Friday, September 18, 2020

Horner: Max needs to get DNFs out of his system - PlanetF1

Red Bull principal Christian Horner understands the frustrations that Max Verstappen expressed after back-to-back DNFs.

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Massa: ‘Vettel’s time has passed’ at Ferrari - PlanetF1

Felipe Massa has backed Ferrari’s decision to dispense with Sebastian Vettel’s services at the end of this season and bring in Carlos Sainz.

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Gasly: AlphaTauri F1 team "more motivated than ever" after Monza win - Autosport

Pierre Gasly says the AlphaTauri team is "more motivated than ever" to improve its 2020 Formula 1 car following his shock victory in the Italian Grand Prix

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Gasly: AlphaTauri F1 team "more motivated than ever" after Monza win - Autosport

Pierre Gasly says the AlphaTauri team is "more motivated than ever" to improve its 2020 Formula 1 car following his shock victory in the Italian Grand Prix

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FIA still have trouble policing engine legality - PlanetF1

FIA technical director, Nikolas Tombazis, has said the governing body still has continued trouble policing the legality of teams' power units.

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Alonso ‘a brand in himself’, says Renault boss - PlanetF1

Fernando Alonso has been described as “a brand in himself” by Renault’s CEO ahead of his return to Formula 1 next year.

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Book your tickets for Istanbul 2020 - Autosport

Ticket Alert! Book now and don't miss out on your chance to see live racing at the returning Istanbul track this 2020 F1 season

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Book your tickets for Istanbul 2020 - Autosport

Ticket Alert! Book now and don't miss out on your chance to see live racing at the returning Istanbul track this 2020 F1 season

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Ricciardo: Renault improving on higher downforce tracks - Motorsport.com

Renault had two competitive showings in Spa and Monza, where minimal downforce is run in order to find straightline speed.
The team wasn't particularly optimistic heading to the Tuscan GP, but Ricciardo secured fourth place, only losing third to Red Bull Racing's Alex Albon in the final stint.
Ricciardo believes that the team's Mugello form bodes well for the future and similar tracks that ...Keep reading

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Gasly felt Red Bull 2019 demotion was ‘unfair’ - PlanetF1

Pierre Gasly feels his demotion from the Red Bull team was an "unfair" one and part of the "toughest challenge" he has faced.

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Ferrari upgrade plans "will not change big picture" from F1 Russian GP - Autosport

Ferrari is planning to bring some minor upgrades to the Russian Grand Prix, but the team does not believe they will cure any of the SF1000's main issues

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Ferrari upgrade plans "will not change big picture" from F1 Russian GP - Autosport

Ferrari is planning to bring some minor upgrades to the Russian Grand Prix, but the team does not believe they will cure any of the SF1000's main issues

Read more: Ferrari upgrade plans "will not change big picture" from F1 Russian GP - Autosport

McLaren: Financial challenges will run into 2021 - PlanetF1

McLaren believe the financial implications of the global health pandemic on Formula 1 will continue through to next year.

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Sainz "a little angry" over Perez's Racing Point exit - Motorsport.com

Although Perez had a long-term deal at Racing Point, the team activated an exit clause in the contract to allow it to cut the contract short and replace him with Vettel.
The move has caused some controversy, especially because Perez was instrumental in helping the team survive when it went in to administration as Force India in 2018, plus he has shown strong performances throughout his time ...Keep reading

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Has Mercedes mismanaged George Russell? - PlanetF1

In George Russell, Mercedes has one of the most talented young drivers around in its ranks, but such talent isn't being nurtured.

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Sainz "a little angry" about Perez's F1 situation after Racing Point exit - Autosport

Carlos Sainz Jr says he has been left "a little angry" at the way Sergio Perez has had to make way at Racing Point for the incoming Sebastian Vettel

Read more: Sainz "a little angry" about Perez's F1 situation after Racing Point exit - Autosport

Sainz "a little angry" about Perez's F1 situation after Racing Point exit - Autosport

Carlos Sainz Jr says he has been left "a little angry" at the way Sergio Perez has had to make way at Racing Point for the incoming Sebastian Vettel

Read more: Sainz "a little angry" about Perez's F1 situation after Racing Point exit - Autosport

Racing Point retain ‘unfair advantage’ for 2021 - PlanetF1

Nikolas Tombazis has confirmed Racing Point can use old parts from Mercedes without having to lose any development tokens.

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No new teams before 2026? The likely cost of F1’s $200m “anti-dilution fund” | 2021 F1 season - RaceFans

New F1 teams will have to pay a $200 million fee into an "anti-dilution fund" from next season. Is there any chance we'll see more than 20 cars on the grid in the near future?

Read more: No new teams before 2026? The likely cost of F1’s $200m “anti-dilution fund” | 2021 F1 season - RaceFans

Ricciardo encouraged by Renault’s high downforce - PlanetF1

Daniel Ricciardo says he's encouraged by the progress Renault is making on high downforce tracks after a strong showing at Mugello.

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McLaren not interested in early driver swap - PlanetF1

Zak Brown has stated that, with driver line-ups causing disruption at other teams, McLaren isn't interested in changing their's early.

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

McLaren “braced” for further Covid-19 disruption in 2021 – Brown | 2021 F1 season - RaceFans

McLaren expects Covid-19 will continue to have an effect on Formula 1 in 2021 and is preparing accordingly, says the tam's CEO Zak Brown.

Read more: McLaren “braced” for further Covid-19 disruption in 2021 – Brown | 2021 F1 season - RaceFans

‘Verstappen can break Hamilton, Schumacher records’ - PlanetF1

Alexander Wurz believes that Max Verstappen is good enough to break the records set by Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher.

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Hamilton warns against making F1 like NASCAR - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton has warned F1 bosses to think carefully about their use of red flags to make races exciting.

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Verstappen has ‘exit clause after 2021 season’ - PlanetF1

De Telegraaf has reported that Max Verstappen has an exit clause which allows him to leave Red Bull after the 2021 season.

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Albon avoids media speculation over his F1 future with Red Bull - Autosport

Red Bull Racing Formula 1 driver Alex Albon says he avoids reading the media because he doesn't want to be distracted by speculation over his future with the team

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Albon avoids media speculation over his F1 future with Red Bull - Autosport

Red Bull Racing Formula 1 driver Alex Albon says he avoids reading the media because he doesn't want to be distracted by speculation over his future with the team

Read more: Albon avoids media speculation over his F1 future with Red Bull - Autosport

Vettel: Driver unity has grown in last four years - PlanetF1

Four-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel believes that Formula 1 drivers have become more united in the past three to four years.

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McLaren: No early driver swap while rivals face "disruption" - Motorsport.com

The Woking-based outfit was at the centre of the driver merry-go-round that was triggered by Ferrari electing not to extend Sebastian Vettel's contract in to next year.
Ferrari made a swoop for Carlos Sainz to replace Vettel, while McLaren then signed up Daniel Ricciardo to race alongside Lando Norris. Vettel has just signed a deal to join Aston Martin.
With the 2021 deals in place, there ...Keep reading

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‘Totally unfair’ to compare Mick to Michael Schumacher - PlanetF1

Jenson Button has said he has sympathy for Mick Schumacher and the fact that people will continue to compare him to father Michael.

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Things we learned from the Tuscan Grand Prix - F1technical.net

Despite two red-flag periods, the inaugural Tuscan Grand Prix saw Mercedes continue its dominant form, clinching their third one-two finish in the coronavirus-delayed 2020 F1 season.

Read more: Things we learned from the Tuscan Grand Prix - F1technical.net

Zero impact on F1 team from McLaren factory sale - PlanetF1

McLaren F1 team principal Andreas Seidl is clear that the proposed sale of McLaren's HQ will have zero impact on its Formula 1 team.

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F1 polls fans on replacing qualifying with 30-minute reverse grid races | 2021 F1 season - RaceFans

Formula 1 is polling fans on whether it should replace qualifying sessions with reverse-grid sprint races at four rounds of the 2021 season.

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40,000 tickets sold in six hours for Turkish GP - PlanetF1

Turkish Grand Prix organisers, who are aiming for a crowd of 100,000 on November 15, were nearly halfway to that target after just six hours of tickets being on sale.

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Ricciardo: Renault's gains clear at high downforce F1 tracks - Autosport

Renault Formula 1 driver Daniel Ricciardo believes a strong performance by the team in Mugello indicated that the car is improving on tracks where higher downforce is required

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Ricciardo: Renault's gains clear at high downforce F1 tracks - Autosport

Renault Formula 1 driver Daniel Ricciardo believes a strong performance by the team in Mugello indicated that the car is improving on tracks where higher downforce is required

Read more: Ricciardo: Renault's gains clear at high downforce F1 tracks - Autosport

Vettel says reverse grids races "completely wrong" - Motorsport.com

Plans to have qualifying races at some events based on the reverse of the current world championship order were rejected by the teams last year.
However, F1 boss Ross Brawn wants to revive the idea after the mixed-up order at the Italian GP contributed to an exciting race, with Lewis Hamilton trying to come through the field after taking a penalty.
In theory, under the new Concorde Agreement ...Keep reading

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Assessing Red Bull’s driver options for 2021 - PlanetF1

Alex Albon looks likely to keep his seat alongside Max Verstappen for 2021, but is he Red Bull's best option?

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Vettel: F1's reversed grid plan is "completely wrong" - Autosport

Four-time Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel says the idea of introducing reversed grids to the series is "completely wrong"

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Vettel: F1's reversed grid plan is "completely wrong" - Autosport

Four-time Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel says the idea of introducing reversed grids to the series is "completely wrong"

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Claire Williams reveals two factors that meant ‘game over’ - PlanetF1

Claire Williams has said the Williams family would have been "OK" to continue if it wasn't for the loss of their title sponsors and the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Perez: I’d rather retire first before taking sabbatical - PlanetF1

Sergio Perez is not comfortable with the idea of taking a sabbatical from Formula 1 as that could spell the end of his career.

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Todt would welcome Volkswagen entry into F1 - PlanetF1

FIA president Jean Todt says he would “welcome” Volkswagen to Formula 1 – following a hint dropped by the company’s chairman.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Drivers want more gravel traps but they’re “not the solution everywhere”, says Masi | 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix - RaceFans

Formula 1 drivers say they want to see more gravel traps on circuits following their experience at Mugello last weekend.

Read more: Drivers want more gravel traps but they’re “not the solution everywhere”, says Masi | 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix - RaceFans

Webber: ‘Leclerc could be next in the crosshairs’ - PlanetF1

Mark Webber will be keeping a beady eye on Charles Leclerc at Ferrari once the honeymoon period is over between the duo.

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Racing Point: Why Vettel is the 'perfect fit' - SkySports F1

Otmar Szafnauer says Sebastian Vettel is the "perfect fit" to push Aston Martin forwards from 2021 because he's in his F1 "prime" and is "highly motivated" - with the move also backed by Ferrari and Mercedes bosses.

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How McLaren is meeting the unexpected challenges of racing in the Covid era | RacingLines - RaceFans

A positive Covid-19 test for a McLaren team member in Australia brought F1 2020 to a stop. Six months on the team's racing director Andrea Stella explains how they and their rivals got the show back on the road.

Read more: How McLaren is meeting the unexpected challenges of racing in the Covid era | RacingLines - RaceFans

‘Hamilton would never agree to Verstappen joining’ - PlanetF1

Former Formula 1 driver, Christijan Albers, says that Max Verstappen can't do better than Red Bull as Lewis Hamilton wouldn't allow Mercedes to sign him.

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Mercedes explains Hamilton brake fire on Mugello grid - Motorsport.com

Because of its long straights, fast corners and lack of heavy braking zones, the Italian venue requires less brake cooling than other venues, so Mercedes ran its W11s with smaller duct openings than most other circuits.
However, that became an issue when the car was running slowly prior to the day’s second standing start, after a lengthy red flag delay in the pits.
Hamilton was trying ...Keep reading

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Leclerc was ‘intimidated at first’ by Vettel - PlanetF1

Charles Leclerc has said he was intimidated by Sebastian Vettel at first when he made the step up to the Ferrari seat.

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Latifi: Tuscan GP restart crash not influenced by safety car lights - Autosport

Nicholas Latifi doubts that Formula 1 would have avoided a repeat of the Tuscan Grand Prix restart pile-up even if the safety car lights had turned off earlier

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Latifi: Tuscan GP restart crash not influenced by safety car lights - Autosport

Nicholas Latifi doubts that Formula 1 would have avoided a repeat of the Tuscan Grand Prix restart pile-up even if the safety car lights had turned off earlier

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Latifi: SC lights weren’t to blame for pile-up - PlanetF1

Nicholas Latifi thinks that the pile-up at Mugello still would have happened if the Safety Car lights went out earlier. 

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Why Bottas did not get his split strategy wish - PlanetF1

Mercedes has revealed a tyre problem reminiscent of those faced at Silverstone prevented Valtteri Bottas going on to a different strategy at Mugello.

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Todt will vote against F1 reverse grid idea - PlanetF1

FIA president, Jean Todt, has said he will vote against reverse grids in Formula 1, believing they would create "artificial tension".

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Racing Point in fight to build new F1 upgrade for Russia after Stroll crash - Autosport

Racing Point says Lance Stroll's Tuscan Grand Prix crash has left it in a battle to ensure that both cars can run its latest Formula 1 upgrade package in Russia

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Racing Point in fight to build new F1 upgrade for Russia after Stroll crash - Autosport

Racing Point says Lance Stroll's Tuscan Grand Prix crash has left it in a battle to ensure that both cars can run its latest Formula 1 upgrade package in Russia

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Gravel trap track limits in F1 can't be used everywhere - FIA - Autosport

FIA race director Michael Masi says that the gravel trap solution to Formula 1 track limits used at Mugello cannot be applied at all circuits, despite finding favour with drivers

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Gravel trap track limits in F1 can't be used everywhere - FIA - Autosport

FIA race director Michael Masi says that the gravel trap solution to Formula 1 track limits used at Mugello cannot be applied at all circuits, despite finding favour with drivers

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Safety car lights change wouldn't have stopped pile-up - Latifi - Motorsport.com

The Mugello race had to be red flagged when a number of cars, including Latifi’s Williams, were eliminated after crashing into each at the first safety car restart.
The incident was blamed on cars at the back of the pack accelerating to try to get a good getaway, while those ahead had to brake because race leader Valtteri Bottas held off on his restart until the last moment.
After the ...Keep reading

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F1 excitement is back…but tweaks still needed - PlanetF1

Two thrilling F1 races have just taken place in Italy - but tweaks to the rules are needed to ensure everything is fair.

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‘Many drivers would like to come back’ to Mugello - PlanetF1

After their first taste of Mugello in a Formula 1 car, there is widespread support for the track to return to the calendar in future.

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The “sporting humility” Sainz and Norris share with three champions | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

McLaren racing director Andrea Stella describes how he sees "sporting humility" in the teams' drivers which is familiar from his time with Michael Schumacher and other champions.

Read more: The “sporting humility” Sainz and Norris share with three champions | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Ferrari’s torrid 2020 season labelled ‘a disaster’ - PlanetF1

F1 pundit and commentator Davide Valsecchi has said that Ferrari's wretched 2020 campaign is nothing short of "a disaster".

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Mick Schumacher ‘ripe’ for F1 drive – Berger - PlanetF1

Mick Schumacher is ready to make the step up to Formula 1, according to his father’s former rival Gerhard Berger.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Reverse grid races would make us look “stupid” – Russell | 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix Ferrari 1000 - RaceFans

George Russell has joined several of his rivals in criticising Formula 1's plan to introduce reverse grid sprint races.

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PODCAST: Does Formula 1 have a restarts problem? - Motorsport.com

Drivers like Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton pointed the finger at the FIA, while F1 race director Michael Masi has defended the current procedure.
In this week's episode of the Motorsport.com Podcast, Andrew van Leeuwen, Charles Bradley and Oriol Puigdemont debate who was at fault – and whether F1 can learn from other categories to avoid future restart shunts.
They also cover a new ...Keep reading

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Wolff looking to split team principal job into two roles - PlanetF1

Mercedes team principal, Toto Wolff, has given his clearest indication yet that a new role awaits him within the team from 2021.

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Ferrari 'in a hole' admits F1 giant's boss - SkySports F1

Ferrari chief executive Louis Camilleri has admitted F1's struggling giants are "in a hole" and will find it "tough" to get out of it before the sport's big rule changes in 2022.

Read more: Ferrari 'in a hole' admits F1 giant's boss - SkySports F1

Masi hits back at Hamilton's "offensive" safety claims - Motorsport.com

After the restart crash in the Tuscan GP several drivers suggested that the safety car lights have been turned out later in the lap than usual this season to make for a closer restart, and that the bunching up that resulted contributed to the accident.
Race winner Lewis Hamilton insisted that the crash was not triggered by then leader Valtteri Bottas, who has the right to set the pace.
"It's ...Keep reading

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Lewis Hamilton will not face investigation over Breonna Taylor T-shirt - BBC F1

Motorsport governing body the FIA will not launch an investigation into Lewis Hamilton's decision to wear a T-shirt highlighting police brutality.

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Brawn: Ferrari don’t need a ‘revolution’ - PlanetF1

Former Ferrari team boss Ross Brawn says the Scuderia do need a change of plan, but not a "revolution" as their struggles continue.

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Masi hits back at "offensive" claims FIA puts F1's show over safety - Autosport

Formula 1 race director Michael Masi has dismissed as "offensive" suggestions that the FIA is trying to spice up the show at the expense of safety

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Masi hits back at "offensive" claims FIA puts F1's show over safety - Autosport

Formula 1 race director Michael Masi has dismissed as "offensive" suggestions that the FIA is trying to spice up the show at the expense of safety

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No investigation over Hamilton’s Breonna Taylor T-shirt | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Lewis Hamilton is not being investigated by the FIA over the T-shirt he wore before and after Sunday's Tuscan Grand Prix, demanding the arrest of police officers who shot Breonna Taylor.

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Ricciardo "frustrated" by Albon's pace at Mugello - Motorsport.com

The Australian tried in vain to harry the Red Bull driver into a mistake, and eventually had to settle for fourth, matching the result he achieved at Spa.
Ricciardo ran a comfortable third for the middle part of the Mugello race, and after the third and final standing start he even briefly ran second, having got ahead of the Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas.
The Finn soon re-passed him, and then ...Keep reading

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‘Vettel’s results will need to match Stroll’s ambition’ - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel and Aston Martin will need to produce the results that "match Lawrence Stroll's ambition" after his big-money signing.

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Ricciardo "frustrated" by Albon's F1 podium pace in Tuscan GP - Autosport

Renault Formula 1 Daniel Ricciardo admits it was "frustrating to see" Alex Albon's pace late in the Tuscan Grand Prix, with the Red Bull driver taking third from him

Read more: Ricciardo "frustrated" by Albon's F1 podium pace in Tuscan GP - Autosport

Ricciardo "frustrated" by Albon's F1 podium pace in Tuscan GP - Autosport

Renault Formula 1 Daniel Ricciardo admits it was "frustrating to see" Alex Albon's pace late in the Tuscan Grand Prix, with the Red Bull driver taking third from him

Read more: Ricciardo "frustrated" by Albon's F1 podium pace in Tuscan GP - Autosport

Ricciardo looking forward to ‘horizontal’ time - PlanetF1

After a hat-trick of triple-headers, Daniel Ricciardo says right now all he wants to do is "lay horizontal".

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Renault in talks with FIA over Alonso 2020 test - Motorsport.com

The French car manufacturer's increased competitiveness this year has led to growing interest from Alonso in the team's progress, and a belief that his return next year could deliver more than originally hoped.
In an exclusive interview with Motorsport.com, Renault team principal Cyril Abiteboul said that Alonso's hunger had ramped up the team's desire to get him out in its current ...Keep reading

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Hamilton’s retirement can’t come soon enough for Max - PlanetF1

Max Verstappen is set to go another year without coming close to the title, and it's hard to see him doing so before Lewis Hamilton retires.

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‘Reverse grid races means F1 has failed’ - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel reckons if Formula 1 turns to reverse grid races it means the sport's bosses have "failed" to design rules that make for better racing.

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No need to change Safety Car restart rule – Masi | 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix - RaceFans

Formula 1 race director Michael Masi sees no reason to change the sport's rules on Safety Car restarts following last weekend's crash in the Tuscan Grand Prix.

Read more: No need to change Safety Car restart rule – Masi | 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix - RaceFans

‘Doesn’t matter who’s next to me, I’ll beat them’ - PlanetF1

Max Verstappen doesn't care who Red Bull puts in the other car, he's convinced he will "beat them" whoever teams up with him.

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Sainz: Mercedes know F1 is exciting without them - PlanetF1

McLaren's Carlos Sainz said even Mercedes now know that a Formula 1 race is more exciting if they aren't in it.

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Better durability than expected – Tyre analysis - F1technical.net

Despite the high loads through the quick corners and the hot weather conditions, most of the drivers experienced better tyre durability at yesterday’s Tuscan Grand Prix than expected based on the Friday analysis.

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Monday, September 14, 2020

F1 drivers eager for return to “awesome” Mugello | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel, Daniel Ricciardo and other F1 drivers praised the Mugello circuit which held its first round of the world championship last weekend.

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Russell calls for revised red flag rules - PlanetF1

George Russell has joined Lando Norris in calling for Formula 1 to review the free tyre change during red flag stoppages.

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‘Albon is good enough to hold onto Red Bull seat’ - PlanetF1

Alexander Albon proved at the Tuscan GP that he is "good enough" to race for Red Bull, that's according to Ross Brawn.

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Pit Chat: Incurring the wrath of Kimi Raikkonen - PlanetF1

20 years on from his Formula 1 test at Mugello, Kimi Raikkonen is still a wonderful source of entertainment. This better not be his last year...

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Tuscan GP driver ratings - SkySports F1



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Hamilton congratulates Albon again - 11 years on - SkySports F1

Lewis Hamilton and Alex Albon shared an F1 podium for the first time, 11 years on from the F1 champion and rising star first meeting.

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Russell: F1's red flag rules need changing - Motorsport.com

Just a week after calls were made to tweak some area of the regulations, especially the freedom drivers have to change tyres when races are stopped, Russell says he lost out on points at Mugello because the regulations worked against him.
In particular, he felt Ferrari's Charles Leclerc was able to benefit because he was out of sync on his strategy at the second red flag, and then lucked into a ...Keep reading

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Horner: "Too nice" Albon will take confidence boost from Tuscan GP podium - Autosport

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner says Alex Albon can be "too nice" for his own good, but believes the Thai driver's first Formula 1 podium will boost his confidence

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Horner: "Too nice" Albon will take confidence boost from Tuscan GP podium - Autosport

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner says Alex Albon can be "too nice" for his own good, but believes the Thai driver's first Formula 1 podium will boost his confidence

Read more: Horner: "Too nice" Albon will take confidence boost from Tuscan GP podium - Autosport

Ferrari will bring updates but ‘won’t make a difference’ - PlanetF1

Mattia Binotto has delivered a damning assessment of Ferrari's SF1000, saying even small updates "won't make a difference".

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Ocon: Restart call was so late I thought there was a mistake | 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix Ferrari 1000 - RaceFans

Esteban Ocon said he was surprised by the late timing of the Safety Car restart in the Tuscan Grand Prix, in which four drivers were involved in a crash which stopped the race.

Read more: Ocon: Restart call was so late I thought there was a mistake | 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix Ferrari 1000 - RaceFans

Masi says drivers’ accusations are ‘quite offensive’ - PlanetF1

Michael Masi is offended by Lewis Hamilton's accusations that Race Control is putting drivers at "risk" to make Formula 1 "more exciting".

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Masi: No need to review safety car restart rules - Motorsport.com

Twelve drivers were given a warning after a post-race investigation of the accident that eliminated the cars of Kevin Magnussen, Carlos Sainz, Antonio Giovinazzi and Nicholas Latifi, and which led to a red flag delay.
After naming the 12, the FIA stewards noted "that the root cause of this incident was the inconsistent application of throttle and brake, from the final corner along the pit ...Keep reading

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Being one win from equalling Schumacher’s record “doesn’t seem real” – Hamilton | 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix - RaceFans

Lewis Hamilton says it's hard to believe he can equal Michael Schumacher's all-time record for most Formula 1 career wins at the next round of the world championship.

Read more: Being one win from equalling Schumacher’s record “doesn’t seem real” – Hamilton | 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix - RaceFans

Wolff rubbishes rumours of Ineos buy-out - PlanetF1

Daimler has "no intent" of selling its Mercedes Formula 1 team and "nothing is going to change that" says Toto Wolff.

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Ferrari F1 team is stuck "in a hole" right now, says CEO - Motorsport.com

The Italian outfit had another disappointing showing at the Tuscan Grand Prix as Charles Leclerc slipped back from running third early on to end up eighth, with Sebastian Vettel down in 10th.
At what was its 1000th grand prix, several of the team's senior management made an appearance – including chairman John Elkann and Camilleri.
And reflecting on what has been a difficult phase to the ...Keep reading

Read more: Ferrari F1 team is stuck "in a hole" right now, says CEO - Motorsport.com

Driver ratings from the Tuscan Grand Prix - PlanetF1

The 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix will live long in the memory of each driver on the grid, but which ones will look back on it fondly?

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Ferrari F1 team stuck "in a hole", says CEO Camilleri - Autosport

The Ferrari Formula 1 team is stuck "in a hole" right now according to its CEO Louis Camilleri, who concedes it will be "tough" to improve its fortunes before 2022

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Ferrari F1 team stuck "in a hole", says CEO Camilleri - Autosport

The Ferrari Formula 1 team is stuck "in a hole" right now according to its CEO Louis Camilleri, who concedes it will be "tough" to improve its fortunes before 2022

Read more: Ferrari F1 team stuck "in a hole", says CEO Camilleri - Autosport

Autosport Podcast: F1 Tuscan GP review - Autosport

In a hectic Tuscan Grand Prix which saw two red flags and only 12 drivers finish the race, Lewis Hamilton clinched his 90th career Formula 1 victory

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Autosport Podcast: F1 Tuscan GP review - Autosport

In a hectic Tuscan Grand Prix which saw two red flags and only 12 drivers finish the race, Lewis Hamilton clinched his 90th career Formula 1 victory

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Max ‘should never have been in that position’ - PlanetF1

Max Verstappen says he would never have been in that position at Mugello to be caught up in another's crash were it not for his Honda engine.

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Bottas tells crashers: No point whining about it - PlanetF1

Valtteri Bottas says those who crashed under the first restart at the Tuscan GP shouldn't "whine about it" as he did nothing wrong.

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Hamilton: Closing in on record doesn’t seem real - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton says it "doesn't seem real" as he stands just one race away from equalling Michael Schumacher's record for the most F1 wins.

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Wolff rejects “made up” report Mercedes team will be sold to Ineos | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has rejected a report claiming the Formula 1 team will be sold to sponsor Ineos.

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Sunday, September 13, 2020

Gasly went for a gap and ended up ‘in the middle’ - PlanetF1

Pierre Gasly says he went for a gap in Turn 2 at the Tuscan GP only to find himself sandwiched between two cars and out of the race.

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Hamilton defends Bottas after restart carnage - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton says rivals shouldn't blame Valtteri Bottas for the restart carnage at Mugello, that belongs to the "decision-makers".

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Conclusions from the Tuscan Grand Prix - PlanetF1

A madcap afternoon at Mugello ended with Lewis Hamilton beating Valtteri Bottas and Alex Albon. Here are our conclusions from the Tuscan Grand Prix.

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‘Albon is priority but Hulk is strong driver’ - PlanetF1

Alexander Albon is Red Bull's "priority" but that doesn't mean Christian Horner doesn't have his eye on other drivers, notably Nico Hulkenberg.

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Confidence boost key to F1 improvements at Mugello, says Albon - Autosport

Alexander Albon says confidence in his Red Bull Formula 1 car was key to him recording his best qualifying performance of 2020 at Mugello

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Confidence boost key to F1 improvements at Mugello, says Albon - Autosport

Alexander Albon says confidence in his Red Bull Formula 1 car was key to him recording his best qualifying performance of 2020 at Mugello

Read more: Confidence boost key to F1 improvements at Mugello, says Albon - Autosport

Ineos linked to taking shareholding in Mercedes F1 team - Autosport

Mercedes partner Ineos has been linked with taking a shareholding in the Formula 1 team, but a full takeover of the outfit is believed to be unlikely

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Ineos linked to taking shareholding in Mercedes F1 team - Autosport

Mercedes partner Ineos has been linked with taking a shareholding in the Formula 1 team, but a full takeover of the outfit is believed to be unlikely

Read more: Ineos linked to taking shareholding in Mercedes F1 team - Autosport

Confidence key to improved Mugello form, says Albon - Motorsport.com

Albon qualified fourth for the Tuscan GP, 0.445s behind teammate Max Verstappen. Although he also started from that position at the opening race of the season in Austria he was actually fifth fastest on that occasion, and benefitted from a penalty for Lewis Hamilton.
Albon has struggled to get the best out of the car in qualifying this year, but he insists that he is getting more ...Keep reading

Read more: Confidence key to improved Mugello form, says Albon - Motorsport.com

Things to know ahead of the Tuscan Grand Prix - F1technical.net

Following a thrilling Italian Grand Prix, teams and driver stayed in Italy, making a short trip from Monza to Scarperia e San Piero for the inaugural Tuscan Grand Prix on the Ferrari-owned Mugello circuit.

Read more: Things to know ahead of the Tuscan Grand Prix - F1technical.net

Vettel’s signing cost Stroll an estimated ‘$40m’ - PlanetF1

When all was said and done, signing Sebastian Vettel cost Lawrence Stroll an estimated "$40 million" in total.

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Sainz: F1 can learn from Mugello cambered corners - Autosport

McLaren's Carlos Sainz Jr says the cambered corners at Mugello can create better racing and believes Formula 1 should give it strong consideration for future track designs

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Sainz: F1 can learn from Mugello cambered corners - Autosport

McLaren's Carlos Sainz Jr says the cambered corners at Mugello can create better racing and believes Formula 1 should give it strong consideration for future track designs

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F1 should learn from Mugello's cambered corners, says Sainz - Motorsport.com

Sainz said that the cambers allowed drivers in the F2 and F3 support events at the Tuscan GP to take different lines, and thus have more chance of racing each other.
However, he conceded that the benefit may not be as clear cut in Sunday’s F1 race, due to the higher dependence on aerodynamics.
Sainz, who recently questioned the balance of risk and reward at Spa due to the large run-off ...Keep reading

Read more: F1 should learn from Mugello's cambered corners, says Sainz - Motorsport.com

Wolff defends F1's new team $200 million lock out fee - Autosport

Toto Wolff has defended Formula 1's $200 million fee for any new entries wishing to join the grid from 2021, believing it gives the existing teams "franchise value"

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Wolff defends F1's new team $200 million lock out fee - Autosport

Toto Wolff has defended Formula 1's $200 million fee for any new entries wishing to join the grid from 2021, believing it gives the existing teams "franchise value"

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‘Ineos makes £700m bid to buy the Mercedes F1 team’ - PlanetF1

Ineos could move from team sponsor to team owner with the Daily Mail reporting that the company is 'close to signing a £700million deal' to buy the Mercedes F1 team.

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Wide variety of strategies possible, says Pirelli - F1technical.net

Formula One’s sole tyre manufacturer Pirelli is unsure over the best possible race strategy for today’s Tuscan Grand Prix with different variations being on the table.

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Wolff defends F1’s $200 million fee for new teams - Motorsport.com

Following the signing F1’s new Concorde Agreement by all teams last month, McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown revealed on Saturday there was a new fee that any incoming teams now had to pay to join the grid.
The $200m sum is intended to give the existing teams some protection over their revenues, as any incoming outfit would create a dilution of the revenues which would be split between more than ...Keep reading

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‘Horner spoke with Perez amidst concerns over Albon’ - PlanetF1

Although Red Bull have denied speaking to Sergio Perez's management about the driver, rumours of the team's interest continue.

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The provisional Tuscan Grand Prix grid - PlanetF1

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The 27 races Ferrari missed on their way to 1,000 starts | F1 history - RaceFans

Ferrari will start their 1,000th world championship race today. But which 27 races did they miss - and why?

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Saturday, September 12, 2020

Vettel backs Leclerc to be a ‘big one in F1’ - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel believes Charles Leclerc will become one of Formula 1's "big ones" in the years to comes as he fights for titles with Ferrari.

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Merc vs Red Bull and the mega Mugello 'unknowns' - SkySports F1

Formula 1's inaugural Tuscan GP is set to feature a Mercedes vs Red Bull battle for victory, while pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton is also excited for the Mugello "unknowns", with drivers unsure what to expect on their first race around the fast and unforgiving circuit.

Read more: Merc vs Red Bull and the mega Mugello 'unknowns' - SkySports F1

Red Bull: Gasly-Albon swap 'wouldn't make sense' - SkySports F1

Red Bull boss Christian Horner says a second swap of seats between Alex Albon and Pierre Gasly "wouldn't make sense" for next season.

Read more: Red Bull: Gasly-Albon swap 'wouldn't make sense' - SkySports F1

Formula 1 Tuscan Grand Prix – How to watch, start time & more - Motorsport.com

The circuit is owned by Ferrari and the Maranello-based marque will be competing with a special livery this weekend to celebrate its 1000th grand prix.
However, Ferrari hasn't finished inside the points in the last two races and the outfit is unlikely to upset the top runners this weekend either.
Mercedes will likely be fighting at the front at Mugello, eager to put its Monza upset behind ...Keep reading

Read more: Formula 1 Tuscan Grand Prix – How to watch, start time & more - Motorsport.com

Live: 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix Ferrari 1000 third practice | RaceFans Live - RaceFans

Follow the 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix Ferrari 1000 third practice session on RaceFans Live.

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Tuscan GP Practice Three LIVE! - SkySports F1



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Roberts: Dorilton can’t fix Williams like magic - PlanetF1

Williams acting team principal Simon Roberts says the team's new owners Dorilton Capital can't make all their problems go away like magic.

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Raikkonen is Alfa Romeo’s ‘first’ pick for 2021 - PlanetF1

Alfa Romeo team boss Frederic Vasseur is keen to continue with Kimi Raikkonen next season, especially if the team has a rookie in the other car.

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McLaren won't freeze Sainz out of F1 technical matters ahead of Ferrari switch - Autosport

McLaren says Carlos Sainz Jr will not be frozen out of any technical discussions at the team this year despite his switch to Ferrari for 2021

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McLaren won't freeze Sainz out of F1 technical matters ahead of Ferrari switch - Autosport

McLaren says Carlos Sainz Jr will not be frozen out of any technical discussions at the team this year despite his switch to Ferrari for 2021

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Szafnauer: Vettel just needs a hug - PlanetF1

Otmar Szafnauer is confident Sebastian Vettel will be back to his best next season, saying everyone needs a "little love" to flourish.

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Safety car sports red livery at Ferrari’s 1000th race - F1technical.net

The safety car will sport a special red livery at this weekend’s Tuscan Grand Prix to celebrate Formula One’s most successful team Ferrari’s 1000th race in the sport.

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Wolff: Vettel will help take Aston Martin to the next level - Motorsport.com

On Thursday, Racing Point confirmed that Vettel will join the team when it is rebranded next season, following weeks of speculation about the German’s future since Ferrari announced that he would not be retained at Maranello.
Wolff is a close confidante of Racing Point owner Lawrence Stroll, as well as engine and gearbox supplier to the Silverstone-based outfit in his role as Mercedes team ...Keep reading

Read more: Wolff: Vettel will help take Aston Martin to the next level - Motorsport.com

McLaren ‘interested’ if Perez wants IndyCar drive - PlanetF1

Zak Brown says McLaren would "definitely be interested" if Sergio Perez decides he wants to try his hand at IndyCar racing.

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Wolff: Vettel's F1 knowledge will raise Aston Martin's level - Autosport

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff says that Sebastian Vettel's knowledge will help to raise the level of the Aston Martin team in 2021

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Wolff: Vettel's F1 knowledge will raise Aston Martin's level - Autosport

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff says that Sebastian Vettel's knowledge will help to raise the level of the Aston Martin team in 2021

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Mercedes using calendar gaps for Hamilton contract talks - Motorsport.com

Six-time F1 world champion Hamilton is currently in the final year of his Mercedes contract, and is widely expected to sign a new deal to remain with the German marque.
Hamilton and team principal Toto Wolff have regularly said they do not wish to be distracted by contract talks as they aim for another world title in 2020.
Hamilton said last month at Silverstone that it was “not a big ...Keep reading

Read more: Mercedes using calendar gaps for Hamilton contract talks - Motorsport.com

How Perez accidentally learned of Vettel’s cut-price Aston Martin deal | 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix Ferrari 1000 - RaceFans

An overheard conversation tipped Sergio Perez off that he was about to lose his seat to Sebastian Vettel. But could a front-running team offer him a 2021 lifeline?

Read more: How Perez accidentally learned of Vettel’s cut-price Aston Martin deal | 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix Ferrari 1000 - RaceFans

Binotto hints at Schumi Jr’s 2021 promotion - PlanetF1

Mattia Binotto says Ferrari need to "prepare" Mick Schumacher for a possible promotion to Formula 1 next season.

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Mercedes to use "larger gaps" in F1 calendar for Hamilton contract talks - Autosport

Mercedes is using the "larger gaps" in the 2020 Formula 1 calendar to progress contract talks with Lewis Hamilton, but has no set date to finalise a new deal

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Mercedes to use "larger gaps" in F1 calendar for Hamilton contract talks - Autosport

Mercedes is using the "larger gaps" in the 2020 Formula 1 calendar to progress contract talks with Lewis Hamilton, but has no set date to finalise a new deal

Read more: Mercedes to use "larger gaps" in F1 calendar for Hamilton contract talks - Autosport

Vettel denies regretting Ferrari move - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel says he doesn't "regret" his decision to join Ferrari despite his time with the Scuderia not having a happy ending.

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Sainz angry for Perez: F1 not about performance - PlanetF1

Carlos Sainz says if F1 was solely about performance and "other interests" weren't involved, there'd be no reason for Racing Point to axe Sergio Perez.

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Friday, September 11, 2020

DRS zone “a bit too late” for overtaking at Mugello – Giovinazzi | 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix Ferrari 1000 - RaceFans

The single DRS zone at Mugello may not be long enough to allow drivers to overtake, Antonio Giovinazzi has warned.

Read more: DRS zone “a bit too late” for overtaking at Mugello – Giovinazzi | 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix Ferrari 1000 - RaceFans

Horner: Red Bull sticking with own talent pool - PlanetF1

Christian Horner has ruled out bringing Sergio Perez into the Red Bull fold, saying they want to "absolutely" stick with their own talent pool.

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Race to Perfection: F1 docuseries starts tonight - SkySports F1

The new Sky original docuseries on the astonishing history of Formula 1 - Race to Perfection - launches on Saturday night.

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Russell excited by unknown quantity of Mugello - PlanetF1

George Russell can't wait for the Tuscan Grand Prix at Mugello since nobody knows how the race weekend will unfold.

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Albon: No extra pressure on me after Gasly's F1 Italian GP win - Autosport

Alex Albon insists Pierre Gasly's Italian Grand Prix victory has not put any extra pressure on him to secure his Formula 1 future at the Red Bull team

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Seidl assures McLaren factory sale won't impact F1 team - Motorsport.com

A report on Sky News this week revealed that McLaren aimed to boost its cashflow by selling the McLaren Technology Centre and then leasing it back. It is hoped that the move could raise around £200 million.
It is suggested that property agent Colliers has been instructed to begin the sale process.
News of the factory sale comes in the wake of a major financial headache for McLaren earlier ...Keep reading

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Seidl: No impact on McLaren F1 operation if Woking factory sold - Autosport

McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl says a planned sale of the outfit's Woking factory will have zero impact on the Formula 1 operation

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Seidl: No impact on McLaren F1 operation if Woking factory sold - Autosport

McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl says a planned sale of the outfit's Woking factory will have zero impact on the Formula 1 operation

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Live: Follow Tuscan GP practice as it happens - Motorsport.com

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Live: 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix Ferrari 1000 first practice | RaceFans Live - RaceFans

Follow the 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix Ferrari 1000 first practice session on RaceFans Live.

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Live! FP1 for the Tuscan Grand Prix - PlanetF1

Formula 1 is racing at the Mugello circuit this weekend, a first for the sport as it celebrates Ferrari’s 1000th grand prix. The Scuderia, though, could be on track for another nightmare weekend given the fast-flowing nature of their circuit. Instead it could be a weekend for Mercedes to enjoy, putting aside Monza’s disappointment. Monza, […]

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Vettel's Ferrari relationship souring a "shame" - Rossi - Motorsport.com

Four-time F1 world champion Vettel joined Ferrari in 2015 following a six-year stint at Red Bull – with whom he won all of his titles – and scored his first win with the Scuderia just two races into their partnership.
Vettel mounted title bids in 2017 and 2018, but numerous driver and team errors cost both dearly, while the former went from winning five races in both campaigns to just one ...Keep reading

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F1 drivers braced for Mugello to be "killer physically" - Motorsport.com

Mugello was added to the 2020 calendar as part of the alterations made in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic that forced the cancellation of over half the scheduled races.
The circuit has traditionally been used for motorbike racing, hosting the Italian Grand Prix in MotoGP every year since 1994, but is also used for a handful of junior single-seater categories.
While a handful of the grid ...Keep reading

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‘Perez is one of close to 10 options for Haas’ - PlanetF1

Sergio Perez, out of a job at the end of this season, is one of "close to 10" options for Haas says Guenther Steiner.

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Rossi: Vettel/Ferrari F1 relationship souring a "great shame" - Autosport

MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi says the relationship between Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari in Formula 1 breaking down is "a great shame", as the German heads for Aston Martin in 2021

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Rossi: Vettel/Ferrari F1 relationship souring a "great shame" - Autosport

MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi says the relationship between Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari in Formula 1 breaking down is "a great shame", as the German heads for Aston Martin in 2021

Read more: Rossi: Vettel/Ferrari F1 relationship souring a "great shame" - Autosport

Tuscan Grand Prix qualifying – Start time, how to watch, channel & more - Motorsport.com

Mercedes has an unbroken record in qualifying so far in 2020, with Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton claiming all eight pole positions between them.
Out of the two, Hamilton maintains an upper hand with six poles to Bottas' two - and the British driver has not qualified outside the front row all season long, although he was hit with a grid penalty in the Austrian Grand Prix.
Carlos Sainz ...Keep reading

Read more: Tuscan Grand Prix qualifying – Start time, how to watch, channel & more - Motorsport.com

F1 drivers braced for Mugello to be "killer physically" - Autosport

Friday's practice running for the Tuscan Grand Prix will give Formula 1 drivers a long-awaited first taste of Mugello, which some predict will be "an absolute killer physically"

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F1 drivers braced for Mugello to be "killer physically" - Autosport

Friday's practice running for the Tuscan Grand Prix will give Formula 1 drivers a long-awaited first taste of Mugello, which some predict will be "an absolute killer physically"

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Leclerc ‘perfectly fine’ after Monza crash - PlanetF1

Charles Leclerc says he is feeling no ill effects after suffering a high-speed crash at last Sunday's Italian Grand Prix.

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Gasly expected Bottas would catch and pass him for Monza win | 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix Ferrari 1000 - RaceFans

Pierre Gasly says he didn't expect he would be able to out-run Valtteri Bottas's Mercedes to win the Italian Grand Prix.

Read more: Gasly expected Bottas would catch and pass him for Monza win | 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix Ferrari 1000 - RaceFans

Ocon concedes criticism was ‘a bit much’ - PlanetF1

Shut down by Renault as he criticised the team's mistakes after the Italian GP, Esteban Ocon concedes it was "a bit much".

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Vettel was ‘close’ to quitting Formula 1 - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel was "close" to quitting Formula 1 for good before announcing he would be joining Aston Martin next season.

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No concern over safety of Mugello run-off areas – Grosjean | 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix Ferrari 1000 - RaceFans

Romain Grosjean says he has no concerns over the extent of run-off at the Mugello, which will hold its first Formula 1 race this weekend.

Read more: No concern over safety of Mugello run-off areas – Grosjean | 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix Ferrari 1000 - RaceFans

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Grosjean ‘a bit jealous’ but happy for Gasly - PlanetF1

Romain Grosjean has admitted he was “a bit jealous” that Pierre Gasly had beaten him to becoming the first French driver to win an F1 race since 1996.

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Kimi: ‘No neck muscles’ in famous Mugello test - PlanetF1

Kimi Raikkonen has reflected on the famous Mugello test that launched his F1 career – as he returns to race there 20 years later for Alfa Romeo.

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Albon denies added pressure after Gasly’s win - PlanetF1

Yet to step onto the podium while his rival for his Red Bull seat, Pierre Gasly, won at Monza, Alex Albon has denied he's under added pressure.

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The car changes that have helped McLaren shine in 2020 - Motorsport.com

From the bitter reality of needing to make staff cuts, to questions over its actual future, McLaren has not let any of that distract it as it has emerged as one of the contenders for a top three spot in the constructors' championship.
Podium finishes for Lando Norris in Austria and Carlos Sainz in Italy were not just down to luck, as the MCL35 has been quick – and is now a regular in Q3 and ...Keep reading

Read more: The car changes that have helped McLaren shine in 2020 - Motorsport.com

Where now for Perez? Five Tuscan Grand Prix talking points | 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix Ferrari 1000 - RaceFans

Formula 1 is heading to a new circuit this weekend but the first talking point of the Tuscan Grand Prix will be the consequences of Sebastian Vettel's move to Aston Martin.

Read more: Where now for Perez? Five Tuscan Grand Prix talking points | 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix Ferrari 1000 - RaceFans

‘Our necks are going to want to fly off’ - PlanetF1

The F1 drivers will feel the strain at Mugello with Daniel Ricciardo saying "necks are going to want to fly off" through the direction changes.

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The 'blonde American' that could have saved Mercedes' race - Motorsport.com

At Monza last weekend, Lewis Hamilton's hopes of victory were dashed when he was handed a 10-second stop-go penalty for entering the pitlane when it was closed.
Hamilton admitted that he had not seen the flashing light signals warning him that the pitlane was shut, while the Mercedes team said it did not spot warning messages put on the FIA screens.
That blunder opened the way for ...Keep reading

Read more: The 'blonde American' that could have saved Mercedes' race - Motorsport.com

Wolff: Mercedes F1 team boss role 'taking its toll' - Autosport

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says his long stretch as a Formula 1 team principal is 'taking its toll' on him, but he will stay on with the team in 2020.

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Wolff: Mercedes F1 team boss role 'taking its toll' - Autosport

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says his long stretch as a Formula 1 team principal is 'taking its toll' on him, but he will stay on with the team in 2020.

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Sebastian Vettel joins Aston Martin for 2021 - F1technical.net

The Racing Point outfit has today announced that four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel would join the team for the 2021 FIA Formula One World Championship.

Read more: Sebastian Vettel joins Aston Martin for 2021 - F1technical.net

Why Vettel is key to turning Aston into a success story - Motorsport.com

The eagerness from F1 fans - and, naturally, the media - to learn about his next step was always met with composure from Vettel. This was not a decision he was going to take lightly.
“I’m not in a rush,” Vettel said. “I want to make sure that I make the right decision for myself. As much as I can, I would like to control and make sure that the conclusion for me is the right ...Keep reading

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Will Vettel justify Aston Martin’s faith in their “statement of intent” signing? | 2021 F1 season - RaceFans

Racing Point - soon to be Aston Martin - have made a big call by cutting Sergio Perez's contract short to replace him with Sebastian Vettel. But is it the right decision?

Read more: Will Vettel justify Aston Martin’s faith in their “statement of intent” signing? | 2021 F1 season - RaceFans

‘Sainz podium shows why the red team went for him’ - PlanetF1

Only 0.4s shy of the Italian GP win, Andreas Seidl says Carlos Sainz's Monza podium is the reason "why the red team" went for him.

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Bottas rues ‘opportunity missed’ in title race - PlanetF1

Valtteri Bottas says he missed a good opportunity to take a chunk out of Lewis Hamilton's title lead at the Italian Grand Prix.

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It’s official, Vettel signs with Aston Martin for 2021 - PlanetF1

After months of speculation, Aston Martin has announced that Sebastian Vettel will race for the team in "2021 and beyond".

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Sebastian Vettel: Ferrari driver to join renamed Aston Martin team in 2021 - BBC F1

Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel is to join the renamed Aston Martin team in Formula 1 next year.

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McLaren expect Racing Point resurgence - PlanetF1

Despite a 16-point cushion, McLaren boss Andreas Seidl fears his team could be caught by Racing Point in the race for third place in the constructors’ World Championship.

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Official: Vettel to replace Perez at Aston Martin’s F1 team for 2021 | 2021 F1 season - RaceFans

Sebastian Vettel will replace Sergio Perez at Racing Point and drive for the team next year, when it becomes Aston Martin.

Read more: Official: Vettel to replace Perez at Aston Martin’s F1 team for 2021 | 2021 F1 season - RaceFans

Vettel joins rebranded Aston Martin team for 2021 F1 season - Motorsport.com

The four-time world champion has been linked with the outfit currently known as Racing Point since Ferrari revealed in May that he would not be retained after the end of this year.
Aston Martin owner Lawrence Stroll targeted the German, who will clearly bring extra attention to the team from the very start under its new manufacturer-backed identity.
With Lance Stroll ...Keep reading

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Vettel confirmed at Aston Martin for 2021 F1 season - Autosport

Sebastian Vettel has been confirmed as a driver for the rebranded Aston Martin Racing team for the 2021 Formula 1 season

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Vettel signs for Aston Martin to replace Perez - SkySports F1

Sebastian Vettel has signed to join Racing Point to spearhead their new Aston Martin era in a move that prolongs the four-time world champion's Formula 1 career into 2021.

Read more: Vettel signs for Aston Martin to replace Perez - SkySports F1

Vettel confirmed at Aston Martin for 2021 F1 season - Autosport

Sebastian Vettel has been confirmed as a driver for the rebranded Aston Martin Racing team for the 2021 Formula 1 season

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Racing Point pays tribute to ‘tenacious’ Perez - PlanetF1

Racing Point has praised "blisteringly quick" Sergio Perez following the driver's announcement that he'll be leaving at the end of this season.

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Schumacher turns the tide against McLaren on tragic day at Monza | 2000 Italian Grand Prix flashback - RaceFans

An emotional Michael Schumacher wept after equalling Ayrton Senna's victory tally 20 years ago today, following a crash which claimed the life of a marshal at Monza.

Read more: Schumacher turns the tide against McLaren on tragic day at Monza | 2000 Italian Grand Prix flashback - RaceFans

Binotto: Still no Ferrari ‘crisis’ after Monza misery - PlanetF1

Mattia Binotto claims Ferrari’s dreadful Italian Grand Prix weekend, which marked yet another new low for 2020, still does not represent a crisis.

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Schumacher to drive father’s Ferrari at Mugello - PlanetF1

Mick Schumacher will drive his father Michael’s 2004 World Championship-winning car as part of Ferrari’s festivities at the Tuscan Grand Prix.

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Farewell to Sir Frank, Claire, and the era of independent F1 teams | RacingLines - RaceFans

The departure of Sir Frank and Claire Williams from Formula 1 means the sport has lost the last of its independent teams. Dieter Rencken says farewell to one of motor racing's great families.

Read more: Farewell to Sir Frank, Claire, and the era of independent F1 teams | RacingLines - RaceFans

‘Vettel waiting for Hamilton announcement’ - PlanetF1

Two weeks after confirmation of his move to Racing Point was expected, Formula 1 is still waiting to hear what Sebastian Vettel will be doing next season.

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Binotto recalls ‘fair battles’ with Williams - PlanetF1

As the Williams family said farewell to F1 at Monza, rival team bosses spoke of their admiration for the "super straightforward" talking team.

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F1 drivers set for 'amazing' 5G flat-out sequence at Mugello - Motorsport.com

In an exclusive video for Motorsport.com, Fisichella reckons the double right-hander sequence called Arrabbiata 1 and Arrabbiata 2 will be flat out in qualifying – and deliver a cornering sensation not seen very often on the calendar.
“The most exciting and difficult part of the circuit, Arrabbiata 1 and Arrabbiata 2 is going to be flat in a qualifying session at over 260/270km/h,” said ...Keep reading

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Ferrari won’t base F2 driver decision on results alone - PlanetF1

With three Ferrari junior drivers in the hunt for the F2 title, Mattia Binotto says Ferrari won't use the standings alone to decide who, if any, gets a promotion.

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Renault prefers F1 "partner" teams for supply deal over customers - Autosport

Renault is interested in supplying other Formula 1 teams with engines in the future, but only if they become a 'partner' of the French car manufacturer rather than a customer.

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Renault prefers F1 "partner" teams for supply deal over customers - Autosport

Renault is interested in supplying other Formula 1 teams with engines in the future, but only if they become a 'partner' of the French car manufacturer rather than a customer.

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Renault wants "partners", not customer teams in F1 - Motorsport.com


From next year, Renault will only be providing engines to its works team, which is being renamed as Alpine. Current customer outfit McLaren has decided to switch to Mercedes from 2021.
Renault F1 boss Cyril Abiteboul is happy that Renault can focus only on itself for now, but says that, if there is an opportunity to align properly with someone else in the future, he would welcome ...Keep reading

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Binotto: Ferrari still not in a crisis despite double DNF at Monza - Autosport

Ferrari is still not facing a crisis despite its double retirement from the Italian Grand Prix and recent poor form, according to Formula 1 team principal Mattia Binotto

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Binotto: Ferrari still not in a crisis despite double DNF at Monza - Autosport

Ferrari is still not facing a crisis despite its double retirement from the Italian Grand Prix and recent poor form, according to Formula 1 team principal Mattia Binotto

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Wolff: Mercedes F1 team boss role "taking its toll" - Motorsport.com

Wolff’s future with Mercedes has been the subject of intense speculation for months, with his contract with the German car manufacturer expiring at the end of 2020.
As Motorsport.com has previously reported, Wolff is likely to move into a new position at the outfit that will give him freedom not to attend all races and allow him to better manage his time.
Although the specifics of his new ...Keep reading

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Hamilton: Give fans what they want in quali - PlanetF1

As talk of reverse grid races again makes headlines, Lewis Hamilton reckons Formula 1 should throw it open to the fans and ask what they want.

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Wolff: Cowell has a lot of options for his future - PlanetF1

Rumoured to be off to Aston Martin where he may yet link up again with his former Mercedes boss, Toto Wolff says Andy Cowell can have "any job he wants".

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2020 Italian Grand Prix Star Performers | 2020 Italian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Carlos Sainz Jnr and Pierre Gasly were RaceFans' Star Performers of the Italian Grand Prix. Here's why.

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Heidfeld would understand ‘small jabs’ from Vettel - PlanetF1

Nick Heidfeld says he would understand if Sebastian Vettel starting throwing "small jabs" at Ferrari in what is his final season with team.

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PODCAST: Why reverse grids wouldn't repeat Monza magic - Motorsport.com

Ross Brawn revealed this week that the reverse grid sprint race concept will be revisited before next season, but would it really help create more moments of magic like we saw in Monza?
Two of our F1 experts Jonathan Noble and Christian Nimmervoll aren't convinced – and explain why on the latest episode of the Motorsport.com Podcast.
There's also a detailed breakdown of Gasly's emotional ...Keep reading

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Williams family departure a ‘shock’ to the team - PlanetF1

The news that Claire and Frank Williams were to leave their roles came as a shock to the team according to the head of vehicle performance

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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Mercedes’ pit error was understandable – Alfa Romeo’s was not | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

It took Mercedes up to 23 seconds to warn Lewis Hamilton the pit lane entrance was closed. That was too late for him - but it would have been more than enough for every other driver in the race.

Read more: Mercedes’ pit error was understandable – Alfa Romeo’s was not | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Hamilton: Party mode ban makes racing worse - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton believes that, by banning quali engine modes, the FIA made it harder to overtake at Monza and therefore damaged the racing. 

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Ferrari 1st to 1000: Mystique of F1's giant explained - SkySports F1

Ferrari are celebrating their 1000th F1 race at the Tuscan GP, the latest milestone for a team steeped in success and history. What makes them so special?

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Norris has no sympathy for Leclerc’s Ferrari woes - PlanetF1

In a poor Ferrari, Charles Leclerc is enduring a difficult 2020 season, but he's not getting any sympathy from Lando Norris.

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Jolyon Palmer column: Italian GP chaos highlights Formula 1's flaws - BBC F1

Despite a good race and a new winner, the Italian Grand Prix highlights the sport's flaws in 2020, writes Jolyon Palmer.

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Five big questions ahead of the Tuscan GP - PlanetF1

After the madness of Monza, will order be restored at Mugello? And is there any chance of a happy anniversary for Ferrari?

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Ferrari CEO Camilleri rules out any success before 2022 - F1technical.net

Ferrari’s Formula 1 team might need to wait until the 2022 season before its can be in contention for top positions again, says Ferrari CEO Louis Camilleri.

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