Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Is F1’s reverse-grid qualifying race plan for 2021 dead? | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

With as many as four teams opposing the plan, Formula 1 may not have the votes it needs to introduce reverse-grid qualifying sprint races in 2021.

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Ferrari planning further SF1000 car updates at Nurburgring - Motorsport.com

Ferrari ran with a number of new parts on its car throughout the Russian Grand Prix weekend in Sochi as Charles Leclerc recorded the team’s best result in five races, finishing sixth.
The updates included new rear wing endplates, a new nose cape and turning vanes as the team looked to remedy the issues with the underperforming car.
“Driving-wise, it’s not like we felt a big ...Keep reading

Read more: Ferrari planning further SF1000 car updates at Nurburgring - Motorsport.com

Pirelli changing tyre allocation for Istanbul and Portimao - F1 News by PlanetF1

More hard tyres are to be taken to the upcoming races in Istanbul and Portimao, Pirelli chief Mario Isola has confirmed.

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Renault working on Alonso testing plan - SkySports F1

Renault say they are currently in the process of putting in place a testing programme for Fernando Alonso ahead of the former world champion's Formula 1 comeback next year.

Read more: Renault working on Alonso testing plan - SkySports F1

‘Ricciardo is making it a tough return for Ocon’ - F1 News by PlanetF1

Esteban Ocon hasn't enjoyed the best return to Formula 1, and Jolyon Plamer thinks that that's largely because of Daniel Ricciardo.

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‘New Williams owners aren’t just here to have fun, they want to win championships’ | RacingLines - RaceFans

Williams acting team principal Simon Roberts says new owners Dorilton aren't looking to turn it into a 'B-team' and have long-term plans to make them championship contenders again.

Read more: ‘New Williams owners aren’t just here to have fun, they want to win championships’ | RacingLines - RaceFans

Mercedes must not give stewards "even a sniff" of penalties - Motorsport.com

Hamilton was hit with two five-second time penalties during Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix for completing practice starts in the wrong place while on his reconnaissance laps to the grid ahead of the race.
It meant polesitter and early race leader Hamilton could only recover to finish the race third after dropping behind Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas and Red Bull’s Max ...Keep reading

Read more: Mercedes must not give stewards "even a sniff" of penalties - Motorsport.com

Ferrari F2 driver outings are ‘not a shootout’ - F1 News by PlanetF1

Despite handing three of its five F2 youngsters a Formula 1 run, Ferrari say it is "not" a shootout for a 2021 drive.

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Gasly has no regrets over VSC ‘gamble’ - F1 News by PlanetF1

If anything it hindered his result, but Pierre Gasly doesn't have any regrets about pitting during the brief VSC window in Sochi.

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‘F1 needs competition more than reverse grids’ - F1 News by PlanetF1

Although no opposed to the idea of reverse grids, Cyril Abiteboul says Formula 1 needs a competitive field more than it needs gimmicks.

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Ferrari set to bring further F1 car updates for Nurburgring - Autosport

Ferrari is set to bring further updates for its SF1000 Formula 1 car to the Eifel Grand Prix at the Nurburgring next weekend

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Ferrari set to bring further F1 car updates for Nurburgring - Autosport

Ferrari is set to bring further updates for its SF1000 Formula 1 car to the Eifel Grand Prix at the Nurburgring next weekend

Read more: Ferrari set to bring further F1 car updates for Nurburgring - Autosport

Vasseur: Sure I’ve heard about Kimi re-signing - F1 News by PlanetF1

Fred Vasseur says he has heard rumours that Kimi Raikkonen has re-signed with Alfa Romeo but that doesn't make it true.

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Bahrain not expecting outer loop to replace normal GP layout - Motorsport.com

Bahrain will host two races towards the end of the 2020 season as part of the revised calendar, joining the Red Bull Ring and Silverstone in staging multiple grands prix this year.
Unlike the other two tracks, Bahrain will use different circuit layouts for its two events, making use of its outer loop configuration for the second race on December 6. 
The track is set to ...Keep reading

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2020 Russian Grand Prix Star Performers | 2020 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez were RaceFans' Star Performers of the Russian Grand Prix. Here's why.

Read more: 2020 Russian Grand Prix Star Performers | 2020 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Bahrain not expecting outer loop to replace normal F1 layout - Autosport

The Bahrain International Circuit does not anticipate the outer loop layout to become its regular Formula 1 grand prix track following its planned debut in December

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Bahrain not expecting outer loop to replace normal F1 layout - Autosport

The Bahrain International Circuit does not anticipate the outer loop layout to become its regular Formula 1 grand prix track following its planned debut in December

Read more: Bahrain not expecting outer loop to replace normal F1 layout - Autosport

Which team will prevail in the tight fight for P3? - F1 News by PlanetF1

With seven races left and nothing to choose between McLaren, Racing Point and Renault, all eyes will be on the fight for P3 in the closing stages of 2020. 

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Wolff reiterates: Ferrari would have vetoed me - F1 News by PlanetF1

It's a good thing Toto Wolff prefers the stopwatch to the boardroom as he has again claimed Ferrari would have vetoed his appointment as F1 CEO.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

F1 drivers impressed by TecPro but concerned over fire in huge F2 crash | Formula 2 - RaceFans

Formula 1 drivers praised the performance of the TecPro barrier in the huge crash which brought Sunday's Formula 2 race to an early end.

Read more: F1 drivers impressed by TecPro but concerned over fire in huge F2 crash | Formula 2 - RaceFans

‘Schu Jr has hallmarks of a champ in the making’ - F1 News by PlanetF1

Ahead of his Formula 1 practice debut, Fred Vasseur has been singing Mick Schumacher's praises saying he has "all hallmarks of a champion in the making".

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‘The W11 is Mercedes’ most complete car’ - F1 News by PlanetF1

Christian Horner says Red Bull has to improve in every area to challenge Mercedes' W11, what he feels is the Brackley team's "most complete" car.

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Shovlin hints rivals told stewards of practice starts - F1 News by PlanetF1

Mercedes' rivlas may have "flagged" Lewis Hamilton's practice starts to the stewards, that's according to Andrew Shovlin.

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Wolff opens up on his, and Hamilton's, F1 future - SkySports F1



Read more: Wolff opens up on his, and Hamilton's, F1 future - SkySports F1

Australian GP targeting 2021 F1 season opener on March date - Autosport

Australian Grand Prix organisers are still working towards hosting the opening round of the 2021 Formula 1 season in March, according to Autosport's sources

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Australian GP targeting 2021 F1 season opener on March date - Autosport

Australian Grand Prix organisers are still working towards hosting the opening round of the 2021 Formula 1 season in March, according to Autosport's sources

Read more: Australian GP targeting 2021 F1 season opener on March date - Autosport

Australian GP targeting March date for 2021 race - Motorsport.com

It's understood the preferred plan is to stick with the same mid-March time slot used this year, which would put race day at Albert Park on March 14 2021.
There are plans to have a spectator allowance as well, although Australia's strict COVID-safe protocols will likely mean capacity will be limited and grandstands re-positioned.
Pushing for a March date is not without it risks, though, with ...Keep reading

Read more: Australian GP targeting March date for 2021 race - Motorsport.com

Brawn weighs in on Perez and Schumi Jr - F1 News by PlanetF1

Racing his way to a comfortable fourth at Sochi, Ross Brawn believes Sunday's result is proof Sergio Perez "deserves" an F1 race seat.

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Podcast: Did the FIA go easy on Lewis Hamilton after Sochi? - Motorsport.com

Hamilton's pair of in-race five-second penalties were the key talking point in Sochi, the saga continuing after the race as the two penalty points that would have left him perilously close to a race ban were rescinded.
In the latest episode of the Motorsport.com Podcast, Oleg Karpov and Oriol Puigdemont join host Andrew van Leeuwen to debate all sides of the matter, including whether the FIA ...Keep reading

Read more: Podcast: Did the FIA go easy on Lewis Hamilton after Sochi? - Motorsport.com

Why did the stewards make their second U-turn this year on a Hamilton penalty call? | 2020 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Lewis Hamilton and other Mercedes team members visited the stewards after the Russian Grand Prix, following which the two penalty points he was given were cancelled.

Read more: Why did the stewards make their second U-turn this year on a Hamilton penalty call? | 2020 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Horner hints at Mercedes complacency during F1 Russian GP - Autosport

Red Bull boss Christian Horner says that Mercedes' rules mix-up at Sochi could be a sign of complacency creeping in at the reigning Formula 1 championship-winning team

Read more: Horner hints at Mercedes complacency during F1 Russian GP - Autosport

Horner hints at Mercedes complacency during F1 Russian GP - Autosport

Red Bull boss Christian Horner says that Mercedes' rules mix-up at Sochi could be a sign of complacency creeping in at the reigning Formula 1 championship-winning team

Read more: Horner hints at Mercedes complacency during F1 Russian GP - Autosport

Steiner on Grosjean criticism: Good for him - F1 News by PlanetF1

Romain Grosjean may have talked his way into a Haas exit with Guenther Steiner, not for the first time, unimpressed with the driver's criticism in Russia.

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Masi denies FIA is trying to stop Hamilton - Motorsport.com

Hamilton was given two five-second penalties in the Russian Grand Prix for making two pre-race practice starts in the wrong place, and after serving the penalty he dropped to third place behind Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas and Red Bull's Max Verstappen.
The sanction originally also included two penalty points, which would have put him on 10 for the current 12-month period, and vulnerable ...Keep reading

Read more: Masi denies FIA is trying to stop Hamilton - Motorsport.com

Red Bull ‘aware of options but Albon first choice’ - F1 News by PlanetF1

Although Christian Horner says Red Bull is keeping an eye on the 2021 driver market, Alex Albon is the "preferred choice" to partner Max Verstappen.

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Horner: Mercedes' latest error could be sign of complacency - Motorsport.com

Lewis Hamilton was handed two five-second penalties at the Russian Grand Prix after making practice starts outside of the area that had been designated by the FIA.
Mercedes later owned up to having wrongly advised Hamilton that he would be okay to practice his getaways outside the pitlane, an action which prompted the stewards to row back on handing out two licence penalty points to the world ...Keep reading

Read more: Horner: Mercedes' latest error could be sign of complacency - Motorsport.com

Masi dismisses Hamilton's claim F1 stewards "trying to stop" him - Autosport

FIA race director Michael Masi has defended Formula 1's regulatory and judicial system after Lewis Hamilton suggested the stewards "are trying to stop me" with penalties

Read more: Masi dismisses Hamilton's claim F1 stewards "trying to stop" him - Autosport

Masi dismisses Hamilton's claim F1 stewards "trying to stop" him - Autosport

FIA race director Michael Masi has defended Formula 1's regulatory and judicial system after Lewis Hamilton suggested the stewards "are trying to stop me" with penalties

Read more: Masi dismisses Hamilton's claim F1 stewards "trying to stop" him - Autosport

‘Dorilton 100 per cent focused on performance’ - F1 News by PlanetF1

Acting Williams team boss Simon Roberts says there is "no masterplan" in play as the team transitions from Williams to Dorilton.

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Brawn tells Hamilton: Lick your wounds and learn - F1 News by PlanetF1

Ross Brawn says Lewis Hamilton needs to "go away, lick his wonds" and learn from Sunday's Sochi disappointment.

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Ocon says first part of race was “the strongest of my season so far” | 2020 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Esteban Ocon was encouraged by his opening stint of the Russian Grand Prix, which he described as his best performance of the season so far.

Read more: Ocon says first part of race was “the strongest of my season so far” | 2020 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Wolff on Hamilton to Red Bull: Never say never but… - F1 News by PlanetF1

With still no confirmation he will remain with Mercedes, Toto Wolff says "never say never" to rumours linking Lewis Hamilton to Red Bull.

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‘Equalling Schu’s records will be overwhelming’ - F1 News by PlanetF1

Chasing Michael Schumacher's record of 91 grand prix victories, Toto Wolff reckons it will be "very emotional" for Lewis Hamilton when it happens.

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Monday, September 28, 2020

Russell understands tyre problem which left him “disappointed and worried” after race | 2020 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

George Russell said it was "a relief" to get to the bottom of the tyre problems which he said were the cause of his poor result in the Russian Grand Prix.

Read more: Russell understands tyre problem which left him “disappointed and worried” after race | 2020 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Pit Chat: Bottas answers his ‘fan mail’ in Sochi - F1 News by PlanetF1

The dark side of social media, Daniel Ricciardo continues to be extremely entertaining and a rare appearance for Henry Hoover.

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Albon: Verstappen doesn’t play political games - F1 News by PlanetF1

Alexander Albon had only praise for his team-mate Max Verstappen when asked about the Dutchman's comments that he will beat anyone he teams up.

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Verstappen: F1 penalty points system "harsh" after Hamilton sanction - Autosport

Max Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel have questioned the FIA's Formula 1 penalty points system after a "harsh" sanction given to Lewis Hamilton was rescinded

Read more: Verstappen: F1 penalty points system "harsh" after Hamilton sanction - Autosport

Verstappen: F1 penalty points system "harsh" after Hamilton sanction - Autosport

Max Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel have questioned the FIA's Formula 1 penalty points system after a "harsh" sanction given to Lewis Hamilton was rescinded

Read more: Verstappen: F1 penalty points system "harsh" after Hamilton sanction - Autosport

F1 steward Salo says Hamilton is ‘full of s**t’ - F1 News by PlanetF1

Mika Salo says Lewis Hamilton's claims that the stewards are out to "stop" him are "full of s**t".

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Hamilton's Russian GP penalties not "a complete surprise" to Mercedes - Autosport

Mercedes Formula 1 track engineering director Andrew Shovlin was not surprised that Lewis Hamilton was penalised in Sochi after realising where he had conducted his Russian Grand Prix practice starts

Read more: Hamilton's Russian GP penalties not "a complete surprise" to Mercedes - Autosport

Hamilton: FIA changing rules to "keep the racing exciting" - Motorsport.com

Hamilton was deemed to have completed two practice starts en route to the grid in the wrong place, going against Formula 1 race director Michael Masi's pre-race instructions.
It resulted in a five-second time penalty for each violation, forcing Hamilton to wait for 10 seconds when pitting, dropping him out of the lead.
He eventually finished the race third as teammate Valtteri Bottas scored ...Keep reading

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Hamilton ‘on a different page’ to the stewards - F1 News by PlanetF1

A bit too close to a race ban for comfort, Lewis Hamilton says he feels the stewards have been "ridiculous" in handing out penalty points this season.

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Podcast: Reviewing the Russian Grand Prix - Autosport

In a hectic Russian Grand Prix, Valtteri Bottas secured his second Formula 1 victory of the season after Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton served time penalties for pre-race practice start infringements

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Podcast: Reviewing the Russian Grand Prix - Autosport

In a hectic Russian Grand Prix, Valtteri Bottas secured his second Formula 1 victory of the season after Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton served time penalties for pre-race practice start infringements

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Wolff agrees to disagree on ‘far-fetched’ penalty - F1 News by PlanetF1

Although Mercedes believe Lewis Hamilton's Russian GP penalties were "far-fetched", Toto Wolff says they will respect the stewards' decision.

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Original Hamilton points penalty "inappropriate" - Masi - Motorsport.com

Hamilton was awarded two five-second time penalties for conducting two practice starts outside the designated zone beyond the pit exit, and both came with an extra penalty point for his licence.
That put him on 10 penalty points for the ongoing 12 month period, with two more incurred before the Turkish GP automatically triggering a race ban.
However, after the race the stewards spoke to ...Keep reading

Read more: Original Hamilton points penalty "inappropriate" - Masi - Motorsport.com

Driver ratings from the Russian Grand Prix - F1 News by PlanetF1

As per usual, the Russian Grand Prix wasn't the best race for spectators, but it was an excellent one for a number of drivers.

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Hamilton: FIA changing F1 rules to "keep the racing exciting" - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton feels the FIA changes rules to "keep the racing exciting" after receiving a 10-second penalty that cost him a shot at Russian Grand Prix victory

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Hamilton: FIA changing F1 rules to "keep the racing exciting" - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton feels the FIA changes rules to "keep the racing exciting" after receiving a 10-second penalty that cost him a shot at Russian Grand Prix victory

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Binotto feels Sochi highlighted Ferrari ‘progress’ - F1 News by PlanetF1

Ferrari took a step forward at the Russian Grand Prix, at least they did according to team boss Mattia Binotto.

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Leclerc: Wake from Perez’s car contributed to collision with Stroll | 2020 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Charles Leclerc said he collided with Lance Stroll on the first lap of the Russian Grand Prix because he understeered in the slipstream of the Racing Point driver's team mate.

Read more: Leclerc: Wake from Perez’s car contributed to collision with Stroll | 2020 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Horner: Merc reserve driver should start training - F1 News by PlanetF1

Flirting with a race ban, Christian Horner says Mercedes better prepared its reserve driver to stand in for Lewis Hamilton.

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Sunday, September 27, 2020

Hamilton reiterates: Feels as if FIA targets me - F1 News by PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton says it definitely "feels" as if the FIA is trying to do everything it can to slow his charge after incurring a 10-second penalty at the Russian GP.

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Russell proposed Bahrain-style redesign for Sochi’s “terrible” turn two | 2020 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

George Russell proposed a redesign for Sochi's turn two, which he called "one of the worst corners on the calendar".

Read more: Russell proposed Bahrain-style redesign for Sochi’s “terrible” turn two | 2020 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Bottas: F*** you, I’m not giving up - F1 News by PlanetF1

Valtteri Bottas's "f*** you" after his Russian Grand Prix was aimed at all those on social media telling to just "give up".

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Glenn & Hamilton: Motorsport pioneers - SkySports F1

Lewis Hamilton may not have equalled Michael Schumacher’s record of 91 Grand Prix victories at the weekend but Carol Glenn is determined he won’t be the last black motor-racing record breaker.

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Masi tells Hamilton: Only applying the rules - F1 News by PlanetF1

Michael Masi is open to speaking with Lewis Hamilton after the Brit accused the stewards of being "out to stop" him.

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Conclusions from the Russian Grand Prix - F1 News by PlanetF1

A 10-second time penalty cost Lewis Hamilton as Valtteri Bottas triumphed at Sochi. Here are our conclusions from the Russian Grand Prix.

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Ferrari back on track, indicates Leclerc - F1technical.net

After finishing sixth at the Russian Grand Prix, Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc thinks that his team has found the right direction following three very difficult race weekends.

Read more: Ferrari back on track, indicates Leclerc - F1technical.net

Wolff: F1 boss Domenicali 'will stay away from artificial things’ - Motorsport.com

F1 announced on Friday that ex-Ferrari team principal Domenicali would be taking over from Chase Carey as the series’ CEO and president at the start of next year.
Carey will stay on with F1 as a non-executive chairman, having served as CEO since Liberty Media’s takeover of the series in January 2017.
Domenicali’s appointment has won widespread praise throughout the F1 paddock given his ...Keep reading

Read more: Wolff: F1 boss Domenicali 'will stay away from artificial things’ - Motorsport.com

Live: 2020 Russian Grand Prix | RaceFans Live - RaceFans

Follow the 2020 Russian Grand Prix on RaceFans Live.

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"Uncomfortable" F1 set-up changes key for Ricciardo at Russian GP - Autosport

Daniel Ricciardo says being brave in making his Renault set-up more "uncomfortable" to drive was key to him making a step forward at the Sochi track

Read more: "Uncomfortable" F1 set-up changes key for Ricciardo at Russian GP - Autosport

"Uncomfortable" F1 set-up changes key for Ricciardo at Russian GP - Autosport

Daniel Ricciardo says being brave in making his Renault set-up more "uncomfortable" to drive was key to him making a step forward at the Sochi track

Read more: "Uncomfortable" F1 set-up changes key for Ricciardo at Russian GP - Autosport

Russian GP: T-shirt rule change, grid penalties LIVE! - SkySports F1



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Ricciardo: Making Renault "uncomfortable" key to Sochi form - Motorsport.com

The Russian Grand Prix venue has not been one of Ricciardo’s favourites in the past, and he knew heading in to the weekend that he needed to do something different to turn things around.
After spending time last week watching on-board footage of previous seasons, plus looking at some data, he concluded that the way to make progress was to try to be more extreme with his setup.
In ...Keep reading

Read more: Ricciardo: Making Renault "uncomfortable" key to Sochi form - Motorsport.com

Grosjean: Inconsistent form not helped by using old parts - Autosport

Romain Grosjean says Haas' inconsistent form is not being helped by the team having to run old car parts due to its cost-saving measures

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Grosjean: Inconsistent form not helped by using old parts - Autosport

Romain Grosjean says Haas' inconsistent form is not being helped by the team having to run old car parts due to its cost-saving measures

Read more: Grosjean: Inconsistent form not helped by using old parts - Autosport

Zhou claims first F2 win as huge crash shortens race to five laps | Formula 2 - RaceFans

Guanyu Zhou won the Sochi Formula 2 sprint race, which was cut short following a massive crash involving two drivers at turn three.

Read more: Zhou claims first F2 win as huge crash shortens race to five laps | Formula 2 - RaceFans

Hamilton ‘closing in on £120m’ Mercedes deal’ - F1 News by PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton is "close" to signing a new three-year Mercedes deal that will be worth a pretty cool £120million to the British driver.

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Albon and Latifi take grid penalties for gearbox changes | 2020 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Two drivers have been given five-place grid penalties for the Russian Grand Prix following gearbox changes.

Read more: Albon and Latifi take grid penalties for gearbox changes | 2020 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Wolff expects Domenicali to avoid "artificial things" as F1 boss - Autosport

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff believes Stefano Domenicali will avoid pursuing "artificial things" when he takes over as Formula 1 chief in January

Read more: Wolff expects Domenicali to avoid "artificial things" as F1 boss - Autosport

Wolff expects Domenicali to avoid "artificial things" as F1 boss - Autosport

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff believes Stefano Domenicali will avoid pursuing "artificial things" when he takes over as Formula 1 chief in January

Read more: Wolff expects Domenicali to avoid "artificial things" as F1 boss - Autosport

Perez: It’s true I overheard Stroll speaking - F1 News by PlanetF1

Sergio Perez has confirmed rumours he learned of his Racing Point axing when he overhead Lawrence Stroll speaking about Sebastian Vettel.

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Sainz explains McLaren's drop of form in Sochi qualifying - Motorsport.com

Sainz was an encouraging third fastest in FP3 on Saturday morning, behind only the Mercedes duo of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.
However in the afternoon’s qualifying session he slipped to sixth, with cars from Red Bull, Racing Point and Renault all jumping ahead.

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Hamilton concerned about cars "flying by" him at start
Norris to race with new McLaren F1 nose ...Keep reading

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‘Max is on the limit, on the track and in the club’ - F1 News by PlanetF1

Move over Kimi Raikkonen, Formula 1 has new party king and it is Max Verstappen according to Nico Hulkenberg.

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F1 drivers banned from wearing T-shirts on podium after Hamilton’s Breonna Taylor protest | 2020 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

The FIA has announced changed to its post-race procedure after Lewis Hamilton wore a T-shirt drawing attention to the Breonna Taylor case at the last race.

Read more: F1 drivers banned from wearing T-shirts on podium after Hamilton’s Breonna Taylor protest | 2020 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Hamilton concerned about cars "flying by" him at start - Motorsport.com

Hamilton, who was forced into starting on the red-walled softer rubber when both of his opening runs in Q2 were disrupted, is also concerned about being passed on the long run from the grid to the Sochi track’s first braking point, Turn 2. 
The distance from the line to the right-hander means Hamilton will be vulnerable to an immediate attack from Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and teammate ...Keep reading

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Ocon eager to bite into ‘spicy’ McLaren sandwich - F1 News by PlanetF1

Sandwiched between the two McLaren drivers on the Sochi grid, Esteban Ocon is expecting a "spicy" start to the Russian Grand Prix.

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Hamilton’s success not just due to his car, say rivals, as he nears Schumacher’s record | 2020 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Lewis Hamilton's rivals say his success is fully deserved, as he makes his first attempt to equal Michael Schumacher's record of career victories today.

Read more: Hamilton’s success not just due to his car, say rivals, as he nears Schumacher’s record | 2020 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Hamilton fears 'struggle' vs rivals on first record shot - SkySports F1

Lewis Hamilton has a great chance to make Formula 1 history from pole at today's Russian GP - but the record-chasing Englishman insists he'll "struggle" against Max Verstappen and Valtteri Bottas and expects them to "fly by" with a potentially crucial strategy advantage.

Read more: Hamilton fears 'struggle' vs rivals on first record shot - SkySports F1

Abiteboul ‘fully committed’ to team boss role, for now - F1 News by PlanetF1

Cyril Abiteboul has hinted that he would relinquish the team principal role at the end of this year when Renault is rebranded Alpine.

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The provisional Russian Grand Prix grid - F1 News by PlanetF1

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Hamilton makes his move ahead of qualifying - SkySports F1

Lewis Hamilton hit the top of the timesheet for the first time on a potentially-historic weekend for F1's world champion in final practice at the Russian Grand Prix.

Read more: Hamilton makes his move ahead of qualifying - SkySports F1

Wolff: Ferrari “wouldn’t have accepted” me running Formula 1 | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff says he spoke to F1 about the CEO role but Ferrari would not have accepted him taking the job.

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The upgrades Ferrari brought after hitting 'rock bottom' - Motorsport.com

The Italian outfit arrived at the Russian GP with a small batch of remedial updates for the SF1000, having identified aspects of this year's car that can be tuned to compensate for some of it inefficiencies. A larger pool of parts expected in the coming races.
The biggest and most visible of these updates takes inspiration from Mercedes, with its latest update to the rear wing utilising an ...Keep reading

Read more: The upgrades Ferrari brought after hitting 'rock bottom' - Motorsport.com

Schumacher passes Tsunoda for Sochi win | Formula 2 - RaceFans

Mick Schumacher extended his Formula 2 title lead over Callum Ilott after a passing Yuki Tsunoda to take a decisive feature race win in Sochi.

Read more: Schumacher passes Tsunoda for Sochi win | Formula 2 - RaceFans

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

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Verstappen: Honda honesty key in Red Bull F1 relationship - Motorsport.com

The Dutchman is coming off the back of retirements at Monza and Mugello that were engine related, although caused by separate issues.
But while he expressed intense frustration after his Tuscan GP exit, Verstappen says that the way Honda has been open with him and the team about what’s gone wrong have been very important.
“You have to be honest with each other and explain what went ...Keep reading

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

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

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Verstappen: Honda's honesty over F1 mistakes crucial for relationship - Autosport

Max Verstappen says Honda's honesty in owning up to the mistakes it has made this season have been important in keeping the relationship with Red Bull on track

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Verstappen: Honda's honesty over F1 mistakes crucial for relationship - Autosport

Max Verstappen says Honda's honesty in owning up to the mistakes it has made this season have been important in keeping the relationship with Red Bull on track

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Russian GP Practice Three LIVE! - SkySports F1



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Cause of Stroll’s “triple whammy” Mugello crash still unclear | 2020 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Racing Point say the exact cause of Lance Stroll's heavy crash in the Tuscan Grand Prix remains unclear.

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Racing Point “surprised” by Perez criticism - Motorsport.com

On Thursday in Sochi the Mexican said that “some people inside the team tend to hide things”, adding that “we just have to be as transparent as possible to make sure we achieve our goals.”
After his quotes appeared online Perez had a talk with the Racing Point team management, which led to him issuing a clarification on social media, noting that the “air is totally ...Keep reading

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Renault considering filming day runs for Alonso - F1 News by PlanetF1

Renault is still pushing to run Fernando Alonso in the young driver test but could also give him a day or two of filming as he prepares for his F1 comeback.

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Racing Point "surprised" by Perez criticism ahead of F1 Russian GP - Autosport

Racing Point technical director Andrew Green says the team was "surprised" when Sergio Perez complained about how he was being treated since his departure was confirmed

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Racing Point "surprised" by Perez criticism ahead of F1 Russian GP - Autosport

Racing Point technical director Andrew Green says the team was "surprised" when Sergio Perez complained about how he was being treated since his departure was confirmed

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Haas rubbishes talk of switching to Renault - F1 News by PlanetF1

Haas will not run Renault engines in the coming years with Guenther Steiner adamant the team will be sticking with Ferrari power.

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Wolff: Talks over becoming F1 boss "never went anywhere" - Motorsport.com

Liberty Media announced on Friday that ex-Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali would become the new CEO and president of F1 from January, taking over from Chase Carey.
Carey will become a non-executive director of F1 after almost four years in charge, having taken over from Bernie Ecclestone as CEO in January 2017.
Mercedes F1 boss Wolff was regularly linked with a move to Liberty ...Keep reading

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‘Aston Martin can really help Vettel find his mojo’ - F1 News by PlanetF1

Heading to Aston Martin next season, tech boss Andrew Green is confident Sebastian Vettel's new team can help him find his "mojo".

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‘Trial reverse grids at a non-championship race’ - F1 News by PlanetF1

The racing purist in him may be against the idea but Christian Horner says F1 should find a space to trial reverse grids.

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Friday, September 25, 2020

Why Domenicali took F1’s top job over a return to Ferrari | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Stefano Domenicali rejected a return to his former team Ferrari in order to take up the role of Formula 1 CEO, following the intervention of Renault's new boss.

Read more: Why Domenicali took F1’s top job over a return to Ferrari | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Schumi Jr: Dad said records are there to be broken - F1 News by PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton is two wins away from breaking one of Michael Schumacher's records but his son Mick says that's part of sport.

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Mick Schumacher happy for Hamilton amid record push - SkySports F1

Mick Schumacher says his father's Formula 1 records are "there to be broken" and - while outlining his own big racing aims - has praised the "very influential" Lewis Hamilton on a potentially milestone weekend.

Read more: Mick Schumacher happy for Hamilton amid record push - SkySports F1

Horner: What’s EJ drinking after Hamilton comments - F1 News by PlanetF1

Christian Horner wonders if Eddie Jordan was hitting the bottle when he suggested Lewis Hamilton join Max Verstappen at Red Bull.

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McLaren could race new nose in Russian GP - Motorsport.com

The Woking outfit trialled the new design on Carlos Sainz's car on Friday at Mugello, and has brought a further iteration to Russia.
The revised design, which is similar to the Mercedes concept, has had to pass an FIA crash test.
The team will make a decision after practice today on whether it will stay on the car for the remainder of the weekend.
"We will continue today with our ...Keep reading

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F1 drivers fear devalued wins with reverse grid races - Motorsport.com

While an attempt to trial reverse grid qualifying races was blocked by Mercedes this year, it is looking likely that F1 bosses will push through with the plan for next year when only majority support is needed.
But the idea is not universally supported by fans, and a host of drivers have spoken out against the idea.
One of the chief concerns is that by mixing up the order and making it more ...Keep reading

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McLaren continues to run revised Mercedes-style nose in F1 Russian GP practice - Autosport

Lando Norris is conducting further testing with the McLaren Formula 1 team's new nose in Sochi on Friday that may be run for the remainder of the weekend

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McLaren continues to run revised Mercedes-style nose in F1 Russian GP practice - Autosport

Lando Norris is conducting further testing with the McLaren Formula 1 team's new nose in Sochi on Friday that may be run for the remainder of the weekend

Read more: McLaren continues to run revised Mercedes-style nose in F1 Russian GP practice - Autosport

Live! FP1 for the Russian Grand Prix - F1 News by PlanetF1

Formula 1 races into Russia this weekend for round 10 of the 2020 World Championship. Lewis Hamilton can surpass Michael Schumacher’s record of 91 wins, Kimi Raikkonen is set to make his record-equalling 322nd start and fans will be present. Tune in for all the action with PlanetF1’s live timing and expert commentary. Follow us […]

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

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

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Russian GP Practice One LIVE! - SkySports F1



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Perez ‘clears the air’ with Racing Point - F1 News by PlanetF1

Accusing Racing Point of hiding things from him following the announcement he's leaving, Sergio Perez says he has "totally cleared" the air with the team.

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Aston Martin set to adopt British racing green for 2021 F1 season - Autosport

Aston Martin is set to adopt the classic British racing green colours for its Formula 1 car livery in 2021 upon the brand's works return to the grid

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Aston Martin set to adopt British racing green for 2021 F1 season - Autosport

Aston Martin is set to adopt the classic British racing green colours for its Formula 1 car livery in 2021 upon the brand's works return to the grid

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Aston Martin set to adopt British racing green colours in F1 - Motorsport.com

The existing Racing Point squad will rebrand as Aston Martin for 2021 after team owner Lawrence Stroll invested in the British manufacturer earlier this year.
Ambitions for the Aston Martin F1 project have seen it sign Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel for 2021 on a multi-year deal, as well as increase its workforce by 20% and push on with plans to construct a new factory.
Aston Martin ...Keep reading

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Verstappen: “Artificial” reverse-grid qualifying plan isn’t what F1 is about | 2020 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Max Verstappen dismissed F1's plan to introduce reverse-grid qualifying races next year as an "artificial" attempt to "manipulate the show".

Read more: Verstappen: “Artificial” reverse-grid qualifying plan isn’t what F1 is about | 2020 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

‘Right time, right place needed to win titles’ - F1 News by PlanetF1

Ahead of his Formula 1 comeback, Fernando Alonso is dreaming of a third World title but concedes it takes being in the "right place at the right time".

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F1 drivers fear devalued wins with reverse grid races - Autosport

Formula 1 drivers fear there is a risk of victories being devalued if grand prix chiefs go through with plans for reverse grid races in the future

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F1 drivers fear devalued wins with reverse grid races - Autosport

Formula 1 drivers fear there is a risk of victories being devalued if grand prix chiefs go through with plans for reverse grid races in the future

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Perez holds clear-the-air talks with Racing Point after "hide things" F1 comments - Autosport

Sergio Perez says the air has been "totally cleared" with Racing Point following his comments that the team was starting to "hide things" from him on Thursday in Russia

Read more: Perez holds clear-the-air talks with Racing Point after "hide things" F1 comments - Autosport

Perez holds clear-the-air talks with Racing Point after "hide things" F1 comments - Autosport

Sergio Perez says the air has been "totally cleared" with Racing Point following his comments that the team was starting to "hide things" from him on Thursday in Russia

Read more: Perez holds clear-the-air talks with Racing Point after "hide things" F1 comments - Autosport

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Sainz concerned by Stroll’s “really quick” pace in upgraded Racing Point | 2020 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Carlos Sainz Jnr is concerned Racing Point could be a bigger threat in the coming races following the pace Lance Stroll demonstrated in his upgraded car during the Tuscan Grand Prix.

Read more: Sainz concerned by Stroll’s “really quick” pace in upgraded Racing Point | 2020 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Verstappen: Why would Hamilton leave Mercedes? - F1 News by PlanetF1

Max Verstappen has downplayed a suggestion that Lewis Hamilton heads to Red Bull, asking why he'd want to do that if the goal is to win titles.

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Drivers warned to mind others at Sochi - F1 News by PlanetF1

The Formula 1 drivers have been warned about not only track limits but also backing up in qualifying ahead of this weekend's Russian Grand Prix.

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Steiner: Signing Perez not a ‘no-brainer’ - F1 News by PlanetF1

Guenther Steiner has denied suggestions that Haas signing Sergio Perez is a "no-brainer", stating many other options are being considered.

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Russell: Mugello my best drive and toughest result - F1 News by PlanetF1

George Russell has said that the Tuscan Grand Prix was best the drive of his career, and mentally the most difficult result to accept.

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Haas open to giving F1 practice runs to Ferrari junior drivers | 2020 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Ferrari Driver Academy members such as Mick Schumacher and Robert Shwartzman could be given practice outings with Haas this year, team principal Guenther Steiner has said.

Read more: Haas open to giving F1 practice runs to Ferrari junior drivers | 2020 Russian Grand Prix - RaceFans

Stroll gets new Racing Point F1 aero updates for Russian GP - Autosport

Lance Stroll will get exclusive use of Racing Point's latest Formula 1 upgrade in Sochi, after the team was unable to get a second version ready for Sergio Perez

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Stroll gets new Racing Point F1 aero updates for Russian GP - Autosport

Lance Stroll will get exclusive use of Racing Point's latest Formula 1 upgrade in Sochi, after the team was unable to get a second version ready for Sergio Perez

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Only Stroll will have Racing Point upgrades in Russian GP - Motorsport.com

The Silverstone-based outfit had hoped to run both its car with the latest updates for this weekend's Russian Grand Prix, but that plan suffered a setback when Stroll badly damaged his car in a crash at Mugello a fortnight ago.
The incident, which was caused by a puncture after a tyre was cut, meant the team lost all the new parts that it had run there – so had to start from scratch ...Keep reading

Read more: Only Stroll will have Racing Point upgrades in Russian GP - Motorsport.com

Coronavirus-forced F1 factory shutdown eased McLaren cash flow issues - Autosport

McLaren says Formula 1's move to impose factory closures during the coronavirus lockdown period was key to its team not being held back by early year financial headaches

Read more: Coronavirus-forced F1 factory shutdown eased McLaren cash flow issues - Autosport

Russian Grand Prix forecast to be Sochi’s warmest race yet | 2020 Russian Grand Prix weather - RaceFans

This weekend's Russian Grand Prix is forecast to be the warmest since the race was added to the calendar six years ago.

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Whitmarsh appointed to Hamilton Commission board - Motorsport.com

The Hamilton Commission, which will be co-chaired by the six-time world champion and Dr Hayaatun Sillem CBE, Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Engineering, aims to help identify the barriers that are limiting black people's progression in UK motor racing, and then offer recommendations to help them.
On Thursday, the 14 experts and industry leaders who will make up the Commission were ...Keep reading

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Ferrari: Small updates but no big change expected - F1 News by PlanetF1

Ferrari will run a few "small aero updates" at the Russian GP, however, Laurent Mekies admits they won't have a "big" impact on the pace.

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Former McLaren F1 boss Whitmarsh named on Hamilton Commission - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton's former McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh has been named as a board member of the Commission he has set up to improve the representation of black people in motorsport

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Former McLaren F1 boss Whitmarsh named on Hamilton Commission - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton's former McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh has been named as a board member of the Commission he has set up to improve the representation of black people in motorsport

Read more: Former McLaren F1 boss Whitmarsh named on Hamilton Commission - Autosport

Kubica warns Vettel: Aston Martin swap won’t be easy - F1 News by PlanetF1

Formula 1 should be "happy" that Sebastian Vettel is staying in the sport next season, declares Robert Kubica.

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Renault: Shared wind tunnel the "elephant in the room" - Motorsport.com

As part of the fallout from the controversy over Racing Point copying last year’s Mercedes, the FIA is set to change F1’s rule to prevent teams create clone cars in the future.
There were fears from several teams that allowing others to repeat what Racing Point had done would open the door for a two-tier F1 where teams would be forced to forge alliances.
The FIA has responded to the ...Keep reading

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Five memorable moments from Sochi - F1 News by PlanetF1

The Russian Grand Prix first appeared on the Formula 1 calendar in 2014, and ever since Sochi has had a habit of producing drama.

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F1 Windtunnel sharing "elephant in the room" - Renault - Autosport

Formula 1 teams sharing windtunnels remains the "elephant in the room" when it comes to stopping outfits being fully independent right now, reckons Renault team boss Cyril Abiteboul

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F1 Windtunnel sharing "elephant in the room" - Renault - Autosport

Formula 1 teams sharing windtunnels remains the "elephant in the room" when it comes to stopping outfits being fully independent right now, reckons Renault team boss Cyril Abiteboul

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‘Verstappen is speaking the truth, saying how it goes’ - F1 News by PlanetF1

Declaring that he is "finished with it" after Mugello, Ziggo Sport's Olav Mol says Max Verstappen's frustrations are not aimed at Red Bull but his retirements.

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Disaster for Hakkinen brings title within Schumacher’s grasp | 2000 United States Grand Prix flashback - RaceFans

On this day 20 years ago an engine failure for Mika Hakkinen drastically changed the complexion of the 2000 championship fight, and brought Michael Schumacher within touching distance of the title.

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Alonso open another Indy bid after ‘3 or 4’ years in F1 - F1 News by PlanetF1

Fernando Alonso is already considering what he might do when he quits F1 for good, saying another attempt at the Triple Crown could be on the cards.

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Hamilton: Diversity commission will 'make a change' - SkySports F1

Lewis Hamilton has pledged to uncover the causes behind a lack of diversity in motorsport and "make a change" as he named the members of the Hamilton Commission.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Renault ‘still not good enough’ admits boss - F1 News by PlanetF1

After more than a decade out of the title fight Renault is taking strides forward but Cyril Abiteboul concedes it is not good enough.

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Hamilton’s 10 other near-misses keeping him from 100 wins – so far | F1 history - RaceFans

Had it not been for a bizarre error at Monza, Lewis Hamilton would already be on a record-equalling 91 wins. But he's had 10 other near-misses keeping him from a century of F1 victories.

Read more: Hamilton’s 10 other near-misses keeping him from 100 wins – so far | F1 history - RaceFans

Wolff backs calls for flexible calendar - F1 News by PlanetF1

Toto Wolff has backed calls for Formula 1 to embrace a more flexible calendar with a few different races every season.

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Russian Grand Prix to be attended by 30,000 fans - F1 News by PlanetF1

Formula One is set to stage the biggest sporting spectator-event of the Covid-19 era with 30,000 fans expected for the Russian GP.

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McLaren surprised "angry" Stroll withdrew F1 brake duct appeal - Autosport

McLaren CEO Zak Brown says he was 'surprised' Racing Point owner Lawrence Stroll withdrew his Formula 1 brake duct ruling appeal just weeks after vowing to clear his name

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McLaren surprised "angry" Stroll withdrew F1 brake duct appeal - Autosport

McLaren CEO Zak Brown says he was 'surprised' Racing Point owner Lawrence Stroll withdrew his Formula 1 brake duct ruling appeal just weeks after vowing to clear his name

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Saudi Arabia street race set for 2021 calendar - PlanetF1

According to reports, Saudi Arabia is looking "increasingly likely" to debut on the Formula 1 calendar in 2021.

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F1 champion Hamilton named in TIME 100 list of influential people - Autosport

Reigning Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has been included in this year's TIME 100 list of the most influential people in the world

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F1 champion Hamilton named in TIME 100 list of influential people - Autosport

Reigning Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has been included in this year's TIME 100 list of the most influential people in the world

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Hamilton named among TIME's 100 most influential people - Motorsport.com

The Mercedes driver, who is going for his seventh world championship this year, has joined an exclusive list that includes politicians, musicians, activists and sports stars, as the result of his form on track and the efforts he has made to combat racism.
Hamilton has championed the Black Lives Matter cause at F1 races this year, and his inclusion in the TIME list included a tribute from NASCAR ...Keep reading

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McLaren lost ‘significant parts’ in Mugello crash - PlanetF1

Due to Carlos Sainz's crash at Mugello, the McLaren crew are having to work especially hard heading to Sochi for the Russian Grand Prix.

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Why F1 teams shouldn’t fear another ex-Ferrari boss in charge - Motorsport.com

In its hunt for a replacement for Chase Carey – who has long been open that he wasn’t chasing a long-term career as grand prix racing’s boss – Domenicali is certainly one of the best qualified candidates out there.
He ticks the boxes in terms of understanding the sport, through his role as president of the FIA’s single seater commission and having spent nearly 20 years at Ferrari, six ...Keep reading

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Why F1 teams shouldn't fear another ex-Ferrari boss in charge - Autosport

Formula 1's decision to swoop for the services of Stefano Domenicali as its future CEO has delivered the inevitable mixture of applause and scepticism

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Why F1 teams shouldn't fear another ex-Ferrari boss in charge - Autosport

Formula 1's decision to swoop for the services of Stefano Domenicali as its future CEO has delivered the inevitable mixture of applause and scepticism

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Max/Hamilton at Red Bull would be ‘homicide’ - PlanetF1

Ex-F1 team boss Eddie Jordan has stirred the pot suggesting Lewis Hamilton should join Red Bull, but Helmut Marko certainly isn't keen.

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2020 F1 Russian Grand Prix session timings and preview - Autosport

After a week off, Formula 1 returns to action with the Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom

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2020 F1 Russian Grand Prix session timings and preview - Autosport

After a week off, Formula 1 returns to action with the Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom

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Five big questions ahead of the Russian GP - PlanetF1

After an excellent two races in Italy, there are records and reputations at stake as the racing heads to Russia.

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Button broke hand on night before Japan GP - PlanetF1

Jenson Button confirmed the story that he broke his hand on a night out with two thirds of the F1 grid there to see before the Japansese GP.

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Renault ready to attract a new partner team - PlanetF1

Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul says with the team's F1 future now secure they like the idea of finding a new partner team.

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Domenicali to replace Carey as F1 chief - SkySports F1

Chase Carey will relinquish the role of F1 CEO before the start of next season and will be replaced by former Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali.

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Speculation over Hamilton’s contract delay - PlanetF1

Ex-F1 driver Ralf Schumacher says a possible sale of the Mercedes team and Lewis Hamilton's multi-year demands could be holding up contract talks between the two.

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F1 set to appoint ex-Ferrari boss Domenicali as new CEO, replacing Carey - Autosport

Ex-Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali is set to become the new CEO of Formula 1, taking over from Chase Carey ahead of the 2021 season

Read more: F1 set to appoint ex-Ferrari boss Domenicali as new CEO, replacing Carey - Autosport

F1 set to appoint ex-Ferrari boss Domenicali as new CEO, replacing Carey - Autosport

Ex-Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali is set to become the new CEO of Formula 1, taking over from Chase Carey ahead of the 2021 season

Read more: F1 set to appoint ex-Ferrari boss Domenicali as new CEO, replacing Carey - Autosport

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Domenicali to replace Carey as Formula 1 CEO - PlanetF1

Ex-Ferrari team principal, Stefano Domenicali, has emerged as the man to take over from Chase Carey as Formula 1's CEO in 2021.

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New street race in Saudi Arabia likely to join 2021 F1 calendar | 2021 F1 calendar - RaceFans

The first grand prix in Saudi Arabia, to be held on a street circuit in Jeddah, looks increasingly likely to form part of the 2021 F1 calendar.

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Ex-Ferrari chief Stefano Domenicali set to become new F1 CEO - Motorsport.com

Sources have confirmed to Motorsport.com that Domenicali, 55, will step into Carey’s role by the end of the year.
While a final agreement is still to be finalised with Domenicali over the role, it is poised to be completed in the near future. Official confirmation of Domenicali’s appointment has not yet been issued by F1, but teams were informed of the news on Tuesday.
Carey is set to ...Keep reading

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Renault frustrated over Racing Point token exploit - PlanetF1

Renault team principal Cyril Abiteboul has voiced his frustration at Racing Point not having to spend tokens to use Mercedes parts in 2021.

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F1 2021 downforce cuts could have been bigger - Horner - Motorsport.com

Before the start of this season a revision to the floor regulations was agreed in order to trim downforce and help Pirelli to run the same tyres for a third season by reducing loadings.
More recently and in the wake of the tyre problems seen at Silverstone several further minor revisions were made to the 2021 aero regulations, contributing to an overall reduction of around 10%.
Horner says ...Keep reading

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Hamilton greatest of his time…like Michael was’ - PlanetF1

Ralf Schumacher has given his latest thoughts on the Lewis Hamilton v Michael Schumacher debate over which driver is the greatest of all-time.

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EJ tells Wolff: ‘Leave Mercedes and take the money’ - PlanetF1

Toto Wolff's contract at Mercedes expires at the end of the season, and Eddie Jordan thinks it's time for the Austrian to leave.

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Horner wanted more from 2021 downforce cuts - PlanetF1

Red Bull boss Christian Horner thinks downforce levels for 2021 could have been cut even further as he expects minimal change next season.

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Wolff should get out of Mercedes while at the top of F1, says Jordan - Autosport

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff should 'get out' of his role at Mercedes right now while the German car manufacturer is at the top, reckons former team chief Eddie Jordan

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Wolff should get out of Mercedes while at the top of F1, says Jordan - Autosport

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff should 'get out' of his role at Mercedes right now while the German car manufacturer is at the top, reckons former team chief Eddie Jordan

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F1's transfer market: The 2021 state of play - SkySports F1



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NASCAR-style restart zones could prevent repeat of F1’s Mugello crash – Steiner | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Formula 1 should consider using placing NASCAR-style 'restart zones' at circuits to prevent a repeat of the crash which stopped the race at Mugello, says Haas team principal Guenther Steiner.

Read more: NASCAR-style restart zones could prevent repeat of F1’s Mugello crash – Steiner | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Liberty waiting to renew Spanish GP contract - PlanetF1

There is currently no contract in place for the Circuit de Catalunya to host a Grand Prix in 2021, and that won't change any time soon.

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F1 should consider NASCAR-style 'restart zone', says Steiner - Motorsport.com

The recent Tuscan Grand Prix had to be red- flagged early on when a chain reaction crash at a safety car restart led to Carlos Sainz, Antonio Giovinazzi, Kevin Magnussen and Nicholas Latifi all being involved in a start-line incident.
The crash was blamed on drivers in the midfield trying to anticipate the start to get a better run down to the first corner, while race leader Valtteri Bottas ...Keep reading

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‘I can’t imagine Mick won’t be in F1’ in 2021 - PlanetF1

Ralf Schumacher thinks his nephew, Mick, is destined for Formula 1 in 2021 and "cannot imagine" him not being called up from Formula 2.

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Wolff should "get out" of Mercedes while on top - Jordan - Motorsport.com

Wolff is currently negotiating a new contract at Mercedes that is expected to move him into a new senior role.
While retaining his main responsibilities as team principal, the change should allow Wolff to not need to commit as much time and effort in travelling to all the races.
The change in Wolff's position has prompted speculation over his future, with Jordan claiming recently that ...Keep reading

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Why Hamilton leaving Mercedes isn’t a risk worth taking - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton has spent the best part of his career dominating at Mercedes, and there's no good reason why he shouldn't end it there.

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Hughes to make F2 debut as seat shuffle sees Matsushita depart | Formula Two - RaceFans

Jake Hughes will make his Formula 2 debut this weekend with HWA in place of Giuliano Alesi, who has replaced Nobuharu Matsushita at MP.

Read more: Hughes to make F2 debut as seat shuffle sees Matsushita depart | Formula Two - RaceFans

2021 F1 downforce cuts could have been bigger - Horner - Autosport

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner believes that the FIA could have trimmed even more downforce from the cars than has been specified in the 2021 Formula 1 regulations

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2021 F1 downforce cuts could have been bigger - Horner - Autosport

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner believes that the FIA could have trimmed even more downforce from the cars than has been specified in the 2021 Formula 1 regulations

Read more: 2021 F1 downforce cuts could have been bigger - Horner - Autosport

Ticktum: ‘I should have chosen the words better’ - PlanetF1

DAMS driver Dan Ticktum has expressed some regret over comments made about Louis Delatraz during an F2 race at Silverstone.

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AlphaTauri on ‘right path’ to catching McLaren - PlanetF1

Daniil Kvyat thinks AlphaTauri are on the "right path" to eliminating the gap to McLaren, as well as Racing Point and Renault.

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Nurburgring to sell 20,000 tickets for Eifel GP - F1technical.net

The Nurburgring circuit has confirmed that it would admit 20,000 fans for the Eifel Grand Prix after it was given the green light from the local authorities.

Read more: Nurburgring to sell 20,000 tickets for Eifel GP - F1technical.net

Alonso’s ‘incredible thrill’ after Renault factory return - PlanetF1

Fernando Alonso is continuing preparations for his return to Formula 1 in 2021 with an Enstone factory visit.

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Monday, September 21, 2020

Ticktum regrets “crash with him” radio comment on Deletraz which led to reprimand | Formula 2 - RaceFans

Dan Ticktum regrets his radio outburst against Louis Deletraz but defends his response to social media comments over his disqualification at Monza.

Read more: Ticktum regrets “crash with him” radio comment on Deletraz which led to reprimand | Formula 2 - RaceFans

Wolff unsure when Hamilton’s future will be announced - PlanetF1

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff says he doesn't know when an announcement will be made regarding Lewis Hamilton's future.

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Eifel GP: Up to 20,000 fans can attend if coronavirus infections do not rise in Germany - BBC F1

Up to 20,000 spectators will be allowed to attend next month's Eifel Grand Prix at the Nurburgring in Germany.

Read more: Eifel GP: Up to 20,000 fans can attend if coronavirus infections do not rise in Germany - BBC F1

Kubica not ruling out making another F1 return - PlanetF1

It is a case of "never say never" for Robert Kubica with regards to making another comeback to the Formula 1 grid, but is realistic about the chances.

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Racing Point hires ex-Michael Jordan marketing chief - Motorsport.com

Slack is the latest big-name appointment at the Formula 1 team ahead of its rebrand as Aston Martin for 2021, when it will be joined by four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel.
Slack has more than 30 years experience across sports marketing and business, having previously served as the chief of Michael Jordan's marketing activities during the 1990s.
The American then moved into football ...Keep reading

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EJ: Hamilton should join Verstappen at Red Bull - PlanetF1

Eddie Jordan has raised the hugely exciting – but highly unrealistic – suggestion that Lewis Hamilton should move to Red Bull alongside Max Verstappen.

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Nurburgring set to sell 20,000 tickets for F1 Eifel GP - Autosport

The Eifel Grand Prix at the Nurburgring is set to take place in front of 20,000 fans, with race organisers having been granted permission to open the doors to spectators

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Nurburgring set to sell 20,000 tickets for F1 Eifel GP - Autosport

The Eifel Grand Prix at the Nurburgring is set to take place in front of 20,000 fans, with race organisers having been granted permission to open the doors to spectators

Read more: Nurburgring set to sell 20,000 tickets for F1 Eifel GP - Autosport

Jordan: Hamilton should join Red Bull in F1 - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton should join Red Bull and help form a super team alongside Max Verstappen, reckons former Formula 1 team boss Eddie Jordan

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Jordan: Hamilton should join Red Bull in F1 - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton should join Red Bull and help form a super team alongside Max Verstappen, reckons former Formula 1 team boss Eddie Jordan

Read more: Jordan: Hamilton should join Red Bull in F1 - Autosport

Masi hits back at Vettel’s restart claims - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel’s criticism of standing restarts in F1 has been rebuffed by race director Michael Masi.

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Hamilton should join Red Bull alongside Verstappen - Jordan - Motorsport.com

While Hamilton is likely to extend his contract to remain at Mercedes beyond the end of this year, Jordan believes that a more enticing prospect for F1 would be him quitting the German car manufacturer and switching to Red Bull.
He thinks that would set up a fascinating battle between Hamilton and Verstappen – with him suggesting that the young Dutchman could come out on top.
Speaking to ...Keep reading

Read more: Hamilton should join Red Bull alongside Verstappen - Jordan - Motorsport.com

Nurburgring confirms 20,000 fans will be admitted to Eifel Grand Prix | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

The Nurburgring will put 20,000 tickets on sale tomorrow for October's Eifel Grand Prix. However Sebastian Vettel said fans can expect cold conditions in "German Siberia".

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Nurburgring to sell 20,000 tickets for Eifel GP - Motorsport.com

Local officials are happy that suitable safety measures, including contactless ticketing and social distancing, will allow the event to go ahead with a fairly sizeable crowd.
However, ticket sales for the October 9-11 event are only being released in batches – with different grandstands being opened up at the various stages of sales. The first phase will begin with tickets being offered for ...Keep reading

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When Ricciardo went from ‘hero to zero’ - PlanetF1

Daniel Ricciardo has said he felt going from a "hero to zero" in what was only his fourth race for the Toro Rosso team back in the 2012 campaign.

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Binotto ‘must be given time and space’ at Ferrari - PlanetF1

Stefano Domenicali, has resisted joining the list of Mattia Binotto's critics and said he needs more "time and space" to resolve the issues.

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F1 doesn’t need drama of tyre failures, says Symonds - Motorsport.com

The British GP was turned on its head in the closing laps when Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas and Carlos Sainz all suffered failures, although Hamilton managed to reach the chequered flag and win the race.
The problems prompted the FIA to further reduce downforce levels for 2021 in order to help Pirelli deal with ever increasing loads, having already mandated an initial 5% cut with a change to ...Keep reading

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Claire Williams defends her tenure amid criticism - PlanetF1

Claire Williams has said she is proud that she "survived despite the kickings" over her tenure as deputy team principal of the team.

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Kubica: Williams struggle has not put me off F1 return idea - Autosport

Alfa Romeo reserve driver Robert Kubica says the struggle he faced with Williams has not completely put him off the idea of a Formula 1 racing return in the future

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Kubica: Williams struggle has not put me off F1 return idea - Autosport

Alfa Romeo reserve driver Robert Kubica says the struggle he faced with Williams has not completely put him off the idea of a Formula 1 racing return in the future

Read more: Kubica: Williams struggle has not put me off F1 return idea - Autosport

Stroll knew ‘very early on’ people would ‘trash’ him - PlanetF1

Lance Stroll has said he knew "very early on" that people would criticise his driving ability but he has learned to laugh rather than cry over it.

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Masi dismisses Vettel’s concern over ‘unfair’ standing restarts | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Formula 1 race director Michael Masi does not agree the use of standing restarts is unfair, despite concerns raised by Sebastian Vettel.

Read more: Masi dismisses Vettel’s concern over ‘unfair’ standing restarts | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

JV: ‘Ferrari could have been the Mercedes of today’ - PlanetF1

Jacques Villeneuve said Ferrari "could have been the Mercedes of today" had they not let talented personnel leave the team over the last few years.

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Sunday, September 20, 2020

Stroll: Some people will always try to “destroy me” | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Lance Stroll says he accepted early in his Formula 1 career that he will always face criticism due the backing he has received from his father.

Read more: Stroll: Some people will always try to “destroy me” | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Hamilton on brink of Schumacher wins record - SkySports F1

Lewis Hamilton admits that being on the brink of Michael Schumacher's all-time Formula 1 wins record "doesn't seem real", ahead of his first chance to equal one of the sport’s greatest milestones at this week’s Russian GP.

Read more: Hamilton on brink of Schumacher wins record - SkySports F1