Monday, August 31, 2020

Spa’s artificial grass replaced with asphalt in run-offs for motorbike racing | 2020 Belgian Grand Prix - RaceFans

The removal of artificial grass from run-off areas at Spa-Francorchamps, which some Formula 1 drivers complained about last weekend, was done because the circuit owners intend to hold more motorbike races.

Read more: Spa’s artificial grass replaced with asphalt in run-offs for motorbike racing | 2020 Belgian Grand Prix - RaceFans

‘Sainz must be nervous about Ferrari move’ - PlanetF1

Ross Brawn thinks Carlos Sainz must be feeling “nervous” about next year’s move to a Ferrari team whose Belgian Grand Prix performance was “horrific”.

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Albon ‘doing great’ for Red Bull – Marko - PlanetF1

Alex Albon has received a welcome vote of confidence from Dr Helmut Marko, who said the Red Bull driver  is “doing great” in races.

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Pit Chat: Ferrari even more of a laughing stock - PlanetF1

The jokes continue at Ferrari's expense, while Max Verstappen continues to somehow have fun in a predictable Formula 1 world.

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Ferrari F1 team "in the middle of a storm" but not in "crisis" - Binotto - Autosport

Ferrari Formula 1 team boss Mattia Binotto admits his team is "in the middle of a storm" right now with its recent struggles, but denies it is in crisis

Read more: Ferrari F1 team "in the middle of a storm" but not in "crisis" - Binotto - Autosport

Ferrari F1 team "in the middle of a storm" but not in "crisis" - Binotto - Autosport

Ferrari Formula 1 team boss Mattia Binotto admits his team is "in the middle of a storm" right now with its recent struggles, but denies it is in crisis

Read more: Ferrari F1 team "in the middle of a storm" but not in "crisis" - Binotto - Autosport

Ricciardo: Abiteboul should be "nervous" over tattoo bet - Motorsport.com

The pair have agreed to get matching tattoos if Ricciardo finishes on the podium for Renault before he leaves the team at the end of this year.
With Ricciardo having delivered a strong fourth place finish in the Belgian Grand Prix, and believing his car can be even stronger in Italy this weekend, he is bullish about winning his bet.
Asked by Motorsport.com about how worried Abiteboul should ...Keep reading

Read more: Ricciardo: Abiteboul should be "nervous" over tattoo bet - Motorsport.com

Sainz would ‘prefer not to know’ if he’s being frozen out - PlanetF1

Carlos Sainz says he would be "prefer not to ask or not to know" if he is being frozen out of McLaren meetings given his pending move to Ferrari.

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Hamilton: Only F1 bosses can do something to stop boring races - Motorsport.com

Hamilton eased to a dominant victory at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps on Sunday, leading every lap of the race ahead of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas.
But a need for tyre management meant there was little action at the front of the field, with Hamilton, Bottas and Max Verstappen spending the entire race unchanged as the top three.
Red Bull driver Verstappen called the race "boring" ...Keep reading

Read more: Hamilton: Only F1 bosses can do something to stop boring races - Motorsport.com

Hamilton: Pressure must be put on F1 bosses to avoid boring races - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton believes pressure needs to be placed on Formula 1 bosses so that changes are made to avoid boring races such as the Belgian Grand Prix

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Hamilton: Pressure must be put on F1 bosses to avoid boring races - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton believes pressure needs to be placed on Formula 1 bosses so that changes are made to avoid boring races such as the Belgian Grand Prix

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Binotto: Ferrari in the middle of a storm, but no crisis - Motorsport.com

The Italian outfit endured one of its least competitive showings for years at the Belgian Grand Prix as Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc failed to finish in the points on a weekend where the SF1000 had no pace.
But while its Spa slump has put Ferrari on the backfoot, Binotto says the performance needs to be put in context, amid his belief that it was a one-off caused by track ...Keep reading

Read more: Binotto: Ferrari in the middle of a storm, but no crisis - Motorsport.com

Driver ratings from the Belgian Grand Prix - PlanetF1

Familiar results...and some familiar scores after another procession at the Belgian Grand Prix after so much pre-race promise. Damn you rain clouds.

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Ricciardo: Abiteboul should be "nervous" about losing F1 podium tattoo bet - Autosport

Daniel Ricciardo says his Renault Formula 1 boss Cyril Abiteboul should now be 'pretty nervous' about losing a bet they have on getting tattoos

Read more: Ricciardo: Abiteboul should be "nervous" about losing F1 podium tattoo bet - Autosport

Ricciardo: Abiteboul should be "nervous" about losing F1 podium tattoo bet - Autosport

Daniel Ricciardo says his Renault Formula 1 boss Cyril Abiteboul should now be 'pretty nervous' about losing a bet they have on getting tattoos

Read more: Ricciardo: Abiteboul should be "nervous" about losing F1 podium tattoo bet - Autosport

Ferrari engine controversy still leaves "sour taste" with rivals - Autosport

The controversy over Ferrari's Formula 1 engine settlement with the FIA still leaves a "sour taste" with its rivals, even following the team's performance slump this year

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Ferrari engine controversy still leaves "sour taste" with rivals - Autosport

The controversy over Ferrari's Formula 1 engine settlement with the FIA still leaves a "sour taste" with its rivals, even following the team's performance slump this year

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Autosport Podcast: F1 Belgian GP review - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton eased to his fifth win of the 2020 Formula 1 season in Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix to strengthen his championship lead

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Autosport Podcast: F1 Belgian GP review - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton eased to his fifth win of the 2020 Formula 1 season in Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix to strengthen his championship lead

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Hamilton blames ‘decision-makers’ for boring races - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton says don't blame the drivers, blame F1's "decision-makers" for the boring races and Mercedes' dominance.

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Ricciardo: Pin was out in Verstappen chase - PlanetF1

Three seconds shy of the podium at Spa, Daniel Ricciardo says the "pin was out" after his overtook Pierre Gasly and tried to chase down Max Verstappen.

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“Hopefully Anthoine enjoyed it” says Gasly after climb to eighth | 2020 Belgian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Pierre Gasly said he wanted to perform well in the Belgian Grand Prix for his late friend Anthoine Hubert, and believes the Safety Car potentially cost him fifth place.

Read more: “Hopefully Anthoine enjoyed it” says Gasly after climb to eighth | 2020 Belgian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Simply put, Ferrari are ‘disappointed and angry’ - PlanetF1

Recording its worst result in ten years, Mattia Binotto summed up Ferrari's feelings after a point-less Belgian GP: Disappointed and angry.

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Ferrari “need a very big step on the engine” – Sainz | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Future Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz Jnr says the Belgian Grand Prix weekend showed the team need to make a lot of progress with their power unit.

Read more: Ferrari “need a very big step on the engine” – Sainz | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Wolff: Red Bull missed chance to undercut - PlanetF1

Toto Wolff thinks Red Bull missed a trick at the Belgian Grand Prix that could have upset Mercedes’ 1-2 finish.

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Horner left with ‘sour taste’ over Ferrari’s 2019 wins - PlanetF1

Christian Horner has been left with a “sour taste” over races he feels Ferrari should not have been winning last year courtesy of a controversial engine.

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Conclusions from the Belgian Grand Prix - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton recorded another dominant victory at Spa-Francorchamps - here are our conclusions from the Belgian Grand Prix.

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Live: Formula 2 2020 round 14: Spa-Francorchamps race two | RaceFans Live - RaceFans

Join us to follow round 14 of the 2020 Formula 2 season from Circuit De Spa-Francorchamps on RaceFans Live.

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Williams “hopeful” it can fight with Ferrari in race | 2020 Belgian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Williams think they could be quick enough to challenge Ferrari in today's Belgian Grand Prix after qualifying immediately behind last year's winners.

Read more: Williams “hopeful” it can fight with Ferrari in race | 2020 Belgian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Carey on Concorde, cap and Ferrari’s ‘unique role’ - PlanetF1

All 10 Formula 1 teams may have signed up to race for the next five years but Chase Carey says he won't "force" them to stay if they don't want to.

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Belgian GP grid: Stories galore in mixed-up field - SkySports F1

Can Max Verstappen get between the two Mercedes' at the start? Can Daniel Ricciardo cause a further surprise from row two? And will the struggling Ferraris even get into the points?

Read more: Belgian GP grid: Stories galore in mixed-up field - SkySports F1

Sainz: McLaren could "suffer" in wet Belgian GP with low downforce set-up - Autosport

Carlos Sainz Jr says that his McLaren Formula 1 team could "suffer" if the Belgian GP is wet after it opted to run an ultra low downforce set-up

Read more: Sainz: McLaren could "suffer" in wet Belgian GP with low downforce set-up - Autosport

Sainz: McLaren could "suffer" in wet Belgian GP with low downforce set-up - Autosport

Carlos Sainz Jr says that his McLaren Formula 1 team could "suffer" if the Belgian GP is wet after it opted to run an ultra low downforce set-up

Read more: Sainz: McLaren could "suffer" in wet Belgian GP with low downforce set-up - Autosport

Mercedes wary of rapid Ricciardo at Belgian GP start - Motorsport.com

With Ricciardo’s Renault car coming alive in the low drag trim needed for Spa-Francorchamps, he helped the French car manufacturer deliver its best qualifying result since it returned to Formula 1 as a works team.
Lining up fourth, just two places ahead of teammate Esteban Ocon, Ricciardo is well in the hunt for a podium finish if any of the cars ahead of him stumble.
Mercedes boss Toto ...Keep reading

Read more: Mercedes wary of rapid Ricciardo at Belgian GP start - Motorsport.com

Wolff: Ferrari F1 must question decisions by "certain members of the team" - Autosport

Toto Wolff believes Ferrari's current struggles are "not good for Formula 1", but believes it must question decisions made by "certain members" of the team

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Wolff: Ferrari F1 must question decisions by "certain members of the team" - Autosport

Toto Wolff believes Ferrari's current struggles are "not good for Formula 1", but believes it must question decisions made by "certain members" of the team

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Who are the mystery buyers now in charge at Williams? | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

RaceFans' investigation into the new owners of Williams indicates possible links to both a former Formula 1 team and the British royal family.

Read more: Who are the mystery buyers now in charge at Williams? | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Mercedes wary of possible Ricciardo F1 Belgian GP challenge - Autosport

Mercedes says it needs to keep an eye on Renault's Daniel Ricciardo in the Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix, with his low-downforce configuration making him a threat on the straights

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Mercedes wary of possible Ricciardo F1 Belgian GP challenge - Autosport

Mercedes says it needs to keep an eye on Renault's Daniel Ricciardo in the Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix, with his low-downforce configuration making him a threat on the straights

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‘Merc didn’t get financial recognition in new deal’ - PlanetF1

Although he signed the Concorde Agreement, Toto Wolff feels' Mercedes success has not be "recognised in terms of the financial split".

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Things to know ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix - F1technical.net

After a brief pause, Formula One returned to action at Spa for the Belgian Grand Prix, Round 7 of the heavily-updated 2020 F1 calendar. The pecking order has hardly changed for this weekend with Mercedes enjoying an enormous competitive advantage.

Read more: Things to know ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix - F1technical.net

Pirelli predicts a one-stop strategy for the Belgian Grand Prix - F1technical.net

Based on Friday’s long runs, Formula One’s sole tyre manufacturer Pirelli calculated that the one-stop strategy will be the fastest way to complete today’s Belgian Grand Prix.

Read more: Pirelli predicts a one-stop strategy for the Belgian Grand Prix - F1technical.net

‘Four identical Red Bulls in 2021 if RP20 is deemed legal’ - PlanetF1

Formula 1 could have four Red Bull cars on the track next year to go with the four Mercedes cars, that's the warning if Racing Point's RP20 is deemed legal.

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Ricciardo: Renault’s Spa form bodes well for NASCAR-like Bahrain Outer track | 2020 Belgian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Daniel Ricciardo says he expects Renault's strong performance around Spa-Francorchamps to be emulated around similar high speed, low downforce circuits after he qualified fourth for the Belgian Grand Prix.

Read more: Ricciardo: Renault’s Spa form bodes well for NASCAR-like Bahrain Outer track | 2020 Belgian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Wolff: Ferrari must question decisions by "certain members" - Motorsport.com

Ferrari slumped to its worst qualifying performance of the season in Belgium on Saturday as Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel finished 13th and 14th respectively.
It left Ferrari as the seventh-fastest team in qualifying, continuing its disappointing start to the season after a huge drop in performance over the winter.
Ferrari managed to lock out the front row of the grid at Spa last ...Keep reading

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Provisional Belgian Grand Prix grid - PlanetF1

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Saturday, August 29, 2020

Williams hopeful of fighting Ferrari at Spa - PlanetF1

Qualifying right behind the Ferraris at Spa, Williams' Dave Robson says "hopefully" they can take the fight to the Italian stable.

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Emotional Hamilton driven to be 'perfect' - SkySports F1

Lewis Hamilton said he was extra motivated to execute a "perfect" Belgian GP qualifying performance so that he could pay an "important and impactful" tribute to actor Chadwick Boseman.

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Mercedes expect “worrying moments” at starts and restarts on Sunday | 2020 Belgian Grand Prix pre-race analysis - RaceFans

Mercedes' advantage in the middle sector bodes well for their race pace, but they expect to be vulnerable on the long climb to Les Combes in the Belgian Grand Prix.

Read more: Mercedes expect “worrying moments” at starts and restarts on Sunday | 2020 Belgian Grand Prix pre-race analysis - RaceFans

Gravel and grass run-off areas “the only thing Spa is missing” – Sainz | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Gravel and grass run-off areas "the only thing Spa is missing" - Sainz • Mugello to allow some fans in • Chicane error cost Gasly Q3 place

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F1 simulations predict Sakhir GP pole time of 53.9s - Motorsport.com

The track, which has never been used for racing, will host the penultimate round of the 2020 World Championship on December 6.
Symonds leads the group of engineers at the F1 organisation that ran simulations of the short, high-speed circuit before deciding that it could host a Grand Prix.
He says that the numbers indicate a pole lap time of 54.3s if two DRS zones are used, which will fall to ...Keep reading

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Live: 2020 Belgian Grand Prix third practice | RaceFans Live - RaceFans

Follow the 2020 Belgian Grand Prix third practice session on RaceFans Live.

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Ferrari suffers from tyre warm-up at Spa - Binotto - F1technical.net

Suderia Ferrari Team Principal Mattia Binotto has revealed that tyre temperatures issues were behind the team's dreadful performance on the opening day for the Belgian Grand Prix.

Read more: Ferrari suffers from tyre warm-up at Spa - Binotto - F1technical.net

Final practice amid Spa surprises LIVE! - SkySports F1



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Pirelli denies it ignores views of F1 drivers when defining tyre plans - Autosport

Pirelli Formula 1 boss Mario Isola has denied suggestions the Italian company doesn't listen to the drivers when defining its future tyres

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Pirelli denies it ignores views of F1 drivers when defining tyre plans - Autosport

Pirelli Formula 1 boss Mario Isola has denied suggestions the Italian company doesn't listen to the drivers when defining its future tyres

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Norris explains decision to shelve “inappropriate” Belgian GP helmet design | 2020 Belgian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Lando Norris says he chose not to use a special helmet he had produced for the Belgian Grand Prix weekend after discovering it "would have offended many people".

Read more: Norris explains decision to shelve “inappropriate” Belgian GP helmet design | 2020 Belgian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Wolff: Hamilton’s tyre dream a ‘physical impossibility' - Motorsport.com

Mercedes F1 driver Hamilton aired concerns about the current quality of Pirelli’s tyres following his Spanish Grand Prix victory, saying that fans did not want to see races based on tyre management alone.
Hamilton expanded on his comments earlier this week, calling on Pirelli to offer a tyre with similar grip levels to the hypersoft compound previously used, while also making the construction ...Keep reading

Read more: Wolff: Hamilton’s tyre dream a ‘physical impossibility' - Motorsport.com

Horner on Albon rumours: Opinions without facts - PlanetF1

Christian Horner says everyone has an opinion about Alexander Albon and Red Bull but they "don't have really the facts".

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Wolff: Mercedes didn't get all it wanted from F1 Concorde Agreement talks - Autosport

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says his team did not get all it wanted from Formula 1's Concorde Agreement talks

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Wolff: Mercedes didn't get all it wanted from F1 Concorde Agreement talks - Autosport

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says his team did not get all it wanted from Formula 1's Concorde Agreement talks

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Binotto: Ferrari's Spa woes not just down to engine - Motorsport.com

The Italian outfit endured a hugely difficult Friday at Spa-Francorchamps, with Charles Leclerc ending up 15th overall in second practice, two places ahead of Sebastian Vettel.
While the team had been expecting a tough time because the long Spa straights were set to expose its power deficit, Binotto has revealed that the main factor hurting it so far has been the inability to get its tyres ...Keep reading

Read more: Binotto: Ferrari's Spa woes not just down to engine - Motorsport.com

Binotto: Ferrari's F1 Belgian GP woes not just down to engine - Autosport

Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto say his team's Belgian Grand Prix woes are not just down to its lack of straightline speed, as a number of issues are holding it back

Read more: Binotto: Ferrari's F1 Belgian GP woes not just down to engine - Autosport

Binotto: Ferrari's F1 Belgian GP woes not just down to engine - Autosport

Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto say his team's Belgian Grand Prix woes are not just down to its lack of straightline speed, as a number of issues are holding it back

Read more: Binotto: Ferrari's F1 Belgian GP woes not just down to engine - Autosport

Hamilton ‘absolutely keep my eye’ on Max - PlanetF1

Despite holding a 37-point lead in the standings, Lewis Hamilton insists Max Verstappen is a genuine "title runner".

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F2 racer Tsunoda set for Abu Dhabi rookie F1 test run with AlphaTauri - Autosport

AlphaTauri Formula 1 boss Franz Tost has confirmed that Formula 2 racer Yuki Tsunoda will drive for the team at the Abu Dhabi rookie test in December

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F2 racer Tsunoda set for Abu Dhabi rookie F1 test run with AlphaTauri - Autosport

AlphaTauri Formula 1 boss Franz Tost has confirmed that Formula 2 racer Yuki Tsunoda will drive for the team at the Abu Dhabi rookie test in December

Read more: F2 racer Tsunoda set for Abu Dhabi rookie F1 test run with AlphaTauri - Autosport

Tsunoda set for AlphaTauri F1 test in Abu Dhabi - Motorsport.com

Tost also suggested that the Japanese driver is in the frame for a race seat next year, should he qualify for a superlicence and Red Bull decide to promote him.
Tsunoda, who currently lies fourth in the F2 championship standings in his rookie season, will start Saturday’s feature race at Spa from pole position, having previously taken pole at the second Austrian event.
As a protege of both ...Keep reading

Read more: Tsunoda set for AlphaTauri F1 test in Abu Dhabi - Motorsport.com

‘Max is a ****** and I don’t know what he is doing’ - PlanetF1

It is probably a good thing that Max Verstappen doesn't write his own press releases, both for the language and the content.

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

While Mercedes set the pace in the opening practice on Friday, Max Verstappen put Red Bull on top in the more representative FP2 session, potentially setting up the foundation of a thrilling two-way battle between the two F1 giants.
Lewis Hamilton said after practice that Red Bull has the edge over Mercedes, while Verstappen on the other hand downplayed his chances, saying Red Bull may not be ...Keep reading

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‘You can’t take away what Vettel has achieved’ - PlanetF1

Christian Horner has defended his former driver Sebastian Vettel, saying one cannot take away what he has achieved in Formula 1.

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Tsunoda handed AT young driver test - PlanetF1

Formula 2 driver Yuki Tsunoda will drive the AlphaTauri AT01 during the post-season Abu Dhabi test, his first F1 outing.

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Williams: Ecclestone not involved in sale of team | 2020 Belgian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Williams deputy team principal Claire Williams dismissed speculation Bernie Ecclestone was involved in the team's sale to new owners Dorilton.

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Friday, August 28, 2020

Verstappen: Red Bull has "definitely overachieved" in F1 2020 so far - Autosport

Max Verstappen believes Red Bull has "definitely overachieved" by splitting the Mercedes drivers in the Formula 1 championship, and that the team must "accept the situation" it currently faces

Read more: Verstappen: Red Bull has "definitely overachieved" in F1 2020 so far - Autosport

Verstappen: Red Bull has "definitely overachieved" in F1 2020 so far - Autosport

Max Verstappen believes Red Bull has "definitely overachieved" by splitting the Mercedes drivers in the Formula 1 championship, and that the team must "accept the situation" it currently faces

Read more: Verstappen: Red Bull has "definitely overachieved" in F1 2020 so far - Autosport

Live: Follow Belgian GP practice as it happens - Motorsport.com

...Keep reading

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Live: 2020 Belgian Grand Prix first practice | RaceFans Live - RaceFans

Follow the 2020 Belgian Grand Prix first practice session on RaceFans Live.

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Haas F1 stay "almost impossible" without cost cap - Motorsport.com

Following months of uncertainty about the future of the American-owned outfit, with Haas admitting he was unsure about whether or not he would remain in F1, the team last week announced that it had signed up to the new Concorde Agreement.
That effectively means Haas is committed to stay in grand prix racing for the next five years.
Steiner is convinced, however, that without the radical cost ...Keep reading

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Live! Updates from FP1 at the Belgian GP - PlanetF1

After a brief break, we are back for another dose of triple header action in Formula 1 starting with the Belgian Grand Prix at the iconic Spa circuit.

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Bottas in "good spirits" over 2020 F1 title fight - Motorsport.com

After finishing third in Barcelona behind teammate Lewis Hamilton and Red Bill's Max Verstappen, a despondent Bottas said he could already see the 2020 world championship “drifting away”.
He currently lies third in the title race, 43 points behind championship leader Hamilton and six adrift of Verstappen.
However the Finn, who turns 31 on Friday, says that he has taken time out and has ...Keep reading

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Belgian GP Practice One LIVE! - SkySports F1



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Steiner: "Almost impossible" for Haas to stay in F1 without new deal - Autosport

Gunther Steiner thinks it would have been "almost impossible" for team owner Gene Haas to have stayed in Formula 1 unless there had been a shake-up of the championship's finances

Read more: Steiner: "Almost impossible" for Haas to stay in F1 without new deal - Autosport

Steiner: "Almost impossible" for Haas to stay in F1 without new deal - Autosport

Gunther Steiner thinks it would have been "almost impossible" for team owner Gene Haas to have stayed in Formula 1 unless there had been a shake-up of the championship's finances

Read more: Steiner: "Almost impossible" for Haas to stay in F1 without new deal - Autosport

Vettel has ‘lots of pens but nothing specific to sign’ - PlanetF1

As in Spain, Sebastian Vettel says he has nothing new to divulge about his future despite reports saying he would sign with Aston Martin at Spa.

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Bottas in "good spirits" over 2020 F1 title fight - Autosport

Mercedes Formula 1 driver Valtteri Bottas says he's in "good spirits" for the 2020 title fight after putting the frustration of the Spanish Grand Prix behind him

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Bottas in "good spirits" over 2020 F1 title fight - Autosport

Mercedes Formula 1 driver Valtteri Bottas says he's in "good spirits" for the 2020 title fight after putting the frustration of the Spanish Grand Prix behind him

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No change to Mercedes’ black overalls despite heat concerns – Bottas | 2020 Belgian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Mercedes have not changed their driver overalls for this weekend's race despite the concerns Valtteri Bottas raised over cooling during the previous round in Spain.

Read more: No change to Mercedes’ black overalls despite heat concerns – Bottas | 2020 Belgian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Leclerc expecting Ferrari to "suffer" on Spa straights in Belgian GP - Autosport

Charles Leclerc is expecting Ferrari to "suffer" at Spa for this weekend's Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix as the team continues to struggle with speed on straights

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Leclerc expecting Ferrari to "suffer" on Spa straights in Belgian GP - Autosport

Charles Leclerc is expecting Ferrari to "suffer" at Spa for this weekend's Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix as the team continues to struggle with speed on straights

Read more: Leclerc expecting Ferrari to "suffer" on Spa straights in Belgian GP - Autosport

“Quali mode’ ban won’t put Red Bull on terms with Mercedes – Verstappen | 2020 Belgian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Max Verstappen doubts the coming ban on engine 'quali modes' will make enough of a difference for Red Bull to compete with Mercedes in qualifying.

Read more: “Quali mode’ ban won’t put Red Bull on terms with Mercedes – Verstappen | 2020 Belgian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Hamilton: First the signatures, then tequila - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton says this isn't his "first rodeo" as he enters negotiations with Toto Wolff over a new Mercedes contract.

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Leclerc expects Ferrari F1 car to “suffer” on Spa straights - Motorsport.com

Ferrari has experienced a difficult start to the 2020 Formula 1 season after technical directives introduced for this year caused its power unit to lose performance.
 It has left Ferrari a lowly fifth in the constructors’ championship after the opening six races, with Leclerc scoring its only podium finishes so far this year at the Red Bull Ring and Silverstone. Leclerc claimed his ...Keep reading

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Vettel on AWS ranking: Computers over people - PlanetF1

Coming in P10 in the AWS rankings, Sebastian Vettel says that's "how it is in our world" with computers believed "more than the people".

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Thursday, August 27, 2020

Bottas: No changes to Merc’s black race suits - PlanetF1

Mercedes hasn't made any changes to the drivers' race suits despite Valtteri Bottas suffering in the heat at the Spanish Grand Prix.

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

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton leads the drivers' standings with 132 points after four victories in the opening six rounds of the season, and is also the favourite for victory at Spa - a track where he has won thrice before.
70th Anniversary GP winner Max Verstappen (Red Bull) sits 37 points behind Hamilton in second place in the standings, with Valterri Bottas (Mercedes) another six points adrift in ...Keep reading

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

‘Grosjean out, Hulk in at Haas in 2021’ - PlanetF1

Haas are set to shake up their driver line-up for 2021 with Nico Hulkenberg being tipped to join the team – probably in place of Romain Grosjean.

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Albon doing better than results suggest - Red Bull - Motorsport.com

Although the Thai driver's average qualifying position of P9 is five places further back than teammate Max Verstappen, and in races it is P7 v P2, Marko says Red Bull's analysis offers a better insight into his form.
Marko cites the fact that at Silverstone, Albon was the quickest man on track at some points of both races – which shows the potential to do well is there if he can lift his ...Keep reading

Read more: Albon doing better than results suggest - Red Bull - Motorsport.com

Albon doing better than 2020 F1 results suggest - Marko - Autosport

Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko says Alex Albon is doing a better job than his 2020 Formula 1 results suggest

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Albon doing better than 2020 F1 results suggest - Marko - Autosport

Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko says Alex Albon is doing a better job than his 2020 Formula 1 results suggest

Read more: Albon doing better than 2020 F1 results suggest - Marko - Autosport

Zandvoort open to later 2021 slot so fans can attend F1 race - Motorsport.com

Formula 1 had been due to return to Zandvoort earlier this year after a 35-year absence, only for the COVID-19 pandemic to force the race to be cancelled.
The pandemic also caused a delay in the track being awarded its FIA Grade 1 licence, which is required for a circuit to host F1 races.
In an event at Zandvoort on Wednesday, the track was formally presented with its Grade 1 licence, which ...Keep reading

Read more: Zandvoort open to later 2021 slot so fans can attend F1 race - Motorsport.com

Zandvoort open to later 2021 F1 date slot so fans can attend race - Autosport

Zandvoort is open to a later date slot for Dutch Grand Prix in 2021 so that fans can attend after gaining its FIA Grade 1 circuit licence this week.

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Zandvoort open to later 2021 F1 date slot so fans can attend race - Autosport

Zandvoort is open to a later date slot for Dutch Grand Prix in 2021 so that fans can attend after gaining its FIA Grade 1 circuit licence this week.

Read more: Zandvoort open to later 2021 F1 date slot so fans can attend race - Autosport

2020 F1 Belgian Grand Prix session timings and preview - Autosport

After a short breather the frantic Formula 1 action resumes with a latest triple-header, starting with the Belgian Grand Prix

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2020 F1 Belgian Grand Prix session timings and preview - Autosport

After a short breather the frantic Formula 1 action resumes with a latest triple-header, starting with the Belgian Grand Prix

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

‘Hamilton avoids the nasty, always a true sportsman’ - PlanetF1

Having worked with some of the greatest drivers of the modern era, Andy Cowell says Lewis Hamilton stands out because of his "sportsmanship".

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Hubert’s number 19 permanently retired by F2 | Formula 2 - RaceFans

Formula 2 has permanently retired the number 19 car from the championship in memory of Anthoine Hubert, who died in a crash at Spa-Francorchamps last year.

Read more: Hubert’s number 19 permanently retired by F2 | Formula 2 - RaceFans

Russell: Draggy Williams will make Spa and Monza "really tough" - Motorsport.com

Williams has enjoyed an uplift in performance this year after a difficult 2019 campaign, fighting regularly with the likes of Haas and Alfa Romeo in F1's lower-midfield through qualifying.
But the team has seen a drop off in the races, leaving it at the foot of the championship without a point to its name so far this season.
The Mercedes-powered teams are expected to impress at the ...Keep reading

Read more: Russell: Draggy Williams will make Spa and Monza "really tough" - Motorsport.com

Why TV gives old F1 laps an illusion of speed - Motorsport.com

But despite the likelihood of lap records being broken, and drivers raving about the flat-out challenges of some of the greatest corners in grand prix racing, it will not stop those who think F1 is missing something.
Indeed, Carlos Sainz recently sparked some debate on social media about whether TV images were not doing a good enough job in showing just how great current F1 cars are.
Having ...Keep reading

Read more: Why TV gives old F1 laps an illusion of speed - Motorsport.com

Russell has ‘definitely turned a corner’ - PlanetF1

Chasing that elusive first F1 point, George Russell believes his performances have improved this season, especially in starts.

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Russell: Draggy Williams F1 car will make Spa, Monza "really tough" - Autosport

George Russell believes Williams faces two "really tough" upcoming Formula 1 race weekends at Spa and Monza due to the team's "draggy" FW43 car

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Russell: Draggy Williams F1 car will make Spa, Monza "really tough" - Autosport

George Russell believes Williams faces two "really tough" upcoming Formula 1 race weekends at Spa and Monza due to the team's "draggy" FW43 car

Read more: Russell: Draggy Williams F1 car will make Spa, Monza "really tough" - Autosport

‘No Vettel-Aston Martin deal at Spa’ - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel fans waiting for an announcement on the German's future will have to wait a little longer with RTL saying no deal will be signed at Spa.

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Ocon gives himself ‘six out of ten’ for first races since return | 2020 Belgian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Esteban Ocon says he had plenty of room for improvement in his first six races since returning to Formula 1.

Read more: Ocon gives himself ‘six out of ten’ for first races since return | 2020 Belgian Grand Prix - RaceFans

‘An old Alonso? I’ll wait for a very fast Fernando’ - PlanetF1

Returning to F1 next year at the age of 39, Daniel Ricciardo says rivals mustn't think they are getting an "old" Fernando Alonso, they're getting a "very fast" one.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Wolff: Biggest transition F1 has ever seen - PlanetF1

Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff says the finalised Concorde Agreement represents the "biggest transition F1 has ever seen".

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Cool weekend ahead at Spa with rising chance of rain | 2020 Belgian Grand Prix weather - RaceFans

A mixture of sunny spells, cloudy periods and occasional rain showers are forecast for the weekend ahead at Spa-Francorchamps.

Read more: Cool weekend ahead at Spa with rising chance of rain | 2020 Belgian Grand Prix weather - RaceFans

Gasly: Experience and time paying off - PlanetF1

Receiving parts from Red Bull Racing, Pierre Gasly says there is not much difference between AlphaTauri's F1 cars and Red Bull's, expect for downforce.

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Five talking points ahead of Spa - PlanetF1

The Formula One circus moves on to Spa-Francorchamps for this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix.

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Hamilton ‘not competitive to the point of being nasty, unlike some’ – Cowell | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Hamilton 'not competitive to the point of being nasty, unlike some' - Cowell • New F1 rules will "reward agile, open-minded teams" - Wolff • Floersch skips Spa F3 round

Read more: Hamilton ‘not competitive to the point of being nasty, unlike some’ – Cowell | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

‘Will Verstappen take a 2022 Merc gamble?’ - PlanetF1

Said to be "very disappointed" by Red Bull's gap to Mercedes, Robert Doornbos questions whether the Dutchman will gamble on Mercedes in 2022.

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How F1’s pursuit of safer racing is progressing 12 months since the tragedy of Spa | RacingLines - RaceFans

F1 returns to Spa this weekend, where a shocking crash claimed the life of Anthoine Hubert 12 months ago. What is being done to improve safety in the wake of it and other serious crashes last year?

Read more: How F1’s pursuit of safer racing is progressing 12 months since the tragedy of Spa | RacingLines - RaceFans

‘High speed and Ferrari don’t go together’ - PlanetF1

Unless it rains at Spa, which it should do, Nick Heidfeld believes Ferrari are in for a "very difficult" weekend.

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Leclerc: What Ferrari's step back means for him - SkySports F1

The world was a very different place 12 months ago when Charles Leclerc drove his Ferrari to a maiden grand prix victory at Spa. The world at large and the world of Leclerc.

Read more: Leclerc: What Ferrari's step back means for him - SkySports F1

Vettel should say ‘bye-bye’ to Formula 1 - PlanetF1

Unless he can join Mercedes or Red Bull, neither of which is an option, Gerhard Berger says Sebastian Vettel should quit Formula 1.

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Ferrari identifies issue that caused Leclerc's DNF in Spain - Motorsport.com

Leclerc had been in contention to score some points at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya before his engine cut out after hitting a kerb in the final sector, causing him to spin.
While Leclerc was able to get back to the pits and have his seat belts re-tightened after not expecting to rejoin the race, Ferrari opted to retire the car, later citing an electrical issue as the cause of his ...Keep reading

Read more: Ferrari identifies issue that caused Leclerc's DNF in Spain - Motorsport.com

F1 teams allowed to bring more personnel to Belgian GP amid rule tweaks - Autosport

Each Formula 1 team will be allowed to have 10 extra personnel in the paddock from this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix

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F1 teams allowed to bring more personnel to Belgian GP amid rule tweaks - Autosport

Each Formula 1 team will be allowed to have 10 extra personnel in the paddock from this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix

Read more: F1 teams allowed to bring more personnel to Belgian GP amid rule tweaks - Autosport

Ferrari identifies electrical issue that caused Leclerc's Spanish GP DNF - Autosport

Ferrari has managed to identify the electrical issue on Charles Leclerc's Formula 1 power unit that caused him to retire from the Spanish Grand Prix two weeks ago

Read more: Ferrari identifies electrical issue that caused Leclerc's Spanish GP DNF - Autosport

Ferrari identifies electrical issue that caused Leclerc's Spanish GP DNF - Autosport

Ferrari has managed to identify the electrical issue on Charles Leclerc's Formula 1 power unit that caused him to retire from the Spanish Grand Prix two weeks ago

Read more: Ferrari identifies electrical issue that caused Leclerc's Spanish GP DNF - Autosport

Horner: F1 Concorde talks "remarkably straightforward" - Motorsport.com

F1 announced last week that all 10 teams had signed the new Concorde Agreement that will come into force from 2021, committing to racing for the next five years. 
The revised commercial terms between the teams, the FIA and F1 offer a more equitable distribution of income, as well as tweaking the existing governance structure.
All teams met F1’s early-sign deadline of 18 August despite ...Keep reading

Read more: Horner: F1 Concorde talks "remarkably straightforward" - Motorsport.com

Renault: Party mode ban a trade-off - PlanetF1

Renault's engine technical director Remi Taffin isn't too fazed by the FIA's ban on 'party mode', saying it will be a trade-off.

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Rule tweak allows more F1 team personnel at races - Motorsport.com

The change coincides with the return of the teams' own hospitality buildings at Spa after they were obliged to use temporary facilities provided by the circuits, and a central catering provider, for the first six events.
As part of the preparations for the return to racing under the FIA's COVID code of conduct,  it was agreed prior to the season to restrict each team to just 80 people for ...Keep reading

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The promise of thrills and spills at unsettled Spa - PlanetF1

F1’s third triple-header of 2020 begins with the Belgian Grand Prix – and after an uneventful race in Barcelona, thrills and spills can be expected at Spa-Francorchamps.

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F1's push to cut costs and level playing field key to Haas staying - Autosport

Formula 1 owner Liberty Media's push to cut costs and level the playing field was key to Haas staying in grand prix racing, says team boss Gunther Steiner

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F1's push to cut costs and level playing field key to Haas staying - Autosport

Formula 1 owner Liberty Media's push to cut costs and level the playing field was key to Haas staying in grand prix racing, says team boss Gunther Steiner

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Briatore is in stable and good conditions - F1technical.net

Former Formula One Renault team boss Flavio Briatore is in hospital after contracting Covid-19, but a statement from his staff claimed that the 70-year-old is in ’good and stable’ conditions.

Read more: Briatore is in stable and good conditions - F1technical.net

Will softer tyres trouble Mercedes again? Five Belgian GP talking points | 2020 Belgian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Will Pirelli's decision to bring softer tyres for the Belgian Grand Prix than last year put Mercedes at risk of the blistering they encountered at Silverstone? Here are the talking points for this weekend's race.

Read more: Will softer tyres trouble Mercedes again? Five Belgian GP talking points | 2020 Belgian Grand Prix - RaceFans

‘Talk comes from unfair perception of Red Bull’ - PlanetF1

Constantly dogged by speculation that he could lose his seat, Alex Albon says that comes from an "unfair" perception of "Red Bull kind of being Red Bull".

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Gasly: Everyone in the paddock will be thinking of Hubert | 2020 Belgian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Pierre Gasly says returning to Spa-Francorchamps for this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix will be a "sad moment" following the crash which claimed the life of Anthoine Hubert 12 months ago.

Read more: Gasly: Everyone in the paddock will be thinking of Hubert | 2020 Belgian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Vettel won’t label 2020 ‘worst start to a season’ - PlanetF1

From worst start to a season to his best race of the campaign, Sebastian Vettel says he doesn't think it is "fair" to label performances.

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Difficult Spa weekend as drivers remember Hubert - PlanetF1

Charles Leclerc returns to Spa with mixed emotions as in 2019 he took his first F1 win at the Belgian track but lost his good friend, Anthoine Hubert.

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Button’s sympathy for Stroll: Deserves F1 seat - PlanetF1

Jenson Button reckons Lance Stroll has one of the more difficult jobs in F1 but has risen above the pressure to show he "100 percent" deserves to be in F1.

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Ex-Renault F1 boss Briatore hospitalised with COVID-19 diagnosis - Autosport

Former Formula 1 team boss Flavio Briatore has been taken to hospital in Italy after testing positive for coronavirus

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Briatore hospitalised aftter COVID-19 positive - Motorsport.com

Multiple reports from Italy say that Briatore was transferred to the San Raffaele hospital to Milan on Monday as the result of complications caused by the virus.
While there has been no official statement on his condition, the respected L'Espresso news magazine says that his condition is serious, although he is not in intensive care.
Briatore's illness comes off the back of a mounting ...Keep reading

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Turkey joins 17-race 2020 Formula 1 calendar - Motorsport.com

As previously reported, the major novelty is the return in November of the Turkish GP at Istanbul Park for the first time since 2011.
The season ends as has long been planned with a double-header in Bahrain followed by the finale in Abu Dhabi.
All the newly-confirmed races will be three-day grands prix, with Imola – as already announced – the only outlier as a two-day event.
The final ...Keep reading

Read more: Turkey joins 17-race 2020 Formula 1 calendar - Motorsport.com

F1 confirms 17 races on 2020 F1 calendar including Istanbul and two races in Bahrain | 2020 F1 calendar - RaceFans

The 2020 Formula 1 season will feature at least 17 races after the championship confirmed details of four further rounds on this year's calender.

Read more: F1 confirms 17 races on 2020 F1 calendar including Istanbul and two races in Bahrain | 2020 F1 calendar - RaceFans

Final F1 races confirmed as Turkey returns - SkySports F1

Formula 1 has confirmed the final four races for the 2020 season, with Turkey returning after a nine-year absence and Bahrain hosting two grands prix.

Read more: Final F1 races confirmed as Turkey returns - SkySports F1

F1 confirms Turkish GP on final 17-race 2020 schedule - Autosport

The FIA and Formula 1 have formally confirmed a final 17-race 2020 schedule, taking the world championship season to a mid-December finish

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F1 confirms Turkish GP on final 17-race 2020 schedule - Autosport

The FIA and Formula 1 have formally confirmed a final 17-race 2020 schedule, taking the world championship season to a mid-December finish

Read more: F1 confirms Turkish GP on final 17-race 2020 schedule - Autosport

Ranked: Every Turkish Grand Prix at Istanbul Park | F1 history - RaceFans

Formula 1 is expected to return to Istanbul Park later this year. Which was the best Turkish Grand Prix at this modern classic circuit? We ranked them all.

Read more: Ranked: Every Turkish Grand Prix at Istanbul Park | F1 history - RaceFans

‘Max destroys team-mates like Senna and Schumi’ - PlanetF1

Jenson Button has said Max Verstappen is dominating his team-mates in the same way as Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher used to do.

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Vettel has no plans to hire manager despite uncertain future - Motorsport.com

With Ferrari deciding not to extend Vettel's contract beyond the end of this year, the German is weighing up options on whether to continue in F1 or do something else.
His options in F1 are limited though, but he has been most closely linked with a move to the Aston Martin team for next year, potentially as a replacement for Sergio Perez.
Despite the complicated situation he faces over what ...Keep reading

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Le Mans 24 opportunity emerges for Vettel - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel has been offered the chance to race at the iconic Le Mans 24 Hours by Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus once his Ferrari contract expires.

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Ocon feels ‘quali mode’ ban will favour Renault - PlanetF1

The upcoming rule banning teams from using quali engine modes will be good for Renault, says Esteban Ocon.

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Button: Verstappen "annihilating" team-mates like Senna - Autosport

Max Verstappen is 'annihilating' his Formula 1 team-mates in a way not seen since the likes of Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher, says Jenson Button.

Read more: Button: Verstappen "annihilating" team-mates like Senna - Autosport

Button: Verstappen "annihilating" team-mates like Senna - Autosport

Max Verstappen is 'annihilating' his Formula 1 team-mates in a way not seen since the likes of Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher, says Jenson Button.

Read more: Button: Verstappen "annihilating" team-mates like Senna - Autosport

Verstappen "annihilating" teammates like Senna, Schumacher - Motorsport.com

The Dutchman hasn't been beaten by a teammate in the Formula 1 standings since he was paired with Daniel Ricciardo in 2017, and even then Verstappen outqualified the Australian 13-7.
That qualifying balance blew out to 15-5 in Verstappen's favour the following season, while Pierre Gasly and Alex Albon were only able to outqualify Verstappen once each during the 2019 season.
In the six races ...Keep reading

Read more: Verstappen "annihilating" teammates like Senna, Schumacher - Motorsport.com

Hamilton has ‘superior’ environment than Schumi - PlanetF1

Former Mercedes motorsport VP Norbert Haug says Michael Schumacher never enjoyed a car as dominant as Lewis Hamilton has at Mercedes.

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Vettel has no intention of getting an F1 manager - Autosport

Sebastian Vettel has no intention of hiring a manager, despite the uncertainty surrounding his Formula 1 future

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Vettel has no intention of getting an F1 manager - Autosport

Sebastian Vettel has no intention of hiring a manager, despite the uncertainty surrounding his Formula 1 future

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Budget cap key to Haas committing to Formula 1 – Steiner | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Haas team principal Guenther Steiner says they have committed to remaining in Formula 1 because they expect the budget cap will create a more level playing field.

Read more: Budget cap key to Haas committing to Formula 1 – Steiner | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

‘F1 closer to autonomous driving than Google’ - PlanetF1

Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko wants telemetry and radios banned in Formula 1 because everything is determined by engineers.

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Ocon expects Renault will benefit from ‘quali mode’ ban | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Esteban Ocon believes the coming ban on teams using 'quali modes' on their engines is likely to play into Renault's hands.

Read more: Ocon expects Renault will benefit from ‘quali mode’ ban | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Monday, August 24, 2020

Hulkenberg not interested in reserve role - PlanetF1

Nico Hulkenberg has confirmed that he isn't interested in a reserve or test driver role with any Formula 1 team.

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Toughest seats in F1: Who's up against it? - SkySports F1

"I think they're probably two of the hardest seats in Formula 1, to be either the team-mate to Max or indeed to Lewis."

Read more: Toughest seats in F1: Who's up against it? - SkySports F1

Dixon surprised Indy 500 was not red-flagged | IndyCar - RaceFans

Scott Dixon said he was surprised race control did not red-flag the Indianapolis 500 after a late crash so the drivers could race to the finish.

Read more: Dixon surprised Indy 500 was not red-flagged | IndyCar - RaceFans

Vettel: No frustration despite worst season start since 2008 - Motorsport.com

Four-time world champion Vettel has struggled to get to grips with the Ferrari SF1000 car so far this year, failing to finish a race any higher than sixth.
Teammate Charles Leclerc has finished on the podium twice this year, and has close to three times as many points as Vettel, outscoring him 45 points to 16 in the opening six races.
It marks Vettel's worst start to a season since 2008 ...Keep reading

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Ricciardo offered same tattoo bet to Marko - PlanetF1

Not content enough with the possibility of his current boss getting a tattoo, Daniel Ricciardo also offered his ex-boss Helmut Marko the same opportunity.

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Alonso reflects on 'world's craziest race' - SkySports F1

Fernando Alonso said it was a privilege to simply take part in the world's "craziest race" as he completed the Indy 500 for the first time, albeit in a lapped 21st place.

Read more: Alonso reflects on 'world's craziest race' - SkySports F1

Dennis ‘deserves more credit’ for McLaren success - PlanetF1

Former Mercedes motorsport vice president Norbert Haug believes Ron Dennis deserves more credit for his previous success with McLaren.

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The huge forces F1’s fastest cars ever are exerting on their tyres | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

F1 tyre supplier Pirelli is having to deal with the twin challenge of the highest forces it has ever encountered plus new venues being added to the calendar this year.

Read more: The huge forces F1’s fastest cars ever are exerting on their tyres | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Wolff denies W11 has flexible rear wing - PlanetF1

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has said the W11 does not have a flexible rear wing, saying they have avoided all "grey areas" in the car's production.

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Ocon sees Spa as fresh start with new Renault F1 power unit - Autosport

Esteban Ocon believes a new power unit in his Renault Formula 1 car will help him bounce back at the Belgian Grand Prix following a difficult race in Spain

Read more: Ocon sees Spa as fresh start with new Renault F1 power unit - Autosport

Ocon sees Spa as fresh start with new Renault F1 power unit - Autosport

Esteban Ocon believes a new power unit in his Renault Formula 1 car will help him bounce back at the Belgian Grand Prix following a difficult race in Spain

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Red Bull still believes high-rake concept is right for its car - Motorsport.com

The Milton Keynes-based outfit has led the way with its high rake concept in F1, with technical chief Adrian Newey convinced that it is the best solution for maximising downforce.
But amid the difficulties of its troublesome RB16, which has left Max Verstappen and Alex Albon struggling at times to find a good balance, there have been suggestions that the high rake option may no longer offer as ...Keep reading

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2020 Indianapolis 500 in pictures | IndyCar - RaceFans

Takuma Sato triumphed in an incident-packed Indianapolis 500 which included no fewer than seven caution periods. Here's a selection of pictures from the race.

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Marko: Hulkenberg has approached Red Bull - PlanetF1

Red Bull's motorsport advisor, Dr Helmut Marko, has confirmed Nico Hulkenberg has let them know of his availability.

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Hulkenberg not interested in F1 test or reserve driver role - Autosport

Nico Hulkenberg has no interest in taking a test or reserve driver role in Formula 1, despite putting himself back in the spotlight after his brief Racing Point return

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Hulkenberg not interested in F1 test or reserve driver role - Autosport

Nico Hulkenberg has no interest in taking a test or reserve driver role in Formula 1, despite putting himself back in the spotlight after his brief Racing Point return

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Hulkenberg: Reserve driver role "makes little sense" to me - Motorsport.com

The German made a surprise comeback to F1 for the two Silverstone races earlier this month following Sergio Perez being sidelined because of coronavirus.
He failed to start the British Grand Prix because of a mechanical problem, but finished seventh in the 70th Anniversary GP a week later.
While his form impressed many people and put him in the frame for either a race or reserve role in ...Keep reading

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Villeneuve calls for Ferrari ‘to start over’ - PlanetF1

Jacques Villeneuve, has said Ferrari need to start rebuilding again from scratch to try and restore their glory days.

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Hamilton: 2020 situation a "real test" mentally - Motorsport.com

Sergio Perez's absence from the two Silverstone races after testing positive following his trip home to Mexico has served a reminder to all drivers of the potential impact of the virus on their careers.
Hamilton has traditionally mixed his intense focus on race weekends with outside interests such as music, fashion and extensive travel, often heading to the USA in gaps between European ...Keep reading

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Hamilton's F1 season a "lonely journey" amid COVID restrictions - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton says his 2020 Formula 1 season has been a "lonely journey" in his bid to steer clear of any unnecessary COVID-19 risks.

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Hamilton's F1 season a "lonely journey" amid COVID restrictions - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton says his 2020 Formula 1 season has been a "lonely journey" in his bid to steer clear of any unnecessary COVID-19 risks.

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Sato thought racing career would end after F1 - PlanetF1

Takuma Sato has said he is "living in a dream" after winning the Indianapolis 500 for a second time at the age of 43.

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Clutch problem derailed Alonso’s Indy 500 bid - PlanetF1

Fernando Alonso has revealed a clutch problem ended all hope of clinching the Triple Crown at the Indianapolis 500.

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Sunday, August 23, 2020

Russell expects to struggle at Spa and Monza with “draggy” Williams | 2020 Belgian Grand Prix - RaceFans

George Russell doesn't expect a competitive showing from Williams at the next two races on highly power-sensitive tracks, despite the strength of their Mercedes engines.

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Hamilton, Vettel could have been McLaren team-mates - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel could have been lining up as team-mates together at McLaren back in 2008.

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Stroll tries to ‘disconnect’ from racing in spare time - PlanetF1

Racing Point's Lance Stroll says that when he is away from the track he tries to "disconnect" from racing.

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Racing Point model unaffected by new copying rules - PlanetF1

Racing Point boss Otmar Szafnauer says the FIA's updated regulations on car copying will have "zero impact" on their team model.

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Was the verdict against Racing Point correct? | Debates and Polls - RaceFans

The FIA stewards' verdict on Racing Point was unprecedented and contentious - and is being appealed by three teams. Do you think the right call was made?

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Vettel: No ‘frustration’, but been in ‘happier place’ - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel says he isn't "frustrated" with how thing are going at Ferrari, but admits he has been in "happier places".

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Tsunoda will be in AlphaTauri “sooner or later”, says Tost - Motorsport.com - FIA F2 - Stories

Tsunoda is a protege of both Red Bull and Honda, and is widely regarded as one of the best current prospects from Japan.
He finished ninth in his rookie season in the FIA F3 series last year, having scored one race victory in the Monza sprint event for the unfancied Jenzer Motorsport squad.
The 20-year-old moved up to F2 with Carlin this year, winning the Sunday sprint race at the 70th ...Keep reading

Read more: Tsunoda will be in AlphaTauri “sooner or later”, says Tost - Motorsport.com - FIA F2 - Stories

Wolff: F1 qualifying mode ban may help Mercedes in races - Autosport

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff sees the upcoming ban on qualifying modes as a challenge - and he believes that it will potentially give the team more performance in races

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Wolff: F1 qualifying mode ban may help Mercedes in races - Autosport

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff sees the upcoming ban on qualifying modes as a challenge - and he believes that it will potentially give the team more performance in races

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Todt: Indianapolis has ‘ingredients’ for F1 return - PlanetF1

FIA president Jean Todt believes it would be "very good" for Formula 1 to race at Indianapolis once again.

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AlphaTauri boss Tost expects Tsunoda F1 test debut "sooner or later" - Autosport

AlphaTauri Formula 1 boss Franz Tost expects to see F2 racer Yuki Tsunoda driving one of the team's cars "sooner or later"

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AlphaTauri boss Tost expects Tsunoda F1 test debut "sooner or later" - Autosport

AlphaTauri Formula 1 boss Franz Tost expects to see F2 racer Yuki Tsunoda driving one of the team's cars "sooner or later"

Read more: AlphaTauri boss Tost expects Tsunoda F1 test debut "sooner or later" - Autosport

DC on ‘love/hate’ relationship with Hakkinen - PlanetF1

David Coulthard has opened up on the "love/hate" relationship that he had with Mika Hakkinen during their time at McLaren.

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Alonso bids for Indy 500 glory and history - SkySports F1

Fernando Alonso believes he can get himself in the mix for Indy 500 victory from 26th on the grid on Sunday, as the F1 champion makes his final attempt to complete the Triple Crown for at least three years.

Read more: Alonso bids for Indy 500 glory and history - SkySports F1

Todt: Indianapolis return would be "very good" for Formula 1 - Autosport

FIA President Jean Todt believes that Formula 1 returning to Indianapolis Motor Speedway would be very good for the sport because it "has all the ingredients" of an F1 venue

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Todt: Indianapolis return would be "very good" for Formula 1 - Autosport

FIA President Jean Todt believes that Formula 1 returning to Indianapolis Motor Speedway would be very good for the sport because it "has all the ingredients" of an F1 venue

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Quiz: Name the F1 drivers with the most laps raced - PlanetF1

It's time for you F1 fanatics to get to work with our latest quiz, and it's a tough one today, how closely have you watched the drivers on-track?

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Vettel denies frustration over Ferrari F1 struggles in 2020 - Autosport

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel says he feels no frustration despite making his worst start to a Formula 1 season in 12 years, but has previously "been in a happier place"

Read more: Vettel denies frustration over Ferrari F1 struggles in 2020 - Autosport

Vettel denies frustration over Ferrari F1 struggles in 2020 - Autosport

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel says he feels no frustration despite making his worst start to a Formula 1 season in 12 years, but has previously "been in a happier place"

Read more: Vettel denies frustration over Ferrari F1 struggles in 2020 - Autosport

Vettel: Technology designed to ‘steal’ our time - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel is well known for being social media shy and writing an essay of notes, but that's the way he will always be.

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Racing Point: Car copying clampdown doesn't impact team model - Motorsport.com

The FIA announced this month that it will be tweaking the regulations from 2021 to clamp down on car copying, preventing teams from reverse engineering other designs through photography.
It comes in the wake of the controversy surrounding Racing Point’s design approach for the RP20 car, which is based on the title-winning Mercedes W10 from 2019.
Racing Point was found to have illegally ...Keep reading

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“Shadow: The magnificent machines of a man of mystery” reviewed | Reviews - RaceFans

Seventies team Shadow produced some remarkable results, and endured a terrible tragedy, during its brief time in F1. Enigmatic former boss Don Nichols spoke to Pete Lyons for this new book.

Read more: “Shadow: The magnificent machines of a man of mystery” reviewed | Reviews - RaceFans

Mercedes hope Wolff is ‘with us for many years to come’ - PlanetF1

Mercedes technical director James Allison has talked up team boss Toto Wolff's influence on the team and hopes he sticks around.

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Saturday, August 22, 2020

Five biggest standouts of the season so far - PlanetF1

We're now six races into the 2020 Formula 1 season, and at this stage we are starting to get a clear picture of the grid.

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Return to Indy would be “very good for Formula 1”, says Todt - Motorsport.com

Todt, who is in Indianapolis to attend tomorrow’s 104th running of the Indy 500, spent the morning at IMS and in the company of Roger Penske, who bought the hallowed facility, along with the IndyCar Series, last November.
The IMS road course hosted Formula 1’s U.S. Grand Prix from 2000 through ’07, before the event went on hiatus. When F1 returned to America, in 2012, it raced at Circuit ...Keep reading

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Williams ‘by far the draggiest car’ in F1 - PlanetF1

Williams may have a Mercedes engine, but George Russell says the team can't use it to maximum effect because of how "draggy" the FW43 is.

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30,000 fans the goal for Russian Grand prix - PlanetF1

The promoters of the Russian Grand Prix have set a target of at least 30,000 fans with the event to take place in September.

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Renault pursuing Racing Point appeal so F1 copying rules "crystal clear" - Autosport

Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul says his team is pursuing its appeal in the Racing Point brake duct case in order to make the rules "crystal clear" in Formula 1

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Renault pursuing Racing Point appeal so F1 copying rules "crystal clear" - Autosport

Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul says his team is pursuing its appeal in the Racing Point brake duct case in order to make the rules "crystal clear" in Formula 1

Read more: Renault pursuing Racing Point appeal so F1 copying rules "crystal clear" - Autosport

Racing Point expecting just one upgrade - PlanetF1

Racing Point will bring only one upgrade this season for the Italian Grand Prix at Monza, so are ready to "live with" rivals' development.

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A case of Turkish delight for Formula 1 drivers - PlanetF1

Formula 1 drivers from up and down the paddock cannot wait to return to Istanbul Park for the Turkish Grand Prix.

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Coulthard recalls the Ron Dennis ‘fear factor’ - PlanetF1

Ex-McLaren driver David Coulthard has spoken about the famous Ron Dennis 'fear factor' when he used to run the Formula 1 team.

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2021 F1 downforce cut not a matter of safety, says Pirelli - Motorsport.com

Pirelli is obliged to provide the same tyres that were used in 2019 for the 2020 and 2021 seasons. With downforce and thus load levels inevitably creeping up if unchecked, it was agreed during the lockdown earlier this year to rein in downforce with revised floor regulations for next season.
However, after the problems in Silverstone the FIA has promised a further downforce cut for 2021, with ...Keep reading

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Why an early Ferrari exit for Vettel isn’t the obvious move it might seem | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Could Sebastian Vettel leave Ferrari before the season ends, triggering early moves for Carlos Sainz Jnr, Daniel Ricciardo and Fernando Alonso? Don't expect the dominoes to topple just yet.

Read more: Why an early Ferrari exit for Vettel isn’t the obvious move it might seem | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Ricciardo scared himself after Austin 2018 DNF - PlanetF1

Daniel Ricciardo has recalled on how scared himself after his retirement from the 2018 United States Grand Prix back in his Red Bull days.

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F1 drivers relishing Turkey return, expect 'easy flat' Turn 8 - Autosport

Formula 1 drivers are relishing the pending addition of Turkey's Istanbul Park to the 2020 calendar, and expect Turn 8 to be "easy flat" in the modern cars

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F1 drivers relishing Turkey return, expect 'easy flat' Turn 8 - Autosport

Formula 1 drivers are relishing the pending addition of Turkey's Istanbul Park to the 2020 calendar, and expect Turn 8 to be "easy flat" in the modern cars

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‘Sometimes people don’t realise what Hamilton is doing’ - PlanetF1

Alain Prost has said Lewis Hamilton’s dominance in F1 is “unbelievable” and thinks what he is doing in the sport can be taken for granted sometimes. It appears very likely that Hamilton will clinch a record-equalling seventh World Championship in 2020 and may even add an  eighth in 2021 with the Formula 1 pecking order […]

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Verstappen ‘doesn’t care’ which races he wins - PlanetF1

Max Verstappen has said he doesn't care where he wins Formula 1 races, he just wants to win whenever there is a chance to do so.

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Nine races in 11 weeks is the limit for F1 teams, warns Verstappen - Autosport

Max Verstappen thinks Formula 1's current stretch of nine races in 11 weekends is "the limit" and hopes to return to a more regular schedule in 2021

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Nine races in 11 weeks is the limit for F1 teams, warns Verstappen - Autosport

Max Verstappen thinks Formula 1's current stretch of nine races in 11 weekends is "the limit" and hopes to return to a more regular schedule in 2021

Read more: Nine races in 11 weeks is the limit for F1 teams, warns Verstappen - Autosport

Quiz: Name every driver from the 2006 season - PlanetF1

Get your Formula 1 fix with with a quiz that will get your brain right into gear. Can you name every driver from the 2006 season?

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Verstappen: Nine races in 11 weeks the "limit" for F1 - Motorsport.com

Because of the coronavirus pandemic the first half of the 2020 Formula 1 schedule either had to be cancelled or postponed. The season finally started in early July with a triple-header in Austria and Hungary.
After a weekend off, the teams embarked on another stretch of three consecutive races at Silverstone and Barcelona, with one more triple-header to come in order to get as many races in as ...Keep reading

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Is F1 right to ban teams from using ‘quali modes’? | Debates and Polls - RaceFans

The FIA has told teams 'quali modes' will be banned from the Italian Grand Prix. Do you think these high-performance engine settings should be outlawed?

Read more: Is F1 right to ban teams from using ‘quali modes’? | Debates and Polls - RaceFans

McLaren would welcome Ferrari to IndyCar series - PlanetF1

McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown has said it would be "great" to see Ferrari join the IndyCar series in the future.

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