Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Mexican GP shuns critical FOPA statement about F1 owner Liberty - Autosport

The Mexican Grand Prix promoter has distanced itself from a statement made by the Formula One Promoters' Association that criticised Formula 1 owner Liberty Media

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Mexican GP promoter distances itself from FOPA views - Motorsport.com

FOPA issued its statement after a meeting on Monday that was said to involve 16 of the current 21 promoters, ahead of a further meeting between Liberty and all the promoters in London on Tuesday.

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Russian GP defends Liberty against "toothless" criticism


The Mexican promoter clearly wanted to distance itself from any controversy that FOPA’s views have stirred ...Keep reading

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Mexican GP promoter denies backing FOPA statement criticising Liberty | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

The promoter of the Mexican Grand Prix has denied supporting a statement criticising Liberty Media which was issued by the Formula One Promoters Association earlier today.

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F1 to hold 2019 launch event - SkySports F1

Formula 1 will hold its first-ever season launch event ahead of March's first race in Australia.

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F1 to hold season launch event in Melbourne - Motorsport.com

The announcement came the day after race promoters issued a statement questioning the commitment of the sport's new owners.
To be held in Federation Square, it will follow a similar format to the stage element of the London F1 Live event, when all drivers bar the absent Lewis Hamilton and several team principals were interviewed in front of the crowd.
F1 has promised that this time all 20 ...Keep reading

Read more: F1 to hold season launch event in Melbourne - Motorsport.com

Formula 1 to hold 2019 season launch ahead of Australian GP - Autosport

Formula 1 will launch its 2019 season with an event in downtown Melbourne on March 13, the Wednesday before the Australian Grand Prix weekend begins

Read more: Formula 1 to hold 2019 season launch ahead of Australian GP - Autosport

M-Sport ‘very impressed’ with Bottas rally debut - PlanetF1

World Rally Championship outfit M-Sport says the technique displayed by Valtteri Bottas in his rally debut has caught their eye.

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F1 to hold Season Launch event in Melbourne | 2019 Australian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Formula 1 will mark the start of the 2019 season with a special launch event involving all 20 drivers on the Wednesday before the Australian Grand Prix.

Read more: F1 to hold Season Launch event in Melbourne | 2019 Australian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Rosberg: Bottas can annoy Mercedes F1 team-mate Hamilton a lot - Autosport

Nico Rosberg believes Valtteri Bottas is better than he showed in Formula 1 last season and has backed him to be "annoying" Lewis Hamilton "quite a lot" in 2019

Read more: Rosberg: Bottas can annoy Mercedes F1 team-mate Hamilton a lot - Autosport

Kubica: Staying in F1 will be the hardest part of my comeback | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Robert Kubica says keeping his Formula 1 seat will be the hardest part of his comeback to the sport's top flight with Williams this year.

Read more: Kubica: Staying in F1 will be the hardest part of my comeback | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

M-Sport "very impressed" by Bottas' rally technique - Motorsport.com - WRC - Stories

Bottas contested last weekend's Arctic Lapland Rally in an M-Sport Ford Fiesta WRC in association with the Finnish governing body's Flying Finn project to support young drivers, the Finnish Rally Championship and AKK-Motorsport.
Run by M-Sport engineers and co-driven by two-time WRC champion Timo Rautiainen, Bottas recorded one stage win on his way to fifth overall.
Team principal Rich ...Keep reading

Read more: M-Sport "very impressed" by Bottas' rally technique - Motorsport.com - WRC - Stories

The varied visions of F1's potential future - Motorsport.com

MAT revealed arguably the most extreme and comprehensive F1 vision yet as it explored what F1 could become in 2050.
Though it went much further than simply its centrepiece concept car, the MCLExtreme, it was not the first time someone has got mileage out of such design freedom.
Some concepts have focused on performance, others on future-proofing F1 or readying it for short-term and ...Keep reading

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The varied visions of Formula 1's potential future - Autosport

An open Formula 1 rulebook is a tantalising prospect for designers and engineers, with McLaren Applied Technologies becoming the latest to conceptualise grand prix racing's future last week

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Rosberg: Bottas can annoy Hamilton a lot - Motorsport.com

Rosberg beat Hamilton to the 2016 world championship when they were teammates at Mercedes and then announced his shock retirement at the end of the year.
Mercedes signed Bottas to replace him but a solid first season, in which he won three grands prix, was followed up by a winless 2018 campaign.
Sky F1 pundit Rosberg, speaking at a day of promotional filming for the channel, believes the ...Keep reading

Read more: Rosberg: Bottas can annoy Hamilton a lot - Motorsport.com

Russian GP promoter: Criticism of Liberty's F1 ownership toothless - Autosport

The promoter of the Russian Grand Prix has defended Liberty Media's running of Formula 1 and says criticism aimed at the championship's owners by rival race chiefs is "toothless"

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Kubica ‘will come back stronger than before’ - PlanetF1

Ex-Formula 1 owner Bernie Ecclestone has no doubt whatsoever that Robert Kubica can justify his place back on the starting grid.

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Why Formula 1 should bring back the ‘tyre war’ | Dieter's Inbox - RaceFans

RaceFans' special correspondent Dieter Rencken tackles more of your questions including whether F1 should have a tyre war and what Hermann Tilke has done for track design.

Read more: Why Formula 1 should bring back the ‘tyre war’ | Dieter's Inbox - RaceFans

‘Title fight for Verstappen or risk losing him’ - PlanetF1

Jenson Button has warned Red Bull they must provide Max Verstappen with a car capable of fighting for this year's title or risk him looking elsewhere.

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Russian GP defends Liberty against "toothless" criticism - Motorsport.com

A statement issued by the 16 members of the Formula One Promoters’ Association [FOPA], of which Russia is not a member, took aim at Liberty over concerns it has about the future direction of the sport.
In particular the promoters are worried about declining audiences caused by the move to pay TV, plus a lack of a clear strategy about where F1 is heading.
But Sergey Vorobyev, deputy general ...Keep reading

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Russian GP boss: Criticism of Liberty's F1 ownership is toothless - Autosport

The boss of the Russian Grand Prix has defended Liberty Media's running of Formula 1 and says criticisms aimed at the championship's owners by rival promoters are "toothless"

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F1 race chiefs express concerns over future of the sport - BBC F1

Formula 1's race organisers have expressed concerns over the future of the sport and demanded a more open approach from its owners.

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Formula 1 race promoters criticise Liberty Media's direction - Autosport

Formula 1 owner Liberty Media has been criticised by grand prix promoters for the direction it is taking, after taking the unusual step of issuing a statement to express concerns

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Alonso aims to do ‘something unprecedented in motorsport’ - PlanetF1

Following his Daytona, Fernando Alonso says he's not only looking for motor racing's Triple Crown, he wants to do "something unprecedented in motorsport."

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Formula 1 race promoters criticise Liberty Media's methods - Autosport

Formula 1 owner Liberty Media has been criticised by grand prix promoters for the direction it is taking, after taking the unusual step of issuing a statement to express concerns

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Race promoters critical of ‘disjointed’ Liberty Media - PlanetF1

The Formula One Promoters Association has hit out Liberty Media, questioning their "disjointed" running of the sport.

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Monday, January 28, 2019

F1 race promoters criticise Liberty Media's approach - Motorsport.com

Amid ongoing uncertainty about the fate of five races whose contracts are up this year (Britain, Italy, Spain, Germany and Mexico), there has been a growing unity among the race organisers about the need for things to change.
Following a get together on Monday of the Formula One Promoters’ Association, which has representatives from the majority of F1 events, it was agreed that there was a ...Keep reading

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Liberty Media criticised by promoters of 16 F1 races | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Formula 1's commercial rights holder Liberty Media has been criticised for its handling of the sport by promoters of most of this year's races.

Read more: Liberty Media criticised by promoters of 16 F1 races | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Sauber’s ‘trigger is the gap to the top teams’ - PlanetF1

Sauber aren't keeping an eye on Formula 1's midfield, rather Frederic Vasseur says they are judging themselves against the sport's top teams.

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Leclerc could force Vettel into a ‘tough decision’ - PlanetF1

Pressure is already mounting on Sebastian Vettel with Jenson Button saying he may be forced to consider his future if he loses to Charles Leclerc this year.

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Private Mercedes tests for Nikita Mazepin - PlanetF1

Nikita Mazepin has been given a welcome boost as he bids for a place on the F1 grid as he is set to complete a comprehensive test programme in a Mercedes W08 this year.

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W Series gives test chances to 28 drivers from entry of 61 | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the RaceFans Round-up: W Series gives test chances to 28 drivers • Hamilton not trying to beat Schumacher - Button • Ocon to assist Mazepin in test programme

Read more: W Series gives test chances to 28 drivers from entry of 61 | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

Alonso hints at rally move: “The aim is to do something unprecedented” | Other motorsport - RaceFans

Fernando Alonso has indicated he is considering a future move into rallying following his victory in yesterday's Daytona 24 Hours.

Read more: Alonso hints at rally move: “The aim is to do something unprecedented” | Other motorsport - RaceFans

Visit to Red Bull’s empire in Salzburg - F1technical.net

Red Bull is indescribable, isn’t it? The scale of the involvement in various sectors, its activities make the company almost undefinable, although it all started with a certain drink a few years ago. After multiple visits to Red Bull’s Hangar7 and Red Bull World, there is no doubt that the phrase „nothing less than perfect in everything we do” is the only way to describe the philosophy of the comp

Read more: Visit to Red Bull’s empire in Salzburg - F1technical.net

Button: Leclerc's Ferrari drive can give Vettel tough F1 future call - Autosport

Jenson Button believes new Ferrari signing Charles Leclerc could force Sebastian Vettel into a "tough decision" over his Formula 1 future

Read more: Button: Leclerc's Ferrari drive can give Vettel tough F1 future call - Autosport

Leclerc could make Vettel face "tough decision" on future - Motorsport.com

Leclerc has replaced Kimi Raikkonen at Ferrari for the 2019 campaign after just one year with Sauber, while Vettel is preparing to bounce back from a mixed 2018 in which he fought for the title but made several high-profile errors.
Button has joined Sky Sports F1 as a full-time pundit for this season and, speaking at a day of promotional filming for the channel, the 2009 world champion compared ...Keep reading

Read more: Leclerc could make Vettel face "tough decision" on future - Motorsport.com

New test tech to aid Renault engine development - Motorsport.com

The company has lagged behind Mercedes and Ferrari in F1's V6 turbo-hybrid era but has been investing in a new test bench at its Viry-Chatillon facility in France, and building it over the last 18 months as it bids to catch up in terms of power and reliability.
Renault's new bench, which will be usable from February, will allow it to identify problems it would otherwise have only discovered ...Keep reading

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Button: Verstappen needs title challenge - SkySports F1

Jenson Button believes Formula 1 is poised for a three-team fight at the front in 2019 - and that Max Verstappen needs to be among the title challengers.

Read more: Button: Verstappen needs title challenge - SkySports F1

Mazepin gets private Mercedes F1 test programme - Motorsport.com

The GP3 race winner and 2018 runner-up will complete 12 days of testing this year in a Mercedes W08.
In terms of official running using contemporary machinery, F1 teams are restricted to just two four-day tests pre-season and a pair of two-day tests during the campaign, plus a tyre test after the season finale.
However, they are also allowed to test cars that were designed and built to the ...Keep reading

Read more: Mazepin gets private Mercedes F1 test programme - Motorsport.com

Mazepin to complete private Mercedes F1 testing programme in 2019 - Autosport

Nikita Mazepin will dovetail his rookie Formula 2 campaign with a private testing programme in a 2017 Mercedes Formula 1 car

Read more: Mazepin to complete private Mercedes F1 testing programme in 2019 - Autosport

Rosberg: Vettel under pressure - SkySports F1

Nico Rosberg believes the "pressure is on" Sebastian Vettel heading into F1 2019 as the Ferrari driver aims to dethrone Lewis Hamilton from the summit of the sport.

Read more: Rosberg: Vettel under pressure - SkySports F1

Renault will have new test bench to aid development of F1 engine - Autosport

Renault will have a new engine test bench to use from next month which should provide the Formula 1 manufacturer better reliability validation and be compatible with more powerful engines

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Vasseur: Top teams, not midfield, are Sauber's reference - Motorsport.com

After scoring just five points in 2017 with a poor car and a year-old Ferrari engine, Sauber scored 48 in 2018 to finish eighth in the championship.
It ended the campaign with arguably the fourth-fastest car, having made more progress than any of its rivals from the end of the 2017 season to the next.
Vasseur said he had not tried to put expectations on the team in 2018 given how far behind ...Keep reading

Read more: Vasseur: Top teams, not midfield, are Sauber's reference - Motorsport.com

Top Formula 1 teams must be Sauber's 'trigger' going into 2019 - Autosport

Sauber is judging itself against Formula 1's biggest teams having improved more than any other across the 2018 season, says team boss Frederic Vasseur

Read more: Top Formula 1 teams must be Sauber's 'trigger' going into 2019 - Autosport

Alonso: ‘I’ll come back to F1…to rest a little’ - PlanetF1

Fernando Alonso has said he is open to coming back to Formula 1, but only to "rest a little" from his hectic schedule.

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Staff reshuffle continues at new-look Ferrari - PlanetF1

Ferrari are continuing to make staff changes behind the scenes ahead of the new 2019 season.

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Teams ‘rejected’ Liberty’s group launch - PlanetF1

The Formula 1 teams will one by one take centre stage in February having rejected Liberty Media's proposal for a single joint launch.

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Renault: Red Bull obligations will "slow down" Honda - Motorsport.com

Although Red Bull has hopes that Honda can keep making the kind of gains with its power unit that it showed this year, Renault F1 managing director Cyril Abiteboul is sceptical.
He thinks that Honda's improvement was flattered by it adopting a policy of introducing regular engine updates in 2018, even though those new parts resulted in grid penalties.
Over the course of the season, Toro ...Keep reading

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Duty to Red Bull will slow Honda's Formula 1 progress - Renault - Autosport

Honda's progress in Formula 1 will be slowed by the increased need for reliability that will be demanded now it has teamed up with Red Bull, reckons Renault

Read more: Duty to Red Bull will slow Honda's Formula 1 progress - Renault - Autosport

Webber ‘a bit nervous’ about Kubica’s return - PlanetF1

Keen to see how Robert Kubica performs on his F1 return, former rival Mark Webber admits there are a "few open questions" about the Pole's limitations.

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Sunday, January 27, 2019

Pirelli targets first track test of 18-inch tyres this year | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Pirelli wants to give the new 18-inch tyres it will introduce for the 2021 Formula 1 season their first test later this year.

Read more: Pirelli targets first track test of 18-inch tyres this year | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Is Formula 1 for sale again – report - PlanetF1

Liberty Media could be saying farewell to Formula 1, or at least reducing their stake in the sport, according to a report.

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Renault ‘very optimistic on the engine side’ - PlanetF1

Although Renault are "very optimistic" about their engine gains for 2019, Marcin Budkowski concedes they will have to "cross the t???s and dot the i???s" when it comes to reliability.

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All the key dates you need to know for 2019 - PlanetF1

As we hurtle full-speed into the new season, here are all the key 2019 dates in one handy place for you...

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Alonso makes history with 24 Hours of Daytona win - PlanetF1

Fernando Alonso became only the third F1 World Champion to win the 24 Hours of Daytona with a red flag for torrential rain bringing an early end to the race.

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Alonso, Kobayashi, Van Der Zander and Taylor win rain-lashed Daytona 24 Hours | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Alonso, Kobayashi, Van Der Zander and Taylor win rain-lashed Daytona 24 Hours • Irvine says Senna was "looking for an excuse" to hit him

Read more: Alonso, Kobayashi, Van Der Zander and Taylor win rain-lashed Daytona 24 Hours | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

'Perfect execution' - Alonso wins Daytona 24-hour race - BBC F1

Fernando Alonso becomes the third former Formula 1 champion to win the Daytona 24-hour race.

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Alonso, Taylor, van der Zande and Kobayashi win Daytona 24h - F1technical.net

A shortened Rolex 24h at Daytona saw the #10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac of Fernando Alonso, Jordan Taylor, Renger van der Zande and Kamui Kobayashi win the 57th edition of the race.

Read more: Alonso, Taylor, van der Zande and Kobayashi win Daytona 24h - F1technical.net

Eddie Irvine: Fighting Ayrton Senna and matching Michael Schumacher - BBC F1

Eddie Irvine reflects on his post-debut confrontation with Ayrton Senna, racing for Ferrari and having no regrets about his title-challenging season.

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Sergio Perez feels undervalued in Formula 1 - PlanetF1

Sergio Perez believes he was put in the shadow of former teammate and the "next big thing" Esteban Ocon.

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Perez felt underrated against "next big thing" Ocon - Motorsport.com

Perez finished eighth in the drivers’ championship last season, four places and 13 points ahead of Ocon, and collected a podium in Azerbaijan while the Frenchman had a best finish of sixth.
Eight-time podium finisher Perez, who joined Force India in 2014 after one season with McLaren and will stay with the team as it transforms into a new identity this year, argued that there is very little ...Keep reading

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Renault: Top three likely to suffer in 2019 - PlanetF1

Renault's executive director Marcin Budkowski believes the 2019 rule changes will hurt Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull.

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Renault: Reliability will slow Honda’s progress - PlanetF1

Renault are not convinced of Red Bull's claims about their Honda engine, saying on-going reliability issues will hamper their progress.

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Should Assen or Zandvoort hold the Dutch Grand Prix? | Debates and Polls - RaceFans

Two classic racing circuits in the Netherlands are in the running to host the Dutch Grand Prix. But which would suit Formula 1 better?

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Perez: People are too used to my level in F1 - Autosport

Sergio Perez believes that people have undervalued his Formula 1 performances, especially in comparison to former team-mate Esteban Ocon.

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Enthusiasm key in Raikkonen’s Sauber switch - PlanetF1

Kimi Raikkonen's manager Steve Robertson has revealed how the Finnish driver wanted to see the same enthusiasm from Sauber that he had for racing.

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Bottas claims stage win in rally debut - PlanetF1

Valtteri Bottas enjoyed a productive rally debut, claiming a stage win and finishing P5 overall in the Arctic Lapland Rally.

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Renault: F1's new rules for 2019 will put back top teams - Autosport

Renault believes Formula 1's top three outfits will be pulled back closer to the midfield teams in 2019 thanks to new regulations

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Top F1 teams will "lose more performance" in 2019 - Budkowski - Motorsport.com

With F1 teams having to design all-new aero for this season, thanks to a raft of rule changes aimed at helping overtaking, there is potential for a change in the pecking order.
Budkowski thinks that the changes will hurt the likes of Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull more because they had built up a bigger advantage with the older specification cars.
And that could mean the huge advantage the ...Keep reading

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Sainz: McLaren give me ‘independence’ - PlanetF1

Carlos Sainz is enjoying the new-found independence following his switch to McLaren ahead of the 2019 season.

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Saturday, January 26, 2019

Tilke designs new Philippines racing circuit | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Tilke designs new racing circuit in the Philippines • Bottas takes stage win and finishes fifth in first rally • Formula E track "very dangerous"

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Bird holds off Wehrlein to win after Buemi blunder | Formula E - RaceFans

Sam Bird became the third different Formula E winner in as many races after Sebastian Buemi crashed out of the lead in Chile.

Read more: Bird holds off Wehrlein to win after Buemi blunder | Formula E - RaceFans

Formula E: BBC TV coverage, race calendar & results - BBC F1

Follow the new Formula E season across the BBC with full race calendar, results and TV and online coverage times.

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Formula E - Santiago Race Result - F1technical.net

Sam Bird became the third winner in as many races as he beat Formula E rookie Pascal Wehrlein to the victory in a controversial and entertaining Santiago e-Prix in which a number of drivers were awarded penalties after the chequered flag for contact in the race.

Read more: Formula E - Santiago Race Result - F1technical.net

Di Grassi on pole by huge margin – but under investigation | Formula E - RaceFans

Lucas di Grassi took a commanding pole position for the Santiago Eprix but is under investigation for potential in-lap procedure infringements.

Read more: Di Grassi on pole by huge margin – but under investigation | Formula E - RaceFans

Formula E - Santiago Practice and Qualifying Result - F1technical.net

High track temperatures and a dusty track surface early on led to a mixed up grid in Santiago for race 3 in the FIA Formula E Championship. The top 5 in the championship failed to make the top half of the grid with season 4 champion Vergne only 13th and championship leader D'Ambrosio second last. Lucas Di Grassi took advantage to grab pole, but could yet lose it to a technical penalty.

Read more: Formula E - Santiago Practice and Qualifying Result - F1technical.net

Bottas takes stage win, fifth overall on rally debut - Motorsport.com

Bottas, driving a car similar in spec to those currently being driven by M-Sport’s World Rally Championship drivers, was competing against Finnish championship regulars, who were piloting less-powerful R5-specification machinery used in the world championship’s WRC2 support category.
After a slow start with only seventh- and ninth-fastest times on the opening two stages of the event, Bottas ...Keep reading

Read more: Bottas takes stage win, fifth overall on rally debut - Motorsport.com

Lowe: Hamilton exposure "extremely valuable" for Russell - Motorsport.com

Alongside his title-winning Formula 2 campaign, Russell spent the 2018 season as Mercedes’ official reserve, embedded in the team that has won the last five F1 drivers’ and constructors’ championship.
Lowe, who was part of the Mercedes top brass before moving to Williams for the start of the 2017 season, reckons Russell is “intelligent and humble” enough to have learned from the ...Keep reading

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Lowe excited by Russell’s Mercedes exposure - PlanetF1

Williams technical chief Paddy Lowe believes the experience George Russell has picked up from working with Lewis Hamilton will be "extremely valuable".

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Application made for Philippine GP trademark - PlanetF1

Liberty Media may be about to continue their push into the Asian market with a Philippine Grand Prix.

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F1 would "love" to add second China race - Motorsport.com

The Chinese Grand Prix at the Shanghai circuit has been ever-present on the calendar since the inaugural race in 2004, and this year’s race will be the 1,000th in F1.
F1, like other major categories, has identified growing its presence in China – the world’s second-largest economy and a key location for car manufacturers – as a priority.
Head of global sponsorship and commercial ...Keep reading

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Sainz: Renault's Hulkenberg would win straight away at top F1 team - Autosport

Nico Hulkenberg would win races "straight away" at a leading Formula 1 team, reckons his 2018 team-mate Carlos Sainz Jr

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Lucas di Grassi: Audi have nothing to gain in F1 - PlanetF1

Audi Formula E driver Lucas di Grassi claims the manufacturer "gains more in Formula E" than it would in Formula One.

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Sainz: Hulkenberg one of the best on the grid - PlanetF1

Carlos Sainz claims his former teammate Nico Hulkenberg would win "straight away" with a team at the top of the Formula 1 grid.

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Hulkenberg would win "straight away" at top F1 team - Sainz - Motorsport.com

Hulkenberg won F1’s ‘Class B’ fight last season, finishing seventh in the championship behind the drivers at Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull.
However, joining Renault in 2017 to spearhead its works team effort represented a longer-term project as the French manufacturer is a recent re-addition to the grid.
That means Hulkenberg is still searching for his first podium finish, holding an ...Keep reading

Read more: Hulkenberg would win "straight away" at top F1 team - Sainz - Motorsport.com

Williams: Hamilton exposure will be 'extremely valuable' for Russell - Autosport

Being Mercedes' reserve driver and watching five-time world champion Lewis Hamilton up close will be "extremely valuable" to Formula 1 rookie George Russell, reckons Williams technical chief Paddy Lowe

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Formula 1’s top three agree on budget cap - PlanetF1

Red Bull motorsport advisor Dr Helmut Marko says the team, Mercedes and Ferrari are all in agreement over the proposed introduction of a budget cap.

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McLaren needs better reliability in testing – Brown | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

McLaren has changed its approach to the off-season to reduce the reliability problems it experienced at the start of last year.

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Friday, January 25, 2019

Racing world stunned by sudden death of BMW’s Charly Lamm | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Racing world stunned by sudden death of BMW's Charly Lamm • Lego Renault F1 car to be sold • Ferrari hires McLaren media manager

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Hamilton vs Schumacher – and more Formula 1 stats to watch for in 2019 | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

We all know 2019 will see the 1,000th world championship round - but there are many other noteworthy records which will and could be broken this year.

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Renault's 2019 Formula 1 car new in every way bar power steering - Autosport

Renault has revealed that its 2019 Formula 1 car is an all-new design in which only the power steering system is being carried over from last year

Read more: Renault's 2019 Formula 1 car new in every way bar power steering - Autosport

‘Schumacher, not Senna, is the best ever’ - PlanetF1

Michael Schumacher and not Ayrton Senna is "probably the best" driver to have ever raced in Formula 1, says Eddie Irvine.

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Haas getting ‘better and better year after year’ - PlanetF1

Fifth in last year's championship, Romain Grosjean hopes Haas can build on that as they head into their fourth season in Formula 1.

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Toro Rosso announce earliest car launch date yet | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Toro Rosso is leading the race to be the first Formula 1 team to launch its new car for 2019.

Read more: Toro Rosso announce earliest car launch date yet | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Ex-Caterham F1 employees finally get small sum - Motorsport.com

Caterham went into administration in 2014 amid a dispute between founder Tony Fernandes and a group of investors who had bought the team that summer.
Administrators from Smith & Williamson took control of Caterham later in the year but the team had to miss the US and Brazilian Grands Prix, before a crowdfunding project helped secure its participation in the Abu Dhabi season ...Keep reading

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Toro Rosso announces 2019 Formula 1 car launch date - Autosport

Toro Rosso is poised to become the first team to officially reveal its 2019 Formula 1 car after confirming the earliest launch date so far

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Toro Rosso reveals STR14 launch date - Motorsport.com

The Red Bull junior team has announced its Honda-powered STR14 will be unveiled on Monday, February 11.
That puts it at the head of a queue of teams preparing to reveal their new challengers that week, ahead of testing commencing on February 18.
Six teams have now confirmed their launch dates, with Renault previously set to be the earliest by unveiling its new car on February 12.
Racing ...Keep reading

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Ex-Caterham F1 employees finally get small sum after legal saga - Autosport

More than 200 ex-Caterham Formula 1 employees have been paid a small sum as the long-running legal saga following the team's collapse finally nears its end.

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Renault: Power steering only part kept in all-new 2019 design - Motorsport.com

While new aero regulations aimed at helping overtaking have forced teams to redesign cars for the new season, Renault has elected to change almost everything in a bid to find more performance.
Renault executive director Marcin Budkowski says that its quest to produce the fastest car possible has increased stress levels because of the amount of work necessary, but thinks the gains will be worth ...Keep reading

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Wolff ‘not too worried’ about Formula E clashes - PlanetF1

Former F1 test driver turned Formula E team boss Susie Wolff says she is "not too worried" about Formula E and Formula 1's schedules clashing.

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How successful is the Ferrari Driver Academy? - PlanetF1

It's time to look back at previous members of the Academy, and through the flop's, success' and tbc's, we can start to answer that question.

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Leclerc: First F1 races felt “extremely long” after F2 | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Charles Leclerc says his successor as Formula 2 champion, George Russell, may find Formula 1 races feel very long when he makes his debut this year.

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Red Bull opting for pre-season roll-out - PlanetF1

Red Bull will conduct a pre-season roll-out of their RB15 in the coming days, adamant the first day of testing is not the time to ensure everything works.

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Renault appoint Senard and Bolloré - PlanetF1

Renault have appointed Michelin CEO Jean-Dominique Senard to be their new chairman following the departure of Carlos Ghosn.

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Record-breaking lap puts Mazda on pole for Daytona 24 Hours | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Record-breaking lap puts Mazda on pole for Daytona 24 Hours • F1 wants second Chinese GP • F1 will have to ditch petrol - Rosberg

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Ricciardo trusts in Renault's 'attack' - SkySports F1

Renault say Daniel Ricciardo has shown faith in their future plans, as the French team aim to go on the "attack" from F1 2019.

Read more: Ricciardo trusts in Renault's 'attack' - SkySports F1

Paul Ricard pit entry moved after 2018 F1 French GP safety fears - Autosport

The Paul Ricard pitlane entry will be moved for this year's French Grand Prix following the safety concerns that were raised during the 2018 Formula 1 race weekend

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French GP pit entry moved after safety fears - Motorsport.com

Last year drivers and teams expressed worries that the pitlane entry forced a tight left turn right in front of the Mercedes pit and potentially put he team's crew at risk, particularly in the wet.
Race director Charlie Whiting cut the speed limit from 80km/h (50mph) to 60km/h (37mph) after first practice to reduce the risks, as there was no scope to change the pit entry during the ...Keep reading

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Renault turns to Michelin CEO to replace Carlos Ghosn - Autosport

Renault has turned to Michelin CEO Jean-Dominique Senard to be its new boss having opted for an all-new management structure following the resignation of former chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn

Read more: Renault turns to Michelin CEO to replace Carlos Ghosn - Autosport

Ghosn resigns as CEO of Renault two months after arrest | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Carlos Ghosn has resigned from his role as chairman and chief executive of Renault two months after his arrest in Japan on charges of financial misconduct.

Read more: Ghosn resigns as CEO of Renault two months after arrest | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Renault turns to Michelin CEO as Ghosn replacement - Motorsport.com

Ghosn remains in jail in Japan after being accused by authorities of financial irregularities, although he has strongly denied any wrongdoing.
Despite the ongoing legal situation in Japan, Ghosn had officially kept his position at Renault up until now but, ahead of a board meeting in France on Thursday, he finally stood down.
In response to the situation, Renault has elected to split the ...Keep reading

Read more: Renault turns to Michelin CEO as Ghosn replacement - Motorsport.com

How to tell Pirelli’s new F1 tyres apart in testing - Motorsport.com

The Italian company will provide five compounds this season, compared to seven in 2018.
Pirelli will use three nominated colours to identify tyres at races in 2019: the white will be the hard, the yellow will be the medium and the red will be the soft.
It has confirmed that those three colours will be used in testing, but as there are more compounds than colours they will be marked ...Keep reading

Read more: How to tell Pirelli’s new F1 tyres apart in testing - Motorsport.com

How Pirelli's new F1 tyre compounds will look in pre-season testing - Autosport

Pirelli has outlined how it will identify its five new Formula 1 tyre compounds in pre-season testing, following the removal of the previous 'rainbow' range

Read more: How Pirelli's new F1 tyre compounds will look in pre-season testing - Autosport

Rosberg: F1 will have to turn electric ‘at some point’ - PlanetF1

Nico Rosberg believes it is inevitable that Formula 1 will have to change to electric power "at some point" in the future.

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2019 rules made Red Bull ’15m Euros poorer’ - PlanetF1

Red Bull motorsport advisor, Dr Helmut Marko, says the new front wing regulations have set the team back 15m Euros...for nothing.

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F1 would 'love' to have second race in China on calendar - Autosport

Formula 1's global sponsorship boss says it would "love" to have a second race in China

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F1’s father and sons: Past, present…and future - PlanetF1

One of the biggest stories to break ahead of the 2019 season was the news that Ferrari had snapped up young Mick Schumacher for their young driver programme.

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Red Bull "€15million poorer” thanks to 2019 F1 rules - Marko - Motorsport.com

F1’s 2019 changes include simplified front wings and bargeboards in a bid to make it easier for cars to follow, which in turn should lead to closer and better racing. 
Red Bull were vocal opponents to the decision to push through those changes in May last year, citing a lack of reliable data to support it and the financial impact it would have. 
Marko told Motorsport.com that while the ...Keep reading

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F1's 2019 front wing changes cost €15million, says Red Bull's Marko - Autosport

Formula 1's front wing rule changes cost Red Bull €15million but it has already recovered a large amount of performance, says the company's motorsport advisor Helmut Marko

Read more: F1's 2019 front wing changes cost €15million, says Red Bull's Marko - Autosport

Liberty ‘would love’ second China race - PlanetF1

Liberty Media have stated their desire to add a second race in China to calendar to help establish a "year-round presence" and a "big fanbase".

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Big blow to Ticktum’s hopes of a superlicence - PlanetF1

Dan Ticktum's chances of securing a superlicence have been dealt a blow with reports that the Asian Formula 3 Winter Series is no longer eligible for points.

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Will Ricciardo still be smiling after his first year at Renault? | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Daniel Ricciardo has staked his Formula 1 future on Renault. But is the team really on course to deliver podiums in the fourth season since its return?

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Renault ‘flattered’ by Bull ban on Ricciardo testing - PlanetF1

Rather than hold it against Red Bull, Renault are "flattered" that Daniel Ricciardo was not allowed to test for them in December as that means Red Bull are "afraid."

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Pirelli won’t go overly aggressive in 2019 - PlanetF1

Pirelli won't be overly aggressive with this year's tyre options, adamant that actually slows the drivers' pace.

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McLaren reveals ‘MCLExtreme’ vision for 2050 Formula 1 | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: McLaren reveals 'MCLExtreme' vision for 2050 Formula 1 • Hamilton 'not even close to Schumacher's league' - Irvine • Tyre saving doubled at some tracks in 2018

Read more: McLaren reveals ‘MCLExtreme’ vision for 2050 Formula 1 | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

Irvine: Massively overrated Vettel is one-trick pony - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel is "massively overrated" and while Lewis Hamilton may be in a league of his own, he is no Michael Schumacher; so says former F1 driver Eddie Irvine.

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McLaren unveil extreme 2050 car design - PlanetF1

McLaren Applied Technologies have released images of what they believe could be the Formula 1 car of the future, dubbing it the MCLExtreme.

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F1 testing to be broadcasting live on F1 TV Pro - RaceFans

The first test of the 2019 F1 season will be broadcast live on F1 TV Pro, Formula One Management has announced. Eight hours of testing will be broadcast each day from February 18th to 21st on the official live streaming service. A one-hour review show will be broadcast at the end of each day, and … Continue reading F1 testing to be broadcasting live on F1 TV Pro

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Irvine: "Massively overrated" Vettel a one-trick pony - Motorsport.com

Irvine raced for Ferrari from 1996 to 1999 and earned all four of his grand prix victories in his final season with the famous team, taking on the role of its title protagonist after Michael Schumacher suffered a broken leg.
Despite claiming that "I don't watch it [F1] anymore because it bores me", Irvine – who left F1 at the end of the 2002 season after three years with Jaguar – questioned ...Keep reading

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Ex-Ferrari F1 driver Irvine: Overrated Vettel is a 'one-trick pony' - Autosport

Ex-Ferrari Formula 1 driver Eddie Irvine has labelled four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel "massively overrated" and a "one-trick pony"

Read more: Ex-Ferrari F1 driver Irvine: Overrated Vettel is a 'one-trick pony' - Autosport

'Overrated' and a 'one-trick pony' - Irvine's scathing assessment of Vettel - BBC F1

Ex-Formula 1 racer Eddie Irvine describes four-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel as a "one-trick pony" in a scathing assessment of the Ferrari driver.

Read more: 'Overrated' and a 'one-trick pony' - Irvine's scathing assessment of Vettel - BBC F1

Ricciardo test snub shows Red Bull "afraid" - Renault - Motorsport.com

Ricciardo has left long-time backer Red Bull to join Renault for the 2019 season, but was not given permission to test for the French manufacturer in Abu Dhabi at the end of last year.
He has since visited Renault’s factory as part of his preparations but will not drive on-track until the team tests its new car in Spain next month.
Asked by Motorsport.com if Ricciardo has already made a ...Keep reading

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Renault flattered Red Bull did not allow Ricciardo early F1 test - Autosport

Renault found it "quite flattering" that Red Bull did not allow Daniel Ricciardo to test for his 2019 Formula 1 team early because it means its rival is "afraid"

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McLaren reveal radical vision for F1 - SkySports F1

McLaren have revealed a radical look at a possible future for Formula 1 with a vision for the sport in 2050.

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McLaren Applied Technologies reveals extreme 2050 F1 concept - Autosport

McLaren Applied Technologies, the Formula 1 team's sister company, has unveiled an extreme concept of how grand prix racing could look in 2050

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McLaren presents extreme 2050 grand prix concept - Motorsport.com

As part of the vision, it has released images of a car concept dubbed the MCLExtreme, a 500km/h rear-wheel-drive electric car powered by a "foldable battery moulded to the aerodynamic package".
The aero would be "shape-shifting", while the car technology would include an onboard AI co-pilot and "self-healing tyres".
It is not the first time McLaren has unveiled a futuristic concept, having ...Keep reading

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Williams were right to pick Sirotkin over Kubica - PlanetF1

Williams technical chief Paddy Lowe has defended the team's decision to select Sergey Sirotkin over Robert Kubica for the 2018 season.

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WPDC: Ecclestone’s breakaway threat which set the template for modern F1 | RacingLines - RaceFans

As high as the stakes are in modern Formula 1, the battle for the sport’s future which raged at the dawn of the eighties was fought with particular ferocity. The political fall-out even led to some races being cancelled. But, as a trove of documents unearthed by @DieterRencken reveals, this fraught period in the sport’s … Continue reading WPDC: Ecclestone’s breakaway threat which set the template for modern F1

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Alonso: Daytona fan access ‘unthinkable’ in F1 - PlanetF1

Fernando Alonso is embracing the openness the Daytona 24 Hours event enjoys with its fanbase and does not think it can be replicated in Formula 1.

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Kubica 'didn't show his best' in first 2017 Williams F1 test - Lowe - Autosport

Williams technical chief Paddy Lowe says Robert Kubica did not do enough to earn a Formula 1 race seat when he first tested for the team in 2017

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Kubica "didn't show his best" in first Williams tryout - Motorsport.com

Kubica first drove for Williams in Abu Dhabi, but after analysing the candidates, the Grove outfit opted to take Sergey Sirotkin for this season.
However, Kubica's performances in FP1 sessions and testing in 2018 convinced the team to hire him as George Russell's teammate.
"It's never that easy to chose drivers on a technical basis," said Lowe.
"And actually if you look in the past very ...Keep reading

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Stewart bemoans lack of driver coaches - PlanetF1

Three-time Formula 1 world champion Sir Jackie Stewart believes it is "absolutely wrong" for drivers not to have coaches helping them with their race craft.

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Top F1 drivers are 'desperately missing' coaches, says Stewart - Autosport

Three-time Formula 1 world champion Sir Jackie Stewart says top drivers are "desperately missing" coaches, which he believes is "absolutely wrong"

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Top drivers "desperately missing" coaches – Stewart - Motorsport.com

It is common for modern racing drivers to seek professional help with their physical preparation and conditioning, through the likes of personal trainers and nutritionists.
Stewart, who has long been an advocate of the benefits of coaching behind the wheel and mentally, believes modern F1 drivers are not making the most of other avenues of support.
He told Motorsport.com that using coaches ...Keep reading

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Verstappen adamant he will be ready for a title tilt - PlanetF1

Max Verstappen insists he will "definitely" be ready for a title charge once he has a car that is capable of fighting for the crown.

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Nico Rosberg: Bringing F1 thinking to Davos - BBC F1

Former F1 World Champion Nico Rosberg wants to bring electric transport to the masses.

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Ecclestone made new Russian GP deal more “efficient” | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

The Russian Grand Prix promoter credits Bernie Ecclestone for helping extend the race's contract to 2025, one of the longest current deals in F1.

Read more: Ecclestone made new Russian GP deal more “efficient” | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

‘Sauber are definitely the team to watch in 2019’ - PlanetF1

Sergio Perez reckons Sauber, with its Ferari ties and "great team leader", could be the team to watch in 2019 - and he's not the only one bigging up Sauber's chances.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Norris eager to prove he is ‘worthy’ of F1 drive - PlanetF1

Lando Norris acknowledges that while he wants to "thrash" Carlos Sainz, that is "very unlikely to happen" given his team-mate's wealth of F1 experience.

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Ricciardo has ‘come to terms’ with Max maybe winning - PlanetF1

Daniel Ricciardo says he has "come to terms" with the possibility of Red Bull and Honda getting it right, and Max Verstappen winning the World title.

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Karun Chandhok looks ahead to F1 2019 - video - Motorsport.com

Joined by F1 Racing magazine’s executive editor Stuart Codling for their 'grid walk', Chandhok begins by talking about the upheaval at Ferrari – with the arrival of Charles Leclerc and promotion of technical director Mattia Binotto to team principal.

More Ferrari insight:

What Ferrari must do to beat Mercedes
Ferrari president rejects talk of management "rupture"
Brundle ...Keep reading

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Magnussen: There’s no blame culture at Haas - PlanetF1

Kevin Magnussen believes one of the keys to Haas' success has been the team's attitude, opting for a constructive approach as opposed to playing the blame game.

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Verstappen: You have to be ready for a title-contending car | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: You must be ready for title chance - Verstappen • Ricciardo thought 'what if Max wins title?' • VNUK ruling to go in motorsport's favour

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Bottas advised by M-Sport's Suninen ahead of rally debut - Motorsport.com

Bottas is contesting the Arctic Rally in Finland in a Ford Fiesta WRC, co-driven by Timo Rautiainen - who won two world championships alongside Marcus Gronholm in the early 2000s.
Though Suninen will not be present at the Rovaniemi-based event as it clashes with the WRC season-opening Monte Carlo Rally, he has given Bottas tips on what to expect.
"I know him quite well, we have the same ...Keep reading

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Ticktum F1 superlicence bid thwarted by eligibility rule - Motorsport.com - F3 - Stories

The inaugural Asian Formula 3 Winter Series (AWS) was included on the FIA’s list of series, published in December 2018, to which Formula 1 superlicence points would be assigned.
Red Bull elected to place Ticktum – who has 35 of the 40 points required – into the AWS, which he has been contesting with Hitech GP.
But reports emerged from last weekend’s second round at Sepang that points ...Keep reading

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Lack of blame culture a key Haas strength - Magnussen - Motorsport.com

Haas proved to be one of the surprises of 2018, as it battled with Renault for fourth place in the constructors' championship during what was its best campaign so far in F1.
And although the outfit has fewer staff that many of its midfield rivals, Magnussen thinks that the culture at his team that has evolved because it is so small is allowing it to thrive.
"It forces us to be very focused ...Keep reading

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Renault hasn't spent 'stupid money' on Ricciardo - Cyril Abiteboul - Autosport

Renault F1 managing director Cyril Abiteboul insists the team is not spending 'stupid money' on Daniel Ricciardo, and that his acquisition represents good value, even if it is not yet ready to win.

Read more: Renault hasn't spent 'stupid money' on Ricciardo - Cyril Abiteboul - Autosport

Are F1 teams overstepping the rules on parts design? | Dieter's inbox - RaceFans

In the first instalment of a new series we're putting your questions to RaceFans' special correspondent Dieter Rencken.

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Feared Sauber the "team to watch" in 2019 - Motorsport.com

The Ferrari customer emerged as the most improved team of last season, starting the year at the back of the grid before developing into a regular top-10 qualifier and finisher.
After clinching Alfa Romeo title sponsorship for 2018 it strengthened its technical department through the year and its growth was enough to convince 2007 world champion Kimi Raikkonen to sign a two-year deal with the ...Keep reading

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Ricciardo did not cost Renault a ‘stupid amount’ - PlanetF1

Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul has said the signing of Daniel Ricciardo has not come at the cost of developing their car.

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Kevin Magnussen: Lack of blame culture a key Haas strenght in F1 - Autosport

Kevin Magnussen believes one of Haas's big strengths is the lack of a blame culture that has held back other Formula 1 teams he has worked for

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Guan Yu Zhou gets Renault Formula 1 team role for 2019 - Autosport

Renault has signed former Ferrari Academy member Guan Yu Zhou as its Formula 1 test and development driver for 2019, adding to his Formula 2 programme with UNI-Virtuosi

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Renault snap up ex-Ferrari junior Zhou - PlanetF1

Renault have added Chinese teen Guanyu Zhou to their academy programme and will carry out development duties in 2019.

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Ricciardo's big money deal is good value, says Renault - Motorsport.com

Ricciardo has made a shock switch from Red Bull to Renault for 2019, after feeling that the time was right for him to make a career change.
And while some have questioned the Australian's decision on competitive grounds, his deal was sweetened by him taking a major pay hike over what he was expected to get if he had stayed at Red Bull.
With Renault still in the building up phase and not ...Keep reading

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'Team to watch' Sauber should be feared by Formula 1 rivals in 2019 - Autosport

Sauber should be feared by its rivals and is "the team to watch" in 2019, according to two of its main midfield Formula 1 competitors

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Vettel: Give Schumacher time to do his thing - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel has urged motor racing fans to give Mick Schumacher time and "let him do his thing" in the face of mounting pressure on the 19-year-old's shoulders.

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Former Ferrari junior Zhou gets Renault F1 role - Motorsport.com

Zhou, 19, contested European Formula 3 in 2018 and finished eighth with Prema Racing, and has already tested with his new F2 team ahead of the 2019 season.
The Chinese driver will get significant simulator time in his new role in the Renault Sport Academy, alongside sitting in on the team's engineering briefings.
"Renault is a very experienced and professional team in motorsports for a long ...Keep reading

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Guan Yu Zhou gets Renault Formula 1 team role for 2019 - Autosport

Renault has signed former Ferrari Academy member Guan Yu Zhou as its Formula 1 test and development driver for 2019, adding to his Formula 2 programme with UNI-Virtuosi

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Changes to Paul Ricard pit entry - PlanetF1

The Paul Ricard circuit has undergone a few changes ahead of the June 23rd grand prix, prompting Charlie Whiting to visit the French circuit.

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Ocon: Mercedes will remember my potential - PlanetF1

Esteban Ocon is confident Mercedes will "remember" his potential even though he is set to spend a season on the sidelines.

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Monday, January 21, 2019

Why a slow start in F2 could cost Mick Schumacher a 2020 F1 debut | Formula Two - RaceFans

Joining the Ferrari Driver Academy has moved Mick Schumacher closer to a Formula 1 debut. But he needs more superlicence points to make it happen next year.

Read more: Why a slow start in F2 could cost Mick Schumacher a 2020 F1 debut | Formula Two - RaceFans

Marko: Gasly is not a number two driver - PlanetF1

Pierre Gasly need not worry that Red Bull will force him into a number two driver role as Helmut Marko insists that is "off limits" at Red Bull.

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Lowe predicts another double for Mercedes - PlanetF1

Former Mercedes technical boss Paddy Lowe is already predicting another season that belongs to Mercedes as they will be "very difficult" to beat.

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Sauber announce February 18 launch date - PlanetF1

Sauber will officially unveil their 2019 challenger on the morning of the first pre-season test, February 18.

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Lowe expects no loss of motivation at Mercedes | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Lowe doubts Mercedes have lost motivation • Ericsson expects to fight for wins in IndyCar • Nicholas Todt to manage Mick Schumacher

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When do the F1 2019 cars launch? - SkySports F1

The countdown has begun to Formula 1's car launch season after the first teams revealed their plans for events in mid-February.

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Sauber announces launch date for 2019 F1 car - Motorsport.com

Last year the Swiss team revealed its challenger in an online launch one week before the first test began.
However, pre-season testing starts eight days earlier this year, so Sauber will present its Alfa Romeo-backed 2019 car in the Barcelona pitlane on February 18.
It is the first team to commit to a pitlane roll-out for its launch, with Haas and Toro Rosso expected to do the ...Keep reading

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Sauber reveals 2019 Formula 1 car launch date - Autosport

Sauber's 2019 Formula 1 car will be officially unveiled on the first day of pre-season testing

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

The all-important Formula 1 race calendar, winter testing and car launch dates, plus driver line-ups for the 2019 season...

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Sauber to launch new car on first day of testing | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Sauber will launch its new car for the 2019 F1 season on the first day of pre-season testing, it has confirmed.

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Racing Point agrees major sponsorship deal with SportPesa | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Racing Point is poised to announce a major new sponsorship deal with online sports betting company SportPesa for the 2019 F1 season, RaceFans has learned.

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Ferrari F1 junior Mick Schumacher set to work with Nicolas Todt - Autosport

Newly-confirmed Ferrari Formula 1 junior Mick Schumacher is set to be guided by the management company of Nicolas Todt this season

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Ferrari junior Schumacher set to work with Todt - Motorsport.com

Schumacher, the son of seven-time F1 world champion and Ferrari legend Michael, steps up to Formula 2 this year with Prema Racing.
The 2018 European Formula 3 champion was named a member of the Ferrari Driver Academy last weekend.
It is understood that Mick will join All Road Management, the company founded by Nicolas Todt – whose father Jean was team boss at Ferrari when Michael ...Keep reading

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Vettel: Schumacher Jr needs time - SkySports F1

Sebastian Vettel says new Ferrari junior Mick Schumacher can be an F1 star of the future, but has urged people to "give him time".

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F1 pre-season testing to be broadcast live in 2019 | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Part of the first test for the 2019 F1 season will be broadcast live. Sky will show five hours of running on each of the four days.

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Ocon: Mercedes will remember my results on sidelines - Motorsport.com

The Mercedes protege has lost his F1 seat for this year as Lance Stroll, the son of the architect of the Racing Point team's takeover Lawrence Stroll, will join Ocon's former team from Williams.
Circumstances conspired against him landing drives at Renault, McLaren or Toro Rosso.
Ocon will spend 2019 working as a reserve driver for Mercedes but believes his results so far will help earn him ...Keep reading

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Alonso defends decision to join McLaren - PlanetF1

Fernando Alonso has said he has "no regrets" over his career moves and "nine out of 10" drivers would have joined McLaren.

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Ocon: Mercedes will remember F1 results during my year on sidelines - Autosport

Esteban Ocon believes he will not be forgotten by Mercedes during his year out of Formula 1, even though he admits "you don't earn anything" on the sidelines

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Sebastian Vettel: Michael Schumacher would be proud to watch Mick - Autosport

Seven-time Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher would be proud to witness his son Mick's performances in person, says Sebastian Vettel

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Vettel: Ferrari have ‘ingredients’ to beat Mercedes - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel has said Ferrari have all the "ingredients" they need to win the World Championship title in 2019.

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F1 Testing live on Sky Sports F1 - SkySports F1

Formula 1 fans will be treated to an early look at the 2019 F1 cars with live coverage of winter testing on Sky Sports F1.

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Revealed: Team entry fees for the 2019 season - PlanetF1

Following the FIA's official confirmation of the 2019 entry list, the respective entry fees have now been revealed.

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Liuzzi applauds Verstappen’s focus during ‘punishment’ - PlanetF1

Max Verstappen took his FIA punishment seriously with Formula E steward Vitantonio Liuzzi impressed with his maturity.

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Why longer wheelbase cars could be the F1 trend in 2019 - Motorsport.com

In a bid to allow drivers to push harder for longer in races, rather than fuel save, a rule change has been introduced for this year to increase the fuel limit from 105kg to 110kg.
The extra five kilos should help minimise fuel saving at some of the marginal races, and help rid F1 of the lift-and-coast tactics that both drivers and fans hate so much.
But the extra fuel does not come without ...Keep reading

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Why longer wheelbase cars could be 2019's Formula 1 trend - Autosport

Formula 1's top teams could converge towards longer wheelbase concepts with their 2019 designs as an unintended consequence of a higher fuel allowance

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Norris: Lessons learnt in F2 championship defeat - PlanetF1

Lando Norris believes losing out on last year's Formula 2 championship title made him a "better driver" ahead of his first year in Formula 1.

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All the key dates you need to know for 2019 - PlanetF1

As we hurtle full-speed into the new season, here are all the key 2019 dates in one handy place for you...

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Analysis: Teams urged to back budget cap and prize money changes for 2021 | 2021 F1 season - RaceFans

F1's commercial rights holder Liberty Media and the FIA are said to be "totally aligned" as they press teams to accept a drastic overhaul of the sport's financial structure for 2021.

Read more: Analysis: Teams urged to back budget cap and prize money changes for 2021 | 2021 F1 season - RaceFans

‘Hamilton-Verstappen would be the dream team’ - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen racing at Mercedes would be today's "dream team", however, F1 pundit Tony Jardine doubts the Brit would say yes to it.

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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Vettel: Ferrari has the ingredients to succeed in 2019 | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Sebastian Vettel believes Ferrari can be championship contenders in Formula 1 again this year following high-level changes at the team in the off-season.

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Gasly reveals inconsistent Honda development - PlanetF1

Red Bull may be bigging up Honda, however, Pierre Gasly concedes it could be some time before they catch the front runners as their development is "never consistent."

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Binotto: Schumacher ‘chosen him for his talent’ - PlanetF1

Although Mattia Binotto says signing Mick Schumacher has a "special emotional meaning", he insists it is the youngster's talent that secured him a place in the Ferrari Driver Academy.

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Magnussen: McLaren put Hamilton in a box - PlanetF1

Kevin Magnussen has opened about life at McLaren, saying his former team expects a "certain type of behaviour" that stifles their drivers, including Lewis Hamilton.

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Plans for Finland GP gather pace - PlanetF1

Finland's motorsport governing body will conduct a feasibility study as they consider pushing for a Formula 1 Finland Grand Prix.

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Guerra beats Duval, Gutierrez and Gasly for popular home ROC win | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Guerra beats Duval, Gutierrez and Gasly for popular home ROC win • Bottas has first WRC car run • 2021 should be "big reset" - Chandhok

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The true cost of F1: 2019 entry fees revealed in full - Motorsport.com

Each year the price increases based on the US Consumer Price Index, and it means for 2019 that all teams have to pay a basic entry fee of $546,133, and then an extra amount depending on where they finished last year.
The constructors’ champion (Mercedes) has to pay $6553 per point scored, while all the other teams pay $5459 per point.
When Mercedes enjoyed a hugely dominant 2016 season, it ...Keep reading

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George Russell: Lando Norris' F1 deal accelerated my Williams move - Autosport

George Russell believes Lando Norris securing a Formula 1 race seat before him helped to put pressure on Williams to sign him to its driver line-up for 2019.

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Russell: Norris F1 deal helped me seal Williams drive - Motorsport.com

Norris was signed by McLaren shortly after September's Italian Grand Prix, but at that point ART Grand Prix driver Russell had surpassed his Carlin rival at the top of the F2 standings.
“Lando’s announcement so early helped me to push Williams for my drive,” explained Russell. 
“Because if I was ahead of him in the [F2] championship and McLaren believed he [Norris] was worthy of a ...Keep reading

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Ericsson hopes Leclerc can boost his reputation - PlanetF1

Marcus Ericsson is hoping Charles Leclerc performs well at Ferrari because it would "reflect good on him".

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Plans for Finalnd GP gather pace - PlanetF1

Finland's motorsport governing body will conduct a feasibility study as they consider pushing for a Formula 1 Finland Grand Prix.

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Alonso could have joined Red Bull in 2007 - PlanetF1

Dr Helmut Marko has lifted the lid on a secret meeting in Madrid in the autumn of 2007 between Red Bull and Luis Garcia Abad, Fernando Alonso's manager.

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Should Formula 1 drop the ‘Q3 tyre rule’? | Debates and polls - RaceFans

Does forcing drivers who qualify in the top 10 to start on old tyres create better races? Is the 'Q3 tyre rule' a success or failure? Have your say.

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Vettel: Michael Schumacher ‘proud’ of Mick - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel claims Michael Schumacher would be "extremely proud" of his son Mick after the pair raced together at the 2019 Race of Champions.

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A rare insight into why Verstappen is so good - Motorsport.com

Five-time grand prix winner Verstappen has spent a lot of time over the winter competing on online racing platform iRacing, joining forces with the crack Team Redline operation.
Having previously held the world record around the Montreal circuit in a Dallara Formula 3 car, last week Verstappen set the fastest time in the same machine on the Charlotte ‘Roval’ and the Brands Hatch Grand Prix ...Keep reading

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A rare insight into why Max Verstappen is 'almost impossible to imitate' - Autosport

Max Verstappen's growing presence in sim racing has given those close to the Red Bull Formula 1 star an insight into driving ability that is "almost impossible to imitate"

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Brexit fears grow in Formula 1 - PlanetF1

UK motorsport's governing body and three Formula One teams are considering an approach to prime minister Theresa May amid concerns of a no-deal Brexit.

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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Kristensen defeats Schumacher in ROC Nations final | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Kristensen defeats Schumacher in ROC Nations final • Track damage forces TRS round cancellation • British F1 teams may lobby over Brexit

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Mick Schumacher joins Ferrari academy - SkySports F1

The son of seven-time F1 world champion Michael Schumacher, Mick, has joined the Ferrari driver academy - and said he "dreams" of driving in F1.

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Schumacher Jr wins Ferrari place 'for his talent' - BBC F1

Mick Schumacher, son of seven-time champion Michael, is confirmed in the Ferrari driver academy.

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Mick Schumacher joins Ferrari’s F1 Driver Academy | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Ferrari has announced Mick Schumacher, son of seven-times world champion Michael Schumacher, has joined its junior driver academy for the 2019 season.

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Ferrari adds Schumacher to F1 junior programme - Motorsport.com

As reported by Motorsport.com earlier this week, the reigning European Formula 3 champion had been close to formalising his entry into the Ferrari Driver Academy.
Ferrari has now confirmed Schumacher’s FDA deal, and announced that he will be joined by fellow Formula 2 racers Callum Ilott and Giuliano Alesi, plus Marcus Armstrong, Robert Schwartzman, Enzo Fittipaldi and Gianluca Petecof.
F2 ...Keep reading

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Mick Schumacher joins Ferrari's 2019 Driver Academy line-up - Autosport

Mick Schumacher, the son of seven-time Formula 1 world champion Michael, has officially joined Ferrari's young driver programme.

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Formula 1 reports TV and digital growth for 2018 season - Autosport

Formula 1 has released figures to outline a "significant increase" in audience figures across TV and digital platforms in 2018, the second year of Liberty Media's ownership.

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Ricciardo couldn’t take the ‘risk’ with Honda - PlanetF1

Daniel Ricciardo claims he was in limbo over whether to give Red Bull another year or to jump ship to Renault.

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F1 teams discuss PM letter as Brexit fears grow - Motorsport.com

David Richards, the head of Britain's racing authority Motorsport UK, has been lobbying the British government over the country's impending exit from the European Union, and spoke with a trio of F1 teams last week on the issue.
A deal negotiated by May was rejected by MPs earlier this week by 230 votes, the largest defeat suffered by a government in the House of Commons since the First World ...Keep reading

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Formula 1 teams considering writing to prime minister over Brexit fears - Autosport

Three Formula 1 teams and UK motorsport's governing body have discussed collectively writing to British prime minister Theresa May amid mounting concerns over a possible no-deal Brexit.

Read more: Formula 1 teams considering writing to prime minister over Brexit fears - Autosport

Sirotkin’s sponsors refuse to back drive with ‘weak team’ - PlanetF1

Ex-Williams driver Sergey Sirotkin will have his future in Formula One determined by sponsorship.

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Kubica: I am more like a ‘rookie driver’ - PlanetF1

Robert Kubica says he feels more like a rookie than a veteran as he prepares to return to Formula 1.

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