Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Horner: Hungary lockdown will be 'tough' on F1 personnel - Autosport

Red Bull Racing team boss Christian Horner admits the Budapest lockdown is going to be 'tough' for Formula 1 personnel to handle

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Horner: Hungary lockdown will be 'tough' on F1 personnel - Autosport

Red Bull Racing team boss Christian Horner admits the Budapest lockdown is going to be 'tough' for Formula 1 personnel to handle

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“There’s nothing Alonso wants more than a third title” – Symonds | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Fernando Alonso is returning to Formula 1 because he believes he will have a chance to win a third world championship, says the man who oversaw his two first titles.

Read more: “There’s nothing Alonso wants more than a third title” – Symonds | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

A Schumi record awaits Hamilton in Hungary - PlanetF1

Chasing another of Michael Schumacher's records in Hungary, Lewis Hamilton says it is "amazing" what the German achieved in Formula 1.

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Ferrari should heed this lesson from its greatest era: Diversity delivers | RacingLines - RaceFans

At its peak, Ferrari drew its top talent from a diverse range of nationalities, not just its backyard. There's a lesson for today's team, writes Dieter Rencken.

Read more: Ferrari should heed this lesson from its greatest era: Diversity delivers | RacingLines - RaceFans

Horner: Hungary lockdown will be 'tough' on F1 staff - Motorsport.com

However, Horner has joined several of his rivals in making clear that a difficult time for staff is a price worth paying for ensuring that F1 can go racing again.
Hungarian authorities announced last weekend that they were imposing severe restrictions on all UK and non-EU race attendees as part of an effort to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
Individuals have been told that they can only be ...Keep reading

Read more: Horner: Hungary lockdown will be 'tough' on F1 staff - Motorsport.com

Irvine: Ferrari should have paid Vettel not to race - PlanetF1

Eddie Irvine reckons Ferrari is nursing a "screwed-up dynamic" this season and shuld have paid Sebastian Vettel not to race.

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Salary cap wouldn’t force superstars out of F1 - PlanetF1

As Formula 1 debates including drivers' salaries in the budget cap, team bosses have rubbishes suggestions it could force superstar drivers to look elsewhere.

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Russell performance “vindication” for team, says Williams - Motorsport.com

Russell qualified 12th in the wet session, and moved up a further place after Charles Leclerc was penalised.
Unfortunately his race was compromised by an early trip across a gravel trap, and in an event of low attrition he had to settle for 16th, a place ahead of rookie teammate Nicholas Latifi.
At the previous weekend’s Austrian GP Russell outpaced both Alfa Romeo drivers in a dry ...Keep reading

Read more: Russell performance “vindication” for team, says Williams - Motorsport.com

Mercedes braced for Red Bull F1 fightback in Hungarian GP - Autosport

Mercedes is braced for a fiercer challenge from Red Bull in Hungary, with team boss Toto Wolff feeling "100% convinced" the slow-speed layout will play to its rival's strengths

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Mercedes braced for Red Bull F1 fightback in Hungarian GP - Autosport

Mercedes is braced for a fiercer challenge from Red Bull in Hungary, with team boss Toto Wolff feeling "100% convinced" the slow-speed layout will play to its rival's strengths

Read more: Mercedes braced for Red Bull F1 fightback in Hungarian GP - Autosport

Vettel's F1 options: Who's out, who's 'in'? - SkySports F1

Sebastian Vettel has been clear since his Ferrari exit was confirmed: He still feels he has plenty to give in Formula 1, and wants to find a team for 2021 which will allow him to compete at the highest level.

Read more: Vettel's F1 options: Who's out, who's 'in'? - SkySports F1

‘Obvious who was wrong but that’s not the point’ - PlanetF1

Charles Leclerc crashed into Sebastian Vettel on the opening lap of the Styrian Grand Prix but that's "not the point" said Mattia Binotto.

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Red Bull praises "monumental" reliability turnaround - Motorsport.com

Both cars retired with electrical problems in the Austrian GP, with Max Verstappen's failure triggered by a mechanical issue that was believed to be caused by the Spielberg track's kerbs.
Honda subsequently took what it termed 'countermeasures', and in the Styrian GP the cars ran faultlessly, with Verstappen finishing third and teammate Albon fourth.
"It's nice for all that monumental effort ...Keep reading

Read more: Red Bull praises "monumental" reliability turnaround - Motorsport.com

Can Ferrari kick-start their season in Hungary? - PlanetF1

Goodbye Austria, hello Hungary. After a disastrous opening two races, Ferrari will be as grateful as anyone for the change of scenery.

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Russell's F1 Styrian GP qualifying performance "vindication" for Williams - Autosport

Claire Williams says George Russell's performance in qualifying for the Styrian Grand Prix represented "vindication" and showed the Williams Formula 1 team has made progress after two "very painful" seasons

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Russell's F1 Styrian GP qualifying performance "vindication" for Williams - Autosport

Claire Williams says George Russell's performance in qualifying for the Styrian Grand Prix represented "vindication" and showed the Williams Formula 1 team has made progress after two "very painful" seasons

Read more: Russell's F1 Styrian GP qualifying performance "vindication" for Williams - Autosport

Haas not responsible for loss of pace since last year – Magnussen | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Kevin Magnussen believes Haas's loss of performance since last year is not due to anything the team has done.

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‘Ocon must learn playing team game is not weak’ - PlanetF1

Holding up Daniel Ricciardo at the Styrian GP, Martin Brundle says Esteban Ocon must learn that working as a team is "not a weakness".

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‘Vettel to Aston Martin, Stroll triggers Perez exit clause’ - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel is "about to sign" with Aston Martin for 2021 with team owner Lawrence Stroll triggering Sergio Perez's exit clause, reports Bild.

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F1’s trophy robots are ‘a bit over the top’ – Hamilton | 2020 Styrian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Lewis Hamilton says Formula 1's new socially-distanced podium ceremony felt "weird" - particularly the appearance of the 'trophy robots'.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Bottas annoying with ‘pretty shocking’ backmarkers - PlanetF1

Valtteri Bottas says the behaviour of the backmarkers at the Styrian Grand Prix was "pretty shocking" as they held him up.

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Schumacher not ruling out Red Bull return for Vettel - PlanetF1

Ralf Schumacher doesn't believe the Red Bull has closed entirely on Sebastian Vettel, convinced it is still "possible".

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Analysis: Why Racing Point is under protest by Renault – and the loophole which could clear them | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Why has Renault focused its protest against the 'pink Mercedes' on its brake ducts? And could a vital detail in the rule book put Racing Point in the clear?

Read more: Analysis: Why Racing Point is under protest by Renault – and the loophole which could clear them | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Ricciardo says team orders call "was coming" in Ocon fight - Motorsport.com

Ricciardo was the highest-placed driver on the grid to start on the medium tyres last weekend, and he soon came up behind Ocon, whose softs were past their best.
After several laps behind his teammate, he was heard telling his engineer that he was faster than the cars ahead, but no attempt was made to ask the Renault drivers to swap, and Ricciardo eventually had to make his own move.
"I ...Keep reading

Read more: Ricciardo says team orders call "was coming" in Ocon fight - Motorsport.com

Red Bull expects to close gap on Mercedes at F1 Hungarian GP - Autosport

Red Bull believes its car will be better suited for this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix - after feeling much of Mercedes' advantage in Austria was on the straights

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Red Bull expects to close gap on Mercedes at F1 Hungarian GP - Autosport

Red Bull believes its car will be better suited for this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix - after feeling much of Mercedes' advantage in Austria was on the straights

Read more: Red Bull expects to close gap on Mercedes at F1 Hungarian GP - Autosport

Sainz ‘may be’ regretting upcoming Ferrari move - PlanetF1

Ex-F1 driver turned pundit, Robert Doornbos, thinks there may be a hint of regret over Carlos Sainz's upcoming move to Ferrari.

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Racing Point warn of further RP20 improvement - PlanetF1

Racing Point boss Otmar Szafnauer suspects there is even more to come from the team's hotly-disputed RP20 that is now part of an official FIA investigation.

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Formula E: Sam Bird signs for Jaguar for next season - BBC F1

British Formula E driver Sam Bird will join Jaguar from next season.

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2020 Hungarian Grand Prix TV Times | 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Don't miss any of the Hungarian Grand Prix sessions this weekend. Here's when you can see all the F1 action, plus F2 and F3 races, and IndyCar's Iowa double-header.

Read more: 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix TV Times | 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Ferrari ‘clearly lost significant amount of power’ - PlanetF1

Martin Brundle says it is clear that Ferrari has "lost a significant amount of power" since their 2019 power unit was investigated.

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Bottas: Verstappen pass easier than I expected in F1 Styrian GP - Autosport

Mercedes Formula 1 driver Valtteri Bottas says passing Max Verstappen for second place in the Styrian Grand Prix proved easier than expected

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Bottas: Verstappen pass easier than I expected in F1 Styrian GP - Autosport

Mercedes Formula 1 driver Valtteri Bottas says passing Max Verstappen for second place in the Styrian Grand Prix proved easier than expected

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Mercedes advantage mostly on straights, says Red Bull - Motorsport.com

The Milton Keynes-based team had hoped to be able to take the fight to Mercedes in the two races at the Red Bull Ring, but in the end Max Verstappen admitted his outfit was "too slow" as Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas shared the two wins.
However, some positive signs about how strong its car was through slow corners has left Red Bull optimistic that it could be better at the ...Keep reading

Read more: Mercedes advantage mostly on straights, says Red Bull - Motorsport.com

Racing Point warns rivals its car can be even stronger - Motorsport.com

Sergio Perez's charge through the field at the Styrian Grand Prix from 17th on the grid to fight for fourth left Red Bull team boss Christian Horner suggesting all teams should be 'worried' about his competitor's form.
But, with the outfit's first two weekends of the season having been impacted by poor qualifying performances, Racing Point believes that it has not shown its full speed ...Keep reading

Read more: Racing Point warns rivals its car can be even stronger - Motorsport.com

Why it’s time for Vettel to say goodbye - PlanetF1

With Mercedes and Red Bull closing the door, retirement is one of Sebastian Vettel's few remaining options. It's the one he should take.

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Magnussen ‘not worried’ about his Haas seat - PlanetF1

Kevin Magnussen is remaining pretty relaxed about his contract situation at Haas, saying he can only continue to the best he can.

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Vettel not considering Ferrari exit before end of season | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Sebastian Vettel insisted he will not consider "running away" from Ferrari before the end of the season, despite the team's poor start to its 2020 campaign.

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Racing Point think there's still more pace to unlock from its 2020 F1 car - Autosport

Racing Point thinks there is even more potential to unlock from its Formula 1 car despite rivals already being wary about the pace of it so far this season

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Racing Point think there's still more pace to unlock from its 2020 F1 car - Autosport

Racing Point thinks there is even more potential to unlock from its Formula 1 car despite rivals already being wary about the pace of it so far this season

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Hamilton’s Styria GP pole ‘one of his best ever’ - PlanetF1

F1's sporting boss, Ross Brawn, has labelled Lewis Hamilton's pole lap at the Styrian Grand Prix as one of "his best ever" during his career.

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Brundle: World-class Hamilton but what of Ferrari? - SkySports F1

Normal service resumed for Lewis Hamilton to secure his 85th GP victory in Styria on Sunday at an apparent canter, despite calling it one of his 'weaker' tracks.

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Ricciardo: ‘The dust has settled’ with Abiteboul - PlanetF1

Daniel Ricciardo has said "everything is cool" with Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul following the Aussie's decision to leave for McLaren.

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After capping their budgets, F1 teams eye limits on drivers’ salaries | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

The days of top Formula 1 drivers commanding huge salaries may be numbered, as team bosses are increasingly favouring a cap on how much they can earn.

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Monday, July 13, 2020

Pit Chat: Ricciardo goes undercover at Ferrari - PlanetF1

Turns out Daniel Ricciardo did sign for Ferrari, while a heated battle takes place between Mercedes and Williams earlier than expected.

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Racing Point: Renault's Styrian GP protest "misconceived and poorly informed" - Autosport

The Racing Point Formula 1 team has called Renault's protest of its brake ducts after the Styrian Grand Prix "misconceived and poorly informed", and has rejected any suggestion of wrongdoing

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Renault protest "misconceived, poorly informed" - Racing Point - Motorsport.com

Renault submitted a protest against both Racing Point cars after Sunday's race, in which Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll finished just ahead of Daniel Ricciardo.
Renault believes that the front and rear brake ducts of the RP20 originate from a Mercedes design, which would not be allowed under the rules governing listed parts.
The FIA stewards accepted the protest, and the matter will now be ...Keep reading

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Vettel and Leclerc "mature enough" to move on from Styrian GP F1 clash - Autosport

Sebastian Vettel says that he and Ferrari team-mate Charles Leclerc are "both mature enough" to move on from their first-lap clash in Sunday's Styrian Grand Prix

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Vettel and Leclerc "mature enough" to move on from Styrian GP F1 clash - Autosport

Sebastian Vettel says that he and Ferrari team-mate Charles Leclerc are "both mature enough" to move on from their first-lap clash in Sunday's Styrian Grand Prix

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Vettel holds ‘no grudges’ after Leclerc clash - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel insists both he and Charles Leclerc are "mature enough" to move on from their latest race-ending clash.

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Renault seeks urgent solution after second F1 radiator failure - Autosport

The Renault Formula 1 team is seeking an urgent solution to a radiator issue after the Enstone outfit was hit by two identical failures in successive races

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Renault seeks urgent solution after second F1 radiator failure - Autosport

The Renault Formula 1 team is seeking an urgent solution to a radiator issue after the Enstone outfit was hit by two identical failures in successive races

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Horner: Everyone should be "worried" by Racing Point's pace - Motorsport.com

After a disappointing qualifying that left Sergio Perez down in 17th on the grid, the Mexican pushed up the field to challenge for fourth at one point – before a collision with Red Bull’s Alex Albon damaged his front wing and resulted in him dropping back behind McLaren’s Lando Norris.
But the speed shown by the car, with Perez able to lap at the same pace as race winner Lewis ...Keep reading

Read more: Horner: Everyone should be "worried" by Racing Point's pace - Motorsport.com

Autosport Podcast: Styrian Grand Prix review - Autosport

Despite being held at the same track as the previous week's Austrian Grand Prix, the Formula 1 Styrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring created an entirely different race.

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Autosport Podcast: Styrian Grand Prix review - Autosport

Despite being held at the same track as the previous week's Austrian Grand Prix, the Formula 1 Styrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring created an entirely different race.

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Driver ratings from the Styrian Grand Prix - PlanetF1

The scores are in from Austria (again) and it was a much better turn of events for Lewis Hamilton. Here are the driver ratings...

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Leclerc concedes Ferrari ‘didn’t need that’ - PlanetF1

Points aside, Ferrari's double retirement at the Styrian Grand Prix meant the Scuderia was not able to evaluate it's upgraded SF1000 in race conditions.

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Hamilton calls on F1 teams to be "accountable" in fight against racism - Autosport

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has called for more action from the nine other Formula 1 teams in their anti-racism messaging, saying they must "hold themselves accountable"

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Hamilton calls on F1 teams to be "accountable" in fight against racism - Autosport

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has called for more action from the nine other Formula 1 teams in their anti-racism messaging, saying they must "hold themselves accountable"

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Ocon car failure was “exactly the same issue as last weekend” – Abiteboul | 2020 Styrian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Cyril Abiteboul described Renault's reliability problems as "not acceptable" after the team suffered the same cooling failure in two consecutive races.

Read more: Ocon car failure was “exactly the same issue as last weekend” – Abiteboul | 2020 Styrian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Renault seeks urgent solution after second radiator failure - Motorsport.com

Daniel Ricciardo was forced to retire from the Austrian GP after a weld failure led to a leak and triggered overheating. After the race the remaining examples were returned to the UK factory, X-rayed and checked over, and then sent back to the Red Bull Ring.
However in Sunday’s Styrian GP, Esteban Ocon had an identical failure and was called into the pits to retire, costing the team valuable ...Keep reading

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‘Everyone should be worried about the Racing Point’ - PlanetF1

It may be Renault who has protested the Racing Point but Christian Horner says "everyone" should be worried about the pink Mercedes' pace.

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Hamilton: As challenging but different - PlanetF1

One week ago Lewis Hamilton was running second and fighting the kerbs and his car at the Austrian Grand Prix.

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Should Leclerc have been penalised for Vettel collision? | Debates and Polls - RaceFans

Should Charles Leclerc have been penalised for crashing into Sebastian Vettel? Or do collisions between team mates not deserve penalties?

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Conclusions from the Styrian Grand Prix - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton cruised to an easy Styrian Grand Prix triumph as Ferrari imploded again - here are our conclusions from race two of the season

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Sunday, July 12, 2020

DC: Ferrari’s championship is over - PlanetF1

Sunday's drama and its double DNF have effectively ended Ferrari's quest for the 2020 titles, says former F1 driver David Coulthard.

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2020 Styrian Grand Prix interactive data: lap charts, times and tyres | 2020 Styrian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Why did Max Verstappen fail to beat Carlos Sainz Jnr to fastest lap of the race? And how quick were Racing Point? Take a close look with our interactive data.

Read more: 2020 Styrian Grand Prix interactive data: lap charts, times and tyres | 2020 Styrian Grand Prix - RaceFans

‘Accidents can happen in the midfield’ rues Binotto as lap one crash wipes Ferrari out | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: 'Accidents can happen in the midfield' - Binotto • Race tougher than expected for Williams • Haas need better one-lap pace - Magnussen

Read more: ‘Accidents can happen in the midfield’ rues Binotto as lap one crash wipes Ferrari out | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

Giovinazzi hit with grid penalty for gearbox change - Motorsport.com

The Italian went off the road entering the final corner in Q1 and tapped the barrier, and he ended the session in 19th and last of the drivers who set a time, ahead of only Romain Grosjean.
Given the possible consequences of the contact with the barrier, and the fact that he had little to lose, the Hinwil team had decided to fit a replacement gearbox.
The other penalty issued since ...Keep reading

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Binotto: Styrian GP qualifying "not good enough for a team by the name of Ferrari" - Autosport

Mattia Binotto says Ferrari must work to understand its struggles after another disappointing qualifying in Austria, calling its performance "not good enough for a team by the name of Ferrari"

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Binotto: Styrian GP qualifying "not good enough for a team by the name of Ferrari" - Autosport

Mattia Binotto says Ferrari must work to understand its struggles after another disappointing qualifying in Austria, calling its performance "not good enough for a team by the name of Ferrari"

Read more: Binotto: Styrian GP qualifying "not good enough for a team by the name of Ferrari" - Autosport

Brawn warns F1 will have a positive at some stage - PlanetF1

Ross Brawn has warned against complacency towards F1's Covid-19 protocols, saying there "will" be a positive test at some stage.

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Live: Formula 2 2020 round 4: Red Bull Ring race four | RaceFans Live - RaceFans

Join us to follow round 4 of the 2020 Formula 2 season from Red Bull Ring on RaceFans Live.

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Leclerc pins hopes on “aggressive” dry weather set-up | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Charles Leclerc says he ran an "aggressive" dry weather set-up in yesterday's wet qualifying session to maximise his chances in today's Austrian Grand Prix.

Read more: Leclerc pins hopes on “aggressive” dry weather set-up | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Leclerc, Vettel know they were "wrong" to disobey protocols - Motorsport.com

Charles Leclerc received a letter from the FIA after he was pictured on social media in Monaco in the days between the two races at the Red Bull Ring.
During the Austrian GP weekend, Sebastian Vettel was cautioned after he was seen talking to Helmut Marko and Christian Horner of Red Bull Racing with no one wearing masks, thus breaking the strict 'bubble' requirements that keep teams ...Keep reading

Read more: Leclerc, Vettel know they were "wrong" to disobey protocols - Motorsport.com

Wolff: "Constant massacring" on kerbs in Styrian GP may again cause Mercedes "headache" - Autosport

Toto Wolff says "constant massacring" of kerbs could again cause Mercedes a "headache" in Formula 1's Styrian Grand Prix, especially with Red Bull's Max Verstappen starting alongside polesitter Lewis Hamilton

Read more: Wolff: "Constant massacring" on kerbs in Styrian GP may again cause Mercedes "headache" - Autosport

Wolff: "Constant massacring" on kerbs in Styrian GP may again cause Mercedes "headache" - Autosport

Toto Wolff says "constant massacring" of kerbs could again cause Mercedes a "headache" in Formula 1's Styrian Grand Prix, especially with Red Bull's Max Verstappen starting alongside polesitter Lewis Hamilton

Read more: Wolff: "Constant massacring" on kerbs in Styrian GP may again cause Mercedes "headache" - Autosport

FIA praised for "fantastic decisions" to find window for wet Styrian GP qualifying - Autosport

The FIA has been praised for taking "fantastic decisions" to find a window so that Formula 1 qualifying for the Styrian Grand Prix could take place on Saturday as planned

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FIA praised for "fantastic decisions" to find window for wet Styrian GP qualifying - Autosport

The FIA has been praised for taking "fantastic decisions" to find a window so that Formula 1 qualifying for the Styrian Grand Prix could take place on Saturday as planned

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Updated Styrian Grand Prix grid - PlanetF1

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Albon: Hitting a "river" cost me third on Styrian GP grid - Motorsport.com

Albon had to settle for seventh place, five positions and 0.582s behind teammate Max Verstappen, but was convinced that he should have qualified just behind the Dutchman.
The British/Thai driver said that he was happier with the car this weekend, although he still found it tricky on the limit, having spun several times during the weekend.
“Q3 was looking okay,” he said when asked by ...Keep reading

Read more: Albon: Hitting a "river" cost me third on Styrian GP grid - Motorsport.com

Vettel rules out early Ferrari exit, won’t ‘run away’ - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel won't quit Ferrari mid-season, adamant he is "not running away" from the challenge he and team are facing.

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Williams believes “points are on the way” after first Q2 appearance since 2018 | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Williams are optimistic of challenging for points after George Russell's qualifying performance and the improvements it's made to the FW43 since the first race.

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FIA praised for running “on the limit” Styrian F1 qualifying - Motorsport.com

F1 had been braced to postpone qualifying until Sunday morning due to heavy rain and storms at the Red Bull Ring on Saturday, which forced final practice to be cancelled. The start of qualifying was delayed for 45 minutes before race control started Q1, finding a break in the heavy rain to get all three sessions completed.
A reduced break between the three stages of qualifying helped get the ...Keep reading

Read more: FIA praised for running “on the limit” Styrian F1 qualifying - Motorsport.com

What’s wrong with Ferrari? Ask Norris - PlanetF1

At a time when Ferrari is scratching its head to figure out what exactly is wrong, perhaps Mattia Binotto should ask Lando Norris.

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Saturday, July 11, 2020

‘Hamilton’s pole lap was not from this world’ - PlanetF1

Laying down a 1:19.273 to take pole position by 1.2s for the Styrian GP, Toto Wolff says Lewis Hamilton's lap was "not from this world".

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Hamilton: The big F1 records in his sights - SkySports F1

Lewis Hamilton's first pole position of the new F1 season has given him the perfect chance to properly ignite his challenge for this year's world championship in Sunday's Styrian GP.

Read more: Hamilton: The big F1 records in his sights - SkySports F1

Hamilton, Verstappen and huge Styrian GP promise - SkySports F1

The second leg of Formula 1's unprecedented Austrian double-header on Sunday appears poised to be anything but a 'copy and paste' of last week's race after a qualifying deluge left a mixed-up Styrian GP grid.

Read more: Hamilton, Verstappen and huge Styrian GP promise - SkySports F1

Ocon: Performance left on the table - PlanetF1

Taking to Q3 on used tyres, Esteban Ocon believes there was performance "left on the table" as he charged to P5.

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

After the success of the Austrian GP, F1 is making its second visit to the Spielberg-based venue this weekend, using the exact same track configuration.
Lewis Hamilton will start the Styrian GP from pole position after topping a wet qualifying session by 1.2 second. Red Bull's Max Verstappen will line up alongside the Mercedes driver in second, while Carlos Sainz (McLaren) and Valtteri Bottas ...Keep reading

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

Pirelli expects one-stop strategy for the Styrian Grand Prix - F1technical.net

Formula One’s sole tyre manufacturer Pirelli indicated that the one-stop strategy will be the favourite approach for today’s 71-lap Styrian Grand Prix,

Read more: Pirelli expects one-stop strategy for the Styrian Grand Prix - F1technical.net

Live! FP3 at the Styrian Grand Prix - PlanetF1

Valtteri Bottas did it in round one, winning the Austrian GP, but can he make it two from two at the Red Bull Ring? Formula 1 is staying in Austria for round two of the 2020 championship, the Styrian Grand Prix, where once again Mercedes is the favourite. Red Bull will be hoping for better […]

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FP3 delayed, qualifying could be Sunday - PlanetF1

Formula 1 has three main alternative options if the rain prevents FP3 and qualifying happening on Saturday at the Red Bull Ring.

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Gasly’s unhappy ‘qualifying’ radio messages explained | 2020 Austrian Grand Prix - RaceFans

"If this is qualifying, we didn't maximise it" said a frustrated Pierre Gasly, who complained AlphaTauri sent him out to give his team mate a tow during second practice.

Read more: Gasly’s unhappy ‘qualifying’ radio messages explained | 2020 Austrian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Live: 2020 Styrian Grand Prix third practice | RaceFans Live - RaceFans

Follow the 2020 Styrian Grand Prix third practice session on RaceFans Live.

Read more: Live: 2020 Styrian Grand Prix third practice | RaceFans Live - RaceFans

F1 bracing for qualifying delays as storm hits Red Bull Ring - Autosport

Formula 1 is bracing for a potential Sunday qualifying at the Red Bull Ring, as the expected storm rolled in to the circuit on Saturday morning

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F1 bracing for qualifying delays as storm hits Red Bull Ring - Autosport

Formula 1 is bracing for a potential Sunday qualifying at the Red Bull Ring, as the expected storm rolled in to the circuit on Saturday morning

Read more: F1 bracing for qualifying delays as storm hits Red Bull Ring - Autosport

Hamilton: Shame if Vettel is pushed out of F1 - PlanetF1

With doors closing thick and fast, Lewis Hamilton feels it would be a "shame" if Sebastian Vettel left F1 before his time.

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Ferrari F1 drivers know they were "wrong" to break FIA COVID protocols - Autosport

Ferrari Formula 1 team boss Mattia Binotto says both his drivers understand that they "did something wrong" after receiving warnings from the FIA about breaking the COVID-19 protocols

Read more: Ferrari F1 drivers know they were "wrong" to break FIA COVID protocols - Autosport

Ferrari F1 drivers know they were "wrong" to break FIA COVID protocols - Autosport

Ferrari Formula 1 team boss Mattia Binotto says both his drivers understand that they "did something wrong" after receiving warnings from the FIA about breaking the COVID-19 protocols

Read more: Ferrari F1 drivers know they were "wrong" to break FIA COVID protocols - Autosport

Vettel not planning on “running away” from Ferrari in 2020 - Motorsport.com

Some observers believe that the teams who have already made big signings for 2021 would be prepared to swap their drivers early – with Fernando Alonso going to Renault, Daniel Ricciardo to McLaren, and Carlos Sainz to Ferrari – if Vettel vacates his seat and sets the ball rolling.
However the four-time world champion insists that he has unfinished business at the Maranello outfit ...Keep reading

Read more: Vettel not planning on “running away” from Ferrari in 2020 - Motorsport.com

‘Racing Point living up to potential of a W10’ - PlanetF1

Not too far behind Lance Stroll in the FP2 times, Andreas Seidl believes McLaren is up against Ferrari, Renault and one Racing Point at the Styrian GP.

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Ferrari will pay ‘more attention’ to protocols - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc will "pay more attention" to F1's coronavirus protocols after both drivers broke the rules.

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Seidl would take McLaren driver clash as "personal attack" - Motorsport.com

McLaren made an impressive start to the 2020 season in Austria last weekend as Norris finished third to score his maiden F1 podium, with Sainz taking fifth place.
The two drivers ran side-by-side for position in the closing stages of the race as Sainz looked to pass his teammate, only for Norris to fend him off and go on to pass Sergio Perez.
Seidl said there were “clear rules of ...Keep reading

Read more: Seidl would take McLaren driver clash as "personal attack" - Motorsport.com

Seidl would take McLaren F1 driver clash as "personal attack" - Autosport

McLaren Formula 1 boss Andreas Seidl would see it as a "personal attack" if drivers Carlos Sainz Jr. and Lando Norris were to clash on-track this year

Read more: Seidl would take McLaren F1 driver clash as "personal attack" - Autosport

Seidl would take McLaren F1 driver clash as "personal attack" - Autosport

McLaren Formula 1 boss Andreas Seidl would see it as a "personal attack" if drivers Carlos Sainz Jr. and Lando Norris were to clash on-track this year

Read more: Seidl would take McLaren F1 driver clash as "personal attack" - Autosport

Prost: Motivation gave Alonso edge over Vettel - PlanetF1

Alain Prost says that Renault opted to sign Fernando Alonso rather than Sebastian Vettel for 2021 as he is more motivated.

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Binotto pleased new Mugello race will honour “very important” 1,000th race for Ferrari | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Mattia Binotto says he is very pleased Mugello's new F1 race will honour the "very important" milestone of Ferrari's 1,000th world championship race.

Read more: Binotto pleased new Mugello race will honour “very important” 1,000th race for Ferrari | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Williams confirm outright sale still on the table - PlanetF1

Claire Williams says that an outright sale of the team is still a possibility that's being considered, amid interest from investors.

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Friday, July 10, 2020

Binotto doesn’t have Ferrari support unlike rivals - PlanetF1

Ex-F1 driver Gerhard Berger believes Mattia Binotto lacks support at Ferrari, unlike rival teams and how they support their bosses.

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Mercedes worked on reliability on Friday - F1technical.net

Although Mercedes drivers did not light up the timing screens on Friday, Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton were happy with their team’s progress in terms of reliability following its gearbox issues at the season-opener.

Read more: Mercedes worked on reliability on Friday - F1technical.net

Hamilton on Alonso return, Vettel future - SkySports F1

Lewis Hamilton has welcomed the return of Fernando Alonso to Formula 1, but also insists he wants Sebastian Vettel to retain his place on the grid in 2021 to "keep the world champions" in the sport.

Read more: Hamilton on Alonso return, Vettel future - SkySports F1

Sochi planning to have first race with fans - PlanetF1

Russian GP promoter Rosgonki are working on a "meticulous" plan with various groups to allow fans to attend the race this year.

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Leclerc and Vettel “will pay more attention” to Covid-19 rules – Binotto | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Leclerc and Vettel "will pay more attention" to Covid-19 rules • Brazil's F1 race will go ahead - governor • IndyCar holding first race with fans • Tsunoda takes F2 pole

Read more: Leclerc and Vettel “will pay more attention” to Covid-19 rules – Binotto | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

F1 preparing for possible qualifying wash-out - Motorsport.com

Current weather forecasts predict extensive rain showers on Saturday, which could be enough for either free practice or qualifying to be abandoned.
Potential scenarios of what to do if that plays out were discussed in the team managers' meeting at the Red Bull Ring on Thursday evening, and a formal document sent out by F1 race director Michael Masi on Friday morning.
He said that F1 will try ...Keep reading

Read more: F1 preparing for possible qualifying wash-out - Motorsport.com

F1 confirms Mugello to join calendar in September - RaceFans

Formula 1 has confirmed Mugello will join the calendar in September. The second race in Italy should be the scene of Ferrari's 1,000th world championship race start.

Read more: F1 confirms Mugello to join calendar in September - RaceFans

Two more F1 races confirmed including Mugello debut - SkySports F1

Formula 1 have added two more races to the developing 2020 calendar - including a debut for Italy's Mugello circuit to mark Ferrari's 1000th race.

Read more: Two more F1 races confirmed including Mugello debut - SkySports F1

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

Following a successful season opener in Spielberg, Formula 1 will make a second visit to the Austrian venue this weekend.
Mercedes is the favourite for pole position once again, having locked out the front row of the grid last weekend - although Lewis Hamilton was later demoted to fourth after being found guilty of ignoring yellow flags on his flying lap.
Red Bull is expected to be Mercedes' ...Keep reading

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

Live: Follow Styrian Grand Prix practice as it happens - Motorsport.com

...Keep reading

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Live: 2020 Styrian Grand Prix first practice | RaceFans Live - RaceFans

Follow the 2020 Styrian Grand Prix first practice session on RaceFans Live.

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Live! First practice for the Styrian GP - PlanetF1

Valtteri Bottas did it in round one, winning the Austrian GP, but can he make it two from two at the Red Bull Ring? Formula 1 is staying in Austria for round two of the 2020 championship, the Styrian Grand Prix, where once again Mercedes is the favourite. Red Bull will be hoping for better […]

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Ferrari needs group around Binotto to win F1 titles - Berger - Motorsport.com

With the Italian outfit having faced a difficult start to the season in Austria last weekend, questions have emerged about what it needs to do to turn things around and properly challenge Mercedes.
While few doubt Binotto has the right qualities to lead Ferrari, Berger suggests that the Maranello squad perhaps needs to bolster support around him to prevent him being overwhelmed by trying to run ...Keep reading

Read more: Ferrari needs group around Binotto to win F1 titles - Berger - Motorsport.com

Hamilton: Alonso will be in "great shape" on F1 return - Motorsport.com

Renault announced on Wednesday that two-time world champion Alonso would be returning to the team next year, having walked away from F1 at the end of 2018. 
Alonso will be 40 by the time he begins his comeback season in F1, provisionally making him the second-oldest driver on the grid behind Kimi Raikkonen, who is yet to confirm his future plans. Hamilton, 35, said the added experience ...Keep reading

Read more: Hamilton: Alonso will be in "great shape" on F1 return - Motorsport.com

Hamilton warns Red Bull mind games ‘don’t work’ - PlanetF1

Facing two Red Bull protests in Austria, Lewis Hamilton has told his rival team that if they are playing mind games, it won't work.

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Hamilton: No doubt Alonso will be in 'great shape' on F1 return - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton says he has no doubt Fernando Alonso will be in "great shape" to make his Formula 1 return in 2021

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Hamilton: No doubt Alonso will be in 'great shape' on F1 return - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton says he has no doubt Fernando Alonso will be in "great shape" to make his Formula 1 return in 2021

Read more: Hamilton: No doubt Alonso will be in 'great shape' on F1 return - Autosport

McLaren: We let them race until they crash - PlanetF1

Andreas Seidl says McLaren sees no reason to stop its drivers racing each other, saying they are free to do so until such a time as they "crash".

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Autosport Podcast: Why the Red Bull Ring delivers great racing - Christian Klien - Autosport

Ex-Red Bull Formula 1 driver Christian Klien is a guest in the latest episode of the Autosport podcast looking ahead to this weekend's Styrian Grand Prix

Read more: Autosport Podcast: Why the Red Bull Ring delivers great racing - Christian Klien - Autosport

Autosport Podcast: Why the Red Bull Ring delivers great racing - Christian Klien - Autosport

Ex-Red Bull Formula 1 driver Christian Klien is a guest in the latest episode of the Autosport podcast looking ahead to this weekend's Styrian Grand Prix

Read more: Autosport Podcast: Why the Red Bull Ring delivers great racing - Christian Klien - Autosport

“The more top drivers the better”: Hamilton and Vettel welcome Alonso back | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and other drivers welcomed the news two-times F1 world champion Fernando Alonso will return to the sport next year.

Read more: “The more top drivers the better”: Hamilton and Vettel welcome Alonso back | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

‘Second Austrian race a massive opportunity’ - PlanetF1

With Ferrari introducing updates at the second of the two Austrian races, Sebastian Vettel says it will be a "good indication" as to whether they are heading in the right direction.

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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Max was being ‘polite’ saying he’d partner Vettel - PlanetF1

Max Verstappen was "trying to be polite" when he told Sebastian Vettel had been happy having him at Red Bull, he's rather have Alex Albon.

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Vettel return to Red Bull is up to Mateschitz – Tost | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

A return to Red Bull for Sebastian Vettel would be a matter for team owner Dietrich Mateschitz to decide, AlphaTauri team principal Franz Tost told RaceFans.

Read more: Vettel return to Red Bull is up to Mateschitz – Tost | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Grosjean: Cooling issues led to brake failures - PlanetF1

Romain Grosjean believes Haas paid the price for insufficient brake cooling at last Sunday's Austrian Grand Prix.

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Leclerc warned over coronavirus breach - PlanetF1

Ferrari's Charles Leclerc has escaped with a warning after breaking Formula One's strict Covid-19 protocol.

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Styrian GP: Explained and live Sky F1 times - SkySports F1

Follow that: After a scintillating track return for Formula 1, the grid's stars are back at the Red Bull Ring for the second leg of its Austrian double-header - live only on Sky Sports F1 this weekend.

Read more: Styrian GP: Explained and live Sky F1 times - SkySports F1

Mercedes amadamt to solve geabox issues - F1technical.net

Mercedes’ head of strategy James Vowles has revealed that the Anglo-German team is working „day and night” to solve the gearbox issues that affected the team’s otherwise dominant performance ahead of the Styrian Grand Prix.

Read more: Mercedes amadamt to solve geabox issues - F1technical.net

Mugello set to be confirmed in next 2020 F1 calendar update - Autosport

Formula 1 is expected to announce the next batch of 2020 race dates in the coming days with Mugello set to be the first new event on the updated schedule

Read more: Mugello set to be confirmed in next 2020 F1 calendar update - Autosport

Mugello set to be confirmed in next 2020 F1 calendar update - Autosport

Formula 1 is expected to announce the next batch of 2020 race dates in the coming days with Mugello set to be the first new event on the updated schedule

Read more: Mugello set to be confirmed in next 2020 F1 calendar update - Autosport

New components for Mercedes to address gearbox - PlanetF1

Toto Wolff says Mercedes has an update in place that they hope will improve their gearbox reliability situation in Austria.

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Same track, same result? Six Styrian GP talking points | 2020 Styrian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Will F1's Red Bull Ring repeat produce a different result? What now for Sebastian Vettel as Fernando Alonso takes one of the top seats for 2021? Here's this weekend's talking points.

Read more: Same track, same result? Six Styrian GP talking points | 2020 Styrian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Honda applies countermeasures after double Red Bull retirement at Austrian GP - Autosport

Honda has revealed Max Verstappen and Alex Albon suffered unrelated electrical problems at the 2020 Formula 1 opener and the Japanese manufacturer has introduced "countermeasures" to address the issues

Read more: Honda applies countermeasures after double Red Bull retirement at Austrian GP - Autosport

Honda applies countermeasures after double Red Bull retirement at Austrian GP - Autosport

Honda has revealed Max Verstappen and Alex Albon suffered unrelated electrical problems at the 2020 Formula 1 opener and the Japanese manufacturer has introduced "countermeasures" to address the issues

Read more: Honda applies countermeasures after double Red Bull retirement at Austrian GP - Autosport

Different electrical issues caused Red Bull DNFs - PlanetF1

Honda F1 technical director, Toyoharu Tanabe, has confirmed both Red Bull DNFs in Austria were caused by different electrical problems.

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Honda introduces engine "countermeasures" after Austria DNFs - Motorsport.com

Verstappen was forced to pit and retire after running just 11 laps last weekend, while Albon was forced to stop on track in the closing laps, having survived an earlier collision with Lewis Hamilton.
Honda says that the power units in both cars have been checked and found to be healthy, and thus they will be used again this weekend.
"The problems on the two Aston Martin Red Bull Racing cars ...Keep reading

Read more: Honda introduces engine "countermeasures" after Austria DNFs - Motorsport.com

How F1’s reverse grid race in Austria would have lined up - Motorsport.com

With the same F1 cars racing on the same track with the same drivers and on the same tyres, there were fears that it could simply throw up a repeat spectacle.
But although last weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix was a thriller, there is no denying that how the reverse grid would have lined up had all the ingredients of helping produce even more drama.
The biggest winner, of course, would have ...Keep reading

Read more: How F1’s reverse grid race in Austria would have lined up - Motorsport.com

Russell set to take new engine in Styrian GP - Motorsport.com

Although the change will have no impact on Russell's grid position for the Red Bull Ring race, it means he is a step closer to receiving penalties.
Russell retired after running 49 laps of the Austrian Grand Prix with what was described at the time as a fuel pressure issue, and which led the team to tell him to switch the engine off.
His power unit was returned to HPP in Brixworth and, after ...Keep reading

Read more: Russell set to take new engine in Styrian GP - Motorsport.com

Russell set for new Mercedes power unit after Austrian GP failure - Autosport

Williams Formula 1 driver George Russell will take new Mercedes power unit elements for the second race of the season at the Red Bull Ring this weekend

Read more: Russell set for new Mercedes power unit after Austrian GP failure - Autosport

Russell set for new Mercedes power unit after Austrian GP failure - Autosport

Williams Formula 1 driver George Russell will take new Mercedes power unit elements for the second race of the season at the Red Bull Ring this weekend

Read more: Russell set for new Mercedes power unit after Austrian GP failure - Autosport

Can Bottas 3.0 make it a clean sweep in Austria? - PlanetF1

After taking pole position and leading every lap last time out, Valtteri Bottas will be looking to cement his title charge by doing so again.

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Renault: Alonso has shaken "toxic" baggage of last F1 spell - Autosport

Renault believes it is bringing back to Formula 1 a "new" and "better" Fernando Alonso, who has shaken off the "toxic" baggage from his last spell in the series

Read more: Renault: Alonso has shaken "toxic" baggage of last F1 spell - Autosport

Renault: Alonso has shaken "toxic" baggage of last F1 spell - Autosport

Renault believes it is bringing back to Formula 1 a "new" and "better" Fernando Alonso, who has shaken off the "toxic" baggage from his last spell in the series

Read more: Renault: Alonso has shaken "toxic" baggage of last F1 spell - Autosport

2020 crisis stopped Renault picking academy driver - PlanetF1

Cyril Abiteboul has said the global health crisis prevented them from selecting an academy driver alongside Esteban Ocon for 2021.

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Hamilton: No “bad blood” with Albon after second collision in three races | 2020 Austrian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Lewis Hamilton says there is no "bad blood" between him and Alexander Albon following their second collision in three races last weekend.

Read more: Hamilton: No “bad blood” with Albon after second collision in three races | 2020 Austrian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Falling chance of rain ahead of Styrian Grand Prix | 2020 Styrian Grand Prix weather - RaceFans

Rain is expected during the Styrian Grand Prix weekend, though not quite as much as early forecasts indicated, and potentially only on one day.

Read more: Falling chance of rain ahead of Styrian Grand Prix | 2020 Styrian Grand Prix weather - RaceFans

Horner: Max criticised more than Hamilton for collisions - PlanetF1

Christian Horner feels Lewis Hamilton receives less criticism for collisions compared to his driver Max Verstappen.

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Driver salary cap mustn’t force “superstars” out of F1 – Wolff | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff supports the idea of introducing a cap on drivers' salaries but warns it mustn't risk losing "superstars" from Formula 1.

Read more: Driver salary cap mustn’t force “superstars” out of F1 – Wolff | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Renault’s Alonso choice made with heart and head - PlanetF1

Eighteen years is the span from birth to adulthood. For Fernando Alonso, it’s the time between his first and third Renault debuts – and in terms of his F1 career, it has been just as formative as any adolescence.

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Renault officially announce Alonso return - PlanetF1

Fernando Alonso will return to Formula 1 in 2021 after Renault officially announced him as Daniel Ricciardo's replacement.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Kubica to get an FP1 outing in Austria - F1technical.net

Alfa Romeo ORLEN test and reserve driver Robert Kubica will be back behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car when he completes his first appearance during a grand prix weekend for the Swiss team.

Read more: Kubica to get an FP1 outing in Austria - F1technical.net

How F1 brought media to the Austrian Grand Prix remotely | RacingLines - RaceFans

Formula 1 and the FIA provided excellent facilities for media to cover the Austrian Grand Prix remotely, though it can never be a substitute for the real thing.

Read more: How F1 brought media to the Austrian Grand Prix remotely | RacingLines - RaceFans

Alonso: ‘Renault wants podium return, so do I’ - PlanetF1

Fernando Alonso and Renault are targeting a return to the podium together after the team announced his return for the 2021 season.

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Fernando Alonso's Renault F1 return officially announced - Autosport

Double world champion Fernando Alonso will make his return to Formula 1 in 2021 with Renault, with the team announcing his two-year deal on Wednesday

Read more: Fernando Alonso's Renault F1 return officially announced - Autosport

Fernando Alonso's Renault F1 return officially announced - Autosport

Double world champion Fernando Alonso will make his return to Formula 1 in 2021 with Renault, with the team announcing his two-year deal on Wednesday

Read more: Fernando Alonso's Renault F1 return officially announced - Autosport

Fernando Alonso return to Formula 1 with Renault confirmed - BBC F1

Double Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso says he is proud to return to the sport next year with Renault.

Read more: Fernando Alonso return to Formula 1 with Renault confirmed - BBC F1

Alonso: Renault gives me chance to return to highest level of F1 - Autosport

Fernando Alonso says Renault has a credible plan for its Formula 1 programme that gives him the chance to "return to the highest level" in 2022

Read more: Alonso: Renault gives me chance to return to highest level of F1 - Autosport

Alonso: Renault gives me chance to return to highest level of F1 - Autosport

Fernando Alonso says Renault has a credible plan for its Formula 1 programme that gives him the chance to "return to the highest level" in 2022

Read more: Alonso: Renault gives me chance to return to highest level of F1 - Autosport

Official: Alonso to return to Formula 1 with Renault next year | 2021 F1 season - RaceFans

Renault has confirmed Fernando Alonso will return to F1 with them next year. The two-times world champion is believed to have accepted a significantly reduced fee.

Read more: Official: Alonso to return to Formula 1 with Renault next year | 2021 F1 season - RaceFans

Fernando Alonso signs with Renault F1 team for 2021 season - Motorsport.com

The Spaniard, who won his only world titles for Renault in 2005 and 2006, last raced in F1 at the end of 2018 when he decided that F1 was no longer an attractive option for him.
Alonso will take the place of Australian Daniel Ricciardo, who has signed to join McLaren as replacement for the Ferrari-bound Carlos Sainz.








Renault did not confirm the exact ...Keep reading

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Bottas reveals why he slowed close to end of Austrian GP - Motorsport.com

In the closing laps of the race Hamilton was running second when he was handed a five-second penalty for his clash with Alex Albon, and he was thus desperate to stay sufficiently clear of his immediate pursuers.
However he had to run at the pace of race leader Bottas immediately ahead, as given the fraught circumstances of the final laps Mercedes opted not to issue orders and ask the Finn to ...Keep reading

Read more: Bottas reveals why he slowed close to end of Austrian GP - Motorsport.com

Relationship between Ferrari and Vettel ‘is over’ - PlanetF1

Mark Webber thinks the relationship between Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari "is over" following the season opener at the Austrian Grand Prix.

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Max: Silverstone, Monaco not great with F1 cars - PlanetF1

Max Verstappen has picked out Silverstone and Monaco as tracks that he does not particularly enjoy racing on with Formula 1 cars.

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Wolff: DAS not a "silver bullet" for Mercedes F1 team - Autosport

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says it's dual-axis steering (DAS) system isn't a "silver bullet" in terms of performance with its 2020 Formula 1 car

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Wolff: DAS not a "silver bullet" for Mercedes F1 team - Autosport

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says it's dual-axis steering (DAS) system isn't a "silver bullet" in terms of performance with its 2020 Formula 1 car

Read more: Wolff: DAS not a "silver bullet" for Mercedes F1 team - Autosport

Webber: "Empty" Vettel shows Ferrari relationship is over - Motorsport.com

Vettel endured a difficult first race weekend with the team since confirmation of his impending exit in Austria, which included missing Q3 on Saturday and then a 10th place finish on Sunday following a clumsy clash with Carlos Sainz.
His teammate Charles Leclerc, meanwhile, worked his way from seventh on the grid to second in the race.
According to nine-time grand prix winner Webber, who ...Keep reading

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

Lando Norris, Charles Leclerc and Valtteri Bottas were RaceFans' Star Performers of the Austrian Grand Prix - here's why.

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Expect ‘significantly more’ than eight-race calendar - PlanetF1

FIA president, Jean Todt, has said to expect "significantly more" than eight races to form the F1 2020 calendar.

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Aston Martin now not ruling out Vettel move - PlanetF1

Racing Point team boss, Otmar Szafnauer, is now not ruling out Sebastian Vettel joining the team when they change their name to Aston Martin.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

The Vettel spin that swung the sympathy vote - PlanetF1

Axed by Ferrari for dubious reasons, sympathy was very much with Sebastian Vettel in the build up to the Austrian Grand Prix.

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Todt expects ‘significantly more than eight races’ on final 2020 calendar | 2020 F1 calendar - RaceFans

FIA president Jean Todt expects more details on the final 2020 F1 calendar soon, and that it will feature "significantly more" than the eight races confirmed so far.

Read more: Todt expects ‘significantly more than eight races’ on final 2020 calendar | 2020 F1 calendar - RaceFans

Jack Aitken to drive for Williams at the Styrian Grand Prix - F1technical.net

The Williams F1 Team announced today that its reserve driver Jack Aitken will make his maiden appearance during a Formula One Grand Prix weekend when he gets behind the wheel of the FW43 on Friday at the Red Bull Ring.

Read more: Jack Aitken to drive for Williams at the Styrian Grand Prix - F1technical.net

Dorna Sports extend sponsorship agreements with Red Bull - F1technical.net

The MotoGP championship's Commercial Rights Holder Dorna Sports has announced that it has reached a contract extension with the iconic energy drink company, Red Bull.

Read more: Dorna Sports extend sponsorship agreements with Red Bull - F1technical.net

Brawn labels the Austrian Grand Prix a thriller of a grand prix - F1technical.net

When assessing the key talking points of the season-opening Austrian Grand Prix, Formula One’s Managing Director, Motorsport Ross Brawn labelled the opening race of the season a thriller of a grand prix.

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Hamilton’s top 10 F1 wins ranked: British GP, German GP and more - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton is closing in on Michael Schumacher's record of world championship grand prix victories. Here, we count down his best 10 so far

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Hamilton’s top 10 F1 wins ranked: British GP, German GP and more - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton is closing in on Michael Schumacher's record of world championship grand prix victories. Here, we count down his best 10 so far

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Palmer: Bottas was saved by the Safety Car - PlanetF1

Despite winning from lights to flag, Jolyon Palmer says Sunday's Austrian Grand Prix was not one of Valtteri Bottas' best races.

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Ferrari to fast-track F1 upgrades - SkySports F1

Ferrari say they are aiming to bring forward their "significant" car upgrade to this weekend's Styrian GP, although are still not expecting to challenge at the front due to an alarming straight-line speed disadvantage.

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Vettel challenges Ferrari claims over contract decision - Motorsport.com

Binotto said ahead of the Austrian Grand Prix that while Vettel's was Ferrari's first choice, the pandemic led the Maranello squad to change its preferences.
"I think the virus and pandemic situation, which changed the entire world, not only our motorsport, our F1," he said.
"The budget cap has been changed by quite a lot, and is a lot more strict, the regulations have been postponed from ...Keep reading

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Haas took no "unnecessary risks" with F1 brake cooling despite failures - Autosport

Guenther Steiner says that Haas didn't take an "unnecessary risk" with its brake cooling package, as both drivers suffered from overheating brakes in Formula 1's Austrian Grand Prix

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Haas took no "unnecessary risks" with F1 brake cooling despite failures - Autosport

Guenther Steiner says that Haas didn't take an "unnecessary risk" with its brake cooling package, as both drivers suffered from overheating brakes in Formula 1's Austrian Grand Prix

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The story behind Norris and the water bottle - PlanetF1

Spotted using a water bottle to cool his forehand before a temperature check, Motorsport.com reports that's not the full story behind the Lando Norris video.

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Vettel: Ferrari F1 car was unrecognisable in Austrian Grand Prix - Autosport

Ferrari Formula 1 driver Sebastian Vettel says his SF1000 was "unrecognisable" in Sunday's Austrian Grand Prix compared to earlier in the weekend when he was encouraged by its form

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How Red Bull made the FIA give Hamilton a penalty - Motorsport.com

The about turn was formally notified just 41 minutes before the actual start, making it almost certainly the latest any grid penalty has been awarded.
Hamilton found himself starting from fifth place rather than second, and much of the race strategy work that his team had done since qualifying was out if the window. He knew that he was likely to find himself stuck behind Max Verstappen, the ...Keep reading

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Red Bull-owned TV channel to broadcast F1 in Austria | 2021 F1 season - RaceFans

Red Bull-owned television channel ServusTV has agreed a joint deal with long-standing current broadcaster ORF which will allow fans in Austria to watch all races live on free-to-air television.

Read more: Red Bull-owned TV channel to broadcast F1 in Austria | 2021 F1 season - RaceFans

Webber: Sainz stepping into a very hot kitchen - PlanetF1

Mark Webber admits he was surprised that Ferrari opted to sign Carlos Sainz instead of Daniel Ricciardo as Sebastian Vettel's 2021 replacement.

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F1 wants to introduce the next part of the 2020 calendar soon – Carey - F1technical.net

Formula One CEO and Chairman Chase Carey has revealed that the sport could soon release further details on its revised 2020 calendar after the coronavirus outbreak ha forced the Commercial Rights Holder to totally rearrange this year’s race schedule.

Read more: F1 wants to introduce the next part of the 2020 calendar soon – Carey - F1technical.net

Mercedes: The gloves are off in F1 battle with Red Bull - Autosport

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff thinks it's a 'gloves off' battle with Red Bull in Formula 1 now, as the teams squared up on and off track in Austria

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Mercedes: The gloves are off in F1 battle with Red Bull - Autosport

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff thinks it's a 'gloves off' battle with Red Bull in Formula 1 now, as the teams squared up on and off track in Austria

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Vettel scoffs at Binotto’s coronavirus excuse - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel doesn't believe Mattia Binotto's claims the pandemic forced Ferrari to change it's 2021 driver plans, saying it was "not" a factor.

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Ricciardo “really happy” with success of F1’s first Closed Event | 2020 Austrian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Daniel Ricciardo praised the the safety measures put in place by F1 and the FIA to allow the Austrian Grand Prix to go ahead.

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Hamilton wasn’t worried about the DAS protest - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton says he wasn't worried when Red Bull protested DAS in Austria as he trusts Mercedes to build a "legal" car.

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Fault which struck Mercedes cars in race was discovered on Friday | 2020 Austrian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Mercedes went into the Austrian Grand Prix expecting to encounter the technical problems which forced them to slow both cars.

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Monday, July 6, 2020

Pit Chat: Not bad for a Twitch streamer… - PlanetF1

Lando Norris should definitely quit the day job, Daniel Ricciardo has some rustiness to shake off and Sebastian Vettel deserves a little more respect.

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Mercedes shuts the door on Vettel, ‘staying’ with Bottas - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel won't be partnering Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes next season with Daimler CEO Ola Kallenius all but confirming Valtteri Bottas.

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‘Truth behind Vettel’s Ferrari split had to come out’ - PlanetF1

Bernie Ecclestone says Sebastian Vettel had to "free himself" by telling the truth about why he is leaving Ferrari at the end of this season.

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Ferrari aiming to fast track it upgrade package - F1technical.net

Following its poor showing at the season-opening Austrian Grand Prix, Scuderia Ferrari aims to respond to its huge performance difference to the dominant Mercedes W11.

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Ferrari losing 0.7 seconds per lap in F1 power unit performance - Autosport

Mattia Binotto believes it will be "very difficult" for Ferrari to rectify its straight-line speed disadvantage this season after losing 0.7 seconds per lap to Mercedes in Austria

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Ferrari losing 0.7 seconds per lap in F1 power unit performance - Autosport

Mattia Binotto believes it will be "very difficult" for Ferrari to rectify its straight-line speed disadvantage this season after losing 0.7 seconds per lap to Mercedes in Austria

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Horner suggests Hamilton needs to change F1 approach after Albon clash - Autosport

Red Bull boss Christian Horner suggests Lewis Hamilton needs to race differently in the future following his clash with Alex Albon in the Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix

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Horner suggests Hamilton needs to change F1 approach after Albon clash - Autosport

Red Bull boss Christian Horner suggests Lewis Hamilton needs to race differently in the future following his clash with Alex Albon in the Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix

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Honda investigating causes of Austrian failures - PlanetF1

Robbed of points, and even a podium, in Austria by two electrical failures, Honda are investigating the issues that befell Red Bull.

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Horner: Hamilton is the one who needs to change approach - Motorsport.com


Hamilton and Albon were battling for second place in the closing stages of the Austrian Grand Prix when the Red Bull driver was tipped in to a spin on the exit of Turn 4.
The stewards felt that Hamilton was to blame for the incident and handed him a five-second penalty, which cost the world champion a podium finish.
While Mercedes boss Toto Wolff felt the sanction was not ...Keep reading

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F1 2020 review: An in-depth look at the new MyTeam mode | Gaming - RaceFans

F1 2020's new MyTeam mode offers an engrossing new level of gameplay to the official Formula 1 game. We took a close look at how players can create their own 11th team.

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Driver ratings from the Austrian Grand Prix - PlanetF1

Has everyone caught their breath? After seven months without any Formula 1 action, here are the Austrian Grand Prix driver ratings.

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“F1 2020”: Codemasters’ official Formula 1 game reviewed | Gaming - RaceFans

With all 22 races from this year's original calendar, is F1 2020 even better than the real thing?
  • F1 2020 review: An in-depth look at the new MyTeam mode


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The stewards’ U-turn and Hamilton’s 11th-hour grid penalty explained | 2020 Austrian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Video which proved Lewis Hamilton failed to slow for yellow flags was not available to the stewards when they cleared him in an investigation on Saturday.

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Hamilton didn't request F1 drivers take a knee on Austrian GP grid - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton says he didn't ask any Formula 1 driver to take a knee prior to the Austrian Grand Prix, but is "really grateful" for those who did

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Hamilton didn't request F1 drivers take a knee on Austrian GP grid - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton says he didn't ask any Formula 1 driver to take a knee prior to the Austrian Grand Prix, but is "really grateful" for those who did

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‘Vettel’s racecraft is poor these days’ - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel's spin at the Austrian GP, involving no other than his 2021 Ferrari replacement, was a "Vettel special" according to Jolyon Palmer.

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Mercedes “probably” should have pitted during second Safety Car | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Mercedes admitted they may have made a strategic error by failing to put Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton on fresh tyres during a late Safety Car period in the Austrian Grand Prix.

Read more: Mercedes “probably” should have pitted during second Safety Car | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Hamilton reveals he was 'silenced' over Kaepernick gesture - SkySports F1

Lewis Hamilton has revealed he was "silenced and told to back down" after planning to make a gesture in support of former NFL player Colin Kaepernick before the 2017 US Grand Prix.

Read more: Hamilton reveals he was 'silenced' over Kaepernick gesture - SkySports F1

Hamilton: No bad blood or bad feelings towards Albon - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton insists he has no hard feelings towards Alex Albon despite Sunday's clash costing him second place at the Austrian Grand Prix.

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2020 Formula 1 Styrian Grand Prix session timings and preview - Motorsport.com

Mercedes will remain the favourite for F1's second visit to Spielberg, having comprehensively outshone every other team on the grid in the Austrian GP. However, the Brackley-based team will be wary about the gearbox issues that plagued it last weekend and threatened its victory chances after a second safety car was called in later in the race.
Red Bull will again be expected to take the fight ...Keep reading

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Hamilton: “I never requested or demanded anyone to ‘take a knee'” | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Lewis Hamilton denies demanding rivals 'take a knee' yesterday, stating anti-racism is a "much bigger issue" than whether individuals participate in a single gesture.

Read more: Hamilton: “I never requested or demanded anyone to ‘take a knee'” | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Williams to give Aitken FP1 run at second Austrian F1 event - Motorsport.com

With no in-season testing this year, opportunities for rookies are rare, although one day of testing has been set aside for them after the last race. Williams is the first team to make a commitment to using an FP1 session for a young driver in 2020.
Campos F2 driver Aitken has tested for Renault in the past, running a full day in Barcelona in 2018, and then two more at the Spanish venue and in ...Keep reading

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Sunday, July 5, 2020

Conclusions from the Austrian Grand Prix - PlanetF1

Valtteri Bottas led from start to finish, kicking off the 2020 season with victory in a dramatic Austrian Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton’s second penalty of the day handed Lando Norris his first F1 podium.

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Leclerc drove “one of my best races” for second place | 2020 Austrian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Charles Leclerc said his drive to second place in yesterday's Austrian Grand Prix was one of the best performances of his F1 career so far.

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Mercedes feared ‘instant kill’ during Austrian GP - PlanetF1

Mercedes feared both W11s were on the verge of imminent failure during the Austrian GP with Toto Wolff saying the problem could have led to an "instant kill".

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Russell: A shame but we were lacking pace - PlanetF1

Grinding to a halt when his FW43 lost fuel pressure, George Russell was left to rue what could have been in an Austrian GP where only 11 cars finished.

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