Thursday, February 21, 2019

Red Bull expects “far more mature” Verstappen to be patient | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Max Verstappen has matured since his incident-strewn 2018 campaign and will show more restraint in 2019, says Red Bull's motorsport consultant Helmut Marko.

Read more: Red Bull expects “far more mature” Verstappen to be patient | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Barcelona Test Day 4: Renault shine, but expected pace-setters hold back - Motorsport.com

Nico Hulkenberg’s late-afternoon flying lap on the C5 tyre sent Renault into first place as the French marque finished first and third on the final day of the first test.
Alexander Albon’s C5 lap originally sent Toro Rosso back to the top of the timing screens in the morning session – narrowly ahead of the second Renault of Daniel Ricciardo – but Hulkenberg’s sprint on the fastest ...Keep reading

Read more: Barcelona Test Day 4: Renault shine, but expected pace-setters hold back - Motorsport.com

Ricciardo paying more attention to midfield rivals at Renault | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Daniel Ricciardo says he's paying closer attention to the midfield competition at Renault than he did in his Red Bull days.

Read more: Ricciardo paying more attention to midfield rivals at Renault | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Russell: New Williams feels "nice", "stable" despite setbacks - Motorsport.com

The FW42 arrived late to pre-season testing, logging its first laps on the afternoon of the third day and ending the first test week well short of the mileage accrued by every one of its rivals.
After debuting the car on Wednesday, Russell took over from Robert Kubica in the afternoon of the final day, and, like Kubica, he ran laps with the car fitted with an aero rake for logging ...Keep reading

Read more: Russell: New Williams feels "nice", "stable" despite setbacks - Motorsport.com

Leclerc believes rivals are ‘sandbagging’ in testing - PlanetF1

Although Ferrari seem to have the edge in testing, Charles Leclerc believes the Scuderia's main rivals are "sandbagging".

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Pirelli confirms 2019 F1 tyre testing schedule | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Pirelli has confirmed its tyre testing schedule for the 2019 F1 season.

Read more: Pirelli confirms 2019 F1 tyre testing schedule | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Honda ‘encouraged’ by Bull, STR performances - PlanetF1

Coming through the opening test unscathed, Honda says they are "encouraged" by the performances of both Red Bull and Toro Rosso in testing.

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Leclerc: Ferrari's rivals are sandbagging - Motorsport.com

Mercedes and Red Bull did not threaten the top of the leaderboard across the first three days of the first test, although Mercedes increased its performance on Thursday.
Leclerc helped Ferrari top the first two days of the test but, after lapping slightly slower than Mercedes pair Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas on the final day, he believes its rivals are still holding back.
"The ...Keep reading

Read more: Leclerc: Ferrari's rivals are sandbagging - Motorsport.com

Lap time watch: 2019 F1 testing day four | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Unlike Ferrari, Mercedes have lapped the Circuit de Catalunya quicker than they did last year, yet they are talking up their red rivals' chances. Here's why.

Read more: Lap time watch: 2019 F1 testing day four | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Best of the best from the opening test - PlanetF1

Formula 1 has spent the past four days testing at the Circuit de Catalunya where Renault may have set the pace but Mercedes completed the most laps.

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Red Bull F1 team expects a more patient Max Verstappen in 2019 - Autosport

Red Bull expects a "far more mature" Max Verstappen to show greater "patience" in Formula 1 this season, according to its motorsport advisor Helmut Marko

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Red Bull expects more Verstappen patience this year - Motorsport.com

Verstappen was involved in various incidents in a scrappy start to last season but a change in approach after his crash in Monaco set him on a run of 10 podiums from 15 races.
The 21-year-old still made headlines for other reasons as he regularly hit out at engine supplier Renault, but Marko believes Red Bull's switch to Honda and Verstappen's added maturity has made him happier.
"We had ...Keep reading

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Pirelli reveals performance gaps between 2019 Formula 1 tyre types - Autosport

Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli has revealed its first estimation of the performance gap between the five different compounds of tyres it is running in 2019

Read more: Pirelli reveals performance gaps between 2019 Formula 1 tyre types - Autosport

Ferrari are 'a bit ahead' says Mercedes' Bottas - BBC F1

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas says he believes Ferrari are ahead of the world champions at the end of the first week of pre-season testing.

Read more: Ferrari are 'a bit ahead' says Mercedes' Bottas - BBC F1

F1 Testing: What we learnt - SkySports F1



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Kubica: It’s not like the car is completely off but… - PlanetF1

Williams have been "compromised" by the delay to their FW42; that's according to Robert Kubica.

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Hulkenberg on top, Mercedes show speed - SkySports F1

Renault's Nico Hulkenberg set the fastest time of F1 Testing so far, while Mercedes showed the first glimpse of their car's speed, as the first week at Barcelona came to an intriguing close.

Read more: Hulkenberg on top, Mercedes show speed - SkySports F1

Hulkenberg sets fastest lap as first test comes to an end - F1technical.net

Nico Hulkenberg posted the fastest time of the entire week of testing, 2 hours before the end. The Renault driver improved Albon's earlier time by nearly 3 tenths, removing some of the doubts that surround the R.S.19.

Read more: Hulkenberg sets fastest lap as first test comes to an end - F1technical.net

Pirelli reveals gaps between F1’s 2019 compounds - Motorsport.com

Although the Italian company admits it can be more definitive about the lap time delta once next week's final test has finished, it says that first estimates suggest a 0.6 gap between the softest of its tyres.
For 2019, Pirelli has changed the way that tyre compounds are being labelled. There are five base compounds, named C1 to C5, and three will be picked for each race – and will be called ...Keep reading

Read more: Pirelli reveals gaps between F1’s 2019 compounds - Motorsport.com

Hulkenberg tops opening week of Barcelona F1 testing - Motorsport.com

Daniel Ricciardo had set the second fastest time in the morning for Renault, but teammate Hulkenberg shone when he took the reins on Thursday afternoon.
Using Pirelli’s softest tyres, the C5, he set the top time of 1m17.393s with an hour and a half to go, 0.244s quicker than morning pace-setter Alex Albon's effort. 
But the Renault stopped on track soon after, which meant the squad ...Keep reading

Read more: Hulkenberg tops opening week of Barcelona F1 testing - Motorsport.com

Hulkenberg’s Renault fastest at end of first test | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

The first test for the 2019 F1 season ended with Nico Hulkenberg on top of the times for Renault and team mate Daniel Ricciardo third-fastest.

Read more: Hulkenberg’s Renault fastest at end of first test | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Albon keeps Toro Rosso on top in morning of Day 4 - Motorsport.com

Albon went fastest half an hour before the lunch break, using the softest compound C5 tyres just as teammate Daniil Kvyat did to go fastest on Wednesday afternoon.
That moved him ahead of Daniel Ricciardo, who went fastest initially using the C4 compound, before setting an even quicker time using the C5s just after midday.
Before Ricciardo went top, Lewis Hamilton was the pacesetter as ...Keep reading

Read more: Albon keeps Toro Rosso on top in morning of Day 4 - Motorsport.com

F1 testing: Toro Rosso's Albon on top, Mercedes starts to show pace - Autosport

Toro Rosso topped another session of Formula 1 testing at Barcelona with Alexander Albon fastest before lunch on day four, while Mercedes showed some speed for the first time

Read more: F1 testing: Toro Rosso's Albon on top, Mercedes starts to show pace - Autosport

Albon keeps Toro Rosso ahead on morning of day four | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Toro Rosso picked up where they left off on third day of testing as Alexander Albon lowered their best time of the test so far.

Read more: Albon keeps Toro Rosso ahead on morning of day four | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Albon quickest, Mercedes begin to wake up - PlanetF1

Alexander Albon was on top after the final morning session of the first pre-season test, while Mercedes started to up their own pace.

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Claire Williams: F1 team is not in 'crisis' after testing delays - Autosport

Claire Williams says her Formula 1 team is not in "crisis mode" after a delayed start to pre-season testing, but says changes will be made to prevent a repeat occurrence

Read more: Claire Williams: F1 team is not in 'crisis' after testing delays - Autosport

Toro Rosso fastest, Mercedes show speed - SkySports F1

Mercedes clocked their fastest times of the winter, while Alex Albon set the ultimate pace for Toro Rosso, as the final morning of F1 Testing's first week proved pre-season's most eventful so far.

Read more: Toro Rosso fastest, Mercedes show speed - SkySports F1

Ferrari are fast whatever their fuel load is – Bottas | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Valtteri Bottas says Ferrari's testing times look strong whatever fuel loads or engine modes their rivals are running.

Read more: Ferrari are fast whatever their fuel load is – Bottas | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Renault sympathises with Williams over testing delay | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Renault's technical director Nick Chester says he can understand why Williams failed to complete its new car in time for the start of testing.

Read more: Renault sympathises with Williams over testing delay | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Hamilton: Unfair to expect title bid from Leclerc - Motorsport.com

Leclerc has been promoted to Ferrari, where he will partner Sebastian Vettel, after just one year in F1 with the Sauber team.
He has been widely tipped to challenge Vettel more regularly in his first season than his predecessor Kimi Raikkonen did, although Ferrari is likely to prioritise Vettel while Leclerc gets up to speed.
Asked if Leclerc can be as strong as Vettel or a championship ...Keep reading

Read more: Hamilton: Unfair to expect title bid from Leclerc - Motorsport.com

Video: Mercedes, Ferrari, Red Bull F1 2019 technical comparison - Autosport

Hopes are high that Red Bull will join Ferrari and Mercedes in the 2019 Formula 1 title battle

Read more: Video: Mercedes, Ferrari, Red Bull F1 2019 technical comparison - Autosport

Horner denies Honda engine vibration issue - PlanetF1

Red Bull boss Christian Horner has denied that there are any vibration issues with the new Honda power unit.

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Williams insist they are not in ‘crisis mode’ - PlanetF1

Claire Williams has said the team are not in "crisis mode" after missing two-and-a-half days of pre-season testing.

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Norris joins spin class, Mercedes up their pace - PlanetF1

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Marko: Ferrari are top of current pecking order - PlanetF1

Red Bull motorsport advisor, Dr Helmut Marko, has put Ferrari top of the pile based on what he has seen at testing so far.

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Williams must face up to its worsening crisis | Comment - RaceFans

A car delivered five days late. A score of internal deadlines missed. And no one taking responsibility. Williams have some tough decisions to make.

Read more: Williams must face up to its worsening crisis | Comment - RaceFans

Lewis Hamilton: Unfair to expect Charles Leclerc F1 title bid - Autosport

Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton says it would be "unfair" to put the expectation of a title challenge on Charles Leclerc in his first season at Ferrari

Read more: Lewis Hamilton: Unfair to expect Charles Leclerc F1 title bid - Autosport

Renault has sympathy for Williams after "tough winter" - Motorsport.com

Williams's new car, the FW42, only started running at Barcelona on Wednesday afternoon, with George Russell limited to 23 laps as the team effectively completed a public shakedown.
Renault almost missed its own shakedown deadline before testing began, and asked if it was easy to have sympathy for Williams, chassis technical director Chester said: "Oh yeah, absolutely.
"It is really hard ...Keep reading

Read more: Renault has sympathy for Williams after "tough winter" - Motorsport.com

Williams says F1 team not in "crisis mode" but needs fixes - Motorsport.com

Williams missed the first two days of testing because of build delays to its FW42, but rookie George Russell was able to give the new challenger its first laps on Wednesday afternoon.
The team is hopeful that its competitiveness will not suffer because of the late start, but Williams is clear that a deep analysis will need to take place to ensure the team is "fit for purpose" in the ...Keep reading

Read more: Williams says F1 team not in "crisis mode" but needs fixes - Motorsport.com

Mercedes W10 rear wing airflow explained with flow-viz - F1technical.net

Testing usually sees teams apply flowviz paint on their cars to visualize airflow on certain car elements. They do so to verify the findings from the windtunnel and detect any unwanted effect that was not simulated.

So did Mercedes, revealing airflow on the suction surface of the rear wing and its endplates (flows D and E).

It is clear in the image that airflow has drawn straight lines onto the suction surface of the main flap. This shows perfect laminar flow, as one would expect with this element.

Things get interesting when we look at flow behind the upper flap. As additional high speed flow is injected through the slot, the laminar flow is even more obviously 'painted' onto the wing (A).

However, it doesn't remain as such, as about halfway up the flap, flow separates from the wing (obvious by the unpainted section B). It later rejoins the wing in a turbulent fashion (C).

This is called a laminar separation bubble, an aerodynamic effect that can happen due to a strong adverse pressure gradient - and related velocity drop - along the surface, which makes the laminar boundary layer separate from the wing surface.

As the flow is separated, it transitions to a turbulent flow, increasing the momentum transfer into the boundary layer and leading to a reattachment.

Now, what does this mean for the Mercedes W10? The flow pattern that we see is perfectly acceptable. It shows that the wing is working airflow extremely hard. In fact, the separation bubble can under certain conditions increase downforce due to the increase in effective camber of the wing, but one thing it will do is add come drag. Making the wing even more aggressive could mean the flow wouldn't rejoin the wing, resulting in a loss of downforce. There are of course solutions to this, such as turbulators, but no doubt, Mercedes's vast team or aerodynamicists have already considered this option as well.
Time will tell if the team opts to modify its rear wing design to alter flow characterics.



Read more: Mercedes W10 rear wing airflow explained with flow-viz - F1technical.net

Pictures: 2019 F1 testing day four | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Pictures from the fourth day of testing for the 2019 F1 season at the Circuit de Catalunya.

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Austin's F1 GP faces financial hit after local government dispute - Autosport

Austin faces a financial hit after the Texas state government refused to release the funds that it has paid the venue every year for Formula 1's United States Grand Prix

Read more: Austin's F1 GP faces financial hit after local government dispute - Autosport

Hamilton fastest for Mercedes LIVE! - SkySports F1



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Financial blows for USA and Mexico races - PlanetF1

Formula 1 racing in North America has taken not one, but two financial blows in the United States and Mexico.

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Mercedes: Current car is close to Melbourne aero specification | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Mercedes does not intend to introduce a major new aerodynamic specification for its W10 at the first race of the season, according to team principal Toto Wolff.

Read more: Mercedes: Current car is close to Melbourne aero specification | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Live: 2019 F1 testing day four | RaceFans Live - RaceFans

Join us to follow day four of testing for the 2019 F1 season on RaceFans Live. The test will begin at 9am local time (8am UK time).

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‘A mistake’ not to learn from Raikkonen - PlanetF1

Antonio Giovinazzi believes it would be "a mistake" to try and go down a different path to Kimi Raikkonen when it comes to driving style.

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Honda feeling no extra pressure from Red Bull - PlanetF1

Honda technical boss, Toyoharu Tanabe, does not believe the Japanese engine manufacturer are now feeling extra pressure from Red Bull.

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Hamilton keen to observe Vettel-Leclerc dynamic - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton has said it will be "interesting to see" how the new Ferrari line-up of Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc will work.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Max Verstappen 'very happy' with how Red Bull-Honda is working - Autosport

Max Verstappen says he is "very happy" with how Red Bull and Honda have started working together in Formula 1, describing it as "very focused and calm"

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Ericsson confident for 2019, compares IndyCar with F1 - Motorsport.com - IndyCar - Stories

You’ve sounded determined and optimistic so far. Now you’ve got most of your testing out of the way, are you still confident about your IndyCar prospects?
Yes, I still feel good about it. I felt the days at COTA [two days in IndyCar’s official Spring Training] I really started to get into the groove of it and had some good sessions. I really feel like I’m starting to gain an ...Keep reading

Read more: Ericsson confident for 2019, compares IndyCar with F1 - Motorsport.com - IndyCar - Stories

Hamilton: “Ferrari are very, very strong right now” | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Hamilton: "Ferrari are very, very strong right now" • Perez worried Mexico will lose F1 race • COTA to miss out on state funding

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Analysing the great Mercedes mystery of F1 2019 testing so far - Motorsport.com - IndyCar - Stories

Is that a sign of its supreme confidence and a focus on heavily-fuelled long runs, or does it have anything to worry about?
Motorsport Network’s F1 reporter Scott Mitchell and technical consultant Gary Anderson unravel what we've learned about Mercedes so far this week.

More F1 testing insights:

F1 tech gallery: New front wings in the spotlight
Hamilton: Ferrari looks "very ...Keep reading

Read more: Analysing the great Mercedes mystery of F1 2019 testing so far - Motorsport.com - IndyCar - Stories

F1 Testing: Whispers after day 3 - F1technical.net

Deprived of his crown, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel had to settle for only a fourth place on the third day of testing as a result of time attacks on softer compounds from some midfield teams. F1Technical.net’ Balázs Szabó is back with his test analysis after the third day of the pre-season testing.

Read more: F1 Testing: Whispers after day 3 - F1technical.net

Lap time watch: 2019 F1 testing day three | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Alfa Romeo became the first team to lap quicker with its 2019 car than it did last year - followed swiftly by Toro Rosso.

Read more: Lap time watch: 2019 F1 testing day three | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Video: The Mercedes mystery in 2019 Formula 1 testing - Autosport



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Haas hunting electronic fault behind three stoppages in one day | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Haas team principal Guenther Steiner is confident his team will fix the electronic problems which caused it to stop three times during today's test.

Read more: Haas hunting electronic fault behind three stoppages in one day | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

F1 tech gallery: New front wings in the spotlight - Motorsport.com

For the first time in years, there has been a dramatically different approach from teams about how best to approach the regulations – with some outfits moving away from a conventional design. The regulation changes were made with the intention of reducing the front wing’s complexity and the ‘outwash’ they generated. 
If successful it would alter the entire aerodynamic wake profile of ...Keep reading

Read more: F1 tech gallery: New front wings in the spotlight - Motorsport.com

Kvyat: Fastest lap wasn't "balls out" glory run - Motorsport.com

Kvyat demoted Alfa Romeo driver Kimi Raikkonen from the top spot with just over 10 minutes to go in the afternoon session, his 1m17.704s benchmark standing as the fastest lap of pre-season testing so far.
While he capitalised on a rare opportunity to top a session for Toro Rosso, the Russian said he and the team were not intentionally trying for a headline result.
Asked whether his lap ...Keep reading

Read more: Kvyat: Fastest lap wasn't "balls out" glory run - Motorsport.com

Video: What next for 'embarrassed' Williams Formula 1 team? - Autosport

The 2019 Williams Formula 1 car finally hit the track at Barcelona on Wednesday afternoon, having missed two and a half days of the eight of pre-season testing

Read more: Video: What next for 'embarrassed' Williams Formula 1 team? - Autosport

Haas aiming to fix "little gremlins" after disrupted day - Motorsport.com

After an electrical problem forced the VF-19 to stop on track on the first morning of testing with Romain Grosjean at the wheel, it stopped once on Wednesday morning for reserve driver Pietro Fittipaldi and twice for Grosjean in the afternoon.
The American squad still managed to log 117 laps, but Steiner says the team is yet to solve the issue. 

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Kvyat beats Raikkonen ...Keep reading

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Barcelona Test Day 3: Kvyat's last-gasp effort lowers testing benchmark - Motorsport.com

On a day when the C5 tyres were utilised for the first time, the testing benchmark was twice lowered; first by Alfa Romeo's Kimi Raikkonen in the morning session, then again by Kvyat in the dying moments of the day.
Ferrari, Mercedes - who completed race distances with both drivers - and Red Bull all resisted the temptation to put on anything faster than the C3 tyres as they focused on their ...Keep reading

Read more: Barcelona Test Day 3: Kvyat's last-gasp effort lowers testing benchmark - Motorsport.com

Haas Formula 1 team has 'little gremlins' to solve in testing - Autosport

Haas team boss Gunther Steiner says his team must fix the "little gremlins" having suffered electrical trouble three times during the third day of Formula 1 testing at Barcelona

Read more: Haas Formula 1 team has 'little gremlins' to solve in testing - Autosport

Renault says rear wing problem has been fixed - Motorsport.com

Ricciardo was pitched off the track at Turn 1 on Tuesday when the upper rear wing element flew off his car while its DRS was open.
Analysis of the incident pinpointed a problem with the DRS mechanism, and the team elected not to use the system during Wednesday morning’s running with Nico Hulkenberg.
But with a solution having been sorted and tests confirming everything worked properly, the ...Keep reading

Read more: Renault says rear wing problem has been fixed - Motorsport.com

Toro Rosso's F1 test topping lap not 'balls out' - Daniil Kvyat - Autosport

Toro Rosso-Honda driver Daniil Kvyat says his late table-topping lap on the third day of Barcelona Formula 1 testing was not "balls out"

Read more: Toro Rosso's F1 test topping lap not 'balls out' - Daniil Kvyat - Autosport

Verstappen delighted with Red Bull-Honda's "calm" start - Motorsport.com

Verstappen has not troubled the top of the times in his RB15, ending his second day of testing fifth-fastest and one second slower than pacesetter Daniil Kvyat in the Toro Rosso, which is also powered by Honda. 
He lost time in the morning due to “small things” but racked up more than 100 laps to take his tally for the week to 237. 
“I’m just very happy with the way we’re working ...Keep reading

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Renault resolves DRS issue that broke its F1 car's wing in testing - Autosport

Renault says the rear wing problem that caused Daniel Ricciardo's spin in Formula 1 testing this week has now been fixed

Read more: Renault resolves DRS issue that broke its F1 car's wing in testing - Autosport

Williams' late start to testing 'embarrassing' - BBC F1

Williams say it was "embarrassing" for the team to miss the first two days of pre-season testing because their car was not ready.

Read more: Williams' late start to testing 'embarrassing' - BBC F1

Horner denies reports of vibration problems with Honda power unit | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has firmly denied claims the team has experienced vibration problems with its Honda power units.

Read more: Horner denies reports of vibration problems with Honda power unit | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Williams still waiting for more parts for 2019 Formula 1 car - Autosport

Williams still needs more parts for its 2019 Formula 1 car to arrive before it can start the bulk of its aerodynamic work, following the FW42's delayed pre-season testing debut

Read more: Williams still waiting for more parts for 2019 Formula 1 car - Autosport

Williams: It's 'embarrassing" to miss the start of 2019 F1 testing - Autosport

Claire Williams says it is "embarrassing" that Williams was the only team to have missed the start of 2019 Formula 1 pre-season testing

Read more: Williams: It's 'embarrassing" to miss the start of 2019 F1 testing - Autosport

Williams apologises for, but will not explain, “embarrassing” delay to 2019 car | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Williams deputy team principal Claire Williams apologised to her team, their drivers and fans for the team's late start to testing but did not offer an explanation for what had gone wrong.

Read more: Williams apologises for, but will not explain, “embarrassing” delay to 2019 car | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Hamilton: “Unfair” to expect Leclerc to beat Vettel | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Lewis Hamilton says new Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc should not be expected to be immediately at the level of his team mate Sebastian Vettel.

Read more: Hamilton: “Unfair” to expect Leclerc to beat Vettel | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Lewis Hamilton: World champion says Ferrari 'very strong' at F1 testing - BBC F1

Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton says Ferrari have "a better package" and will present a "bigger challenge" than last year.

Read more: Lewis Hamilton: World champion says Ferrari 'very strong' at F1 testing - BBC F1

Williams explain 'horrible' delay - SkySports F1

Williams admit their start to the F1 2019 season has been "horrible" but are optimistic they can make up for lost time at pre-season testing.

Read more: Williams explain 'horrible' delay - SkySports F1

Williams's delayed 2019 Formula 1 car hits the track in testing - Autosport

Williams's delayed 2019 Formula 1 car has run for the first time in pre-season testing at Barcelona

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New Williams finally runs in testing | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Williams' new car for the 2019 F1 season has finally run for the first time in testing with George Russell at the wheel.

Read more: New Williams finally runs in testing | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

‘Liberty is talking. Bernie just decided’: Franz Tost speaks to RaceFans | RacingLines - RaceFans

Speaking to RaceFans in an exclusive interview at the Circuit de Catalunya this week, Toro Rosso team principal Franz Tost urged Liberty Media to end the uncertainty over F1's future.

Read more: ‘Liberty is talking. Bernie just decided’: Franz Tost speaks to RaceFans | RacingLines - RaceFans

Stroll relieved not be at Williams amidst delays - PlanetF1

Lance Stroll says he would be lying if he didn't admit that right now he is happy that he is no longer with Williams.

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Video: How all the 2019 F1 front wings compare - Motorsport.com

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Video: How all the 2019 Formula 1 front wings compare - Autosport

The variety of approaches to the new-for-2019 front wing regulations has been one of the biggest talking points of Formula 1's pre-season testing so far

Read more: Video: How all the 2019 Formula 1 front wings compare - Autosport

F1 gossip: Vettel, Norris, Mercedes, Red Bull, Hamilton, Williams - BBC F1

Norris knows what the problems are with new car, Vettel criticises new F1 aerodynamics, speculation over Paddy Lowe's future at Williams, plus more.

Read more: F1 gossip: Vettel, Norris, Mercedes, Red Bull, Hamilton, Williams - BBC F1

New Arai helmets now approved for F1 racing - Motorsport.com

For this season, helmet manufacturers have had to comply with the FIA’s new “ultra protective” 8860-2018 standard for both F1 and F2, with other championships to follow in the future.
Among the tests that the new models have had to undergo are a 225g metal disc fired at 250km/h, a 10kg weight falling five metres, an air rifle shot directly at the visor, and exposure to a 790°C ...Keep reading

Read more: New Arai helmets now approved for F1 racing - Motorsport.com

Ferrari tries Mercedes-style wheel concept - Autosport

Ferrari has given a new wheel rim design its debut in Formula 1 testing at Barcelona, taking inspiration from the much-debated rear wheel assembly run by Mercedes last season

Read more: Ferrari tries Mercedes-style wheel concept - Autosport

Arai 2019 helmet approved in time for Formula 1 season - Autosport

Arai's latest helmet has now passed FIA tests and will be legal for the start of the Formula 1 season at the Australian Grand Prix

Read more: Arai 2019 helmet approved in time for Formula 1 season - Autosport

Ferrari trials Mercedes-style wheel rims - Motorsport.com

Trialling the new solution on the second day of testing, the new wheel rim features a number of raised sections in order to control temperatures within the wheel.
These draw heat away from the tyre, ensuring that the heat distribution within the rubber is kept relatively even - cutting down the level of thermal degradation at the rears.
Mercedes first debuted the scalloped rims in last ...Keep reading

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Sounds of movement but no laps from Williams - PlanetF1

Williams arrived at the Barcelona circuit at 4am on Wednesday but hours later there was still no signs, although there sounds, of any progress with the FW42.

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Vettel says new front wings look "really ugly" - Motorsport.com

F1 has reduced the complexity of the front wing this series as part of a number of aerodynamic changes designed to make it easier for cars to follow. 

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Extreme vs conventional - 2019's wing design battleground


Vettel said he does not like the fact F1 has returned to front wings that are the full width of the car. 
“The front wing looks really ugly,” said ...Keep reading

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Vettel unimpressed with ‘really ugly’ front wings - PlanetF1

Never mind if it helps improving the racing or not, Sebastian Vettel says he doesn't get why Formula 1 has introduced "really ugly" front wings for this season.

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Pictures: 2019 F1 testing day three | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Pictures from the third day of testing for the 2019 F1 season at the Circuit de Catalunya.

Read more: Pictures: 2019 F1 testing day three | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Horner downplays Wolff’s Brexit concerns - PlanetF1

Christian Horner has downplayed Toto Wolff's Brexit concerns, saying "life ultimately will go on" whether the United Kingdom gets a deal or no deal.

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Giovinazzi will try to follow Raikkonen's F1 driving style in 2019 - Autosport

Alfa Romeo driver Antonio Giovinazzi is willing to try to follow Kimi Raikkonen's driving style this year because it would be a "mistake" for him to ignore his team-mate's experience

Read more: Giovinazzi will try to follow Raikkonen's F1 driving style in 2019 - Autosport

Giovinazzi: Cool that rivals are noting our C38 - PlanetF1

Unveiling a car that is different to their rivals', especially with the front wing, Antonio Giovinazzi says it is "cool" the others are taking note of the Alfa Romeo C38.

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“New leisure generation” won’t accept longer F1 calendar – Tost | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Toro Rosso team principal Franz Tost believes opposition to extending the Formula 1 calendar is coming from what he calls the "new leisure generation".

Read more: “New leisure generation” won’t accept longer F1 calendar – Tost | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Live: Follow Barcelona F1 testing as it happens - Motorsport.com

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Vettel expects “nice kid” Leclerc will put him under pressure | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Sebastian Vettel describes Charles Leclerc as a "nice kid" but says he is taking the threat from his new Ferrari team mate seriously.

Read more: Vettel expects “nice kid” Leclerc will put him under pressure | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

‘Mutiny’ in the ranks as Williams’ delays mount - PlanetF1

Facing another morning on the sidelines while their rivals test, Williams are facing a "mutiny" against "under-performing" technical director, Paddy Lowe.

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Live: 2019 F1 testing day three | RaceFans Live - RaceFans

Join us to follow day three of testing for the 2019 F1 season on RaceFans Live. The test will begin at 9am local time (8am UK time).

Read more: Live: 2019 F1 testing day three | RaceFans Live - RaceFans

Williams' delayed FW42 finally makes it to testing - Motorsport.com

The FW42 was due to hit the track for the first time last weekend but Williams cancelled a planned shakedown because the build of the car was running late.
Williams then missed the entire first two days of the test as the new car remained at its Grove factory in the UK, where it was still being assembled until Tuesday.
The car arrived at 4am and Williams has been working since then to get it ...Keep reading

Read more: Williams' delayed FW42 finally makes it to testing - Motorsport.com

Williams's delayed 2019 Formula 1 car arrives at Barcelona testing - Autosport

Williams's delayed 2019 Formula 1 car has made it to the Barcelona circuit and the team is working to begin its pre-season testing programme after lunchtime

Read more: Williams's delayed 2019 Formula 1 car arrives at Barcelona testing - Autosport

Video: Who's in trouble in Formula 1 testing behind Ferrari? - Autosport

Ferrari has dominated the top times in 2019 Formula 1 pre-season testing so far, but what's going on with the teams behind?

Read more: Video: Who's in trouble in Formula 1 testing behind Ferrari? - Autosport

Nightmare ‘no deal’ could lead to F1 exodus - PlanetF1

Toto Wolff has said a 'no deal' Brexit would be a "nightmare" for British-based teams. It's not hard to see what he means.

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Magnussen ‘struggling to see’ due to headrest issue - PlanetF1

Kevin Magnussen was forced to hand his VF-19 over to Haas' test driver after a headrest issue meant he was "struggling to see" while driving the car.

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Vettel ‘certain’ Leclerc will put pressure on him - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel views new team-mate Charles Leclerc as a "full rival" and one that can put him "under pressure" throughout the 2019 season.

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Giovinazzi will follow Raikkonen’s lead at Alfa Romeo | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Giovinazzi will follow Raikkonen's lead at Alfa Romeo • Mexican president confirms GP funding cut • Williams 'questioned her leadership'

Read more: Giovinazzi will follow Raikkonen’s lead at Alfa Romeo | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

Lap time watch: 2019 F1 testing day two | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

After two days of pre-season testing most teams are closing on their benchmark times from last year but none have broken them yet.

Read more: Lap time watch: 2019 F1 testing day two | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

F1 Testing: Whispers after the second day - F1technical.net

Charles Leclerc made his official Ferrari debut with an impressive performance as Formula One teams carried on their preparation for the 2019 season in full attack.

Read more: F1 Testing: Whispers after the second day - F1technical.net

Norris: McLaren ‘knows what the problems might be’ on new car | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Lando Norris says McLaren has an idea what problems it may encounter with its new 2019 car, which is aerodynamically different to its troubled predecessor.

Read more: Norris: McLaren ‘knows what the problems might be’ on new car | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Mexican president to cut grand prix funding to pay for railway - Motorsport.com

Mexican GP organisers have won the ‘best promoter’ award at the FIA’s annual end-of-season prizegiving every year since the race rejoined the F1 schedule in 2015. 
The organisers received government funding, reported by the Financial Times to be worth around £16million, in order to revive the race after a 23-year absence.
However, the country's president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador ...Keep reading

Read more: Mexican president to cut grand prix funding to pay for railway - Motorsport.com

IndyCar chooses AFP head protection instead of Windscreen or Halo | IndyCar - RaceFans

IndyCar has revealed a new Advanced Frontal Protection which will be added to its cars having decided not to proceed with introducing the Windscreen it tested last year.

Read more: IndyCar chooses AFP head protection instead of Windscreen or Halo | IndyCar - RaceFans

Kimi Raikkonen's F1 testing spin 'reassured' rookie Alexander Albon - Autosport

Formula 1 rookie Alexander Albon says he was "reassured" after spinning on his out-lap in pre-season testing by the knowledge Kimi Raikkonen had done the same the day before

Read more: Kimi Raikkonen's F1 testing spin 'reassured' rookie Alexander Albon - Autosport

Leclerc ‘put emotion to one side’ in first 2019 Ferrari F1 test - Motorsport.com

Though Leclerc had previously tested for Ferrari during his time on its driver development scheme and post-season at Abu Dhabi last year – as well as having two laps in 2019's SF90 on Sunday as part of a 'filming day' shakedown – Tuesday was the fully-fledged start of his maiden season in the team's race line-up.
He picked up where new team-mate Sebastian Vettel had left off on Monday, by ...Keep reading

Read more: Leclerc ‘put emotion to one side’ in first 2019 Ferrari F1 test - Motorsport.com

Ranking the 2019 liveries from best to worst - PlanetF1

Our 2019 line-up of cars is officially complete, but which liveries catch the eye and which have us reaching for the sick bag?

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Kevin Magnussen explains Haas F1 car headrest problem in test - Autosport

Kevin Magnussen was forced to stop running early in Barcelona Formula 1 testing on Tuesday because an issue with the headrest of his Haas made him uncomfortable

Read more: Kevin Magnussen explains Haas F1 car headrest problem in test - Autosport

Gasly impressed with Honda’s winter progress | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Pierre Gasly says his first impression of Honda's new power unit for the 2019 F1 season is positive.

Read more: Gasly impressed with Honda’s winter progress | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Leclerc ‘quickly felt comfortable’ in SF90 - PlanetF1

Charles Leclerc eased into life as a Ferrari driver after he topped the timesheet and clocked up the miles in Barcelona testing.

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Mercedes W10 displaying ‘better balance’ - PlanetF1

Valtteri Bottas has noticed an improvement with the balance of the W10 after another mammoth testing stint for Mercedes.

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Mexican president cuts Formula 1 grand prix's funding - Autosport

The president of Mexico has suggested the country's Formula 1 race will not receive state support, as the event fights for its future on the calendar

Read more: Mexican president cuts Formula 1 grand prix's funding - Autosport

F1 testing: Tuesday crash caught Red Bull's Gasly by surprise - Autosport

Red Bull Formula 1 newcomer Pierre Gasly says he was "caught by surprise" in his crash on the second day of pre-season testing at Barcelona

Read more: F1 testing: Tuesday crash caught Red Bull's Gasly by surprise - Autosport

Latest Honda engine developed from McLaren-era concept | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

The Honda power unit Red Bull is using for the first time in 2019 is a development of a concept introduced during the manufacturer's final season supplying McLaren.

Read more: Latest Honda engine developed from McLaren-era concept | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Gasly "caught by surprise" in F1 test crash - Motorsport.com

Gasly, making his debut behind the wheel of Red Bull's new Honda-powered RB15 after Max Verstappen drove it during a filming-day shakedown and the opening day of the test, crashed at Turn 12 with just over an hour to go in the day.
The car snapped out of control as he went through the corner, and the Frenchman spun rear-end-first into the tyre wall.
Asked to explain his crash at the end of ...Keep reading

Read more: Gasly "caught by surprise" in F1 test crash - Motorsport.com

Leclerc keeps Ferrari ahead as Gasly crashes - F1technical.net

Charles Leclerc made a succesful debut for Ferrari, as his first full day of testing the new SF90 saw him set the fastest time of the day. Just like Vettel on Monday, he was easily ahead of the competition.

Read more: Leclerc keeps Ferrari ahead as Gasly crashes - F1technical.net

Perez feels he and Racing Point are “underrated” | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Sergio Perez believes he and his Racing Point team are "underrated" and says they have begun testing in stronger shape than they expected.

Read more: Perez feels he and Racing Point are “underrated” | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Leclerc keeps Ferrari top, Gasly crashes out - PlanetF1

Ferrari continue to set the early pace in pre-season testing with Charles Leclerc topping the timesheet on Day Two in Barcelona.

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Barcelona F1 test report: Leclerc leads Norris, Gasly crashes - Autosport

Charles Leclerc topped the second day of Formula 1 testing at Barcelona, while Red Bull's latest signing Pierre Gasly crashed in the afternoon session

Read more: Barcelona F1 test report: Leclerc leads Norris, Gasly crashes - Autosport

F1 testing: Leclerc fastest for Ferrari in Barcelona - BBC F1

Charles Leclerc puts Ferrari on top for the second day in a row at the start of pre-season testing in Spain.

Read more: F1 testing: Leclerc fastest for Ferrari in Barcelona - BBC F1

Leclerc tops second F1 test day as Gasly crashes - Motorsport.com

Leclerc, replacing Kimi Raikkonen in the Italian team for 2019, set the fastest time of the day in the morning session, logging a 1m18.247s on the C3 tyre.
His time was narrowly slower than his teammate Sebastian Vettel’s opening-day benchmark, also set on C3s.
While Leclerc’s first day in the 2019 Ferrari was a success as he completed 157 laps, Gasly had a nightmare end to his debut as ...Keep reading

Read more: Leclerc tops second F1 test day as Gasly crashes - Motorsport.com

Ferrari and McLaren at the top again on day two | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

There was a familiar look to the top three at the end of the second day of testing at the Circuit de Catalunya as Ferrari, McLaren and Haas led the way.

Read more: Ferrari and McLaren at the top again on day two | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Getting downforce through the rear wing endplate - F1technical.net

Renault F1 have arrived at Barcelona with an interesting update on their car, one that was photoshopped away from its launch renderings.

It may appear like a no-brainer, but Renault has become the first team to generate proper downforce through vanes on the rear wing endplates. While other teams limit themselves to vertical vanes that help clean up the flow or inject some more airflow underneath the rear wing, Renault have taken a different approach.

Still going on with the aerodynamic development of the curved rear wing endplate, the connecting vanes between the upper and lower section of the endplate are shaped to guide airflow upwards, working along with the rear wing and the upward pointing



Read more: Getting downforce through the rear wing endplate - F1technical.net

Honda's compact 2019 F1 engine design has not hurt its performance - Autosport

Honda says the performance of its 2019 Formula 1 engine has not been compromised by Red Bull's push for a more compact design

Read more: Honda's compact 2019 F1 engine design has not hurt its performance - Autosport

Ricciardo: Renault "in the ballpark" on long runs - Motorsport.com

Following Saturday’s filming day shakedown, Ricciardo drove the RS19 on Monday afternoon, taking over from teammate Nico Hulkenberg, and again on Tuesday morning.
However, just over two hours into Tuesday's running, the upper rear wing element flew off on the pit straight and Ricciardo spun off at Turn 1, fortunately without making contact with the barriers.
The incident cost the team a ...Keep reading

Read more: Ricciardo: Renault "in the ballpark" on long runs - Motorsport.com

Honda: Compact engine design has not hurt performance - Motorsport.com

Red Bull boss Christian Horner said on Monday that the installation of the Honda engine was the best his outfit had ever experienced, as he labelled the power unit a "thing of beauty".
But while previous experience of an extreme compact design hurt Honda's progress in its first year with McLaren, the Japanese manufacturer is adamant that its new approach will not hurt its performance.
"I ...Keep reading

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Pirelli: Track surface behind surprising F1 testing lap time gains - Autosport

Tyre supplier Pirelli believes a better track surface is behind the impressive lap times 2019 Formula 1 cars have managed in Barcelona testing rather than any failure of new rules

Read more: Pirelli: Track surface behind surprising F1 testing lap time gains - Autosport

Rear wing failure felt like DRS was stuck open – Ricciardo | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Daniel Ricciardo described the moment he suffered a high-speed rear wing failure on his Renault during testing this morning.

Read more: Rear wing failure felt like DRS was stuck open – Ricciardo | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Bigger Ferrari changes would've been "madness" - Vettel - Motorsport.com

Despite much improved performance from its F1 cars, Ferrari's two latest title challenges collapsed in the latter stages of those respective campaigns as Mercedes maintained its unbeaten streak in the hybrid era.
This contributed to the departure of Ferrari team boss Maurizio Arrivabene in the off-season, with Mattia Binotto, who as tech chief oversaw the Scuderia's recent performance gains ...Keep reading

Read more: Bigger Ferrari changes would've been "madness" - Vettel - Motorsport.com

New F1 front wings for 2019 season look 'really ugly', says Vettel - Autosport

Sebastian Vettel says the wider, simpler front wings that have been introduced for this season look "really ugly" and thinks Formula 1 has not learned from past mistakes

Read more: New F1 front wings for 2019 season look 'really ugly', says Vettel - Autosport

Leclerc keeps Ferrari on top at Barcelona - PlanetF1

Charles Leclerc's first morning in the SF90 went exactly to plan as the Monaco driver not only topped the timesheet but was one of the busiest drivers on Tuesday.

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Pirelli: New track surface behind 2019 F1 speed gains - Motorsport.com

New aero regulations designed to help improve overtaking were expected to slow F1's cars by around 1.5 seconds per lap.
But eyebrows have been raised during the opening pre-season F1 test at Barcelona with the cars proving to be every bit as fast as 2018.
Sebastian Vettel's best time of 1m18.161s from the first day of the test was more than one second faster than the 1m19.333s best lap from ...Keep reading

Read more: Pirelli: New track surface behind 2019 F1 speed gains - Motorsport.com

Russell: Missing days won’t compromise Williams - PlanetF1

Williams may be missing two days of testing, however, George Russell belives it won't "compromise" the team too much.

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Albon not to blame for first-lap spin – Tost | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Alexander Albon has been cleared of blame for spinning off on his first lap out of the pits during today's test.

Read more: Albon not to blame for first-lap spin – Tost | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Vettel: Leclerc a 'full rival' - SkySports F1

Sebastian Vettel is expecting new team-mate Charles Leclerc to be a "full rival" to him at Ferrari in F1 2019.

Read more: Vettel: Leclerc a 'full rival' - SkySports F1

Ferrari making "statement" with Vettel/Leclerc claim - Wolff - Motorsport.com

New Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto, who landed the top job after Maurizio Arrivabene was dropped, suggested last week that Vettel may be prioritised over Charles Leclerc if the situation calls for it.
"I think it's normal, especially early in the season, that if there are particular situations our priority will be Sebastian," Binotto said at the launch of Ferrari's 2019 car.
Wolff has no ...Keep reading

Read more: Ferrari making "statement" with Vettel/Leclerc claim - Wolff - Motorsport.com

FIA tenders for standard gearbox supply as of 2021 - F1technical.net

The FIA have started a tender process for a common gearbox supplier for the 2021-24 Formula One seasons as part of the regulation overhaul that is being drawn out in the lead to 2021.

Read more: FIA tenders for standard gearbox supply as of 2021 - F1technical.net

Wolff: Binotto making a statement by favouring Vettel at Ferrari - Autosport

Declaring that Sebastian Vettel will be favoured over Charles Leclerc initially is a statement of intent by new Ferrari Formula 1 boss Mattia Binotto, says his Mercedes counterpart Toto Wolff

Read more: Wolff: Binotto making a statement by favouring Vettel at Ferrari - Autosport

FIA issues tender for standard gearboxes - PlanetF1

Formula 1 is set to race standard gearboxes from 2021 onward with the FIA issuing an invitation to tender.

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FIA planning standard gearbox for F1 in 2021 | 2021 F1 season - RaceFans

The FIA plans to introduce a single-specification gearbox for the 2021 F1 season according to a tender document published by the sport's governing body.

Read more: FIA planning standard gearbox for F1 in 2021 | 2021 F1 season - RaceFans

FIA issues tender for standard F1 gearbox supplier from 2021 season - Autosport

The FIA has issued an invitation to tender for a common F1 gearbox cassette for the 2021-24 seasons

Read more: FIA issues tender for standard F1 gearbox supplier from 2021 season - Autosport

Red Bull not alarmed by Ferrari/Alfa's radical front wings - Motorsport.com

Formula 1 teams have had to work on all-new front wings this year thanks to an overhaul of the aero rules aimed at trying to help overtaking.
The simplified and wider front wings have led to a split among the teams about how best to recover lost downforce.

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Tech verdict: Alfa Romeo's 'extreme' 2019 F1 front wing explained


While teams like Red Bull and Mercedes ...Keep reading

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No-deal Brexit would be ‘massive’ Ferrari boost - PlanetF1

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff fears the Brexit crisis could work as an advantage for Ferrari with them based on the continent and within the EU.

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‘Leclerc could create a mess with Vettel’ - PlanetF1

1997 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve thinks things could get messy at Ferrari between Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc.

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F1 set for standard gearboxes as FIA issues tender - Motorsport.com

The governing body wants all competitors to share common internals but have their own “team-specific” gearbox casings on which the suspension is hung.
Apart from the tyre tender that was won last year by Pirelli, this tender is the first formal indication of a key element of the post-2021 rules package, and the fact that is the tender has been issued – with a tight deadline – indicates ...Keep reading

Read more: F1 set for standard gearboxes as FIA issues tender - Motorsport.com

Alex Albon pulls a Kimi as testing resumes - PlanetF1

Alexander Albon's first official day of F1 testing didn't go according to plan as he brought out the red flags, beaching his STR14 in the Turn 4 gravel.

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Pictures: 2019 F1 testing day two | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Pictures from the second day of testing for the 2019 F1 season at the Circuit de Catalunya.

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New look shiny tyres among Pirelli's changes for F1 in 2019 - Autosport

Pirelli's Formula 1 tyres will have a shiny new look in 2019 as the result of a new production method being used to help get rid of imperfections

Read more: New look shiny tyres among Pirelli's changes for F1 in 2019 - Autosport

Teams’ queries prompt new FIA measures to enforce fuel limit | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Queries from Formula 1 teams has led the FIA to introduce new measures to enforce the sport's technical rules.

Read more: Teams’ queries prompt new FIA measures to enforce fuel limit | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Hamilton: New Mercedes F1 car "feels different" to last year's - Motorsport.com

After the car was shaken down at a filming day at Silverstone last week, Valtteri Bottas ran 69 laps in this morning’s session on the opening day in Barcelona before Hamilton took over and completed 81 in the afternoon.
The pair finished the day in eighth and ninth respectively, out of the 11 drivers who ran.
“It's good to be back in the car and it’s great to see the car is running as ...Keep reading

Read more: Hamilton: New Mercedes F1 car "feels different" to last year's - Motorsport.com

Rear wing feels like a parachute – Hulkenberg - PlanetF1

Such is the difference with this year's new wider rear wing that Nico Hulkenberg has likened it to "pulling a parachute" down the straight.

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Live: Follow Barcelona F1 testing as it happens - Motorsport.com

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Tost hopes inexperienced Albon will “surprise” | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Alexander Albon, who will drive a Formula 1 car for the second time in his career in today's test, has been tipped to "surprise" in his debut season by his team principal.

Read more: Tost hopes inexperienced Albon will “surprise” | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Live: 2019 F1 testing day two | RaceFans Live - RaceFans

Join us to follow day two of testing for the 2019 F1 season on RaceFans Live. The test will begin at 9am local time (8am UK time).

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Monday, February 18, 2019

Video: Why spirits are high at Ferrari so early in 2019 F1 testing - Autosport

Ferrari started 2019's Formula 1 pre-season testing period at the top of the timesheets at Barcelona, but there was far more about its performance that was impressive than just laptime

Read more: Video: Why spirits are high at Ferrari so early in 2019 F1 testing - Autosport

Perez: 2019 already a “massive difference” to last year | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: 2019 already a "massive difference" to last year - Perez • Hamilton finds new Mercedes "quite a bit different" • Haas sponsor celebrates beating Red Bull

Read more: Perez: 2019 already a “massive difference” to last year | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

McLaren 'has to be happy' with start to F1 testing - Sainz - Autosport

New McLaren signing Carlos Sainz Jr says the team has to be "proud" and "happy" after it began Formula 1 testing at Barcelona with second fastest time on day one

Read more: McLaren 'has to be happy' with start to F1 testing - Sainz - Autosport

F1 testing: Renault brings raft of new parts for RS19 to Barcelona - Autosport

Renault has brought a number of new parts to the first day of Formula 1 testing at Barcelona, updating key areas from the launch-specification car it unveiled last week

Read more: F1 testing: Renault brings raft of new parts for RS19 to Barcelona - Autosport

Lap time watch: 2019 F1 testing day one | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Formula 1's most-improved team of last season started their 2019 campaign on the right foot as Kimi Raikkonen found lap times came "easily" in his new Alfa Romeo.

Read more: Lap time watch: 2019 F1 testing day one | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Williams delay prompts questions over Paddy Lowe’s future - Motorsport.com

After initially scrapping plans for a shakedown of its FW42 last weekend, Williams has admitted that it is now only going to be able to run its car on Wednesday at the earliest this week.
While skipping one day of running could have been put down to simply missing ultra-aggressive build targets in a bid to maximise development time, being forced to miss at least a quarter of testing has hinted ...Keep reading

Read more: Williams delay prompts questions over Paddy Lowe’s future - Motorsport.com

Williams's 2019 F1 car delay prompts questions over Paddy Lowe future - Autosport

Williams's lengthening delay in getting its new Formula 1 car on track at Barcelona has fuelled paddock speculation that technical chief Paddy Lowe's long-term future may be in the balance

Read more: Williams's 2019 F1 car delay prompts questions over Paddy Lowe future - Autosport

New Mercedes feels 'quite a bit different' to '18 F1 car - Hamilton - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton say Mercedes' new W10 feels "quite a bit different" compared to the team's 2018 Formula 1 car after completing his first extensive running with it at Barcelona

Read more: New Mercedes feels 'quite a bit different' to '18 F1 car - Hamilton - Autosport

Raikkonen: Alfa Romeo has made a “big step” since last year | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Kimi Raikkonen described his first run in testing for Alfa Romeo as "very, very positive" and believes the team has made big gains during the off-season.

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Raikkonen: Alfa Romeo F1 team has made 'big step' from 2018 Sauber - Autosport

Kimi Raikkonen reckons his Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team has made a "big step" from the Sauber he drove last year, after a "very positive" start to pre-season testing

Read more: Raikkonen: Alfa Romeo F1 team has made 'big step' from 2018 Sauber - Autosport

Barcelona F1 testing spins make Grosjean query tyre blanket rules - Autosport

Romain Grosjean has questioned the decision to drop Formula 1 rear tyre blanket temperatures for 2019 after spinning off on an out-lap in testing at Barcelona

Read more: Barcelona F1 testing spins make Grosjean query tyre blanket rules - Autosport

Raikkonen: Alfa Romeo has made "big step" since 2018 - Motorsport.com

Raikkonen has joined Alfa, which has taken over the title of Sauber’s F1 entry, after five years with Ferrari. 
He drove Sauber’s 2018 car in the post-season Abu Dhabi test last year and believes serious progress has been made since then, after an encouraging first day of 2019 testing on Monday at Barcelona.
“It is very positive,” said Raikkonen, who finished fifth-fastest and ...Keep reading

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Vettel sees Ferrari team-mate Leclerc as 'full rival' - BBC F1

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel says he sees new team-mate Charles Leclerc as a "full rival" this season.

Read more: Vettel sees Ferrari team-mate Leclerc as 'full rival' - BBC F1

Grosjean questions new tyre blanket rules after spin - Motorsport.com

The Haas driver was one of several drivers to have moments in Monday’s cold conditions, with Kimi Raikkonen, Sebastian Vettel and Nico Hulkenberg also spinning.
Rear blanket temperatures have been dropped to 80°C this year, while fronts have stayed at 100°C. Pirelli experimented with different combinations at the Abu Dhabi test in November before making the final call.
“I think we are ...Keep reading

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F1 Testing: Whispers after the first day - F1technical.net

As the 2019 Formula One Champsionship season is fast approaching, teams gathered together today at Barcelona to kick off their on-track preparation for this year’s battle.

Read more: F1 Testing: Whispers after the first day - F1technical.net

Return of “ugly” front wings puzzles Vettel | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Sebastian Vettel says he doesn't understand why Formula 1 has brought back full-width front wings, which he described as "ugly".

Read more: Return of “ugly” front wings puzzles Vettel | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Vettel: Unbelievable day "close to perfection" - Motorsport.com

Vettel topped the opening day of the first Barcelona test by four tenths of a second and also completed more laps (169) than any other driver.
He declared himself "very happy" on Monday evening and said Ferrari's new car is "doing what I want".
Asked by Motorsport.com if he could have hoped for a first day like that, the four-time world champion replied: "Honestly no.
"It was ...Keep reading

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Ferrari's Vettel: first day of F1 testing was close to perfection - Autosport

Sebastian Vettel has lauded his Ferrari Formula 1 team for an "unbelievable" first day of pre-season testing that he said was "very close to perfection".

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Red Bull: Thing of beauty Honda F1 engine gave us best installation - Autosport

Red Bull says Honda's new Formula 1 engine is "a thing of beauty", and claims the Japanese manufacturer has offered the team the best installation it has ever had

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Honda's 2019 engine "a thing of beauty," says Red Bull - Motorsport.com

While the Milton Keynes-based outfit has viewed its switch to Honda as a long-term project to deliver the world championship, it is already full of praise about its first tie-up.
Red Bull had an encouraging opening day of pre-season testing at Barcelona in Spain, with Max Verstappen completing 128 laps to set the fourth quickest time.
"Power is a dominating factor, but I have to say that the ...Keep reading

Read more: Honda's 2019 engine "a thing of beauty," says Red Bull - Motorsport.com

Ferrari “very close to perfection” from day one – Vettel | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

A delighted Sebastian Vettel described his new Ferrari SF90 as "very close to perfection" after conclusively leading the first day of testing for the 2019 F1 season.

Read more: Ferrari “very close to perfection” from day one – Vettel | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

No-deal Brexit a 'nightmare' for British-based F1 teams, says Mercedes boss - BBC F1

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff says a no-deal Brexit would be "a nightmare scenario" for British-based teams.

Read more: No-deal Brexit a 'nightmare' for British-based F1 teams, says Mercedes boss - BBC F1

Vettel ends first day of testing on top - F1technical.net

Sebastian Vettel was fastest at the end of the first day of testing at Barcelona. A reliable Ferrari allowed him to do more than 160 laps, sending a strong message to Mercedes and other rivals.

Read more: Vettel ends first day of testing on top - F1technical.net

Ferrari leads McLaren on first day of testing in Spain | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Sebastian Vettel led the first day of testing for the 2019 F1 season for Ferrari ahead of McLaren's Carlos Sainz Jnr.

Read more: Ferrari leads McLaren on first day of testing in Spain | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

F1 testing: Morning time keeps Ferrari's Vettel on top on first day - Autosport

Sebastian Vettel's morning time ensured Ferrari ended a strong opening day of Barcelona Formula 1 testing on top, as he beat McLaren driver Carlos Sainz Jr to the fastest time

Read more: F1 testing: Morning time keeps Ferrari's Vettel on top on first day - Autosport

Williams in turmoil as Vettel fastest during first day of testing - BBC F1

Williams are in turmoil ahead of the new F1 season as a result of delays building their new car, as Sebastian Vettel is fastest for Ferrari.

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Vettel leads opening day of 2019 F1 testing - Motorsport.com

Vettel had set a 1m18.161s in the morning session on the 'C3' tyres, 1.783 seconds quicker than his nearest rival Sergio Perez in the Racing Point car.
While he didn't improve his laptime in the afternoon, Vettel increased his lap count to 169 by the end of the day, which was enough to head the mileage rankings as well, although his margin over the field was reduced.
Romain Grosjean ...Keep reading

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Vettel fastest, McLaren second - SkySports F1

Sebastian Vettel topped the timesheets as Ferrari made an impressively fast start to F1 2019 on the first day of pre-season testing.

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Vettel quickest, racks up over 160 laps - PlanetF1

It proved to be a very strong opening day of pre-season testing for Ferrari as Sebastian Vettel topped both lap and mileage charts.

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Formula 1 2019: All you need to know about the teams - BBC F1

BBC Sport profiles the 10 teams contesting the 2019 Formula 1 season, with Mercedes aiming for a sixth successive constructors' title.

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Renault 'concerned' by lack of progress with 2021 F1 rules changes - Autosport

Renault says it is "concerned" by the lack of progress made by Liberty Media over Formula 1's proposed 2021 rules changes

Read more: Renault 'concerned' by lack of progress with 2021 F1 rules changes - Autosport

Drivers need to be 'kings' again, says ex-Pirelli F1 boss - Motorsport.com

As Pirelli's then motorsport director, Hembery helped guide the Italian company's return to F1 in 2011, and he moved to a new role as the CEO of its LatAm operations in 2017.
Having recently parted ways with the company after more than 25 years of service, he is now looking at fresh opportunities to stay involved in the sport – and has his own ideas of where F1 should go.
"What really ...Keep reading

Read more: Drivers need to be 'kings' again, says ex-Pirelli F1 boss - Motorsport.com

Ricciardo reveals Baku played a role in Red Bull exit - PlanetF1

Daniel Ricciardo has revealed that Red Bull's mishandling of last year's Baku clash played a role in his decision to leave the team.

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Red Bull unveil 2019 livery - SkySports F1

Red Bull have revealed their F1 2019 car in the team's traditional race livery ahead of winter testing getting underway in Barcelona.

Read more: Red Bull unveil 2019 livery - SkySports F1

Raikkonen starts with a bump - SkySports F1

Kimi Raikkonen's new F1 chapter following his move to Alfa Romeo did not go entirely to plan when the Finn crashed out in the opening minutes of F1 Testing at Barcelona.

Read more: Raikkonen starts with a bump - SkySports F1

Red Bull adds Toyota Racing Series champ to junior team - Motorsport.com

Lawson, who recently won the Toyota Racing Series in his home country, will line up with fellow Red Bull protege Yuki Tsunoda at Motopark in the DTM-supporting series.
The 17-year old won the NZ Formula Ford title before finishing runner-up in the Australian and German Formula 4 championships, and then sprang to prominence in the early weeks of 2019 with his TRS performances.
Up against ...Keep reading

Read more: Red Bull adds Toyota Racing Series champ to junior team - Motorsport.com

First pictures: New Racing Point RP19 appears in testing | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Racing Point, the new identity of the former Force India team, has run its new RP19 chassis for the 2019 F1 season for the first time.

Read more: First pictures: New Racing Point RP19 appears in testing | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Racing Point RP19 breaks cover in Barcelona F1 test - Motorsport.com

Racing Point revealed its pink-and-blue livery, denoting a new title sponsorship with SportPesa and ongoing partnership with BWT, on a show car at an event in Canada last week.
Its 2019 car was seen in public for the first time on Monday morning in the pitlane at Barcelona, where F1’s first week of testing is taking place, but the team did not hold a roll-out like Alfa Romeo or ...Keep reading

Read more: Racing Point RP19 breaks cover in Barcelona F1 test - Motorsport.com

Racing Point's 2019 F1 car revealed at start of pre-season testing - Autosport

The Racing Point Formula 1 team has unveiled its 2019 car at the start of pre-season testing at Barcelona

Read more: Racing Point's 2019 F1 car revealed at start of pre-season testing - Autosport

Renault’s new F1 car for 2019 makes first appearance | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Renault's latest Formula 1 car has appeared for the first time in pre-season testing. Daniel Ricciardo and Nico Hulkenberg will drive the RS19 today.

Read more: Renault’s new F1 car for 2019 makes first appearance | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Ricciardo arrival motivated Renault staff to skip holidays – Abiteboul | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Ricciardo arrival motivated Renault staff to skip holidays - Abiteboul • Renault RS19 has first run • Ocon to work on race set-ups

Read more: Ricciardo arrival motivated Renault staff to skip holidays – Abiteboul | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

Formula E: 'Absolute chaos' as Nelson Piquet crash brings out red flag in Mexico - BBC F1

Nelson Piquet's spectacular crash with Jean-Eric Vergne causes "absolute chaos" and brings out the red flag at the Mexico City E-Prix.

Read more: Formula E: 'Absolute chaos' as Nelson Piquet crash brings out red flag in Mexico - BBC F1

F1 gossip: Ricciardo, Vettel, Ferrari, Verstappen, Brown, McLaren - BBC F1

Daniel Ricciardo opens up on leaving Red Bull, Sebastian Vettel excited by Ferrari, McLaren ready to capitalise, plus more.

Read more: F1 gossip: Ricciardo, Vettel, Ferrari, Verstappen, Brown, McLaren - BBC F1

Wehrlein takes first Formula E pole as disaster strikes Bird | Formula E - RaceFans

Pascal Wehrlein took his first Formula E pole position at only his third attempt, heading qualifying for the Mexico EPrix. But championship leader Sam Bird hit trouble.

Read more: Wehrlein takes first Formula E pole as disaster strikes Bird | Formula E - RaceFans

Analysing the F1 2019 cars - SkySports F1



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Daniel Ricciardo makes Renault F1 debut as RS19 shakedown happens - Autosport

Daniel Ricciardo has made his on-track debut with the Renault Formula 1 team as its RS19 hit the circuit at Barcelona for a shakedown after all

Read more: Daniel Ricciardo makes Renault F1 debut as RS19 shakedown happens - Autosport

Q+A with Toro Rosso technical chief Jody Egginton - F1technical.net

Toro Rosso's deputy technical director, Jody Egginton talks STR14, and how the team tackled new challenges, along with an increased integration with Red Bull Technology thanks to sharing the same power unit with RBR.

Read more: Q+A with Toro Rosso technical chief Jody Egginton - F1technical.net

Verstappen Baku clash fallout a factor in Ricciardo's Red Bull exit - Autosport

Daniel Ricciardo has admitted the Red Bull Formula 1 team's handling of his Azerbaijan Grand Prix collision with Max Verstappen played a part in his decision to leave for Renault

Read more: Verstappen Baku clash fallout a factor in Ricciardo's Red Bull exit - Autosport

Ricciardo: Red Bull's handling of Baku crash a factor in exit - Motorsport.com

The Australian and his then teammate caused controversy in Azerbaijan when an intense on-track battle culminated in a spectacular crash.
The incident left Red Bull chiefs furious, and both drivers were told to apologise to staff at the factory.
Reflecting now on the circumstances that led to him choosing Renault over Red Bull for 2019, Ricciardo says that he felt it was unfair of his former ...Keep reading

Read more: Ricciardo: Red Bull's handling of Baku crash a factor in exit - Motorsport.com

Sebastian Vettel: No reason to expect early Ferrari F1 team exit - Autosport

Sebastian Vettel says not to expect anything other than him staying at Ferrari beyond 2019, amid suggestions that facing new Formula 1 team-mate Charles Leclerc could influence his future

Read more: Sebastian Vettel: No reason to expect early Ferrari F1 team exit - Autosport

Ricciardo makes Renault F1 debut as RS19 hits track - Motorsport.com

Renault had admitted delays to its build schedule meant it might have to cancel plans to use part of its filming day allocation to run the car ahead of the start of official pre-season testing at the Spanish Grand Prix venue on Monday.
The team's F1 managing director Cyril Abiteboul said at its car launch event on Tuesday that the shakedown "may or may not take place" and hinted that even ...Keep reading

Read more: Ricciardo makes Renault F1 debut as RS19 hits track - Motorsport.com

Daniel Ricciardo makes Renault F1 debut as RS19 shakedown happens - Autosport

Daniel Ricciardo has made his on-track debut with the Renault Formula 1 team as its RS19 hit the circuit at Barcelona for a shakedown after all

Read more: Daniel Ricciardo makes Renault F1 debut as RS19 shakedown happens - Autosport

Vettel not entertaining Ferrari exit with "mission" incomplete - Motorsport.com

Vettel’s long-time Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen has been replaced by highly-rated youngster Charles Leclerc for 2019, which has drawn comparisons to when Vettel was outshone by new Red Bull signing Daniel Ricciardo in 2014. 
This even moved 2009 world champion Jenson Button to declare Leclerc could give Vettel a “tough decision” to make over his future.
Addressing his Ferrari ...Keep reading

Read more: Vettel not entertaining Ferrari exit with "mission" incomplete - Motorsport.com

Video: Are tobacco companies making a Formula 1 comeback? - Autosport

Tobacco companies are starting to appear on Formula 1 cars again - but in a very different way to the past

Read more: Video: Are tobacco companies making a Formula 1 comeback? - Autosport

McLaren trusts 'honest' Renault over Formula 1 engine progress - Autosport

McLaren CEO Zak Brown says his team is taking Formula 1 engine supplier Renault's positivity at face value because it was "very honest" in its communications last year

Read more: McLaren trusts 'honest' Renault over Formula 1 engine progress - Autosport

What to expect at F1 testing - SkySports F1

I'm really looking forward to the trip to Barcelona this week where F1 2019 kicks off in anger.

Read more: What to expect at F1 testing - SkySports F1

McLaren boosted by Renault's "different" 2019 engine talk - Motorsport.com

Renault had lagged behind the benchmark Mercedes and Ferrari power units during the hybrid era, but recently boasted of significant gains with its engine ahead of the 2019 season – a claim the works team's new signing Daniel Ricciardo has attested to being backed up by numbers.
McLaren, which linked up with Renault last year after three disastrous seasons with Honda, now remains as the French ...Keep reading

Read more: McLaren boosted by Renault's "different" 2019 engine talk - Motorsport.com

Ferrari reveal their 2019 title challenger – the SF90 - PlanetF1

2019 launch week has concluded with Ferrari taking the covers off their 2019 title challenger - the SF72H - at their Maranello base.

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Smedley back in Formula 1 as ‘expert technical consultant’ - PlanetF1

Former Williams and Ferrari engineer Rob Smedley will take up the role of expert technical consultant with Formula One.

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Binotto: Vettel is the priority over Leclerc - PlanetF1

Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto says Sebastian Vettel will begin the season as their priority driver

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Smedley gets F1 role after Williams departure - Motorsport.com

Smedley made it clear he was keen to remain in F1 after he gave up his post as head of performance engineering at Williams at the end of the year.
He has now followed the likes of his former colleagues Ross Brawn and Pat Symonds in agreeing to a role directly with the Formula One Group, marking an end to a 20-year tenure with various teams in the grand prix paddock.
“It’s well-documented ...Keep reading

Read more: Smedley gets F1 role after Williams departure - Motorsport.com

Ex-Williams and Ferrari engineer Rob Smedley gets new role with F1 - Autosport

Former Williams and Ferrari engineer Rob Smedley will take on a technical consultant role with the Formula 1 organisation

Read more: Ex-Williams and Ferrari engineer Rob Smedley gets new role with F1 - Autosport

Hulkenberg: Contest with Ricciardo “will determine my future” | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Nico Hulkenberg says how he performs against new team mate Daniel Ricciardo will be important for his future in the sport.

Read more: Hulkenberg: Contest with Ricciardo “will determine my future” | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Stroll hits out at Williams for ‘badly born’ car - PlanetF1

Lance Stroll says last year's Williams F1 car was "badly born" and that the engineers "did not know" how to fix it.

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Sainz hopes 2021 F1 rules make podiums possible | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Sainz hopes 2021 F1 rules make podiums possible • Vettel will be Ferrari's priority • Albon: Learning steering wheel a big challenge

Read more: Sainz hopes 2021 F1 rules make podiums possible | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

Tech verdict: Is Ferrari's 2019 F1 car the leap it requires? - Motorsport.com

Compared to some of the other 2019 cars revealed this week, the Ferrari could be regarded as quite basic and evolutionary in many respect.
But there are also elements in which it's breaking new ground, as Autosport technical editor Jake Boxall-Legge and legendary technical illustrator Giorgio Piola explain in our full technical analysis video.

More Ferrari insights:

Ferrari's new ...Keep reading

Read more: Tech verdict: Is Ferrari's 2019 F1 car the leap it requires? - Motorsport.com

Sam Bird is the word - Mexico City ePrix Preview - F1technical.net

Formula E heads to Mexico for the fourth round of the season with Bird and Virgin leading the championships, a new driver in the field. We preview what to look out for in Mexico.

Read more: Sam Bird is the word - Mexico City ePrix Preview - F1technical.net

F1 teams confirm driver line-ups for first test of 2019 | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

All bar one of the Formula 1 teams have confirmed their drivers line-ups for the first test of the new season which begins on Monday.

Read more: F1 teams confirm driver line-ups for first test of 2019 | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans