Thursday, April 30, 2020

No Norris on initial Virtual GP entry list - PlanetF1

Seven Formula 1 drivers may be set to become five for the latest Virtual Grand Prix with no sign of Lando Norris or Carlos Sainz on the initial entry list.

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Solberg joins Virtual GP field as Norris, Sainz drop out - Motorsport.com - Esports - Stories

F1 will stage its latest Virtual Grand Prix event this weekend in place of the Dutch Grand Prix, which was due to be held at Zandvoort on Sunday 3 May.
With Zandvoort absent from the F1 2019 video game, fans were invited to vote for which track would be used on social media, with Interlagos, the annual host of the Brazilian Grand Prix, gaining more than half of the 40,000 votes.
F1 confirmed ...Keep reading

Read more: Solberg joins Virtual GP field as Norris, Sainz drop out - Motorsport.com - Esports - Stories

‘Ferrari has agreed to reduced cap but…’ - PlanetF1

Good news for McLaren and others wanting a lower budget cap, Ferrari has reportedly agreed to lowering the cap to $130m but only in 2023.

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F1 News: Latest Virtual GP Esports line-up revealed, WRC ace Solberg to wildcard - Autosport

Five current Formula 1 drivers have been confirmed for this weekend's Virtual Grand Prix event at Interlagos alongside 2003 World Rally Championship winner Petter Solberg

Read more: F1 News: Latest Virtual GP Esports line-up revealed, WRC ace Solberg to wildcard - Autosport

F1 News: Latest Virtual GP Esports line-up revealed, WRC ace Solberg to wildcard - Autosport

Five current Formula 1 drivers have been confirmed for this weekend's Virtual Grand Prix event at Interlagos alongside 2003 World Rally Championship winner Petter Solberg

Read more: F1 News: Latest Virtual GP Esports line-up revealed, WRC ace Solberg to wildcard - Autosport

'He was fast and had a great smile' - remembering Roland Ratzenberger - BBC F1

Almost everyone is aware of the tragic way Ayrton Senna's life ended, but Roland Ratzenberger's charm and determination also endures.

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Seidl explains "difficult" McLaren furlough decision - Motorsport.com - Esports - Stories

McLaren announced at the beginning of April it would furloughing staff under a British government scheme due to the anticipated financial pressures of the crisis.
The scheme sees the government pay up to 80% of employee wages, and ensures their jobs will be protected in the long term.
McLaren also confirmed its senior team members, including drivers Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris, plus CEO ...Keep reading

Read more: Seidl explains "difficult" McLaren furlough decision - Motorsport.com - Esports - Stories

Stokes, Broad join Leclerc for Virtual GP - SkySports F1

Formula 1 stars will be joined by England cricket duo Ben Stokes and Stuart Broad for this weekend's Virtual GP, as Ferrari's Charles Leclerc looks for a third straight victory in the Esports championship.

Read more: Stokes, Broad join Leclerc for Virtual GP - SkySports F1

Allison foresees ‘creative explosion’ in F1 - PlanetF1

Resting on their laurels for 63 days while factories are shut down, James Allison expects Mercedes will return to work in a creative "explosion".

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F1 News: Teams need to look out each other during the crisis, says Vettel - Autosport

Sebastian Vettel says Formula 1 teams must "look out" for each other during the coronavirus pandemic, to make sure every outfit is able to survive the crisis

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F1 News: Teams need to look out each other during the crisis, says Vettel - Autosport

Sebastian Vettel says Formula 1 teams must "look out" for each other during the coronavirus pandemic, to make sure every outfit is able to survive the crisis

Read more: F1 News: Teams need to look out each other during the crisis, says Vettel - Autosport

F1 quiz: Can you name the Swedish F1 drivers? - PlanetF1

Time to go globe-trotting again with our latest F1 quiz...next stop Sweden.

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Mixed gender teams for new Extreme E series | Other motorsport - RaceFans

The new Extreme E series has claimed a first by announcing all teams must field male and female drivers in the competition.

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The good, the bad and the ugly: Nigel Mansell - PlanetF1

The good, the bad and the ugly series takes a look back over the defining moments of some of the biggest names to race in Formula 1.

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‘Criminal if F1 doesn’t seize chance for change’ - PlanetF1

Formula 1 has, according to former Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali, been presented with the perfect opportunity for reform.

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Why F1’s lost foothold in America was Ecclestone’s “biggest mistake” | F1 history - RaceFans

A new book detailing the history of the Long Beach Grand Prix reveals why former F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone believed losing the race was his "biggest mistake".

Read more: Why F1’s lost foothold in America was Ecclestone’s “biggest mistake” | F1 history - RaceFans

‘Vettel’s options are Ferrari or a swap with Hamilton’ - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel must either commit to Ferrari or swap with Lewis Hamilton as those, according to Ralf Schumacher, are his only options.

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Leclerc: Ferrari will have to “catch up” rivals when season starts | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Charles Leclerc expects Ferrari will start the 2020 F1 season on the back foot when it eventually begins, following their difficulties in pre-season testing.

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Official F1 Store: Ferrari teamwear - PlanetF1

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‘Hamilton has utterly unblemished sporting record’ - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton stands apart from his fellow World Champions as probably the only one to have an "utterly unblemished" sporting record says James Allison.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

‘Track work will be extremely important this year’ - PlanetF1

Practice sessions will more important than usual this year, says Charles Leclerc, as teams won't have breaks to develop the cars.

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Sports stars wish Captain Tom Moore happy 100th birthday - SkySports F1

Sports stars have wished Captain Tom Moore a happy birthday as the war veteran and fundraising hero turns 100.

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Austrian GP must be held under ‘strict conditions’ - PlanetF1

Formula 1 will not be heading to Austria unless Liberty Media and the race organisers can guarantee the safety of all those present.

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Hockenheim in talks over hosting 2020 F1 race - Motorsport.com

After securing title sponsorship from Mercedes to help keep the German Grand Prix on the calendar for 2019, Hockenheim was unable to reach a fresh agreement with F1 to host the race again this year.
The German Grand Prix did not feature on the 22-race calendar initially planned by F1 for 2020, only for the COVID-19 pandemic to result in the opening 10 rounds to be called off.
F1 officials ...Keep reading

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Montezemolo would re-sign Vettel at Ferrari - PlanetF1

Luca di Montezemolo has said that if he was still calling the shots at Ferrari then he would re-sign Sebastian Vettel.

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“Not everybody has understood yet that we are in a crisis” – Haas’s Steiner talks to RaceFans | RacingLines - RaceFans

Haas team principal Guenther Steiner says F1 should have been more prepared for the pandemic and not all teams realise the seriousness of the situation.

Read more: “Not everybody has understood yet that we are in a crisis” – Haas’s Steiner talks to RaceFans | RacingLines - RaceFans

My job in F1: The head of communications - Motorsport.com

My job is…
The first thing I want to say is that mine is really a dream job. I am head of communications for Scuderia AlphaTauri, travelling all around the world taking care of everything which has to do with the team’s communications.
I’m very often the first point of contact for the outside world to get in touch with the team, with one big group being the media. I’m also taking ...Keep reading

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‘Hamilton has utterly unblemished sporting record’ - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton stands apart from his fellow World Champions as probably the only one to have an "utterly unblemished" sporting record says James Allison.

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‘Sainz himself responsible for Ferrari rumours’ - PlanetF1

Carlos Sainz doesn't have what it takes to be the "sauce on the pasta at Ferrari", that's according to Dutch commentator Olav Mol.

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Ocon says "no place for DNFs" in shortened 2020 F1 season - Motorsport.com

F1 bosses announced on Monday they remain hopeful of staging a 15-18 race season in 2020 despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, starting with a run of European races this summer.
A shortened season would put more pressure on teams to take advantage of opportunities to score big points, potentially forcing drivers to try riskier moves on-track.
But Renault driver Ocon stressed the importance ...Keep reading

Read more: Ocon says "no place for DNFs" in shortened 2020 F1 season - Motorsport.com

F1 News: Leclerc thinks returning to mental "bubble" will be tough - Autosport

Charles Leclerc thinks it will be hard for Formula 1 drivers to get back in to the mental 'bubble' they need to perform at their best when racing eventually resumes

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F1 News: Leclerc thinks returning to mental "bubble" will be tough - Autosport

Charles Leclerc thinks it will be hard for Formula 1 drivers to get back in to the mental 'bubble' they need to perform at their best when racing eventually resumes

Read more: F1 News: Leclerc thinks returning to mental "bubble" will be tough - Autosport

Carlin in favour of double-headers for F1 - PlanetF1

F2 team owner Trevor Carlin says it is a "great idea" to start the F1 season with double-headers, especially if they include Formula 2 on the bill.

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F1 quiz: F1 race winners from 1990-1999 - PlanetF1

There were 16 different winners of a Formula 1 race from 1990 to the end of 1999. Can you name them all?

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Dealing with grief in F1's high-pressure environment - Motorsport.com

When on-track battles and off-track negotiations warrant bravery to thrive in such a cut-throat environment, the more human side of the paddock can often be ignored.
But, naturally, it never goes away. Each one of the 1,500-plus paddock personnel has their own story, their own challenges, and their own battles they face daily.
Grief is something we all must manage at one stage of our lives ...Keep reading

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Could F1 survive and thrive without Ferrari? - PlanetF1

Ferrari is undoubtedly one of Formula 1's biggest names and attractions. but what would happen to the sport without them?

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F1 News: McLaren challenges Ferrari to release FIA engine settlement details - Autosport

McLaren CEO Zak Brown has challenged Ferrari to reveal all details of its arrangement with the FIA over its Formula 1 engine legality settlement

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F1 News: McLaren challenges Ferrari to release FIA engine settlement details - Autosport

McLaren CEO Zak Brown has challenged Ferrari to reveal all details of its arrangement with the FIA over its Formula 1 engine legality settlement

Read more: F1 News: McLaren challenges Ferrari to release FIA engine settlement details - Autosport

Norris wants to experience “more raw, super fun” IndyCar tracks | IndyCar - RaceFans

Lando Norris says competing in last week's IndyCar iRacing Challenge has made him more keen to experience the series' tracks, which are "more raw" than their F1 counterparts.

Read more: Norris wants to experience “more raw, super fun” IndyCar tracks | IndyCar - RaceFans

Ocon warns of ‘no jokers’ with shortened season - PlanetF1

Facing a shortened F1 season with 15 to 18 grands prix, Esteban Ocon feels it will be "very important" to finish every race and score points.

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Plan to limit aero development is not performance-balancing – Steiner | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

A plan to restrict F1 teams' aero development based on their results should not be seen as a 'Balance of Performance' system, says Haas team principal Guenther Steiner.

Read more: Plan to limit aero development is not performance-balancing – Steiner | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Brown calls on Ferrari ‘ethics’ to release engine deal details - PlanetF1

McLaren chief Zak Brown has called on the Scuderia's "ethics" to release details of its engine deal with the FIA.

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Hamilton/Wolff: No bust ups, plenty of fall outs - PlanetF1

Despite rumours of a pending separation, Lewis Hamilton and Toto Wolff seem to have a near perfect relationship.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

‘No problem if teams get June go-ahead for Austria’ - PlanetF1

Racing Point team boss Otmar Szafnauer has backed Liberty's plan to start the season in Austria but only if all team members can be tested.

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Formula E extends its contract with Rome - F1technical.net

The ABB FIA Formula E Championship is set to continue staging a race in Rome for a further five seasons after the Rome City Council agreed to host en E-Prix in the Italian capital.

Read more: Formula E extends its contract with Rome - F1technical.net

Hungaroring pressing on with August plans - PlanetF1

The Hungarian Grand Prix is expecting to fill its August 2nd slot on calendar but organisers are open to a change of date if need be.

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Analysis: Can Ferrari use its veto to stop F1 lowering the budget cap? | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Does the FIA's new rules "safeguard" give it the power to override Ferrari's veto and impose a lower budget cap on F1? Dieter Rencken scrutinises the rules.

Read more: Analysis: Can Ferrari use its veto to stop F1 lowering the budget cap? | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Barcelona circuit would host summer F1 race - Motorsport.com

The race was postponed from its original May 10 last month, at the same time that the Dutch and Monaco events were called off.
With the French GP now officially cancelled and both the Netherlands and Belgium potentially impacted by local regulations stopping major events until September 1, Barcelona is one of the few European venues readily available to immediately follow the opening rounds of ...Keep reading

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Todt: Super Formula 2 with $50m cap - PlanetF1

Should F1's worst case scenario be realised, Jean Todt says the sport will be heading towards a "Super Formula 2" with a $50m budget cap.

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Russia determined to host a race with fans - PlanetF1

Although it is looking ever more likely that the F1 season will start behind closed doors, the Russian GP wants an audience.

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F1 News: Leclerc "happy" to keep Vettel as 2021 Ferrari team-mate - Autosport

Charles Leclerc would be "happy" to keep Sebastian Vettel as his Ferrari Formula 1 team-mate next season after insisting their relationship is better than how it is sometimes portrayed

Read more: F1 News: Leclerc "happy" to keep Vettel as 2021 Ferrari team-mate - Autosport

F1 News: Leclerc "happy" to keep Vettel as 2021 Ferrari team-mate - Autosport

Charles Leclerc would be "happy" to keep Sebastian Vettel as his Ferrari Formula 1 team-mate next season after insisting their relationship is better than how it is sometimes portrayed

Read more: F1 News: Leclerc "happy" to keep Vettel as 2021 Ferrari team-mate - Autosport

Gasly won’t spill beans on Red Bull demotion - PlanetF1

Pierre Gasly may have been demoted after being told his seat is safe, but the driver says he's not going to spill the details to the media.

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Leclerc would be "happy to keep" Vettel as teammate - Motorsport.com

Vettel’s contract at the Italian outfit is up at the end of this year, and the four-time champion has already opened talks with his bosses to try to put together a new deal.
But while there remains uncertainty about what Ferrari will do, Leclerc is clear that he would have no qualms about staying as Vettel’s teammate, despite some controversial collisions in their first year ...Keep reading

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Motorsport Heroes: Hakkinen on his Macau 1990 clash with Schumacher - Autosport

In Motorsport Heroes, the full-length feature film by Manish Pandey now available on Motorsport.tv, four legends of our sport share their successes, failures, personal struggles and life-threatening accidents

Read more: Motorsport Heroes: Hakkinen on his Macau 1990 clash with Schumacher - Autosport

Motorsport Heroes: Hakkinen on his Macau 1990 clash with Schumacher - Autosport

In Motorsport Heroes, the full-length feature film by Manish Pandey now available on Motorsport.tv, four legends of our sport share their successes, failures, personal struggles and life-threatening accidents

Read more: Motorsport Heroes: Hakkinen on his Macau 1990 clash with Schumacher - Autosport

F1 quiz: Drivers to have raced for Sauber - PlanetF1

Another F1 quiz for you to tackle...how good is your knowledge on the F1 drivers to have raced for Sauber?

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Brown challenges Ferrari to release secret engine deal details - Motorsport.com

Ferrari was at the centre of controversy earlier this year when it was announced that it had reached a private agreement with the FIA to formally conclude an investigation into the legality of its engine.
The deal was struck because the FIA did not want a lengthy court case over the matter, having been unable to prove Ferrari broke the rules with the Italian outfit adamant it had been legal at ...Keep reading

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Top 10: Lost Formula 1 circuits - PlanetF1

We have seen many circuits come and go in the world of Formula 1, some have stood the test of time, others have vanished from the calendar.

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F1 News: Racing Point says starting 2020 season in Austria is realistic - Autosport

Racing Point Formula 1 team principal Otmar Szafnauer believes it is realistic to get the new season underway in Austria at the beginning of July

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F1 News: Racing Point says starting 2020 season in Austria is realistic - Autosport

Racing Point Formula 1 team principal Otmar Szafnauer believes it is realistic to get the new season underway in Austria at the beginning of July

Read more: F1 News: Racing Point says starting 2020 season in Austria is realistic - Autosport

How much of its 2020 season can F1 realistically salvage? | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

F1 says its season will start in Austria in July and end in Abu Dhabi five months later. But how many races in how many places can it fit in between?

Read more: How much of its 2020 season can F1 realistically salvage? | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Sainz can do it ‘in McLaren, a Ferrari, or a Merc’ - PlanetF1

Linked to Ferrari, Carlos Sainz says he has no updates about his future but it confident that if, or when he makes a move, he will excel wherever he goes.

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Hamilton: Salary not what matters most during ‘potentially my last period in the sport’ | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Lewis Hamilton says the freedoms his contract gives him are more important than the income he can earn as he prepares to agree what could be his final deal to drive in F1.

Read more: Hamilton: Salary not what matters most during ‘potentially my last period in the sport’ | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Monday, April 27, 2020

Brundle warns Plan B could change to ‘C or D’ - PlanetF1

Formula 1 has a Plan B in mind, starting the 2020 season in Austria, but Martin Brundle has warned that's not yet set in stone.

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Hamilton & Wolff: F1's dream team - SkySports F1



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‘Hopefully Haas does a good job, better than rivals’ - PlanetF1

As Formula 1 awaits the start of the new season, teams are struggling but that's nothing new to Guenther Steiner and the Haas team.

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Carey hopes that the 2020 season can go ahead in July - F1technical.net

Formula 1 CEO and Chairman Chase Carey said that the sport targets to begin the 2020 championship season in Austria on July 5 after its delayed start to this year's campaign.

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Spain chasing one of Europe’s summer slots - PlanetF1

The Circuit de Catalunya is confident of taking one of the summer European dates on the revised F1 calendar.

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Mercedes ‘took a gamble on a grieving man’ - PlanetF1

Mercedes technical director James Allison has paid tribute to the team who "took a gamble" on him after losing his wife to meningitis in March 2016.

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Double headers part of F1's July start plans - SkySports F1

Formula 1's plans to start the 2020 season in Europe in July are gathering pace, with behind-closed-doors double headers understood to be pencilled in for Austria and Silverstone.

Read more: Double headers part of F1's July start plans - SkySports F1

F1 News: Early plans for 2020 calendar revealed with July start - Autosport

Formula 1 CEO Chase Carey has laid out what the 2020 calendar may look like with 15-to-18 races amid growing confidence of starting the season this summer

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F1 News: Early plans for 2020 calendar revealed with July start - Autosport

Formula 1 CEO Chase Carey has laid out what the 2020 calendar may look like with 15-to-18 races amid growing confidence of starting the season this summer

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F1 reveals revised 2020 plans with July start - PlanetF1

Formula 1 has officially revealed its plan to host a 15-18 race season, starting with the Austrian Grand Prix in July.

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F1 boss Carey reveals plan for revamped 2020 season - Motorsport.com

The first 10 races of the 2020 season have been called off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the French Grand Prix becoming the latest race to be cancelled on Monday morning.
Plans are in the works for the Austrian Grand Prix to take place on 5 July behind closed doors, with a trimmed-down number of paddock personnel to help comply with the restrictions in place.
In an update issued by F1 ...Keep reading

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F1 confirms first details of new 2020 calendar including start in Austria | 2020 Austrian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Formula 1 has confirmed the first details of its rescheduled 2020 calendar, which will begin with the Austrian Grand Prix in July.

Read more: F1 confirms first details of new 2020 calendar including start in Austria | 2020 Austrian Grand Prix - RaceFans

French Grand Prix is officially cancelled - PlanetF1

The French Grand Prix has become the 10th race on the original 2020 F1 calendar to join the postponed or cancelled list.

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F1 news: French GP called off amid ongoing COVID-19 disruption - Autosport

Formula 1 has confirmed the French Grand Prix at Paul Ricard has been cancelled, pushing the earliest possible start of the new season into July

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F1 news: French GP called off amid ongoing COVID-19 disruption - Autosport

Formula 1 has confirmed the French Grand Prix at Paul Ricard has been cancelled, pushing the earliest possible start of the new season into July

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Coronavirus: when will motorsport resume in 2020? - Autosport

Coronavirus has caused sporting events around the world to be postponed and cancelled, with Formula 1, Formula E and MotoGP among them

Read more: Coronavirus: when will motorsport resume in 2020? - Autosport

Fans unable to attend British GP; French GP called off - SkySports F1

F1 is ramping up plans for a July restart after the French Grand Prix was called off and Silverstone confirmed no fans will be allowed if the British Grand Prix takes place.

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French GP announces cancellation of 2020 F1 race - Motorsport.com

The French government announced earlier this month it would be extending existing lockdown measures for an additional month in the bid to combat the spread of COVID-19.
French president Emmanuel Macron also confirmed the ban on public gatherings would remain until "mid-July", ending chances of the grand prix scheduled for 28 June at Paul Ricard going ahead as planned.
Organisers confirmed in ...Keep reading

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French Grand Prix is 10th race of F1 season off amid coronavirus pandemic - BBC F1

The French Grand Prix, scheduled for 28 June, becomes the latest race of the season to be postponed because of coronavirus.

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Official: French Grand Prix called off ‘due to government restrictions’ | 2020 French Grand Prix - RaceFans

The French Grand Prix has been officially called off as the promoter said new restriction imposed by the government made holding the race "impossible".

Read more: Official: French Grand Prix called off ‘due to government restrictions’ | 2020 French Grand Prix - RaceFans

Silverstone not cancelled, but no fans allowed - PlanetF1

The British Racing Driver's Club has announced they still plan to host the British Grand Prix this year, but it will be a behind-closed-doors event.

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F1 News: British GP will be held without fans if it goes ahead - Autosport

Silverstone has confirmed that the Formula 1 British Grand Prix is to be held behind closed doors, if the race is able to take place

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F1 News: British GP will be held without fans if it goes ahead - Autosport

Silverstone has confirmed that the Formula 1 British Grand Prix is to be held behind closed doors, if the race is able to take place

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Silverstone confirms British GP will be behind closed doors - Motorsport.com

In a letter sent to ticket holders, circuit boss Stuart Pringle said that it won’t be possible to allow fans to attend.
Although it has yet to be confirmed, the track is expected to stage two races, following on from two opening rounds in Austria. More news on the revamped schedule is expected to emerge soon.
“I am extremely disappointed to tell you that we are unable to stage this ...Keep reading

Read more: Silverstone confirms British GP will be behind closed doors - Motorsport.com

F1 quiz: Top 50 Formula 1 pole-sitters - PlanetF1

Formula 1 pole-sitters should be bread and butter for everyone - but let's see how many of the top 50 you can reel off in 15 minutes.

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British Grand Prix ‘not cancelled’ but won’t be open to fans | 2020 British Grand Prix - RaceFans

This year's British Grand Prix will take place behind closed doors if it goes ahead, the British Racing Drivers Club has confirmed.

Read more: British Grand Prix ‘not cancelled’ but won’t be open to fans | 2020 British Grand Prix - RaceFans

Formula 1 villains: Flavio Briatore - PlanetF1

There is winning at all costs, and then there is Flavio Briatore's level of winning at all costs.

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How Norris used real F1 data to score virtual IndyCar win | Gaming - RaceFans

Lando Norris described how he used data from racing in the United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas to win last weekend's IndyCar iRacing Challenge on the virtual circuit.

Read more: How Norris used real F1 data to score virtual IndyCar win | Gaming - RaceFans

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Leclerc: Hard to get back into mental bubble - PlanetF1

Charles Leclerc says it will be hard for drivers to get back into that mental "bubble" when Formula 1 does return.

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Motorsport Heroes: The call - Michael Schumacher - Autosport

Motorsport Heroes, the feature-length documentary available to watch on Motorsport.tv, follows the incredible racing careers of five icons of the sport

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Motorsport Heroes: The call - Michael Schumacher - Autosport

Motorsport Heroes, the feature-length documentary available to watch on Motorsport.tv, follows the incredible racing careers of five icons of the sport

Read more: Motorsport Heroes: The call - Michael Schumacher - Autosport

Norris: Silverstone would be ‘weird’ without fans - PlanetF1

Lando Norris says he would find it "weird" if Formula 1 ended up racing at his home event with no fans allowed.

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Female F1 driver ‘in five to six years’ time’ - PlanetF1

British racing driver Sarah Moore says she hopes to see a female driver on the F1 grid in "five to six years' time".

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Steiner: F1 needs to become break-even business - PlanetF1

Haas principal Guenther Steiner has called on Formula 1 to redesign its business model to become a "break-even" business.

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Ferrari and Red Bull refuse to accept a drastically low cost cap - F1technical.net

While the sport’s main participants, the FIA, the Commercial Rights Holder and the teams have voted unanimously for the implementation of various cost-saving measures, there is still no consensus on the budget cap.

Read more: Ferrari and Red Bull refuse to accept a drastically low cost cap - F1technical.net

Allison hopes Hamilton maintains his “utterly unblemished record” as a driver | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Mercedes technical James Allison says he hopes Lewis Hamilton preserves an "utterly unblemished record" as a racing driver which is rare among multiple world champions.

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F1 career in numbers: Jarno Trulli - Motorsport.com

After Trulli won the German F3 championship in 1996 and finished third in the F3 Macau GP for KMS Benetton Formula, he made his F1 debut in 1997 with Minardi.
At the French GP he switched to Prost as replacement for the injured Olivier Panis, who had broken his legs in a crash at the Canadian GP. He subsequently moved to Jordan in 2000, then Renault in 2002, Toyota in late 2004 and finally ...Keep reading

Read more: F1 career in numbers: Jarno Trulli - Motorsport.com

Vettel: Formula 1 ‘family’ must protect smaller teams - PlanetF1

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel believes Formula 1 needs to put the financial measures in place to keep the smaller teams in operation.

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Button claims second Legends Trophy win - PlanetF1

Jenson Button claimed his second win in The Race Legends Trophy, triumphing over two fellow former McLaren drivers.

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Is it time to give up on holding the 2020 F1 season? | Debates and Polls - RaceFans

Almost half of the races have been cancelled or postponed, and there's little sign the season will start any time soon. Should F1 give up on 2020?

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The grand prix that Toyota should have won - Motorsport.com

At the end of the 2009 season Toyota announced its withdrawal from F1, ending an eight-year adventure that saw a huge amount of money spent, and no wins achieved.
Would even one triumph have encouraged the company’s top bosses to stick with the programme through the global financial crisis that also claimed Honda and BMW? We’ll never know, but on April 26 that year the team came close to ...Keep reading

Read more: The grand prix that Toyota should have won - Motorsport.com

Renault want to bring Lundgaard into Formula 1 - PlanetF1

Renault are hopeful that they can provide the step to their Academy driver Christian Lundgaard to progress into Formula 1.

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The hits and misses among Red Bull's 85 F1 proteges - Motorsport.com

In late 2000, Red Bull - then a sponsor of the Sauber squad - decided to form its own driver academy to scout young drivers in the lower formulae and bankroll their careers.
Although the Austrian energy drinks giant had already been supporting some drivers, notably playing a key role in Enrique Bernoldi’s elevation to an Arrows Formula 1 drive in 2001, the creation of the Red Bull Junior Team ...Keep reading

Read more: The hits and misses among Red Bull's 85 F1 proteges - Motorsport.com

Norris schools IndyCar field to win on debut - PlanetF1

Despite an early spin, Lando Norris was still able to win the latest IndyCar iRacing Challenge event on his debut.

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McLaren receive £300million cash injection - PlanetF1

The McLaren Group have confirmed a cash injection of £300m from its shareholders as they look to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Red Bull doing ‘all they can’ to hold Austrian GP - PlanetF1

The Austrian GP could open the 2020 season, and Red Bull boss Christian Horner says they are doing "all they can" to facilitate it.

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Leclerc: Bianchi deserved Ferrari seat more than me - Motorsport.com

Last week, Renault driver Daniel Ricciardo listed Bianchi as one of his most underrated rivals, and suggested that the Frenchman would have been as big a star at Ferrari as Leclerc has become, were it not for his death as the result of injuries sustained in a crash at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix.
“It's another part of what makes his story so sad, because [Bianchi] would have been in a top ...Keep reading

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Drivers discover new opportunities and familiar risks in the world of simracing and streaming | Gaming - RaceFans

While many drivers have discovered an entertaining new way to engage with their fans through simracing and streaming, others have paid a price in the real world.

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F1 News: Vettel's Ferrari future likely to be decided before season starts - Autosport

Sebastian Vettel admits that he and Ferrari may have to make a decision about their new contract before the 2020 Formula 1 season starts

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F1 News: Vettel's Ferrari future likely to be decided before season starts - Autosport

Sebastian Vettel admits that he and Ferrari may have to make a decision about their new contract before the 2020 Formula 1 season starts

Read more: F1 News: Vettel's Ferrari future likely to be decided before season starts - Autosport

'We're getting closer to having another female F1 driver' - SkySports F1

Sarah Moore has the run of all the F1 Grand Prix circuits at the moment - but she hopes it will not be too long before she can get back on a racetrack for real.

Read more: 'We're getting closer to having another female F1 driver' - SkySports F1

Saturday, April 25, 2020

F1 news recap: 2012 Brazilian GP - Motorsport.com

Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso had gone in to the Brazilian GP battling for the world title, with Vettel defending a comfortable cushion at the head of the standings.
But despite the tall order that Alonso needed, his hopes took a massive boost early on when Vettel got involved in a first lap tangle.
However, the German somehow managed to bring his car home and grab the points he ...Keep reading

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Look out sim racers, Vettel is coming - PlanetF1

Four-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel has bought a simulator kit and expects to be racing virtually soon.

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Leclerc: Drivers will find it tough to return to F1 "bubble" - Motorsport.com


F1 bosses are still unsure about when the first race of the season can take place because of the coronavirus pandemic, but there are hopes that the season can get going in July or August if travel restrictions are lifted.
The lack of events until then means drivers could face up to five months away from both track action and working closely with their teams, before being thrown back in to ...Keep reading

Read more: Leclerc: Drivers will find it tough to return to F1 "bubble" - Motorsport.com

Gasly’s fantasy Formula 1 race scenario - PlanetF1

In reponse to a request on social media, AlphaTauri's Pierre Gasly has been drawing up his perfect fantasy Formula 1 race.

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Norris to appear in NHS Charities Together Cup - PlanetF1

McLaren driver Lando Norris will be turning his attention to FIFA 20 as part of a tournament to raise funds for the NHS.

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How Honda planned to save its first attempt to crack F1 - Autosport

Honda's first Formula 1 foray promised much, but despite winning in its first full season, it wasn't as a regular front-runner

Read more: How Honda planned to save its first attempt to crack F1 - Autosport

How Honda planned to save its first attempt to crack F1 - Autosport

Honda's first Formula 1 foray promised much, but despite winning in its first full season, it wasn't as a regular front-runner

Read more: How Honda planned to save its first attempt to crack F1 - Autosport

F1 drivers will "struggle" with necks after hiatus ends - Motorsport.com

With F1 races already cancelled or postponed until at least July, drivers are set to face at least some five months without getting behind the wheel of a grand prix car.
While all of them keep working out from home to stay in shape for when F1 resumes, Sainz says no training can prepare them for the demands F1 machinery puts on their necks during races.
"It affects you a lot, especially the ...Keep reading

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Formula 1: Who said that? Guess the memorable quotes - BBC F1

A dressing-down by a team boss? Drivers who can't hide their frustration on team radio? How many memorable quotes do you remember?

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Leclerc didn’t expect to enjoy streaming - PlanetF1

Charles Leclerc says he didn't think he would enjoy streaming on Twitch, but it allows him to show the "real" him.

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Brazil 2012: The race that could have changed an F1 nearlyman's career - Autosport

The 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix, which is being live-streamed by Formula 1 today, is upheld as one of F1's most dramatic title-deciders

Read more: Brazil 2012: The race that could have changed an F1 nearlyman's career - Autosport

Brazil 2012: The race that could have changed an F1 nearlyman's career - Autosport

The 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix, which is being live-streamed by Formula 1 today, is upheld as one of F1's most dramatic title-deciders

Read more: Brazil 2012: The race that could have changed an F1 nearlyman's career - Autosport

F1 News: Sainz Jr says losing 2020 season over coronavirus would be hard to accept - Autosport

McLaren driver Carlos Sainz Jr says the 2020 Formula 1 season being cancelled because of the coronavirus crisis would be a "hard blow that would be difficult to accept"

Read more: F1 News: Sainz Jr says losing 2020 season over coronavirus would be hard to accept - Autosport

F1 News: Sainz Jr says losing 2020 season over coronavirus would be hard to accept - Autosport

McLaren driver Carlos Sainz Jr says the 2020 Formula 1 season being cancelled because of the coronavirus crisis would be a "hard blow that would be difficult to accept"

Read more: F1 News: Sainz Jr says losing 2020 season over coronavirus would be hard to accept - Autosport

Norris preparing for two races per weekend - PlanetF1

McLaren's Lando Norris expects there to be two races for each weekend when the 2020 Formula 1 season gets underway.

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Austrian GP set to be announced as season-opener - PlanetF1

According to reports, the 2020 Formula 1 season is set to begin on July 5 with the Austrian GP as part of back-to-back races at the Red Bull Ring.

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F1 News: Ferrari's Vettel set to join rivals in Esports competitions - Autosport

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel says will join many of his Formula 1 rivals and start sim racing soon, after recently taking delivery of his own rig

Read more: F1 News: Ferrari's Vettel set to join rivals in Esports competitions - Autosport

F1 News: Ferrari's Vettel set to join rivals in Esports competitions - Autosport

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel says will join many of his Formula 1 rivals and start sim racing soon, after recently taking delivery of his own rig

Read more: F1 News: Ferrari's Vettel set to join rivals in Esports competitions - Autosport

F1 can survive if Ferrari leaves – Brown | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Formula 1 can survive if Ferrari quits over the budget cap but it may not last if it gives in to their demands, McLaren team principal Zak Brown believes.

Read more: F1 can survive if Ferrari leaves – Brown | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Will F1 badly need an overtaking solution in 2021? - Motorsport.com

Efforts are being made to start the season in the summer at a European race behind closed doors, but the campaign could yet extend into early 2021.
The lack of certainty over when racing will return has prompted teams to make moves to protect their futures, with one of the largest elements being the carryover of the 2020 cars into ’21.
By keeping the cars for an additional season, teams ...Keep reading

Read more: Will F1 badly need an overtaking solution in 2021? - Motorsport.com

Aston Martin targeting victories by 2023 - PlanetF1

Racing Point boss Otmar Szafnauer says the team are targeting wins in Formula 1 by 2023 as they trasform into Aston Martin for 2021.

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Remembering Michele Alboreto: F1 ace, Le Mans winner and good man - Motorsport.com

Michele Alboreto was not someone who became interested in racing only once he was involved. He was like you or I – a pure fan – long before he became a driver, and each year he’d make the 45min journey from home in Milan to Monza for the Italian Grand Prix. In 1970, he was left tearful on witnessing Jochen Rindt’s fatal accident in practice, then felt the exhilaration 24 hours later as ...Keep reading

Read more: Remembering Michele Alboreto: F1 ace, Le Mans winner and good man - Motorsport.com

Norris expecting two races per weekend when F1 restarts | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Lando Norris says he's preparing for the possibility F1 will hold two races per weekend when the season finally begins.

Read more: Norris expecting two races per weekend when F1 restarts | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Friday, April 24, 2020

My F1 Cars: Derek Warwick on the wins that got away | My F1 Cars - RaceFans

After arriving in F1 with the tiny Toleman team, Derek Warwick got his big chance at Renault, but unreliability cost him more than one chance to win a race.

Read more: My F1 Cars: Derek Warwick on the wins that got away | My F1 Cars - RaceFans

‘Albon’s in one of the most difficult F1 seats’ - PlanetF1

David Coulthard has thrown his support behind Alexander Albon, saying the driver is doing a great job sitting in "one of the most difficult seats" in F1.

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The day Alonso gave Schumacher a masterclass - Motorsport.com

It was the first time that the two had fought so closely for a race victory all the way to the chequered flag, and Alonso’s superb win appeared to signal a changing of the guard.
We didn’t know it at the time but Imola was to be a rare high for a Ferrari team strangled by that year’s tyre regulations – Alonso’s main title opposition was to come from McLaren’s Kimi Raikkonen, who ...Keep reading

Read more: The day Alonso gave Schumacher a masterclass - Motorsport.com

Grosjean joins Verstappen in resisting Virtual GP - PlanetF1

Romain Grosjean is reluctant to join Formula 1's Virtual Grand Prix series, saying he "didn't get a great feel" when trying out the game.

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Marko: Wolff has done a U-turn on budget cap - PlanetF1

The disagreements over Formula 1's budget cap has continued with Helmut Marko saying Toto Wolff has performed a U-turn on Mercedes' stance.

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‘Vettel’s mistakes are his biggest downside’ - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel has paid the price for his mistakes in recent years with Nick Heidfeld pinpointing that as his "biggest downside".

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Liberty Media has ‘scenarios for zero races’ - PlanetF1

Uncertain as to when the 2020 F1 season will begin, Liberty Media has "scenarios for zero races" and also for "15-18 races".

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FIA decision-making rule change brings F1 cost cap cut closer - Autosport

Hopes from Formula 1's smaller outfits that the budget cap will be brought down dramatically received a boost on Friday when the FIA announced a change to its decision-making processes

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FIA decision-making rule change brings F1 cost cap cut closer - Autosport

Hopes from Formula 1's smaller outfits that the budget cap will be brought down dramatically received a boost on Friday when the FIA announced a change to its decision-making processes

Read more: FIA decision-making rule change brings F1 cost cap cut closer - Autosport

FIA rule tweak could stop Ferrari blocking lower budget cap - Motorsport.com

Amid growing tensions between Ferrari and rival teams about the scale of a reduction in the budget cap, the FIA stepped into the debate by making it clear that under certain circumstances it could now accept majority approval for rule changes.
Up until now, the terms of F1's International Sporting Code meant that any changes for 2021 made at this stage required unanimous support from all ...Keep reading

Read more: FIA rule tweak could stop Ferrari blocking lower budget cap - Motorsport.com

Szafnauer: F1 could have safely raced in Australia - PlanetF1

Racing Point team boss Otmar Szafnauer believes Formula 1 could have "safely" raced at the Australian Grand Prix, saying the risk was "very, very low".

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Liberty F1's race plan can avoid "devastating" outcome - Brown - Motorsport.com

The F1 season is currently on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, with the first nine events of the 2020 campaign having been cancelled or postponed.
Although the first scheduled race is the French Grand Prix on June 28, it is unlikely that will be able to go ahead because of ongoing restrictions on public gatherings.
Last week, F1 CEO Chase Carey outlined to teams the idea of getting ...Keep reading

Read more: Liberty F1's race plan can avoid "devastating" outcome - Brown - Motorsport.com

F1 quiz: Most F1 appearances without a win - PlanetF1

Plenty of appearances, but sadly no race victories. This F1 quiz tests you on those drivers never to have stood on the top step of the podium.

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F1 could have "raced safely" in Australia, says Szafnauer - Motorsport.com

The 2020 F1 season opener in Melbourne was cancelled just hours before the scheduled start of practice after one member of the McLaren team tested positive for COVID-19.
Teams were locked in talks overnight from Thursday to Friday after the test result, and were initially in favour of continuing with the race weekend as planned.
But the decision was ultimately taken to cancel the grand prix ...Keep reading

Read more: F1 could have "raced safely" in Australia, says Szafnauer - Motorsport.com

The good, the bad and the ugly: Mika Hakkinen - PlanetF1

The good, the bad and the ugly series takes a look back over the defining moments of some of the biggest names to race in Formula 1.

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Every missed F1 race due to COVID-19 could cost AlphaTauri €2million - Autosport

AlphaTauri Formula 1 boss Franz Tost reckons that every missed race due to the coronavirus pandemic costs his team around €2million

Read more: Every missed F1 race due to COVID-19 could cost AlphaTauri €2million - Autosport

Every missed F1 race due to COVID-19 could cost AlphaTauri €2million - Autosport

AlphaTauri Formula 1 boss Franz Tost reckons that every missed race due to the coronavirus pandemic costs his team around €2million

Read more: Every missed F1 race due to COVID-19 could cost AlphaTauri €2million - Autosport

F1 planning for possibility it may not be able to hold races in 2020 | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

F1 commercial rights holder Liberty Media is preparing for the possibility no Formula 1 races may go ahead this year and has already sent advanced payments to several teams.

Read more: F1 planning for possibility it may not be able to hold races in 2020 | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

McLaren: Ferrari’s cap comments don’t reflect reality - PlanetF1

With Ferrari pushing back on the lowering of the budget cap, Zak Brown has warned their stance does not "accurately reflect what I think is reality".

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Racing tracks in reverse is a “very, very cool” idea – Leclerc | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Charles Leclerc is very keen on the idea of racing Formula 1 circuits in reverse, which he says would force drivers to completely re-learn the circuits.

Read more: Racing tracks in reverse is a “very, very cool” idea – Leclerc | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Leclerc: Reverse races would put drivers on a par - PlanetF1

Running grands prix in the opposite direction would be "cool" says Charles Leclerc, who feels it would also level the playing field a bit.

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Thursday, April 23, 2020

‘Like Hamilton, Russell wasn’t gifted a racing career’ - PlanetF1

Claire Williams "firmly believes" George Russell will one day win a F1 World titles, she only hopes it is with Williams.

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Liberty Media advance payments to struggling teams - PlanetF1

Liberty Media has already stepped in to help a few of Formula 1's struggling teams, advancing payments to help them through the financial crisis.

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Leclerc ‘very happy’ to continue with Vettel - PlanetF1

Charles Leclerc has reiterated that he doesn't mind if Sebastian Vettel remains with Ferrari next season, adamant they have a "good" relationship.

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Williams send warning after Larson sacking - PlanetF1

Williams has warned their drivers about their behaviour when streaming in the wake of the incident involving Nascar driver Kyle Larson.

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Coulthard stops Schumacher’s winning run amid Silverstone’s April showers | 2000 British Grand Prix flashback - RaceFans

Michael Schumacher's pursuit of his first championship with Ferrari suffered a setback 20 years ago today following a resurgent performance by McLaren at Silverstone.

Read more: Coulthard stops Schumacher’s winning run amid Silverstone’s April showers | 2000 British Grand Prix flashback - RaceFans

The lessons F1 learned from Berger's fiery Imola crash - Motorsport.com

Everyone feared the worst as they watched the fire engulf the car, with the speedy arrival of fire marshals within seconds of the incident a significant factor in the Austrian driver's survival.
Berger, who had been left unconscious thanks to the ferocity of the crash, escaped with second-degree burns to his hands, bruises and cracked ribs. It was another wake-up call for F1 though.
For ...Keep reading

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Ferrari issue response to address latest ‘quit threat’ - PlanetF1

Ferrari has released a statement to cool any strong suggestions of the team quitting Formula 1 over the ongoing budget cap row.

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‘Three British GPs won’t appeal to all teams’ - PlanetF1

Silverstone may be open to running three races this year but Mika Hakkinen says not all the teams will be open to that idea.

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F1, haircuts... and a guitar solo! - SkySports F1

AlphaTauri drivers Pierre Gasly and Daniil Kvyat were the latest guests on the Sky F1 Vodcast, with topics ranging from how they've been spending their time without racing to dealing with the ups and downs at Red Bull.

Read more: F1, haircuts... and a guitar solo! - SkySports F1

Ferrari: Binotto did not say team could quit F1 over lower budget cap | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Ferrari has issued a statement denying a claim team principal Mattia Binotto said it could leave the sport if the budget cap is lowered further.

Read more: Ferrari: Binotto did not say team could quit F1 over lower budget cap | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Ferrari will not accept reduced budget cap - Motorsport.com

With talks due to continue this week between teams, the FIA and F1 owners Liberty Media about bringing down the level of the cost cap that comes into force next yer, Binotto had made clear Ferrari will not accept a dramatic pull back.
An original level of $175 million set before the coronavirus pandemic is accepted as being too high, and there had been a consensus about setting it at around ...Keep reading

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Ferrari will not accept further reductions to F1's planned cost cap - Autosport

Ferrari says it will not accept any further reduction in Formula 1's budget cap plan despite a push to bring costs down.

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Ferrari will not accept further reductions to F1's planned cost cap - Autosport

Ferrari says it will not accept any further reduction in Formula 1's budget cap plan despite a push to bring costs down.

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F1 quiz: 1995 World Championship points-scorers - PlanetF1

Time to get specific in this F1 quiz. We want you to name every driver to have scored at least a point in the 1995 World Championship.

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The Debate: Should team orders be allowed? - PlanetF1

Since Formula 1 began, teams have wrestled over whether to implement team orders or not, but should they have a choice at all? 

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Financial situation can rush F1 into return - F1technical.net

While the world is still battling the coronavirus outbreak, Formula 1 and the FIA are working on a revised calendar for the delayed F1 season in order to promote the financial stability of the sport.

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Leclerc will take more risks to win title if season is shortened | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Charles Leclerc is prepared to take more risks on-track to win the world championship if the Formula 1 season is drastically shortened this year.

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Teams may be isolated from each other at races behind closed doors | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Formula 1 may impose restrictions preventing team members from mixing with rivals' staff at races held behind closed doors as a health precaution.

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‘Ecclestone had calls within an hour of Elio’s death’ - PlanetF1

Derek Warwick reckons he was handed Elio De Angelis' race seat because he wasn't one of those calling Bernie Ecclestone immediately after the driver's death.

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Ferrari threatens to quit F1 if cap is further reduced - PlanetF1

Ferrari has threatened to quit Formula 1 if the sport lowers the agreed upon budget cap to less than $150 million.

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Charles Leclerc on coronavirus lockdown: 'I want to put a smile on people's faces' - BBC F1

Even Ferrari's F1 drivers feel constrained by the lockdown, but Charles Leclerc wants to give people something to enjoy.

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Bianchi deserved Ferrari F1 seat ‘probably even more than me’ – Leclerc | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Charles Leclerc says his childhood friend Jules Bianchi deserved a chance to drive for Ferrari before his death in 2015.

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Leclerc says Twitch streams show the "real" him - Motorsport.com

The Ferrari driver has become a star in sim racing, having won two races in F1's official Virtual Grand Prix series and attracting a loyal audience on his own gaming broadcast channels.
Reflecting on the stir he has made, Leclerc said that the fun-loving attitude he showed when streaming was much more natural that the intensity often on display at grands prix.
"Streaming on Twitch, this was ...Keep reading

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Heidfeld: Kubica complained of favouritism at BMW - PlanetF1

Robert Kubica's complaints about favouritism aren't new with Nick Heidfeld saying it was the same when they were team-mates at BMW.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

DC on Kimi: Very different with different outlooks - PlanetF1

Teaming up with Kimi Raikkonen during his last three years at McLaren, David Coulthard concedes that while they had little in common, they worked well as team-mates.

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Schumacher’s Formula 1 return ‘was a failure’ - PlanetF1

Michael Schumacher's former manager, Willi Weber, has said the newer generation of cars did not help the seven-time World Champion's return to Formula 1.

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‘Williams made wrong call turning to pay drivers’ - PlanetF1

What do Pastor Maldonado, Bruno Senna, Lance Stroll, Sergey Sirotkin, Robert Kubica and Nicholas Latifi have in common?

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McLaren F1 driver Norris set to join COTA IndyCar Esports round - Autosport

McLaren Formula 1 driver Lando Norris has been invited to join IndyCar's virtual grid for Saturday's sim race at the Circuit of the Americas

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McLaren F1 driver Norris set to join COTA IndyCar Esports round - Autosport

McLaren Formula 1 driver Lando Norris has been invited to join IndyCar's virtual grid for Saturday's sim race at the Circuit of the Americas

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The ‘Ferrari first’ obstacle to F1’s urgent drive to slash costs | RacingLines - RaceFans

Ferrari says it cannot accept a further reduction in Formula 1's budget cap, claiming it would put jobs at risk. But what is its alternative?

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How F1's young driver record tumbled, and now can't be beaten - Motorsport.com

For although nowadays being a teenager in F1 seems to be commonplace, it wasn't so long ago that eyebrows were raised when such youngsters were handed their grand prix chance.
Aged 19 years, 10 months and 14 days when he made his debut at the 1998 Australian Grand Prix, at the time Tuero was the third youngest driver to have started an F1 grand prix. Tuero remains one of only 12 drivers who ...Keep reading

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‘Right to defer rules even if it’s worse for Ferrari’ - PlanetF1

As Formula 1 faces the potential loss of two or even three teams, Sebastian Vettel has urged the sport's bosses to "look out for each other".

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DC on Vettel’s arrival: Knew my time was up - PlanetF1

Walking away from Red Bull and F1 at the end of 2008 to make room for Sebastian Vettel, David Coulthard says he recognised his time was "coming to an end".

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Norris set to compete in COTA IndyCar esports round - Motorsport.com - Esports - Stories

IndyCar is one of many championships that has taken to sim racing to fill the void as the world deals with the COVID-19 virus. The American open wheel championship has already hosted virtual rounds at Watkins Glen, Barber, Michigan and Motegi using the iRacing platform.
The fifth round of IndyCar’s iRacing Challenge will take place this Saturday on the Circuit of the Americas. McLaren's Lando ...Keep reading

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Buemi defends Marko after ‘virus camp’ comments - PlanetF1

Red Bull test driver Sebastien Buemi says he doubts Helmut Marko meant it when he said he wanted to put Red Bull's F1 drivers in a coronavirus "camp".

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My job in Formula 1: The helmet manager - Motorsport.com - Esports - Stories

My job is…
I am a racing manager at Bell Helmets, working with F1 drivers. My job is to prepare helmets for all of our drivers and try to find new ones, who want to use Bell helmets in Formula 1.
This year we work in F1 with Lewis Hamilton, Lando Norris, Kimi Raikkonen, Antonio Giovinazzi, George Russell, Nicolas Latifi, Romain Grosjean, Kevin Magnussen, Esteban Ocon, Charles Leclerc and ...Keep reading

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2020 Dutch GP is ‘not likely’ rues Lammers - PlanetF1

The chances of the Netherlands hosting a grand prix this season have been dealt a blow by the government's decision to ban mass gatherings until September.

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Vettel: F1 title wouldn't be devalued by 10-race calendar - Motorsport.com

F1 was supposed to be heading into its longest ever campaign, with a record-breaking 22 races put down on the original schedule.
But the coronavirus pandemic has derailed those plans, and F1 is now unsure about how many races it will be able to hold this year.
One idea being considered is to begin the season in Austria in July with a behind closed doors event, but that will depend on travel ...Keep reading

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F1 Quiz: 1980s Formula 1 race winners - PlanetF1

Time to dig a little deeper into your racing knowledge with this 1980s F1 quiz. Full marks anyone?

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McLaren doubts any contract issues if F1 season extends into 2021 - Autosport

McLaren doubts any potential extension of the 2020 Formula 1 season into next year will cause any contractual issues with either its drivers or its Mercedes engine switch

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McLaren doubts any contract issues if F1 season extends into 2021 - Autosport

McLaren doubts any potential extension of the 2020 Formula 1 season into next year will cause any contractual issues with either its drivers or its Mercedes engine switch

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Magnussen: F1 father helped more than hurt - PlanetF1

Kevin Magnussen reckons his dad's time in Formula 1 "helped me more than it's hurt me" as he looked to make his own way into the sport.

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Top 10: Formula 1 driver bust-ups - PlanetF1

There's nothing like a bit of controversy when it comes to the drama of Formula 1, and over the years we have seen plenty of that.

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How (not) to negotiate a contract with Bernie Ecclestone | F1 history - RaceFans

Two of Bernie Ecclestone's former drivers reveal what it was like to go up against the biggest piranha in the tank when negotiating their contracts.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Silly season takes a leap: Vettel out, Alonso in - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel has reportedly called Ferrari’s one-year deal a “joke” with Fernando Alonso keen on taking his Ferrari seat. Neither statement, though, has a lot behind it. Earlier this year Sky Sports reported that Ferrari had put a one-year deal on the table for Vettel. The contract was only for 2021 and came with a […]

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Ex-Force India boss loses extradition appeal - PlanetF1

Former Formula 1 team owner Vijay Mallya has lost his appeal in a High Court in the UK against his extradition to India.

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Di Grassi: FE is ‘racing for a reason’ - PlanetF1

Formula E, F1's growing rival for fans and PR image, is "racing for a reason" according to Audi driver Lucas di Grassi.

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Dutch GP ‘unlikely’ in 2020 following government decision | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Dutch GP 'unlikely' in 2020 following government decision • Exterme E is "almost virus-proof" - Agag • Online criticism "painful" - Grosjean

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Short season won’t devalue F1 title, says Vettel - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel has said the Formula 1 World Championship would not become devalued if it is won over a shortened season.

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Second Austrian GP ‘could run on Wednesday evening’ | 2020 Austrian Grand Prix - RaceFans

A second Austrian Grand Prix could be held on an evening in mid-week, according to Red Bull's motorsport consultant Helmut Marko.

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Can F1 get close to a full grid of drivers for its Virtual Grands Prix? | Gaming - RaceFans

Which F1 drivers have said they will - and won't - join the Virtual Grand Prix series? Here's who you can expect to see on the virtual grid in future.

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Grosjean responds to his critics, internet trolls - PlanetF1

Romain Grosjean has said he cannot be that much of a "rubbish driver" given the longevity of his Formula 1 career.

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Racing Life after Formula 1: Mark Webber - Motorsport.com

A few months later, he announced that he would be quitting F1 to take up a seat with Porsche in the World Endurance Championship.
On the one hand it had been a surprise that he was leaving Red Bull, the team with which had almost won the title with in 2010, but the choice of going to WEC was not such a shock.
Webber had experience in sportscars from before he raced in F1, and the growth of ...Keep reading

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Sainz urged to take the Ferrari leap - PlanetF1

Carlos Sainz should push for a move to Ferrari with former F1 driver Roberto Merhi confident his compatriot won't be afraid of taking on Charles Leclerc.

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Captain Tom Moore: McLaren fan gets a call from Lando Norris - BBC F1

F1 driver Lando Norris calls McLaren fan Captain Tom Moore after the 99-year-old raised more than £27m for the NHS by completing 100 laps of his garden.

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Torquing Point: Opening races and underrated racers - PlanetF1

More weeks have gone by without any racing, and another episode of Torquing Point is here to discuss what's happened in them.

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Tost: AlphaTauri could limit numbers to 65 - PlanetF1

Franz Tost believes AlphaTauri could limit their numbers to "60 to 65" people, including mechanics, to run the team on a grand prix weekend.

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Steiner believes Haas is ‘here to stay’ - PlanetF1

Good news for Haas fans, Guenther Steiner does not believe Gene Haas will be pulling the plug on the F1 project any time soon.

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AlphaTauri reveals cost of each missed F1 race - Motorsport.com

With the Formula 1 season having been put on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, teams are facing a massive loss of income because of a drop in commercial rights money.
Tost has already commissioned his accounting department to try to get on top of how much the missed races are impacting the Faenza-based team, and thinks there is a serious shortfall for each missed event.
Speaking to ...Keep reading

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Sainz: Cancellation of 2020 F1 season would be a "hard blow" - Motorsport.com

The first nine races of the season have already been cancelled or postponed, with the French and Belgian Grands Prix also in doubt amid restrictions imposed by the countries.
Sainz admits a year without racing would be very hard to digest and would have a very negative impact overall.
But the McLaren driver acknowledges the decision to abandon the season would be "fully understandable" if ...Keep reading

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F1 quiz: Formula 1 pole-sitters from 2000-2009 - PlanetF1

This F1 quiz is all about pole-sitters from the wonderful decade that was the noughties. How will you fare?

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Hamilton 'not trying to move' to Ferrari - SkySports F1

Lewis Hamilton has once again batted away Ferrari transfer rumours, insisting that he is "not trying to move" to F1's most famous and successful outfit as he is already with his "dream team" in Mercedes.

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Vettel: 10-race season won't devalue 2020 F1 title win - Autosport

Sebastian Vettel says Formula 1's world championship titles would not be devalued if the 2020 season ended up being a 10-race affair due to the coronavirus pandemic

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Vettel: 10-race season won't devalue 2020 F1 title win - Autosport

Sebastian Vettel says Formula 1's world championship titles would not be devalued if the 2020 season ended up being a 10-race affair due to the coronavirus pandemic

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‘Chances are good’ season will start in Austria - PlanetF1

Formula 1's plans to start the 2020 season in Austria are gaining momentum with Helmut Marko saying "chances are good" that the race will go ahead.

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Todt on FIA’s policing on Ferrari engine saga - PlanetF1

Jean Todt insists the FIA is capable of policing technical matters like the Ferrari engine, even though they weren't able to make a ruling one way or the other.

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The last time a track held two Formula 1 races in the same year | F1 history - RaceFans

Some F1 tracks could hold two or more races this year, something which hasn't happened since the days of non-championship races, which ended in 1983.

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Formula 1 villains: Sebastian Vettel - PlanetF1

A four-time World Champion who was expected to challenge the record of seven, instead Sebastian Vettel became the pantomime villain in one too many story.

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Monday, April 20, 2020

Williams: Unsustainable F1 has been exposed - PlanetF1

Claire Williams has praised her F1 rivals for working together, saying the financial crisis has exposed F1's "unsustainable model".

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