Monday, March 30, 2020

Difference between Kimi and Hamilton/Alonso - PlanetF1

Kimi Raikkonen may be very fast in a Formula 1 car but only the ones that suit him with Pedro de la Rosa saying the Finn lacks the ability to adapt his style to the car.

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Marko wanted to create Red Bull ‘Coronavirus camp’ - PlanetF1

When Dr Helmut Marko suggested Max Verstappen should get coronavirus, we didn't think there were any crazy ideas left for him to think of...how wrong we were.

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F1 ace Norris to shave off hair after raising $12000 in charity stream - Autosport

McLaren Formula 1 driver Lando Norris has agreed to shave off his hair after raising more than $10,000 for the COVID-19 response fund

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F1 ace Norris to shave off hair after raising $12000 in charity stream - Autosport

McLaren Formula 1 driver Lando Norris has agreed to shave off his hair after raising more than $10,000 for the COVID-19 response fund

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Norris to shave off hair after reaching donations milestone - Motorsport.com

Norris is a prolific streamer of sim racing, and took part in the Twitch Stream Aid event on Saturday alongside a number of musicians and celebrities to raise money for charity.
More than $2.2 million was raised for the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO, which is supported by the United Nations Foundation.
Norris pledged to shave his hair if fans watching his stream donated more than ...Keep reading

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Steiner rebukes Bernie’s ‘negative’ attitude - PlanetF1

Haas team principal Guenther Steiner has rebuked Bernie Ecclestone for even suggesting that the 2020 F1 season should be abandoned.

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MotoGP handled coronavirus better than “hesitant” F1 - Motorsport.com

The COVID-19 outbreak, which has infected well over 600,000 people worldwide and killed over 30,000, has forced the postponement and cancellation of many major sporting events, including the opening eight F1 races and the first five MotoGP rounds. 
F1 was embroiled in controversy during its Australian Grand Prix weekend a fortnight ago, when it was forced to cancel the event just hours before ...Keep reading

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Coronavirus in F1: Red Bull's Helmut Marko told team's drivers to become infected - BBC F1

Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko says he told his team's drivers to become infected with coronavirus while the season is in hiatus.

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Formula 1 guess who: How many drivers can you name? - BBC F1

How many F1 drivers do you think you can name from just three clues? Take the BBC Sport quiz to find out.

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Mercedes help develop breathing aid in under 100 hours - PlanetF1

The Mercedes Formula 1 team has helped with the design of a new breathing aid that has been approved to be used by the NHS.

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Marko wanted Red Bull F1 drivers to catch COVID-19 at training camp - Autosport

Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko wanted to organise a 'Corona Camp' for his team's Formula 1 drivers so they would deliberately get infected with COVID-19

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Marko wanted Red Bull F1 drivers to catch COVID-19 at training camp - Autosport

Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko wanted to organise a 'Corona Camp' for his team's Formula 1 drivers so they would deliberately get infected with COVID-19

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Marko wanted to create 'Corona camp' to infect Red Bull drivers - Motorsport.com

The Austrian, who is known to have been outspoken in his views during his long tenure as advisor to Dietrich Mateschitz, believed that exposing his drivers to coronavirus now would help make them immune in the future when the racing season got going again.
Speaking in a video interview with Austrian television station ORF, Marko said: "We have four Formula 1 drivers, and eight or 10 ...Keep reading

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Mercedes-designed breathing aids approved for use in the UK - Motorsport.com

As the impact of the coronavirus pandemic continues to be felt around the world, F1 teams have committed to lending their engineering capabilities to support health services through the ‘Project Pitlane’ scheme. 
In conjunction with mechanical engineers at University College London, Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrain - the F1 team’s engine division - helped reverse engineer a ...Keep reading

Read more: Mercedes-designed breathing aids approved for use in the UK - Motorsport.com

F1 Quiz: Can you name every F1 World Champion? - PlanetF1

At a bit of a loose end? Want to make your work day go a little bit faster? Then have a go at tackling one of our F1 quizzes.

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Mercedes help develop breathing aid for NHS - SkySports F1

Mercedes have helped produce a breathing aid that can help keep Covid-19 patients out of intensive care as part of F1's newly-launched Project Pitlane.

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Mercedes F1-designed breathing aid approved for use by NHS - Autosport

A breathing aid that has received design input from Mercedes' Formula 1 engineers has received approval for use in the NHS to aid COVID-19 patients

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Mercedes F1-designed breathing aid approved for use by NHS - Autosport

A breathing aid that has received design input from Mercedes' Formula 1 engineers has received approval for use in the NHS to aid COVID-19 patients

Read more: Mercedes F1-designed breathing aid approved for use by NHS - Autosport

F1 teams to produce 1,000 breathing aids per day | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Formula 1 teams are preparing to start production of a breathing aid designed to save lives of those suffering with the coronavirus.

Read more: F1 teams to produce 1,000 breathing aids per day | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Ecclestone urges Vettel to walk away from Ferrari - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel's future is the hot topic doing the rounds in Formula 1 with Bernie Ecclestone saying he should leave Ferrari after this season.

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Vettel offered new deal with drastic pay cut - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel has been handed his first new contract offer from Ferrari, but it involves a drastic pay cut, according to reports.

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F1 was “playing with fire” trying to race in Melbourne, says Ricciardo | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Daniel Ricciardo has said Formula 1 was "playing with fire" by trying to go ahead with the Australian Grand Prix in the face of growing concerns over the global pandemic.

Read more: F1 was “playing with fire” trying to race in Melbourne, says Ricciardo | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Hakkinen recalls his ‘challenging’ 1995 crash - PlanetF1

Arriving in Adelaide for the 1995 Australian GP, little did Mika Hakkinen know he would be fighting for his life come Friday qualifying.

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Sunday, March 29, 2020

Binotto speaking ‘almost daily’ with drivers - PlanetF1

The Formula 1 season may be on hold but Mattia Binotto is still maintaining contact with his drivers, speaking "almost daily" to Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc.

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Lando Norris dominates Veloce Esports races - PlanetF1

Lando Norris and Nicholas Latifi were flying the flag for F1 in the latest Veloce Esports races, with the former taking a win.

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Vettel looking at engineering career post-F1 - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel said he would like to revisit his interest in mechanical engineering once his driving days are over.

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Was Brawn's BGP 001 really the defining car of 2009? - Motorsport.com

Brawn GP’s championship success story has been well documented; it was a remarkable tale of Ross Brawn leading the team from the ashes of Honda over the winter, striking a last-minute engine deal with Mercedes, and securing just enough funding to help it guide through the season.
But the fact remains that one-third into the campaign the BGP 001 was no longer the benchmark on the Formula 1 ...Keep reading

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Ferrari: F1 could race into January - SkySports F1

Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto says F1 teams are open to extending the 2020 season into January to form a "more complete championship" after the start of the campaign was put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Read more: Ferrari: F1 could race into January - SkySports F1

F1 records: Who has the most wins, is the youngest winner and more - Autosport

Formula 1 is famous for its attention to detail, millimetric-precision and quest for improvements, so naturally it's a sport in which records are king

Read more: F1 records: Who has the most wins, is the youngest winner and more - Autosport

F1 records: Who has the most wins, is the youngest winner and more - Autosport

Formula 1 is famous for its attention to detail, millimetric-precision and quest for improvements, so naturally it's a sport in which records are king

Read more: F1 records: Who has the most wins, is the youngest winner and more - Autosport

Ricciardo, Max and the Aus GP ‘sh*tshow’ - PlanetF1

Daniel Ricciardo has described how he reached out to Max Verstappen to ask what his plans were as the Australian Grand Prix fell into chaos.

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Motorsport Heroes: Hakkinen on his darkest day in F1 - Motorsport.com

Hakkinen’s Formula 1 career was highlighted by two drivers’ world championships, 20 grand prix victories, 26 pole positions and 25 fastest laps. But the ‘Flying Finn’ achieved all this following his darkest day on November 10, 1995.
During Friday qualifying, his McLaren-Mercedes suffered a left-rear tyre deflation on the approach to Brewery Bend – the fastest corner on the street ...Keep reading

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Coulthard: F1 will return ‘soon’ with no spectators - PlanetF1

Ex-F1 driver David Coulthard doesn't believe it will be long before the 2020 season gets underway at empty circuits.

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Season could continue until January - Ferrari boss - BBC F1

The world championship could extend into January next year as Formula 1 seeks to salvage the 2020 season, says Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto.

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Ricciardo: F1 was ‘playing with fire’ at Aus GP - PlanetF1

Daniel Ricciardo believes Formula 1 was "playing with fire" before cancelling the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

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How Baku hopes to get back on the F1 2020 calendar - Motorsport.com

The Baku organisers are now in limbo, awaiting any news on an alternative date – and they are ready to press the button and prepare the venue should it prove to be possible to hold the race within 2020.
Of the eight Grands Prix lost thus far only Monaco has formally declared that it is not seeking a replacement date in 2020. However, Australia is not regarded as a serious candidate, due to ...Keep reading

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Vettel discusses his favourite fan gift - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel says he enjoys receiving letters from his fans because it shows that they want to put a smile on his face.

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Formula 1: How many races will the 2020 season have? - Autosport

The 2020 Formula 1 calendar, like all other sporting events, has been badly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and it is increasingly likely that the season will be severely curtailed

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Formula 1: How many races will the 2020 season have? - Autosport

The 2020 Formula 1 calendar, like all other sporting events, has been badly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and it is increasingly likely that the season will be severely curtailed

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Ecclestone would keep current rules for three years - PlanetF1

Former Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone has said that he would keep the series' current regulations for another three seasons.

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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Gasly: AlphaTauri not leading the midfield pack - PlanetF1

Pierre Gasly doesn't believe that AlphaTauri are the benchmark in 2020 when it comes to the midfield runners in Formula 1.

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2014 Bahrain Grand Prix: The start of Hamilton and Rosberg's rivalry - Autosport

Formula 1's brave new turbo hybrid era finally delivered in brilliant fashion at the 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix - which was the subject of F1's rewind broadcast today

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2014 Bahrain Grand Prix: The start of Hamilton and Rosberg's rivalry - Autosport

Formula 1's brave new turbo hybrid era finally delivered in brilliant fashion at the 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix - which was the subject of F1's rewind broadcast today

Read more: 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix: The start of Hamilton and Rosberg's rivalry - Autosport

Epic fails: When F1 title defences go wrong - Motorsport.com

However, more often than not in F1's history, a driver has failed to defend their title – and, on some occasions, has missed the mark spectacularly through various circumstances.
Autosport's Technical Editor Jake Boxall-Legge has five such examples of drivers who not only failed to hit the heights of the championship year, but plummeted down the pecking order dramatically.

Read ...Keep reading

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F1 news recap: 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix - Motorsport.com

Here, with the help of the Autosport.com Archive, we take a look back at the stories of the race, and the bigger pictures that were bubbling away in the paddock at the time.
Sakhir spectacle

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG
Photo by: Charles Coates / Motorsport Images

As the result of a move to make grand prix racing more road relevant, F1 had abandoned the screaming V8 engines in ...Keep reading

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Hamilton compares UK lockdown to animal captivity - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton has used the current UK lockdown to draw comparisons to how animals are held captive in zoos and circuses.

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Gasly: AlphaTauri not leading the midfield pack - PlanetF1

Pierre Gasly doesn't believe that AlphaTauri are the benchmark in 2020 when it comes to the midfield runners in Formula 1.

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Vettel offered new deal with drastic pay cut - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel has been handed his first new contract offer from Ferrari, but it involves a drastic pay cut, according to reports.

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Ten of Ayrton Senna's greatest Formula 1 wins - Motorsport.com

1988 Britain

Ayrton Senna, McLaren MP4/4
Photo by: Sutton Images

Senna displayed his usual wet-weather masterclass at Silverstone in 1988 - and that race would prove crucial for his championship challenge, kick-starting a mid-season run of four consecutive victories.
Unusually for the 1988 season, the Ferraris of Gerhard Berger and Michele Alboreto locked out the front row, but ...Keep reading

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F1 considering February date for 2020 finale – one month before new season starts | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Pre-season testing for next year could be scrapped in order for the 2020 campaign to run until February, one month before the 2021 championship begins.

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2020 British Grand Prix’s fate to be decided soon - PlanetF1

A decision on whether or not to postpone the 2020 British Grand Prix will have to arrive no later than April.

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Caption Competition 168: Snapping Verstappen | Caption Competition - RaceFans

F1 photographers got a different angle on Max Verstappen during the Australian Grand Prix weekend. Can you come up with the best caption for this picture?

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Binotto: F1 teams open to 2020-21 'super season' with two-day GPs - Autosport

Formula 1 teams are open to the idea of a 'super season' that runs into January 2021 and includes two-day grands prix, says Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto

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Binotto: F1 teams open to 2020-21 'super season' with two-day GPs - Autosport

Formula 1 teams are open to the idea of a 'super season' that runs into January 2021 and includes two-day grands prix, says Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto

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UK teams launch ‘Project Pitlane’ to develop ventilators - PlanetF1

The UK government have confirmed that seven F1 teams have launched "Project Pitlane" to develop ventilators to help coronavirus sufferers.

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Formula 1 could hold calendar running in to 2021 - PlanetF1

Ferrari principal Mattia Binotto says teams and the FIA are discussing the possibility of a race calendar that would run in to 2021.

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January finish, two-day GPs on table for F1 super season - Motorsport.com

The coronavirus pandemic has forced F1 to put a hold on the 2020 campaign for now, with the first eight races having been either postponed or cancelled.
The first scheduled race is the Canadian Grand Prix on June 14, but that is looking increasingly unlikely with the outbreak having shown no signs of peaking in Europe yet.
Earlier this week, F1 CEO Chase Carey said he believed he could still ...Keep reading

Read more: January finish, two-day GPs on table for F1 super season - Motorsport.com

Tost: Teams have saved ‘a lot of money’ - PlanetF1

AlphaTauri boss Franz Tost says the coronavirus pandemic has actually saved teams "a lot of money" since the new rules have now been delayed.

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Ocon explains why he wore a mask in Australia - PlanetF1

Renault's Esteban Ocon has explained how he was taking every possible precaution, including wearing a mask, at the Australian Grand Prix.

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Ecclestone would abandon 2020 season - PlanetF1

Former F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone believes the only safe thing to do would be to completely abandon the 2020 season.

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Biofuel cooling set to become key development avenue for new F1 cars - Autosport

Formula 1's switch to biofuels with its new generation of cars looks set to trigger a surprise development battleground thanks to a change it brings in engine cooling characteristics

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Biofuel cooling set to become key development avenue for new F1 cars - Autosport

Formula 1's switch to biofuels with its new generation of cars looks set to trigger a surprise development battleground thanks to a change it brings in engine cooling characteristics

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Sainz: No issue with "exaggerated" Netflix rivalries - Motorsport.com

The second series of Drive to Survive came out at the end of February, following a number of drivers and teams with unprecedented behind-the-scenes access through the 2019 season.
Sainz's campaign gained particular attention from the Netflix cameras, with one of the early season episodes following the McLaren driver over the Azerbaijan and Spain race weekends.
The episode entitled 'Dogfight' ...Keep reading

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Friday, March 27, 2020

British Grand Prix will be called off, Ecclestone predicts | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: British Grand Prix will be called off, Ecclestone predicts • Ferrari to reopen factory on April 14th • F1 confirms details of project to build ventilators

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Coronavirus delay saves Formula 1 teams "a lot of money" - Tost - Autosport

AlphaTauri boss Franz Tost says that the coronavirus pandemic has saved Formula 1 teams money in 2020, as they no longer have to conduct "double development" programmes for 2021

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Coronavirus delay saves Formula 1 teams "a lot of money" - Tost - Autosport

AlphaTauri boss Franz Tost says that the coronavirus pandemic has saved Formula 1 teams money in 2020, as they no longer have to conduct "double development" programmes for 2021

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Ricciardo ‘much happier’ with Renault’s RS20 - PlanetF1

Daniel Ricciardo says one only had to look at his face as pre-season testing neared its end to know that he was much happier with Renault's 2020 F1 car.

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The expertise F1 teams can bring in the race to build ventilators | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Some F1 teams already have experience producing medical equipment. With the 2020 season on hold, more of them have joined the push to build badly-needed ventilators.

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Williams "not happy" with two-tier F1 resulting from team collaboration - Autosport

Williams is "not particularly happy" with the current two-tier structure of Formula 1 facilitated by close cooperation between teams, deputy team principal Claire Williams

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Williams "not happy" with two-tier F1 resulting from team collaboration - Autosport

Williams is "not particularly happy" with the current two-tier structure of Formula 1 facilitated by close cooperation between teams, deputy team principal Claire Williams

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‘Lewis Hamilton was in the pocket of Ron Dennis’ - PlanetF1

Flavio Briatore has said he warned Fernando Alonso about joining McLaren because Lewis Hamilton "was in the pocket of Ron Dennis".

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The story of F1’s most incredible last-to-first charge - Motorsport.com

It was a sunny Californian day not impacted by bad weather, there was no multiple accident to thin out the field, no clever pit stop strategy, and safety car interventions were still a decade away.
So how did he do it? Quite simply it was a stunning performance by a motivated driver who was at the top of his game and had complete confidence in the package underneath him.
In 1983, Watson was ...Keep reading

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AlphaTauri ‘not at the front of the midfield’ – Gasly | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Pierre Gasly doubts AlphaTauri have the pace to lead the midfield based on their testing performance, and expects competition from Racing Point, McLaren and Renault

Read more: AlphaTauri ‘not at the front of the midfield’ – Gasly | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Renault boss perplexed by more F1 exit questions - PlanetF1

Cyril Abiteboul says he doesn't understand why he seems to be asked the leaving question "much more" than Renault's rivals.

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F1 shows support for NHS - SkySports F1

Formula 1 personalities joined the country in a national round of applause as the UK came together to #ClapForOurCarers in the NHS.

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Berger tried to persuade Button to join DTM - PlanetF1

Gerhard Berger, the boss of the German DTM series, has revealed he tried to convince former F1 driver Jenson Button to sign up for a full-time DTM ride but had no luck.

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Williams, Racing Point in ‘danger’ of going bust - PlanetF1

Motorsport UK chairman David Richards says there is a "distinct" danger of Williams and Racing Point folding in the ongoing crisis.

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Latifi not feeling any nerves, at least not yet - PlanetF1

With his Formula 1 debut on hold, Nicholas Latifi says he's not nervous as it feels as if his Williams promotion is a continuation of last year's work.

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UK-based teams also forced to close their factories - F1technical.net

After Ferrari suspended all its operational activities earlier this month, UK-based Formula 1 teams are also forced to change their plans about the factory shutdowns following the latest restrictions introduced by the government.

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The best F1 films to help get you through lockdown - Motorsport.com

In the last 10 years alone a wide range of F1-based documentaries have hit the market and now is the perfect time to capitalise on the recent craze for motorsport films.
For F1 fans, re-watching a classic such as Grand Prix or discovering a new favourite in Ferrari: Race to Immortality is guaranteed to alleviate self-isolation cabin fever.
These films are all available without leaving the ...Keep reading

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Grosjean’s 3am WhatsApp message from Vettel - PlanetF1

Romain Grosjean has discussed the early-morning WhatAapp message he received from Sebastian Vettel, telling him the Australian GP was off.

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‘Rottweiler’ Alonso was a match for Schumacher - PlanetF1

Former Benetton and Renault team boss Flavio Briatore believes Michael Schumacher and Fernando Alonso were on a par with each other.

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Briatore warned Alonso that Hamilton was in Dennis' "pocket" - Motorsport.com

The flamboyant Italian, who was boss at Renault at the time as well as Alonso's manager, says he was sceptical from the off about the situation his driver would find himself in.
Speaking to F1's Beyond the Grid podcast, Briatore said: "He went to McLaren and this I was not happy [with] because this was not Schumi to go to Ferrari. This was Fernando to go to McLaren, and for Fernando, McLaren ...Keep reading

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Indy 500 postponed until August - SkySports F1

The Indianapolis 500, one of the world's biggest single-day sporting events, has been postponed until August because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Read more: Indy 500 postponed until August - SkySports F1

Thursday, March 26, 2020

McLaren team members quarantined in Australia return home | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: McLaren team members quarantined in Australia return home • Formula E racer behind NHS relief effort • Goodwood Festival of Speed postponed

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Briatore: ‘Rottweiler’ Alonso was a match for Schumacher - PlanetF1

Former Benetton and Renault team boss Flavio Briatore believes Michael Schumacher and Fernando Alonso were on a par with each other.

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Formula E’s London venue to become hospital - F1technical.net

The London ExCel centre that is set to host the season finale of the 2019/2020 Formula E Championship is being currenly turned into a makeshift hospital to help the United Kingdom in its fight against the coronavirus outbreak.

Read more: Formula E’s London venue to become hospital - F1technical.net

The only other time F1 called off a race - Motorsport.com

Only once previously in the 70-year history of the world championship has a race failed to happen when everyone was already on site.
The difference is that at the 1985 Belgian GP the cars did at least take to the track, and a qualifying session took place before the race was called off on the Saturday evening.
The reason for the postponement was a spectacular own goal by the Spa management ...Keep reading

Read more: The only other time F1 called off a race - Motorsport.com

FIA in the wrong to announce Ferrari agreement - PlanetF1

Ex-Formula 1 boss, Bernie Ecclestone, thinks the FIA opened up a big can of worms by publicly announcing an agreement with Ferrari following an investigation into their engine.

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Schumacher doubles up as McLaren fail to score again | 2000 Brazilian Grand Prix flashback - RaceFans

Michael Schumacher's pursuit of his first world championship as a Ferrari driver took another step forward 20 years ago today in Brazil, while McLaren were stung by a disqualification.

Read more: Schumacher doubles up as McLaren fail to score again | 2000 Brazilian Grand Prix flashback - RaceFans

Impossible to tell when F1 will be back to normal - Szafnauer - Motorsport.com

The opening eight races of the 2020 F1 season have been called off as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, which has also prompted all 10 teams to agree on a three-week shutdown in the coming weeks.
While F1 bosses remain hopeful of a 15-18-race season starting in the summer, Racing Point chief Szafnauer conceded there was no certainty as to when the sport would return to its usual ...Keep reading

Read more: Impossible to tell when F1 will be back to normal - Szafnauer - Motorsport.com

Williams, Racing Point in ‘danger’ of going bust - PlanetF1

Motorsport UK chairman David Richards says there is a "distinct" danger of Williams and Racing Point folding in the ongoing crisis.

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Grosjean reveals 3am text from Vettel saying he wouldn’t race in Australia | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Romain Grosjean has shed light on how Formula 1 drivers found out the Australian Grand Prix was being cancelled before it was announced.

Read more: Grosjean reveals 3am text from Vettel saying he wouldn’t race in Australia | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

F1 hiatus “doesn’t mean we can afford to take it easy” – Racing Point | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Racing Point team members will work from home once the factory shutdown ends to ensure they are ready when the 2020 championship begins.

Read more: F1 hiatus “doesn’t mean we can afford to take it easy” – Racing Point | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Canada has ‘two or three weeks’ to decide on GP - PlanetF1

A Canadian Grand Prix official reckons they have a "two or three week" window in which to decide whether to go ahead with the Montreal race or postpone it.

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Is this the real secret behind the Mercedes DAS system? - Motorsport.com

The story of DAS is intriguing, as the system was only discovered during pre-season testing because F1 had decided to film the sessions live from Barcelona.
Onboard footage captured Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas pushing and pulling on the steering wheel, and it immediately sent shockwaves through the F1 world.
Since then Dual Axis Steering has become a major topic of discussion in the ...Keep reading

Read more: Is this the real secret behind the Mercedes DAS system? - Motorsport.com

McLaren staff that were quarantined arrive back in UK - BBC F1

The McLaren staff quarantined in Melbourne as a result of a coronavirus case at the abandoned Australian Grand Prix are all back in the UK.

Read more: McLaren staff that were quarantined arrive back in UK - BBC F1

Vasseur: F1 2008 crisis could happen again - PlanetF1

Alfa Romeo boss Frederic Vasseur says Formula 1 should remain "humble" at this time but acknowledges a new financial crisis could develop.

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Quarantined McLaren F1 personnel have returned home from Australia - Autosport

McLaren has confirmed that all of its Formula 1 team members who remained in Australia because of coronavirus concerns have now safely returned home

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Quarantined McLaren F1 personnel have returned home from Australia - Autosport

McLaren has confirmed that all of its Formula 1 team members who remained in Australia because of coronavirus concerns have now safely returned home

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McLaren F1 staff finally home after quarantine - Motorsport.com

In the wake of a McLaren employee testing positive for coronavirus at the Australian Grand Prix, a further 14 team personnel were put in to quarantine for two weeks to ensure they had not been infected.
Other staff, including racing director Andrea Stella, stayed in Melbourne to help offer support to their colleagues who were trapped in hotel rooms.
But with the two-week self isolation ...Keep reading

Read more: McLaren F1 staff finally home after quarantine - Motorsport.com

How coronavirus averted F1's most expensive year ever - Motorsport.com

Factories are shut, staff and team bosses are in lockdown in their homes, but worst of all the financial impact is looming large in terms of a big downturn in commercial rights income and sponsor dollars.
As McLaren team principal Andrea Seidl said this week: "There is no escaping the severity of the pressures faced by the sport right now."
But every crisis has opportunities and, for ...Keep reading

Read more: How coronavirus averted F1's most expensive year ever - Motorsport.com

Briatore: Ferrari wasted '18 with Raikkonen instead of promoting Leclerc - Autosport

Ferrari wasted a year "going nowhere" with Kimi Raikkonen in 2018 and should have promoted Charles Leclerc earlier, reckons former Formula 1 title winning team boss Flavio Briatore

Read more: Briatore: Ferrari wasted '18 with Raikkonen instead of promoting Leclerc - Autosport

Briatore: Ferrari wasted '18 with Raikkonen instead of promoting Leclerc - Autosport

Ferrari wasted a year "going nowhere" with Kimi Raikkonen in 2018 and should have promoted Charles Leclerc earlier, reckons former Formula 1 title winning team boss Flavio Briatore

Read more: Briatore: Ferrari wasted '18 with Raikkonen instead of promoting Leclerc - Autosport

FIA was wrong to go public over Ferrari power unit deal – Ecclestone | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

The FIA should have kept quiet about its investigation into Ferrari's power unit to avoid suspicion the team were "cheating", says Bernie Ecclestone.

Read more: FIA was wrong to go public over Ferrari power unit deal – Ecclestone | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

‘Schumi faced tougher competition than Hamilton’ - PlanetF1

Flavio Briatore seems to think that Michael Schumacher's World titles carry more weight than Lewis Hamilton's as the German had tougher competition.

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Ricciardo and that tractor video - PlanetF1

With over 750,000 views on Instagram, a video of Daniel Ricciardo driving a tractor couldn't be any further from his day job if he tried.

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F1 drivers turn to WhatsApp to arrange simraces during hiatus | Gaming - RaceFans

A group of drivers from Formula 1 and other categories are arranging their simracing plans during the hiatus using a new WhatsApp group.

Read more: F1 drivers turn to WhatsApp to arrange simraces during hiatus | Gaming - RaceFans

McLaren: Rule delay crucial to protect F1 - PlanetF1

McLaren chief Zak Brown has backed Formula 1's decision to defer the 2021 technical rule changes by a year, saying it was done to "protect" the sport.

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ESports: Max wins in Spain, Norris disconnects - PlanetF1

Championship leader Max Verstappen claimed back-to-back wins in the Redline's Real Racers Never Quit series at the virtual Catalunya circuit while Lando Norris disconnected.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Brundle lists F1’s worst underachievers - PlanetF1

Not a list anyone ever wants to be on but Martin Brundle has named Nico Hulkenberg as one of the drivers who he feels never made the most of his talent in F1.

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How F1 can emerge from these troubled times into a brighter future | RacingLines - RaceFans

The global pandemic is Formula 1's greatest challenge of its 70-year history. But if it makes the right choices the sport can still have a bright future.

Read more: How F1 can emerge from these troubled times into a brighter future | RacingLines - RaceFans

Ricciardo: Monaco GP cancellation hurt, reality of F1 delay setting in - Autosport

Daniel Ricciardo says the cancellation of the Monaco Grand Prix "hurt" as the reality of the delayed start to the Formula 1 season begins to set in

Read more: Ricciardo: Monaco GP cancellation hurt, reality of F1 delay setting in - Autosport

Ricciardo: Monaco GP cancellation hurt, reality of F1 delay setting in - Autosport

Daniel Ricciardo says the cancellation of the Monaco Grand Prix "hurt" as the reality of the delayed start to the Formula 1 season begins to set in

Read more: Ricciardo: Monaco GP cancellation hurt, reality of F1 delay setting in - Autosport

Ferrari wasted a year with Raikkonen - Briatore - Motorsport.com

While Leclerc proved himself to be one of F1's top stars last year after getting the call-up at Ferrari, Briatore thinks the Italian outfit should have moved earlier to give the Monegasque youngster more top line experience.
Instead, when Ferrari had the chance to put Leclerc in its car for his rookie season rather than going to Sauber, it stuck with veteran Raikkonen instead.
Speaking to ...Keep reading

Read more: Ferrari wasted a year with Raikkonen - Briatore - Motorsport.com

Sainz: Don’t care if Vettel opens driver market - PlanetF1

Tipped as a contender to replace Sebastian Vettel at Ferrari, Carlos Sainz says he's not thinking about anything beyond this season and what he needs to do for McLaren.

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Ricciardo admits Monaco GP cancellation "hurt" - Motorsport.com

The opening eight races of the 2020 season have all been called off as a result of the ongoing coronavirus epidemic, with the events in Australia and Monaco being cancelled completely.
Monaco's cancellation was confirmed last Thursday, marking the first time since 1954 the principality will not host a grand prix.
With most countries now enforcing self-isolation and lockdown on the public, F1 ...Keep reading

Read more: Ricciardo admits Monaco GP cancellation "hurt" - Motorsport.com

McLaren team members quarantined in Australia heading home this week | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

The 16 McLaren team members who were quarantined in Melbourne during the Australian Grand Prix weekend will return home this week.

Read more: McLaren team members quarantined in Australia heading home this week | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Formula 1: The 10 best books to read in 2020 - Autosport

With no motorsport for the foreseeable future Formula 1 fans need to look elsewhere to feed their racing addiction over the coming months

Read more: Formula 1: The 10 best books to read in 2020 - Autosport

Formula 1: The 10 best books to read in 2020 - Autosport

With no motorsport for the foreseeable future Formula 1 fans need to look elsewhere to feed their racing addiction over the coming months

Read more: Formula 1: The 10 best books to read in 2020 - Autosport

Ricciardo: ‘Lando the tech nerd of modern day society’ - PlanetF1

If you are missing your regular dose of Daniel Ricciardo, then fear not...he has been on Renault's Instagram channel for a little Q and A session and immediately burned Lando Norris.

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F1 Gossip: McLaren update, Brundle on Lewis-Max - SkySports F1

All the latest F1 news, including McLaren heading into shutdown and Martin Brundle's Q&A on Twitter.

Read more: F1 Gossip: McLaren update, Brundle on Lewis-Max - SkySports F1

F1's biofuel properties will open new power battle - Motorsport.com

As part of F1's push for sustainability, new rules – which were originally coming in 2021 but have now been delayed – will require teams to run their engines with a 10% blend of advanced sustainable ethanol.
Work has already begun among F1's fuel suppliers to optimise the potential of the biofuel, and Ferrari's technical partner Shell has revealed a fascinating characteristic of the new ...Keep reading

Read more: F1's biofuel properties will open new power battle - Motorsport.com

The shortest seasons in Formula 1 history - PlanetF1

The 2020 Formula 1 campaign was supposed to be the longest ever. It may end up being one of the shortest, but which seasons would it join?

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Canadian GP boss "optimistic but realistic" about race - Motorsport.com

Following this week's confirmation that the Azerbaijan GP has been postponed, Canada is currently the opening round of the 2020 Formula 1 world championship.
Although not a fully permanent facility, Montreal has a little more time to make a final decision compared with Baku, where organisers have to allow almost three months to prepare the city centre venue.
"As you can imagine I'm in ...Keep reading

Read more: Canadian GP boss "optimistic but realistic" about race - Motorsport.com

‘Tide is turning’ between Hamilton and Max - PlanetF1

Martin Brundle suspects that the "tide is turning" between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen as the undisputed best driver in Formula 1.

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Canadian GP promoter "optimistic" F1 race will go ahead in June - Autosport

Canadian Grand Prix promoter Francois Dumontier is "optimistic" the Montreal Formula 1 race can still take place in June, but accepts the event could join the list of postponements

Read more: Canadian GP promoter "optimistic" F1 race will go ahead in June - Autosport

25 days from China’s cancelled grand prix, is the country really ‘getting back to normal’? | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Shanghai's F1 race should have been held in 25 days' time. But while the situation in China appears to be improving are the recovery signs too good to be true?

Read more: 25 days from China’s cancelled grand prix, is the country really ‘getting back to normal’? | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

UK lockdown leads to early factory shut downs - PlanetF1

Williams and McLaren have both announced an early shutdown after the United Kingdom locked down the country in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Baku wanted to avoid Aus GP ‘disaster’ - PlanetF1

Baku made an early call to postpone the Azerbaijan Grand Prix as the race organisers wanted to avoid the "disaster" the befell the Australian GP.

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F1 not proposing to stop teams using their motorhomes – Horner | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner says Formula 1 has not proposed a ban on teams using their motorhomes at European races, despite managing director Ross Brawn's suggestion they could.

Read more: F1 not proposing to stop teams using their motorhomes – Horner | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Leclerc denies contract talks could ‘destabilise’ Vettel - PlanetF1

Charles Leclerc has rubbished suggestions that contract talks could "destabilise" Sebastian Vettel when the 2020 season eventually gets underway.

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Record Breakers: F1’s youngest ever drivers - PlanetF1

Five drivers have held the record of being the youngest in the sport to start a race, but how did they do after breaking it?

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Why extending the season into 2021 is no quick fix for F1’s calendar logjam | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

F1 plans to race through the summer and potentially into next year to get its 2020 season completed. But even if the plan comes off, they face major challenges and compromises.

Read more: Why extending the season into 2021 is no quick fix for F1’s calendar logjam | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

‘The tide is turning’ between Hamilton and Max - PlanetF1

Martin Brundle suspects that the "tide is turning" between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen as the undisputed best driver in Formula 1.

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Grosjean: Haas' openness positive despite uncertainty - Motorsport.com

Haas told Motorsport.com recently that he wanted to be sure his squad had a chance of being competitive in the future if he was going to continue the huge investment required over the next five years.
But while those comments left some uncertainty about the fate of Haas, Grosjean thinks that Haas' honesty should be applauded: as it now gives the team members a clear message about what needs to ...Keep reading

Read more: Grosjean: Haas' openness positive despite uncertainty - Motorsport.com

The best Formula 1 films and documentaries to watch in 2020 - Autosport

Coronavirus might mean uncertain times for Formula 1 with the world's sport postponed indefinitely, but there is still plenty of ways for fans to get a regular motorsport fix

Read more: The best Formula 1 films and documentaries to watch in 2020 - Autosport

The best Formula 1 films and documentaries to watch in 2020 - Autosport

Coronavirus might mean uncertain times for Formula 1 with the world's sport postponed indefinitely, but there is still plenty of ways for fans to get a regular motorsport fix

Read more: The best Formula 1 films and documentaries to watch in 2020 - Autosport

Formula 1: Movies and documentaries to watch in 2020 - Autosport

Coronavirus might mean uncertain times for Formula 1 with the world's sport postponed indefinitely, but there is still plenty of ways for fans to get a regular motorsport fix

Read more: Formula 1: Movies and documentaries to watch in 2020 - Autosport

Formula 1: Movies and documentaries to watch in 2020 - Autosport

Coronavirus might mean uncertain times for Formula 1 with the world's sport postponed indefinitely, but there is still plenty of ways for fans to get a regular motorsport fix

Read more: Formula 1: Movies and documentaries to watch in 2020 - Autosport

Torquing Point podcast: Goodbye Monaco, Hello Esports - PlanetF1

In another week without any racing, there's still plenty to discuss from the world of Formula 1 in the third edition of Torquing Point.

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Marko: ‘It would be best if Max caught the virus now’ - PlanetF1

Helmut Marko says a lot of things, but no words have been quite so utterly bizarre as him saying the best thing that could happen to Max Verstappen is for him to catch coronavirus.

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DTM racer swaps RS5 for forklift to help pandemic relief effort | Other motorsport - RaceFans

DTM racer Ferdinand Habsburg has joined in efforts to help those affected by the pandemic as part of his military duty in Austria.

Read more: DTM racer swaps RS5 for forklift to help pandemic relief effort | Other motorsport - RaceFans

Coronavirus: What's the latest for F1? - SkySports F1

The coronavirus outbreak has seen sporting events across the globe cancelled or postponed - including Formula 1. Here's all you need to know about its impact so far, what has been said, what the drivers are up to, and more...

Read more: Coronavirus: What's the latest for F1? - SkySports F1

Carey does not rule out further postponements - F1technical.net

Formula 1 chief Chase Carey continues to look at the current situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak as a moving target, expecting the season to consist of 15-18 races.

Read more: Carey does not rule out further postponements - F1technical.net

Verstappen and Norris collide in Redline Pro event - PlanetF1

Another day, another virtual race where Lando Norris found himself at the centre of some chaos - this time involved in a race incident with Max Verstappen.

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Australian GP boss explains fan confusion - Motorsport.com

The season-opening Formula 1 race was called off in sensational circumstances earlier this month, following a positive test for COVID-19 from a McLaren team member on the Thursday evening.
While a majority vote from Formula 1 teams against racing effectively sealed the fate of the event, the roll-out of information on the Friday proved confusing for would-be racegoers.
The first ...Keep reading

Read more: Australian GP boss explains fan confusion - Motorsport.com

Ocon admits he didn't know Mercedes was working on DAS - Motorsport.com

Mercedes surprised its rival during pre-season testing when it introduced the innovative concept that allows drivers to alter the toe angle of the front wheels by pushing or pulling the steering wheel.
Ocon spent 2019 as Mercedes' reserve and simulator driver before signing a contract to race for Renault this year.
The deal with the French squad meant Ocon was not allowed in the Mercedes ...Keep reading

Read more: Ocon admits he didn't know Mercedes was working on DAS - Motorsport.com

Russell can't be "fannying around" at the back in 2020 - Autosport

George Russell says he needs to be 'getting his elbows out' this year and stop "fannying around" at the back of the field

Read more: Russell can't be "fannying around" at the back in 2020 - Autosport

Russell can't be "fannying around" at the back in 2020 - Autosport

George Russell says he needs to be 'getting his elbows out' this year and stop "fannying around" at the back of the field

Read more: Russell can't be "fannying around" at the back in 2020 - Autosport

Record Breakers: Youngest ever drivers in Formula 1 - PlanetF1

Five drivers have held the record of being the youngest in the sport to start a race, but how did they do after breaking it?

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F1’s Virtual Grand Prix can be great, if they dare to go bigger and better | Comment - RaceFans

F1's first Virtual Grand Prix was a rough-and-ready affair. But the concept has potential to provide much-needed racing entertainment during the hiatus.

Read more: F1’s Virtual Grand Prix can be great, if they dare to go bigger and better | Comment - RaceFans

F1 will resume racing in summer “if the world allows us” – Brown | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown says Formula 1 will be ready to start its new season in the summer if restrictions resulting from the pandemic are lifted.

Read more: F1 will resume racing in summer “if the world allows us” – Brown | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Haas still committed to Formula 1 says Steiner - PlanetF1

Although Gene Haas admitted that continuing in F1 is not a "given", Guenther Steiner says the Haas owner is still "committed" to Formula 1.

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F1 bosses planning for a ’15-18′ race calendar - PlanetF1

Eight of Formula 1's 22 grands prix have either been cancelled or postponed but Chase Carey is still hoping for a revised calendar of "15 to 18" races.

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Monday, March 23, 2020

AlphaTauri shuts factory following Italian government lockdown | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: AlphaTauri shuts factory following Italian government lockdown • Virtual Bahrain GP 'like a stock car race' - Hulkenberg • Norris and Verstappen tangle again in sim race

Read more: AlphaTauri shuts factory following Italian government lockdown | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

2020 F1 season further delayed as Baku race officially postponed - Autosport

The Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix has formally been postponed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the Baku City Circuit has announced

Read more: 2020 F1 season further delayed as Baku race officially postponed - Autosport

F1: Pineapple on pizza? Least favourite driver? - Daniel Ricciardo answers kids questions - BBC F1

Renault driver Daniel Ricciardo answers questions from kids, including whether he likes pineapple on pizza and the fastest speed he has ever driven.

Read more: F1: Pineapple on pizza? Least favourite driver? - Daniel Ricciardo answers kids questions - BBC F1

June's F1 Azerbaijan GP postponed - SkySports F1

The Azerbaijan GP has become the eighth Formula 1 race to be called off due to the coronavirus crisis.

Read more: June's F1 Azerbaijan GP postponed - SkySports F1

Azerbaijan Grand Prix called off, F1 season won’t start before June 14th | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

The 2020 F1 season will not begin until June 14th at the earliest as the Azerbaijan Grand Prix has been pulled from the calendar.

Read more: Azerbaijan Grand Prix called off, F1 season won’t start before June 14th | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Hamilton critical of ‘irresponsible, selfish’ socialising - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton has hit out at those still going to clubs and bars during the coronavirus outbreak, calling their behaviour "irresponsible and selfish".

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'Totally irresponsible and selfish' - Hamilton criticises people ignoring social-distancing advice - BBC F1

World champion Lewis Hamilton describes people ignoring advice on social distancing during the coronavirus crisis as "irresponsible and selfish".

Read more: 'Totally irresponsible and selfish' - Hamilton criticises people ignoring social-distancing advice - BBC F1

Why didn’t more current F1 drivers enter yesterday’s Virtual Grand Prix? | Gaming - RaceFans

Only two drivers from the current F1 grid joined in yesterday's Virtual Bahrian Grand Prix. Why did so many stay away, and will more enter future races?

Read more: Why didn’t more current F1 drivers enter yesterday’s Virtual Grand Prix? | Gaming - RaceFans

F1 champion Hamilton slams "selfish" people amid coronavirus outbreak - Autosport

Reigning six-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has called people who are not obeying social-distancing advice to slow the spread of coronavirus "totally irresponsible and selfish"

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F1 champion Hamilton slams "selfish" people amid coronavirus outbreak - Autosport

Reigning six-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has called people who are not obeying social-distancing advice to slow the spread of coronavirus "totally irresponsible and selfish"

Read more: F1 champion Hamilton slams "selfish" people amid coronavirus outbreak - Autosport

Hamilton slams "irresponsible, selfish" people amid pandemic - Motorsport.com

Hamilton was responding to news coverage showing scenes of crowds gathering worldwide, despite advice from their governments.
"I'm so sad to hear of the amount of deaths happening around the world," Hamilton wrote on social media. "I know most of us are limited with the knowledge of why and how this has happened.
"There is nothing we can do about it either way except to try to isolate ...Keep reading

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Gasly working on fitness ahead of potential triple headers - PlanetF1

Forced to take an extended break as F1 went on hiatus, Pierre Gasly says he is working on his fitness ahead of what could be a hectic run of triple header grands prix.

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What might a revamped 2020 F1 calendar look like? - F1technical.net

Although the 2020 FIA Formula One season was set to break the record for the number of races with staging 22 rounds, this year’s championship could be one of the shortest one in the last two decades due to the coronavirus crises.

Read more: What might a revamped 2020 F1 calendar look like? - F1technical.net

Lando's crash, Johnny's antics: The best bits! - SkySports F1

It started with Sky F1's Johnny Herbert leaping from 16th to 1st by cutting the opening corner, it finished with McLaren ace Lando Norris being taken out by a popular sim-racing streamer.

Read more: Lando's crash, Johnny's antics: The best bits! - SkySports F1

Haas still committed to Formula 1, says Steiner - Motorsport.com

NASCAR team co-owner Haas took his eponymous F1 outfit onto the grid four years ago, with the team recording a highest constructors' championship finish of fifth in 2018.
But a difficult 2019 saw Haas slip down to ninth place overall as drivers Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen struggled with an unpredictable and difficult car.
Speaking to Motorsport.com at the beginning of March, Haas ...Keep reading

Read more: Haas still committed to Formula 1, says Steiner - Motorsport.com

‘Binotto isn’t the right man to lead Ferrari’ - PlanetF1

Bernie Ecclestone reckons Mattia Binotto is not the right man to be at the helm at Ferrari as he is an "engineer" and not a leader.

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Steiner: Gene Haas remains committed to F1 - Autosport

Gunther Steiner is confident Haas team owner Gene Haas remains committed to racing in Formula 1 despite recently hinting he was evaluating the project's future

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Steiner: Gene Haas remains committed to F1 - Autosport

Gunther Steiner is confident Haas team owner Gene Haas remains committed to racing in Formula 1 despite recently hinting he was evaluating the project's future

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Hamilton: Stop “totally irresponsible and selfish” socialising | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Lewis Hamilton has urged people to reduce their social interactions to curb the impact of the pandemic, describing those who continue to mix with groups of others as "selfish".

Read more: Hamilton: Stop “totally irresponsible and selfish” socialising | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Horner: Handling of Aus GP difficult to criticise - PlanetF1

Christian Horner has defended the handling of the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, saying ti was a "moving target" that F1 bosses had to respond to.

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Norris plans to use a different helmet design at every race | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Lando Norris is planning to use a different helmet design at every race this year but Charles Leclerc says he won't take full advantage of the rules change.

Read more: Norris plans to use a different helmet design at every race | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Azerbaijan Grand Prix to announce postponement - PlanetF1

Baku will not be opening the 2020 Formula 1 season with reports that organisers will announce on Monday that it has joined the list of events being postponed.

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Renault wins Bahrain Grand Prix, sort of - PlanetF1

Renault has claimed the first race win of this season, sort of, with China's Guanyu Zhou taking the chequered flag at F1's Virtual Bahrain GP.

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Sunday, March 22, 2020

Canada could become F1 season-opener as Azerbaijan faces postponement | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Canada could become F1 season-opener as Azerbaijan faces postponement • Davidson did not start Virtual Bahrain GP • Dani Bereznay wins Not the Bah GP

Read more: Canada could become F1 season-opener as Azerbaijan faces postponement | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

Paul Ricard 95% complete on F1’s sustainability target - Motorsport.com

F1 announced plans to become carbon neutral by 2030 in November as part of an increased environmental focus, as well as wishing to make all events “sustainable” by 2025.
Paul Ricard became the second circuit in the world to receive the FIA’s Three-Star Environmental Accreditation in January, the highest level of recognition for sustainability programmes awarded by motor sport’s ...Keep reading

Read more: Paul Ricard 95% complete on F1’s sustainability target - Motorsport.com

Norris to change helmet design for every race - PlanetF1

Lando Norris has announced that he plans to sport a different helmet design for every race of the 2020 season.

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Should F1 still award points if some teams have to miss races? | Debates and Polls - RaceFans

Formula 1 may have to hold races without all 10 teams to get its 2020 championship completed. But should it award points if not everyone can compete?

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Sainz: ‘Impossible to know’ when 2020 season will start - PlanetF1

McLaren's Carlos Sainz believes it is "impossible to know" when the 2020 season can officially get underway.

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F1 drivers, Poulter, Hoy in virtual race field - SkySports F1

F1 drivers past and present, along with sports stars Sir Chris Hoy and Ian Poulter, are among the competitors in Sunday night's Virtual Bahrain GP - live on Sky Sports.

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Norris planning different helmet design for every F1 race - Motorsport.com

Drivers were previously only permitted two substantial design changes per season, only for F1’s governing body to announce before the cancelled Australian Grand Prix that it had removed the ruling.
Norris has taken great interest in designing his helmet and race suit throughout his career, but was limited to a blue and yellow colour scheme through last season.
The McLaren driver used one ...Keep reading

Read more: Norris planning different helmet design for every F1 race - Motorsport.com

Verstappen glad Zandvoort kept old-school feel for F1 return - Autosport

Max Verstappen is pleased Zandvoort has managed to retain its old-school track characteristics despite undergoing renovations for the revival of the Dutch Grand Prix

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Verstappen glad Zandvoort kept old-school feel for F1 return - Autosport

Max Verstappen is pleased Zandvoort has managed to retain its old-school track characteristics despite undergoing renovations for the revival of the Dutch Grand Prix

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Horner: 2020 will be ‘one to remember’ - PlanetF1

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has assured fans that once the 2020 Formula 1 season gets underway, it will be "one to remember".

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Fans will be refunded if British GP is postponed - PlanetF1

Silverstone bosses have promised fans that they will receive a full refund if the British GP doesn't go ahead on July 19.

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Hoy to race for Red Bull ‘in Bahrain’ - PlanetF1

Sir Chris Hoy will drive for Red Bull in the Formula One Virtual Racing Series at the first round in Bahrain.

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Virtual Bahrain GP live on Sky Sports tonight - SkySports F1

Sky Sports will air the F1 Esports Virtual Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday evening as the sport returns to a different kind of racing entertainment amid the coronavirus crisis.

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Bundle: Sainz to Ferrari in 2021 is possible - PlanetF1

Ex-F1 driver Martin Brundle believes McLaren could lose Carlos Sainz to Ferrari for next season if they look to replace Sebastian Vettel.

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Questions about Wolff’s future after missing meeting - PlanetF1

Toto Wolff reportedly sat out Thursday's meeting with F1 bosses, raising questions about not only his but also Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes future.

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Norris planning new F1 helmet design every race after rule change - Autosport

Lando Norris is planning to use a one-off helmet at every Formula 1 race this season after the FIA lifted the ban on design changes for 2020

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Norris planning new F1 helmet design every race after rule change - Autosport

Lando Norris is planning to use a one-off helmet at every Formula 1 race this season after the FIA lifted the ban on design changes for 2020

Read more: Norris planning new F1 helmet design every race after rule change - Autosport

Horner: Hard to criticise F1 over cancelled Australian GP - Motorsport.com

Last weekend’s F1 season opener was called off just hours before first practice was due to start, in the wake of teams pulling out because of a positive coronavirus test for a McLaren staff member.
The decision caused a lot of anger among fans at the venue, who had queued at the gates that morning to get in before being told the event was off.
But Horner, who was clear he would have been ...Keep reading

Read more: Horner: Hard to criticise F1 over cancelled Australian GP - Motorsport.com

Sainz: “Impossible” to say when season will be able to start | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Carlos Sainz Jnr says it's impossible to judge when it will be possible to begin the 2020 F1 season after the first seven race dates were called off.

Read more: Sainz: “Impossible” to say when season will be able to start | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

104th Indianapolis 500 could be first held outside of May | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: 104th Indianapolis 500 could be first not held during May • Horner defends F1 over Australian GP cancellation • Pirelli pauses F1 tyre production

Read more: 104th Indianapolis 500 could be first held outside of May | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

Max’s manager ‘sorry’ for postponed Dutch GP - PlanetF1

Max Verstappen's manager Raymond Vermeulen has said they are "sorry" that the Dutch GP was postponed, but found out by the press release like everyone else.

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No change to McLaren-Mercedes power unit deal despite 2021 rules delay | 2021 F1 season - RaceFans

The decision to postpone the new 2021 technical regulations by a year will not affect McLaren's plan to switch engine suppliers for 2021, the team has confirmed.

Read more: No change to McLaren-Mercedes power unit deal despite 2021 rules delay | 2021 F1 season - RaceFans

Ayrton Senna: Seven things you may not know - PlanetF1

21 March 2020 marks the day that the iconic Ayrton Senna would have turned 60 - arguably Formula 1's greatest legend.

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McLaren’s 2021 Mercedes engine switch still on - PlanetF1

McLaren have confirmed that they will still switch from Renault to Mercedes power for 2021 as originally planned.

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Saturday, March 21, 2020

When the season starts, what will the top-five pecking order be? - Motorsport.com

Although it is impossible to truly predict the order of the teams from testing programs, certain teams and drivers looked distinctly stronger than others – and some teams certainly emerged from the two weeks at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya happier than others.
In our video, Autosport Technical Editor Jake Boxall-Legge is joined by GP Racing Editor Ben Anderson and Executive Editor ...Keep reading

Read more: When the season starts, what will the top-five pecking order be? - Motorsport.com

F1 news recap: 2016 Brazilian Grand Prix - Motorsport.com

Here, we reflect on how the main players reacted to that spectacular race, where Lewis Hamilton’s brilliant charge to victory around Interlagos set up the prospect of a thrilling season finale in Abu Dhabi...
Hamilton: Easy win

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG
Photo by: Glenn Dunbar / Motorsport Images


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Brazilian GP: Hamilton win sets up Abu Dhabi showdown ...Keep reading

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2016 Brazilian Grand Prix: Looking back over a crazy race - Autosport

Formula 1's re-running of the full 2016 Brazilian Grand Prix has given us the chance to look back on one of the most exciting grands prix of recent years

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2016 Brazilian Grand Prix: Looking back over a crazy race - Autosport

Formula 1's re-running of the full 2016 Brazilian Grand Prix has given us the chance to look back on one of the most exciting grands prix of recent years

Read more: 2016 Brazilian Grand Prix: Looking back over a crazy race - Autosport

Max’s manager ‘sorry’ for postponed Dutch GP - PlanetF1

Max Verstappen's manager Raymond Vermeulen has said they are "sorry" that the Dutch GP was postponed, but found out by the press release like everyone else.

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No change to McLaren-Mercedes power unit deal despite 2021 rules delay | 2021 F1 season - RaceFans

The decision to postpone the new 2021 technical regulations by a year will not affect McLaren's plan to switch engine suppliers for 2021, the team has confirmed.

Read more: No change to McLaren-Mercedes power unit deal despite 2021 rules delay | 2021 F1 season - RaceFans

Ayrton Senna: Seven things you may not know - PlanetF1

21 March 2020 marks the day that the iconic Ayrton Senna would have turned 60 - arguably the greatest legend it ever had.

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McLaren’s 2021 Mercedes engine switch still on - PlanetF1

McLaren have confirmed that they will still switch from Renault to Mercedes power for 2021 as originally planned.

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Red Bull F1 ace Verstappen won't race in Bahrain Virtual Grand Prix - Autosport

Max Verstappen says he won't be participating in Formula 1's Virtual Grand Prix series, which starts with the Bahrain event on Sunday

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Red Bull F1 ace Verstappen won't race in Bahrain Virtual Grand Prix - Autosport

Max Verstappen says he won't be participating in Formula 1's Virtual Grand Prix series, which starts with the Bahrain event on Sunday

Read more: Red Bull F1 ace Verstappen won't race in Bahrain Virtual Grand Prix - Autosport

Steiner: Team disagreement on cancellation “normal” - Motorsport.com

Team bosses met with Ross Brawn last Thursday evening in Melbourne shortly after McLaren had confirmed that it was withdrawing from the race.
Ferrari was initially pushing for a cancellation, with the Italian marque’s partner team Alfa Romeo and Renault soon joining.
Others were prepared to at least run on Friday, and then make a call if there were further infections in the paddock ...Keep reading

Read more: Steiner: Team disagreement on cancellation “normal” - Motorsport.com

Paul Ricard still making changes for 2020 race - PlanetF1

Despite the threat of the coronavirus pandemic, Paul Ricard, home of the French GP, is planning track alterations.

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Hamilton has ‘zero symptoms’ after coronavirus scare - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton has been in self-isolation since the Australian Grand Prix, but has reported "zero symptoms" despite being in contact with infected celebrities.

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Hamilton self-isolating but allays coronavirus concerns - BBC F1

F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton allays fans' concerns that he may have coronavirus after he was recently pictured with actor Idris Elba, who has tested positive for the virus.

Read more: Hamilton self-isolating but allays coronavirus concerns - BBC F1

When and where to watch this weekend’s big ESports races | Gaming - RaceFans

Formula 1 and NASCAR's new official ESports series begin this weekend, plus the likes of Max Verstappen, Lando Norris, Juan Pablo Montoya and Nico Hulkenberg will be racing.

Read more: When and where to watch this weekend’s big ESports races | Gaming - RaceFans

Friday, March 20, 2020

IndyCar to launch official iRacing series next week | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: IndyCar to launch official iRacing series next week • Wolff and Stroll absent from crunch F1 meeting • F1 to live stream 2016 Brazilian GP

Read more: IndyCar to launch official iRacing series next week | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

The Monaco GPs missing from the history books - Motorsport.com

What you may not know is that while Monaco was the second round of the first ever world championship in 1950, its place on the schedule in those early years was far from secure.
Indeed, after that debut season there would be a four-year absence before it returned for good in 1955. That hiatus ensures that only the British and Italian GPs have been a continuous part of the world championship ...Keep reading

Read more: The Monaco GPs missing from the history books - Motorsport.com

F1 launches Virtual GP series to fill void - SkySports F1

F1 has launched an Esports Virtual Grand Prix series to replace the F1 races called off due to the coronavirus crisis - with some of the grid's current stars set to compete from this weekend.

Read more: F1 launches Virtual GP series to fill void - SkySports F1

Hamilton/Alonso the strongest ever driver line up? - PlanetF1

Pedro de la Rosa has sparked an interesting debate as he suggested Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso could be the strongest F1 line-up of all time.

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Every F1 driver invited to Virtual Bahrain Grand Prix – but who will enter? | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Formula 1 has invited teams to enter each of their drivers to take part in the weekend's first Virtual Grand Prix. But who will enter?

Read more: Every F1 driver invited to Virtual Bahrain Grand Prix – but who will enter? | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

F1 offers 'light relief' with virtual grand prix series - BBC F1

Formula 1 launches an esports grand prix series featuring current drivers to ensure fans can continue to follow the season virtually.

Read more: F1 offers 'light relief' with virtual grand prix series - BBC F1

Ferrari starts its shutdown period immediately - F1technical.net

The Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow team announced yesterday that it has accepted FIA’s decision to bring the summer break forward and has already commenced its official shutdown.

Read more: Ferrari starts its shutdown period immediately - F1technical.net

Formula 1 launches Virtual Grand Prix series - PlanetF1

Formula 1 is helping to provide some form of racing during the coronavirus lockdown, launching a new Virtual Grand Prix series.

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F1 reveals Virtual Grand Prix series to replace postponed races - Autosport

Formula 1 is to run a series of Esports Virtual Grands Prix this year, featuring a number of the current drivers, in place of the upcoming postponed races

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F1 reveals Virtual Grand Prix series to replace postponed races - Autosport

Formula 1 is to run a series of Esports Virtual Grands Prix this year, featuring a number of the current drivers, in place of the upcoming postponed races

Read more: F1 reveals Virtual Grand Prix series to replace postponed races - Autosport

F1 launches Esports series featuring current drivers - Motorsport.com

With the start of the F1 season having been suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic, the sport's bosses have created an F1 Esports series as an alternative.
The races, which will feature current F1 stars plus other guests, will take place on the same days when the real grands prix were due to happen.
The first event will therefore be a virtual Bahrain Grand Prix at 8pm (GMT) this ...Keep reading

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