Friday, November 30, 2018

Q&A with McLaren’s Carlos Sainz - PlanetF1

New McLaren signing Carlos Sainz had a chat with the team following his debut in the post-season Abu Dhabi test.

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Force India is no longer, introducing Racing Point - PlanetF1

Under new ownership, the Force India name will disappear from Formula 1 next season with the team renamed Racing Point F1.

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The full driver line-ups for the 2019 season - PlanetF1

The grid for the 2019 season is finally complete...with the one most obvious driver signing announced by Racing Point F1.

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Christmas shopping F1 style! - PlanetF1

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Finally, Force India confirm Stroll for 2019 - PlanetF1

After months of waiting, Force India have finally announced that Lance Stroll will partner Sergio Perez in next year's championship.

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Raikkonen is “way too young to step away” – Johnson | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Raikkonen is "way too young to step away" - Johnson • Stroll expects Racing Point to be profitable by 2021 • Hartley could head to Formula E

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F1 2019 driver and team line-ups - Motorsport.com

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Force India name vanishes from F1 for 2019 - Motorsport.com

Following the takeover of the outfit by a consortium led by Lawrence Stroll, it had retained its Force India moniker for its team and chassis. However in the official 2019 F1 entry list that was published by the FIA on Friday night, it was confirmed the Silverstone-based squad would be fully rebranded. It will bring an end to the Force India name which has been an ever present in F1 since ... Keep reading

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F1 2019 entry list: New Force India name and rookie numbers revealed - Autosport

The Force India name will disappear from Formula 1 next year with the team being renamed Racing Point F1

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Force India name disappears as team changes to Racing Point on 2019 F1 entry list | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Force India has been replaced by Racing Point on the official 2019 F1 entry list, which also confirms the numbers most of next year's new drivers will use.

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Todt talks Formula 1's big topics - SkySports F1

In a Sky Sports exclusive, FIA president Jean Todt discusses the big matters of the moment in and around Formula 1 at the end of another incident-filled season.

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Who will be racing in Formula 1 in 2019? - BBC F1

Who will be driving for which team in Formula 1 in 2019? BBC Sport takes a look at all the latest driver movements.

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Why that was F1’s ‘silliest’ silly season since 2010 | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Over half of the drivers in the field will change teams for 2019, which is the most changes the sport has seen for almost a decade.

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Stroll to join Force India from Williams for 2019 - BBC F1

Lance Stroll will switch from Williams to Force India for the 2019 season, joining the team his billionaire father helped rescue from administration.

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Force India F1 team finally announces Lance Stroll's 2019 deal - Autosport

Racing Point Force India has finally confirmed Lance Stroll's expected move to the team to partner Sergio Perez in the 2019 Formula 1 season

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Stroll to partner Perez at Force India in 2019 - Motorsport.com

Stroll graduated to F1 with Williams in 2017 as the reigning European Formula 3 champion and continued with the team this year. His father Lawrence led the consortium that bought Force India's assets after it fell into administration, leading to the team's reincarnation as the Racing Point entry. Stroll's move from Williams became a formality after that but Force India wanted to wait until ... Keep reading

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Stroll takes the final place on the 2019 F1 grid at Force India | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Force India has confirmed Lance Stroll will replace Esteban Ocon at the team next year.

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Stroll joins Force India - SkySports F1

Lance Stroll will partner Sergio Perez at Force India for the F1 2019 season, completing the grid for next year.

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Carlos Sainz Jr has 'a lot to analyse' after McLaren F1 test debut - Autosport

Carlos Sainz Jr says he has "a lot of information to analyse" after making his testing debut for the McLaren Formula 1 team earlier this week

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Sainz has "a lot to analyse" after McLaren F1 debut - Motorsport.com

Sainz was given permission to join McLaren early ahead of racing for the team in 2019, having concluded his Renault campaign in last week's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The Spaniard had predicted driving in the Abu Dhabi tyre test would give him a vital "head start" on preparations for next season and he completed 150 laps when he appeared on Wednesday. "After the race finished in Abu Dhabi, we've ... Keep reading

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Bottas says he will treat each race like his last in 2019 - Motorsport.com

Having ended this year without a win, Bottas is open that the season just gone has been his most disappointing in grand prix racing. And although well aware that he will be fighting for his F1 future next season, with Esteban Ocon chasing his seat for 2020, Bottas says his plan is to go on an all-out attack to prove how good he is. "This sport is funny, you never know what happens in the ... Keep reading

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‘Policing track limits is dreadfully tedious’ - PlanetF1

Next season F1 could see more kerbs installed such as the one in Abu Dhabi as Charlie Whiting says it takes away the "dreadfully tedious" need to police track limits.

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Ericsson questions Sauber reserve driver role - PlanetF1

He may be staying on as Sauber's reserve driver but Marcus Ericsson doesn't believe that role will have much of an impact on his 2019 plans.

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Valtteri Bottas will treat every 2019 F1 race like it's his last - Autosport

Valtteri Bottas has vowed to adopt a "drive like I stole it" attitude next year as he fights for his Mercedes future after a difficult 2018 Formula 1 season

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Toro Rosso break silence to thank Hartley - PlanetF1

Days after dropping Brendon Hartley, Toro Rosso have publicly thanked the New Zealander for his efforts, saying him well in his future endeavours.

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Red Bull: Extra 50bhp could've changed 2018 season - Motorsport.com

Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo won two races each in 2018 and Verstappen scored more points than anyone except world champion Lewis Hamilton after the summer break and should have recorded back-to-back wins in Mexico and Brazil. Red Bull will switch to Honda engines next year in pursuit of the power and reliability it believes it needs to fight for world championships for the first time in ... Keep reading

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Toro Rosso signing Albon almost quit racing after 2012 Red Bull axe - Autosport

Newly-confirmed 2019 Toro Rosso Formula 1 driver Alexander Albon says he almost quit racing after being dropped by Red Bull in 2012

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Albon almost quit racing after losing Red Bull support | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

New Toro Rosso driver Alexander Albon said he almost gave up racing altogether after losing his backing from Red Bull in 2012.

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Albon almost quit racing after 2012 Red Bull axe - Motorsport.com

Formula 2 frontrunner Albon inked a deal to race for the Nissan e.dams team in Formula E because he lacked F1 options for next year, but has been able to extract himself from that deal to sign for Toro Rosso instead. Albon was a Red Bull Junior when he made his car-racing debut in 2012 but was dropped after a tough first year in Formula Renault. In a Red Bull interview, he said he almost ... Keep reading

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Red Bull: Extra 40kW from Renault could've changed 2018 F1 season - Autosport

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner believes the 2018 Formula 1 season could have looked "quite different" if his cars had an extra 40kW of power

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‘Hamilton was better after winning No5’ - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton was "stronger" after winning the World title than before as he sought to secure the teams' trophy for Mercedes, says Toto Wolff.

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Haas sponsor reveals 2019 livery concept - PlanetF1

The curtain may have only just come down on the 2018 season but already teams are preparing for next year with Haas' new title sponsor showing off a concept livery.

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F1 to show ‘overtake probability’ in new TV graphics | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Formula 1 will use new television graphics power by artificial intelligence to show data such as the 'overtake probability' during races next season.

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Verstappen took ‘revenge’ on Ocon in Abu Dhabi - PlanetF1

Max Verstappen has admitted his shove on Esteban Ocon in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was "revenge for Brazil."

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Five worst races of the 2018 season - PlanetF1

Not every race this year was a classic. In fact this is the last time we will mention these five rotten races...

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Aston Martin on ‘cancelled F1 plans’ - PlanetF1

Aston Martin won't be entering Formula 1 as an engine manufacturer, saying Liberty's decision not to change the rules put them off.

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Ricciardo ‘confused’ by Bull’s late-season pace - PlanetF1

Taking the fight to Mercedes and Ferrari in the final three races of this season, Daniel Ricciardo admits he is "confused" by Red Bull's late-season pace.

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New 2019 front wing rules to be finalised next week | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the RaceFans Round-up: New 2019 front wing rules to be finalised next week • Toro Rosso thanks Hartley • New Formula E car has less downforce

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F1 is witnessing a 'new' Lewis Hamilton in 2018 - Mercedes' Wolff - Autosport

Formula 1 has witnessed a "new" Lewis Hamilton after winning the final two races of the season following his title success, says his Mercedes boss Toto Wolff

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Brundle's 2018 F1 driver review - SkySports F1



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F1 2018 ended with a "new" Hamilton - Wolff - Motorsport.com

In the past, Hamilton has struggled to keep up his best form after winning world titles, and it was only this year that he ended a record of never having won a race in a season he had clinched a crown. But his triumphs in Brazil and Abu Dhabi have, according to Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff, proven that the British driver is different this time out. "He has actually driven stronger ... Keep reading

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Why the Haas-Force India fight matters - SkySports F1



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The early verdict on Pirelli's key 2019 F1 tyre changes - Autosport

Pirelli is hopeful it has addressed several key areas that impacted Formula 1 races negatively in 2018 after the teams gained experience with their '19 tyre compounds this week

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Vettel: I wasn't "at the top of my game" in 2018 - Motorsport.com

Vettel led the championship after 10 races this year but fell behind Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton and only won once in the nine grands prix after the summer break. The German, who has not won the title since the last of his four Red Bull successes in 2013, suffered a number of high-profile errors including crashing from the lead in Germany and spinning because of contact early in the Italian ... Keep reading

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Zero-tolerance track limits would "demean" F1 - Whiting - Motorsport.com

While there was some controversy about the kerb's height – and the way it crumbled when cars ran over it – drivers generally accepted that it did its job. Whiting said it was a good example of using a kerb to ensure that drivers could not gain by running wide, and thus there was no reason to regularly assess penalties. "I'm not one for saying every time goes over the white line they ... Keep reading

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



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Brawn: F1 can’t go on like this - PlanetF1

Ross Brawn says it is "unacceptable" that Formula 1's midfield teams have managed only two podium results in the past two years.

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1,000 wins: A world championship milestone | 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix stats and facts - RaceFans

Lewis Hamilton scored the 1,000th win by a driver in a world championship race on Sunday. Here's the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix stats and facts.

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FIA's Whiting: Zero-tolerance track limits would 'demean' F1 - Autosport

FIA race director Charlie Whiting says the kerb before the final corner in Abu Dhabi eliminated the need for "zero tolerance" penalties that he believes "demean" Formula 1

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IndyCar-bound Ericsson has doubts over 2019 Sauber role - Motorsport.com

Ericsson will lose his Sauber race seat after 2018, but it was announced earlier this year that the Swede would stay involved with the team as a reserve driver. However, a month after the announcement, Ericsson secured a full-time IndyCar drive with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports for next year. Sauber admitted earlier this month that it would look for another driver to share the reserve role ... Keep reading

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Williams have ‘no doubts’ about Kubica - PlanetF1

Williams are convinced Robert Kubica can do the job despite any limitations he still has as a result of the arm injury he sustained in 2011.

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Ericsson doesn't see as much point in Sauber F1 reserve role now - Autosport

Marcus Ericsson suggests he does not see much use in his reserve-driver role at the Sauber Formula 1 team as he focuses on racing in IndyCar in 2019

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The Formula 1 Gossip column - SkySports F1



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The early verdict on Pirelli's crucial 2019 changes - Motorsport.com

Abu Dhabi's two-day tyre test was an opportunity for all 10 teams to trial the new compounds, all of which have a revised construction and thinner tread. The consensus among drivers was that the 2019 tyres did not feel significantly different to 2018 that is because the fundamental changes are not based primarily on peak performance. Pirelli was already confident that its efforts to contain ... Keep reading

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Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel: I wasn't 'at top of my game' in F1 2018 - Autosport

Sebastian Vettel admits he was not "at the top of my game" in Formula 1 this season at times, but knows where he and Ferrari next to improve for 2019

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‘Mistakes’ cost Force India in McLaren battle - PlanetF1

Force India could have finished this season in sixth place were it not for "some mistakes" in the final few races, so says Otmar Szafnauer.

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‘Bottas was the only slight flaw in Merc’s season’ - PlanetF1

The performance of Valtteri Bottas, who finished 2018 without a win on the board, was the only "slight flaw" in an otherwise incredible 2018 for Mercedes, says Ross Brawn.

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2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Star Performers | 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - RaceFans

Lewis Hamilton, Charles Leclerc and Pierre Gasly were out final star drivers of 2018 in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - here's why.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Five best races of the 2018 season - PlanetF1

We have been treated to some fantastic action throughout the year. Here are our five best races of the 2018 season...

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Kvyat ‘comfortable and confident’ - PlanetF1

Daniil Kvyat says he immediately felt "comfortable and confident" in the STR13 as he was reunited with Toro Rosso at the post-season Abu Dhabi test.

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Leclerc on ‘extremely special’ Ferrari run - PlanetF1

Charles Leclerc admits it was "quite an emotional day" climbing into the Ferrari in Abu Dhabi, knowing that this will be his team for 2019.

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Williams pair Kubica and Russell “really strong” – Norris | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Norris: Kubica and Russell "two really strong drivers" for Williams • Ferrari debut "emotional" for Leclerc • Force India rue errors

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Sainz feels recharged at McLaren after “killing” rivals in finale - Motorsport.com

In his last outing for Renault, Sainz started with a free choice of tyres having qualified 11th, and a marathon 37-lap first stint on ultrasofts saw him climb up the order to beat drivers who had started ahead on hypersofts. Sainz made it clear that it was the perfect way to sign off at Renault and head to his new team. “We’re opening a new chapter with a great result,” he said ... Keep reading

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Strategy Report: How the same pit call led to different outcomes - Motorsport.com

The final round of the 2018 F1 World Championship featured a lot more overtaking than some previous races at Yas Marina Circuit. It brought a win for Lewis Hamilton, who pitted as early as Lap 7 under a Virtual Safety Car, as much to block anyone else from taking advantage of the opportunity as anything. He wasn’t the only one to do it; Charles Leclerc and Romain Grosjean also made the move ... Keep reading

Read more: Strategy Report: How the same pit call led to different outcomes - Motorsport.com

Red Bull's late season surge "confusing" - Ricciardo - Motorsport.com

Red Bull had pinned its hopes on a good race in Mexico, because the high altitude closed the gap between Renault and the main opposition. However, the team was competitive at most venues in the last part of the season, suggesting that the its chassis development had outpaced that of Mercedes and Ferrari. "This sport is so confusing at times," said Ricciardo. "Even Brazil I was amazed at the ... Keep reading

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Red Bull's late season F1 surge 'confusing' - Daniel Ricciardo - Autosport

Daniel Ricciardo admits that Red Bull's surge of form in the latter part of 2018 was "confusing" as there was no obvious explanation for the improved pace of the RB14

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Relentless Hamilton impresses Mercedes - SkySports F1

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has hailed the way Lewis Hamilton continued to surge right to the end of the 2018 F1 season, despite clinching his fifth world title with two races to spare.

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F1 may have to accept more one-stop races in 2019 – Pirelli | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Formula 1 teams are likely to continue using one-stop strategies to win races next year despite changes to tyres, according to Pirelli.

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Force India says "mistakes" allowed McLaren to beat it - Motorsport.com

Sergio Perez finished eighth in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, while an oil leak – believed to be from a pipe unrelated to Mercedes – led to an eventual retirement for Esteban Ocon. The Silverstone-based team had to forfeit all its constructors' championship points after it changed ownership, starting again from zero at the Belgian Grand Prix. Despite that, Force India finished 10 points shy ... Keep reading

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Force India believes mistakes cost it sixth in F1 2018 to McLaren - Autosport

Racing Point Force India Formula 1 boss Otmar Szafnauer says mistakes in the last few races cost his team a shot at recovering to sixth place in the world championship.

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Wolff says Bottas wants to "disappear" to help F1 recovery - Motorsport.com

Bottas failed to win a race in 2018, having been robbed by a late puncture in Baku and then having victory in Russia taken away from him through team orders. But having faced periods where he also struggled to match teammate Lewis Hamilton, the Finn has been open that this season has been his most disappointing in F1. Wolff sees no major problem, however, and reckons drawing a line under the ... Keep reading

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Gallery: Abu Dhabi Pirelli tyre test, Day 2 - Motorsport.com

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Leclerc ends 2018 F1 testing on top for Ferrari | 2018 F1 season - RaceFans

Ferrari's new driver Charles Leclerc ended 2018 on top of the testing times at Abu Dhabi, lapping three-tenths quicker than team mate Sebastian Vettel managed yesterday.

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Leclerc ends Abu Dhabi test on top for Ferrari - Motorsport.com

The purpose of the test was to give the 10 teams experience of Pirelli's 2019 compounds and make comparisons to the 2018 versions. Leclerc went faster than Vettel's benchmark after just a few hours and improved early in the afternoon to end up on a 1m36.450s. That was 1.7s slower than the pole time for Sunday's Abu Dhabi GP, a 1m34.794s set by Lewis Hamilton. Pierre Gasly, driving for Red ... Keep reading

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Abu Dhabi F1 test: Charles Leclerc fastest for Ferrari on day two - Autosport

Charles Leclerc ended his first test as a Ferrari Formula 1 driver quickest as he improved on Sebastian Vettel's Tuesday time to top the post-season Abu Dhabi test

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Leclerc edges Vettel’s best in final test - PlanetF1

Charles Leclerc began his Ferrari career with a P1 as the chequered flag fell on the Pirelli tyre test, the final out of the 2018 Formula 1 season.

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Alonso announces his Daytona return - PlanetF1

Fernando Alonso will return to the Daytona International Speedway in January to contest the Rolex 24 Hours with the Konica Minolta Cadillac team and Wayne Taylor Racing.

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Formula 1 cannot go on like this, warns Brawn | 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - RaceFans

Formula 1's managing director of motorsport Ross Brawn has warned the wide gap in performance between the top three teams in the rest is "unacceptable".

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Haas’s protest was a legacy of F1’s missing Concorde Agreement | RacingLines - RaceFans

Why did Haas protest against Force India in Abu Dhabi? The explanation lies in the tangled mess of agreements by which F1 is governed.

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Hamilton, Vettel: Verstappen ready for F1 world title push in 2019 - Autosport

Multiple world champions Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel believe Max Verstappen is ready for a Formula 1 title challenge, if Red Bull and Honda provide a package capable of winning

Read more: Hamilton, Vettel: Verstappen ready for F1 world title push in 2019 - Autosport

Brawn: F1 midfielders' podium record "unacceptable" - Motorsport.com

Sergio Perez bagged third place for Force India in this season's Azerbaijan Grand Prix, one year after Lance Stroll scored the same result for Williams at the same race. The 297-point gap between F1's third-placed team, Red Bull, and fourth-place finisher Renault this year is also comfortably the biggest margin between those positions since the points system was changed for 2010. Brawn, who ... Keep reading

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Ferrari man Rivola joins Aprilia MotoGP team - Motorsport.com

An Aprilia spokesperson confirmed the move to Motorsport.com, although it is not yet clear how Rivola will fit in with the Gresini-run operation's existing management structure, which is currently headed by Romano Albesiano. Rivola, 46, has run the Ferrari Driver Academy since 2016, succeeding Luca Baldisserri in the role, and in that time he has overseen Charles Leclerc's progression to a ... Keep reading

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Ross Brawn: F1 midfield teams' 2018 podium record 'unacceptable' - Autosport

Formula 1 sporting boss Ross Brawn says it is "unacceptable" that midfield teams have only scored two podiums between them since the start of 2017

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W Series names 55 eligible drivers as it aims to address “massive gender imbalance” | Other motorsport - RaceFans

W Series, the new championship targeted exclusively at female racing drivers, has confirmed an initial list of 55 drivers it says are eligible for its first season of racing.

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Hamilton, Vettel: Verstappen ready for F1 title push - Motorsport.com

Verstappen bounced back from an error-strewn first six races of the season, which included clashes with both Hamilton and Vettel, to secure a career-best fourth in the championship. The 21-year-old outscored everyone except 2018 champion Hamilton across the nine races after the summer break, to end the year with two wins and 11 podiums in total. Hamilton and Vettel both vouched for ... Keep reading

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Valtteri Bottas wants to 'disappear' after tough 2018 F1 season - Autosport

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says Valtteri Bottas wants to "disappear" back home for the winter to help recover from his disappointing Formula 1 campaign

Read more: Valtteri Bottas wants to 'disappear' after tough 2018 F1 season - Autosport

F1 Testing: Leclerc makes Ferrari bow - SkySports F1

Charles Leclerc completed his first laps as an official Ferrari driver on Wednesday as post-season testing resumed in Abu Dhabi.

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Pictures: Yas Marina post-season test day two | F1 pictures - RaceFans

The final day of post-season testing has begun at the Yas Marina circuit. Here are pictures from today's running.

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Leclerc leads second morning of Abu Dhabi test - Motorsport.com

The Monegasque is preparing for his graduation to Ferrari in 2019 after ending his rookie season with Sauber in last weekend's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Leclerc has driven for Ferrari before, including a run at Monza earlier this year, but predicted his first test as an official race driver would be an "emotional" and "special" experience. He kicked it off by setting the fastest time across the ... Keep reading

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Abu Dhabi F1 test: Ferrari's Charles Leclerc beats Vettel benchmark - Autosport

Charles Leclerc started life as a Ferrari Formula 1 driver by beating Sebastian Vettel's Tuesday benchmark and topping the times as the second day of testing began in Abu Dhabi

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New in the Shop – Own the 2018 title-winning car! - PlanetF1

The Mercedes-AMG F1 W09 EQ POWER has run its last race and earned its place in Formula 1 history as one of the finest Silver Arrows yet.

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Hartley: Plenty more pages to write - PlanetF1

Speaking for the first time since news of his Toro Rosso axing broke, Brendon Hartley says he still has "plenty more pages to write" in his F1 story.

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Hamilton has been a “new Lewis” since winning drivers’ title – Wolff | 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - RaceFans

Lewis Hamilton's team principal Toto Wolff says his driver become stronger since winning this year's championship.

Read more: Hamilton has been a “new Lewis” since winning drivers’ title – Wolff | 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - RaceFans

Haas withdraws appeal over Force India case | 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - RaceFans

Haas has withdrawn the appeal it brought after losing its case against Force India at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Read more: Haas withdraws appeal over Force India case | 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - RaceFans

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

News of yet another breakdown for Alonso - PlanetF1

In keeping with the final few seasons of his F1 career, even Fernando Alonso's parting speech to Formula 1 did not go off without a hitch.

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Haas chooses not to appeal failed Force India protest - Motorsport.com

Haas alleged that the new Force India entry, accepted by the FIA at the Belgian Grand Prix after the original entity fell into administration, is not a constructor because it used a design from a different company and team. The stewards dismissed the protest, asserting that Force India's entry is legal and that the current Racing Point team was allowed to race a car designed by the previous ... Keep reading

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Alexander Wurz to lead all-female W Series selection programme - BBC F1

Ex-Formula 1 driver Alexander Wurz will lead the assessment programme the new all-female W Series will use to select competitors.

Read more: Alexander Wurz to lead all-female W Series selection programme - BBC F1

Haas F1 team will not appeal against Force India protest verdict - Autosport

The Haas Formula 1 team has decided not to appeal the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix stewards' decision to dismiss its protest against Racing Point Force India

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Haas won’t appeal Abu Dhabi ruling - PlanetF1

Despite announcing their intent to appeal, Haas have announced they will not appeal the Abu Dhabi ruling that cleared Force India to race the VJM11.

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The best and worst of Fernando Alonso - PlanetF1

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Leclerc set for Ferrari debut in Abu Dhabi - PlanetF1

Charles Leclerc will officially make his Ferrari debut as the Yas Marina circuit on Wednesday when he replaces Sebastian Vettel on Day Two of the Pirelli tyre test.

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‘Ricciardo leaves Red Bull as best overtaker in F1’ - PlanetF1

Saying farewell to Daniel Ricciardo after the season-ending Abu Dhabi GP, Christian Horner says Red Bull are losing the "best overtaker in the business."

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Bottas’s race engineer moving to Formula E | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Bottas's race engineer moves to Formula E • 2019 tyres little different - Vettel • McLaren warn Brexit could affect 2019 car build

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Hartley speaks out over Toro Rosso F1 exit - Motorsport.com

His exit was confirmed by the official announcement of Albon on Monday, and the Toro Rosso press release failed to mention Hartley by name.  Hartley scored just four points in his F1 career, but his highlight came when he took sixth on the grid for Honda’s home race at Suzuka. He was praised by Toro Rosso's engine partner Honda for his part in helping the Japanese manufacturer accelerate ... Keep reading

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Brendon Hartley speaks for the first time after Toro Rosso F1 exit - Autosport

Brendon Hartley has spoken for the first time since he was dropped by the Toro Rosso Formula 1 team in favour of Alexander Albon for 2019

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Max Verstappen: I won't look like an idiot in F1 community service - Autosport

Red Bull Formula 1 driver Max Verstappen says he will not be made to "look like an idiot" when he completes his two days of 'public service' for the FIA

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Steiner impressed Fittipaldi sacrificed racing for Haas test deal | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Haas team principal Guenther Steiner says he is impressed Pietro Fittipaldi was prepared to sacrifice racing opportunities in 2019 to become the team's test driver.

Read more: Steiner impressed Fittipaldi sacrificed racing for Haas test deal | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Crash damage meant less laps for Vettel - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel lost time during the first day of the post-season tyre test after crashing at Turn 1 and breaking the rear wing of his Ferrari.

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Damaged parts set back Vettel's running in Abu Dhabi F1 tyre test - Autosport

Ferrari Formula 1 driver Sebastian Vettel "lost a bit of time" with damage to his SF71H during the opening day of post-season tyre testing in Abu Dhabi

Read more: Damaged parts set back Vettel's running in Abu Dhabi F1 tyre test - Autosport

Vettel suffers damage setback in Abu Dhabi test - Motorsport.com

Vettel had broken his rear wing in his Turn 1 crash that brought out the red flag in the morning, while the floor of his car sustained damage on the kerbs on two separate occasions. He would end up topping the session by four tenths over rival Valtteri Bottas, but had recorded, at 67 laps, just over half the mileage of the Mercedes driver. “Unfortunately we had some small issues and took a ... Keep reading

Read more: Vettel suffers damage setback in Abu Dhabi test - Motorsport.com

Vettel tops the timings after Day 1 of tyre test - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel set the quickest time on the first day of the Pirelli post-season tyre test at the Yas Marina Circuit.

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Gallery: Abu Dhabi Pirelli tyre test - Motorsport.com

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Vettel leads Bottas and Stroll on test day one | 2018 F1 season - RaceFans

Sebastian Vettel led the first day of post-season testing for Ferrari as several drivers took the opportunity to make an earlier start with their 2019 teams.

Read more: Vettel leads Bottas and Stroll on test day one | 2018 F1 season - RaceFans

Schumacher moves closer to F1 career by signing F2 deal - BBC F1

Mick Schumacher moves a step closer to following his world champion father Michael into Formula 1 by agreeing to race in Formula 2.

Read more: Schumacher moves closer to F1 career by signing F2 deal - BBC F1

The Prince And I: the story of the last Thai F1 driver - BBC F1

Alexander Albon will do well to match the life achievements of Thailand's only other F1 driver, Prince Birabongse Bhanudej Bhanubandh.

Read more: The Prince And I: the story of the last Thai F1 driver - BBC F1

Vettel tops first day of testing, trouble for Raikkonen - Motorsport.com

Vettel overhauled morning pacesetter Valtteri Bottas early in the afternoon to end Tuesday’s nine hours of running with a best time of 1m36.812s. Bottas’s early benchmark of 1m37.231s was enough to remain second-fastest as neither he nor Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, who ended up 1.1s slower than Vettel, set a quicker time in the afternoon. It is not known what tyres drivers set their ... Keep reading

Read more: Vettel tops first day of testing, trouble for Raikkonen - Motorsport.com

Abu Dhabi F1 test: Sebastian Vettel fastest for Ferrari - Autosport

Sebastian Vettel set the fastest time in Formula 1's post-season Pirelli tyre test in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, as Kimi Raikkonen's Sauber reunion day ended with an on-track stoppage

Read more: Abu Dhabi F1 test: Sebastian Vettel fastest for Ferrari - Autosport

Honda thank Hartley for accelerating development - PlanetF1

Honda have thanked Brendon Hartley for accelerating the development of their set-up work, as the Kiwi leaves Toro Rosso.

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Mick Schumacher moves up to F2 for 2019 - PlanetF1

Mick Schumacher, the son of seven-time World Champion Michael, will move up to the Formula 2 series for next season.

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Schumacher’s son to race in F2 - SkySports F1

Mick Schumacher, the son of seven-time champion Michael, will race in Formula 2 for the first time next season.

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Conclusions from Formula 1 2018 - SkySports F1



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Mick Schumacher, Matsushita and Mazepin get F2 seats for 2019 | Formula Two - RaceFans

European Formula Three champion Mick Schumacher is among three drivers who have already been confirmed on the Formula Two grid for 2019.

Read more: Mick Schumacher, Matsushita and Mazepin get F2 seats for 2019 | Formula Two - RaceFans

McLaren chairman has no regrets with Honda split - PlanetF1

Sheikh Mohammed bin Essa Al Khalifa, the chairman of the Mclaren Group, said the team has no regrets about ditching Honda engines.

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

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

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My star drivers of 2018, and why 2019 looks mouth-watering - Palmer - BBC F1

Jolyon Palmer picks out his top three drivers of the year, looks forward to a mouth-watering 2019 and pays tribute to a departing "legend".

Read more: My star drivers of 2018, and why 2019 looks mouth-watering - Palmer - BBC F1

Honda thanks Hartley for "accelerating our development" - Motorsport.com

Hartley has been replaced at Toro Rosso after one full season in F1, having been handed a shock grand prix shot by Red Bull late last year after several years in sportscars. The New Zealander, twice a World Endurance champion with Porsche and a Le Mans 24 Hours winner, scored four points for Toro Rosso. Honda made significant progress in F1 this year in performance and reliability terms ... Keep reading

Read more: Honda thanks Hartley for "accelerating our development" - Motorsport.com

Honda F1 chiefs thank Brendon Hartley for 'accelerating development' - Autosport

Honda has paid tribute to outgoing Toro Rosso driver Brendon Hartley and declared its Formula 1 engine's progress was "accelerated" by the ex-Porsche LMP1 star's feedback

Read more: Honda F1 chiefs thank Brendon Hartley for 'accelerating development' - Autosport

Williams’ struggles built Stroll’s character - PlanetF1

Lance Stroll has admitted that it was a tough year piloting the Williams in 2018, but that it "definitely built some character".

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Sebastian Vettel needs time off after 'exhausting' 2018 F1 season - Autosport

Formula 1 runner-up Sebastian Vettel says he needs time to himself over the winter after a "quite difficult and exhausting year"

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Vettel needs time off after "exhausting" year - Motorsport.com

Ferrari driver Vettel lost to Lewis Hamilton in the 2018 title fight, with several high-profile errors blunting his challenge despite winning five races for Ferrari and scoring five pole positions. After last Sunday's season finale in Abu Dhabi, Vettel said he was looking forward to clearing his final official engagements of the year. "We've got some events coming but things that I look ... Keep reading

Read more: Vettel needs time off after "exhausting" year - Motorsport.com

Raikkonen makes Sauber return at test - SkySports F1

F1 fans have been offered an early glimpse of 2019 at the post-season test in Abu Dhabi, which is headlined by Kimi Raikkonen's return to Sauber after 17 years.

Read more: Raikkonen makes Sauber return at test - SkySports F1

Red Bull losing 'best overtaker' in Formula 1 in Daniel Ricciardo - Autosport

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner believes outgoing driver Daniel Ricciardo is now the best overtaker in Formula 1

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Bottas set early pace in Abu Dhabi tyre test - PlanetF1

Valtteri Bottas put in the quickest time on the opening morning of the end of season Pirelli test in Abu Dhabi.

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Hulkenberg recalls ‘uncomfortable’ crash - PlanetF1

Nico Hulkenberg's admits his Abu Dhabi GP crash was "not pleasant" as a fire in the back of the car posed the biggest concern.

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Sebastian Vettel needs time of after 'exhausting' 2018 F1 season - Autosport

Formula 1 runner-up Sebastian Vettel says he needs time to himself over the winter after a "quite difficult and exhausting year"

Read more: Sebastian Vettel needs time of after 'exhausting' 2018 F1 season - Autosport

Bottas sets pace as Abu Dhabi F1 test kicks off - Motorsport.com

The Mercedes driver set a 1m37.319s, three seconds slower than the Abu Dhabi GP pole time, to head the timesheets after the first four hours of running at the Yas Marina circuit. Bottas, the busiest driver of the morning with 46 laps to his name, improved in the third hour of the session to displace Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. Max Verstappen lapped six tenths slower than Bottas, which was ... Keep reading

Read more: Bottas sets pace as Abu Dhabi F1 test kicks off - Motorsport.com

Abu Dhabi F1 test: Bottas fastest as drivers run with 2019 teams - Autosport

Valtteri Bottas set the pace on the first morning of the post-Formula 1 season Pirelli tyre test in Abu Dhabi

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Pictures: Yas Marina post-season test day one | F1 pictures - RaceFans

Pictures from today's post-season test at Yas Marina, including Kimi Raikkonen back in a Sauber and Lance Stroll at Force India.

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Horner: Verstappen and Ricciardo ‘the best team mates we’ve had’ | 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - RaceFans

Red Bull's partnership of Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo is the best the team has ever had, according to Christian Horner.

Read more: Horner: Verstappen and Ricciardo ‘the best team mates we’ve had’ | 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - RaceFans

A new race engineer for Bottas in 2019 - PlanetF1

Valtteri Bottas will have a new race engineer for the 2019 season with Tony Ross moving over to Mercedes' Formula E project.

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Monday, November 26, 2018

What’s changed in Pirelli’s new F1 tyre range for 2019 | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Pirelli has dropped the super-soft tyre for 2019. Here's what else has changed in its new tyre range as it strives to improve the racing next season.

Read more: What’s changed in Pirelli’s new F1 tyre range for 2019 | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Raikkonen reunited with Sauber in testing - PlanetF1

17 years after he last put in a lap in a Sauber, Kimi Raikkonen was back behind the wheel as he joined his 2019 team for the post-season Abu Dhabi tyre test.

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No regrets about Honda split, says McLaren chairman - BBC F1

The McLaren Group's chairman says he has no regrets about the decision to split from engine partner Honda before the 2018 season.

Read more: No regrets about Honda split, says McLaren chairman - BBC F1

Issue #44 of GP Gazette is online now - Motorsport.com

For the 11th time this season, Lewis Hamilton was unstoppable. Forget that he wrapped up the title two races ago, Lewis Hamilton was at his devastating best under lights in Abu Dhabi as he kept Sebastian Vettel at arm's length and took a well-worked victory. In his race analysis, Edd Straw breaks down why Hamilton was so relentless in what's been termed 'race zero' of the 2019 ... Keep reading

Read more: Issue #44 of GP Gazette is online now - Motorsport.com

Raikkonen completes first Sauber laps in Abu Dhabi test - Motorsport.com

The Finn will race for the Swiss team in 2019 after ending his second spell with Ferrari this season. Raikkonen is getting his first experience of Sauber’s current set-up in this week’s Pirelli tyre test in Abu Dhabi. He is driving Sauber’s C37 on Tuesday and completed a first installation lap as soon as the test started at 9am local time.  Raikkonen, who is not wearing Sauber ... Keep reading

Read more: Raikkonen completes first Sauber laps in Abu Dhabi test - Motorsport.com

Max won’t ‘look like an idiot’ in public service - PlanetF1

Although Max Verstappen has yet to learn what he will be required to do in his public service, he's made it clear he won't be made to "look like an idiot".

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Kimi Raikkonen has first Sauber F1 run since 2001 in Pirelli test - Autosport

Kimi Raikkonen has returned to the wheel of a Sauber Formula 1 car for the first time in 17 years

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Pit Chat: Alonso shows one last middle finger to F1 - PlanetF1

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Alonso ‘impressed’ with Johnson’s F1 pace - PlanetF1

Swapping cars with NASCAR legend Jimmie Johnson, Fernando Alonso was impressed with the American's pace in a McLaren Formula 1 car.

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Live: 2018 F1 post-season testing – Yas Marina day one | RaceFans Live - RaceFans

Join us to follow day one of the post-season test at the Yas Marina circuit on RaceFans Live.

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Raikkonen joins Sauber, Leclerc at Ferrari - PlanetF1

Tuesday's test at the Yas Marina circuit will give F1 fans a first look at the 2019 grid as Kimi Raikkonen is in action for Sauber, Charles Leclerc for Ferrari and Pierre Gasly tests for Red Bull.

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Hartley says he has “unfinished business” in F1 | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Hartley feels he has "unfinished business" in F1 • Alonso and Johnson in F1/NASCAR swap • Ghosn denies corrupt payments claim

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Vettel reflects on 'tough' 2018 - SkySports F1

Sebastian Vettel has admitted he wasn't "at the top of my game" in 2018 amid what proved to be "a tough year in general" for Ferrari.

Read more: Vettel reflects on 'tough' 2018 - SkySports F1

Paint caused crumbling kerb in Abu Dhabi - Motorsport.com

In Friday practice, the long 5cm high sausage kerb added to the outside of the penultimate corner to help police track limits started to "fall apart", according to Haas driver Kevin Magnussen. The height of the kerb also caused drivers across the different series a few problems, with Max Verstappen's Red Bull and Alexander Albon's Formula 2 car being lifted all four wheels off the ground and ... Keep reading

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Untouchable Hamilton ends season with 11th victory | 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix review - RaceFans

Despite sacrificing his lead with a very early pit stop. Lewis Hamilton never looked like losing the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, and ended the season on a high.

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British-born Thai driver Albon to race for Toro Rosso in 2019 - BBC F1

Red Bull junior team Toro Rosso has signed Alexander Albon, competing their line-up for 2019.

Read more: British-born Thai driver Albon to race for Toro Rosso in 2019 - BBC F1

Hartley out, Albon in at Toro Rosso for 2019 - PlanetF1

Toro Rosso have confirmed Alexander Albon will partner Daniil Kvyat in 2019, spelling the end for Brendon Hartley.

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The full driver line-ups for the 2019 season - PlanetF1

The grid for the 2019 season is almost complete...just one race seat is left to be officially confirmed at Force India.

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Albon to partner Kvyat at Toro Rosso in 2019 - Motorsport.com

The news means 19 of the 20 seats have been revealed, with the official announcement of Lance Stroll's move to Racing Point Force India the only anomaly. Albon had moved to the top of Toro Rosso's list in October, but the former Red Bull protege's situation was complicated by the fact he had already committed to joining the Nissan e.dams ABB FIA Formula E Championship team. He therefore ... Keep reading

Read more: Albon to partner Kvyat at Toro Rosso in 2019 - Motorsport.com

F1 2019: Albon's deal to partner Kvyat at Toro Rosso announced - Autosport

Toro Rosso-Honda has announced that Alexander Albon will be Daniil Kvyat's 2019 team-mate, filling what was effectively the final vacancy on next year's Formula 1 grid

Read more: F1 2019: Albon's deal to partner Kvyat at Toro Rosso announced - Autosport

Toro Rosso confirm Albon will replace Hartley in 2019 | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Alexander Albon will replace Brendon Hartley at Toro Rosso next year, the team has confirmed.

Read more: Toro Rosso confirm Albon will replace Hartley in 2019 | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Toro Rosso confirm Albon for 2019 - SkySports F1

Alexander Albon will complete the Toro Rosso driver line-up for 2019, the team have confirmed.

Read more: Toro Rosso confirm Albon for 2019 - SkySports F1

Fernando Alonso 'very impressed' with Jimmie Johnson's F1 run - Autosport

Fernando Alonso was "very impressed" with NASCAR legend Jimmie Johnson's performance in a Formula 1 car in their drive swap test in Bahrain

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Alonso "impressed" by Johnson's McLaren F1 laptimes - Motorsport.com

Two-time F1 world champion Alonso got behind the wheel of Johnson's NASCAR Cup car, as the American drove a 2013 McLaren MP4-28 powered by a Mercedes V8 engine. Alonso initially drove the F1 car for a few laps to set a benchmark time of 1m40.204s before switching to the NASCAR car. Johnson managed to post a 1m40.462s during his run, just over two tenths shy of the Spaniard's ... Keep reading

Read more: Alonso "impressed" by Johnson's McLaren F1 laptimes - Motorsport.com

Verstappen refuses to "look like an idiot" with public service - Motorsport.com

The Red Bull driver was given the punishment for his post-race altercation with Esteban Ocon at the Brazilian Grand Prix, where he confronted and shoved the Force India driver for their collision that cost him victory at Interlagos. When jokingly asked by UK F1 broadcaster Sky Sports on Sunday night if he'd accept an offer to look after 1996 world champion Damon Hill's rubbish bins, Verstappen ... Keep reading

Read more: Verstappen refuses to "look like an idiot" with public service - Motorsport.com

Thick paint caused crumbling kerb during F1's Abu Dhabi GP weekend - Autosport

The crumbling kerb that did not "look very Formula 1 standard" in Abu Dhabi last weekend was caused by the concrete being pulled off by the thick paint on top

Read more: Thick paint caused crumbling kerb during F1's Abu Dhabi GP weekend - Autosport

Alonso to drive for GM brands in 2019 Daytona 24 Hours and Indy 500 | Other motorsport - RaceFans

Fernando Alonso has agreed a deal with GM brands Cadillac and Chevrolet to compete in next year's Daytona 24 Hours and Indianapolis 500 respectively, RaceFans can reveal.

Read more: Alonso to drive for GM brands in 2019 Daytona 24 Hours and Indy 500 | Other motorsport - RaceFans

Albon free to join Toro Rosso as Nissan Formula E team confirms split | Formula E - RaceFans

Alexander Albon has split from Nissan Formula E team without even starting a race for them, fuelling speculation he is about to be confirmed as a Toro Rosso driver for the 2019 F1 season.

Read more: Albon free to join Toro Rosso as Nissan Formula E team confirms split | Formula E - RaceFans

Hamilton, Vettel swap helmets as ‘sign of respect’ - PlanetF1

The two title rivals showed their respect for each other after the Abu Dhabi GP, by swapping their race helmets.

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Sirotkin didn’t enjoy “painful” final F1 race | 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - RaceFans

Sergey Sirotkin described his final Formula 1 race as "painful" after struggling with an overheating car throughout the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Read more: Sirotkin didn’t enjoy “painful” final F1 race | 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - RaceFans

Albon now free to join Toro Rosso for 2019 - Motorsport.com

Albon was a Formula 2 title contender this season, although he slipped from second to third in the F2 points behind Lando Norris after Sunday's finale in Abu Dhabi. He has been at the top of Toro Rosso's list of contenders for its second 2019 seat alongside Daniil Kvyat for several weeks but had already committed to joining Nissan e.dams for the 2018/19 FE season. Sources say the ... Keep reading

Read more: Albon now free to join Toro Rosso for 2019 - Motorsport.com

Bottas: 2018 was mentally tough - SkySports F1

Valtteri Bottas says he needs a break from Formula 1 after a "mentally tough" 2018 season.

Read more: Bottas: 2018 was mentally tough - SkySports F1

Alonso: Hamilton, Vettel donuts were ‘magic’ - PlanetF1

Fernando Alonso has admitted that the donut gesture from Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel had not been planned.

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

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

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

Kimi Raikkonen's retirement was perfectly timed for Lewis Hamilton, while Daniel Ricciardo's charge faltered after one lap. Here's the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix data.

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Brundle: Hamilton's ominous warning - SkySports F1

Lewis Hamilton has never delivered a more ominous warning to his existing and potentially new rivals.

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Kubica: ‘Many people are leaving’ Williams - PlanetF1

Robert Kubica has admitted that several people have left the Williams team, who finished rock bottom of the table in 2018.

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Alexander Albon clear to join Toro Rosso in F1 as he exits Nissan - Autosport

Alexander Albon is expected to be announced as a 2019 Toro Rosso Formula 1 driver in the coming days, having completed extracting himself from his Nissan Formula E deal

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Vettel, Hamilton exchange helmets after F1 finale - Motorsport.com

The Mercedes and Ferrari drivers have battled for the last two world titles, with Hamilton coming out on top both times. Following the Abu Dhabi F1 season finale on Sunday Hamilton and Vettel met up to exchange helmets, which Hamilton compared to when players swap shirts in other sports. "This is kind of an honorary thing that drivers do, this is the highest regard of respect that we can ... Keep reading

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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix driver ratings - PlanetF1

Check out which drivers finished the season in style with Late Braking's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix driver ratings.

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Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel swap F1 helmets - Autosport

Formula 1 world champions Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel have swapped crash helmets to show their respect for each other at the end of the 2018 season

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Gallery: Alonso and Johnson swap cars in Bahrain - Motorsport.com

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Alonso/Johnson car swap kicks off in Bahrain - Motorsport.com

With Alonso prompting an early change to the day's programme when he asked for a brief run in the 2013 Mercedes-powered MP4-28 in the morning, Johnson was swiftly put out on track for his first F1 experience. Having originally intended to do a five-lap stint, his first run was cut short when he experienced his helmet lifting off on the straights. Read Also: Gallery: Alonso and ... Keep reading

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Hill concerned after halo hinders extraction - PlanetF1

Damon Hill has admitted that he is concerned after seeing Nico Hulkenberg stranded and unable to get out of his car on Sunday.

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Jimmie Johnson and Fernando Alonso begin F1/NASCAR car swap - Autosport

Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson and two-time Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso have had the first chance to try each other's cars out during the 'JJxALO' car swap in Bahrain

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F1 gossip: Hamilton, Monger, Vandoorne, Alonso, Bottas - BBC F1

Vandoorne unimpressed by "politics", Hamilton pays tribute to Monger, stewards "surprised" by Alonso, plus more F1 gossip.

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Wolff fears 2018 ‘mentally damaged’ Bottas - PlanetF1

Plummeting from second to fifth in the Abu Dhabi GP without putting up much of a struggle, Toto Wolff fears Valtteri Bottas's 2018 season has left him mentally damaged.

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Vettel admits he wasn’t “at the top of my game” in 2018 | 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - RaceFans

Sebastian Vettel admitted he wasn't at his best in 2018 after being beaten to the drivers' championship by Lewis Hamilton.

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Sunday, November 25, 2018

Vandoorne unimpressed with McLaren ‘politics’ - PlanetF1

Bidding farewell to F1 in Abu Dhabi, Stoffel Vandoorne has hinted at "politics" playing a role in his final season in the sport.

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FIA can bypass teams to impose new 2021 F1 rules | 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - RaceFans

Formula 1's governing body does not agreement from teams to impose changes to the rules for the 2021 season.

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F1 Debrief: Will Smith’s clowning fails to slow Hamilton, Hulkenberg flips out - Motorsport.com

Hamilton dominates in spite of Will Smith distraction Will Smith takes a selfie with Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 on the way to the drivers' parade Photo by: Andy Hone / LAT Images Sunday’s race was a stroll for early-pitter Hamilton, once the long-running Red Bull of Daniel Ricciardo had made his pitstop. Despite admitting that Hollywood star Will Smith had distracted him ... Keep reading

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‘Halo did not delay Hulkenberg extraction’ - PlanetF1

Having the Halo on his Renault did not prevent Nico Hulkenberg from getting out of his car following his horrific crash in Sunday's Abu Dhabi GP, says Charlie Whiting.

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Conclusions from the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - PlanetF1

Everything changes and everything stays the same while Nico Hulkenberg's barrel roll has reopened the Halo debate...

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Alonso cut the corner ‘three laps in a row’ - PlanetF1

Fernando Alonso's closing lap charge in Abu Dhabi proved to be a costly one as he received three five-second time penalties for leaving the track and gaining an advantage.

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Hartley had difficulty adjusting from LMP1 to F1 – Tost | 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - RaceFans

Brendon Hartley has found it difficult to adapt to Formula 1's high degradation tyres after racing in the World Endurance Championship, according to his Toro Rosso team boss.

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Stroll: We can only go up after this year | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Stroll: We can only go up after this year • Grosjean relieved Hulkenberg was unhurt • Electrical fault put Raikkonen out

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Bottas was waiting for season to end in final laps | 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - RaceFans

A dejected Valtteri Bottas says he was just waiting for the season to end over the final laps of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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Why Bottas avoided a penalty for cutting the track in front of Verstappen | 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - RaceFans

Valtteri Bottas was not penalised for cutting the chicane while being pursued by Max Verstappen because he was given a 'joker', according to FIA race director Charlie Whiting.

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Sebastian Vettel: German says he needs time to recover after disappointing year - BBC F1

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel says he needs "some time for myself" to recover from a disappointing year and his defeat by Lewis Hamilton.

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FIA bemused by Alonso cutting corners "three laps in a row" - Motorsport.com

Trying to catch Kevin Magnussen for 10th place in what is currently poised to be his farewell F1 appearance, Alonso cut the track in Turns 8 and 9 on three occasions - with the notification of the offences timed at 18:47, 18:51 and 18:52 local. Each time the stewards added five seconds to his race time, and gave him a penalty point on his licence. In the end the total of 15 seconds total did ... Keep reading

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Red Bull thought Ricciardo was heading for “another China” win | 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - RaceFans

Red Bull believed Daniel Ricciardo had a genuine chance to win the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix when they saw how quick he was after his pit stop.

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F1 stewards surprised by Fernando Alonso Abu Dhabi corner cutting - Autosport

The FIA stewards at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix were "surprised" by Fernando Alonso's repeated corner cutting in the closing stages, according to Formula 1 race director Charlie Whiting

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Halo did not compromise Hulkenberg extraction - Whiting - Motorsport.com

Hulkenberg's car came to rest upside down, leaning against the barrier at the outside of the Turn 8/9 chicane, after he was sent into a series of flips by his clash with Romain Grosjean. The policy in such circumstances is to wait for the car to be righted before trying to get the driver out. But the length of time it took for Hulkenberg to emerge from the wreckage led some observers to ... Keep reading

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Halo did not compromise Hulkenberg extraction after Abu Dhabi crash - Autosport

FIA race director Charlie Whiting says Nico Hulkenberg's halo did not compromise the Renault Formula 1 driver's extraction following his first lap crash in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

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Bottas: Abu Dhabi GP mirrored campaign by "turning to s**t" - Motorsport.com

The Finn had locked out the front row with teammate Lewis Hamilton in qualifying, and kept second place behind the champion at the start. But while his pace in the opening stint was solid, he faded after switching to the supersofts, falling behind Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel and the two Red Bull cars. “I think overall the race sums up the season quite well - started off quite well and then ... Keep reading

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Halo did not delay Hulkenberg extraction after crash – Whiting | 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - RaceFans

The Halo performed exactly as performed in Nico Hulkenberg's crash and did not delay his extraction from the car, says FIA race director Charlie Whiting.

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Bottas' F1 race engineer to switch to Mercedes FE role - Motorsport.com

Ross, who has worked at Mercedes since 2011 when he joined from Williams, also previously engineered Nico Rosberg and the pair worked together when Rosberg won the 2016 F1 world title. Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff explained after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – where Bottas finished fifth – that Ross will now take up the position of chief race engineer for the manufacturer's works FE ... Keep reading

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Bottas: Abu Dhabi race mirrored 2018 struggles, 'turned to s**t' - Autosport

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas says his Abu Dhabi Grand Prix performance mirrored his 2018 Formula 1 season as a whole, as it started off promisingly before "everything turned to shit"

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Hamilton plans 2019 domination - SkySports F1

Lewis Hamilton says he wanted to finish the F1 2018 season in style as the best preparation for a renewed battle with Ferrari and Red Bull in 2019.

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F1 2018: The end of season awards - SkySports F1

Picking out some of the most memorable moments of the year - and have your say at the bottom of the page...

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Vettel: ‘Maybe one or more of us will join Alonso’ | 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - RaceFans

Sebastian Vettel has hinted he could follow Fernando Alonso to race elsewhere outside of Formula 1 in the future.

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Raikkonen: ‘We will always have the memories’ - PlanetF1

Kimi Raikkonen has said that he will "always have the memories" of his two stints with the Ferrari team, despite retiring from the Abu Dhabi GP.

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Verstappen blinded by oil from Gasly's Honda engine - Motorsport.com

The Red Bull driver, whose team switches from Renault to Honda power for next year, was behind his 2019 teammate Gasly's Toro Rosso as it started to smoke late in the race. Verstappen had already used all his visor tear-offs by that stage, and could do nothing to improve his visibility. "It was a bit of oil, I don't know what happened there," Verstappen told Sky Sports after the race. "I ... Keep reading

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Drivers react to the Abu Dhabi GP - SkySports F1

How the teams and the drivers responded on social media to the F1 2018 finale at Yas Marina...

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Verstappen blinded by Gasly's Honda oil in Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Autosport

Max Verstappen says oil from Pierre Gasly's failing Honda Formula 1 engine left him with a "horrible" lack of vision in the closing laps of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

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Hamilton altered pre-race pattern in Abu Dhabi for Will Smith video - Autosport

Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton says recording videos with film star Will Smith "completely changed" his pre-race pattern and added to an "unconventional" Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend

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Hamilton: Will Smith "completely changed" pre-race pattern - Motorsport.com

Smith was a guest of Hamilton's Mercedes team this weekend and the duo recorded a light-hearted video in the build-up to the race where Hamilton was tied to a chair by the rapper/actor, who then walked into the garage in his own race suit and Hamilton's crash helmet. Hamilton went on to control the race from pole position but said he was a little wary of joking around in the time he usually ... Keep reading

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Hamilton explains why he stripped off on podium | 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - RaceFans

Lewis Hamilton says he stripped off on the podium after winning the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix because he wanted to draw attention to his 'Still I Rise' tattoo.

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Hamilton wanted to send early 2019 statement - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton has said that he "wanted to end the way that I plan to start next year" after victory at the season finale in Abu Dhabi.

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Alonso: ‘I will always be a fan of this show’ - PlanetF1

Fernando Alonso bowed out of Formula 1 this weekend, but not without a parting message, saying he will always be a fan of the sport.

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Hulkenberg "couldn't see" Grosjean before airborne crash - Motorsport.com

The duo were fighting over seventh place as they approached the Turn 8/9 chicane at the end of the Yas Marina circuit’s main straight. They both locked up and went deep into Turn 8, but Grosjean remained on Hulkenberg’s right-hand side for the apex of Turn 9 and they touched wheels – sending the German driver into a dramatic series of flips towards the barriers on the edge of the ... Keep reading

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Stroll to test for Force India next week | 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - RaceFans

Force India has moved closer to confirming Lance Stroll will drive for the team next year after announcing him as part of their line-up for next week's test.

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Ricciardo: We didn’t think Hamilton would be so strong at the end | 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - RaceFans

Daniel Ricciardo says he was disappointed to miss out on a podium in his final race for Red Bull but doesn't think he could have finished much higher.

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Hamilton ends title-winning 2018 with Abu Dhabi win - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton took advantage of an early Virtual Safety Car to win the Abu Dhabi GP, a race that also saw a Safety Car for Nico Hulkenberg's horrific crash.

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Hulkenberg gets flipped turned upside down - PlanetF1

Goodbyes, good racing, and a good dose of Will Smith saw Formula 1 off into the long, winter break. Roll on 2019!

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Vettel vows to fight Hamilton ‘harder’ next year - PlanetF1

Falling short in Abu Dhabi and in the title race, Sebastian Vettel has hailed Lewis Hamilton as a "deserving" World title but warned him Ferrari plan to come back stronger next season.

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Ricciardo ready to talk to ‘cows and sheep’ - PlanetF1

Daniel Ricciardo has said he is ready to switch off from the Formula 1 world after closing the final chapter with Red Bull.

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Abu Dhabi GP strategy left Ricciardo 'out of reach' of lead battle - Autosport

Daniel Ricciardo says his alternative strategy that allowed him to lead part of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix left him "out of reach" in the lead battle at the end

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Ricciardo says his strategy put leaders "out of reach" - Motorsport.com

The Red Bull driver led 17 laps during the middle phase of the race, as he stayed out longer than the other frontrunning cars. While it was hoped that a tyre-life advantage at the end would allow Ricciardo to charge through the field at the end, he was only able to pick off a struggling Valtteri Bottas for fourth, missing out on a farewell podium with the team that nurtured his career into ... Keep reading