Thursday, May 28, 2020

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

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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"

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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"

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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.

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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.

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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‘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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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"

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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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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‘Alonso has more to lose than win in comeback’ - PlanetF1

Fernando Alonso's former Daytona team-mate, Renger van der Zande, has cautioned the Spaniard about returning to Formula 1 with Renault.

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Schumacher passes Hakkinen to win rain-hit home race and extend points lead | 2000 European Grand Prix flashback - RaceFans

Michael Schumacher edged closer to his first world title for Ferrari 20 years ago today by passing Mika Hakkinen to win in the rain at home.

Read more: Schumacher passes Hakkinen to win rain-hit home race and extend points lead | 2000 European Grand Prix flashback - RaceFans

Monaco 2016 left Ricciardo at his ‘most angry’ - PlanetF1

Daniel Ricciardo has looked back at the races that provoked the strongest emotions from him and, under 'most angry', he selected the 2016 Monaco Grand Prix.

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F1 News: Hamilton: Mercedes must hit the ground running at Austrian GP - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton is determined to be in better shape personally when the 2020 Formula 1 world championship finally gets underway in Austria in July, as he urges Mercedes to "hit the ground running" after the enforced break from competition

Read more: F1 News: Hamilton: Mercedes must hit the ground running at Austrian GP - Autosport

F1 News: Hamilton: Mercedes must hit the ground running at Austrian GP - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton is determined to be in better shape personally when the 2020 Formula 1 world championship finally gets underway in Austria in July, as he urges Mercedes to "hit the ground running" after the enforced break from competition

Read more: F1 News: Hamilton: Mercedes must hit the ground running at Austrian GP - Autosport

Grosjean was convinced Vettel would stay put - PlanetF1

Romain Grosjean was surprised that Sebastian Vettel announced he would leave Ferrari at the end of 2020, he was "convinced" he would stay.

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Prost: Customer cars go against F1’s DNA - PlanetF1

Alain Prost is opposed to customer cars in Formula 1 as he feels the very "DNA of F1 is to be a constructor".

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‘An absolute disaster if Vettel retires’ - PlanetF1

Former F1 driver Hans-Joachim Stuck feels it would be an "absolute disaster" if Sebastian Vettel quit Formula 1.

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How a mistake helped create an F1 icon - Motorsport.com

Today is the anniversary of the car's first appearance at the 1978 Belgian GP, a race it duly won and whose appearance prompted a development war in F1 as rivals realised they too needed to follow its ground effect concept.
However, the Lotus 79 was not the team's first foray into 'ground effect', but rather a refinement of a solution it had introduced a year earlier with the 78.
A happy ...Keep reading

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

Bottas, Ocon join Formula 1's Virtual GP grid - Motorsport.com

The Virtual Monaco Grand Prix will feature the highest number of F1 drivers since the series began, with eight members of the current grid set to join the field.
This includes Bottas and Ocon, both of whom have yet to make any formal esports appearances during the current break enforced by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mercedes F1 driver Bottas took delivery of a simulator rig earlier this month ...Keep reading

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Bottas and Ocon join Virtual Grand Prix series - PlanetF1

A total of eight current Formula 1 drivers will be involved in the latest round of the Virtual Grand Prix series at Monaco this Sunday.

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Bottas raises Virtual GP entry to eight current F1 drivers | Gaming - RaceFans

Eight current Formula 1 drivers will contest this weekend's Virtual Monaco Grand Prix, a new high for the series, after Valtteri Bottas and Esteban Ocon confirmed their participation.

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F1 News: Driver market saga isn't over yet, says Haas driver Grosjean - Autosport

Romain Grosjean expects more surprises to follow in the Formula 1 driver market for 2021, believing the saga following Sebastian Vettel's Ferrari exit is not over yet

Read more: F1 News: Driver market saga isn't over yet, says Haas driver Grosjean - Autosport

F1 News: Driver market saga isn't over yet, says Haas driver Grosjean - Autosport

Romain Grosjean expects more surprises to follow in the Formula 1 driver market for 2021, believing the saga following Sebastian Vettel's Ferrari exit is not over yet

Read more: F1 News: Driver market saga isn't over yet, says Haas driver Grosjean - Autosport

Grosjean on ‘normal and abnormal’ start to 2020 - PlanetF1

Romain Grosjean says the drivers are involved in Formula 1's plans to get the 2020 season underway as soon as possible.

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From the midfield to Ferrari: Eight races which showed Sainz’s star potential | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

After five seasons in the midfield, Carlos Sainz Jnr has been handed a career-making move to Ferrari. Here are eight of his best drives which show he deserves the chance.

Read more: From the midfield to Ferrari: Eight races which showed Sainz’s star potential | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

F1 News: Ferrari unity the difference between Schumacher and Vettel - Autosport

Jean Todt believes a lack of unity at Ferrari has been the key reason for Sebastian Vettel's failure to emulate Michael Schumacher and win Formula 1 world championships with the team

Read more: F1 News: Ferrari unity the difference between Schumacher and Vettel - Autosport

F1 News: Ferrari unity the difference between Schumacher and Vettel - Autosport

Jean Todt believes a lack of unity at Ferrari has been the key reason for Sebastian Vettel's failure to emulate Michael Schumacher and win Formula 1 world championships with the team

Read more: F1 News: Ferrari unity the difference between Schumacher and Vettel - Autosport

Norris relishing ‘fun’ Ricciardo partnership - PlanetF1

The 2020 F1 season is yet to begin but Lando Norris is already looking forward to 2021 when he will partner Daniel Ricciardo at McLaren.

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F1 interested in offering simulation alternative to official game | Gaming - RaceFans

An official Formula 1 simulation game could be offered alongside the current series produced by Codemasters in the future.

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Did Ricciardo see the writing with Renault’s $2.2b cuts? - PlanetF1

Daniel Ricciardo may have jumped off the Renault ship before it sunk with the carmaker set to unveil a plan to cut costs by $2.2 billion.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

‘Big hopes of being extremely competitive’ - PlanetF1

After a solid pre-season, Sergio Perez believes Racing Point would have been "extremely competitive" at the Australian Grand Prix.

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Todt doesn’t ‘fear’ Ferrari vetoing cap - PlanetF1

Jean Todt doesn't have "any fears" that Ferrari will use its veto to prevent Formula 1 lowering the budget cap.

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Race of My Life: Niki Lauda - Motorsport.com

Race: 1984 Portuguese GP, Estoril
Car: McLaren MP4/2
The race of my life is very easy to choose. It was the last race in 1984 in Portugal, when I won the championship by half a point from my team-mate Alain Prost.
I think this was the most difficult race for me. At the end of 1983 Prost lost his drive with Renault - nobody expected that. John Watson still hadn't signed his contract with ...Keep reading

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‘Vettel’s not in F1 to make up the numbers’ - PlanetF1

Franz Tost believes Sebastian Vettel is more likely to retire than join a midfield team just to stay in Formula 1.

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Race of my life: Niki Lauda on the 1984 Portuguese GP - Autosport

Niki Lauda chose his 1984 Portuguese Grand Prix charge from 11th on the grid to second as his 'Race of my life' for Autosport in 1993. One year on from his death and in the week Autosport begins its new Race of My Life podcast series, we revisit Lauda's recollections of the event in which the Austrian clinched his third world championship

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Race of my life: Niki Lauda on the 1984 Portuguese GP - Autosport

Niki Lauda chose his 1984 Portuguese Grand Prix charge from 11th on the grid to second as his 'Race of my life' for Autosport in 1993. One year on from his death and in the week Autosport begins its new Race of My Life podcast series, we revisit Lauda's recollections of the event in which the Austrian clinched his third world championship

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Ranked! Niki Lauda’s top 10 Formula 1 drives - Motorsport.com

10 1973 Monaco GP, Monte Carlo
BRM P160E
Started: 6th
Result: Retired 


Niki Lauda, BRM P160E
Photo by: Sutton Images


Niki Lauda, BRM P160E
Photo by: Sutton Images


By 1973 Lauda was in considerable debt thanks to the loans he had taken out to pursue a motorsport career, and was paying for a BRM F1 drive via instalments. Some financial ...Keep reading

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Hamilton recalls first meetings with Lauda before Mercedes move - Motorsport.com

Three-time F1 world champion Lauda played an instrumental role as Mercedes’ F1 chairman to sign Hamilton from McLaren, holding regular talks with the British driver through 2012.
Hamilton has since won five F1 titles for Mercedes, as well as helping the team’s charge to six consecutive constructors’ championships and a number of unprecedented F1 feats.
Marking the first anniversary ...Keep reading

Read more: Hamilton recalls first meetings with Lauda before Mercedes move - Motorsport.com

New Race of My Life podcast series begins with triple F1 champion Niki Lauda - Autosport

Autosport's new podcast series - Race of My Life - discusses the personal best race choices of motorsport legends, with the first dedicated to triple Formula 1 world champion Niki Lauda

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New Race of My Life podcast series begins with triple F1 champion Niki Lauda - Autosport

Autosport's new podcast series - Race of My Life - discusses the personal best race choices of motorsport legends, with the first dedicated to triple Formula 1 world champion Niki Lauda

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F1 News: Racing Point set to be "extremely competitive" in aborted Australian GP - Perez - Autosport

Sergio Perez says Racing Point had "big hopes" of its controversial 2020 Formula 1 car being "extremely competitive" at the aborted Australian Grand Prix after seeing its potential in testing

Read more: F1 News: Racing Point set to be "extremely competitive" in aborted Australian GP - Perez - Autosport

F1 News: Racing Point set to be "extremely competitive" in aborted Australian GP - Perez - Autosport

Sergio Perez says Racing Point had "big hopes" of its controversial 2020 Formula 1 car being "extremely competitive" at the aborted Australian Grand Prix after seeing its potential in testing

Read more: F1 News: Racing Point set to be "extremely competitive" in aborted Australian GP - Perez - Autosport

Red Bull dynamic wouldn't work with two "alpha males" - Horner - Motorsport.com

Vettel announced last week he would be leaving Ferrari at the end of the 2020 season after talks over a new contract broke down.
It paved the way for Carlos Sainz to be signed as Vettel's replacement, with Daniel Ricciardo taking Sainz's place at McLaren for next year.
The moves have left Vettel facing an uncertain future in F1, making retirement from the sport a possibility.
Vettel won ...Keep reading

Read more: Red Bull dynamic wouldn't work with two "alpha males" - Horner - Motorsport.com

Remembering Niki: Lauda’s five best races - PlanetF1

Niki Lauda passed away on Monday, leaving behind a legacy in Formula 1 matched by few if any. 

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Niki Lauda's greatest Formula 1 races - Autosport

To mark a year on since Niki Lauda's death, Kevin Turner picks out the three-time Formula 1 world champion's 10 greatest drives

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Niki Lauda's greatest Formula 1 races - Autosport

To mark a year on since Niki Lauda's death, Kevin Turner picks out the three-time Formula 1 world champion's 10 greatest drives

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F1 News: Hamilton recalls first meetings with late Lauda ahead of Mercedes move - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton has recalled his first meetings with Niki Lauda that led to his move to Mercedes' Formula 1 team, calling them his fondest memories of the late Austrian

Read more: F1 News: Hamilton recalls first meetings with late Lauda ahead of Mercedes move - Autosport

F1 News: Hamilton recalls first meetings with late Lauda ahead of Mercedes move - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton has recalled his first meetings with Niki Lauda that led to his move to Mercedes' Formula 1 team, calling them his fondest memories of the late Austrian

Read more: F1 News: Hamilton recalls first meetings with late Lauda ahead of Mercedes move - Autosport

Bernie, Toto, Susie and the Rolex - PlanetF1

Bernie Ecclestone reckons Susie Wolff owes his a Rolex after conning him out of the one her husband, Toto, gave him.

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Wolff questions timing of Vettel announcement - PlanetF1

Toto Wolff cannot fathom why Ferrari would confirm Sebastian Vettel's exit when they still have a full season left working together.

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Codemasters examining how to add Mercedes’ DAS to F1 2020 | Gaming - RaceFans

Mercedes' Dual Axis Steering system, the technical innovation which proved the talk of pre-season testing, could be replicated for players of the forthcoming official Formula 1 game F1 2020.

Read more: Codemasters examining how to add Mercedes’ DAS to F1 2020 | Gaming - RaceFans

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Hockenheim ready to replace Silverstone - PlanetF1

Hockenheim says it is "basically a matter of turning the key in the gates" to allow Formula 1 into the paddock this July.

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Alonso: Will he return to F1 for 2021? - SkySports F1

Fernando Alonso says he has an "idea in my head" about what he will do in 2021 - but does that involve a dramatic return to F1 for the two-time world champion?

Read more: Alonso: Will he return to F1 for 2021? - SkySports F1

F1 will continue with 1 or ’10’ positive cases - PlanetF1

Formula 1 will not stop the show for even 10 positive Covid-19 cases says FIA's medical commission, Gerard Saillant.

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F1 News: Button doubts Renault F1 return would interest Alonso - Autosport

Jenson Button doubts former team-mate Fernando Alonso would be interested in a Formula 1 return with Renault for 2021 to play a part in its rebuild project

Read more: F1 News: Button doubts Renault F1 return would interest Alonso - Autosport

Button doubts Alonso interested in Renault F1 return - Motorsport.com

Following confirmation of Daniel Ricciardo's move to McLaren for 2021, two-time world champion Alonso has been linked with a potential F1 comeback with Renault next year.
Alonso has not raced in F1 since the end of 2018, but recently said he knew "more or less" what his plans for 2021 looked like.
It would mark a third stint for Alonso at Renault, with whom he won both his F1 titles in 2005 ...Keep reading

Read more: Button doubts Alonso interested in Renault F1 return - Motorsport.com

Hamilton expects F1 drivers will be “rusty as hell” when season starts | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes team are planning how they will "hit the ground running" when the Formula 1 season finally begins in July.

Read more: Hamilton expects F1 drivers will be “rusty as hell” when season starts | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Team boss: RP20 is Racing Point’s own concept - PlanetF1

Otmar Szafnauer insists the RP20 is Racing Point's "own concept", the team only looked at what was fast last year and that was the Mercedes.

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British Grand Prix: no F1 race without quarantine exemptions - BBC F1

Formula 1 says it will be unable to hold a British Grand Prix if personnel are not given exemptions from plans to quarantine international travellers.

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F1 quiz: Drivers to have raced for Minardi - PlanetF1

Before AlphaTauri and before Toro Rosso came the F1 team known as Minardi. How many of their drivers can you remember?

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Torquing Point: Why is Ricciardo joining McLaren? - PlanetF1

Silly season is on, with changes at Ferrari opening the door for Daniel Ricciardo at McLaren. Why has he moved, and who will replace him?

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Renault keen for greater F1 driver salary control - Motorsport.com

F1 teams are currently in discussions over increased cost control for the future following the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing on a reduced budget cap of $145 million that is set to come into force next year.
The original budget cap proposal announced last October made a number of exclusions such as driver salaries, but some F1 team bosses were eager to see them included to prevent them ...Keep reading

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British GP races now back in major doubt - PlanetF1

The two planned British Grand Prix races at Silverstone are back in major doubt as F1 are not set to be exempt from the 14-day quarantine rule. F1 bosses and Silverstone officials were able to strike a deal to hold two races, one on July 26 and the other on August 2, as part of […]

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Wolff in regular contact with Hamilton, not spoken to Bottas - PlanetF1

Toto Wolff has had varying levels of communication with his drivers during lockdown. Lots of chats with Lewis Hamilton, but none whatsoever with Valtteri Bottas.

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F1 News: F1's UK quarantine exemption plans under threat - Autosport

Silverstone's hopes of getting the final green light for the British Grand Prix have suffered a blow, amid growing indications that the UK government will not exempt sports - including Formula 1 - from planned quarantine restrictions

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F1 News: F1's UK quarantine exemption plans under threat - Autosport

Silverstone's hopes of getting the final green light for the British Grand Prix have suffered a blow, amid growing indications that the UK government will not exempt sports - including Formula 1 - from planned quarantine restrictions

Read more: F1 News: F1's UK quarantine exemption plans under threat - Autosport

British GP plans dealt big blow by quarantine measures - Motorsport.com

A 14-day quarantine for overseas visitors to Britain was announced recently and is expected to be imposed from the start of next month. The plan will be confirmed to parliament, with details of the small list of exemptions still being finalised.
F1 has been in regular dialogue with the UK government and the hope had been that those travelling for F1 will be exempt, especially as they will be ...Keep reading

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If Renault want to spice things up…pick Gasly - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso and Nico Hulkenberg are the biggest names in the frame to replace Daniel Ricciardo at Renault. The most exciting could be the left-field choice of Pierre Gasly.

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F1 News: COVID-19 forced hiatus could extend career, says Ricciardo - Autosport

Daniel Ricciardo believes the extended winter break in Formula 1 forced by the COVID-19 pandemic could help him have a longer career in the series

Read more: F1 News: COVID-19 forced hiatus could extend career, says Ricciardo - Autosport

F1 News: COVID-19 forced hiatus could extend career, says Ricciardo - Autosport

Daniel Ricciardo believes the extended winter break in Formula 1 forced by the COVID-19 pandemic could help him have a longer career in the series

Read more: F1 News: COVID-19 forced hiatus could extend career, says Ricciardo - Autosport

Magnussen ‘overstepped the line but…’ - PlanetF1

Kevin Magnussen concedes he has "overstepped the line" in some of his ontrack battles but says he is not the only one who has done so.

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Marko mocks Wolff’s prioritising Merc drivers - PlanetF1

Helmut Marko has called bull on Toto Wolff's comments about prioritising Mercedes drivers, pointing that not one young Merc driver has raced for the senior team.

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Monday, May 18, 2020

“Being antisocial is my jam” – Norris happy to spend two-month lockdown alone | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Lando Norris says he is happy to stay on his own throughout Britain's pandemic lockdown, which has now lasted almost two months.

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‘Madness if Ferrari pushed Vettel out the door’ - PlanetF1

Jenson Button says it is "madness" if reports that Ferrari pushed Sebastian Vettel out the door turn out to be true.

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McLaren explain what changed for Ricciardo - SkySports F1

McLaren boss Zak Brown believes Daniel Ricciardo is now convinced of the team's progress and future prospects, two years after turning them down.

Read more: McLaren explain what changed for Ricciardo - SkySports F1