Saturday, February 29, 2020

Russell: Williams "still the slowest car" in 2020 - Motorsport.com

Williams scored just one point in 2019 and its drivers rarely escaped elimination in the first segment of qualifying.
Although troubled by several engine-related issues during the two Barcelona tests this year, both Russell and his rookie teammate Nicolas Latifi set lap times in the new FW43 which were faster than either of the team’s drivers managed in qualifying for last season’s Spanish ...Keep reading

Read more: Russell: Williams "still the slowest car" in 2020 - Motorsport.com

Hamilton believes Mercedes Formula 1 team will resolve engine woes - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton has faith that his Mercedes Formula 1 team is doing all it can to get on top of its engine reliability problems before the Australian Grand Prix

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Hamilton believes Mercedes Formula 1 team will resolve engine woes - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton has faith that his Mercedes Formula 1 team is doing all it can to get on top of its engine reliability problems before the Australian Grand Prix

Read more: Hamilton believes Mercedes Formula 1 team will resolve engine woes - Autosport

Verstappen makes light of skittish RB16 - PlanetF1

Max Verstappen joked that the spins he suffered during testing were just a way of giving the media something to interview him about.

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Hamilton: Pirelli tyres ‘way too inflated’ - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton has criticised Pirelli's tyres, saying they are now "way too inflated" and that they must be pushed to do better.

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Racing Point not ruling out challenging Ferrari in 2020 F1 season - Autosport

Racing Point Formula 1 team technical director Andy Green has not dismissed the idea of his team being a threat to Ferrari at the start of the season

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Racing Point not ruling out challenging Ferrari in 2020 F1 season - Autosport

Racing Point Formula 1 team technical director Andy Green has not dismissed the idea of his team being a threat to Ferrari at the start of the season

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Friday, February 28, 2020

F2 driver Lundgaard missing Bahrain test due to Coronavirus quarantine | Formula 2 - RaceFans

Formula 2 driver Christian Lundgaard will not take part in this week's Formula 2 test in Bahrain as he is unable to travel to the country due to the Coronavirus.

Read more: F2 driver Lundgaard missing Bahrain test due to Coronavirus quarantine | Formula 2 - RaceFans

Test 2, Day 3: Ricciardo heads morning session for Renault - F1technical.net

Contrary to Thursday's windy and wet conditions, Friday proved to be wonderful for testing, with ideal conditions greeting the teams as they headed into the final day of running before heading to Melbourne.

Read more: Test 2, Day 3: Ricciardo heads morning session for Renault - F1technical.net

New crash tests mean further weight rise for F1 cars in 2021 | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Tougher crash tests are being planned for the 2021 F1 season, which will contribute to a further rise in the minimum weight of cars.

Read more: New crash tests mean further weight rise for F1 cars in 2021 | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Racing Point not ruling out fighting Ferrari early on - Motorsport.com

The Silverstone-based outfit has made a strong start to pre-season testing with its all-new RP20, which has taken inspiration from last year's Mercedes design.
Its form has been such that Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto, whose own team has admitted it is behind where it wants to be, believes Racing Point could be a thorn in its side.
"They are certainly very close," Binotto told Sky ...Keep reading

Read more: Racing Point not ruling out fighting Ferrari early on - Motorsport.com

Ferrari expects to conclude Vettel F1 contract talks "very soon" - Autosport

Ferrari is hoping to conclude contract talks with Sebastian Vettel swiftly to keep the four-time Formula 1 world champion beyond the end of this year

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Ferrari expects to conclude Vettel F1 contract talks "very soon" - Autosport

Ferrari is hoping to conclude contract talks with Sebastian Vettel swiftly to keep the four-time Formula 1 world champion beyond the end of this year

Read more: Ferrari expects to conclude Vettel F1 contract talks "very soon" - Autosport

Test 2, Day 3: F1 2020 testing tech updates from the track - Motorsport.com

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Steiner ‘unhappy but happy’, says RP20’s legal - PlanetF1

Guenther Steiner isn't impressed that Racing Point have copied Mercedes' F1 car but says he can't complain, it is in the rules.

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Mercedes swaps F1 engine for final day of 2020 pre-season testing - Autosport

Mercedes has swapped engines for the final day of pre-season Formula 1 testing, following the shutdown on Lewis Hamilton's power unit on Thursday

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Mercedes swaps F1 engine for final day of 2020 pre-season testing - Autosport

Mercedes has swapped engines for the final day of pre-season Formula 1 testing, following the shutdown on Lewis Hamilton's power unit on Thursday

Read more: Mercedes swaps F1 engine for final day of 2020 pre-season testing - Autosport

Mercedes swaps engines after Thursday shutdown - Motorsport.com

Hamilton stopped out on track on Thursday afternoon when his engine shut down as the result of an anomaly with the oil pressure.
That incident meant Hamilton could not return to the track later that day, and Mercedes took the decision to remove the power unit and send it back to its Brixworth engine headquarters for analysis to find out what went wrong.

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Magnussen: British GP bust-up made Haas stronger - Motorsport.com

The Dane is at the centre of big drama in the Haas episode when team boss Gunther Steiner gives him and teammate Romain Grosjean a dressing down after they clashed at the British Grand Prix.
Although the Netflix cameras were not present in Steiner's office during the heated exchange, the microphones do pick up what was said.
Steiner is heard saying: "I have fu**ing had enough of both of you ...Keep reading

Read more: Magnussen: British GP bust-up made Haas stronger - Motorsport.com

Vettel: Signs don’t look perfect for Ferrari - PlanetF1

Ferrari and Mercedes are continuing to play 'who's on top' with Sebastian Vettel saying it the reigning World Champs who head to Melbourne as the favourites.

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2020 pre-season testing day six in pictures | F1 pictures - RaceFans

Pictures from the sixth day of testing for the 2020 F1 season at the Circuit de Catalunya. This gallery will be updated throughout the day.

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Bottas: Top F1 teams play weird games during pre-season testing - Autosport

Valtteri Bottas says he is refusing to read too much into Ferrari's comments downplaying its pre-season Formula 1 testing performance, saying rivals often play "a weird game"

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Bottas: Top F1 teams play weird games during pre-season testing - Autosport

Valtteri Bottas says he is refusing to read too much into Ferrari's comments downplaying its pre-season Formula 1 testing performance, saying rivals often play "a weird game"

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Bottas: Top teams playing "weird games" in testing - Motorsport.com

Ferrari Formula 1 chief Mattia Binotto has said repeatedly the team is trailing rivals Mercedes and Red Bull after making a quiet start to testing with its new SF1000 car. 
Sebastian Vettel lifted Ferrari to the top of the timesheets for the first time on the penultimate day of pre-season testing - but still trailed Bottas’ winter benchmark from the opening week by over a second.
Asked ...Keep reading

Read more: Bottas: Top teams playing "weird games" in testing - Motorsport.com

Don’t blank Danny Ric, it ‘p**ses’ him off - PlanetF1

One of the friendliest chaps on the grid, Daniel Ricciardo has revealed the one thing that really "pisses" him off about his rivals.

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Where F1 goes after today is at the mercy of Coronavirus | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Some F1 figures fear the Coronavirus may cut the calendar to as few as 15 races. What impact it does have will be largely out of the sport's control.

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Live: Follow Barcelona F1 testing as it happens - Motorsport.com

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Live: 2020 F1 pre-season testing day six | RaceFans Live - RaceFans

Join us to follow day six of testing for the 2020 F1 season on RaceFans Live.

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Live updates from the final day of F1 testing - PlanetF1

It's the final countdown! Follow the last day of testing in Barcelona as all 10 teams put the final touches together for the 2020 season.

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Verstappen unhappy with his depiction in original ‘Drive to Survive’ | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Max Verstappen is unhappy with his portrayal in the original season of Netflix's Formula 1 documentary Drive to Survive, which he says didn't show "the real me".

Read more: Verstappen unhappy with his depiction in original ‘Drive to Survive’ | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Heineken sponsorship director Ben Pincus joins F1 as commercial head - Autosport

Heineken sponsorship director Ben Pincus will join Formula 1 as its director of commercial partnerships

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Verstappen says he didn’t see damp patch which caused spin | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Max Verstappen admitted he didn't notice the damp patch at turn five when he spun into a gravel trap during today's test.

Read more: Verstappen says he didn’t see damp patch which caused spin | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Heineken's Pincus joins F1 as sponsorship boss - Motorsport.com

He will report directly to CEO Chase Carey as the organisation continues to evolve following the recent departure of erstwhile commercial chief Sean Bratches.
Pincus replaces Murray Barnett, who held the slightly different title of director of sponsorship and commercial partnerships, and who leaves the company this week.
Pincus has demonstrated his potential value to F1 over the past four ...Keep reading

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Test 2, Day 2: Wet start, Vettel fastest before lunch - F1technical.net

The penultimate day of pre-season testing for the F1 teams saw an interesting start of the day as overnight showers had wet the track, making for some exploratory runs on intermediates when the session kicked off.

Read more: Test 2, Day 2: Wet start, Vettel fastest before lunch - F1technical.net

‘Drive to Survive’ will reveal ‘truth’ of Williams’ 2019 - PlanetF1

Claire Williams has said the Netflix series 'Drive to Survive' will allow the team to tell their own story on the struggles of the 2019 season.

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Williams: Netflix series will "show the truth" about 2019 - Motorsport.com

Williams endured a disastrous start to last year when delays in the build of its FW42 car caused the team to miss the first two-and-a-half days of testing.
It set the tone for a difficult season that saw Williams finish last in the constructors' championship, scoring one point as it failed to compete with the midfield teams.
The second season of Drive to Survive is released on Netflix this ...Keep reading

Read more: Williams: Netflix series will "show the truth" about 2019 - Motorsport.com

Alonso plays down DAS advantage for Mercedes - PlanetF1

Fernando Alonso doesn't think Mercedes' DAS system gives a major performance boost, but it does send a "message".

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Ricciardo will 'answer calls' but wants Renault stay - SkySports F1

Daniel Ricciardo has admitted he will "answer calls" from rival teams if they try to poach him this season but insists his priority is staying with Renault - who know they have to improve to make that a reality.

Read more: Ricciardo will 'answer calls' but wants Renault stay - SkySports F1

Mercedes’ sandbagging claims wrong, say Ferrari - PlanetF1

Ferrari boss, Mattia Binotto, has said Mercedes are wrong to suggest that the Scuderia have been sandbagging in pre-season testing.

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Ferrari expects Vettel contract talks to end "very soon" - Motorsport.com

While the Italian outfit has been clear that Vettel is its number one choice to line up alongside Charles Leclerc from 2021, it has not yet agreed a deal with him.
Speaking during pre-season testing at Barcelona, team principal Mattia Binotto hoped that the matter could be sorted soon.
"I already mentioned it: Seb is our first option," he said. "I think as I always mentioned, that's a great ...Keep reading

Read more: Ferrari expects Vettel contract talks to end "very soon" - Motorsport.com

2020 pre-season testing day five in pictures | F1 pictures - RaceFans

Pictures from the fifth day of testing for the 2020 F1 season at the Circuit de Catalunya. This gallery will be updated throughout the day.

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Ferrari: Mercedes claim F1 engine was turned down in week one wrong - Autosport

Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto has dismissed suggestions from Mercedes that it was running its Formula 1 engine at a different level to its customer teams in testing last week

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Ferrari: Mercedes claim F1 engine was turned down in week one wrong - Autosport

Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto has dismissed suggestions from Mercedes that it was running its Formula 1 engine at a different level to its customer teams in testing last week

Read more: Ferrari: Mercedes claim F1 engine was turned down in week one wrong - Autosport

Revealed: First images of Zandvoort's completed Dutch GP F1 banking - Autosport

The first images of Zandvoort's completed banked turns have been revealed ahead of Formula 1's Dutch Grand Prix on 3 May

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Revealed: First images of Zandvoort's completed Dutch GP F1 banking - Autosport

The first images of Zandvoort's completed banked turns have been revealed ahead of Formula 1's Dutch Grand Prix on 3 May

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Revealed: First images of Zandvoort’s completed banking - Motorsport.com

The final corner will be at an 18 degree angle, making it twice as steep as the banking used at Indianapolis for the United States Grand Prix between 2000 and 2007. Turn 3, Hugenholtz, will also feature a banking of 19 degrees.
The first images of the completed banking construction project were released on Thursday, over two months before the cars hit the track for the first time.
The ...Keep reading

Read more: Revealed: First images of Zandvoort’s completed banking - Motorsport.com

Coronavirus could play havoc with F1 2020 calendar - PlanetF1

The coronavirus could have a serious impact on the Formula 1 calendar with Australia the latest country to implement an emergency plan.

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Live: Follow Barcelona F1 testing as it happens - Motorsport.com

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Live: 2020 F1 pre-season testing day five | RaceFans Live - RaceFans

Join us to follow day five of testing for the 2020 F1 season on RaceFans Live.

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Live updates from day two of the second F1 test - PlanetF1

It is the penultimate day of F1 testing as we return to the Circuit de Catalunya for the fifth day of pre-season. Time to crank up the engines?

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Raikkonen: Alonso may struggle to find good F1 seat - PlanetF1

Kimi Raikkonen has said it is easy to return to Formula 1, but a much harder task is finding a good, competitive seat.

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Williams “frustrated” by Mercedes power unit problems | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Williams deputy team principal Claire Williams admitted she feels "frustrated" how much running the team has lost due to problems outside of its control.

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F1 Testing Day Two LIVE! - SkySports F1



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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

New Williams front wing among tech developments for second F1 test - Autosport

Williams trialled a new front wing design at the start of the second week of Formula 1 pre-season testing, with further new aerodynamic additions seen elsewhere in the pitlane

Read more: New Williams front wing among tech developments for second F1 test - Autosport

Marko: DAS worth two tenths for Mercedes - PlanetF1

Red Bull advisor Dr Helmut Marko believes Mercedes' DAS system gives them a two-tenth advantage over Red Bull.

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Hanoi track works completed ahead of inaugural Vietnam GP - Autosport

Vietnam GP organisers say that work on the Hanoi track has been completed ahead of the first Formula 1 race at the venue on April 5

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Hanoi track works completed ahead of inaugural Vietnam GP - Autosport

Vietnam GP organisers say that work on the Hanoi track has been completed ahead of the first Formula 1 race at the venue on April 5

Read more: Hanoi track works completed ahead of inaugural Vietnam GP - Autosport

Why Mercedes could still face a legality fight after reinventing the steering wheel | RacingLines - RaceFans

How did Mercedes come up with DAS? Has Esteban Ocon taken details of it to Renault? And could Mercedes rivals stop them racing it?

Read more: Why Mercedes could still face a legality fight after reinventing the steering wheel | RacingLines - RaceFans

Kubica quickest in opening session of second F1 test - Motorsport.com

Kubica’s best lap – a 1m16.942s – was set on the C5 tyres, the softest in Pirelli’s pre-season selection, with Gasly ending up 0.598s adrift on the slightly harder C4 rubber.
On another sunny day at the Barcelona track, McLaren’s Carlos Sainz led the field out of the pits when the session got underway at 9am local time.
Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel shared the top ...Keep reading

Read more: Kubica quickest in opening session of second F1 test - Motorsport.com

Kubica quickest while Red Bull make slow start to second test | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Robert Kubica set Alfa Romeo's quickest time of pre-season testing so far as he headed the morning's running at the Circuit de Catalunya.

Read more: Kubica quickest while Red Bull make slow start to second test | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Kubica puts Alfa Romeo back in P1 at lunch - PlanetF1

Day four of pre-season testing ahead of the 2020 season is underway, and Robert Kubica was the surprise name to top the morning session.

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Latest Vietnam images released as track completed - Motorsport.com

They also issued new images of the finished circuit, but made no reference to the possible impact of the Coronavirus outbreak on the race.
The last 150m section of the track, along the pit straight, was laid last week. With all the permanent buildings complete the focus is now on finishing temporary facilities such as grandstands, team hospitality units and the medical and media ...Keep reading

Read more: Latest Vietnam images released as track completed - Motorsport.com

Barcelona F1 testing: Alfa's Kubica leads first morning of test two - Autosport

Alfa Romeo Formula 1 reserve driver Robert Kubica set the fastest time on the opening morning of the second 2020 pre-season test at Barcelona, with Pierre Gasly second for AlphaTauri

Read more: Barcelona F1 testing: Alfa's Kubica leads first morning of test two - Autosport

Barcelona F1 testing: Alfa's Kubica leads first morning of test two - Autosport

Alfa Romeo Formula 1 reserve driver Robert Kubica set the fastest time on the opening morning of the second 2020 pre-season test at Barcelona, with Pierre Gasly second for AlphaTauri

Read more: Barcelona F1 testing: Alfa's Kubica leads first morning of test two - Autosport

Kubica leads Gasly, Vettel spins off - SkySports F1

Robert Kubica was the surprise leader on a busy first morning of the final test of F1 2020 as he set the pace ahead of Pierre Gasly, Alex Albon and Lewis Hamilton, while Sebastian Vettel span off in the Ferrari.

Read more: Kubica leads Gasly, Vettel spins off - SkySports F1

Formula 2’s 2020 grid is complete as Nissany joins Trident | Formula 2 - RaceFans

Roy Nissany has taken the final place on the grid for the 2020 Formula 2 season. The Williams test driver has joined Marino Sato at Trident.

Read more: Formula 2’s 2020 grid is complete as Nissany joins Trident | Formula 2 - RaceFans

Williams won’t let pride harm business model - PlanetF1

While very "proud" of their independent model, Williams deputy principal Claire Williams says that wouldn't stand in the way of change.

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Alonso: Mercedes sent message with DAS - SkySports F1

Fernando Alonso believes the biggest significance of Mercedes' ingenious DAS wheel system is that it sends a message to their rivals that they are not letting up in pursuit of more F1 glory.

Read more: Alonso: Mercedes sent message with DAS - SkySports F1

Test 2, Day 1: Mercedes busiest in early hours - F1technical.net

Testing resumed today at Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona for the second and final 3-day test before teams head off to start the 2020 season. Yet again, it was Mercedes who kicked off proceedings, immediately being very busy out on track.

Read more: Test 2, Day 1: Mercedes busiest in early hours - F1technical.net

Latest tech updates from F1 test as new Ferrari wing appears - Motorsport.com

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Ferrari restricts factory access/travel in response to coronavirus - Autosport

Ferrari has restricted all non-critical business travel and is limiting access to its factory in response to the developing coronavirus situation in Italy

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Ferrari restricts factory access/travel in response to coronavirus - Autosport

Ferrari has restricted all non-critical business travel and is limiting access to its factory in response to the developing coronavirus situation in Italy

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Threat of Vietnam GP cancellation grows - PlanetF1

Formula 1's first Vietnam GP may have to be put on hold after the country closed its border to several countries due to the coronavirus.

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2020 pre-season testing day four in pictures | F1 pictures - RaceFans

Pictures from the fourth day of testing for the 2020 F1 season at the Circuit de Catalunya. This gallery will be updated throughout the day.

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Webber predicts more Hamilton domination in 2020 - PlanetF1

Mark Webber has said a "ginormous, ginormous" challenge awaits anyone who wants to try and topple Lewis Hamilton this season.

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Sainz: Ferrari rumours are a ‘compliment’ - PlanetF1

One of the names mentioned as a possible replacement for Sebastian Vettel is Carlos Sainz, with the Spaniard saying that's a "compliment" but for now his sole focus is McLaren.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Red Bull, Honda target no engine penalties in 2020 - Motorsport.com

With the performance of the new RB16 having looked strong in the opening week of pre-season testing, Red Bull’s hopes of battling for the championship will be boosted if it does not face grid penalties for using more than three power units.
Following a winter where Honda has completed more dyno mileage than ever before, hopes are high that everything is on target to get through the season ...Keep reading

Read more: Red Bull, Honda target no engine penalties in 2020 - Motorsport.com

Piola: The changes helping Mercedes accomodate dual-axis F1 steering - Autosport

Mercedes became the talk of the opening pre-season Formula 1 test at Barcelona when onboard footage revealed the team's innovative new dual-axis steering system

Read more: Piola: The changes helping Mercedes accomodate dual-axis F1 steering - Autosport

Piola: The changes helping Mercedes accomodate dual-axis F1 steering - Autosport

Mercedes became the talk of the opening pre-season Formula 1 test at Barcelona when onboard footage revealed the team's innovative new dual-axis steering system

Read more: Piola: The changes helping Mercedes accomodate dual-axis F1 steering - Autosport

Ferrari forced into closures due to coronavirus - PlanetF1

Ferrari are the latest Formula 1 team to take action as the deadly coronavirus continues to spread around the world.

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Max sympathises with Ricciardo for slow Renault start - PlanetF1

Max Verstappen reckons Daniel Ricciardo's debut campaign with Renault would not have been "the easiest" for the Aussie given the complete lack of podiums.

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Prost criticises "stupid" bans on petrol/diesel hybrid vehicles - Autosport

Alain Prost says "stupid" regulation changes by governments risk killing the European car industry and will leave Formula 1 facing some tough decisions in the near future

Read more: Prost criticises "stupid" bans on petrol/diesel hybrid vehicles - Autosport

Prost criticises "stupid" bans on petrol/diesel hybrid vehicles - Autosport

Alain Prost says "stupid" regulation changes by governments risk killing the European car industry and will leave Formula 1 facing some tough decisions in the near future

Read more: Prost criticises "stupid" bans on petrol/diesel hybrid vehicles - Autosport

Driver line-up confirmed for final pre-season test | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Robert Kubica will join the 20 F1 race drivers in action during the final three-day pre-season test at the Circuit de Catalunya, starting tomorrow.

Read more: Driver line-up confirmed for final pre-season test | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

McLaren had "best start for many, many years" to F1 testing - Motorsport.com

The Woking-based team, which will face a tough fight for fourth in the constructors’ championship this year, concentrated more on reliability running this week so did not set any headline-grabbing times.
However, Seidl says he is overjoyed with the way the first test went, especially because it did not suffer any major mechanical problems.
“To be honest, we're really, really, really ...Keep reading

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Rosberg: Seed of doubt needs planting in Hamilton’s mind - PlanetF1

Nico Rosberg has said a "seed of doubt" needs to be planted in Lewis Hamilton's mind in order to beat him to the World Championship.

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Vettel: Ferrari never ramped up the engine - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel has given weight to Mercedes' claims Ferrari did not turn up the wick in the opening test, saying that's "not on the agenda".

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Vettel keen for more variety in F1 testing venues | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Sebastian Vettel says he would appreciate a change from Formula 1's regular venue for pre-season testing, the Circuit de Catalunya.

Read more: Vettel keen for more variety in F1 testing venues | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Only “small issues” for Mercedes in testing so far – Bottas | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Reigning world champions Mercedes encountered no major problems in the first week of pre-season testing, according to pace-setter Valtteri Bottas.

Read more: Only “small issues” for Mercedes in testing so far – Bottas | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

‘Parc ferme question mark’ over Mercedes’ DAS - PlanetF1

Mercedes' dual axis steering, DAS, system may be legal when it is on the track but Renault's Alan Permane has questioned whether it remains so in parc ferme.

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Ferrari jump from ‘let them race’ to ‘team orders’ - PlanetF1

It took less than two weeks for Ferrari's stance to move from "let them race" to "team orders" with Mattia Binotto admitting the latter could come into play this season.

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Why this could be the last year for ‘mind-blowing’ F1 cars | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

F1 drivers raved about the incredible performance of their new cars last week. But many are also looking forward to slower cars which should race better in 2021.

Read more: Why this could be the last year for ‘mind-blowing’ F1 cars | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

‘Renault and McLaren could protest Racing Point RP20’ - PlanetF1

Renault and McLaren, Racing Point's two biggest rivals for best of the rest in the championship, could protest the RP20 come the season-opening Australian GP.

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Grosjean: ‘Unfair’ Formula 1 not a sport - PlanetF1

Romain Grosjean believes Formula 1 is a "show" not a sport, because the reliance on having a good car means it isn't "fair".

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Monday, February 24, 2020

Vettel: Ferrari never ramped up the engine - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel has given weight to Mercedes' claims Ferrari did not turn up the wick in the opening test, saying that's "not on the agenda".

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Bottas wants ‘smoother’ talks with ‘less headlines’ - PlanetF1

As Valtteri Bottas once again faces an uncertain future, the Finn says he believes both he and Mercedes learned from last year's public speculation.

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Ferrari engine issue ‘not a cause for concern’ - PlanetF1

Ferrari have put Friday's engine failure down to a "non-structural problem" related to the "lubrication system" of the SF1000's power unit.

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Sainz: McLaren's F1 rivals get "a lot of help" from bigger teams - Autosport

Carlos Sainz Jr says it will be always be difficult for McLaren to compete against rivals working with front-running outfits, hinting at Racing Point's Mercedes-inspired design

Read more: Sainz: McLaren's F1 rivals get "a lot of help" from bigger teams - Autosport

Sainz: McLaren's F1 rivals get "a lot of help" from bigger teams - Autosport

Carlos Sainz Jr says it will be always be difficult for McLaren to compete against rivals working with front-running outfits, hinting at Racing Point's Mercedes-inspired design

Read more: Sainz: McLaren's F1 rivals get "a lot of help" from bigger teams - Autosport

DAS debut left Mercedes' F1 rivals "wide-eyed" - Motorsport.com

Mercedes sparked intrigue through the paddock when footage emerged of Lewis Hamilton adjusting the toe angle of his front wheels by pulling his steering wheel towards himself in the cockpit.
While the system has been deemed safe and legal by the FIA under the technical regulations, it may be challenged under the parc ferme rules that restrict car changes after the start of ...Keep reading

Read more: DAS debut left Mercedes' F1 rivals "wide-eyed" - Motorsport.com

Ferrari still prepared to use team orders despite granting drivers equal status | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Ferrari's change in policy regarding its two drivers this year does not mean the team has ruled out using team orders on Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc.

Read more: Ferrari still prepared to use team orders despite granting drivers equal status | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Mercedes conclude Ferrari had heavy sandbags in test - PlanetF1

Analysing the data from the opening test, Mercedes has asked why Ferrari ran its "PU consistently at much lower levels" than rival teams.

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Debris suspected as cause of puncture which triggered fatal F2 crash | Formula 2 - RaceFans

Debris from a first-lap collision has emerged as the likely cause of the puncture which triggered last year's Formula 2 crash at Spa, which claimed the life of Anthonie Hubert.

Read more: Debris suspected as cause of puncture which triggered fatal F2 crash | Formula 2 - RaceFans

Russell: ‘No way’ Williams are as slow as last year - PlanetF1

Only the first week of pre-season testing is complete, but George Russell thinks there is "no way" Williams are as far off their rivals as in 2019.

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Sunday, February 23, 2020

Mercedes lifts lid on W11's other design secrets - Motorsport.com

While most interest surrounding the team has revolved around its bold Dual Axis Steering (DAS) system, the team has pushed the boundaries in a host of other areas in a bid to step clear of the opposition.
In a video the team released on Sunday, Mercedes technical director James Allison said the team decided to be as revolutionary as it could with its design – even though last year’s W10 ...Keep reading

Read more: Mercedes lifts lid on W11's other design secrets - Motorsport.com

New Mercedes ‘streaks ahead of last year in terms of downforce’ | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Mercedes technical director James Allison says the team believes its new W11 is a major step forward from last year car in terms of how much downforce it generates.

Read more: New Mercedes ‘streaks ahead of last year in terms of downforce’ | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Albon: New 2020 Red Bull F1 car more usable than predecessor - Autosport

Alex Albon says Red Bull's 2020 Formula 1 car feels "more usable" and is a "step forwards" compared to the team's design from last year

Read more: Albon: New 2020 Red Bull F1 car more usable than predecessor - Autosport

Albon: New 2020 Red Bull F1 car more usable than predecessor - Autosport

Alex Albon says Red Bull's 2020 Formula 1 car feels "more usable" and is a "step forwards" compared to the team's design from last year

Read more: Albon: New 2020 Red Bull F1 car more usable than predecessor - Autosport

Conclusions from the first F1 2020 test - PlanetF1

DAS, copycat claims, and lap records on the verge of being broken already. But what can we conclude from the first F1 2020 test in Barcelona?

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Verstappen wants good racing, not lap records - PlanetF1

The 2020 F1 cars are likely to set a host of new lap records, but Max Verstappen would prefer to see good racing.

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2020 pre-season test: Bonus picture gallery | F1 pictures - RaceFans

We had our first look at all the new Formula 1 cars of 2020 in testing this week. Here's a bonus gallery of pictures including lots of new shots.

Read more: 2020 pre-season test: Bonus picture gallery | F1 pictures - RaceFans

Miami Grand Prix ‘five to ten years away’ - PlanetF1

The proposed Miami Grand Prix is no longer imminent it seems, instead F1 CEO Chase Carey says it's "five to ten years" away.

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Albon: New 2020 Red Bull F1 car more useable than predecessor - Autosport

Alex Albon says Red Bull's 2020 Formula 1 car feels "more usable" and is a "step forwards" compared to the team's design from last year

Read more: Albon: New 2020 Red Bull F1 car more useable than predecessor - Autosport

Albon: New 2020 Red Bull F1 car more useable than predecessor - Autosport

Alex Albon says Red Bull's 2020 Formula 1 car feels "more usable" and is a "step forwards" compared to the team's design from last year

Read more: Albon: New 2020 Red Bull F1 car more useable than predecessor - Autosport

Grosjean: ‘Unfair’ Formula 1 not a sport - PlanetF1

Romain Grosjean believes Formula 1 is a "show" not a sport, because the reliance on having a good car means it isn't "fair".

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Russell: Under-rated Williams F1 team-mate Latifi tough to beat - Autosport

George Russell thinks his rookie Williams Formula 1 team-mate Nicholas Latifi is under-rated and will be tougher for him to beat than most expect

Read more: Russell: Under-rated Williams F1 team-mate Latifi tough to beat - Autosport

Russell: Under-rated Williams F1 team-mate Latifi tough to beat - Autosport

George Russell thinks his rookie Williams Formula 1 team-mate Nicholas Latifi is under-rated and will be tougher for him to beat than most expect

Read more: Russell: Under-rated Williams F1 team-mate Latifi tough to beat - Autosport

Russell: ‘No way’ Williams are as slow as last year - PlanetF1

Only the first week of pre-season testing is complete, but George Russell thinks there is "no way" Williams are as far off their rivals as in 2019.

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Russell: "No way" Williams will be as slow as in 2019 - Motorsport.com

Williams’ 2020 season started in much better shape compared to ’19 – when it missed the first two full days of testing with the FW42 – with Russell handing it the ninth fastest-time in the first Barcelona test, ahead of Haas.
When asked if he felt Williams would be closer to the midfield compared to last year, when the team scored just one point, Russell said: “There's no way we'll be ...Keep reading

Read more: Russell: "No way" Williams will be as slow as in 2019 - Motorsport.com

Imola isn’t going to replace Shanghai, but a new 2020 calendar tweak is under consideration | 2020 Chinese Grand Prix - RaceFans

Imola has offered to replace China's postponed race. But as long as F1's priority is getting Shanghai back on the calendar, it won't happen.

Read more: Imola isn’t going to replace Shanghai, but a new 2020 calendar tweak is under consideration | 2020 Chinese Grand Prix - RaceFans

Red Bull boss Horner defends practice of car "cloning" in F1 - Autosport

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner has defended the use of "clone" cars in Formula 1, saying they make the championship better

Read more: Red Bull boss Horner defends practice of car "cloning" in F1 - Autosport

Red Bull boss Horner defends practice of car "cloning" in F1 - Autosport

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner has defended the use of "clone" cars in Formula 1, saying they make the championship better

Read more: Red Bull boss Horner defends practice of car "cloning" in F1 - Autosport

Car design "cloning" can be good for F1 - Horner - Motorsport.com

Racing Point stirred some controversy this week when it revealed its new RP20 was heavily inspired by the design of last year’s Mercedes.
While some teams are not happy at the prospect of teams copying each other, Horner thinks that anything which helps smaller teams be more competitive is a bonus.
“I think collaborations do make sense,” he said. “Otherwise, how do teams like ...Keep reading

Read more: Car design "cloning" can be good for F1 - Horner - Motorsport.com

Mercedes had to make engine change at first 2020 Barcelona F1 test - Autosport

Mercedes was forced to change an engine during the opening Formula 1 pre-season test at Barcelona

Read more: Mercedes had to make engine change at first 2020 Barcelona F1 test - Autosport

Mercedes had to make engine change at first 2020 Barcelona F1 test - Autosport

Mercedes was forced to change an engine during the opening Formula 1 pre-season test at Barcelona

Read more: Mercedes had to make engine change at first 2020 Barcelona F1 test - Autosport

F1 competition "like Federer with ping-pong racket" - Grosjean - Motorsport.com

Grosjean, who has started 164 grands prix over an 11-year span, has 10 podium finishes to his name and has led laps in seven races, coming close to a maiden win on occasions in 2012 and 2013.
But though the Haas team he joined in 2016 has had results that were perceived as it punching above its weight in F1, it has been nowhere near scoring a win since its arrival.
Asked ahead of the 2020 ...Keep reading

Read more: F1 competition "like Federer with ping-pong racket" - Grosjean - Motorsport.com

Russell wary of Latifi’s potential: “On paper he’s a rookie but in reality he’s not” | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

George Russell says he is not underestimating the challenge from his new team mate, Nicholas Latifi, who he called "the most-prepared rookie Formula 1 has had ever"

Read more: Russell wary of Latifi’s potential: “On paper he’s a rookie but in reality he’s not” | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Verstappen: ‘Everything heading in right direction’ - PlanetF1

Max Verstappen believes "everything is heading in the right direction" for Red Bull and Honda after a positive first week of testing.

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Red Bull's innovative multi-link 2020 F1 front suspension design - Autosport

While Mercedes' dual-axis steering system turned heads in the Barcelona Formula 1 paddock, Red Bull unveiled a front suspension change it hopes will eradicate its deficit in slow-speed corners

Read more: Red Bull's innovative multi-link 2020 F1 front suspension design - Autosport

Red Bull's innovative multi-link 2020 F1 front suspension design - Autosport

While Mercedes' dual-axis steering system turned heads in the Barcelona Formula 1 paddock, Red Bull unveiled a front suspension change it hopes will eradicate its deficit in slow-speed corners

Read more: Red Bull's innovative multi-link 2020 F1 front suspension design - Autosport

Tech analysis: Red Bull goes own way with new suspension idea - Motorsport.com

Its rival Red Bull has interestingly made a big change to its front suspension in a bid to try to close the deficit it has had to Mercedes in slow corners.
As Red Bull team principal Christian Horner said when asked by Motorsport.com: "The Mercedes were good in that low-speed performance last year and that's one area that we needed to improve.
"I think that we have made steps – and of ...Keep reading

Read more: Tech analysis: Red Bull goes own way with new suspension idea - Motorsport.com

McLaren's start to F1 testing 'the best for many years', says Seidl - Autosport

McLaren has had its "best start" to Formula 1 pre-season testing for years and plans to bring a batch of updates to Barcelona next week, says team principal Andreas Seidl

Read more: McLaren's start to F1 testing 'the best for many years', says Seidl - Autosport

McLaren's start to F1 testing 'the best for many years', says Seidl - Autosport

McLaren has had its "best start" to Formula 1 pre-season testing for years and plans to bring a batch of updates to Barcelona next week, says team principal Andreas Seidl

Read more: McLaren's start to F1 testing 'the best for many years', says Seidl - Autosport

Aero change ‘step into the unknown’ for Racing Point - PlanetF1

Racing Point CEO Otmar Szafnauer admits his team's change in aero concept for 2020 was a "step into the unknown".

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Mercedes questions Ferrari’s downbeat F1 testing assessment - Motorsport.com

Mercedes swept to a one-two finish on Friday as both Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton closed out the opening test with performance runs, closing on the track record set last year.
Amid the buzz of its dual-axis steering system debut, the underlying pace of the Mercedes W11 looks fierce as ever.
Contrasting Mercedes’ strength was Ferrari’s understated start to testing as it ended the ...Keep reading

Read more: Mercedes questions Ferrari’s downbeat F1 testing assessment - Motorsport.com

How Williams went from “rock bottom” to respectable in 12 months | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

One year on from the humiliation of missing the start of testing, Williams led the teams out this year, and showed they are on the road to recovery.

Read more: How Williams went from “rock bottom” to respectable in 12 months | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Russell: No way Williams will be as far off F1 rivals as last year - Autosport

George Russell feels there is "no way" Williams will be as far off the pace of is its 2020 Formula 1 rivals as it was last year

Read more: Russell: No way Williams will be as far off F1 rivals as last year - Autosport

Newey: 2021 regulations are an ‘awful shame’ - PlanetF1

Red Bull's design chief Adrian Newey has lashed out at the new Formula 1 regulations for 2021, branding them an "awful shame".

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DAS could fall foul of F1's parc ferme regulations - Motorsport.com

The device, which allows Mercedes drivers to adjust the toe angle of the front wheels through pushing or pulling the steering wheel, has grabbed the attention of rival teams.
But while most understand how it is allowed by the technical regulations for 2020, there appears to be some question mark about whether or not it complies with F1’s rules that limit what teams can change after qualifying ...Keep reading

Read more: DAS could fall foul of F1's parc ferme regulations - Motorsport.com

F1 testing summary - benchmark times make Mercedes early favourite - Autosport

Mercedes' pace during the opening week of Formula 1 pre-season testing at Barcelona looked ominous, as Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton ended the first week atop the timesheets

Read more: F1 testing summary - benchmark times make Mercedes early favourite - Autosport

F1 testing summary - benchmark times make Mercedes early favourite - Autosport

Mercedes' pace during the opening week of Formula 1 pre-season testing at Barcelona looked ominous, as Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton ended the first week atop the timesheets

Read more: F1 testing summary - benchmark times make Mercedes early favourite - Autosport

What we learned about each team in F1’s first test of 2020 | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

F1's top three teams fared very differently in the first test of the year while the midfield saw signs of big changes. Here's what we learned about each team last week.

Read more: What we learned about each team in F1’s first test of 2020 | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Conclusions from the first F1 2020 test - PlanetF1

DAS, copycat claims, and lap records on the verge of being broken already. But what can we conclude from the first F1 2020 test in Barcelona?

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Zandvoort ready to reopen next week after track changes | 2020 Dutch Grand Prix - RaceFans

The remodelled Zandvoort circuit is due to reopen on Friday next week following the completion of construction work at the track.

Read more: Zandvoort ready to reopen next week after track changes | 2020 Dutch Grand Prix - RaceFans

Friday, February 21, 2020

Ricciardo: Testing with Renault feels "more normal" than 2019 - Autosport

Daniel Ricciardo says pre-season testing with Renault feels "more normal" than last year, when he had to hold back his true feelings to avoid creating "chaos" for his new engineers

Read more: Ricciardo: Testing with Renault feels "more normal" than 2019 - Autosport

Racing Point: At least six months to copy DAS - PlanetF1

Racing Point's RP20 may share a lot with Mercedes but one thing the team doesn't have is DAS. Nor will it have it for about "six months".

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2020 pre-season testing day three in pictures | F1 pictures - RaceFans

Pictures from the third day of testing for the 2020 F1 season at the Circuit de Catalunya. This gallery will be updated throughout the day.

Read more: 2020 pre-season testing day three in pictures | F1 pictures - RaceFans

Horner weighs in on copycat car debate - PlanetF1

As Racing Point's RP20 bring copycat cars back into the headlines, Christian Horner feels sharing between big teams and smaller ones is vital for F1.

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Dual-axis steering like Mercedes F1 system won't be allowed in 2021 - Autosport

The FIA will only allow Formula 1 teams to run dual-axis steering systems until the end of 2020, and has outlawed the Mercedes-developed device for the start of 2021

Read more: Dual-axis steering like Mercedes F1 system won't be allowed in 2021 - Autosport

Dual-axis steering like Mercedes F1 system won't be allowed in 2021 - Autosport

The FIA will only allow Formula 1 teams to run dual-axis steering systems until the end of 2020, and has outlawed the Mercedes-developed device for the start of 2021

Read more: Dual-axis steering like Mercedes F1 system won't be allowed in 2021 - Autosport

DAS will not be allowed in F1 in 2021 - Motorsport.com

The main talking point of pre-season testing so far has been the steering idea, which alters the toe angle of the front wheel through the steering wheel being pushed backwards and forwards.
Mercedes has checked with the FIA about the legality of DAS, and the governing body's view is that it is allowed because the device only alters the steering angle of the front wheels.
While rival teams ...Keep reading

Read more: DAS will not be allowed in F1 in 2021 - Motorsport.com

Daruvala named Red Bull junior, seals F2 move - Motorsport.com

Daruvala, a former Force India protege, will partner fellow F3 graduate and Red Bull junior Yuki Tsunoda at Carlin, which becomes the 10th team to confirm its full F2 roster for the coming season.
"I’m very proud to be going into the season as a Red Bull junior which will of course be added pressure but I believe I have the platform to deliver, so it’s going to be up to me," Daruvala ...Keep reading

Read more: Daruvala named Red Bull junior, seals F2 move - Motorsport.com

Vettel: Merc's 'weird' DAS like 'running in flip-flops' - SkySports F1

Sebastian Vettel has had his say on Mercedes' new "weird" 'DAS' system, comparing the wheel to a plane's joystick and claiming it must be like "running in flip-flops" for their drivers.

Read more: Vettel: Merc's 'weird' DAS like 'running in flip-flops' - SkySports F1

Vettel: Merc using DAS makes me think it’s legal - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel reckons Mercedes' new DAS system is most likely "legal", otherwise why would the team to be running it.

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Vettel encouraged by early signs of Ferrari downforce gain | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Sebastian Vettel's first impression of Ferrari's new car is the team has made progress with its key goal of adding more downforce to the car.

Read more: Vettel encouraged by early signs of Ferrari downforce gain | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Vettel downplays fears DAS is Merc’s ‘ticket to win’ - PlanetF1

Mercedes' dual axis steering system was the star of Barcelona testing on Thursday as pundits and drivers alike debated the legality.

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Live: Follow Barcelona F1 testing as it happens - Motorsport.com

...Keep reading

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Live: 2020 F1 pre-season testing day three | RaceFans Live - RaceFans

Join us to follow day three of testing for the 2020 F1 season on RaceFans Live.

Read more: Live: 2020 F1 pre-season testing day three | RaceFans Live - RaceFans

Live updates from Day 3 of F1 testing - PlanetF1

Welcome to the final day of the first pre-season test at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona. What will day three of F1 testing bring?

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McLaren should innovate, not copy other cars – Norris | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Lando Norris says McLaren "shouldn't have to rely on copying other people" as the team appears to face a growing threat from 'B-team' rivals.

Read more: McLaren should innovate, not copy other cars – Norris | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

‘Precautionary engine change’ for Red Bull - PlanetF1

Red Bull have confirmed that Alexander Albon's lost track time on Thursday was the result of a "precautionary" engine change.

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Grosjean: It had to be me that spun - PlanetF1

Romain Grosjean was the first driver to hit the wall in pre-season testing, spinning his Haas and damaging the rear wing.

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Raikkonen and Alfa Romeo brush off late red flag - PlanetF1

Kimi Raikkonen and his Alfa Romeo team had nothing to say about the Finn's late red flag in testing in light of speculation that he ran out of fuel.

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Norris: Not too different to last year’s car - PlanetF1

Lando Norris spent his first day in the McLaren MCL35 in Spain on Thursday and declard that it was "not too different to last year" at least in terms of handling.

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Midfield teams can’t justify cost of developing DAS – Steiner | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Midfield teams can't justify cost of developing DAS - Steiner • Government trying to stop Australian GP tram strike • WEC defends Hypercar plans after Aston Martin withdrawal

Read more: Midfield teams can’t justify cost of developing DAS – Steiner | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

Mercedes draws attention with DAS – Day 2 analysis - F1technical.net

Shocking the entire paddock, Mercedes were caught by using a mysterious new system on the front suspension of its new car, the W11. The Dual-Axis Steering has caught the attention of the rival teams’ engineers.

Read more: Mercedes draws attention with DAS – Day 2 analysis - F1technical.net

Explained: Mercedes’ DAS system and fears over what follows - Motorsport.com

The device is used to adjust the toe on the front wheels between the straights and the corners, but, although Mercedes said the FIA is aware of the system, it does not appear clear if it modifies the suspension while the car is in motion – which is not permitted in F1’s regulations – or steering.
In our exclusive video, Autosport’s Technical Editor Jake Boxall-Legge is joined by ...Keep reading

Read more: Explained: Mercedes’ DAS system and fears over what follows - Motorsport.com

Thursday, February 20, 2020

What is DAS? Mercedes 'trombone' wheel explainer - SkySports F1

Mercedes caught the attention of the F1 paddock on the second day of winter testing with an innovative steering-wheel concept on the new W11.

Read more: What is DAS? Mercedes 'trombone' wheel explainer - SkySports F1

FIA: Mercedes’ steering system ‘DAS’ appears to be legal | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Mercedes' 'DAS' system appears to be legal based on the information the team has supplied, the FIA has told RaceFans after the steering device was spotted.

Read more: FIA: Mercedes’ steering system ‘DAS’ appears to be legal | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Newey already largely focused on Red Bull’s 2021 car | 2021 F1 season - RaceFans

Red Bull's chief technical officer Adrian Newey is already hard at work on their car for the 2021 F1 season, according to team principal Christian Horner.

Read more: Newey already largely focused on Red Bull’s 2021 car | 2021 F1 season - RaceFans

Hamilton praises Merc innovation with the DAS - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton has praised Mercedes for its "innovation", insisting DAS is not a distraction or safety concern.

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'Lean' Hamilton wants 2020 battle - SkySports F1

Lewis Hamilton says he is in peak condition for his hunt for a seventh F1 title this season - and believes Red Bull and Ferrari will have gained on Mercedes to create an epic and "rewarding" championship battle.

Read more: 'Lean' Hamilton wants 2020 battle - SkySports F1

Hamilton will consider "5-10-year plan" in next F1 contract talks - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton says his next contract decision will take into account his "five-10-year plan", but is not planning to rush into negotiations with his Mercedes Formula 1 team

Read more: Hamilton will consider "5-10-year plan" in next F1 contract talks - Autosport

Hamilton will consider "5-10-year plan" in next F1 contract talks - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton says his next contract decision will take into account his "five-10-year plan", but is not planning to rush into negotiations with his Mercedes Formula 1 team

Read more: Hamilton will consider "5-10-year plan" in next F1 contract talks - Autosport

Mercedes confident new steering 'trick' within rules - BBC F1

Mercedes believe a trick steering innovation which could give them an advantage in 2020 is within the rules.

Read more: Mercedes confident new steering 'trick' within rules - BBC F1

Alfa Romeo's new F1 simulator "will take time" to be ready - Motorsport.com

While Sauber Motorsport invested in a state-of-the-art wind tunnel many years ago, it held back on investing in a driver-in-loop simulator, creating an obvious handicap compared to its main rivals.
Technical director Jan Monchaux admitted that honing the new system will be a lengthy process.
"I think we have to be realistic," he said. "Some big teams took 10 years to get it right. Obviously ...Keep reading

Read more: Alfa Romeo's new F1 simulator "will take time" to be ready - Motorsport.com

Hamilton’s steering wheel raises eyebrows - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton's steering wheel is the centre of attention on the second day of testing at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona.

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Racing Point explain their Mercedes ‘inspiration’ - PlanetF1

Racing Point's technical director, Andrew Green, has given the reasoning behind the team's decision to mimic Mercedes' design philosophy.

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Mercedes 'steering mode' raises eyebrows in Barcelona - Motorsport.com

Images of Hamilton's laps in the morning session at Barcelona showed that the world champion's steering wheel appeared to move towards him on the straights and then back again on the entry to corners.
Closer analysis of the steering wheel movement indicated that it was occurring at the same time as the toe of the front wheel appeared to change too.

Mercedes F1 W11 front brake ...Keep reading

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Racing Point says its Mercedes-inspired car is a “very big risk” for the team | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Racing Point technical director Andrew Green says the team's new car reflects its decision to follow Mercedes' design principles and is a "very big risk" for the team.

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Mercedes adopts customisable 'steering mode' for 2020 F1 car - Autosport

Mercedes's new Formula 1 car has adopted a new 'steering mode' that was visible from onboard footage of Lewis Hamilton's car during the second day of pre-season testing at Barcelona

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Mercedes adopts customisable 'steering mode' for 2020 F1 car - Autosport

Mercedes's new Formula 1 car has adopted a new 'steering mode' that was visible from onboard footage of Lewis Hamilton's car during the second day of pre-season testing at Barcelona

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Steiner: F1 can't take any risks travelling to China - Motorsport.com

With the original April 19 date for the Shanghai race having been abandoned because of the coronavirus outbreak, F1 chiefs are considering numerous options on how to run it later in the year.
As Motorsport.com reported earlier this week, one possibility is to host a two-day Chinese GP on the weekend between the Brazilian and Abu Dhabi Grands Prix.
Steiner says thinking about the various ...Keep reading

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Hamilton’s steering wheel raises legality questions - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton's steering wheel is the centre of attention on the second day of testing at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona.

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Fittipaldi wants Hamilton to move in 2021 - PlanetF1

Two-time World Champion Emerson Fittipaldi wants Lewis Hamilton to join one of the other top teams next year and further cement his legacy.

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F1 Fan Festival in South Africa confirmed for next month | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Formula 1's Fan Festival in South Africa will take place on March 29th, the promoters have confirmed, featuring Ferrari, Mercedes and Renault.

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Test 1, Day 2: Ricciardo tops first 90 minutes - F1technical.net

Day 2 of pre-season testing at Barcelona went underway with AlphaTauri's Pierre Gasly making his debut. He was the first to come out on track to get his first real taste with the AT01.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Magnussen: “I was flat through turn nine from lap two” | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: "I was flat through turn nine from lap two" - Magnussen • NASCAR's Newman released from hospital • Toyota considering WEC future after Aston Martin exit

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Mercedes continue to dominate – Day 1 analysis - F1technical.net

Formula One has finally returned to action today when the official pre-season testing kicked off today at the favoured test and grand prix track of Barcelona-Catalunya. The first day saw Mercedes continue to demostrate its dominating form.

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Miami Grand Prix clears latest roadblock to 2021 F1 race - Motorsport.com

Although commissioners tied 6-6 in the vote, it means the approval of both the city of Miami Gardens as well as the county will not be required going forward. Owners of the Miami Dolphins NFL team can now proceed with plans to build the track within its grounds, which hosted the Super Bowl for the sixth time earlier this month.
Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos A Gimenez said that a number of concessions ...Keep reading

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Hamilton leads Mercedes 1-2 on first day of testing - Motorsport.com

After seeing Bottas set the pace in the new Mercedes W11 car through the morning session at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, reigning world champion Hamilton took over for the afternoon, completing 94 laps.
Hamilton managed to beat Bottas's time within the first 90 minutes of the four-hour session, and improved further to end the day with a best lap of 1m16.976s, set on the C2 compound ...Keep reading

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Pictures: Close-ups of the new cars on day one of testing | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Take a closer look at the new Formula 1 cars of 2020 with this new selection of pictures from the first day of testing at the Circuit de Catalunya

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‘We’re going to break all the lap records this year’, predicts Ocon after first test | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Esteban Ocon says he feels more grip than ever after his first test in Renault's new F1 car, and predicts lap times will tumble in 2020.

Read more: ‘We’re going to break all the lap records this year’, predicts Ocon after first test | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

F1 boss Carey 'comfortable' with where Concorde Agreement talks stand - Autosport

Chase Carey is comfortable with where talks stand for the updated Concorde Agreement, saying the revised commercial terms for Formula 1 teams will be "better for everybody"

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F1 boss Carey 'comfortable' with where Concorde Agreement talks stand - Autosport

Chase Carey is comfortable with where talks stand for the updated Concorde Agreement, saying the revised commercial terms for Formula 1 teams will be "better for everybody"

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Ferrari not dropping Mission Winnow despite legal threats - PlanetF1

Despite the legal threats from an Italian consumer rights group, Ferrari will continue to run the Mission Winnow branding on the SF1000.

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Why F1’s pursuit of sustainability will inevitably clash with some of its sponsors | RacingLines - RaceFans

Formula 1 is trying to convince the world it's serious about sustainability. But that clashes with the reality of where some of its money comes from.

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Barcelona F1 testing: Bottas leads opening morning of 2020 running - Autosport

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas topped the first morning of 2020 Formula 1 pre-season testing at Barcelona, which ran without red flag disruption throughout

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Barcelona F1 testing: Bottas leads opening morning of 2020 running - Autosport

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas topped the first morning of 2020 Formula 1 pre-season testing at Barcelona, which ran without red flag disruption throughout

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Bottas leads Perez as 2020 F1 testing begins - Motorsport.com

On a fine and sunny day at the Barcelona track, Bottas – who will hand over the W11 to Lewis Hamilton for this afternoon's running – set the best time of 1m17.313s on the C3 Pirelli rubber, the middle compound in the manufacturer's range for testing, as he completed 79 laps.
Bottas had put Mercedes at the top of the times shortly after Williams driver George Russell had led the field out of ...Keep reading

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Bottas and Perez ahead as first morning of test ends | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Valtteri Bottas and Sergio Perez were separated by just six hundredths of a second as the first four hours of pre-season testing came to an end at the Circuit de Catalunya.

Read more: Bottas and Perez ahead as first morning of test ends | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Bottas leads way after first F1 testing session - PlanetF1

Valtteri Bottas has set the very early standard in Barcelona as Formula 1 returned to action with the first day of pre-season testing.

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Two-day Chinese Grand Prix being considered - PlanetF1

Formula 1 is considering rescheduling the Chinese Grand Prix as a two-day event to be held in November, according to Autosport.

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Renault's new F1 car makes public debut - Motorsport.com

The new RS20 completed a successful shakedown at the Spanish GP track on Monday, with the team having elected against holding an official launch this year.
While the car is in many ways an evolution over its predecessor, the team has been open that there are some aero concepts that are a big step forward.
In particular, the nose of the car is a marked departure from the RS19, as Renault bids ...Keep reading

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Racing Point reveals 2020 F1 car in Barcelona - Motorsport.com

The Silverstone-based team held a livery launch in Austria earlier this week, but waited until official track action began on Wednesday to show off its 2020 challenger.
The RP20 is the result of the extra investment that Racing Point has had since the takeover of the team by a consortium led by Lawrence Stroll in 2018.
The car features numerous similarities to last year's Mercedes, including ...Keep reading

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Racing Point's 2020 F1 challenger breaks cover - Autosport

Racing Point has revealed its new Formula 1 car for the first time, as pre-season testing got underway at in Spain on Wednesday morning

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Racing Point's 2020 F1 challenger breaks cover - Autosport

Racing Point has revealed its new Formula 1 car for the first time, as pre-season testing got underway at in Spain on Wednesday morning

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First pictures: Racing Point’s new RP20 debuts in testing | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

The new Racing Point RP20 has appeared for the first time in pre-season testing at Circuit de Catalunya.

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Barcelona Test 1 lineup - Vettel skipping first day with illness - F1technical.net

Although Sebastian Vettel was due to kick off Ferrari’s pre-season testing by giving the Italians’ brand-new machine, the SF1000 its track debut, an illness forced him to sit out today.

Read more: Barcelona Test 1 lineup - Vettel skipping first day with illness - F1technical.net

Renault's 2020 F1 car makes public debut - Autosport

Renault's new Formula 1 car has been seen in public for the first time on the opening morning of pre-season testing at Barcelona in Spain on Wednesday

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Renault's 2020 F1 car makes public debut - Autosport

Renault's new Formula 1 car has been seen in public for the first time on the opening morning of pre-season testing at Barcelona in Spain on Wednesday

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Williams out first as F1 pre-season testing kicks off - F1technical.net

Formula One 2020 pre-season testing has officially kicked off this morning at Circuit de Catalunya, where all teams are present for the first of 6 days of testing to prepare to go racing in Australia.

Read more: Williams out first as F1 pre-season testing kicks off - F1technical.net

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

F1 teams’ driver line-ups confirmed for first test of 2020 | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Formula 1 teams have confirmed their driver arrangements for the first pre-season test of 2020, which starts tomorrow in Spain.

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Racing Point staff no longer "doing a lot of jobs at once" - Motorsport.com

Racing Point – including its former guise as Force India – endured several tough seasons as a result of financial difficulties.
The team was saved when a consortium led by Lawrence Stroll bought Force India's entry and assets ahead of the 2018 Belgian Grand Prix, allowing new parts that had been designed but not released to be manufactured.
While the impact of those delays continued into ...Keep reading

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'F1 is another world': your 2020 questions answered - BBC F1

As Formula 1 prepares for a new season, we asked for your questions about what 2020 holds for the sport, Lewis Hamilton and you...

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Formula 1: new cars gallery - BBC F1

Admire the Formula 1 teams' new cars launched for the 2020 season.

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F1 ready for first big 2020 test - SkySports F1

Formula 1's teams will start to put their new cars to the test from Wednesday as official pre-season track action begins at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya.

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Red Bull not thinking about Vettel return - PlanetF1

Red Bull owner, Dietrich Mateschitz, has said a potential return for Sebastian Vettel is not currently being thought of by the team.

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Why F1 should pay heed to Manchester City’s two-year ban | 2021 F1 season - RaceFans

Football team Manchester City's two-year ban for breaking rules on spending shows how far F1 must be prepared to go to enforce its new budget cap in 2021.

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Grosjean: Haas can’t afford to lose test time - PlanetF1

Limited to only six days of pre-season testing, Romain Grosjean admits Haas "can't afford" issues such as last year's fuse problem.

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Robert Kubica will driver Alfa Romeo first at Barcelona F1 testing - Autosport

Robert Kubica will be the first driver to sample Alfa Romeo's C39 at Barcelona 2020 pre-season Formula 1 testing, which will mark the ex-Williams racer's first outing for the team

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Robert Kubica will driver Alfa Romeo first at Barcelona F1 testing - Autosport

Robert Kubica will be the first driver to sample Alfa Romeo's C39 at Barcelona 2020 pre-season Formula 1 testing, which will mark the ex-Williams racer's first outing for the team

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“F1 Revival” planned to mark French GP anniversaries | 2020 French Grand Prix - RaceFans

The French Grand Prix will hold an "F1 Revival" featuring around 70 classic grand prix cars to mark two major anniversaries.

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Imola asks to fill China’s vacant calendar slot - PlanetF1

The Imola circuit has officially applied to replace the Chinese Grand Prix on this year's F1 calendar.

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McLaren pin hopes on Renault’s ‘step forward’ - PlanetF1

McLaren technical director James Key believes Renault's power unit is "in the mix" with Mercedes as McLaren look to retain best of the rest in 2020.

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Kubica first to drive new Alfa Romeo in testing | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Robert Kubica will be the first driver at the wheel of Alfa Romeo's new F1 car when pre-season testing begins at the Circuit de Catalunya tomorrow.

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Racing Point pair excited by team’s plans for “sexy” Aston Martin brand | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Racing Point drivers Lance Stroll and Sergio Perez say the team's plans to become Aston Martin's factory F1 operation next year is a "big step in the right direction for the team".

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Monday, February 17, 2020

Hamilton shares Laureus Sportsman award with Messi - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton was in elite company on Monday night, winning the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year alongside Barcelona start Lionel Messi.

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Racing Point boss mocks Grosjean at RP20 launch - PlanetF1

Romain Grosjean was the butt of the joke at Racing Point's RP20 launch with Otmar Szafnauer saying one never knows what could happen in races, Grosjean "could run into you".

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What can we actually learn from Formula 1 testing? - PlanetF1

On the eve of pre-season Formula 1 testing, we've crunched the numbers from the last five years to highlight what can possibly be learned.

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2020 winter testing explained - F1technical.net

Fans are only a few days separated from the moment when Formula One teams and drivers commence the pre-season testing at Barcelona that will see them completing a congested schedule over an extremely short period of time.

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