Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Vettel will contest Race of Champions - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel will return to Mexico City in January to take part in the Race of Champions.

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‘Only’ Ricciardo knows if his regrets Renault swap - PlanetF1

Suffering his eighth retirement of this season, Christian Horner says "only Daniel" Ricciardo can say whether he is beginning to regret his Renault move.

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Calderon: F1 car easier to drive than GP3 machine - PlanetF1

Following her first run in a Formula 1 car, Tatiana Calderon says the Sauber is "easier to handle" than a GP3 car.

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Gasly expects no more engine penalties this year | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Gasly expects no more engine penalties this year • W Series 'attracts 100 entries' • Formula E hires 'influencers' to host coverage

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Mercedes drivers sweep controversial second F1 Esports event - Motorsport.com - eSports - Stories

Leigh, who came into the event with a healthy points lead having won two of the opening three races of the season, took a controversial victory in the first race of the day at Paul Ricard. Polesitter Leigh was locked in a tense wheel-to-wheel fight with Frederik Rasmussen in the second half of the race, with Leigh forcing Rasmussen off the track at the Turn 11 hairpin on the penultimate lap of ... Keep reading

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Strategy Report: Why Mexico was no ordinary Grand Prix - Motorsport.com

“It’s not going to be straightforward to the end, Max…” That was the message from Max Verstappen’s engineer as he led in Mexico. And it applied to every single one of the cars in the field; a race where every car up to fifth is lapped, and the world champion is crowned by finishing in fourth place 78 seconds adrift of the winner, is no ordinary Grand Prix. Max Verstappen ... Keep reading

Read more: Strategy Report: Why Mexico was no ordinary Grand Prix - Motorsport.com

Mercedes plan for long Hamilton stay - SkySports F1

Mercedes believe their relationship with Lewis Hamilton can last "forever" if they continue to provide their star driver with a title-contending car.

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Stewart: ‘Sebastian Vettel is past his peak’ - PlanetF1

Three-time World Champion, Sir Jackie Stewart, thinks we have seen the best of Sebastian Vettel and he is now "past his peak".

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Bottas says qualifying gain key to beating Hamilton - Motorsport.com

Although a run of misfortune at the start of this season cost him wins and derailed his championship campaign, the Finn has also struggled at times to match his Mercedes teammate. Read Also: The 10 moments that decided the 2018 F1 title But he remains adamant that small detail improvements will make a big difference in the future, and believes that if he can focus on ... Keep reading

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De Silvestro: Red Bull-style programme preferable to W Series - Motorsport.com - Other open wheel - Stories

The W Series, announced last month, has been created to promote female talent with a funded six-round series and a $1.5 million prize pool. However, it hasn't been met with universal approval from woman race drivers, with the likes of IndyCar driver Pippa Mann speaking out against the W Series concept on Twitter. De Silvestro agrees with some of the criticism that's been directed at W ... Keep reading

Read more: De Silvestro: Red Bull-style programme preferable to W Series - Motorsport.com - Other open wheel - Stories

Horner hopes Ricciardo can escape "dark cloud" - Motorsport.com - Other open wheel - Stories

The Australian was running second ahead of Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in last weekend's Mexican Grand Prix when a clutch failure with 10 laps remaining led to his sixth mechanical retirement of his season, and eighth in total. Ricciardo suggested after the race that his car was "cursed" and that he would be happy to hand it over to 2019 Red Bull signing Pierre Gasly for the final two races of ... Keep reading

Read more: Horner hopes Ricciardo can escape "dark cloud" - Motorsport.com - Other open wheel - Stories

Ferrari and Vettel vow to fight on - SkySports F1

Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari have vowed not to give up on the 2018 season as the Scuderia continue to strive to beat Mercedes to the Constructors' Championship.

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Lewis Hamilton: Italian GP win was biggest F1 2018 blow for Ferrari - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton believes his Italian Grand Prix victory in September was the biggest mental blow Mercedes' rival Ferrari experienced during the Formula 1 season

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Hamilton: Monza win was biggest mental blow to Ferrari - Motorsport.com

Ferrari had headed into its home race at Monza on the back of an important win in Belgium, and its speed in qualifying to lock out the front row left it odds on for a 1-2 finish. But the team threw away its golden opportunity in allowing Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel to race each other at the start, as that allowed Hamilton his chance to make a move at the second chicane. Read ... Keep reading

Read more: Hamilton: Monza win was biggest mental blow to Ferrari - Motorsport.com

Toro Rosso's Brendon Hartley realised he must defend himself in F1 - Autosport

Brendon Hartley says he has become more outspoken in Formula 1 because he has realised he needs to defend himself

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Red Bull hopes Ricciardo escapes 'dark cloud' in final '18 F1 races - Autosport

Red Bull boss Formula 1 Christian Horner hopes Daniel Ricciardo can escape the "dark cloud" of frustration brought on by his string of retirements in 2018

Read more: Red Bull hopes Ricciardo escapes 'dark cloud' in final '18 F1 races - Autosport

Why F1’s playing field is unlikely to be levelled in 2021 | RacingLines - RaceFans

Formula 1's 'big three' teams finished a whopping two laps ahead of their 'Formula 1.5' rivals in Mexico. Can Liberty Media ever level the playing field?

Read more: Why F1’s playing field is unlikely to be levelled in 2021 | RacingLines - RaceFans

Hartley realised he needed to defend himself - Motorsport.com

The Toro Rosso driver's future is uncertain given Red Bull has re-signed Daniil Kvyat to its junior team for next season and is keen on Alexander Albon for the second seat. Hartley has insisted he has a valid contract for 2019 and has become more agitated in the closing races of the season, including disagreeing with his own team's press release during the Mexican Grand Prix weekend. Asked ... Keep reading

Read more: Hartley realised he needed to defend himself - Motorsport.com

Raikkonen: F1 would be better without the ‘bull****’ - PlanetF1

Kimi Raikkonen has said that Formula 1 would be better off as whole without all the "bull****" that comes with it.

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Lowe: Rosberg title defeat has inspired Hamilton - PlanetF1

Former Mercedes technical boss, Paddy Lowe, believes Lewis Hamilton's title defeat to Nico Rosberg in 2016 has acted as inspiration over the last two seasons.

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Kubica having ‘conversations’ with Ferrari - PlanetF1

Robert Kubica has confirmed that "conversations" have taken place with Ferrari about becoming their development driver next season.

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Valtteri Bottas admits qualifying gap to Lewis Hamilton hurts him - Autosport

Valtteri Bottas believes improving in qualifying is key to turning around Lewis Hamilton's superiority in the Mercedes Formula 1 team

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How F1 teams coped with Mexico's unique tech demands - Motorsport.com

If the circuit existed at sea level, teams would likely run a low-medium downforce configuration. But the rarefied air, which is less dense and starved of oxygen, means they all run close to their highest downforce packages. This puts an emphasis on cooling too, with teams forced to run with their most open configuration. Williams FW41 cooling comparsion Hungarian GP and Mexican ... Keep reading

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How Formula 1 teams coped with Mexico's unique tech demands - Autosport

Mexico City's high-altitude Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez circuit is an outlier on the Formula 1 calendar that requires a totally different technical approach for teams

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Tatiana Calderon found Sauber F1 car physically easier than GP3 - Autosport

Sauber test driver Tatiana Calderon felt her first taste of Formula 1 was "in some ways easier" than her usual GP3 car after her debut in grand prix machinery

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Calderon: F1 car "in some ways easier" than GP3 - Motorsport.com

GP3 regular Calderon, who has been on Sauber's books since the start of the 2017 season, was handed an opportunity to drive the current-spec F1 car as part of a filming day at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. The Colombian driver completed 23 laps of the Mexican track across four stints, recording a best laptime of 1m23.170s. She said she encountered no physical issues during the test - and ... Keep reading

Read more: Calderon: F1 car "in some ways easier" than GP3 - Motorsport.com

Raikkonen: "Nonsense" media coverage is harming F1 - Motorsport.com

The 2007 world champion’s future was the subject of much speculation this season, initially with rumours that McLaren was interested in its former driver before suggestions he would lose his Ferrari drive and retire. Eventually Raikkonen negotiated a two-year deal with Sauber after learning he would be replaced at Ferrari by Charles Leclerc.  Speaking in an exclusive, wide-ranging ... Keep reading

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'Nonsense' media gossip harms Formula 1 - Kimi Raikkonen - Autosport

Kimi Raikkonen believes there is so much "nonsense" and "bullshit" in the media that such coverage is starting to harm Formula 1

Read more: 'Nonsense' media gossip harms Formula 1 - Kimi Raikkonen - Autosport

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

Stoffel Vandoorne, Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez were RaceFans' Star Performers of the Mexican Grand Prix - here's why.

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Hamilton raised his game after losing title to Rosberg – Lowe | 2018 Mexican Grand Prix - RaceFans

Lewis Hamilton's championship defeat to Nico Rosberg in 2016 drove him to a higher level, Williams technical Paddy Lowe believes.

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Wolff hails ‘gloves-off fight’ with Ferrari - PlanetF1

While Mercedes celebrate a fifth Drivers' title in five years, Toto Wolff says this year's has been the best with a "gloves-off fight" against Ferrari.

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Brawn warns again ‘knee-jerk reaction’ at Ferrari - PlanetF1

Ferrari must not make any "knee-jerk" decisions following yet another championship loss to Mercedes; that's according to Ross Brawn.

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No quick fix to ‘Formula 1.5’ problem | 2018 F1 season - RaceFans

Team principals from Formula 1's smaller outfits doubt they will significantly reduce the gap to their larger rivals even when new regulations come into force in 2021.

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Five biggest headlines between Hamilton’s 1st and No.5 - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton won his first Drivers' Championship title back in 2008 with McLaren and wrapped up number five in Mexico on Sunday driving a Mercedes.

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Verstappen: I could win in Hamilton’s car - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton may be "extremely good" but Max Verstappen reckons any top driver could win a championship in the Mercedes F1 car.

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'Let's dance. I know how to get by you' - Hamilton on how he became a great - BBC F1

Following his fifth F1 world win Lewis Hamilton talks about his growth as a person, his spirituality and the stand-out moments in 2018.

Read more: 'Let's dance. I know how to get by you' - Hamilton on how he became a great - BBC F1

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Hamilton: Ferrari pressure immense for Vettel - PlanetF1

Although pressure is part of the game, Lewis Hamilton reckons title rival Sebastian Vettel has had to deal with more than his fair share given Ferrari's championship drought.

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Max motivated by ‘Ricciardo’s exuberance’ over pole - PlanetF1

Max Verstappen got a blisteringly quick getaway in Sunday's Mexican Grand Prix, more determined than ever to take the win after watching Daniel Ricciardo's "exuberance celebrating pole."

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Haas not distracted by Monza appeal preparations – Steiner | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Haas not distracted by Monza appeal preparations - Steiner • Ericsson's race "sacrificed" • Vettel to compete in Race of Champions

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Hamilton v Vettel: Turning points - SkySports F1



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How a 25-year-old ruling on active suspension makes Mercedes’ wheels legal | 2018 F1 season - RaceFans

Mercedes' controversial rear wheel design is considered legal because of a precedent which was established in 1993 when Formula 1 cars last used active suspension.

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Gasly: Rules over F1 racing a "weird grey area" - Motorsport.com

Toro Rosso driver Gasly tried to pass the Racing Point Force India around the outside of Turn 3 in the latter stages of the Mexican Grand Prix, but ran deep into the corner and felt he was then crowded out as the 90-degree left turns into a 90-degree right. Gasly and Ocon clashed earlier this year in the French Grand Prix and Galsy said “it’s always the same thing” when they are ... Keep reading

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Lewis Hamilton has 'no idea' why Mercedes F1 team is now struggling - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton says his focus cannot slip after winning a fifth Formula 1 title because he has "no idea" why he has struggled in the last two grands prix

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Debate: Can Lewis Hamilton break Michael Schumacher’s F1 records? - Motorsport.com

Hamilton’s success, which means he has equalled Juan Manuel Fangio as a five-time world champion, prompted former rival and 2016 champion Nico Rosberg to suggest the Mercedes driver can realistically surpass Michael Schumacher’s records of 91 race wins and seven titles. Autosport’s Glenn Freeman is joined by F1 Racing’s Stuart Codling and Ben Anderson to explain why F1’s current ... Keep reading

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Ericsson was left "fuming" by Sauber tactics - Motorsport.com

The Sauber driver was asked to extend his opening stint on hypersoft tyres to help protect teammate Leclerc ahead – even though doing so cost him valuable time as his rubber was finished. A slow pit stop relegated Ericsson to the back of the field but he recovered to classify ninth, just two spots behind Leclerc, marking the first time since 2015 he reached the points in successive Grands ... Keep reading

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Little variation in teams’ Brazilian GP tyre picks | 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Formula 1 teams have chosen largely similar tyre selections for the penultimate race of the year in Brazil, though McLaren have again erred on the conservative side.

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Gasly calls F1's rules over racing other cars a 'weird grey area' - Autosport

Pierre Gasly believes rules over how aggressively Formula 1 drivers can race each other are "quite weird" and "a grey area" after an incident with Esteban Ocon in Mexico

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Ericsson joins Schmidt-Peterson IndyCar team – but not as replacement for Wickens | IndyCar - RaceFans

Marcus Ericsson will race for Schmidt Peterson in the 2019 IndyCar series but will not take over Robert Wickens' number six, the team has announced.

Read more: Ericsson joins Schmidt-Peterson IndyCar team – but not as replacement for Wickens | IndyCar - RaceFans

Ericsson to move to IndyCar - SkySports F1

Marcus Ericsson is to join Schmidt Peterson Motorsports for the 2019 IndyCar series after being dropped by Sauber.

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Hamilton would be world champion in a Mercedes or a Ferrari - Palmer column - BBC F1

In his latest column, former Renault driver Jolyon Palmer looks at the brilliance of five-time world champion Lewis Hamilton.

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Vettel says 2018 could be his hardest F1 season yet - Motorsport.com

Vettel was finally eliminated from championship contention in Mexico last weekend, having been defeated by Hamilton in a close fight for the second season in a row. The Ferrari driver has made several mistakes this season, including crashing out of the lead in Germany and spinning in battle on multiple occasions in the second half of the year. Asked if this has been his most difficult year ... Keep reading

Read more: Vettel says 2018 could be his hardest F1 season yet - Motorsport.com

Why Lewis Hamilton can break Michael Schumacher's F1 records - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton clinched the 2018 Formula 1 world championship with a fourth-place finish in last Sunday's Mexican Grand Prix to become only the third man to clinch five drivers' titles

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Calderon: F1 car feels more comfortable than F2 or GP3 | 2018 F1 season - RaceFans

Sauber test driver Tatiana Calderon says she feels more comfortable in an Formula 1 car than junior series chassis ahead of he first run for the team in Mexico today.

Read more: Calderon: F1 car feels more comfortable than F2 or GP3 | 2018 F1 season - RaceFans

F1 outcast Ericsson makes IndyCar switch with SPM - Motorsport.com - IndyCar - Stories

The 28-year-old Swede, who scored three GP2 wins, and has raced with Sauber for the past four seasons, will have made 97 Formula 1 starts when he competes in the season finale in Abu Dhabi next month. With current teammate Charles Leclerc moving to Ferrari next year, Sauber is having a complete change in its lineup for 2019, with 2007 Formula 1 champion Kimi Raikkonen to be joined by rookie ... Keep reading

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Hartley told of Toro Rosso axe – report - PlanetF1

Brendon Hartley has reportedly been told he will be dropped from Toro Rosso at the end of the season.

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Ricciardo pole celebrations "agitated" Verstappen, says Jos - Motorsport.com

Verstappen had swept practice at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez and led the way after the opening runs in the pole shoot-out. But Ricciardo improved at the death to deny Verstappen by 0.026s, preventing the Dutchman from becoming F1's youngest-ever pole-sitter. Verstappen, who described his qualifying as “crap” and blamed losing pole on a brake-locking issue, went on to win the race on ... Keep reading

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Formula 1 teams' new fashion for floor fins explained - Autosport

Formula 1 cars' floors are the latest area where teams have been exploring unique technical concepts

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Jos Verstappen: Ricciardo's Mexican GP pole celebration agitated Max - Autosport

Daniel Ricciardo's Mexican Grand Prix pole celebrations left his Red Bull Formula 1 team-mate Max Verstappen even more "agitated" at his qualifying defeat, his father Jos has revealed

Read more: Jos Verstappen: Ricciardo's Mexican GP pole celebration agitated Max - Autosport

Supersoft tyres preferred for Brazilian GP - Motorsport.com

Pirelli has nominated the red supersoft, yellow soft and white medium compounds in order to cope with the demands of the Interlagos venue. Each driver is allocated 13 sets of tyres for the weekend’s action, from which they are allowed free choice for 10 of the sets from the three nominated compounds. The Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull drivers will all have nine sets of supersoft tyres ... Keep reading

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Formula 1 teams' Brazilian Grand Prix tyre choices announced - Autosport

Pirelli has announced Formula 1 teams' tyre choices for next weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix, with the supersoft compound favoured

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Kubica linked with Ferrari development role - PlanetF1

A potential 'Plan B' option has emerged for Robert Kubica should he not land the Williams drive for 2019.

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

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

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Kubica in frame for Ferrari F1 development role - Motorsport.com

The one-time grand prix winner has not given up returning to the F1 grid with Williams in 2019, having missed out on a sensational comeback this year.  Kubica sustained career-changing injuries in a rally accident in early 2011 and has not raced in F1 since, but his incredible recovery led to testing for Renault and Williams last year and he secured some financial backing to help land a 2018 ... Keep reading

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Robert Kubica in frame for 2019 Ferrari F1 team development role - Autosport

Robert Kubica could take up a development role at the Ferrari Formula 1 team next season

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Sebastian Vettel: 2018 could be my most difficult Formula 1 season - Autosport

Sebastian Vettel says that in some ways the 2018 season has "definitely" been his most difficult in Formula 1, having lost the title to Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton

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Hamilton: "No idea" where Mercedes' form has gone - Motorsport.com

Hamilton won four races in a row to put himself on the brink of the championship but Mercedes had problems in the United States and Mexico GPs. He clinched the crown last weekend finishing fourth, the first time he failed to stand on the podium since the Austrian GP at the start of July.  Hamilton said: “I still have work to do. I’ve still got to get back to the factory and rally the ... Keep reading

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Toro Rosso won’t decide Hartley’s future before Abu Dhabi | 2018 Mexican Grand Prix - RaceFans

Toro Rosso has not yet decided on the future of Brendon Hartley, despite reports during claiming the team has chosen to replace him at the end of the season.

Read more: Toro Rosso won’t decide Hartley’s future before Abu Dhabi | 2018 Mexican Grand Prix - RaceFans

Alonso: Hamilton isn’t finished winning titles - PlanetF1

The 2018 championship is barely over but already Fernando Alonso is predicting a sixth World title for Lewis Hamilton next season.

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Mexican Grand Prix driver ratings - PlanetF1

Which drivers had a race to remember? Who had a weekend to forget? Check out the Mexican Grand Prix driver ratings.

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Pit Chat: How to absorb Kimi Raikkonen’s powers - PlanetF1

Max Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel both turned into Kimi Raikkonen in Mexico...off the track, at least. Here are the best (and worst) bits from Mexico City...

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Vandoorne: No one notices unless you score points - PlanetF1

After a year of criticism that has ultimately led to his F1 axing, Stoffel Vandoorne says people in F1 don't notice "really good drives", they only see points.

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Vettel: Singapore defeat, not Germany crash, was season’s defining moment | 2018 Mexican Grand Prix - RaceFans

Sebastian Vettel says Ferrari's defeat in the Singapore Grand Prix was the most significant moment in the team's season after losing the championship to Lewis Hamilton.

Read more: Vettel: Singapore defeat, not Germany crash, was season’s defining moment | 2018 Mexican Grand Prix - RaceFans

Hamilton says Schumi is still the ‘GOAT’ - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton may be closing in on Michael Schumacher's seven World titles, winning number five on Sunday, however, he says the German remains the "GOAT".

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Brundle reflects on Mexico - SkySports F1

Congratulations to Lewis Hamilton on his fifth Formula One Championship, and still counting.

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Monday, October 29, 2018

Issue #42 of GP Gazette is online now - Motorsport.com

It probably wasn't quite how Hamilton would have wanted to wrap up his fifth World Championship. The Mercedes driver limped home in fourth in Mexico after race-long struggles with tyres, marking a rather subdued end to what's been a sublime title campaign. Verstappen, meanwhile, was unstoppable in the rarefied Mexican air. The Dutchman stormed to his second win of the season in emphatic style ... Keep reading

Read more: Issue #42 of GP Gazette is online now - Motorsport.com

Watch: Class act as Vettel congratulates Mercedes - PlanetF1

Despite being gutted at losing the World title, Sebastian Vettel showed his class as he was one of the first to congratulate Lewis Hamilton before heading over to Mercedes.

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Gasly: ‘It is always the same thing’ with Ocon - PlanetF1

Pierre Gasly believes that he has become accustomed to Esteban Ocon???s antics, after their battle in Mexico on Sunday.

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Horner credits Renault engine for Mexico win - PlanetF1

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner has spoken about Renault???s power unit, but this time he was praising it for its performance.

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Alonso backs FIA’s “zero tolerance” approach to track limits | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Alonso backs FIA's "zero tolerance" approach to track limits • Government to decide on Mexican GP future • IndyCar could return to Australia

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Pictures: IndyCar begin first test at Circuit of the Americas | IndyCar - RaceFans

IndyCar drivers Alexander Rossi and Tony Kanaan took part in the series' first test at the Circuit of the Americas today.

Read more: Pictures: IndyCar begin first test at Circuit of the Americas | IndyCar - RaceFans

Red Bull praise Renault and admit clutch failure for Ricciardo - F1technical.net

Weeks ahead of their final race with Renault power, Red Bull Racing's leading men were surprisingly honest, and positive about Renault, on the back of a period where the team opted to highlight the French unit's weaknesses, rather than focus on their own.

Read more: Red Bull praise Renault and admit clutch failure for Ricciardo - F1technical.net

Wolff: Best Hamilton I've ever seen - SkySports F1

Lewis Hamilton has driven better than ever to win his historic fifth F1 world championship, says Mercedes boss Toto Wolff.

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Verstappen’s win, Hamilton’s title in tyre-dominated Mexican GP | 2018 Mexican Grand Prix review - RaceFans

In a repeat of last year's Mexican Grand Prix, Max Verstappen controlled proceedings while Lewis Hamilton did what he needed to seal the world championship.

Read more: Verstappen’s win, Hamilton’s title in tyre-dominated Mexican GP | 2018 Mexican Grand Prix review - RaceFans

Verstappen admits he was overdriving early in 2018 - Motorsport.com

The Mexican Grand Prix winner was involved in a succession of incidents at the start of the year, culminating in crashing out of practice and missing qualifying in Monaco, where Red Bull was dominant. He reacted badly to suggestions he needed to change his approach but has won twice and scored seven more podiums in the 13 races since. Read Also: How Verstappen’s dominance stole ... Keep reading

Read more: Verstappen admits he was overdriving early in 2018 - Motorsport.com

Mercedes denies wheel rims caused 'F3' performance in Mexico - Autosport

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff insists that his team's decision to race without its cooling rear wheel rims did not contribute to its W09 behaving like "an F3 car" in the Mexican Grand Prix

Read more: Mercedes denies wheel rims caused 'F3' performance in Mexico - Autosport

Mercedes’ tyre struggles not due to absence of new wheel rims | 2018 Mexican Grand Prix - RaceFans

Mercedes' severe tyre problems in Mexico were not down to the team's decision not to use its new vented wheel rims according to team principal Toto Wolff.

Read more: Mercedes’ tyre struggles not due to absence of new wheel rims | 2018 Mexican Grand Prix - RaceFans

Mercedes: "F3" performance not related to wheel rims - Motorsport.com

Both Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas struggled with their tyres at the Mexico City race on Sunday, which left them unable to challenge the Red Bull and Ferrari cars ahead. With those difficulties coming just a week after similar troubles in Austin, when Mercedes did not race its new wheel rim design, it prompted suggestions that the team may have suffered without the extra help from its ... Keep reading

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Mexican GP winner Verstappen admits he was overdriving early in '18 - Autosport

Max Verstappen has admitted he was guilty of overdriving earlier this season and believes backing off has made him a faster Formula 1 driver

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Hamilton can 'seriously' target Schumacher's record - gossip - BBC F1

Lewis Hamilton can target Michael Schumacher's record, Ferrari remain behind Sebastian Vettel, Esteban Ocon has "worst race ever".

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Ericsson: I sacrificed my race for Charles - PlanetF1

Marcus Ericsson has explained how he had to "sacrifice" his Mexican Grand Prix in favour of Sauber team-mate Charles Leclerc.

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Horner: Dark clouds are following Ricciardo - PlanetF1

After Daniel Ricciardo let rip following his eighth DNF of this season, Christian Horner says he understands the driver's frustration and hopes the "dark cloud" following him lifts.

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‘Hamilton can seriously go for Schumi’s record’ - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton can "seriously" target Michael Schumacher's tally of seven World titles; that's according to his former team-mate Nico Rosberg.

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Vandoorne: People hadn't notice my 'really good' recent F1 races - Autosport

McLaren's Stoffel Vandoorne believes he has driven "really good races" before his eighth-place finish in Formula 1's Mexican Grand Prix, but they went unnoticed because he had not scored points

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Horner credits Renault engine for Mexican GP win - Motorsport.com

Horner stressed that the unique conditions in Mexico put Renault on a par with its rivals Mercedes and Ferrari, allowing the team to take advantage of its strong chassis. Read Also: How Verstappen’s dominance stole Hamilton’s thunder "Credit where credit's due," said Horner. "Renault have provided us with an engine this weekend in these conditions that is competitive ... Keep reading

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Vandoorne's worn rubber run "so impressive", says McLaren - Motorsport.com

The Belgian has endured some torrid times in recent months and is switching to Formula E after finding himself without a drive at the end of this season. Read Also: Mexican Grand Prix driver ratings But a strong performance in Mexico, where he was able to do a 57-lap stint on supersofts without mistakes, helped deliver his first points since the Azerbaijan Grand ... Keep reading

Read more: Vandoorne's worn rubber run "so impressive", says McLaren - Motorsport.com

Hamilton thanks Bottas for his role in title win | 2018 Mexican Grand Prix - RaceFans

Lewis Hamilton thanked team mate Valtteri Bottas for the role he played in his championship win, saying the pair have "the greatest partnership ever in F1".

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Red Bull play down Ricciardo rant - SkySports F1

Red Bull boss Christian Horner says he understands Daniel Ricciardo's Mexican GP frustration but has played down the Australian's post-race outburst.

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Seven title-defining moments for Lewis Hamilton - PlanetF1

"It wasn't won here [in Mexico], it was won through a lot of hard work through many races," said now five-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton.

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Force India fortunes turn sour in Mexico - PlanetF1

It was a bad day for Force India on Sunday in Mexico, with home favourite Sergio Perez retiring, and Esteban Ocon missing out on the points.

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Ferrari first F1 team to try ground-breaking 1400-hole brake disc - Autosport

Ferrari became the first Formula 1 team to run a new generation of brake discs at the Mexican Grand Prix, with it featuring an unprecedented 1400 holes to help cooling

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Repeat of Verstappen’s clutch failure on Ricciardo’s car cost Red Bull a one-two | 2018 Mexican Grand Prix - RaceFans

Red Bull lost a potential one-two in the Mexican Grand Prix because Daniel Ricciardo suffered a similar failure to the clutch problem which hit Max Verstappen's car during Friday practice,

Read more: Repeat of Verstappen’s clutch failure on Ricciardo’s car cost Red Bull a one-two | 2018 Mexican Grand Prix - RaceFans

FIA to clarify wheel rims rules after Mercedes controversy - Motorsport.com

F1 race director Charlie Whiting's directive will not be aimed specifically at the design used by Mercedes on its rear wheels, where it has deployed cooling holes that some have suggested could have aerodynamic benefits. Mercedes chose not to race the design in the United States Grand Prix, fearing that Ferrari might submit a protest after the race. Read Also: Analysis: How wheel ... Keep reading

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Vettel reflects on 'most difficult' year - SkySports F1

Sebastian Vettel has reflected on 2018 as being his most difficult year in Formula 1.

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FIA to clarify F1 wheel rim rules amid focus on Mercedes design - Autosport

The FIA will issue a technical directive clarifying what Formula 1 teams can and cannot do with cooling of wheel rims and spacers after recent controversy around Mercedes

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Ferrari first to run ground-breaking 1400-hole brake disc - Motorsport.com

The unique high-altitude demands of Mexico, where teams struggle to keep temperatures of engines and brakes under control, was the perfect proving ground for the new disc that will be made available to all customers in 2019. Read Also: Tech analysis: F1 teams chase 'fantasy' limits as brake discs go extreme F1's brake suppliers have long balanced out increasing the number ... Keep reading

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

Lewis Hamilton proved himself a worthy multiple champion again in Mexico, says Dieter Rencken.

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Hamilton pays tribute to family support after fifth title - BBC F1

World champion Lewis Hamilton praises his family for their help throughout his career after he clinched his fifth world title.

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Christian Horner gives Renault credit for Max Verstappen Mexico F1 win - Autosport

Red Bull Formula 1 boss Christian Horner has credited Renault with getting its sums right for the high altitude in Mexico and helping Max Verstappen to a dominant victory

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Hamilton: Schumacher still F1's GOAT - SkySports F1

New five-time world champion Lewis Hamilton says Michael Schumacher should still be considered Formula 1's greatest driver of all time.

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Sunday, October 28, 2018

F1 Debrief: Max’s insomnia, Hamilton’s horror, Ricciardo’s curse - Motorsport.com

VERSTAPPEN’S SLEEPLESS TRIUMPH Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing, 1st position, celebrates on the podium Photo by: Glenn Dunbar / LAT Images Max Verstappen admitted after missing out on pole position to Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo that he had been disappointed – and he confessed to a sleepless Saturday night as he gathered his thoughts for the challenge ahead. But ... Keep reading

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All hail Lewis Hamilton, the 2018 F1 World Champion - PlanetF1

Formula 1 has paid tribute to Lewis Hamilton, the sport's newest five-time World Champion.

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Conclusions from the Mexican Grand Prix - PlanetF1

Five titles for Hamilton, five wins for Verstappen, five years of pain for Vettel...as well as thoughts on next season, Ricciardo, Renault and more...

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Ricciardo: ‘I’m done…I’ll let Gasly drive’ - PlanetF1

Daniel Ricciardo is feeling "helpless" after another DNF and offered to let Pierre Gasly take over driving duties.

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Hartley penalised for Ocon collision - PlanetF1

Brendon Hartley was hit with a five-second time penalty and two penalty points on his license after turning in on Esteban Ocon during the Mexican Grand Prix.

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Mexican GP press conference - PlanetF1

Max Verstappen, Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen faced the media in the wake of the Mexican GP.

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Lack of errors earned Hamilton the title – Gasly | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Pierre Gasly says Lewis Hamilton’s error-free season is why he deserves to be world champion. What they say When asked by RaceFans, Gasly said Hamilton’s consistent points-scoring is a reminder of how championships are won: In the end Lewis deserves the championship. He’s been really strong especially in the second part of … Continue reading Lack of errors earned Hamilton the title – Gasly

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

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

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

A late blast on hyper-softs gave Valtteri Bottas the fastest lap of the race, but Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton was almost two seconds off the pace.

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

Verstappen lost sleep over qualifying defeat before Mexican GP win – Horner | 2018 Mexican Grand Prix - RaceFans

Max Verstappen had just three hours' sleep the night before his Mexican Grand Prix victory, Red Bull team principal Christian Horner revealed.

Read more: Verstappen lost sleep over qualifying defeat before Mexican GP win – Horner | 2018 Mexican Grand Prix - RaceFans

Wolff expects “very complete” Hamilton will win more titles | 2018 Mexican Grand Prix - RaceFans

Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff believes there is "more to come" from his driver after his fifth world championship victory.

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Pictures: Hamilton celebrates his fifth world championship | 2018 Mexican Grand Prix - RaceFans

Pictures from Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes' championship victory celebrations after the Mexican Grand Prix.

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"Helpless" Ricciardo keen to hand over "cursed" car to Gasly - Motorsport.com

Ricciardo, who will be leaving Red Bull at the end of the year to join Renault and will be replaced by Toro Rosso driver Gasly, retired from the Mexican Grand Prix while fighting off Sebastian Vettel for second place late on. His exit from the race marked the Aussie's sixth retirement in the past 11 grands prix. “I don't think 'frustration' is the word anymore,” Ricciardo told TV crews ... Keep reading

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Daniel Ricciardo doesn't see the point in racing 'cursed' 2018 F1 car - Autosport

Daniel Ricciardo was left feeling "helpless" and keen to hand over his "cursed" Red Bull Formula 1 car to Pierre Gasly after another mechanical problem robbed him of a podium in Mexico

Read more: Daniel Ricciardo doesn't see the point in racing 'cursed' 2018 F1 car - Autosport

Hamilton: Schumacher is still F1’s greatest of all time | 2018 Mexican Grand Prix - RaceFans

Lewis Hamilton says he still considers Michael Schumacher the greatest Formula 1 driver of all time after moving closer to the seven-times champion's record achievement.

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Max uses anger for 'incredible' win - SkySports F1

He was "super angry" and couldn't sleep, but Max Verstappen sealed one of the most dominant victories of his career at the Mexican GP.

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Williams fined for "endangering" pit crew - Motorsport.com

A member of the Williams crew was knocked to the ground when Stroll departed his pit stall after his second pitstop at Mexico City, but escaped uninjured. The stewards ruled that the car was "released unsafely" and "in a manner endangering team personnel". Their statement added: "The stewards determined that the entire pitstop sequence was complete and that the mechanic being struck was as a ... Keep reading

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Nico Rosberg: Lewis Hamilton can break Michael Schumacher's records - Autosport

Nico Rosberg says Lewis Hamilton can realistically target Michael Schumacher's Formula 1 records of 91 race wins and seven world championships before the end of his current Mercedes contract

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Hamilton: Fifth world title is my best yet | 2018 Mexican Grand Prix - RaceFans

Lewis Hamilton says his 2018 championship campaign was "definitely the best year" after clinching his fifth Formula 1 drivers' title in the Mexican Grand Prix.

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Hamilton: ‘Very surreal’ to match Fangio’s five - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton has said it feels "very strange" to match Juan Manuel Fangio's achievement of five World Championship titles.

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Verstappen repeats Mexico win as Hamilton seals fifth title | 2018 Mexican Grand Prix summary - RaceFans

Max Verstappen won the Mexican Grand Prix for the second year in a row, which ensured Lewis Hamilton clinched the 2018 Formula 1 drivers' championship title.

Read more: Verstappen repeats Mexico win as Hamilton seals fifth title | 2018 Mexican Grand Prix summary - RaceFans

Pot washing & for sale signs: How Lewis Hamilton conquered Formula 1 as the only working class driver - BBC F1

BBC Rewind takes a look back at the various challenges Lewis Hamilton and his family overcame in his journey to the top of Formula 1.

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2018 Mexican Grand Prix championship points | 2018 Mexican Grand Prix - RaceFans

Lewis Hamilton clinched the 2018 drivers' championship with fourth place in the Mexican Grand Prix. The constructors' title is yet to be decided.

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Max Verstappen wins Mexican Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton F1 champion - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton clinched his fifth Formula 1 title despite failing to finish on the podium in the Mexican Grand Prix, which was won by Max Verstappen

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Mexican GP: Hamilton champion, Verstappen takes dominant win - Motorsport.com

Poleman Daniel Ricciardo was swamped by teammate Verstappen and Hamilton at the start and Verstappen went side-by-side with Hamilton to take the lead. Verstappen breezed clear to a dominant victory ahead of the Ferraris of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen as Hamilton slipped to fourth at the finish, but that was enough to clinch the championship with two races to go. Hamilton went into ... Keep reading

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Rate the race: 2018 Mexican Grand Prix | 2018 Mexican Grand Prix - RaceFans

What did you think of today's race? Share your verdict on the 2018 Mexican Grand Prix.

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2018 Mexican Grand Prix race result | 2018 Mexican Grand Prix - RaceFans

Max Verstappen won the 2018 United States Grand Prix for Red Bull ahead of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen.

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2018 Mexican Grand Prix in pictures | F1 Pictures - RaceFans

The 2018 Mexican Grand Prix in pictures.

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“One in a million” incident put Alonso out at start | 2018 Mexican Grand Prix - RaceFans

Fernando Alonso said the first lap incident which put him out of the Mexican Grand Prix was a "one in a million" chance.

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Shell House project wraps up with Raikkonen - Motorsport.com

It's been a remarkable week at the Shell House. Day one saw the unveiling of an exclusive piece of art created by Mexican street artist Seher One, signed and revealed by Scuderia Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen, who spent the afternoon interacting with local media and influencers, testing the Shell House simulators, and chatting with Motorsport.com's Julia Piquet. On day two, we learned about ... Keep reading

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Live: 2018 Mexican Grand Prix | RaceFans Live - RaceFans

Follow the 2018 Mexican Grand Prix on RaceFans Live.

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Promoted: Shell House project wraps up in Mexico City with Raikkonen - Autosport

Kimi Raikkonen talks exclusively to Autosport about the Shell House, the Shell & Scuderia Ferrari Partnership, and his experiences in Mexico City

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Horner urges drivers to work in ‘sync’ in Mexico - PlanetF1

Christian Horner has urged his Red Bull drivers to work together with "synchronise driving" to keep the 1-2 at the start of the Mexican Grand Prix.

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Haas: Due diligence done on surprise title sponsor - Motorsport.com

Rich Energy failed in a bid to buy Force India earlier this year, and the drink company's CEO William Storey was in the Austin paddock last weekend. He held a meeting with Steiner in the paddock on Sunday morning and was also seen in conversation with Williams and McLaren. Four days later, Haas announced the new title sponsorship deal for 2019 and confirmed its cars would be painted in the ... Keep reading

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Mexican GP has Hamilton F1 title celebration 'Plan B' after 2017 - Autosport

Mexican Grand Prix organisers have got a back-up plan in case Lewis Hamilton clinches the Formula 1 title without finishing on the podium, after being caught out last year

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Wolff fears start chaos due to top speed mismatch - Motorsport.com

The Red Bulls of Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen fill the front row, with title contenders Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel immediately behind them. Red Bull boss Christian Horner fears that the Mercedes and Ferrari could get the jump on his drivers on the long run to the first corner, and Wolff agrees that there could be some drama at the front of the field. “The grid has the ... Keep reading

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Red Bull F1 team has 'synchronised' start plan for Mexican GP - Autosport

Red Bull Formula 1 team boss Christian Horner wants Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen to not obsess with each other and use 'synchronised' driving at the Mexican Grand Prix start

Read more: Red Bull F1 team has 'synchronised' start plan for Mexican GP - Autosport

Hamilton won’t play safe at the start despite title situation | 2018 Mexican Grand Prix - RaceFans

Lewis Hamilton says he won't hold back at the start of the Mexican Grand Prix because of the championship situation.

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Mexican GP: How the grid lines up - SkySports F1

It's an all-Red Bull front row for the Mexican GP but Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen will be wary of Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel just behind them.

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Mercedes: No F1 failures like Bottas's in Mexico for 'many years' - Autosport

The Mercedes Formula 1 team says the hydraulic failure that stopped Valtteri Bottas in final Mexican Grand Prix practice was a problem not seen "for many years"

Read more: Mercedes: No F1 failures like Bottas's in Mexico for 'many years' - Autosport

Red Bull hints at "synchronised driving" plan for Turn 1 - Motorsport.com

Although Red Bull has been fastest all weekend, and has secured its first front row lock-out of the turbo hybrid era, it is aware that its power deficit could leave it exposed on the blast away from the grid. That is why Horner thinks it may make sense for his drivers to work together to hold back Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel who are starting right behind them. Speaking to Sky about ... Keep reading

Read more: Red Bull hints at "synchronised driving" plan for Turn 1 - Motorsport.com

Toro Rosso F1 driver Hartley 'not allowed' to explain Gasly remark - Autosport

Brendon Hartley says he is "not allowed to comment" on a remark he made disputing Toro Rosso's claim that Pierre Gasly's Formula 1 car was damaged last weekend

Read more: Toro Rosso F1 driver Hartley 'not allowed' to explain Gasly remark - Autosport

Gasly rejects Hartley’s claim his car was undamaged in Mexico | 2018 Mexican Grand Prix - RaceFans

Pierre Gasly has rejected Brendon Hartley's claim his team mate's car was not damaged at the start of the United States Grand Prix.

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Mercedes: Hamilton engine safe from "unusual" Bottas failure - Motorsport.com

After Bottas was forced to stop on track in the Saturday morning session, Mercedes had to change his power unit, fitting one that was already in the pool of available components and was raced in Austin. “The failure we have seen on Valtteri’s engine is a failure we haven’t seen for many years,” said Wolff. “You can call it an unusual failure, with mileage where it shouldn’t have ... Keep reading

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Promoted: Shell Innovations Keeping Scuderia Ferrari On Track - Autosport

Autosport visits the Shell Track Lab in the Scuderia Ferrari garage ahead of the Mexican Grand Prix

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Ocon: Sacrificing Q3 didn't feel "great" - Motorsport.com

With Pirelli’s fastest hypersoft tyre proving fragile in Mexico, Force India felt it better to avoid being forced to start on it so went for the harder compounds in qualifying. Although the team did not make it in to Q3 because of the tactic, Ocon still thinks it was the right thing to do after he ended up in 11th spot with free choice of compound for the race. “It is not great I would ... Keep reading

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

Why was Ferrari absent from a meeting between the teams and F1 CEO Chase Carey? And has anyone tasted a can of Rich Energy? Here's the latest from the Mexico City F1 paddock.

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Force India's F1 Mexican GP Q2 tactics didn't feel great - Ocon - Autosport

Esteban Ocon says the Racing Point Force India Formula 1 team's decision to sacrifice qualifying performance for a better Mexican Grand Prix race strategy didn't feel "great", but was necessary

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

After Kimi Räikkönen’s popular victory, which ended a 113-race-long win drought for the Finn, the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship continues in Mexico, with Round 19 taking place at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez race track.

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Hartley "not allowed" to explain controversial Gasly claim - Motorsport.com

Hartley’s F1 career is under threat with ongoing speculation linking Nissan e.dams Formula E driver Alexander Albon to the second Toro Rosso seat. His team boss Franz Tost said on Friday ahead of this weekend’s Mexican Grand Prix that Hartley needed to do more to keep his drive. Asked if the aerodynamic upgrade Hartley has this weekend could facilitate the sort of form Toro Rosso is ... Keep reading

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Hamilton unlikely to suffer a repeat of Bottas’s “very unusual” engine failure | 2018 Mexican Grand Prix - RaceFans

Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes power unit should not be at risk from the same failure which stopped his team mate Valtteri Bottas in practice yesterday, according to Toto Wolff.

Read more: Hamilton unlikely to suffer a repeat of Bottas’s “very unusual” engine failure | 2018 Mexican Grand Prix - RaceFans

Mercedes Formula 1 team boss Wolff fears Mexican GP start mayhem - Autosport

Mercedes Formula 1 team boss Toto Wolff believes the Mexican Grand Prix start could be chaos given the top three teams line up in reverse straightline speed order

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Having a circuit at high altitude doesn’t make much sense – Grosjean | 2018 Mexican Grand Prix - RaceFans

Romain Grosjean says the high altitude of the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez is giving Haas a headache when it comes to cooling their car.

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Can anything stop Hamilton now? - SkySports F1

Lewis Hamilton is set to be crowned a five-time world champion in tonight's Mexican GP, exclusively live on Sky F1.

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Why the Mexican GP has “potential for carnage” | 2018 Mexican Grand Prix pre-race analysis - RaceFans

With the Red Bull drivers on the front row and the championship contenders on the second, Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff expects drama at the start of the Mexican Grand Prix.

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Gutierrez’s name in the hat for the Williams seat - PlanetF1

Formula 1 could have two Mexican racers on the grid next season with Esteban Gutierrez putting his name into the hat for the second Williams race-seat.

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Saturday, October 27, 2018

The provisional Mexican Grand Prix grid - PlanetF1

Daniel Ricciardo will start Sunday's Mexican GP from pole position while his 2019 replacement, Pierre Gasly, has been sent to the back of the grid.

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Stroll cleared despite two infringements - PlanetF1

Lance Stroll escape punishment for rejoining the track unsafely during final practice and again in qualifying for the Mexican GP, twice going off at Turn 8.

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Horner: Ricciardo pole lap came from nowhere - PlanetF1

Daniel Ricciardo made it count when it matter most, putting his RB14 onto pole position ahead of Max Verstappen with a "mighty" lap in Mexico.

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F1 gossip: Vettel, Alonso, Gutierrez, Grosjean, Ocon, Hartley, Grosjean - BBC F1

Sebastian Vettel is looking for Red Bull errors, Fernando Alonso "not too proud", Romain Grosjean fears ban, plus more.

Read more: F1 gossip: Vettel, Alonso, Gutierrez, Grosjean, Ocon, Hartley, Grosjean - BBC F1

Hamilton 'not thinking' about title: all you need to know about Mexico - BBC F1

Lewis Hamilton is not thinking about winning his fifth world title in Mexico - but how not to crash with two raging Red Bulls is on his mind.

Read more: Hamilton 'not thinking' about title: all you need to know about Mexico - BBC F1

Bottas will “measure the risks” because of teams’ title fight | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Bottas will "measure the risks" because of teams' title fight • Toro Rosso: Hartley had pace for Q3 • Sirotkin admits he drove "very bad lap"

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Red Bull untouchable in middle sector – Hamilton | 2018 Mexican Grand Prix - RaceFans

Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes can't keep up with Red Bull in the middle of the lap in Mexico and doubts he can beat them tomorrow.

Read more: Red Bull untouchable in middle sector – Hamilton | 2018 Mexican Grand Prix - RaceFans

Stroll cleared for second time over same offence - Motorsport.com

FIA race director Charlie Whiting had instructed all drivers that if they went off track at Turn 8, the rapid esses in the middle of the lap, they needed to return to the track to the right of a fluorescent yellow kerb to ensure they rejoined safely. Stroll failed to do that in final practice. He was called to the stewards for failing to follow the race director's instruction, but no further ... Keep reading

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Lance Stroll cleared for second time over same Mexico track offence - Autosport

Williams Formula 1 driver Lance Stroll has been cleared of rejoining the track unsafely in Mexican Grand Prix qualifying, the second such incident at the same corner this weekend

Read more: Lance Stroll cleared for second time over same Mexico track offence - Autosport

Red Bull drivers intend to avoid another Baku “heart attack” moment | 2018 Mexican Grand Prix - RaceFans

Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen intend to avoid a repeat of the clash which put both out in Baku, after claiming the front row in Mexico.

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Vettel: Red Bull may end up "beating themselves" in Mexico - Motorsport.com

Red Bull has been the class of the field in Mexico this weekend, topping every session and locking out the front row of the grid as Daniel Ricciardo edged out Max Verstappen. But with the Milton Keynes-based team having endured a run of race ending failures this season – and Verstappen being stopped by an hydraulics issue on Friday – Vettel thinks that the result is far from certain. "We ... Keep reading

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Red Bull may 'beat themselves' in Mexican Grand Prix - Sebastian Vettel - Autosport

Sebastian Vettel says Red Bull's ongoing Formula 1 reliability issues give him reason to believe he can still be a factor in the fight for victory in the Mexican Grand Prix

Read more: Red Bull may 'beat themselves' in Mexican Grand Prix - Sebastian Vettel - Autosport

Verstappen rues car problems - SkySports F1

Max Verstappen has bemoaned the car issues which he believes cost him pole position for the Mexican GP.

Read more: Verstappen rues car problems - SkySports F1

Red Bulls "in a league of their own" in Mexico - Hamilton - Motorsport.com

Though Red Bull filled the Mexico City front row with Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen, the substantial advantage it held in Friday practice was reduced on Saturday - with third-placed Hamilton within 0.135 seconds of the top spot and Sebastian Vettel's Ferrari a further 0.076s back. But Hamilton insisted the Austrian team's cars had still been out of reach in the pole ... Keep reading

Read more: Red Bulls "in a league of their own" in Mexico - Hamilton - Motorsport.com

2018 Mexican GP qualifying and final practice in pictures | F1 Pictures - RaceFans

Pictures from qualifying and final practice for the 2018 Mexican Grand Prix.

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Lewis Hamilton: Red Bull 'in a league of their own' in Mexico - Autosport

Formula 1 world championship leader Lewis Hamilton believes Red Bull will be "in a league of their own" in the Mexican Grand Prix

Read more: Lewis Hamilton: Red Bull 'in a league of their own' in Mexico - Autosport

Expect first-lap fireworks in Mexico! - SkySports F1

All eyes will be on the first corner of the Mexican GP with F1 fans likely to be treated to a four-driver battle for the lead.

Read more: Expect first-lap fireworks in Mexico! - SkySports F1

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

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

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Mercedes changes Valtteri Bottas's engine after Mexico problem - Autosport

Mercedes is changing the engine in Valtteri Bottas's Formula 1 car ahead of qualifying in Mexico after his problem in final practice

Read more: Mercedes changes Valtteri Bottas's engine after Mexico problem - Autosport

Bottas gets engine change after FP3 stoppage - Motorsport.com

Bottas's Mercedes ground to a halt with a hydraulic problem with 15 minutes remaining. Team boss Toto Wolff suggested at the end of the session that this could lead to an engine swap, which Mercedes has now confirmed. Bottas was running a different engine this weekend to the one he had in last weekend's United States Grand Prix. He will now switch back to his Austin engine. As this ... Keep reading

Read more: Bottas gets engine change after FP3 stoppage - Motorsport.com

Calderon: Sauber run will help prove women can race in F1 | 2018 Mexican Grand Prix - RaceFans

Sauber test driver Tatiana Calderon says her first run in the team's Formula 1 car on Tuesday is an opportunity to demonstrate women can race in the sport.

Read more: Calderon: Sauber run will help prove women can race in F1 | 2018 Mexican Grand Prix - RaceFans

FP3: Verstappen fastest as competition closes in - F1technical.net

Max Verstappen continued to set the pace in the final practice session ahead of qualifying for the Mexican Grand Prix. The Red Bull driver had also topped both Friday's session, but today saw the competition close in, with Hamilton and Vettel less than 3 tenths behind.

Read more: FP3: Verstappen fastest as competition closes in - F1technical.net

Gutierrez aiming for F1 return with Williams - Motorsport.com

Gutierrez was dropped by Haas after the 2016 season and his only race outings since have been sporadic appearances in Formula E and IndyCar. However, he has retained a link to F1 by joining Mercedes as a simulator driver and has attended some races with the team. Gutierrez would not explicitly confirm a Williams bid but told Motorsport.com at his home grand prix in Mexico that "there are ... Keep reading

Read more: Gutierrez aiming for F1 return with Williams - Motorsport.com

Esteban Gutierrez 'working hard' for Formula 1 return with Williams - Autosport

Ex-Sauber and Haas driver Esteban Gutierrez is aiming to return to Formula 1 next season with Williams

Read more: Esteban Gutierrez 'working hard' for Formula 1 return with Williams - Autosport

Mexican Grand Prix practice: Max Verstappen fastest after damp start - Autosport

Max Verstappen topped the final Formula 1 free practice session for the Mexican Grand Prix

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Mexican GP: Verstappen completes practice sweep - Motorsport.com

The Red Bull driver, whose hydraulic problem yesterday was caused by two wires rubbing together that caused a hole in a pipe, completed a clean sweep of practice by setting a best time of 1m16.385s with three minutes remaining using hypersoft Pirellis. Despite complaining his front tyres were not up to temperature on that lap, this was enough to give him top spot, and he subsequently improved ... Keep reading

Read more: Mexican GP: Verstappen completes practice sweep - Motorsport.com

Verstappen completes practice sweep with record-breaking lap | 2018 Mexican Grand Prix third practice - RaceFans

Max Verstappen completed his third consecutive practice session in Mexico at the top of the times sheets.

Read more: Verstappen completes practice sweep with record-breaking lap | 2018 Mexican Grand Prix third practice - RaceFans

P3: Max on top, Hamilton closes in - SkySports F1

Max Verstappen made it a hat-trick of fastest times by setting the pace in a damp final practice session for the Mexican GP, but the chasing pack closed on Red Bull significantly to hint at an intense qualifying battle.

Read more: P3: Max on top, Hamilton closes in - SkySports F1

FP3: Verstappen quickest despite battery issues - PlanetF1

Max Verstappen claimed the practice hat-trick for the Mexican Grand Prix as Mercedes were hit with more troubles with a hydraulic failure for Valtteri Bottas.

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

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

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Pirelli explains Mexican Grand Prix F1 tyre graining issues - Autosport

Pirelli Formula 1 boss Mario Isola has played down the graining issues suffered by drivers on the "aggressive" hypersoft tyre in Mexican Grand Prix practice

Read more: Pirelli explains Mexican Grand Prix F1 tyre graining issues - Autosport

Hartley now has Toro Rosso F1 car he's been 'asking for all year' - Autosport

Brendon Hartley wants to use Toro Rosso's Formula 1 upgrade for the full Mexican Grand Prix weekend because it has given him "what I've been asking for all season"

Read more: Hartley now has Toro Rosso F1 car he's been 'asking for all year' - Autosport

Sixth in practice was “pretty genuine” – Hartley | 2018 Mexican Grand Prix - RaceFans

Brendon Hartley says he is very optimistic about Toro Rosso's aerodynamic upgrade after running it for the first time in practice yesterday.

Read more: Sixth in practice was “pretty genuine” – Hartley | 2018 Mexican Grand Prix - RaceFans

Drivers’ lap times will be deleted if they go beyond turn 11 kerb | 2018 Mexican Grand Prix - RaceFans

Formula 1 drivers will have their lap times deleted during qualifying if they are judged to have violated track limits at turn 11.

Read more: Drivers’ lap times will be deleted if they go beyond turn 11 kerb | 2018 Mexican Grand Prix - RaceFans

FIA warns drivers over Turn 11 track limits abuse in Mexico - Autosport

The FIA has clamped down on track limits abuse at Mexico City's Turn 11, telling Formula 1 teams that qualifying times will be deleted if drivers run wide

Read more: FIA warns drivers over Turn 11 track limits abuse in Mexico - Autosport

FIA clamps down on track limits abuse at Turn 11 - Motorsport.com

Race director Charlie Whiting outlined the new policy in revised race notes sent to all the teams on Saturday, following yesterday afternoon's drivers' briefing. Whiting explained: "If a driver crosses the kerb on the exit of Turn 11 during qualifying and, as a result, no part of the car remains in contact with the red and white section of the kerb, the laptime of the driver concerned will be ... Keep reading

Read more: FIA clamps down on track limits abuse at Turn 11 - Motorsport.com

Ban threat making Grosjean extra cautious during Mexican Grand Prix - Autosport

Haas Formula 1 driver Romain Grosjean has admitted that the "shit situation" he is in with penalty points means he is having to be extra cautious on track

Read more: Ban threat making Grosjean extra cautious during Mexican Grand Prix - Autosport

Upgraded Toro Rosso "what I've asked for all season" - Hartley - Motorsport.com

Toro Rosso introduced a new front wing and floor, along with some minor bodywork tweaks, on Pierre Gasly’s car in the United States last weekend but opted not to persevere with it because of limited dry running.  The update is on Hartley’s car in Mexico, where Gasly has a grid penalty, and the New Zealander was extremely positive about its impact after lapping sixth-fastest in Friday ... Keep reading

Read more: Upgraded Toro Rosso "what I've asked for all season" - Hartley - Motorsport.com

Stroll hails "mature" Ocon amid seat saga - Motorsport.com

Ocon is poised to lose his Racing Point Force India seat to Stroll for 2019 because the Canadian’s father is an investor in the new team.  That is part of a volatile situation for Ocon that leaves the Mercedes protege at risk of a season on the sidelines next year.  However, Ocon went online earlier this month to defend his friend against what he believes was an abnormal amount of ... Keep reading

Read more: Stroll hails "mature" Ocon amid seat saga - Motorsport.com

Hartley: Gasly’s car wasn’t damaged in US Grand Prix | 2018 Mexican Grand Prix - RaceFans

Brendon Hartley rejected his team's claim Pierre Gasly's car suffered damage in last week's United States Grand Prix, insisting he beat his team mate on merit.

Read more: Hartley: Gasly’s car wasn’t damaged in US Grand Prix | 2018 Mexican Grand Prix - RaceFans

Grosjean: "S***" penalty situation has made me cautious - Motorsport.com

Grosjean's opening lap collision with Charles Leclerc in Austin last weekend has left him just two points away from a race ban, so any incidents over the Mexican GP weekend could see him forced out of action immediately. “I am in a s*** situation,” admitted Grosjean. “I’ve got two points left. I get one back after the [Mexico] race and two back after Brazil, so then it is going to be a ... Keep reading

Read more: Grosjean: "S***" penalty situation has made me cautious - Motorsport.com

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

The Mexican Grand Prix Formula 1 paddock had plenty to offer on day two: great food, colourful local art - and a fascinating tip about F1's head honcho...

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

Tost: Toro Rosso expected 'much more problems' from Honda this year - Autosport

Toro Rosso boss Franz Tost thought his team would have "much more problems" with Honda this season and backs the engine manufacturer to close further on its Formula 1 rivals

Read more: Tost: Toro Rosso expected 'much more problems' from Honda this year - Autosport

F1's hypersofts like "driving in the wet" - Motorsport.com

F1's tyre supplier has brought its new-for-2018 hypersofts to Mexico City, where high track temperatures and the low-grip surface combined for a tricky opening day of practice on Friday. The trouble of the hypersofts contributed to a jumbled order, with Red Bull leading Renault as Mercedes and Ferrari both struggled. Haas driver Kevin Magnussen was one of the biggest losers of the mixed-up ... Keep reading

Read more: F1's hypersofts like "driving in the wet" - Motorsport.com

Pictures: F1 drivers’ Mexican Grand Prix Alebrijes | 2018 Mexican Grand Prix - RaceFans

Each F1 driver was asked to name a selection of animals to represent themselves in examples of Mexican folk art called Alebrijes. Here are pictures of all of them.

Read more: Pictures: F1 drivers’ Mexican Grand Prix Alebrijes | 2018 Mexican Grand Prix - RaceFans

F1's hypersofts like 'driving in the wet' during Mexico practice - Autosport

The degradation of Formula 1's hypersoft tyres has been likened to driving in the wet after drivers struggled with the softest-compound Pirellis in Mexican Grand Prix practice

Read more: F1's hypersofts like 'driving in the wet' during Mexico practice - Autosport

Toro Rosso expected many more Honda problems - Motorsport.com

Honda partnered with Toro Rosso for 2018 after splitting with McLaren and has made enough progress to convince Red Bull to use its engines next year. Red Bull reckons the latest Honda upgrade brought it at least level with Renault in the engine pecking order, although there have been some setbacks with the new specification. "They have so far done a fantastic job because they have improved ... Keep reading

Read more: Toro Rosso expected many more Honda problems - Motorsport.com

Promoted: Crunches & Cocktails: Day Three at Shell House - Autosport

The Shell House eases its way into the weekend with a grueling fitness session followed by Shell tech-inspired cocktails

Read more: Promoted: Crunches & Cocktails: Day Three at Shell House - Autosport

FP2: Red Bull stay Friday's fastest - F1technical.net

Red Bull Racing continued to be easily fastest on Friday at Mexico, even though Max Verstappen ended up with reduced running time due to a car issue. Their closest challenger continued to be Carlos Sainz, just like in FP1.

Read more: FP2: Red Bull stay Friday's fastest - F1technical.net

Alonso: I've achieved all I wanted to in F1 - Motorsport.com

Alonso was responding to comments from his friend and 2019 McLaren replacement Carlos Sainz, who said on Thursday that the sport should take note of the fact that there was no seat for Alonso. "The fact that he's leaving is a big loss for F1," said the Renault driver. "It is something for F1 and for everyone to consider - why one of the best drivers is leaving and why we cannot have a bit ... Keep reading

Read more: Alonso: I've achieved all I wanted to in F1 - Motorsport.com

Verstappen leaving rivals breathless in Mexican altitude | 2018 United States Grand Prix Friday practice analysis - RaceFans

Max Verstappen was on it from the word go in practice for the Mexican Grand Prix. Can anyone catch him?

Read more: Verstappen leaving rivals breathless in Mexican altitude | 2018 United States Grand Prix Friday practice analysis - RaceFans

When is the Mexican Grand Prix? Start time, TV channel - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton is within touching distance of a fifth F1 world drivers' title as the 2018 roadshow moves on to the Mexican Grand Prix this weekend.

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Toro Rosso expected more reliability problems with Honda – Tost - RaceFans

Toro Rosso expected "major issues" with Honda reliability but have been surprised how well their engines have run, according to Franz Tost.

Read more: Toro Rosso expected more reliability problems with Honda – Tost - RaceFans

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

The Mexican GP will be exclusively live on Sky Sports F1 as Lewis Hamilton seeks to secure a fifth world championship.

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

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STR won’t complete line up before December - PlanetF1

Toro Rosso will not reveal Daniil Kvyat's 2019 team-mate before December; that's according to Franz Tost.

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Hulkenberg has no sympathy for rule-breakers - PlanetF1

Nico Hulkenberg says he doesn't feel sorry for Haas or Force India after both teams had one car disqualified from the United States GP.

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Mercedes forced to turn down engines in Mexico - PlanetF1

Finishing down in seventh and ninth places in practice for the Mexican GP, Mercedes have revealed they turned down the performance of the engines due to overheating concerns.

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Calderon handed first Sauber run - PlanetF1

Tatiana Calderon will have her first Formula 1 run next week when she drives the Sauber during a filming day in Mexico.

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Ferrari ‘sticking to old package’ in Mexico - PlanetF1

Ferrari will not race their updated floor at the Mexican Grand Prix with Sebastian Vettel revealing they are "sticking to the old package."

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Third lap on hyper-softs “like driving on wets” – Grosjean | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Third lap on hyper-softs "like driving on wets" - Grosjean • Mercedes suffer power unit overheating • Honda revert to old specification engine

Read more: Third lap on hyper-softs “like driving on wets” – Grosjean | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

Hamilton: Red Bull seem out of reach - SkySports F1

Lewis Hamilton admits Red Bull "seem out of reach" of Mercedes so far at the Mexican GP - but has promised they will try and find a way to challenge them.

Read more: Hamilton: Red Bull seem out of reach - SkySports F1