian Grand Prix's Formula 2 support race was "the most fun part of the day" for fans after Formula 1 qualifying featured "nonsense" and "boring" segments

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Alonso: F2 more fun than "nonsense" F1 qualifying - Motorsport.com

Alonso went into qualifying with a grid penalty because of engine component changes and claimed his only intention in Q1 was to set a time within F1's 107% rule. The second part of qualifying featured zero running from the Red Bulls and Pierre Gasly's Toro Rosso because they too had grid penalties for engine changes, while the Renaults also chose not to set a time to give them 11th and 12th on ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Alonso: F2 more fun than "nonsense" F1 qualifying - Motorsport.com

Russian GP: Ted's Qualifying Notebook - SkySports F1

Sky F1's Ted Kravitz tours the paddock for the story of every team and every driver in qualifying.

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FIA post-Russian GP qualifying press conference - PlanetF1

After qualifying on pole for the Russian Grand Prix, Valtteri Bottas spoke to the media, along with Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel.

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Mercedes to discuss imposing team orders from turn one | 2018 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Mercedes will discuss imposing team orders on Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas in the Russian Grand Prix, including how they should approach the first corner of the race.

Read more: Mercedes to discuss imposing team orders from turn one | 2018 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Renault defends 'awkward' F1 qualifying tactic for Russian Grand Prix - Autosport

Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul has defended the team's "awkward" tactical decision to sit out Q2 to claim 11th and 12th places on the grid for Formula 1's Russian Grand Prix

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Renault defends "awkward" decision to sit out Q2 - Motorsport.com

With five drivers known to be taking engine penalties and thus unlikely to run in Q2, Renault realised that it might be able to guarantee 11th and 12th places – and thus have the advantage of a free choice of tyres for the start. Renault has in general been harder on its tyres than rivals this year, and the team wanted to avoid the requirement to start on the hypersofts. When three of the ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Renault defends "awkward" decision to sit out Q2 - Motorsport.com

Will Bottas-Hamilton be free to race? - SkySports F1

Mercedes admit they are faced with a "tricky decision" over how Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton go about racing each other in the Russian GP amid the Englishman's title battle with Sebastian Vettel.

Read more: Will Bottas-Hamilton be free to race? - SkySports F1

Albon grabs win as pit error wrecks Norris’s title hopes | Formula Two - RaceFans

Alexander Albon won an eventful Formula Two race in Sochi while a botched pit stop wrecked Lando Norris's championship hopes.

Read more: Albon grabs win as pit error wrecks Norris’s title hopes | Formula Two - RaceFans

Hamilton caught ‘slacking’ in pursuit of Russia pole - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton has conceded he slacked off in Q3 at Sochi as he threw away a potential 80th career pole position.

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Vettel still holding out hope of Ferrari victory - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel is still feeling confident of winning the Russian Grand Prix despite being outpaced in qualifying at the Sochi Autodrom.

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Albon wins; Norris out - SkySports F1

Alexander Albon took his fourth win of the season as he led home a DAMS one-two in the F2 Feature Race at the Russian GP.

Read more: Albon wins; Norris out - SkySports F1

Max given grid drop for yellow flag infringement - PlanetF1

Max Verstappen has been given a three-place grid penalty for failing to slow for yellow flags during qualifying on Saturday.

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Verstappen penalised for qualifying infringement - Motorsport.com

The Red Bull driver was already last on the provisional starting grid for the Sochi race, having taken new engine components and a fresh gearbox this weekend. However, he has been given another three-place grid penalty and two licence penalty points for failing to slow down for yellow flags when Sergey Sirotkin spun his Williams in Q1. The verdict from the stewards said: "The driver admitted ... ... Keep reading

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Alonso: FP1 trick McLaren F1 team's 'biggest gain' at Russian GP - Autosport

Fernando Alonso says McLaren's smart tactic in first practice for the Russian Grand Prix was the "biggest gain" of the weekend for him

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Alonso says FP1 trick the "biggest gain" in Russia - Motorsport.com

Under current regulations, the grid order for drivers with engine penalties is decided by the order in which new elements are first used on track. Alonso, who has replaced his engine and will start from the back of the grid, will line up 16th thanks to Lando Norris - driving the Spaniard's car in FP1 - being first in the queue to leave the pits ahead of the start of the first session of the ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Alonso says FP1 trick the "biggest gain" in Russia - Motorsport.com

Bottas pole makes team orders "difficult" - Mercedes - Motorsport.com

Bottas took his second top grid spot of the season at Sochi on Saturday, with teammate Lewis Hamilton helping secure a front row lock out for Mercedes. With Hamilton pushing to extend his points advantage over Sebastian Vettel, there would be clear benefits to telling Bottas to play a supporting role on Sunday. But with Bottas having dug deep to secure pole, Wolff admits that it may be hard ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Bottas pole makes team orders "difficult" - Mercedes - Motorsport.com

Vettel: New surface for first three starters "wrong" - Motorsport.com

Ahead of this year's Russian Grand Prix, a small stretch by the start-finish line was resurfacing and the same was done just before Turn 1 and on the approach to Turn 8. The front row of the grid will be occupied by Mercedes drivers Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton on Sunday and they will be completely on the new surface. Third-place starter Vettel's front wheels will be on the newly-laid ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Vettel: New surface for first three starters "wrong" - Motorsport.com

Bottas Sochi pole makes Mercedes F1 team orders 'difficult' - Wolff - Autosport

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff says Valtteri Bottas's pole position means it will now be "difficult" to impose team orders in the Russian Grand Prix

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Hamilton: Q3 error down to "slacking" in middle sector - Motorsport.com

Hamilton had led Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas in all three practice sessions of the weekend, as well as the first two qualifying segments. However, he was left 0.004s down on Bottas after the opening runs of the Q3 pole shoot-out, with the time gained on the Finn in sectors one and three not enough to make up for the quarter-second loss in the middle part of the lap. Hamilton was once ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Hamilton: Q3 error down to "slacking" in middle sector - Motorsport.com

Resurfacing front part of Sochi F1 grid 'wrong' - Sebastian Vettel - Autosport

Sebastian Vettel says it is wrong that the Sochi circuit has been partially resurfaced in a way that means the first three Formula 1 grid slots are positioned on newer asphalt

Read more: Resurfacing front part of Sochi F1 grid 'wrong' - Sebastian Vettel - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton: 'Slacking' led to F1 Russian GP qualifying error - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton says he had been "slacking" in the Sochi Autodrom's second sector during Formula 1's Russian Grand Prix qualifying, which contributed to his error in the decisive final lap

Read more: Lewis Hamilton: 'Slacking' led to F1 Russian GP qualifying error - Autosport

Alonso says his mission was to get Vandoorne in Q2 | 2018 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Fernando Alonso explained McLaren's tactics in qualifying were to use his car to give Stoffel Vandoorne a slipstream to help him reach Q2.

Read more: Alonso says his mission was to get Vandoorne in Q2 | 2018 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Live: 2018 Formula Two race 21: Sochi | RaceFans Live - RaceFans

Join us to follow race 21 of the 2018 Formula Two season from Sochi on RaceFans Live

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Kvyat informed Red Bull of Ricciardo exit - Marko - Motorsport.com

Ricciardo’s move to Renault opened up a seat at the main Red Bull team, which was subsequently handed to Pierre Gasly, in turn freeing up a slot at STR that has now been confirmed as Kvyat’s. Marko says that he had stayed in touch with Kvyat after the Russian was dropped by Red Bull and took up a new role as a Ferrari test and simulator driver. “We have been in contact,” Marko told ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Kvyat informed Red Bull of Ricciardo exit - Marko - Motorsport.com

Daniil Kvyat called Marko before Ricciardo's Red Bull exit public - Autosport

Red Bull motorsport boss Helmut Marko says Daniil Kvyat approached the Formula 1 team about Daniel Ricciardo's exit before the Australian had called to say that he was joining Renault

Read more: Daniil Kvyat called Marko before Ricciardo's Red Bull exit public - Autosport

F1 should do away with "strange rule" for penalties - Hartley - Motorsport.com

The sport's chiefs attempted to tidy up the grid penalty rules last winter following growing annoyance at the raft of engine and gearbox penalties being handed out. For this year, rather than the slots at the back of the grid being decided by the number of penalties each driver is given, it is settled by the order that new elements are first used on track. That led to a bizarre situation ... ... Keep reading

Read more: F1 should do away with "strange rule" for penalties - Hartley - Motorsport.com

Live: 2018 Russian Grand Prix qualifying | RaceFans Live - RaceFans

Follow the 2018 Russian Grand Prix qualifying session on RaceFans Live.

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Kvyat called Red Bull before Ricciardo exit news - Motorsport.com

Ricciardo’s move to Renault opened up a seat at the main Red Bull team, which was subsequently handed to Pierre Gasly, in turn freeing up a slot at STR that has now been confirmed as Kvyat’s. Marko says that he had stayed in touch with Kvyat after the Russian was dropped by Red Bull and took up a new role as a Ferrari test and simulator driver. “We have been in contact,” Marko told ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Kvyat called Red Bull before Ricciardo exit news - Motorsport.com

Why Red Bull gave Kvyat (yet) another chance | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Daniil Kvyat was demoted from Red Bull and dropped by Toro Rosso. So why has the team decided to give him another chance for 2019?

Read more: Why Red Bull gave Kvyat (yet) another chance | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Helmut Marko found out about Ricciardo's Red Bull exit from Kvyat - Autosport

Red Bull motorsport boss Helmut Marko says that he learned of Daniel Ricciardo's decision to join Renault when Daniil Kvyat called him about it

Read more: Helmut Marko found out about Ricciardo's Red Bull exit from Kvyat - Autosport

Wehrlein on "long list" of candidates for Toro Rosso seat - Motorsport.com

On Saturday, Daniil Kvyat was officially announced as Pierre Gasly's replacement at Toro Rosso, leaving the seat currently occupied by Brendon Hartley yet to be confirmed. Wehrlein has ensured that he is a possible option for Toro Rosso by cutting his ties with Mercedes and making himself a free agent. He is understood to have met Marko in Graz last week. Marko admitted that Wehrlein's ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Wehrlein on "long list" of candidates for Toro Rosso seat - Motorsport.com

Helmut Marko: Pascal Wehrlein on Toro Rosso shortlist for F1 2019 - Autosport

Red Bull motorsport boss Helmut Marko admits that Pascal Wehrlein is on a "long list" of candidates for the second Toro Rosso seat in the 2019 Formula 1 season

Read more: Helmut Marko: Pascal Wehrlein on Toro Rosso shortlist for F1 2019 - Autosport

Make your 2018 Russian Grand Prix predictions | RaceFans Predictions Championship - RaceFans

Mercedes were comfortably ahead at the end of final practice but can Ferrari take the fight to them? Enter your 2018 Russian Grand Prix predictions.

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Mercedes out-pace Ferrari as Hamilton leads one-two | 2018 Russian Grand Prix third practice - RaceFans

Mercedes comfortably out-paced Ferrari in the final practice session for the Russian Grand Prix as Sebastian Vettel was unhappy with his car's balance.

Read more: Mercedes out-pace Ferrari as Hamilton leads one-two | 2018 Russian Grand Prix third practice - RaceFans

Toro Rosso reverts to older-spec Honda for rest of Russian GP - Motorsport.com

The Japanese manufacturer introduced the update at the Sochi event to prepare the new engine ahead of Honda’s home grand prix next week. It was lauded by Toro Rosso after Friday practice but it was then decided to go back to the old spec. This is because Honda believes there is more calibration work to do and the engine can be better matched to the chassis. The manufacturer insists the ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Toro Rosso reverts to older-spec Honda for rest of Russian GP - Motorsport.com

Honda reverts to older Formula 1 engine spec for Russian GP - Autosport

Honda has reverted to its previous specification of Formula 1 engine despite a positive response to the upgrade in Russian Grand Prix practice

Read more: Honda reverts to older Formula 1 engine spec for Russian GP - Autosport

Paddock Diary: Russian Grand Prix day two | 2018 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

In part two of Dieter Rencken's F1 paddock diary from Sochi: A fire at Haas, a lawsuit at Force India - and a random act of kindness.

Read more: Paddock Diary: Russian Grand Prix day two | 2018 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Live: 2018 Russian Grand Prix third practice | RaceFans Live - RaceFans

Follow the 2018 Russian Grand Prix third practice session on RaceFans Live.

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Force India's new owners planning new F1 factory - Autosport

Force India's new owners plan to build a new factory for the team, either by more than tripling the size of its current site, or by moving to a new location

Read more: Force India's new owners planning new F1 factory - Autosport

Force India planning new factory at Silverstone - Motorsport.com

The current Silverstone factory dates back to the early years of Jordan, when staffing levels were much lower. The main challenge the team now faces is that around 100 aerodynamicists are based in offices at its old wind tunnel site some seven miles away from the main base, even though that tunnel is no longer used. There are also plans to bring more manufacturing in-house, which will ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Force India planning new factory at Silverstone - Motorsport.com

Renault uses last major upgrade of 2018 in F1's Russian GP onwards - Autosport

The Renault Formula 1 team will use a new floor over the rest of the Russian Grand Prix weekend, marking the last of its planned major car updates this season

Read more: Renault uses last major upgrade of 2018 in F1's Russian GP onwards - Autosport

Verstappen: Renault moan about me too much - Motorsport.com

The Red Bull driver's comments, made on Dutch television, continue a war of words with the Renault chief in the build-up to Sunday's Russian Grand Prix. That started when Verstappen claimed Renault's upgraded Spec C engine would not perform as well at high-altitude later in the year, requiring Red Bull to take another Spec B and grid penalties in Russia. Abiteboul hit back by saying ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Verstappen: Renault moan about me too much - Motorsport.com

Max Verstappen hits back at Renault F1 boss Cyril Abiteboul - Autosport

Max Verstappen claims Renault would "already be world champions" if Formula 1 boss Cyril Abiteboul was not "moaning about me all the time"

Read more: Max Verstappen hits back at Renault F1 boss Cyril Abiteboul - Autosport

Daniil Kvyat: Toro Rosso return for Russian driver - BBC F1

Daniil Kvyat is to make a remarkable return to Red Bull's junior team a year after being dropped from the drinks company's driver roster.

Read more: Daniil Kvyat: Toro Rosso return for Russian driver - BBC F1

Live: 2018 GP3 race 15: Sochi | RaceFans Live - RaceFans

Join us to follow race 15 of the 2018 GP3 season from Sochi on RaceFans Live

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Daniil Kvyat gets Formula 1 return for 2019 with Toro Rosso - Autosport

Daniil Kvyat's return to the Toro Rosso Formula 1 team for the 2019 season has been confirmed

Read more: Daniil Kvyat gets Formula 1 return for 2019 with Toro Rosso - Autosport

Kvyat seals F1 return with Toro Rosso - Motorsport.com

As reported by Motorsport.com, Kvyat had emerged as a surprise favourite to land a drive at the team that dropped him late last year.  This will be Kvyat’s third spell at Toro Rosso, the Russian having raced for the team in 2014 and then again from early-2016 after being demoted from the senior Red Bull team.  He was dropped from Red Bull after the 2017 United States Grand Prix and ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Kvyat seals F1 return with Toro Rosso - Motorsport.com

Kvyat’s return with Toro Rosso confirmed - RaceFans

Daniil Kvyat’s return to Formula 1 with Toro Rosso has been confirmed by the team. Toro Rosso announced on Saturday Kvyat will return to take the place of Pierre Gasly, who is moving to Red Bull next year. It will be Kvyat’s third stint with the team. The 24-year-old made his debut for Toro Rosso … Continue reading Kvyat’s return with Toro Rosso confirmed

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Force India could throw Ocon a lifeline - PlanetF1

Esteban Ocon's time at Force India may not over with the team saying they could keep him on as their reserve driver for the 2019 season.

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Friday, September 28, 2018

Hamilton predicts ‘boring race for the fans’ | 2018 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Lewis Hamilton is pessimistic about the prospects of this weekend's Russian Grand Prix being a good race following the first day of practice.

Read more: Hamilton predicts ‘boring race for the fans’ | 2018 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Raikkonen downplays talk of helping Vettel - PlanetF1

It doesn't sound as if Sebastian Vettel can count on Kimi Raikkonen in the run-in to the title with the Finn blatantly saying he's out to "to get the best result possible for myself."

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Grosjean on ‘very thin ice’ with penalty points - PlanetF1

Romain Grosjean's team boss Guenther Steiner summed up his penalty points situation, conceding his driver is on "very thin ice."

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Uralkali still wants to buy Force India if administration is overturned | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Uralkali still wants to buy Force India if administration is overturned • Nikita Mazepin stripped of GP3 pole position

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How far were Ferrari hiding their true pace on Friday? | 2018 Russian Grand Prix Friday practice analysis - RaceFans

Ferrari were half a second slower than Mercedes at the end of the first day of practice in Sochi. But they seem to have been disguising their pace more than usual.

Read more: How far were Ferrari hiding their true pace on Friday? | 2018 Russian Grand Prix Friday practice analysis - RaceFans

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

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Honda upgrade gains have Toro Rosso "excited" - Motorsport.com

Honda has introduced an upgrade for the race at Sochi and while little information has been disclosed, it is known to be mainly around the internal combustion engine again. Hartley’s teammate Pierre Gasly set the eighth-fastest time in free practice at a track where Honda has struggled in recent years. “We definitely had a step in performance and it was a really, really promising day ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Honda upgrade gains have Toro Rosso "excited" - Motorsport.com

Toro Rosso 'excited' by Honda's progress with latest F1 engine upgrade - Autosport

Toro Rosso Formula 1 driver Brendon Hartley says "everyone is quite excited about the step" Honda has made with its latest engine upgrade at the Russian Grand Prix

Read more: Toro Rosso 'excited' by Honda's progress with latest F1 engine upgrade - Autosport

Esteban Ocon could get Force India F1 reserve role in 2019 - Autosport

Force India boss Otmar Szafnauer says he'd be happy to retain Esteban Ocon in a Formula 1 reserve and simulator driver role in 2019

Read more: Esteban Ocon could get Force India F1 reserve role in 2019 - Autosport

Valtteri Bottas doesn't believe Ferrari's Sochi F1 deficit is real - Autosport

Valtteri Bottas does not believe Ferrari's deficit to Mercedes in Friday practice for Formula 1's Russian Grand Prix is "real"

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Hamilton: Mercedes upgrades ‘encouraging’ - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton has admitted that it is "really encouraging" for him to keep getting new upgrades on his Mercedes.

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Ocon could have Force India third driver role in 2019 - Motorsport.com

The Frenchman is currently without a race seat for next year due to the imminent arrival of Lance Stroll at the Silverstone outfit, and his last remaining option is Williams. Retaining his links with Force India would at least allow him to stay in touch with developments, although he could also perform a similar role with the works Mercedes team. "Hopefully he'll find something else," said ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Ocon could have Force India third driver role in 2019 - Motorsport.com

Bottas doesn't believe Ferrari's Sochi deficit is "real" - Motorsport.com

Bottas was second to Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in second practice, the faster of the two Friday sessions, whereas Ferrari ended the day behind not only the Silver Arrows but also Red Bull. Mercedes has won every Russian GP since the power-sensitive Sochi track joined the F1 calendar in 2014 - but it was expected to face a stern challenge from Ferrari this weekend given the gains the ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Bottas doesn't believe Ferrari's Sochi deficit is "real" - Motorsport.com

Force India unsure if it will receive next month’s prize money payment | 2018 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Force India did not receive this month's Formula 1 prize money payment and does not know if it will get one in October.

Read more: Force India unsure if it will receive next month’s prize money payment | 2018 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Alonso: We need ‘good strategy for Sunday’ - PlanetF1

Fernando Alonso believes that strategy will be the key for McLaren to score points in Russia come Sunday afternoon.

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Magnussen's new Haas deal runs through 2020 - Motorsport.com

The 25-year-old Dane, who joined the American outfit from Renault before the start of the 2017 campaign, has been the outfit's top performer this year, scoring 49 points to teammate Romain Grosjean's 27. Haas announced an unchanged line-up for 2019 earlier on Friday, and Magnussen has now confirmed he is signed on for the season after as well. “I’m extremely happy to continue with Haas ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Magnussen's new Haas deal runs through 2020 - Motorsport.com

Ganassi confirms Rosenqvist deal for 2019 IndyCar season | IndyCar - RaceFans

IndyCar team Ganassi has confirmed it has signed Felix Rosenqvist for the 2019 season, as RaceFans revealed last month.

Read more: Ganassi confirms Rosenqvist deal for 2019 IndyCar season | IndyCar - RaceFans

Kevin Magnussen's new Haas Formula 1 team deal is two-year contract - Autosport

Kevin Magnussen has revealed his new deal with the Haas Formula 1 team runs through to the end of the 2020 season

Read more: Kevin Magnussen's new Haas Formula 1 team deal is two-year contract - Autosport

Upgraded Mercedes still wary of Ferrari - SkySports F1

Mercedes believe car upgrades have aided their strong start to the Russian GP weekend – but expect Ferrari will still close the big gap seen between the title rivals on Friday.

Read more: Upgraded Mercedes still wary of Ferrari - SkySports F1

Grosjean warns drivers may try to avoid Q3 | 2018 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Midfield drivers could try not to reach Q3 in order to avoid having to start the race on an old set of hyper-soft tyres, says Romain Grosjean.

Read more: Grosjean warns drivers may try to avoid Q3 | 2018 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Sainz expects to recover from eye infection tomorrow | 2018 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Carlos Sainz Jnr suffered with an eye infection on the first day of running at Sochi but expects to recover tomorrow.

Read more: Sainz expects to recover from eye infection tomorrow | 2018 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Mercedes leadership change won't impact F1, says Hamilton - Motorsport.com

It was announced this week that long-time racing supporter Dieter Zetsche is to be replaced as chairman of the board of management of Daimler AG. Head of Mercedes-Benz cars Ula Kallenius, will replace him. After taking some time out in 2021, Zetsche will become chairman of the supervisory board of Daimler. Kallenius is well known in the F1 paddock, with his many previous roles within the ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Mercedes leadership change won't impact F1, says Hamilton - Motorsport.com

Raikkonen will be the best team mate for me – Giovinazzi | 2018 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Antonio Giovinazzi says Kimi Raikkonen will be the ideal team mate for him when he starts his first full season as a Formula 1 driver next year.

Read more: Raikkonen will be the best team mate for me – Giovinazzi | 2018 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Lewis Hamilton top in Russian GP practice as Ferrari struggle - BBC F1

Lewis Hamilton heads a Mercedes one-two in second practice at the Russian Grand Prix, as title rival Sebastian Vettel struggles.

Read more: Lewis Hamilton top in Russian GP practice as Ferrari struggle - BBC F1

Mercedes management board changes give Formula 1 team 'stability' - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton insists senior management changes at Mercedes-Benz will not affect the company's commit to its Formula 1 programme, with Toto Wolff suggesting it actually ensures "stability"

Read more: Mercedes management board changes give Formula 1 team 'stability' - Autosport

FIA team principals press conference – Russia - PlanetF1

In between practice sessions on Friday, team bosses Cyril Abiteboul, Toto Wolff and Otmar Szafnauer spoke to the media in Sochi, along with Mario Isola from Pirelli.

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Renault tells Verstappen to focus on car after engine comments - Motorsport.com

Verstappen said in Russia this week that Red Bull's penalty-inducing switch to a new Spec B is because Renault's Spec C cannot be run at high altitude in Mexico and Brazil. Renault F1 boss Cyril Abiteboul said this change was agreed as part of an engine plan Red Bull requested, and also denied the latest-spec engine would suffer any more than would be normal for those races. "I think that ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Renault tells Verstappen to focus on car after engine comments - Motorsport.com

Russian GP: Hamilton leads dominant Mercedes 1-2 in FP2 - Motorsport.com

Their quickest laps, set on the hypersoft tyres, were both set half an hour into the session during the team's qualifying simulation runs. Bottas went fastest before he was beaten by his Mercedes teammate, who circulated the 5.8km circuit 0.199s quicker. The Red Bull duo of Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo were next up on the timesheets in Sochi, the pair both 0.4s off the best time of ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Russian GP: Hamilton leads dominant Mercedes 1-2 in FP2 - Motorsport.com

Renault hits back at Verstappen upgrade comments on F1 engine - Autosport

Renault says Max Verstappen should focus on his car instead of judging Red Bull's switch to an older-specification engine, as it claims his Formula 1 team lobbied for the swap

Read more: Renault hits back at Verstappen upgrade comments on F1 engine - Autosport

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

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

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Teams say Pirelli given 'impossible task' as F1 tyre supplier - Autosport

Formula 1 chiefs need to be aware of the "impossible" task Pirelli has faced over recent years when it comes to choosing who becomes the official supplier after 2019, say team bosses

Read more: Teams say Pirelli given 'impossible task' as F1 tyre supplier - Autosport

F1 needs to respect "impossible task" that Pirelli has had - Motorsport.com

Pirelli and Hankook are being evaluated as part of the FIA's tyre tender process for the period 2019 to 2023. Both have passed checks to ensure they are technically capable of delivering, and now commercial talks with Liberty Media have begun. Although Pirelli has long faced criticism over its products – ranging from they degrade too much to they don't degrade enough – F1 team bosses have ... ... Keep reading

Read more: F1 needs to respect "impossible task" that Pirelli has had - Motorsport.com

Haas settles insurance claim over Grosjean Sepang crash - Motorsport.com

Grosjean struck a dislodged drain cover at 170mph, which sent him spinning into the barriers with a 17G impact and caused massive damage to the rear of his car.  At the time, Haas team boss Gunther Steiner suggested this had caused around £500,000 worth of damage and the process for receiving compensation from the Sepang circuit via an insurance claim began. Steiner confirmed ahead of this ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Haas settles insurance claim over Grosjean Sepang crash - Motorsport.com

Verstappen’s engine altitude claim is wrong – Abiteboul | 2018 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Renault Bull managing director Cyril Abiteboul rejected Max Verstappen's claim the team replaced its new C-spec engine because it performs less well at high altitude.

Read more: Verstappen’s engine altitude claim is wrong – Abiteboul | 2018 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

2018 Russian Grand Prix practice in pictures | F1 Pictures - RaceFans

Pictures from the first day of practice for the 2018 Russian Grand Prix.

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Red Bull scolds Ticktum after Schumacher comments - Motorsport.com

Ticktum, who is part of the Red Bull Junior Team, has featured right at the sharp end of the F3 championship battle all throughout his rookie season but looks set to miss out on the title to Schumacher. The German racer, son of seven-time F1 champion Michael, was eighth in the standings halfway into the campaign, but a remarkable turnaround in performances – which included five wins in the ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Red Bull scolds Ticktum after Schumacher comments - Motorsport.com

Five drivers with F1 grid drops - SkySports F1

Max Verstappen, Daniel Ricciardo and Fernando Alonso are among five drivers who will start Sunday's Russian GP among the grid's back rows owing to engine penalties.

Read more: Five drivers with F1 grid drops - SkySports F1

Dan Ticktum 'sometimes engages mouth before brain' - Christian Horner - Autosport

Red Bull Formula 1 team boss Christian Horner says Dan Ticktum "sometimes engages mouth before brain" after the young driver's comments on European F3 title rival Mick Schumacher's recent form

Read more: Dan Ticktum 'sometimes engages mouth before brain' - Christian Horner - Autosport

Five drivers hit with Russia grid penalties - PlanetF1

Fernando Alonso, Daniel Ricciardo, Max Verstappen, Pierre Gasly and Brendon Hartley all have grid penalties for the Russian Grand Prix.

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Ricciardo: Pressure may be getting to Vettel - PlanetF1

Daniel Ricciardo has suggested the pressure facing Sebastian Vettel at Ferrari has contributed to a more "up and down" season for the German.

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Ferrari unleashes bold update for Russian GP - Motorsport.com

With the Maranello-based team in need of a good result to close down the points deficit to Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton, it has brought in some major changes to its SF71H. Ferrari SF71H front wing Photo by: Giorgio Piola The biggest change is to its front wing, which is totally new and features a combination of ideas that have been seen on other teams like Red Bull and ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Ferrari unleashes bold update for Russian GP - Motorsport.com

Ferrari introduces major update in Sochi, includes 2019 experiment - Autosport

Ferrari has introduced one of its biggest updates of the season at the Russian Grand Prix, which includes a radical revamp of its front wing and some 2019 experiments

Read more: Ferrari introduces major update in Sochi, includes 2019 experiment - Autosport

Haas settle Malaysian drain cover claim - PlanetF1

Last year Haas were furious when Romain Grosjean's crashed at the Malaysian GP having hit a loose drain cover. This week they settled that claim.

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Russian GP: Sebastian Vettel fastest in first practice - BBC F1

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel sets the pace in first practice at the Russian Grand Prix, a race he really needs to win to revive his title hopes.

Read more: Russian GP: Sebastian Vettel fastest in first practice - BBC F1

Russian GP F1 practice: Vettel fastest from Verstappen in FP1 - Autosport

Sebastian Vettel set the pace in the opening practice session for Formula 1's Russian Grand Prix on Friday morning, ahead of Max Verstappen's Red Bull

Read more: Russian GP F1 practice: Vettel fastest from Verstappen in FP1 - Autosport

Russian GP: Vettel outpaces Verstappen by 0.050s in FP1 - Motorsport.com

The margin at the top of the timesheets between the two was just 0.050 seconds, both times being set on the hypersoft tyre at this 5.8km circuit on the shores of the Black Sea. Mercedes's Lewis Hamilton was third quickest, 0.3s down on championship rival Vettel, but like his teammate Valtteri Bottas - who was fourth fastest - the Briton spent most of the 90-minute session running on the soft ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Russian GP: Vettel outpaces Verstappen by 0.050s in FP1 - Motorsport.com

Vettel leads close opening session in Sochi | 2018 Russian Grand Prix first practice - RaceFans

Sebastian Vettel was quickest in the first practice session for the Russian Grand Prix but Red Bull and Mercedes also put in competitive showings.

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P1: Vettel outpaces Max and Lewis - SkySports F1

Sebastian Vettel outpaced Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton in Practice One at the Russian GP at the start of a weekend being viewed as critical for Ferrari's title hopes.

Read more: P1: Vettel outpaces Max and Lewis - SkySports F1

FP1: Vettel off to a flying start in Sochi - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel got off to the perfect start in Sochi with a P1 in Friday's opening practice while his former team-mate Daniel Ricciardo's troubles continued as his RB14 caught fire.

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Alonso joins pack of drivers hit by engine penalties for Russian GP - Autosport

Fernando Alonso has joined the drivers who will start at the back of the grid for the 2018 Russian Grand Prix after changing multiple power unit elements

Read more: Alonso joins pack of drivers hit by engine penalties for Russian GP - Autosport

Alonso joins Red Bull, Toro Rosso drivers at back of grid - Motorsport.com

Both Red Bull Racing and both Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers were already known to be taking new elements, with the Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen  moving back to Renault's Spec B. The five drivers will line up in the order that the new elements were first used on track, something that triggered a rush to the end of the pitlane at the start of FP1 today. The race was won by Lando Norris ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Alonso joins Red Bull, Toro Rosso drivers at back of grid - Motorsport.com

Horner: Ticktum ‘engages mouth before brain’ - PlanetF1

Red Bull boss Christian Horner has said Dan Ticktum has a lot more developing to do before he is "anywhere near" a Formula 1 seat.

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Paddock Diary: Russian Grand Prix day one | 2018 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

The Russian Grand Prix doesn't have a great reputation but Dieter Rencken finds plenty to enjoy about Sochi during a long first day in the Formula 1 paddock.

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Haas settles 'strange' F1 drain cover insurance claim with Sepang - Autosport

The Haas Formula 1 team has finally settled the "strange" insurance claim it pursued following Romain Grosjean's bizarre crash in practice for last year's Malaysian Grand Prix

Read more: Haas settles 'strange' F1 drain cover insurance claim with Sepang - Autosport

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Follow the 2018 Russian Grand Prix first practice session on RaceFans Live.

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Live! FP1 for the Russian Grand Prix - PlanetF1

Formula 1 bends into Russia this weekend for round 16 of the 2018 World Championship. Once again Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel are expected to battle for top honours but can the midfield cause a bit of chaos? Follow us for live timing and expert commentary.

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Max Verstappen: Honda won't start 2019 F1 season behind Renault - Autosport

Max Verstappen believes Honda will be "in the same or a better position" than Renault in the Formula 1 engine battle by the start of the 2019 season

Read more: Max Verstappen: Honda won't start 2019 F1 season behind Renault - Autosport

Verstappen: Honda will start 2019 no worse than Renault - Motorsport.com

The Red Bull driver has grown more frustrated by its current engine partner this season and has been increasingly critical in public since his team confirmed it would switch to Honda for next year. Honda is introducing an upgrade in Russia this weekend that some sources have tipped to move it above Renault in pure horsepower for the first time. Asked about that possibility, Verstappen ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Verstappen: Honda will start 2019 no worse than Renault - Motorsport.com

Grosjean and Magnussen retained by Haas for 2019 - PlanetF1

Haas will field an unchanged line up next season with Romain Grosjean holding onto his race seat while Kevin Magnusssen has also been re-signed.

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How is the grid shaping up for the 2019 season? - PlanetF1

With Lewis Hamilton the latest driver to commit his future, how are the pieces of the puzzle falling into place for 2019?

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Haas retains Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean for 2019 F1 season - Autosport

The Haas Formula 1 team will retain both Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean for the 2019 season

Read more: Haas retains Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean for 2019 F1 season - Autosport

Haas retain Magnussen and Grosjean - SkySports F1

Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean will both remain at Haas for the F1 2019 season, the team have confirmed.

Read more: Haas retain Magnussen and Grosjean - SkySports F1

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Williams’ earnings drop following 2017 Bottas pay-off | 2018 F1 season - RaceFans

Williams' earnings fell in the first half of this year compared to the same period last year when its revenues were been boosted by a one-off payment for releasing Valtteri Bottas to Mercedes.

Read more: Williams’ earnings drop following 2017 Bottas pay-off | 2018 F1 season - RaceFans

Vandoorne: F1 chances are almost 0% - PlanetF1

Although Stoffel Vandoorne is hoping to stay in F1 in some capacity, the soon-to-be-ousted McLaren driver says he looking for a race drive elsewhere.

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How to watch Ryder Cup and F1 on Sky - SkySports F1

Want to watch the Ryder Cup and the Russian GP on Sky Sports this weekend?

Read more: How to watch Ryder Cup and F1 on Sky - SkySports F1

Grosjean wants qualy tyre rule change - PlanetF1

Romain Grosjean wants a change to the qualifying rules as he feels having to start on Q2 tyres is a "rubbish situation."

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Vandoorne fears he has “zero” chance of staying in F1 | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Vandoorne fears he has "zero" chance of staying in F1... • ...but is tipped for Formula E switch • Toro Rosso expected to confirm Kvyat

Read more: Vandoorne fears he has “zero” chance of staying in F1 | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

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

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Ericsson targets return to F1 race seat in 2020 | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Marcus Ericsson says he is aiming to return to Formula 1 in 2020 after losing his place at Sauber for next season.

Read more: Ericsson targets return to F1 race seat in 2020 | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Russian Grand Prix: Sebastian Vettel says he has a 'fair chance' of title win - BBC F1

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel says he still has "a fair chance" of catching Lewis Hamilton in their title battle.

Read more: Russian Grand Prix: Sebastian Vettel says he has a 'fair chance' of title win - BBC F1

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

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

Read more: 2018 Russian Grand Prix build-up in pictures | F1 Pictures - RaceFans

Force India administrators respond to Uralkali legal action - Motorsport.com

Uralkali is suing the administrators because it believes that the winning bid from the consortium led by Lawrence Stroll was ‘significantly inferior’ to what it had offered itself. It has suggested that there was a lack of transparency with how the team was awarded to Stroll, and it wants the High Court in London to rule on the matter. Having finally been issued with legal paperwork on ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Force India administrators respond to Uralkali legal action - Motorsport.com

Force India administrators expect Uralkali lawsuit to be dismissed | 2018 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

FRP Advisory, the administrators who handled the sale of Force India, expect legal proceedings brought by a rival bidder to be "dismissed at the earliest opportunity".

Read more: Force India administrators expect Uralkali lawsuit to be dismissed | 2018 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Force India F1 team administrator hits back at Uralkali legal claim - Autosport

Force India's administrator FRP Advisory LLP has hit out at the Russian company Uralkali for taking legal action over its sale of the Formula 1 team

Read more: Force India F1 team administrator hits back at Uralkali legal claim - Autosport

'Rubbish' F1 tyre rule discouraging drivers from Q3 - Grosjean - Autosport

Romain Grosjean says it is a "rubbish situation" that Formula 1 drivers qualifying in the top 10 have to start races on tyres that will only last a few laps

Read more: 'Rubbish' F1 tyre rule discouraging drivers from Q3 - Grosjean - Autosport

Verstappen: Red Bull forced to revert to Renault Spec B - Motorsport.com

Red Bull has elected to move both Verstappen and teammate Daniel Ricciardo back to a Spec B version for this weekend’s race in Sochi, despite having been impressed by the more-powerful Spec C since the Italian Grand Prix. Both drivers will take grid penalties, although it is not yet confirmed just how far back they will be moved. Speaking about why the team has made the surprise switch ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Verstappen: Red Bull forced to revert to Renault Spec B - Motorsport.com

Verstappen: Spec C engine forces Red Bull into Russian GP penalties - Autosport

Max Verstappen says Red Bull had to use an older Renault Formula 1 engine for the Russian Grand Prix, because the spec C powerunit cannot run in upcoming high-altitude races

Read more: Verstappen: Spec C engine forces Red Bull into Russian GP penalties - Autosport

Vandoorne wants "proper racing programme", F1 role for 2019 - Motorsport.com

Vandoorne will leave the McLaren team after two years, with the Woking-based outfit opting for an all-new line-up of Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris. Faced with a likely F1 exit, after admitting in Singapore that his hopes of a 2019 seat were "very slim", the Belgian has been exploring opportunities outside the grand prix racing paddock. And when asked by Motorsport.com ahead of the Russian ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Vandoorne wants "proper racing programme", F1 role for 2019 - Motorsport.com

Toro Rosso pair set for penalties as Honda brings upgrade - Motorsport.com

The Japanese car manufacturer has been working on new developments for several months, and had been weighing where best to introduce them as an early test of its 2019 project. Eager for a good showing at its home race at Suzuka next weekend, Honda confirmed on Thursday that it has elected to bring the new power units for Sochi so it would take penalties here. A tweet from Honda confirmed ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Toro Rosso pair set for penalties as Honda brings upgrade - Motorsport.com

Toro Rosso to run upgraded Honda F1 engine for Russian Grand Prix - Autosport

Honda has decided to introduce its upgraded Formula 1 engine for this weekend's Russian Grand Prix, consigning both its Toro Rosso drivers to grid penalties

Read more: Toro Rosso to run upgraded Honda F1 engine for Russian Grand Prix - Autosport

Grosjean "on thin ice" with race ban threat - Haas - Motorsport.com

Receiving 12 penalty points within a calendar year triggers a race ban, and Grosjean's two points for ignoring blue flags in the Singapore GP has brought his total up to nine. One point will expire after the Mexican GP next month and another two after November's Brazilian GP, but he remains at risk for the next four events. "He should be very careful but I think he knows that," said Steiner ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Grosjean "on thin ice" with race ban threat - Haas - Motorsport.com

Haas F1's Romain Grosjean 'on thin ice' amid race ban risk - Autosport

Haas Formula 1 team principal Gunther Steiner has acknowledged Romain Grosjean will be "on thin ice" in forthcoming grands prix as he risks a one-race ban through accumulated penalty points

Read more: Haas F1's Romain Grosjean 'on thin ice' amid race ban risk - Autosport

Penalties for Toro Rosso duo, Red Bull next - PlanetF1

Honda have confirmed that Pierre Gasly and Brendon Hartley will be running Spec-3 engines in Russia, while grid penalties for Red Bull are set to be confirmed on Friday.

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Grosjean: Penalty points for Hamilton incident was “harsh” | 2018 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Romain Grosjean says his penalty for delaying Lewis Hamilton while being lapped in the Singapore Grand Prix was "harsh", as it leaves him at risk of a race ban.

Read more: Grosjean: Penalty points for Hamilton incident was “harsh” | 2018 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Limping horse? What ever happened to F1's most ruthlessly successful team? - BBC F1

From an inherent conservatism to the radical creatives, Ferrari are trying everything to win titles again - they need to crack on, mind.

Read more: Limping horse? What ever happened to F1's most ruthlessly successful team? - BBC F1

Haas: Grosjean 'on thin ice' - SkySports F1

Haas boss Guenther Steiner admits Romain Grosjean is "on thin ice" with F1's authorities for the upcoming grands prix after moving within three penalty points of a race ban.

Read more: Haas: Grosjean 'on thin ice' - SkySports F1

Ericsson thought Raikkonen Sauber switch was bad news for F1 future - Autosport

Outgoing Sauber driver Marcus Ericsson says he suspected Kimi Raikkonen joining the team was "bad news" for his own hopes of racing in Formula 1 next season

Read more: Ericsson thought Raikkonen Sauber switch was bad news for F1 future - Autosport

Ericsson suspected Raikkonen move was "bad news" - Motorsport.com

Sauber will field an all-new line-up next season after confirming Italian Antonio Giovinazzi will partner Raikkonen, with Ericsson moving into a third-driver role. Raikkonen's surprise move was announced prior to the Singapore Grand Prix and Ericsson, whose non-racing role was confirmed immediately after Giovinazzi's race drive, said that was a sign that his own hopes had faded. "When Kimi ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Ericsson suspected Raikkonen move was "bad news" - Motorsport.com

Sirotkin clash "looked worse from the outside" - Perez - Motorsport.com

Having edged ahead of Sirotkin after following him for many laps, Perez darted to the inside line on approach to the Turn 18 left-hander and clattered into his rival's Williams. The collision earned the Mexican a drive-through penalty and three penalty points, a sanction Perez described as “fair” in the immediate aftermath of the race. Asked by Motorsport.com ahead of the next race in ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Sirotkin clash "looked worse from the outside" - Perez - Motorsport.com

Sergio Perez: Singapore Sirotkin clash looked 'worse from outside' - Autosport

Racing Point Force India Formula 1 driver Sergio Perez feels he was criticised too harshly for his Singapore clash with Sergey Sirotkin, which he believes "looked worse from the outside"

Read more: Sergio Perez: Singapore Sirotkin clash looked 'worse from outside' - Autosport

Sepang pays Haas compensation for Grosjean’s 2017 crash | 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Haas has received a compensation payment from the Sepang International Circuit for the damage caused to one of its cars in a crash last year.

Read more: Sepang pays Haas compensation for Grosjean’s 2017 crash | 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Williams my only hope of staying in F1 - Ocon - Motorsport.com

The Frenchman is battling to keep racing in F1 next year after a planned switch to Renault fell through at the last minute when the French car manufacturer opted to take Daniel Ricciardo. Read Also: How a handshake sealed Ocon's fate Although Williams is facing competitive struggles, Ocon says discussions are ongoing about what he will do for next year – as he dismissed ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Williams my only hope of staying in F1 - Ocon - Motorsport.com

Perez: Sirotkin clash ‘looks worse’ on TV - PlanetF1

Sergio Perez has played down his collision with Sergey Sirotkin in Singapore, saying the incident "looked worse on the outside".

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Ocon expects to sit out 2019 if he doesn’t get Williams F1 seat | 2018 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Esteban Ocon says he is unlikely to race elsewhere in 2019 if he fails to land a Formula 1 seat at Williams, which he considers his last realistic chance to find a drive for next season.

Read more: Ocon expects to sit out 2019 if he doesn’t get Williams F1 seat | 2018 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Ericsson: Kimi arrival was ‘bad news’ for me - PlanetF1

Marcus Ericsson has said that the arrival of Kimi Raikkonen was the "bad news" that would signal the end of his spell with Sauber in Formula 1.

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Williams now my only hope of staying in F1 in 2019 - Esteban Ocon - Autosport

Esteban Ocon has admitted his only remaining hope of staying on the Formula 1 grid in 2019 is with Williams

Read more: Williams now my only hope of staying in F1 in 2019 - Esteban Ocon - Autosport

Temperatures expected to rise on race day in Sochi | 2018 Russian Grand Prix weather - RaceFans

The Russian Grand Prix is being held much later in the year than last season but weather conditions are likely to be similar for this weekend's race.

Read more: Temperatures expected to rise on race day in Sochi | 2018 Russian Grand Prix weather - RaceFans

Idea of Renault beating F1's top three teams in 2019 is 'ludicrous' - Autosport

Renault technical chief Marcin Budkowski thinks it would be "ludicrous" for his team to think it can beat Formula 1's top three outfits in the short term

Read more: Idea of Renault beating F1's top three teams in 2019 is 'ludicrous' - Autosport

Can Vettel revive his title hopes? Five Russian GP talking points | 2018 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Will the championship fight swing towards Sebastian Vettel or Lewis Hamilton? Will Sochi finally produce a good race? Here's the Russian GP talking points.

Read more: Can Vettel revive his title hopes? Five Russian GP talking points | 2018 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Losing Force India F1 bidder Uralkali says it is taking legal action - Autosport

Russian company Uralkali says it is suing the administrators responsible for finding a new owner for the Force India Formula 1 team

Read more: Losing Force India F1 bidder Uralkali says it is taking legal action - Autosport

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Uralkali claims it is suing Force India administrators - Motorsport.com

Uralkali, which is linked to GP3 race winner Nikita Mazepin’s father Dmitry, attempted to buy the team after Force India fell into administration in the summer.  However, it lost out to a consortium led by Lawrence Stroll, father of Williams F1 driver Lance, and raised concerns about the administration process. Now, Uralkali says it has launched legal action in London’s High ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Uralkali claims it is suing Force India administrators - Motorsport.com

F1 triple-header only considered for flyaway races, not Europe - Autosport

Formula 1 will only consider having a triple-header of race weekends again if it was for a run of flyaway races, says grand prix racing's sporting director Steve Nielsen

Read more: F1 triple-header only considered for flyaway races, not Europe - Autosport

F1 says triple-header would only return for flyaways - Motorsport.com

This year the French, Austrian and British Grands Prix all ran on consecutive weekends, but the intensity of the events allied to daunting travel schedule left teams unhappy about how tiring it was for personnel. F1 has steered clear of attempting another triple-header in 2019, and Nielsen has said that if it was ever felt necessary to do it again in the future then it would be highly unlikely ... ... Keep reading

Read more: F1 says triple-header would only return for flyaways - Motorsport.com

Uralkali reignites legal row over Force India takeover - PlanetF1

Russian Potash producer, Uralkali, have issued a fresh statement saying they intend to sue the administrators of the Force India team for "prejudicial and unequal treatment".

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Perez has ‘turned the page’ from Singapore - PlanetF1

Sergio Perez has said he has already moved on from his disastrous Singapore Grand Prix and is ready to make amends in Russia.

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Ocon in negotiations with Williams for 2019 - PlanetF1

Esteban Ocon has revealed that he is still hopeful of securing his Formula 1 future as he is currently negotiating with Williams for the 2019 season.

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Russian GP ticket sales helped by return of F2 and GP3 | 2018 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

The return of Formula Two and GP3 to the Russian Grand Prix support race bill has increased ticket sales according to the race promoter.

Read more: Russian GP ticket sales helped by return of F2 and GP3 | 2018 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Vettel: I don’t need a sports psychologist - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel has said he has toyed with the idea of having a sports psychologist but has ultimately ruled it out.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Force India administrators sued by Mazepin company over team’s sale | 2018 F1 season - RaceFans

Force India's sale to a consortium headed by Lawrence Stroll is being challenged in the High Court in London by failed rival bidder Uralkali.

Read more: Force India administrators sued by Mazepin company over team’s sale | 2018 F1 season - RaceFans

Wehrlein still deserves F1 seat – Wolff | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Wehrlein still deserves F1 seat - Wolff • F1 revives old-style timing app • Brown wants IndyCar-style one-off liveries

Read more: Wehrlein still deserves F1 seat – Wolff | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

Fukuzumi, Makino remain Honda's top F1 hopefuls - Motorsport.com - FIA F2 - Stories

Makino lies 12th in the points with Russian Time, after winning the feature race at Monza last time out, while former GP3 frontrunner Fukuzumi is 16th in the standings, without a top-five finish to his name. Honda is keen on having a Japanese driver in grand prix racing in the near future, and its F1 partner Red Bull is open to fielding one at Toro Rosso - but neither Makino, nor Fukuzumi will ... ... Keep reading

Read more: Fukuzumi, Makino remain Honda's top F1 hopefuls - Motorsport.com - FIA F2 - Stories