Saturday, December 14, 2019

‘Raghunathan rule’ closes Formula 2 ban loophole | Formula 2 - RaceFans

Formula 2 has introduced new regulations to prevent drivers avoiding bans for collecting 12 penalty points on their licences, as Mahaveer Raghunathan did this season.

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‘Bottas 2.77’ to be unleashed in 2020 - PlanetF1

Valtteri Bottas will release version "2.77" as he looks to stop Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton winning a seventh title in 2020.

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New F1 teams shouldn't be "second-class citizens" - Motorsport.com

At present, F1’s system for distributing prize money includes an equal payment to all teams that finish in the top 10 in the constructors’ championship for two of the previous three seasons.
That meant F1’s most recent new entry, Haas, had to wait until last year to receive the so-called Column 1 payment, despite being on the grid in 2016 and scoring points immediately.
F1's payment ...Keep reading

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Carey: New F1 teams shouldn't be second-class citizens - Autosport

Formula 1 boss Chase Carey says new teams must not be forced to enter as "second-class citizens", which will be helped by certain financial restrictions being removed from 2021

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Carey: New F1 teams shouldn't be second-class citizens - Autosport

Formula 1 boss Chase Carey says new teams must not be forced to enter as "second-class citizens", which will be helped by certain financial restrictions being removed from 2021

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Schumacher not in Ferrari’s 2021 thoughts - PlanetF1

Mick Schumacher will be ready for Formula 1 day, but a Ferrari seat isn't coming his way in 2021 says principal Mattia Binotto.

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Aston Martin confirm investor talks - PlanetF1

Rumours have been circulating that Racing Point owner Lawrence Stroll could invest in Aston Martin, and investor talks have been confirmed.

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Jordan: 2021 ‘right time’ for Hamilton and Wolff to Ferrari - PlanetF1

Former F1 team owner turned pundit Eddie Jordan believes Lewis Hamilton will move to Ferrari for 2021, and take Toto Wolff with him.

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Why Ferrari will test two F1 cars in February - Motorsport.com

From 2021 F1 will use 18-inch wheels and Pirelli began its preparations for this during the 2019 season, when Renault and McLaren fielded adapted cars.
Mercedes also contributed with two days of running in Abu Dhabi after the post-season test at the Yas Marina circuit.
Ferrari will become the latest team to run with 18-inch wheels when it tests at Jerez on February 8 next year, 10 days ...Keep reading

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Why Ferrari will test two F1 cars in February - Autosport

Ferrari will test a mule car with 18-inch wheels just over one week before 2020 Formula 1 pre-season begins, as part of Pirelli's tyre development programme

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Why Ferrari will test two F1 cars in February - Autosport

Ferrari will test a mule car with 18-inch wheels just over one week before 2020 Formula 1 pre-season begins, as part of Pirelli's tyre development programme

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2019 F1 driver rankings #16: Daniil Kvyat | 2019 F1 season review - RaceFans

Despite a podium finish in Germany, Daniil Kvyat underwhelmed too often in 2019 and didn't measure up particularly well against either of his team mates.

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Ricciardo thinks Max is now ‘less fiery and erratic’ - PlanetF1

Daniel Ricciardo is of the opinion that Max Verstappen has shown maturity as his Formula 1 career continues to develop with Red Bull.

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Zhou wins inaugural Anthoine Hubert Award - PlanetF1

F2 racer Guanyu Zhou was presented with the first Anthoine Hubert Award for Rookie of the Year at the F2 prize ceremony in Monaco.

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The ten best drivers from F1 2019 - PlanetF1

The sun has set on the 2019 Formula 1 season, but who's had a year to remember and who wants to leave 2019 behind and never look back?

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Friday, December 13, 2019

Red Bull’s 2019 success was “beyond expectations” – Horner | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Red Bull team principal Christian Horner • Ferrari seeking women racers for young driver programme • Rebellion take Bahrain WEC pole

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Kubica not completely ruling out Formula 1 return - PlanetF1

Robert Kubica is not completely ruling out a return to Formula 1, but is aware there is a "high chance" he has raced his last race.

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F1 CEO Chase Carey: Signing new major sponsors harder than expected - Autosport

Formula 1 CEO Chase Carey admits selling major sponsorship deals has been harder than expected, but insists there has been increased interest from potential partners in 2019

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F1 CEO Chase Carey: Signing new major sponsors harder than expected - Autosport

Formula 1 CEO Chase Carey admits selling major sponsorship deals has been harder than expected, but insists there has been increased interest from potential partners in 2019

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F1 team principals' top 10 results revealed - Motorsport.com

In what has now become an annual tradition after an original idea that began in 2008, Autosport asks each of the team bosses to pick their top 10 drivers of the year.
The individual results are kept secret – so the team principals can answer honestly – and the tally totted up using F1's point structure that runs from 25 points for first down to 1 point for 10th. Autosport magazine then ...Keep reading

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Formula 1 team bosses' top 10 drivers vote 2019 results revealed - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen have topped the annual Autosport Formula 1 team principals' Top 10 drivers ranking for the fourth straight year

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Formula 1 team bosses' top 10 drivers vote 2019 results revealed - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen have topped the annual Autosport Formula 1 team principals' Top 10 drivers ranking for the fourth straight year

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Ferrari overhaul their engine design for 2020 - PlanetF1

Ferrari boss, Mattia Binotto, has said "quite significant changes" have been made to the engine and the 2020 car itself will have a lot more downforce.

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2018 still Ricciardo’s ‘most frustrating year’ - PlanetF1

Daniel Ricciardo has said his first season at Renault has been no more frustrating than his last season at Red Bull in 2018.

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2019 F1 driver rankings #17: Antonio Giovinazzi | 2019 F1 season review - RaceFans

Antonio Giovinazzi made measurable progress during his first full season of Formula 1 but was easily out-scored by team mate Kimi Raikkonen.

Read more: 2019 F1 driver rankings #17: Antonio Giovinazzi | 2019 F1 season review - RaceFans

‘Inevitable’ that Vettel would lose No.1 status - PlanetF1

Ferrari CEO Louis Camilleri has said it was "inevitable" that Sebastian Vettel lost his No.1 status due to the rise of Charles Leclerc.

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Robert Kubica thinks F1 return is possible, but out of his control - Autosport

Robert Kubica believes he may return to the Formula 1 grid in the future, but accepts he has "no control" over whether another chance will present itself

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Robert Kubica thinks F1 return is possible, but out of his control - Autosport

Robert Kubica believes he may return to the Formula 1 grid in the future, but accepts he has "no control" over whether another chance will present itself

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Team bosses reveal their top 10 drivers of 2019 - PlanetF1

Formula 1 bosses have revealed their own top 10 drivers of the 2019 season with Lewis Hamilton top for the fifth season in a row.

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Norris voted ‘Rookie of the Year’ by the fans - PlanetF1

Lando Norris has capped an excellent first season in Formula 1 by winning ‘Rookie of the Year’, as voted for by fans via the official Formula 1 website. Norris, George Russell and Alex Albon all stated their cases for why they should win the vote in a hilarious video. Haven't seen this yet? WHERE HAVE […]

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Rossi reflects on driving Hamilton’s car - PlanetF1

MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi has said his experience driving the Mercedes was very different to the last time he tried an F1 car.

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Ferrari plans F1 engine design overhaul for 2020 - Motorsport.com

Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc won just three races between them in 2019 as Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes swept to another title double, Mercedes' sixth in a row.
F1's four engine manufacturers have converged in the V6 turbo-hybrid era's fifth season but despite aerodynamic and engine regulations remaining stable for 2020, Ferrari has opted for an overhaul because it believes there is more ...Keep reading

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Ferrari on Max: ‘Why give credibility to a 22 year old?’ - PlanetF1

Ferrari CEO Louis Camilleri does not appear to have a lot of time for Max Verstappen following comments made about the Scuderia this season.

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Alonso hits back at Vandoorne: Check facts first - PlanetF1

Accused of always getting his own way at McLaren, Fernando Alonso has hit back telling his former team-mate Stoffel Vandoorne to "check the facts".

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2019 F1 driver rankings #18: Romain Grosjean | 2019 F1 season review - RaceFans

Romain Grosjean only finished in the points three times during 2019, though problems with his car were often to blame.

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The ten best drivers from F1 2019 - PlanetF1

The sun has set on the 2019 Formula 1 season, but who's had a year to remember and who wants to leave 2019 behind and never look back?

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Brawn: Unfortunate teams said no to 2020 tyres - PlanetF1

Ross Brawn says it is unfortunate the teams voted down Pirelli's 2020 tyres as they would have allowed the drivers to race "a bit harder".

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Ferrari set to be first to launch with Feb 11 date - PlanetF1

Ferrari will be wasting no time in unveiling their 2020 challenger after pencilling February 11 as their official launch date.

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2019 F1 driver rankings #20: Robert Kubica | 2019 F1 season review - RaceFans

Robert Kubica scored Williams' only point of a miserable season. but there was little else for him to celebrate on his return to Formula 1.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

McLaren plans to debut all-new third-gen F1 simulator in 2020 - Autosport

The McLaren Formula 1 team will aim to debut an all-new simulator in 2020 that will be a "massive departure" from its predecessor, according to tech chief James Key

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McLaren plans to debut all-new third-gen F1 simulator in 2020 - Autosport

The McLaren Formula 1 team will aim to debut an all-new simulator in 2020 that will be a "massive departure" from its predecessor, according to tech chief James Key

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Vote for your 2019 F1 Driver of the Year | 2019 F1 season review - RaceFans

Who was the best Formula 1 driver of 2019? It's time to cast your vote in our annual poll to find our readers number one racer of the past season.

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‘FW43 chassis will be an improvement’ - PlanetF1

Claire Williams believes Williams' 2020 car, the FW43, "will be an improvement" on this year's as the team tries to lift itself off the bottom of the log.

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F1 2019 driver rankings: 11-20 - PlanetF1

The sun has set on the F1 2019 season, but who's had a year to remember and who wants to leave 2019 behind and never look back?

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Formula 1’s five biggest disappointments of 2019 - PlanetF1

Ferrari let themselves down in 2019 as the spaghetti culture reared its head but it was Valtteri Bottas who let us all down.

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Pirelli’s steps to ensure parity between teams - PlanetF1

Pirelli boss Mario Isola has revealed the steps taken to ensure no one teams gets an unfair tyre advantage, from random barcodes to one engineer per team and bespoke software.

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Ricciardo was like ‘f*** you guys’ after Baku clash - PlanetF1

Feeling unfairly treated by Red Bull at last year's Azerbaijan GP, Daniel Ricciardo felt the team "deserved" the crash that put both drivers out of the race.

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Hamilton had ‘one little spin’, Rossi had three - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton did have one moment when he tested Valentino Rossi's Yamaha at the Valencia circuit on Monday with details of the swap finally revealed.

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Vietnam reveals updated F1 circuit layout - Motorsport.com

As reported last week, the Hanoi city track will have 23 corners instead of the original 22, increasing the length of the lap to 5.607km.
The change, triggered by logistical and geographical reasons, followed a request from the FIA and Formula 1.
Apart from the added corner, that part of track - which is expected to be finalised in January - has been widened by around 15 meters.
The ...Keep reading

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Vietnam's Hanoi circuit gets new corner ahead of Formula 1 debut - Autosport

Vietnam Grand Prix organisers have revealed the updated circuit layout for its inaugural Formula 1 race in 2020 following the addition of a new corner

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Vietnam's Hanoi circuit gets new corner ahead of Formula 1 debut - Autosport

Vietnam Grand Prix organisers have revealed the updated circuit layout for its inaugural Formula 1 race in 2020 following the addition of a new corner

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Analysis: Why Russia’s worldwide sporting ban is unlikely to affect F1 | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

The World Anti-Doping Agency has imposed a four-year ban on Russia participating in international sport, but Russia's F1 driver and world championship race are unlikely to be affected.

Read more: Analysis: Why Russia’s worldwide sporting ban is unlikely to affect F1 | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Red Bull: Why would Verstappen leave? - SkySports F1

Red Bull are confident a "very happy" Max Verstappen will sign a new deal despite links to Mercedes and a potential F1 2021 driver merry-go-round.

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Team mate battles 2019: The final score – Grosjean vs Magnussen | 2019 F1 season review - RaceFans

Kevin Magnussen out-scored Romain Grosjean for the second year in a row, but how much of a role did unreliability play in the contest between the two Haas drivers?

Read more: Team mate battles 2019: The final score – Grosjean vs Magnussen | 2019 F1 season review - RaceFans

Russell qualifying whitewash over Kubica harder than people think - Autosport

Formula 1 rookie George Russell says he is proud of having seen off Williams team-mate Robert Kubica in every qualifying in 2019, and believes it was harder "than people think"

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Russell qualifying whitewash over Kubica harder than people think - Autosport

Formula 1 rookie George Russell says he is proud of having seen off Williams team-mate Robert Kubica in every qualifying in 2019, and believes it was harder "than people think"

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Grosjean pinpoints "weakness" to focus on for 2020 - Motorsport.com

The Frenchman says yet another poor getaway in the season finale in Abu Dhabi earlier this month highlighted how much better teammate Kevin Magnussen has been in this area.
“I think I need to improve my starts as that's really being a weakness of mine this year against Kevin,” explained Grosjean, who started one place behind his teammate at the Yas Marina circuit but lost a lot of ground ...Keep reading

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Horner: ‘If you’re in a competitive car, why move?’ - PlanetF1

Christian Horner has cast doubt on whether the next silly season will actually be that silly despite a lack of drivers not signed for 2021.

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Pirelli want minimum pressure increased for 2020 - PlanetF1

Following F1's decision to run this year's tyres next season, Pirelli have called for tyre pressures to be raised.

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Binotto: Ferrari doesn’t need severe changes to Formula 1 team - Autosport

Mattia Binotto believes Ferrari is not in need of 'severe' changes to avoid the errors that cost the team several times during the 2019 Formula 1 season

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Leclerc "wouldn't have believed" 2019 results - Motorsport.com

Leclerc stepped up to Ferrari after just one season in F1 with Sauber and almost won from pole on his second start with the Maranello team, but was foiled by an engine problem in Bahrain.
However, he eventually claimed his first victory in Belgium before following that up with a second win one week later at Ferrari’s home race in Italy.
Leclerc scored seven poles, more than any other ...Keep reading

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Binotto: Ferrari doesn't need severe changes to Formula 1 team - Autosport

Mattia Binotto believes Ferrari is not in need of 'severe' changes to avoid the errors that cost the team several times during the 2019 Formula 1 season

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Binotto: Ferrari doesn't need severe changes to Formula 1 team - Autosport

Mattia Binotto believes Ferrari is not in need of 'severe' changes to avoid the errors that cost the team several times during the 2019 Formula 1 season

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Head laments ‘regressive’ steps for 2021 - PlanetF1

Patrick Head is torn over F1's 2021 rules, saying that while they are "regressive" from an engineering point of view, they should help close the gap between the teams.

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Brawn says F1 teams should have stuck with Pirelli’s 2020 tyres | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Formula 1 motorsport director Ross Brawn has defended the sport's official tyre supplier Pirelli after teams unanimously rejected their proposed 2020 tyres.

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Binotto disagrees Ferrari drivers are ‘explosive’ pair - PlanetF1

Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto has once again defended his drivers, Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc, saying that they are not an "explosive" partnership.

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‘Working for Ferrari isn’t a job, it absorbs you’ - PlanetF1

McLaren's performance director, Andrea Stella, has given an insight into what it is like working for McLaren compared to working for Ferrari.

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Team mate battles 2019: The final score – Raikkonen vs Giovinazzi | 2019 F1 season review - RaceFans

After two years out of racing, Antonio Giovinazzi made his full-time F1 debut alongside a world champion, which made for a difficult start in the sport.

Read more: Team mate battles 2019: The final score – Raikkonen vs Giovinazzi | 2019 F1 season review - RaceFans

Hamilton crashed Rossi’s Yamaha bike – report - PlanetF1

Wondering why there has been no news yet on Lewis Hamilton's MotoGP ride from Monday? Reports in Italy claim that's because he crashed the bike.

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‘Ricciardo must stop being the paddock clown’ - PlanetF1

Daniel Ricciardo has found himself on the list of Ziggo Sport's Olav Mol's 'five flops for 2019' as the Dutch commentator says he needs to stop being the "clown" and buckle down.

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Russell highlights one area he needs to improve - PlanetF1

Although George Russell trounced Robert Kubica in both qualifying and grands prix, the Brit concedes it was his Williams team-mate who made the better starts in 2019.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Kubica doesn’t ‘regret’ F1 comeback - PlanetF1

Things may not have gone the way Robert Kubica had hoped for, but he doesn't "regret" his Formula 1 return in 2019.

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Formula 1 teams unanimously reject Pirelli 2020 tyre design - BBC F1

Formula 1 teams unanimously reject the tyres proposed by supplier Pirelli for the 2020 season.

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McLaren’s head of aerodynamics leaves team - PlanetF1

McLaren look set for more personnel changes in the winter following the departure of their head of aerodynamics, Guillaume Cattelani.

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F1 teams unanimously vote against using Pirelli’s new tyres for 2020 | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Formula 1 will continue using its 2019-specification tyres next year after team unanimously voted against introducing Pirelli's new rubber in 2020.

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Team mate battles 2019: The final score – Perez vs Stroll | 2019 F1 season review - RaceFans

One of the most one-sided team mate battles in 2019 took place at Racing Point. But don't expect the loser to be shown the door any time soon.

Read more: Team mate battles 2019: The final score – Perez vs Stroll | 2019 F1 season review - RaceFans

F1 teams unanimously reject 2020 tyre spec - Motorsport.com

The prototype 2020 spec - which was designed to reduce tyre degradation, provide a wider working range of temperature and lower overheating in dirty air -  had made its race weekend debut during free practice in Austin, but earned largely negative reviews from the drivers who had sampled it.
As a result, the possibility of sticking with this year's tyres was broached, such a decision requiring ...Keep reading

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Teams vote unanimously to keep 2019 tyres - PlanetF1

All 10 Formula 1 teams have voted in favour of keeping the 2019 tyre compounds in place for the 2020 season, the FIA has confirmed.

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Teams unanimously veto 2020 Pirelli Formula 1 tyres - Autosport

Formula 1 will stick with 2019-specification Pirelli rubber next year, after teams unanimously voted to reject the new tyres that were being prepared for 2020

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Teams unanimously veto 2020 Pirelli Formula 1 tyres - Autosport

Formula 1 will stick with 2019-specification Pirelli rubber next year, after teams unanimously voted to reject the new tyres that were being prepared for 2020

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Patrick Head: "Regressive" '21 F1 rules needed to reduce inequality - Autosport

Design legend Patrick Head says the "regressive" step Formula 1 is making in 2021 by reducing engineering freedoms is a necessary evil to stop spending wars ruining the championship

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Patrick Head: "Regressive" '21 F1 rules needed to reduce inequality - Autosport

Design legend Patrick Head says the "regressive" step Formula 1 is making in 2021 by reducing engineering freedoms is a necessary evil to stop spending wars ruining the championship

Read more: Patrick Head: "Regressive" '21 F1 rules needed to reduce inequality - Autosport

‘Ferrari engine saga was only rivals pressurising’ - PlanetF1

Mattia Binotto has downplayed the engine saga that blighted Ferrari's season, saying rivals just wanted to put pressure on Ferrari.

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McLaren set for reshuffle after F1 head of aero Cattelani leaves - Autosport

McLaren is set for a reshuffle of its Formula 1 aero department, Autosport has learned, as its head of aerodynamics Guillaume Cattelani has left the team

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McLaren set for reshuffle after F1 head of aero Cattelani leaves - Autosport

McLaren is set for a reshuffle of its Formula 1 aero department, Autosport has learned, as its head of aerodynamics Guillaume Cattelani has left the team

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The F1 Gossip Column - SkySports F1

Hulkenberg says Renault goodbyes; F1 awards season; Hamilton says Verstappen has been calling Mercedes, and lots more...

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McLaren set for aero department reshuffle after Cattelani exit - Motorsport.com

The Frenchman, who has been in the role since June 2014, is currently on gardening leave to see out his contract.
Discussions are ongoing about when he will be free to join a rival outfit, with speculation linking him with a move to the Haas team in the early part of next year.
A switch to Haas would see him link up again with the team's technical partner Dallara, where he worked from 2004 ...Keep reading

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In detail: The Honda engine powering Red Bull - Motorsport.com

The development of the Honda F1 power unit has been a key talking point of the 2019 season, as the marque has enjoyed a successful year with Red Bull.
Having enjoyed three victories this season - Austria’s win being the first since 2006 for the Japanese manufacturer - Honda has also pursued an aggressive upgrade strategy.
But the way that Red Bull has laid out the power unit inside its ...Keep reading

Read more: In detail: The Honda engine powering Red Bull - Motorsport.com

Norris doubts more tests would helped ahead of debut - PlanetF1

With pre-season testing reduced to only six days for 2020, Lando Norris says he doubts more days in the car would have better prepared him for Formula 1.

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Team mate battles 2019: The final score – Kvyat vs Gasly | 2019 F1 season review - RaceFans

Pierre Gasly handled being demoted back to Toro Rosso rather better than his new team mate Daniil Kvyat did three years ago. Here's how they stacked up.

Read more: Team mate battles 2019: The final score – Kvyat vs Gasly | 2019 F1 season review - RaceFans

Abiteboul ‘exasperated’ by backtracking rivals - PlanetF1

Renault team boss Cyril Abiteboul is frustrated after rival teams went back on plans to scrap the "stupid" Q2 tyre regulation ahead of next year's championship.

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Gasly: Red Bull demotion wasn’t fair - PlanetF1

Pierre Gasly admits he was not only shocked but also "angry" when he learnt of his Red Bull demotion as he felt the team's decision was unfair.

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Marko explains why Red Bull fell short of five - PlanetF1

Falling short of his pre-season prediction of five race wins, Helmut Marko concedes Red Bull was "below" its potential in the first half of the campaign.

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Monday, December 9, 2019

Kubica doesn’t regret returning to F1 out of “passion” | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Robert Kubica says he followed his "passion" by returning to F1 in 2019 and doesn't regret the decision despite his disappointing season.

Read more: Kubica doesn’t regret returning to F1 out of “passion” | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Horner: 2019 Verstappen's strongest F1 season - Motorsport.com

Having finished fourth in the 2018 world championship with 249 points, Verstappen moved into the top three for the first time with third place, and he improved on his previous best total by 29, logging 278 points.
The Dutchman also won three grands prix in one season for the first time, having scored two victories in each of the previous two years, while he also took his first two pole ...Keep reading

Read more: Horner: 2019 Verstappen's strongest F1 season - Motorsport.com

Carey sees room for ‘a couple more’ races - PlanetF1

F1 CEO Chase Carey remains mindful of stretching the calendar too far, but does see room for "a couple more" races.

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Russia confident GP not under threat amid doping scandal - Motorsport.com

On Monday, Russia was handed a four-year ban from all major sports by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) for widespread breaching of doping regulations.
The ban, on athletes taking part in events and the country hosting contests, applies to all bodies that WADA considers to be a Major Event Organisation.
Motor racing's governing body, the FIA, is classified as such in WADA documents, so ...Keep reading

Read more: Russia confident GP not under threat amid doping scandal - Motorsport.com

Cutting Daimler spending key to Mercedes’ F1 future - PlanetF1

Mercedes principal Toto Wolff says cutting parent company Daimler's contributions to their F1 team is crucial for their "long-term future".

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Russian F1 GP "confident" it's safe from country's four-year WADA ban - Autosport

Russian Grand Prix officials are 'confident' that the future of the Formula 1 race is not under threat, despite a global ban on the country hosting major sporting events

Read more: Russian F1 GP "confident" it's safe from country's four-year WADA ban - Autosport

Russian F1 GP "confident" it's safe from country's four-year WADA ban - Autosport

Russian Grand Prix officials are 'confident' that the future of the Formula 1 race is not under threat, despite a global ban on the country hosting major sporting events

Read more: Russian F1 GP "confident" it's safe from country's four-year WADA ban - Autosport

Russell completes 18-inch tyre test for Pirelli - Motorsport.com

Williams race driver Russell, returning to the wheel for Mercedes after driving its 2019 car in the official post-season test last week, completed more than 200 laps over Sunday and Monday at the Yas Marina circuit.
Sunny weather allowed Russell to complete 100 and 118 laps on the two respective days as Pirelli's 2021 development testing came to an end for the year.
Pirelli tasked Renault ...Keep reading

Read more: Russell completes 18-inch tyre test for Pirelli - Motorsport.com

Mercedes completes 18-inch F1 Pirelli tyre test in Abu Dhabi - Autosport

Pirelli has completed its final two days of 18-inch Formula 1 tyre testing this year, with Mercedes and George Russell completing the 2019 programme in Abu Dhabi

Read more: Mercedes completes 18-inch F1 Pirelli tyre test in Abu Dhabi - Autosport

Mercedes completes 18-inch F1 Pirelli tyre test in Abu Dhabi - Autosport

Pirelli has completed its final two days of 18-inch Formula 1 tyre testing this year, with Mercedes and George Russell completing the 2019 programme in Abu Dhabi

Read more: Mercedes completes 18-inch F1 Pirelli tyre test in Abu Dhabi - Autosport

Alonso leaving F1 door 'open' for 2021 - SkySports F1

Fernando Alonso has given a strong indication he is plotting a return to Formula 1 in 2021, although the two-time champion has been urged to only come back if he can secure a competitive drive.

Read more: Alonso leaving F1 door 'open' for 2021 - SkySports F1

Marko: ‘No signature’ yet for new Concorde Agreement - PlanetF1

Red Bull advisor Dr Helmut Marko has revealed that there has been no signature yet from their end for the new Concorde Agreement.

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Vietnam GP track to be ready by ‘end of the year’ - PlanetF1

Vietnam Grand Prix organisers say they expect the Hanoi circuit to be completed by the "end of the year".

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Renault "exasperated" by rivals voting to keep "stupid" Q2 rule - Motorsport.com

The top three teams have had such a pace advantage this year that their drivers routinely qualified on medium tyres, often leaving just the four drivers starting in sixth to 10th places on softs, while while those behind with a free choice almost always went for mediums or hards.
In Abu Dhabi last weekend, Renault drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Nico Hulkenberg qualified eighth and 10th, but ...Keep reading

Read more: Renault "exasperated" by rivals voting to keep "stupid" Q2 rule - Motorsport.com

Mercedes can secure F1 future by reducing Daimler spending - Motorsport.com

Earlier this year Mercedes’ accounts, documenting its 2018 spend, revealed a net contribution from Daimler of less than £40m, with F1 prize money and sponsorship fronting the majority of its budget.
Mercedes has shown no signs of wishing to withdraw from F1 after next season, despite speculation occasionally linking it with an exit from the world championship before the next set of ...Keep reading

Read more: Mercedes can secure F1 future by reducing Daimler spending - Motorsport.com

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Albon lost rookie feeling after Red Bull move - PlanetF1

Alex Albon says his move to Red Bull took away the feeling of being a rookie, and he has to sometimes remind himself that it was his first F1 season.

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Stroll determined to improve qualy performances - PlanetF1

Racing Point's Lance Stroll admits that qualifying has been a weak spot for him in 2019, and wants to improve next season.

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Russell completes 18-inch wheel test for Mercedes at Yas Marina | 2021 F1 season - RaceFans

Mercedes became the latest team to test Pirelli's 18-inch tyres at Yas Marina today, with George Russell driving the team's W10.

Read more: Russell completes 18-inch wheel test for Mercedes at Yas Marina | 2021 F1 season - RaceFans

Hamilton: 2019 best year given Mercedes started with heap of F1 car - Autosport

Mercedes Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton says 2019 was the best season of his career, especially considering he started the year with a "heap" of a car

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Hamilton: 2019 best year given Mercedes started with heap of F1 car - Autosport

Mercedes Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton says 2019 was the best season of his career, especially considering he started the year with a "heap" of a car

Read more: Hamilton: 2019 best year given Mercedes started with heap of F1 car - Autosport

Team mate battles 2019: The final score – Ricciardo vs Hulkenberg | 2019 F1 season review - RaceFans

Was Nico Hulkenberg's performance compared to Daniel Ricciardo the reason why Renault decided to replace him with Esteban Ocon?

Read more: Team mate battles 2019: The final score – Ricciardo vs Hulkenberg | 2019 F1 season review - RaceFans

Bottas still missing ‘hunger’ and ‘fight’ - PlanetF1

A lack of "hunger" and "fight" in wheel-to-wheel action is currently holding Valtteri Bottas back from challenging for the title, according to Mark Webber.

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Webber predicts 2020 titles for Hamilton/Ferrari - PlanetF1

Ex-Formula 1 racer Mark Webber believes Lewis Hamilton will retain his grip on the Drivers' Championship in 2020, but backs Ferrari to stop Mercedes in the Constructors'.

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Saturday, December 7, 2019

Verstappen: Start of next season key to 2021 decision | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Start of next season key to 2021 decision - Verstappen • Mazepin on top as F2 test ends • Sainz did '15 qualifying laps' in Abu Dhabi GP

Read more: Verstappen: Start of next season key to 2021 decision | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

Mercedes to pay highest ever F1 entry fee in 2020 - Motorsport.com

The FIA mandates a basic fee for all teams to enter the F1 world championship plus extra for each point gained in the previous season, with the constructors' world champion hit with a slightly higher rate per-point.
Mercedes became the first team in F1 history to score six consecutive title doubles by clinching the drivers' and constructors' championships this year. It scored 739 points ...Keep reading

Read more: Mercedes to pay highest ever F1 entry fee in 2020 - Motorsport.com

Will Hamilton make 2021 Ferrari F1 switch? - Motorsport.com

Both Mercedes boss Toto Wolff and his Ferrari counterpart Mattia Binotto discussed the possibility, which is given further credence by several leading F1 drivers – including Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel – being out of contract in 2021. 
Jack Benyon and Scott Mitchell discuss how likely a Hamilton switch to Ferrari really is, and whether he should consider leaving V6 turbo-hybrid era ...Keep reading

Read more: Will Hamilton make 2021 Ferrari F1 switch? - Motorsport.com

Norris feared he wasn’t ‘good enough’ for F1 - PlanetF1

McLaren's Lando Norris admits he worried about whether he was "good enough" for F1 prior to making his debut this season.

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Red Bull: First year with Honda in Formula 1 beyond expectations - Autosport

Red Bull Racing Formula 1 team principal Christian Horner says that the outfit's first season with Honda power in 2019 has been "beyond expectations"

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Red Bull: First year with Honda in Formula 1 beyond expectations - Autosport

Red Bull Racing Formula 1 team principal Christian Horner says that the outfit's first season with Honda power in 2019 has been "beyond expectations"

Read more: Red Bull: First year with Honda in Formula 1 beyond expectations - Autosport

Alonso hits back at "self-centred" suggestions - Motorsport.com

Ferrari endured a run of headaches in 2019, with Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc clashing over slipstream assistance at Monza, team orders in Singapore and Russia, and then crashing into each other in Brazil.
Speaking ahead of the FIA Prize Gala in Paris, Alonso laughed off a suggestion that he had a reputation for being ‘self-centered’
“I think the reputation is always one thing ...Keep reading

Read more: Alonso hits back at "self-centred" suggestions - Motorsport.com

Wolff hints at Mercedes stay amid Formula 1 move rumours - Autosport

Toto Wolff says he does not see "any surprises" regarding his future, hinting he is likely to stay as Mercedes team boss amid rumours of a switch to Formula 1

Read more: Wolff hints at Mercedes stay amid Formula 1 move rumours - Autosport

Wolff hints at Mercedes stay amid Formula 1 move rumours - Autosport

Toto Wolff says he does not see "any surprises" regarding his future, hinting he is likely to stay as Mercedes team boss amid rumours of a switch to Formula 1

Read more: Wolff hints at Mercedes stay amid Formula 1 move rumours - Autosport

Hamilton: Verstappen calls Mercedes for F1 drive - PlanetF1

Six-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton says all his rivals, including Max Verstappen, call Mercedes boss Toto Wolff about driving for the team.

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Team mate battles 2019: The final score – Sainz vs Norris | 2019 F1 season review - RaceFans

There was nothing to choose between McLaren pair Carlos Sainz Jnr and Lando Norris in qualifying, but the more experienced driver had the better race results.

Read more: Team mate battles 2019: The final score – Sainz vs Norris | 2019 F1 season review - RaceFans

Wolff hints at Mercedes stay amid links to F1 role - Motorsport.com

On the back of his success with the German car manufacturer, which has won six consecutive world title doubles, Wolff has been viewed as a potential candidate to lead Liberty Media’s control of F1.
Current CEO Chase Carey only has a short-term rolling contract and made clear at the recent Abu Dhabi Grand Prix that he was not interested in ‘building careers’ at this stage of his ...Keep reading

Read more: Wolff hints at Mercedes stay amid links to F1 role - Motorsport.com

Renault say they have matched Ferrari engine - PlanetF1

Renault managing director Cyril Abiteboul claims that their engine is now matching the power of Ferrari's.

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Niki Lauda among those honoured at FIA Prize Gala in Paris - Autosport

The late Niki Lauda was honoured with the Personality of the Year Award at the end of season FIA Prize Gala in Paris on Friday night

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Niki Lauda among those honoured at FIA Prize Gala in Paris - Autosport

The late Niki Lauda was honoured with the Personality of the Year Award at the end of season FIA Prize Gala in Paris on Friday night

Read more: Niki Lauda among those honoured at FIA Prize Gala in Paris - Autosport

Hamilton officially crowned champion - SkySports F1

Lewis Hamilton has been officially crowned a six-time F1 world champion after receiving his 2019 Drivers' Championship trophy at the FIA's annual awards gala.

Read more: Hamilton officially crowned champion - SkySports F1

Lauda named Personality of the Year at FIA prize-giving - Motorsport.com

The three-time world champion, who played an instrumental part in turning Mercedes into a dominant force in F1, passed away shortly before this year’s Monaco Grand Prix.
But the spirit and character that he carried throughout his life was remembered with the Award, which was voted for by FIA accredited media.
Max Verstappen was awarded the ‘Action of the Year’ prize by fans for the ...Keep reading

Read more: Lauda named Personality of the Year at FIA prize-giving - Motorsport.com

Webber predicts 2020 titles for Hamilton/Ferrari - PlanetF1

Ex-Formula 1 racer Mark Webber believes Lewis Hamilton will retain his grip on the Drivers' Championship in 2020, but backs Ferrari to stop Mercedes in the Constructors'.

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Alonso says Indianapolis 500 is his “main priority” for 2020 | IndyCar - RaceFans

Fernando Alonso says winning the Indianapolis 500 is his number one goal for next season but he may not firm up his plans for the race until after next month's Dakar Rally.

Read more: Alonso says Indianapolis 500 is his “main priority” for 2020 | IndyCar - RaceFans

Friday, December 6, 2019

Verstappen wins Action of the Year for Leclerc pass, top rookie honour for Albon | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Verstappen wins Action of the Year for Leclerc pass, Rookie of the Year honour for Albon • Nick Chester leaves Renault • Deletraz stays ahead in F2 testing

Read more: Verstappen wins Action of the Year for Leclerc pass, top rookie honour for Albon | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

Chester leaves Renault after 19 years as F1 restructure continues - Autosport

Renault Formula 1 chassis chief Nick Chester is leaving the team as part of the major restructuring of its technical department.

Read more: Chester leaves Renault after 19 years as F1 restructure continues - Autosport

Technical director Chester leaves Renault F1 team - Motorsport.com

Chester has been part of the Enstone team since the start of the century, joining the then-Benetton outfit as a race engineer and going on to hold multiple roles as it morphed into the Renault works team, then Lotus and then Renault again.
Until now, Chester had been a key part of Renault's technical leadership, which is headed by executive director Marcin Budkowski, but has now begun a period ...Keep reading

Read more: Technical director Chester leaves Renault F1 team - Motorsport.com

Renault restructure begins with Chester exit - PlanetF1

The restructuring process at Renault has begun with the Enstone team announcing the departure of Nick Chester after 19 years. Chester, who first joined the team back in 2000, has been chassis technical director since 2013 but will now serve a period of gardening leave after his exit was announced via a press release. “I […]

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Ricciardo: Renault message not "massaging their shoulders" - Motorsport.com

After what has been a rollercoaster season, Ricciardo came on the team radio after last weekend's race to give words of encouragement for next year.
"Thank you guys," he said. "I really mean it but we will get better next year, a lot better, I really think we will. So let's get it."
Speaking about his message to Motorsport.com afterwards, Ricciardo said that his comments were not just hollow ...Keep reading

Read more: Ricciardo: Renault message not "massaging their shoulders" - Motorsport.com

Wolff: Mercedes in Formula 1 long-term if Daimler input is reduced - Autosport

Mercedes will be in Formula 1 "for the long-term" if it is able to reduce the contribution from parent company Daimler, according to team principal Toto Wolff

Read more: Wolff: Mercedes in Formula 1 long-term if Daimler input is reduced - Autosport

Wolff: Mercedes in Formula 1 long-term if Daimler input is reduced - Autosport

Mercedes will be in Formula 1 "for the long-term" if it is able to reduce the contribution from parent company Daimler, according to team principal Toto Wolff

Read more: Wolff: Mercedes in Formula 1 long-term if Daimler input is reduced - Autosport

Team mate battles 2019: The final score – Vettel vs Leclerc | 2019 F1 season review - RaceFans

The arrival of Charles Leclerc in place of Kimi Raikkonen was a rude awakening for Sebastian Vettel, who was out-scored by his new team mate.

Read more: Team mate battles 2019: The final score – Vettel vs Leclerc | 2019 F1 season review - RaceFans

Red Bull threaten more Ferrari protests in 2020 - PlanetF1

Dr Helmut Marko has labelled Ferrari's fine for a fuel discrepancy as "a joke" and warned of further action from Red Bull in 2020.

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How Ferrari are trying to find the next Leclerc - PlanetF1

Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport has given an insight into how Ferrari bring through the next generation of drivers via their academy programme.

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Ricciardo explains cooldown lap Abu Dhabi GP F1 radio message - Autosport

Daniel Ricciardo says his supportive message to the Renault Formula 1 team on the cooldown lap of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix underlines his belief it will improve in 2020

Read more: Ricciardo explains cooldown lap Abu Dhabi GP F1 radio message - Autosport

Ricciardo explains cooldown lap Abu Dhabi GP F1 radio message - Autosport

Daniel Ricciardo says his supportive message to the Renault Formula 1 team on the cooldown lap of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix underlines his belief it will improve in 2020

Read more: Ricciardo explains cooldown lap Abu Dhabi GP F1 radio message - Autosport

Red Bull: First season with Honda "beyond expectations" - Motorsport.com

Although Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko had predicted five grand prix wins heading into the campaign, Horner was more circumspect.
Max Verstappen won three races and finished third in the world championship, while the team maintained its third place in the constructors’ table, albeit with 417 points compared to the 419 it logged the year prior.
That was due mainly to a poor ...Keep reading

Read more: Red Bull: First season with Honda "beyond expectations" - Motorsport.com

Vettel "just being honest" about subpar season - Motorsport.com

The four-time world champion won just one grand prix in 2019 and finished fifth in the drivers’ championship, his worst result since joining Ferrari in 2015.
Vettel was beaten by teammate Charles Leclerc in the young driver’s first season at Ferrari, and made several mistakes that cost him significant results at several grands prix.
After his fifth-place finish in last weekend’s Abu ...Keep reading

Read more: Vettel "just being honest" about subpar season - Motorsport.com

Verstappen: Leclerc fuel ‘error’ wasn’t a mistake - PlanetF1

Jos Verstappen believes Charles Leclerc's fuel irregularity in Abu Dhabi wasn't a Ferrari "error", and instead intentional.

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Vettel: Assessment was not harsh, just honest - PlanetF1

Telling the world that he could have done a better job this year, Sebastian Vettel is adamant he wasn't being hard on himself, just "honest".

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Hamilton: Plant-based diet stopped my ‘mood swings and swollen belly’ | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Lewis Hamilton says his move to a plant-based diet two years ago have improved his overall health and had no adverse effect on his training to compete in Formula 1.

Read more: Hamilton: Plant-based diet stopped my ‘mood swings and swollen belly’ | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Alonso on Hamilton to Ferrari, Schumi’s record - PlanetF1

Fernando Alonso believes only Lewis Hamilton knows if moving to Ferrari in 2021 is the right call, saying it is a "very personal" decision.

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Could Racing Point rebrand as Aston Martin? - PlanetF1

Racing Point owner Lawrence Stroll is reported to be interested in buying a major stake in Aston Martin, according to Autocar and RaceFans.net.

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Webber: Time is right for Hulkenberg to move on - PlanetF1

Nico Hulkenberg is 177 starts and out of Formula 1 but one person who won't be offering him a shoulder to cry on his Mark Webber.

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F1 entry fee even more expensive for Mercedes - PlanetF1

It is all good and well winning the championship but that means a hefty entry fee for the next season with Mercedes set to pay $5.5m for 2020.

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Driver reviews: Mercedes, Ferrari, Red Bull - PlanetF1

In the final part of our driver reviews, PlanetF1 analyses the big boys over at Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull.

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‘Kubica leaning towards Racing Point deal’ - PlanetF1

Robert Kubica is reportedly set to snub Haas, opting instead to sign as Racing Point's reserve driver for the 2020 F1 season.

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Bottas starting his off-season with ‘low-risk no-pressure’ rally | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Bottas starting his off-season with 'low-risk no-pressure' rally • Rossi has Mercedes seating fitting for Hamilton event • Ferrari and Red Bull triumph in F1 ESports

Read more: Bottas starting his off-season with ‘low-risk no-pressure’ rally | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

Could Racing Point rebrand as Aston Martin? - PlanetF1

Racing Point owner Lawrence Stroll is reported to be interested in buying a major stake in Aston Martin, according to Autocar and RaceFans.net.

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Ferrari do win some silverware after all this season - PlanetF1

Ferrari may have ended the Formula 1 season without any silverware from the actual track, but David Tonizza did clinch the Esports title for the Scuderia.

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Racing Point could become Aston Martin as Lawrence Stroll eyes buy-in | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

The Racing Point Formula 1 team could be rebranded as Aston Martin as its billionaire owner Lawrence Stroll has been linked to a buy-in at the luxury car manufacturer.

Read more: Racing Point could become Aston Martin as Lawrence Stroll eyes buy-in | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Binotto: Ferrari lost titles when designing SF90 - PlanetF1

Ferrari principal Mattia Binotto has bluntly said that they lost the Drivers' and Constructors' Championships when their 2019 challenger was designed.

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‘Alonso should only return with a competitive car’ - PlanetF1

Max Verstappen would welcome Fernando Alonso's return to the F1 grid but feels the Spaniard should only consider it if he is given a "competitive car".

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FIA approves extra MGU-K for 2020 season - Motorsport.com

Since F1’s complex V6 turbo-hybrid engines were introduced in 2014 there have been limits over how many individual components within the power units can be used.
These limits have become stricter over time, with the intention of reducing costs by preventing teams from developing and utilising upgraded versions of each component.  
Initially, for a 19-race race season, each driver was ...Keep reading

Read more: FIA approves extra MGU-K for 2020 season - Motorsport.com

Third MGU-K element approved for 22-race 2020 F1 season - Autosport

Formula 1 drivers may use one extra MGU-K next season to help cope with the record 22-race schedule now the allocation has been formally increased by the FIA

Read more: Third MGU-K element approved for 22-race 2020 F1 season - Autosport

Third MGU-K element approved for 22-race 2020 F1 season - Autosport

Formula 1 drivers may use one extra MGU-K next season to help cope with the record 22-race schedule now the allocation has been formally increased by the FIA

Read more: Third MGU-K element approved for 22-race 2020 F1 season - Autosport

Monday deadline for Pirelli tyre decision - PlanetF1

Mario Isola says Pirelli must decide by "Monday the 9th of December" whether it will use its 2020 tyres next season or stick with the 2019 rubber.

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Why one team is warning F1’s 2021 cars will be a “nasty piece of work” to drive | 2021 F1 season - RaceFans

Racing Point technical director Andrew Green is concerned F1's new cars for 2021 may not be able to race more closely and will be "nasty" to drive.

Read more: Why one team is warning F1’s 2021 cars will be a “nasty piece of work” to drive | 2021 F1 season - RaceFans

New rule will stop F1 teams hiding cars behind screens at testing - Autosport

Formula 1 teams will not be allowed to use screens to hide their cars from fans and rival outfits during winter testing, following a rule change agreed by the FIA

Read more: New rule will stop F1 teams hiding cars behind screens at testing - Autosport

Physical chequered flag will end F1 races again in 2020 - Motorsport.com

For this season, the FIA changed the wording of F1’s regulations so a chequered light panel became the end‐of‐race signal.
This was a response to the error in the 2018 Canadian Grand Prix, where a mix-up between an official and celebrity guest Winnie Harlow the chequered flag was waved early by mistake.
However, in this year’s Japanese Grand Prix, a systems error meant the electronic ...Keep reading

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F1 teams no longer allowed to hide cars in testing - Motorsport.com

Although F1’s regulations force teams to keep cars on display at grand prix weekends, there have previously been no such restrictions at testing.
That means teams, eager to keep their tech developments secret from rivals, have put covers on car parts or kept them completely hidden behind screens during the pre-season build-up.
But at a meeting of the FIA’s World Motor Sport Council, it ...Keep reading

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Physical chequered flag will end F1 grands prix again from 2020 - Autosport

A physical chequered flag will be the definitive signal for the end of Formula 1 races again in the future, not an electronic panel

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Physical chequered flag will end F1 grands prix again from 2020 - Autosport

A physical chequered flag will be the definitive signal for the end of Formula 1 races again in the future, not an electronic panel

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‘Merc quitting F1 would not be the right thing’ - PlanetF1

Toto Wolff has all but rubbished speculation that Mercedes could walk away from Formula 1, saying that would "certainly not be the right thing to do" for the brand.

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Team mate battles 2019: The final score – Hamilton vs Bottas | 2019 F1 season review - RaceFans

Valtteri Bottas stated the year strongly but couldn't stop Lewis Hamilton winning another title. Here's how they compared in their third year as team mates.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Brown tried ‘to take politics’ out of McLaren - PlanetF1

Swapping the experience of a double World Champion for a young line up, Zak Brown says he was determined to "take the politics out" of McLaren and cultivate healthy competition.

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F1 goes old school with return of chequered flag - PlanetF1

Formula 1 will reinstate the traditional chequered flag in 2020, using that to signal the "definitive" end of a grand prix rather than an electronic board.

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Driver reviews: McLaren, Renault, STR, Racing Point - PlanetF1

In round two of three, PlanetF1 delves into the performances of every driver, now it’s the turn of McLaren, Renault, Toro Rosso and Racing Point.

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Renault: Silly, stupid Q2 tyre rule cost us - PlanetF1

Cyril Abiteboul isn't a fan of the Q2 tyre rule, calling it "silly" and "stupid" after it Nico Hulkenberg and Daniel Ricciardo points in Abu Dhabi.

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F1 restores traditional chequered flag signal after light panel error at Suzuka | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

The chequered flag will officially end Formula 1 races in 2020 in one of several rules tweaks announced for next season.

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Decision on 2020 F1 tyres to be made next week | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Decision on 2020 F1 tyres to be made next week • Cost of F2 "insane" - Albon • 80% power boost for next Formula E car

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Wolff doesn't need "reinvention" in job away from Mercedes F1 team - Autosport

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff says he cannot imagine a better place to work than at his current team and does not feel the need to "reinvent" himself elsewhere

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Wolff doesn't need "reinvention" in job away from Mercedes F1 team - Autosport

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff says he cannot imagine a better place to work than at his current team and does not feel the need to "reinvent" himself elsewhere

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Briatore says Ferrari shouldn’t rush to sign Hamilton - PlanetF1

Ferrari should not rush to sign Lewis Hamilton with Flavio Briatore saying they already have a star driver, but it is not Sebastian Vettel.

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Sainz: It was like a World Championship for me - PlanetF1

Lining up Nico Hulkenberg for a final lap pass in Abu Dhabi, Carlos Sainz reckoned if "it worked with" Sergio Perez, it would work with the German. It did.

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Ferrari lost 2019 battle in 2018, says Binotto - Motorsport.com

The Italian team started pre-season testing strongly but that did not translate into results at the start of the year, and it had to wait until the Belgian Grand Prix – after F1's summer break – for its first win.
It eventually scored just three victories, despite claiming pole nine pole positions, and was comfortably defeated by Mercedes in the drivers' and constructors' ...Keep reading

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Leading F1 drivers: Abu Dhabi GP proved why DRS is needed - Autosport

Several Formula 1 drivers believe the lack of action in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix when DRS was disabled shows why it is needed for the current generation of cars

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Leading F1 drivers: Abu Dhabi GP proved why DRS is needed - Autosport

Several Formula 1 drivers believe the lack of action in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix when DRS was disabled shows why it is needed for the current generation of cars

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Ocon grateful for ‘crucial’ early test - PlanetF1

Stepping into his new job on Tuesday, Esteban Ocon believes his early tests with Renault will be "crucial" ahead of his 2020 F1 return.

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Whiting played role in Zandvoort banking idea - Motorsport.com

The Dutch track will return to the Formula 1 calendar next year, and a banking will be created for the final corner in an attempt to boost the chances of overtaking at the end of the straight.
The Arie Luyendyk corner will be angled at 32 percent - the equivalent of 18 degrees - which is steeper than the Indianapolis Motor Speedway banking.
Erik Weijers, the Dutch GP's head of operations ...Keep reading

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Verstappen: Alonso return to F1 a "waste of time" without a top car - Autosport

Max Verstappen reckons it would be a "waste of time" for Fernando Alonso to come back to Formula 1 if the two-time champion cannot get a competitive car

Read more: Verstappen: Alonso return to F1 a "waste of time" without a top car - Autosport

Verstappen: Alonso return to F1 a "waste of time" without a top car - Autosport

Max Verstappen reckons it would be a "waste of time" for Fernando Alonso to come back to Formula 1 if the two-time champion cannot get a competitive car

Read more: Verstappen: Alonso return to F1 a "waste of time" without a top car - Autosport

Abu Dhabi test day two in pictures | F1 pictures - RaceFans

The final day of 2019 testing has begun at Yas Marina. Here are pictures from the circuit.

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Carey wants F1 prize money changes agreed “as soon as possible” | 2021 F1 season - RaceFans

Formula 1 CEO and chairman Chase Carey wants to press on with agreeing changes to the sport's prize money and governance structure with the teams.

Read more: Carey wants F1 prize money changes agreed “as soon as possible” | 2021 F1 season - RaceFans

2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Star Performers | 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - RaceFans

Sergio Perez, Lewis Hamilton and Lando Norris were RaceFans' Star Performers of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend. Here's why.

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Norris explored ‘different driving styles’ in test - PlanetF1

On track for the last time this year in an official session, Lando Norris explored "different driving styles" as he lapped the Yas Marina circuit on Tuesday.

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Webber: Vettel is not a ‘great listener’ - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel needs to seek advice from others if he hopes to bounce back from his woeful 2019 season, but Mark Webber says he's not "a great listener".

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Leclerc would welcome Hamilton as Ferrari team mate | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Charles Leclerc says he would enjoy the chance to go up against Lewis Hamilton if the world champion decides to join Ferrari.

Read more: Leclerc would welcome Hamilton as Ferrari team mate | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Masi explains Leclerc’s post-race investigation - PlanetF1

Michael Masi says the stewards opted to delay Charles Leclerc's fuel investigation until after the race because there "was insufficient time" prior to the start to make a ruling.

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Driver reviews: Alfa Romeo, Haas, Williams - PlanetF1

In the first of three parts, PlanetF1 delves into the performances of every driver, starting with the bottom three teams in the standings; Alfa Romeo, Haas and Williams.

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Raikkonen: Alfa need to understand loss of pace - PlanetF1

Off the pace throughout the Abu Dhabi GP weekend, Kimi Raikkonen says Alfa Romeo need to understand why they lost "two seconds" to their rivals.

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Mercedes once again fastest on the opening day of testing - F1technical.net

After its utterly dominant performance during last weekend's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Mercedes continues where it left off a few days ago – Valtteri Bottas went fastest on the opening day of the post-season testing.

Read more: Mercedes once again fastest on the opening day of testing - F1technical.net

Raikkonen: We didn’t get one second slower in two weeks | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: We didn't get one second slower in two weeks - Raikkonen • Paul Ricard track changes considered • Nissany "took four laps to get comfortable" on debut

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Abu Dhabi F1 testing: Best images from Day 1 - Motorsport.com

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French GP assessing Paul Ricard layout tweaks to improve F1 action - Autosport

French Grand Prix organisers are considering major track layout revisions at Paul Ricard to try and produce better Formula 1 racing, Autosport has learned

Read more: French GP assessing Paul Ricard layout tweaks to improve F1 action - Autosport

Rosberg also held talks about joining Ferrari - PlanetF1

Former chief press officer at Ferrari, Alberto Antonini, has revealed Nico Rosberg also held talks with the Scuderia during his career.

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Mercedes' Wolff sees 25% chance of Hamilton exit amid Ferrari lure - Autosport

Toto Wolff is quite confident Lewis Hamilton will stay at Mercedes beyond 2020 but is wary of the "25%" chance Ferrari may tempt the Formula 1 world champion away

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Mercedes' Wolff sees 25% chance of Hamilton exit amid Ferrari lure - Autosport

Toto Wolff is quite confident Lewis Hamilton will stay at Mercedes beyond 2020 but is wary of the "25%" chance Ferrari may tempt the Formula 1 world champion away

Read more: Mercedes' Wolff sees 25% chance of Hamilton exit amid Ferrari lure - Autosport

Ocon makes Renault bow in F1 Test - SkySports F1

Esteban Ocon made his first appearance as an official Renault driver in Abu Dhabi's post-season test on Tuesday, with Max Verstappen, Sebastian Vettel and Valtteri Bottas also in action to close off F1 2019.

Read more: Ocon makes Renault bow in F1 Test - SkySports F1

Ferrari fuel checked at least 10 times this year - Binotto - Motorsport.com

The Italian outfit was fined 50,000 Euro by the FIA after the fuel amount it declared for Leclerc ahead of the race was 4.88kg different to the amount that the governing body found was in the car.
While the breach of rules prompted intrigue that it was linked to a recent clampdown on engine tricks by the FIA, Ferrari made it clear that Abu Dhabi was not the first time the team had been ...Keep reading

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Hamilton in talks with Ferrari – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix noticebook - F1technical.net

As the 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship came to an end in Abu Dhabi, the focus was already set on the future of the sport. The unprecedented flirtation between Lewis Hamilton and Scuderia Ferrari way arguably the biggest talking point that kept the paddock excited for the season-ending weekend.

Read more: Hamilton in talks with Ferrari – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix noticebook - F1technical.net

Ricciardo: Renault losing fifth in F1 points would be punch in guts - Autosport

Daniel Ricciardo says it would have been a "punch in the guts" had Renault lost fifth place in Formula 1's constructors' championship at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix season finale

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Ricciardo: Renault losing fifth in F1 points would be punch in guts - Autosport

Daniel Ricciardo says it would have been a "punch in the guts" had Renault lost fifth place in Formula 1's constructors' championship at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix season finale

Read more: Ricciardo: Renault losing fifth in F1 points would be punch in guts - Autosport

French GP mulling major changes to track layout - Motorsport.com

In the wake of a far from thrilling race earlier this year, it has emerged that circuit chiefs have been in discussions with the FIA and FOM to find ways to make the venue better for overtaking.
Those talks are focusing on three key changes to the venue that could help improve matters. This includes a reprofiling of the chicane on the Mistral Straight to make it tighter; the addition of a third ...Keep reading

Read more: French GP mulling major changes to track layout - Motorsport.com

Wolff sees "25% chance" of Hamilton leaving Mercedes - Motorsport.com

Hamilton is out of contract after next season, like several top F1 drivers, but is widely expected to re-sign with Mercedes, the team he was won five of his six titles with.
During the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend Hamilton was linked with a potential Ferrari move, amid compliments from the Italian team’s boss Mattia Binotto and a report Hamilton had met Ferrari chairman John Elkann twice ...Keep reading

Read more: Wolff sees "25% chance" of Hamilton leaving Mercedes - Motorsport.com

JV: Leclerc’s attitude damaged Ferrari - PlanetF1

Jacques Villeneuve believes Charles Leclerc's determination to prove he's the future of Ferrari, and not Sebastian Vettel, hurt the Scuderia in this year's campaign.

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Wolff won’t go ‘fishing’ until Hamilton decides - PlanetF1

Already linked to a move on Max Verstappen, Toto Wolff says Mercedes won't launch a "fishing mission" until Lewis Hamilton has made his decision about 2021.

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Vettel aiming for small improvements and fewer mistakes in 2020 | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Sebastian Vettel accepts he needs to improve following his disappointing 2019 campaign, but believes he only needs to make minor changes to his approach.

Read more: Vettel aiming for small improvements and fewer mistakes in 2020 | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Abu Dhabi test day one in pictures | F1 pictures - RaceFans

The two-day post-season test has begun at Yas Marina. Here are the first pictures from the circuit.

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Why Honda’s doubtful commitment to F1 should concern Red Bull – and Verstappen | 2021 F1 season - RaceFans

The low-key announcement of a short-term Honda deal extension for Red Bull should set alarm bells ringing for driver who won three races for them in 2019.

Read more: Why Honda’s doubtful commitment to F1 should concern Red Bull – and Verstappen | 2021 F1 season - RaceFans

Perez: Norris pass one of my best ever - PlanetF1

Closing in on Lando Norris in Abu Dhabi GP, Sergio Perez went around the outside of the McLaren at Turn 11 to pull off "one of the best" moves of his career.

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New 2020 tyre would have to be “really bad” not to be an improvement – Steiner | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Haas team principal Guenther Steiner says no one likes the current F1 tyres and wants the sport to commit to using the new 2020 compounds.

Read more: New 2020 tyre would have to be “really bad” not to be an improvement – Steiner | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Monday, December 2, 2019

F1’s TV coverage still in desperate need of overhaul - PlanetF1

Formula 1 is risking losing both current and new fans unless it radically overhauls its outdated and static TV coverage for the new season.

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Hamilton ‘privileged’ to be racing young stars - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton feels it is a "privilege" to be racing against F1's next generation of stars and hopes the battles are closer next season.

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Pit Chat: Hamilton doesn’t just have an eye on Ferrari - PlanetF1

It's not just Ferrari catching Lewis Hamilton's eye in Abu Dhabi, while Daniel Ricciardo is caught...just looking at himself on television.

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And with that Toro Rosso is no longer - PlanetF1

After 13 seasons in Formula 1, Toro Rosso is no longer with the FIA confirming the team's name change to Scuderia Alpha Tauri.

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Williams didn’t want to distract Latifi from F2 campaign with early deal | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Williams didn't want to distract Latifi from F2 campaign with early deal • Ex-F1 driver Stevens seeking Formula E chance • W Series champion Chadwick to race in Asian F3

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