Sunday, May 31, 2020

Renault ‘risk revolution’ signing Alonso for 2021 - PlanetF1

Renault has been warned about re-signing Fernando Alonso for a third time as his potential arrival could spark a revolution amongst the staff.

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FIA race director giggled over reverse track idea - PlanetF1

FIA race director Michael Masi said that the idea from some fans to trial races on the opposite track layout made him "giggle".

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Top 10 F1 one hit wonders ranked: Alesi, Maldonado and more - Autosport

The Formula 1 record books are dominated by drivers that rack up the big numbers, such as Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher, but there is a small group of racers who have just one victory on their CVs

Read more: Top 10 F1 one hit wonders ranked: Alesi, Maldonado and more - Autosport

Top 10 F1 one hit wonders ranked: Alesi, Maldonado and more - Autosport

The Formula 1 record books are dominated by drivers that rack up the big numbers, such as Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher, but there is a small group of racers who have just one victory on their CVs

Read more: Top 10 F1 one hit wonders ranked: Alesi, Maldonado and more - Autosport

Abiteboul: Alonso is an option for Renault - PlanetF1

Renault team principal Cyril Abiteboul has confirmed Fernando Alonso is a candidate for their spare 2021 seat.

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The day Senna was finally able to tame 'Il Leone' - Motorsport.com

Monaco is known as being a nigh-on impossible place for anyone to overtake. While that characteristic has turned many of its grands prix over the years into dull affairs, in 1992 it made the race one of the most exciting in F1 history as Senna pulled off a brilliant victory.
Heading in to the weekend, Senna had known that his chances were pretty slim, with the Williams of championship leader ...Keep reading

Read more: The day Senna was finally able to tame 'Il Leone' - Motorsport.com

F1 News: Mercedes opposes plan for reversed grids at double-headers - Autosport

Formula 1's plans to have reverse grid qualifying races on the second weekend of double header events at the same circuit are opposed by Mercedes, which could prevent the initiative

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F1 News: Mercedes opposes plan for reversed grids at double-headers - Autosport

Formula 1's plans to have reverse grid qualifying races on the second weekend of double header events at the same circuit are opposed by Mercedes, which could prevent the initiative

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Mercedes opposes F1 reverse grid qualifying race plan - Motorsport.com

Unanimity among the 10 teams is required for the plan to be voted through and then approved by the FIA World Motor Sport Council. A formal vote will take place next week.
Reverse grid races have been discussed regularly over the past couple of years, and having run simulations most teams were opposed. However, the concept came into play again during an online meeting of team principals, the FIA ...Keep reading

Read more: Mercedes opposes F1 reverse grid qualifying race plan - Motorsport.com

How does a Formula 1 car work? Wings, diffusers and more explained - Autosport

Formula 1 cars are complex machines, with each individual part playing a pivotal role in its success. Find out how cars work, and what each part does, here

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How does a Formula 1 car work? Wings, diffusers and more explained - Autosport

Formula 1 cars are complex machines, with each individual part playing a pivotal role in its success. Find out how cars work, and what each part does, here

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Renault and Mercedes confirm plans to stay committed to Formula 1 - F1technical.net

Mercedes and Renault have both moved to deny the recent exit rumours that suggested that the German and the French manufacturer could leave Formula 1 due to the financial challenges presented by the coronavirus outbreak.

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Reverse-grid sprint race back on the table - PlanetF1

Formula 1 officials are thinking of reviving their reverse-grid sprint race concept for the double-header events in 2020.

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How di Grassi nearly landed a 2009 F1 chance - Motorsport.com

For those who believe in parallel universes, there's an alternate reality where Lucas di Grassi might well have won a handful of grands prix and helped the Brawn team to claim the 2009 Formula 1 constructors' championship.
In another version of events, he could just as likely have paired up alongside two-time world champion Fernando Alonso at Renault.
The Brazilian was waiting in the wings ...Keep reading

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Alonso dominates again, but Button is champion - PlanetF1

Fernando Alonso made it four straight wins to end the Legends Trophy series, but Jenson Button was crowned champion.

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Hakkinen ‘expects’ Bottas to be 2020 World Champion - PlanetF1

Two-time World Champion Mika Hakkinen has an "extremely high expectation" for Valtteri Bottas to win his first title in 2020.

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F1 News: ROKiT says W Series, FE deals unaffected by Williams split - Autosport

ROKiT insists it remains fully committed to its other motorsport commitments, and is exploring new opportunities, despite the termination of its title sponsorship deal with the Williams Formula 1 team

Read more: F1 News: ROKiT says W Series, FE deals unaffected by Williams split - Autosport

F1 News: ROKiT says W Series, FE deals unaffected by Williams split - Autosport

ROKiT insists it remains fully committed to its other motorsport commitments, and is exploring new opportunities, despite the termination of its title sponsorship deal with the Williams Formula 1 team

Read more: F1 News: ROKiT says W Series, FE deals unaffected by Williams split - Autosport

Boost for Silverstone as UK sport given green light to return - PlanetF1

Live sport can resume in the UK from June 1 the government have confirmed, clearing the way for a British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

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Ricciardo expecting "chaos" when F1 season resumes - Motorsport.com

The opening 10 rounds of the season have been called off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but F1 has targeted a return to racing at the Austrian Grand Prix on July 5. 
Should the race go ahead as planned, it would be the first official F1 running in seven months since the 2019 finale in Abu Dhabi, only interrupted by six days of pre-season testing in February.
Drivers have offered varying ...Keep reading

Read more: Ricciardo expecting "chaos" when F1 season resumes - Motorsport.com

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Leclerc expects thrilling battle with Sainz - F1technical.net

Ferrari’s Monegasque driver Charles Leclerc denied that he would be given number one status at the fabled Italian outfit after the departure of Sebastian Vettel.

Read more: Leclerc expects thrilling battle with Sainz - F1technical.net

Ferrari presents Räikkönen with his 2018 US Grand Prix-winning SF71H - F1technical.net

A special delivery has arrived to Kimi Räikkönen’s Swiss home when the Finn received the SF71H Ferrari racing car with which he has scored his last F1 triumph in the 2018 Unites States Grand Prix.

Read more: Ferrari presents Räikkönen with his 2018 US Grand Prix-winning SF71H - F1technical.net

Williams announces split from title sponsor, could sell F1 team - F1technical.net

Formula 1’s third most successful outfit Williams is set to part ways with its title sponsor ROKiT just after a single year, the Grove-based team has announced on Friday.

Read more: Williams announces split from title sponsor, could sell F1 team - F1technical.net

Abt and Audi respond to the Formula E Esports scandal - F1technical.net

Following his involvement in an Esports scandal, Audi Formula E team has issued a statament, explaining the reason why it has felt necessary to cut ties with Daniel Abt.

Read more: Abt and Audi respond to the Formula E Esports scandal - F1technical.net

Austria set to host Formula 1 season openers in July - BBC F1

The Formula 1 season-openers in Austria have been approved by the country's government, according to reports.

Read more: Austria set to host Formula 1 season openers in July - BBC F1

Brazil F1 '19 retrospective: The race that meant Ferrari could not ignore Sainz - Autosport

In the most recent Formula 1 classic race, a grand prix which only sparked to life late on, the 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix gave Carlos Sainz Jr his moment in the sun which he celebrated in the darkness of a post-race podium and led Ferrari to come knocking

Read more: Brazil F1 '19 retrospective: The race that meant Ferrari could not ignore Sainz - Autosport

Brazil F1 '19 retrospective: The race that meant Ferrari could not ignore Sainz - Autosport

In the most recent Formula 1 classic race, a grand prix which only sparked to life late on, the 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix gave Carlos Sainz Jr his moment in the sun which he celebrated in the darkness of a post-race podium and led Ferrari to come knocking

Read more: Brazil F1 '19 retrospective: The race that meant Ferrari could not ignore Sainz - Autosport

The beginning of the end for Webber at Red Bull - Motorsport.com

Mark Webber enjoyed a long, largely-successful Formula 1 career that came to an end in 2013, but one in which he just fell short of becoming world champion.
Despite playing a key role in Red Bull's run of four constructors' championship wins from 2010 to 2013, Webber was left very much in the shadow of teammate Sebastian Vettel - a feeling that only grew with each season that went by.
While ...Keep reading

Read more: The beginning of the end for Webber at Red Bull - Motorsport.com

Max is Norris’ go-to man for tips on angering Ricciardo - PlanetF1

Lando Norris sought advice from Max Verstappen on how to get the better of Carlos Sainz, and he will do the same with Daniel Ricciardo.

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Steiner: Budget cap could have gone further - PlanetF1

Haas team principal Guenther Steiner is glad that a revised budget cap has been agreed, but thought it could have been lower still.

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Fear of job losses as Williams put up for sale - PlanetF1

Business leaders fear job losses in Grove near Wantage where Williams are based if the legendary racing company is sold.

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F1 power unit rules too complex for new entrants - Richards - Motorsport.com



The now-delayed 2022 technical overhaul, originally slated for 2021 before the coronavirus pandemic prompted F1 to defer the changes by a year, only features very minor changes to the powertrain regulations.
Although consideration was initially given towards more simplified power units, with the MGU-H looking likely to be dropped altogether, F1 instead elected to retain the same power ...Keep reading

Read more: F1 power unit rules too complex for new entrants - Richards - Motorsport.com

F1 Turkish GP '10 retro: The beginning of the end for Webber at Red Bull - Autosport

When Red Bull found its way out of F1's midfield and joined the hunt for wins, tensions between Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel began to flare. The first of those fall-outs came in the 2010 Turkish Grand Prix during a high-speed tangle for the lead...

Read more: F1 Turkish GP '10 retro: The beginning of the end for Webber at Red Bull - Autosport

F1 Turkish GP '10 retro: The beginning of the end for Webber at Red Bull - Autosport

When Red Bull found its way out of F1's midfield and joined the hunt for wins, tensions between Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel began to flare. The first of those fall-outs came in the 2010 Turkish Grand Prix during a high-speed tangle for the lead...

Read more: F1 Turkish GP '10 retro: The beginning of the end for Webber at Red Bull - Autosport

F1 News: Government gives Austria F1 opener plans green light - Autosport

The Formula 1 season openers in Austria planned for 5 and 12 July have been given the green light by the country's government, according to reports in the country

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F1 News: Government gives Austria F1 opener plans green light - Autosport

The Formula 1 season openers in Austria planned for 5 and 12 July have been given the green light by the country's government, according to reports in the country

Read more: F1 News: Government gives Austria F1 opener plans green light - Autosport

Formula 1 will ‘let them race’ despite long break - PlanetF1

Drivers haven't been in a Formula 1 car since February, but the FIA still intend to "let them race" when the season begins.

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Austrian GP plans receive government approval - Motorsport.com

Following weeks of discussions between F1, Red Bull Ring chiefs and local authorities, a safety plan regarding precautions to be taken amid the coronavirus pandemic has been signed off.
Earlier this week, health Minister Rudi Anschober said the government was "de facto finished" with the evaluation and processing. However, he announced a final decision for "immediately after ...Keep reading

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Formula 1: Is Daniil Kvyat joining Biffy Clyro? - BBC F1

How, exactly, did Biffy Clyro's lead singer Simon Neil end up teaching Formula 1's Alpha Tauri driver Daniil Kvyat to play the guitar?

Read more: Formula 1: Is Daniil Kvyat joining Biffy Clyro? - BBC F1

Smedley: 2019 was Vettel’s strongest season - PlanetF1

Former Williams performance chief and race engineer Rob Smedley thinks 2019 was Sebastian Vettel's best season in F1.

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F1 News: McLaren expects Ricciardo to boost Norris as a driver - Autosport

McLaren boss Zak Brown is expecting 2021 signing Daniel Ricciardo to provide a benchmark that will help Lando Norris develop as a Formula 1 driver

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F1 News: McLaren expects Ricciardo to boost Norris as a driver - Autosport

McLaren boss Zak Brown is expecting 2021 signing Daniel Ricciardo to provide a benchmark that will help Lando Norris develop as a Formula 1 driver

Read more: F1 News: McLaren expects Ricciardo to boost Norris as a driver - Autosport

Mercedes staying in F1 as Daimler quash ‘unfounded’ reports - PlanetF1

Daimler have confirmed that Mercedes are staying in F1 long-term, calling reports that they may be set to quit "unfounded and irresponsible".

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Why the once mighty Williams F1 team is up for sale - Motorsport.com

The Formula 1 team has taken a big hit over the past few years as it has tried to balance its income against ever increasing expenditure. The former has inevitably been impacted by the poor performance on track, one that has seen it tumble from third place in the World Championship as recently as 2015, to last position finishes in both 2018 and 2019.
It’s a hard reality of F1 that results ...Keep reading

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How to watch this weekend’s top esports races | Gaming - RaceFans

Formula E's Race at Home series will resume today following last weekend's controversy. Here's how to watch it and other top esports races.

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Friday, May 29, 2020

Ferrari sets up Driver Academy division in Australia | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Ferrari sets up Driver Academy division in Australia • Sky F1 head to step down • Mercedes 'intend' to remain in F1

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FIA introduces new initiative - F1technical.net

The international governing body has announced that it has set up a whistleblower hotline in order to monitor competitors and companies that are breaking the rules.

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Williams to reveal new F1 livery after terminating ROKiT deal - Motorsport.com

The Grove-based outfit made a shock announcement on Friday that its deal with ROKiT, which had been due to run until the end of 2023, had been cancelled with immediate effect.
Speaking to selected media, deputy team principal Claire Williams declined to elaborate on the reasons for the split, but was clear it was not related to any contractual breach by her outfit.
"I can't go into detail on ...Keep reading

Read more: Williams to reveal new F1 livery after terminating ROKiT deal - Motorsport.com

F1 quiz: First and last F1 pole positions - PlanetF1

Ready for another F1 quiz? Silly question. Can you name the drivers just from when they recorded their first and last pole positions?

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Renault will stay in F1 despite major cutbacks - Motorsport.com

Like other manufacturers, the French company has been hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis, and it has announced that it will be cutting 15,000 jobs worldwide, including 4,600, as part of an effort to save €2bn over the next three years.
The fallout of the departure of Carlos Ghosn, followed by the ousting of his successor Thierry Bollore, created extra turmoil within the ...Keep reading

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Renault confirm they will stay in F1 after announcing €1.8bn cost cut plan | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Renault's Formula 1 team will continue to compete in the sport despite the carmaker announcing plans to make €2 billion (£1.8bn) in savings over the next three years.

Read more: Renault confirm they will stay in F1 after announcing €1.8bn cost cut plan | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

F1 News: Renault remains committed to F1 despite exit rumours - Autosport

Renault has announced that it remains committed to Formula 1, despite rumours about its future after making major cutbacks in its core automotive business

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F1 News: Renault remains committed to F1 despite exit rumours - Autosport

Renault has announced that it remains committed to Formula 1, despite rumours about its future after making major cutbacks in its core automotive business

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Williams name could disappear from F1 after sale | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Claire Williams says the family "would always like to see the Williams name in Formula 1" but acknowledges the team's sale plans may change that.

Read more: Williams name could disappear from F1 after sale | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Renault will remain in F1 despite $2b cuts - PlanetF1

Renault's interim CEO Clotilde Delbos has confirmed the company’s intention to remain in Formula 1 despite facing massive job cuts.

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Aston Martin won't turn Racing Point into "monster" F1 team - Motorsport.com

Aston Martin will return to the F1 grid in 2021 as a works team following Racing Point owner Lawrence Stroll’s investment in the British manufacturer back in January.
The Racing Point team is currently investing in upgrading its facilities, including the construction of a new factory, after years of financial difficulties under its previous Force India guise.
But Green stressed the team ...Keep reading

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The good, the bad, the ugly: Gilles Villeneuve - PlanetF1

Rated as one of the best drivers to never win a World title, Gilles Villeneuve's life was tragically cut short in a qualifying crash in Belgium in 1982.

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Formula 1: Williams considering selling team after £13m loss last year - BBC F1

Williams is considering selling its Formula 1 team and even the entire company group after posting a £13m loss last year.

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Williams consider selling F1 team - SkySports F1

Williams has announced it is considering selling the Formula 1 team after a dip in the company's financial results.

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Williams begins sale process and announces immediate termination of Rokit sponsorship deal | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

The Williams Formula 1 team has announced the beginning of a formal sale process after its financial results worsened again in 2019.

Read more: Williams begins sale process and announces immediate termination of Rokit sponsorship deal | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Williams commence sale process, sponsor split - PlanetF1

Williams Grand Prix Holdings Ltd has announced the commencement of a formal sales process which could include the sale of the whole company.

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Vietnam still seeking 2020 date for first F1 race | 2020 Vietnam Grand Prix - RaceFans

The promoters of the Vietnam Grand Prix remain hopeful of agreeing a new date for their race on the 2020 F1 calendar.

Read more: Vietnam still seeking 2020 date for first F1 race | 2020 Vietnam Grand Prix - RaceFans

F1 News: Williams considers team sale, ROKiT sponsorship terminated - Autosport

Williams is considering a partial or even full sale of its Formula 1 team as part of a new strategic direction aimed at securing its future

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F1 News: Williams considers team sale, ROKiT sponsorship terminated - Autosport

Williams is considering a partial or even full sale of its Formula 1 team as part of a new strategic direction aimed at securing its future

Read more: F1 News: Williams considers team sale, ROKiT sponsorship terminated - Autosport

Renault F1 team should know its fate this Friday - PlanetF1

The Renault F1 team should learn on Friday whether it has a future in Formula 1 under the Renault branding, or if it will be sold.

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Williams considering selling Formula 1 team - Motorsport.com

On the back of increased financial pressures caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the Grove-based outfit said on Friday that one option it is looking at is a sale, with it beginning a process to look for interested parties.
A statement from the team said: “The WGPH board is undertaking a review of all the various strategic options available to the Company. Options being considered include, but ...Keep reading

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Racing Point not looking to become ‘monster’ team - PlanetF1

Should Racing Point become a race winning team it won't be because of the size of the operation, says Andy Green.

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

An F1 race at Silverstone this year may be more trouble than it’s worth | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Formula 1 is preparing to confirm the 'European leg' of its restructured 2020 calendar. But can it afford to wait any longer to decide if Britain can hold a race?

Read more: An F1 race at Silverstone this year may be more trouble than it’s worth | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

‘Someone wins but not quite sure what they’ve won’ - PlanetF1

Bernie Ecclestone has once again questioned the validity of this year's F1 championship and has again urged F1 to scrap the season.

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‘Wolff to step down as Mercedes team principal’ - PlanetF1

Never mind what's going on with the drivers, it looks as if Toto Wolff won't be Mercedes team boss come 2021 but that doesn't mean he is leaving the team.

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Brown celebrates ‘win’ after rules ratified - PlanetF1

"Formula 1 wins today" proclaimed Zak Brown as the World Motor Sport Council ratified a reduced cap and other new rules for 2021.

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The floor tweaks aimed to slow down F1 cars in 2021 - Motorsport.com

In particular, the chief worry was that ever-increasing amounts of downforce could push tyres over the limit they were originally designed for – with the rubber spec set to have its third year of running next season.
So in a bid to ensure F1 is not left in a situation where Pirelli’s only option to manage the tyres is to force teams to use ever higher pressures – something they don’t ...Keep reading

Read more: The floor tweaks aimed to slow down F1 cars in 2021 - Motorsport.com

Dutch Grand Prix cancelled because of coronavirus pandemic - BBC F1

The 2020 Dutch Grand Prix is cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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F1 quiz: Top 50 most career podium finishes - PlanetF1

Time for another top 50 list for you to test out your F1 quizzing chops. This time it's concerning all-time career podium finishes.

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Dutch Grand Prix has been officially cancelled - F1technical.net

The Formula 1 Heineken Dutch Grand Prix organisation has announced on Thursday that the race at the Zandvoort race track has been pushed back to 2021.

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Dutch GP return moved back to 2021 - SkySports F1

The return of the Dutch Grand Prix will now have to wait until next year after organisers confirmed the postponed event will not be rescheduled when the 2020 season begins.

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F1 News: Dutch Grand Prix officially cancelled for 2020 - Autosport

The return of the Formula 1 Dutch Grand Prix has been officially cancelled for 2020, with the first race at the revived Zandvoort circuit postponed until 2021

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F1 News: Dutch Grand Prix officially cancelled for 2020 - Autosport

The return of the Formula 1 Dutch Grand Prix has been officially cancelled for 2020, with the first race at the revived Zandvoort circuit postponed until 2021

Read more: F1 News: Dutch Grand Prix officially cancelled for 2020 - Autosport

F1 teams now obliged to test new tyres on race weekends - Motorsport.com

The move comes at a time when the 2019 tyres have been carried over for a second year after teams voted not to use the spec that Pirelli had originally developed for 2020.
In addition, the same tyres are currently intended to be used next year, and there is no testing programme outside race weekends that would allow for any development.
That has led to some concerns about how well the same ...Keep reading

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Dutch Grand Prix officially postponed to 2021 | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

The promoters of the Dutch Grand Prix have confirmed the race has been postponed until 2021, abandoning efforts to reschedule it for this season.

Read more: Dutch Grand Prix officially postponed to 2021 | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Five things we desperately miss about F1 - PlanetF1

No F1 racing since last December but thankfully it looks like we won't have to wait too much longer. However, we are sure you, like us, are still absolutely pining for it.

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F1 News: Massive and painful task to hit F1 budget cap - McLaren - Autosport

McLaren says the "massive and painful task" of cutting spending and staff to meet Formula 1's budget cap is necessary, believing the new rules will secure the series' future

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F1 News: Massive and painful task to hit F1 budget cap - McLaren - Autosport

McLaren says the "massive and painful task" of cutting spending and staff to meet Formula 1's budget cap is necessary, believing the new rules will secure the series' future

Read more: F1 News: Massive and painful task to hit F1 budget cap - McLaren - Autosport

Dutch GP's return postponed until 2021 - Motorsport.com

The news comes as no surprise as the race had not featured on any recent version of a revised calendar that F1 has been working on.
The Netherlands remains subject to tight restrictions on events, and the promoters had made it clear that they were not keen to hold their first race behind closed doors, having sold out some months ago.
Race boss Jan Lammers told Motorsport.com recently: “It ...Keep reading

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‘It’s been two years since Monaco and I’m craving another win’ – Ricciardo | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Daniel Ricciardo says he is "craving" a chance to win again, two years since his last F1 victory in Monaco.

Read more: ‘It’s been two years since Monaco and I’m craving another win’ – Ricciardo | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

McLaren redundancies are a ‘painful task’ - PlanetF1

F1's cap is good for the sport's survival but in the here and now it is "painful" for McLaren with the F1 team losing around 70 staff.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Wolff wants Bottas to move to Renault – report - PlanetF1

Valtteri Bottas could be the next driver on the move with reports in France claiming Toto Wolff 'would rather' he move to Renault.

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New rules will make F1’s top teams “dinosaurs” | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Formula 1's new rules will make the top teams "dinosaurs", Racing Point technical director Andrew Green has predicted.

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Silverstone moves to August on provisional calendar - PlanetF1

The British Grand Prix, or in this case grands prix, at Silverstone have been moved to early August on the provisional F1 calendar.

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Why Ferrari are 'completely different' F1 force - SkySports F1

A "religion". A "national institution". A name and brand that is synonymous with Formula 1.

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Massa: Ferrari are the problem, not Vettel - PlanetF1

Felipe Massa believes Sebastian Vettel is simply another great driver who didn't have a Ferrari good enough to win the title.

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FIA confirms major changes to the Sporting Regulation - F1technical.net

FIA has announced that the World Motor Sport Council has approved major changes to the sporting, technical and financial regulations that will help the sport overcome the financial challenges presented by the coronavirus outbreak.

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Vettel not sole reason for Ferrari’s title drought – Massa | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Vettel not sole reason for Ferrari's title drought - Massa • Renault praise new rules • Foreign IndyCar drivers may be prevented from racing

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Vettel/Aston Martin gossip still persists - PlanetF1

Lawrence Stroll's £200m investment in Aston Martin could open the door for Sebastian Vettel to move to what is, at least today, Racing Point.

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Verstappen, Norris team up for virtual Le Mans 24 - PlanetF1

Max Verstappen and Lando Norris will form part of Team Redline's driver line-up for the virtual Le Mans 24 Hour race on June 13-14.

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F1 tech: Monaco's most mad-cap design ideas - Motorsport.com

But while Monte Carlo's glamour, intensity and uniqueness are the most obvious elements of the weekend that make it so popular, it has also thrown up some pretty memorable tech solutions in the past too.
Here we look at some of the craziest ideas that teams have used throughout the years in a bid to try to find extra performance.
1969

Bruce McLaren, McLaren M7C Ford
Photo by ...Keep reading

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‘Binotto must manage unusual Vettel situation’ - PlanetF1

Knowing 2020 is Sebastian Vettel's last year with Ferrari, Piero Ferrari says Mattia Binotto will need to "objectively" manage that situation.

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Leclerc ‘still far away’ from a World title - PlanetF1

Although billed as a future World Champion, Charles Leclerc says he is "still far away" from that goal.

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F1 quiz: Winners of F1’s season openers - PlanetF1

This latest F1 quiz takes you on a trip back through all the races to have opened up an F1 season...how many race winners can you name?

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Why new rules mindset could change F1 forever - Motorsport.com

Following backing from F1 teams last week, the 'New Deal' of rules, which covers a wide-range of areas including chassis, engine, sporting and financial regulations, should be formally approved by an e-vote of the WMSC in the next few hours.
But while much of the battleground focus in recent weeks has revolved around cost cutting regulations – and especially the move to reduce a budget cap ...Keep reading

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My job in F1: AlphaTauri team manager Graham Watson - Autosport

In the latest instalment of Autosport's My Job in F1 series, we talk to Graham Watson, the team manager of AlphaTauri

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My job in F1: AlphaTauri team manager Graham Watson - Autosport

In the latest instalment of Autosport's My Job in F1 series, we talk to Graham Watson, the team manager of AlphaTauri

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Top 10: Past Formula 1 tracks to forget - PlanetF1

A sport loved worldwide, Formula 1 has raced around the globe since the World Championship began all the way back in 1950.

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Motorsport Tickets celebrates heroes amongst the fans - Autosport

Motorsport Tickets are celebrating the heroes amongst the fans in their latest effort to support the racing community through isolation and a postponed season

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Motorsport Tickets celebrates heroes amongst the fans - Autosport

Motorsport Tickets are celebrating the heroes amongst the fans in their latest effort to support the racing community through isolation and a postponed season

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F1 News: Why new rules mindset could change F1 forever - Autosport

A bold package of rules aimed at securing Formula 1's long-term survival are set to be rubber-stamped by the FIA's World Motor Sport Council later today - and they could herald an all-new era for the sport

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F1 News: Why new rules mindset could change F1 forever - Autosport

A bold package of rules aimed at securing Formula 1's long-term survival are set to be rubber-stamped by the FIA's World Motor Sport Council later today - and they could herald an all-new era for the sport

Read more: F1 News: Why new rules mindset could change F1 forever - Autosport

F1 News: Efforts to ensure virus safety for racing return has been "beautiful" - Autosport

Grand Prix Drivers' Association chairman Alex Wurz says Formula 1's combined effort to ensure the safety of the paddock for its return to racing in July has been "beautiful"

Read more: F1 News: Efforts to ensure virus safety for racing return has been "beautiful" - Autosport

F1 News: Efforts to ensure virus safety for racing return has been "beautiful" - Autosport

Grand Prix Drivers' Association chairman Alex Wurz says Formula 1's combined effort to ensure the safety of the paddock for its return to racing in July has been "beautiful"

Read more: F1 News: Efforts to ensure virus safety for racing return has been "beautiful" - Autosport

F1’s minimum car weight to rise again in 2021 | 2021 F1 season - RaceFans

Formula 1 car weights will continue to rise next year, despite teams having agreed to carry over their current chassis into 2021.

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Dmitry Mazepin could step in as Renault’s saviour - PlanetF1

The Renault Formula 1 team already has a buyer, or at least an investor, in the wings with Russian billionaire Dmitry Mazepin linked to a under-fire team.

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Tost expects a rusty start for the sport - F1technical.net

AlphaTauri Team Principal Franz Tost expects a busy first day in Austria when the 2020 F1 season gets underway with teams and drivers being eager to kick off the rust following a long period away from the race tracks.

Read more: Tost expects a rusty start for the sport - F1technical.net

McLaren will ‘often annoy’ top three come 2022 - PlanetF1

Needing to spend development tokens to fit the Mercedes engine in 2021, Zak Brown believes 2022 is when it will all come together for McLaren.

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F1’s ‘aero handicap’ rules will get much tougher in second year | 2021 F1 season - RaceFans

Proposed new F1 rules which will set different restrictions on how much aerodynamic development each team can do will become tougher in the year after they are introduced.

Read more: F1’s ‘aero handicap’ rules will get much tougher in second year | 2021 F1 season - RaceFans

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Ricciardo agreed hefty pay cut for McLaren move - PlanetF1

Daniel Ricciardo will have his salary slashed in half when he moves from Renault to McLaren at the end of the 2020 season.

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Russell wants ‘four wheel’ test before season starts - PlanetF1

At home and unable to race on anything but a simulator, George Russell hopes to at least get in a few tests on "four wheels" before the 2020 season begins.

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F1 Cribs: What's inside a driver's house? - SkySports F1

Formula 1's drivers usually spend nine months of the year crisscrossing the globe and effectively living out of a suitcase, but recent months have seen them far more time at home than is normally the case.

Read more: F1 Cribs: What's inside a driver's house? - SkySports F1

Race of my life: Michael Schumacher on the 2000 Japanese GP - Autosport

Michael Schumacher chose the 2000 Japanese Grand Prix as the race of his life shortly before suffering head injuries in a skiing accident in 2013. As Autosport launches the second episode of the Race of My Life podcast series, we take a look back at the day the German finally claimed his first drivers' title with Ferrari

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Race of my life: Michael Schumacher on the 2000 Japanese GP - Autosport

Michael Schumacher chose the 2000 Japanese Grand Prix as the race of his life shortly before suffering head injuries in a skiing accident in 2013. As Autosport launches the second episode of the Race of My Life podcast series, we take a look back at the day the German finally claimed his first drivers' title with Ferrari

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FIA set up 24/7 whistleblowing hotline - PlanetF1

Are you part of a Formula 1 team and suspect some foul play is going on? Then get in touch with the FIA's new whistleblowing hotline...

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FIA sets up whistleblower hotline to report rules breaches - Motorsport.com

In an effort to improve the integrity of motorsport and the automotive world, the governing body has created an Ethics and Compliance Hotline for rule breaches to be brought to light.
Using the hotline, whistleblowers can anonymously report suspicious behaviour or misconduct.
The areas covered by the hotline included alleged violations of FIA ethical principles, including financial ...Keep reading

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F1 News: FIA sets up whistleblower hotline to expose competition cheats - Autosport

Formula 1 governing body the FIA has set up a whistleblower hotline in a bid to help expose competitors or companies that are breaking the rules

Read more: F1 News: FIA sets up whistleblower hotline to expose competition cheats - Autosport

F1 News: FIA sets up whistleblower hotline to expose competition cheats - Autosport

Formula 1 governing body the FIA has set up a whistleblower hotline in a bid to help expose competitors or companies that are breaking the rules

Read more: F1 News: FIA sets up whistleblower hotline to expose competition cheats - Autosport

Here we go again: Vettel to Merc, Bottas to Red Bull - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel kicked off the silly season earlier this month and remains one of the central figures with the German now on his way to Mercedes.

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F1 quiz: How many ex-Ligier drivers can you name? - PlanetF1

Have you brushed up on your French Formula 1 drivers? Let's find out with this tricky F1 quiz...

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Aston Martin appoints AMG's Moers as new CEO - Motorsport.com

Moers, who will take up his role on August 1, comes as part of a revamp of the company by executive chairman and shareholder Lawrence Stroll.
Former president and CEO Andy Palmer has stood down with immediate effect, with current vice-president Keith Stanton being appointed as temporary COO until Moers' arrival.
Stroll believes that Moers, who has built a strong reputation for his management ...Keep reading

Read more: Aston Martin appoints AMG's Moers as new CEO - Motorsport.com

F1 News: Mercedes-AMG chairman becomes new Aston Martin CEO - Autosport

Aston Martin has announced the appointment of Mercedes-AMG chairman Tobias Moers as its new CEO, confirming the brand's first major change under Lawrence Stroll

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F1 News: Mercedes-AMG chairman becomes new Aston Martin CEO - Autosport

Aston Martin has announced the appointment of Mercedes-AMG chairman Tobias Moers as its new CEO, confirming the brand's first major change under Lawrence Stroll

Read more: F1 News: Mercedes-AMG chairman becomes new Aston Martin CEO - Autosport

F1 Villains: Eddie Irvine - PlanetF1

Eddie Irvine has been in the spotlight from his first F1 race to long after his retirement, and not always for the right reasons...

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Watch: The Indy 500 at its unforgettable best, today in 1985 | It's Not Race Week - RaceFans

It's not race week - but we've got another classic motorsport moment for you to enjoy. This week it's the thrilling contest between Mario Andretti and Danny Sullivan in the Indianapolis 500, 35 years ago today.

Read more: Watch: The Indy 500 at its unforgettable best, today in 1985 | It's Not Race Week - RaceFans

F1 News: New hope for British GP as UK PM asks for F1 to be exempt from quarantine rules - Autosport

The UK's prime minister has reportedly responded to lobbying from Formula 1 to create a quarantine exemption for the sport's travelling personnel by asking his ministers to make it happen

Read more: F1 News: New hope for British GP as UK PM asks for F1 to be exempt from quarantine rules - Autosport

F1 News: New hope for British GP as UK PM asks for F1 to be exempt from quarantine rules - Autosport

The UK's prime minister has reportedly responded to lobbying from Formula 1 to create a quarantine exemption for the sport's travelling personnel by asking his ministers to make it happen

Read more: F1 News: New hope for British GP as UK PM asks for F1 to be exempt from quarantine rules - Autosport

Abiteboul: McLaren pushed Ricciardo to rush decision - PlanetF1

Disappointed at losing Daniel Ricciardo to McLaren, Cyril Abiteboul says McLaren "pushed" the Aussie into making a rushed decision.

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Brown hints at Ricciardo/Norris Bathurst 1000 bid - Motorsport.com - Supercars - Stories

Brown, a part-owner of the Walkinshaw Andretti United Supercars squad, has thrown his support behind the idea of the two F1 aces teaming up for a wildcard tilt at Bathurst in a WAU Holden once Ricciardo joins McLaren.
The determining factor, according to Brown, will be the Formula 1 and Supercars calendars, with the Bathurst 1000 and Japanese Grand Prix traditionally falling on the same ...Keep reading

Read more: Brown hints at Ricciardo/Norris Bathurst 1000 bid - Motorsport.com - Supercars - Stories

Stroll appoints Mercedes chief as Aston Martin president | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Racing Point F1 team owner Lawrence Stroll has appointed a long-time Mercedes executive as the new president of carmaker Aston Martin.

Read more: Stroll appoints Mercedes chief as Aston Martin president | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Monday, May 25, 2020

‘Let’s not forget there’s a Merc seat available’ - PlanetF1

Whatever Sebastian Vettel decides to do, Christian Horner has wished him the "very best" while gently reminding him there is a Mercedes seat available.

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PM’s intervention paves way for British GP - PlanetF1

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has 'personally intervened' to pave the way for Formula 1 to head to Silverstone in July.

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'Vettel won't want midfield F1 seat' - SkySports F1

Four-time F1 champion Sebastian Vettel will not take a career "risk" by signing for a midfield team in 2021, believes Haas boss Gunther Steiner.

Read more: 'Vettel won't want midfield F1 seat' - SkySports F1

Aston Martin boss headed towards the exit - PlanetF1

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer is reportedly on his way out of the door, set to be replaced by AMG boss Tobias Moers.

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Renault will be in F1 for a ‘very long’ time - PlanetF1

Cyril Abiteboul has once again rubbished suggestions that Renault could quit F1, saying last week's new deal works for the Enstone team.

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The day Irvine showed he was more than Schumacher's subordinate - Autosport

The 1999 Formula 1 season finished with Ferrari fielding a previously unlikely championship contender. But the first race of that campaign showed that Eddie Irvine could succeed out of Michael Schumacher's shadow

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The day Irvine showed he was more than Schumacher's subordinate - Autosport

The 1999 Formula 1 season finished with Ferrari fielding a previously unlikely championship contender. But the first race of that campaign showed that Eddie Irvine could succeed out of Michael Schumacher's shadow

Read more: The day Irvine showed he was more than Schumacher's subordinate - Autosport

‘Drivers would rather not have ghost races but…’ - PlanetF1

Facing the prospect of months of "ghost races" without fans, Alex Wurz concedes it is not what the drivers want but it is what needs doing.

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When Irvine showed he was more than Schumacher’s subordinate - Motorsport.com

When Ferrari, albeit reluctantly, put its weight behind Eddie Irvine in Formula 1's 1999 title hunt, it did so against all convention. Sure, it was a necessity after Michael Schumacher's leg-breaking shunt at the British Grand Prix, but for the first time in his F1 career Irvine was already in the hunt on merit.
Before the 1999 season had begun, Irvine had not won an F1 race. He was firmly ...Keep reading

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Wolff on why he never says Merc is favourite - PlanetF1

Despite chasing a seventh double, Toto Wolff says he doesn't view Mercedes as the favourite for the 2020 titles.

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F1 News: Aston Martin set for first major change since Stroll takeover - Autosport

Aston Martin looks set to make its first major management change since the arrival of investor Lawrence Stroll earlier this year, with CEO Andy Palmer tipped to be replaced

Read more: F1 News: Aston Martin set for first major change since Stroll takeover - Autosport

F1 News: Aston Martin set for first major change since Stroll takeover - Autosport

Aston Martin looks set to make its first major management change since the arrival of investor Lawrence Stroll earlier this year, with CEO Andy Palmer tipped to be replaced

Read more: F1 News: Aston Martin set for first major change since Stroll takeover - Autosport

Abt the latest caught for e-race transgression - PlanetF1

It probably doesn't get any weirder than this with Daniel Abt fined for using a ringer in Saturday's Formula E race.

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F1 Gossip: Hamilton on future, Vettel latest - SkySports F1

Lewis Hamilton admits he has questioned his F1 future during lockdown; Red Bull say Vettel 'won't be short of opportunities'; And...

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AMG boss tipped to replace Aston CEO Palmer - Motorsport.com

According to a report in the Financial Times, Palmer, who has been CEO since 2014, will be replaced by AMG boss Tobias Moers on Tuesday.
The move comes off the back of a difficult financial situation for the British luxury sportscar maker, whose share price has collapsed from £19 when it was floated in October 2018, to around 35 pence now.
Aston Martin has not confirmed the arrival of Moers ...Keep reading

Read more: AMG boss tipped to replace Aston CEO Palmer - Motorsport.com

Abiteboul: Renault plans "very long" stay in racing - Motorsport.com

Abiteboul believes the changes will move F1 away from being a two-tier sport to one where any team entered could win a race, with features like open source components on which teams collaborate rather than compete, to drive innovation and reduce cost.
Speaking as part of our #thinkingforward series, looking at how the sport emerges from the current pandemic crisis, Abiteboul who represents one ...Keep reading

Read more: Abiteboul: Renault plans "very long" stay in racing - Motorsport.com

F1 quiz: Can you name the Belgian GP winners? - PlanetF1

Back to testing your F1 knowledge on an absolute classic race: the Belgian Grand Prix! How many different winners can you name?

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F1 News: Abiteboul says F1's new cost-saving rules boost chances of Renault staying - Autosport

Renault Formula 1 boss Cyril Abiteboul reckons F1's 'new deal', involving a wide-reaching package of cost control measures, will boost the chances of his manufacturer remaining in the championship

Read more: F1 News: Abiteboul says F1's new cost-saving rules boost chances of Renault staying - Autosport

F1 News: Abiteboul says F1's new cost-saving rules boost chances of Renault staying - Autosport

Renault Formula 1 boss Cyril Abiteboul reckons F1's 'new deal', involving a wide-reaching package of cost control measures, will boost the chances of his manufacturer remaining in the championship

Read more: F1 News: Abiteboul says F1's new cost-saving rules boost chances of Renault staying - Autosport

Conclusions from the Virtual Monaco Grand Prix - PlanetF1

Indestructible cars aren't good, the "other" Leclerc brother is, and virtual racing around street circuits is, er, interesting...

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F1 News: Rosberg feared 'God-like' Schumacher would turn Mercedes on him in 2010 - Autosport

Nico Rosberg feared Michael Schumacher would manipulate the Mercedes Formula 1 outfit against him when they became team-mates, saying the seven-time world champion acted "like God"

Read more: F1 News: Rosberg feared 'God-like' Schumacher would turn Mercedes on him in 2010 - Autosport

F1 News: Rosberg feared 'God-like' Schumacher would turn Mercedes on him in 2010 - Autosport

Nico Rosberg feared Michael Schumacher would manipulate the Mercedes Formula 1 outfit against him when they became team-mates, saying the seven-time world champion acted "like God"

Read more: F1 News: Rosberg feared 'God-like' Schumacher would turn Mercedes on him in 2010 - Autosport

‘2019 season revealed Ricciardo’s limits’ - PlanetF1

It's a good thing McLaren has declared Daniel Ricciardo will not be number 1 at the team next season as questions have been raised about his leadership.

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Sunday, May 24, 2020

Here we go again: Vettel to Merc, Bottas to Red Bull - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel kicked off the silly season earlier this month and remains one of the central figures with the German now on his way to Mercedes.

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Stewards usually persuade drivers their penalty decisions are correct – Salo | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

FIA driver steward and former Formula 1 racer Mika Salo has given rare insight into how the sport's often controversial penalty decisions are made.

Read more: Stewards usually persuade drivers their penalty decisions are correct – Salo | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Live events are the ‘great unknown’ says Liberty - PlanetF1

As some countries begin to open e-commerce, the general consensus is that large gatherings and live events are still on hold.

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Ecclestone: Ferrari doesn’t have a true leader - PlanetF1

Bernie Ecclestone reckons Sebastian Vettel never achieved ultimate success with Ferrari because the Scuderia doesn't have a leader.

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Formula E driver who gave car to simracer disqualified from charity virtual race | Formula E - RaceFans

Daniel Abt has been disqualified from yesterday's Race At Home Challenge after Formula E discovered someone else drove his car in the event.

Read more: Formula E driver who gave car to simracer disqualified from charity virtual race | Formula E - RaceFans

Five Monaco Grand Prix wins that got away - Motorsport.com

1988: Ayrton Senna
Ayrton Senna is the Monaco Grand Prix record holder with six wins in the principality. The Brazilian’s Monaco record could and should have been even more impressive, with a streak of seven consecutive wins, if it hadn’t been for a curious incident on his most dominant weekend of all.
Senna was virtually untouchable during the 1988 Monaco GP. On Saturday he set pole ...Keep reading

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Tony Brooks: Formula 1's last surviving race winner of the 1950s - BBC F1

Formula 1 in the 1950s produced a host of heroic race winners - now, sadly, there is only one surviving member of that elite club.

Read more: Tony Brooks: Formula 1's last surviving race winner of the 1950s - BBC F1

Silverstone tells members ‘don’t ask for refunds’ - PlanetF1

British Racing Drivers' Club chairman John Grant has pleaded with members not to ask for ticket refunds as Silverstone battles to balance its books.

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F1 News: Leclerc completes remake of controversial driving film in Monaco - Autosport

Ferrari's Charles Leclerc has completed his filming run for the remake of the controversial short movie 'C'etait un Rendezvous', by lapping the Monaco Grand Prix Formula 1 circuit on Sunday

Read more: F1 News: Leclerc completes remake of controversial driving film in Monaco - Autosport

F1 News: Leclerc completes remake of controversial driving film in Monaco - Autosport

Ferrari's Charles Leclerc has completed his filming run for the remake of the controversial short movie 'C'etait un Rendezvous', by lapping the Monaco Grand Prix Formula 1 circuit on Sunday

Read more: F1 News: Leclerc completes remake of controversial driving film in Monaco - Autosport

The F1 reject that went on to destroy his opposition - Motorsport.com - Super Formula - Stories

Who’s the greatest Japanese Formula 1 driver? Satoru Nakajima, for his pioneering role in popularising grand prix racing in his home country? Aguri Suzuki for earning the country's first podium on home turf? Ukyo Katayama, for his underdog heroics for Tyrrell in 1994? Takuma Sato, perhaps, or even Kamui Kobayashi?
You could make a case for any of the above, but one less obvious suggestion is ...Keep reading

Read more: The F1 reject that went on to destroy his opposition - Motorsport.com - Super Formula - Stories

Hamilton has though of quitting F1 during break - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton says he has had mornings during the extended break where he was woken up and thought of quitting F1.

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Should F1 introduce new ‘aero handicap’ rules? | Debates and polls - RaceFans

Should Formula 1 introduce new rules allowing teams which perform poorly in the constructors' championship to do more aerodynamic work than their rivals?

Read more: Should F1 introduce new ‘aero handicap’ rules? | Debates and polls - RaceFans

Alonso beats Button in Indy500 thriller - PlanetF1

Fernando Alonso saw off Jenson Button in The Race Legends Trophy at Indianapolis by the narrowest of margins.

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Future of live events a "great unknown” - Liberty - Motorsport.com

As well as F1 suffering financially from the current lack of races, sister company Live Nation, which promotes concerts worldwide, is also taking a hit.
Recently, Liberty shuffled assets between its subsidiaries, giving F1 a safety net of $1.4bn of cash with which to tackle the crisis.
In a Q&A with shareholders at a virtual annual meeting, Liberty CEO Greg Maffei acknowledged that it ...Keep reading

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Top 10 Monaco Grands Prix ranked: From Mansell to Moss - Autosport

We should have been enjoying the Formula 1 world championship's 67th visit to Monaco this weekend. Instead, 2020 will be the first F1 season since 1954 not to feature this challenging and polarising event

Read more: Top 10 Monaco Grands Prix ranked: From Mansell to Moss - Autosport

Top 10 Monaco Grands Prix ranked: From Mansell to Moss - Autosport

We should have been enjoying the Formula 1 world championship's 67th visit to Monaco this weekend. Instead, 2020 will be the first F1 season since 1954 not to feature this challenging and polarising event

Read more: Top 10 Monaco Grands Prix ranked: From Mansell to Moss - Autosport

Stroll lines up ‘£200m’ Aston Martin F1 investment - PlanetF1

Racing Point owner Lawrence Stroll will invest £200m into his F1 team, set to become Aston Martin, over the next five years.

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F1 News: Turbo-hybrid powerunit rules too complex, expensive for new manufacturers - Autosport

Formula 1's turbo-hybrid powertrain regulations are too complex and expensive for any new manufacturers to consider joining the championship, says Motorsport UK chief David Richards

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F1 News: Turbo-hybrid powerunit rules too complex, expensive for new manufacturers - Autosport

Formula 1's turbo-hybrid powertrain regulations are too complex and expensive for any new manufacturers to consider joining the championship, says Motorsport UK chief David Richards

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When Mercedes "screwed up" Hamilton's race in Monaco - Motorsport.com

The 2015 Monaco GP was to prove a very frustrating afternoon for reigning world champion Hamilton, who found himself giving away a win for no good reason by making a pitstop that he didn’t need to make.
The pain was alleviated for his team to some degree because victory went to Nico Rosberg rather than a third party, but nevertheless there was much soul-searching to done in the Brackley camp ...Keep reading

Read more: When Mercedes "screwed up" Hamilton's race in Monaco - Motorsport.com

Formula E “more fair for the drivers” than F1 – Wehrlein | Formula E - RaceFans

The closer level of competition in Formula E makes it a fairer championship for drivers to participate in than F1, says ex-grand prix driver Pascal Wehrlein.

Read more: Formula E “more fair for the drivers” than F1 – Wehrlein | Formula E - RaceFans

Aubameyang takes on F1 stars in Virtual Monaco GP - SkySports F1



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Ricciardo won’t have No.1 status at McLaren - PlanetF1

McLaren principal Andreas Seidl has confirmed that seven-time race winner Daniel Ricciardo won't be their No.1 driver from 2021.

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Bottas joins Aubameyang, F1 drivers for Virtual GP - SkySports F1

Valtteri Bottas and Esteban Ocon have become the latest Formula 1 driver additions to the Virtual GP series, with the pair joining a star studded grid - including Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - for this weekend's online race around the iconic Monaco streets.

Read more: Bottas joins Aubameyang, F1 drivers for Virtual GP - SkySports F1

Saturday, May 23, 2020

F1 set to introduce radical sporting rules - F1technical.net

Formula 1 could introduce a set of radical sporting changes to bolster the level of competition after teams held an e-vote about a package of cost-cutting changes.

Read more: F1 set to introduce radical sporting rules - F1technical.net

DTM will soon be back on track - F1technical.net

The DTM series has confirmed that a four-day test is planned at the Nürburgring circuit at the beginning of June before the 2020 season finally gets underway.

Read more: DTM will soon be back on track - F1technical.net

Autosport 70: The rise and fall of Ferrari's first great champion - Autosport

It's 65 years since double world champion Alberto Ascari was killed in an unexplained testing accident. NIGEL ROEBUCK told his story, in a feature first published in Autosport magazine on 2 December 1976

Read more: Autosport 70: The rise and fall of Ferrari's first great champion - Autosport

Autosport 70: The rise and fall of Ferrari's first great champion - Autosport

It's 65 years since double world champion Alberto Ascari was killed in an unexplained testing accident. NIGEL ROEBUCK told his story, in a feature first published in Autosport magazine on 2 December 1976

Read more: Autosport 70: The rise and fall of Ferrari's first great champion - Autosport

Ocon: Verstappen’s F1 promotion hard to take - PlanetF1

Esteban Ocon beat Max Verstappen to the F3 European title in 2014, so he found it "difficult to swallow" when Verstappen was promoted to F1.

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Remembering Formula 1's craziest finish - Motorsport.com

"A real strange one," is how Autosport's Nigel Roebuck opened his report for the 1982 Monaco Grand Prix, offering a fitting precis for a chaotic race with a chaotic finish.
It is widely remembered as being the race that nobody wanted to win. Monaco, the jewel in the crown, the one trophy all drivers would surely covet above all others, was there for the taking.
And in the space of the final ...Keep reading

Read more: Remembering Formula 1's craziest finish - Motorsport.com

All drivers agree Formula 1 grid is too spread out - PlanetF1

Grand Prix Drivers' Association chairman Alex Wurz says all 20 Formula 1 drivers are in agreement that the series must be more competitive.

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How Ricciardo banished his Monaco ghosts in 2018 - Motorsport.com

The sight of Daniel Ricciardo without anything but a grin on his face is rare in Formula 1.
Even when thrust into the media pen after some of his toughest races with Renault last year, Ricciardo would always find some kind of silver lining, or at least poke fun at his own bad luck.
But some of the most iconic images of Ricciardo's F1 career came from a moment where he was seething with ...Keep reading

Read more: How Ricciardo banished his Monaco ghosts in 2018 - Motorsport.com

Magnussen: Drivers don’t get that rusty - PlanetF1

Several drivers expect chaos when Formula 1 returns with everyone rusty from their extended break, but Kevin Magnussen doesn't.

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Horner not a fan of new aero handicap plan - PlanetF1

Red Bull principal Christian Horner says the new handicap system on R&D could have a "significant" impact, and he isn't thrilled with it.

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F1 Monaco GP 2018 retrospective: How Ricciardo banished his '16 ghosts - Autosport

Victory at the 2016 Monaco Grand Prix slipped through Daniel Ricciardo's grasp and left the normally jovial Australian enraged. But two years later at the 2018 edition, he banished those demons with a gutsy drive

Read more: F1 Monaco GP 2018 retrospective: How Ricciardo banished his '16 ghosts - Autosport

F1 Monaco GP 2018 retrospective: How Ricciardo banished his '16 ghosts - Autosport

Victory at the 2016 Monaco Grand Prix slipped through Daniel Ricciardo's grasp and left the normally jovial Australian enraged. But two years later at the 2018 edition, he banished those demons with a gutsy drive

Read more: F1 Monaco GP 2018 retrospective: How Ricciardo banished his '16 ghosts - Autosport

Sainz: McLaren supported Ferrari negotiations - PlanetF1

Carlos Sainz has said that McLaren helped him in his talks with Ferrari and gave him their blessing to make the move.

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Hungary and Hockenheim could step in to bolster the 2020 F1 calendar - F1technical.net

The Hungaroring and the Hockenheimring circuits could host races in the second half of July should the races at Silverstone fail to materialize following the recent announcement of the British government.

Read more: Hungary and Hockenheim could step in to bolster the 2020 F1 calendar - F1technical.net

The 21 other tracks F1 could race at in 2020 - RaceFans

Circuits which weren't originally on the 2020 calendar could get races this year, F1 CEO Chase Carey has confirmed. Which of the 21 eligible tracks would be the best choices?

Read more: The 21 other tracks F1 could race at in 2020 - RaceFans

Brawn: F1 will be in a great place ‘in six months’ - PlanetF1

F1 managing director Ross Brawn says Formula 1 will be in a "great place in six months" and urged fans to keep remembering the good times.

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F1 News: Hamilton urging Mercedes to “hit the ground running” when 2020 season starts - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton is urging his Mercedes Formula 1 team to "hit the ground running" when the delayed 2020 season gets underway, despite the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic

Read more: F1 News: Hamilton urging Mercedes to “hit the ground running” when 2020 season starts - Autosport

F1 News: Hamilton urging Mercedes to “hit the ground running” when 2020 season starts - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton is urging his Mercedes Formula 1 team to "hit the ground running" when the delayed 2020 season gets underway, despite the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic

Read more: F1 News: Hamilton urging Mercedes to “hit the ground running” when 2020 season starts - Autosport

Ricciardo: F1 hiatus may help me prolong my career - Motorsport.com

The opening 10 races of the 2020 season have been called off due to the ongoing pandemic, but F1 officials are hopeful of starting the new campaign in Austria at the start of July. 
Should that go to plan, it would mean the drivers have been out of action for over seven months since the 2019 season finale in Abu Dhabi, only interrupted by six days of pre-season testing in February.
Renault ...Keep reading

Read more: Ricciardo: F1 hiatus may help me prolong my career - Motorsport.com

Formula 1 denied exemption from UK quarantine rules - PlanetF1

Formula 1 have been told that they will not be exempt from the new rules coming into force in the UK regarding international travellers.

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F1 news: Magnussen doubts F1 drivers will struggle with racing after coronavirus delay - Autosport

Kevin Magnussen doubts Formula 1 drivers will struggle with returning to racing after an extended break due to the coronavirus pandemic

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F1 news: Magnussen doubts F1 drivers will struggle with racing after coronavirus delay - Autosport

Kevin Magnussen doubts Formula 1 drivers will struggle with returning to racing after an extended break due to the coronavirus pandemic

Read more: F1 news: Magnussen doubts F1 drivers will struggle with racing after coronavirus delay - Autosport

Teams agree new budget cap and cost-cutting deal - PlanetF1

Formula 1 teams have agreed to reduce the upcoming budget cap to $145 million (119 million pounds) for 2021, according to the BBC.

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Wurz says F1 drivers fully support plans for "ghost races" - Motorsport.com

Wurz compared efforts to minimise the risks of spreading COVID-19 at closed doors F1 events with the regular focus on safety that the sport has pursued since the 1994 Imola tragedies.
The Austrian represented the drivers in a recent online meeting with F1 and FIA bosses about how races such as those planned for Austria in July can be run with minimal risk, and said it was “beautiful to ...Keep reading

Read more: Wurz says F1 drivers fully support plans for "ghost races" - Motorsport.com

Ferrari first approached Sainz over Vettel’s seat after last season ended | 2021 F1 season - RaceFans

Carlos Sainz Jnr has revealed Ferrari didn't approach him about replacing Sebastian Vettel in their driver line-up under the 2019 season had finished.

Read more: Ferrari first approached Sainz over Vettel’s seat after last season ended | 2021 F1 season - RaceFans

Friday, May 22, 2020

Hamilton & Brundle: Cinema special on Sky F1 - SkySports F1



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F1 News: UK quarantine rules set to dash Silverstone plans - Autosport

Formula 1 is set to abandon plans to host two races at Silverstone due to the UK's latest quarantine regulations, with Hungary now touted as a replacement venue

Read more: F1 News: UK quarantine rules set to dash Silverstone plans - Autosport

F1 News: UK quarantine rules set to dash Silverstone plans - Autosport

Formula 1 is set to abandon plans to host two races at Silverstone due to the UK's latest quarantine regulations, with Hungary now touted as a replacement venue

Read more: F1 News: UK quarantine rules set to dash Silverstone plans - Autosport

The F1 moments that defined the 2000s - Autosport

Continuing the series celebrating 70 years of Formula 1, Autosport picks out the 12 moments that defined the 2000s, with the help of the extensive Motorsport Images archive

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The F1 moments that defined the 2000s - Autosport

Continuing the series celebrating 70 years of Formula 1, Autosport picks out the 12 moments that defined the 2000s, with the help of the extensive Motorsport Images archive

Read more: The F1 moments that defined the 2000s - Autosport

Hungary enters frame as British GP hopes fade - Motorsport.com

The UK government will announce details of a 14-day quarantine later today.
It will require visitors and returning residents to give an address where they will self-isolate. Spot checks will then be made, and offenders will reportedly subject to a fine of £1000.
Only special cases, such as truck drivers, will be exempt. The quarantine restrictions will be reviewed every three weeks.
F1 ...Keep reading

Read more: Hungary enters frame as British GP hopes fade - Motorsport.com

‘Vettel and Hamilton would make super team’ - PlanetF1

Mercedes should sign Sebastian Vettel as Lewis Hamilton's 2021 team-mate as it would make for a "super team" according to Bernie Ecclestone.

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Glock questions Merc’s contract silence - PlanetF1

Timo Glock wonders if there is more to Mercedes silence over its drivers' contracts, such as Daimler's rumoured exit.

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Why biometrics is the future of F1 racing overalls - Motorsport.com

Up until now, much of that focus has revolved around the cars and engines, with teams using many thousands of data points to try to find that winning margin over their rivals.
Soon, however, even racing overalls could become a new high-tech battleground too – with the door opening up for potential benefits that could help drivers perform better for longer.
Over recent years, the race wear ...Keep reading

Read more: Why biometrics is the future of F1 racing overalls - Motorsport.com

Wolff saw ‘cracks’ in Vettel/Ferrari relationship - PlanetF1

Toto Wolff wasn't surprised to learn of Sebastian Vettel's Ferrari exit as he reckons "cracks" were showing.

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When Star Wars came to Monaco but the Force was with Raikkonen - Motorsport.com

Fernando Alonso and Renault got the 2005 season off to a flying start, but main rivals McLaren soon fought back. Kimi Raikkonen set the pace at Imola, only to suffer a CV joint failure, and then won in Barcelona in dominant style.
He then staked his claim to that year's world championship with a sublime victory in Monaco. It was an entertaining race, and it featured much excitement down the ...Keep reading

Read more: When Star Wars came to Monaco but the Force was with Raikkonen - Motorsport.com

F1 quiz: 10 youngest Formula 1 polesitters - PlanetF1

Can you name the top 10 Formula 1 drivers to be the youngest in history to set pole position laps?

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Todt explains why Vettel failed to emulate Schumacher - Motorsport.com

Ferrari announced last week that Vettel would be leaving the team at the end of the 2020 season, putting the four-time world champion’s F1 future in doubt. 
Vettel joined Ferrari in 2015 with hopes of emulating Schumacher’s success at the team in the early 2000s, only to fall short of winning a world championship.
Todt, the current FIA president, served as the team principal at ...Keep reading

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The good, the bad, the ugly: Lewis Hamilton - PlanetF1

Not quite an "utterly unblemished record", but in an era of win at all costs, Lewis Hamilton's sportingmanship is on a par with his racing record.

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F1 News: Ricciardo reflects on his F1 moments of rage and redemption - Autosport

During the coronavirus downtime, Renault F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo has reflected on his most memorable races in the sport

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F1 News: Ricciardo reflects on his F1 moments of rage and redemption - Autosport

During the coronavirus downtime, Renault F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo has reflected on his most memorable races in the sport

Read more: F1 News: Ricciardo reflects on his F1 moments of rage and redemption - Autosport

Tost ‘worried’ about long break on the drivers - PlanetF1

Franz Tost is expecting a frenetic start to the Austrian GP weekend as the teams look to get in as many laps as possible in FP1.

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‘Stroll’s investment allowed for pink Mercedes’ - PlanetF1

Racing Point had long been wanting to switch to the Mercedes aerodynamic philosophy but wasn't able to do so because of finances.

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

F1 owner says races may be less profitable in a “post-Covid world” | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Formula 1's highly lucrative races may become less profitable as a result of the pandemic, the sport's commercial rights holder has admitted.

Read more: F1 owner says races may be less profitable in a “post-Covid world” | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Bottas in shock talks over vacant Renault seat - PlanetF1

Valtteri Bottas has reportedly thrown his name into the hat for a 2021 Renault drive with his manager in talks with the Enstone team.

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Button, McLaren back Sainz to be Ferrari hit - SkySports F1

Carlos Sainz will "give Charles Leclerc a run for his money" and can be a Formula 1 race winner at Ferrari, according to Sky F1's Jenson Button and McLaren boss Zak Brown.

Read more: Button, McLaren back Sainz to be Ferrari hit - SkySports F1

Abiteboul: F1 needs to include salaries in the cap - PlanetF1

Renault Formula 1 chief Cyril Abiteboul says Formula 1 is debating whether to add drivers' salaries to future budget caps.

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Enzo Ferrari wanted Indianapolis 500 win, says son Piero | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Enzo Ferrari wanted Indianapolis 500 win, says son Piero • United States Grand Prix likely to be held without fans • IndyCar cancels Richmond return

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