Friday, October 18, 2019

Formula 1 now likely to drop 2020 reversed grid format trials - Autosport

Formula 1 looks set to abandon attempts to trial different race weekend formats in 2020, after teams failed to get behind the idea of reverse grids experiments earlier this week

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F1 set to abandon reverse grid idea for 2020 - Motorsport.com

The sport's owner Liberty Media has been evaluating ways to spice up the show, and was hoping to test out three reverse grid qualifying races next year to see what impact they had on the spectacle.
The idea was that at three grands prix – France, Belgium and Russia – F1's normal qualifying session would be replaced with a short race whose grid was put together in reverse championship ...Keep reading

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Sainz splits Hamilton, Verstappen in Autosport readers' F1 ratings - Autosport

McLaren's underdog star Carlos Sainz Jr has got between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen at the top of Autosport readers' Formula 1 driver rankings after the Japanese Grand Prix

Read more: Sainz splits Hamilton, Verstappen in Autosport readers' F1 ratings - Autosport

Sainz splits Hamilton, Verstappen in Autosport readers' F1 ratings - Autosport

McLaren's underdog star Carlos Sainz Jr has got between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen at the top of Autosport readers' Formula 1 driver rankings after the Japanese Grand Prix

Read more: Sainz splits Hamilton, Verstappen in Autosport readers' F1 ratings - Autosport

Petrobras set to terminate McLaren sponsorship deal - Motorsport.com

Petrobras, which is 64 percent owned by the Brazilian government through direct and indirect means, announced last year that it would be tying up with McLaren from the start of this season with a long-term technical partnership.
But in May, Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro took to social media to reveal that on his orders he wanted the original five-year partnership to be called off.
"In ...Keep reading

Read more: Petrobras set to terminate McLaren sponsorship deal - Motorsport.com

McLaren's Petrobras F1 deal opposed by President Bolsonaro to end - Autosport

The McLaren Formula 1 team's sponsorship deal with Brazilian oil company Petrobras looks set to be brought to an official end within a matter of days, Autosport has learned

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McLaren's Petrobras F1 deal opposed by President Bolsonaro to end - Autosport

The McLaren Formula 1 team's sponsorship deal with Brazilian oil company Petrobras looks set to be brought to an official end within a matter of days, Autosport has learned

Read more: McLaren's Petrobras F1 deal opposed by President Bolsonaro to end - Autosport

Will Hamilton’s ‘wokening’ bring his F1 career to an early end? | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Lewis Hamilton's increasing concern over the environment will inevitably raise questions about how much longer he intends to keep being a Formula 1 driver.

Read more: Will Hamilton’s ‘wokening’ bring his F1 career to an early end? | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Verstappen: Further 2019 Formula 1 wins out of reach for Red Bull - Autosport

Max Verstappen reckons Red Bull-Honda will only get podium finishes at best in the remainder of the 2019 Formula 1 season and cannot see further chances to win grands prix

Read more: Verstappen: Further 2019 Formula 1 wins out of reach for Red Bull - Autosport

Verstappen: Further 2019 Formula 1 wins out of reach for Red Bull - Autosport

Max Verstappen reckons Red Bull-Honda will only get podium finishes at best in the remainder of the 2019 Formula 1 season and cannot see further chances to win grands prix

Read more: Verstappen: Further 2019 Formula 1 wins out of reach for Red Bull - Autosport

‘Schumi could’ve won more if he hadn’t joined Ferrari’ - PlanetF1

Michael Schumacher would have won more grands prix and World titles had he opted to join another team instead of Ferrari, says former team-mate Eddie Irvine.

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Hamilton says he hasn't 'given up' - SkySports F1

Lewis Hamilton has assured fans he has not "given up" after posting cryptic messages on social media earlier this week.

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Abiteboul: 2019 "by far the most difficult season" for me - Motorsport.com

The French car manufacturer headed in to the campaign hoping that signing Daniel Ricciardo and progress on the car front would allow it to bridge the gap between the midfield and the top three teams.
But a tricky year of fluctuating form and reliability troubles has left it on the backfoot, and it is now locked in a tight fight with McLaren for fourth place in the constructors' ...Keep reading

Read more: Abiteboul: 2019 "by far the most difficult season" for me - Motorsport.com

‘Verstappen is the fastest driver ever in F1’ - PlanetF1

Max Verstappen is the "fastest driver that has ever" driven an F1 car; that's according to former World Champion Jenson Button.

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Vettel defends Hamilton: Deserves his success - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton deserves every one of his five, very likely soon to be six, Drivers' Championship says rival Sebastian Vettel.

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Vettel: Only real chequered flag should end races - Motorsport.com

The result of the 53-lap race at Suzuka, where Vettel withstood a last-lap attack from Lewis Hamilton to finish second, was instead taken at the end of lap 52 because the chequered light panel was activated too early.
F1's sporting regulations state that should the end-of-race signal be given before the leading car completes the scheduled number of laps, the race will be deemed to have finished ...Keep reading

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McLaren now confident it can beat Renault to fourth | 2019 Japanese Grand Prix - RaceFans

McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl says the team has "everything in its hands" to beat Renault to fourth place in the constructors' championship following their performance in Japan.

Read more: McLaren now confident it can beat Renault to fourth | 2019 Japanese Grand Prix - RaceFans

Kubica reportedly leaning towards Haas test role - PlanetF1

Robert Kubica is reportedly leaning towards a Haas test driver role for 2020 with the American team offering him a few Friday practice runs.

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Ferrari’s Singapore upgrade helped Vettel’s qualifying performance | 2019 Japanese Grand Prix - RaceFans

Sebastian Vettel says the upgrade Ferrari introduced for its car at the Singapore Grand Prix helped him get more out of the SF90 in qualifying.

Read more: Ferrari’s Singapore upgrade helped Vettel’s qualifying performance | 2019 Japanese Grand Prix - RaceFans

When's the Mexican GP on Sky? - SkySports F1

Lewis Hamilton can clinch his sixth world championship at the Mexican GP - and you can watch it all exclusively live on Sky Sports F1.

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Now rivals are questioning legality of Ferrari’s PU - PlanetF1

Rivals are once again asking the FIA to investigate Ferrari, this time it is in regards to their power unit following the Scuderia's upturn in form.

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The vacant 2020 seats: Who should get them? - PlanetF1

The 2020 F1 season is starting to fall into place and we know most of the drivers who will form the grid, but there are still a few gaps to be filled.

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Tost keen to retain Gasly, Kvyat for 2020 - PlanetF1

Toro Rosso will announce their 2020 driver line up after Mexico with Franz Tost saying he hopes to retain Daniil Kvyat and Pierre Gasly.

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Kimi being Kimi: The classic moments - SkySports F1

There’s no one in Formula 1 quite like Kimi Raikkonen.

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Haas not expecting end of season to be any better - Motorsport.com

At Suzuka Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen once again struggled to get their tyres to work. They eventually finished well out of the points in 14th and 16th places, with the Dane having started at the back after a big crash in qualifying.
Steiner admits that he doesn't expect to see an improvement in the remaining races, as no specific solution is on the way.
"Not short term," he said ...Keep reading

Read more: Haas not expecting end of season to be any better - Motorsport.com

Kubica could get practice outings in 2020 Haas deal | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Robert Kubica is considering a role at Haas which would involve driving for them in practice sessions in 2020.

Read more: Kubica could get practice outings in 2020 Haas deal | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Hamilton hopes F1 won’t need DRS in 2021 | 2021 F1 season - RaceFans

Lewis Hamilton hopes changes to Formula 1 cars planned for 2021 will mean the sport doesn't have to rely on the Drag Reduction System to assist overtaking.

Read more: Hamilton hopes F1 won’t need DRS in 2021 | 2021 F1 season - RaceFans

‘Drivers had to know of Renault brake bias system’ - PlanetF1

Daniel Ricciardo and Nico Hulkenberg had to know about Renault's brake bias system, if it proves to be true, says former driver Ralf Schumacher.

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Legality of Ferrari's F1 engine under scrutiny as rivals chase FIA - Autosport

A number of Ferrari's Formula 1 rivals have written to the FIA for clarity over the legality of design aspects they believe are behind the Italian team's engine advantage

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Legality of Ferrari's F1 engine under scrutiny as rivals chase FIA - Autosport

A number of Ferrari's Formula 1 rivals have written to the FIA for clarity over the legality of design aspects they believe are behind the Italian team's engine advantage

Read more: Legality of Ferrari's F1 engine under scrutiny as rivals chase FIA - Autosport

Ferrari engine under scrutiny as F1 teams chase FIA - Motorsport.com

Motorsport.com understands that Ferrari's competitors are seeking clarification over whether they are clear to pursue similar concepts themselves or if the ideas fall foul of the regulations.
The requests have come after Ferrari's recent performance breakthrough revealed the full extent of its engine advantage, which is believed to be worth up to 0.8 seconds at some tracks and has been ...Keep reading

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Ayrton Senna's career to be celebrated at Sao Paulo F1 fan festival - Autosport

Ayrton Senna will be honoured by an official Formula 1 fan festival in his home town of Sao Paulo in early November, a week before the Brazilian Grand Prix

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Ayrton Senna's career to be celebrated at Sao Paulo F1 fan festival - Autosport

Ayrton Senna will be honoured by an official Formula 1 fan festival in his home town of Sao Paulo in early November, a week before the Brazilian Grand Prix

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Senna to be honoured in Sao Paulo Fan Festival - Motorsport.com

Senna's countrymen Emerson Fittipaldi and Felipe Massa will both drive examples of his old F1 cars on the streets of the city.
Although details of who handles what have yet to be confirmed, Senna's 1984 Toleman TG184 and 1985 Lotus 97T will be among the cars present.
In addition, modern F1 will be represented by Esteban Gutierrez in a Mercedes, and 17-year-old Sao Paulo native Caio Collet in ...Keep reading

Read more: Senna to be honoured in Sao Paulo Fan Festival - Motorsport.com

McLaren in talks with F1 over lack of TV time - PlanetF1

Frustrated with the lack of TV time devoted to F1's midfield battle, McLaren have held "several talks" with F1's bosses.

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Kimi at 40: Celebrating an F1 icon - SkySports F1

"I'm happy to be more close to the end part than the beginning," Kimi Raikkonen told Sky F1 as he moved towards another F1 milestone.

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‘F1 bosses vote down reverse grid races’ - PlanetF1

Formula 1 team bosses have reportedly said no to reverse grid races as Wednesday's vote failed to win unanimous support.

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Renault's development hurt by wind tunnel shutdown - Motorsport.com

The French car manufacturer has faced difficulties getting on top of the aero characteristics of its car, with the RS.19 having not delivered the kind of step forward that had been hoped for.
Renault F1's managing director Cyril Abiteboul says the understanding the team has made with its car over the first half of the year prompted it to decide it needed to improve its Enstone wind tunnel ...Keep reading

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The F1 Gossip Column - SkySports F1

Vettel praises Merc/Hamilton combination; No F1 plans for more qualifying on Sundays; Hulkenberg on his future; And...

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Renault Formula 1 team hampered by long windtunnel shutdown - Autosport

Renault has revealed its aero development progress since Formula 1's summer break was hurt by it needing to put its windtunnel out of action for several weeks for an upgrade

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Renault Formula 1 team hampered by long windtunnel shutdown - Autosport

Renault has revealed its aero development progress since Formula 1's summer break was hurt by it needing to put its windtunnel out of action for several weeks for an upgrade

Read more: Renault Formula 1 team hampered by long windtunnel shutdown - Autosport

Kimi Raikkonen’s top ten seasons in F1 - PlanetF1

Not all of Kimi Raikkonen's 17 seasons in the sport have been good, but he's enjoyed successful ones more often than not. These are, in our opinion, his top ten.

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The less obvious reasons why Miami matters so much to F1 | 2021 F1 season - RaceFans

Miami has obvious appeal but why has Formula 1 been so desperate to locate a race in the USA's sixth-biggest city, asks Dieter Rencken.

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Raikkonen: The big 4-0 is no big deal - PlanetF1

40 today, it's no surprise that Kimi Raikkonen says he would say "nothing" to his 21-year-old self, in fact he "wouldn't talk to him".

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Wolff vows to play ‘most-fair game’ in title race - PlanetF1

Although Valtteri Bottas' chances of snatching the World title away from Lewis Hamilton are slim, Toto Wolff says Mercedes will play the "most-fair game" with their drivers.

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Renault facing ‘suspension’ if found guilty - PlanetF1

Renault are facing the possibility of a 'big suspension' if found guilty of running a pre-set brake bias adjustment system.

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Vettel wants clarity after chequered-flag glitch - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel wants the real chequered flag to matter again after the automated system glitched and displayed one lap early in Japan.

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Will Liberty’s final bid to win teams over to its 2021 F1 vision succeed? | RacingLines - RaceFans

Will F1 climb down again over its 2021 rules plan? Will Ferrari try to veto them? Dieter Rencken analyses the implications of today's crunch meeting over the sport's future.

Read more: Will Liberty’s final bid to win teams over to its 2021 F1 vision succeed? | RacingLines - RaceFans

‘We can’t continue with these brakes, I was ready to retire’ Russell warned Williams | 2019 Japanese Grand Prix - RaceFans

George Russell warned Williams his car's erratic braking was almost dangerous and he was considering retiring in a series of radio messages at Suzuka.

Read more: ‘We can’t continue with these brakes, I was ready to retire’ Russell warned Williams | 2019 Japanese Grand Prix - RaceFans

Formula 1 reveals plan to stage Miami race at Dolphins stadium - BBC F1

Formula 1 says it has an agreement in principle with the owners of the Miami Dolphins NFL stadium to hold a race in the Florida city from 2021.

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Renault confident big teams won't "hijack" 2021 rules plan - Motorsport.com

F1 team principals plus the FIA and Formula One Management are due to get together to try to finalise new regulations aimed at making grand prix racing closer and more exciting from 2021.
There is hope that an agreement today will pave the way for the FIA's World Motor Sport Council to sign off the rules before an October 31 deadline.
But against the backdrop of resistance from some top ...Keep reading

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F1 reaches ‘agreement in principle’ for Miami GP - PlanetF1

Formula 1 will head to Miami in May 2021 after Liberty Media reached an "agreement in principle" with Miami Dolphins' owner Stephen Ross for a Miami GP.

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Vettel: Only real chequered flag should end GPs after Suzuka error - Autosport

Sebastian Vettel believes only a real chequered flag should end a Formula 1 race after the Japanese Grand Prix result was rolled back one lap because of a system error

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Vettel: Only real chequered flag should end GPs after Suzuka error - Autosport

Sebastian Vettel believes only a real chequered flag should end a Formula 1 race after the Japanese Grand Prix result was rolled back one lap because of a system error

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The inside story of how F1 kept the Japanese GP on TV - Motorsport.com

But down on the ground at the Suzuka circuit, the impact was much greater – for F1 had to pull off a near miracle to ensure that the event could not only be broadcast, but even go ahead full stop.
It was clear in the build-up to the race weekend that Hagibis was going to disrupt the grand prix at some point, although how much and for how long was not initially clear.
As the situation ...Keep reading

Read more: The inside story of how F1 kept the Japanese GP on TV - Motorsport.com

F1 reaches Miami Dolphins stadium race deal - SkySports F1

A Formula 1 race in Miami, on a circuit around the Miami Dolphins NFL stadium, could be held in 2021 after a deal in principle was agreed between the sport and venue owners.

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Formula 1 has agreement in principle for Miami Grand Prix - Autosport

Formula 1 has an agreement in principle with the local promoter for the Miami Grand Prix, with plans to run the race around the Hard Rock Cafe Stadium confirmed

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Formula 1 has agreement in principle for Miami Grand Prix - Autosport

Formula 1 has an agreement in principle with the local promoter for the Miami Grand Prix, with plans to run the race around the Hard Rock Cafe Stadium confirmed

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F1 agrees Miami Hard Rock stadium plan for 2021 - Motorsport.com

Having abandoned the initial attempts to run the race in the harbourside area – due to local opposition and the complications of securing permits from the several authorities with jurisdiction – the focus instead to the area around the stadium, which is also owned by promoter Stephen Ross's RSE Ventures organisation.
A track layout which uses mostly car parks and land owned by the stadium ...Keep reading

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FIA will make concessions to avoid ‘GP1’ cars in 2021 – Steiner | 2021 F1 season - RaceFans

The FIA is prepared to relax its planned changes to the 2021 technical to give teams greater design freedom, according to Haas team principal Guenther Steiner.

Read more: FIA will make concessions to avoid ‘GP1’ cars in 2021 – Steiner | 2021 F1 season - RaceFans

Video: Why F1 must learn from its bad decisions in time for 2021 - Autosport

As Formula 1's 2021 rules debate finally reaches its - delayed - crunch point, we look back at the missteps that have made its self-improvement efforts so complicated

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Video: Why F1 must learn from its bad decisions in time for 2021 - Autosport

As Formula 1's 2021 rules debate finally reaches its - delayed - crunch point, we look back at the missteps that have made its self-improvement efforts so complicated

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Hamilton ‘feels like giving up on everything’ - PlanetF1

In an emotional post on Instagram, Lewis Hamilton expressed sadness over the state of the world, saying "I feel like giving up on everything".

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

F1 set for crucial vote on reverse grids - PlanetF1

Formula 1 fans will known later this week whether reverse grid qualifying races will take place next season with F1 bosses set to vote on it on Wednesday.

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Yamamoto was given special exception for Suzuka practice run | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

The FIA made a special exception for Naoki Yamamoto to participate in practice for the Japanese Grand Prix as the Honda-backed driver did not have enough superlicence points.

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Irvine: Leclerc much better than Verstappen - PlanetF1

Charles Leclerc is a "much, much better" driver than Max Verstappen as he makes fewer mistakes, that's according to Eddie Irvine.

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Leclerc: Thank God nobody was hurt - PlanetF1

Charles Leclerc is grateful nobody was hurt as his Ferrari's end plate flew off his broken front wing, crashing into Lewis Hamilton's mirror.

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In defence of Grosjean: he deserves his seat - PlanetF1

When Haas announced their decision to re-sign Romain Grosjean for the 2020 season rather than go for Nico Hulkenberg, it would be an understatement to say that it raised many people's eyebrows.

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Magnussen would “love” more two-day F1 weekends | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Magnussen would "love" more two-day F1 weekends • Hamilton 'doesn't get credit he deserves' - Hill • Formula E pre-season testing begins

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Crucial Formula 1 reversed grid vote to take place on Wednesday - Autosport

Formula 1 teams are set to vote in Paris on Wednesday on plans to run three experimental Saturday reversed-grid qualifying races in 2020

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F1 set to vote on qualifying race trials for 2020 - Motorsport.com

A change in the FIA Sporting Regulations for next season requires unanimity, as the deadline for a majority vote passed on April 30.
Several teams remain opposed to the idea, with Mercedes known to have reservations about potentially having its cars struggle to make progress from the back of the grid.
Simulations run by teams have indicated that it will be hard for the drivers at the back to ...Keep reading

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Marko hits out at Leclerc’s ‘stupid mistake’ - PlanetF1

Helmut Marko says it was "clear" Charles Leclerc deserved a penalty for his clash with Max Verstappen as he would have gone off the track had he not hit the Red Bull.

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Hamilton ‘proud’ of title, but not as ‘happy’ - PlanetF1

Mercedes secured their sixth consecutive Constructors' title, but Lewis Hamilton admitted afterwards that the feeling was not "as happy as previously" as it "doesn't feel the same" without Niki Lauda.

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Mick Schumacher: I feel ready for F1 - PlanetF1

The 2019 campaign has been a good one for Mick Schumacher and unsurprisingly the youngster says he is "dreaming about F1" and feels ready to make the step up.

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Sainz: McLaren was so fast in Japanese GP Ferrari/Leclerc gave up - Autosport

Carlos Sainz Jr called his latest fifth-place Formula 1 finish "more special than others" after being so quick he forced Ferrari and Charles Leclerc to 'give up' at Suzuka

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Sainz: McLaren was so fast in Japanese GP Ferrari/Leclerc gave up - Autosport

Carlos Sainz Jr called his latest fifth-place Formula 1 finish "more special than others" after being so quick he forced Ferrari and Charles Leclerc to 'give up' at Suzuka

Read more: Sainz: McLaren was so fast in Japanese GP Ferrari/Leclerc gave up - Autosport

Japan felt like a thank you win for Bottas - PlanetF1

Valtteri Bottas was the man to lead Mercedes over the line in Japan, and the way it all unfolded felt like a well deserved thank you.

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FIA: Early chequered flag in F1's Japanese GP was "system error" - Autosport

Formula 1 race director Michael Masi says a "system error" was to blame for the chequered flag light panel being displayed too early at the Japanese Grand Prix

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FIA: Early chequered flag in F1's Japanese GP was "system error" - Autosport

Formula 1 race director Michael Masi says a "system error" was to blame for the chequered flag light panel being displayed too early at the Japanese Grand Prix

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Vettel on qualy revival: Nothing has changed - PlanetF1

He finally got the better of Charles Leclerc in qualifying, but Sebastian Vettel insists no changes were made to his car for the Japanese GP and puts it down to a "clean session".

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Brawn: Revised F1 weekend won't include Sunday qualifying - Motorsport.com

The F1 organisation and the FIA have been studying the format for some time, with the aim of allowing team members to arrive later at the circuit, thus reducing the burden of a 22-race calendar that is expected to expand further.
However, Brawn insists that won’t include putting qualifying on Sunday mornings on a permanent basis, despite many drivers expressing support for the format after ...Keep reading

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Vettel: How Ferrari need to raise game - SkySports F1

Sebastian Vettel believes Ferrari have to improve a "lot of small things" if they are going to beat a record-breaking Mercedes team over a season - claiming the world champions are operating at a level which is "very close to perfection".

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Hamilton: Mercedes’ engine development ‘not great’ this year | 2019 Japanese Grand Prix - RaceFans

Mercedes need to improve their engine development after losing ground to Ferrari during 2019, Lewis Hamilton believes.

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‘Hamilton is the greatest racer UK has ever produced’ - PlanetF1

From a country that gave us Jim Clark, Stirling Moss and Nigel Mansell, Damon Hill believes Lewis Hamilton is the "greatest racer" that United Kingdom has ever produced.

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Leclerc: ‘Very lucky to have Vettel next to me’ - PlanetF1

Charles Leclerc feels that he's "very lucky" to have Sebastian Vettel as his team-mate at Ferrari.

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Bottas, Sainz and the stars of Suzuka - SkySports F1

The Japanese Grand Prix weekend was obviously a bit of a strange one.

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Would Kubica’s 2019 return have gone better at another team? | Dieter's Inbox - RaceFans

Would Robert Kubica have made a more successful return to F1 at another team? It depends how you perceive success, says Dieter Rencken.

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F1 prepares for crunch talks over 2021 rules - PlanetF1

The F1 bosses will meet with Liberty Media and the FIA on Wednesday for crunch talks with Zak Brown calling for "radical change" for 2021.

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Ferrari not lacking anything to beat Mercedes to titles – Vettel | 2019 Japanese Grand Prix - RaceFans

Ferrari has everything it needs to beat Mercedes to championships and must do more with what it has to do it, says Sebastian Vettel.

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Monday, October 14, 2019

Norris: Good that Albon wasn’t penalised - PlanetF1

Lando Norris says it was right that Alexander Albon was not penalised over their battle in Japan, saying the Red Bull driver made a "decent move".

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Two-day F1 weekends are now the way forward - PlanetF1

At a time when F1 bosses are keen to try new things, Typhoon Hagibis offered up a two-day grand prix weekend and showed that it has merit.

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Pit Chat: Inspector Vettel, Detective D-Ric report for duty - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo show off their detective skills as we look back at the best bits from the Japanese Grand Prix.

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Mercedes’ record-breaking championship ‘sextuple double’ | 2019 Japanese Grand Prix stats and facts - RaceFans

Only Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas can now win the drivers' championship, meaning Mercedes have swept both titles for the sixth year in a row.

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‘Irony’ from ‘Mr Aggressive’ to complain about Leclerc - PlanetF1

Ex-Formula 1 driver turned commentator, Jolyon Palmer, believes there is an "irony" to Max Verstappen's complaints about Charles Leclerc in Japan.

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Leclerc risked getting black flag in Japan - PlanetF1

There were two major talking points from Japan: Mercedes' strategy and Charles Leclerc's actions after big damage on the opening lap at Suzuka.

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FIA: F1 needs tolerance approach to start system - Motorsport.com

Vettel's car moved forward briefly from his pole position slot before the lights had gone out to start the race at Suzuka on Sunday.
That inching forward appeared to be in contravention of the rules which are clear that cars must remain stationary before the start lights have gone out.
Article 36.13a) of F1's Sporting Regulations states a penalty will be given to any driver who "moved before ...Keep reading

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Magnussen: Japanese GP went south after embarrassing qualifying off - Autosport

Haas Formula 1 driver Kevin Magnussen says he "showed everyone what not to do" with his "quite embarrassing" qualifying crash, which preceded a Japanese Grand Prix that "went south"

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Magnussen: Japanese GP went south after embarrassing qualifying off - Autosport

Haas Formula 1 driver Kevin Magnussen says he "showed everyone what not to do" with his "quite embarrassing" qualifying crash, which preceded a Japanese Grand Prix that "went south"

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Magnussen: Suzuka weekend derailed by "embarrassing" crash - Motorsport.com

Magnussen was eliminated early in qualifying on Sunday morning when he lost the rear of his car on the exit of the final chicane and crashed through the kink before the finish line.
Haas repaired his car and fitted a new gearbox in time for the race, which took place just a few hours later because of the unusual schedule at Suzuka enforced by Typhoon Hagibis, but Magnussen finished down in ...Keep reading

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Hamilton: Mercedes title for Lauda - SkySports F1

Lewis Hamilton paid a heartfelt tribute to Niki Lauda after Mercedes clinched another championship, insisting the team owe their much-loved former chairman a "huge amount" for their historic success.

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Use a traditional chequered flag to end the race, says Vettel after timing blunder | 2019 Japanese Grand Prix - RaceFans

Formula 1 should use a traditional chequered flag instead of an electronic one, Sebastian Vettel has said after yesterday's race was accidentally ended a lap early.

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'Forced off' Norris pleased Albon wasn't penalised for Suzuka clash - Autosport

Lando Norris was pleased Formula 1 rival Alex Albon was not penalised in the Japanese Grand Prix for the lunge that caused contact and "kind of forced me off"

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'Forced off' Norris pleased Albon wasn't penalised for Suzuka clash - Autosport

Lando Norris was pleased Formula 1 rival Alex Albon was not penalised in the Japanese Grand Prix for the lunge that caused contact and "kind of forced me off"

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Leclerc: I'm to blame for Verstappen crash - Motorsport.com

Leclerc had a slow start from second on the grid and was passed by Verstappen on the outside into Turn 1, then misjudged his speed into Turn 2 and ran wide into the Red Bull.
The clash forced Verstappen off-track and damage forced him to retire early in the race, while Leclerc eventually pit for a new front wing and recovered to sixth before penalties for the contact and staying out too long ...Keep reading

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Press review: Ferrari present another gift to Mercedes - PlanetF1

1-2 on the starting grid for Ferrari and all disappeared by the first corner, the Italian press in particular were quick to point out more mistakes from the Scuderia.

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Norris: Albon incident could have been “something a lot worse” | 2019 Japanese Grand Prix - RaceFans

Lando Norris said his collision with Alexander Albon could have turned out worse but he didn't think his rival should have had a penalty.

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Seidl: Leclerc put everyone at risk - PlanetF1

McLaren team boss Andreas Seidl says Charles Leclerc put "everyone at risk" as he ran with a damaged front wing that was shedding pieces at the Japanese GP.

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‘Hamilton complaints are completely normal’ - PlanetF1

Toto Wolff says he completely understands Lewis Hamilton's frustrations over his Japanese GP strategy as it cost him a shot at the victory.

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Sunday, October 13, 2019

Japanese Grand Prix driver ratings - PlanetF1

Valtteri Bottas was back in the zone, but a perfect score was exclusively reserved for one midfield runner in the Japanese Grand Prix driver ratings.

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Why the stewards did a U-turn on investigating Leclerc-Verstappen clash | 2019 Japanese Grand Prix - RaceFans

The Japanese Grand Prix stewards reversed their decision not to investigate the collision between Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen because "new evidence" became available.

Read more: Why the stewards did a U-turn on investigating Leclerc-Verstappen clash | 2019 Japanese Grand Prix - RaceFans

FIA defends F1's jump-start secret tolerances after Japanese GP - Autosport

Formula 1 race director Michael Masi says allowing secret tolerances in jump-start rules remains correct, despite the controversy over Sebastian Vettel's Japanese Grand Prix getaway

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FIA defends F1's jump-start secret tolerances after Japanese GP - Autosport

Formula 1 race director Michael Masi says allowing secret tolerances in jump-start rules remains correct, despite the controversy over Sebastian Vettel's Japanese Grand Prix getaway

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Conclusions from the Japanese Grand Prix - PlanetF1

As Mercedes claimed their sixth Constructors' title in a row the big question is how does one stop the run. Well, not by doing what Ferrari is doing.

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Kubica accuses Williams of ‘crossing boundaries’ - PlanetF1

Robert Kubica feels Williams crossed "boundaries" when they removed their upgraded front wing from his car ahead of qualifying without offering the Pole an explanation.

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JV: Both Vettel and Leclerc deserved penalties - PlanetF1

Former World Champion Jacques Villeneuve believes Sebastian Vettel should have received a penalty for his false start in Japan.

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Chequered flag error means race distance is cut and Perez scores points despite crashing | 2019 Japanese Grand Prix - RaceFans

The official Japanese Grand Prix results will not include the final lap of the race due to an error with the chequered flag.

Read more: Chequered flag error means race distance is cut and Perez scores points despite crashing | 2019 Japanese Grand Prix - RaceFans

FIA explains why Vettel didn't get Japanese GP jump-start penalty - Autosport

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel escaped a penalty for a possible Japanese Grand Prix jump start because his pre-start movement was "within acceptable tolerance", the Formula 1 stewards explained

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FIA explains why Vettel didn't get Japanese GP jump-start penalty - Autosport

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel escaped a penalty for a possible Japanese Grand Prix jump start because his pre-start movement was "within acceptable tolerance", the Formula 1 stewards explained

Read more: FIA explains why Vettel didn't get Japanese GP jump-start penalty - Autosport

FIA: Vettel start was "within acceptable tolerance" - Motorsport.com

Vettel’s car, which had lined up on pole for the Suzuka Formula 1 race, had twitched forward before the start lights were out, which meant he was placed under investigation soon after.
But while Alfa Romeo driver Kimi Raikkonen had got a penalty in similar circumstances in Russia, Vettel - who seemingly avoided leaving his grid slot and got the car stopped again in time for the official race ...Keep reading

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Verstappen hits out at Leclerc/Vettel decisions - PlanetF1

Max Verstappen lashed out at the stewards for their treatment of incidents involving Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel at the Japanese GP.

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Stewards explain why Vettel avoided a jump start penalty | 2019 Japanese Grand Prix - RaceFans

The Japanese Grand Prix stewards have explained how Sebastian Vettel was able to avoid a penalty for a suspected jump start.

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Bottas victory clinches team’s title for Mercedes | 2019 Japanese Grand Prix summary - RaceFans

Valtteri Bottas scored his third victory of 2019 after passing both Ferraris off the line at the start of the Japanese Grand Prix. A stuttering start by pole sitter Sebastian Vettel cost him the lead to Bottas, who also out-dragged the other Ferrari of Charles Leclerc which started on the front row. Leclerc then tangled … Continue reading Bottas victory clinches team’s title for Mercedes

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Leclerc-Max under investigation after shunt - SkySports F1

Max Verstappen has accused Charles Leclerc of "irresponsible driving" and insists the Ferrari driver deserves a penalty after the pair collided on the first lap of the Japanese GP.

Read more: Leclerc-Max under investigation after shunt - SkySports F1

Saturday, October 12, 2019

2019 Japanese Grand Prix in pictures | F1 Pictures - RaceFans

The 2019 Japanese Grand Prix in pictures.

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Leclerc and Verstappen clash on first lap at Suzuka - PlanetF1

Charles Leclerc was left with front wing damage after hitting Max Verstappen at the race start in Suzuka.

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Vettel breaks track record as Ferrari make biggest gain this season | Lap time watch: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix - RaceFans

Sebastian Vettel broke the Suzuka track record with his pole position lap as Ferrari have made their biggest year-on-year gain relative to their rivals this season.

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Pit lane start for Kubica after Q1 crash - PlanetF1

Robert Kubica will start the Japanese Grand Prix as Williams had to change his chassis following his Q1 crash.

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Wolff: Ferrari's qualifying pace came "out of nowhere" - Motorsport.com

Mercedes had a commanding advantage in Friday practice at Suzuka but, after a day without track activity thanks to Typhoon Hagibis cancelled Saturday’s running, Ferrari came to the fore in Sunday morning’s qualifying session.
Sebastian Vettel gave Ferrari its fifth straight pole as Charles Leclerc completed a front-low lockout, with Mercedes drivers Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton ...Keep reading

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Live: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix | RaceFans Live - RaceFans

Follow the 2019 Japanese Grand Prix on RaceFans Live.

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2019 Japanese Grand Prix qualifying in pictures | F1 Pictures - RaceFans

Pictures from qualifying for the 2019 Japanese Grand Prix.

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Chassis change puts Kubica’s race in jeopardy as three teams work on repairs | 2019 Japanese Grand Prix - RaceFans

Williams say they are confident Robert Kubica will be able to take part in the Japanese Grand Prix after changing his chassis following his crash in qualifying.

Read more: Chassis change puts Kubica’s race in jeopardy as three teams work on repairs | 2019 Japanese Grand Prix - RaceFans

Williams in race against time to replace Kubica's chassis - Motorsport.com

The Polish driver crashed out in the early stages of Q1 at Suzuka after dropping a wheel on to the grass on the run down to the start-finish straight.
His Williams car ran off into the barriers and was too badly damaged to get fixed in time for the start of the race.
Williams confirmed immediately after qualifying that it was attempting to build up a new chassis for him, but was facing a ...Keep reading

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Japanese GP: Kubica gets new chassis after Suzuka qualifying crash - Autosport

Robert Kubica will receive a new chassis for the Japanese Grand Prix as his Williams Formula 1 team faces a difficult task in getting his car prepared for the race.

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Wolff sticking with Merc despite top job rumours - PlanetF1

Toto Wolff is adamant he is sticking with Mercedes despite rumours linking him to Chase Carey's top job with Liberty Media.

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Japanese GP Qualifying LIVE! - SkySports F1



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Live: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix qualifying | RaceFans Live - RaceFans

Follow the 2019 Japanese Grand Prix qualifying session on RaceFans Live.

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Kubica: New Williams front wing is designed for 2020 car | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Kubica: New Williams front wing is designed for 2020 car • Drivers stay busy during rain delay day • 'Only four teams' support 2021 rules

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Raikkonen: F1's wet-weather limitations "look ridiculous" - Motorsport.com

Most F1 sessions take place in dry conditions and when it rains drivers tend to wait and run intermediate tyres when the track is damp and avoid using full-wet Pirelli tyres.
This weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix’s Saturday action has been cancelled for safety reasons because of the threat of Typhoon Hagibis, but Raikkonen believes even less-dramatically bad weather conditions are a problem ...Keep reading

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How Mercedes can clinch title on Sunday - SkySports F1

Lewis Hamilton is fast closing in on a sixth Formula 1 world title, but how soon before the end of the season can he clinch the crown?

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F1's Super Sunday: What you need to know - SkySports F1

Formula 1 will stage qualifying and the race on the same day for just the fifth time in the sport's history in a super Sunday of Suzuka action.

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Hamilton wanted second DRS zone at Suzuka - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton says it would have been better if a second DRS zone had been added for the Japanese GP, rather than just one.

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Hamilton deserves sixth world championship, says Vettel | 2019 Japanese Grand Prix - RaceFans

Sebastian Vettel says there is no question Lewis Hamilton deserves to win the world championship, which he looks increasingly likely to do for a sixth time this year.

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Vettel: "Not fair" to say whether Leclerc is toughest teammate - Motorsport.com

In his first year at Ferrari, Leclerc has taken five pole positions to Vettel's one, and he currently leads the four-time world champion by 215 points to 194.
Vettel was partnered with Nick Heidfeld on his debut with BMW Sauber, and his subsequent teammates in F1 were Sebastien Bourdais and Vitantonio Liuzzi at Toro Rosso, Mark Webber and Daniel Ricciardo at Red Bull, and Kimi Raikkonen and ...Keep reading

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F1 should take inspiration from two-day Suzuka format – Hamilton | 2019 Japanese Grand Prix - RaceFans

Formula 1 should consider adopting the compressed, two-day schedule which has been forced upon it at Suzuka, says Lewis Hamilton.

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Valtteri Bottas blames himself for 2019 F1 title bid slipping away - Autosport

Valtteri Bottas says he 'blames' himself for being so far behind Lewis Hamilton and knows he now needs to be "very lucky" to fight for the 2019 Formula 1 title

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Valtteri Bottas blames himself for 2019 F1 title bid slipping away - Autosport

Valtteri Bottas says he 'blames' himself for being so far behind Lewis Hamilton and knows he now needs to be "very lucky" to fight for the 2019 Formula 1 title

Read more: Valtteri Bottas blames himself for 2019 F1 title bid slipping away - Autosport

Yamamoto impressed Toro Rosso drivers at Suzuka - PlanetF1

Both Daniil Kvyat and Pierre Gasly said they were impressed with Naoki Yamamoto's F1 debut during FP1 at the Japanese GP.

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Alfa Romeo to decide Giovinazzi’s future ‘soon’ - PlanetF1

Alfa Romeo boss Frederic Vasseur says the team will reach a decision soon on whether or not to retain Antonio Giovinazzi for 2020.

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Bottas blames himself for points gap to Hamilton | 2019 Japanese Grand Prix - RaceFans

Valtteri Bottas says Lewis Hamilton's consistency is the reason he's so much further ahead in the drivers' championship.

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Hamilton predicts F1 will keep DRS "for a while" yet - Motorsport.com

The DRS was introduced into F1 in 2011, giving drivers the opportunity to open a flap on the rear wing and boost straightline speed if they are within a second of the car in front during a grand prix.
It became part of F1 to combat the impact the cars’ increasing downforce levels had on the quality of racing, and the overtaking aid has since been adopted by other categories like the ...Keep reading

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Arts and crafts with Grosjean at Suzuka - PlanetF1

Romain Grosjean has been putting together a Tyrrell six-wheeler model car during his Saturday off at the Japanese Grand Prix.

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Valsecchi: We saw the Mercedes of old on Friday - PlanetF1

Italian pundit Davide Valsecchi believes Mercedes returned to their dominant ways of old in Friday practice at the Japanese GP.

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Hulkenberg’s F1 hopes fading as Alfa near 2020 decision | 2019 Japanese Grand Prix - RaceFans

Nico Hulkenberg's chances of remaining on the F1 grid in 2020 appear to be fading as Alfa Romeo are poised to announce their second driver "soon".

Read more: Hulkenberg’s F1 hopes fading as Alfa near 2020 decision | 2019 Japanese Grand Prix - RaceFans

Video: Eight drivers who started just one Formula 1 grand prix - Autosport

Officially, 164 drivers have made just one grand prix start - a statistic slightly skewed by the anomalous Indianapolis 500s on the 1950s 'Formula 1' calendars

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Video: Eight drivers who started just one Formula 1 grand prix - Autosport

Officially, 164 drivers have made just one grand prix start - a statistic slightly skewed by the anomalous Indianapolis 500s on the 1950s 'Formula 1' calendars

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Mercedes eye F1 history in typhoon-hit Japan - BBC F1

Lewis Hamilton and team-mate Valtteri Bottas could secure a record sixth consecutive drivers' and constructors' World Championship double for the Mercedes team.

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Ferrari are over-complicating their driver tactics, says Marko | 2019 Japanese Grand Prix - RaceFans

Ferrari over-complicated their tactics at the start of the last race by telling Sebastian Vettel to let Charles Leclerc overtake him, according to Red Bull motorsport consultant Helmut Marko.

Read more: Ferrari are over-complicating their driver tactics, says Marko | 2019 Japanese Grand Prix - RaceFans

Friday, October 11, 2019

Suzuka shows two-day F1 weekend could work - Grosjean - Motorsport.com

The impact of super typhoon Hagibis forced Suzuka chiefs to cancel all track running on Saturday, with qualifying and the race now taking place on Sunday.
Grosjean, who is a director of the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association (GPDA), says that the way that second practice turned into a potential qualifying session, and that all running will be done on two days, was a positive thing.
“We went ...Keep reading

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Hamilton relishing qualy-race challenge - SkySports F1

Lewis Hamilton says he is relishing the "different challenge" of taking on Japanese GP qualifying and the race on the same day, as Formula 1 prepares for a super Sunday at Suzuka.

Read more: Hamilton relishing qualy-race challenge - SkySports F1

Make your 2019 Japanese Grand Prix predictions | RaceFans Predictions Championship - RaceFans

As qualifying has been postponed to Sunday, RaceFans F1 Predictions Championship players have extra time to make their selections for this weekend's race.

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Yamamoto “doesn’t fit the criteria” for race seat – Horner | 2019 Japanese Grand Prix - RaceFans

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner praised Naoki Yamamoto's first F1 practice run for Toro Rosso but said he "doesn't fit the criteria" for a race seat.

Read more: Yamamoto “doesn’t fit the criteria” for race seat – Horner | 2019 Japanese Grand Prix - RaceFans

Japanese GP: Bottas tops FP2 session that could decide grid - Motorsport.com

Bottas was preparing to start the first flying lap of his qualifying simulation runs when he looped his W10 through the kink that follows the final chicane.
He continued but could only lap just under half a second down on Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton, who set the pace on those first qualifying simulation runs despite having his own effort interrupted by Bottas' spin.
Hamilton improved ...Keep reading

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Japanese GP: Valtteri Bottas fastest again in second practice - Autosport

Valtteri Bottas recovered from spinning on the run to Suzuka's start/finish straight to continue setting the pace as Mercedes dominated second practice for Formula 1's Japanese Grand Prix

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Japanese GP: Valtteri Bottas fastest again in second practice - Autosport

Valtteri Bottas recovered from spinning on the run to Suzuka's start/finish straight to continue setting the pace as Mercedes dominated second practice for Formula 1's Japanese Grand Prix

Read more: Japanese GP: Valtteri Bottas fastest again in second practice - Autosport

Bottas takes ‘provisional pole’ from Hamilton in second practice | 2019 Japanese Grand Prix second practice - RaceFans

Valtteri Bottas headed the second practice session for the Japanese Grand Prix, which could decide the times for Sunday's race grid.

Read more: Bottas takes ‘provisional pole’ from Hamilton in second practice | 2019 Japanese Grand Prix second practice - RaceFans

FP2: Bottas takes provisional pole for Japanese GP - PlanetF1

Valtteri Bottas retained top spot in Friday practice, which could be converted to pole position for Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix.

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2019 Japanese Grand Prix practice in pictures | F1 Pictures - RaceFans

Pictures from the first day of practice for the 2019 Japanese Grand Prix.

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Haas F1 team boss Gunther Steiner fined for causing "moral injury" - Autosport

Haas Formula 1 team principal Gunther Steiner has been fined €7500 for causing "moral injury" to a steward and harming the reputation of motorsport and the FIA

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Haas F1 team boss Gunther Steiner fined for causing "moral injury" - Autosport

Haas Formula 1 team principal Gunther Steiner has been fined €7500 for causing "moral injury" to a steward and harming the reputation of motorsport and the FIA

Read more: Haas F1 team boss Gunther Steiner fined for causing "moral injury" - Autosport

Steiner fined €7,500 for “stupid, idiotic steward” comment | 2019 Japanese Grand Prix - RaceFans

Haas team principal Guenther Steiner has been fined €7,500 by the FIA for his outburst on the radio during the Russian Grand Prix.

Read more: Steiner fined €7,500 for “stupid, idiotic steward” comment | 2019 Japanese Grand Prix - RaceFans

When's Japan qualy & race now on Sky? - SkySports F1

F1 is now set for a super Sunday of action at the Japanese GP with qualifying to take place before the race itself at Suzuka.

Read more: When's Japan qualy & race now on Sky? - SkySports F1

Teams back decision to delay qualifying due to typhoon | 2019 Japanese Grand Prix - RaceFans

The decision to postpone F1 qualifying to Sunday due to the threat from Super Typhoon Hagibis has been backed by team bosses.

Read more: Teams back decision to delay qualifying due to typhoon | 2019 Japanese Grand Prix - RaceFans

FP2 times could determine Japanese GP grid - PlanetF1

Formula 1 stewards have announced that the times from FP2 could be used to form the Japanese GP grid if more schedule delays follow.

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Japanese Grand Prix 2019: Time, TV channel, live stream & typhoon latest - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton is closing in fast on a sixth F1 World Championship title ahead of this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka.

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Live! FP2 for the Japanese Grand Prix - PlanetF1

Formula 1 races into Suzuka this weekend with Mercedes looking to maintain their perfect run in the V6 and wrap up the Constructors’ Championship, however, Typhoon Hagibis could have the final say. The typhoon is set to make landfall on Saturday, bringing with it heavy rain and wind gusts of up to 270mp. The last […]

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Live: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix second practice | RaceFans Live - RaceFans

Follow the 2019 Japanese Grand Prix second practice session on RaceFans Live.

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Japanese GP Practice Two LIVE! - SkySports F1



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FP2 could decide Suzuka grid in case of further typhoon disruption - Autosport

The Japanese Grand Prix grid will be set by results from second practice if Formula 1's qualifying session does not take place at its revised time on Sunday morning

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FP2 could decide Suzuka grid in case of further typhoon disruption - Autosport

The Japanese Grand Prix grid will be set by results from second practice if Formula 1's qualifying session does not take place at its revised time on Sunday morning

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Japanese GP grid could be set by FP2 times - Motorsport.com

Qualifying has been moved to Sunday because organisers have opted to close the Suzuka circuit to the public on Saturday, when extreme weather conditions are expected to affect the area because of Typhoon Hagibis.
The one-hour session is now scheduled to take place four hours before the grand prix’s start time.
However, the typhoon is likely bring extreme winds to the area and though heavy ...Keep reading

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Second practice times could set Suzuka starting grid | 2019 Japanese Grand Prix - RaceFans

The Formula 1 stewards have taken the unprecedented step of announcing the times set in today's second practice session could decide the grid for Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix.

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Drivers urge F1 to make Friday call on typhoon - PlanetF1

The F1 drivers have urged the sport's bosses to make a call on Saturday's action in Japan on Friday already as Typhoon Hagibis continues on its course towards Japan.

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Verstappen on being liked, dirty driving & Hamilton - PlanetF1

Max Verstappen says he doesn't mind hard racing, after all he's in F1 to win, not to be liked, but feels there is a line such as what Michael Schumacher crossed in 1994.

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Daniel Ricciardo and ex-advisor settle £10million legal dispute - Autosport

Renault Formula 1 driver Daniel Ricciardo has settled his legal dispute with former advisor Glenn Beavis, which will avoid the £10million claim needing to go to court

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“No way we can drive” if typhoon hits, say drivers | 2019 Japanese Grand Prix - RaceFans

Formula 1 drivers expect the arrival of Super Typhoon Hagibis will prevent them from taking to the track on Saturday at Suzuka.

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Raikkonen sees no ‘major’ issues at Alfa Romeo - PlanetF1

Despite his and Alfa Romeo's struggles in the second half of the season, Kimi Raikkonen sees no "major" issues with their current package.

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Ricciardo's legal dispute with ex-advisor settled - Motorsport.com

Beavis took action against Ricciardo earlier this year for monies that he claimed he had been owed as commission on the back of the Australian driver’s switch from Red Bull to Renault last winter.
But Ricciardo was adamant that he felt the claims were unjustified and vowed to fight the matter.
It had looked inevitable that things would be heading for court, but Ricciardo and Beavis met ...Keep reading

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2019 Japanese Grand Prix build-up in pictures | F1 Pictures - RaceFans

Pictures from the build-up to the 2019 Japanese Grand Prix, including Mercedes' latest update for its W10.

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Magnussen remains at odds with "trigger-happy" F1 stewards - Motorsport.com

The Dane was given a five-second penalty at Sochi for not passing to the left of two cones in the run off area for Turn 2, after he ran off the track during a battle with Racing Point’s Force India.
After the race he slammed the decision, which cost him one place, as "bullshit", while his team boss Gunther Steiner blamed a "stupid idiot steward" for what happened.
Although Magnussen has ...Keep reading

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

First look: Mercedes' Japanese GP upgrades - Motorsport.com

Following the summer break and the introduction of its successful Singapore upgrade package, Ferrari has largely outclassed Mercedes, which has not brought any meaningful updates in recent rounds.
Aiming to draw level once more, Mercedes has brought a small update to Suzuka to put the pressure back on Ferrari.
Team principal Toto Wolff promised that Mercedes would test "little things that we ...Keep reading

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Kevin Magnussen still frustrated at "trigger happy" F1 stewards - Autosport

Kevin Magnussen says he remains perplexed by the "trigger happy" Formula 1 stewards' actions in the Russian Grand Prix two weeks on

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Kevin Magnussen still frustrated at "trigger happy" F1 stewards - Autosport

Kevin Magnussen says he remains perplexed by the "trigger happy" Formula 1 stewards' actions in the Russian Grand Prix two weeks on

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Verstappen samples Honda's first F1 winner - Motorsport.com

During a special event at Honda's R&D test facility at Tochigi, Verstappen tested an RA272 that American Richie Ginther famously delivered the Japanese car manufacturer's first F1 victory with in the 1965 Mexican Grand Prix.
It was the first time that Verstappen has driven older F1 machinery, and he confessed to not feeling as comfortable in it as modern grand prix cars.
"It was very ...Keep reading

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Mercedes brings F1 sidepod aero update to Suzuka to catch Ferrari - Autosport

Mercedes has made minor tweaks to its sidepod-mounted turning vanes ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix in an effort to close back in on Formula 1 rival Ferrari

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Mercedes brings F1 sidepod aero update to Suzuka to catch Ferrari - Autosport

Mercedes has made minor tweaks to its sidepod-mounted turning vanes ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix in an effort to close back in on Formula 1 rival Ferrari

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F1 support races cancelled due to Super Typhoon Hagibis | 2019 Japanese Grand Prix - RaceFans

Two Formula 4 races supporting Formula 1's Japanese Grand Prix have been cancelled due to the threat from Super Typhoon Hagibis.

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F1 delays qualifying decision until Friday over typhoon threat - BBC F1

Formula 1 delays a decision on whether to cancel Japanese Grand Prix qualifying as a result of Typhoon Hagibis until Friday.

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Leclerc-Vettel 'clear' after controversy - SkySports F1

Charles Leclerc insists "everything is clear now" inside Ferrari in the wake of the Sochi team orders controversy with Sebastian Vettel.

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Leclerc: Ferrari will ensure team orders are obeyed | 2019 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Charles Leclerc says Ferrari will make sure their drivers follow team orders after Sebastian Vettel repeatedly disobeyed instructions during the Russian Grand Prix.

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Leclerc vs Vettel: Ferrari's growing challenge - SkySports F1

Remarkably, the Sochi controversy between Ferrari drivers Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel was the seventh incident between them involving the team's pit wall this season.

Read more: Leclerc vs Vettel: Ferrari's growing challenge - SkySports F1

Formula 1 are ‘closely monitoring’ Typhoon Hagibis - PlanetF1

Formula 1 have released an official statement to say they are "closely monitoring" Typhoon Hagibis, which could cause the weekend timetable to be amended.

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Max Verstappen tries Honda's 1965 Formula 1 car - Autosport

Max Verstappen got a first taste of vintage Formula 1 machinery ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix when he tried out Honda's first race-winning car

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Max Verstappen tries Honda's 1965 Formula 1 car - Autosport

Max Verstappen got a first taste of vintage Formula 1 machinery ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix when he tried out Honda's first race-winning car

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Formula 1 "closely monitoring" super typhoon approaching Japanese GP - Autosport

Formula 1 chiefs say they are trying to minimise disruption to the Japanese Grand Prix timetable amid concerns about the impact of super typhoon Hagibis

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Formula 1 "closely monitoring" super typhoon approaching Japanese GP - Autosport

Formula 1 chiefs say they are trying to minimise disruption to the Japanese Grand Prix timetable amid concerns about the impact of super typhoon Hagibis

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F1 monitoring typhoon ahead of Japanese GP - SkySports F1

Formula 1 officials say they are "closely monitoring" Typhoon Hagibis and its potential impact on the Japanese GP, with changes to the weekend's timetable a possibility.

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Correa ‘grateful to be here, be alive’ - PlanetF1

Juan Manuel Correa, speaking via video for the first time since his horror F2 crash, has sent his "deepest condolences" to Anthoine Hubert's family.

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‘We’ve had 10 approaches about starting new teams’: Exclusive interview with Cyril Abiteboul | RacingLines - RaceFans

Will Renault be able to find a new engine customer to replace McLaren? Read our exclusive interview with team principal and CEO Cyril Abiteboul.

Read more: ‘We’ve had 10 approaches about starting new teams’: Exclusive interview with Cyril Abiteboul | RacingLines - RaceFans

Verstappen in high-level talks over Honda’s F1 future | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Max Verstappen met with senior management from Red Bull and Honda at the Hungarian Grand Prix to discuss the Japanese manufacturer's plans for the future of its F1 programme.

Read more: Verstappen in high-level talks over Honda’s F1 future | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Ferrari would only rue 2019 if it wasn't learning from errors - Motorsport.com

Charles Leclerc has risen to third in the championship during a stellar run of form that has included four consecutive pole positions, two wins, a second place and a third across the last four grands prix.
Constant aerodynamic development appears to have eradicated the wild swings in performance that cost Ferrari at several tracks over the first half of the season.
Asked by Motorsport.com if ...Keep reading

Read more: Ferrari would only rue 2019 if it wasn't learning from errors - Motorsport.com

Leclerc: It’s hard returning to Suzuka - PlanetF1

Charles Leclerc admits returning to Suzuka, the scene of Jules Bianchi's 2014 crash, is "hard" as it will always remind him of his friend and godfather.

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Binotto downplays regrets, says they were lessons - PlanetF1

Mattia Binotto says there's no point Ferrari regretting this year's mistakes, rather they should use them as lessons.

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Initial 2021 F1 cars will be more 'rough' than teams want – Ferrari - Autosport

Formula 1 teams will "deliver something a bit more rough" with their 2021 cars as a result of technical regulations being delayed, reckons Ferrari sporting director Laurent Mekies

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Initial 2021 F1 cars will be more 'rough' than teams want – Ferrari - Autosport

Formula 1 teams will "deliver something a bit more rough" with their 2021 cars as a result of technical regulations being delayed, reckons Ferrari sporting director Laurent Mekies

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Renault to debut new front wing in Japan - Motorsport.com

Renault slashed McLaren’s advantage in the fight for fourth in the constructors’ championship after Daniel Ricciardo and Nico Hulkenberg finished fourth and fifth in the Italian Grand Prix, but lost ground again after two disappointing races in Singapore and Russia.
It is refusing to relent in its fight to end the year best-of-the-rest and will bring a new front wing and a new "chassis ...Keep reading

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Steiner facing ‘paddock ban’ for criticising stewards - PlanetF1

Haas team boss Guenther Steiner is facing a 'draconian punishment' from the FIA following his criticism of race commissioner Emanuele Pirro.

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Wolff vows to ‘keep foot on the throttle’ - PlanetF1

Although Mercedes could wrap up the Constructors' title in Japan, Toto Wolff says the team will keep its foot "on the throttle" until the very end.

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Renault F1 team to bring new front wing for Japanese Grand Prix - Autosport

The Renault Formula 1 team will have a new front wing at the Japanese Grand Prix, where Nico Hulkenberg says it must target "big points"

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Renault F1 team to bring new front wing for Japanese Grand Prix - Autosport

The Renault Formula 1 team will have a new front wing at the Japanese Grand Prix, where Nico Hulkenberg says it must target "big points"

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Teams concerned greater risk of crashes in qualifying races could increase costs | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

F1 teams are concerned a plan to test qualifying races at a limited number of rounds in 2020 could increase the risk of crashes and raise their costs.

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Japanese GP preview: Ferrari look for harmony at 'old school' Suzuka - BBC F1

F1 heads to Suzuka where Ferrari need driver harmony, Lewis Hamilton can edge towards a sixth world title and the fans are fanatical about... well, everything.

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Williams problems were “under the radar” at start of hybrid era – Russell | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Williams' poor 2019 season has given them the opportunity to tackle long-standing problems which were present during the its most recent periods of success, says George Russell.

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Mercedes won a battle, Ferrari back for war in Japan - PlanetF1

Mercedes may have won a battle in Russia, but at the Japanese Grand Prix Ferrari will bring the war again.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Typhoon Hagibis watch: Qualifying showdown - PlanetF1

Typhoon Hagibis has again been upgraded to a super typhoon with winds around the 160mph mark and is expected to disrupt qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix.

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Leclerc vs Vettel: Ferrari's growing challenge - SkySports F1

Remarkably, the Sochi controversy between Ferrari drivers Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel was the seventh incident between them involving the team's pit wall this season.

Read more: Leclerc vs Vettel: Ferrari's growing challenge - SkySports F1

Super typhoon Hagibis could disrupt Formula 1's Japanese Grand Prix - Autosport

Formula 1 is bracing itself for potential disruption over the Japanese Grand Prix weekend, with it looking increasingly likely that Suzuka will be affected by super typhoon Hagibis

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Super typhoon Hagibis could disrupt Formula 1's Japanese Grand Prix - Autosport

Formula 1 is bracing itself for potential disruption over the Japanese Grand Prix weekend, with it looking increasingly likely that Suzuka will be affected by super typhoon Hagibis

Read more: Super typhoon Hagibis could disrupt Formula 1's Japanese Grand Prix - Autosport