Monday, December 23, 2019

Brown: Someone will get 2021 right, and wrong - PlanetF1

McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown says it was important to finalise his team's switch to Mercedes power for 2021 as soon as possible.

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Seidl: Norris grew to be ‘complete’ driver - PlanetF1

McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl believes Lando Norris built his way up to becoming a "complete driver" in the second half of 2019.

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Formula 1's best moment of the decade - BBC F1

Jog your memory and then vote for your best moment of the past decade in Formula 1.

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2019 F1 driver rankings #3: Carlos Sainz Jnr | 2019 F1 season review - RaceFans

Carlos Sainz Jnr was the midfield's most formidable force throughout 2019, and snatched an unexpected but fully deserved sixth place in the points standings.

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Binotto discusses ’embarrassing’ Ferrari team meetings - PlanetF1

Ferrari principal Mattia Binotto says his meetings with Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel at the start of 2019 were “full of embarrassments”.

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Honda asked for concerns over two-team supply - Motorsport.com

Red Bull's desire to join its junior team Toro Rosso in partnering Honda this year meant the Japanese manufacturer had two teams on the grid for the first time in the V6 turbo-hybrid era.
It last supplied two teams at the start of 2008, before the Super Aguri folded early in the year and left Honda's works team as its only entry.
Honda was not caught out by supplying two teams in 2019 – as ...Keep reading

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Honda asked staff for problems with supplying two Formula 1 teams - Autosport

Honda asked its trackside staff for problems or concerns that arose in the 'challenge' of supplying two Formula 1 teams for the first time, so it can improve next season

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Honda asked staff for problems with supplying two Formula 1 teams - Autosport

Honda asked its trackside staff for problems or concerns that arose in the 'challenge' of supplying two Formula 1 teams for the first time, so it can improve next season

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Best of Pit Chat part 1: When F1 got caught red-handed - PlanetF1

We take a look back over some of the most memorable moments of the first half of the season, including F1 hyping up its own rather forgettable 1000th race.

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2019 F1 driver rankings #4: Charles Leclerc | 2019 F1 season review - RaceFans

Charles Leclerc looked instantly at home in his first season at Ferrari, took more pole positions than anyone and deserved much more than his two victories.

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Sunday, December 22, 2019

2019 tech verdict: Alfa’s battle to find consistency - Motorsport.com

The rebranded Sauber team started the season well, with Kimi Raikkonen (who switched places with Ferrari-bound Charles Leclerc) scoring in the first four races, then another four out of five before the summer break – as penalties in the German Grand Prix, for clutch setting offences, cost a double points payday.
After the break, the team really struggled for pace – with only the chaotic ...Keep reading

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Ocon: I knew Leclerc would beat Vettel - PlanetF1

Esteban Ocon claims he knew that Charles Leclerc would get the better of his team-mate in 2019 and is not surprised by the Monegasque's success.

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Sainz: 2021 a chance for McLaren to return to top - PlanetF1

Carlos Sainz believes that the 2021 regulation changes present a "great opportunity" for McLaren to return to the top of the grid.

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Mercedes' F1 records don't give it "any credit" for future tests - Autosport

Toto Wolff says Mercedes' record-breaking success does not buy the team "any credit" for the challenges that will arrive with Formula 1's "upside-down" rules from 2021

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Mercedes' F1 records don't give it "any credit" for future tests - Autosport

Toto Wolff says Mercedes' record-breaking success does not buy the team "any credit" for the challenges that will arrive with Formula 1's "upside-down" rules from 2021

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Early Ferrari F1 2019 driver meetings were "full of embarrassments" - Autosport

Ferrari Formula 1 boss Mattia Binotto has admitted meetings with Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc were "full of embarrassments" when he first tried to manage them early in the season

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Early Ferrari F1 2019 driver meetings were "full of embarrassments" - Autosport

Ferrari Formula 1 boss Mattia Binotto has admitted meetings with Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc were "full of embarrassments" when he first tried to manage them early in the season

Read more: Early Ferrari F1 2019 driver meetings were "full of embarrassments" - Autosport

Concerns for Schumi Jr as the numbers don’t lie - PlanetF1

Take a look at the junior achievements of George Russell and Charles Leclerc, and it shows that Mick Schumacher's first season in F2 was worrying.

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Binotto reveals Ferrari driver meeting "embarrassments" - Motorsport.com

At the start of 2019 Binotto named four-time world champion Vettel as the team’s expected route to the title this year, given his experience compared to sophomore F1 driver Leclerc, who was preparing for his first season at Ferrari.
That meant Vettel would be given priority in 50/50 scenarios as Ferrari embraced the idea of using team orders for the greater good.
“And believe me, that ...Keep reading

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Saturday, December 21, 2019

CFD Analysis of 2021 Rules - F1technical.net

F1technical take a look at the aerodynamics of an F1 car designed to the 2021 regulations as compared to the modified Perrin F1 model used in previous studies.

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CFD Analysis of 2021 Rules - F1technical.net

F1technical take a look at the aerodynamics of an F1 car designed to the 2021 regulations as compared to the modified Perrin F1 model used in previous studies.

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Hamilton hopes a woman racer will ‘blow the F1 field away’ one day | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Lewis Hamilton says he hopes Formula 1 will attract competitive women racers in the future.

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Horner: Honda the first supplier to keep promises - PlanetF1

Christian Horner says that, for the first time, his team have an engine supplier who delivers on what they promise in Honda.

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2019 tech verdict: Haas suffers a season to forget - Motorsport.com

A somewhat bizarre season for the Haas F1 Team, with the off-track distraction of the Rich Energy sponsor saga added to by technical woes that led to running its cars in two different specifications at times in an attempt to solve handling inconsistency issues.
It ended the season with Romain Grosjean using the very floor in the final race of the season that he’d used in pre-season testing! ...Keep reading

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How Mercedes' "sensational" Formula 1 drivers work together - Autosport

Mercedes has a "sensational driver line-up" in Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas that is competitive without compromising the team's objectives, says its Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff

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How Mercedes' "sensational" Formula 1 drivers work together - Autosport

Mercedes has a "sensational driver line-up" in Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas that is competitive without compromising the team's objectives, says its Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff

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Top Stories of 2019, #11: Vettel's Canadian GP debacle - Motorsport.com

"They are stealing the race from us," was Sebastian Vettel's furious message at his Ferrari team after he was told about the controversial penalty that robbed him of victory in the Canadian Grand Prix.
The four-time champion had started from pole ahead of Lewis Hamilton and had led for most of the race, the Briton following closely but unable to get enough of a tow from the ultra-fast Ferrari ...Keep reading

Read more: Top Stories of 2019, #11: Vettel's Canadian GP debacle - Motorsport.com

Horner: Red Bull engine promises delivered for first time - Motorsport.com

The Red Bull-Renault partnership won four consecutive F1 title doubles from 2010 to 2013, but that relationship soured as Renault struggled in the V6 turbo-hybrid era and Red Bull grew increasingly frustrated at what it felt was a lack of progress in performance and reliability.
Red Bull took advantage of McLaren’s split from Honda to get junior team Toro Rosso to partner with the Japanese ...Keep reading

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Bottas says 2018 repeat would have cost him seat - PlanetF1

Valtteri Bottas believes that Mercedes would have dropped him at the end of 2019 if there was no improvement on the previous season.

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Williams ‘blown away’ by Russell’s performances - PlanetF1

Claire Williams says that she and her team have been "blown away" by George Russell in his first season on the grid.

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Horner: Formula 1 engine promises finally met with Honda - Autosport

Red Bull Formula 1 boss Christian Horner says the team finally had all its engine promises delivered for the first time, after switching from Renault to Honda in 2019

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Horner: Formula 1 engine promises finally met with Honda - Autosport

Red Bull Formula 1 boss Christian Horner says the team finally had all its engine promises delivered for the first time, after switching from Renault to Honda in 2019

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Friday, December 20, 2019

Alfa Romeo need a “good baseline” for 2020 – Giovinazzi | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Alfa Romeo need a "good baseline" for 2020 - Giovinazzi • F1 reports race attendance rises • No knighthood for Hamilton would be "major oversight"

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Ferrari: Vettel/Leclerc F1 2019 clash was a necessary "crisis" - Autosport

The clash between Formula 1 team-mates Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc was a necessary "crisis" to establish ground rules within the team, says Ferrari CEO Louis Camilleri

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Ferrari: Vettel/Leclerc F1 2019 clash was a necessary "crisis" - Autosport

The clash between Formula 1 team-mates Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc was a necessary "crisis" to establish ground rules within the team, says Ferrari CEO Louis Camilleri

Read more: Ferrari: Vettel/Leclerc F1 2019 clash was a necessary "crisis" - Autosport

Norris: McLaren avoided ‘overhyping’ 2019 season - PlanetF1

McLaren's Lando Norris believes the team helped their own cause in 2019 by not "overhyping" their season before it began.

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Ferrari: Vettel/Leclerc "crisis" good to set ground rules - Motorsport.com

Leclerc joined Vettel at Ferrari for 2019 after just one season in F1 but quickly established himself as a rival to the four-time world champion, claimed all of the team's major breakthroughs this year and beat Vettel in the championship.
However, Leclerc's impressive season contributed to some on-track flashpoints with Vettel, starting with team orders disagreements and escalating to a ...Keep reading

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Mercedes praise ‘meticulous’ Rossi - PlanetF1

Mercedes' motorsports strategy director James Vowles says he was "very impressed" with Valentino Rossi's "meticulous" approach when driving the W08 in Valencia.

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Ricciardo, Renault were "scratching our heads" during 2019 F1 lows - Autosport

Daniel Ricciardo admits he and his Renault Formula 1 team were left "scratching our heads" at some of the lows they endured during the 2019 season

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Ricciardo, Renault were "scratching our heads" during 2019 F1 lows - Autosport

Daniel Ricciardo admits he and his Renault Formula 1 team were left "scratching our heads" at some of the lows they endured during the 2019 season

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Williams "blown away" by Russell's approach - Motorsport.com

On the heels of a disrupted pre-season, the Grove-based outfit spent the year firmly at the back of the pack and almost always significantly adrift of its competition, with its two drivers Russell and Robert Kubica usually left to battle exclusively among themselves.
And though Kubica capitalised on the opportunity to pick up Williams' sole point of the season in a chaotic rain-hit German Grand ...Keep reading

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Silverstone tops the 2019 attendance charts - PlanetF1

Data provided by promoters shows that the British Grand Prix at Silverstone was the best attended race weekend of 2019.

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Todt names the Hamilton’s of the new generation - PlanetF1

FIA president Jean Todt believes Lando Norris, George Russell and Pierre Gasly will join Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc to form the post-Lewis Hamilton generation.

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Claire Williams "blown away" by George Russell's 2019 F1 season - Autosport

Williams' deputy Formula 1 team principal Claire Williams says she was "blown away" by rookie George Russell's approach and performances during the team's trying 2019 campaign

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Claire Williams "blown away" by George Russell's 2019 F1 season - Autosport

Williams' deputy Formula 1 team principal Claire Williams says she was "blown away" by rookie George Russell's approach and performances during the team's trying 2019 campaign

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Honda's attention to detail has impressed Verstappen - Motorsport.com

Verstappen's Red Bull team partnered with Honda for the first time in 2019 after opting to split from long-time supplier Renault, which Verstappen had an increasingly tense relationship with owing to the French manufacturer's underpowered and unreliable products.
Despite Honda starting the year with a significant power deficit, it made good gains through the season and Verstappen won three ...Keep reading

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Leclerc: The dream is to fight Vettel for the title - PlanetF1

Charles Leclerc has revealed that his dream is to go head-to-head with Ferrari team-mate Sebastian Vettel for the Drivers' Championship.

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Wolff: Lauda's death the defining days of Mercedes' 2019 Formula 1 season - Autosport

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff has said racing in Monaco days after the death of non-executive chairman Niki Lauda were the most defining days of the team's season

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Wolff: Lauda's death the defining days of Mercedes' 2019 Formula 1 season - Autosport

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff has said racing in Monaco days after the death of non-executive chairman Niki Lauda were the most defining days of the team's season

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Ferrari supersize their 2020 budget - PlanetF1

Ferrari expect a "significantly more expensive" 2020 for their Formula 1 team, but plans are in place to up their investment before the 2021 budget cap.

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Forget Ferrari, Wolff/Hamilton are going to Mars - PlanetF1

Forget a switch to Ferrari, Mercedes boss Toto Wolff joked his next move will be to "Mars" with Lewis Hamilton to see if they can win anything there.

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Thursday, December 19, 2019

2019 F1 driver rankings #8: Lando Norris | 2019 F1 season review - RaceFans

We learned two things about Lando Norris in his debut F1 season: He is very quick, and also incredibly hard on himself when he doesn't measure up to his exacting standards.

Read more: 2019 F1 driver rankings #8: Lando Norris | 2019 F1 season review - RaceFans

Are Mercedes enjoying the best dynasty ever? - PlanetF1

With six championship doubles on the trot and a 74% win record, one would be hard pressed to find a better era for any team than Mercedes' present reign.

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The very best of Robert Kubica - PlanetF1

Only 108 individuals hold the distinction of calling themselves a Formula 1 Grand Prix winner and Robert Kubica can count himself a part of that list.

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Revealed: F1 2019's most-watched videos - SkySports F1

Formula 1 2019's title battles may have been dominated by one driver and team, but the racing season itself will live long in the memory - with numerous memorable incidents, controversies and battles all the way through the 21-race campaign.

Read more: Revealed: F1 2019's most-watched videos - SkySports F1

Hulkenberg was pretty handy – here’s 10 times he proved it - PlanetF1

It's easy to see Nico Hulkenberg's Formula 1 career as one of missed opportunities and unfulfilled potential, but that's harsh on the German.

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Saved British Grand Prix tops Formula 1 fan turnout in 2019 - Autosport

Official attendances released by Formula 1 shows that the British Grand Prix had the highest attendance of any race in a year in which the future of the race was secured

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Saved British Grand Prix tops Formula 1 fan turnout in 2019 - Autosport

Official attendances released by Formula 1 shows that the British Grand Prix had the highest attendance of any race in a year in which the future of the race was secured

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Mercedes still aiming for ‘almost impossible’ targets - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes are going through the same motions over the winter and will continue to chase their "almost impossible" targets.

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Formula 1 reveals 2019 spectator figures - Motorsport.com

The F1 organisation on Thursday claimed a total attendance of 4,164,948, based on numbers provided by the race promoters – representing an increase of 1.75% over the previous season.
Both years featured 21 races, although the 2019 figures were impacted by the cancellation of Saturday activities in Japan due to a typhoon.
The British GP topped the weekend attendance numbers at 351,000 ...Keep reading

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How Honda’s ‘stickers and wires’ impressed Red Bull F1's Verstappen - Autosport

Max Verstappen says he loves working with Honda because of the Formula 1 manufacturer's working practices and attention to detail, right down to the accuracy of its 'wires and stickers'.

Read more: How Honda’s ‘stickers and wires’ impressed Red Bull F1's Verstappen - Autosport

How Honda's 'stickers and wires' impressed Red Bull F1's Verstappen - Autosport

Max Verstappen says he loves working with Honda because of the Formula 1 manufacturer's working practices and attention to detail, right down to the accuracy of its 'wires and stickers'.

Read more: How Honda's 'stickers and wires' impressed Red Bull F1's Verstappen - Autosport

Bottas: 2018 repeat would have cost me Mercedes drive - Motorsport.com

Bottas failed to win a grand prix in 2018 as teammate Lewis Hamilton swept to the title, but put up a stronger fight this season and led the points early on in a year he won four races.
Mercedes spent the summer deliberating between the Finn and Esteban Ocon, who has since signed for Renault after Mercedes decided to continue with Bottas for 2020.
Bottas told Motorsport.com that his improved ...Keep reading

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Albon doesn’t feel ‘aware’ of his rookie year - PlanetF1

Alex Albon will take time to reflect on his first F1 campaign, but he admits to "floating" through it and not really being "aware" of what was going on.

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Hulkenberg was pretty handy – here’s 10 times he proved it - PlanetF1

It's easy to see Nico Hulkenberg's Formula 1 career as one of missed opportunities and unfulfilled potential, but that's harsh on the German.

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Formula 1 won't go electric for decades - Todt - Motorsport.com

While the Formula E series is growing and has attracted interest from fans and manufacturers, Todt is sceptical that battery-powered technology is able to meet F1's speed and distance demands for many years to come.
Instead, Todt sees F1's focus remaining on the use of hybrid engines – which not only reuse waste energy but can be made more environmentally friendly through the increased use of ...Keep reading

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Telling stats: 20 revealing facts on each driver’s 2019 season | 2019 F1 season review - RaceFans

Which statistics reveal the most significant details about the 2019 F1 season? Here are our 20 telling stats, one for each driver.

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F1 leaders say Hamilton must be replaced by "Lewis of new generation" - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton is a "hero second to none" who Formula 1 must replace with a "Lewis of the new generation", according to two of the championship's most senior leaders

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F1 leaders say Hamilton must be replaced by "Lewis of new generation" - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton is a "hero second to none" who Formula 1 must replace with a "Lewis of the new generation", according to two of the championship's most senior leaders

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Bottas: 2019 made me ‘love’ F1 again - PlanetF1

Valtteri Bottas admits that he "lost a little bit" of love for F1 in 2018, but found it again last season.

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McLaren: Third programme can't be "fiscally irresponsible" - Motorsport.com

McLaren has long been evaluating an entry into the FIA World Endurance Championship’s new top class, but Brown revealed such a move would be dependent on convergence with IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship’s DPi 2.0 concept after stating that a building a bespoke hypercar will be out of McLaren’s financial reach.
Should a McLaren LM Hypercar class entry materialise, it will come in ...Keep reading

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Formula E could take “decades” to match Formula 1 performance – Todt | Formula E - RaceFans

FIA president Jean Todt does not expect Formula E will be able to match Formula 1's performance levels for years - possibly even decades.

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Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas had lost love for F1 before 2019 - Autosport

Valtteri Bottas suspects he would have lost his Mercedes Formula 1 drive with a repeat of 2018, but instead has rediscovered the love of racing that he lost last year

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Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas had lost love for F1 before 2019 - Autosport

Valtteri Bottas suspects he would have lost his Mercedes Formula 1 drive with a repeat of 2018, but instead has rediscovered the love of racing that he lost last year

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Are Mercedes enjoying the best dynasty ever? - PlanetF1

With six championship doubles on the trot and a 74% win record, one would be hard pressed to find a better era for any team than Mercedes' present reign.

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‘Leclerc’s leadership gave Vettel a few headaches’ - PlanetF1

2019 may have been Charles Leclerc's first season at Ferrari but Mattia Binotto reckons he put four-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel "under a lot of pressure".

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

2019 F1 driver rankings #9: Kimi Raikkonen | 2019 F1 season review - RaceFans

Kimi Raikkonen's season was almost the opposite of Pierre Gasly's, though not to the same extremes, as he slumped in the second half of the year.

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Formula E not a rival to Formula 1 – Carey | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Formula E not a rival to Formula 1 - Carey • Charouz sign Deletraz and Pedro Piquet for F2 • Senior staff changes at Formula E

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Red Bull ’14 days’ ahead of schedule for 2020 - PlanetF1

Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko says the team are "14 days" ahead of schedule on their 2020 car, and it's a "great concept".

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Hamilton a "hero second to none" - Carey - Motorsport.com

Six-time world champion Hamilton is entering the final year of his contract with Mercedes and though he is expected to remain in F1 into 2021, it is widely thought his next deal will be his last.
Hamilton has the chance to become F1's most successful ever driver in terms of championships and wins next year, and has also established himself as its most bankable asset with a global profile that ...Keep reading

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‘Ferrari politics is holding Vettel back’ - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel is suffering because he does not have the "unconditional support" of all at Ferrari; that's according to Helmut Marko.

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Verstappen: Honesty sometimes works against me - PlanetF1

All but ruled out of a Ferrari seat after accusing the Scuderia of cheating, Max Verstappen concedes he is at times "too straightforward" but never said Lewis Hamilton wasn't special.

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AlphaTauri – formerly Toro Rosso – announces launch date for 2020 F1 car - Autosport

The team previously known as Toro Rosso, AlphaTauri, has become the second Formula 1 outfit to announce a date for the launch of its 2020 car

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Ocon wants to be on the podium in 2020 - PlanetF1

2019 proved a difficult year for Renault as they dropped to P5 in the Constructors', but new recruit Esteban Ocon wants to be on the podium in 2020.

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Red Bull says 2020 F1 car two weeks ahead of schedule - Motorsport.com

Red Bull scored three victories with Max Verstappen in 2019, after recovering from a slow start in its first year with Honda power.
Honda has progressed sufficiently to allow Red Bull to challenge Mercedes and Ferrari in race trim over the course of 2019 and has narrowed its performance deficit in qualifying too.
Speaking to Red Bull-owned ServusTV this week, Red Bull's motorsport advisor ...Keep reading

Read more: Red Bull says 2020 F1 car two weeks ahead of schedule - Motorsport.com

Marko: Red Bull two weeks ahead of schedule on 2020 Formula 1 car - Autosport

Helmut Marko says Red Bull is two weeks ahead of schedule on its 2020 Formula 1 car and has no excuses as it prepares for a title challenge

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Marko: Red Bull two weeks ahead of schedule on 2020 Formula 1 car - Autosport

Helmut Marko says Red Bull is two weeks ahead of schedule on its 2020 Formula 1 car and has no excuses as it prepares for a title challenge

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Renault face ‘big decision’ with resources - PlanetF1

While F1's top teams can easily throw resources into 2020 and 2021 at the same time, Alain Prost says Renault face a "big decision" deciding where the money goes.

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‘Leclerc’s leadership gave Vettel a few headaches’ - PlanetF1

2019 may have been Charles Leclerc's first season at Ferrari but Mattia Binotto reckons he put four-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel "under a lot of pressure".

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Ferrari will invest ahead of "significantly more expensive" F1 2020 - Autosport

Ferrari says it is prepared to invest more money in its Formula 1 team, including building a new simulator, as it expects a "significantly more expensive" 2020

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Ferrari will invest ahead of "significantly more expensive" F1 2020 - Autosport

Ferrari says it is prepared to invest more money in its Formula 1 team, including building a new simulator, as it expects a "significantly more expensive" 2020

Read more: Ferrari will invest ahead of "significantly more expensive" F1 2020 - Autosport

‘Hamilton received cease and desist letters’ - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton may be one of the biggest names in Formula 1 but even he was quashed under Bernie Ecclestone's thumb, told to "cease and desist" using F1 images on his social media.

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Honda wanted to start 2019 F1 season with Spec 2 engine - Motorsport.com

The Japanese manufacturer claimed its first podium of the V6 turbo-hybrid era on its debut with Red Bull at the season-opening grand prix, and would go on to end a 13-year win drought in F1 in a season it claimed three victories.
It introduced three engine upgrades during the course of the year, one more than its rivals, and the Spec 2 that made its debut in Azerbaijan was originally envisioned ...Keep reading

Read more: Honda wanted to start 2019 F1 season with Spec 2 engine - Motorsport.com

Latifi: Russell will be a good benchmark - PlanetF1

Nicholas Latifi says he is eager to pit himself against George Russell, who whitewashed Robert Kubica in this year's qualifying.

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2019 F1 driver rankings #10: Sebastian Vettel | 2019 F1 season review - RaceFans

Sebastian Vettel led the way at Ferrari over the opening races but did not react well to the rising threat of Charles Leclerc as the season wore on.

Read more: 2019 F1 driver rankings #10: Sebastian Vettel | 2019 F1 season review - RaceFans

Hulkenberg: Not racing in F1 will be shock - PlanetF1

Weeks after the F1 season concluded, reality has hit for Nico Hulkenberg who feels it is "going to be a shock" not racing next year.

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Point for fastest lap could create “controversial” finales | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Ross Brawn says F1's bonus point for fastest lap is 'generally viewed as a success' despite its potential to create controversy.

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Verstappen concedes honesty doesn’t always work for him - PlanetF1

All but ruled out of a Ferrari seat after accusing the Scuderia of cheating, Max Verstappen concedes he is at times "too straightforward" but never said Lewis Hamilton wasn't special.

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Ferrari believed they were ‘0.5s’ up after testing - PlanetF1

Leaving Barcelona at the end of 2019's pre-season testing, Ferrari believed they had a "clear performance advantage" over their rivals.

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Brawn refutes Racing Point’s ‘premature’ concerns - PlanetF1

F1 sporting boss Ross Brawn has refuted Andrew Green's claim that F1's 2021 cars will be a "nasty piece of work".

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Vettel followed Hamilton in switch to vegan diet - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel has said he did follow in Lewis Hamilton's footsteps by changing to a vegan diet in 2018.

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Magnussen on lessons learnt through hard times - PlanetF1

Kevin Magnussen says Haas have been fifth in the championship and can do it again despite this year's slump.

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Nick Chester linked to senior Williams Formula 1 technical role - Autosport

Ex-Renault Formula 1 chassis technical chief Nick Chester has been linked with a senior role at the Williams team next year

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Nick Chester linked to senior Williams Formula 1 technical role - Autosport

Ex-Renault Formula 1 chassis technical chief Nick Chester has been linked with a senior role at the Williams team next year

Read more: Nick Chester linked to senior Williams Formula 1 technical role - Autosport

2021 bodywork rules analysed - Part 1 - F1technical.net

The culmination of two years of research concluded on October 31st when FOM and the FIA jointly presented the rules for 2021 in Austin. The car presented was the FOM wind tunnel model which is highly stylized, but what do the regulations say and how will teams go about designing cars for 2021?

Read more: 2021 bodywork rules analysed - Part 1 - F1technical.net

Ex-Renault F1 tech chief Chester tipped for Williams move - Motorsport.com

Chester worked at Renault through its various guises as 'Team Enstone', starting out at Benetton at the turn of the millennium before holding various roles as the team became Renault, then Lotus, then the Renault works team again.
Earlier this month Renault announced Chester has started a period of gardening leave as the team undergoes a technical reshuffle in response to its disappointing ...Keep reading

Read more: Ex-Renault F1 tech chief Chester tipped for Williams move - Motorsport.com

Williams: British driver Dan Ticktum joins as development driver - BBC F1

British hopeful Dan Ticktum joins Williams as development driver for the 2020 season.

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Williams sign ex-Red Bull protege Ticktum - SkySports F1

Williams have signed Dan Ticktum to their F1 driver academy, snapping up the two-time Macau Grand Prix winner after he was dropped by Red Bull.

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Ticktum joins Williams as development driver - PlanetF1

Red Bull reject Dan Ticktum has signed as Williams' development driver, joining the team's driver academy.

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Ticktum joins Williams as development F1 driver - Motorsport.com

Ticktum spent the second half of 2019 on the sidelines after losing his Super Formula drive early in the year when Red Bull dropped him from its own F1 programme.
However, the 2017 McLaren Autosport BRDC Award winner returned to racing in Macau for the FIA Formula 3 showpiece event, and has secured a Formula 2 drive with DAMS for 2020.
Ticktum told Motorsport.com in Macau that he had ...Keep reading

Read more: Ticktum joins Williams as development F1 driver - Motorsport.com

Ticktum joins Williams young driver programme | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Williams has signed former Red Bull Junior Team member Dan Ticktum to its academy for young racers. He will take on the role of development driver.

Read more: Ticktum joins Williams young driver programme | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Ex-Red Bull F1 junior Ticktum gets Williams development driver role - Autosport

Two-time Macau Grand Prix winner and ex-Red Bull Junior Dan Ticktum has joined the Williams Formula 1 team as a development driver

Read more: Ex-Red Bull F1 junior Ticktum gets Williams development driver role - Autosport

Ex-Red Bull F1 junior Ticktum gets Williams development driver role - Autosport

Two-time Macau Grand Prix winner and ex-Red Bull Junior Dan Ticktum has joined the Williams Formula 1 team as a development driver

Read more: Ex-Red Bull F1 junior Ticktum gets Williams development driver role - Autosport

‘F1 mustn’t treat new teams like 2nd class citizens’ - PlanetF1

As Formula 1 looks to grow the grid, Chase Carey says the sport must avoid treating newcomers as "second class citizens".

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Kubica: Return possible if I stay in F1 paddock | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Robert Kubica hasn't ruled out the possibility of returning to racing in Formula 1 if he is able to remain in the paddock.

Read more: Kubica: Return possible if I stay in F1 paddock | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Video: How the tech arms race decided the 2019 Formula 1 title battle - Autosport

The on-track battle for supremacy in Formula 1's 2019 season was augmented by a tech battle waged between Ferrari and Mercedes.

Read more: Video: How the tech arms race decided the 2019 Formula 1 title battle - Autosport

Video: How the tech arms race decided the 2019 Formula 1 title battle - Autosport

The on-track battle for supremacy in Formula 1's 2019 season was augmented by a tech battle waged between Ferrari and Mercedes.

Read more: Video: How the tech arms race decided the 2019 Formula 1 title battle - Autosport

Albon: Max knows how to get the best from Red Bull - PlanetF1

Teaming up with Max Verstappen midway through this year's championship, Alexander Albon concedes he has a lot to learn.

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2019 F1 driver rankings #12: Alexander Albon | 2019 F1 season review - RaceFans

From his unexpected hiring by Toro Rosso last year, to his shock promotion to Red Bull at mid-season, Alexander Albon's F1 debut was thoroughly unconventional.

Read more: 2019 F1 driver rankings #12: Alexander Albon | 2019 F1 season review - RaceFans

Monday, December 16, 2019

Ferrari believed they were ‘0.5s’ up after testing - PlanetF1

Leaving Barcelona at the end of 2019's pre-season testing, Ferrari believed they had a "clear performance advantage" over their rivals.

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‘Hamilton received cease and desist letters from Ecclestone’ - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton may be one of the biggest names in Formula 1 but even he was quashed under Bernie Ecclestone's thumb, told to "cease and desist" using F1 images on his social media.

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PlanetF1’s alternative F1 2019 awards - PlanetF1

After dishing out the prizes in our more traditional awards ceremony, we now move onto our alternative F1 2019 categories to pay tribute to those that stood out for the right (and wrong) reasons.

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Ferrari want to see more from Giovinazzi - PlanetF1

Mattia Binotto has said Antonio Giovinazzi could become a Ferrari driver, but needs to show more improvement with Alfa Romeo in 2020.

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Hamilton received ‘stack of legal letters’ from Ecclestone over social media use | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Lewis Hamilton was sent a series of legal demands by Bernie Ecclestone over his use of social media prior to Liberty Media's takeover of the sport.

Read more: Hamilton received ‘stack of legal letters’ from Ecclestone over social media use | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Verstappen rules out partnering Leclerc at Ferrari - Motorsport.com

The Dutchman is one of several top-line drivers who is out of contract at the end of 2020, and he has emerged as a leading candidate for either Ferrari or Mercedes if he elects to leave Red Bull.
With Leclerc under contract until the end of 2022 – and talks underway for his deal to be extended until 2024 – a move there for Verstappen would pit him against his long-time rival.
Speaking to ...Keep reading

Read more: Verstappen rules out partnering Leclerc at Ferrari - Motorsport.com

Vettel followed Hamilton in switch to vegan diet - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel has said he did follow in Lewis Hamilton's footsteps by changing to a vegan diet in 2018.

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Ferrari thought it was 0.5s faster than F1 rivals after first test - Autosport

Ferrari thought it was half a second clear after the first week of Formula 1 pre-season testing and was confident of fighting Mercedes before a "cold shower" in Australia

Read more: Ferrari thought it was 0.5s faster than F1 rivals after first test - Autosport

2019 F1 driver rankings #13: Pierre Gasly | 2019 F1 season review - RaceFans

If anyone had a season of two halves it was Pierre Gasly. Or, to put it another way, what a difference a change of chassis makes.

Read more: 2019 F1 driver rankings #13: Pierre Gasly | 2019 F1 season review - RaceFans

Yamamoto could land Red Bull F1 role in 2020 - Motorsport.com

Two-time Japanese Super Formula champion Yamamoto made his F1 debut earlier this year, driving a Toro Rosso in the first practice session at the Japanese Grand Prix so Honda could field its own driver at its home race.
It also allowed both parties to evaluate Yamamoto's performance in a grand prix car, and the 31-year-old's impressive debut and his eligibility for a superlicence has made it ...Keep reading

Read more: Yamamoto could land Red Bull F1 role in 2020 - Motorsport.com

Verstappen can’t see Ferrari move happening in 2021 - PlanetF1

Max Verstappen is not expecting himself to be wearing Ferrari red from 2021, saying he does not think a move to the Scuderia will happen. Verstappen did not improve his chances of perhaps joining Ferrari in the future when accusing them of cheating following the conclusion of the United States Grand Prix. Ferrari finally addressed […]

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Bottas: ‘Feels like someone else’ won in Australia - PlanetF1

Valtteri Bottas still has a "surreal" feeling about his season-opening win in Australia, saying it felt like someone else was driving the Mercedes car.

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Lewis Hamilton wants to prove himself against new F1 generation - BBC F1

Lewis Hamilton says he sees 2020 as a fresh start and another chance to prove himself against F1's new generation of drivers.

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Honda, Red Bull have discussed Yamamoto Formula 1 role for 2020 - Autosport

Red Bull and Honda have had discussions about a potential Formula 1 role for Naoki Yamamoto next season

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Honda, Red Bull have discussed Yamamoto Formula 1 role for 2020 - Autosport

Red Bull and Honda have had discussions about a potential Formula 1 role for Naoki Yamamoto next season

Read more: Honda, Red Bull have discussed Yamamoto Formula 1 role for 2020 - Autosport

Video: Debating the best F1 helmets of all-time, win a Bell Racing helmet - Autosport

Every Formula 1 driver has their own visual identity portrayed on their helmet, but identifying the most iconic of these is a matter of debate

Read more: Video: Debating the best F1 helmets of all-time, win a Bell Racing helmet - Autosport

Video: Debating the best F1 helmets of all-time, win a Bell Racing helmet - Autosport

Every Formula 1 driver has their own visual identity portrayed on their helmet, but identifying the most iconic of these is a matter of debate

Read more: Video: Debating the best F1 helmets of all-time, win a Bell Racing helmet - Autosport

Pressure no different for Kimi between Ferrari, Alfa - PlanetF1

Kimi Raikkonen has said the pressure of driving for Alfa Romeo this season was exactly the same as when he drove for Ferrari.

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Ferrari: Engine "non-legality" would be discovered immediately - Motorsport.com

The Italian team came under severe scrutiny after a sudden surge in qualifying form after the summer break that triggered a run of six straight pole positions and a straightline speed advantage at certain tracks that concerned its rivals.
Ferrari never denied it had a power advantage and argued that plus its lower-drag aerodynamic concept was giving it a top-speed edge, but rivals queried the ...Keep reading

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Vettel: I clearly have to improve in 2020 - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel is under no illusions that he has to improve in 2020 if he is to get the better of Charles Leclerc at Ferrari.

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Bottas: Australia F1 win still feels like someone else's drive - Autosport

Valtteri Bottas believes his season-opening Australian Grand Prix victory was his best performance in Formula 1 this year and still feels like it happened to someone else

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Bottas: Australia F1 win still feels like someone else's drive - Autosport

Valtteri Bottas believes his season-opening Australian Grand Prix victory was his best performance in Formula 1 this year and still feels like it happened to someone else

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Russell: Career on ‘exact same course’ as Leclerc’s - PlanetF1

George Russell and Charles Leclerc enjoyed the same junior success, and Russell believes they are still on the "exact same course".

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PlanetF1’s end-of-season F1 2019 awards - PlanetF1

With the 2019 season firmly in the books and reflected upon, it's time to dish out the F1 awards to some very worthy winners this year.

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2019 F1 driver rankings #14: Kevin Magnussen | 2019 F1 season review - RaceFans

Kevin Magnussen's, performances fluctuated during 2019, though not to the same extremes as Haas's highly sensitive and inconsistent car, and he out-scored his team mate again.

Read more: 2019 F1 driver rankings #14: Kevin Magnussen | 2019 F1 season review - RaceFans

Ricciardo: Media make me hate home race - PlanetF1

Daniel Ricciardo has revealed that the bombardment he gets from the press makes him hate his home race in Australia.

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Sunday, December 15, 2019

Binotto: Ferrari has proven their engine ‘legality’ - PlanetF1

Ferrari principal Mattia Binotto believes the series of checks and clearances on their engine in 2019 proves they weren't cheating.

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Ferrari's Camilleri: Netflix "great move" in boosting F1's profile - Autosport

Ferrari chairman Louis Camilleri believes that Formula 1's Netflix series was a significant boost to the championship's image

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Ferrari's Camilleri: Netflix "great move" in boosting F1's profile - Autosport

Ferrari chairman Louis Camilleri believes that Formula 1's Netflix series was a significant boost to the championship's image

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Saturday, December 14, 2019

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

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

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

‘Bottas 2.77’ to be unleashed in 2020 - PlanetF1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Schumacher not in Ferrari’s 2021 thoughts - PlanetF1

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

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Aston Martin confirm investor talks - PlanetF1

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

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

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

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

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

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Why Ferrari will test two F1 cars in February - Autosport

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

Read more: Why Ferrari will test two F1 cars in February - Autosport

Why Ferrari will test two F1 cars in February - Autosport

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

Read more: Why Ferrari will test two F1 cars in February - Autosport

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

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

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

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

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

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Zhou wins inaugural Anthoine Hubert Award - PlanetF1

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

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The ten best drivers from F1 2019 - PlanetF1

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

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Friday, December 13, 2019

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

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

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

Kubica not completely ruling out Formula 1 return - PlanetF1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ferrari overhaul their engine design for 2020 - PlanetF1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Team bosses reveal their top 10 drivers of 2019 - PlanetF1

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

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

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

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Rossi reflects on driving Hamilton’s car - PlanetF1

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

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

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

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

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

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Alonso hits back at Vandoorne: Check facts first - PlanetF1

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

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

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

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The ten best drivers from F1 2019 - PlanetF1

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

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Brawn: Unfortunate teams said no to 2020 tyres - PlanetF1

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

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

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

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

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

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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‘FW43 chassis will be an improvement’ - PlanetF1

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

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F1 2019 driver rankings: 11-20 - PlanetF1

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

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Formula 1’s five biggest disappointments of 2019 - PlanetF1

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

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Pirelli’s steps to ensure parity between teams - PlanetF1

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

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

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

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

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

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Vietnam reveals updated F1 circuit layout - Motorsport.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Red Bull: Why would Verstappen leave? - SkySports F1

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

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

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

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

Russell qualifying whitewash over Kubica harder than people think - Autosport

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

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Russell qualifying whitewash over Kubica harder than people think - Autosport

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

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

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

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

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

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Pirelli want minimum pressure increased for 2020 - PlanetF1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Head laments ‘regressive’ steps for 2021 - PlanetF1

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

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

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

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Binotto disagrees Ferrari drivers are ‘explosive’ pair - PlanetF1

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hamilton crashed Rossi’s Yamaha bike – report - PlanetF1

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

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‘Ricciardo must stop being the paddock clown’ - PlanetF1

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

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Russell highlights one area he needs to improve - PlanetF1

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

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Kubica doesn’t ‘regret’ F1 comeback - PlanetF1

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

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

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

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McLaren’s head of aerodynamics leaves team - PlanetF1

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

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

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

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

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

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

F1 teams unanimously reject 2020 tyre spec - Motorsport.com

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

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Teams vote unanimously to keep 2019 tyres - PlanetF1

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

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Teams unanimously veto 2020 Pirelli Formula 1 tyres - Autosport

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

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Teams unanimously veto 2020 Pirelli Formula 1 tyres - Autosport

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘Ferrari engine saga was only rivals pressurising’ - PlanetF1

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

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