Saturday, August 17, 2019

Grosjean wants Haas to bring back “old lady” for Singapore and Russia | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Grosjean wants Haas to bring back "old lady" for Singapore and Russia • Newgarden on pole as qualifying is cancelled • Scott Speed suffers broken back

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Williams and Red Bull at the top of the field - F1technical.net

Williams and Red Bull are in complete control over the sport’s other eight outfits in terms of pit stop performance. Over the firs twelve races o the 2019 Formula One World Championship, both squads have recorded the fastest pit stop on five occasions.

Read more: Williams and Red Bull at the top of the field - F1technical.net

Sainz: Difference between F1 teams, cars underestimated - Autosport

Carlos Sainz says Formula 1 teams are "a lot more different than what people imagine", and believes the value of team continuity for a driver is underestimated

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Sainz: Difference between F1 teams, cars underestimated - Autosport

Carlos Sainz says Formula 1 teams are "a lot more different than what people imagine", and believes the value of team continuity for a driver is underestimated

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Perez to leave in 2021 if podiums aren’t possible - PlanetF1

Sergio Perez has said that he'll leave Formula 1 if he's not fighting for podiums after the 2021 regulations are introduced.

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Former Williams boss dubs Russell future champion - PlanetF1

Former Williams tech boss Pat Symonds has claimed that George Russell has the talent to one day win a World Championship in Formula 1.

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Magnussen: I have nothing against Hulkenberg - PlanetF1

Kevin Magnussen has claimed he doesn't have any personal issues with Nico Hulkenberg, despite the pair's prior history.

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Kvyat podium a "reward" for Toro Rosso helping Honda - Motorsport.com

Toro Rosso adopted Honda engines last year after the Japanese company split with McLaren, as Red Bull used its junior team to evaluate a potential Honda partnership for itself. 
Honda’s progress with Toro Rosso convinced Red Bull to strike a deal for 2019, and after that was done Toro Rosso was willing to take the hit of more grid drops to encourage Honda to push on with development.
Red ...Keep reading

Read more: Kvyat podium a "reward" for Toro Rosso helping Honda - Motorsport.com

Sainz piles up the points despite Norris’s qualifying edge | 2019 team mate battles: Carlos Sainz Jnr vs Lando Norris - RaceFans

Carlos Sainz Jnr is leading the way for McLaren but he can't afford to be complacent about his rookie team mate who's shown great one-lap speed.

Read more: Sainz piles up the points despite Norris’s qualifying edge | 2019 team mate battles: Carlos Sainz Jnr vs Lando Norris - RaceFans

Mercedes consult Hamilton on Bottas-Ocon decision - PlanetF1

Toto Wolff has confirmed that the team have consulted Lewis Hamilton on who he thinks his next Mercedes team-mate should be.

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F1 risked abandoning "every principle of racing" in Austria - Motorsport.com

Verstappen’s Red Bull team boss Horner believes the 21-year-old’s robust pass on Charles Leclerc for victory at the Red Bull Ring has proven to be a key decision by the FIA stewards. 
A lengthy post-race investigation ended with no further action and has been followed up an attitude from officials that Horner believes will encourage harder racing – something F1 personnel and fans have ...Keep reading

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Ferrari: No point stopping development of 2019 Formula 1 car - Autosport

Ferrari Formula 1 team boss Mattia Binotto does not believe the outfit will need to stop development of its 2019 car, despite its increasingly faint hopes of catching up Mercedes in 2019

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Ferrari: No point stopping development of 2019 Formula 1 car - Autosport

Ferrari Formula 1 team boss Mattia Binotto does not believe the outfit will need to stop development of its 2019 car, despite its increasingly faint hopes of catching up Mercedes in 2019

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Caption Competition 156: Red Bull F1 drivers | Caption Competition - RaceFans

Red Bull have chopped and changed their Formula 1 driver line-up again. Can you come up with the best caption for this picture?

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Friday, August 16, 2019

"Pretty insane" McLaren scale added rookie Formula 1 pressure – Norris - Autosport

Lando Norris says the scale of McLaren's Formula 1 operation is "pretty insane" and added pressure to his rookie season, particularly in the early stages

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Austria F1 penalty call threatened "every single principle of racing" - Autosport

Formula 1 would have "moved away from every single principle of racing" instead of kickstarting a more lenient policy, had Max Verstappen been punished in this year's Austrian Grand Prix

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Austria F1 penalty call threatened "every single principle of racing" - Autosport

Formula 1 would have "moved away from every single principle of racing" instead of kickstarting a more lenient policy, had Max Verstappen been punished in this year's Austrian Grand Prix

Read more: Austria F1 penalty call threatened "every single principle of racing" - Autosport

F1 needs teams to "collaborate on improving tracks" - Abiteboul - Motorsport.com

Abiteboul says his engineers have looked at how alternative layouts at Paul Ricard could have created a better race this year, following the criticism of the dull French GP.
The F1 organisation has already made efforts in-house to optimise circuit layouts, and its head of vehicle performance Craig Wilson, who previously worked at BAR, Honda, Brawn and Williams, has been closely involved in the ...Keep reading

Read more: F1 needs teams to "collaborate on improving tracks" - Abiteboul - Motorsport.com

"Not much more" Honda can do to secure its Formula 1 future - Autosport

Honda believes it cannot do much more to secure its Formula 1 future as its programme chiefs await a decision from the company hierarchy on whether to continue beyond 2020

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"Not much more" Honda can do to secure its Formula 1 future - Autosport

Honda believes it cannot do much more to secure its Formula 1 future as its programme chiefs await a decision from the company hierarchy on whether to continue beyond 2020

Read more: "Not much more" Honda can do to secure its Formula 1 future - Autosport

Video: How Ferrari's shambolic 2019 F1 season will get worse again - Autosport

Ferrari went from setting the 2019 pre-season Formula 1 testing pace to failing to grand prix in the first half of the year

Read more: Video: How Ferrari's shambolic 2019 F1 season will get worse again - Autosport

Video: How Ferrari's shambolic 2019 F1 season will get worse again - Autosport

Ferrari went from setting the 2019 pre-season Formula 1 testing pace to failing to grand prix in the first half of the year

Read more: Video: How Ferrari's shambolic 2019 F1 season will get worse again - Autosport

Promoting young drivers too soon can go “terribly wrong” – Wolff | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff says George Russell is not being considered for a drive at Mercedes next year because it would put the rookie driver under too much pressure early in his career.

Read more: Promoting young drivers too soon can go “terribly wrong” – Wolff | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Neither Haas driver is winning as team’s struggle goes on | 2019 team mate battles: Grosjean vs Magnussen - RaceFans

Is either Haas driver really 'winning' at the moment? It's been a confusing, disappointing season for the team so far.

Read more: Neither Haas driver is winning as team’s struggle goes on | 2019 team mate battles: Grosjean vs Magnussen - RaceFans

Ricciardo: Renault need a winning mentality - PlanetF1

The checks and balances may be in place at Renault, however, Daniel Ricciardo feels the next thing his new team needs to adopt is a winning mentality.

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‘Honda were still hurting from the McLaren years’ - PlanetF1

Max Verstappen believes Honda were still hurting from the McLaren years leading to a "cautious" beginning to the Red Bull relationship in 2019.

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Binotto: Vettel still focused on goal of winning F1 title at Ferrari - Autosport

Mattia Binotto is convinced Sebastian Vettel remains focused on becoming Formula 1 world champion with Ferrari, despite the team's 2019 setbacks and Vettel's supposed disillusionment with grand prix racing

Read more: Binotto: Vettel still focused on goal of winning F1 title at Ferrari - Autosport

Binotto: Vettel still focused on goal of winning F1 title at Ferrari - Autosport

Mattia Binotto is convinced Sebastian Vettel remains focused on becoming Formula 1 world champion with Ferrari, despite the team's 2019 setbacks and Vettel's supposed disillusionment with grand prix racing

Read more: Binotto: Vettel still focused on goal of winning F1 title at Ferrari - Autosport

Williams wants less races, not more - PlanetF1

F1 is set to increase to a 22-race calendar for next season, however, Claire Williams has revealed she's not in favour, she instead wants fewer races.

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Abiteboul: Cheaper to alter tracks than aero rules - PlanetF1

Cyril Abiteboul feels Formula 1 should look into changing the layout of the tracks to improve racing, rather than constantly revising aerodynamic regulations.

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Verstappen: McLaren woes led to Honda's "careful" Red Bull start - Motorsport.com

Verstappen’s Red Bull team split with Renault to partner with Honda for 2019, and the 21-year-old has won two of the 12 races before F1’s summer break.
Both have come since a breakthrough in form for Red Bull at the Austrian Grand Prix, where a revised front wing on the car coincided with Honda eking more performance from its Spec 3 engine.
Verstappen told Motorsport.com that “I’m of ...Keep reading

Read more: Verstappen: McLaren woes led to Honda's "careful" Red Bull start - Motorsport.com

Leclerc ‘wouldn’t even say goodbye’ to Verstappen - PlanetF1

Charles Leclerc says he and Max Verstappen would not speak to one another as children but has rubbished claims that they have a poor relationship today.

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

JV: Keep Bottas, Ocon is too big of a risk - PlanetF1

Two years ago Jacques Villeneuve was not a fan of Valtteri Bottas, calling him an embarrassment; now he feels the Finn is Mercedes' best option for 2020.

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Leclerc’s qualifying gains heap fresh pressure on Vettel | 2019 team mate battles: Vettel vs Leclerc - RaceFans

Sebastian Vettel holds a narrow lead over his team mate at Ferrari, but Charles Leclerc's improved qualifying form is putting the world champion under pressure.

Read more: Leclerc’s qualifying gains heap fresh pressure on Vettel | 2019 team mate battles: Vettel vs Leclerc - RaceFans

Wolff sings the praises of ‘better Lewis’ - PlanetF1

Joining Mercedes in 2013, Toto Wolff believes Lewis Hamilton's "spectacularly" personal growth away from the track has aided him as a driver.

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Mercedes: 'Too early' for Russell move - SkySports F1

Mercedes believe George Russell is a future F1 world champion but claim it is "too early" to consider the British rookie for a 2020 drive alongside Lewis Hamilton.

Read more: Mercedes: 'Too early' for Russell move - SkySports F1

Ferrari’s rap sheet, as many sins as races - PlanetF1

The charges continue to mount against Ferrari with Sebastian Vettel not the only one responsible for the win-less 2019 campaign.

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Verstappen: McLaren era gave Honda cautious F1 start with Red Bull - Autosport

Max Verstappen believes Honda was correct to be cautious with how hard it pushed its Formula 1 engines initially this year, after "all the negative stuff" it experienced with McLaren

Read more: Verstappen: McLaren era gave Honda cautious F1 start with Red Bull - Autosport

Verstappen: McLaren era gave Honda cautious F1 start with Red Bull - Autosport

Max Verstappen believes Honda was correct to be cautious with how hard it pushed its Formula 1 engines initially this year, after "all the negative stuff" it experienced with McLaren

Read more: Verstappen: McLaren era gave Honda cautious F1 start with Red Bull - Autosport

Ricciardo losing engineer played a part in Red Bull exit - Motorsport.com

Ricciardo was anticipated to sign a new deal with the energy drink giant for 2019, but instead shocked the F1 paddock by putting pen to paper on a two-year deal with Renault.
The 2018 campaign would’ve either way marked Ricciardo’s last season of working with Rennie, as the race engineer, who had served alongside the Australian driver since the start of his Red Bull tenure, was keen to ...Keep reading

Read more: Ricciardo losing engineer played a part in Red Bull exit - Motorsport.com

A year on Ricciardo recalls his shock decision - PlanetF1

A year after his shock announcement that he would be swapping to Renault for 2019, Daniel Ricciardo has recalled the events surrounding his decision to leave Red Bull.

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Wolff wary of radical F1 format change like cutting Friday practice - Autosport

Toto Wolff believes the DTM's experiment with shorter race weekends is a warning against a "radical" change to Formula 1's schedule like cutting out Friday practice

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Wolff wary of radical F1 format change like cutting Friday practice - Autosport

Toto Wolff believes the DTM's experiment with shorter race weekends is a warning against a "radical" change to Formula 1's schedule like cutting out Friday practice

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Why Red Bull’s Gasly gamble could cost them over $10 million | Dieter's Inbox - RaceFans

Pierre Gasly lost his Red Bull seat as the team feared he wasn't scoring enough points. What would missing second in the championship cost the team?

Read more: Why Red Bull’s Gasly gamble could cost them over $10 million | Dieter's Inbox - RaceFans

Video: How Verstappen has depleted Red Bull's pool - Autosport

Max Verstappen has been stunning form in Formula 1, but are his performances giving Red Bull - which needs four drivers for the two teams it owns - a headache?

Read more: Video: How Verstappen has depleted Red Bull's pool - Autosport

Video: How Verstappen has depleted Red Bull's pool - Autosport

Max Verstappen has been stunning form in Formula 1, but are his performances giving Red Bull - which needs four drivers for the two teams it owns - a headache?

Read more: Video: How Verstappen has depleted Red Bull's pool - Autosport

Alfa Romeo are chasing ‘consistency & McLaren’ - PlanetF1

Alfa Romeo may be 50 points behind McLaren in the standings but team boss Frederic Vasseur says the goal is to catch them on the track when F1 returns from the summer break.

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Bottas takes part in ‘secret’ rally test - PlanetF1

Valtteri Bottas recently swapped his W10 for a Ford Fiesta, taking part in a rally test amidst rumours that he could be out of F1 come the end of this season.

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‘Bad car is a big issue, buggy car is even worse’ - PlanetF1

Guenther Steiner feels Haas are struggling to resolve their VF-19's problems because having a car that sometimes works is worse than having a car that never works.

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Ferrari: No point stopping development of 2019 F1 car - Motorsport.com

The Scuderia had been advised to write off 2019 after Mercedes’ early-season run of dominance, and driver Sebastian Vettel admitted the team needed to make significant inroads into the championship-leading team's advantage before the summer break to keep its title hopes alive.
But while Vettel is some 94 points behind championship leader Lewis Hamilton, and the team itself trails Mercedes by ...Keep reading

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Correa to make F1 test debut for Alfa Romeo next week | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Alfa Romeo's Formula 1 development driver Juan Manuel Correa will make his test debut for the team next week at the Paul Ricard circuit in France.

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Marko: Gasly does not like to overtake - PlanetF1

Pierre Gasly "does not like to overtake" and that's why Red Bull opted to drop him in favour of testing Alexander Albon, so says Helmut Marko.

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Budget cap will lock in top teams’ advantage – Renault | 2021 F1 season - RaceFans

Formula 1's budget cap will arrive too late to close up the field when new technical regulations are introduced in 2021, Renault has warned.

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Ferrari admits it should've focused on downforce with 2019 F1 car - Autosport

Ferrari should have put more of an emphasis on downforce when designing its 2019 Formula 1 car, team boss Mattia Binotto has admitted

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Ferrari admits it should've focused on downforce with 2019 F1 car - Autosport

Ferrari should have put more of an emphasis on downforce when designing its 2019 Formula 1 car, team boss Mattia Binotto has admitted

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Verstappen: I am a more complete drivers than most - PlanetF1

Max Verstappen says he doesn't think there are any "more complete" drivers than he on the current F1 grid.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Bottas believes 2019 has been his ‘best season so far’ | 2019 team mate battles: Hamilton vs Bottas - RaceFans

Has Valtteri Bottas done enough to earn a fourth season at Mercedes? He believes his 2019 campaign has been his "best so far" - here's how it compares to Lewis Hamilton's.

Read more: Bottas believes 2019 has been his ‘best season so far’ | 2019 team mate battles: Hamilton vs Bottas - RaceFans

Perez wary big changes in 2021 could widen gap - PlanetF1

Sergio Perez fears massive rule changes in 2021 will not close the gap to the front running teams, rather it will extend it.

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Renault have worst points swing, McLaren big improvers - PlanetF1

The summer break is the perfect time to take stock of team performance now compared to 12 months ago. Look away Renault; McLaren? Come have a closer look.

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Gasly was not good enough – Red Bull delivers the explanation - F1technical.net

Red Bull dropped a bombshell on Formula One on Monday when it announced that Alexander Albon would take over Pierre Gasly’s seat while the Frenchman would be demoted to Toro Rosso. The Milton Keynes-based team explained the reasons behind the sudden driver swap.

Read more: Gasly was not good enough – Red Bull delivers the explanation - F1technical.net

Abiteboul: Better to change Formula 1 tracks, not tech rules - Autosport

Changing "one or two" corners at Formula 1 circuits would be much more "cost efficient" than regularly changing technical regulations, according to Renault F1 boss Cyril Abiteboul

Read more: Abiteboul: Better to change Formula 1 tracks, not tech rules - Autosport

Masi: "No differentiation" anymore for unsafe releases - Motorsport.com

The focus on sanctions for unsafe releases was thrust into the spotlight at the German Grand Prix when Ferrari was handed just a fine for Charles Leclerc being launched into the path of Haas driver Romain Grosjean, who had to brake hard to avoid a collision and duly lost positions.

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FIA agrees to impose time penalties for unsafe releases


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Leclerc unfazed by ‘pressure’ of being a Ferrari driver - PlanetF1

Charles Leclerc insists he doesn't feel any pressure at Ferrari.

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Honda will succeed in Formula One – Interview with Franz Tost - F1technical.net

Toro Rosso’s team principal Franz Tost has faith in Honda after having witnessed the significant improvements that the Japanese engine-maker was able to achive since it joined forced with the Italian squad. F1Technical’s Balázs Szabó sat down with the Austrian in Budapest to discuss Toro Rosso’s role inside the Red Bull family and the team’s future with the Japanese engine manufacturer Honda.

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Perez ‘surprised’ by Stroll’s race pace - PlanetF1

Sergio Perez admits he has was "caught out" by Lance Stroll's race pace.

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Video: Five things Gary Anderson would change about modern F1 - Autosport

Former Jordan, Stewart and Jaguar Formula 1 technical chief Gary Anderson is never shy about offering his insight on where modern F1 has room for improvement

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Video: Five things Gary Anderson would change about modern F1 - Autosport

Former Jordan, Stewart and Jaguar Formula 1 technical chief Gary Anderson is never shy about offering his insight on where modern F1 has room for improvement

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Daniel Ricciardo: Engineer loss played part in Red Bull F1 exit - Autosport

Daniel Ricciardo says the prospect of losing Simon Rennie as his Formula 1 race engineer played a part in his decision to leave Red Bull for Renault

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Daniel Ricciardo: Engineer loss played part in Red Bull F1 exit - Autosport

Daniel Ricciardo says the prospect of losing Simon Rennie as his Formula 1 race engineer played a part in his decision to leave Red Bull for Renault

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What Carey’s latest take on the state of Formula 1 told us | RacingLines - RaceFans

While F1's 2021 rules negotiations remain in limbo, CEO Chase Carey talked up the sport's direction following a year-on-year rise in earnings last quarter.

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Vasseur: "Optimistic" Alfa can target McLaren after summer break - Motorsport.com

Following a disappointing run of non-scores in Spain, Monaco and Canada, Kimi Raikkonen has finished in the top 10 in the last five races, although along with team mate Antonio Giovinazzi he dropped out of the points in Germany due to a clutch infringement.
Those penalties are now under appeal, and will be considered in Paris on September 24. However Vasseur believes that even without ...Keep reading

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Kvyat not a fan of limited testing - PlanetF1

More test days, less time in the simulator, says Daniil Kvyat.

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McLaren boosted by earlier start on '20 F1 car than in recent years - Autosport

McLaren has been able to start work on its next Formula 1 car much earlier in 2019 than in recent seasons

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McLaren boosted by earlier start on '20 F1 car than in recent years - Autosport

McLaren has been able to start work on its next Formula 1 car much earlier in 2019 than in recent seasons

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Wolff expects ‘a very strong Ferrari’ at Spa and Monza - PlanetF1

Ferrari to end their 2019 drought at Spa or Monza?

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Steiner: No financial downside to 22-race calendar - PlanetF1

Haas team boss Guenther Steiner has given the 22-race Formula 1 calendar the thumbs up.

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Wolff: DTM experience shows F1 shouldn't scrap Friday practice - Motorsport.com

One of F1’s proposals for future seasons is to shift Friday practice so it runs later, but it appears to have opted against a considerable reduction of track time or eliminating pre-weekend running entirely.
In recent years, grand prix weekends that have followed rain-hit Fridays have tended to produce more entertaining races, because teams have less data and are less prepared.
However ...Keep reading

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McLaren’s IndyCar drivers could be given F1 tests - PlanetF1

There's added incentive to sign for the new McLaren IndyCar team as it could include a Formula 1 test or two.

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Perez is beating Stroll on every count except the one that matters most | 2019 team mate battles: Perez vs Stroll - RaceFans

In a reversal of last year's situation, Sergio Perez is beating his team mate in qualifying but has been out-scored by him in the races.

Read more: Perez is beating Stroll on every count except the one that matters most | 2019 team mate battles: Perez vs Stroll - RaceFans

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Ferrari: No reason to change our line-up - PlanetF1

Ferrari are set to stick with Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc for 2020 despite the duo having failed to win a single grand prix this season.

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“He’s been promoted perhaps a little early”: Gasly’s 12-race Red Bull career in quotes | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Pierre Gasly was "promoted earlier than we would have liked", said Red Bull in February, but they "intended to leave him in the car" last week. What changed?

Read more: “He’s been promoted perhaps a little early”: Gasly’s 12-race Red Bull career in quotes | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Max: Of course it’s a pity for Pierre but… - PlanetF1

Pierre Gasly probably shouldn't head to Max Verstappen's place for a shoulder to cry on after the Dutchman said his axing is for the good of the team.

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Five most meaningful passes of 2019 - PlanetF1

From Lando Norris on Pierre Gasly to Charles Leclerc on Sebastian Vettel, PlanetF1 looks at the five most meaningful overtakes of 2019.

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Steiner: Haas's problems bigger than if it had slow car - Motorsport.com

Despite being seen as favourite to lead the midfield pack at the start of the season, the American squad has endured a tough year so far as it has failed to get to grips with how the VF-19 uses its tyres.
Steiner, whose team has dropped to ninth in the constructors' championship, labelled the car the "strangest" he has ever worked with.

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Vettel urges F1 to find solutions for dry conditions - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel wants more entertaining races in dry conditions.

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Giovinazzi: The other driver having a tough time against his team mate | 2019 team mate battles: Raikkonen vs Giovinazzi - RaceFans

Antonio Giovinazzi has scored just one of Alfa Romeo's 32 points this year. Is he having as bad a season as Pierre Gasly or Robert Kubica?

Read more: Giovinazzi: The other driver having a tough time against his team mate | 2019 team mate battles: Raikkonen vs Giovinazzi - RaceFans

Video: The trick F1 cars that ended McLaren's post-Senna slump - Autosport

After Ayrton Senna's exit, McLaren hit a slump until the second half of the '90s when Adrian Newey - now of Red Bull - began to design its Formula 1 title challengers

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Video: The trick F1 cars that ended McLaren's post-Senna slump - Autosport

After Ayrton Senna's exit, McLaren hit a slump until the second half of the '90s when Adrian Newey - now of Red Bull - began to design its Formula 1 title challengers

Read more: Video: The trick F1 cars that ended McLaren's post-Senna slump - Autosport

Steiner enjoys silly season as Haas rumours swirl - PlanetF1

Kevin Magnussen and/or Romain Grosjean out and Esteban Ocon or Nico Hulkenberg in at Haas?

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Haas's 2019 F1 problems bigger than if it had bad car, says Steiner - Autosport

Haas Formula 1 team boss Gunther Steiner believes it would be easier for his team to solve its problems if it had a slower car

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Haas's 2019 F1 problems bigger than if it had bad car, says Steiner - Autosport

Haas Formula 1 team boss Gunther Steiner believes it would be easier for his team to solve its problems if it had a slower car

Read more: Haas's 2019 F1 problems bigger than if it had bad car, says Steiner - Autosport

Williams: Tyres give Russell edge over Kubica - PlanetF1

George Russell getting more out of his tyres than Robert Kubica.

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Vietnam Grand Prix: Dates, circuit details and tickets - PlanetF1

F1 will strengthen its association with South East Asia in 2020 with the first running of the Vietnam Grand Prix in Hanoi. The new street circuit in the bustling capital is expected to provide a stunning spectacle and satisfy the appetite for racing from F1 fans locally. Marina Bay in Singapore has provided some tremendous […]

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Brown to discuss IndyCar options with Alonso, but… - PlanetF1

Will Fernando Alonso change his mind about doing a full IndyCar season?

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Leclerc admits Vettel "doing something better in long runs" - Motorsport.com

In Hungary, Leclerc suffered more with tyre issues than Vettel, losing pace at the end of his stints.
He ran in third place for much of the race until the German eventually caught and passed him in the closing laps to claim the final podium spot, leaving the Monegasque driver in fourth.
"It was a difficult one in general obviously," said Leclerc. "I was struggling quite a lot of with my rear ...Keep reading

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McLaren could give IndyCar drivers with "credible" F1 chance tests - Autosport

McLaren would look at giving its full-time IndyCar drivers a Formula 1 test next season if they have a "credible" chance of making the move to grand prix racing

Read more: McLaren could give IndyCar drivers with "credible" F1 chance tests - Autosport

McLaren could give IndyCar drivers with "credible" F1 chance tests - Autosport

McLaren would look at giving its full-time IndyCar drivers a Formula 1 test next season if they have a "credible" chance of making the move to grand prix racing

Read more: McLaren could give IndyCar drivers with "credible" F1 chance tests - Autosport

Russell: Hungary display won’t ‘sway’ Merc decision - PlanetF1

George Russell has again downplayed his chances of being promoted to a Mercedes seat for 2020.

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The improbable, astonishing rise of Alexander Albon | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Alexander Albon was dropped by Red Bull seven years ago but will now drive for their top F1 team. And that's one of several twists in his improbable rise.

Read more: The improbable, astonishing rise of Alexander Albon | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Monday, August 12, 2019

Albon: Red Bull promotion is surreal - PlanetF1

Alexander Albon acknowledges his promotion to Red Bull is a big jump into the deep end but says he has his "swimming shorts on".

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Perez hoping for “long-term deal” at Racing Point | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Sergio Perez wants to commit his long-term future to Racing Point as the team plans to expand its Formula 1 operation.

Read more: Perez hoping for “long-term deal” at Racing Point | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

‘Albon will need every trick to survive Max’s lair’ - PlanetF1

Stepping up to Max Verstappen's Red Bull team, Martin Brundle has warned Alexander Albon that he'll need "every tool and trick" to survive.

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Giedo tells Gasly: Prove everyone wrong - PlanetF1

Demoted to Toro Rosso after struggling at Red Bull, Giedo van der Garde has told Pierre Gasly to "prove everyone wrong" and "give 'm hell".

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‘Albon will need every trick to survive Max’s liar’ - PlanetF1

Stepping up to Max Verstappen's Red Bull team, Martin Brundle has warned Alexander Albon that he'll need "every tool and trick" to survive.

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Giedo tells Gasly: Prove everyone wrong - PlanetF1

Demoted to Toro Rosso after struggling at Red Bull, Giedo van der Garde has told Pierre Gasly to "prove everyone wrong" and "give 'm hell".

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The ugliest trophies of 2019 to date - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel recently criticised F1's trophies, not the ugly ones or even the weird ones, rather the "super-boring" ones.

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W Series winner Chadwick sets sights on F1 - PlanetF1

"I want to go on and achieve a lot in the sport," says Jamie Chadwick.

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Red Bull: Alexander Albon to replace Pierre Gasly - BBC F1

Red Bull will replace French driver Pierre Gasly with Alexander Albon for the final nine races of the season.

Read more: Red Bull: Alexander Albon to replace Pierre Gasly - BBC F1

Ruthless Red Bull axe Gasly for Albon - SkySports F1

Red Bull have dropped Pierre Gasly and appointed Alex Albon as Max Verstappen's new team-mate.

Read more: Ruthless Red Bull axe Gasly for Albon - SkySports F1

Red Bull finally do it: Gasly’s out, Albon is in - PlanetF1

After month of defending him, Red Bull have finally dropped Pierre Gasly down to Toro Rosso and have promoted Alex Albon to Red Bull.

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Alex Albon to replace Pierre Gasly at Red Bull F1 team from Spa - Autosport

Alex Albon will move from Toro Rosso to replace Pierre Gasly at the main Formula 1 team from the Belgian Grand Prix onwards

Read more: Alex Albon to replace Pierre Gasly at Red Bull F1 team from Spa - Autosport

Alex Albon to replace Pierre Gasly at Red Bull F1 team from Spa - Autosport

Alex Albon will move from Toro Rosso to replace Pierre Gasly at the main Formula 1 team from the Belgian Grand Prix onwards

Read more: Alex Albon to replace Pierre Gasly at Red Bull F1 team from Spa - Autosport

Albon replaces Gasly at Red Bull from Spa - Motorsport.com

Gasly was drafted into the primary Red Bull line-up as replacement for Daniel Ricciardo for 2019, having impressed in his first full season in F1 with Toro Rosso the year before.
However, the Frenchman has struggled badly alongside Max Verstappen over the first half of the current season, scoring 63 points and no podiums to the Dutchman's 181 points and two wins.
Red Bull had claimed Gasly's ...Keep reading

Read more: Albon replaces Gasly at Red Bull from Spa - Motorsport.com

Albon replaces Gasly at Red Bull for Belgian Grand Prix | 2019 F1 seaspm - RaceFans

Red Bull has announced Pierre Gasly will be replaced by Alexander Albon for the next round of the championship in Belgium.

Read more: Albon replaces Gasly at Red Bull for Belgian Grand Prix | 2019 F1 seaspm - RaceFans

Mercedes will not intervene to keep German GP on calendar - Motorsport.com

The German GP is set to be the only current event missing when next season’s schedule is confirmed, with Vietnam and the Netherlands bumping the total up to 22.
This year’s race was saved after an informal chat between F1 bosses Chase Carey and Sean Bratches and the Mercedes top management last season led to an influx of funding and title sponsorship of the event.
Hockenheim subsequently ...Keep reading

Read more: Mercedes will not intervene to keep German GP on calendar - Motorsport.com

McLaren impressed by Sainz and Norris’ chemistry - PlanetF1

Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris' camaraderie have been key to McLaren's success.

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F1 teams reviewing Pirelli target letter for 2020-21 - Motorsport.com

The letter covers both next year and 2021, the first season with the new 18-inch tyres that are a major part of the future rules package.
Following months of discussions all parties have agreed on three main targets of a wider working range, less overheating, and low degradation.
Details such as the specific numbers for the latter could yet be modified, depending on the feedback of the ...Keep reading

Read more: F1 teams reviewing Pirelli target letter for 2020-21 - Motorsport.com

F1 rumours: Racing Point to announce in ‘due course’ - PlanetF1

Follow all the latest rumours and driver gossip as 'silly season' begins to hot up and teams confirm their driver plans for the 2020 season.

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“The cars are identical”: Williams suspects tyres explain Kubica’s deficit to Russell | 2019 team mate battles: Kubica vs Russell - RaceFans

In the first of a series of articles analysing the battles between the F1 team mates, Williams give insight into why Robert Kubica is lagging so far behind George Russell.

Read more: “The cars are identical”: Williams suspects tyres explain Kubica’s deficit to Russell | 2019 team mate battles: Kubica vs Russell - RaceFans

Masi backtracks on Germany’s dragster tarmac - PlanetF1

Although Michael Masi initially dismissed drivers' concerns about the Hockenheimring's dragster tarmac, the F1 race director now says he is open to making changes.

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Leclerc: I need to change to fix tyre weakness compared to Vettel - Autosport

Charles Leclerc says he must find out why he is harder on tyres than Ferrari Formula 1 team mate Sebastian Vettel, and is prepared to drive less aggressively if necessary

Read more: Leclerc: I need to change to fix tyre weakness compared to Vettel - Autosport

Leclerc: I need to change to fix tyre weakness compared to Vettel - Autosport

Charles Leclerc says he must find out why he is harder on tyres than Ferrari Formula 1 team mate Sebastian Vettel, and is prepared to drive less aggressively if necessary

Read more: Leclerc: I need to change to fix tyre weakness compared to Vettel - Autosport

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Ricciardo says Renault must “make bigger steps” in second half of 2019 | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Renault's next car upgrade must bring a bigger performance step to keep the team on target to challenge for podiums next year, says Daniel Ricciardo.

Read more: Ricciardo says Renault must “make bigger steps” in second half of 2019 | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Autosport podcast: Gary Anderson on F1 2019's unexpected twists - Autosport

Gary Anderson reviews the first half of the 2019 Formula 1 season in the latest edition of The Autosport Podcast

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Autosport podcast: Gary Anderson on F1 2019's unexpected twists - Autosport

Gary Anderson reviews the first half of the 2019 Formula 1 season in the latest edition of The Autosport Podcast

Read more: Autosport podcast: Gary Anderson on F1 2019's unexpected twists - Autosport

Steiner: Four good races don’t hide the cracks - PlanetF1

F1 may be patting itself on the back after a great run-in to the summer break, however, Guenther Steiner has warned the sport's bosses must not think that "everything is fantastic".

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Vettel: No 'silver bullet' for Ferrari - SkySports F1

Sebastian Vettel admits Ferrari have not been fast enough in F1 2019 - and is not optimistic of finding a "silver bullet" to catch up with Mercedes.

Read more: Vettel: No 'silver bullet' for Ferrari - SkySports F1

Time for Mercedes to drop Bottas in favour of Ocon - PlanetF1

Esteban Ocon or Valtteri Bottas? The former is a sensible option for Merc.

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Hulkenberg focused ‘exclusively’ on F1 - PlanetF1

Nico Hulkenberg has downplayed rumours he could swap to Formula E next season, adamant his goal is to remain in Formula 1.

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Leclerc: Baku qualifying crash was worse mistake than Hockenheim | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Leclerc says his Baku qualifying crash was worse mistake than he made in Hockenheim • W Series champion Chadwick hoping for chance to compete at higher level

Read more: Leclerc: Baku qualifying crash was worse mistake than Hockenheim | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

Chadwick clinches first ever W Series championship | W Series - RaceFans

Jamie Chadwick became the first ever winner of the W Series championship in Brands Hatch, despite finishing off the podium for the first time this year.

Read more: Chadwick clinches first ever W Series championship | W Series - RaceFans

Verstappen: Honda progress testing Red Bull durability - Motorsport.com

Red Bull switched to Honda power for 2019 after 12 seasons partnered with Renault, but its quartet of titles with the French manufacturer from 2010-2013 gave way to five years of difficulty in the V6 turbo-hybrid era.
Honda has powered Verstappen to two wins so far in 2019 and had an exemplary reliability record, but the 21-year-old says that progress has also had an additional benefit for Red ...Keep reading

Read more: Verstappen: Honda progress testing Red Bull durability - Motorsport.com

Debate: Could Kvyat take Gasly's seat? - Motorsport.com

Following an impressive first Formula 1 season with Toro Rosso, Gasly was first in line for this season's vacant Red Bull seat but, with the Frenchman struggling to match Verstappen and being involved in numerous incidents, he finds himself under scrutiny during 'silly season'.
The pace deficit was particularly prominent at the previous round in Hungary; whilst Verstappen was competing for the ...Keep reading

Read more: Debate: Could Kvyat take Gasly's seat? - Motorsport.com

Norris surprised by his and Mclaren’s development - PlanetF1

Lando Norris has said he's been surprised by how quickly both him and McLaren have developed this season.

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Carey: 2020 calendar to be announced in a few weeks - PlanetF1

The calendar for the 2020 season is expected to be announced in a few weeks, says Formula 1 CEO Chase Carey. The schedule has been taking shape for some time, with Vietnam and The Netherlands both confirmed as new venues, while Mexico and Silverstone have both been renewed amid speculation. There are still question marks […]

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The good, the bad and the ghastly: 20 telling stats on each driver’s season so far | F1 statistics - RaceFans

Who's not making the best use of a competitive car? Who's dominating their team mate? Here are 20 telling stats on each F1 driver's season so far.

Read more: The good, the bad and the ghastly: 20 telling stats on each driver’s season so far | F1 statistics - RaceFans

Sainz: Improving McLaren Formula 1 team won't escape midfield fight - Autosport

Carlos Sainz Jr thinks McLaren's progress in the 2019 Formula 1 season so far will still not be enough to pull it clear of the midfield

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Sainz: Improving McLaren Formula 1 team won't escape midfield fight - Autosport

Carlos Sainz Jr thinks McLaren's progress in the 2019 Formula 1 season so far will still not be enough to pull it clear of the midfield

Read more: Sainz: Improving McLaren Formula 1 team won't escape midfield fight - Autosport

Four good races doesn't mean "everything is fantastic" in F1 - Motorsport.com

After a dull French Grand Prix dominated by championship leader Lewis Hamilton, F1 put on four action-packed races in Austria, Britain, Germany and Hungary.
Despite the streak of thrilling events, Steiner believes F1 should not get carried away and continue to push for the necessary changes to make sure it puts on good show all season long.
"You need to be cautious that we had good shows and ...Keep reading

Read more: Four good races doesn't mean "everything is fantastic" in F1 - Motorsport.com

Vettel takes blame for poor start to season - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel has admitted he's been at fault at times this season and will do his homework over the summer break to improve. 

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Giovinazzi happy with pace against Raikkonen - PlanetF1

Antonio Giovinazzi has said he's pleased with the pace he has in relation to team-mate Kimi Raikkonen this season. 

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Lewis Hamilton wants to know why 2019 F1 season hasn't been perfect - Autosport

Runaway Formula 1 points leader Lewis Hamilton wants to know how he and Mercedes are missing a perfect score, after getting "quite fortunate" to win eight out of 12 races

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Lewis Hamilton wants to know why 2019 F1 season hasn't been perfect - Autosport

Runaway Formula 1 points leader Lewis Hamilton wants to know how he and Mercedes are missing a perfect score, after getting "quite fortunate" to win eight out of 12 races

Read more: Lewis Hamilton wants to know why 2019 F1 season hasn't been perfect - Autosport

Sainz doubts McLaren will break out of F1 midfield in 2019 - Motorsport.com

Although the Woking-based outfit is in a solid fourth place in the constructors' championship, Sainz is sceptical of the team being able to make enough gains in the short term to shake off its nearest rivals.
"I don't think we are going to be able to break out of the midfield in the second half of the season," he said when asked by Motorsport.com about his predictions for the second half of the ...Keep reading

Read more: Sainz doubts McLaren will break out of F1 midfield in 2019 - Motorsport.com

Poll: Should Bottas or Ocon get the second Mercedes seat? | Debates and Polls - RaceFans

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff is choosing between Valtteri Bottas and Esteban Ocon for the team's second seat in 2020. Who should get it?

Read more: Poll: Should Bottas or Ocon get the second Mercedes seat? | Debates and Polls - RaceFans

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Racing Point expect to announce 2020 drivers soon | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Racing Point expect to announce 2020 drivers soon • Bahraini F1 critic released from jail • W Series "more competitive" than expected - Chadwick

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McLaren’s F1 progress crucial to IndyCar expansion - Motorsport.com - IndyCar - Stories

McLaren finished 2018 – its first season with Renault engines – only sixth in the F1 constructors’ championship, and with barely more than half the number of points of the works Renault team. Yet in 2019, new signings Carlos Sainz and rookie Lando Norris have regularly qualified and raced in the top 10, McLaren lies fourth in the constructors’ table, it already has 20 more points than last ...Keep reading

Read more: McLaren’s F1 progress crucial to IndyCar expansion - Motorsport.com - IndyCar - Stories

F1 "making steps" in Miami GP talks - Carey - Motorsport.com

Liberty originally wanted the race to take place around the waterfront and harbour area, and had put extensive efforts into designing a circuit and gaining support from the relevant authorities.
However, complications concerning permissions and opposition from local residents meant that promoter RSE Ventures has switched focus to the land around the Hard Rock football stadium, which it owns ...Keep reading

Read more: F1 "making steps" in Miami GP talks - Carey - Motorsport.com

Sainz: McLaren’s main aim is to prepare for 2020 - PlanetF1

Carlos Sainz has said him and his team's main aim for the second half of this season is to prepare the car for 2020.

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F1 "working aggressively" on synthetic fuels - Motorsport.com

Chase Carey has revealed that F1 is to launch a PR campaign that emphasises the efficiency of the current engines.
In addition, there is a specific aim to reduce carbon emissions in the future with synthetic fuels, a strategy that is already being discussed with the teams and F1's current suppliers.
The move can be seen as an inevitable response to the momentum that Formula E has gained by ...Keep reading

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Verstappen: Honda bring reliability we never had - PlanetF1

Max Verstappen has praised Honda for the reliability they have given Red Bull, claiming it is something the team have "never had before".

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Unsafe releases to get time penalties – even if team gain no advantage | 2019 German Grand Prix - RaceFans

Teams will no longer escape penalties for unsafe releases in the pit lane as Ferrari did in the German Grand Prix, FIA race director Michael Masi has confirmed.

Read more: Unsafe releases to get time penalties – even if team gain no advantage | 2019 German Grand Prix - RaceFans

Russell: Williams need to try more different things - PlanetF1

George Russell believes that while there have been improvements, Williams need to try more in terms of tyre strategies in the second half of the season.

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SportPesa sponsorship cancellations will not affect Racing Point F1 team | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Racing Point's title sponsorship deal with SportPesa will not be affected by the Kenyan betting company's decision to cancel several of its sponsorship programmes.

Read more: SportPesa sponsorship cancellations will not affect Racing Point F1 team | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Four good grands prix don't solve F1's problems - Gunther Steiner - Autosport

Haas team boss Gunther Steiner has warned Formula 1 chiefs not to think that "everything is fantastic" just because the last four grands prix have been more entertaining

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Four good grands prix don't solve F1's problems - Gunther Steiner - Autosport

Haas team boss Gunther Steiner has warned Formula 1 chiefs not to think that "everything is fantastic" just because the last four grands prix have been more entertaining

Read more: Four good grands prix don't solve F1's problems - Gunther Steiner - Autosport

Bottas: 2019 has been my best season - PlanetF1

Under-fire Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas has pointed out that 2019 has been his best season with the team performance-wise.

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F1 would now reconsider Hockenheim drag strip - Masi - Motorsport.com

The surface on the outside of the final sequence of corners at Hockenheim caused controversy at this year's race when a host of drivers – including Charles Leclerc, Nico Hulkenberg and Lewis Hamilton – all lost control in the wet and hit the wall.

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Leclerc says low-grip Hockenheim run-off "unacceptable"
FIA sees no issue with Hockenheim's drag strip run-off
Why ...Keep reading

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Ricciardo: Second half of 2019 will be better - PlanetF1

Daniel Ricciardo admits the summer break will be welcomed by Renault as he targets a stronger showing in the second half of 2019.

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Verstappen: Red Bull testing F1 car harder with Honda than Renault - Autosport

Max Verstappen believes Honda's progress with its engine is allowing Red Bull to test the durability of its own parts of its Formula 1 car more than with Renault

Read more: Verstappen: Red Bull testing F1 car harder with Honda than Renault - Autosport

Verstappen: Red Bull testing F1 car harder with Honda than Renault - Autosport

Max Verstappen believes Honda's progress with its engine is allowing Red Bull to test the durability of its own parts of its Formula 1 car more than with Renault

Read more: Verstappen: Red Bull testing F1 car harder with Honda than Renault - Autosport

Caption Competition 155: Russell’s disguise | Caption Competition - RaceFans

George Russell sported an unusual new look at the Hungaroring. Can you come up with the best caption for this picture?

Read more: Caption Competition 155: Russell’s disguise | Caption Competition - RaceFans

Friday, August 9, 2019

McLaren confirms full-time IndyCar entry with Schmidt Peterson | IndyCar - RaceFans

McLaren has confirmed it will enter next year's IndyCar championship in partnership with the Schmidt Peterson team.

Read more: McLaren confirms full-time IndyCar entry with Schmidt Peterson | IndyCar - RaceFans

Teams expect no triple-header on 2020 calendar: “It was not right” | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Formula 1 teams expect the sport will not repeat last year's triple-header of races in 2020 even if the schedule expands to 22 races.

Read more: Teams expect no triple-header on 2020 calendar: “It was not right” | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Russell: Williams needs to be more "dynamic" in its thinking - Motorsport.com

The British rookie nearly made it through to Q2 for the first time this year with a stand-out performance in qualifying at Hungaroring, as Williams' new update package appeared to pay dividends.
But while encouraged by the steps that Williams has made, Russell is also cautious about the chances of a repeat strong performance in the future if the team is not as open-minded to trying different ...Keep reading

Read more: Russell: Williams needs to be more "dynamic" in its thinking - Motorsport.com

What Rosberg’s last Mercedes deal tells us about Bottas’s chances of staying | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Will Mercedes keep Valtteri Bottas for another year? The performance of his predecessor Nico Rosberg and the timing of his last deal gives a useful perspective.

Read more: What Rosberg’s last Mercedes deal tells us about Bottas’s chances of staying | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Wolff predicts ‘very strong Ferrari at Spa’ - PlanetF1

Mercedes principal Toto Wolff believes Ferrari will be far stronger at the Belgian Grand Prix than they were in Hungary.

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Raikkonen: Alfa Romeo better than ‘S***’ points total - PlanetF1

Kimi Raikkonen insists that Alfa Romeo's "s***" points total isn't a true reflection of their performances in 2019.

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Valtteri Bottas looking at "plan B" for F1 2020 if out of Mercedes - Autosport

Valtteri Bottas admits that he has already been exploring other options should he not be retained by the Mercedes Formula 1 team in 2020

Read more: Valtteri Bottas looking at "plan B" for F1 2020 if out of Mercedes - Autosport

Valtteri Bottas looking at "plan B" for F1 2020 if out of Mercedes - Autosport

Valtteri Bottas admits that he has already been exploring other options should he not be retained by the Mercedes Formula 1 team in 2020

Read more: Valtteri Bottas looking at "plan B" for F1 2020 if out of Mercedes - Autosport

Liberty wants new high-profile American F1 team - PlanetF1

Liberty Media want to increase the popularity of F1 in the United States and feel a new high-profile team from the country will help.

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Vettel: Ferrari quite far from ambition of controlling F1 races - Autosport

Sebastian Vettel believes his Ferrari Formula 1 team is "quite far" from its ambition of being able to control races given its performance is so track dependent this season

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Vettel: Ferrari quite far from ambition of controlling F1 races - Autosport

Sebastian Vettel believes his Ferrari Formula 1 team is "quite far" from its ambition of being able to control races given its performance is so track dependent this season

Read more: Vettel: Ferrari quite far from ambition of controlling F1 races - Autosport

Mexican Grand Prix confirmed until 2022 - PlanetF1

Despite strong talk of its demise, the Mexican Grand Prix has received a contract extension until the end of 2022.

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Mercedes take most conservative Belgian GP tyre selection | 2019 Belgian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Mercedes have chosen two fewer sets of the softest tyres available for the Belgian Grand Prix than their closest rivals have done.

Read more: Mercedes take most conservative Belgian GP tyre selection | 2019 Belgian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Mercedes most conservative with Spa tyre choices - Motorsport.com

Both of Mercedes' direct rivals, Ferrari and Red Bull, have chosen a maximum of 10 sets of the soft C3 compound for the Spa event, picking also two sets of the C2 mediums and a single set of hards.
Mercedes' drivers Hamilton and Bottas, meanwhile, have opted for eight sets of softs and four sets of mediums.
McLaren's Lando Norris is the only other driver to have picked only eight sets of the ...Keep reading

Read more: Mercedes most conservative with Spa tyre choices - Motorsport.com

Alonso: Not true at all that I don’t like Vettel - PlanetF1

Fernando Alonso has denied Sebastian Vettel's suggestion that he didn't "really like me" and said that he respects the four-time World Champion.

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Chase Carey: Formula 1 is making steps forward in Miami race bid - Autosport

Formula 1 CEO Chase Carey says he is "making steps" forward in ongoing talks over a future Miami Grand Prix

Read more: Chase Carey: Formula 1 is making steps forward in Miami race bid - Autosport

Ferrari's struggles mean nothing for Spa, Monza - Wolff - Motorsport.com

Wolff's team clinched its 10th win in 12 races after Lewis Hamilton overhauled the Red Bull of Max Verstappen, while the two Ferraris finished more than a minute behind.
Ferrari goes into the summer break without a win this season but Wolff thinks the characteristics of the Belgian and Italian Grands Prix that follow the shutdown could lead to a completely different picture.
"It's a track ...Keep reading

Read more: Ferrari's struggles mean nothing for Spa, Monza - Wolff - Motorsport.com

The best (and worst) looking F1 cars from 1995 - Motorsport.com

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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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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Russell unsure if Williams F1 Hungarian GP breakthrough is real - Autosport

George Russell is unsure if his Williams Formula 1 team can carry its Hungarian Grand Prix breakthrough into future races

Read more: Russell unsure if Williams F1 Hungarian GP breakthrough is real - Autosport

Russell unsure if Williams F1 Hungarian GP breakthrough is real - Autosport

George Russell is unsure if his Williams Formula 1 team can carry its Hungarian Grand Prix breakthrough into future races

Read more: Russell unsure if Williams F1 Hungarian GP breakthrough is real - Autosport

“This is not what F1 should be”: Drivers oppose plan to cut testing next year | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Formula 1 drivers have criticised a plan to reduce the amount of pre-season testing in 2020, as provisional dates indicate just six days of running are planned.

Read more: “This is not what F1 should be”: Drivers oppose plan to cut testing next year | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Crofty's top five F1 2019 drivers - SkySports F1



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Gasly has no answer for losing pace over F1's Hungarian GP weekend - Autosport

Red Bull Formula 1 driver Pierre Gasly says he has no answer as to why his pace fell away over the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend

Read more: Gasly has no answer for losing pace over F1's Hungarian GP weekend - Autosport

McLaren: Hungary result a "big boost" for remainder of 2019 - Motorsport.com

The Woking-based outfit had headed to last weekend's race at the Hungaroring bracing itself for a tough time with the circuit's low-speed demands not ideal for the team's MCL34.
But the outfit exceeded expectations with a double points scoring finish, including a fifth spot for Carlos Sainz that helped it further strengthen its grip on fourth place in the constructors' championship.
McLaren ...Keep reading

Read more: McLaren: Hungary result a "big boost" for remainder of 2019 - Motorsport.com

Seidl: McLaren F1 upgrades at Hungarian GP helped car 'weakness' - Autosport

McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl says the Formula 1's team upgrades, which included a new high-downforce rear wing, has helped improve one of its car's 'weaknesses'

Read more: Seidl: McLaren F1 upgrades at Hungarian GP helped car 'weakness' - Autosport

Seidl: McLaren F1 upgrades at Hungarian GP helped car 'weakness' - Autosport

McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl says the Formula 1's team upgrades, which included a new high-downforce rear wing, has helped improve one of its car's 'weaknesses'

Read more: Seidl: McLaren F1 upgrades at Hungarian GP helped car 'weakness' - Autosport

Bottas considering ‘plan B and plan C’ in case he loses Mercedes seat | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Valtteri Bottas admits he has begun considering his options if he is unable to keep his seat at Mercedes for next year.

Read more: Bottas considering ‘plan B and plan C’ in case he loses Mercedes seat | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

F1 champion Lewis Hamilton responds to Nico Rosberg age dig - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton has shunned a suggestion that his ability will lessen with age, as claimed by his former Mercedes Formula 1 team-mate Nico Rosberg

Read more: F1 champion Lewis Hamilton responds to Nico Rosberg age dig - Autosport

F1 champion Lewis Hamilton responds to Nico Rosberg age dig - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton has shunned a suggestion that his ability will lessen with age, as claimed by his former Mercedes Formula 1 team-mate Nico Rosberg

Read more: F1 champion Lewis Hamilton responds to Nico Rosberg age dig - Autosport

Gasly has "no clear answer" for Hungarian GP struggle - Motorsport.com

The Frenchman had been strong on the opening day of action, and even pipped teammate Max Verstappen to top the second practice session.
But he failed to make progress from there and after being almost 0.9 seconds slower than Verstappen in qualifying, he had a disappointing race as he came home in sixth spot.
Afterwards, Red Bull team boss Christian Horner was clear that Gasly's lack of form ...Keep reading

Read more: Gasly has "no clear answer" for Hungarian GP struggle - Motorsport.com

Binotto: Ferrari not switching focus to 2020 - PlanetF1

Ferrari principal Mattia Binotto insists the team will not switch full focus to their 2020 car yet.

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Autosport Podcast: Will Kvyat earn Red Bull Formula 1 return? - Autosport

The first half-season of Daniel Kvyat's Formula 1 return has been successful, but the latest edition of The Autosport Podcast asks if this could mean a return to Red Bull

Read more: Autosport Podcast: Will Kvyat earn Red Bull Formula 1 return? - Autosport

Autosport Podcast: Will Kvyat earn Red Bull Formula 1 return? - Autosport

The first half-season of Daniel Kvyat's Formula 1 return has been successful, but the latest edition of The Autosport Podcast asks if this could mean a return to Red Bull

Read more: Autosport Podcast: Will Kvyat earn Red Bull Formula 1 return? - Autosport

F1 champion Lewis Hamilton responds to Nico Rosberg age jibe - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton has shunned a suggestion that his ability will lessen with age, as claimed by his former Mercedes Formula 1 team-mate Nico Rosberg

Read more: F1 champion Lewis Hamilton responds to Nico Rosberg age jibe - Autosport

F1 champion Lewis Hamilton responds to Nico Rosberg age jibe - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton has shunned a suggestion that his ability will lessen with age, as claimed by his former Mercedes Formula 1 team-mate Nico Rosberg

Read more: F1 champion Lewis Hamilton responds to Nico Rosberg age jibe - Autosport

Steiner defends K-Mag over Ricciardo incident - PlanetF1

Haas principal Guenther Steiner has hit back at Daniel Ricciardo after his criticism of Kevin Magnussen's defensive driving at the Hungarian GP.

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Video: Why so many F1 cars have 'boomerangs' in 2019 - Autosport

The boomerang Formula 1 trend started by Mercedes and Red Bull last year has gained momentum to appear up and down the grid in 2019

Read more: Video: Why so many F1 cars have 'boomerangs' in 2019 - Autosport

Video: Why so many F1 cars have 'boomerangs' in 2019 - Autosport

The boomerang Formula 1 trend started by Mercedes and Red Bull last year has gained momentum to appear up and down the grid in 2019

Read more: Video: Why so many F1 cars have 'boomerangs' in 2019 - Autosport

Hamilton responds to Rosberg's views on driver age - Motorsport.com

In his video blog before the Hungarian GP Rosberg suggested that Max Verstappen had overcome Hamilton to become "the best driver out there."

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Verstappen "the best driver out there" - Rosberg


The former world champion added that Hamilton had passed his peak in terms of pure ability, saying that "the best age for racing drivers is 30, 31, 32 – and that's because ...Keep reading

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Why so many F1 cars now have 'boomerangs' - Motorsport.com

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Saudi Arabia planning Spa-beating longest F1 track for its first race | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Saudi Arabia has plans not just to hold a Formula 1 race, but to build the longest and potentially most radical track on the championship calendar.

Read more: Saudi Arabia planning Spa-beating longest F1 track for its first race | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Top ten pictures from the 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix | F1 Pictures - RaceFans

Ten of the best pictures which tell the story of the 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix weekend.

Read more: Top ten pictures from the 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix | F1 Pictures - RaceFans

Driver reviews: McLaren, Toro Rosso, Renault, Alfa Romeo - PlanetF1

In round two of three, PlanetF1 delves into the performances of every driver, now it's the turn of McLaren, Toro Rosso, Renault and Alfa Romeo.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Hamilton doesn’t intend to retire any time soon | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Lewis Hamilton says he still loves driving and doesn't plan to retire from Formula 1 any time soon: "One day I will have to stop but right now I feel fantastic."

Read more: Hamilton doesn’t intend to retire any time soon | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

F1 transfer market: What's the latest? - SkySports F1

It was in the week after the Hungarian GP last year that one unexpected driver move sent the F1 market into a frenzy in what should have been the sport's summer 'break'.

Read more: F1 transfer market: What's the latest? - SkySports F1

Hamilton: Verstappen "very respectful" in Hungarian GP battle - Motorsport.com

Hamilton admitted that he relished the thought of a fight with the Dutchman, having rarely had to chance to go wheel-to-wheel with him over the last few seasons.
The world champion failed in his initial attempt to get by the Red Bull driver, when the pair gave each other racing room, but he later made it past after a stop for new tyres gave him the opportunity to catch up as Verstappen ...Keep reading

Read more: Hamilton: Verstappen "very respectful" in Hungarian GP battle - Motorsport.com

‘Thank God for Red Bull and Max Verstappen’ - PlanetF1

Formula 1 has a lot to thank "Red Bull and Max Verstappen" for with Christian Horner saying it would be a "pretty boring show" without them.

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Brawn: Schumacher win emotional - SkySports F1

Ross Brawn said it was "emotional" seeing Mick Schumacher win his maiden F2 race and believes the Ferrari junior is "on the right road" in his career.

Read more: Brawn: Schumacher win emotional - SkySports F1

2019 Hungarian Grand Prix Star Performers | 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Max Verstappen, George Russell, Lewis Hamilton and Carlos Sainz Jnr are RaceFans' Star Performers of the Hungarian Grand Prix. Here's why.

Read more: 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix Star Performers | 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Red Bull: Only gargantuan f*** up would cost Mercedes 2019 F1 title - Autosport

Red Bull Formula 1 boss Christian Horner thinks only a "gargantuan" blunder by Mercedes would allow Max Verstappen to challenge for the world championship this year

Read more: Red Bull: Only gargantuan f*** up would cost Mercedes 2019 F1 title - Autosport

Red Bull: Only gargantuan f*** up would cost Mercedes 2019 F1 title - Autosport

Red Bull Formula 1 boss Christian Horner thinks only a "gargantuan" blunder by Mercedes would allow Max Verstappen to challenge for the world championship this year

Read more: Red Bull: Only gargantuan f*** up would cost Mercedes 2019 F1 title - Autosport

Gap to Mercedes can't be Ferrari's single target - Binotto - Motorsport.com

The Italian team prioritised aerodynamic efficiency for its 2019 car and has struggled at circuits that required maximum downforce as a result.

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Binotto: Ferrari has added downforce to its 2019 F1 car


Ferrari is trying to rectify that deficiency with a series of in-season updates but is aware that will ...Keep reading

Read more: Gap to Mercedes can't be Ferrari's single target - Binotto - Motorsport.com

Hamilton vs Schumacher: Which Hungary F1 charge was better? - Motorsport.com

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Read more: Hamilton vs Schumacher: Which Hungary F1 charge was better? - Motorsport.com

Russell out of the running for 2020 Mercedes drive - PlanetF1

George Russell will not be stepping up to Mercedes next season as Toto Wolff concedes his team is not the place for a driver to master his craft.

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‘Vast chasm between top-three and the rest’ - PlanetF1

Formula 1 has to take steps to close the gap between the top-three teams and the rest of the field after everyone from P5 down was lapped at the Hungarian GP.

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Video: Hamilton and Schumacher's epic Hungary F1 charges compared - Autosport

Mercedes' strategy call and Lewis Hamilton's stirring drive at the Hungaroring last weekend brought back memories of Michael Schumacher's similar performance in the Hungarian Grand Prix for Ferrari in 1998

Read more: Video: Hamilton and Schumacher's epic Hungary F1 charges compared - Autosport

Video: Hamilton and Schumacher's epic Hungary F1 charges compared - Autosport

Mercedes' strategy call and Lewis Hamilton's stirring drive at the Hungaroring last weekend brought back memories of Michael Schumacher's similar performance in the Hungarian Grand Prix for Ferrari in 1998

Read more: Video: Hamilton and Schumacher's epic Hungary F1 charges compared - Autosport

Horner: Only a "gargantuan f***-up" would cost Mercedes title - Motorsport.com

Although Verstappen’s recent run of strong form to become the highest-scoring driver from the past four races has left Mercedes believing he is a title threat, Horner is not so convinced.
He believes the comfortable 69-point advantage that Lewis Hamilton holds over third-placed Verstappen, with just nine races remaining, means that his team’s title dreams are not realistic.
“Lewis has ...Keep reading

Read more: Horner: Only a "gargantuan f***-up" would cost Mercedes title - Motorsport.com

McLaren's 1980s F1 innovation every team still uses today - Motorsport.com

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Ricciardo: K-Mag deserved more than a warning - PlanetF1

Accusing Kevin Magnussen of "moving under braking", Daniel Ricciardo feels the Haas deserved more than just a warning from the race director in Hungary.

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Reintroducing refuelling would “take F1 10 steps backwards” – Williams | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Williams deputy team principal Claire Williams has spoken out against the possible return of refuelling during Formula 1 races, describing it as "10 steps backwards" for the sport.

Read more: Reintroducing refuelling would “take F1 10 steps backwards” – Williams | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Unhappy Ferrari driver Vettel rates his Formula 1 season 5/10 so far - Autosport

Sebastian Vettel has rated his first 12 races of the Formula 1 season five out of 10, as Ferrari heads into the summer break without a win

Read more: Unhappy Ferrari driver Vettel rates his Formula 1 season 5/10 so far - Autosport

Unhappy Ferrari driver Vettel rates his Formula 1 season 5/10 so far - Autosport

Sebastian Vettel has rated his first 12 races of the Formula 1 season five out of 10, as Ferrari heads into the summer break without a win

Read more: Unhappy Ferrari driver Vettel rates his Formula 1 season 5/10 so far - Autosport

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Bottas will ‘think differently’ in Hamilton battles - PlanetF1

Valtteri Bottas says he will "think differently" the next time he's wheel-to-wheel with Lewis Hamilton after his team-mate compromised him.

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Mercedes will give Bottas a “soft landing” if he loses drive | 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Valtteri Bottas will be given a "soft landing" by Mercedes if they choose not to keep him for the 2020 F1 season, team principal Toto Wolff has said.

Read more: Mercedes will give Bottas a “soft landing” if he loses drive | 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix - RaceFans