Friday, July 31, 2020

‘No surprises’ over Perez’s Mexico trip - PlanetF1

Otmar Szafnauer has defended Sergio Perez’s trip home to Mexico which preceded the Racing Point driver’s positive COVID-19 test – forcing him to miss the British Grand Prix.

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

Mercedes, Red Bull and Racing Point are likely to be the primary contenders for victory this weekend, based on their form in practice and the opening three races of the season.
Racing Point has replaced Sergio Perez with Nico Hulkenberg for the race after the Mexican driver tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday.
Hulkenberg, returning to F1 after being dropped by Renault at the end of ...Keep reading

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

Sainz not expecting much from Ferrari in 2021 - PlanetF1

Carlos Sainz doesn't expect Ferrari to improve next season, and foresees another year of Mercedes dominance at the top.

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Marko worried Mercedes will dominate until 2022 - PlanetF1

Helmut Marko isn't hopeful of Red Bull catching Mercedes until 2022, saying the pace of their rivals is making the team nervous.

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Webber ranks Hamilton above Schumacher - PlanetF1

Mark Webber says he'd pick Lewis Hamilton over Michael Schumacher, with the Brit "a more complete driver".

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Red Bull's Albon explains F1 engineer switch for British GP - Autosport

Alex Albon's change of Formula 1 race engineer was prompted by the need to have someone with more experience helping him out, rather than any problem with his predecessor

Read more: Red Bull's Albon explains F1 engineer switch for British GP - Autosport

Perez: Missing F1 British GP "saddest day of my career" - Autosport

Sergio Perez says being told he was out of the British Grand Prix because he had tested positive for coronavirus was one of the saddest days of his career

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Perez: Missing F1 British GP "saddest day of my career" - Autosport

Sergio Perez says being told he was out of the British Grand Prix because he had tested positive for coronavirus was one of the saddest days of his career

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Perez insists he followed protocols during Mexico trip - Motorsport.com

The Mexican had been forced to stay in self isolation away from the track on Thursday following an inconclusive test result for COVID-19. However, a follow-up test confirmed he was positive and carrying the virus.
Speaking in a video message posted on Twitter, Perez said he does not know where he picked the virus up from, having followed all protocols during a quick visit to see his mother in ...Keep reading

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Perez ‘followed all protocols’ in return to Mexico before positive Covid-19 test | 2020 British Grand Prix - RaceFans

Sergio Perez, who has tested positive for Covid-19, insists he observed all protocols to minimise his exposure to the virus when he returned to Mexico in between races.

Read more: Perez ‘followed all protocols’ in return to Mexico before positive Covid-19 test | 2020 British Grand Prix - RaceFans

Hamilton to stay in F1 for "at least three years" - Motorsport.com

Hamilton is currently competing in his 14th F1 season and has the chance to break Michael Schumacher's all-time grand prix win record (91, with Hamilton currently on 86) this season, as well as equal Schumacher's record seven world titles.
But his deal with Mercedes expires at the end of 2020 and although Hamilton is expected to continue into a ninth season with the squad - with all other ...Keep reading

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McLaren F1's Norris reacts to VR46 Moto3 rider's podium gaffe - Autosport

McLaren Formula 1 driver Lando Norris has reacted to VR46 Moto3 rider Celestino Vietti cutting his hand attempting to copy his champagne bottle smash podium celebration at Jerez last weekend

Read more: McLaren F1's Norris reacts to VR46 Moto3 rider's podium gaffe - Autosport

McLaren F1's Norris reacts to VR46 Moto3 rider's podium gaffe - Autosport

McLaren Formula 1 driver Lando Norris has reacted to VR46 Moto3 rider Celestino Vietti cutting his hand attempting to copy his champagne bottle smash podium celebration at Jerez last weekend

Read more: McLaren F1's Norris reacts to VR46 Moto3 rider's podium gaffe - Autosport

McLaren F1's Norris reacts to VR46 Moto3 rider's podium gaff - Autosport

McLaren Formula 1 driver Lando Norris has reacted to VR46 Moto3 rider Celestino Vietti cutting his hand attempting to copy his champagne bottle smash podium celebration at Jerez last weekend

Read more: McLaren F1's Norris reacts to VR46 Moto3 rider's podium gaff - Autosport

McLaren F1's Norris reacts to VR46 Moto3 rider's podium gaff - Autosport

McLaren Formula 1 driver Lando Norris has reacted to VR46 Moto3 rider Celestino Vietti cutting his hand attempting to copy his champagne bottle smash podium celebration at Jerez last weekend

Read more: McLaren F1's Norris reacts to VR46 Moto3 rider's podium gaff - Autosport

Sergio Perez coronavirus: How long is he out and who's replacing him? - Motorsport.com

As part of F1s newly-introduced protocols to ensure the safety of personnel, all members of the paddock are tested every five days for COVID-19.
Prior to his visit to Silverstone for F1’s second triple header, a routine swab test for Perez returned inconclusive results following which he entered self-isolation.
A coronavirus test is used to detect two particular COVID-19 genes and a ...Keep reading

Read more: Sergio Perez coronavirus: How long is he out and who's replacing him? - Motorsport.com

Bottas talks ‘moving in the right direction’ - PlanetF1

Valtteri Bottas has reiterated that there is "no panic" despite the driver not yet having a deal with Mercedes for next season.

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F1 to live stream Nurburgring race on YouTube - Motorsport.com

The Nurburgring race will be available only in Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Sweden and Denmark. F1 says the deal includes coverage of the whole weekend, plus race previews, highlights and analysis.
F1 has been exploring new ways of distributing content under Liberty Media, and its YouTube channel has proved successful, with nearly 4m subscribers gaining access ...Keep reading

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Brundle applauds Racing Point’s ‘extraordinary’ replica - PlanetF1

At a time when Racing Point is receiving more criticism that compliments, Martin Brundle says the team has done an "extraordinary" job copying the Mercedes.

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Hulkenberg tipped to substitute for Perez at Silverstone | 2020 British Grand Prix - RaceFans

Nico Hulkenberg could make a surprise return to Formula 1 this weekend as a substitute for Sergio Perez.

Read more: Hulkenberg tipped to substitute for Perez at Silverstone | 2020 British Grand Prix - RaceFans

Coulthard doubts Verstappen’s title challenge - PlanetF1

Ex-Red Bull driver David Coulthard believes their current star man Max Verstappen may have to wait another year to become World Champion.

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Hamilton sees F1 career extending "at least three years" more after 2020 - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton says the coronavirus lockdown period provided a "renewed bit of energy" regarding his on-going Formula 1 career, which he sees lasting "at least three years" on from 2020

Read more: Hamilton sees F1 career extending "at least three years" more after 2020 - Autosport

Hamilton sees F1 career extending "at least three years" more after 2020 - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton says the coronavirus lockdown period provided a "renewed bit of energy" regarding his on-going Formula 1 career, which he sees lasting "at least three years" on from 2020

Read more: Hamilton sees F1 career extending "at least three years" more after 2020 - Autosport

Hamilton will race for ‘at least another three years’ - PlanetF1

Great news for Lewis Hamilton fans, not so good for his rivals, with the Brit saying he wants to continue racing for "at least another three years".

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Changes to Bottas’ dash to avoid ‘distraction’ - PlanetF1

Jumping the start at the Hungarian GP, Mercedes has since made changes to Valtteri Bottas' dashboard to avoid that "kind of distraction".

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Max would be happy with 0.5s gap to Mercedes - PlanetF1

Max Verstappen is approaching the British Grand Prix with caution, but hopes Red Bull can get within 0.5s of Mercedes.

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

Mercedes has dominated qualifying in each of the three rounds so far, with Valtteri Bottas taking pole in the Austrian GP season opener and Lewis Hamilton topping the times in qualifying in the following two races at the Red Bull Ring and Hungaroring.
Not only has Hamilton won the British Grand Prix five times in the last six years - and six times in total -  he has also scored pole ...Keep reading

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Sainz and Leclerc to move to Maranello - F1technical.net

Ferrari Chairman John Elkann has revealed that Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz would move to Maranello next year to create an even better working atmosphere with the Scuderia’s engineers.

Read more: Sainz and Leclerc to move to Maranello - F1technical.net

Italian Grand Prix to run as a ghost race - F1technical.net

Fans will need to wait a bit longer before they are allowed to attend Formula One races after the Italian Grand Prix organizers have confirmed that it will be staged without fans.

Read more: Italian Grand Prix to run as a ghost race - F1technical.net

FIA clamps down on track limits abuse at Silverstone - Motorsport.com

In his pre-event notes for the British GP, FIA race director Michael Masi cautioned that any driver who goes behind the black and white kerbs on the exits of Turns 9 and 15 will have their lap times deleted, in both practice and the race.
Multiple offences, not necessarily at the same corner, will result in a black and white flag being shown.
Masi has been getting tough with track limits in ...Keep reading

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Alonso fitness at Ferrari-era levels, says physio - PlanetF1

Fernando Alonso's physio, Edoardo Bendinelli, has dashed any doubt about the Spaniard's fitness levels as he prepares to return to Formula 1.

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Perez would be the ‘smart’ signing for Red Bull - PlanetF1

Ex-Formula 1 driver Giedo van der Garde has called on Red Bull to replace Alex Albon with Sergio Perez for the 2021 season.

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Mercedes pace would have forced F1 rivals to follow Racing Point method - Autosport

The "borderline outrageous" pace shown by Mercedes would have forced Formula 1 rivals to consider following Racing Point and copying it if designs weren't frozen, according Williams boss Dave Robson

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Mercedes pace would have forced F1 rivals to follow Racing Point method - Autosport

The "borderline outrageous" pace shown by Mercedes would have forced Formula 1 rivals to consider following Racing Point and copying it if designs weren't frozen, according Williams boss Dave Robson

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Ferrari's rebuilding job and Vettel's exit - SkySports F1



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What's going on with Red Bull's 'tricky' RB16? - Motorsport.com

The bullishness about a best winter for years was replaced with caution about the on-a-knife-edge like characteristics of the RB16 that has left Max Verstappen and Alex Albon struggling to match the Mercedes and frequently spinning to a halt in practice sessions as they explore their car's limits.
The team had brushed off spins and track excursions during pre-season testing as their drivers ...Keep reading

Read more: What's going on with Red Bull's 'tricky' RB16? - Motorsport.com

More Mercedes copycats could have emerged - PlanetF1

Williams' head of vehicle performance, Dave Robson, thinks more teams would have gone down the copycat route had there not been a chassis freeze next year.

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Barrichello takes maiden win as Mercedes protester disrupts race | 2000 German Grand Prix flashback - RaceFans

Michael Schumacher suffered his second first-lap crash in as many races in the German Grand Prix 20 years ago today, but that was only the first of the day's dramas.

Read more: Barrichello takes maiden win as Mercedes protester disrupts race | 2000 German Grand Prix flashback - RaceFans

Brundle debunks Vettel interview conspiracy theory - Motorsport.com

Ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix, there was huge intrigue surrounding Vettel's future when Brundle announced that the four-time world champion had requested to do an interview.
Amid the backdrop of speculation linking Vettel to Aston Martin, the Vettel chat prompted suggestions that he wanted to speak out on certain topics.
In the end, Vettel's interview did not offer any huge revelation ...Keep reading

Read more: Brundle debunks Vettel interview conspiracy theory - Motorsport.com

Bottas: I have the pace to win the title - PlanetF1

Valtteri Bottas is confident he has the pace to prevent Lewis Hamilton from winning a record-equalling seventh World Championship title.

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McLaren secures two lucrative partnerships - F1technical.net

After confirming its reunion with the iconic Gulf Oil company, McLaren Racing has today announced that IQONIQ has become Official Fan Engagement Partner of the McLaren F1 team.

Read more: McLaren secures two lucrative partnerships - F1technical.net

‘Mini-heatwave’ will pass before British Grand Prix | 2020 British Grand Prix weather - RaceFans

Hot conditions are expected during Friday practice at Silverstone, but much lower temperatures are forecast for race day at the British Grand Prix.

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"Outrageous" Mercedes pace could have led to more design copy - Motorsport.com

The massive step forward that Racing Point has made with its Mercedes clone this year has caused some controversy in Formula 1, with a number of teams uneasy about the way it could leave smaller outfits feeling they have no option but to become copycats to stay competitive.
Racing Point is adamant that it has operated within the rules, but the design of its brake ducts is subject to an imminent ...Keep reading

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Norris was in ‘pretty bad way’ with injury - PlanetF1

Lando Norris has said he is feeling "better" as he prepares for two home races at Silverstone over the next couple of weeks.

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Mercedes hopes to fix smoky engine for Silverstone - PlanetF1

The W11 may look unbeatable but Mercedes do have a couple of concerns about their car heading into the next triple header of races.

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Brundle: Difficult to believe Racing Point F1 copied '19 Mercedes so well - Autosport

Martin Brundle says it is "difficult to believe" Racing Point managed to copy last year's Formula 1 title-winning Mercedes car so well, praising the team for doing "an extraordinary job"

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Brundle: Difficult to believe Racing Point F1 copied '19 Mercedes so well - Autosport

Martin Brundle says it is "difficult to believe" Racing Point managed to copy last year's Formula 1 title-winning Mercedes car so well, praising the team for doing "an extraordinary job"

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Pirelli learning lessons from F2 tyres for F1’s switch to 18-inch rubber | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Formula 2's switch to 18-inch rubber has given Pirelli some insight into developing similar products for Formula 1's change to the same tyre diameter in 2022.

Read more: Pirelli learning lessons from F2 tyres for F1’s switch to 18-inch rubber | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Brundle: Max will be thinking about Mercedes move - PlanetF1

Martin Brundle thinks Max Verstappen will be pondering how he can get himself into a Mercedes seat if he continues to not win titles with Red Bull.

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The verdict on Racing Point and five more British GP talking points | 2020 British Grand Prix - RaceFans

Will the stewards rule on Renault's protest against Racing Point this weekend? Will Red Bull bounce back after struggling in Hungary? Here are the British Grand Prix talking points.

Read more: The verdict on Racing Point and five more British GP talking points | 2020 British Grand Prix - RaceFans

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Russell: A ‘tall order’ fighting Hamilton in 2021 - PlanetF1

George Russell admits that whilst he has total faith in himself, joining Mercedes in 2021 and trying to compete with Lewis Hamilton would have been a "tall order".

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Monza confirms F1 Italian GP to take place without fans - Autosport

The promoters of the Italian Grand Prix at Monza have confirmed the race will take place behind closed doors with no fans permitted to attend

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Monza confirms F1 Italian GP to take place without fans - Autosport

The promoters of the Italian Grand Prix at Monza have confirmed the race will take place behind closed doors with no fans permitted to attend

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Imola is two-day event to cope with ‘insane logistics’ - PlanetF1

Alfa Romeo team manager Beat Zehnder has said that the reason Imola is a two-day event is because of the "insane logistics" involved.

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2020 F1 British Grand Prix session timings and preview - Autosport

After the frantic first leg of the reshaped 2020 Formula 1 season, action resumes with the British Grand Prix to mark the first of a Silverstone double-header

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2020 F1 British Grand Prix session timings and preview - Autosport

After the frantic first leg of the reshaped 2020 Formula 1 season, action resumes with the British Grand Prix to mark the first of a Silverstone double-header

Read more: 2020 F1 British Grand Prix session timings and preview - Autosport

Lando the 'lion': Hamilton's F1 successor? - SkySports F1

"He's a lamb when he's out of the car, and he's a lion when he's in it."

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Ferrari suggested customer cars during F1 cost cap talks - Motorsport.com

With the COVID-19 pandemic set to have a major impact on the revenue of F1 teams, talks took place through spring to try and put measures in place to support the entire grid.
It was ultimately decided to continue to race with the 2020 cars in 2021 to ease development costs for teams, consequently postponing the new regulations until 2022, as well as reducing the budget cap to $145 million from ...Keep reading

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Follow the British GP with PlanetF1! - PlanetF1

After a short break, Formula 1 is back with another triple header, starting with two races at the iconic Silverstone circuit.

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Ferrari proposed customer cars return during F1 COVID talks - Autosport

Ferrari proposed a return of customer cars to Formula 1 during talks to safeguard the sport's future, only for the move to be rejected by the rest of the grid

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Ferrari proposed customer cars return during F1 COVID talks - Autosport

Ferrari proposed a return of customer cars to Formula 1 during talks to safeguard the sport's future, only for the move to be rejected by the rest of the grid

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Live! Updates from the British Grand Prix - PlanetF1

After a short break, Formula 1 is back with another triple header, starting with two races at the iconic Silverstone circuit.

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Ferrari launch their own Esports competition - PlanetF1

After being late to the Esports party, Ferrari has now significantly increased their involvement by announcing their very own competition.

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Elkann is sure Ferrari can get back to winning ways - F1technical.net

Ferrari Chairman John Elkann has warned anyone against expecting success from the Scuderia in the coming years, but has expressed his belief in the potential of the current team organisation and structure.

Read more: Elkann is sure Ferrari can get back to winning ways - F1technical.net

Mercedes plans to continue with DAS development - Motorsport.com

Mercedes sparked intrigue up and down the paddock when it debuted DAS during pre-season testing back in February.
The device allows drivers Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas to change the toe angle of the Mercedes W11 car from within the cockpit by moving the steering wheel forwards and backwards.
DAS was subject to a protest from Red Bull over its technical legality at the opening race in ...Keep reading

Read more: Mercedes plans to continue with DAS development - Motorsport.com

‘Liverpool don’t question Klopp, Daimler don’t question Wolff’ - PlanetF1

Toto Wolff has been questioned about his Mercedes future again with his role and influence compared to that of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.

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Norris: Mugello addition to F1 calendar "awesome" but may lack overtaking - Autosport

McLaren's Lando Norris says that the Mugello circuit is an "awesome" addition to the 2020 F1 calendar, but says the high-speed Italian circuit is unlikely to see much overtaking

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Norris: Mugello addition to F1 calendar "awesome" but may lack overtaking - Autosport

McLaren's Lando Norris says that the Mugello circuit is an "awesome" addition to the 2020 F1 calendar, but says the high-speed Italian circuit is unlikely to see much overtaking

Read more: Norris: Mugello addition to F1 calendar "awesome" but may lack overtaking - Autosport

COTA suffering “blow after blow” with US GP cancellation | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

The chairman of the Circuit of the Americas says the cancellation of its Formula 1 round, which promised strong ticket sales this year, is the latest in a series of blows for the venue.

Read more: COTA suffering “blow after blow” with US GP cancellation | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

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

This weekend's British Grand Prix is the only live F1 race on free-to-air television in the UK this year. Here's how to watch it and the support races.

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

Gasly welcomes Williams back to F1 midfield - PlanetF1

Pierre Gasly feels Williams' "enormous progress" with their FW42 means they can now be considered a Formula 1 midfield team again.

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More Racing Point protests would be ‘waste of time’ - PlanetF1

Racing Point boss Otmar Szafnauer has said more protests against them from other teams will be "futile" and "a waste of time".

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Jordan would choose against signing ageing Vettel - PlanetF1

Ex-team boss Eddie Jordan has said the negatives outweigh the positives when it comes to deciding whether to sign Sebastian Vettel for 2021.

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Why Mercedes prefer Hamilton and Bottas over Vettel or Russell for 2021 | 2020 British Grand Prix - RaceFans

Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas are expected to remain as team mates for a fifth year running at Mercedes. The top team staff explain why they don't intend to change a winning formula.

Read more: Why Mercedes prefer Hamilton and Bottas over Vettel or Russell for 2021 | 2020 British Grand Prix - RaceFans

Ferrari had ‘structural weaknesses’ in its F1 cars for a decade, says chairman | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Ferrari is trying to correct "structural weaknesses" which have been part of its F1 cars for a decade, says its chairman, who expects a "long path" to recovery.

Read more: Ferrari had ‘structural weaknesses’ in its F1 cars for a decade, says chairman | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Ferrari chairman responds to Hamilton’s call to “hold themselves accountable” over diversity | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Ferrari chairman John Elkann has responded to Lewis Hamilton's call for the team to do more to promote diversity within their Formula 1 team and wider organisation.

Read more: Ferrari chairman responds to Hamilton’s call to “hold themselves accountable” over diversity | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

‘Even Hamilton couldn’t win in today’s Ferrari’ - PlanetF1

Such is Ferrari's poor form that Norbert Haug believes even Lewis Hamilton couldn't win a grand prix in this year's SF1000.

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Ferrari chairman says team cannot be competitive before 2022 - BBC F1

Ferrari chairman John Elkann says the team cannot expect to be competitive in Formula 1 before 2022.

Read more: Ferrari chairman says team cannot be competitive before 2022 - BBC F1

Haas unrepentant over Hungarian penalty - PlanetF1

Haas "would do the same thing again" that they did in Hungary, issue instructions on the formation lap, instructions that helped Kevin Magnussen score a point.

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Ferrari boss not expecting F1 wins before 2022 - Motorsport.com

With the Italian outfit having fallen away from the pace-setting Mercedes outfit, it is under no illusions about the effort that is going to be required to get back in contention.
But with a raft of cost-cutting measures having been introduced that limit the changes teams can make to cars, Ferrari is resigned to being unable to respond in the short term.
Elkann, speaking at length to Italian ...Keep reading

Read more: Ferrari boss not expecting F1 wins before 2022 - Motorsport.com

Ferrari chairman Elkann doesn't expect F1 wins until 2022 - Autosport

Ferrari chairman John Elkann doesn't expect the Maranello team to be back to winning ways in Formula 1 until 2022, as he asked for patience from the team's "suffering" fans

Read more: Ferrari chairman Elkann doesn't expect F1 wins until 2022 - Autosport

Ferrari chairman Elkann doesn't expect F1 wins until 2022 - Autosport

Ferrari chairman John Elkann doesn't expect the Maranello team to be back to winning ways in Formula 1 until 2022, as he asked for patience from the team's "suffering" fans

Read more: Ferrari chairman Elkann doesn't expect F1 wins until 2022 - Autosport

McLaren confirm Gulf Oil’s return to Formula 1 - PlanetF1

Gulf Oil is back in Formula 1 having signed a new multi-year strategic partnership with the McLaren Formula 1 team.

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McLaren reunites with Gulf in sponsorship deal - Motorsport.com

As predicted by Motorsport.com last week, McLaren has agreed a deal with Gulf Oil that will cover both its F1 team and supercar company.
The move comes on the back of a previous partnership with Brazilian oil company Petrobras having been terminated at the end of last year by the Brazilian government as part of a cost-cutting drive.
The Gulf logos will appear on the McLaren engine cover and ...Keep reading

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McLaren reunites with Gulf in multi-year sponsorship deal | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

McLaren has reunited with former sponsor Gulf, whose branding will appear on their Formula 1 cars from the next round of the world championship at Silverstone this weekend.

Read more: McLaren reunites with Gulf in multi-year sponsorship deal | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

McLaren reunites with Gulf Oil in new partnership deal covering F1 - Autosport

McLaren has announced a sponsorship partnership with the Gulf Oil brand, which will bring the company's iconic colours back to Formula 1

Read more: McLaren reunites with Gulf Oil in new partnership deal covering F1 - Autosport

McLaren reunites with Gulf Oil in new partnership deal covering F1 - Autosport

McLaren has announced a sponsorship partnership with the Gulf Oil brand, which will bring the company's iconic colours back to Formula 1

Read more: McLaren reunites with Gulf Oil in new partnership deal covering F1 - Autosport

Hamilton on the hunt for seventh win on home turf - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton already has six wins at Silverstone, but he'll be keen to add to his tally to move one step closer to title number seven.

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Loophole over free 2021 updates "not logical", says McLaren F1 boss Seidl - Autosport

McLaren Formula 1 chief Andreas Seidl has criticised the decision to let rival teams take a token-free update for their 2021 cars thanks to a loophole in the regulations

Read more: Loophole over free 2021 updates "not logical", says McLaren F1 boss Seidl - Autosport

Loophole over free 2021 updates "not logical", says McLaren F1 boss Seidl - Autosport

McLaren Formula 1 chief Andreas Seidl has criticised the decision to let rival teams take a token-free update for their 2021 cars thanks to a loophole in the regulations

Read more: Loophole over free 2021 updates "not logical", says McLaren F1 boss Seidl - Autosport

Why F1’s new engine factory shutdown suited Honda better than Ferrari | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

F1 power unit manufacturers had to join in the factory shutdown for the first time this year, but due to the pandemic the timing of it suited some better than others.

Read more: Why F1’s new engine factory shutdown suited Honda better than Ferrari | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

F1 keen on Asian race but not needed for championship - PlanetF1

Formula 1 could head to Malaysia or Vietnam later this year as the sport's powers-that-be look to add a third continent to the schedule.

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Racing Point will appeal if declared illegal - PlanetF1

Should Racing Point's brake ducts be declared illegal by the F1 stewards, Otmar Szafnauer says the team will appeal the ruling.

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Monday, July 27, 2020

‘Just because I got a podium doesn’t mean I’m now the driver I have to be’ – Norris | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

:Lando Norris says he still see many areas he can improve his driving following his breakthrough podium finish in the Austrian Grand Prix.

Read more: ‘Just because I got a podium doesn’t mean I’m now the driver I have to be’ – Norris | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Steiner predicts ‘no joy’ at Silverstone - PlanetF1

Guenther Steiner believes Haas will be in for a bad two weeks of racing at Silverstone as the VF-20 is suffering on the straights.

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Norris sees nothing getting in Hamilton’s way this season - PlanetF1

Lando Norris believes Lewis Hamilton could do the unthinkable and win every remaining race on his march towards a seventh World title.

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Four takeaways from the opening triple-header - F1technical.net

The opening three grands prix of the coronavirus-delayed 2020 Formula One season saw Mercedes organise its self-composed show, but the midfield provided with plenty of thrilling action to enjoy.

Read more: Four takeaways from the opening triple-header - F1technical.net

Norris: Fan-less GPs feel like Formula Renault races - Motorsport.com

No spectators have been allowed into F1 races held so far this year in a bid to minimise the risks to public health amid the coronavirus pandemic.
It means that only staff essential to the running of the grand prix are present, with around 2000 people at each of the first three events held so far.
Norris says that he has missed having fans there, and thinks their absence will hit him ...Keep reading

Read more: Norris: Fan-less GPs feel like Formula Renault races - Motorsport.com

Why Mercedes are braced for a Red Bull resurgence | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Mercedes had an enormous lead over their rivals in Hungary. But they suspect that could "close down very quickly" when Red Bull get on top of their car troubles.

Read more: Why Mercedes are braced for a Red Bull resurgence | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Silverstone to offer luxury accommodation overlooking circuit for £1.65m | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Silverstone is to offer luxury accommodate blocks with views overlooking the circuit, with a price tag of up to £1.65 million each.

Read more: Silverstone to offer luxury accommodation overlooking circuit for £1.65m | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Russell: Alonso’s return makes complete sense - PlanetF1

George Russell has rubbished suggestions Fernando Alonso is blocking a youngster's move into F1, saying his return makes "complete sense".

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Hamilton will miss British fans 'honour' - SkySports F1

Lewis Hamilton admits he will miss the "honour and privilege" of starring in front of his home fans at this weekend's British GP, as Formula 1 prepares for a first-ever behind-closed-doors race at Silverstone.

Read more: Hamilton will miss British fans 'honour' - SkySports F1

Haas could ‘handle’ a rookie says Steiner - PlanetF1

A year after saying no to putting a rookie in the Haas, Guenther Steiner feels the team has progressed enough to make it an option.

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Reverse Silverstone F1 layout was never an option - Motorsport.com

During talks with F1 that eventually ended with Silverstone agreeing to host this weekend’s British GP and the follow-on 70th Anniversary race, Pringle suggested “nothing's off the table” when it came to ideas to reorganise the coronavirus-disrupted campaign.
But the track’s managing director has now explained the impracticalities of F1 trying to race on one ...Keep reading

Read more: Reverse Silverstone F1 layout was never an option - Motorsport.com

Vettel rules out out swapping helmet for a mic - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel won't be swapping his helmet for a microphone even if he does decide not to continuing racing beyond this season.

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British GP on Sky F1: When and how to watch - SkySports F1

Formula 1 is coming home.

Read more: British GP on Sky F1: When and how to watch - SkySports F1

FIA explains how Honda worked through F1's lockdown period - Autosport

When Honda introduced an engine upgrade for Formula 1's season-opening Austrian Grand Prix, it raised a few eyebrows about just how the Japanese manufacturer had been able to do it.

Read more: FIA explains how Honda worked through F1's lockdown period - Autosport

FIA explains how Honda worked through F1's lockdown period - Autosport

When Honda introduced an engine upgrade for Formula 1's season-opening Austrian Grand Prix, it raised a few eyebrows about just how the Japanese manufacturer had been able to do it.

Read more: FIA explains how Honda worked through F1's lockdown period - Autosport

Norris on balancing waiting with aggression - PlanetF1

Ask 'Last Lap Lando' where he has improved this season, and the McLaren reckons he has found a better balance between "waiting" and "aggression".

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FIA explains how Honda worked through F1’s lockdown - Motorsport.com


After all, rivals Ferrari, Renault and Mercedes had all spent the weeks before the start of the season in enforced shutdown because of the coronavirus pandemic situation in Europe.
Their hands had effectively been tied on improving their engines while Honda, with Japan having escaped a lockdown at that time, was able to keep on working.
Indeed ...Keep reading

Read more: FIA explains how Honda worked through F1’s lockdown - Motorsport.com

Mercedes engine but a McLaren gearbox - PlanetF1

McLaren will continue to build its own gearboxes next season despite swapping to Mercedes power units.

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Reversed and alternate Silverstone F1 layouts were never an option - Autosport

Silverstone boss Stuart Pringle says using the circuit's alternative layouts or running its Grand Prix track in reverse were never serious considerations for the rearranged 2020 Formula 1 season

Read more: Reversed and alternate Silverstone F1 layouts were never an option - Autosport

Reversed and alternate Silverstone F1 layouts were never an option - Autosport

Silverstone boss Stuart Pringle says using the circuit's alternative layouts or running its Grand Prix track in reverse were never serious considerations for the rearranged 2020 Formula 1 season

Read more: Reversed and alternate Silverstone F1 layouts were never an option - Autosport

Lando Norris: Self-criticism a winning strategy for McLaren driver - BBC F1

Lando Norris says his self-critical nature is behind the starring performances with which he has started the new Formula 1 season.

Read more: Lando Norris: Self-criticism a winning strategy for McLaren driver - BBC F1

Stroll investment paved the way for pink Mercedes - PlanetF1

Lawrence Stroll's investment in Racing Point opened the door financially for today's pink Mercedes, so says team boss Otmar Szafnauer.

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Imola and Mugello belong on the F1 calendar “from a sporting point of view” | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Daniil Kvyat says the two Italian tracks which have been added to the reorganised 2020 F1 calendar deserve their places because of the challenge they offer drivers.

Read more: Imola and Mugello belong on the F1 calendar “from a sporting point of view” | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Binotto: No single trick or simply solution - PlanetF1

Mattia Binotto admits it will take a "long time" to solve Ferrari's car troubles as the SF1000 is "lagging behind in all areas".

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Racing Point’s first Mercedes copy was “seconds a lap slower” | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Racing Point were first to copy the F-duct and double diffuser from rivals in previous seasons, and team CEO Otmar Szafnauer says recent investment has allowed them to become true "fast followers" of F1's front-runners.

Read more: Racing Point’s first Mercedes copy was “seconds a lap slower” | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Sunday, July 26, 2020

‘AlphaTauri could entice Vettel with blue-white Red Bull’ - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel's options for 2021 may not be limited to a pink Mercedes with Ralf Schumacher asking what about a blue-and-white Red Bull.

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Race cancellation ‘painful’ admits COTA boss - PlanetF1

The cancellation of the United States GP is both "painful" and "prudent" says Circuit of The Americas CEO Bobby Epstein.

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Read more: Race cancellation ‘painful’ admits COTA boss - PlanetF1

Vettel: Nurburgring return a ‘big surprise’ - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel says Formula 1 returning to the Nurburgring was a big surprise to him but is excited for the challenge nonetheless.

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Triple-header races can't be new F1 standard, warns Seidl - Motorsport.com

F1 is set to begin its second triple-header of the season next weekend at Silverstone, after running races on three consecutive weekends in Austria and Hungary earlier this month.
A third triple-header is scheduled at the end of the summer as part of the push to bolster the calendar after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of much of the planned races this year. F1 trialed its first ...Keep reading

Read more: Triple-header races can't be new F1 standard, warns Seidl - Motorsport.com

Mercedes not to blame for Formula 1 dominance - Wolff - Autosport

Mercedes Formula 1 team boss Toto Wolff says it's not the team's fault that it is dominant, stating that the 2020 season will not be "a walk in the park"

Read more: Mercedes not to blame for Formula 1 dominance - Wolff - Autosport

Mercedes not to blame for Formula 1 dominance - Wolff - Autosport

Mercedes Formula 1 team boss Toto Wolff says it's not the team's fault that it is dominant, stating that the 2020 season will not be "a walk in the park"

Read more: Mercedes not to blame for Formula 1 dominance - Wolff - Autosport

Latifi ‘extremely disappointed’ to miss home race - PlanetF1

Nicholas Latifi is disappointed his home race won't go ahead, saying it was the one he was looking forward to most in his rookie season.

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Wolff: Mercedes not to blame for ‘predictability’ - PlanetF1

Mercedes is not responsible for the predictable nature of the World Championship says team principal Toto Wolff.

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“NASCAR Heat 5” reviewed | Reviews - RaceFans

Does NASCAR Heat 5 offer a spectacle worthy of America's most popular form of motorsport? We put the official game to the test.

Read more: “NASCAR Heat 5” reviewed | Reviews - RaceFans

Binotto: F1 Mugello lap ’20 seconds’ faster than MotoGP - PlanetF1

Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto believes the Mugello Circuit lap record will fall when F1 visits for the Tuscan Grand Prix.

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Formula 1 can be proud of COVID-19 protocols after opening races - Masi - Autosport

Formula 1 race director Michael Masi believes the series can be proud of what it has achieved in the wake of COVID-19 after the opening three races of the season

Read more: Formula 1 can be proud of COVID-19 protocols after opening races - Masi - Autosport

Formula 1 can be proud of COVID-19 protocols after opening races - Masi - Autosport

Formula 1 race director Michael Masi believes the series can be proud of what it has achieved in the wake of COVID-19 after the opening three races of the season

Read more: Formula 1 can be proud of COVID-19 protocols after opening races - Masi - Autosport

Seidl: Biggest challenge for teams yet to come - PlanetF1

Despite an extremely busy start to the season, Andreas Seidl feels that the toughest period for the teams lies ahead.

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Mercedes: We're not responsible for 2020 "predictability" - Motorsport.com

Mercedes has taken three poles and three wins in the opening three races of the season, and in Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying its cars were 1.3s and 1.4s respectively ahead of the best placed Ferrari and Red Bull.
While acknowledging that it may run alternative strategies at some events this year in order to promote a race between its drivers, Wolff says there’s little the team can ...Keep reading

Read more: Mercedes: We're not responsible for 2020 "predictability" - Motorsport.com

Autosport 70: The British rising F1 star lost too soon - Autosport

This week in 1973 Roger Williamson was killed amid terrible scenes during the Dutch Grand Prix. At the end of the previous season, in which he had won two F3 titles, Williamson spoke to IAN PHILLIPS for the 14 December 1972 issue of Autosport

Read more: Autosport 70: The British rising F1 star lost too soon - Autosport

Autosport 70: The British rising F1 star lost too soon - Autosport

This week in 1973 Roger Williamson was killed amid terrible scenes during the Dutch Grand Prix. At the end of the previous season, in which he had won two F3 titles, Williamson spoke to IAN PHILLIPS for the 14 December 1972 issue of Autosport

Read more: Autosport 70: The British rising F1 star lost too soon - Autosport

Raikkonen weighs in on Vettel/Ferrari relationship - PlanetF1

Kimi Raikkonen doesn't believe the relationship between Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari is as bad as people are making out.

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Binotto expects 16-year-old Mugello lap record to fall at Tuscan Grand Prix | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Formula 1 cars will smash the lap record at Mugello when they race there later this year, Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto expects following his team's pre-season test at the track.

Read more: Binotto expects 16-year-old Mugello lap record to fall at Tuscan Grand Prix | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Ex-F1 driver Tuero injured in motorcycle accident - PlanetF1

Former Formula 1 driver Esteban Tuero suffered multiple fractures after colliding with another motorcycle in Parque Chacabuco, Argentina.

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McLaren: Team protests ‘not good’ for Formula 1 - PlanetF1

McLaren principal Andreas Seidl has said the multiple protests already seen this season are "not good" for Formula 1.

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Furious Brazilian GP promoter ‘cannot accept’ cancellation - PlanetF1

Interlagos promoter Tamas Rohonyi is furious with Formula 1 for cancelling the 2020 Brazilian GP.

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Ricciardo: Vettel needs patience if he makes F1 move to Aston Martin - Autosport

Sebastian Vettel would need patience and an open mind if he is to make the most of the challenge of switching to Aston Martin, says former team-mate Daniel Ricciardo

Read more: Ricciardo: Vettel needs patience if he makes F1 move to Aston Martin - Autosport

Ricciardo: Vettel needs patience if he makes F1 move to Aston Martin - Autosport

Sebastian Vettel would need patience and an open mind if he is to make the most of the challenge of switching to Aston Martin, says former team-mate Daniel Ricciardo

Read more: Ricciardo: Vettel needs patience if he makes F1 move to Aston Martin - Autosport

Silverstone offered to host 12 F1 races in 2020 - Motorsport.com

The Northamptonshire track will host the British Grand Prix and the 70th Anniversary GP on the next two weekends, which are set to take F1’s race total so far up to five – after the seasoning opening races at the Red Bull Ring and the most-recent event in Hungary.
F1 needs to hold a minimum of eight races for the FIA to declare a world championship – should the season be cut again as the ...Keep reading

Read more: Silverstone offered to host 12 F1 races in 2020 - Motorsport.com

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Latest F1 Calendar - All the confirmed and cancelled 2020 races so far - Motorsport.com

The original 2020 calendar featured a record-breaking 22 races across five different continents, starting with the traditional season opener in Australia.. However, the outbreak of coronavirus forced the series to revamp its calendar, with some races dropping entirely and other new events being added for the first time.
The championship officially kicked off in July with back-to-back races at ...Keep reading

Read more: Latest F1 Calendar - All the confirmed and cancelled 2020 races so far - Motorsport.com

Seidl: Triple-headers can’t become ‘new standard’ - PlanetF1

McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl understands why triple-headers are needed in 2020, but says they can't set a trend for the future.

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Masi fears COVID-19 ‘complacency’ from F1 - PlanetF1

Formula 1 race director Michael Masi has seen the first three rounds of 2020 go smoothly, but fears it could make the series "complacent".

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Ericsson: Aero-screen a ‘step up’ from Halo - PlanetF1

Marcus Ericsson says the aero-screen offers better protection than the halo and expects Formula 1 to switch to it in the future.

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Three races ‘a strong recognition’ of Italian motorsport - PlanetF1

Italy hosting three F1 races this year is a "strong recognition" of various qualities of the nation's motorsport, the ACI President says.

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Analysis: Why Perez's future has major implications for F1 - Autosport

In a rapidly developing Formula 1 driver market, Sergio Perez's next steps could be pivotal to the rest of the grid, should he be axed by Aston Martin next year. ADAM COOPER explains the permutations

Read more: Analysis: Why Perez's future has major implications for F1 - Autosport

Analysis: Why Perez's future has major implications for F1 - Autosport

In a rapidly developing Formula 1 driver market, Sergio Perez's next steps could be pivotal to the rest of the grid, should he be axed by Aston Martin next year. ADAM COOPER explains the permutations

Read more: Analysis: Why Perez's future has major implications for F1 - Autosport

Helping out at McLaren ‘crucial to get to know the team’ – Norris | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Lando Norris said helping his McLaren mechanics dismantle his car was an important way of bonding with the team, after a photograph of him doing so was widely shared on social media.

Read more: Helping out at McLaren ‘crucial to get to know the team’ – Norris | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Russell "certainly" still part of long-term Mercedes plan - Motorsport.com

Russell had been tipped to graduate to the works team in 2021 should a vacancy arise, but he has now been formally confirmed for a third year with Williams, and the Brackley outfit is set to continue with incumbents Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.
Esteban Ocon, the other Mercedes protege with an eye on a works seat, will stay with the Renault team next year.
“We are very happy ...Keep reading

Read more: Russell "certainly" still part of long-term Mercedes plan - Motorsport.com

Imola not planning to be one-off race - PlanetF1

The Emilia Romagna GP at Imola will be the start of a new era for the circuit, rather than a one-off if the boss gets his way.

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Triple-headers can't be new standard for F1 calendars, warns McLaren's Seidl - Autosport

McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl has warned that triple-headers must not become the new standard for Formula 1's future calendars despite their frequency through 2020

Read more: Triple-headers can't be new standard for F1 calendars, warns McLaren's Seidl - Autosport

Triple-headers can't be new standard for F1 calendars, warns McLaren's Seidl - Autosport

McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl has warned that triple-headers must not become the new standard for Formula 1's future calendars despite their frequency through 2020

Read more: Triple-headers can't be new standard for F1 calendars, warns McLaren's Seidl - Autosport

Jules Bianchi Association shop burgled - PlanetF1

Thieves have stolen items from a store in Brignoles, France which raises funds for the Jules Bianchi Association.

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Silverstone offered to host ’12’ Formula 1 races - PlanetF1

Silverstone managing director Stuart Pringle has revealed that the circuit was open to holding as many as 12 F1 races over a period of months.

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Imola hopes to keep its place on the F1 calendar for 2021 - Autosport

Imola boss Uberto Selvatico Estense says he hopes that the circuit will not be a one-off on the Formula 1 calendar, and is aiming to remain on the bill for 2021

Read more: Imola hopes to keep its place on the F1 calendar for 2021 - Autosport

Imola hopes to keep its place on the F1 calendar for 2021 - Autosport

Imola boss Uberto Selvatico Estense says he hopes that the circuit will not be a one-off on the Formula 1 calendar, and is aiming to remain on the bill for 2021

Read more: Imola hopes to keep its place on the F1 calendar for 2021 - Autosport

Stroll ‘proved’ he has the ability in Hungary - PlanetF1

Racing Point boss Otmar Szafnauer says after being told many times by the team that he has the ability, Lance Stroll proved it to himself in Hungary.

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Imola eyeing place on 2021 F1 schedule as well - Motorsport.com

F1 formally confirmed on Friday that the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix will be run at the former San Marino GP venue as a two-day event on October 31-November 1.
Imola offered to step in and host a race in 2020 as early as February, after the cancellation of the Chinese GP due to the global coronavirus pandemic.
Plans lost momentum when Italy itself became a hotspot for COVID-19, and then after ...Keep reading

Read more: Imola eyeing place on 2021 F1 schedule as well - Motorsport.com

Russell in Mansell, Hill, Rosberg bracket - PlanetF1

Claire Williams says her team's current driver George Russell is in the same league as huge names of their past like Nigel Mansell, Damon Hill and Nico Rosberg.

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Silverstone offered to host 12 races to help F1 organise a 2020 calendar - Autosport

Silverstone's Stuart Pringle says the track offered to host 12 Formula 1 races over a period of months to assist the championship organise a 2020 calendar after the coronavirus disruption

Read more: Silverstone offered to host 12 races to help F1 organise a 2020 calendar - Autosport

Silverstone offered to host 12 races to help F1 organise a 2020 calendar - Autosport

Silverstone's Stuart Pringle says the track offered to host 12 Formula 1 races over a period of months to assist the championship organise a 2020 calendar after the coronavirus disruption

Read more: Silverstone offered to host 12 races to help F1 organise a 2020 calendar - Autosport

Zanardi moved back to intensive care - SkySports F1

Alex Zanardi was moved back to intensive care on Friday, three days after being moved to a specialist recovery centre to treat serious head injuries.

Read more: Zanardi moved back to intensive care - SkySports F1

F1 “should be very proud” but not complacent after first Closed Events | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Formula 1 race director Michael Masi says the sport can be proud of how it has adjusted to racing amid the Covid-19 pandemic, but cannot afford to become complacent.

Read more: F1 “should be very proud” but not complacent after first Closed Events | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

What next for Sergio Perez in F1 if Aston doesn't want him? - Motorsport.com

That’s one of the big questions to emerge from the news that Sebastian Vettel is considering an offer to join the rebadged Racing Point team.
There are various scenarios that could yet play out. Vettel could decide not to go to Aston after all, or he could be signed for 2022 and take time out to recharge his batteries, leaving Perez and his backers another year to find an alternative ...Keep reading

Read more: What next for Sergio Perez in F1 if Aston doesn't want him? - Motorsport.com

Friday, July 24, 2020

Formula 1: US, Mexican & Brazilian races will not go ahead in 2020 - BBC F1

Formula 1 abandons any hope of holding the US, Mexican and Brazilian Grands Prix this year as a result of the coronavirus situation in the Americas.

Read more: Formula 1: US, Mexican & Brazilian races will not go ahead in 2020 - BBC F1

Hamilton, Silverstone, police reinforce calls for F1 fans to avoid British GP - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton, Silverstone and Northamptonshire Police have reinforced warning calls telling Formula 1 fans to stay away from the upcoming British and 70th Anniversary grands prix on coronavirus safety grounds

Read more: Hamilton, Silverstone, police reinforce calls for F1 fans to avoid British GP - Autosport

Hamilton, Silverstone, police reinforce calls for F1 fans to avoid British GP - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton, Silverstone and Northamptonshire Police have reinforced warning calls telling Formula 1 fans to stay away from the upcoming British and 70th Anniversary grands prix on coronavirus safety grounds

Read more: Hamilton, Silverstone, police reinforce calls for F1 fans to avoid British GP - Autosport

Question marks over how W11 handles hot weather - PlanetF1

Mercedes is unsure how well the 2020 car will handle upcoming warm-weather races, says technical director James Allison.

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Racing Point won’t overlook Perez’s loyalty - PlanetF1

Racing Point boss, Otmar Szafnauer, has said that Sergio Perez's loyalty to the team will be considered when deciding on their 2021 line-up.

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Living the racing dream in a world of endurance - SkySports F1

Formula 1 may be taking a well-earned weekend off between two consecutive triple headers at the start of its new season – but racing series continue to resume thick and fast after lockdown as 2020's revised motorsport calendar takes shape all the time.

Read more: Living the racing dream in a world of endurance - SkySports F1

Sainz: No second thoughts on Ferrari 'chance' - SkySports F1



Read more: Sainz: No second thoughts on Ferrari 'chance' - SkySports F1

Why the police have issued stark Silverstone warnings to F1 fans - Autosport

OPINION: As part of Formula 1's efforts to get in a 2020 season despite the pandemic, Silverstone is getting ready to host two F1 races. But the track, local police and Lewis Hamilton have had to issue serious warnings to fans - here's why

Read more: Why the police have issued stark Silverstone warnings to F1 fans - Autosport

Why the police have issued stark Silverstone warnings to F1 fans - Autosport

OPINION: As part of Formula 1's efforts to get in a 2020 season despite the pandemic, Silverstone is getting ready to host two F1 races. But the track, local police and Lewis Hamilton have had to issue serious warnings to fans - here's why

Read more: Why the police have issued stark Silverstone warnings to F1 fans - Autosport

F1 set to abandon Americas plans in 2020, with new races expected - Autosport

Formula 1 is to abandon plans to race in the Americas this year, with new races at Imola, the Nurburgring and Portimao now set to join the calendar

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F1 set to abandon Americas plans in 2020, with new races expected - Autosport

Formula 1 is to abandon plans to race in the Americas this year, with new races at Imola, the Nurburgring and Portimao now set to join the calendar

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F1 set to abandon plans to race in Americas in 2020 - Motorsport.com

The sport’s owner Liberty Media has been weighing up how best to fill out its schedule, with the coronavirus pandemic still moving at different speeds around the world.
But with the situation in America and Brazil among the most concerning, it is understood a decision has been taken to call off the races on the American continent.
It means there will be no grands prix in the United States ...Keep reading

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Wolff: Russell still part of long-term F1 plans at Mercedes - Autosport

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff says George Russell remains part of the team's "long-term plans" despite the British driver being committed to Williams for a further season

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Wolff: Russell still part of long-term F1 plans at Mercedes - Autosport

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff says George Russell remains part of the team's "long-term plans" despite the British driver being committed to Williams for a further season

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Russell: Frustrating to be missing out on limelight - PlanetF1

George Russell has said it is "a little bit frustrating" to see drivers he has beaten in the junior series get the Formula 1 limelight before he has had a chance to do so.

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Ferrari: Schumacher must make more progress to earn F1 seat - Motorsport.com

Schumacher, who is part of Ferrari’s young driver programme, is currently fourth overall in the F2 standings on the back of a double podium haul in Hungary last weekend.
F1’s superlience requirements mean that Schumacher needs to finish sixth overall to qualify for an F1 seat for 2021, with Ferrari having the possibility to slot him in at Alfa Romeo if they think he is ready.
Ferrari ...Keep reading

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F1 2020 My Team, Part 1: We’re bringing Spyker back - PlanetF1

F1 2020 gives you the chance to create your own team, so I decided to give it a go and write all about it. This can only go well...

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Ferrari needs to see more from Schumacher before F1 seat is considered - Autosport

Ferrari has praised Mick Schumacher's Formula 2 progress this year, but says it needs to see more from him before it can consider moving him up to Formula 1

Read more: Ferrari needs to see more from Schumacher before F1 seat is considered - Autosport

Ferrari needs to see more from Schumacher before F1 seat is considered - Autosport

Ferrari has praised Mick Schumacher's Formula 2 progress this year, but says it needs to see more from him before it can consider moving him up to Formula 1

Read more: Ferrari needs to see more from Schumacher before F1 seat is considered - Autosport

McLaren set to reunite with Gulf Oil brand - PlanetF1

McLaren appear to have rekindled their old sponsorship with Gulf Oil after a series of teaser shots were released on social media.

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Russell: Mercedes has powerful qualifying engine mode - F1technical.net

Williams driver George Russell has revealed that Mercedes’ improved powerful qualifying engine mode is one of the reasons behind his team’s impressive performances during the all-important Saturday sessions.

Read more: Russell: Mercedes has powerful qualifying engine mode - F1technical.net

Alonso telling Renault to ‘forget about 2021’ – Abiteboul | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Renault managing director Cyril Abiteboul says Fernando Alonso "has almost no interest in 2021" as he is focussed on the opportunity offered by F1's new technical regulations.

Read more: Alonso telling Renault to ‘forget about 2021’ – Abiteboul | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Mercedes still focusing on DAS despite ban - PlanetF1

Mercedes technical director James Allison says the team are continuing to develop DAS, even though it will be banned from 2021.

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Thursday, July 23, 2020

F1 not planning third race at Silverstone despite new Covid-19 restrictions in Catalunya | 2020 F1 calendar - RaceFans

Formula 1 is not planning to replace the Spanish Grand Prix with a third race at Silverstone following concerns over a rise in Covid-19 cases in Catalunya, RaceFans understands.

Read more: F1 not planning third race at Silverstone despite new Covid-19 restrictions in Catalunya | 2020 F1 calendar - RaceFans

‘Vettel would be fighting for P2 in pink Mercedes’ - PlanetF1

Gerhard Berger has urged Racing Point to sign Sebastian Vettel, saying he'd be fighting for P2 if he was in the pink Mercedes this season.

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Norris happy to see Russell making F1 impact with improved Williams - Autosport

McLaren Formula 1 driver Lando Norris says he is happy to see friend and rival George Russell make an impact with a much-improved Williams team.

Read more: Norris happy to see Russell making F1 impact with improved Williams - Autosport

Norris happy to see Russell making F1 impact with improved Williams - Autosport

McLaren Formula 1 driver Lando Norris says he is happy to see friend and rival George Russell make an impact with a much-improved Williams team.

Read more: Norris happy to see Russell making F1 impact with improved Williams - Autosport

Ferrari possibly victim of new spy saga – report - PlanetF1

Ferrari's engine saga could take a dark turn with claims in the Italian press stating they have been victims of industrial espionage.

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Racing Point won’t ignore Perez’s loyalty in Vettel decision - Motorsport.com


The Mexican was instrumental in taking action back in 2018 that allowed the then Force India team to enter administration so it could be rescued by new investors.
In the end, Lawrence Stroll was able to step in and take over the outfit, which has gone from strength-to-strength since.
Last year, Perez duly agreed to tie himself to the team until the end of 2022, even though there were ...Keep reading

Read more: Racing Point won’t ignore Perez’s loyalty in Vettel decision - Motorsport.com

Brawn thinks the opening triple-header was a success - F1technical.net

In his post-race column, Formula One motorsport boss Ross Brawn said that the long-awaited start to the delayed and curtailed 2020 F1 season has been a success despite the safety meaures that have been put in place due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Read more: Brawn thinks the opening triple-header was a success - F1technical.net

Ocon aims to avoid Vandoorne situation against Alonso - PlanetF1

Teaming up with Fernando Alonso next season, Esteban Ocon believes he will avoid a Stoffel Vandoorne-esque whitewash to the Spaniard.

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Nurburgring set for return to F1 calendar - PlanetF1

Three more European races are set to extend the F1 2020 season calendar to at least 13 races, with the iconic Nurburgring poised to host a German Grand Prix.

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Norris happy to see Russell make an impact with Williams - Motorsport.com

Russell was 12th in the wet qualifying session for the Styrian GP at the Red Bull Ring, and then repeated that outcome in a dry session in Hungary last weekend.
He had little luck in either race, with an early off in the Styrian event and a poor start hampering his chances, but nevertheless his qualifying performances have been a timely reminder of his talent.
“I’m definitely happy for ...Keep reading

Read more: Norris happy to see Russell make an impact with Williams - Motorsport.com

Todt: Copying cars has been around for decades - PlanetF1

Racing Point may have taken it to the extreme but Jean Todt says Formula 1 teams have been copying others' designs for "decades" already.

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Ribbs: F1 "lightyears ahead" of US motorsport in improving diversity - Autosport

Willy T. Ribbs believes that Formula 1 is "lightyears" ahead of American motorsports in improving diversity, praising its drivers for "manning up" in their recent anti-racism messaging

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Ribbs: F1 "lightyears ahead" of US motorsport in improving diversity - Autosport

Willy T. Ribbs believes that Formula 1 is "lightyears" ahead of American motorsports in improving diversity, praising its drivers for "manning up" in their recent anti-racism messaging

Read more: Ribbs: F1 "lightyears ahead" of US motorsport in improving diversity - Autosport

JV urges Red Bull to drop Albon for Vettel - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel has proven he knows how to get the most out of an Adrian Newey designed car and that, Jacques Villeneuve says, is why he should replace Alex Albon next season.

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Mercedes still unsure about 2020 F1 car's form in hotter conditions - Autosport

Mercedes Formula 1 technical director James Allison has cautioned that there are still concerns in the camp about racing in hotter temperatures with the W11

Read more: Mercedes still unsure about 2020 F1 car's form in hotter conditions - Autosport

Mercedes still unsure about 2020 F1 car's form in hotter conditions - Autosport

Mercedes Formula 1 technical director James Allison has cautioned that there are still concerns in the camp about racing in hotter temperatures with the W11

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Mercedes still unsure about W11 form in hotter conditions - Motorsport.com

The Styrian and Hungarian GP weekends were both cooler than expected, and Allison says the team doesn’t know if its tyre management will be as effective when the track temperature goes up.
Helped by the DAS system, the Mercedes W11 has proved very effective on its tyres thus far.
“I'd note that we've had two quite cool tracks,” said Allison. “So far it was warmish in the first race ...Keep reading

Read more: Mercedes still unsure about W11 form in hotter conditions - Motorsport.com

Hamilton hits out at Formula One and F1 drivers - F1technical.net

Six-time F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton says he is disappointed with the way Formula One, current and former race drivers reacted to his continuous fight against racism.

Read more: Hamilton hits out at Formula One and F1 drivers - F1technical.net

New restrictions won’t affect Spanish GP - PlanetF1

The Spanish Grand Prix will retain its place on this year's calendar despite new restrictions following a spike in Covid-19 cases.

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Marko would pick Shwartzman over Schu Jr - PlanetF1

Ferrari should put Robert Shwartzman in the Alfa Romeo next season, rather than Mick Schumacher, says Helmut Marko.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Bottas keen to avoid repeat of fuel and ride height errors | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Valtteri Bottas says he is keen to avoid a repeat of set-up errors which occured on his car during the last two race weekends.

Read more: Bottas keen to avoid repeat of fuel and ride height errors | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Bottas: It’s F1, everything can change - PlanetF1

The only team to win races this season, Mercedes has already built up a lead in this year's titles races, but Valtteri Bottas says one never knows what could happen next.

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‘Perez to Alfa, Vettel to Aston Martin, Kimi is out’ - PlanetF1

Aston Martin has offered Sebastian Vettel a deal for 2021 with Alfa Romeo interested in bringing Sergio Perez to replace Kimi Raikkonen.

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Horner: Won’t take much to improve the RB16 - PlanetF1

Christian Horner says it won't "take much" for Red Bull to bring its car up to Mercedes' level, but they need to it quickly.

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Did the FIA really overlook Racing Point’s disputed brake ducts – and will it matter? | RacingLines - RaceFans

Racing Point and the FIA appear at odds over whether the team's contentious brake ducts were inspected in February. But that may not influence whether Renault's protest is upheld.

Read more: Did the FIA really overlook Racing Point’s disputed brake ducts – and will it matter? | RacingLines - RaceFans

Why today could help define F1's 2021 title battle - Autosport

22 July could play an important role in the 2021 Formula 1 world title battle as the first deadline for teams to confirm how they will deploy their development tokens

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Why today could help define F1's 2021 title battle - Autosport

22 July could play an important role in the 2021 Formula 1 world title battle as the first deadline for teams to confirm how they will deploy their development tokens

Read more: Why today could help define F1's 2021 title battle - Autosport

‘Ousting could have been different but is what it is’ - PlanetF1

Although still not entirely happy with the manner in which Ferrari dropped him, Sebastian Vettel will be "professional" in his final season with the Scuderia.

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Ex-Renault F1's Chester joins Mercedes Formula E - Motorsport.com

Chester, 51, spent close to 30 years working in F1 across a number of roles, 19 of which were spent at Enstone across its Benetton, Renault and Lotus guises.
He also worked with Simtek, Ligier and Arrows before making the move to Enstone in 2000.
Chester replaced James Allison as the team’s technical director in 2013, but left Renault last December as part of a restructuring of the ...Keep reading

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Gasly refusing to speculate about Albon’s troubles - PlanetF1

Pierre Gasly is refusing to speculate about Alex Albon's Red Bull troubles but says he doesn't believe the Thai driver will be dropped any time soon.

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Explained: Why today could help define 2021’s F1 title battle - Motorsport.com

In the light of the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, and with the current regulations extended for an extra season, it was agreed to freeze most mechanical elements of the cars as homologated components.
There was an initial deadline at the first race for some parts, and another on September 22 for the rest.
However within that framework teams can deploy two development tokens after the ...Keep reading

Read more: Explained: Why today could help define 2021’s F1 title battle - Motorsport.com

Norris ‘screwed everything up’ in Hungary - PlanetF1

From the highs of his Austrian podium to the lows of Hungary, Lando Norris concedes he was responsible for the latter after making the worst start of his life.

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Racing Point: Rival F1 teams missed out not copying Mercedes design philosophy - Autosport

Racing Point team boss Otmar Szafnauer thinks other teams made a mistake in not adopting its philosophy of copying the best car on the Formula 1 grid

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Racing Point: Rival F1 teams missed out not copying Mercedes design philosophy - Autosport

Racing Point team boss Otmar Szafnauer thinks other teams made a mistake in not adopting its philosophy of copying the best car on the Formula 1 grid

Read more: Racing Point: Rival F1 teams missed out not copying Mercedes design philosophy - Autosport

Wolff: I'm not involved in Aston Martin, Vettel F1 discussions - Autosport

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says he's not involved in Sebastian Vettel's potential Formula 1 move to the rebranded Aston Martin team, despite being a shareholder in the British manufacturer

Read more: Wolff: I'm not involved in Aston Martin, Vettel F1 discussions - Autosport

Wolff: I'm not involved in Aston Martin, Vettel F1 discussions - Autosport

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says he's not involved in Sebastian Vettel's potential Formula 1 move to the rebranded Aston Martin team, despite being a shareholder in the British manufacturer

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Wolff not playing role in Aston Martin/Vettel discussions - Motorsport.com

Wolff is also a close friend of Racing Point and Aston Martin owner Lawrence Stroll, as well as being – through his Mercedes role – the supplier of engines and gearboxes to the Silverstone-based outfit.
Stroll acquired a 5% interest in Aston Martin in April, stressing that it was a personal investment not related to his day job at Mercedes.
Four-time world ...Keep reading

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‘We’re back racing again’ declares Williams - PlanetF1

Succeeding in putting both cars into Q2 at the Hungaroring, Claire Williams declared that Williams is "back racing again".

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Raikkonen: Simple, we need to make the car faster - PlanetF1

Without a single point in this year's championship, Kimi Raikkonen says the solution is "simple", Alfa Rome need to make the car "faster".

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Russell believes aero sensitivity is to blame for “three very poor races” | 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix - RaceFans

George Russell believes his Williams performs much worse in races than in qualifying due to the car's sensitivity to running closely behind others.

Read more: Russell believes aero sensitivity is to blame for “three very poor races” | 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix - RaceFans

‘Nothing Mercedes could do, Williams wouldn’t let go’ - PlanetF1

Confirmed by Williams for 2021, George Russell says there was "nothing" Mercedes could do as Williams "wasn't ready" to let him go.

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Formula E ‘flattered’ by Formula 1 criticism - PlanetF1